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Thursday February 22, 2001 - 12:01 AM EST - By James Hromadka


Eyecontact entryNow that you know how to take pictures, install eyecontact from the installation CD or download itEyecontact is easily one of the most useful applications you will find for the Visor.  Using the same database that AddressBook uses, eyecontact lets you embed images into a contact so that you can "put a face to the name."  Eyecontact looks like AddressBook in almost every way except for a few extra options.

New eyecontact entryTo embed an image into a contact, either edit an existing entry or create a new one.  Tap Choose if you have already taken the picture or Capture to take a new picture with the eyemodule2.  If you are choosing an existing picture, a thumbnailed listing of pictures appears.  Select the one you want and a small image will now appear inside that contact entry.  Tap on a thumbnail and it will display the original picture full screen.

What I really liked about eyecontact is that I can delete the original picture to save space (leaving the thumbnail intact) and that thumbnails only take up about 8 KB in space for each picture.  A special eyecontact database stores all of your thumbnails, and the eyecontact application itself is just over 100 KB in size.

The real Slim ShadyWhen looking at your address listing, entries that have a picture will have a () icon next to them.  I have already reassigned my AddressBook hardware button to use eyecontact (this is also an option), and best of all, you don't actually need the em2 to use eyecontact.  You can use the desktop application eyedrop to transfer pictures from your computer to your Visor and then select that image as a thumbnail.  This is very useful if you want to use PhotoShop to remove the background from a picture before embedding it into eyecontact.

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

Meet the ParentsThey say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll include some VGA photos here for your perusal.  Most of these are in poor lighting, because let's face it -- that's the true test of the em2.

  • To the right is the Slide Show image capture of my parents.  Click here for the VGA photo of them.  My apartment has poor lighting, so this is the result of a picture taken in a room with two overhead 60 watt bulbs.
  • Here is a picture of what you get while sitting at a light at dusk.  My wife took the picture. :)
  • Here is the outside of Chuy's, my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant (this also looks great in eyecontact).  Anyone have the recipe for their Creamy Jalepeño sauce?
  • Here you can see that Elvis lives! -- as a matador.
All of the above pictures are untouched.  As you can see the em2 does a much better job of working in poor lighting, but still isn't as good as it should be.  If there is an eyemodule3, it better have a flashbulb or be able to take pictures well in low lighting.  Night Vision would be cool too!

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Product Details
Name: eyemodule2
Company: Blocks Products
Weight:  1.1 oz.
Color: Yes (16-bit)
Hard Cover Compatible: No
Price: $199.00

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