William Ray Jr.

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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JetAudio iAudio4 MP3 Player Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows PC running 98, 98SE, 2000 or XP with USB port. Jet-Audio Software: Windows PC running 98, 98SE, 2000 or XP with sound card and speakers. About three months ago I started going to the gym again in an effort to harden my physique. It was never my goal to make myself …

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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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Mini Tripods from minitripods.com Review

If you are a shutterbug (and why would you be interested in mini tripods if you are not?), you might have read my review on the Clamperpod a few months ago. A few weeks ago I noticed that Fred at clamperpod.com was starting up a new site for mini tripods (ironically called minitripods.com). I suggested …

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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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Syba PCMCIA USB 2.0 CardBus Review

Product Requirements: Device: A computer running Win98/Win98SE/2000/ME/XP CardBus PC Card Slot   When I purchased my laptop, I sacrificed USB 2.0 ports for processor speed, hard drive space, and a CDROM burner. I hate being on a budget. I never seem to have enough money to buy what I really want, so I always end …

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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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Sony HDD Photo Storage HDPS-M1 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows ME, 2000 (SP4 or later), XP (Home or Pro) Mac OS X (10.3 or later) USB port (1.1 or 2.0) for data transfer to PC or Mac Sony Memory Stick (original, PRO, MagicGate, ROM, Memory Select, DUO) or Compact Flash PhotoDiary (included software): Windows (same as above — will not run …

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RoadWired Keycard Travelock Review

The Keycard Travelock, available from RoadWired  provides the laptop owner with a simple and effective way to secure their portable computer. The kit includes a 4.5″ and 60″ braided and coated steel cable along with a laptop lock designed to fit in any standard laptop locking slot. This fit securely in the locking slot on …

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RoadWired Cable Stable Review

  The RoadWired Cable Stable (Deluxe Size) is an organizer designed specifically for all the cords, adapters, and miscellaneous items that we all need to go along with our digital cameras, PDAs, and other electronic devices. This folding case will probably prove most useful for those with a lot of cords, as this is its …

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RoadWired MegaMedia Bag Review

The RoadWired MegaMedia Bag is billed on the RoadWired website as the “Mother of all tech bags.” Strong words. As I was in the market for just such a bag, I looked forward to trying it out. Julie delivered it with the following description, “It’s big.” True enough, but, contrary to the head gadgeteer’s opinion, …

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RoadWired Photo/Video Convertible Bag Review

While ‘gearing up’ for our new photography business (Ayngelgraphics), my wife and I found ourselves looking for a good camera bag. We think we found it in the Photo/Video Convertible Bag from RoadWired. The Photo/Video Convertible Bag is medium sized and made from 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon. RoadWired’s website specifies straps made of seatbelt-grade webbing …

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