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Hot Wheels Video Racer lets you record the racing action

When you were younger, what kind of toy car do you automatically remember playing with? Its safe to say that most of your are thinking Hot Wheels. Though they were plenty of fun to play with in the past, Mattel was searching for a new interesting way to play with cars, and thought, why not let people see what itd be like to be on the track? Thus came about the Video Racer, which has a built in camera, and LCD screen on the belly of the car. Now when you pretend to be the race car on the track you put together, you can actually see what it would be like from the drivers point of view.

If you want to watch the driving in action, you can watch the screen while its in the car, or hook it up to your computer via USB. When not on the racetrack, you can also take out the camera, put it in a protective case, and have your very own action cam that can record things from your point of view as well. This is expected to come out in a bundle in the fall for around $60, and even comes with a basic editing package to make your own movies. If you Hot Wheels fans arent excited, you should be.

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


4 Comments

  • You guys really shouldn't have cropped out Pocket-Lint's watermark. That would be called stealing…

    • We traditionally crop out all watermarks to make the images more pleasant to look at, but we *always* ensure that we give a direct link to the source of the image. In this case it's Pocket-Lint (usually it's from product manufacturers or retailer sites) and you'll notice that the main link in the post is for the original Pocket-Lint article.

      By the way, Stuart, the founder of P-Lint, is a mate of mine from 12 years back when we both used to write for The Times, so I would certainly never condone anything that harmed his interests. Thanks for the comment though. :)

    • Actually, the image was cropped by Pocket-Lint. You can see it in the article that I linked to.

  • Ooh I crop all the time (as long as they get a direct link somewhere in the post).  I really dislike watermarks. :)

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