November 20 2009
Because of the Olympian degree of narcissism involved, I can’t quite “groove” to devices designed to capture my own sporting magnificence. However, this GoPro Helmet Hero Wide wearable video camera is the best of its kind I’ve seen, and a perfect Christmas present for anyone who fancies himself (or you suspect fancies himself) as an action hero by way of bike, skateboard, snowboard, kayak or racing car.
The helmet incorporates a 5 Megapixel video camera with an extra-wide-angle (170°) lens. I’ve already had two great adventures with it: opening the package, which is practically impossible, and once I finally overcame that hurdle, setting it on my head, which proved remarkably complex. It’s very nicely made, however – the 30m-depth waterproof housing is really precision crafted.