William Ray Jr.

DropZone HangTimer

Recently, Katie at BLAST Outdoors sent Julie one of DropZone Corporation’s new HangTimer extreme sports watches for review. Of course this review required the services of The Gadgeteer’s extreme sports and aberrant behavior specialist – Seth (my son). Seth gravitates towards activities known to cause skin loss, bruises, and the occasional broken bone. In a nutshell – he is nuts.

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Bikeboard AG Bikeboard Offroad

The bikeboard, a new product from Bikeboard AG, is an extreme sports recreational vehicle based on a bike fork and frame. This original concept has been expanded to include land, water, and snow based recreation. Bikeboard AG is based in Lucerne, Switzerland and their products are distributed in the United States by Bikeboard North American, a division of SI Health and Fitness, Inc.

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Spire Torq Backpack

Cory at Spire USA contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their latest product: The Torq – a laptop backpack. Although I currently use a backpack bag for all my camera gear – the Crumpler Karachi Outpost backpack – and I only have one back, I thought I would give it a try. What could it hurt (aside from my back)?

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Crumpler Karachi Outpost Backpack

Sometime back in May or June I decided to try a different approach for my photography business. Rather than the traditional portrait stuff, I decided to see if I could make a nickel selling action shots. So far my little endeavor (iphotsports.com) seems to be paying off pretty well. Anyway, getting round to the point,

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Bag Strap Review

Here it is. Another review brought about by the reoccurring theme — “Bill whines about something and Julie comes to the rescue.” The strap on my laptop bag started rolling over and cutting into my sensitive shoulders. Whaaa. 🙁 The original strap was a two piece arrangement — a seatbelt type nylon strap with a

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RoadWired Roadster Convertible Review

Mike over at RoadWired sent Julie their latest gear bag – The Roadster Convertible. When Julie asked me if I would like to review the bag, I said simply, “Yes.” I like to keep my answers simple — besides I really like all of the RoadWired gear I already own. Julie forwarded the description of

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ClamperPod Review

Product Requirements: Device: Camera or accessory with standard ¼ inch tripod mount hole   Have you ever been a situation where you need a tripod, but forgot to bring one along? Perhaps you want to use your camera’s self-timer function, so you can be in the picture, too. Throw a ClamperPod in your camera bag

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Hotway Hotreader Review

Product Requirements: Device: A computer running Win98SE/2000/ME/XP/Mac OS 8.6 or higher USB port Owners of products utilizing one of Sony’s proprietary memory card formats might want to consider Hotway’s Hotreader offered by the Brando Workshop (USB). It supports all four of the Sony Memory stick formats (Memory Stick 4MB~128MB, Memory Stick PRO 256MB~1GB, Memory Stick

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