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Helmet Hero Camera System – is that a camera on your head madam?


The Helmet Hero Camera System is designed to make you look a little like a weird alien from Alpha Centauri, only not completely. The fact that you can snap up to 3500 still images on the 3 megapixel camera before the battery needs charging (or 56 minutes of no doubt tepid quality video) is testament to the fact that useless gadgets can still feature some interestingly robust specifications. $169.99.

 Attach the Helmet HERO camera to your helmet, wrist, car, bike or sports gear, and shoot the excitement as you live it! The lightweight wireless 3MP camera takes up to 56 minutes of TV quality video with sound or shoots up to 3500 still pictures. Tough polycarbonate housing is waterproof down to 100′. Quick release mount lets you detach it in a snap. One year warranty. Buy two or three for multiple viewing angles.


  • I’ve had one of these for a while.

    Pros –
    Light, cheap and waterproof.

    Cons –
    Needs *fresh* NiMHs or it only runs for a few mins. Forget alkalines. With freshly charged NiMHs you can record for the full 56mins.
    Buttons a bit fiddling – no way can you work it without being able to see the display as on/off is also mode, so you’re always in the wrong mode.
    Microphone is utterly useless.
    Picture tears a lot when the camera shakes.

    I post a lot of videos on Youtube as “gadgetmind” if you want to see the results.


  • Oh thanks for the feedback Ian, nice. Here’s a video from Ian’s collection for folks to look at. The video quality is actually not that bad! :-)

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