It’s been almost two months since GoPro announced it’d be releasing a cheaper helmet cam, the HD Hero 960, positioning it beneath the $299 and 1080p HD Hero we enjoyed last year and give those doing professional stunts on amateur budgets a chance to capture their glory. Now here it is, yours for the taking today — if you don’t mind a resolution capped at 1280 x 960 and a deleted “Hero Bus” expansion port, meaning no external displays or batteries. That port is what you’ll need to use the company’s next accessory, a dual camera mount shown off at Interbike (and pictured below) pairing two of the HD Heros to film in 3D. You’ll need to manually stitch the resulting footage together, but there is at least a sync cable included so that the two start and stop at the same time — something sadly lacking on the Tachyon XC 3D. That mount is set to retail for $99, but the requirement for dual $299 cameras will price this out of most budgets. However, the $179 MSRP on the HD Hero 960 makes it a compelling alternative to Contour’s $220 720p ContourHD.
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