Wearable Invers N10 Mp3 Player and Audio Recorder Captures Conversations, Meetings and Lectures
Invers N10 Mp3 player and audio recorder is worn around your neck like high-tech jewellery. The 'necklace' serves as a set of ear phones, and the N10's MP3 player has 512 MB of recording space. The voice recorder can be activated almost instantly, which makes taking lecture notes so easy. The audio file can later be downloaded to your PC in Mp3 format, annotated and even transcribed. You could use it to record personal brainstorms, ideas, dreams, verbal instructions, or the minutes from business meetings.
Here's a real product that carries out some of the functions that the still-in-development (yawn!) Sensecam has been promising. And you can see the uses and applications it suggests straight away. In a way, this is an audio version of the Sensecam. The Sensecam takes care of the visual side and could be used to captures notes on a screen, black board or overhead projector, or capture street names, written directions, diagrams and maps. You can imagine that a proper product-for-sale Sensecam would incorporate the audio function as well. But I wish Microsoft would hurry up with the development of it and decide whether this particular prototype is going to follow the Invers N10 into the marketplace. If they don't the N10's and Nokia Lifeblogs of this world may just get in there first and steal the market. And the Sensecam could end up as another too-late-to-come-to-the-party product like the Xbox. Microsoft should hurry a Sensecam beta product to the market so that we can play with it, abuse it, argue about it and basically have a big controversy about it.
These are two wearable data recording gadgets. Where the Invers N10 differs from the Sensecam is the visual component. We can accept audio recording on the hoof, but visual recording? In this conservative climate? Oh lordy-lordy no! Maybe that's the real reason why Microsoft are soft-pedalling on this one? It's a minefield ahead!