Just in time for the start of the impending ski season, Zeal Optics is introducing a new set of goggles that come equipped with a camera built right in. The new iON HD Camera goggles are capable of capturing both 1080p and 720p video and can take 8 megapixel still images. An in-goggle viewfinder helps you to know exactly what you're shooting at any given time and the oversized buttons make the iON easy to control even while wearing gloves. Videos and images can be easily edited and shared on Facebook, Twitter and social networks as well, so you can brag to your friends about your best powder days.
The Ion HD Camera goggles have a 170-degree lens with infinity focus to help you shoot your turns, jumps, tumbles, and scenic mountain vistas. The camera and lens also automatically adjust for variable lighting conditions, which can be a big help when you're moving from dark shadows to bright snow.
You can play your HD clips and photos back immediately inside the goggles on a built-in viewfinder and there are big, glove-friendly buttons on the side of the frame for playing, pausing, and fast forwarding. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery will let you shoot for a maximum of three hours. The 3-hour battery life doesn't sound all that great for long days on the slopes, but this does seem like a fun option for making ski and snowboard videos.
What we really like about the Ion HD Camera is that it's a high-quality goggle for skiing in its own right. The lenses have an anti-fog coating so things don't get blurry and there's 100% UV Protection for bright days.
The only thing the Ion HD Camera goggles don't offer is a guarantee it will snow. After last season's unusually warm and snow-free winter, we'll just have to hope that Mother Nature gives us more of the white stuff this time around.
“The ZEAL iON is a truly innovative product,” says John Sanchez, president of ZEAL. “Consumers have been waiting for a goggle like this to put technology easily at their fingertips. Our products allow our consumers to share their lives, passions, and experiences, while progressing the industry as a whole.”
If you are interested in purchasing the ZEAL iON goggle, you can find them at www.zealoptics.com or at a store new you for $399.
ZEAL iON HD Video Camera Goggle Key Specification
- >> Anti-Fog Infused Lens Process
- >> Impact Resistant Frame Technology
- >> High Density Lens Technology
- >> 100% UV Protection
- >> Helmet Compatible
- >> Dual Strap Adjustments
- >> Optimum™ Lens
- >> Captures 1080p & 720p HD quality video
- >> Shoots 8 megapixel HD photos
- >> 170-degree wide angle camera lens
- >> Camera automatically adjusts for light levels and has infinity focus
- >> Utilizes an in-goggle viewfinder
- >> Controlled by glove-ready buttons on the side of the frame
- >> Rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a three-hour run time, depending on usage
- >> Easily integrates with all social media outlets to share your memories