In 1963, when my parents took my brother and me on a six-week odyssey, visiting our national parks, they didn’t realize to what extent they were cultivating my love of being on the road in America.
Now, fifty years after that first trip, whether I’m 280 feet below sea level in Death Valley’s Badwater Basin, or at the summit of Mauna Kea, on The Big Island of Hawaii, I have a romantic vision of... READ MORE
At this year’s CE Week, the halls of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion were laden with gadgetry as far as the eye could see. Everything from basic charging cables to projectors that cost as much as the family car were on display, ready to be put through their paces by attendees. Here are some of the coolest things we saw at the show.
Leef Mobile Memory
If you’re like most consumers, your... READ MORE
Sunfire debuted the XTEQ Series Subwoofers, which include 8, 10, and 12" models and provide massive, yet accurate output from a small form factor. Each enclosure is fitted with an active side-firing driver and side-firing passive radiator, powered by the Tracking Down Converter amplifier with up to 3,000 watts of clean power. Additionally, the units feature a digital Auto-EQ, which utilize an... READ MORE
At CES Week 2015, we saw a variety of new products and technologies from a number of established and up-and-coming brands. Manufacturer reps were available to field our onslaught of questions and demonstrate their products in person. Here are a few items that caught our attention.
New Onkyo Receiver Lineup
Onkyo displayed three new receiver models at CE 2015, the TX-8160 stereo receiver and... READ MORE
CE Week kicked off in Manhattan yesterday, and B&H Photo was on hand to test some of the latest and greatest wearable tech and consumer health products the industry has to offer. Global brands, established industry players, and even on-the-cusp “Kickstarters” were all there to showcase the products we’re likely to see on the hands, wrists, necklines, and in the households of consumers in the... READ MORE
Seven by fifty. That is all you need to know. Almost. The classic size of binoculars for marine use is 7x50. This means that they have 7x magnification and the objective lenses are 50mm in diameter. There are three characteristics of the 7x50 binoculars that make them attractive for marine use: conservative... READ MORE
Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event.
Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
Keeping your digital photos organized is difficult, especially if your cataloging system changes as you grow as a photographer. Lightroom helps simplify things, but there are tricks to the trade that you should know in order to maximize your organization. In this video, Tim Grey helps you streamline your workflow and organizational system to help prevent frustration in the future, and allow you... READ MORE
In this video, we take a look at the ISEE 1 from SHAPE. It is a 2-axis motorized gimbal optimized for GoPro HERO action cameras. The gimbal is powered by two readily available... READ MORE
In this video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne Media, takes a quick look at the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder. Designed for music and video creators, the Q8 combines HD video recording with Zoom's high-quality audio capture technology. It features a wide-angle 160° lens to capture the entire scene or... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H’s resident audio guru, Rob Rives, demonstrates the Arturia Virtual Collection 4, an amalgam of 13 of the company’s 64-bit virtual instruments. Rives runs through a handful of demos, giving you a taste of what some of the included virtual... READ MORE
Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-CM1 is a smartphone that rivals dedicated point-and-shoot cameras, allowing you to capture high-quality photos and navigate Android's intuitive Android 4.4 operating system. The Lumix DMC-CM1 can capture 4K video with its Venus Engine image... READ MORE
Zoom, the Japanese manufacturer famous for democratizing the portable recorder market with the highly accessible and feature-rich H series of field recorders (H2n, H4n, H5, H6) has done it again—this time with a product dedicated for multi-channel, sound-for-picture and music applications.
Designed to... READ MORE
Showcased at CE week 2015, and on an exclusive run at B&H, the tado Smart AC Control allows you to integrate your existing air conditioner into your mobile world. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection at home, and your current air conditioner has an IR remote interface, you can easily control and... READ MORE
When you’re in the market for a processor, there is a list of things you should be considering. Traditionally, pretty much the only thing most consumers look at is its total Gigahertz power. Many of those people probably don’t even know what it means (it’s the number of clock cycles—effectively, calculations—a processor completes in one second, in billions; referred to as a system’s clock speed... READ MORE