Wearable Camera Captures Your Life in Pictures — Every Grainy, Blurry, Skewed and Obscured Moment
My life is pretty dull. I’ve suspected that for a while now, but before I wore the Narrative Clip around for a few days, I wasn’t sure. Now I am.
This tiny, buttonless camera sits on your lapel, snapping a photo automatically every two minutes. It creates a “lifelog,” a timeline of candid photos that represent your day-to-day existence. It’ll capture those little moments right in front of you that you missed, and the ones you forgot to pull the camera out for.
It’s an appealing idea, but is it worth the jaw-dropping $280 asking price? In two words: not really. Given the sheer number of photos the camera is designed to take on a daily basis, you’d think the odds would be good that it would capture magic a few times a day. But for me, if the Narrative’s to be believed, my life isn’t just boring: It’s blurry, grainy and poorly framed.
Editing Alyssa’s subway video. I stare at this screen 50 hours a week.
But let’s start with the good: The Narrative Is a nice-looking object. In fact, it looks like a mini–Mac mini, especially in white (there’s a gray and an orange as well). On the front is the lens for a tiny camera. Below this is a USB port for transferring those shots to your PC.
On the right, four small lights let you know how much battery is left. The back, meanwhile, is devoted to the big metal clip that lends itself to the second half of the product’s name. There are no buttons to be found on the product, but you can manually take a picture with it by double-tapping the front of the camera.