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volcanopeleGreat Product

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The EyeModule2 is a great product. Will it replace a regular digital camera, no. But the amount of things I have photographed with this has been amazing. And thats what this module is meant for. To take quick pictures of things that you would probably not waste your time on with a regular camera.

WatchMeFlyThis module is for two kinds of Visor users

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This module is for two kinds of Visor users -- (1) those who don't mind wasting money on poorly-designed gadgets, and (2) those who cannot tell a poorly-designed gadget from a good one. This is definitely not worth the money. If and when it sells for the cost of a Bigmac and small fries (plus free S&H), then, maybe, just maybe, you should consider getting one. I am not comparing EM2 with a real digital camera, I am merely assessing it for its price vs. its quality (or lack of).

Sammy It's great!

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I've been using the Eye 2 for a month. Undoubtedly it's a great product. The beauty is that it turns your Visor to another device. Another great thing is that it is PART of your Visor, not an ugly attachment. I'm able to take great pictures using Eye 2, even at poor lighting conditions. Photography skills play a vital role in picture quality, so it's unfair to blame the picture quality of this module if we don't know how to handle it. Here are some tips: 1. Keep you hands still. 2. Keep the distance between the lens and the object to at least 18". 3. Don't take the picture as soon as you see it on the screen - give some time to the module to focus on the object. 4. Fluorescent lighting is great for indoor photo taking. 5. It's not quite suitable to close, fast-moving objects. 6. Taking photos for objects is easier than taking portraits at poor lighting condition - perhaps skin and clothes are less reflective than other materials. I also faced some problems transferring photos from my Visor to the PC. However, there are only exceptional, and in most cases there are no problems. Of course I'll be happy to see patches for software upgrades. I do agree that it is expensive and there are rooms of improvement, but it gives you a lot of fun. Imagine how you happy you are when someone passes by yells, 'He's taking photos! What's it?'

Sammy It's great!

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I've been using the Eye 2 for a month. Undoubtedly it's a great product. The beauty is that it turns your Visor to another device. Another great thing is that it is PART of your Visor, not an ugly attachment. I'm able to take great pictures using Eye 2, even at poor lighting conditions. Photography skills play a vital role in picture quality, so it's unfair to blame the picture quality of this module if we don't know how to handle it. Here are some tips: 1. Keep you hands still. 2. Keep the distance between the lens and the object to at least 18". 3. Don't take the picture as soon as you see it on the screen - give some time to the module to focus on the object. 4. Fluorescent lighting is great for indoor photo taking. 5. It's not quite suitable to close, fast-moving objects. 6. Taking photos for objects is easier than taking portraits at poor lighting condition - perhaps skin and clothes are less reflective than other materials. I also faced some problems transferring photos from my Visor to the PC. However, there are only exceptional, and in most cases there are no problems. Of course I'll be happy to see patches for software upgrades. I do agree that it is expensive and there are rooms of improvement, but it gives you a lot of fun. Imagine how you happy you are when someone passes by yells, 'He's taking photos! What's it?'

AnonymousGreat idea, mediocre performance, software problems with backup.

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I bought to eyemodule2 for taking pictures of equipment at a trade show. The color VGA camer met my minimal requirements and to size & convenience convinced me to spend $200 for the module. I need to take the equivalent of 5 or 6 rolls of film (150+ pictures) for a show. The FAQ section at the eyemodule web site indicated that I could same the pictures to a Flash Card in my Palm deviece when it filled up (35 or so VGA size pictures). I happily did so and saved the pictures. When I transferred them back to the Palm device I discovered that I could view them on the Palm but could hot Hotsync them to my PC. This caused a fatal error every time! Contacting both Handspring & the eyemodule site resulted in canned responses with no solution to my problem. I can see the pictures on my Palm but have to resize them to tiny B&W photos to get them out. Nice toy, but it I wanted this kind of results I could have gotten by with my son's Gameboy camera. Not worth the investment until they fix the software. (Yes I'm mad!). If they fix this great. If not, buy a digital camera.

BudPritchardBetter off with digital camera for personal use, however.......

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Good for people that need to take snapshots of houses, etc as mentioned in Alan Graham's article. At $199, you can find a better camera for personal use.

Alberto Cajigas Jr.My favorite Module so far

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I was about to buy the EM1 two months ago when it was listed as $149. However, I decided to wait for something better. Then, the EM2 came out. Wow, those pictures are really much better than with the EM1. I love it, I've been taking pictures without been noticed. A friend asked me if I was some kind of James Bond or secret agent. LOL Al

8itgr8Thrilled

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As a long term Visor user (pre-ordered prior to release)I have had great success personally and professionally with my VDX. Modules unrelated to memory and the like didn't really tempt me as I did not have much need for most products. The EM1 for $150 was just too steep for the picture quality but it was tempting and I was about to buy when the EM2 came out. Yes I could buy a digital camera for the same money and get better results but it would live in the same place as my current 35 mm, the closet. I never remember it. I carry my Visor everywhere and plan to do the same with the EM2. Arguably, the picture quality leaves something to be desired but it is better than no a 0 by 0 pixel picture! Furthermore, the wows, looks and that's too cool comments from the Peanut Gallery are worth $ 200. Now the big challenge is that I need a Prism.

mrknowitallA sight for sore eyemodules

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A great springboard! It doesn't hurt to try the product before you knock it. Excellent and exceeded my expectations! This one's a keeper. If you have a Prism, you'll want to take advantage of this. You bought a Visor to use the springboard. Yet another visorgasm brought to you by mr. kia.

mrknowitallA sight for sore eyemodules

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A great springboard! It doesn't hurt to try the product before you knock it. Excellent and exceeded my expectations! This one's a keeper. If you have a Prism, you'll want to take advantage of this. You bought a Visor to use the springboard. Yet another visorgasm brought to you by mr. kia.



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


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