Cube+by Polaroid

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Not recommended. This product is super problematic.
67%
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PROS

  • The Cube+ is a super small and lightweight action camera that comes with Wi-Fi and an iOS or Android app to view and control the camera.
  • The price is right.
  • The Polaroid Cube mounts magnetically on any ferrous metal surface,

CONS

  • There isn't a tripod socket or suction mount included, only the built-in magnet.
  • Only an 8GB Micro SD card is included, and the battery is built-in and can't be changed.
  • Still quality is only OK, even with the increased megapixels of the sensor.
The Polaroid Cube+ is the second generation of the Polaroid Cube action camera. The biggest update is the addition of Wi-Fi and an iOS and Android app. You now can use your smart device to see what you're shooting and control the camera. The sensor’s been upgraded to 4 megapixels--8-megapixel interpolated--and you can shoot 1440p at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 and 60 fps, and 720p at 30, 60, or 120 fps with image stabilization. The memory card slot now supports up to 128GB microSD cards with an 8GB card included, and you can charge the battery in 60 minutes through the Micro USB port. While it still comes only with a magnetic mount, there are all kinds of additional accessories available.
NameCube+CX Action CameraPixpro SP360XS100i Extreme EditionHX-A1
ManufacturerPolaroidActiveOnKodakPolaroidPanasonic
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70%

The Polaroid Cube+ keeps all the good stuff from the original Cube -- namely its design, simple operation and reasonable price -- but the ad…

The Polaroid Cube+ keeps all the good stuff from the original Cube -- namely its design, simple operation and reasonable price -- but the added wireless definitely makes it a better camera worthy of the extra cost.

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70%

[T]he Cube+ ... adds Wi-Fi connectivity, making it mobile friendly. The size remains the same, which indicates how small Wi-Fi components ar…

[T]he Cube+ ... adds Wi-Fi connectivity, making it mobile friendly. The size remains the same, which indicates how small Wi-Fi components are getting. It records video at Full HD 1080, but photo resolution has increased from 6 megapixels to 8MP. The Cube+ works with a companion app for iOS and Android.

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60%

The camera needs a more usable mount facility included in the box for it to become a more viable candidate in the wearable action camera mar…

The camera needs a more usable mount facility included in the box for it to become a more viable candidate in the wearable action camera market and because of this it's hard for us to recommend the camera.

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Using the free app, users can sync the camera with their mobile device to capture and share videos from just about anywhere.

Using the free app, users can sync the camera with their mobile device to capture and share videos from just about anywhere.

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... the Cube+ features an integrated magnet for attaching the unit to metal objects and a rubberized exterior.

... the Cube+ features an integrated magnet for attaching the unit to metal objects and a rubberized exterior.

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The first Polaroid Cube was the first Ammunition team-up with Polaroid. That design was so successful, they decided to come around again for…

The first Polaroid Cube was the first Ammunition team-up with Polaroid. That design was so successful, they decided to come around again for a second edition.

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Despite its small size, the pocketable device packs a sensor, lens and a shutter button – pretty much all the bare necessities of a digital …

Despite its small size, the pocketable device packs a sensor, lens and a shutter button – pretty much all the bare necessities of a digital camera except for a screen to review your images.

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It’s as fun as it could be. Turns on and operates in a flash, using a single intelligent button, giving you full versatility with ease. Ligh…

It’s as fun as it could be. Turns on and operates in a flash, using a single intelligent button, giving you full versatility with ease. Light up the night or capture the day, without wasting any time setting up complicated cameras and cords.

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The Polaroid Cube+ looks like the original, colourful model but adds several new features.

The Polaroid Cube+ looks like the original, colourful model but adds several new features.

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The Polaroid Cube is small, attractive, easy to use, and produces the surprisingly good video. Although it takes still pictures, they’re of …

The Polaroid Cube is small, attractive, easy to use, and produces the surprisingly good video. Although it takes still pictures, they’re of the relatively low decision, and the camera does not hold either time-lapse or burst mode.

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the WiFi also means you'll be able to transfer photos and videos from the camera wirelessly, which could make it more attractive for those l…

the WiFi also means you'll be able to transfer photos and videos from the camera wirelessly, which could make it more attractive for those looking for a really portable camera kit.

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The video modes have image stabilization, but frankly I’ve been pretty underwhelmed with its effectiveness. It works best with the kind of f…

The video modes have image stabilization, but frankly I’ve been pretty underwhelmed with its effectiveness. It works best with the kind of fluid forward motion of something like a car moving, bike riding, or snowboarding.

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