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:
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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.
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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.
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They also introduced their mini tripod, iPhone holder (selfie stick if you must) for a compact holder system.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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That was the first blush, and I may have forgotten some things but I’ll add them shortly

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