ironic, since nothing being played with was a xmas gift :-/
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.