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My GoPro HD Helmet HERO will be here today!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 by  
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A few minutes ago Lisa called me from the cruise ship, which has just returned to port. They should start disembarking within the hour, so she should be home by noon. Loki and I sure missed her; things are just not the same around here when she’s gone!

So after quite a bit of research, yesterday I finally pulled the trigger on the GoPro HD Helmet HERO. The choice I had to make was between the GoPro HD Helmet HERO and the VholdR Contour 1080p camera. I detailed some of my thoughts on both of these cameras (based on my research) a couple days ago in this update. By the way, something I didn’t mention in that comparison is that the GoPro allows the user to configure the camera in the field, while the Contour requires a computer with their special software to change video modes, adjust the exposure, etc. That’s a pretty big deal to me.

The official release of the GoPro HD Helmet HERO is not until next week, but select authorized GoPro retailers have been getting them in. Of course the cameras are snatched up very quickly (this is a high demand item), so finding one right now is not exactly easy. Well, yesterday I found an authorized GoPro retailer that actually has them in stock. Not only did this company have the cameras in stock, orders placed by 11:00 AM (PST) ship the same day with free USPS Priority shipping (and next-day Express Mail shipping is available at a very reasonable cost). They even toss in an 8GB high speed (Class 6) SDHC card for free! It all sounded to good to be true, but sure enough my order shipped yesterday via Express Mail and should be here in a few hours. I was pleasantly surprised when I actually found a company that has these cameras in stock, but I was so impressed with their awesome service, fast shipping and free extras that I just have to give these guys a free plug: The company is RPM GEAR.COM, and they really do have the GoPro HD cameras in stock (but you better be fast – I have a feeling they are going to go quickly).

So with Lisa coming home and the new camera arriving later today, I think a ride this afternoon is inevitable. I am going to go do my back and biceps workout right after I finish typing this update so I can do some riding after work.

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