Wapiti wrote:Has anyone seen the HCO Spartan GoCam (black flash, verizon) for less than $470?
Lots of places - what models you looking for? I know of a couple places in the 325-375 range.
I bought two ATT for $584 shipped a few weeks back.
Be careful on the Verizon models - there's four now. Two black and two Red. One is M2M and the other is Connect - Connect allows for the $5 plan. The M2M models are not as user friendly getting the $5 to work and my understanding is that it will take some back and forth with HCO to make it finally happen at the $5 rate. Needing Verizon is really the only reason why you should buy them however, as they are usually more expensive than the ATT version. The $5 monthly cost is nice, but after adding tax for most plans, it comes out to be $9/mo to use your own data, vs. $8.33 for ATT. Some people were thinking they'd recoup the extra cost of the cam over the course of the first year of ownership as compared to ATT, but that's actually false. I do believe there are certain scenarios where ATT or VZW is faster at upload/transmission, but it seems mixed based on all of the results I see, so the "needing" VZW is the only benefit in my book.
The Spartans are really pleasing. While not perfect by any means, its such a well thought out model and it actually works without a ton of frustration, which is the main barrier for most people who want this type of cam. I got a lot of use out of my Code Blacks, but Covert has a long way to go in my opinion comparing to these Spartans.