A camera for the rough
Whether you are surfing, skiing, mountain biking, riding a gondola through Venice, or building a sand castle at the beach, you can capture your travel adventures hands-free with GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO. This high-definition video camera comes with a waterproof housing that protects it from sand, snow, surf, and stormy weather, and adapters that let you attach it to your head (using a special strap) or helmet. Optional mounts let you secure it to your handlebars, wrist, body (with a chest harness), or the deck of your surfboard. The camera captures impressively sharp videos at up to 1080 pixels and takes 5-megapixel still shots at 2- to 60-second intervals. Its shockproof polycarbonate housing is practically indestructible. The camera retails for $299.99 at GoPro (888-600-4659, www.gopro.com), or go to REI.