Google thinks we’re taking pictures the wrong way, and are missing out on life’s most exciting moments when we spend too much time behind our smartphone cameras.
Its solution is a tiny camera called Google Clips, a camera that recognizes faces and pets and then tries to predict the best moments to capture a picture.
It’s a fun little device, but it’s also overpriced for what it does.
Google Clips is a compact camera that’s a bit like a smaller GoPro. It easily fits in your pocket and can be set up on a tripod to take random clips throughout the day. The idea is that you’re not the one behind the camera: The camera itself is supposed to be smart enough to capture images it thinks you’ll like of people and pets it thinks you care about. It’s able to gauge those faces by analyzing the images in your Google Photos library — Google says this processing is all done on the device and is private.