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.

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