Liquid Image Launches Snow Goggles Camera

Liquid Image is showing off a pair of snow goggles with a difference, at the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. They are, in fact, a digital stills and video camera.

According to the company, the Liquid Image Summit Series is the world's first pair of snow goggles with an integrated digital camera, and PC Advisor got a quick hands-on at CES.

The Summit Series has a wide angle lens with a 5Mp stills and video camera to capture all the thrills and spills of skiing and snow-boarding. The camera records 720x480 video, with audio, at up to 30 frames per second (fps).

There's 16MB flash memory, and a Micro SD/SDHC card slot allows users to expand the storage up to 16GB. There's a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that should, Liquid Image says, last for nearly two and a half hours in use.

It seems easy to operate, with a single button for on, off and changing the mode, with just one other button. An LED within the goggles lets you know when you are recording. Recording is a simple case of switching the device on, selecting a mode and hitting the shutter button.

The first model of the series, the Summit Series Camera Goggle 335, should ship this summer, and is expected to cost around $149.

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For more up-to-the-minute blogs, stories, photos, and video from the nation's largest consumer electronics show, check out PC World's complete coverage of CES 2010.

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