Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though aimed at cyclists in particular it has enough features to meet a variety of rugged and sporty needs, among them being a durable case and 1080p video recording.
There is no shortage of action cameras on the market today designed to record all sorts of things from motorsports to extreme sports like skiing and others. GoPro is the undisputed leader in the action camera market and a lot of companies copy its products to the point that I am surprised there have been no trademark suits.
Pebble might not agree that 2014 is set to be the year of wearables: the smartwatch startup closed out last year with one of the most compelling devices in its category, taking the original Pebble from Kickstarter hit to shipping product and finally developer's darling. Now there's a second version, Pebble Steel, on sale alongside the first smartwatch for those who want a little more bling with their wrist-mounted apps. With high-spec alternatives like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, and the constant chatter of an Apple iWatch on the horizon, you could've forgiven Pebble for going all-out with the spec list, but in fact Pebble Steel shows surprising restraint. Method or madness? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
The world of digital photography has a rugged outdoor subset, the action camera. In that photography niche resides many different models from a variety of makers both well-known and otherwise, perhaps the most popular offerings being the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam. That hasn't stopped other makers from hawking their own wares, among them being Veho, which has introduced its new K-series Muvi action cameras.
For those obsessed with capturing their entire experience from the top of their head, there’s nothing quite like a 360-degree camera. Today at CES 2014 we’re having a peek at Geonaute, a device that the company (also called Geonaute) calls “the first 360 degree action camera.” From what we’re seeing here, it’s certainly the most complete and market-ready.
Solo videographers and extreme sports junkies wanting to record their adventures could have some robot assistance later in the year, in the shape of the Jigabot robotic auto-framing system. Resembling a Beatles-style yellow submarine, the rotating, swiveling mount takes your GoPro, point-and-shoot camera, or compact camcorder and - thanks to a compact dongle that clips onto your jacket - tracks you as you move around the frame.
Sony unveiled a neat little camera today, and we’re not talking about the 4K Camcorder. This one continues to take aim at an existing market, but has a few interesting features that only Sony could bring. Their new Action Cam is a tiny shooter, much like the ubiquitous GoPro. Sony’s latest takes a page from a few other books Sony is known for writing, and is incredibly light.
Change down into third, watch your apex, and then roll back onto the throttle as you power down the straight; it's the perfect lap, and the 2015 Corvette Stingray aims to record it. Chevrolet has announced one of the more unusual options for its new sports car, the Performance Data Recorder or PDR that combines a road-perspective video camera, in-cabin audio, and telemetry data direct from the Stingray's digital brain to record your driving to an SD card slotted into the glove compartment. The roar of the Stingray Convertible still ringing in our ears, SlashGear showed hardly any reluctance whatsoever about sliding behind the Stingray's wheel and testing it out at CES 2014.
Foxconn, perhaps best known as Apple's manufacturing partner of iPhones, iPads, and Macs, is making a push into wearables with a new investment fund for innovative startups in the segment, it's reported, with business said to kick off in early 2014. The financing scheme will begin selecting potential candidates in the first quarter of the new year, two sources tell Bloomberg, though operations won't supposedly get their own dedicated premises until Q4. Foxconn demonstrated a smartwatch prototype of its own earlier in 2013, though the incubator will be intended to facilitate third-party projects.