Small, and I mean tiny, handheld cameras have been around for some time now.  For the most part, though, these cameras are fragile and produce blurry or sometimes distorted images when jostled and banged.

VIO’s POV 1.5, however, is designed for the hard knocks of life by encasing its components inside a shock and water resistant anodized body.  The components – the recorder and camera – although separate remain attached via a cord allowing the camera piece to be connected to a pair of goggles or helmet.  Also included a a wireless remote for starting, stopping and tagging videos.

Unlike similar POV cameras, the POV 1.5 includes a tiny, but useful LCD screen inside the body of the player for quick review of your handy work.  It can record up to 8GB of 720 video at 30fps (I don’t know how many minutes of video that equates to) via an SD card and is available for a slightly wallet damaging $650.

Example videos after the ‘leap’

[VIO via Wired]

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."