GoPro may be the leading provider of tag-a-long video equipment when crazy adventures call, but that doesn’t mean their solution is the only way to let your body be the camera man. Pivothead is peddling a new line of video recording eyewear. At the moment, four styles of glasses are available, all of which look like the typical shades someone like Kenny Powers might desire. Despite the slight differences in frame styling, each pair packs the same 8MP Sony CMOS Image Sensor, 8GB of internal memory, a Micro USB 2.0 port, and three video capture modes of 1080/30p, 720/60p and 720/30p. There are also plenty of helpful features for making video look and sound its best including continuous auto focus, fixed and macro setting, panasonic Gyroscope Optical Image Stabilization, auto scene adjustment, Wind-resistant audio recording, a 75 degree field of view with no “fish eye” image distortion, and face tracking. Apps for Windows, Macs, and Android mobile devices will be available at launch to help adjust video settings and review footage.
Pivothead’s clear advantage over other video solutions is the ability to capture a seemingly natural first person view of your lack of concern for safety. They’re also more discreet (re: less tumor-like) compared to other attachable cameras, although, the lens in the middle of your brow will still draw looks. Currently, Pivothead’s frames aren’t available for sale, so put those Mission Impossible re-enactment fantasies on hold for the moment. The good news is they’re expected to go on sale in April, and you can reserve your pair via the buy link below.
Buy Now: $350