Over the next few days I'm going to shine the TechGoesStrong light on some lesser known but not necessarily less important gadgets and gizmos I've run across that may have a more immediate and pleasant impact on your digital life. I've got a half dozen today; I'll have more tomorrow and next week.
If Twittering or Facebooking ("Facebooking"?) doesn't satisfy your need to keep everyone in your circle immediately informed of even your most mundane activities, you can share your life with them as it happens via the Looxcie (LOOK-see) a wearable camcorder. Using the Android or iPhone LooxcieLive app due sometime in the next few months, the Looxcie will stream whatever you see live (okay, there's a five-second delay) to anyone subscribing to your video life. Looxcie weighs around an ounce – a hair heavier than a Bluetooth earpiece – and can stream your life for up to four hours on a single battery charge. Looxcie also is a regular recording camcorder, and like a DVR is always recording into a video buffer, even if you haven't hit "record." As a result, if something happens before you hit "record," you hit a button and Looxcie recalls the last 30 seconds and starts to actually record from that point (just like you can hit a button on your cable box remote to see a program you missed the first 10 minutes of from the beginning, even if you haven't actually recorded the program). Looxcie records in 480p and can record for up to four hours. And Looxcie is built to look like a Bluetooth earpiece for a reason – it's also a Bluetooth headset. You can buy Looxcie now for $199, but the LooxcieLive live streaming app will be free. That's company representative Jennifer Colton modeling the Looxcie.