Lyte to release Full HD video glasses
Fitness and fashion enthusiasts will have a new way to capture their lives later this year. British tech firm Lyte is releasing a new range of video-capturing eyewear. Fashion Glass and Sports Glass versions of the shades will be available.
Like the Pivotheads we featured last year, the Lyte glasses will capture 1080p video, but will be less expensive.
Of the two Lyte models on offer, the Fashion Glass has the larger and taller lenses of the two and traditionally curved legs to hook onto the wearer's ears. The Sports Glass has a sleeker design, with straight legs that rest on top of the wearer's ears.
Lyte says both models will feature Wi-Fi that can live-stream video to a companion app on a user's iOS or Android mobile device and both are compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Video will be captured at either 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps for up to 60 minutes or at 1280 x 720p at 60 fps for up to 90 minutes, both in H.264 format.
The Fashion Glass will also be able to capture still images at 14.2 MP, while the Sports Glass will stretch to to 15 MP. Content will be captured on a MicroSD card, but the amount of video that users will also be able to capture will be dictated by battery life.
Both the Fashion and Sports models will be powered by an internal 680 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery and will have frames made of "Grilamid TR90" material that Lyte says provides strength and durability.
The Lyte glasses are expected to be available from the third quarter of this year and will cost £149.99 (about US$220).