Looxcie has announced a new video camera called the Looxcie HD that can record full HD resolution video and has integrated Wi-Fi. Thanks to that integrated Wi-Fi, the camera can stream live video to Facebook at 480p resolution. That means you can share whatever it is you’re doing with friends in real time.
The idea behind the cameras to allow the user to create their own broadcast station offering direct-to-Facebook live streaming at with the ability to start a public broadcast or a private stream for invited friends only. Once the live streaming video is over, the system automatically saves the video to the cloud. The camera also has an Instant Clip button allowing users to capture a video of what just happened to share later.
Clips recorded with the Instant Clip button can be viewed immediately, edited, and shared using the Looxcie companion app. The camera can connect wirelessly to the smartphones or tablets running iOS 5.0 and higher or Android 2.3.3 and higher. The camera is designed to be water-resistant and to function in low light situations. It also has a removable and rechargeable battery.
The camera will come in several configurations, including the Explore that features a mounting option for hats, helmets, or bikes allowing for hands-free streaming right out-of-the-box. The new Looxcie HD will be available for pre-order starting September 21, which is today. The camera will cost $279.99 up to $349.99 depending on the configuration purchased.