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#1 MemphisMechanic

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Okay so it's not technically a shooting product review, but no one has posted in here since May and you can wear them while shooting, so what the hell.

Bought a pair of the Pivothead glasses after waktasz/super-tactical posted them on sale for $149 and took them to the range for a USPSA match. A match where I did my best to generate the hits of a GM - if he were in the midst of a meth withdrawal with his front & rear sights removed.

Shot like crap. Even for a B class scrub. But damn, that camera's view angle and audio/video quality were seriously sick. Bug free. Easy to tell if they're recording or not... (a blinking light is visible in your peripheral if you slide them off 1") and they're pretty damn good sunglasses, too.

https://youtu.be/j1IjZOhKuow

I'm happy with them. But if buying gear makes you a GM, this product must need a few weeks to take effect.
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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:59 PM

They must not have included the GM card in the box.



#3 MemphisMechanic

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:22 PM

They must not have included the GM card in the box.


They mail it to you. After you practice your ass off for a year and burn through 60k rounds.

Hmm. Maybe that's not such an unusual path to GM.
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:17 AM

Sweet, glad you like them.

 

Now everyone go to pivothead.super-tactical.com and get your credit cards ready.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:08 AM

Sweet, glad you like them.

Now everyone go to pivothead.super-tactical.com and get your credit cards ready.


That may have been the subtlest plug I've ever seen.
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:08 PM

Have they improved the recording status light at all?

This weekend, I got a ton of great footage of my LAMR routine...

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:33 PM

Have they improved the recording status light at all?This weekend, I got a ton of great footage of my LAMR routine...

Have they improved the recording status light at all?This weekend, I got a ton of great footage of my LAMR routine...

Uh...
What do yours do?

I turn mine on and a blue led glows next to my left eye. Tap the button to record and a red one above it blinks. If I slide the glasses off my face, the blinking red light is easy to catch in your peripheral vision.
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:15 PM

The main problem is that the red light blinks super fucking slow, so sometimes I'll give it a glance to check if it's recording, catch it between blinks and think it's off, and hit the record button again and stop recording.

I wish they'd make the LED solid red when recording video.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:52 PM

With introspection, training and rigorous practice I bet you could learn to out-fox that blinky light,.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 05:14 AM

The main problem is that the red light blinks super fucking slow, so sometimes I'll give it a glance to check if it's recording, catch it between blinks and think it's off, and hit the record button again and stop recording.

I wish they'd make the LED solid red when recording video.

It's red for a bit the moment you tap the switch. Slide them forward enough you can see the LED then hit the button.

Or just spend a whole 1.5 seconds looking through them during LAMR
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:06 AM

Or just spend a whole 1.5 seconds looking through them during LAMR


Not really what I would prefer to focus on during LAMR.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:24 AM

That is seriously your complain?  

 

And you were able to attain a driver's license? It's a miracle someone with such a mental handicap was able to achieve that. Bravo to you.


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#13 MemphisMechanic

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

Not really - what I would prefer to focus on during LAMR.

Then turn them on beforehand and edit out some dead airtime.

Right before I draw the gun and load it, I slide them forward an inch, tap the button while looking at the red LED, and slide them into place when it lights up. Takes about one second total.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:53 AM

Not really what I would prefer to focus on during LAMR.


Compared to all those other cameras that read your brain waves and automatically know when you want it on and off...
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:47 AM

That is seriously your complain?

And you were able to attain a driver's license? It's a miracle someone with such a mental handicap was able to achieve that. Bravo to you.


Hey, all I'm saying is that it's a garbage product repped by garbage people. Nothing personal.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:48 AM

Compared to all those other cameras that read your brain waves and automatically know when you want it on and off...

More like ones that reliably turn on when you turn them on and stay on until you turn them off, and indicate immediately when they're on.

Usability, folks. It's important.

But hey, I'm just a fucking customer of their product. What do I know.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:52 AM

Hey, all I'm saying is that it's a garbage product repped by garbage people. Nothing personal.

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:17 PM

Uh...
What do yours do?

I turn mine on and a blue led glows next to my left eye. Tap the button to record and a red one above it blinks. If I slide the glasses off my face, the blinking red light is easy to catch in your peripheral vision.

 

ain't nobody got time fo'dat


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:08 PM

The main problem is that the red light blinks super fucking slow, so sometimes I'll give it a glance to check if it's recording, catch it between blinks and think it's off, and hit the record button again and stop recording.

I wish they'd make the LED solid red when recording video.

 

This problem is common.  But training with the Quiet Eye technique will help you focus precisely on where the red dot will appear while allowing your mind to mentally play through your stage plan.  Try watching youtube videos of Quiet Eye while wearing the Pivotheads until you can routinely call the red light status.

 

Alternatively, you can set up the Pivotheads in a laboratory with an observer in another room connected to the Pivotheads by USB.  Through a window, the observer will place a playing card into your field of vision.  When this happens you say whether the Pivotheads are recording or not recording.  The observer will note whether you are correct.  If you do several sets of this and achieve better than 50% accuracy you have ESP and do not need the red light, or an occupation as you can foresee the movement of individual stock prices.  If you fail to achieve better than 50%, forget the glasses and simply have LiveShots record your stages in Quicktime so they can immediately be ignored by all users of social media.


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