Concept: What if we embedded a GoPro into a Boombot?

There’s already a microphone. Why not add an HD Camera?



When I think of GoPro, I think about the ultimate experience capturing device. When I think about Boombot speakers, I think about a device that creates the best experience. I’ve always been a fan of wearable technology and device consolidation. When I say device consolidation, I believe that over time, we will make a movement towards owning fewer devices that perform a broader set of tasks. I came up with this concept taking two great outdoor gadgets and consolidating them into one. This concept product integrates a GoPro Hero3 HD Camera and builds it into a Boombot REX ultraportable speaker.

Additional Mounting Positions

The Boombot REX clip design would actually allow for a lot of additional mounting positions for a GoPro. Using it on a back pack strap or on pockets might provide some new and innovative POV camera angles.

GoPro-with-Boombot Concept Speaker Camera

Mobile Video Editor

Imagine being able to film your video content anywhere in the world in high resolution. Using smartphone based editing software, you would be able to edit your content on the fly and play back the audio using a full fidelity speaker built into the same device. You could have music playback during your activity and just use raw audio to capture added realism. This is what I was listening to and this is where I was.

Real-time Content Captured on the Cloud

You could create a Youstream channel and broadcast live all day. You might never miss a moment if you capture all of it. Might want to consider upgrading your data plan.

Anyhow, this is just some silly idea I had. Or maybe it’s not so silly after all. What do you think?

Optrix Fisheye Lens for iPhone Review

shoots everything you could dream from an iphone

Optrix Fisheye Case modified
 Today was also our first day out with the Optrix iPhone case.  This case fits a fisheye lens to your iPhone.  On Instagram photos and video, the field view is PERFECT although on the normal camera mode, you start picking up the edge of the lens.  Could just be a mechanical tweak made for a bigger lens with the same radius/magnification.  As the smartphone cameras continue to improve, one must wonder if these kind of adaptations could replace the GoPro.  One thing is for sure, the speakers on iPhone’s always suck, and the microphones have a lot of room for improvement too.  Which devices will consolidate into the smartphone?  All that is left is the video camera and car keys.

We took ours and cut out the screen in front and shaved a hole in the bottom to charge.  It kills the waterproofing but makes it so that the piece is more of a day-to-day piece.  We used an exacto knife to remove the screen on the front so that we could get better touch input.  Then we used a Dremel tool to cut a hole in the bottom to allow the charging connector to move through and allow the on-board speakers to be exposed. Might also be good to look at a product like the Olloclip, but then you have to remove the case.  Anyone know an iPhone fisheye that is built into a case (non-waterproof?)

here are some photos we took with it today

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