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Faces of Extreme Death: Oregon Scientific's Sweet ATC2K Helmet Cam

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Just in time for snowboarding season is Scientific Oregon's Xtreme helmet cam. It's waterproof, uses SD cards, and shoots at 640 by 480 at 30FPS. It's half the size of the original cam, the not so good ATC-1000, notorious for shipping inside of a fully stocked first aid kit. This one also has an LCD showing, presumably, time left to live as your heroic-exploit video turns into a snuff flick. And...it's a lot more simple than Samsung's delayed but highly anticipated sports cam, the wireless SC-X210WL, but do you really want to worrying about high end cameras strapped to your body as you're catching some air? Blood red helmet not included. ATC2K [Oregon Scientific]

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DISCUSSION

I just bought one of these and a few notes. Mostly it works great but the sound is funky... muddled and low quality...

Just a few words about the nice picture. The strap that comes with is is way too short to fit around any helmet... it's not even long enough to fit on my bare head (medium side head) without unreasonable pressure. The photo also looks like there's a backlight on the display but no backlight on the product.

They do include a selection of straps and brackets but none of them seem to be very useful for holding the camera in position. Either too short or they need to be too tight for comfort. Needs work in this area. The bicycle handlebar clamp works but there's too much vibration in this location so can't use it.