Wearable technology can be very hit or miss -- for every Power Glove, there are hundreds of other... Power Gloves that also kind of suck to use. For a wearable video camera that focuses on NOT sucking to use, check out the ContourROAM.
The 5.1oz ROAM's a tiny but super-durable/easy-to-use version of the action sports-ready wearable cams turned out by Contour, a local co. that now sponsors athletes like pro skater/Jackass Bam Margera, but was started by a UW grad who won his seed-scratch in a B-school entrepreneurial competition. Shooting up to 1080p, this rugged aluminum-clad camera is waterproof up to three feet so it can handle pretty damn extreme adventures, but is built for everyday use; an instant On-Record switch powers the camera and starts recording with one touch, it's got a built-in tripod mount, and its super-wide-angle lens has a horizontal laser that helps you line up shots, something that was formerly the exclusive purview of fussy bartenders. The ROAM also comes with two mounts that'll adhere to any flat surface -- a low-profile number slim enough to shoot from the bottom of a skateboard, and a 360-degree rotating mount that locks in place to provide "jiggle-free video", so members of Cash Money Records will probably not buy this thing.
If you need more, Contour slings other accessories like headband and windshield mounts, and an adapter so you can use an external tripod, plus their future plans call for a fully waterproof case, and a strap mount that'll secure around anything, leaving your hands free so you can
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