Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Octospot Diving Camera Can Survive the Dark Depths

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

GoPro is the big name in action cameras and its cameras will do go just about anywhere. If you want to take your GoPro into the water though, you need to put it into another watertight case. Even then, it’s not good down to extreme depths. Divers who want to go really deep and record what they see should consider the Octospot diving camera that is good to 656-feet of crushing depth with no case needed.

octospot-tb-1zoom in

The camera has a fancy pressure white balance system that keeps colors just right, and is designed for shooting in low light and murky waters, though an optional lighting attachment may be available down the road. Power comes from an internal battery good for about two hours of recording. The controls are made to work while wearing gloves and have vibration feedback. A tiny screen on the back shows details like recording mode, time, and depth and dive data can be overlaid on the video.

Video resolution is up to 4K and the camera can shoot 12MP stills as well. It comes with a universal mask mount and can be had with a third-person mount, which sounds like an underwater selfie stick to me. The Octospot is on Kickstarter and has already blown through its fundraising goal. A pledge of $349 or more will get you a camera with shipping estimated for January 2017.



Ten to One Rum

Ten to One Rum

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Carving Smaug’s Eye

Carving Smaug’s Eye

Advertisement
The Brubaker Box Was The Most Awesome VW Bug Conversion Ever

The Brubaker Box Was The Most Awesome VW Bug Conversion Ever

McLaren Elva Is an 804 hp Open-top Monster

McLaren Elva Is an 804 hp Open-top Monster

This Year One 1974 Jeep Cherokee Is a Brutish Beauty

This Year One 1974 Jeep Cherokee Is a Brutish Beauty

Advertisement