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      07-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by TxFeatFan View Post
I've got the LCD backpack, and sometimes use it the same way you do - for setting the viewing angle ahead of filming. Then I pop the battery backpack on just in case. (because I HATE running out of power). But mostly I just eyeball the angle, and have never been terribly far off (so far)

Does the WiFi backpack chew up much power?

Phil - I got the mic off of Amazon.

The WiFi backpac has it's own battery, so it doesn't affect the GoPro2 that much. Seems like I can do a four-hour drive, intermittently using the Wifi packpac and wrist-mounted control, without a recharge problem. In late August, GoPro is supposed to release the iPhone app which will negate the need for LCD because you'll be able to stream live video from the WiFi backpac direct to the smartphone for visual cues. In this case, I also picked up a skeleton case and their cigarette-lighter->dual USB plug so that it can be powered. (doing a ///M3 drive to Big Bend National Park next week)

2012 ///M3 Cabriolet; Le Mans Blue Metallic.

. . . .Munich . . . >. . . .Houston

When one wants a cabriolet, is there really any other choice than an M3? No. No, there's not.