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Contour launches activity-specific camera mount kits

Contour cameras launches new mount bundles and a ContourRoam Watersports kit that includes a ContourRoam camera.


One of the draws of HD sports cameras like the ContourHD series (or the GoPro HD Hero) is that they feature a wide variety of mounting options, making them useful in a wide variety of activities. However, purchasing all of the available mounting accessories can get expensive, which is why Contour has announced a series of activity-themed mounting kits that bundle specific mounting accessories at a 10 to 20 percent discount over buying the bits separately.

Elastic band mount
This flexible strap mount allows the Contour camera to wrapped around a roll cage or handlebars. Antuan Goodwin/CNET
rail mount
Any Contour camera can be attached to the suction cup mount using the rail adapter. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

The Moto mount kit that Car Tech fans are no doubt most interested in sells for $99.99 and features a rotating surface mount, two adhesive low-profile mounts, a suction cup mount, and a flexible strap mount. This kit gives automotive and motorsports enthusiasts multiple options for attaching their Contour camera to a windshield, sheet metal, a helmet, or roll cage. We got our hands on the Moto mount kit -- which you can see in the photos above and below -- and found that it also includes a nice bonus feature: an adapter that allows the suction cup mount to be used with any camera that accepts a tripod screw.

The Snow mount kit also features low-profile mounts and a rotating surface mount, but swaps in a pole mount and a Goggle mount, both of which should be useful to skiers, snowboarders, and snow shoers. This kit goes for $79.99.

A kit targeted at bicyclists includes a vented helmet mount, a flexible strap mount, a bar mount, and, of course, a pair of low-profile mounts for $79.99.

A general Outdoor mount kit features a headband mount, hat mount, and the flex strap mount. Finally, a Helmet mount kit features a pair of low-profile mounts, a rotating flat surface mount with a pair of extra adhesive patches, and a vented helmet mount. These kits go for $59.99 each.

Each of these kits is compatible with the ContourHD, the Contour GPS, ContourRoam, and Contour+ HD cameras and comes packaged with a weatherproof bag for carrying all of those mounting bits and the Contour camera to the track, up the mountain, out to sea, or wherever you plan to capture the action. You can find each of these kits on Contour's Web store.

threaded mount
The rail mount can be removed from the suction cup and replaced with this threaded head. Antuan Goodwin/CNET
weatherproof bag
All of the mounting accessories can be toted around in the included weatherproof bag. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Contour's "one more thing" is the announcement of a ContourRoam Watersports Kit, which bundles a surfboard mount, a ContourRoam HD video camera, and a buoyant and waterproof case that keeps that camera dry up to a depth of 60 meters. Users will be able to pick up this all-in-one wet recording kit for $249.99.

contour watersports kit
The Contour Watersports Kit includes a camera, a waterproof case, and a surfboard mount. Contour

Editors' note: This post was updated May 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT with accurate pricing for the Outdoor, Helmet, Snow, and Bike kits.