First Look: Looxcie changes up its design for its third-gen streaming camera
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First Look: Looxcie changes up its design for its third-gen streaming camera

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The little wearable Looxcie 3 records and streams 720p video privately or publicly to your Facebook page.

Hi. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET and with wearable tech starting to take off, it seems Looxcie might finally be in the right place at the right time with its Looxcie 3 wearable camera. Now, you'd be forgiven if you've never heard of Looxcie. The company started in 2008 with a bulky Bluetooth headset that had a built-in camera. And that recorded handsfree HVGA resolution MP4 video. It then moved on to a slimmer smaller version for Gen 2 and now a square that can record clips at up to 720p resolution and simultaneously stream video. The $99 camera has a little slide mount that works with the included clip which can be used as a stand or worn as a necklace but there's also $149 social pack that comes with a couple silicone cases, a cap clip, a tripod mount and a stand with a sticky pad. If you wanna just quickly record video, you can do that with one press on top of the record button and that goes the same for snapping photos and just like past models, you can instantly create a 36-second clip of an event that just happened while you're recording. Beyond that, the camera's built-in WiFi can connect directly to your smartphone and use its mobile broadband connection to stream live WQVGA resolution video privately to people you invite or publicly to your Facebook page. The free app by the way, can also streamline video using your phone's cameras. Again, it looks like technology has finally caught up with what Looxcie has been trying to do for years but we'll know for sure when we get then with our full review. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Looxcie 3.

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