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Dirt Office Helmet Cam

12:00 22nd October 2009 by Billy Thackray
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I spotted this tiny Veho Muvi helmet camera at the CycleShow a while back and promptly got one ordered for an inspection. Steve at veho-uk.com had one sent out this morning.
The size of it is remarkable, how do they make it so small? It is about the size of an AA battery but still feels quite substantial. The case is an alloy metal job and measures 55mm tall, 20mm wide and 18mm at it’s deepest part and weighed in at just 40g on our office scales.

It features a 2 Mega Pixel lens and records in VGA 640*480 format and comes with a 2GB Micro SD Card, which they say is enough for 2 hours of footage. The lens only has a 72 degree angle, but that seemed okay in my quick test.
The power comes from a built in rechargable battery with a life of 2-3 hours that you charge a USB lead.

RRP is £79.99 but I’ve seen them on the web for about £60.

Checkout veho-uk.com
I don’t want to start talking about Christmas yet but this could make a nice present.

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Is this the Worlds smallest helmet cam? The beauty of this to me is that I can gaffer tape it to just about anywhere on the bike, it’s got a lovely flat/ rectangular lower surface that is perfect for that. But it does come with a few attachments that also do the job.
Check out the quick video tester below.

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On the side, a micro sd slot and a Vox on/off switch. This is usefull for all you spies out there, simply leave the cam in a room and when it detects noise over 65DB it starts recording and stops when there is a lull.

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Power on/off on the side and a simply button on the top to toggle record on and off, an LED lets you know what’s going on.

I gave it a quick test this morning and the ease of use and quality looks good so far.


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  1. ash

    Looks pretty good, me and a mate seen them and pretty much thought that it was probably too good to be true. But your footage seems to prove otherwise. I dont think that they are fully weatherproof though, as when i was looking at them the guy on the stand was talking to someone about a prototype waterproof casing. Even so the camera seems quite remarkablefor its size.

  2. dwayne

    The footage surprised me, for the size of the camera it’s pretty amazing. Only a couple of years ago quality like that would have meant a back pack and 3 miles of cables running to a camera from lenzes, to batteries etc…
    A quick look on amazon and it’s £55. Winner.
    I wonder if it’s size means a botched together waterproofing might be possible?

  3. billy

    Not sure if you would run this in the rain or mud, the lens is tiny so one splodge of muck and it’s blocked anyway, so maybe not too important about the waterproofing.
    I’m sure you could rig something up if you had to though.

  4. Rich

    My mate has just got one of these. The footage is good but it does shake a lot on the bike. We are just trying a few different methods at the moment, A little sponge is good as it takes a lot of the vibrations away.

    Try it of road when you get a chance and you will see what I mean.

    Bloody awesome product though for the price.

  5. Dee

    This is a clear case of “you get what you pay for”
    The video quality is terrible, the frame rate piss poor and the viewing angle is even worse.
    The downfall of many helmet cams, is the fact that you seldom see more than just the front tire and a few rocks.

    It’s better than the multitude of mobile phone camera footage we see on pinkbike I guess, but I would save my money and spend it on something like the standard GoPro helmet cam

  6. Aaron

    It only looks reasonable because Billy’s riding on smooth asphalt. Stick it on some proper trail and it would probably be worse than R2D2′s message from the princess… Help me Obi-wan Kenobi…. And that was a long, long time ago, in a… Sorry.

  7. Richdirtbiker46

    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/-/253/333/-/11191418/Veho-Muvi-Micro-DV-Camcorder/Product.html?searchtype=genre

    £54.99 and bunch of extras, think i will treat myself to a pre christmas present.

  8. billy

    I’ll try it on the rough stuff at the weekend and see how it copes

  9. freerider69

    wow, the quality is just so good! I was gonna buy the contourHD, but that was just too expensive… I’m impressed, and I think I found my cam :p

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