Gear By on Jan 8, 2014
Let’s pretend you’re some embedded FBI-type agent. But I’m really an accountant you say. Not for the next paragraph you’re not. How do you capture that mastermind criminal secretly loading his illicit shipment of goods? Not by waltzing into that warehouse holding an iPhone. Toss a few of these mini Polaroid C3 cameras ($99) on the ground and record that villain in HD video at a full 1280 x 720 resolution. If that evil genius swims, know the C3 is waterproof. The expandable micro SD slot holds up to 32 GB, in addition to the 2MB onboard storage. That’s enough recording time to get all the evidence you need.
Put in a purchase requisition for these and sell the benefits of high-def images and video in a tiny package, ensuring your cover won’t be blown. You’re a freakin’ accountant, the purchasing department will say. Your reply? Not for this mission I’m not.
Gear By on Oct 3, 2013
GoPro knows you”re not content to simply wear their rough and rugged HD cameras while jet skiing or bungee jumping; no, you wanna jet ski as you bungee jump. But to do that you’re gonna need an even more GoPro-ier camera. The new Hero3+ ($329) is up to the task, coming in 20% smaller than its predecessor and with a new lens that GoPro says will result in 33% sharper videos. The battery is also expected to last 30% longer, and that’ll come in handy if it’s a really long bungee cord.
Gear By on Nov 8, 2011
The last thing anyone needs is to have their left tibia crushed by an angry bull shark. But the second to last thing anyone needs is for their friend to have their left tibia crushed by an angry bull shark and have them not get any footage of the attack. Talk about your letdowns! Avoid the angry glances with the Swann Freestyle HD, a high definition wearable video camera. This thing shoots crystal clear 1080p video in water up to 65′ deep–plenty deep enough for you to get into some H2Oh-no! mischief. Much like your leg, the Freestyle’s LCD viewer is detachable, so that’s good. You can use the 3x digital zoom to focus in on the bloodthirsty beast as it spots you in your I-deserve-to-be-eaten Speedos, and be sure to utilize the camera’s 8MP still shot capabilities when the ravenous beast dines on your hairy shin. Remote control, rechargeable battery, carry pouch, and helmet-mounting bracket all come standard with the $279.99 package.