Google Clips Is the Perfect Camera for Parents and Pet Owners

Imagine a camera that learns to automatically capture little moments so you can just go on living. At the Made by Google event the company released a surprise for parents of pets and kids: Google Clips. Clips is a new hands-free camera that helps you capture spontaneous smiles, first steps, or puppy tricks.

The difference between this the Google Clip and your phone is that by the time it takes to grab your device, switch to the camera setting and push the button, the moment has passed. Through artificial intelligence, Google Clips is smart enough to capture motion photos, longer than a GIF, by picking up on expressions, lighting and framing that you want to remember. Over time the gadget will recognize familiar faces (including your dog’s) and begin to capture moments that you may not see or wish you had filmed. Luckily, it gets smarter over time.

Through the app, users can share, create movies or albums, and more. With Pixel, you’ll also get free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and clips.


  • 16 GB storage
  • No Internet required
  • Bluetooth or Wi-Fi works
  • Literally clip it onto something
  • 3 hours of charge
  • 130 degree view
  • 15 FPS
  • Smart Capture
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Shutter button
  • Clips or stand on it’s own
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat or higher
  • USB-C™
  • Motion photos • Auto focus
  • Color: white
  • Google Clips app on a compatible mobile device (Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7, or Galaxy S8) running Android 7.0 Nougat or greater

And if you want to get creative with your Clips, do this…

Now there’s no excuse you can’t capture precious moments with your family and pets. Just Clip it up and go. Fair warning, the price for this is $249. The waitlist starts here.

Read all our coverage of the Google Event here. 

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.
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