This Wearable Camera Is Ushering In A New Era Of Content Creation
Literal spy cameras have always been seen as one step too far when it comes to social technology. The prospect of low-key wearable cameras becoming a widely-adopted thing is enough to make anyone feel just a little bit vulnerable to people who might use them for more unsavoury purposes. Sure, everyone can record anything on their mobile phone these days, but at least people will always know you're recording and act accordingly.
Which is why it's kind of surprising to see this, dubbed the OPKIXOne, come to market.
The OPKIXOne sells itself as the the first truly wearable camera, allowing you to be more involved in what you're doing without having to worry about capturing the entire thing on your mobile phone. It's just under four inches long and can attach to just about any accessory, from your necklace to a pair of Sunglasses.
"OPKIXOne is a tiny, powerful, wearable video camera made for a social-first generation that lets users experience life instead of capturing it through a mobile screen," says the company's website.
It pairs up with your phone which, in turn, allows it to post directly to services like Instagram, which could be game changing as live-streaming and rapidly on-demand content become more prevalent forces in social media.
In fairness to OPKIX, it boasts some pretty impressive tech for those who want to document their lives on the go. It comes with an Airpod-style portable charging case, can record up to 15 minutes of continuous footage in one go, and captures stabilised, Instagram-ready, 1:1 ratio footage in 1080p at 30fps. You can then add filters onto whatever you've captured via a dedicated app on your phone.
Even better, you can buy a set that comes with two OPKIX cameras, each with 4GB of SSD memory on them. They're also water and dust resistant, and weigh just 12 grams a piece.
It's hard to say whether or not this is tech people are going to want in a time when people who need this sort of camera are already accustomed to using GoPros, but time will tell. Maybe they'll redefine the way social junkies capture content, or maybe they'll go into the 'illegal' pile as quickly as they came to market.
If you want more info, check out OPKIX's website.