With the basic Kodak PlaySport accessories out of the way, the fun part starts with this Adventure Kit. All the items in the kit are available separately, but money can be saved by buying them all in a package. The kit runs $49.99 from Kodak. In order to fulfill its promise as a camcorder for the adventurer, this kit presents a number of options if you want everything in one bundle.
The Adventure Kit comes with a hard carry case, a neck strap, a grippable tripod and a 4 GB memory card. Now, this kit is offered, and is a nice price, but might not be worth the money. As I mentioned already, any carrying case will work and the hard case offered here is only a good deal if you are going over dangerous terrain and need to protect the camera at all costs. The neck strap might be nice for bikers, but is just a cosmetic addition. The tripod is a necessity, but the 4 GB memory card is worthless if you want to shoot full HD video because it will fill up immediately. That means the only device needed here is the tripod and you can easily find one for less than $50. As a matter of fact, Amazon has the tripod for only $14.95 as of August 2011, so just save money and buy it from them.
Now, if you really want a good deal, Amazon offers their own Bundle Kit for $89.95. This kit includes a 32 GB memory card, a hard case, a USB card reader, a float strap, screen protectors, the mini-tripod and a MicroFiber Cloth. Looking at this list, it is easy to say ‘No Thanks’ to Kodak’s Adventure Kit idea. While the hard case is still a luxury, the price of a generic memory card and the tripod at Amazon runs $62. That means the rest of the money spent gives you a case, some cleaning supplies and a floater, which is very important for underwater shooting so you don't lose your camera to the depths of the water.