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Polaroid going after GoPro with its $99 Cube HD-action video camera

Polaroid hopes its affordable Cube action sports camera will help give consumers another option besides a GoPro
By: Michael Hatamoto | Cameras News | Posted: Sep 25, 2014 2:31 pm

Old-school camera company Polaroid has fought for relevance over the years, and has invested in research and development of modern technologies. The company hopes its Cube, a 1080p action sports video recording device with a $99 price tag available next month, will help spur interest in its porftfolio.

 

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"GoPro has done an incredible job building a new category in the digital imaging space," said Scott Hardy, Polaroid CEO, in a statement. "But when we look at that market, we think it can be much bigger by not just targeting the professional and amateur and aspirational thrill-seekers but going after more of the lifestyle."

 

For action sports participants, having something like a Polaroid Cube instead of a GoPro might not be the worst idea - and could help force GoPro to continue to innovate. The low price, half the price of the entry-level Hero3 device currently priced at $199.99 MSRP, should prove to be helpful.

NEWS SOURCES:Businessweek.com, Stupiddope.com

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