Aigo MP3 F566+

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 August, 2008, 12:00am

So you're going to the beach and you want to bring your camera, MP3 player and, of course, your sunglasses. What do you do? You put on your shades from Chinese manufacturer Aigo and you're ready to go.

The Aigo MP3 F566+ integrates a MP3 player and a digital camera into the arms of a pretty cool pair of sunglasses.

The 1.3-megapixel camera and shutter button is located on the right arm, and the lens is discreetly placed on the right side of the main frame.

There's no viewfinder, so although the camera is positioned to capture things in your eyeline, you'll probably need a period of trial and error before you perfect your photographic skills.

The MP3 player comes with 2GB of memory and connects to your PC via USB. One headphone is connected to each arm, and there is even a remote control to turn the system on.

According to one test, the battery can last up to eight hours for MP3 playback. Presumably, the camera will work for the same duration as it doesn't have that most power-consuming feature of digital cameras - big displays.

The F566+ is almost like something out of a spy movie - but don't expect the highest quality photos.

The Aigo F566+ sells for HK$1,280.

Pros: integrated camera and MP3, blocks the sun

Cons: no viewfinder, big bulges on the arms