Ever gone for a solo skiing, surfing, or sailing adventure and wish someone had been there to capture you in action? Sure, the GoPro is pretty neat, but it still requires you to hold or wear the camera, making it difficult to get full face and body shots. Or maybe all you want is a well-captured jumping photo while on a solo hike in the Sierras?
Your camera struggles are over. Cue, the Soloshot.
This camera captures shots of you (and anyone who happens to be near you) in action. It consists of two items: a tripod base and an armband that it communicates with. Once you attach your camera to the tripod base, it will focus on whoever is wearing the armband.
Compatible with everything from a DSLR to a point-and-shoot, the Soloshot makes it easy for anyone to create awesome action-oriented photos and videos whenever you want. The base rotates a full 360 degrees and pans without awkward stops and pauses – it can even track subjects that are 2,000 feet away or moving at 140 mph! Amazing.
The armband is the magic sauce. Waterproof and wireless, it has an adjustable transmitter that is tracked by the tripod base through LED lighting. It’s also rechargeable and the batteries will last you up to five hours, which is ample time for an afternoon adventure!
At $479, these definitely don’t run cheap, but we’d like to be optimistic and think that the types of photos and videos you can capture with a camera like this are worth way more than 1000 words. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves adventures and photography. Our final verdict: really cool, but must save some dough to snag one.