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Is Google’s New Smart Camera Worth Buying?

It's a cool new must-have gadget

It's creative but not quite practical

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A technological marvel, Google Clips is a uniquely smart camera that uses AI to capture the most noteworthy parts of everyday life, writes Michael Calore Gear of Wired. It recognizes movement, gestures, pets and even prioritizes people that are close to you. All of this it does with its own processors, without needing to be connected to the internet. Particularly for parents and pet owners, it offers a chance to capture the most special moments. Google Clips responds to movement or even smiles, eliminating the need to fiddle with a phone or camera. It has created a new way to witness life through photography.

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Google Clips is an inspiring idea, offering a small body camera that takes photos automatically, allowing its owners to capture memorable moments without constantly being on their phones. However, it doesn’t achieve this goal practically, asserts Christina Bennington of Slate. As it’s clearly a camera, people are never fully candid around it. The pictures it takes don’t look more authentic than those taken with a smartphone. Ultimately, Google Clips is a promising step forward in photo technology while not quite usable enough to become a common household gadget. It’s not quite worth its price of $249.

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