I find taking pictures separates me from being involved in an activity. Putting the camera – still or video – up to my eye, changes my perspective from involvement in the activity to observation. Sometimes, that just isn’t any fun. That doesn’t, however, take away the desire to photograph or record many experiences. I still want to be involved now, and be able to review and relive them later.

Pivothead has embedded an 8 MP still/video camera in high-quality sunglasses to integrate the observation with the involvement. Using the Pivothead Camera Sunglasses, a simple flick of a switch results in pictures of everything you see and are doing. The glasses record HD video with four focus settings – continuous, auto, macro, and fixed. It has a built in microphone and an optional black and white capture setting. It captures still photos in 3, 5 or 8 megapixel image sizes and has an ISO range of 200 to 1600. It also has burst and time-elapsed modes.

The camera, mounted just above the nose bridge of the frames, has 8 GB of onboard storage, uses a rechargeable battery with charging and data transfer through USB. There are several lens colors and styles to choose from, all providing 100% UV protection.


Makes it easy to capture memories while you make them

It has three preset modes – active, sports and power save

Camera interfaces easily with Mac OS, Windows and Android devices


Only one style of frame

While lightweight, the frames are a bit bulky

Does not have stabilizers, so video can be jittery


Talibah Chikwendu

Special to the AFRO