Video streaming and playback solutions are gaining huge momentum in recent years, and the by-effect is the increasing popularity of amateur videography. Google Glass captured our imagination with a promise to record our lives from our point of view. Since then, we have seen a plethora of wearable cameras in various form factors trying to perfect this solution. The latest entrant is aptly named Lifelogger.
Lifelogger is a fully hands-free, wearable headpiece with 5-megapixel camera capable of recording up to eight hours of 720p HD video and streaming it in real-time via Wi-Fi. It offers a unique take on capturing life events by incorporating video, voice, text, and facial recognition into the camera, to fully immerse the user and others into a POV experience.
Lifelogger is still in development stage, and has turned to Kickstarter to bring it to the masses. Having a goal of $150,000, it has garnered over $38,000 in less than 3 days, and looks all set to breach the goal well before the due date.
Lifelogger will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 128 MB of memory (expandable with micro SD; unit comes with 32 GB), magnetometer, accelerometer and Gyro in addition to the camera. Users can wirelessly view the videos on their phone, and upload them to the cloud where they will get Video Stabilization, Face Detection, OCR, Voice Recognition and GPS positioning on a map, all of which are handled by the Lifelogger service which is available as an app on iOS and Android. According to Lifelogger, those who make pledges on Kickstarter now will receive up to three months of 25GB cloud storage for free; the company has not stated how much cloud storage will cost moving forward, which is pretty strange. But the good thing is, if you’re averse to using ‘cloud’ feature, you can simply connect up a USB cable and transfer the content to your PC for your own editing.
If you ask us, Lifelogger surely looks interesting hardware-service combo, but we’d leave the decision to back or not to you. If you’re keen to back the project, you can do so by pledging $169 or more. The product is expected to be ready by late 2014.