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CES 2014: Pivothead's Smart Colfax, a camera for your face
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CES 2014: Pivothead's Smart Colfax, a camera for your face

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Clever camera add-ons slide onto these smart frames to leave you hands-free.

Back before there was Google Glass, there was Pivothead. This is a company, a startup really, that's making glasses that has a camera right in the center for you to shoot photo, video, and possibly even stream live events. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas taking a First Look at the next generation. Now there are 2 different models. The one that I'm wearing now is called Cortex. There's another one called Smoke. That's the same thing but it's a sunglass model. Luckily I am a contacts wearer. These are not prescription so you're out of luck if you're a glasses wearer. Now the second generation has a camera that takes 8-megapixel photos and shoots 1080p HD video. There's 16 gigabytes of flash in this version opposed to the 8 gigabytes of flash that was in the previous version, the Durango. This camera glasses are very easy to operate. There are 2 buttons on the side. One here in the front to operate video. You simply press down to start video and you press down again when you wanna stop shooting. There's an LED indicator light on the inside but I can barely make out. My hand might be a little bit too small for these. They are pretty big in length. However of course this is a prototype model so later models might have a little bit differently. To take a photo I simply press the button in the back right behind the video button and that will take a picture. Now there's no head-up display on here. So I'm not seeing anything about what I'm taking. Unlike Google Glass I can't see direction. There's no sensitivity in the arms here so I'm not controlling anything. This is simply a camera and video both. One thing that is really neat about it is that you can slip off the ends of the device here and you can attach these extra modules so you'll have normal end caps. This is by the way where you also charge the device using the micro-USB port. Pivothead is working on several different modules that you can add on the end. One of them will have Android in it so that developers can create apps. So for example you wanna take a panoramic shot you'll just slide on that module, press a button and turn your head, it might get uploaded, might get saved to your files. There's another one that will extend battery life, even triple it. Battery life on here on its own is pretty small. It's about 400 milliampere hours that will last you about 1 hour of video. This will ship around April for Indiegogo backers. The whole thing caboodle including all of these modules will run you about $650 if you are a backer. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You have been taking a look at the Pivothead Smart Cortex Camera Glasses.

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