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Scubus S puts HD video recording, underwater communications...

•, By Loz Blain

Development is well underway on the Scubus S, a diving mask that integrates a flashlight, a video camera, a heads-up display and a diver-to-diver communication system into its waterproof housing. It's designed to make diving safer, as well as more fun.

Soon to go to the crowdfunding stage, the Scubus S integrates a bunch of basic capture and display technologies while putting an underwater spin on communications.

For starters, there's an HD actioncam built in, capable of recording 1080p at 30 fps, or 720p at 60 fps. The lens offers a 135-degree angle of view (not as wide as the 170-degree GoPro view you're probably familiar with) and still photos are taken at 12 megapixel resolution. Internal storage is 16 GB.

Beside the camera, there's an LED flashlight, which could come in very handy at the Scubus' maximum 40 meter (130 ft) depth.

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