Has Contour Cameras Gone Bust?

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Contour Roam

The GoPro competitor company has been operating out of Seattle since 2004 and was founded by skiing buddies and Washington University students Marc Barros and Jason Green and had reported earnings of $27 million in 2011. Contour cameras feature lasers for accurate aim and alignment and their low profile cylindrical design is popular with many riders who like to helmet mount a camera.

Barros no longer works for the company and was in the dark about the status of Contour when asked by Geek Wire yesterday.

The news broke when former Social Media manager Jacob Hase posted on his Facebook page that the doors had been locked at the Seattle office and all employees had been told they were no longer employees of Contour. Hase went on to post that he’d wished Geek Wire had confirmed details with him before publishing their story, further adding confusion to the status of the company.

No official announcement from any company execs has been published, but with the doors locked and all products currently showing as out of stock on their website, the signs do not look good for the versatile camera company.

We spoke to Matt Taylor at UK online contour retailer Action Cameras who confirmed to us that Contour had temporarily ceased trading. He went on to point out that this could in fact just be a temporary situation while a new buyer is found, so it may not be the end of the brand just yet.

When we have anything official from Contour we will update.

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Mark Alker

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    Always were a pretty iffy company, they treated first-gen Vholdr customers like crap- used them as paying beta testers, then updated the bios to fix all the problems that made the original unusable, but never offered an update or upgrade for people who’d already bought them. Proper shit tbh.

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