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April 28, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

SpiderPro Hand Strap Camera-Carrying Accessory Is Now Available

The SpiderPro Hand Strap is an ingenious way to secure your expensive camera while shooting. It rests comfortably around your hand, allows for quick and easy access to your camera, and allows you to access controls on both the back and front of the camera without taking your hand out. The SpiderPro Hand Strap is …

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April 22, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The EmoFix Is a Selfie Button for Your Key Ring

The EmoFix selfie remote is a keychain sized controller made of zinc alloy. Planning to launch via IndieGoGo, the device will make sure you always have the perfect selfies.

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April 1, 2015 • News

They Hate Us Cause They Ain’t Us: US Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, one thing that is not a joke is for the first time ever, US Festivals, known for booze, nudity, mud, fights and more are now listing selfie sticks as “prohibited items“.

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March 26, 2015 • Reviews

Olloclip Review: It Gets Everything Right but the Most Important Thing

I wanted to save this Olloclip review until April 1st because quite honestly, between my rookie mistakes from unboxing, down to the failure to properly install the first 2-3 times, I’m quite the April Fool. But this happened in March, so I figured why make you guys wait?

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March 23, 2015 • Autos, Travel

LyfeLens is the Live-Feed DashCam You Need in Your Vehicle

When you think of dashcams, you probably think of those video cameras that capture what’s taking place in front of you as you drive, right? But with LyfeLens, a startup out of Austin, TX, you can do all that and more.

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March 23, 2015 • News

Layout App Is Instagram’s latest Stand-Alone App for iPhone

Looks like Instagram is taking a cue from Facebook and releasing more apps for their major app by debuting their standalone Layout app that essentially does most of what competing app, PicStitch already does.

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March 16, 2015 • News

The ExoLens for iPhone 6 Is the Only Lens You Need

One thing that the iPhone is never short of is accessories. There are plenty of cases and cords for your device, but what about the most important feature of them all? The Camera? A newcomer to the iPhonography group of gadgets is the ExoLens iPhone 6 Lens Kit.

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January 15, 2015 • News, Reviews

Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for Android: First Impressions

Since smartphones are the most popular cameras (because they go with us pretty much everywhere), it makes sense that as their image capture technology improves, so would the tools available for editing and sharing. Today Adobe announced that they were bringing their critically acclaimed photo editing platform to Android phones, and they are releasing Adobe Lightroom …

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January 8, 2015 • News

iBolt Saves the Day with Their Camera Mount Products

Dan and I had a “moment” on the CES floor yesterday when we realized that we had left the camera mount in the cab on our ride over to the LVCC. Obviously, if you are going to need a specialized piece of equipment, there is no better place to find a replacement than CES 2015, and that’s …

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January 6, 2015 • Reviews

New iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Lens Attachments from

Now that you have had some time to get familiar with your new smart device, you may be starting to wish for some accessories to expand its functionality. A good place to start is with photography attachments and is a great place to begin your journey towards expanding your smart device photography portfolio.

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January 5, 2015 • News

Narrative Clip Captures Snippets of Your Life in 30 Second Increments

How would you like a visual reminder of everything that you did during the day? I’m talking a record of every place that you went, every person that you ran into, every interaction? To me it sounds like a big boring nightmare, but to you? Well, if it’s your idea of a good time, then you need the …

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December 31, 2014 • Reviews

SHOULDERPOD S1 Smartphone Tripod Mount Review

I’m finding that, thanks to the amazing cameras in both my iPhone 6 Plus and my Sony Xperia Z3, I really don’t have much need for a dedicated camera. The right accessories make that even more the case, and the $34.90 SHOULDERPOD S1 smartphone tripod mount is one such accessory. It serves multiple functions and …

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November 25, 2014 • Reviews

Epson Expression Photo XP-860 All-in-One Printer Is Small and Social

This holiday season, you will be using your phone, tablet, and (shockingly) your camera to take dozens if not hundreds of photos. Some will go up on Facebook or Instagram, but many will sit on the device waiting. Well, with the Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer the wait is over. Use it to …

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November 14, 2014 • News

Olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Soon

olloclip has done it again! The new olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is coming soon. It will work with both the front and rear-facing cameras on Apple’s latest smartphones. As they put it, the new lenses are, “ideal for snapping a selfie or photographing your world.” Check it out!

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November 10, 2014 • News

OlloClip Selfie 3-in-1 Photo LensExpress

I love OlloClip products and the new OlloClip Selfie 3-in-1 Photo LensExpress is one of the most innovative they have offered. The multifunction photo accessory includes a fisheye, a wide-angle and a macro lens. Add in the fact that it is wearable, and you have the OlloClip made for the iPhone photographer on-the-go.

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October 13, 2014 • Reviews

Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Is a Selfie Machine

I spent a week in Israel this past summer and pretty much everywhere we went, my friends Robyn, Menachem and I took a selfie and shared it on social media. (If there is more than one person is it called an “Us-ie?” just wondering…) I really wish we had the Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm …

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August 19, 2014 • Reviews

Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack

If you like to backpack, and you like to take photographs, and sometimes you like to do both at the same time, then this is the pack for you. The Nanue Adventure K4L v2 35L Hiking Camera Pack, at just $279.95, is an amazing backpack for hiking that has a special camera pod that can be …

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August 15, 2014 • News

The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack Impresses

I’m currently working on a review of the most complex and impressive camera backpack I have ever seen. The Naneu Adventure K4L Hiking Camera Pack is a camera backpack that converts into a separate standalone day pack and camera pack. It is a large pack and the more time I have spent with it the …

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August 9, 2014 • Reviews

Sony Soft Case for the Sony QX10 LensCamera Video Look

The other day we took a look at a soft, inexpensive neoprene case for the Sony QX10 lens camera. It does the job but is more “functional” than anything else. The Sony Soft Case for the Sony QX10 LensCamera serves the same purpose but does so with far more class. Best of all, it won’t …

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August 8, 2014 • Reviews

OP/TECH USA Fold-Over Pouch 301 Video Look

I recently picked up a Sony QX10 lens camera. The price had dropped $50 and, now that I am using a Sony Xperia Z2 I figured it made sense. I also went in search of a good way to protect the camera. The Op/Tech USA Fold-Over Pouch 301 seemed like a good option. Let’s take …

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August 4, 2014 • Editorials, News

Is the Digital Camera Officially Dead?

It's been said for a very long time that the digital camera as a standalone gadget is a dying business. Smartphones are getting better as cameras, and as apps improve shooting and sharing photos, it has become less and less important to have a standalone camera. This past week I had two experiences that really …

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