First Impressions of the Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Camera
Recently I attended Vita Travel’s grand opening in downtown Santa Barbara. It was a fun party and as part of the celebration they raffled off a number of covetable travel items including luggage, clothing, and high-tech gadgets. And to my surprise it turns out I was the lucky winner of a Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Camera “LIC” in vibrant canary yellow!
This camera just looks fun — it’s small and lightweight, easily fitting in the in palm of your hand. The kit includes a tripod adapter and a clip to easily attach to a helmet. Plus, the camera connects to a phone or other mobile device via wifi.
The fun part: testing
After charging the battery and purchasing a micro SD memory card, I downloaded the Liquid Image app on my iPhone so I could start playing. As promised, the camera and phone connect quite easily and the app serves as a handy view screen for taking photos and playing back videos. One small downside is the delay on the phone screen when moving the camera around. I was also slightly disappointed that the wifi connection is lost when the camera is taking video, so the app cannot be used as a viewer at that time.
This weekend our beautiful town was decked out in all its glory for the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta, and I saw a great opportunity to shoot my first video at the parade. Here’s a short clip — I was impressed with the image quality.
The bottom line
Overall, the Liquid Image Xtreme is a fun, easy-to-use camera and I’m looking forward trying out some action videos next. Thanks, Vita Travel! Now if only my next trick could be to win the Lottery…
More about Vita Travel
Located at 12 West Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara, Vita Travel offers a wide variety of travel goods including luggage, backpacks, clothing, books, tech items and more. Their extremely knowledgeable staff is quick to offer tips, recommendations, and trip-planning assistance.