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Adequate, but with some problems
on August 8, 2011
As advertised, the Veho VCCA003ESP Extreme Sports Pack includes a large variety of straps and clips that allow you to attach the a MUVI Micro DV Camcorder to your body or almost any piece of equipment . The pluses are the number of straps and clips available in the kit that make it possible to easily attach a MUVI Micro DV Camcorder to almost anything. The kit includes a number of Velcro straps and clips that makes it easy to make secure attachments.
However, there are only a couple of problems with the kit. The MUVI camcorder clips into plastic receptacles that are attached to clips or straps. While the camcorder appears to snap into the receptacles securely, there is nothing that would prevent the camcorder from falling out if jarred hard enough or exposed to a high wind velocity. While using my camcorder on rough trails, I twist a rubber band around the camera and receptacle as added insurance to keep from losing the camcorder.
Another problem is the way the camcorder receptacle is attached to the strap attachment device in the kit. The first time I attempted to remove the camcorder from the receptacle on the strap attachment device, the plastic around the small screws holding the two pieces together broke out. The screws are recessed in both pieces making the plastic very thin where they are attached and very easy to break. I fixed the problem easily by gluing the two pieces together with epoxy glue. The attachment between the two pieces is now much stronger than the original design. It might be fortunate that I discovered this weakness while handling my camcorder since it could have easily broken off while on a trail and I could have lost my camcorder. I recommend that everyone consider beefing up the strap attachment device by adding a drop of super glue or epoxy between the two pieces in addition to the two very small attachment screws.
Note, that I'm not sure that I would recommend using this kit for anything moving much faster than a bicycle unless the mounting can be protected from the wind. I use the strap attachment device to clip the camera to my helmet while mountain biking and it works very well, even on very rough trails.