Tag Archive: Compact


Compact power pack lets you know how it’s doing

Lust List: Power Tube 3000 by Mipow If you’ve ever carried around one of those tube-shaped power packs for your iPhone or iPad, you know the one thing it really needs is a way to tell how much juice is left in the thing. The Power Tube 3000 provides this in spades, with a simple […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Compact power pack lets you know how it’s doing

Lust List: Power Tube 3000 by Mipow If you’ve ever carried around one of those tube-shaped power packs for your iPhone or iPad, you know the one thing it really needs is a way to tell how much juice is left in the thing. The Power Tube 3000 provides this in spades, with a simple […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Compact battery pack speed-charges with your MacBook’s cable

Lust List: Super Charge Powerbank by Quarter Power banks and external batteries are everywhere these days, including airports, drug stores and (my favorite) at the Apple Store. I’ve used quite a few of them and, while many are kind of cheaply made, a few are pretty well-designed and useful. Quarter’s Super Charge Powerbank is one […]

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As compact discs die off, so does a piece of me

I stood in the doorway, still teary-eyed from goodbyes with my parents. There, before me, sat the first lesson of my freshman year in college. Peter Otto had a blond mohawk and twirled a shiny butterfly knife. He had already… Read more ›

Atlas Carbon Headphones: Compact Design And Clean Sound For The Budget-Conscious Audiophile #BlackFriday [Deals]

I’ve had a chance to test a number of headphones throughout the past year, and have grown more fond of the more traditional “over-ear” headphones during that time. As a regular podcaster – and as the person who edits those… Read more ›     

Fujifilm X-A1, A Lens-Swapping APS-C Camera For The Price Of A Compact

X-A1_Black_Front_High_angle_16-50mmProduct managers at Nikon and Canon must be getting pretty worried about their bonuses right now – First of all they’re still being squeezed by cellphone cameras at the low end, and now even their high-end compacts look absurd in the face of Fujifilm’s latest offering, the X-A1. It’s a camera which costs around the […]

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Ricoh GR Compact With Big Ol’ APS-C Sensor

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, all compact cameras looked like the Ricoh GR. they might not have been as sleek-looking, but they had big finger grips, a giant full-frame sensor (35mm) film and a fixed wideangle lens.

Now, proving that large sensors are the new black, the GR is packing a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor into its tiny body.

I love this trend of large sensors in small cameras. This, along with improved  [Read More…]

Airport Commuter: A Compact Camera Bag With Space For Your Macbook And Your iPad [Review]

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Think Tank’s new Airport Commuter camera bag ($ 199) is something of a paradox: Though it’s the size of a normal backpack, it manages to fit an abnormal amount of glass, gear, a full-size a Macbook Pro, and an iPad.

But could such a compact bag hold so many precious items in harmony? I packed it up, strapped it on, and set out to find out.

The Good

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MagFilters: iPhone-Like Magnetic Filters For Compact Cameras

MagFilters are — surprise! — filters for your compact camera which are attached to the lens by magnets. Unlike SLRs and other interchangeable-lens cameras, compacts lack the interior thread on their lens which lets you attach these light modifiers, so MagFilters take a leaf out of the iPhoneographers book instead.

Buy a kit and you get a ring and a filter. Just like the magnetic donuts for iPhones and iPads, the ring has an adhesive coating  [Read More…]

Olympus Announces Two Mirrorless PENs And A High-End Compact

Olympus joins the Photokina news bukake-fest with two new PEN cameras and a smart compact.

Olympus is entering Photokina week with three new cameras: the E-PM2 and E-PL5 for its PEN Micro Four Thirds lineup, and the X-Z2 as a flagship compact camera.

Both PEN cameras feature a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, a max ISO of 25,600, in-body image stabilization, a 3-inch touchscreen, touch shooting, 8fps continuous shooting, photo filters, RAW files with in-camera editing, and 1080i  [Read More…]