The ContourHD by VholdR is a tube-style camcorder designed to be worn as a helmet camera for recording extreme activities. But this is Car Tech and I'm a car guy, so I mostly tested the camera using the optional suction cup windshield mount. After reviewing the footage, I'm rather impressed.
The ContourHD features an attractive design, but a limited feature set. Unlike its competition from GoPro and Oregon Scientific, the ContourHD isn't submersible and doesn't feature a still-photography mode or a viewfinder, optical or digital.
But what the ContourHD lacks in bullet-pointed features, it makes up for with fantastic performance. It is one of the few helmet cams on the market to record in 720p high definition. Its idiot-proof two-button interface makes this camera the easiest of the bunch to use on the go, even while wearing gloves. With a pair of integrated laser sights, the camera is easy to adjust and aim while attached to your head, your bike, or your car, eliminating the need for a viewfinder. Quite frankly, I wish more devices came with lasers. They just make life easier.
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