In 2013, former Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher fell while skiing and suffered a traumatic brain injury even though he was wearing a helmet. The culprit? Some sources blame his helmet-mounted GoPro. Now, Sweet Protection has designed the first snow helmet capable of protecting you from your action camera.
The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its…
Exactly a year ago, Sony dove into the GoPro-like adventure camera market only to leave us wanting a little more from its tiny Action Cam. The new AS30V comes with a few new features, including GPS connectivity and higher-resolution 12-megapixel stills. Is that enough to finally make Sony's Action Cam a real…
Action cameras seem simple enough. Strap it to your head, hit record, and go, right? While that's essentially true, your video may not turn out like the ones you see the pros making. So we wrangled up some of them up at Winter X Games, and got some simple, easy to incorporate tips that'll kick your next video up a…
When we last took a look, the Drift HD came in last in our action camera battlemodo. It had a lot of features that we really liked, but image quality wasn't up to snuff.
When Sony announced their Action Camera, we guessed everyone else was in deep trouble. After all, Sony makes some of the baddest, most darkness-proof image sensors out there. But images speak louder than specs. So we put this little sucker through its paces.
Think of an action cam, and the name GoPro probably comes to mind. But there are a lot of alternates to consider, as a recent action cam Battlemodo proved. One brand, Contour, has always been just a step away from gaining GoPro-style notoriety. The recently announced Contour+2 might change that.
The Contour+2 is an upgraded version of the company's action-cam flagship, the Contour+. Having always played second fiddle to the ubiquitous GoPro, Contour is seeking to entice buyers with a slew of new social media and smartphone features to finally put them ahead of the pack.
Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts?
Bullitt's famous car chase sequence through the streets of San Francisco is fun to watch, but it would be even more fun to re-create now that Contour has announced a new Moto Mounts kit for capturing your extreme, but reasonably safe and responsible vehicular exploits.
We loved our GoPro HD Hero. It was simply the sweetest wearable action camera we'd seen... until now. The brand spankin' new Hero 2 isn't dramatically different, they just made everything a lot better. I may never take it off.
Hey, people with ContourGPS sports cameras: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON A PRIZE! That camera you've got strapped to your helmet has been hiding a secret Bluetooth chip, which you'll soon be able to use to stream live video to your smartphone.
One of the best things about Winter is a fresh blanket of pristine snow. And the gear that helps you ride down it. Here are some gifts for the powderhounds in your life.
As if the videos weren't enough to highlight your gnarliness, Contour's newest camera, the ContourGPS adds a second round to the helmet-cam pissing match: Integrated (wait for it) GPS with a map embedded in the video.
"It was really hard, it was really slow, it was really tedious, it was really expensive. And then next time we do it it's going to be less difficult, and less slow and less expensive."
If you're in the market for a cool-looking flash drive and the SanDisk Ducati looks a little bit too much mid-life crisis to you, might we suggest their Cruzer Contour (which we saw back at CES). It's a glossy black drive with an extendable/retractable USB connector. Yeah, that means you won't have to keep track of a…