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Coming Soon: Druids, Halos, Silica, and More

Photo from manufacturer

Manufacturer photo

Reviews have been a little sparse of late but I have reviews coming soon for webBikeWorld.com as well as Motorcycle Words exclusives. Two pairs of gloves are in currently being put through their paces, one pair from Dainese and another from Rev’IT. I understand I might have a carbon fiber adventure helmet coming in for review as well but that’s all I’m going to say until it lands in my hands.

On the technical side I’ve got a new motorcycle specific “dash-cam” set up freshly installed on the Ninja 1000 and I’m looking to get some footage captured in the coming days. During the installation I connected the camera system DVR module to my Eastern Beaver PC-8 fuse panel and realized I needed to post up mu thoughts on this little gem of a device so that will be coming to a screen near you soon.

Manufacturer photo

Manufacturer photo

Finally, I’ve have been riding with a pair of Fox Racing knee guards in place of my venerable Shift Racing Enforcer guards that I have been wearing for years. The guards from Fox are actually designed for mountain biking but offered a combination of features I could quite find in other moto specific products.  Keep an eye on this space as well as the Motorcycle Words Facebook feed for new content as it becomes available.

wBW Reviews a Similar Cheap Action Camera

sjcam-sj4000-wifi-cameraMy friends over at webBikeWorld recently reviewed an action camera from Amazon that is very similar to the unit I recently purchased and started reviewing here at Motorcycle Words. The unit they have is essentially the same one as my DBPower camera but they went with the WiFi enabled version. I passed on that option for the sake of cost, and frankly, because it is one less thing to go wrong in an already low (super low!) priced camera.

Looking at their photos and seeing all the accessories I’m pretty sure that both the camera I have and the one Rick reviewed at wBW are rolling out of the same factory. Head over to webbikeworld.com and check out what they thought of their test unit. I’ll be following up with the rest of my review over the next few days on the non-WiFi unit I have right now.

 

Cheap Action Camera | How Bad Can it Be? (Part 1)

dbpower-camera-frontIf you ride motorcycles, chances are you’ve owned or considered owning an action camera to record your rides. I’ve owned a few over the years to make videos for reviews of motorcycles and to demonstrate some great roads to ride on.  Since I shut down Nashvilleriders.com last year I haven’t had much need to for these little cameras and I sold mine off.

Now that I have started this blog and I will be heading down to Barber this weekend for the Vintage festival it seemed like a good time to jump back in to video capture on a bike. Plus it seems like a good idea to ride with a camera these days to make sure you CYA in the event of a crash where someone else caused the incident.

I started looking at was available in the “cheap” range of action camera devices on Amazon. I was surprised how many small action cameras are available and how many of them appear to be very close reproductions of GoPro’s HERO units. The difference in price is astounding!

After reading several reviews and looking at the specs, I settled on one of the DBPower camera units, specifically the Sports HD DV camera. This camera includes all the various mounts and accessories one would need for mounting on a motorcycle, helmet, or pretty much anything I can think of. It also shoots 1080p video, shoot stills on an interval, and best of all costs only $45.99 (USD) with free shipping via Amazon Prime.

Only $45.99!! Well, how bad can it be, right? Let’s find out.

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