Using built-in LTE connectivity, this action cam from LG can stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without the aid of a smartphone. It also offers remote access via 3G and LTE that enables it to be used for home monitoring or as a dash cam for your car.
The LG Action CAMLTE is protected from dust, sand, and can be immersed in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. An optional waterproof case, to be available this fall, extends the cam's usefulness to water sports like scuba diving and surfing. If you want to use the cam on a helmet or bike, or in your car, you'll also have to purchase the optional mount. Built in GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope provide location and position information to go along with your footage.
The cam becomes available in South Korea in June, with a launch in North America and Europe to follow. Price and full specs won't be available until the launch, but here are the key specs:
- Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels
- Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1
- Video Recording: UHD 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps
- Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps
- Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm
- Weight: 95g
- Battery: 1,400mAh
- Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope
- Color: Light Gray
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The TRNTBL from VNYL not only communicates with your speakers, headphones, and other devices via Bluetooth and AirPlay, but connects the tracks you spin to your friends and social media. It does this identifying what you're playing and building a playlist which it shares with Spotify and which you can share with your friends. Your friends can tune in on Spotify and stream what you're playing in realtime or stream the playlist from the beginning.
The TRNTBL is from the folks at VNYL, the $39 per month vinyl subscription service, and will be available this summer. You can pre-order it now for $351 and pocket the savings from the regular retail price of $420 once it ships.