In a recent post it was noted that I was sent a mini video camera to review. The Blackvue Sport SC500 is meant to capture the same exciting things witnessed with your very own eyes. However, as this test of the camera proves, my commute by bike is not that exciting. I only recorded about 2 minutes because after I get on the bike path, it's pretty much the same thing for the next 20 minutes.
It was a bit shaky because I did not have the most sophisticated of mounts. I created my own by first wrapping a bandana around my handlebars and securing it with a velcro tie.
I then used my recent impulse buy, gear ties, to secure the protective case to the bars.
- It works
- It's small
- The video is clear
- The camera would best be used to capture meaningful or "exciting" things
On that last note, I have this idea to run by the reading audience. My thought is for this camera to go on a BikeHacks.com journey. I can send the camera to someone, and that someone will film either something exciting that is bike related or perhaps the creation or use of a bike hack to be published to this site, and then that person will send the camera to someone else, and on and on it will go.
This would require that each user pay the shipping to get the camera to the next person - a relatively small cost for "renting" the camera for say a few weeks. I'm guessing it would be $10 or under to ship. It would also require "good faith" that one user would not hold on to the camera. Finally, the camera requires a micro SD card and I would not send mine along so one would have to have his/her own.
If you are a reader who is interested in participating in such an experiment, here is what to do. Click on the "Submit Your Hack!" text in the menu at the top of this page and submit the following:
- Your name
- Where you live
- What you think you would do with the camera to share with bikehacks.com readers
- A statement noting that you understand that you will be responsible for shipping the camera to another reader once you are done with it.
When I have the responses my thought will be to confirm the locations of perhaps 10 people (randomly chosen if lots of people are interested) to participate and the last user would ship the thing back to bikehacks.com and by that time maybe I will have morphed into an action hero worthy of sharing my exploits with the world.