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Cool Gadget For Casual Photos: The Mask Cam
By Jason Heller, January 1, 2008 @ 02:00 AM (EST)

 

Editor's Note: This is a cool gadget for the "I need to always have a camera with me all the time" photographer. The Underwater Digital Camera Mask is for casual ambient light shots. At 5MP, maybe someone will figure out how to jerry-rig a small strobe to this mask for some pretty interesting possibilities. Hopefully we'll get a unit to review to see how it works. Granted, it's manufactured by a toy company, but for $99, this is a pretty cool gadget that I'd take to the water park or white water rafting with friends (yes, I'm THAT guy, always with a camera handy). JH

PRESS RELEASE

Sacramento, CA., December 6, 2007 – Liquid Image is releasing the 5.0 MP Digital Underwater Camera Mask at the 2008 CES show in Las Vegas January 7th – 10th.

The Liquid Image Digital Underwater Camera Mask allows swimmers to record underwater photos and video hands free. Whether it is backyard pool fun or stunning fish and coral from a special vacation, users will enjoy the combination of a camera and mask in one while swimming. The benefits include a hands free experience for easier and safer swimming. Other underwater cameras require the user to hold the camera while swimming to photograph their underwater adventures.

To take a photo or a video, the user lines up the crosshair marks on the mask with the object, and then presses the capture button. LED lights inside the viewing area indicate the mode the camera is in when activated. Users can download the digital images and video they’ve captured to a computer through a USB cable. Software is included to edit photos and videos. Users can print or email the files to share with friends.

 

Underwater Digital Camera Mask

 

The camera comes with 16 MB SD RAM internal memory. A Micro SD Card slot allows the memory to be upgraded to hold more images and video. The camera and mask combination is available in both a 3.1 and a 5.0 MP version.

The Digital Camera Mask is the first in a series of electronic products planned for release by Liquid Image. US and International distribution is set for spring 2008.

Ages 8 and up

SRP - $99

Liquid Image, formerly known as Zocker Toys, is an international manufacturer of Games, Sports, and Water Products that target family entertainment. The corporate office is located in Sacramento, CA., with its international sales office located in Hong Kong.

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