Where are we?

December 18, 2012 Comments Off

There have been a lot of you asking what our contingency plan is if we don’t hit the $200k target by the closing date this week. The plan is to continue development and finish the pre-production (fully functional) prototypes. We will then make a new video and re-launch the Kickstarter campaign. I believe this is what is needed to gain more traction.

Unfortunately I think that the Kickstarter community has been a bit weary of hardware projects that haven’t quite completed the development phase as there have been a few big ones that have failed to deliver or delivered very late. People for the most part probably don’t want to be gambling their hard earned $200+ on something that they aren’t convinced will come to fruition. And I don’t blame them. We’re currently still self funded and  we will continue to fund this project while we seek investor capital.

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New $49 Pledge Category

November 13, 2012 Comments Off

We want to give something back as a thank you so we have designed a breathable, race-cut glove with the highest quality materials as a thank you to you all. This is a 5Bling pre-release design glove with a limited Spectacam logo. It is made from breathable / stretchable mesh and synthetic materials so it is totally washable.

We’ll also ship it to you for free. Yes that’s everyone in the world! When we’re ready to ship out, we’ll send you a survey where you will be able to choose your size from XS to XL, and we’ll also offer a women’s XS for women with small hands.

We hope you’ll back us on Kickstarter.

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Bradley Wiggins Car Accident

November 10, 2012 Comments Off

If motorists realized majority of cyclists were using a dual helmet camera facing front and rear, would that change their behavior towards cyclists? Here’s what happened to Brad Wiggins recently.

Reposted from The Guardian:

Scene of Bradley Wiggins's collision in Wrightington, Lancashire

Scene of Bradley Wiggins’s collision in Wrightington, Lancashire, when he was thrown off his bike by a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy van. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

A woman who allegedly knocked champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins off his bike with a van has been reported for summons by police. After a formal interview, Cath Burrows, 44, has been summoned by Lancashire police over driving without due care and attention.

Wiggins, who this summer became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, was taken to hospital with a bruised hand and ribs after the collision near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday. The 32-year-old is now recuperating at home.

In a statement on Friday night, a police spokesman said: “Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire police, a 44-year-old woman from west Lancashire has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention.

“However an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is still under way.”

Wiggins was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston hospital after the crash in Crow Orchard Road, Wrightington, shortly after 6pm on Wednesday. The incident happened when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy drove out of a garage forecourt. It was reported that Wiggins was riding a mountain bike to meet a group of local cyclists near his home in Eccleston.

In a separate road accident, British cycling head coach Shane Sutton was also admitted to hospital on Thursday with a fractured cheek bone. Sutton, 55, was in a collision with a blue Peugeot 206 driven by a 61-year-old man on the A6 Stockport Road in Levenshulme while riding a bike shortly before 8.55am.

He was part of the management team which helped Wiggins to many successes, including the world’s toughest bike race and the time trial gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Specta Technologies launches the world’s first dual helmet smart camera on Kickstarter.com

November 8, 2012 Comments Off

3-time Olympian and Entrepreneur, Josiah Ng innovates Spectacam, a streamlined sports camera aimed at revolutionizing the cycling industry.

Melbourne, Australia – Specta Technologies, a Melbourne based start-up, aims to bring to market the world’s first dual video sports camera with WiFi capabilities. Cyclists and sports fanatics looking for a lightweight, streamlined, and cutting edge camera can now look forward to a product that has been aimed specifically at their needs.

Spectacam was conceptualized when 3-time Olympian Josiah Ng first saw the need for a streamlined helmet camera to use on a daily basis. The initial aim of Spectacam was to help record and analyze Josiah’s training regime in addition to recording his rides for safety purposes. Josiah spent a lot of time training on public roads and often encountered motorists who acted inappropriately or even dangerously towards himself and other cyclists. He envisioned having dual cameras to record any potentially negative incidents as well as anything exciting on his rides.

Josiah formed Specta Technologies to partner with Outerspace Design Group from Melbourne, Australia to design and develop the dual camera prototype. The alpha-prototype was successfully constructed in July 2012.

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

The Kickstarter campaign aims to raise a minimum of US$200,000 to help offset some of Spectacam’s development and tooling costs. Product development of this caliber is quite costly, and to complete the final development to manufacturing process will require the support of crowd sourced funding. Josiah likes this idea of launching Spectacam through this type of funding. “I think it validates and helps a project gain traction, while giving everyday consumers an opportunity to be part of the some of the greatest innovations in the world”. For a mimimum pledge of $199, Spectacam backers can expect to receive a Spectacam towards mid-2013. They will also have the unique opportunity to experience the amazing journey with Josiah and his team though regular updates via photos, videos and social media.

For more information, log on to www.spectacam.com/kickstarter

For PR enquiries, contact Josiah Ng: josiah@spectacam.com

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