About this project
Welcome to ZionEyez on Kickstarter!Thank you for your interest in our product! We are ecstatic to deliver you a pair of Eyez™ and can’t wait for you to start recording.
Our engineering team at ZionEyez is currently developing Eyez™, the latest innovation in personal video recording technology. Eyez™ embeds a 720p HD video camera within a pair of eyeglasses designed to record live video data and take pictures. The recorded data can be stored on the 8GB of flash memory within the Eyez™ glasses, transferred via Wifi/Bluetooth or Micro USB to a computer, or wirelessly transferred to most iPhone or Android devices. After a one-time download of the “Eyez™” smartphone and tablet app, users can wirelessly broadcast the video in real time to their preferred social networking website.
Currently, the most popular way to record mobile video is via smartphone or digital camera. However, while the online social network platforms are excellent for receiving the video, physically recording the video remains problematic. Many recorded video streams are short, largely because it is uncomfortable for users to continuously hold their cameras up for longer than a few minutes. Also, users are forced to watch the event they are recording through the miniature mobile phone screen, rather than enjoying the action as it unfolds in front of them.
Eyez™ solves both of these problems. Now users can comfortably record live video completely hands-free, and without the burden of watching it through a tiny screen. Users can simply tap the power sensor, open the Eyez™ app (or not), and then forget about it. Several networking sites, including Qik and LiveStream, will broadcast to users profiles' and save the videos to cloud storage. If users prefer not to broadcast the video to the internet or to their mobile, the data will automatically save to the built-in flash memory, allowing for an easy upload later via Micro USB or Bluetooth. While employing cutting-edge technological advances, Eyez™ glasses are also practical for daily use. Users can choose from high quality removable lenses in both clear and shaded tones. In addition, the shape of Eyez™ glasses is extremely popular, so most optical stores can easily fit the appropriate prescription lenses. Imagine yourself recording exactly what your "Eyez™" see, whether it be worldly travels or a college lecture, no memorable event will be lost. No other product in existence can deliver you such a first person video recording experience.
At ZionEyez we have a team of the most talented engineers in the micro video recording technology field. Joe Taylor, our Chief Technology Officer is an engineer who has designed many consumer electronics products, including products for the FLIP line of video cameras. Joe studied Engineering at Purdue University where he recieved his B.A. of Science. Joe is working closely alongside many of his former colleagues from FLIP who specialize in the hardware and software development of personal video recording technology.
Leading the ZionEyez team as CEO is Carlos Becerra, he was formally educated at University of California San Diego where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economic Management Science. He later acquired his J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law.
Our mission is to revolutionize the way people share the most significant experiences in their life. We are idealists who know that people value memories most. ZionEyez provides a solution for capturing these moments without compromising convenience or style.
ZionEyez has carefully assessed all of the possible options for getting the Eyez™ glasses to the market as quickly as possible. It has drawn an enormous amount of attention from some of the worlds biggest technology companies. We've discussed possible partnerships and other options with these companies, but we have decided to grow organically.
Eyez™ glasses are a grassroots project. By keeping it that way, we can maintain the quality and style that our customers deserve, while keeping the cost affordable.
We have a motto at ZionEyez; it is “Join the Movement.” When you pledge towards this project you are becoming an integral part of the next revolution in personal video recording technology. We greatly appreciate all of your support! Welcome to the movement.
Eyez™ Patent Pending
Visit us at "www.zioneyez.com"
Similar to other POV camera systems like the Go-pro, Vio, Looxcie and Hero cameras, the Eyez feature a wide angle, fixed focus lens. This works best for action photography, since an auto-focus system can have difficulty keeping up with fast moving action. Auto-focus cameras also consume a lot more power than fixed focus systems, so a fixed focus camera allows much improved battery life.
Yes, Eyez™ features a high quality microphone that records monaural (not stereo) audio at a bitrate of 128kb/s (MP3 quality audio).
To begin recording a video session, the user turns on the glasses, fires up the ZionEyez app (if recording video to a smartphone), and hits the record button. A small LED flashes to indicate that the user is recording. It will only flash for a moment after the record button is pressed, that quick flash is to notify you that the recording has begun. After the initial quick flash, the LED will be off, and unnoticeable to anyone including the user. Video will be continuously recorded. The user can "tag" video segments by tapping the record button. This saves the previous 5 minutes and subsequent 5 minutes into a separate date stamped video file. A quick "blink" "blink" "blink" of the record LED lets you know that you successfully tagged a segment. A long (about one second or longer) tap of the record button will end the recording session. If the video segment length begins to exceed the available memory, the video will begin to overwrite the current video segment file. The video will not overwrite the "tagged" segments. Also, the recording indicator will only flash for a moment to notify the user that the recording has started, it will then be unnoticeable to anyone, including the user.
Eyez™ will record for 2-3 hours on a full charge. The lithium polymer battery can be recharged via the micro USB port concealed by a sliding hatch on the bottom of the frames. Aftermarket plug in battery packs are available to extend the battery life.
The dimensions of Eyez™ are comparable to the Ray-Ban "Wayfarer" design sunglasses, the best selling sunglass style since 1952. (Lens: 50mm wide x 38mm high, Bridge: 11mm, Temple: 143mm).
The glasses record video at 720P (1280x720) resolution at 30 frames per second.
The glasses also record monaural (not stereo) audio at a bitrate of 128kb/s (MP3 quality audio).
The glasses use H.264 video encoding to record audio & video at a rate below 15MB/s.
The glasses use a wide angle lens (and a few other tricks) to improve low-light conditions, albeit low light performance will be comparable to a smartphone camera. This is the nature of really small cameras.
The first production run of Eyez™ will be limited. By pre-ordering now, you are ensuring that you receive the first available units. In addition to guaranteeing your order, we are also rewarding each of our loyal customers by offering an instant $50 discount off the MSRP.
Your Eyez glasses will ship during the Winter 2011 season. The ZionEyez distribution team will keep you notified of all updates on your shipment.
Yes, the specifications listed on the pre-order page describe exactly what you will receive.
No, they are sold exclusively through ZionEyez.
The Eyez™ video camera and lens is provided by the largest micro-camera manufacturer in the world- Omnivision. They provide the highest quality in the industry, you can find their cameras in the Apple iphone and ipad.
Yes, your Eyez™ glasses will be covered by a 1 year manufacturers warranty covering any defects. At ZionEyez, when you purchase a pair of Eyez™ glasses, you have joined the movement. Any member of the ZionEyez movement will get the highest level of customer satisfaction we can offer. If you have any issues whatsoever, please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to speak to a representative over the phone, please email the above address with your contact information. A ZionEyez representative will contact you within 48 business hours.
The maximum order on the pre-order page is 10 Eyez™ glasses. For any orders larger than 10, please email mailto:email@example.com and a representative will contact you.
Eyez have the same lens dimensions as RayBans "New Wayfarer" design glasses, a common lens size that can be ordered and fitted through any optometrist.
Eyez will weigh less than 200 grams, slightly more than a standard pair of sunglasses. When the glasses are worn the weight will be distributed equally on both ears.
Yes, the shaded lenses included with Eyez block 100% of UVA/UVB rays
Eyez ™ are designed for recording 720p HD. There are several aftermarket video-editing software that will be able to capture stills 30 frames per second.
The ZionEyez logo featured on Eyez™ is the start/stop recording button.
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