• 06-23-2009
    MaxxCutts8
    A great deal on a helmet camera for today only
    I saw on Amazon's Gold Box deals that the VholdR was $99 for today only. This is a pretty amazing deal (67% off), so I thought I would share the info.

    http://www.amazon.com/VholdR-1102-We.../dp/B0019Y8AAI
  • 06-23-2009
    rabidchicken
    What do you know about it?
  • 06-23-2009
    nachomc
    Hey, Max..yeah I hate you :(
  • 06-23-2009
    BeakJones
    Enough about hate... why wouldn't I buy this? I was looking at this before they came out with the new model, but with this dropping by two thirds, I might as well pick one up, eh?
  • 06-24-2009
    Strafer
    It would be fine for smooth trails only without image stabilization.
  • 06-24-2009
    AL29er
    Image stabilization seems to be the biggest issue with most of these cameras. The VholdR has been obsoleted by the new contourHD.

    At the price it is a good deal :thumbsup:
  • 06-24-2009
    ettore
    Anti-shake software works better than camera stabilization anyways ... a lot better. Oh, and only for the US I think ... grr.
  • 06-24-2009
    Strafer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ettore
    Anti-shake software works better than camera stabilization anyways ... a lot better. Oh, and only for the US I think ... grr.

    What is this software you speak of?
  • 06-24-2009
    ettore
  • 06-24-2009
    Strafer
    Yea but you gotta waste a lot of time.
    I just want to shoot the vid and watch it, not waste hours on conversions and filters.
  • 06-24-2009
    ettore
    You'd need a pretty archaic machine for an average video to take "hours" to convert. Anyhow, that's just one piece of software, there are many. And, I am not saying the software is the only way to go, just that it's a viable solution to getting some quality video out of a camera with little to no stabilization.

    Personally, I make the video, drop it into some other software I have (I 'purchased' that software) and convert for like 10 minutes. After it's done, I get spiffy video. Admittedly, the video I start with is actually pretty good.
  • 06-28-2009
    texas
    Price back down to $101.97
    Only two dollars more then the "deal of the day" from last week. Still a great deal.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
  • 06-29-2009
    mtrider857
    cool, I got one last week when it was 99, free shipping and its already on it's way. i wanted the HD, but hopefully this one makes watchable videos at least good enough for youtube.
  • 06-29-2009
    BeakJones
    Got mine today, 2 days before UPS said it would be here... not gonna complain though.

    Works well enough, especially for $100. People that are confused by the status LED's... wow. 640x 480 is the video resolution... not a huge drawback compared to 1280x720 that the HD is. Remember HD is a marketing term, pixels are pixels.
  • 07-01-2009
    mtrider857
    if anyone needs extra batteries for the VholdR, this one will work..

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...83&dcaid=17902
  • 07-02-2009
    texas
    interesting
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtrider857
    if anyone needs extra batteries for the VholdR, this one will work..

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...83&dcaid=17902

    How did you find out that this battery would work in the VholdR?
  • 07-02-2009
    mtrider857
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texas
    How did you find out that this battery would work in the VholdR?

    the VholdR uses a standard Nokia BL-5C cell phone battery, so you don't have to just use the VholdR brand batteries. They are all the same 3.7 volt LiIon 900ma. same battery just different wrapper...
    :thumbsup: