Polaroid has announced a new variant, the Cube+, that adds Wi-Fi connectivity, making it mobile friendly. The size remains the same, which show how small Wi-Fi components are getting. It records video at Full HD 1080, but photo resolution has grow from 6 megapixels to 8MP. The Cube+ works with a companion app for iOS and Android.
Considered as 35mm and 124º of awesomeness, the Polaroid Cube is undoubtedly a powerful tiny camera you could have for your photographic moments. It’s shockproof, weatherproof, mountable and everything you can imagine in between. A complete rugged build which in spite of being small, can support Micro SD up to 32GB.
It’s tiny yet the rugged rubberized body is coldproof, shockproof, and waterproof down to 6 ft. it’s also available in blue and red. On two sides are rainbow-colored “racing stripes.” In the front face is the lens. On the base is a magnet, strong enough to adhere securely to any iron or steel surface. A round rubber button on top is the cam’s only button. Pressing it for a long time turns the Cube on or off. Pushing it once, instantly, takes a 6Mega Pixel still image. Pressing it twice starts video recording, and pressing it again stops the video.
In the back, beneath a circular lid that screws off with the twist of a coin, are a microSD card slot and a USB port for charging the Polaroid Cube’s internal lithium-ion battery, rated at 90 minutes—a USB cable, but not a charger, are added—and a toggle switch to change video resolution between 720p and 1080p. Polaroid offers attach and cases for the Cube. These holds a waterproof case and suction mount, which extends the camera’s waterproof depth to 33 ft ($39.99), plus mounts for a tripod, helmet, strap, and even a monkey-shaped stand ($17.99 each).
The Polaroid Cube is small, attractive, easy to use, and produces the surprisingly good video. Although it takes still pictures, they’re of the relatively low decision, and the camera does not hold either time-lapse or burst mode. If you don’t need this method, and can make do with 720p and 1080p video at 30 fps, it’s a nice choice, and definitely, money well spent.