Quick preview: GoPro HD Hero Helmet camera

It's actually quite tiny - Do I get nerd cred for my XKCD album?

Yeee-haw! It finally arrived! Our teeny-weeny helmet cam and naturally we had to try it out a bit in the office, and directly decided to use it in our company Christmas party to get a proper point of view on the happenings! No videos yet for you today, but we will use it to show you our rides in our country.

The setup is very simple, in a good way. The camera itself has two buttons, a battery and a memory card slot. The case is waterproof up to 60 meters, which means you can use this camera for diving (!) and wherever it might get wet or rough. It records full 1080p HD video into a SDHC memory card.

It comes with many kinds of straps and stands

The GoPro HD Hero helmet camera comes with many kinds of stands and straps to attach it to whatever the voices in your head tell you to do, haven’t had much time to play with it yet and the evenings are very dark here already so you can’t see much. It work surprisingly well in darker conditions, but our experience shows that you’ll need a proper light for filming night riding.

Our verdict: ★★★★☆

So far it’s super solid, the video quality is good and it has many nifty things which we’ll demonstrate to you later. We also got it really cheap from PinkBike.

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By Markus Sandelin

Markus is a bike commuter gadget freak who is learning the ropes of the bike world, you can find him all around the web - but you can start with his twitter at @banton.