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swivl

Swivl is a robotic accessory for your Android, iOS or DSLR that's been designed to make lectures and presentations more dynamic. It's actually a special base that holds your mobile device (phone, tablet or camera) that can pan 360 degrees or tilt 20 degrees as you walk around the room. A small handheld dongle links [...]

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abracadabrapp

Are you an iPhoneographer who has wanted to record a video or a snapshot that captures action from both the main and front facing cameras at the exact same time in a cool split-screen layout? AbracadabrApp does just that, but it's not actually an app that you install on your iPhone. It's an analog "app" that [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

Aereo TV review

Aereo01

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"  Remember this quote from  the 1976 movie Network?  It sums up my feelings about the present state of pay-TV providers and forced me to do something about the ever increasing fees and poor customer service.  Thanks to Aereo, I've been able to dump the [...]

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Olympus_E_M1-1

A prominent gear-related site was recently hacked, and a link to a “hands-on” video by Olympus technical specialist Rick Sasserath was leaked. The video demonstrated the not yet released Olympus OMD E-M1.  It has since been removed, but stills from the video are easily found.  If you do a search, it’s still possible to even [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, News
Zetta-Z12-stock

I've always been on the hunt to make my own at-home security camera.  I've fiddled with low-res webcams and my Raspberry Pi, which have given me interesting results.  When I recently got the opportunity to review a small form-factor security camera, I jumped at the chance.  Let's take a look at the Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder by [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

This post brought to you by Arcsoft. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you tired of your "amateur" videos?  You record your vacation memories, your child's birthday party, or even a wedding, and it all looks somehow unfinished.  Even the grandparents are bored watching their grandkid's star turn in the school play.  With the new ShowBiz [...]

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Stop forwarding that crap to me!

Don't we all know someone like this? :) Thanks Weird Al and Tricky. Now stop forwarding your crap to me! :)

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Cloud TV Box review

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Do you want  to display Internet content on your TV?  Do you like your Android cell phone or tablet and wish you could have the same features for your TV?   Sungale says they have the solution with their Cloud TV Box.  Now you can play Angry Birds and display Facebook  on a large flat-screen TV.  I've been using the device [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
wms

Last year I bought 2 new TVs for my house. I got a great price on both of them, and the HD picture looks great on both of them.  And being the tech guy that I am, I immediately started looking for ways to take advantage of that gorgeous HD screen.  The TVs were not [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless
weesteady

The weeSteady is a polished stainless steel grip that attaches to a standard sized tripod socket providing extra stabilization while recording video with small point and shoot cameras, iPhones and other smart phones. Gripping the weeSteady as shown in that first picture provides for a more natural shooting posture, which translates to less shake. To [...]

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avid-studio-ipad-1

Avid Studio for iPad Version: 1.0.1 Size: 30.5 MB I enjoy using iMovie on my iMac and Macbook Air to make short video clips for my reviews or just for the heck of it. I've tried the mobile version of iMovie on my iPad and iPhone but didn't find it to be anywhere close to [...]

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replayxd

The Replay XD1080 is a video camera designed for extreme action. It features a water-resistant, hard anodized, rugged aluminum housing and a super easy 2 button control. One button toggles power and the other button toggles video recording. You can't get much easier than that. Video is stored on the included 4GB micro SDHC card. [...]

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dropcam-hd

Dropcam announced this morning that they will no longer be using a third party camera vendor. Their new WiFi camera is completely redesigned to include HD quality 720p video, night vision, 2-way audio and digital PTZ. The online viewer has also been enhanced to increase user experience. They are claiming that the Dropcam HD will [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
airbeam-1

AirBeam is an app that will turn iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) into a real-time video surveillance system with motion and sound detection. This system is quick and easy to use, but there are a couple caveats to setting things up, so let's take a closer look. Note: Click the images in this review [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
nativeunion-play

Native Union hopes so with their latest product, the Play. The Play is a small voice bubble shaped video memo recording device that attaches to your fridge with a magnet. It features a 2.4-inch color LCD screen, camera, microphone and an easy to use 3 button interface. It has 256mb memory that allows up to [...]

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movie.mount

It seems that small point and shoot video cameras like the Flip are going the way of the Dinosaur, as they are being replaced by smartphones like the iPhone 4. But have you ever considered using your iPad 2 as a video camera? Makayama gives you the ability to attach various accessories such as lenses, [...]

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vuezone-v2-9

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to review the VueZone Personal Video Network System. I liked it for its ease of setup, but wished it could do a few things that it couldn't at the time. Fast forward almost 2yrs later and VueZone is now offering their 2nd generation motion detecting cameras and [...]

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apple-tv-1

I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed.  As cable prices keep rising, I’ve come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal.  While I haven’t gotten rid of cable yet, I have pared down some of the programming from Time [...]

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Avid Studio Review

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Several years ago Avid Technology bought Pinnacle Systems, in their attempt to grab some of the consumer level video market.  Avid is known the world over for their professional level products for video editing, so I was excited at the chance to review their latest product, Avid Studio.  Almost a year ago on this website, [...]

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xtreamer_prodigy

The Xtreamer Prodigy is a next generation Realtek based media streamer with USB 3.0, Card Reader, 256Mb RAM and  512 Mb NAND flash memory, HDMI, an integral IR remote control and room for internal 3.5" HDD (up to 3TB support). Just like previous Xtreamer models it will provide vivid and crisp playback of FULL HD [...]

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