Helmet mountable camcorders are a God send to those who ride skateboards, BMX bikes or perform just about any extreme sport.  It provides bystanders the same thrilling experience as the riders, minus the Gs, adrenaline and gut turning fun.

While there a number of options to choose from, the Drift HD looks to be a solid choice.  This new version is 25% smaller than it predecessor, meaning it won’t weigh your noggin down and will feel more trim when performing the most absurd of stunts.  It captures full HD video and sports a lens that rotates 300 degrees with a 170 degree field of view.  The lenses are replaceable and it can also capture 9 megapixel photos.  Usually for camcorders of this size the feature set is pretty limited, generally to the aforementioned ones.  However, the Drift HD includes a remote control and an LCD screen for adjusting settings.

The Drift HD launches August 31st for $369.


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."