Miniature wearable Bluetooth camcorder

I don't know about the video and sound quality of this little bluetooth camera, but it seems like it would be fun to use when you are riding a bike, hiking, or engaged in some other activity you would like to record. It's on sale for $70 including shipping. Here's a video from the manufacturer.


  1. I saw this a while ago, and was disappointed that there wasn’t a model for the opposite ear (I have single-sided hearing loss). It looks like there’s one now, the LX2, which at least according to the pictures on the Amazon page looks as if it works with either ear, but some of the reviews leave me wondering about general build quality. Shame, as it does look as if it would be a decent alternative to helmet-mounted cameras while cycling.

    1. the LX1’s earpiece rotates 180 degrees so you can wear it on either ear. i’ve worn one on both ears simultaneously.

  2. Especially clever for semi-surreptitious recordings of the mild-to-severely antisocial sort, since seeing someone with a bluetooth phone headset is a very strong social cue to LOOK AWAY FROM THIS SCHMUCK AND DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT. 

    Which is kind of funny, since it’s a perfectly legit technology and the days of people screaming into space while giving the world the thousand-yard-stare have mostly passed. But I still have to actively force myself not to pointedly look away from someone wearing one. And I suspect that reaction will be exploited by some of the early adopters.

  3. Seems like a nice solution for surreptitious recording – looks like a slightly oversized Bluetooth headset yet…

    O’Keefe and his minions will love it. (If this comes back to bite someone in the ass, I never suggested it. Agreed?)

  4.  I was at a training class where one of the students wore one. He said it helped a great deal if he got distracted taking notes, he could come back and revisit that part of the lecture. I’m not sure how much better it would be than a purely audio recording, unless you get enough resolution to see what the lecturer is writing.

  5. It actually comes with several attachments, including one for attaching it to the brim of a ballcap. (which works nicely – very little chance of it falling off with that one)

  6. Ok I think I would wear that thing everywhere and record everything at all times…. ok almost everything sans the obvious

    Also in before things like this catch on (people making laws finally realize things like this exist) and are promptly banned almost everywhere. Should make for some interesting quick post youtube arrest vids tho.

    Officer “Give me that camera”
    Passer by “Sure but its already on Youtube”

    1. problem was (and is) there is not enough bandwidth on bluetooth to stream the preview unless the resolution was low. the video records to an internal SD card but you’d never be able to frame your shot if it were higher res. and as it stands the preview is choppy leading people to think that the recorded video is going to be choppy as well.

      yeah, it’s not the best. 

  7. Just in case anyone’s keeping score, we’ve caught up to Star Trek again:

  8. I saw a demo of the new models at the Looxcie booth at gdgtLive in Boston last week. The features are pretty slick, but it’s definitely not HD quality. It should be fine for video conferencing or making tutorial videos.

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