Spy-Like Sunglasses Shoot and Share Videos

A pair of camera-equipped shades makes secret video as easy as walking down the street
At four ounces, Eyez are only slightly heavier than everyday sunglasses. Claire Benoist

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Rather than let life pass you by, save it. With the camera-equipped Eyez glasses, users can share point-of-view video without the clunky cameras and nettlesome file transfers that rabid uploaders typically endure.

The Ray-Ban-style shades capture an extra-wide 130-degree field of vision through a half-inch fisheye-like lens, which is masked as a grommet on the right side of the frame. A 0.2-inch high-def sensor captures images, and then a low-power one-gigahertz processor compresses the video. The footage is either saved into onboard flash memory or beamed from a 2.4-gigahertz Wi-Fi/Bluetooth radio to your smartphone. An app controls the camera remotely and acts a host through which footage streams to Facebook, YouTube or the Eyez homepage. The setup gets power from a molded lithium-polymer battery in the frame’s left arm.

As cellular radios continue to shrink and become more efficient over the coming years, Eyez may eventually be able to connect, stream, and share from anywhere without relying on a cellphone.

Max. Resolution: 720p video; one-megapixel stills
Capacity: 16 gigabytes (up to four hours of video)
Battery Life: Up to three hours
Price: $150
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