We have been looking for ways to record our on track action. We don’t have a big budget so we went straight to Ebay to see what kind of cameras we could find. After a short search we found “Spy Sun Glasses Camera”. We won the auction and paid $22.06, including shipping from Hong Kong. We were cautiously optimistic as we waited for the Spy Sun Glasses to arrive. Five long weeks later, they finally arrived.
Today, we will give you our impressions.
The box is well packed and contains the Sunglasses, a Carrying Case, Charger, USB Cable, Cleaning Cloth and a User’s Manual.
The USB Cable connects to the Charger which plugs into a wall outlet. It charges the sunglasses much faster than using the USB port on your computer. You also use the USB cable to transfer data from the Sunglasses to your computer.
The Sunglasses are plastic and seem like they will hold up if not abused. The function buttons are clearly marked and match up to the User’s Manual. They fit my head and feel very good, but I have a big head.
The first video we took the Sunglasses were positioned normally on my head. The video turned out to be angled too high, with us missing most of the action. We found that I had to wear the glasses aiming at a downward angle to get proper footage. Fortunately, the Sunglasses still felt pretty good in the new position.
Sound Quality: This is pretty bad. We can hear too much background noise for our taste.
Picture Quality: This is O.K. at best. It seems too grainy, not as sharp as we would like.
– The Sunglasses require a MicroSD card (not included), because it has no built in memory.
– It took us a while to get the day and time stamp figured out on the video, this is where the User’s Manual could have been better.
– We have had the battery recording for 45 minutes. At that point we turned the Sunglasses Camera off. The battery still had more left in it.
– The battery took 30 minutes to charge using the wall charger.
We paid $22 including shipping for these glasses, so we aren`t complaining with what we received. If anything, it makes us want to invest more money and get a proper pair. If you are on a limited budget and want to capture some video action, then these will do the trick.
Sunglasses Camera what we see