Narrative Clip

The Narrative Clip is a small wearable lifelogging camera. Its development began in 2012 by the Swedish company Memoto after a successful crowd funding via Kickstarter.[3][4] It can automatically take a picture every 30 seconds whilst being worn throughout the day, a practice known as "life-logging".[5] At the end of the day the Clip uploads the photos and videos it made into the vendor's cloud service, where they are processed and organized into collections called Moments, available to the user through a web client or mobile apps. The Moments or individual photos and videos can be shared through other apps or through the company's own social network.

Narrative Clip & Narrative Clip 2
Overview
MakerThird Dot AB
Sensor/medium
Maximum resolution5 megapixels (Narrative Clip) and 8 megapixels (Narrative Clip 2)[1]
General
Data Port(s)USB 2.0
Dimensions36 x 36 x 9 mm[2]
Footnotes
getnarrative.com

HistoryEdit

The company made its first headlines after raising $500,000 from a Kickstarter campaign which closed in Nov, 2012.[3][4] First units to backers were starting to be sent out during the autumn 2013.[6] Originally named Memoto, the company then proceeded to change its name to Narrative and the product name to the Narrative Clip [7] and kept on selling the first Narrative Clip on its website and through various retailers throughout the next 2 years.

The vastly improved Narrative Clip 2, featuring an improved camera, a modular attachment system, video capture, Bluetooth control and a built-in Wifi cloud uploader was unveiled at CES 2015 [8] and started shipping in early 2016.

Due to cashflow problems and a broad decline in venture capital interest in wearables during 2016, the original company had to shut down late 2016.[9] The assets and cloud service were acquired by a new company called Third Dot, run by some of the former founders and employees, which is keeping the service running for the existing users as well as maintaining sales of the Clip 2.[10][11][12]

There have been rumours of a Narrative Clip 3 being developed by the new company but no official announcements have been made.

 
Narrative Clip, as worn, compared with its predecessors

PressEdit

The lifelogging idea and Narrative Clip captured the attention and imagination of magazines and newspapers worldwide, like Wall Street Journal [13], Der Spiegel, New York Times International Herald, TechCrunch [14], FastCompany [15], Huffington Post [16], Wired [17], TheNextWeb [18][19][20], Condé Nast Traveller [21], Engadget [22][23][24][25] and The Verge [26].

Swedish National TV News reported on the original Memoto company and camera and that it would be released in spring 2013.[5]

Some writers speculated about potential privacy concerns due to automatic photography, for example the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Narrative wearable camera: valuable tool or Little Brother?". sfchronicle.com.
  2. ^ "Memoto wearable camera automatically captures your life at 30 second intervals". Memoto AB. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  3. ^ a b "Memoto 'Lifelogging Camera'".
  4. ^ a b "Who we are". Memoto AB. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  5. ^ a b "SVT News: Ny kamera loggar ditt liv (New camera logs your life)".
  6. ^ "Production speed quadrupled - now Chinese New Year".
  7. ^ "Lifelogging Camera Maker Memoto Has a New Name, $3M in Capital and a Ship Date". 4 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Narrative Announces Video with Clip 2, Now the Most Wearable Full HD Camera Captures Authentic Moments through Video and Photos". Narrative Blog. 2015-09-03. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  9. ^ "Narrative ending sales and support of Narrative Clip".
  10. ^ "Narrative service will keep running".
  11. ^ "Narrative lifelogging gets a stay of execution as the company considers restarting production". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  12. ^ "Narrative's CTO outlines the company return". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  13. ^ Say 'Cheese' to the Narrative Clip Life-Logging Wearable, retrieved 2018-07-11
  14. ^ "Narrative's Clip-On Camera | One Lap". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  15. ^ "Is Every Moment Worth Keeping? What I Learned By Photographing My Life Every 30 Seconds". Fast Company. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  16. ^ Bosker, Bianca (2014-02-10). "Nice To Meet You. I've Already Taken Your Picture". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  17. ^ Lasky, Michael S. "Review: Narrative Clip". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  18. ^ Bryant, Martin (2014-02-14). "Narrative Clip Wearable Camera Review". The Next Web. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  19. ^ Bryant, Martin (2014-11-21). "The Narrative Clip Gets a Web App". The Next Web. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  20. ^ Bryant, Martin (2015-01-04). "Narrative Unveils the Clip 2 Wearable Camera". The Next Web. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  21. ^ Pires, Details.com,Kevin. "12 Smart Gadgets Every Traveler Should Pack". Condé Nast Traveler. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  22. ^ "Memoto lapel camera turns your life into one big photoblog". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  23. ^ "Memoto camera wants to capture your life -- every 30 seconds". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  24. ^ "Memoto is now Narrative Clip, shipping November 1st". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  25. ^ "Narrative Clip lapel camera shows up at Expand in its final form, we go hands-on". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  26. ^ "Memoto camera launches Kickstarter campaign to bring lifelogging to the masses". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-07-11.