(updated for sourcing 01/01/01)
at the same time as the Wrist Audio Player (CES 2000 in January,)
Casio's Wrist camera poses a "problem" for the connected
gadgeteer: what do I wear?
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The display is used as a viewfinder when recording images,
and for image playback. Three different modes can be selected
when recording an image:
an image is recorded, you can input up to 24 characters (12
characters in the upper line; 12 characters in the lower line)
of memo text. A relatively simple manipulation of buttons
allows you to input alphabetical characters or numbers so
that you can record a person's portrait along with their name
and telephone number.
An infrared data transfer function allows for the exchange
of images with a computer that is equipped to receive IR data.
Upload and download of images to and from your computer for
editing and archiving, is supported.
While meeting with another wrist-cam "wearer", exchange
od images is made possible via a proprietary Casio IR exchange
technology. And to reaffirm that this is a truly versatile
gadget, the Wrist Camera incorporates basic watch functions
such as current time, five alarms, a timer and a stopwatch.
The device is designed to minimize battery power consumption
and to facilitate easy battery (CR2032) replacement. Approximate
battery life is six months, "assuming" about 60
seconds of camera operation per day. An Auto Power Save feature
automatically turns power off whenever it detects that the
Wrist Camera is not being worn on the wrist.
Screen Resolution: close to 120 x 120 pix
a little bit more than 1.1 ounces
Dimensions: 1.57 (W) X 2.05 (H) X .63 (D)
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Gadgets we have from Casio :