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Cool Bluetooth Camera for Macs!
A little boxy but interesting nonetheless.
Complete Freedom from Wires
The BT-1 frees Mac users from the constraints of a built-in camera, allowing for maximum versatility in camera position, pan and tilt. The included flexible mini-tripod makes for easy desktop mounting. Features include:
640×480 H.264 video and 48 kHz AAC stereo audio
Compact 2″ x 2½” x 5/8″ design
4 hour talk time
Compatible with iChat, Skype and more
Standard tripod mounting screw
Includes a flexible mini-tripod and USB charging cable.
Requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or newer and Bluetooth v2.0+EDR or better.
Availability: Late Q1 2009
Check it out HERE
$179 DXG-567V HD camcorder uploads right to YouTube
Uh oh, DXG’s creeping its way up into luxury territory. Earlier this year, we saw the outfit dish out a craptacular $149 HD camcorder, and just a few months back we were introduced to the $169 DXG-569V. Now, it’ll take another Hamilton in order to rightfully claim its newest unit, the DXG-567V. The pocket-friendly cam is available in four different hues, ships with rechargeable AA batteries and uploads directly to YouTube and other video sharing sites without much hassle at all. DXG claims that this bugger captures video at 1,280 x 720 (30fps), but even at $179, we have our doubts about the overall quality. Better watch out though, by this time next year you’ll see DXG perched up beside Sony, Panasonic and the rest of the respected gang.
It’s been quite awhile since Pure Digital’s YouTube-lovin’ Flip Video Ultra came around, but folks looking for its rightful successor can finally stop peering around every bend in vain. Announced today, the Flip Mino checks in at just 4- x 2- x 0.6-inches and weighs 3.3-ounces — a full 40% smaller than the previously mentioned Ultra. You’ll also find 2GB of internal storage for holding an hour of footage, along with a sealed rechargeable Li-ion, 1.5-inch anti-glare screen, touch-sensitive buttons and a TV output to boot. As predicted, this pocket-friendly camcorder comes ready to upload to some of the most popular video sharing sites on the web, and users in the US can procure their own (in black or white) on June 5th for $179.99.
Eye-Fi launches Eye-Fi Home, Share, and geotagging Explore
Eye-Fi‘s expanding from a single card to a family of three tonight. All are the same 2GB as before, but now we’ve got the new flagship Eye-Fi Explore ($129), which includes geotagging courtesy of Skyhook (the same WiFi-based location system that helps the iPod touch and iPhone find their way). Then you’ve got the Eye-Fi Share ($99) — basically the same card we used to know simply as the Eye-Fi — and finally the Eye-Fi Home ($79), which appears to only be able to upload photos through desktop software using your home network. Expect ’em all on sale come June 6th.
Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam: World’s Smallest?
I’m always very skeptical when I hear any company saying that their particular gadget is the “world’s (insert est-adjective here)”. Case in point, the latest announcement from Sony is boasting that their latest handycam, the HDR-TG1, is the world’s smallest.
The measurements are at 1.3 x 4.7 x 2.5 inches, and it weighs in at ten ounces. Somehow, the company is able to fit in a full touchscreen at 2.7 inches, as well as MS Pro Duo and Pro Duo Mark 2 cards.
Other features include a 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens, a BIONZ processing engine, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio recording, as well as a 4 GB worth of memory.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that it shoots video with 1080i capability. It can also do stills at 4 Megapixels.
I believe that Sony is competing against similar cameras that are small, such as the Canon PowerShot TX1 and the new Vivatar DVR565D. I guess the tiny handycam market is booming.
It is nice to know that you can finally have a handycam that fits in your pocket, that you don’t have to haul around in a separate case. However, you will have to pay about $900 for the Sony HDR-TG1.
(Via Coolest Gadgets.)