Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet
What is a Hero?
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Originally released in 2006, the HERO cameras are a line patented by GoPro, a northern California-based team of inventors and athletes dedicated to making it easy to use a camera during favorite activities. The HERO camera line incorporates a small digital camera enclosed in a waterproof housing unit, and the camera can take still or video pictures. The HERO comes in a variety of versions such as the Helmet HERO, the Motorsports HERO, the Surf HERO, and the Digital HERO, the core differences are the mounting options included in each package.
The Hero comes in a cool box with a clear plastic top that shows off the camera in it’s housing. Getting everything apart reminded me of trying to open a puzzle box, pulling the cover art off carefully so I did not tear it, and then pulling the tape off that holds the plastic top onto the main parts box.
GoPro’s HERO video camera’s latest incarnation is the Wide angle version, which has a whopping 170 degree of viewing and 5 megapixel sensor. Can we say WIDE?
Talk about bum cakes
My girl’s got ‘em
Big bottom, drive me out of my mind
How can I leave this behind?
The camera itself has only two buttons, an indicator light, and a small LCD screen that shows information relating to battery, mode, and status. The camera uses 2 AAA batteries which comprise a third of the weight of this tiny and light unit. It comes with a simple 1 page instruction manual written in 5 languages.
“Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.”
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