If you’re a Vlogger, it’s a hassle carrying around your camera around with at all times. A camera also has the limitations of capturing what you see from a different perspective that doesn’t represent your first-person view.
Look no further, because Acton is launching a product named ACE eyewear that lets you stream and record videos with sound from a pair of sunglasses.
For those unfamiliar with the company Acton, they are one of the top manufacturers for high-quality electric skateboards and rocket skates. Learn more about their products here.
About the Product
Launching summer of 2018, these ACE eyewear has the capabilities to stream video directly to your favorite social media platforms. That means you can quickly start streaming directly to Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube with a click of a button. It also has the added benefit of being hands-free, so this can even double up as a POV action cam.
Other than vlogging, you can also use these sunglasses as a dash cam replacement. Say goodbye to that annoying bulky dashcam that takes you hours to just to hide the wires. Pop on these glasses and click record as you’re driving to record both video and audio.
The only limitations we see is that it’s only available as sunglasses. That could be a problem because it limits the use of these sunglasses on sunny days and outdoors. We’d love to see a product comparable to Google Glass so you can use them indoors without looking like a total weirdo.
Camera: 120 degrees eye angle lens with an 8.0-megapixel camera. Unfortunately, you will not be able to record in 4K but only at a maximum resolution of 1792 x 1168 @ 24 FPS in HD. From the video samples from the website, the quality of the video isn’t spectacular, but its okay. We don’t see this as a GoPro replacement yet with this first version. However, you will be able to capture photos at 3264 x 2448 resolution.
Battery: At 260 mAh, these sunglasses will provide you 1.5 hours of recording time. Not too bad on a pair of glasses. In comparison, a GoPro Hero 4 can get you about 2 hours recording at 4k @ 30 FPS and 4 hours recording at 1080 HD @ 60 FPS.
Storage: It does not specify whether the glasses will have expandable memory or show what the storage size will be. The most we can find is you can record up to 40 minutes of video in HD. We estimate this to be around 32 GB of storage.
Weight: At 50g or 1.76 oz, it weighs about the same as a pair of RayBan Wayfarers. That means you get all that technology at the same weight as a regular pair of sunglasses.
Other: WIFI 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 which are one of the highest grades of WIFI/Bluetooth technology on the market today. With improved data transfer rates, you can purchase these safely that it won’t take hours to transfer files between your device or your computer.
Lastly, these sunglasses are water/dust proof at IP55. That means Water projected by a nozzle against the enclosure from any direction will have no harmful effect. Don’t expect to go underwater diving with these though.
We think the Ace eyewear is a pretty cool piece of tech. There are glasses with cameras built-in on the market today, but nothing at this level of quality. We love the fact that Ace eyewear are quite stylish and have added tech to sunglasses without any compromise.
Want to get your hands on one as soon as it launches? You can pre-order today and get 50% off the original price of $199. Learn more about the ACE eyewear here.