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Camcorder Fishing Rods

The Little Explorer Has a Lens as a Lure Instead of a Hook

— December 2, 2011 — Tech
The thing about fishing with children is that few have the technique or the luck to catch anything and they tend to be much more interested in the underwater world of their finned friends anyway. The Little Explorer fishing rod makes the experience of amateur angling more about observation and less about interference so that those scaly swimmers can be seen puttering around their natural environment undisturbed.

Unlike a conventional trolling rod, the Red Dot Design winning kid-friendly contraption has no hooks or flies. It does however comprise a handle with a wind-up pulley and a pole with a dangling cord. At the end of the string, however, is a buoy with a video camera inside.

Footage that the lens captures beneath the surface of a pond or lake can be watched live from the rod and even recorded. The Little Explorer fishing rod by Chen Jia-Wen, Chen Wei-Ting, Chen Liao-Hsun, Dai Siao-Ying and Tsai Hui-Jou also lights up for the fisherman's attention when marine creatures approach the camcorder.
Trend Themes
1. Kid-friendly Fishing Rods - Opportunity to disrupt the conventional fishing industry and create fishing gear that's designed for children.
2. Underwater Live Streaming - Innovators can explore the idea of creating portable waterproof cameras that live stream footage in real-time.
3. Technology in Recreational Activities - Integrating technology into recreational activities to create an interactive and fun experience for users.
Industry Implications
1. Fishing Equipment - Introduction of innovative fishing equipment designed for children presenting new market opportunities.
2. Camera and Photography - Potential for camera manufacturers to create waterproof, live streaming cameras that can be used in various industries, including recreation.
3. Entertainment - Innovators can explore the use of technology in recreational activities to create a more engaging entertainment experience.
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