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Jul 242014
 

Venque, The Smart Bag For DSLR Pros
The Venque DSLR bags collection is designed to help you carry and protect your photo gear in style.
Available in two bags formats (backpacks and briefcase), the Venque bags are made of gray or black strong Quanta fabric (the Quanta is a high-density fabric invented by the guys from Venque which has water, dust and stain repellent properties to keep your gadgets safe from the elements while roaming around) with real leather insertions.

ALSO CHECK the Camsafe 100 Anti Theft Photo Bag, the LowerPro 200 Waterproof DSLR Carrier and the classy HoldFast Roamographer Leather Camera Bag we featured earlier.

All three bag models feature a plethora of accessories such as interior dividers, weight transfer buckles, padded shoulder straps, protective laptop pockets, leather handles, rain covers and so on…
The Venque DSLR bags collection is in project mode at Kickstarter and and you can grab one for a s low as $95 US.

$95+ | BUY NOW
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Jul 232014
 

The Coolest Cooler Around - by Ryan Grepper At coolestkickstarter.com
Coolers (are) were one of those rare items that did not change much over the past 30 years of technological advancements!
But that’s over! Ryan Grepper’s Coolest Cooler is set to bring the classic outdoors chillers to the 21st century! After an earlier unsuccessful crowdfunding try back in December 2013, Grepper improved the Coolest Cooler, added new features, redraw it’s outer design and brought it back to Kickstarter!

As of today (that’s 37 days before the project’s end), the Coolest Cooler pledged $6.9 million US (about 140 times more than what Grepper was looking for)!!! That’s the third most funded project ever (after the Pebble with 10.2 million and the Ouya Video Game Console with 8.6 million) and still has 37 days to go!!! Amazing, isn’t it?

Let’s see what makes The Coolest so cool that everyone wants to have one! Here’s a bullet-list of features:

  • 2 x 5V USB chargers (1A and 2.1A charging power), perfect for charging tablets, smartphones and other USB powered gadgets
  • Removable waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy your favorite music with your friends
  • Enjoy cool drinks with the built in ice crushing blender
  • Internal LED light to help you spot your drinks during night parties
  • Easy transportation system with gear tie-down and extra wide wheels for easy moving in sand and difficult terrains
  • Bottle opener
  • Incorporated essentials (reusable plates, a ceramic knive) and a cooler split lid to divide drinks and easily store eyes.
  • At last, but not the least … IT”S COOL!!!

The Coolest Cooler is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one for $185 (that’s $115 savings over the future regular retail price). Estimated delivery for February 2015.

Let’s hear you in the comments. What’s your take on the Coolest Cooler? Will you get one?

$185 | BUY NOW
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Jun 052014
 

ioSafe Rugged Portable 1 TB External Hard Drive (USB 3.0)
With so much data floating around, backups are no longer a luxury, but a must! Think about all those pics from your smartphone, all those videos with your kids, documents, contacts, personal files, music and the list goes on and on … I am not going to stress more the data backup importance, because I know you do it! Don’t you?

On the other hand I am going to speak about the safety of your backups! Let me start with a little story – a friend of mine, a real geek, used to keep not 1, not 2, but 3 backup sets for all his data (including his smartphone, tablet and his home and work laptops). One day, the inevitable happened, and his apartment got flooded by the neighbor above. He called the guy, they stopped the flood and the neighbor helped him clean the apartment. All good until now. This is when the disaster happened! He opened his laptop but it was not working. It was full of water. He grabbed his girlfriend’s laptop which was not water damaged, he opened his desk to grab one of his backup HDD’s to copy some files and … Surprise! As all three of his backup HDD’s were on the lowest shelf of his desk, they were all water damaged!

So here you have a geeky guy who knew the importance of backups, with 1 set of original data and 3 sets of backups who lost all his digital life because the neighbor in the apartment above! Imagine that!
The good news is that in the end he was able to recover most of his data from the damaged HDD’s! The bad news is that this could happen to anyone, including you!

ALSO CHECK the ioSafe Waterproof, Fireproof 3TB External Hard Drive (SK3TB Solo G3) and the Rugged Portable LaCie HDD With USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt we featured earlier.

All this to say that backups are not enough to protect your data. You should also take steps to protect your backup drives from thieves and the elements! You can do this the hard way (as I do it) by using two encrypted HDD’s and always having one at a remote location (work, a friend, family member) or the simple way, by using disaster proof hard drives!

The ioSafe rugged portable 1TB external hard drive is one of the top disaster proof HDD‘s out there! The drive works on MAC and PC (USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt) features a full metal jacket that protects it against the elements, crushes and drops. The HDD mechanism inside the metal jacket is fully suspended in all 6 motion axes, so it will survives extreme shocks under most circumstances. The HDD is rated to with crush protection up to 5,000 lbs (2,267 KG), drop protection up to 20′ (that’s 6 meters), 30′ (9.15 meters) deep submersion in salty/fresh water for up to 3 days, full immersion in various liquids including diesel, oils, fuels, hydraulic fluids, continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain. All this without loosing not even one byte of data!
Regarding the anti theft protection, the ioSafe PA51000U3YR features a solid Kensington Lock compatible slot which should be enough to discourage a dishonest person as well as a theft protection software which allows full drive AES encryption.

That’s the good part about it! The bad part is that this ioSafe beast comes with a premium price of $600! Well … you probably see it as premium because you didn’t hit the floor yet, but, if you already lost your data once, you know it’s a real bargain!!! Check it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I am curious to see how do you manage your backup drives

$601 | BUY NOW

 

May 212014
 

Sony DEV-50V-B Or How To Record What You See With Binoculars
If you ever wondered how to record all the amazing things and situations you see with your binoculars here’s the answer: Digital Recording Binoculars.
While you can also use a cheaper solution like a smartphone kit such as Snapzoom which will connect your iPhone (or any other smartphone) to a pair of binoculars and allow you to use your phone’s camera to record whatever it’s on the other end, digital recording binoculars are a more adequate solution for the traveling, storage and high definition distance recording.

The Sony DEV-50V/B Digital Recording Binoculars are a top of the class distance HD recording gadget featuring 12x optical zoom and up to x25 digital magnification, HD OLED finder, Optical SteadyShot stabilization, simultaneous zoom and autofocus, distance photo shooting as well as HD and 3D digital recording capabilities.
And, did I mention the DEV-50V/B is also dustproof and rainproof?

$1,998 | BUY NOW
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Apr 252014
 

AyeGear 22 - The Ultimate Traveler Jacket 22 Pockets For iPhone, iPad, Passport, MP3, Wallet And Other Gear - Interior And Exterior View
Traveling for business or even pleasure is no longer an easy job! Especially when all air travel companies are constantly cutting luggage limits and thieves waiting for a second of inattention to lift your wallet, iPhone or passport. So, what do you do?

ALSO CHECK: Samsonite Micro Travel – Your Own Personal Scooter and the Foldable Backpack Scooter

Built on the same idea as the Jaktogo wearable luggage, the AyeGear 22 is designed to let you carry and keep safe all your precious geeky gear. The jacket is waterproof, so all your gadgets are safe even if it rains, comes with a warm fleece inner for cold weather, can be machine washed and features 22 pockets which can hold smaller stuff (wallet, smartphone, keys, pens, money, ID cards and wallets) and can easily accommodate bigger sized gear (binoculars, water bottle). Two special designed pockets allow you to safely carry a even bigger gadgets such as a tablet (in front) and a laptop up to 15-in (backpocket).

$150 | BUY NOW
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Apr 152014
 

The Lawn Chair Or How To Enjoy A Quiet Sunday Afternoon Reading Your Favorite Book In The Courtyard
Nothing can beat a quit reading session in a late Sunday afternoon … Well, there are a couple of things that can beat that, but a good book in the courtyard is still a strong contender to win the big prize!

ALSO CHECK LoungePac – The Portable Beach Chair Featuring a Fridge, Umbrella And Sound System and Portable Chair With Pet Compartment.

And, as we live in the digital ages on the 21st century, why not enjoy your favorite book on your favorite tablet or e-book reader?
The Tablet Lawn Chair is designed to help you spend quality time reading (or playing a game, why not?) and enjoy a bit of nature at the same time. The portable picnic chair folds and unfolds in seconds and features 2 side pockets for convenient gear storage, a waterproof pouch to protect your tablet in case of rain, a mesh can holder for your favorite drink and a 360-degree enabled, 12″ steel gooseneck equipped with a 7″-10″ tablet holder, clamped to the right armrest.

$59.95 | BUY NOW
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Apr 032014
 

LockBox - The Portable Waterproof Safety Box Wallet
There are many situations in life when your fancy, minimalist, cool leather wallet simply won’t cut it! Think about going to the sandy beach, jogging, cycling, walking in the rain or even diving into the pool in a hot, sunny afternoon! Obviously, you can find alternate solutions like wrapping your existing wallets into a plastic baggy or leaving it home, but you get my point – why not make yourself a favor and buy a cool waterproof minimalist wallet?

Built by 2 Spanish cyclists to answer the specific need of protecting their gear from the elements and sweat while racing their bikes, the LockBox is a minimalist wallet made of platinum silicone (incorporates platinum in the silicone composition to improve properties of the conventional material) which allows you to carry a couple of coins, keys, memory cards, a handful of bills and credit cards or even a wedding ring if needed (don’t think about what I thought!!!) in full protection against water, dust, snow and mud. The silicone wallet is rated to resist temperatures between -60 to 230 degrees Celsius (that’s around -76 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s soft silicone shell is perfect for sports which present the risk of falling or bumping into other persons or things, features exchangeable shells, a raised jaw lock for improved security and tightness and it does very well the job it was designs for – protect your gear!

I used this wallet for the past couple of weeks in situations where using a regular wallet was not appropriate (playing in snow, jogging, being caught by rain) and my gear was always OK. For those worried about it’s small size, here’s what I carried around – two $20 notes, two apartment keys (I placed them in the coin placings), one credit card, 3 business cards and one Micro SD card inserted into a SD card adapter. Cool, handy and reliable …
Please take a minute and watch the attached video for a demonstration of the LockBox in action.

$27.40+ | BUY NOW
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