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In this busi­ness of mo­tor­cy­cle con­tent, we’re al­ways look­ing for bet­ter and eas­ier ways to tell our two-wheeled sto­ries, and Sena has just given us one. The Prism Tube Wi-fi is a small cylin­dri­cal cam­era that pairs with your smart­phone to in­stantly down­load me­dia to your phone’s li­brary and ad­just the cam­era’s set­tings. With a mi­cro­phone and speaker for use when mounted on a hel­met, first-per­son rid­ing videos have never been eas­ier.

Us­ing the app, you can get a live feed from the Prism Tube that will al­low you to make sure it’s mounted cor­rectly and in the right ori­en­ta­tion. The hel­met mount has a mul­ti­di­rec­tional ad­juster that makes get­ting the right an­gle sim­ple, as long as the mount­ing point is on a rel­a­tively straight­for­ward an­gle. The cam­era can film in as high as 1440p res­o­lu­tion, with a wide-an­gle lens sport­ing a 125-de­gree field of vi­sion. A hel­met mount is in­cluded in the box, but other mount­ing op­tions are avail­able on­line as well if you want to change up the an­gle. How­ever, the Sena mic and speaker will only work when hard-wired to your hel­met.

When turned on, the in-hel­met speaker will say, “Cam­era on, record­ing,” and the light will flash blue. An­other alert will let you know when you push the lit­tle ring on the cam­era back to turn it off. Due to the new Wi-fi con­nec­tion, the au­dio qual­ity broad­cast to your phone is higher than pre­vi­ous mod­els, and that of the Sena Prism, but you will still find some level of muf­fled, in-hel­met wind ef­fect in your record­ings while record­ing at speed. The lit­tle notch at the top marks the cam­era’s ori­en­ta­tion, which can be a lit­tle con­fus­ing, but the Wi-fi ad­di­tion and app make sure you can frame up your shots now.

For $180, the Prism Tube Wi-fi is an easy op­tion for any­one look­ing to film and nar­rate their ride, or just pro­vide a lit­tle ex­tra in­sur­ance in the case of an in­ci­dent on your com­mute. It’s sim­ple, it’s qual­ity, and now, it’s eas­ier to share than ever.

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