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November 15, 2010 18:00 ET

Looxcie Named One of TIME Magazine's 50 Best Inventions for 2010

Wearable Bluetooth Camcorder Recognized as One of the Biggest Breakthroughs in Science, Technology and the Arts

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Looxcie, Inc. announced today that it was chosen by TIME as one of the year's 50 best inventions. Looxcie™ (look-see), the first small, light, easy-to-wear camcorder, videos everything the user sees and allows them to capture unexpected moments then share them with the press of a single button. Clips can be emailed, posted to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or any social network the user wishes. Looxcie is available at Amazon.com for $199.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by TIME among this prestigious group of breakthrough products and services," said Looxcie CEO and co-Founder Romulus Pereira. "We created Looxcie out of the belief that people wanted to capture and share what they see right away, without being trapped behind the camera lens. This recognition really validates our idea that people want you to see what they see, when they see it."

About Looxcie: A Bluetooth-enabled headset, Looxcie fits comfortably on the ear and points where the user looks. Because it is always on, always videoing, users never have to worry about pressing a record button or missing a key event. When an unexpected moment occurs, a press of the instant clip button captures the last 30 seconds of video and stores it as a permanent clip on the device. Users can immediately share their clips by email or post to social networks. The accompanying Looxcie smartphone application also turns the phone into a viewfinder, remote control and editing tool for creating clips up to 30 minutes in length.

Looxcie currently operates with Android 2.0 and higher smartphones, with support for additional smartphone operating systems forthcoming. Clips can be uploaded to a Mac or PC via the USB connector for archiving, viewing, editing or additional sharing. Users can also pre-program an Instant Share favorite so that when they "long-press" the instant clip button, Looxcie automatically sends the clip to the pre-determined email address. A complete list of compatible phones is available at www.looxcie.com/looxcie-app.html. Looxcie will be available for sale beginning today at Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $199.

About Looxcie, Inc.
Looxcie, Inc. is the creator of the first, "always on," wearable camcorder that allows consumers the freedom to be active participants in the moments they're recording. The hands-free system, featuring a fully functioning video camera integrated with a Bluetooth headset, enables continuous recording of up to five hours of video. Looxcie moments can be clipped, saved, viewed, and instantly shared via the included app on a Looxcie compatible smartphone while the moment is fresh and relevant. Looxcie is currently available online at Amazon.com. Founded in 2008, Looxcie is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is backed by Artiman Ventures. For more information, visit www.looxcie.com.