Google Clips
Release dateOctober 4, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-10-04) (United States)
Storage16 GB
Camera1.55μm pixels, autofocus
ConnectivityWi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth LE
DimensionsWithout clip:
H: 49 mm (1.9 in)
W: 49 mm (1.9 in)
D: 20 mm (0.79 in)
With clip:
H: 54 mm (2.1 in)
W: 54 mm (2.1 in)
D: 36 mm (1.4 in)
MassWithout clip: 42.2 g (0.09 lb)
With clip: 60.5 g (0.13 lb)

Google Clips is a discontinued miniature clip-on camera device developed by Google.


It was announced during Google's "Made By Google" event on 4 October 2017.

It was released for sale on January 27, 2018.[1] With a flashing light emitting diode (LED) that indicates it is recording, Google Clips automatically captures video clips at moments its machine learning algorithms determine to be interesting or relevant.[2][3]

Google Clips' artificial intelligence (AI) will learn the faces of people so it can learn to take photos with certain people.[4] Google Clips can automatically set lighting and framing.[4]

It had 16 GB of storage built-in storage and could record clips for up to 3 hours.[5] This camera was originally priced at $249 in the United States.[5]

The product was pulled from the Google Store on October 15, 2019.[6] Google has said that the product would be supported until the end of December of 2021.[7]


The Independent wrote that Google Clips is "an impressive little device, but one that also has the potential to feel very creepy."[8]

According to The Verge's review, it didn't capture anything special over a couple weeks worth of testing. This, added with the steep price, made Google Clips a tough sell.


  1. ^ "Google began selling its Clips camera today". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ "Inside Google Clips, the weirdest camera of the year". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. ^ Novet, Jordan (2017-10-04). "Google Clips is a tiny camera that watches everything, then figures out what to capture using A.I." CNBC. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. ^ a b "What is Google Clips? - Google Clips Help". Retrieved 2022-08-29.
  5. ^ a b "Google Clip Launched – Wireless Mini Camera With Artificial Intelligence". Answer Slave. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  6. ^ "Google pulls first-gen Pixel Buds, Daydream View, and Google Clips from its Store". Android Police. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  7. ^ Peters, Jay (16 October 2019). "Google Clips is dead". The Verge. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  8. ^ Sulleyman, Atiif (October 5, 2017). "Google's Creepy Camera Monitors, Identifies and Records You and Your Loved Ones". The Independent. Retrieved 7 October 2017.