Camera gear

Swann Digital Private Eye

A security system for your home can be very expensive to install and difficult to operate. For those of you that have a do-it-yourself attitude, you can buy kits and wire the system on your own, to save a lot of money. But, if you just want a quick and dirty method of monitoring an area, one solution to consider is the Swann Digital Private Eye.

MonsterPod Digital Camera Tripod

If you are a photographer or snapshot enthusiast, you probably often find yourself in situations where a tripod would come in handy. This is especially true when you wish to include yourself in a group picture. The problem is that lugging around a tripod everywhere you go can be somewhat inconvenient. What if you had a tripod that stowed easily in a gear bag and could stick to almost anything? The MonsterPod claims to do just that. Let’s see if the claims are true.

Sanyo VPC-HD1 Digital Movie Camera

A couple months ago, I was been bitten by the video bug when I started watching Josh Leo’s Vlog. This guy makes some really great videos and they inspired me to try my hand at doing the same thing. Well, not really the same thing, because I didn’t start an actual Vlog. When I get …

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CooLanyard Digi-Grip Camera Finger Ring

If you aren’t the type that likes to wear your camera on a neck-strap, a wrist strap is always an option. But what if a wrist strap isn’t quite what you want to wear either? Well, there is always the Digi-Grip offered by established eBay store owner Julian Harrison.  According to his eBay auctions, “If …

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Ideative easySD Card

Product Requirements: Device: Any device that can accommodate an SD card, or any USB port Ideative Inc., the company that brought us the FlexUSB doo-hickey, are now offering 128mb SD cards. These aren’t ordinary SD cards though… These cards have a built in USB connector, alleviating the need for a separate flash card reader. While …

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EagleTec SD to CF II Card Adapter

Product Requirements: Device: Any device that can accommodate a Type II CF card I live by the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. I have a zippered pouch in my gear bag that has all kinds of little adapters and tools. Things like the Victorinox CyberTool and FlexUSB adapter. I just found another adapter that will …

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Think Tank Photo Speed Freak Beltpack Review

  When a photographer friend told me that new camera bag company Think Tank Photo was allowing professionals and serious amateurs to test drive its products, I had to jump at the chance. The test drive gives certain photographers a month to decide whether they want to purchase the bag or send it back. Think …

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G-Clip Cam Stand Review

Photographers like their gadgets just as much as the rest of us. Here’s a clever little tool from Brando that would be a welcome addition to your favorite shutterbug’s gear bag. The G-Clip Cam Stand is a more feature rich version of the ClamperPod that was reviewed here last year. The concept is pretty much the same as the ClamperPod. The …

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Octave Systems, Inc. Multipod 5 in 1 Review

Product Requirements: Web Cam mode: USB port, MS Windows 98SE (install USB driver), WinME, Win2000, WinXP OS with DirectX 8.1 or later     Graphics Adapter capable of 800×600 resolution, 64k colors     Pentium II 266, with 64MB RAM (Win 98/ME), or 128MB RAM (Win2K/XP) Pen Drive Mode: MS Win 98SE, WinME, Win2000, WinXP Updated 02/07/05 …

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iGo EverywherePower 3500 Series Adapter Review

Product Requirements: Device: Various portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players and more You may remember Judie’s review of the iGo Juice Combination AC and Auto/Air Notebook Power Adapter. Made by Mobility Electronics, this charger allowed for notebook charging along with another device. Well, now we have a new charging …

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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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QCool III On-The-Go USB Portable Card Reader / HD Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Mac, and Linux machines with a free USB port Digital photographers have it made, they can snap as many pictures as they desire and never have to worry that the pictures they end up printing will not turn out as expected. While there are many advantages to going …

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