EE 4GEE Action Cam UK’s 4G MBB streaming camera review

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The EE 4GEE Action Cam is the first 4G connected sports camera capable of live streaming video footage in the UK over the EE mobile broadband network (mbb).  With EE continuing to expand it’s range of mbb connected devices, others include the EE Buzzard, an in-car 4G WiFi device, it would seem there is more to a mobile network than just smartphone contracts.

The EE 4GG Action Cam - The UK's first sports camera with 4G mbb live streaming

EE 4GEE Action Cam

The UK’s first 4G connected action camera with live streaming over the EE mbb network

Available from EE for free on shared contract plans, £49.00 on Pay Monthly contracts or £299.99 on Pay As You Go from PC World.

Included with the Camera

  • Waterproof Case
  • Lightweight Case
  • View Finder Watch
  • Go-Pro Adaptor
  • 5V/1A Adaptor
  • USB Cable and a USB PoGo Watch Cable

EE 4GEE Action Cam – design / build quality

The EE action cam is built solid and definitely sturdy enough to take some knocks, as you would expect from a sports camera. Measuring 59mm x 43mm x 51mm and weighing just 120 grams it’s impressively compact considering it has the added feature of live streaming via the 4G network.

The full HD camera comes with an underwater housing capable of 60m depths and also a softer yet still robust case, which you would use in order to also record audio.  While there is no viewing screen on the EE Action cam itself, it does come with a separate viewfinder watch, perfect for framing your shot and controlling the cam.

The EE 4GEE camera has a matt black plastic housing with yellow and turquoise coloured buttons to compliment EE’s branding

The EE Sports camera with 4G live streaming

The actual design of the product is nothing new, those who are familiar with the Hewlett Packard HP AC-300W will instantly notice the resemblance.  As is often the case with products of this type, big brands will use the same manufacturer and make subtle tweaks in the design to suit their particular requirements.

I happen to know the manufacture of this particular OEM model of action cam, it’s a company called Dome who specialise in making a large range of action cameras, rear-view and dash cams. As innovators in the field, I have no doubts about the quality of their products.  The DV500 which is the model the EE 4GEE Action cam and the HP AC-300W have been developed from is a solid product, hence the reason why two UK brands are using it.

EE 4GEE Action Cam – features / performance

The EE 4G Action camera will stream instantly to the internet via Skeegle so that any of your friends, family or followers can watch you live. This is obviously subject to the mobile network connection, which will still work if you happen to drop down from 4G to 3G or less.

EE have said that a full hour of Full HD streamed video from the action cam will consume roughly 1GB of your data allowance, this seems pretty impressive considering the quality of the footage.

If you are top of a mountain or at the bottom of an ocean and don’t have any MBB connection, the EE 4GEE action cam will happily record directly on to an SD card. You can then transfer the footage to your PC or Laptop or simply upload it directly from the device to any social network site.

Features-

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p (30 fps)
  • HD 1280 x 720p (60 fps)
  • 480p (120 fps)
  • 13 mega pixels stills (20 fps)
  • MP4 video format
  • Internal Memory 4GB  and a 64GB Micro SD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless connectivity
  • Waterproof to 60m
  • Shockproof and Dustproof
  • Freezeproof to -40°C
  • 2260mAh battery for up to 3 hours continuous recording
  • 2 Years warranty

See full specifications here

EE 4GEE Action Cam – Verdict

The EE 4GEE Action cam is a quality product ideal for anyone looking to actively stream live footage (from the UK) over the internet.  Having a good EE network signal will be a deciding factor in terms of choosing this action cam over a Go Pro Hero.

The EE Action Cam would be ideal live 4G streaming in urban locations but maybe not so useful if you are miles away from the nearest network tower.

For more information on the EE 4GEE Action Cam visit EE’s website.

The 4GEE Action Cam in it's waterproof housing

EE’s introduction video:


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