A lot of crazy stuff has been developed for the iPhone. Apple’s Jesus phone has elicited a level of reverence for it that people want to extend its capabilities beyond the boundaries that was originally set by Apple. For example, who would think of turning the iPhone into a DSLR? [Read more…]
I was quite amazed the first time I read about pico projectors. For the longest time, projectors were very expensive machines, especially when LCD projectors came out. Only those with really deep pockets could afford it, and even when it did drop in price it was still something you have to think about if you want to take the plunge. [Read more…]
Before the advent of the digital age, Polaroid cameras were considered one of the heights of photography. You take a picture and out comes a copy of that photo for you to see in a few minutes (you allow the chemicals to dry up and set to produce the picture). It was quite a novel gadget that many people got their Polaroids. [Read more…]
Point and shoot cameras are getting slimmer and smaller as technologies mature. I still remember the first digital cameras and how HUGE and bulky they were. Now a camera can comfortably nestle on your palm. But some people still wish that cameras will get more compact and more handy to bring. [Read more…]
Don’t you just love those POV camera shots that’s often used in reality shows, especially those reality competition series like The Amazing Race? It really puts you right in on the action and you get to see what the competitor is seeing as well, which makes the action more engaging and immersive. [Read more…]
Many people call the iPhone the Jesus Phone. The title is a bit lofty but I do understand why iPhone fanatics are zealous about their favorite device. It really does a lot of things and it does it quite well. [Read more…]
Cameras have invaded gadgets in a big way. Practically all the gadgets that have been coming out in the last few years have a camera wedged in there somewhere. At this point, any device that doesn’t have a camera is considered an “incomplete” product. Just look at the first iPad and the flak it got for not having a camera when it was released. [Read more…]
Sadness all around. Yesterday, the news that Cisco is killing the handheld video camera, Flip, spread like wildfire. The reason for Flip getting the ax? It is simply part of a revamp that is going on at the big company, and like it or not, Flip is just a small part of the picture.
When the video camera came out in the market, it immediately caught the attention of consumers. Not only is is ultra portable and convenience, it also cost a fraction of the price of regular video cameras. In 2009, Cisco bought Flip. Less than two years later, however, Cisco has decided to shut down this business in order to cut costs.
This move has surprised customers and business experts. It’s not like Flip is not the top selling video camera in the United States. In fact, it did make the top of the sales charts last year. Even in other parts of the world, one can see Flip being advertised in a lot of places. The rationale behind killing the product line is one that does not seem to make sense at this point. Indeed, there is the option of selling the business instead of simply shutting it down. We may never know the true reason, but those who have loved and used their Flip over the years can rest in the fact that they have one. For those who have not had the pleasure of having a Flip, it is not too late. Cisco says that they will sell off all remaining units. This might be the perfect time to get one!
You only see time-lapse videos in hi-tech movies, well now it’s your turn. This garden video camera can literally watch your garden grow. What a perfect time as spring has just come about. Garden hobbyists would surely enjoy the labor they pour into the ground day in and out.
Available right here for about US$150. It can focus as close as 20″ away to illustrate petal growth or, with its wide 54″ field of view, it can capture perennials as they grow to conceal your spent spring bulb foliage.
How does it perform the time-lapse effect? Well… The camera takes a picture at one of six pre-determined intervals (five seconds to 24 hours) and combines them into a single 1280 x 1024 resolution AVI movie file for easy playback on a computer. It has a light sensor that turns off the camera at dusk and back on at dawn, allowing for continued video capture each day. Movies are timestamped and stored on the camera’s removable 2GB USB flash drive, which can take up to 18,000 pictures.
Is it at all weatherproof? It surely is!
These X2 memory cards from Eye-Fi have been equipped with wifi, so you don’t have an excuse anymore to not upload those photos on your camera – just go to a wifi-enabled spot, and you’ll be able to upload and share your photos in no time with 25 websites, including Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and more.
From Tech Ticker:
Eye-Fi has released the X2 lineup of memory cards that brings in high capacity along with faster uploads. The line consists of Connect X2, Explore X2 and Pro X2 and possesses 802.11n radio that enables quick uploads to various social networking sites. The Connect X2 is the cheapest of all that comes in 4GB capacity and the ability to upload to more than 25 social networking sites. Its priced at $49.99.
Moving up the order is $99.99 Explore X2. It comes in 8GB capacity and offers lifetime geo-tagging of photos and videos and one year free access to over 21,000 hotspots across USA.
Pro X2 is similar to Explore X2 but has the ability to create an ad hoc connection between a Wi-Fi enabled computer to directly upload the content. It goes for $149.99.
Furthermore, all the cards come with Endless Memory feature that automatically uploads the content after reaching a pre-determined space. The settings can be configured on Eye-Fi Center, a desktop client.