HTC boldly Re-invents the compact camera
During the same presentation that features the Desire Eye, HTC also announced a curio that we’re keen to see more of.
Called the HTC Re, it’s a small, stylish, easy-to-use 16MP camera boasting a 146-degree wideangle lens and full HD video recording.
Approximately the size of an inhaler, Re is charmingly simple in its design, controlled via just two buttons and a companion app, which allows the camera to be operated remotely.
Without a display, Re should be less susceptible to drop-induced damage than a traditional camera (minimising parent anguish when budding Spielbergs get hold of it), while its cylindrical form is ideal for single-handed operation. Re also boasts an IPX7 waterproof rating out of the box, meaning it will be unfazed by up to 30 minutes in a metre of water. Now the action doesn’t need to stop when the heat drives everyone into the pool.
The Re will be available in white, navy, teal and orange, with the possibility of more colours to follow, while the companion app will be available on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. $TBC, HTC.COM/AU, OUT TBC