We’ve already told you how much we love booq and their incredible line of laptop and gadget bags, providing beautiful materials and construction, as well as brilliant design; but what if you’re a photographer? If you use a camera for a living, you’re well aware of the challenges that go along with carrying odd-sized equipment–and what may work for the average techie will not work for you. Fear not–booq has you covered with its new Python slimpack. With Storage for 2 DSLRs and up to 4 mid-size lenses (as well as one large zoom, tripod and tablet), the Python slimpack will swallow up almost everyone’s daily kit; theres even extra storage for cables, memory cards and batteries. As with all booq bags, the slimpack features water-resistant ballistic nylon, and of course, a unique Terralinq serial number, that allows your bag to be returned to you without giving out any of your personal information. The Python slimpack retails for $149.99 at booqbags.com, and you can click past the jump to learn more.
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Remember the Pebble Smartwatch? Well it’s now available for purchase straight from Amazon for $148.99 (only the red and black versions are in stock, so if you’re looking for other colors you’ll have to go to Pebble’s website and pay $150 for red, orange or white). If you recall, Pebble launched on Kickstarter and received over $10 million in donations from over 85,000 contributors, becoming the largest Kickstarter campaign ever at the time. Since it’s launch, Pebble has received several software updates, and is now compatible with both Android and iOS devices; and with competition coming from companies like Samsung and Sony, we’re sure to see more updates in the not-so-distant future.
In just a few short days, my very own pair of Google Glass will arrive for my unboxing pleasure–but what am I in for? We already know that Glass is a wearable computer with wireless capabilities, gesture and voice control, and a tendency to get people traffic violations and/or kicked out of restaurants for wearing it. Though I don’t plan on getting any traffic violations, I am very curious to see how people will react to me wearing them at various locations; I’m also curious about how much I can push Glass, given that my main mobile platform of choice is not Android–it’s iOS. There is a lot to discover; and in true Google Glass fashion I’ll try and bring it to you first hand – everything from unboxing and setting up, to using it with both iOS and Android devices. And while I’m excited for what’s to come, we’re really doing this for you, our readers–so if you have any questions, ask away! I’ll be updating the Google Glass Diaries every week…so make sure you check back.
In case you hadn’t heard, the Lumen TL800 is the first Bluetooth smart bulb to hit the market (Philips’ HUE is controlled over WiFi) and it’s finally available in North America. Featuring 16 million color options in a dimmable package, controlling the bulb is a breeze thanks to Lumen’s proprietary (and free) app, available for iOS devices, as well as some Android models. The energy efficient bulb retails for $69.99 and is currently available for purchase at www.lumenbulb.net. Check the full release after the jump to learn more.
The incredibly popular Pogo Stylus (by Ten One Design) is back and completely redesigned. The new stylus is compatible with virtually any device with a capacitive touchscreen, making it that much easier for artists or designers (or anyone looking for alternative input methods) to interact with their tablets and phones. Complete with replaceable tips (with more magnetically interchangeable tips promised for December), the new Stylus is sleek and slender and available now online for $19.95. To learn more, check the full release after the jump.
If your holiday purchasing plans include anything from Apple online, you may want to pay attention. The company has issued their guidelines for an “iPad Christmas,” complete with cut-off dates to ensure delivery by December 24th. From configured MacBook’s to iPads, iPhones and iPods, your deadline is rapidly approaching for standard shipping (December 17th is the latest you can order an iPad mini of iPad 2). Check the full details at apple.com/ca for a complete list of cut off dates.
Glass screen protectors are the new trend thanks to their extreme durability and scratch protection; and when you think about screen protection and durability, you instantly think of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Now you can get a screen protector made of this durable material courtesy of Armorz, a leading manufacturer of mobile accessories, with their Stealth Extreme R for the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display. Available for $89.95 and $69.95 respectively, you can pick yours up in time for the holidays at www.armorz.com and of course, Amazon.com. To learn more, check the full release after the jump.
If you are a Canadian traveler heading to the U.S., you’ll want to pay attention to Roam Mobility’s new $39.95 Snowbird Plan. The plan features unlimited talk and text, 1GB of data, free long distance calls back to Canada, Caller ID and voicemail; the service requires a 3-month commitment and will cost you just $119.85. To get in on the action you simply have to purchase a Roam Mobility SIM card for your unlocked device and you will be ready to cross the border with a new sense of wireless freedom…and a bit more in your wallet.
The MeCam HD is a small 2×2 wearable video camera that can go anywhere you want to take it. The MeCam was created with the idea that you should be able to record your everyday life with a powerful, affordable hands-free manner; and with its high-grade glass lens and ability to shoot in full 1080p HD, they’ve definitely packed a lot into this tiny gadget. No matter how you want to use it, the MeCam has you covered. Do you want to make Vine videos or take Instagram shots? The MeCam HD has a one-button function specifically made for these apps. The MeCam HD is avaible for purchase at http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/31-mecam-hd with prices ranging from $170 to $200. Follow us after the jump for the full PR..
Honda has announced Siri Eyes-Free integration in three new car models, with more expected before the year is out. The Accord, as well as the Acura RDX and ILX models will feature the power of Siri Eyes Free, allowing iPhone users to perform a variety of tasks in their vehicles without having to take their eyes of the road. Owners of these models will be able to send emails or text messages, create calendar events and reminders, and even activate their turn-by-turn navigation with a simple spoken command. As happy as we are to see the new tech coming to more vehicles, we’re even more pleased by the fact that more drivers will have both hands on the wheel, and their eyes on the road where they belong.
Bravo Honda…we hope that more companies follow suit.