The headset. If you’re gonna go there, it’s a toss up between what’s wackier: the wireless nub in your ear or the I’m-A-1980s-Air-Traffic-Controller look. This sweet little number from Bang & Olufsen could be your solution. Designed specifically for iPhone, it offers superior sound as well as comfort. It makes hands-free conversations sound better and look better, too.
Beat Now is kinda like Wii for people who are actually active. Sort of-ish. This workout computer/music device syncs your heart rate with your playlist to keep the tunes and your metabolism pumped-up while you work out, run, etc. Simple hand gestures control the unit so you can keep pace and punish yourself properly without stopping to fiddle with buttons or controls.
Leica cameras are known as the best in the world. The reason: image quality. Theirs is the best. It’s the glass in the lense, the internal geometries, crap you don’t even want to think about. Point is, Leicas take great shots and this new digital V-Lux 30 makes it even easier. Photos, video, whatever you want to shoot, it’s so easy with the V-Lux 30 it should be called Idiot Proof. People won’t even have a clue as to how clueless you are about photography. So don’t tell them and ruin it.
Everything about tablet computing is magical, except typing. Fat fingers, hunt-n-peckers, speedwriters, we all struggle with the smooth yet annoying typing interface. Enter the iKeyboard. By delineating the keys of the keyboard, typing is faster, easier and frees your mind to think thoughts instead of finding the semicolon. Clicks right onto your iPad, no power needed.
Photographers are always drawn to the shadowy back streets and sketchy areas of a city. But carrying a backpack full of expensive camera gear into the hot zone, could turn you from tourist to target real quick. With its unique shape and carrying strap, this camera bag could keep you off the robber’s radar just long enough for an easy escape.
There are certain movies you may not want to keep permanently on your iPad, especially if it really belongs to your employer. Keep valuable memory free for operations, while accessing loads of content like movies & music with a GoFlex mobile wireless storage unit. It lets you stream content via WiFi to up to three different iPads at once. It will also automatically sync documents and files from storage to tablet and back all with no cables … and no nonsense.
For those who’ve got an iPod, an iPhone and a Mac laptop, adding the iPad seems sort of redundant. If you haven’t caved and bought the iPad yet, this cool little dock might delay the purchase even more. The simple design turns your iPhone into a rear-projection TV, allowing you to watch videos, movies and even play games without having to squint into a tiny screen. The Hive magnifies your screen and at the same time amplifies the volume for easy viewing.
Using your iPhone as an alarm clock can leave your bedside table looking a little barren. Maybe this handmade wooden dock simulating the look of an old school, pre-digital alarm clock is what you need. Get the Beech wood dock & the free clock app and send your iPhone back to the future. The design also lets you run the power cord through the back for a clean, classic look.
The Lumix G3 is a complex camera. Rather than rattle off a list of tech specs, let us just say this thing will give even the most clueless shutterbug professional, high quality results. And like all the best digital cameras, this little beauty shoots crispy HD video, too. If you like a no-brainer, just snap the G3 on Intelligent Automatic mode and get great images without even pretending to think about it.
Way back, when photography was a chemical process rather than a digital one, pictures were shot on film that came on rolls. (History lesson for the kids in the audience.) Ah … the good old days. But, those old rolls of film only held 24 or 36 images. This 4GB USB drive will hold thousands. And yes, they’re made from real, reused antique film cans.