Garmin's been taking some interesting chances with its hardware as of late. First, it was the Head Up Display and now the GPS manufacturer is getting into the sports and action camera game with the announcement of the VIRB and VIRB Elite HD cameras.
The VIRB is a full HD sports camera; so many of the broad HD sports camera strokes will be familiar to anyone who's ever held a GoPro or Contour camera. The VIRB can record in 1080p high-definition video, but features modes for 720p, 960p tall HD, and more. It can also capture 16-megapixel color … Read more
Similar to Trig, which I wrote about in January, Virb promises to provide everything to everyone without fulfilling a way to do it. It's the "if you build it, they will come" mentality that's not necessarily a bad thing to have with a social network, just disparaging when you click on a link with no content on the other end. As it stands, clicking on many of Virb's group areas takes you to a placeholder page. The two sections that are up as of me writing this are music and videos. Both of these sections work well and have some really great content--music in particular, which has themed band pages with downloadable tracks that look more like something on the iTunes Store than a social network. The team definitely pulled some design cues from Purevolume, but that's a good thing.… Read more