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fixing a weird product design decision with a little hockey tape.

fixing a weird product design decision with a little hockey tape.

i’ve been borrowing odin’s yi action camera to capture 2K video behind the net using a suction cup mount on the glass. works great ( someday i might get around to posting some of the video )!

except someone on the yi product team must not play hockey because there’s an light on power button on the front of the camera that blinks when it’s recording which reflects off the glass and is super annoying in the recorded video.

it’s a curious product design decision since there’s light on the back of camera also blinks when it’s recording. why do you even need a blinking light on the front of the camera? in addition to being annoying, it seems like an unnecessary drain on the battery.

hi. ho. nothing a little hockey tape can’t fix.

i see a centriphone rig in my future.

so this guy rigged up a way to swing a iPhone around his head that takes some pretty interesting shots. matt haughey has been playing around with a simple rig and his go pro to get a similar effect and i think odin and i are going to have to give it a go with his yi action camera.

day 4192 – 356/365. odin sets up his christmas surprise – a yi action camera.

day 4192 - 356/365.  odin sets up his christmas surprise - a yi action camera.

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.