Model no.: LSC001
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does what its supposed to.
the fit is snug but i believe it is due to the hard plastic earpiece tips that do not give at all. Having those tips dig into the side of my head really limits the time I can comfortably wear them and prevents me from using them with my motorcycle helmet on. If there was anything i would want them to change on this product that would be it.
Generates usable video quality. The on/off indicator lights are difficult to impossible to see in the bright sun. Glasses come with preprogrammed date for video, and have not been able to find a way to change the date. This limits the glasses for forensic use.
The device is recommended but one must learn to live with its limitations.
Location: Boston, MA USA
Location: Northwest Ohio
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
From a "toy" perspective, these video glasses offer a fun way to capture video in a very "stealthy" way. Because of the "pinhole" type lens, the video quality is not great, however. When compared to something like the GoPro Hero camera, which in the non-HD version runs just slightly more expensive than this unit, but provides vastly superior video quality along with a waterproof housing.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
These are great for capturing unexpected video. I've been wanting to buy these for some time now to capture our local police dept. going through stop signs and red lights with their police lights on, only to find them a couple of blocks away at the local donut shop. I've seen it happen so many times, and always said that I wish I had a video of this so I can expose them. Well now I can get one. Of course I haven't seen it happen yet, but I know I will soon LOL.
These sunglasses are pretty good quality, they are a little tight fit, but not to the point of being uncomfortable. Using them outside or while driving is great, the video quality is crystal clear, and the fact that it videos for 5 hours in wonderful. The only thing that I noticed, is the audio isn't very good, but it's not the audio that I really care about. Now I used these to video my grandson indoors, and the video came out very dark. I know these are made for outdoor use, so don't expect great videos if you are recording inside. Which makes total sense, because they are sunglasses.
I keep these in my car, and only take them inside when I need to recharge them or transfer videos to my computer. It would be nice if they had a car charger for them. I wish I had these the day I was stuck in a traffic jam, because of road work, and while waiting in the long traffic line, I glanced over to the police car and saw the police officer working on his laptop. As we got closer, we noticed that he was on Facebook instead of directing traffic, like he was supposed to be doing. So yeah...I wish I got these sooner LOL!
I see this device as having two purposes. The first purpose is to surreptitiously record someone or something. Yep, they're spyglasses in a sense. Once you turn these things on it will appear to most people that you are simply wearing sunglasses. In other words, Slick, there are no lights or anything else that would alert someone to the fact that he/she is being taped, both in audio and video.
The second purpose is the ability to video (and audio) record something hands-free. For example, if you're skiing, driving a car or motorcycle, or playing sports you can wear things and not have to worry about carrying around a camera.
For the most part, the gadget works well. It's easy to use--there are only two buttons--and it's easy to plug it into the PC and fairly quickly see the Quicktime movie.
There are a few things, however, that you may want to consider before purchasing this unit. My first reaction when I pulled it out of the box was uh-oh. The sunglasses feel cheap. I've been known to drop my MP3 player about every 10th time I play it, so I don't know how long these things will last. Maybe they're sturdier than they feel, but, honestly, they don't feel like they're high quality.
There's also not a low battery indicator. That'd be nice to have.
Location: Memphis, TN
I love that this lets me record at a moment's notice. The record/stop buttons are located on the left side, and the microSD and USB ports are on the right side. Very convenient access.
I just don't know how long this would last since it's meant for outdoor use. The plastic frame is really lightweight, so I doubt any longterm durability. Think dollar store sunglasses. I don't mind that this doesn't take really clear video in low light settings...these are sunglasses after all. But they do take good YouTube quality videos outdoors.
I can't wear this for an extended period of time because it eventually gets really uncomfortable. This is definitely a snug fit for me. My head is 22 inches in diameter in case you were wondering. :)
In terms of included accessories, it does come with a carrying case + cloth and charger. The 2GB of built in memory has been sufficient for me so far, but I'm going to have to buy a microSD card since I have a bad habit of not transferring files. It's great for recording without people realizing you're recording, but for the current asking price, I would've expected something MUCH sturdier.
Location: Albany, NY
Location: St. Louis, MO
I bought these for when girls act psycho in front of me and need proof of it later.
They don't work too well for that. Low light (indoors at night) performance is poor, as is audio if there's any background noise.
Outdoors, or daytime indoors with lots of windows, the video is decent, youtube quality. You can have fun with these glasses, especially while doing outdoor activities like skiing, shooting, riding rollercoasters, etc.