This past September GoPro introduced the HD Hero 960.  It’s a cheaper version of the HD Hero and shoots 1280×960 video at 30fps as opposed to 1080p.  As a result it costs $179, $100 less than its high rez brother.  It also lacks the HD Hero’s expansion port which allowed LCDs, an extra battery and additional expansion BacPacs.

Aside from that the HD Hero 960 offers the same bomb-proof housing construction as the HD Hero and the ability to capture time lapsed 5 megapixel still photos.  It also has an 1100mAh battery and an SD card slot that accepts up to a 32GB card (2.5 hours of footage).

Included with the HD Hero 960 is a head strap and flat and curved surface adhesive baseplates.  There is also a new optional mount called the Helmet Front Mount.  It’s a curved extension arm that can record forward facing video or be angled and extended out be pointed back at the wearer.

Sample footage after the ‘leap’


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."