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#1 lucy-lu

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

Hi,

I'm after a go pro alternative (camera that can be mounted to helmet to film rides etc).
I saw the gopro at JB and it close to 400$, so did not want to spend that much, this gift would be for a 9yr old boy.


Anyone seen anything similar ?


Thanks,

#2 jindy poss

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I'm not sure of alternatives but the GoPro should last even with a 9yo punishing it. You might have seen the latest which would be the most expensive, you should be able to get an older model cheaper. HTH

#3 FeralGrey Reindeer

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

My DS bought himself one with his Christmas money. It was the new $400+ version with helmet mounts for his motorbike helmet. I would be trying to talk him out of wanting one as once they have filmed a few dozen rides it all starts to look the same and the novelty wears off.

#4 MrsLexiK

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

If it is the price you are worried about because you don't want to spend $400 on a 9yr old I understand.  If you think it will break well we have had ours strapped to a big pole underwater with sharks swimming around it, and tag poles and gaf's swaying around. 3 30+ males haven't managed to destroy it yet so I would be feel comfortable that a 9 yr old would look after it.

#5 lucy-lu

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I don't have 400 to spend  on a 9 yr old.

Edited by lucy-lu, 25 January 2013 - 08:15 PM.


#6 blackmetallic

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

There's also the Veho Muvi that's similar to the gopro. Jb Hifi also sell them, and they are a bit cheaper than gopro.

#7 mummytotwo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

I saw this one yesterday at target, was $99

Action camcorder

Am looking to get my son one too, not wanting to spend heaps though as I will let him take to scouting activities




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