Twist and Wrap This Gumby-Like Action Cam to Get the Shot

The revolutionary GoPro-like Boud Flex Cam Pic could be tied to an ankle, a wrist, or a canine collar.


LAS VEGAS—Action cameras are getting smaller and smaller—simply take a look at the GoPro’s Hero4 Session, a field-sized action cam that is half the measurement of the GoPro Hero 4 however can nonetheless document in 1080p.

CES 2016 Bug ArtThe development seems as if it should proceed right here at CES. However the Boud Flex Cam Pic is taking issues one step additional by eschewing the typical boxy type issue of different action cams for a Gumby-like physique with the camera at the finish of an extended stick of versatile materials. The physique can wrap round nearly something, similar to a wrist, an ankle, a bicycle bar deal with, or a canine’s collar. You’ll be able to even wrap it in a circle in order that it stands on its personal; the materials is versatile and will keep the place you set it.


Inside the Pic is an 8-megapixel camera that data footage in full HD, 1080p at 30 frames per second, a 480mAh battery for up to an hour of video recording, and 16GB of onboard memory. It is Bluetooth succesful, so you possibly can management it with the accompanying app for iPhone or Android, or you possibly can switch information seamlessly with a USB connection. The camera is splash proof, and is protected by HOYA 5 Glass.

Although it might appear troublesome to management with such a easy type issue, a number of faucets of the button at the backside of the versatile physique may have you recording video very quickly. To show the Pic on, press the button for a couple of seconds; double faucet the button to begin video recording, single faucet to snap a pic, and flip it off with one other lengthy maintain. It’s also possible to begin recording from afar with the app, which connects to the Pic by way of Bluetooth 4.0.

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Boud Flex Cam Pic

The Pic, which raised about $ one hundred fifty five,000 on Indiegogo final yr, is available in many enjoyable colours—apricot, blue, grey, pink, and white—in addition to character fashions. Frank has a tuft of humorous hair (assume the Troll Dolls of yore), Bob has three eyes on prime of the camera, and Jack has a pair of horns. Extra character fashions are coming quickly.

Pricing is but to be decided, however search for the Flex Cam Pic in the early spring.

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