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New Microsoft Surface Videos

Source – Surface

October 18, 2012 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Surface, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone Swiss Knife Case – ReadyCase Now on Indiegogo

Came across this awesome multi-purpose swiss knife iPhone case on Indiegogo, the ReadyCase.  The case itself comes with either a 8GB or 16GB USB drive, kickstand, lens ring, headphone clip and a multi-tool (blade, opener, screwdriver)….hmm… am I missing anything here? and the best part is the case is less than 3mm thick.  Check it out on Indiegogo, only 9 days left to pledge if you want one. Even better is there’s a iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 version. The ReadyCase Indiegogo Page here.

Source – ReadyCase Indiegogo Page

Ready Case from Ready_Case on Vimeo.

October 16, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy SIII Drop Test Videos

Parental Guidance, don’t let your kids try this at home……… The iPhone 5 sure looks impressive.

Source – PhoneDoctors, Android Authority via TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

 

October 3, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Galaxy SIII, iPhone 5, Review, Samsung, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enough Rants About the iPhone 5, It’s Just Another Apple Product

You probably heard enough rants about the new iPhone 5, when even Apple has to openly apologize for some of their hiccups but if you take a minute and rethink why you keep coming back getting a new Mac, a new iPhone or what not, then you realize that maybe, just maybe, you are asking too much.

When people buy a new iMac or Macbook replacement, it is not only because of new innovations that been added to the product line (don’t count retina display), people do so because it is time to upgrade because they need a faster machine, bigger screen size, or lighter mobile device. People buy Apple products because they are die hard fans who would not be swayed to go back to the PC.

Same with the iPhone. People just expect too much when it comes with the new release. Ok, you want bigger screens, Apple gave you that, faster processor, that’s included too, longer battery life, not that one as it is a trade off with a more slimmer design and faster processor. Along just like any other Apple products, Apple throws in a few bad apples (just like Brian Tong puts it on CNET’s Apple Byte, subscribe to it for all the good and bad news inside the Apple world). The Map application definitely on all front pages and the cheap aluminum housing, the lighting cables that makes all your iPhone/iPad obsolete (soon) and the new screen aspect ratio where not even 5% of the app developers are ready for leaving you with all the void with the extended screen estate.

But for all die hard fans out there, we all know that Apple will eventually come up with all the tweaks they need to get it right. The key is, don’t compare the iPhone with their Android or upcoming Windows phone counterparts, Apple is Apple, and you are still biting into it.

October 2, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 5 | , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Hate Ad -> iPhone 5

 

Source – MacRumors

September 17, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Galaxy SIII, iPhone 5, Samsung | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Phottix Atlas II Triggers Are Now Available in Hong Kong via PASM Workshop

It’s finally here, the all new Phottix Atlas II is now available in Hong Kong via my studio, PASM Workshop (authorized Phottix dealer).

The Phottix Atlas II is the professional choice for reliable wireless flash triggering. Say goodbye to transmitters and receivers to trigger flashes, studio lights, and cameras – one remote will do it all. The Atlas II triggers flashes at sync speeds of up to 1/250 sec.* The system will trigger cameras, flashes and studio lights at distances of 350 meters or more.

The Phottix Atlas II is a transceiver. With the simple change of a switch the Atlas II is ready to either transmit or receive signals. Simplify your off-camera flash triggering – one unit can be used as a transmitter or receiver.

Triggering flashes is only one of the Phottix Atlas II functions. It can also be used, with Phottix Accessory Cables, as a wired or wireless shutter release. It now features a two stage shutter button – a half-press will autofocus, a full press takes a photo.

The Atlas II is compatible with Phottix Strato and Odin series TTL triggers. It fits in perfectly with Phottix’s existing line-up, allowing the power and freedom of a long-range transceiver. With its new functions. the Atlas II is not compatible with the original Phottix Atlas trigger.

With a hot shoe and two 3.5mm sync ports on the transceiver, the Phottix Atlas II can be used to easily trigger hot shoe flashes and studio lights*. Cables and adapters are included. The Atlas II uses readily available AA batteries and has a 5V DC power port.

The Phottix Atlas II uses a digital IC and radio signals to reliably fire flashes, studio lights and cameras at long ranges. Need to trigger a flash from 1,100 feet away? The Atlas II is the wireless trigger for you. The high-powered Atlas has both FCC and CE wireless certification.

The Phottix Atlas II comes in two different packings, a single pack (1 trigger) and a dual pack (2 triggers). PASM Workshop is offering great discounts to its members.

List price for 1 trigger set ~ HK$590, PASM Member price HK$515.

List price for 2 triggers set ~ HK$1,080, PASM Member Price HK$960.

To order, please email your order to sales@pasmworkshop.com or call their hotline at 6627 5277.

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September 1, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, Photography, Phottix | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Samsung Galaxy Note II

Guys over at TechnoBuffalo have a first crack at the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Source – TechnoBuffalo

August 30, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Jelly Bean, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spike Keyboard Protective Case for iPhone Now On Kickstarter

The guys at SoloMatrix actually put out three variations of the Spike.  The Spike1, Spike 2 and Spike 3.

Spike¹ is a combination keyboard and protective case that can be easily and securely installed in a matter of seconds. You can effortlessly rotate the bottom section of the case with the keyboard, to the back or the front of the iPhone, for storing in either typing or full-screen mode.  We’ve also hinged the keyboard, so you’ll always have quick access to the full-screen even when typing.

This model is priced in the same range as the majority of ordinary iPhone cases. This means that even for many users that don’t feel they need a keyboard, it is so affordable that it’s tough to pass up. And once they try it, they’ll soon realize the advantages of real tactile keys even though they feel they are proficient typing on the touchscreen.

Spike² is our premium version keyboard and case combination. It differs from Spike¹ in user convenience features and overall appearance. Its industrial-strength case not only protects your iPhone, but incorporates a unique and specially-designed asymmetrical 360 degree hinge. This hinge enables you to quickly toggle the keyboard on and off the screen for full-screen access while you are typing.  In addition, it also allows you to fold and stow the keyboard in a flush pocket in the rear of the case when you’ve finished typing and return to the full touchscreen to run all those apps that you will probably never use more than once or twice.  At a touch of your fingers, it can instantly be brought to the front to bang out a quick text message, email, or even type your first novel comfortably!  And to make sure you are always in style, it features a beautiful, brushed metal accent band around the perimeter of the case.

Our Limited Edition Spike³ is for those of you that appreciate the very best. Similar in design to Spike², but with an all-aluminum, antenna-neutral case including the TypeSmart keyboard that is easily stowed out of the way when not needed.  We are CNC machining these right here in the USA from aerospace grade aluminum and anodizing them in at least two great colors, Neutron Gray and KickStarter Green, we anticipate a couple more anodized colors to come. To make it truly personal for you or someone special, we’ll custom engrave up to 30 letters on the back of the case.

For more information on the different pledges and their production keydates, head over to their Kickstarter page here.

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Videos

Starting at US$199, gee, I want one.  This baby has the horsepower, battery, screen estate …….. ah…… too bad Hong Kong not one of the first available cities.

Source – bayridge0329, CNET

June 28, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Google, Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Wall Street Journal’s Take on Microsoft Surface Tablet

“A lot of open questions” pretty much sums up what most people think about the Microsoft Surface.

Source – WSJ

June 24, 2012 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Microsoft, Tablet, Video, Windows 8 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Back Cover Video Leak

Is this for real? you be the judge.  Check out the rumored 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. and how it stack up in size with the iPhone 4/4S.

Source – etradesupply

June 9, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Mockup Video

Source – DeviceStation

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Parody Video – What Instagram Will Do Now with $1 Billion?

Funny parody video of what Instagram might do with the $1 billion from Facebook.

Source – The Verge

May 7, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Comedy, Gadgets n Gizmos, Instagram, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting Virtual Model on Your iPhone with Pocket Snapper iPhone App

Repost from PASM Workshop

Pocket Snapper (US$1.99) by Kdan Mobile, is an exclusive photo app that features a virtual studio environment with built-in models that let users have a taste of what it’s s like taking and editing model shoots in a photography studio. Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!

Pocket Snapper creates a virtual studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-takng experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.

Equip yourself with a mobile photo studio! Pocket Snapper gives you authentic studio-shooting experiences. Besides iModels, Pocket Snapper includes the full functionality of a camera and tons of editing options to create your very own photos. For more information, head over to the developer’s website, link here. For now, check out the review video below from Crazy Mike’s.

May 4, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Photography, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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