If what you do behind the wheel qualifies as "action" (at least in your mind) here is a cool way to chronicle it--and impress that special someone.
If what you do behind the wheel qualifies as "action" (at least in your mind) here is a cool way to chronicle itand (perhaps) impress that special someone.
Like something out of the old Dick Tracy comic strip, the Digital Hero camera straps to your wrist to take photos or video clips. And it costs less than 80 bucks.
The camera can be pivoted up from its band mounting and locked into place for shot flexibility in or outside the car. For water sports, the polycarbonate housing allows the Hero to work down to 30 ft and can take being submerged 100 ft. The 32 MB memory stores 250 images or 32 videos of 10 seconds length.
But if you're looking for high resolution performance, don't look here. The images are only 0.31 Mpixel (VGA 640 x 480) and the video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.
I probably could have used such a camera (or at least the neoprene strap mount) when I videoed my ride with Mario Andretti around Infineon Raceway a couple of years ago. Then I just "palmed" a camera in my right hand, shooting across the cockpit, while trying to grip the roll cage supportsall the time endeavoring to keep the contents of my stomach where they belonged!