Deja View's Model 100 has two main components. The camera part is small enough to clip to a cap or a pair of eyeglasses and connects to a recording and storage unit that can be worn on a belt or in a fanny pack.
Singapore contract manufacturer Advent Electronics will make the Model 100 for Brick, N.J.-based Deja View, according to the companies. Deja View has not yet set an on-sale date for the device, but it is talking pre-orders now, with the gizmo priced at $399.
Besides its diminutive size, the Model 100 differs from otherbecause of a recording approach Deja View promises will eliminate missed shots.
Once activated, the Model 100 continually captures whatever it's pointed at and saves the results in a 30-second memory buffer. When a customer experiences something they want to save for posterity, they hit the "record" button and the unit saves the last 30 seconds of footage to a.
The method has prompted some wags to tag the camcorder as a real-life version of the TiVo video recorder, whose popularity is partly based on the device's ability to pause and rewind live TV.