Camera Gear

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I've said it before, I'll say it again...I love security cameras. There is a certain peace of mind in knowing that if someone breaks into your home, you will know about it instantly. Additionally, most newer cameras have some type of DVR function, allowing you to provide Police with footage if bad guys ever break into [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
eyefi-mobi-16gb-class10-SDHCcard

Quick! You can now get the Eyefi Mobi 16 GB class 10 Wi-Fi SDHC card for $34.50 from Amazon. That's a discount of $10.45 (down from it's recent price of $44.95). These cards have been around for a while, but if you are not familiar with it, you might be asking yourself "Why do I [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
TenbaDNA13 - 1

Photography tools have changed considerably over the past fifteen years. Used to be, you had to have a large camera body, many varied lenses, and dozens of filters, flashes, and meters to capture the perfect photo. True photogs shot on film, so there needed to be a place to hold unexposed rolls and exposed rolls. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
samsung-smartcam-4

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras. [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
foldio360

If you're an eBay or Etsy seller of small items, a product reviewer like me or someone who just likes to goof around with photography gadgets, you will want to check out the Foldio360 turntable project on Kickstarter. Made by the same guys that brought use the Foldio portable photography studio, which earned a spot [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
Clockall

Have you ever wondered what the babysitter is doing while you're gone, or maybe you have a loved one in a nursing home and you think the care might be lacking?  If so, then this little spy camera may be just the thing for you.  Disguised as a mini alarm clock, this  2.2" tall by [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
smatree-gopro-baseball-hat-1

Now you can look cool when strapping on your GoPro Hero camera to capture your action shots with the SmaTree Baseball Hat for GoPro. This cap is made of soft, lightweight material (80% Acrylon & 20% Wool) and will fit all versions of the GoPro Hero cameras. The SmaTree Baseball Hat for GoPro is available in [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
aardvark HD_13

Our sewer line needed replacing recently.  The plumbers used a really long "snake" with a camera at the end to see where they were going.  I have no plans to repair toilets or examine indoor plumbing, but the Aardvark HD3M waterproof wireless inspection camera might take me places I never thought possible. The camera comes [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
usagear-s17-1

After my first child was born I went out and purchased a DSLR camera. My wife and I weren't impressed with the pictures our pocket camera was taking and wanted to properly document the childhood of Earth's future ruler. After my second child was born, we purchased extra batteries and memory cards. We needed the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
sidekick360

When I need to capture a video of something for review purposes, I always grab my smartphone to do it. But trying to find a way to prop up the phone in the perfect angle can be a hassle when you don't have a holder for it. The SideKick360 looks like the perfect solution because [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
Monoprice 14

The Monoprice MHD Sports 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera is another action camera out in the market today so let's take a look at what this camera has to offer. First off, let me say that the packaging for this camera is top notch. Monoprice has done a fantastic job of packaging this product. It looks [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, Reviews
peakdesign-messengerbag-1

What do you get when you cross a traditional messenger bag with high-end camera bag features and user customization options? You get the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag which was an insanely successful Kickstarter project from earlier this summer which brought in more than 4.8 million dollars in pledges. If that number made you look [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
chroma-cg03-1

Over the years I've reviewed quite a few remote controlled toys including cars, tanks, planes, helicopters and more. They were all fun to play with for a little while, but none of them were nearly as much fun as the Chroma Drone with Stabilized CGO3 4K Camera that I've been testing from Horizon Hobby. Drones [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
foldio-9

When you review gadgets like I do, product images are just as important as the words I write. Not to pat myself on the back too hard, but I think I do a pretty good job when in it comes to product photography. I have no illusions that I'm a professional macro photographer though, and [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
foscam-r2-1

I've reviewed so many wireless IP cameras over the years that I'm rarely impressed when a new one is offered to me for review. I wasn't all that excited when Foscam offered their R2 Wireless 1080P IP Camera to me, but once I received it and set it up, it quickly became one of my [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
ezviz

Weighing in at less than 4 ounces, at 3.5”, for under $70, EZVIZ Mini is the affordable way to keep an eye on your home, kids, pets and property. At a third of the cost of competitive products, the EZVIZ Mini Indoor Wi-Fi camera delivers 720P image quality at 15fps in a simple and easy [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, News
guardzilla-guardzilla-1

Since becoming part of the Gadgeteer team, I've had the opportunity to review a few wireless security cameras. As I've said before, I love the peace of mind they bring my family. I've attempted to use these cameras to create a patchwork home security system - with varying levels of success. What I truly need [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
mota

People love their GoPro action cams, but there's one thing about them that they don't love and that's running out of juice just when the action heats up. The MOTA Wireless charger for GoPro looks like a great solution for on the go charging. It's a ruggedly built stand alone wireless charging dock for the [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Camera Gear, News
polaroid-snap

When we want something, we want it now. The new Polaroid Snap Instant Camera can provide instant gratification by printing your pictures right after you take them. This pocket-sized 10MP camera is basically the Polaroid ZIP Instant Photoprinter that I reviewed a couple months ago with a built-in camera. The Snap camera features a f2.8 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
flir-one-11

If you ever day dream about becoming a super hero who can see in the dark, through walls, ceilings and more, the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera will make you feel like you that super power. Just plug it into your iPhone or Android phone and you'll be able to see objects that give off [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews
papago-gosafe-520-1

"But officer, he caused the accident, not me. Really, I swear!" Although you may be telling the truth, you need evidence to back up your claims when it comes to traffic accidents. One way to do that is with a dashcam. Dashcams are windshield mounted cameras that automatically record everything you see out of your [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
silverlit-spycamnano-1

I want a drone. I have no idea what I'd really use one for, but I want one anyway. When the folks at Silverlit asked if I would like to review their new SpyCam Nano, I was really excited because first of all it's a drone with a built-in camera and secondly, it's so small [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews
piper-nv-3

Products like the Dropcam, now called Nest Cam, have made home security cameras a very popular gadget category. I have a Dropcam Pro that I have really really enjoyed using, but since they switched hands to Nest, the web-based viewer feels sluggish and there's also the monthly cloud subscription cost which makes it prohibitive to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
OptechSmartSling - 2

Back when our belts were bristling like Batman's utility belt and fanny packs were seen constantly, I read a humorous piece about how we male geeks carry our gear. The author was proposing that we have to have a popular, masculine person start using something before it becomes socially acceptable. No one really carried a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
polaroid-zip-8

I take more pictures with my smartphone than I make calls with it. I rarely take a stand alone camera with me on vacations, parties or family events. The majority of the pictures I take stay on my phone and don't get shared with friends or family. Sure, I can go home and print the [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews