I have read that Polaroid was making a come back post you know, Polaroids. The cycle of traditional tech giants going under and reemerging continues with a new line of products. The Polaroid Cube is a ruggedised pocket camera that takes video and still shots. Is there a market for something that you can take everywhere and anywhere, reasonably unobtrusive and stick to any magnetic surface? Is it worth carrying on top of what your smart phone can do? Should GoPro lose sleep over it?
There is excitement in the air and quite a buzz this time before Christmas as thousands of props are stirring and whirring as drones take to the skies...
It will be a lot busier after Christmas when thousands of new drones join the swarm. Many of these cost just a few hundred dollars or much less still. But for people with serious photography or video in mind there are very capable UAVs available today from the likes of DJI and their Phantom range.
Today we're looking at what is probably the best upgrade of the Phantom Vision since we reviewed this model about a year ago.
Let's have a look at what is new in this segment which will be followed up a few weeks later with some video footage to show off its capabilities.
Just off the coast of Orange County, California - where I did my flight training many moons ago - a fantastic "stampede" of dolphins has been filmed with a drone. And you'll see some very close up footage of a whale and calf...
Filmed by Capt Dave from DolphinSafari.com with a DJI Phantom and GoPro. He lost one Phantom in the process but the end result is truly amazing!
Have look here.
That might be about to change with the availability of the Adixxion. This is a tiny, rather boxy but fully featured action camera which claims to be "quad proof", meaning water and shockproof, dustproof and freeze proof.
So, yes, you can take it on your Arctic travels....
It's been over a year since we brought you our review of the impeccably styled Dune Smart series Review. Dune's latest offerings take the new TV line of players - and more established Base product lines - into the realm of Blu-Ray 3D playback.
Read on as we take a look at these two units as well as test drive Dune's micro QWERTY Keyboard offering along the way.
Despite the rise and rise of complete media center solutions such as XBMC and Plex, there seems to still be a market for an appliance based solution. So let's see how the Playon!HD3 performs.
It's an ever widening field populated by the likes of GoPro, Contour, Sony and Ion Air.
Most of these action cameras sport the same type of basic features: tough build, wide angle view, Full HD video and stills. Where they differ is image quality, controls, waterproofing built-in, shape, and, increasingly, WiFi capability. Most of them also have associated apps for iPhone and Android platforms these days.
Let's look at the top-of-the-line model from a relative newcomer, ION.