The established Veho mini camera range is going to be available in bike shops for the first time, prompted by their recent Atom micro model which seems made for bicycle helmet mounting. Distribution to shops will be handled by Raleigh.
In case you didn't realise, Raleigh the bike company in Nottingham is also one of the largest distributors of cycling accessories and clothing to the trade, shipping such brands as Uvex, Vaude, SRAM, MucOff, Michelin, Sigma and Selle Royal to bike shops all over UK and especially the ones that sell Raleigh bikes.
From now on they'll also be shipping out Veho digital video cameras as well, since the use of these mini marvels in general has exploded among cyclists for fun and safety. Bike shops seem a logical place to buy them if the staff who are often active cyclists themselves can usually advise on where and how to mount them.
Ben Vallance, Veho's Sales and Marketing Director says, "The Raleigh brand is synonymous with cycling and bikes and we are pleased that our award winning successful brand of action cameras is going to have representation in this very important market."
We reviewed the Veho Muvi Micro DV the previous and 15mm taller Muvi camera back in November 2009 with the verdict:
"All things considered the Muvi is a good option if you're looking for a fun, easy to use POV camera to take riding. The sound is good enough to record the odd piece to camera too. Unless you're prepared to splash (sorry) out for the waterproof casing it's not an all-weather option though."
Already on the way into road.cc for review is the Muvi Atom camera which only measures 40 x 20 x 19mm, weighs 37 grams and yet packs a 2 megapixel sensor with 640 x 480 resolution and a 2GB miniSD card.
For £69.99 you get:
- 2 megapixel sensor
- 640 x 480 resolution
- 30+ frames per second
- 2GB memory
- 1 hour battery life
- Universal mount kit
- USB lead
- Carrying pouch
- Head / helmet strap
The Atom will also shoot 1280 x 960 stills. There are optional waterproof cases and additional mounts for special applications like windsurfers, skateboards and tripods.
Bike shops will also be stocking the Veho Pebble range of portable batteries. Apart from recharging your Muvi video vamera, the 5000Mah Pebble XT will do a similar job for your other portable devices like phones and GPS.
Veho tell us there's a Muvi "No Proof, No Glory" website coming up with the aim of creating a community for people to share their Muvi videos as well as watch "interesting and fun documentary footage."
According to Ben Vallance, "We are quickly building a team of "No Proof, No Glory" athletes and first to feature on the new website will be World Freestyle MTB Athletes Sam Pilgrim and Grant Fielder who have recently returned from capturing some amazing footage in Iceland. We are really looking forward to the site launching and creating a central community for MUVI users."