VholdR wearable camcorder

A wearable camcorder that looks like it can take beating.

The VholdR looks like something out of a James Bond movie. Details are a little sketchy on this wearable camcorder but it looks high tech, and here's what we do know.

At 4.8 oz and just under 4 inches long and 2 inches wide, this little guy packs some serious tech. It films at 640 x 480 at 30 fps in mpeg 4 format. It has a microSD slot for additional memory and a USB 2.0 output to get your movies onto your PC. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery that claims to have two hours of life, and has a variety of mounting options for those X-game fanatics.

The company is taking preorders and plans to sell it at $349.

The Web site for VholdR is as cool as the product, but it is a work in progress and it seems like the company producing the camera, identified as Twenty20 on the VholdR site, doesn't quite know what it's selling as of yet. I can't find any company contact info on the VholdR site, although a Web search yields a separate site for Twenty20, a maker of helmet cams. But I am not about to plonk down $349 for a preorder when so many questions remain about the product.

I think the concept is great and can think of a bunch of sports applications for this little gadget, but if I were you I would wait until it launches so we can do full review.

About the author

    Dave Phillips is one of the founders of the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California; he is Class A member of the PGA of America and has devoted the past 18 years to becoming a world-class instructor. He has his own television show on the golf channel, Golf Fitness Academy, and is regularly featured as a writer in several major golf and sports publications as well as on his site MyTPI.com. When he is not working at the Titleist Performance Institute, Phillips lectures around the world on golf-specific fitness and sports technology.

     

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