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Sep 262014
 

Panasonic CM1 - The Digital Camera With Phone Functionality
While most mobile phone manufacturers out there battle to attach more and more powerfull cameras to their smartphones, Panasonic takes a different approach to the problem and decides to attach a powerful Android smartphone to a panasonic digital camera.

The result? The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with 1-n sensor and Leica lens.

Announced at Photokina 2014, Panasonic’s CM1 features 20MP resolution, f/2.8 Leica lens, a mechanical shutter, manual control ring and an external lens which, surprisingly, is not there for zooming purposes, but helps better focusing the image. The camera phone weights 7.19oz or 204 grams (that’s only 2.1oz or 60 grams more than the Samsung Galaxy S5) .

On the smartphone side, Panasonic equipped the CM1 with a 4.7in Full HD screen, 2GB of Ram, 16GB on-board storage, 2.3 Ghz quad-core Snapdrgon processor, a microSD card slot allowing expansion with up to 128GB more and a 2,600mAh battery.

The Panasonic CM1 will go on sale this November in Europe (France and Germany) for around 900 Eur (that’s about $1,165 US) with overseas release scheduled for some time after.

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Sep 222014
 

56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss
GoPro cameras took sports and adventure world by storm. They’re small enough to be taken anywhere, they’re lightweight, they pack a lot of recording power … no wonder they became everybody’s favorites when it comes to action recording! While GoPro cameras are pretty amazing by themselves, given their huge success, a lot of manufacturers started creating third party accessories to make them even greater! And guess what! It worked!

Here bellow you have a selection of the 56 coolest GoPro accessories I found around!
Please let me know in the comments bellow if you know of any other cool accessory for GoPro and I’ll make sure to add it to the post.

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Sep 172014
 

Samsung UN78HU9000 78-Inch, Samsung UN65HU9000 65-Inch, Samsung UN55HU9000 55-Inch, Curved 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED TV
Get the best TV-watching experience around with the Samsung UN78HU9000 78-in (198cm) Ultra HD Curved LED TV.
This 4K Samsung TV sports a curved display which improves the field of view creating a panoramic effect without distorting the image, features UHD up-scaling which automatically and seamlessly converts lower resolution images (SD, HD and Full HD) to UHD with minimal loss of quality, auto depth enhancer which adjusts the image contrast for a greater sense of depth and PurColor (allows the TV to express most shades of color as nature intended for optimal picture performance).

ALSO READ: 32″ Dell UltraHD Monitor Delivers 4X Full HD Resolution To PC Screens and the Avegant Glymph – The Mobile Personal Theater

The Samsung UN78HU9000 comes with an impressive set of applications such as Smart TV, Smart Hub, Smart Interaction, Screen mirroring, Quad Screen, Anynet+, Full Web Browser, Wi-Fi connection, Instant On and Connect Share movie, all designed to offer users an amazing TV experience and take advantage of the most advanced entertainment technology available at the moment.
Also available in 55-in (UN55HU9000) and 65-in (UN65HU90000) formats.

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Sep 012014
 

Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Dashcam - Product Review on CoolPile.com
The Papago GS260-US or GoSafe 260 as it’s also know is a cool dashcam that attaches to your car’s interior mirror and allows you to record your car trips without crowding your windshield.

Why do you need a dashcam in your car? Well … for first … it’s cool! Remember those crazy driving Russian videos all over Youtube? They’re all recorded with car mounted dashcams, just like this one! Second … many insurance companies accept dashcam footage to identify fault in car accidents. Third … high quality dashcams come with G-Sensors and motion detection which can activate the recording feature even if your car is sitting in a parking, so chances are if someone bumps your car it’ll no longer be a hit and run. Four … you record cool trip footage that you wouldn’t be able to record otherwise (unless you’d hold a camera in your hands while you’re driving, but we’re sure you wouldn’t do such crazy things, wouldn’t you?) … And so on …

Now let’s take a closer look at the Papago GS260 windshield dashboard camera. I used this camera for a couple of weeks and here are my thoughts about it:

The camera comes with an impressive set of features:

  • Full HD (1080p) and HD (720p) recording capabilities with zoom in/out while recording
  • Wide angle visibility (it literally covers the entire windshield – check the user videos below)
  • G-Sensor that “feels” the bumps and shocks
  • Auto save feature in case of accidents
  • Motion detection (useful for recording parking accidents) – if the camera detects any movement around the car will automatically start taking snapshots.
  • Multilevel EV adjustment to improve recording quality if needed
  • One touch snapshots (even while recording video)
  • GPS ready – hook up an external GPS unit and take advantage of advanced features such as speed recording, navigation coordinates and so on
  • Large front buttons for easy menu navigation and recording controls
  • MicroSD card for media storage
  • Mini USB for PC and Mac connectivityPapago GS260-US - How To Mount The 12V Car Charger Around The Dashboard
  • Audio-Video out in case you need to output the signal to a TV
  • Recorded movies and in .mov format (can be played with most PC and MAC video players)

ALSO CHECK the Papago GS330, another cool Papago dashcam we featured a while back.

The dashcam is dissimulated in a windshield mirror that clips over your existing interior car mirror. The attachment system is very simple and is powered by two mobile hooks secured by an internal coil to keep the cam safe. Simply pull the two levers, attach the unit to the mirror and you’re ready to go.

The mirror unit is auto-dimming and, being a bit darker then classic car mirrors, takes a couple of kilometers to perfectly get used to it, but, once you get used to it, it helps night driving by automatically filtering the strong back lighting from cars in your back. The right side of the mirror hosts a 2.7in LCD which displays the video being recorded and some recording related information such as video length, current time, recording status and so on … The LCD can be turned off and the entire mirror real estate can be used to monitor back-coming traffic.

The Papago GoSafe 260 is powered by your car’s 12V cigarette lighter plug (a charging unit and cable are included in the package) as well as by an internal battery which also allows recording while the engine is turned off (remember I told you about the motion detection feature and automatic recording even when sitting in parking with the engine turned off?). The cable is long enough to be hidden around the dashboard of your car, and, as it sports an on-wire adapter, can be hooked up straight to your car’s electrical system.

Check the videos in the article for a hands-on review as well as the three real-life dash recordings (day and night) to have a glimpse at the recording quality. Note that the actual recording is better than these samples. Some quality was lost during video editing and Youtube upload.

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Aug 292014
 

Midland XTC-280 Wearable Action Camera - A Decent Alternative For GoPro Recorders
While the premium quality, the strong build and the extra set of features make the GoPro action cameras the favorite choice for all extreme sports lovers (and many more), we have to admit that lower end models pack just enough power for casual use and for most regular people out-there! You know what I mean, Mr Regular Guy going on a motorcycle vacation with a couple of friends, Mr Family Guy going to the beach with the kids, Mr Student going on a camping trip or the neighbor’s 10 years old kid recording his biking adventure to impress grandma and grandpa …

Let’s take a closer look to the Midland XTC-280. This action camera is small and light enough to be worn without feeling it and packs a lot of power. It records Full HD (1080p) and HD (720p), it sports a large ON/OFF recording button so it can be easily used by someone wearing motorcycle or ski gloves, wide angle lens, microphone, 5.2MP, image stabilization to make sure you get crisp and stable recording and comes with a submersible case (down to 200 feet or 60 meters) and an universal mount which allows users to use it attached to helmets, motorcycles, snowboards and basically anywhere you can stick an adhesive pad.

We used the Midland XTC-280VP for about a week and and the recordings as well as the camera usability and packed features were OK. The quality could have been better at some points, but hey, don’t forget this is a $90 action camera, not a $400 GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition! Check the attached video to see it for yourself.

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Jul 022014
 

GAEMS G155 Sentry Personal Gaming Environment
Many people know about them, but even more have no idea they exist! If you never heard about gaming environments before, let me put it simple for you: a gaming environment is a complete setup that allows you to play games at home or on the go, independently of any other accessories including external power sources, TV screens, cables, etc …

A while back we wrote about the Gaems Vanguard Halo edition gaming environment and, since then, I received a couple of emails asking about cheaper similar systems. The Gaems G155 Sentry is Vanguard’s younger (and cheaper) brother! The Sentry gaming environment allows you to transform your gaming console into a portable system and enjoy game playing everywhere (think about those mandatory family camping trips you have to join during summer vacations!!!).

The Sentry G155 sports a 15in HD LED display with a 720p resolution (1366x768px resolution), audio output through incorporated stereo speakers or two 3.5mm headphone jacks, is compatible with Xbox 360, 360S and the Slim Version of the PS3 and fits the Carry-On standards for national and international flights.

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Jun 252014
 

Fire - Amazon's New Smartphone Hits The Shelves
When Amazon first released it’s Kindle Fire tablet back in 2011 it shook the world of digital gadgetry by it’s quality, low price and wide range of features and apps included. 3 years later, the Original Kindle Fire scores a whopping 4 stars (out of five possible) based on over 22,000 Amazon reviews.

Why am I telling you all these? Because Amazon is getting ready to release their first smartphone to the markets – The Amazon Fire. The Fire is set to release next month (July 25th, 2014) and comes with a 4.7″ screen (1280 x 720 resolution with 315ppi), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, 4G, Bluetooth, NFC and runs on Fire OS 3.5.0 which is an Android based operating system.Amazon Fire Components View With 3D Dynamic Perspective Explanation

On the media side, the Amazon Fire sports a 13MP back camera with optical image stabilization, 1080p movie recording, dedicated camera button for snapping pictures in less than a second, intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) which merges multiple exposures into a detailed, vibrant image even in low light conditions and automatic media backup into Amazon’s Cloud Drive (free unlimited cloud storage included in price). The audio sports Dolby Digital Plus designed to auto-adjust volume and automatically optimize the audio profile based on what the user is doing, watching or listening.

On the software side, the Fire comes with 3D Dynamic Perspective (“a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move your phone“) which adjusts any 3D image on the screen to match the user’s head position. A dedicated FireFly button was added to the phone and allows easy information scanning followed by pre-defined actions. Simply scan a phone number and call it, scan a web address and open the website, scan a business card and save the info to contacts. FireFly also recognizes songs, TV shows, QR codes, magazines, movies and books allowing you to get instant information on over 70 million products.
The Amazon Fire will be available starting at $199 US with AT&T contracts or at $649 US without contract.

Let’s hear you in the comments. How do you feel about the Amazon Fire? Do you think it will be as successful as its older brother, the kindle Fire series?

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