I was recently in quite a pickle. I needed to take photos and record video at the same time, but I only had one tripod available. Luckily I had recently purchased a Manfrotto Super Clamp and a variable friction Magic Arm.
Carson Stuff-It Microfober Lens Cleaning Cloth
Carson’s Stuff-It is a microfiber lens cloth tethered to a small pouch. Pull the cloth out of its pouch to use it, and then stuff it back in for safe and clean storage. The Stuff-it also has a clip, allowing it to hang off your gearbag always at the ready for quick access. I’m the type […]
Nalgene Glow Bottles are Great for Water or Survival Kits!
Did you know that Nalgene came out with glow in the dark water bottles? Neither did I! It looks like there are currently two glow colors, blue and green. These are wide-mouth 32 oz bottles and are made in the USA of non-BPA Tritan. I’ve got one of each on order to check out. I […]
Baby Soda Bottles Compact Storage Tubes
As PutnamEco suggested in a comment to our recent Keep2Go waterproof tubes post, baby soda bottles are great low-cost storage capsules. Sold in bulk via Spangler Science and other vendors, baby soda bottles often feature straight tubes with flat caps. If you want to add Keep2Go functionality to baby soda bottles, take a look at these Cap2Go travel caps, which offer […]
Keep2Go Waterproof Travel & Storage Tubes
Keep2Go tubes are small multi-purpose travel tube containers. There are literally dozens of different applications for them, many of which are shown on the manufacturer’s website. The plastic Keep2Go tubes include a loop-cap which can be used with carabiners and lanyards to attach them to your gear. At $3-5 each Keep2Go tubes are a bit […]
Lenspen MiniPro, a Travel Sized Lens Cleaner
I typically carry a full sized Lenspen in my camera bag, but a colleague recently turned me onto Lenspen’s MiniPro, a shorter more compact version. While space is hardly a concern for me, the Minipro would be great for others that have smaller camera, binocular, and equipment bags. As with other Lenspens, the MiniPro features a soft retractable […]
Nalgene’s New BPA-Free “On the Fly” Water Bottles
Nalgene just announced their newest water bottle design which features a leak-proof loop-top cap that swings open for a quick drink. The 24 ounce On the Fly bottle has a contoured high-flow drinking spout, and fits into standard cup holders. its push button can be toggled with one hand for easy spout opening, and a locking bail prevents leaks […]
Constrained Ball Pen and Pencil Attachment for Accurate Drawings
Giha Woo’s Constrained Ball device is a simple pen and pencil attachment that constrains the writing instruments to move in only one direction. This allows for quick, easy and accurate freehand (well, near freehand) straight lines. To sweeten the deal, the attachment has sensors that measure the length of the drawn line in real-time. Right now it looks […]
First Sharpie Liquid Pencil Reviews Start Flowing In
Earlier this month, we talked a little about Sharpie’s new liquid pencils that they claim writes as smooth as a pen. The first reviews for these new pencils have hit the net, and they’re less than flattering. Looking at the customer reviews over at Amazon, many people are unhappy with the pencils’ performance, calling it “splotchy” […]
Timbuk2 Tool Shed Bag – a Stylish Portable Tool Roll
Timbuk2’s Tool Shed Bag is a great on-the-go tool roll for mountain biking and other hobbies and activities that call for a portable tool kit. The Tool Shed is made from a durable waterproof and grease-resistant fabric that folds easily. When unfolded, the tool shed lays flat for each access to tools. A strong strap […]
Striker Magnetic LED Light Mine
Striker’s magnetic LED light mine may not look like much, but it’s a decent little LED light. Once its novelty wears off (and it will), the Striker mine is still a rather innovative aimable LED accent light. While not really bright enough to be considered a worklight, it’s suitable for light duty lighting tasks. You can finder the […]
New Sharpie Liquid Pencil
Sharpie just announced that they’re coming out with a liquid pencil which writes as smooth as a pen while still being erasable. After three days, the writing becomes permanent as if written with a Sharpie marker. Sounds pretty handy! Sharpie Liquid Pencil via Amazon Product Announcement via Sharpie
Pelican Waterpoof Equipment Cases
When you need a sturdy case to protect expensive equipment during transport or travel, who should you turn to? Pelican. While I prefer Otterbox’s waterpoof cases for my smallest gear, Pelican is the name for medium and large cases. No joke, these cases are nearly indestructible!
My Sony Fontopia Headphones Refuse to Die
It has been nearly six YEARS since I purchased a pair of Sony Fontopia MDR-EX71SL earbud style headphones. Since then I’ve considered replacing them, but quite frankly the sound these earbuds put out is amazing!
ITW Tac Link Accessory Carabiner
Intended for military use, ITW’s Tac Link is an accessory “attachment device” that provides many tactical advantages over common aluminum non-load-bearing carabiners. Luckily, you don’t have to be a soldier to buy or use Tac Links.