Shonin has launched a body camera on Kickstarter, and it’s a little bit different from other wearable cameras. Many cameras in the same size as Shonin are made to capture your experiences, like when you’re skiing in the mountains or surfing big waves on the beach. However, Shonin is a security device that is going to “capture your side of the story”.
You will be able to attach this camera either by a clip or putting it on something magnetic, so it’s a very simple process. It starts recording a video whenever someone taps it, and you can then share the videos to platforms such as YouTube or Facebook by using WiFi or cellular connection. The camera can either store the footage on the Shonin Cloud, or in it 8GB SD card if no cellular or WiFi connection is available. You can also watch and do simple edits to the camera’s captures in the Shonin app. Other specs include an IP67 rating, a GPS, and a battery that will survive 2.5 hours or even 5 hours if you attach an extra battery.
As mentioned before, the Shonin device is made to “capture your side of the story”. Shonin says that it can be used for recording road rage, random threats, injustice, accidents etc. This camera will probably make you feel safer when you’re alone in the dark streets or when you’re participating in an event, such as a concert.
Shonin’s initial goal was to raise $30,000, but they have already raised over $135,000 and there are still 26 days left to go. This means that Shonin also will come with a time-lapse mode, and image stabilization will be added if they reach $150,000. A WiFi camera costs $169, while you will need to pay $199 for the version with both WiFi and cellular connectivity. The Shonin is also available in multiple colors, including black, red, yellow, and pink. The delivery will start February next year.
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