At an Atlanta show on last year’s Mrs. Carter Tour, Beyoncé scolded a fan who was too focused on filming: “I’m right in your face, baby. You gotta seize this moment. Put that damn camera down!” Um, we’d be mortified for life if that ever happened to us, and when Queen Bey tells you to be present, you better sing along and enjoy the show. Thankfully you won’t have to experience events from behind a screen with HTC’s latest debut, the RE Camera ($200), a handheld gadget that lets you film those irreplaceable moments without distractions.
The device is ergonomically designed for your hand so that you can document everyday and special occasions naturally. Simply press the button to snap a 16-megapixel still image, or hold to record a video at 1080p high definition. (How easy is that?) Its compact size is perfect for top-secret missions (proposals, surprise parties) and won’t annoy concert-goers behind you.
RE Camera works hands-free, too! Use the bar mount and attach your RE to your bike, motorcycle, scooter or boat. Strap it to your backpack on a hike or use the suction mount to clip it on the windshield of your car to document roadtrips.
You can instantly stream the footage you capture through your phone, and with RE App, you’ll be able to edit, share and store your pics and vids in a snap, in one place. And you can make slow-motion videos for those ultra-dramatic moments in life.
Bonus: It’s waterproof, so you can take this mini-periscope underwater (up to three feet) and it’ll survive the elements (rain or shine) when you leave it outdoors to capture time-lapse videos of your neighborhood or campsite.
If you’re curious as to how the video turns out and want to get inspired for your own GoPro-without-the-GoPro-like video making, watch RE by HTC’s “Catching Air” promo video below:
Would you get a RE Camera to document life’s most memorable moments? What would you capture with this handy cam? Let us know what you think in the comments!