When I go on my diving vacation at the end of this month, I won’t be bringing this video mask. Why anyone would like to attach dumb headlights to vital diving gear is beyond me.
While Liquid Image Scuba Series HD320 is a huge jump over their previous toy-mask–reaching 35 metres and capable of capturing 720p video and 5 megapixel photos–didn’t anyone tell these people that one of the first rules of scuba diving is not to have objects protruding out of your personal space beyond your tank and BCD?
Apparently not. Even if the lamps get off easily in case your mask gets stuck in the coral or some underwater plant, it still looks dangerous and complicated. You can use it without lamps, but then you won’t be able to use its features to its full potential. Light and colour quickly disappear when you go down. In addition to that, in terms of function you will be limited to the movements of your head as far as angles go.
In other words, if you are serious about getting good video or photographs underwater, forget about gimmicks like this and get external equipment. It will be more flexible and safe. [CES Show]