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Can’t wait for Google Glass? Here are the first photos taken with the Memoto wearable camera


If you’re excited by the potential of the forthcoming Google’s Project Glass, but baulk at the idea of shelling out more than $1,000 to get your hands on an early model, the forthcoming Memoto camera will offer at least a little of the experience at a fraction of the price.

We were excited by the device when it launched on Kickstarter late last year, and it smashed past its funding goal in just a few hours. This tiny wearable camera clips on to your clothing and takes a photo every 30 seconds throughout the day, capturing whatever you’re doing. When you connect it up to a computer, it will assemble the photos into ‘moments’, creating a visual record of your life.

When it comes to wearable, Internet-focused cameras, Memoto will hit the mass market way ahead of Google’s offering (which is admittedly a far more audacious device).

If, like me, you can’t wait to try out the Memoto, the Swedish team behind it has for the first time shared photos taken with test versions of the production unit. The tiny 5-megapixel camera certainly seems capable of recording memories with impressive clarity, and we look forward to putting it through its paces when the first run ships next month.

You can find more pictures on the Memoto website.







Published March 14, 2013 — 15:06 UTC