Missed a moment? One camera goes back in time with a quick click

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Dutch company has launched a "time machine" camera at the CES Technology Show in Las Vegas.

A Dutch company has launched a "time machine" camera at the CES Technology Show in Las Vegas. The Roader is recording on a continuous 20-second loop, if you press the device it sends the last 10 seconds to your smartphone. Courtesy: AP

The Roader is recording on a continuous 20-second loop, if you press the device it sends the last 10 seconds to your smartphone, meaning that you won't miss a moment again.

To some, it might seem like a gadget from George Orwell's book 1984 'Big Brother'.

But this camera device is real.

It is called the Roadster and it is a Bluetooth connected camera that hangs around your neck.

It records on a 20 second loop that is saved on the device.

When you press the camera it sends the last 10 seconds, from the past, and the 10 seconds that followed the press, to your smartphone.

The idea is that you will never again miss an important movement because you couldn't get your phone up out of your pockets in time.

"If something happens, something special, the first steps of your child or something else on the street that you would like to record, you are always too late when grabbing your phone, starting the camera and capturing the moment. So the Roader time machine camera really solves that problem," says Sjoerd Pitstra, founder of Roader.

The camera will be available in the middle of 2018 in the US for 199 dollars.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs 9-12 January.

Over 3,900 exhibitors will crowd Las Vegas convention centers showcasing the latest in high-tech products, devices and services.

Top trends at this year's event include artificial intelligence, the 'Internet of Things' and mobility tech.