If you check out images for helmet cam on line you will see many crazy contraptions for mounting a camera on a helmet. The majority, however, use a mount that attaches to the helmet with an adhesive backing or some kind of strap. But what if you don’t have a specialized helmet mount or camera and just want to get some helmet video with a small video camera or smartphone?
An advantage of HandlePod is you can attach it to almost anything with the thin elastic cord—including a bicycle helmet. Just pass the elastic cord through the vent holes in the helmet and cinch it off in the slot. Now you can mount a camera or smartphone with a tripod adapter on the helmet and shoot your favorite bike path. It is simple to do, takes just a minute and comes off easily.
Small cameras and Smartphones are light enough that they won’t affect the helmet balance. The difference between a pocket camera or phone and an action camera is the lens. Action cameras have an extreme wide angle lens that takes in more view and minimizes camera movement. The way to simulate this effect with a smartphone is to add a wide angle lens or even a fisheye. The supplementary lenses from Photojojo will do the trick and work quite well.
If you plan to shoot a lot of helmet cam biking or skateboarding activity, then by all means purchase an action camera with a helmet mount like GoPro. But if you just want to see what it’s like to shoot with a helmet cam, HandlePod provides a simple solution that is fast and easy to do.