odin playing with a new xbox game and listening to tunes on new christmas gift beats headphones is very much channeling the teenage years that are hurtling toward us.
for christmas, odin’s cousins got
self-balancing two-wheeled boards hoverboards that are all the rage. it took him about 2 minutes to master riding it.
it’s going to take me longer to get over my wondering if the swagway branded boards are are a fire hazard. there seems to be lots of confusion over which brands might or might not be a problem.
we’re traveling so we left many of odin’s presents in wisconsin to be opened when we get back. but not all of them! we surprised him with a YI action camera which is comparable to a gopro hero but instead of costing $300+, it costs less than a $100. you can get it for $69 but we paid $20 bucks more for the convenience of amazon prime. an an underwater housing was on sale for $10 (?!) and a set of every mount he’ll need to get started ( helmet mount, chest mount, selfie stick, suction mount etc ) cost us just $25 more.
while that’s not nothing, it’s certainly makes it easier to get it for odin and not feel too much pain if ( when? ) he breaks it while starting to explore his interest in extreme sports videography 🙂 you can see the camera’s capabilities on their youtube page. i expect we’ll see much more video from odin soon.
unboxing impressions were great. he had the app downloaded in and was controlling the camera from his iPod in no time.