CE WEEK – A Fast Look at Some Cool New Tech

It’s the halfway mark to CES in Las Vegas, and CE WEEK has come to NYC.
What that means is that a lot of new tech that may be useful for you as a photog, or just tech for your life is getting shown off. Haven’t put into a real world review situation yet, but looks good at first gut reaction.

Here is a quick look at what caught my eye:

The folks at Leef design showed off a flash drive with 16g to 256 gb for your smartphone, giving you tons more storage in your hand.
The cool factor with the iBridge is the design. With a gently curved form, one plugged into your phone, it sits in the natural nook of your palm. Store your media here and use the sweet app it comes with:


Then, the good folks at Olloclip iPhone lenses (always in my bag)have an action set with a wide angle and telephoto on one mount, PLUS a case to take care of that ” take off,put on case” issue.

Next up, iRig, who has been a good friend to the musician forever introduced a studio quality mic at a under $200, price point. Connect direct into your iPad, iPhone using their mic room app. AND you can monintor using the headphone jack in the back of the mic.
They also introduced their mini tripod, iPhone holder (selfie stick if you must) for a compact holder system.
And if you want to add you own favorite mic, including XLR units, they make a compact pre-amp that’ll take that and even a 1/4 in. plug-in.

I’m about to work with the handheld digital mic that plus directly into my iPhone for easy walk-around interviews.
Review to come.

OK, I’ve been holding off getting a pen that reads my writing, sends it to my phone, laptop, iPad, is searchable, etc. while, this is the important point: is comfortable in my HAND. I think I’ve found it: the Neo smartpen N2

MyCharge HubUltra has a mega battery, 12000mAh, in a small package. With built in cables, you need this for the long hauls.
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We must all be dropping our phones, because I saw a bunch of clip systems for your holding security.
One of the easiest to use was the FlyGrip, which attached by 3m Mounting glue to whatever case you like.

In the audio area, these bluetooth earbuds from JLab,look promising with enough ways to customize a fit, to make it comfortable for you. About time!

Is the age of douchebaggery over via wearing earpieces for your phone? This company, Clip&Talk is banking on it with a new device that has a spring clip to keep the device at hand, a swing arm to charge, and a micro-sd card holder. Coming soon is a health tech version. We do take all of out temps via the ear, so this device give you some solid info via their app. Health version coming in a few months.

And if you watch Amy Schumer, they had a skit on her last show that used this next product, Ripples, or something like it: A machine that puts cool designs on your coffee. More of a barrista’s dream, but a funny bit of tech to see.

And of course one of my fave frames, the Padcaster, got an interview. You’ve seen it used in an Apple commercial so it may look familiar.

That was the first blush, and I may have forgotten some things but I’ll add them shortly

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