Category: Cameras


The iPad® has a new BFF. Designed to work with Apple® gadgets, the 3M™ Mobile Projector  helps bring back family movie night — enjoy photos from your recent Atlantis vacation again and again. Not only does it have a clean, minimalist design, it’s also user-friendly, small enough to stash in a purse and creates a screen anywhere: on a wall, a ceiling, a t-shirt — even a cocktail napkin. While enjoying cocktails, of course. Available at 3m.com for only $299.99

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All day long you toil at your office. And all day long your dog(s) and/or cat(s) sit around awaiting your return, doing nothing but miss you. Or so you think. But how can you find out what your pet really does all day? It’s easy, if you have a Pet’s Eye View Digital Camera. Just clip it to their collar, and it will record snapshots of their day! You’ll have a photo diary of your pet’s travels and travails. Available at ThinkGeek for only $49.99

Scan in Seconds, no PC Needed

Are you the one cracking the technological whip in your family? Now you can bring your relatives kicking and screaming into the digital age with this handy ImageLab Instant Slide Scanner. No PC is needed. Simply take 35mm Slides or Negatives and scan them at up to 3,600 DPI for transfer to any SD Memory card as jpeg files. Each slide scans in seconds and you can preview everything on the built in LCD display. You can then pop the SD card directly in a digital photo frame for instant viewing, or transfer the files to your computer using USB. So please make Grandma do some work converting her old photos from 20 years of church bingo.

Product Features

  • Digital scanner can scan 35mm slides or negatives at a rate of 1 second per slide
  • No computer required
  • Built in LCD screen allows you to preview your images before capture and view stored images
  • Scanner stores photos in its internal memory or on standard SD cards (not included)
  • Take SD cards directly out of the ImageLab and insert in a digital photo frame for instant viewing
  • Connects via USB to transfer scanned images to your computer
  • Includes 4 scanning trays
Available at ThinkGeek at $49.99

Shoot in Pitch Dark and Experiment with Infrared Photography

Digital cameras aren’t exactly the most exciting gadgets these days… that’s why you can trust your friends at ThinkGeek to up the ante and deliver the Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera. You get 5.0 megapixels and an invisible infrared flash to light up your subjects in total darkness. Or experiment with Infrared photography that lets you do crazy stuff like see through some types of fabric and materials.

The Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera is switchable between standard photography mode and infrared night-shot mode. When you enter night-shot the infrared blocking filter normally over the lens retracts to let all infrared light through, at the same time a super-bright IR LED invisibly illuminates (to your eyes) the entire scene. Available in Think Geek at $149.99

The Wrist Charger, or as we like to call it, Bracer of Battery Life +2, straps comfortably to your wrist and plugs in to just about any electronic device you like. It’ll power cell phones, mp3 players, gaming systems, or any device compatible with mini USB.

Now you’ll have plenty of power to get through long days traveling (or long lines at the DMV, we’ve been there, too!). When you reach your destination, simply plug your bracer in and charge its battery back up so you’re ready with plenty of entertainment for the long trip home. Available at Think Geek for 39.99$ only.

Porsche Design just announced the follow-up to P’9521, a quad-band cell phone milled from a single solid block of aluminum and a single sheet of scratchproof glass.

Besides the black and brushed appearance the P’9522 offers Wi-Fi, GPS, a 2.8″ AM OLED display, fingerprint sensor and a five megapixel still/video camera with flash and digital zoom.

iPhone and iPod friendly ladybug from VestaLife

Vestalife will launch the Ladybug iPod / iPhone Speaker Dock at CES International in Las Vegas in January 2008 (it won the CES Innovation Design and Engineering Award you know). This amplified speaker system sports stereo speakers, a subwoofer, LED volume level indicators, a USB port for synchronization and a remote control – I guess I don’t have to mention that it looks like a ladybug, do I?

A few weeks back, Borders opened up pre-ordering for the Kobo e-reader, a simple, $150 tablet that will be attached to its upcoming e-bookstore. We didn’t realize at the time, but the bookseller has no plans of stopping there. In fact, Borders will launch a series of up to 10 e-reading devices across the price spectrum in its retail locations. All the devices will make use of Borders e-bookstore and will be showcased in retail stores in an area called “Area-e.”

Next up on that list is the Libre, an even cheaper e-reading option manufactured by Aluratek. It will retail for $120, feature a 5-inch LCD black-and-white display and double as digital music player. It will also come with 100 preloaded classics. Borders is currently taking orders for the Libre, which will hit the market in July.

Personally, I like what Borders is doing here. When you boil it down, e-readers really just replace paperback books that you could buy for 5 to 10 bucks or borrow for free at your local library. In other words, the cheaper they can make a basic e-reader, the better. That and the fact that these devices are tied to a well-known name in books should make them an intriguing option for consumers, even if they don’t become a rousing success story.

Mmmm.. Fixed device against white background..

Granted, showing your device fixed up close with hands and fingers walking you through the features, all against a bright white background might just be the most logical way to show what your device got, but Bell’s new ad for Palm Pre does feel a bit inspired by Apple’s iPod / iPhone ads, doesn’t it? Just a tiny bit? Anyway, the device and interface still looks good.

Tired of having to lean your clammy, dripping body beyond the curtain when trying to use your iPad during a morning shower? Aren’t we all. Aren’t we all. Well, now you can bring your iPad right into the shower with you. What Apple Fanboy won’t love that?

Japanese accessory manufacturer Tunewear has introduced Waterwear, a plastic iPad case that will enable you to bring the iPad anywhere that water threatens your circuits. It allows you to touch and swipe right through its transparent face, making the iPad experience as natural as ever. Showing that our example of iPad showering was on the minds of its designers, Waterwear even includes a shower hanger for draping the tablet over the shower head while you soap your face.