March is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? If you bothered to read the title of this post, I’m pretty sure you have a hunch. GoPro’s highly anticipated Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit are promised to be released in March 2012 for $99, according to GoPro.
What exactly does this mean for your GoPro? You can Wi-Fi enable your HD HERO2 or original HD HERO camera with the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote. The Wi-Fi BacPac attaches to your HD HERO2 camera to give your GoPro long range video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote.
One of the coolest and super convenient specs on this setup is that you can also remote in with a smartphone, tablet, or computer running a FREE GoPro App (compatible with both iOS and Android). Waterproof and just as rugged as the BacPac, the Wi-Fi Remote enables complete control of up to 50 HD HERO2 cameras at a time. Okay, GoPro, so what you’re saying is that I now have a logical reason to purchase 50 HD HERO2s?
Paired with the Wi-Fi BacPac, the HD HERO2 also supports live video streaming and remote control via smart-devices, computers and the Web. So long as Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot is present. Basically, this means that you can record to your HD HERO2′s SD card while sending a second video stream via Wi-Fi to your smart-device, computer or the Web. This is just getting crazy.
As stated, the original HD HERO is compatible with the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote. However, the HD HERO only supports Wi-Fi Remote control functions and live video streaming is not available on the original HD HERO camera. Translation = it’s time for an upgrade.
So, do you guys think this is worth the purchase?
Here is a video review I did when the GoPro HD HERO2 was released back in October 2011. Full specs can be found HERE.action camera, CES 2012, GoPro, Sports Camera, Wi-Fi BacPac, Wi-Fi Combo Kit, Wi-Fi Remote
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