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    • Google Clips

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    58% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 98)

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    Features


    Capture big moments and little ones, too

    Discover a camera that automatically captures short motion photos of your family, friends and pets. You can hold it, clip it, or set it down to get memorable, audio-free, clips from unique perspectives.

    Hands-free camera, so you can be hands-on

    Google Clips automatically captures short motion photos that are several seconds long, freeing you up to join in on the fun with loved ones.

    Moments that'll make you smile

    With Google Machine learning built in, Google Clips is smart enough to recognize and automatically save moments with great facial expressions.

    Plus, over time, it'll learn to recognize the people you spend most of your time with and automatically capture clips of your moments together.

    Secure, from snap to save

    You never need an Internet connection to capture or view your motion photos. Google Clips sends everything it captures right to your phone, letting you select and save the best moments.

    Easy to upload. Easy to share

    No wires are needed to quickly view your moments in the Google Clips app. Fast Transfer sends the motion photos directly to your phone, so you can quickly view your content and easily share your favorites.

    Save the perfect shot

    Super Res lets you save any frame from your motion photos as a high resolution still picture.

    Unlimited storage with Pixel

    Pixel owners will enjoy unlimited storage at original quality of all their motion photos and auto-enhanced stills.¹

    ¹ Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos uploaded with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos uploaded with Pixel afterward.


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    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews

    57%
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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Limitations Ruin the Fun

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      Trobadour
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      ---SETUP--- The setup of the Google Clips white camera was painless. A full charge out of the box takes under 2 hours, as well as a charge from zero percent battery. You can begin using it and setting it up while it charges with it’s included USB-C cable. It requires a download of an app called Google Clips. The app itself guides you on connecting it to the phone. It doesn’t require internet for use, as it connects wirelessly to your phone via bluetooth by creating its own local network. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this camera are that it auto-detects family and pet members when in front of it to take motion pictures (no audio is ever captured as the device has no microphone). The battery lasts about 3 hours of continuous use and has an internal memory of 16 gigs, which is more than enough for the images it’s taking. The app is simple to understand and can transfer photos from the app to your phone’s gallery with a simple swipe (for individual photos) or you can transfer/delete all photos at once through a quick menu option. It comes with it’s own protective case with a clip to hang in places. The clip also doubles up as a stand. Also, the lens is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a leading brand of protective glass makers. The camera will auto-correct itself if you put the camera upside down, though if you put it sideways, you will end up capturing images in portrait mode as opposed to landscape. ---PERFORMANCE--- This camera is great at taking crystal clear pictures when there is plenty of lighting. It doesn’t perform well in darkly lit rooms, though. Though you can see a live feed of what the camera is looking at and take a manual picture from a button on the camera itself or wirelessly from within the app, though the purpose of the camera is for users to rely on an algorithm that detects when people are smiling, celebrating, or moving. This also applies for pets like dogs and cats. That algorithm, though, is unreliable. I tried taking a picture of my family as we posed in front of the camera and stood there smiling for several seconds. The camera captured the moment I was approaching my family and the moment our family walked away from the camera, but not the actual moment where we stood there smiling for 7 seconds hoping to get a good image of us. To the app and camera’s credit, though, whenever it does capture good pictures, editing is a breeze from within the app itself. If you save a full motion picture to your iPhone (the device I tested it with), it saves as an iPhone LIVE photo, the kind you can hold your finger against the screen and it moves temporarily. That is neat. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product does not meet my expectations. Though it has a lot of potential, it’s unreliability render it useless as a candid photographer. Instead, it serves more of a neat parlor trick to show of your friends random pictures that the device decides to capture. Most of the time, you’ll probably end up capturing the back of heads, because few people actually stare at walls or edges of rooms. A feature I thought would be great was the ability to share the camera view with someone else. However, I discovered that after sharing the camera with someone, the current viewer of the camera loses connection. This means that two people can’t be watching the live feed nor have access to see the pictures it’s taken at the same time. What’s worse, if that person you share access to the camera decides to delete a picture or save it to their phone, you will not be able to see that picture unless you ask for a copy of it to be sent to you. Be careful who you give permission to access your camera. ---VALUE--- The price for the device in terms of value is a bit high for its limitations. ---APPROVAL--- This product is hard to recommend, but I can see people who want to use it to capture unique angles of their children or pets could come to appreciate what it does. It wouldn’t do a good job of monitoring constantly, though, as its short battery life (3 hours) isn’t suitable for a turn-on-and-forget mode. Since it does work while being plugged in, that could be an alternative route to take, but it then defeats the purpose of being inconspicuous and would limit your locations.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      AI Camera with very little AI

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      Crasher
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      The Google clips camera is the first of its kinda to offer AI support with facial recognition to help capture some of the best moments in your life. Its goal is to take the photographer from behind the lens and allow them to be part of the picture so that all of lifes little moments can include you in them. Rather or not it truly accomplishes this task is a matter of personal perspective. Hopefully this review will help in deciding if this is the right buy for you. First lets talk about the some of the basics such as what you will receive out of the box and some of the functions you will find on the camera. Out of the box you get the camera, usb c cable for charging and a cover which also acts as a base to mount the camera in different positions and angles. Set up is done through the Google clips apps which also serves for the main Hub for all your photo viewing, editing and storage. Full charge is accomplished in about an hour and you can expect to get about 3 hours of run time depending on how active the camera is for that moment. Twist the outside of the lens clockwise and the camera will power up and start working. Right underneath the lens is a shutter button which allows you to manually snapshot a photo . Photos can be taken in 3 ways Motion photo ( These are high quality photos with short 2 sec video clips), Video, and animated GIF. Photos are stored in the cameras internal storage which is 16GB of storage. With that much storage you won't have to worry about deleting and editing photos immediately and can go back and review your photos at your convenience. Simply swipe left to delete them and right to save them. You can manually go in to each photo and pick a certain moment in that photo still shot and zoom in at the particular moment you want to focus on and proceed to crop and edit. Once you have the desired image you want simply hit save and Google clips will then transfer that photo directly to your phone. Google clips will also ask you if it can access your photos to help with facial recognition to help identify in deeming when an important person is nearby to start snapshot. This is supposed to help with the AI's training process however it seems pretty much useless at this point since it snapshots just about anybody that walks by. Google clips takes pretty good still photos and has a good low light lens but at 15fps don't expect any smooth video clips that involve anything other than walking. Sounds decent right? So why the low score? Google is pitching this as an AI photographer that can can basically adapt and learn people and important moments so that you can take part in the photo with your family. This is a very hard claim to back up due to the fact that in my eyes this seems more like a glorified security camera. The reason i say this is because the camera snap shots anything that seems to trigger motion. My sister just recently had a baby and i will admit it was very nice to be able to set this thing down and hold my nephew while it started taking photos. However there was nothing intelligent about it. There are a series of three lights to the right of the lens. When the camera is turned on it will light up one light letting you know that it is on and actively searching for photos, however there is no indication of when it is actually taking a photo so that you can pose for it. Once we left the room to get something to eat i had noticed the camera kept taking photos of absolutely nothing. The blinds moving from the a/c duct had trigger the AI in to thinking something important was going on and so it started taking photos. This is no different from my home security camera which pretty much does the same thing. Anytime motion is detected on my security camera a video is taken and stored. Google clips is no different in the fact that there is very little to almost no AI interaction with this camera. Sure over time in the photos it will tag it with a little cluster of stars in the upper right hand corner letting you know that it recognized this person but that's about it. Here's my final verdict and take away from this camera. While the camera does have some nice features and will allow you to take part in family events and life's precious moments there is nothing smart about it that allows for it to be labeled as having AI ability. While it is still a nice piece that i can see myself using in the future its lackluster function and ability to contain no real "break out of the box" ability makes the item kind of hard to buy especially at this price point. If this was just labeled as a standard automated camera and came in at a lower price i would of given this a better score. At the end of the day its really hard to say "GO OUT AND BUY THIS, ITS GONNA CHANGE YOUR LIFE'" when the reality is it won't. Buying this is really going to come down to personal preference and budget. If you do decide to buy this just keep this one thing in mind. While it may take good photos don't expect too much recognition out of the AI system, at least not yet anyways.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Good, but Too Expensive

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      SamG
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      I went into this not expecting much. I was curious about Google Clips ever since it was announced and from the time I’ve had using it I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised at how great some of the pictures and clips that come out of this are. You get a lot of not-so-great pictures, but the best ones are moments I could never hope to capture on my phone because that moment is usually lost in the time it takes to get your phone out, open the camera, and take the picture. Google Clips does really well in this regard and almost makes it feel like a disposable camera in the way that you’re not reviewing every single photo you take until you go through the camera later; you just let it do its thing and go. It has its shortcomings and for what it is I do think it’s too expensive, at least for me, but I can see some real value here for families once you get to know it. The camera is very compact - it’s about 2 inches wide by 2 inches tall and about an inch thick. It comes with a rubber case that has the clip built-in. The clip feels solid and is pretty easy to open and attach to things. It also allows the camera to stand on its own on a table or the floor. There’s one button on the camera for manually taking photos; most everything else is done through the app. Setting up through the app was dead simple and about as easy as any other Google product. Using the camera requires a little bit of faith and experimentation. You twist the lens and it will automatically start looking for pictures to take. The lens a very wide 130 degrees and I found that most pictures don’t look very good unless you get right up to whatever/whoever your focusing on. It’s an odd feeling not know when it has taken a photo or how they look - the camera will flash its LED to let you know it’s on, but I don’t think it does anything to indicate when it’s recording something. I think the main reason is it takes A LOT of pictures and videos. You do end up with some garbage, but buried in there are just some of the best pictures. When I say best I don’t mean image quality - I’d put that on par with a phone from maybe a year or two ago - they’re just the type of pictures you’d have a really hard time getting by yourself. I swear our dog knows when we’re trying to take a picture of him and we’ve gotten some of our favorite pictures with the Clips. It’s not completely hands off; if you just leave it looking out into the room most of your pictures are going to look like security camera footage, but as long as you have a general idea of what you want it to see and help position it for that you’re going to get a least a few good pictures. The photos and videos all live on the local camera storage until you save or delete them from the app, which is good peace of mind knowing everything isn’t being automatically streamed to the cloud. The videos are short and don’t have any sound. They’re longer than something like a Live photo on the iPhone, but they only go up to 7 seconds. Battery life is also relatively short at around 2-3 hours, though I never used the Clips long enough for that to really be an issue. The onboard storage is 16GB (not expandable), which also feels perfectly adequate as long as you’re getting on there and saving/deleting things enough. One issue I ran into is the Clips can only be paired to one phone at a time. I’m not sure why this is, but in order to connect to a new phone you have to reset the entire thing, which clears all the pictures you haven't save. It makes sharing this with a partner a pain. As much as I love the Clips, I don’t think we’re going to see another one, at least not in its current state. It feels niche like an Instax camera, but it’s too expensive to be an impulse buy. It feels like a beta for something better that’s yet to come, but for the right person I do feel like this could be a godsend. It certainly surprised me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ok Product – Could Have Been Much Better

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      scovartwo
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      I am rating this Google Clips product at 2.5 out of 5 stars based upon its initial selling price compared to its overall limited functionality, with that said, Google could upgrade the product firmware and add some functionality which would make it a more versatile product. It seems to me that a product of this type should have been made to be more versatile, it is designed to be placed in various locations and it automatically captures short video clips of you and your family and friends, but naturally a customer is going to hope that it could also do other things, such as have more video and picture capturing modes. The Google Clips app could have a mode that would allow it to capture more than 7 seconds of video, and also a mode that captures only a single picture each time that the shutter button is pressed. These are things that Google could add to future firmware upgrades. The future upgradeability of this product is limited in several ways, Google will not be able to add the capability of this camera to record audio, since it does not have a built in microphone, not adding a mic was a bad choice, after all, adding a mic would have been simple, and what customer would not hope to be able to record video with audio at some point if owning this Google Clips product. Another way the future upgradeability of this product is limited, is that this camera does not seem to be designed to be able to focus on objects that are close up to the camera, say for instance if Google ever added a mode to capture only images with each shutter press, then if you wanted to take a close up picture of an item in hopes of getting a really detailed view, this still won’t be possible because this camera does not focus well on up close objects. With that said, the Google Clips does capture objects that are at a distance clear enough. As it is, upon the release of this product, its functionality is limited to 7 seconds of video, or a picture download capability, of which if you wanted only a single picture, every time the shutter button is pressed, it records 7 seconds of video anyway, and a picture can be downloaded from any place in the 7 seconds of video. Given the limited functionality of this product, why on earth is the original selling price so expensive? This is what any customer might wonder given the impressive functionality that is built into most electronics these days. This Google Clips product has quite limited battery life, it is a small portable product so this in kind of to be expected, but I was expecting a bit better battery capacity, and I was actually surprised that it took so long to charge the battery. I did not test to see exactly how long it took to charge the battery, but I did find myself looking over at it several times and being surprised that it was not charged yet. Last of all I found it quite annoying that in order to connect a smart phone to this Google Clips, it is necessary to have both the Bluetooth and WiFi turned on. Bluetooth can transfer data in the same way that WiFi can, except WiFi is faster, and since this product requires the faster WiFi connection to be able to transfer video fast enough, I am not understanding why it is necessary to also need a Bluetooth connection in order to connect your smart phone to the Google Clips.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ambitious Concept; Poor Implementation

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      ryanmcv
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      Google Clips has an ambitious goal: to help memorialize those quick moments where you can't get to your phone or camera fast enough to capture. Those times the kids or pets do something funny. Quick interactions at family parties. The camera wants to be a seamless part of your life, but in practice, it requires more effort than it's worth. PROS: - Easy setup, assuming you have a compatible phone. The Google Clips app (iOS and Android) will walk you through everything and begin the process of "learning" about your existing pictures, family, friends, etc. - Includes a sturdy clip-case that can also be used as a stand. - Durable design. The camera should easily survive short falls and curious children. - The Clips app is easy to use and offers tons of export options, including GIFs, MP4, and Live photos. - For a camera of this size, image quality is decent (perhaps a little soft-looking). CONS: - Google Clips wants to be a set-it-and-forget-it camera, but unless you only live or play in one place, you'll have to constantly remember to move the camera to wherever the action is. I already carry my phone with me, so the idea of hauling around a second device seems strange. - The camera "intelligently" learns common faces over time, but it seems to record very random moments. Movement alone will not activate the camera, but a smile or a laugh will. - The camera angle is very unflattering, as it almost always needs to be resting on a flat surface. Videos are often taken from way too low of an angle. What's worse, the camera has fallen down flat several times while I've used it. - Video clips look crisp, but they are very jerky (only 15 frames per second). Acceptable for GIFs and Facebook posts, but I wouldn't rely on this to capture important moments. - There is no obvious way to tell if the camera is recording. In my testing, that made everyone in the room a bit uneasy. Is it recording? Is it not? Should we perform for the camera or not? - The camera is compatible with a very limited range of devices. It only works with Pixel phones, iPhones, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8. If you don't own any of those, this camera isn't for you. OVERALL: I'm partially confused and partially creeped out by Google Clips. It's not going to replace anyone's smartphone camera. If you want to use it effectively, you have to constantly remember to move it around and check the app to make sure it's recording what you want. I also don't like knowing whether or not a camera is recording me or my family. With a security camera, I've accepted the fact that it's always recording a specified area. With the Google Clips, I find myself constantly wondering whether it's recording me during an unflattering or unwanted moment. If you are heavily invested in the Google Photos ecosystem and don't mind tinkering with this camera to capture more footage of your family, then give this a look. But for everyone else, this feels like more of a guinea pig for Google's AI capabilities -- which, if Google Clips is any indication, could use some improvement.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good innovation, little purpose with no options

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      Grouticus
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      My initial thoughts when I first heard about the Google Clips were the idea seemed innovative and could come in handy in certain situations. So, of course, I had to have it like any tech geek would, especially since most of the products I already use are Google based. However, when I received it, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to use it for and was at a loss for ideas in my everyday life. Let me start off by saying the quality of the camera it what you would expect from Google (meaning great), the clips it takes are great like their Pixel cell phone cameras, it’s easy to use, very simple to understand and conveniently small and lightweight. I also like that the application syncs with your current Google Photos to determine who, in your life, is most important to you and to take clips of those people when it detects their faces. However, the cons far outweigh its use for my life, even with little children and animals; I found it’s just as easy to point and click with what you already have in your pocket like we’ve been used to for the past decade. There is much room for improvement and I like the concept, I just wish there were more options for its use. I found myself trying to think up situations where it would come in handy and I could get the most picture "bang for my buck". So, I started off small by setting it on my kitchen table during dinner hoping to catch an epic fail moment or something that would start trending on social media… nope, just a regular family dinner as usual. I got plenty of clips of my daughter making a mess of her meal, as usual, and found that it would be really nice to actually hear what was going on, not just seeing a three second clip. Then I decided to take it to a friend’s child’s birthday party but after I arrived thought it would be awkward clipping this thing on my body in hopes for another great family moment or trending video… nope, just a bunch more three second clips of regular everyday life moments. Next, I set it by my pool to capture the fam in the water… except I’m usually the one behind the camera and realized after viewing clips why I’m still insecure about being in pictures myself as I tend to ruin them; my family is much more photogenic. Again, more and more three second clips. Okay, this sounded like a great innovative idea but perhaps not in my world. The best part about it was that I no longer felt obligated to have my cell phone camera at the ready and this little guy took more clips than I would have ever considered taking in any situation. You do have the opportunity to review the clips before saving them, and the application is very user friendly and easy to set up; swipe one way to save the clip and the other way to delete it. The device has on board memory so you don’t have to worry about having your phone around you at all time and once you’re back in range of the phone it will upload the clips. A few improvements I would like to see are the option for sound, the option to take single pictures or record longer than three second videos, a small built in screen for reviewing clips and waterproofing would be a start to compete with what is out there for small cameras. Any option for accessories, like a waterproof housing, would be great too; there really isn’t anything aftermarket that serves much of a purpose.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Creative little camera with a powerful purpose

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      nickcal
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      Over the past couple of years, I’ve had a lot of experience with connected cameras. I have a natural attraction to them because they can be used for so many different things. I typically use them for security and monitoring my home but Google has actually come up with a new idea for these connected devices — personal memories. The Google Clips camera is designed to be worn so that you can continue capturing memories without having to interrupt your activities. Getting started with the Google Clips camera is actually incredibly easy. First, you want to make sure that the camera is charged. When I unboxed mine, it was not charged and therefore I had trouble getting it to work. After discovering that power was the issue, I didn’t have many problems. Once the camera is charged you only need to download the Google Clips app and connect to your camera. To set it up you will press the button on the front of the camera so that the app will read it. Once it detects a Google Clips camera, the ID code will show up in a menu. You select it and then that camera is connected to your phone. A Clips camera can only be connected to one phone at a time. And, even though the camera doesn’t require a network for general operation, it will ask to connect to WiFi to make sure that its software is up to date. Once the camera is up to date, you can then start using it. A simple twist of the lens and the camera starts capturing camera clips. The nice thing about these ‘clips’ is that they are simple. Each clip is a motion photo that lasts several seconds. There is no audio recorded but you do get high-quality photos and video. I have been unable to find what the actual resolution is of the video/motion images but a still image translates to 2566 x 1859 and downloads as a JPEG. While I like the concept of this device overall, I do see some issues with it. First, it’s not capturing actual video. It’s recording the equivalent of a Live Photo from Apple, which is a combination of a JPEG and a 3-second MOV file. In this case, the motion is captured as H.264. I found out though that you cannot simply save the memory off to your desktop. For example, I took a clip using the Google camera and then I saved it to my iPhone’s Camera Roll. At this point, the clip showed up as a Live Photo. Then, I tried to share it with myself using AirDrop. Unfortunately, the clip was reduced to a still image at this point. I did share it with myself using iCloud Photo Sharing and could still view it as a Live Photo in my Photos Library but again, I could not export it as a motion file. Conclusion I’m a little confused about this tiny camera’s purpose. When I started out on this review, I thought I had found a gem that could possibly be a supplement for my video equipment needs. What it turned out to be was a camera that replicates what my iPhone does with Live Photos. Because of this discovery, I’m just not sure what the best use is of this camera. I like the idea that it will continue recording clips even when you aren’t clicking a shutter button and I know that is useful for capturing memories especially around little ones but I don’t like that you can’t save those motion images any further than a photo library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great in theory and practice, but req's planning

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      callmeageeth
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      First off, I'm a Google product homer, I admit it. I was super stoked with the announcement of the Clips. I thought it would be a great idea to have a camera that could take spontaneous pictures that you could actually be in (rather than being the person taking the photos). All in all, I say Google achieved their stated purpose, but it's not without limitations. The idea is simple, place the Clips somewhere in a room (or clip it to your clothing) go about your business and it will automatically snap great photos of your family smiling and laughing. But in reality, it still requires a little planning. The Clips is supposed to be 3-8 feet from its subject, which is pretty darn close. I find myself needing to move the camera in front of my kids (and then moving it again) in order to achieve the best picture. I've gotten some great photos, but it's not quite the "set it and forget it" camera it purports to be. Don't get me wrong, it's great, it's still convenient, and it's probably the best solution to the problem of not being in the pictures you take, but I still found myself looking at the camera (rather than forgetting it's there) to see if it's in the best placement. As far as hardware/software goes, the camera itself is compact and durable. The setup is simple, although you are required to download another app. This is a negative in my opinion. We're a dozen or so years after the intiation of the app craze, and there are literally apps for everything. In a time where I try to limit the apps on my phones to ones I actually use, I was bummed to see I needed another. Luckily, however, the Clips app isn't too invasive and it's so minimalist, it takes zero thought to learn how to navigate it. It's primary purpose is to view the photos taken by the Clips so you can save the ones you want to your phone (which is then automatically synced to the best app ever Google Photos). So it ends up being an extra step, in a perfect world, the Clips just saves the pictures you like without an additional app, but that does feel like you're getting into mind reading territory. Anyways, back to the hardware. It's simple to use, it has a USB-C charging port and one shutter button. To turn on you simply turn the lens a quarter turn. That simple. Setting up on your phone was a breeze. Charge it, turn the lens so that the camera is on, and your phone should find it in seconds. As far as photo quality, I thought it was pretty good. It's not going to blow you away, especially in low light, but if used with adequate lighting you'll be more than satisfied. Plus, these are supposed to be spontaneous photos, not necessarily nature landscape photos that will turn into computer desktop backgrounds. Also re photos, it creates what are essentially GIFs. There's no sound, but it does record about 10 seconds of "footage," which I assume is so that it captures the best part of the image. Problem is, I have only figured out to capture the initial image. So if you turn "motion off" in google Photos when looking at a Clips photo/motion photo, you can only use the first frame as a photo. Maybe there's a way to capture a different frame in that 10 second window, but I haven't figured out how. Which then limits your ability to print the photo. You are then essentially stuck with essentially handing your phone (or sharing digitally) to someone to look at the great photo. Battery life isn't bad, but isn't good. I haven't ran into any issues because I haven't been stuck without battery life when I needed to use it. But if you were to travel with it, I would keep an eye on the battery level. The only way to check battery life are the three LEDs on the front of the camera, or opening up the app to double-check. I simply drop it on the charger from time to time to keep it ready for when I need it. All in all, this is a great, fun little device that is tailored for kids/pets/families. It's great to have around and makes for great photos when you least suspect it (it is great to go back through the app and see that it took a great photo you didn't think about taking). But it still requires some planning and staging, just less so than a typical camera. For those in the Google Ecosystem, I highly recommend it (I just can't speak for Apple users).

      I would recommend this to a friend



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