Hands on with the Looxcie
by Mark R
What you are seeing to your left is not a Bluetooth headset, but a camera. This is the Looxcie (pronounced Look-See) and it made a prominent appearance last night at Pepcom’s MobileFocus, an event-within-an-event at CTIA Fall 2010.
Looxcie is a wearable camcorder designed to fit on the ear, and is always gathering video footage. It is linked via Bluetooth to your smartphone, and you can use your phone as a viewfinder. I have a few pictures of it after the jump so you get an idea of what it is like.
If a user wants to “capture a moment” on Looxcie, then he or she simply presses a button on the device itself, and it saves a clip of the last thirty seconds. With the smartphone app, the user can view, edit, and even share this “Looxcie moment” on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
I think that devices like the Looxcie could be the start of a new movement of online life in which all of our lives will be recorded and shared. It’s like Looxcie could turn everyone into a reality show where the user is the director and the star.
Looxcie should be available in the holiday catalog of Neiman Marcus and amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $199.99.