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« on: April 06, 2013, 09:03 PM »

 I picked up the looxcie 2 video off of woot for $99.
Amazon has it for 149 with 3.5 stars. Amazon link:
 I figured i would give it a try. Thought maybe it would be entertaining for some video. I didnt expect it to be a gopro but thought maybe it would be a little better then an atc1000 camera that I got years ago.
It shook way to much for me. It also ended up pointing off to the right way too much, mostly because I couldnt get it to stay in my ear and point straight. Real short lines may help but I still think the video is pretty poor. A ball clip( an accessory not included) might help to steady things more too. I have to test it some more.
I have been working on a cascade to a sideways rollup and managed to do it a few times today. I also managed to get Norm's fade challenge and a few avff.  Did I get it on video? No! :'( but i did get some wonderful video of the grass about ten feet to my right and about 20 feet out Sad  :'(
Real short lines may help but I still think the video is pretty poor. The video quality is better close up but still not great. A ball clip( an accessory not included) might help to steady things more too. There is also a wide angle lens available for it
I want to play with it some more and see how it does as a kap rig. I dont think the bluetooth stream would reach very far but you should be able to start the video and then turn it loose.
Bottom line; its a toy. Maybe I will break down and get a gopro.
On the plus side it does work as an bluetooth headset well enough.
Here is a small sample of the video.  I left the original audio in place and you can hear the wind. Be warned the video is shaky and I did let youtube try and stabilize it.
looxcie video


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 09:19 PM »

DD . . . . the next time I see you . . . I need to have you teach me some dual line tricks.

I've been borrowing a friend's GoPro for some KAP attempts, and I have been pleased with the initial results (at least the picture quality).  I just set it to take a picture every 30 seconds, and launch it on my $10 home built KAP rig.  No pan & tilt, but it's OK for just messing around.  If I get into it, maybe I'll spring for something with some RC capability, and then I think a camera that can stream the picture becomes much more interesting.

Does the Bluetooth on that camera stream the picture remotely / on your phone?  Not that it matters if you don't have pan/tilt on your KAP rig . . .
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