How about taking pictures of moments that have already gone by? Unbelievable, right?!! But this year’s CES 2018 have made this possible with this latest innovation, the Time Machine Camera, a wearable that lets the user take pictures of the past, albeit the very recent past.

To delve deep, startup company Roader is launching a new camera that lets the user go back to the times that have gone by, for about 10 seconds though. A wearable camera that records 10 seconds but only saves video when the user hits the button within 10 seconds of that missed moment.

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Now while wearing the camera, it buffers everything that it perceives. But in lieu of avoiding data overload, deletes everything after 10 seconds. Rather than shooting a traditional photo, pressing the shutter button on the Time Machine instead tells the camera to save those last 10 seconds as a video clip.

Specs and features:

This innovation starts recording in two square formats simultaneously, with both a 640 x 640 30 fps option and a 1088 x 1088 30 fps video. Then the smaller of the two files is sent to a smartphone, a process that takes near about 20 seconds, while the larger file is saved on the 16GB of internal storage for uploading to a computer later.

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Also, with a square format designed for social sharing, the Time Machine camera has between six and seven hours of battery life, allowing wearers to record a good part of their day.

A bit flashback:

This camera was actually the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneurs Sjoerd Pitstrastarting and Joost Godee, who got inspired by a meteor strike in 2013, wondering how they could capture videos of something that just happened.

However, one of the main problems with these kinds of wearable cameras is the process of sorting through all that footage to find the shots that are actually interesting and worthwhile. But Time Machine camera looks to solve that problem by giving users 10 seconds to push the button to save that memory, rather than recording the entire day. Other wearable cameras, like the family-oriented Benjamin Button, use AI to determine what moments to save.

Roader expects the Time Machine to get launched this spring, with a retail price of $199. Also, pre-orders from the Roader website would be available with a $50 discount.