Looxcie

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Looxcie was a mobile-connected, handsfree, streaming video camera created by Looxcie, Inc., a privately owned Sunnyvale, California company. The Looxcie video camera was named a top 50 best invention of 2010 by Time Magazine (November 2010),[1] and LooxcieLive, their live streaming video service, was named as a top 100 best innovation of 2011 by Popular Science (December 2011).[2]

History[edit]

  • September 2008 – the company is formed and venture financed.
  • September 2010 – the company sells its first camcorder Looxcie 1, and releases its first mobile app LooxcieMoments.[3][4]
  • December 2010 – the company releases its LooxcieCam mobile app.[5]
  • June 2011 – the company launches its second generation camcorder Looxcie 2.[6]
  • October 2011 – the company introduces hands-free accessories for Looxcie 2.[7]
  • November 2011 – the company releases LooxcieLive live video streaming service.[8][9]
  • February 2012 – the company announces joint-development partnership with Taser International, Inc., who releases the AXON Flex product line. The AXON Flex features Looxcie technology.[10]
  • January 2014 – Company announces shift of focus from consumer to enterprise products (Vidcie)[11]
  • April 2014 – Company announces it will "Close down the consumer line of cameras, services, and support for the current Looxcie customers and partners."[12]

Mobile-connected streaming video cameras[edit]

Looxcie is a mobile-connected, handsfree, streaming video camera that facilitates live video streaming and capture. The live video streaming is designed for real-time sharing. Video clips can be saved on the camera and shared via a mobile device or uploaded to a computer.[8][9]

Looxcie video cameras are compatible with Android (2.1+) and iOS (4.2.6+) devices. Looxcie utilizes a dual processor system for simultaneous video capture, wireless streaming and phone calls via Bluetooth. The Looxcie maximizes battery life (up to 4 hours) and optimizes video for viewing (480p) and mobile sharing (320p) in a small wearable, ergonomic form factor.[13]

Looxcie 2[edit]

Looxcie 2 features an adjustable fit system with attachment accessories. Looxcie 2 weighs 22g (0.78 oz) and comes in two configurations: up to 5 hour video storage model and up to 10 hour video storage model.[6]

Looxcie 1[edit]

Looxcie 1 weighs less than 28g (0.99 oz) and provides up to 5 hour video storage.[3][4]

Accessories for Looxcie 2[edit]

  • For sports and outdoors: helmet strap mount, vented helmet mount, ball cap clip, bike mount
  • For the car: windshield mount, car visor mount
  • Lenses: 180° fisheye Lens, 2X zoom telephoto lens, wide angle and macro lens
  • Essentials: carrying case, wall charger, tripod, tripod head[14]

Mobile apps[edit]

Looxcie companion apps are available for download from LooxcieDesktop,[15] the App Store and Play Store (Android Market).

LooxcieLive[edit]

LooxcieLive lets users stream live video and view other people’s broadcasts in real-time. Push-to-Talk and Text Chat features allow viewers to dialog with the broadcaster while they live stream. Video streaming auto-adapts based on network capabilities – 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.[8][9]

LooxcieMoments[edit]

LooxcieMoments allows users to continuously record video into a looping buffer. With the Instant Clip button on Looxcie, users can reach back and save the last 30-seconds of an event, which can then be shared to social networks and email.[5]

LooxcieCam[edit]

LooxcieCam provides users with basic camcorder functionality.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 50 Best Inventions of 2010". Time Magazine. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  2. ^ "LooxcieLive". Popular Science. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. ^ a b "Looxcie telephone headset records video, too". USAToday.com. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  4. ^ a b Fairlie, Rik (2010-10-01). "Would You Wear a Camcorder on Your Ear?". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  5. ^ a b c "Consumer Electronics Show: Capture video with Looxcie, then show it off". LATimes.com. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  6. ^ a b Schmidt, Gregory (2012-02-28). "Your Life, Broadcast Live". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  7. ^ "Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder slims down, adds some accessories". Engadget.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  8. ^ a b c "iCloud Gadget Looxcie 2: Wearable Headset Grabs Video". InformationWeek.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  9. ^ a b c "LooxcieLive: Wearable Camera Live Streams Video". InformationWeek.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  10. ^ "Taser Axon Flex Camera Records Criminals, Cops". DailyTech.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  11. ^ "Looxcie shifts away from consumers: it's Vidcie from here on out". Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  12. ^ "Press Release: "Looxcie Restructures Consumer Business"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  13. ^ "Looxcie wearable camera returns, looks improved". CNET.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  14. ^ http://www.looxcie.com/looxcie/accessories
  15. ^ "my.looxciedesktop.com". my.looxciedesktop.com.

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