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Shockwave action cam surprises with features including live streaming

The action camera category keeps growing as new players attempt to compete against the popular GoPro.

Shockwave is a wearable action cam that can stream live video on the Internet via Wi-Fi or 4G service, meaning it will transmit data whether the user is indoors or outdoors. It can easily be installed on the surface of any object through solutions including a tripod, unmanned aerial vehicle suspension or its sport camera wearable mounting design, according to the Indiegogo campaign.

Shockwave shoots full 1080p HD video, accompanied by stereo audio. The camera also operates as a 4G wireless router via LTE/4G. Shockwave’s makers plan to start shipping it in February at $499, but early bird backers can get one at early bird pricing that starts at $299. Its makers are hoping to raise $50,000 by Dec. 11.

The live Wi-Fi and 4G streaming options are appealing. But it’s hard to project how successful Shockwave can be because there are just too many other action cams on the market now. It has been hard enough for name brands like Sony to compete against GoPro.

 

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