The Lemunati CS1 coverts your iPhone 6 into a Super 8 style camcorder for an “upgraded” filming experience

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The iPhone 6 is one of the most advanced pieces of technology that consumers across the world have readily had access to. It has many advanced features, highlighted by some very strong technical specifications in the area of video and photography.

We’ve all had the experience of attempting to capture video with an iPhone, a sometimes very frustrating venture. Aside from the dreaded vertical shot, iPhone doesn’t necessarily have the best ergonomics for filming. The Lumenati CS1 is a new Kickstarter-backed case that provides your iPhone with much more than protection. It’s a full on Super 8 camera inspired system that controls the start and stopping of your camera, has an interchangeable lens system and many other features.  Read more

Small States: A-Lamp Design fashions charming lights for your home from US materials, multiple giveaways

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Update (7/18 7:30pm): @jamesthomasbyrd is our winner, thanks for entering the contest!

We have highlighted many talented companies, groups and individuals in our Small States series as the artisan subset of American manufacturers has seen a rebirth over the last decade. Not only are there quality goods being handcrafted on a daily basis from Brooklyn to Portland, people are changing their lives around just to pursue a passion of creating beautiful products with their hands.

Erol Chandler is no exception to this movement. After a career that has included two Master’s Degrees, a stint as a middle school science teacher and truck driver, it was time to start a new adventure. At thirty years old and armed with a lifetime of interest in making things by hand, A-Lamp Design was born in Oregon. Now, Erol is taking to Kickstarter to share his skills and bring a little light to everyone’s home.  Read more

Microsoft HoloLens partners with Case Western Reserve to make medical school like a video game

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Most likely you’ve heard about HoloLens by know, Microsoft’s holographic headset that brings digital animations, video and games to life. Although it has recently been hyped for its upcoming role in Minecraft, it has also found a home in academic settings as well. Head below to see the full video on how Case Western Reserve is utilizing HoloLens to bring human anatomy to life.  Read more

Dot is the “world’s smallest” set of Bluetooth earphones with a battery life to match

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The rush to miniaturize our electronics seems to have come to a head with a new Kickstarter campaign that launched on Monday. So Special Lab’s Dot Bluetooth in-ears raised over 100% of its goal in just an hour and is at nearly 5 times its target after just two days.

So what’s all the fuss about? Well, the self-proclaimed “world’s smallest Bluetooth headset” have a nearly flush design that comes either as a stereo pair or individual mono that includes Siri and Google Now support. The only thing is, you won’t be listening to these all day. Read more

Palette puts Adobe’s Creative Suite in the palm of your hands with its new modular control surface

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The inputs on our computers haven’t changed too much over the years. Basically a mouse and keyboard have dominated our interactions with desktops and laptops alike over the last 25 years. There have been varying degrees of new products that have included ergonomic designs or dials that handle one specific input. Now, a new company called Palette is releasing a customizable modular kit with support for the full Adobe Creative Suite, MIDI and even a joystick for your games.  Read more

Must-have gear to take on summer concerts and festivals like a pro

Whether you’re hitting the festival circuit or heading out for a concert or two, these products will elevate your summer experience. Stay cool, dry, and entertained this summer with these adventure essentials. Plan your road trip or camp site packing list with DUBS acoustic filters, Bose SoundLink Color, a Marmot Tungsten 2-person tent, and more: Read more

Samsung takes the wraps off a pair of monstrous 2TB internal solid-state drives

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Samsung today has announced that it will be adding a 2TB option to its 850 EVO and PRO 2.5-inch internal solid-state drive offerings. Previously, the largest sized capacity was 1TB for both models, which have been on the market since last year. These new models will ship with a hefty price tag to match the larger storage capacity. Read more

GoPro’s new HERO4 Session waterproof action camera is the size of an ice cube with an iceberg-sized price

Update (7/12 9:00am): GoPro’s new HERO Session is now available for purchase directly from Amazon.

It’s been a busy year for GoPro and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Today the action camera manufacturer has announced a new addition to its popular line of products. The new HERO4 Session is 50% smaller than GoPro’s HERO4 Silver camera with a price tag to match. Read more

Amazon is throwing itself a birthday party so big it’ll make you forget about Black Friday

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Next week Amazon will celebrate its 20th birthday with thousands of deals. This Prime member exclusive event, called Prime Day, is set to offer “more deals than Black Friday” on toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. Prime Day falls on Wednesday, July 15th, which is the day before Amazon’s big birthday.

As of right now the deals are still a mystery, but we do know Amazon will be running thousands of Lightning deals and seven Deals of the Day.

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Again, your ticket to Amazon’s birthday party is Prime. If you’re not yet a member, go ahead and activate a free trial right now so you can be ready for next week’s deal bonanza. On top of free 2-day shipping, Prime members also get access to Prime Instant Video, unlimited photo cloud storage, early access to Lightning deals, access to more than 500,000 ebooks and more. Read more

Sony introduces three new large Bluetooth and AirPlay compatible speakers with price tags to match

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After releasing a new Bluetooth-enabled LED lightbulb last month, Sony is back again today with details on new wireless speaker options for your home. As a follow-up to Sony’s highly-rated previous generation models, these new speakers have a simple and unobtrusive design. However, it’s the price tag and amount of power that really make them stand out.  Read more

Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone: $70 Shipped (Orig. $170, CA Tax Only)

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9to5Toys Specials currently offers the Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone for $70 with free shipping. It is easy to fly, agile in the air, and equipped with a great camera. It gets 4.9/5 star reviews from limited Amazon reviewers (where its costs $10 more/tax in more states)

The Striker is a drone that is equally suited to newbie and veteran pilots. It requires very little by way of setup, and it features gyro-assisted controls which provide steadiness for learners, and sensitivity for experienced pilots wanting to pull tricks. The stability is also great for taking photos and video using the on-board camera, although it has its own shutter stabilization. The supplied SD card holds 30 minutes of video or 50,000 photos, and the drone will fly for 10-12 minutes per charge. To avoid radio interference, the control handset uses 2.4GHz frequency. The drone is made from sturdy plastic, and it comes with four spare rotor blades.

  • Film 30 minutes of aerial footage using the integrated HD camera with built-in shutter stabilization
  • Take up to 50,000 photos from mid-air
  • Fly the Striker right out of the box, with limited setup required
  • Seamlessly calibrate in order to handle long-distance flying
  • Pull off tricks and flips in mid-air thanks to the 4 rotating motors and 4.5 channel gyro
  • Guard against radio interference with the transmitter’s 2.4GHz frequency

This deal takes 68% off the price of the Striker.