First of all, let's define the "Ultimate Truck Driver."
Ultimate Truck Driver - a truck driver who embraces challenge, unafraid of the elements they may encounter. The Ultimate Truck Driver considers himself/herself an ambassador to the industry and wants to share his or her journey with others in a way they've never seen before.
It's difficult enough to think of gift ideas for truck drivers, so how in the world do you buy something for the Ultimate Truck Driver??? You know, the trucker who lives and breathes life on the road while eating up every minute of their experience. You need a really good gift idea for this trucker. Something that shows the trucker you really care...something more than just buying a gift card.
Enter the HD HERO3 Silver Edition by GoPro
What better way to capture life on the road as the Ultimate Truck Driver than using the new GoPro HERO3 Camera? This brand new video camera allows truck drivers to capture high quality HD video with no limits. This camera is the most advanced GoPro, designed to be put to the test outdoors. It's also easy to mount on the truck or even wear (on your head or elsewhere) to get a view that only the Ultimate Truck Driver would dare to capture. Want more? The GoPro HERO3 also takes professional quality photos with its 11 MP camera and has buil-in WiFi.
See the GoPro in Action as Jerry Ott Films a Drop & Hook!
Now, wasn't that a cool view of a drop and hook? The fact is, truck drivers and viewers absolutely love it. What better way to capture the action of working a truck driving job than getting up close and personal with an angle like this? Imagine sharing this with friends and family or showing the kids what "mommy" or "daddy" does for a living.
Check out what some viewers and fellow truckers had to say after watching Jerry's video:
Also, for those of you who also happen to be "techies" or "geeks" here's a full rundown on the benefits and specs from the GoPro.com website:
- Wearable, mountable design
- Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
- Professional quality HD video & 11MP photos
- Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro App.
- Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
- Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
- Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
- Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
- New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Manual White Balance control (in Protune mode only), Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.
- Professional 1080p 30 fps / 960p 48 fps / 720p 60 fps and more video capture
- 11MP photo capture with 10 fps burst
- Wi-Fi Built-In
- Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (sold separately)
- GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
- 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
- Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more
So there you have it, a full run down on a great gift idea for the Ultimate Truck Driver. If you really want to think about making a lasting impression this holiday season, take a look at the GoPro HERO3 so the trucker in your life can share life on the road from a whole new angle!
Note: it never hurts to have some extra memory on hand - especially if you know your special truck driver is going to want to shoot a lot of video You can pick up flash memory cards at a good price on Amazon here.
Do you know anyone using the GoPro camera? Share your feedback in the comments below!