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Holiday 2012: Awesome Gifts for Students

Do you need ideas for some awesome holiday gift ideas for students? When you cornered them and asked what they wanted, did you draw a blank? Perhaps they offered to send you a list of gift ideas later, when something came to mind. In the likely event that the list never arrived, we’ve compiled that list of student-friendly suggestions for you.

Holiday 2012: Digitizing Your Analog Media

As technology advances, older analog media is always in danger of becoming antiquated. Those slides, film negatives and prints from historical family events, rites of passage and vacations, the VHS tapes of your kids' first steps, or your favorite cassette tapes from the late 1970s have all been rendered obsolete by digital media.

Holiday 2012: Earphones versus Noise, from Isolation to Cancellation

Earphones, not to be confused with earbuds, have one major advantage over headphones when it comes to blocking out ambient noise, they go directly in your ears!  Because of this simple fact, every model of earphone will isolate the ear canal to some degree.

Holiday 2012: Six Apps for the Sony NEX 6

The Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera gracefully straddles the line between compact point-and-shoot and DSLR and in doing so, demonstrates why mirrorless cameras are becoming more and more popular with serious shooters.

Holiday 2012: Home Entertainment Audio

So, you’re ready to turn that spare room in your house into a multimedia hub. You’ve read our B&H InDepth article about HDTVs and projectors, and now you want to make sure that your sound matches your screen. It’s not as easy as you think.

Holiday 2012: Eye-Catching Earphones

When you need a pair of sunglasses, you don’t just walk into a store and purchase the very first pair you lay your hands on. Like eyewear, earphones are accessories that are worn directly on your head. Their design can dramatically impact your overall visual appearance, and so, just like eyewear, earphones are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

Holiday 2012: Digital Picture Frames

If you went to visit family or friends this Thanksgiving, you might have noticed that they had a digital photo frame prominently displayed in their household. It’s hard to ignore the fact that digital frames are found in almost every home these days.

Holiday 2012: The Vitality of Camcorders

It seems like everything you buy these days has a video camera embedded in it somewhere. Computers, phones, gadgets, even game controllers stare back at you through unblinking, peephole-sized lenses.

Holiday 2012: Gifts for Filmmakers

Curiously, it seems that even the most ardent champions of the digital revolution cannot bear the thought of calling themselves “videomakers.” Whatever the case, let us forget the technology war for a moment and take a look at some of the industry’s secondary tools. These relatively ageless tools should appeal to anyone with an interest in the art of filmmaking.

Holiday 2012: Sports Headphones and Accessories

Working out can be a mind-numbing task. The scenery might change if you’re running or biking on a trail, but the sound of your breath and the rhythmic pounding of your feet can be hypnotic and unbelievably repetitive. If you go to the gym, it’s hard not to notice that most of the people are listening to their iPod or some other MP3 player.

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