Of course your homemade videos lack the smooth, fluid cinematics of a real movie. That’s because movies are shot using cameras on wheels or dollies, so they can sweep through the shots, creating a smooth, natural pan. Now an MIT engineering student has created a simpler, more portable and much cheaper way for you to get the dolly effect. It’s called Cineskate, basically, a tripod on wheels.
Remember to save the receipt when you buy the “world’s brightest laser you can legally own.” Because when the taxman comes knocking, you’ll want to add this splurge to your other “business” expenses. You’ll get the deduction because nobody in the world, including your tax guy, knows what handheld lasers are really for.
It looks like a phone but it’s not a phone, it’s a car stereo. The Parrot Asteroid, an Android-powered, in-car receiver offers tons of service apps, thousands of web radio stations, voice recognition, and hands-free calling. But no, unfortunately it won’t play your old tapes.
If your girl’s current camera was underwear, it’d be those big, white, saggy granny panties. Can’t have that. Now, on the other hand if this new Canon Powershot ELPH was underwear, it would be a hot pink, silk number. If you go out and buy her one, it’s kinda like a gift for both of you.
Which do you lose more often, your phone or the remote? Regardless, when you hook yourself up with a Voomote, you turn your iPhone into a universal remote controller, thus cutting your search time in half. Or you double it; depends on your outlook.
Good Deed Audio is based in New Hampshire, the birthplace of Yankee ingenuity. These guys are clever, upcycling cedar cigar boxes into high-quality desktop speaker sets. They reinforce and refinish the boxes then add aluminum cone, 2.5” drivers, internal 10W amps, and controls to bump stereo sounds through the warmth of wood.
Aside from maybe spotting a rare Kirtland’s Warbler or an Ash-Throated Flycatcher, what do birdwatchers have to be excited about? Never thought about that before, have you? Well, now there’s Sony’s new digital binoculars that capture 3-D full-HD video and big, bold still images. They also feature built-in GPS for geotagging your rare bird images or whatever you might shoot.
Wacom tablets are the preferred choice of digital artists and graphic designers and their latest creation, the Inkling sketch pen takes this marriage of hand-drawn and digital, one step further. The ballpoint pen captures a digital copy of your doodle, drawing, or design from the paper you drew it on and automatically transfers it to your computer.
Whether you’re off on a camping trip or partying in the parking lot, the big game is pretty tough to watch on your phone. Dish Network just answered your prayers with the release of their portable satellite TV unit, aptly named the Tailgater. Put it in park and place your bets.
The worst thing about a wireless keyboard is replacing the battery every other month or using weak rechargeables. Cut all that out of the equation with a solar powered keyboard. Don’t tell anyone it charges even indoors, so when you get bored of work, you can step outside for a “recharge.”