If you lead an active lifestyle, then you might well enjoy playing hard as well as working hard. Those of you who enjoy a bit of skateboarding, snowboarding, off-roading or just about any other type of event that might need videoing and showing off to your friends afterwards should consider The Action Camera.
These two tough, little, no-nonsense digital movie cams can attach to a helmet, mast, handlebars, your foot, arm or whatever to record your latest adrenalin rush. Finally, you’ll have something worthwhile to add to YouTube or MySpace that’s actually interesting and exciting. Keep your hands free to pull the rip cord, swing from a branch, leap bungeed from a bridge, ride your bike, your horse or the back of a turtle (you never know), and let the Action Cams capture it all.
The ATC2K boasts an in-built SD card slot which can boost the existing 32MB of on-board memory up to 2GB. Or go for the new, wider lens 3K version and boost it to a whopping 4GB. The picture quality on both cameras is pretty decent too with a 640×480 VGA CMOS sensor, and you can play your footage back on your PC or TV.
The ATC2K is water, dirt, rain, snow and shock proof and the 3K version is all this plus it is waterproof down to 3m. Both provide cinematic proof that you lived life to the full. Go and get muddy and crazy, and amass some evidence for use in your old age that proves you kicked butt in your well spent youth.
* A hands-free digital POV (point of view) movie camera with sound.
* Attach it to your helmet, mast, handlebars, foot or whatever you so choose to get great action footage.
* It’s water, dirt, rain, snow and shock proof.
* 32MB of on-board memory.
* An in-built SD card slot so memory can be boosted up to 2GB.
* A 640×480 VGA CMOS sensor for jolly decent picture quality.
* Plug the Action Camera into your PC or TV via USB or RCA cables (cables included).
* An easy to use LCD display.
* A handlebar grip.
* A helmet grip.
* Two touch-fastening straps.
* A siliconrubber head strap and silicon grease.
* Requires 2x AA batteries (not included).
* Suitable for PCs running Windows XP or Windows 2000.
* Size: 12 x 6 x 4cm.
Prices from around $100.