Cameras accessories

Shutter HALO review: a selfie’s best friend

Shutter HALO review: a selfie’s best friend

Capturing the moment is something we all enjoy, and we’re turning to our smartphones more and more to do so. If you’d rather be in the shot than hidden behind the screen, Shutter Halo might be what you’ve been looking for. The small button links to your camera via Bluetooth, and lets you snap a picture remotely. Now you can be in the pic as well as the one taking it! Does a small button really stand up to your wants as a mobile photographer? We find out.

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Slide and Clutch Camera Straps by Peak Design Review

Slide and Clutch Camera Straps by Peak Design Review

Perfecting the camera strap is tough. Photographers are demanding: in an ideal world, they want a strap one that offers quick length adjustment, a fast and easy method of disconnecting from the camera, versatile design, and for it to be made from quality materials. Peak Design (PD) isn’t expected to ship its Slide camera strap until October of this year, but I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one and have been testing it over the past week. Already, I’m convinced it could be the last camera strap you’ll buy and the only one you’ll need for everyday shooting.

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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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