ORBI Prime

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  • December 05,2016
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ORBI Prime

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys sharing the moment with panoramic images or an action video, the ORBI Prime sunglasses are a must-have prior to your next adventure. The ORBI Prime shades allow you to capture 360-degree videos and images using four powerful 1080p/4K resolution cameras. It’s a hands-free action camera housed in a pair of cool sunglasses.

 

Powered by industry-leading video stitching and editing software, users are able to record 90 minutes of outdoor action. The water-resistant eyewear (rated up to IP64), made of durable polycarbonate, are splash proof but not submersible. Designed for adventure, the ORBI Prime glasses take breathtaking 360-degree videos whether you’re ripping down a mountain biking trail or summiting the nearest peak.

 

Similar to a GoPro without the added mounting equipment, the ORBI Prime uses an app to control the camera instead of the blink-to-shoot technology featured in hands-free devices like Google Glass or BlinCam. Armed with innovative photo editing software, ORBI provides users with stitching up to 30 frames per second (FPS). The software’s video-stabilizing feature reduces shakiness and makes panning, rotating and zooming a user-friendly experience.

 

The ORBI Prime polarized lenses provide the outdoor enthusiast with all the necessary UV protection and compared to leading activewear shades, are rather stylish. The wrap-around sunglasses are available in five bold colors and designed for both male and females adventurers. Compatible with all leading multi-sport helmets, ORBI’s ergonomic design fits in perfectly with your outdoor apparel.

 

The real magic is housed strategically in ORBI’s high-tech eyewear stems. Four 1080p HD cameras can capture 160-degree by 110-degree FOV (field-of-view) in portrait orientation (360-degree of horizontal FOV and up to 300-degrees of upper hemisphere in-stitched image).

 

Wi-Fi connects the glasses to a companion app that features an intuitive editor allowing users to cut, combine, add a soundtrack, and mess with reference view direction. From its video gallery feature to the 360-degree full-screen video, you’ll be able to seamlessly organize your entire portfolio and post to social media with just a few clicks.

 

Because it captures images in the most intuitive way possible, the ORBI Prime glasses fall seamlessly into the category of disruptive technology. “After a lifetime of exposure to high-tech and innovation, we realized there was still no true seamless wearable tech device on the market; and definitely not one that would transform your eyes into a window for the world to experience true 360 moments in such a cool and ‘wow’ manner,” said Borja Lopez, ORBI project manager.

 

With an August 2017 estimated ship date and backed by a fully funded Indiegogo campaign, the ORBI Prime is positioned to make some noise in the outdoor wearable tech industry. I have a feeling we’ll be “liking” posts featuring the action camera’s handy work right in time for the fall 2017 hiking season.

PROS
  • 90 Minutes of Recording Time
  • Splash Resistant (Rated up to IP64)
  • Industry-Leading Video Stitching & Editing Software
  • 360-Degree Panoramic Video/Images
  • 1080p Cameras/4K Resolution
  • Video Stabilizing Technology
  • Polarized, Adaptive Lenses (UV Protection)
  • Compatible with Multi-Sport Helmets
CONS
  • Price