The big idea behind Looxcie’s video cameras is that they can live-stream video to a variety of audiences (including Facebook) by linking, via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to an iPhone or Android phone running Looxcie’s free companion app.
But unlike the action-oriented $200, 1080p Looxcie HD, which is pretty expensive, or the lightweight Looxcie 2, which is only capable of 480p, the more social Looxcie 3 seems to have found a $100, 720p sweet spot. Plus it looks far less dorky when worn.
That’s because the Looxcie 3’s square housing is designed to attach to a pocket via Looxcie’s optional Rotating Social Clip. Yes, the $20 clip is optional — the camera doesn’t come with another means to easily attach it to anything besides a tripod.
But that seems like the only downside. The specs look pretty good, and there’re options — in this case, an options that aren’t more or less a necessity in order to use the camera as intended — that allow the Looxcie 3 to be used underwater, or attach it to a ball cap brim. Here’s a look at those specs:
HD recording up to 720p
Simultaneous video streaming & recording
Direct-to-Facebook live streaming
Weighs approximately 1.3 ounces
Battery life of up to 2 hours
Still image capture with a press of a button
Sleek, hands-free design with a wide range of mounting options
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Low-light sensor for use in dim lighting
Unique Instant Clip button for creating “instant replays” of what just happened
Expandable microSD video storage up to 64GB
The Looxcie 3 is available now.