Cameras accessories

Stabilizing camera mount targets silk-smooth shooting

Stabilizing camera mount targets silk-smooth shooting

Sending GoPro and other rugged cameras into unusual places isn't new, but if you want to dispatch your DSLR or even your RED EPIC up in the air then that requires something more unusual. That's just what the Canadian team from Aerial Photo Image has come up with, an electronically-stabilized 3-axis camera gimbal capable of ridiculously smooth footage whether it's mounted on an RC helicopter, on the front of your bike, or just in your hands.

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Smart Tripod wins Microsoft Robotics @Home Competition

Smart Tripod wins Microsoft Robotics @Home Competition

Inventor / developer Arthur Wait of Silicon Valley took home $10,000 this week for winning Microsoft's most recent Robotics @Home Competition with his fabulous new Smart Tripod. This device takes several components such as the Eddie Robot Platform, a Kinect, and a Microsoft RDS 4, and creates a perfect companion for the at-home do it yourself aficionado. This tripod is a robot we would not mind keeping in the corner for daily use, that's for certain!

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

It's not just the new EOS 5D Mark III that Canon has today, the photography company has also outed a range of new accessories for the DSLR including the first wireless-enabled pro Speedlite. The Sppedlite Transmitter 600EX-RT uses Canon's new radio-based wireless flash tech, and can control up to five flash groups from up to 30m away. Meanwhile, there's a new battery grip for the Mark III, a WiFi file transmitter, GPS puck and more.

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Twig Pod folding monopod sticks in the ground for hands free photos

Twig Pod folding monopod sticks in the ground for hands free photos

If you are the type of person that goes for lots of hiking, camping, or other activities where you find yourself outdoors taking photos a new monopod has been unveiled that might be perfect for you. The idea behind the Twig pod is pretty cool. There is no need for a tripod to allow you to take hands free photos since a tripod is a lot more bulky than a monopod if you have soft ground nearby. This is where the Twig Pod comes in with its pointy spike end.

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Camera Lens Cap Holder will keep you from losing your lens cap

Camera Lens Cap Holder will keep you from losing your lens cap

I use a Nikon DSLR most of the time when I am shooting photos. The thing I always seem to misplace is the lens cap. I have had it fall out of my pocket several times while moving around taking photos and my wife always lays it somewhere when she uses the camera and can't find it later. I have spent much more time than I ever wanted to searching for my lens cap. A cool new product has landed on Kickstarter that will prevent lost lens caps if it gets the needed funds.

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Tenba Vector bags have style and features

Tenba Vector bags have style and features

Anytime I have to shop for electronics, gadgets, or accessories for gadgets with my wife things get dicey for me. I am a function over form type of guy, I like my gear to look cool but it had better work first. My wife on the other hand will pick an inferior product just because it's cuter. Rarely does the style she wants and the specs and performance I want meet.

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CaseCruzer unveils new PSC300 Carry-on case for cams and computers

CaseCruzer unveils new PSC300 Carry-on case for cams and computers

I don't know what it is about flying that turns your average decent person into a bag-slamming tool when it comes time to put a bag in an overhead bin. I have sat and watched people on flights throw other peoples bags around irriguardless of what is in them and have seen the flight attendants do the same. In fact, I landed at CES one year with a broken camera thanks to one of the flight attendants.

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