photo courtesy gizmodo.
We’re not sure whether to call this totally awesome or completely uncalled for. At CES GoPro announced a 3D version of their popular Helmet HERO helmet camera that promises to record all the action in 3-dimensions. Sadly there’s no info on the official GoPro website yet but from what we’ve read on gizmodo and other gadget sites, the camera is basically two GoPro’s that are synced together to produce 3D video. No word on what type of computer/TV you’ll need to view the videos or whether 3D glasses are included.
GoPro also announced an add-on LCD viewfinder/battery pack that can be attached to a basic (viewfinder-less) helmet camera.
It turns out that GoPro actually isn’t the first company to announce a 3D helmet camera. In fact, Tachyon has been selling the XC for over a year now. The Tachyon XC has two lenses just like the GoPro 3D and you can view the resulting videos on your computer using old-fashioned red and blue 3D glasses.
Now, the question is: who wants a 3D helmet camera?