Half Term fun and frolics with Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam
As Half Term approached, one day, in particular, we were all looking forward to as we had been invited to WhiteGrounds Skate Park in London to have fun with bikes, scooters and skateboards to put the new Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam through its paces.
What is the Vtech Action Cam?
They are like GoPro cameras for children if you haven’t heard about them. The Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam comes with waterproof housing to enable in-water filming and photography, a bicycle/scooter and a skateboard mount. The camera has video recording capabilities and taking stills, AND it also has a couple of games thrown in for when they are taking a breather from all that action.
Being a bit of a camera hoarder, I bought myself a GoPro last Autumn, I didn’t do lots with it yet, but I have plans! Whenever my GoPro has come out, the Beans have been very keen to get their hands on it, too, so I knew the Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam would hold their interest. There has been many a family walk with them on their scooters where I have thought they needed an Action Cam to record their antics, and now Vtech has answered my prayers with a very cool piece of kit at an affordable price of just £49.99.
We arrived at the Skate Park with two very eager itching to get on two wheels. Still, first off, we had to get them kitted out in safety gear and then get them inspired by watching two professional stunt artists on skateboards/rollerskates performing all manner of jumps and other things that I wouldn’t dare to name for fear of being uncool when I get it wrong! Curly would NOT approve!!
As soon as the professionals had done their bit, it was over to the children to select their wheeled instrument of choice. Little Bean chose a cool bright green BMX bike (whilst a worried Mummy looked on), and Beanie Boy chose a scooter. They each received a quick lesson from the team on how to operate their Action Cams, and they were off, scooting and cycling back and forth, up the walls, into each other, skidding, sliding and having a blast. Little Bean SERIOUSLY impressed me with her cycling; she was a bit rusty to start. Still, with a little coaching from Team Extreme and sound advice to learn to ride the bike standing up instead of sitting down as it helps to centre your weight distribution better, she was soon cycling like a pro! It was suggested that she try a few jumps, but I think that was perhaps pushing her capabilities a little too far.
The event was over too soon, and it was time to put down the wheels. The Beans said this was one of their favourite events, and the fun didn’t end there because they could bring their cameras home. They have been using them ever since, and both quite fancy themselves as presenters, each recording their little ads. They have picked up using the cameras with so much ease that they haven’t needed any input from me.
Having had children’s cameras before, I wasn’t expecting anything too outstanding from the camera. For me, it was more about the children being able to do something for themselves, and I knew they would love this. But I have been pleasantly surprised. The Skate Park didn’t have the best lighting, and I struggled to take some of my pictures with my DSLR, but the Action Cam did a pretty good job. We sent out video footage to Vtech, who put together this montage of videos from everyone who attended the event, and I think you’ll agree, it’s pretty darn good!
I am very excited to be able to tell you that we shall soon be testing new scooters for Micro Scooter, so we shall be using the Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam to share our experiences with you.
DISCLAIMER: We were invited to the Vtech Event with our travel expenses paid. The Beans were both given their cameras to bring home with them at the end of the event. All words, opinions and images are my own and may not be copied without permission.