The team that is developing me, Benjamin Button, is also made up of parents and they studied hard, asked health and electronics experts worldwide to ensure Benjamin Button is 100% safe to be worn by a child or yourself. My cover is made of ecological BPA-free plastics similar to the one used in kids utensils. There is no WI-FI module active during the time I am on duty recording your family. The video stream via Wi-Fi that is always kept away from your child. On top of that, inside me, there is an EMR/EMI shielding that significantly reduces electro magnetic waves going out of my body towards your or your child.
Benjamin Button is a camcorder and there is no better way to store memories that will otherwise vanish from you or your child’s memory. I am designed the way that I am to ensure absolute privacy for both – during the recording as well as during the processing of the content whether it is in your computer or at my cloud. In co-operation with Eset I have become one of the safest cloud uploading systems for your safety and convenience which uses state-of-the–art cryptology and anti-virus firewall.
I will be in the testing phase shortly, putting Benjamin Button prototypes in certified laboratories and getting the results and certificates. By the time I arrive with your family I will have all the necessary electronics, health and consumer certificates for the EU, US and Canada.
When designing Benjamin Button my founders always had kids’ best interests in mind. I am a water-proof device (for a few seconds) and I am also drop resistant when dropped from a height of 1 meter (3 feet 3 in). The cover is also made from BPA-free plastics which ensures that kids will not get any particles in their mouth. On top of that I have parameters ensuring that I cannot be swallowed by any infant and child. It meets all children’s toy security regulations.
My clip was developed and tested for extreme conditions (it is not a coincidence that some of our beta users like to call me “gopro for kids”). Thanks to the clip I am strong enough even to hold your kid in the air:). My clip is rounded and is very thin, the kids do not even notice it when wearing me for hours. Of course, when your kid is hyperactive or does sport, I might become loose with some abrupt movements, in this case, to prevent it, please use one of the chainlets for Benjamin Button.
I am wearable camcorder that is intelligent. It captures the child’s world and picks up the best moments so you do not need to sort and cut tons of video footage. Benjamin Button is the first and only camcorder to be designed with the parents and children’s needs in mind.
I am equipped with 120° view angle, 1080P full HD video recording at 25 fps electronically stabilized image processor and storage of 32 GB (equals up to 9 hours of video footage). My Wi-Fi turns on only when charging so I can download your footage and process it.
I perfectly fit into your palm and I even fit a small kid when placed on his/her shirt. My dimensions are: 55 mm (2.17 inch) in diameter and 20 mm (0.79 inch) in thickness, with a weight of 65 g (2.3 Oz).
You can take instant pictures in 2.7K resolution with me or you can turn on timelapse capturing mode with a time interval of 1,2,5,10, 30, 60 or 120 seconds.
You can stream a video when I am on the stand with an internet connection or with WI-FI turned on when charging. Live stream is possible via the Benjamin Button App on your Smartphone/tablet or your profile on benjaminbutton.co. In addition, you are able to allow anybody from your family to watch the live stream.
It took nearly a year to set up the right analytics for video events. Now my calibrated system analyses; the sounds, movements and faces in front of your child, it is the best video analytic ever developed for kids. In the near future I will have also artificial intelligence that will be able to learn your child’s voice, behaviour etc. and even better pick the best moments of the day for your convenience.
There are two options how you can store your data. You can either upload it to secure cloud and have all the comfort in watching and sharing a video and photo wherever you are from your Smartphone, tablet or PC. The other option is to store all your data from Benjamin Button in your local storage – via your PC.
It is easy, just go to your Benjamin Button App and in the Settings under the Storage menu change from CLOUD to LOCAL. And from that point after plugging me to your computer, you can download all content. You will then find all your photos and videos nicely sorted according to days in your PHOTO or VIDEO folder. If you want the “best of” footage syncing to your computer, please enable syncing mode in the Benjamin Button app that will enable the edited footage with the best moments being synced to your computer automatically from a separate folder.
It is remarkable that you take care of precious family memories so much and you want to capture those special moments. Sometimes you miss a moment, and usually you are the one who is filming and are not able to enjoy the moment itself, is that right? I, Benjamin Button enable you to capture all these special moments, pick them out after they happen and all that hassle free. You can enjoy and relax. But most of all, I am giving you your child perspective.
Easy, just put your phone with installed app close to me (make sure I am charged and ON), run your app where there is authorisation. In a few seconds I should be paired and ready to run! Please do the same for every other phone or tablet you want to authorise. In case you cannot get physically close, enter the unique AUTHORISATION CODE / TOKEN you get during inital pairing process and enter it in the authorisation in the app.
Do not panic, I am water resistant. However during the washing, there might have been some particles of water that got inside me. I advise you to put me on a warm spot – radiator, window etc. where I can also dry from the inside. After approximately 6 hours put me on the stand and try to connect via your App. In case you were not able to connect, send me over to the nearest service center or to the shop you have bought me from. Experts at the service center can take a look and see if I will be resuscitated or not, however they will send you your files from my memory via your Benjamin Button account.
I can get broken especially when not being taken care of. Otherwise I am more reliable than your car! In an unlikely event of being broken, please send me over to the closest certified service center or to the seller you have bought me from and the shop will send it to the service center. Within 2 weeks it should be clear if I will return back home to you or if there will be a new Button joining your family. If the defect is covered within my warranty time, this new Button will be for free, of course. Everything that you have captured with me before I went to the service center, will be transferred to your Benjamin Button account.
I am able to record-non-stop up to 3,5 hours. You will need to charge me when you see the blue LED light flashing.
The calculated lifecycle for my battery is up to three years during everyday use (up to 1000 cycles of charging). However, even after the battery expires, you will still be able to use me on it’s stand and enjoy all the features as usual.
The batteries inside me are not replaceable due to the fact that I am waterproof and dustproof. You can get your battery replaced by sending your device to one of Benjamin Button service centers.
The charging time on the stand connected to a regular outlet (220-210 V) is up to 2 hours. When using a car-charger or solar charger, this charging time will be significantly longer. The green LED will come on when the charging is finished.
There is no external battery pack for Benjamin Button.
There is limited use of me during charging – you can video stream for sure.
The data is being transferred via WiFi during the charging and the upload depends on the speed of internet connection you have at home. With an average internet connection you can get the video footage in the time I am being charged – up to 2 hours.
Benjamin Button is designed for kids and their activities. Even though I am waterproof, I do not advise you keep me under water or play with me in the bath.
My video and photo quality is most probably comparable to a state-of-the-art action cam, I am equipped with wide angle camera, CMOS stabilized image sensor, full HD 1080P 25 FPS, H.264 encoding, and anamorphic HQ lens 120 FOV.
The sound quality is also comparable to the best action or DSLR cams. I have one of the most advanced MEMS microphones inside me which is very sensitive – you will especially appreciate it in the babysitter mode.
I come with a 2 year warranty. In this case your vendor will send you a brand new Benjamin Button device in exchange for your broken device. In case you would like to return your Benjamin Button without giving a reason you can get a full refund when returning the unused device in its original package without any damage within 10 days.
You can plug me into Windows, iOS or Linux, just make sure it is connected to the internet. I work also with previous versions of our operational systems, roughly from the year 2010. In case you are having troubles connecting me to your computer, please make sure you have all the updates installed.
Benjamin Button is only in the English language. Spanish, Russian, German, French and other language alternatives are being prepared.
I am designed for all types of climates, I was tested from -20°C (-4°F) up to 40°C (104°F).
Yes, you are able to charge your Benjamin Button at any voltage, including 110V or less. I am sold with EU and US/UK plug shapes (depends on where you order from), however you can use any extension needed for your local use of Benjamin Button.
My picture and video quality in this case is above average because of high dynamic range of the image sensor and extremely god performance under such conditions; however, not many situations occur where kids will stay in the dark during the day.
Yes, yes and yes.
There are no additional costs related to using the Benjamin Button video camera. However, if you would like to use my cloud storage for your video and photo memories (even captured by your regular camera or phone), there are some monthly or yearly costs related to the storage.
No, there is no button on me. I am being turned on when there is light and motion and I stay on until you cover me (or flip me on the table my lenses down) – so there is no light for 30 seconds.
I have 32 GB storage which can store up to 6 hours of video footage.
I am equipped with a lost and found QR code that will help your device come back to you.
I’m sure you’d expect the answer to be Asia. That’s far from the truth 😉 My founders will assemble and package the Benjamin Button device with the most reliable electronic manufacturers in Germany and Slovakia, where the majority of the team is from. I certainly will have some parts and modules manufactured in China, which were previously tested for months on quality. But the final quality assembly will take place in EU, where there is a long tradition of machinery and electrical engineering.
According to the tour plan and development stage I am going to be shipped to you by the end of 2016.
I am still in testing mode. To make me a reliable helper of your family, we need to be sure I have no bugs and everything works perfectly. Also, the certification process takes 2-3 months. This will be done during the production set up which will save some time. However, first batch of Benjamin Buttons will be produced and shipped in Q4 2016
As the development process of Benjamin Button hardware is already paid for and tests conducted, there are enough funds of Benjamin Button company to cover production set up costs. Your money goes directly for the material, assembly, packaging and shipping processes, so there is almost no risk whatsoever with you not getting your Benjamin Button. The only risk is that your device might arrive later than expected will be due to some certification or shipping issues.
The Benjamin Button company was established in 2016 but the dedicated team has been working on the project since June 2014. Some of them were classmates at secondary school or university a long time ago. The majority of the team members are already in different businesses for years (they developed flying drones, electric carts and even electric bikes) – with their successes and lessons we can all learn from each other.
My founders and I will do everything in our power to avoid this scenario. My founders are very detail oriented and accurate when it comes to financial planning and management; therefore they always make sure they have enough sources to make goals happen. However, also you can not guarantee that you will be here tomorrow. In an unlikely event of a bankruptcy of Benjamin Button there will be no warranty provided.
Work even harder in getting Benjamin Button to every loving parent and grandparent on the planet. The long term vision of the founding team is to become experts in family memories. Not just by being a hassle free content maker for parents but also being a “memory-bank” for children with the nicest moments of their childhood.