Designers: Dan Harden, Brian Leach, Mark Hearn, and Hiro Teranishi, Whipsaw, Inc., San Jose, California, USA
Manufacturer: TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd., Nanshan, Schenzhen, P.R. China
The TP-Link Quarter Camera is a wearable digital video camera, the size of a quarter. It is operated through a mobile charging base that features an interactive display and memory card slot. The cylindrical camera with built-in magnet can be removed from its base and used as is, or dropped into one of three ingenious attachment solutions: a suction cup to attach to fixed objects; a magnetic system to attach to thicker materials like a backpack strap; and a spring steel clip to attach to your clothing or other soft materials.
The Quarter Camera is a modular camera that comes with a mobile base/remote and a set of attachments. To keep the camera as small as possible, all unnecessary components for capturing an image or video have been removed from the camera and incorporated into the mobile base instead, including a display screen, operating buttons, bigger battery and bigger memory.
The precise and powerful HD, wide-angle camera is only 15mm thick and features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and magnetic charging. It holds 8GB of onboard memory for 30 minutes of wearable recording. IOS and Android-friendly apps allow a quick, wireless download of your videos and photos to your phone.
This lifestyle camera is not just portable, but wearable. It is made of lightweight aluminum that is compact and gold anodized.
As a lifestyle product, the user experience is a major focus. The camera is small, lightweight, and can easily be worn while the user goes about his or her daily activities, whether this is skiing down a challenging slope, or simply strolling down the street.
The camera has no buttons but is easily operated from the mobile base which functions as the remote as well as the charger.
The camera comes with a built-in magnet so it can easily attach to anything metal by itself, or quickly pop in and out of several attachments designed for any user need: a suction cup to attach to fixed objects; a magnetic system to attach to thicker materials like a backpack strap; and a spring steel clip to attach to your clothing or other soft materials.
To prevent sideways or upside down images, the top of the camera features a glossy, highlighted material to make sure the circular camera is attached in the correct orientation.
The Quarter Camera resembles a piece of sophisticated high-tech jewelry; small enough to fit into active lifestyles while elevating the current action camera market through material elegance.