CES 2017: PogoCam makes glasses-worn cameras more fashionable

Luria Petrucci 01.06.2017 3 comments

With Google Glass and others, we’ve seen the concept of cameras attached to glasses. But the effect has been a bit clunky up until now. PogoCam brings a small 5MP 720p camera to a pair of normal-looking glasses, attaching to one of the sidebars. And it can be easily removed if you’re in a environment where having a camera on the side of your head isn’t appropriate. The glasses are available in many styles and really do just look like the kind of glasses anyone would be wearing.

Do these interest you more than styles where the camera is always there? Let me know in the comments!

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I really like the concept of separating the camera from the glasses. They look so much better than Google Glass. They would obviously need to increase the MP of the camera and be at least 1080P, possibly 4K. While the magnetic attachment is cool, seems like it would be better if they made with a clip so you could clip it to the earpiece of your existing glasses.


I am surprised GoPro hasn’t come out with a similar concept, that is, a eyewear or hat mounted 1080p camera sensor tethered to a central processing / storage cube. You would run the tether cable behind your back and the cube would be in your pocket or attached to a belt.

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I’m not 100% sold on the idea of having a camera on your glasses, but this does seem like a better way to do it versus having something permanently attached – which may not be appropriate or desirable (design-wise). I think my only concern would be that you might forget to take the camera with you, or worse – you could lose it.