Quick Look: VholdR ContourHD

It’s not the POV action footage you’re meant to be shooting with the ContourHD, but I’m stuck in the office and this is the best I can do for now. Video was sped up about 300 percent in iMovie. You can check out the VholdR site for raw action footage until I can get my own up, which should be tomorrow since I’m picking up my skateboard from my old apartment today.

VholdR’s latest mountable camcorder shoots HD (720p) footage and supports up to a 16GB microSDHC card (comes with a 2GB). You can easily flip between SD (60fps) and HD (30fps) shooting mode and the one-touch record button makes an audible beep to let you know when it’s recording. The device is extremely lightweight at four ounces and the improved viewing angle at 135 degrees makes for wicked awesome footage. The ContourHD comes with various rail mounts to stick wherever you please. The lens can be rotated depending on how you mount it so you’re not watching your latest footage upside or rotated 90 degrees to the left or right.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Amazon is offering a free $50 gift card when you buy the ContourHD bringing the cost of the device down to $230 (if you factor in the gift card).