NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PogoTec today announced the introduction of PogoLoop, a proprietary adapter that allows almost all eyewear to attach PogoCam, the world’s smallest and lightest attachable eyewear camera. With PogoLoop, it’s possible to attach PogoCam to your current eyeglass frame or to other new eyeglass frames not equipped with PogoTrack.
First unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PogoCam is designed to magnetically attach to frames equipped with PogoTrack, a proprietary platform that maintains the fashion look of eyewear. PogoTrack will also support the attachment of future electronic wearable devices beyond the PogoCam camera. PogoLoop is a newly developed method of attaching electronic wearable devices to eyewear. It is a proprietary, patent-pending universal connector easily installed by opticians and consumers that supports the magnetic attachment of PogoCam and future eye wearables to almost all frames available on the market today. PogoLoop can remain attached to one’s eyeglass frame, thus providing the ability to quickly attach a camera for those photo moments one does not want to miss. It can also be removed and reinstalled as desired.
“PogoLoop is a proprietary innovation permitting consumers to upgrade their glasses in less than 60 seconds to support wearable technology,” said Ron Blum, founder and CEO for PogoTec. “PogoLoop has been designed to make 90% or more of all eyewear frame styles electronic wearable device ready. Given the wide variety of sizes, shapes and styles of eyewear, the development and refinement of PogoLoop was quite challenging. We are very pleased with simplicity and efficacy of PogoLoop.”
Future compatible eye wearables may include an alertness monitor to prevent drivers from falling asleep and a UV meter to prevent sunburn by alerting users when exposed to damaging rays. Various size PogoLoops will be included in every retail package of PogoCam. PogoLoop can be attached to the right or left temple of most frames with the exception of thin, wire frames that do not allow for a secure connection. It permits the attachment of electronic wearable devices in the perfect neighborhood close to vision, speech and hearing.
PogoLoop will be on display at the International Vision Expo & Conference in New York City from March 31 through April 2 at the Jacob Javits Center, Booth 1821.
PogoCam is the smallest and lightest camera attachable to eyewear in the world. PogoCam was designed for the mass market and is easy to use. It comes equipped with a five-megapixel sensor providing quality photos or video comparable to a smartphone. The camera is resistant to water and perspiration. PogoCam is capable of capturing in excess of what a typical user would take per day. PogoCam can capture and store 100 still photographs or up to two minutes of continuous video having 720p HD video at 30 frames/second with full audio (12 10-second clips) before having to be downloaded and charged. The camera is activated by pressing a single button and images are uploaded to a mobile device. PogoCam’s camera function is focus free with auto-white balance making it easy for the user to capture high quality images and video. A Smart Case that easily fits in one’s pocket is included with each PogoCam. Simply insert PogoCam into the Smart Case and it can recharge PogoCam up to five times in as little as 35 minutes for each recharge cycle. The Smart Case also transmits your images and video wirelessly to your smartphone using Bluetooth while it backs up your memories to its internal memory chip. PogoCam is designed to attach magnetically to frames having PogoTrack technology or to PogoLoop (universal connector which is attachable to the vast majority of eyeglass frames). While attached to PogoTrack, PogoCam can be moved along the length of the track – allowing the user to bring it forward only when in use. The camera can be attached and removed easily with one hand without removing the frames, allowing it to be stored in a pocket or purse when not recording images.
About the PogoCam Smart Case
PogoCam connects to the Smart Case using a standard USB-C connector and can hold 8,000 photos or up to 45 minutes of video. Measuring only 69mm x 40mm x 18mm, the device is designed to easily fit into a pocket to provide added protection and functionality to PogoCam. The Smart Case charges PogoCam in as short as 35 minutes and has the capacity to provide up to five recharges before being recharged itself. Once PogoCam is connected, all images and video are automatically transferred to an internal memory chip as well as any smartphones or devices connected via Bluetooth.
PogoLoop will be available in a free adapter kit with purchase of PogoCam, which is planned to be available at thousands of consumer locations in 2017, including eye care offices, optical shops, big box and specialty stores in the U.S. PogoCam and well-known branded non-prescription sunglasses with PogoTrack will be bundled for sale on the PogoCam ecommerce site, www.PogoCam.com and www.Amazon.com. Prescription eyewear with PogoTrack will also be available in optical shops and eye care offices in 2017. Additional channel partners are being added for 2018 and beyond.
Pricing and Availability
PogoCam, including its wireless Smart Case and other accessories will have a suggested retail price of $149.00. When purchasing a PogoCam on PogoTec’s ecommerce site, PogoCam.com, initial customers purchasing PogoCam will receive a free pair of fashion non-prescription sunglasses with PogoTrack. Customers will also receive PogoLoop with purchase, a small, flexible connector that allows PogoCam to be attached to almost any style of glasses or sunglasses. PogoLoop comes in multiple sizes and a template guide to help consumers choose the right size for their eyeglass frames.
PogoTec™, Inc is a privately owned company incorporated in Delaware. Its core initiative is to enable electronic wearable devices with a special focus on eyewear. PogoTec’s product offerings consist of; PogoTrack: a proprietary attachment means for attaching electronic wearable devices to eyewear while maintaining the fashion look of eyewear and PogoCam: the world’s smallest and lightest camera attachable to eyewear. PogoTec’s management team and Board of Directors have extensive experience in creating and commercializing innovation. PogoTec has been extremely diligent in protecting its intellectual property and has numerous patent applications filed around the world. For more information about PogoTec, please visit www.PogoTec.com.