iON Goggles captures your outdoor memories in Full HD resolution
Zeal Optics has just released their latest video recording implementation – the iON Goggles, where this nifty device that you wear while you ski down a breathtaking slope will not only offer you protection against the glare of the sun, but also sports a built-in Full HD capable video camera to capture that fleeting moment as you slalom down, in addition to the ability to shoot still images – preserving such memories in a digital format (and subsequently, print, if you so desire) for you to revisit later in life.
According to Joe Prebich, director of marketing at Zeal Optics, “We’ve arrived at Outdoor Retailer this year with the most diverse goggle portfolio on the market that takes full advantage of technology. The addition of HD video and photo built into an incredible goggle like iON is a perfect new offering for the market. We know that iON is going to change the way you see the mountain because we blend the way you ride with the way you live.”
The new iON Goggles will feature a 1080p True HD video camera which captures real-time video and sound, while the camera does 8-megapixel photos. You need not remove your gloves to operate this particular puppy, as the buttons are conveniently located on the side of the goggles. The camera in question comes with a sophisticated, 170-degree wide angle lens that will capture images in the wide periphery, and it is smart enough to automatically adjust itself for light levels and has infinity focus. With an in-goggle viewfinder and on-camera controls, you can be sure that using this is a snap. There is a 6-hour run time associated with the iON’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery, although the final figure largely depends on video and camera usage.
All images and videos captured are stashed away on a microSD memory card, where you can pop it into other devices for viewing later on. You can not only share your visual adventures over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among others, there is also Zeal’s online community. Expect the iON Goggles from Zeal Optics to retail for $399 apiece.