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  • Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash for the iPhone Review

    Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash for the iPhone Review

    [dropcap]S[/dropcap]martphone cameras have steadily become more sophisticated and equal in technology to their stand-alone brethren. But one place where they still falter is when it comes to illuminating the image being shot. The flash on a stand-alone is large enough to cover a moderate distance and easily overpowers the pinpoint LED that phones use. But since a flash that can fit on a smartphone, for example, the iPhone, would require a case to hold it and the phone, the “portability” […]

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  • Catalyst Lifestyle Catalyst Case for iPhone 5/5S Review

    Catalyst Lifestyle Catalyst Case for iPhone 5/5S Review

    Cases for iPhone’s need to be as functional as they are protective. That’s not much of a problem these days, except when the case also has to be waterproof. Then the problem becomes the “chicken and the egg,” only here it’s “waterproof versus protection” with one technology giving way to the other. Unless it’s the Catalyst Case which doesn’t give in to either. It may also interest you to know these 6 reasons why it’s about time to dump your […]

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  • Lumen TL800 and LuMini TL100 App-Enabled LED Color Mood Light Bulbs Review

    Lumen TL800 and LuMini TL100 App-Enabled LED Color Mood Light Bulbs Review

    The 60’s were big on mood rings and lava lamps and other ways to bring a spot of color and panache into the bedroom. Today it’s all about “green” so LED bulbs are the “in” thing. With these bulbs, you won’t have any more need for the best LED strip lights. But there’s no reason a lamp in the bedroom can’t still dance to the tune of the past, providing there’s a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device and the Lumen TL800 App-Enabled […]

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  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e Review – All-in-One Printer

    HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e Review – All-in-One Printer

    The best all in one printer will handle all of the important jobs. HP knows this. What constitutes a top-rated printer has changed radically over the last few years: once a printer printed and that was it! Today printing is just one of the functions as the technology contained has morphed into a scanner, fax machine and Internet-capable device. If you’re looking for the best inkjet printer, read on to find if this is right for you. HP’s OfficeJet Pro […]

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  • Logitech TV Cam HD Review

    Logitech TV Cam HD Review

    Video conferencing has been around for a while — heck I can remember as a kid trying out a version of it in a booth at Walt Disney’s EPCOT center. But for the consumer, “conference” isn’t sexy. Or interesting. And as a result of that, the technology for linking a video image with a “telephone” call hasn’t been sexy either. Either way, if you’re looking for the best Logitech webcam, or any other reliable webcam for the job, our review […]

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  • LyfeShot Blynk Time-Lapse Camera Review

    LyfeShot Blynk Time-Lapse Camera Review

    Why does tech have to be complicated? Take a perfectly simple example: that of a portable and “wearable” camera that documents what you’re seeing as you go about your business. But then all kinds of “tech” — accelerometers and sensors  and smartphone viewfinders — gets added which drives up the price and complicates just using it. That’s not how Blynk rolls — this $130 retail time-lapse camera goes about its task in a simple manner. If you’re always looking for […]

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  • iStabilizer Dolly for Smartphones Review

    iStabilizer Dolly for Smartphones Review

    If the next Steven Spielberg is shooting with a smartphone, he’d better have the right equipment. Hand-held shots that blur and bounce across the landscape or jerk as they move don’t look any better now that HD video can be shot. Getting a professional look means being able to control the camera and how it sees what it sees. When you consider that even doing a simple tracking shot hand-held on a iPhone takes nerves of steel, imagine that multiplied […]

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  • Poppy 3D Camera Review

    Poppy 3D Camera Review

    3D photography requires two lenses in order to create depth in an image — so the specialized camera has had to be expensive and complicated to use. But wouldn’t it make sense to use the camera that everyone carries with them all the time in their cellphone? But how to get around the fact that an iPhone only has a single lens? The Poppy does this by making the iPhone part of the 3D “camera.” For more on 3D cameras, […]

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  • Sony Bloggie 3D Review

    Sony Bloggie 3D Review

    3D cameras are cool, but often they’re a pain to use. That “pain” translates to their being left aside while regular 2D digital cameras get center stage. So you’d think that any camera that can shoot 3D video in high-def AND 3D pics would get precedent over its 2D cousin? Wrong. And that’s not good for promoting 3D use. To compare 2D to 3D cameras check out our latest digital camera reviews. So say hello to my new best friend […]

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  • The Konstruktor F Is The Best Do-It-Yourself SLR Camera

    The Konstruktor F Is The Best Do-It-Yourself SLR Camera

    Once the rage was all about taking a snapshot and getting the film developed fast so you could look at the picture. That’s part of the reason that Polaroid became so popular. But now that “instant” photos are just a digital click away on a cellphone, many are finding it fun to return to the “roots” and shoot using a 35mm film camera. Taken a step further, how much more fun can it be to actually “build” the camera yourself? […]

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  • Lomography Spinner 360 Review

    Lomography Spinner 360 Review

    Remember spinning around as a kid so you could see what it looked like? It might have made you dizzy and landed you on the floor, but it was a way to see the world differently. Lomography’s Spinner 360 camera does the same thing, only instead of vertigo you end up with a series of pictures that go 4X beyond that of a panorama to describe a 360 degree arc. And it does it in a manner that allows for […]

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  • Snappgrip Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter Release Controller Review

    Snappgrip Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter Release Controller Review

    Smartphones took the steam out of point and shoot cameras because of “availability” —since you carried a phone around all the time, so too was a camera ready to shoot. It didn’t matter than the phone’s camera wasn’t as sophisticated, it was always there to use and that’s what counted. But while the camera components in phones have gotten better, the ease of use of a “point and shoot” hasn’t. That’s where bitemyapple’s Snappgrip Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter Release […]

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  • GRIP and SHOOT Review

    GRIP and SHOOT Review

    [dropcap]S[/dropcap]martphone cameras are great because they’re always there when you need them. But who ever thought that shooting a pic while held in one hand, tapping a screen button or punching a side tab wouldn’t result in picture-ruining vibrations was nuts. For most of us it’s hard enough to hold ourselves steady, much less the phone while we’re shooting a pic or video. And no matter how much tech is packed inside, GIGO rules (garbage in, garbage out) so it […]

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  • HipShotDot First Person Shooter Red Dot Sight Attachment Review

    HipShotDot First Person Shooter Red Dot Sight Attachment Review

    [dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst person shooter games  (FPS) depend on the accuracy of the person and his weapon — what you see when looking through the scope had better be what you want to hit. But when awash in heart-pounding FPS games, be they Call of Duty or Halo on a game console, the single most important thing is being able to shoot fast…and accurately. Shooting fast just requires pressing a button but acquiring the target and hitting the target requires accuracy. HipShotDot […]

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  • Swann Sky Duel Helicopters Review

    Swann Sky Duel Helicopters Review

    RC stands for radio controlled, but flying solo means no one is there to watch your aerobatics.  If your kid has outgrown his best swing set for toddlers, these copters could be for you. Flying WITH someone means sharing the skies, so why not take them on Mano-a-mano? To do that means having someone who also has a flying RC similar to yours. And of course there needs to be a way to “shoot” at him so you can see […]

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