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Offline Arizoner

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Polaroid Cube?
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:08:23 am »
I'm looking for a camera for road only, and for pictures only.  If I'm cruising along and I see something interesting, I don't want to stop....only turn a camera on with my gloves and snap a quick photo..  I don't want to deal with hard wire, I can charge nightly if needed.  My brain needs simple and quick.  I was thinking about the old version of Polaroid Cube for about $40 used on Amazon.  Looks like the magnet will stick to something metal on bike, I can grab it and take a quick shot.  Anybody used these?  Does it turn on quickly enough?  Is the magnet strong enough for street/highway use?   
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Re: Polaroid Cube?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 09:09:07 am »
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The lens is too wide angle and the camera is too small to be easily used with gloves. I've got a small point & shoot on a lanyard from a conference. The lanyard has one of those break-away clasps if it catches on something.
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Offline Arizoner

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Re: Polaroid Cube?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 11:37:59 pm »
Hmmm.  Thanks,  I'll keep looking.  Want it to be glove friendly and quick to turn on and shoot.  Love driving fast, hate stopping, and like pictures.
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Re: Polaroid Cube?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 07:51:04 am »
I tried the lanyard thing but couldn't make it work for me.  Now with cruise control I find it really easy to reach into the top pocket (easy access) of my tank bag, grab the point and shoot.  It turns on quickly by sliding the door down to expose the lens, click, click, back in the bag.  Works great for me.
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Re: Polaroid Cube?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 10:37:42 am »
Not cheap, but I use a Garmin VIRB Ultra, with the handlebar controls.  Can snap a picture, or turn video on/off by pressing one of several buttons.  Great HD video and picture quality.
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