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3 months ago
When the Apple Watch first launched in 2015, the rumors surrounding it had reached such a fever pitch it was difficult to discern fact from fiction; to parse all the buzz and marketing buildup from the Watch’s actual bona fides. Now, a year later, with several million units sold and more than 10,...
8 months ago
Like the other technology-born devices in our lives that we rely on heavily, we ask our smartphones to do a lot and a little at the same time. We want to have a fast, fluid, and seamless experience, but we don’t want to think about it too much. It should just work and be ready to deliver at all times. In fact, there are few things in our lives that we ask to multi-task as much as we do our...

9 months ago
In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a quick look at the Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit, and how it can be used to achieve unique effects with your iPhone or Android smartphone. The video begins with a run-down of the kit components, including the LM-20 Sweet Spot Lens, the LM-30 Reflective Circle Lens, and the...

10 months ago
In this video, we take a first look at Zeiss’s Virtual Reality viewer, the VR One, which works with compatible smartphones to deliver an immersive virtual experience. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ...

10 months ago
In this video, we take a look at Fitbit’s latest activity tracker, the Charge HR, which features a brand-new built-in heart rate monitor, enhanced smartphone integration, and much more. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you...
10 months ago
I once had a car auto vent mount for my cell phone so that I could use it for navigation, and have it somewhere besides my lap or center console. After a few days, it broke. I super-glued it back together. It broke again. I glued it again. Pretty soon there was more glue than plastic on the mount. Eventually, I got a window suction-cup mount that protrudes hideously from my car’s windshield. I...

 

11 months ago
In the following video, Allan Weitz gives us a demonstration of the nifty little Lumu Light Meter for iOS devices. The video dives right into the meter’s exceptionally compact design and operation, as well as its accuracy to within 1/10 stop. Weitz also walks us through working with the free...
1 year ago
Two years ago, I was a mess. Years of sitting and stressing at desks, a love affair with food, and an intense dislike of exercise had not-so-slowly morphed my body type from "athletic" to "sad marshmallow." As a child, I'd been underweight to the point of concern, and by my mid-teens I'd gone from skinny and lanky to somewhat muscled and lanky (thanks to spending hours a day in the pool while...
1 year ago
Unless you’re satisfied with the tiny speakers built into your mobile gadget or laptop, consider a speaker upgrade—it is something that can benefit nearly anyone. Here’s another thing most of us have in common regarding speakers: we don’t want wires. Thankfully, wireless speakers are a reality these days, not the stuff of dreams. I had the opportunity recently to try out the...
1 year ago
Sometimes, squinting at that 3" LCD screen really doesn’t cut it. Tethering is the perfect way to view digital images on a larger screen in real time. It makes it easier to assess picture quality, composition, lighting, and details without hovering over the camera’s little display. It’s an effective solution for working in the studio, popular on commercial shoots where clients and team members...

1 year ago
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...
1 year ago
The trend in electronic display devices has been toward smaller and smaller screens. Whereas five years ago, people were screaming for smaller, lighter, faster, we’ve actually seen an uptick in the number of people who want things, well… a little more expansive. The iPhone 6 Plus is a good example. Microsoft Surface 3, going from a 10" tablet to a 12" tablet, is another. Rumors of a larger iPad...
by Mitch Brand
1 year ago
While it may not be as well known for its smartphones as mobile giants like Samsung, Motorola, or Apple, the Japanese giant Sony has an impressive number of handset offerings, covering a wide variety of sizes, features, and prices. Sony Xperia phones range...

1 year ago
Check out the Zagg PROfolio+ Keyboard Case for iPad 2, 3, or 4, with Larry Becker, from KelbyOne Media—it’s a great accessory, featuring multi-colored backlit keys, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a protective removable lid. The keyboard case snaps shut and has magnets to wake your iPad, as well as a groove to position it at an ideal typing angle. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you...

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