Action cams are really a great choice when it comes to documenting your road trips, and they can even pose as video evidence if something ever happens to you while biking across town – trust me, we bikers, and cyclists are really discriminated when it comes to traffic laws. We are always seen as the bad guys. No more.
The Drift Stealth 2 is one hell of a iPhone controlled camera which you will use to relive fun experiences.
The Drift Stealth 2 is super small sporting a 80x42x27mm (3.15×1.65×1.06 inches) measurement, and it’s also super light weighing about 97g (3.42oz). It’s half the size of one of its direct competitors – The Garmin Action Cam; and, as you can see in the picture below, it can fit almost anywhere!
Thickness wise it’s like the Garmin, but it feels a lot more smaller. Its plastic finishing is high-quality build, and you can carry it in your backpack unprotected without worrying that you’ll chip it – neither the lens.
To efficiently use the Drift Stealth 2 you need to pair it with an iPhone. In order to see how the camera is aligned, just download the iPhone app, and launch it. There’s no camera view on the Stealth 2 device.
The Action Cam connects to the iPhone of your choice by creating a WiFi hotspot. In order to switch this on you need to press the button a lot until you get to the particular setting. This doesn’t come as an issue because you won’t be needed to do so that often.
Also other applications may seem tedious at first, but then they just become light breeze. I usually just strap it on my bike’s handlebars, align the camera view, and that’s that.
The iPhone app has a little bit of lag – something on the lines of one to two seconds. It isn’t that noticeable, and aligning it doesn’t take much time. Also, through the iPhone’s viewfinder you can align it in weird to reach places.
You can use the camera at any angle possible – it can shoot horizontally and vertically due to the fact that it has a swivelling camera. Just swivel it when you want to shoot horizontally, and back again when you need vertical footage.
The Drift Stealth 2 is quite easy to use, even if you’re wearing leather covered gloves. It works as your usual camera, and if you’re acquainted with how a camera should work, this won’t pose as a problem – seriously, just press one button to start recording, and press it again to stop recording. Ain’t no rocket science, believe me.
You can change settings by using the Drift Stealth 2 action cam, but it’s much more easier to do so using the iPhone app. Manoeuvring the action cam’s settings requires a lot of button pressing, and you’ll get annoyed by the constant *press*press*press* oh, I skipped the option which I wanted to use, God damn it, not again*press*press*press.
The iPhone app has a great feature that allows to Sync with your phone’s time and date, so you don’t need to waste time doing so manually.
Its video output is quiet excellent – it can shoot 1080p footage at 30 frames per second. The Drift Stealth 2 has all the advanced features that you can find in a high-end action camera – like timelapse, and a bunch of loop recording modes. I haven’t experienced problems with neither of them.
Now let’s talk about it’s battery life. Drift Innovation states that it can last up to 3 hours of continuous usage, but that’s in an ideal setting. I got out of it almost 2 hours and 40 minutes – which is not bad at all.
Sure, there are other action cams on the market, but most of them are on the cheap build, really expensive side. I fully believe in the fact that when you’re looking to buy something new, buy it thinking that it will last you a life-time.
Its RRP is set at $249, but I think it’s worth the price.