Gear Box: Tiny Video Camera Captures Your Adventures


Do you want to join the YouTube craze and upload all of your BASE jumping, mountain biking, or snowboarding videos for the World to see? Then check out this tiny wearable camera from VholdR.

The camera weighs in a mere 4.8 ounces and shoots film at 640×480 resolution with 30fps. Movies are saved on to microSD cards to avoid having to use brittle tape or hard drives when in extreme conditions. Furthermore, the body of the camera is made of nodized aluminum that is shock and splash proof as well. The build-in hardware processor is designed to compress video on the fly to make the best use of storage space, and for quick and easy uploading to the web.

The device looks pretty cool, and I can see some excellent home movies coming out of this. It’s small and light and would be great for use on a climb so you can keep your hands free while filming. Obviously it would be a fun addition while on the slopes to, capturing all of my wipeouts in glorious full motion video. The unit will begin shipping this Fall for about $350, so it won’t kill your wallet either.

Thanks Gizmodo for this one.

6 thoughts on “Gear Box: Tiny Video Camera Captures Your Adventures”

  1. It does have a tiny mic built in. The manufacturers website lists the specs as these:

    Sensitivity (0dB=1V/Pa, 1 KHz): -44±2dB
    Direction: Omni-directional
    Frequency Range: 100-10,000Hz

    My guess is it’s only good for up close sound capture. Hopefully it limits the amount of ambient noise it picks up as well.

    Cool device though.

  2. Oh, that’s cool. You’ll get a ton of wind noise at 50m.p.h., but at least you can get the post-run wrap up. LOL.

  3. LOL! Yeah, pretty hard to block out the wind at those speeds, but great for capturing the video and your friends laughing at you as you dig out of a snow bank. 🙂

  4. This camera weighs in a mere 4.8 ounces and shoots film at 640×480 resolution with 30fps. Movies are saved on to microSD cards to avoid having to use brittle tape or hard drives when in extreme conditions.

  5. Hi Ann. Yeah, all of the things you mention are reasons why I think this is an amazing little device and great for use in extreme conditions. I love the design and the fact that it’s ruggedized for use just about anywhere.

    The only drawback is that you had better have plenty of memory cards along on the trip, as they can fill up fast when using video.

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