The VholdR HD has become the official helmet cam provider for the ESPN Summer and Winter X Games, where their ContourHD will capture all the intense action in high definition. The plan is for the top action athletes to be outfitted with these incredibly small and lightweight cameras, with the footage from the event being uploaded to the VholdR website during the events.
I first wrote about the CountourHD nearly two-and-a-half years ago, and since that time it has evolved into one of the best helmet cams on the market. The device has a variety of mountain brackets that allow you to lock it into place on your helmet, handlebars, vehicle, or just about anywhere else. It weighs in at just 4.3 ounces and shoots 1080p HD at 30 frames per second. Additionally, it has been designed to take punishment. The camera has an armored body that helps protect it when you’re mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, or what ever.
I mentioned back in 2007 that I thought that this looks like a really amazing device for capturing our outdoor escapades, and it seems that it has only gotten better since then. I love the design, and it seems to have a number of nice touches that really make it stand out from some of the competing products. I’m hoping to get my hands on one to review, so stay tuned.
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