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The First-Person Swimmer

Liquid Image’s HD video goggles will capture your next dive – or the bottom half of that pool party.



Want your buddies to know that you actually did stare a Great White Shark in the eye and live to tell the tale? Pull on the Liquid Image Hydra Series HD 720p goggles before you head into the briny deep. Crammed into the ordinary-seeming swim mask is a point-of-view camera with capable of snapping HD video at 30 or 60 frames per second as well as 5mp still photos. The Hydra’s 120-dregree wide-angle lens offers a huge field of vision for scouting all sorts of aquatic life and its lever-style buttons make it simple to operate, even with dive gloves. The 4 AAA batteries will keep the Hydra recording at 720p for 2 hours, so you’ll probably run out of oxygen before power. [$120; liquidimageco.com]

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