Booq has introduced the Python slimpack just in time for the holidays. Designed to intelligently fit all the essentials for photographers on the go, it is a great gift for that serious shutterbug. The Python slimpack stores two DSLRs and up to four mid-size lenses, as well as one large zoom lens, tripod and a up to a 10-inch tablet or iPad. It offers ergonomically designed shoulder straps that conform to all body types, while removable padded dividers in the main camera compartment allow users to arrange the interior as needed. Video after the jump
‘Personal Electronics’ Articles
Dutch glove brand Mujjo has just launched a double-insulated knitted cycling glove in time for the holidays and it is designed with touchscreen devices in mind. It also includes an extra layer of wool to provide insulation along with a soft touch. It features silicone rip dot patterns on the palms for grip so you don’t have to worry about dropping that expensive gizmo or gadget. A leather strap crosses over a notch on the wrist also helps keep the wind and cold out.
With a name like Misfit you’d think investors would stay away, but Misfit Wearables, the maker of the Shine activity monitor, announced that it has raised a $15.2 million Series B financing led by Horizon Ventures, based in Hong Kong. This will help allow the company to remain focused on making its wearable technology products, and this comes on the heels of a record-breaking crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in January 2013.
You don’t have to be in the army to appreciate military time and you don’t have to be in the Swiss Army to understand that Victorinox makes great products. The Victorinox Swiss Army Alpanch Watches – named after the Alpine helicopter base used by the Swiss Air Force – don’t come cheap but these offer a self-winding Swiss mechanical movement, luminous hands and hour markers and a nylon strap with a deployant clasp. Most notably these offer a four-blade-rotor inspired by the force’s twin-rotor Cougar AS 532.
There are plenty of ways to get fit, and Misfit Wearables will show you how to Shine – that is with its Shine elegant physical activity monitor that you can wear anywhere. This small monitor can track activity (steps, calories, distance) and sleep (light, deep), and it syncs wirelessly and effortlessly with smartphones. It is also powered by a coin cell battery for up to six months, allowing users to forego cables for syncing or charging
The company announced this week the Shine App for Android. Available for devices running Android 4.3 and above with Bluetooth 4.0, the app users to sync their Shine, set their personal activity goals, see visual summaries of how they’re doing each day and week-to-week, among other features.
Before there was GoPro there was V.I.O., which had been one of the pioneers in wearable sports cameras. The company is now looking to take the lead with a highly modular camera. The Stream HD comes in a few configurations and it can be plugged into a notebook computer via USB.
It features built-in Wi-Fi with RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for full HD 1080p video wireless streaming. The Stream HD also features an open API so those who like to build custom applications can find ways to use the camera that V.I.O. likely never considered.
While batters in baseball may head up to the plate to swing away, the Swing Catalyst Balance Plate is designed to help with your golf game. It provides instructors a better understanding of the golf swing, ranging from weight-shift patterns and balance to details of foot pressure distribution – none of which can be determined by the best trained eye or even high-speed cameras.
The Balance Plate has further been perfectly synchronized with video images and integrates data from the most popular launch monitors and ball flight-tracking devices, such as TrackMan, FlightScope, Foresight GC2 and Full Swing Golf – allowing instructors to study the correlations between everything that happens during a golf swing and the actual result of the shot.
To improve your game and your swing, perhaps it is time to step up to the plate
“Happy holidays to all and thank you for continuing to support Contour. It has been a difficult time, as you may have read, but we are getting closer to having the website and customer support up and running. Stay tuned for new announcements. In the meantime, we see lots of demand for storyteller, you can find it here. Thanks to Joe Agustino.”
Happy Holidays indeed for those who love Contour.
Bike2Power has rolled out is BikeConsole Smart Mount for the iPhone 5S, which features 90 percent more touchscreen sensitivity, while still being built to withstand extreme weather conditions. It utilizes SoundBoost microvent sealing technology, allowing the user to experience louder and clearer audio, while it can be rotated up to 360-degrees. It even features an anti-glare screen membrane that allows for optimal viewing in almost any condition. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve seen a real trend this year in cycling clothing that integrates lights, and the latest is the Eclaireur jacket from Esthete, which features integrated LEDs that can shine the way and even allow the rider to be seen. It further offers black reflective stripes and a removable yellow armstrap.
The jacket is designed to be stylish and low key when wearing around town, but can light it up to ensure a safe ride home after the sun goes down. Read the rest of this entry »
While cycling you need to watch where you are going, but often you need to see what’s behind you as well to stay safe. Taking your eyes off the road isn’t really recommended and the Cerevellum camera system can be like eyes in the back of your head. It provides a large screen on the handlebars so you only need to look down to quickly see what’s coming from behind.
The Cerevellum is now being developed via a Kickstarting campaign. Video after the jump
Drift Innovation has announced that its new action camera, the Drift Ghost S, is ready for an adventure. The company claims this one has the longest battery life – three and a half hours – of any wearable camera on the market. The camera also offers a built-in two-inch LCD screen and it is designed to be waterproof up to nine feet by itself or up to 196 feet with a special case.
It can shoot 1080p video at 60fps and offers a 300-degree rotating lens, Wi-Fi video streaming while recording and it even comes with a two-way remote control. This does appear to be a Ghost that offers the most!
If you know that special someone who spends too much time in the woods after the sun goes down you might want to ask them why? Or you could just give them the Magnalight HUL-LEDP2X10W Spotlight, a rugged and effective LED spotlight designed to provide users with a powerful, durable, and easy to use source of reliable light.
This spotlight utlitizes a 20 watt LED light head which produces a light beam over 700-feet long. This spotlight includes a detachable 16 foot coil cord with cigarette plug for easy connection to vehicle and equipment power sources.