So, given that it has been a few days since the Action Camera’s team returned from the sunny (pah!) Isle of Man, we thought it would be good to let you know how we got on, and what sold well amongst the Isle of Man faithful.
Whilst rain regrettably stopped play regarding the blue-ribbon Senior TT Race, there was still plenty of action on and off the track, and Action Cameras would like to thank everyone who came down and checked us out in the paddock!
Based on how our products did, we feel we have a good idea of what bikers in particular, look for in an Action Camera, and we had a host of riders eager to capture their laps on the Mountain Course in the highest quality.
Inevitably, the GoPro brand proved a popular choice amongst our customers, whether buying a Hero, Hero2, or simply watching the incredible 1080p footage we had on display.
The GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition in particular attracted attention, with the additional Suction Cup Mount and J-Hook mount included in the bundle. Mounting the GoPro to the bike tank seemed a desirable option for a lot of customers. Be it facing forwards to catch their motorcycles flying through the village streets, or pointed at the rider to see their eyes fixed-open as they negotiate this enthralling circuit.
There was also a lot of excitement generated around the upcoming GoPro WiFi BacPac, with its ability to sync with Smartphones for view-finding, and the option to sync up to 50 GoPro’s simultaneously capturing several angles of their lap.
As far as helmet cameras go, the Drift HD and Drift HD720 were the cameras of choice, with their aerodynamic shape fitting comfortably to rider’s helmets, as well as the rotatable lens and built-in LCD screen for perfect angles and view-finding. The Drift’s lightweight model and water-resistance in rain and puddles also proved appealing, particularly when the washout came towards the end of the TT!
We had a lot of Drift owners keen to see their own footage on our display televisions, including some scary shots of one guy topping 150mph on the mountain in low-light, highlighting the TT’s notoriety as one of the top events for incredible action video. Crazy!
The Replay XD1080 camera also garnered intrigue, with its simple bullet-shape design proving extremely alluring for mounting to helmets, and inside the nooks and crannies of the motorcycle fairing for awesome close-to-the-road shots.
We’ll be posting some more video and photos of our expedition soon, so keep an eye out for more from Action Cameras at the Isle of Man TT 2012.
And if you did come to see us, don’t forget to use the 10% discount offered on the Action Cameras stickers we gave out for great deal on all our products!