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Veho VCC-A002-WPC Waterproof Case for Muvi Micro Camcorder
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 February 2010
I have not tried this underwater as I bought it to be able to use the camera fixed to my motorbike in all weathers. It looks like it will keep the water out and is quite well made. There are however a couple of snags.

Firstly the, so called, tripod bush on the base of the case is not a tripod bush. It is a metric thread so will not fit the old imperial thread used on all tripods. This is annoying as I will now have to make some sort of adaptor to fit it to the camera mount I have on my bike.

Second. The case has a start/stop button but no on/off so it is necessary to turn the camera on before placing it in the case.

Third. Compared with the price of the camera this seems a little pricey
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2013
Initial thoughts were that the case seems compact and robust. A nice looking clear polycarbonate sort of casing with what appears to be an optical glass front port. Not too heavy either.
A silicon type rubber material forms the seal when the door is closed.
The locking mechanisn has had some negative comments - but from what I can see it seems to do the job well. I have no reason to think it will break.

Another comment I have read about this item refers to ensuring it is switched on before it goes into the case. OK, there is no way of sliding the on/off switch when it is in the case, so it does need to be turned on. But remember this unit will sit on standby for what, 250 hours? Turn it on, the blue light comes on - put it in the case, close the back and let the blue light go out. By pressing the button on top the blue light will show again, press it again and it goes into record and the green light comes on. Press it again and it stops recording, blue light comes on and then will revert back to standby. Turning it on before you put it in the case is not a problem - remember, it has a very long standby time when turned on and can be recording again from stanby without opening the case up.
It states on the packaging it is waterproof to 20 metres.
Bought this case for £14 or thereabouts - a good very buy for the Muvi.

A little off subject now I know, but a little info on the MD-80, a very similar bit of kit to the Muvi camera...For those picking up the very similarly sized MD-80 video camera, this case is too small. The size differences in the Muvi and the MD-80, however small, makes this unsuitable for the MD-80, although with some alteration it MIGHT take it).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2011
It is so disappointing that they didn't make more of an effort with this. The case itself seems quite well made and looks up to the job of keeping the muvi dry in and on the water.

The plastic spring clip mount is of the same low quality as the one that comes with the camera itself. I.e. weak spring, poor design meaning it doesn't have much 'grip'. It certainly isn't up to holding the weight of the camera and case on something like a lifejacket or buoyancy aid.

The elasticated strap could have been ok but there's no non-slip backing so if you have any kind of visor or peak on a helmet and try to use this it will just slip off. So again I can't use it for the situation I wanted.

Once again this is crying out for a SIDE mounting for helmet use (many helmets have visors/peaks).

The 'universal tripod mount' is NOT A TRIPOD MOUNT. It looks like it is probably an M5 thread. Someone here commented that there's a bracket in the 'extreme sports pack' that will fit it - not in mine there isn't.

Once again a good idea from Veho that COULD have been so useful if it wasn't for poor design and weak accessories. I will be constructing my own custom helmet mount for this as none of the items in the pack are any use for me. If you're using it on a bare head (or possibly with the arm strap from the extreme sports pack) then it is probably ok.

Also it would have been nice if there was an eyelet in the case for attaching a safety lanyard in case the camera is knocked off at sea. Finally from the description in the listing - is it 25m or 30m waterproof!?

*** UPDATE ***
On around the 10th use, the hinge on the clasp bit that snaps the case shut tight broke. On inspection the plastic is very thin right at the place that takes most strain when you're closing the case. Again, poor design. On the upside the seller sent me a replacement very quickly and without any quibble.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2011
I bought this as a gift to complement the camera - a great bit of kit kept the camera in place attached to the helmet while recording down hill skiing. Very pleased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2011
Bought this item to use on holiday in the Maldives. When it arrived it looked the part, however on holiday I used it twice, the second time the clasp that holds the enclosure shut snapped - cheap build quality clasp. I didn't really want to risk my £50 Veho Muvi camera for the sake of a dodgy clasp, so that was the end of my underwater filming.

A great shame, as on the one occasion it actually held together, it worked very well.

And of course, I'm outwith the 30 day refund window. Pah!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 June 2011
Brilliant. Tried it in the kitchen sink. I'll have to wait for the weather to get a lot better before I can try it in the sea.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2012
This is an excellent kit and at a good price for what it is. It is certainly waterproof and works well :-)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2011
Here the waterproof housing is mounted on a standard camera tripod, which means that the thread is standard. I use this tripod with my Canon cameras. Veho say it is waterproof to 20m. If you get into surf for instance where water crashes down the pressure is higher than you think - it is the dynamic pressure. So here I test the dynamic pressure by spraying a hose onto it. With my finger over the end I would think the pressure is higher than in surf conditions otherwise the surfer would be crushed!

The result of the test is that the camera remains dry and there is no sign of water inside the case. There is some misting of the case on the inside but this could be reduced by loading the camera into the case outside. I loaded it in the house where the warm air has more moisture in it.

People have reported the clasp breaking. I can see how it might happen but I think it's ok. I squeeze the case shut with my fingers while closing the clasp because the closing is the highest stress condition - give it a bit of help here.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2011
OK, the Veho waterproof case works as a waterproof case but, it also has a so called universal tripod screw thread, which I wanted to use. Unfortunately, the screw thread is anything but universal its a metric M6 thread size where as tripods use a 1/4" 20tpi thread so you cannot put the Veho waterproof case on a tripod!!!
How is that universal ???
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on 10 January 2012
Great piece of kit that really adds to this camera have found the clamp on the side solid and as long as you put pressure on the case wen closing i can't see any problems. Seem Solid look a bit like a gopro housing. The picture seems the same through it . The fixing on the bottom tripod mount seems a standard size and can use the tripod i use for my kodak and pentax camera no problem. Clips to case solid however would not trust the little clip in (style of one on camera) in water. However you can unscrew the clip and has lots of holes for better mounting i intend to screw it to a water helmet and would feel happy with that. Overall a good buy paid £12 just after xmas.
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