Thursday, January 24, 2013

Share Your Point of View

Speedfly Sunset BarrelRoll by Manuel Gindl
The GoPro Photo of the Day for January 11, 2013 uploaded by Manuel Gindl
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, GoPro must feel extremely loved. Ten years ago, GoPro introduced a camera which could strap to the wrist of a surfer to capture the wave from the surfers point of view. When people using the camera discovered they could use the device to share experiences on YouTube, the company caught a wave of it's own. GoPro has sold over 3 million cameras in the last three years.

This year at CES, almost every major camera company and several new companies were promoting their own version of a wearable point-of-view device. These are designed to be durable which was best explained by JVC as "quad-proof," the four proofs being waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof.  The accessories available for the GoPro Hero3 camera include mounting brackets for your helmet, chest, handlebars, roll bar or surfboard.

GoPro encourages the use of their camera through their website which includes the featured video of the day, and the photo of the day. GoPro users are extremely excited about the brand and often mention it in the videos they upload. A quick search for GoPro on YouTube just found 474,000 videos.

What's your point of view? Are you planning an experience that you could share with the world?

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