While it's great having documentation of important events in your life (as well as the mundane ones), experiencing those events through your smartphone screen doesn't exactly allow you to seize the moment. But that's about to change.
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Ubiquiti's FrontRow is a new livestreaming camera disguised inside of a necklace that lets you live your life while capturing everything on camera — hands-free. Because if something incredible takes place and you don't livestream it, did it even happen?
FrontRow is about the size of a round smartwatch, has a 2-inch circular LCD touchscreen, and it connects to iOS and Android devices via an app. It comes with a main 140-degree wide-angle lens that uses an 8-megapixel sensor, which is similar to the view of a GoPro, as well as a 5-megapixel secondary camera on the back.
The device shoots photos and 1080p video, and it supports up to two hours of livestreaming, up to 16 hours of capturing time-lapses, and up to 48 hours of standby time. You can quickly charge the device using a USB-C port.
It also shoots a "story" mode, where the camera collects photos and videos for up to 12 hours and edits them together to make a time lapse-style video.
The camera allows for video streaming on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and it integrates with Dropbox, Spotify, and other services that allow you to save files and stream music.
Even though it would be pretty obvious that you're wearing a camera around your neck, it's a much better option than holding your phone through life.
FrontRow is on sale now and will ship in a few weeks. It's going for $399, and you can buy it here.