Features and design
The Polaroid Cube shoots video in either Full HD 1080p or 720p, and snaps 6-megapixel photos. By design, the Cube is an extremely simple camera. As the name suggests, it’s a perfect cube that measures approximately 1.4 inches all around, and it’s incredibly lightweight. It’s small enough that it fits easily into any clothing pocket, and easy to handle between your fingers or hold in your hand. We received an all-black unit for our review (with the trademark Polaroid rainbow striping on the side), but it’s also available in red and blue.
While the Cube isn’t fully rugged, the rubberized body is made to be weatherproof, so you can splash water on it; just don’t take it for a dunk. We used it during some light rain and it operated like normal. If you want to use the Cube in the water,
On the front is a 124-degree wide-angle lens and a microphone. On the top is the Cube’s only button, which serves as the power button, photo shutter button, and video record button. There’s also an LED indicator that lights up green on standby, and blinks red to signal it’s recording video or snapping a photo (it lights up orange to indicate low battery, no memory card, or connection to a computer). On the back, behind a cover, is a Micro USB port, MicroSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), and a switch to select either 1080p video or 720p. The cover requires using a coin to open; when closed and locked, it has a tight seal that’s difficult to twist open if you try to use your fingernail.
A magnet on the bottom can be used to mount the camera, which is where the Cube differs from other action cameras that utilize a tripod screw or other type of mounting system. The magnet is strong enough to adhere the Cube onto anything metal, which lets you quickly attach it without special tools. It also lets you stick it onto odd places for shooting unique views,
Polaroid includes a limited one-year warranty.
Performance and use
Even though Polaroid calls the Cube a “sports lifestyle action video camera,
Operating the camera is straightforward. To turn on and off, hold the top button for about three seconds. Besides the LED indicator, the camera will make beeps to let you know it’s working. To snap a photo, just press the button once; the LED will flash red once. To shoot video – what the Cube is intended for – just press the button twice; the LED will flash red continuously. To stop recording, simply press the button once, and it’ll return to standby (indicated by a steady green LED).
World's Funnest, Cutest Lifestyle Action Camera in Tiny Cubic Package.
6MP CMOS Sensor for Crisp Images;
Selectable 720p or 1080p Video Rate
124-Degree Wide-Angle Lens Effortlessly Captures Big, Vibrant Scenes
Built-In Rechargeable Battery Records 90 Continuous Minutes Per Charge
Mounts Magnetically or w/Clip for a World of Exciting Action Applications