Pivothead Durango (glacier blue)

The Good The lightweight Pivothead Durango eyewear puts a video camera right between your eyes for easy and reasonably discreet hands-free capture of full HD video.

The Bad The Durango design isn't for everyone and while the video quality is very good for this type of device, it might not be good enough for some considering its $350 price.

The Bottom Line Pivothead's pricey Durango video-recording eyewear is a fast, easy way to shoot Web-friendly POV movies.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

Pivothead Durango (glacier blue)

There are several options when it comes to capturing hands-free point-of-view video (POV), but most of them require mounting a camera to your head. In the case of the Pivothead video-recording glasses, though, it's as simple as, you guessed it, putting on a pair of glasses.

Smack dab between the eyes of the glasses is a lens with an 8-megapixel Sony CMOS sensor behind it capable of capturing full HD MP4 format video at 30 frames per second as well as 8-megapixel stills. And since the storage, battery, and controls are all built into the glasses, there's no extra bits to worry about. Just put them on and start shooting.

While that is very freeing, when it comes time to record whatever activity you're doing, the self-contained nature of the glasses means you're definitely working with some limitations.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $349
  • Brand Pivothead
  • Type Camcorder
  • Digital Video Format H.264
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Features Wearable camcorder
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