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    Looxcie 2 review (video)

    Looxcie 2 review (video)


    Looxcie has come out with a follow-up to their first product, the Looxcie wearable bluetooth camcorder.  The Looxcie was a revolutionary step in terms of Bluetooth headsets.

    The company took a step back and looked at all of the things the Looxcie wasn’t, and they just announced the next iteration of the device, the Looxcie 2.  It’s 20 percent lighter (just 22g) than the first version and almost half the size.  They’ve also improved the resolution to 480p, making it much more relevant by today’s video standards, though users can still opt for 320p if they wanna save some space.

    Two versions of the Looxcie 2 will be available, 4GB and 8GB, providing 5 hours and 10 hours of video respectively.  Looxcie has also developed a few attachement for those in the extreme sports category, allowing them to attach the device to helmets and other head gear.  This could make a huge dent in the extreme sports camera category, considering the Looxcie 2 is quite a bit smaller than its competitors, and much more wearable-friendly.

    Expect battery life to cap out at 4-hours with continuous use.  And by the way, the Looxcie 2, like its predecessor, allows users to record video while simultaneously connecting to a smartphone for calls.  The first iteration of the device recorded on a 30 second loop until the user hit a ‘save’ button, where upon the video could be sent to a phone for distribution.  It’s not clear if this version will have a bigger loop, chances are you’ll be able to customize it.

    The Looxcie 2 is available now for $199.99 and $179.99.  If you “like” them on Facebook, you’ll save an additional $20.  You can still buy the original Looxcie at [amazon_link id=”B004DI7F76″ target=”_blank” ]Amazon here[/amazon_link] for around $160.


    Check out the video demo, the Looxcie 2 on a roller coaster….


    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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