On the action camera market, GoPro is not the only one. Today, various manufacturers offer interesting alternatives. Among them, the very well-known photography brand Polaroid offers a tiny little cube that records 1080p 60fps HD videos. The main asset of the Polaroid Cube+, that’s in its name, is that it is a very tiny square of 39x39x39mm. In spite of this tiny format, the Polaroid Cube+ offers up to 90mn of battery life according to Polaroid.
In photo mode, the camera can record 8MP still images. The wide-angle lens of the Polaroid Cube+ covers 124° of field of view
The tiny little 4cm wide cube body of the Polaroid Cube+ is shock proof and splash proof. Note that it’s not really waterproof per se, and that you cannot dive underwater with it but it will resist heavy rain or some see/water splashes. An underwater casing is available for the Polaroid Cube as well.
We knew this camera before, today, the Cube+ brings WiFi wireless connectivity to the Polaroid Cube. This wireless connectivity allows the Cube+ to be connected to an iPhone or an iPad thanks to the iOS Polaroid app. This app can remotely control the Cube+ and your iPhone or iPad screen will remotely display what the camera sees and records. This is also through this iOS application that you will upload the HD movies of your adventures from the Polaroid Cube+ to your iPhone or your iPad. You can of course use the Polaroid Cube+ without your iPhone or iPad, in that case in full autonomous mode, the Cube+ records movies and stills on an SD card.
Available this summer in three colors, the Polaroid Cube+ is sold USD 149.99. The previous model, which has no wireless connectivity, remains in the range and is offered for USD 99.99. As any respectable action camera brand, Polaroid is selling a rather fair variety of accessories and various monts for the Cube+ like helmet monts, straps, bike monts, etc.
More information on Polaroid’s website.