I’m no hero. I don’t wake up every day and strap a helmet to my head or a board to my feet or need to record myself going 120 mph from six different camera angles. I drive a 2005 Honda Civic with a couple of car seats in the back. Usually there are a few pool noodles and goggles and maybe even a water gun. The most EXTREME thing I’ve done in the last month was go out until 10 p.m. on a school night.
This is Tech Dad Life. (And at this point my nearly 9-year-old is demanding I clarify: A single booster seat for her little sister is now all that remains of the child-like safety items.)
But one thing I’ve gotten into a little more lately is in the same vein as the GoPro — I’ve been carrying the HTC RE camera around a lot more. And that begs the question that I’ve mostly ignored since the RE was released in the fall of 2014: Is HTC actually competing with GoPro in this space?
And there’s only one way to find out. It’s time to slip the RE into my pocket and, uh, strap the GoPro to something. Because this ultra-mobile, in-your-face, action photography thing isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. As GoPro itself has shown quarter after quarter (with some $363 million in revenue in Q1 2015) — it’s only getting bigger.