I was fortunate enough to test out Hunter’s Specialties® new i-Kam Xtreme™ sunglasses. The i-Kam incorporates an advanced mobile video recorder into a lightweight pair of glasses. The i-Kam was extremely simple to use in the field; you turn the camera on with one press of a button, and record with a second. LED lights located on the left hand side indicate recording status.This hands free camera allows hunters to bring home their hunt without having to worry about working the gun AND the camera, you simply hit record… and HUNT!
The i-Kam Xtreme offers completely wireless operation, with no cords or battery packs required. It has a digital camera incorporated into the frame with 4GB of built-in memory for up to 3 hours of recording. The glasses will also accept a Micro SD card for an additional 8 GB of memory. The integral microphone captures all the sounds to go along with the video. Not only does it capture sound, but sound is crisp and clear upon editing, which leads me to my next point. The glasses can be hooked directly to a PC with the supplied USB cable to view the video, or when using the Micro SD card, it can be inserted into a card reader to watch footage.
Each pair of i-Kam Xtreme glasses comes with four interchangeable lenses in smoke, brown, yellow and clear to use in all lighting conditions. Frames are available in both glossy and flat black, RealTree camouflage and white. A hard bodied carrying case, cleaning cloth, AC adapter and instruction manual are also included.
“At Hunter’s Specialties we’re always looking for exciting new products that feature cutting edge technology to add to our line,” said David Forbes, Hunter’s Specialties Co-CEO. “When we saw the quality of the video being shot by these glasses and the number of great applications for hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts, we knew this was a product worthy of our name.”
* Product Size: 170 x 160 x 40mm (folded)
* Physical Weight: 1.4 oz
* Speed Read: Read – 700kbs / Write – 500kbs
* USB: 2.0 (HS) PC / Mac Connection (no driver needed)
* Power Supply: Embedded 550mAh Li-polymer Rechargeable Battery
* Power Duration: 2.5-3 hours
* Power Adaptor: 5V DC/ 500mAh
* Memory: Built in 4GB, Max 8GB, Supports Max 8GB Micro SD card
* Resolution: 736 x 480 PlayBack Resolution
* Video Format: AVI
* Audio: Stereo
* Recording Speed: 25 fps
* Working Temp: 23F – 104F Storage Temp: -4F – 176F
* LED Indicators: Recording and Battery Status
* Reset Button
* Audio Microphone
* Digital Video Camera
* 4 Sets of Quality Interchangeable Lenses (colors Clear/Polarized Black/Polarized Amber/ Polarized Sunglasses) Easy PC / Mac USB Connection (no driver needed) Easy 2-Button Operation Supports Micro SD Cards (up to 8 GB)
* 4 GB Built in Memory (Approx. 3 hours of video) Patent Pending