Want to step up your photography? You need to get into Canon’s legendary EOS family of DSLRs – the 60D is the perfect entry point to the next level. Not only will you get truly professional quality still images in massive 18 megapixel files, you will also be able to shoot cinematic HD video. And the greatest feature of all, the 60D takes all of Canon’s 50+ EF series lenses.
That friend of yours who thinks he’s a pro photographer (& always totes a big DSLR around his neck, cramping your style) is gonna hate you when you break one of these out. These glass-optics lenses mount onto your phone camera using a simple, but sturdy, magnetic ring to transform your little phone into an artist’s eyepiece. Choose the fisheye or combination macro/wide-angle lens & shoot like a pro.
The new Special Edition Star Wars R2D2 Droid 2 phone is cooler than ComiCon. For one, it’s totally top secret. The public has not seen the phone, which is rumored to have special hardware features to make it look like R2D2 himself (itself?) and it comes fully-loaded with exclusive Star Wars content & functions. The only way to get one is to sign up on the Verizon website. Get over there before the ship takes off. (Photo was leaked and presumed to be the real deal)
Your iPhone does everything for you – except change the channel, until now. You can be even lazier with the infrared hub from Gear4. This small, stand-alone unit can be placed anywhere in the room to receive bluetooth signals from your iPhone making it a universal remote. It’s called the Unity Hub – it will switch songs on the stereo, pause the movie & even change the channel on the TV. Just lay there and fiddle with your phone – the world of multimedia is at your fingertips.
These collapsible cardboard speakers from Japanese-based, Muji, take packing light to a new level. They’ll bump up your laptop soundsystem and when it’s time to hit the road again, they unfold origami-style & slip into a nylon pouch for easy portability.
Nintendo nerds rejoice. Nostalgia has delivered another dose of dopeness to your computer-based life. Blending outdated video games from your golden years with today’s need for external storage, 8-Bit Memory brings you USB hard drives built in old Nintendo game cartridges. They’re available 500, 750 & 1000GB capacity. Way more than Zelda had.
In our magical “wireless” world, it’s just a tad ironic that our everyday lives are still tangled up in a rat’s nest of power cables & chargers. But…that’s just the way it is. So, Quirky’s Pivot Power adjustable power strip should make you smile. The flexible design allows you to jam up to six plugs of various sizes & shapes into this unit and then into the power grid with incredible ease.
The Blackberry Torch is so good you’ll feel totally justified skipping work. After all, what will you miss? Just the bitter coffee & annoying colleagues. The Blackberry 6OS makes for smooth shuffling from the web to your email and back to your phone – all at rapid-fire speed. New Pinch & Zoom browsing is sweet and you can easily set up feeds from your social sites. It even has a 5 MP camera. Basically, you can get more done on your hand-held than you can sitting in your office. So why not do it?
You’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t bring the video camera on your vacation to Bali. So, make sure it survives the rickshaw ride to the eco-lodge with this inflatable camera bag from Kata. Deflated, the bag is tiny. Blow it up & in one minute your camera gear is riding on a cushion of air. Now, if they only made a bag like this for your surfboard …
Why does the your kid’s soccer game video look as bad as the one your dad shot of you with his shoulder-mounted VHS camera? Maybe it’s your lame little camera. Step up to the Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder that shoots in crispy HD with a wide array of interchangeable lenses. It’s massive 14.6 MP optical sensor, stunning stereo audio quality, optional still photo mode & ergonomic design all add up to a better chance to capture some sweet footage.