If Frodo were equipped with the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, the journey to Mordor would have been much easier. Maybe the backpack wouldn’t have done anything to guard against Orcs, however, the endlessly configurable bag would have done wonders to carry the weight of Frodo’s responsibility. Starting at $259.95, the Everyday Backpack is worthy of all of life’s adventures.
When you’re snapping photos, you can use any ol’ tripod to hold your camera steady. But when you’re filming video, holding your camera steady while you’re moving (especially when what you’re filming is also moving) can be a bit trickier. That’s where a gimbal comes in handy, but which one should you buy? One option is the Snoppa Kylin M.
Ztylus is a self-funded company known for their innovative products, some that we’ve covered previously including their Classic Revolver Kit for the iPhone 7 Plus. Attempting to reimagine an already great product, the company sent us over their new Revolver M4 case to check out.
One thing I absolutely dread about taking photos with the iPhone X, is actually holding it for that once in a lifetime photo, snapping, and ending up with a portion of my finger being in the way. Up until a few weeks ago, this was a huge problem that hasn’t happened since, courtesy of the Just Mobile ShutterGrip. Created by JustMobile, the ShutterGrip proves in every way how innovative a company can truly be with an accessory that I can personally…
I’ve been a Creative Cloud subscriber for a couple of years now. Adobe has always been adding apps on the mobile side but it’s always been a bit disjointed. That has now ended now with their new Lightroom CC, however, they’ve added to the confusion by continuing the previous desktop oriented Lightroom and calling it Lightroom CC Classic. I’m not sure if this will work for them.
Growing up in the 90’s one thing that filled up physical photo albums in my family were physical Polaroid photos. There’s something about being able to look at photos years later and get that nostalgic feeling turning pages that you can’t get just looking at your smartphone.
I’ve piloted a number of drones in my day, and I have to say that the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV surprised me. Equipped with a 1080P video camera that can take 14-megapixel stills, a capable remote controller, and first-person-view glasses, the Bebop 2 FPV competes with the big boys when it comes to specs, footage, and fun.
What’s necessary to create a 360º video with true 3D sound? At the IFA Global Press conference, Dr. Andreas Sennheiser was there to explain the case for immersive sound when filming content (360º and regular) and to us and tell us about their new AMBEO Smart Headset.
The SpiderLight Hand Strap is THE BEST way to carry your mirrorless or lightweight DSLR camera. Specially designed for smaller cameras, your hand slips in and out easily while you can still maintain a secure grip on your camera. The adjustable SpiderLight Hand Strap can be yours for $40, and it is available in a variety of colors.
Picture Keeper Connect is the thumb drive you never knew you needed. We’ve all been there, running out of room on your mobile phone, struggling to clean out old photos, videos, and apps. Picture Keeper Connect is a USB thumb drive with a built-in lightning adapter that allows you to easily backup your iOS media and starts at $119.99.
Whether you’re filming home movies, video blogs, concerts, or sports events, the one thing those videos will have in common (if you’re doing it with your iPhone) is that your arm will get tired and they’ll be shaky. For the steadiest videos, you’ll need a gimbal; look to the FeiyuTech SPG PLUS 3-Axis Gimbal if you need stability with options.
One of my favorite iPhone cases for my iPhone 6 Plus was without a doubt Ztylus’ Metal Series Camera Kit. Judie reviewed it last year and loved it. Well, the completely redesigned iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Ztylus Revolver Lens Kit models are out from the innovative case maker, and we got a chance to check them out!
“Hey, wanna see a vacation picture?” he said, just as the iPhone he was handing to her slipped from his hands and smashed into the floor. Let’s face it, having pictures on electronic devices is great but it will never fully replace physical photographic prints. The SereneLife PicKit20 lets you print from your smartphone wirelessly. And it really works!
Rounding out our series of Olloclip reviews at this time is the Olloclip Pivot. This $49.99 accessory is ideal for anyone looking to use do serious iPhone-ography. It’s a simple way to not only add stability to your shot but, thanks to a single cold shoe on top, to also add an accessory such as a light or a microphone.
Polaroid’s Remote-Controlled EyeBall Head is a hands-free way to get great panorama shots with your smart phone, GoPro, or digital camera. The rechargeable EyeBall Head turns smoothly, without any shake or distortion of the picture. Using the included remote, you can adjust the speed and degree of rotation. You can get yours on Amazon, for $49.99.
The popular company Moshi has announced here at CES the Arcus backpack that you are for sure going to want to check out to start off the New Year.
ExoLens is an accessory brand that’s goal is to elevated mobile photography, and the company plans on doing just that with the launch of their ExoLens Case.
The Yuneec Breeze is an interesting entry-level drone, as it’s equipped with a 4K camera, is controlled with your mobile phone, weighs just under one pound, and is extremely portable. It can be flown right out of the box with very little training required, so it’s perfect for beginner pilots. The Yuneec Breeze will set you back around $399.
Olloclip burst onto the scene a few years ago, and they proved that while the iPhone’s camera might be great, this accessory could make it even better. The company has since rolled out numerous iterations of their lenses and kept adapted to each new iPhone design. The Core Lens Set is designed to work with the Apple’s latest and greatest.
I’ve written about my experience with Nixplay frames previously. I love the ease-of-use they provide and really enjoy being able to see various pictures from the trips Raina and I have taken. The company recently released the new Nixplay Iris 8”. At $199.99, this is the company’s most refined WiFi frame yet and … I love it.
I’ve been shooting more video for personal enjoyment and for my church. It’s for this reason I bought a GoPro Hero 4 Black a few months ago; it has since become my favorite camera. When given the opportunity to take a look at Pyle’s new Compact ACTION! Cam, I thought: Cold this possibly be as good as a more expensive GoPro?