Toy Review – Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera
New Toys for Christmas 2014:
Finally, a video camera that you will feel comfortable leaving in the hands of your kids! The Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera is a light, compact, and stylish digital camera that is packed with a lot of features that are all designed with a young user in mind. This wearable camera can be worn by children and can survive rough handling by even the most active young users.
Who Is This For?
All parents want to give their kids opportunities to explore hobbies and crafts, and those who think the even young kids should learn photography should set their sights on the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera as their kids’ first ever camera. It is durable and highly reliable, and offers a lot of functions that kids and parents alike will be impressed with.
6 and up.
Things We Like
The solid and reliable construction and design of the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera is definitely something to rave about. It looks stylish yet it is still very functional and stable, able to withstand abuse subjected to it by kids.
The video recording function is also a good addition, since it allows 720p HD video recording. But that is not all. Kids can also take their picture-taking and video-shooting underwater. No, the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera is not waterproof, but it is splash-proof, so shooting in the rain is still possible and completely safe. However, if you want your kids to take pictures underwater, that can still be arranged. All you have to do is buy the separately sold waterproof case, and then you can start shooting up to a depth of 60 meters.
We already mentioned about how light the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera is. This is definitely a good feature, since it makes it easier for it to be strapped or attached practically anywhere, even on a bike or a helmet.
Things We Don’t Like
The Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera supports a 32GB microSD storage. For those who love to take lots of pictures and shoot videos, that storage capacity may be limiting. One full charge of the built-in battery will make it operable for 1.5 hours. This is quite a short usage time between full charges.
The Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera costs $59.99.
Oregon Scientific has not released information regarding applicable warranty terms for this product.
Is It Worth The Money?
It is so easy to see how the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera beats most other digital cameras for kids in terms of performance and other features. That is why parents will not regret spending their hard-earned money on the GeckoHD.
Where Can I Buy?
The GeckoHD can be purchased directly from Oregon Scientific, or you can look for it in various merchant websites. Amazon is a good place to start.
Said to be more versatile than a camera phone, and more stylish than most digital cameras, the Oregon Scientific ATC Gecko HD Camera is a wonderful camera to get your kids started on photography.