It’s hard to imagine James Bond wearing anything less than a set of Tom Ford or Persol sunglasses but what would a super spy be without a pair of video and audio recording sunglasses. The new Interactive Group Active-i Sunglasses might not make a 007 but it sure could be the next spy’s best friend as it combines video/audio recording and playback with UV-protection optimized polarized lenses. It was launched last CES 2011 and boasts instant viewing without the need for a PC or laptop. It uses an included monocular to view recorded videos and captured images.
The Active-i Sunglasses features a unique design that uses an integrated video camera to record up to 2 hours worth of video and audio content on its internal memory. The camera is cleverly located over the bridge of the nose for minimal visibility without occluding the eyes while also providing a wide recording range. Captured film and images can then be transferred to any PC or MAC using the USB cable. Furthermore, Active-i can be linked to a TV for easy viewing using the included TV connect cable.
Like Bond’s spy gadget, this obscure video recording device is quite easy to operate – just push a button to start recording. A small slot on the arm of the glasses accommodates a microSD memory card for an extended recording time.
These sunglasses is a perfect gift for spy wannabees, the unisex design would easily complement both masculine and feminine tastes. The Active-i includes recording camera sunglasses, USB cable, carrying case, TV connection cable, monocular viewer and cleaning cloth.