On Oct 4, 2017, Google introduced the best hardware, software and AI – together. What they introduced is our second generation family of consumer hardware products, all made by Google: new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, an all-new Pixelbook, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. We see tremendous potential for devices to be helpful, make your life easier, and even get better over time when they’re created at the intersection of hardware, software and advanced artificial intelligence (AI).
Google Clips works hand in hand with your Android phone to capture life’s most precious moments. Lifelogging cameras have gone by the wayside, but apparently, Google never received the memo. Alongside the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google announced the release of a new device called Google Clips.
As the name suggests, Google Clips is a small lifelogging camera designed to clip onto objects and record life as it happens, keeping only the best moments for you to save and cherish. The square device weighs just 60.5 grams and measures 49mm, making it roughly the size of similar lifelogging cameras. On the front of the camera is a large, protruding camera lens that captures 130-degree field of view through a f/2.4 aperture.
At the heart of the camera is an A.I. engine designed specifically to capture the details of life in the best quality possible. Using machine learning, the camera captures 15 frames per second and pulls out the sharpest, most important details. You can manually sort through the photos it chooses and saves the ones you want. It can even learn the faces of people you capture the most and learn to prioritize those particular images.
The sole button on the device is a large shutter button on the front of the camera. Although Google Clips can stand on its own, there’s a clip case included for mounting the camera on just about anything you can imagine, from the pocket of your shirt to your dog’s collar. Sure, your new Pixel 2 will shoot stunning photos, but the camera’s only as good as the shots you manage to take. For all the rest, Google introduced a different kind of camera called Google Clips. The palm-sized device takes photos for you, using AI to find the candid moments you might want to capture, like that shot of your dog balancing a treat on his nose, or your toddler taking her first steps. Capture those moments as stills, videos, or GIFs, then export them to your phone over Wi-Fi. Google Clips has 16GB of onboard storage and files stored on the device can be transferred to Android devices running Android 7.0 Nougat or later using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
You can currently sign up through Google’s online store to be on a waiting list to order Google Clips, which will retail for $250.