updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu July 9, 2009
Liquid Image video mask
US-based Liquid Image is now selling its latest product, the UDCM310 underwater diving mask with a built-in photo and video camera, in Japan via retailer Hanwha. The device sports an integrated 5-megapixel camera module that can capture can capture both video and still images at 720x480 up to 33 feet deep. Power and shutter buttons are integrated into the frame of the camera, which turns off automatically if not recording after two minutes to conserve battery life.
The device has 16MB of built-in memory, which can be expanded via a microSD memory card. Power comes from two AAA batteries, while content is transferred to computers via a USB 2 interface. The mask is priced at the equivalent of $180 in Japan. [via Akihabara]