Review | Pivothead – 007 Points




Review | Pivothead – 007 Points


The other day we went to the editor gadget, which recently safely be called fantastic or spyware – Pivothead glasses with an integrated camera. But technology does not stand still, and with the current level of development, it is already possible to conclude a compact frame glasses good camera module and a decent battery.


This kind of Soup in their general mass of interest to various athletes, extreme. Due to similar devices in the web there rollers with a dizzying stunts snowboarders rolerov, paratroopers and other restless natures. A recent interest in similar devices has grown significantly thanks to Google Glass. Therefore, the example Pivothead we decided to get acquainted with this kind of technology and understand: whether such gadgets average person in everyday life, especially since Google Glass noticeably stirs interest in this kind of gadgets. However, it is worth noting that the glasses from Google – it is quite another device, and the hero of our review unless they are related to the presence of cameras and temples.



The first, and perhaps most important difference – the lack of small screen, where you can sighting frame or otsmatrivat the resulting material. This in Glass great advantage. Next equally important difference – this OS. Opportunities Google Glass is much wider, because they are running Android, while Pivothead are deprived of a full OS in the accustomed way. The next important distinction – it is the lack of any Pivothead wireless module. Synchronize your going through a cable USB.



However, it is worth noting that there is an accessory for Pivothead (“crutch”) for the Wi-Fi connection, it is called Air PivotHead, worth some money (in the kit it is not) and is a bit of a mobile router with a USB port and a slot SD-cards. Air Pivothead allows you to create Wi-Fi access point to which you can connect any device to iOS or Android and see the shot his mother in the special program. Program, by the way, can be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play. But all is not well. Even with the Air PivotHead, get rid of the cable does not succeed, because the points you need to connect to a router in the same cable, one with the word “crutches.”

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If we talk about the design, it is at Pivothead more classic than that of Google Glass. Points are designed in a sporty way, and a cursory glance to distinguish from ordinary Pivothead points is unlikely to succeed, the only thing that gives identity to Pivothead tech gadgets – it’s eye 8-megapixel camera.


Otherwise device looks like regular glasses, and does not stand out too much. Yes, since we are talking about design, it is worth noting that a great many models Pivothead and they differ only due to their design, colors and design of the rim, with regard to e-filling, it is the same in all models.


The material making up the glasses – plastic, it is used almost everywhere, plastic frame, removable glass, plastic, too, they are by the way, included two pairs – gray and translucent glass with purple spray. Both sets have a polarized coating, so your eyes will always be protected from ultraviolet radiation.


By the way, on the set. Along with the glasses is charging, microUSB cable and a convenient carrying case.


All electronics, except for the camera, of course, is located in the bow. On the left arc of all the controls are located, the connector microUSB (through it is a synchronization and charging), near the connector is a power button. Also on the inside of the left arch located LED indicators that signal the different modes of operation device. For example, if the red LED is flashing, it means that glasses are currently writing the video, and if it is green – points charged.


If we talk about management, it is built on two buttons, which are located on the top left-hand bow, one used to record video with a different take photographs.


By the way, remove the glasses very bad for a device of this type contributes to this 8-megapixel sensor (with Google Glass 5 megapixels). The sensor is made by Sony. Points of Pivothead able to shoot at 720p at 30 or 60 frames per second. It is also possible to shoot video in FullHD 1080p at 30 frames per second. In addition to video glasses can be removed and a photo with a resolution of 8, 5 and 3 megapixels. Resolution can be changed through a special utilitku with the eloquent title Pivothead Eyewear Recorder. By the way, the utility provides ample opportunities for setting parameters such as video and photography. In the settings you can select the video resolution, the type of exposure, enable or disable the display of the video dates and watermarks. In addition, possible to select one of the modes of operation, for example, there is a power-saving mode or capture mode to black and white. As for the picture-taking settings, they are much more. Points are able to do so-called time lapse settings, and there is a corresponding point. Various slots, for example one image per second, or 4 for shot 30 seconds and others. Further continuous shooting. Glasses can make a series of pictures of 3, 5 or 10 pieces. In addition, you can enable / disable face detection and set the desired value ISO. The rest of the settings match those in the movies.


Now a few words about the ergonomics and comfort of wearing. Despite the extra weight of the glasses functionality is acceptable. Pivothead comfortable to wear, they sit perfectly, at least on my head. This is not the last to contribute rubber earpiece, they are perfectly hold device in place, without giving credit to come off even during sudden jerks of the head (athletes will appreciate), and with all of this, the soft rubber coating is not presses. Pivothead look very stylish, and even without a “spy” functionality I would have bought these glasses for cycling or inline skating.
Now for the video and photography. Pivothead battery has a capacity of 440mAh and can provide almost an hour of continuous shooting at maximum quality 1080p. Video will be of decent quality only in good light in low light appears a lot of noise. On the video, there is another problem that is associated with the fact that the camera is on the head. Experience has shown that people are very actively turning his head in all directions and it is not conducive to the quality of the recorded video. If our eyes and brain somehow adapted to the shock and give us a stable image, the camera Pivothead stabilizer, unfortunately, can not boast. Perhaps such a stabilizer in the following models will add, for the latest models of smart phones already supplied with optical image stabilization system. In general, the picture with the points obtained quite acceptable, audio recording too is at a satisfactory level. Sometimes even a microphone records the sound of breathing, so that his head with enough sensitivity.

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Why do we need such a device everyone decides for himself. I remain unconvinced – such devices the average person in everyday life do not need this kind of useful gadgets rather active people engaged in some extreme sport and wanting to capture their achievements in the video. And when you consider the price in almost 13 thousand, then doubt that Pivothead device is not for everyone, remains.

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