All sorts of neat places exist that are too perilous for your phone — under the surface of a lake, for example, or down some dark hole in a cave. For those moments comes a new remote camera designed for use with smartphones, plugging into one via a curly cable to record footage straight to the device. The Eye Eye camera is small, can be mounted to a monopod or tripod, and can be used underwater.
Eye Eye is small and light in part because it is powered by the smartphone itself, hence the cable tether. By plugging it in, the camera can utilize some of the camera’s other technology, as well, such as the phone’s storage. Operators can capture images and video from Eye Eye using the phone’s display, and use it to upload the device’s content to the cloud.
Eye Eye is billed as a way to utilize your smartphone’s camera capability in places where you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. If you’re a mechanic working on a car, for example, the Eye Eye camera can be moved into tight spaces to get a better look (an integrated LED light is available for illumination). A wide-angle or magnification lens can also be attached for getting macro shots of stuff.
The camera is waterproof and dust resistant with an IP67 rating. The camera has a max video resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30fps, and a still image resolution of 1.3MP.
The team behind Eye Eye is seeking about $101,000 USD on Kickstarter, where the campaign has just gotten underway and currently sits a touch under $1900 USD. Those interested can back the campaign for the equivalent of about $65 USD or more to get in the pipeline for a ‘super early bird’ unit, which is estimated to start shipping in April 2017.