AWESOME 4SOME OF THE MONTH – August 2012
Lomography’s Dinky 35mm Video Camera – Lomokino
Styled kind of like an old Kodak Brownie, Lomography’s first-ever video camera, the Lomokino, shoots video on ordinary rolls of 35mm film with a little crank of a handle. Capable of squeezing up to 50 seconds of footage onto a standard 36-frame roll, the finished results are a real throw back to ye olden days.
Given it’s a Lomography product, it’s a fun little device that’s the perfect thing to toss in your bag for slightly off-beat videos. Available by itself for $79, or with a LomoKinoScope (sort of like a Viewmaster, which you insert the negatives into), it’s on sale now.
Over to the tech details, and the Lomokino has a 25mm lens with 1/100 shutter speed. Aperture can be controlled manually by sliding a switch on the front between f/5.6 – f/11, and to focus there’s a button on the side for those 0.6m close-ups (otherwise, the standard focus is 1m – infinity).
On top, there’s a hotshoe adaptor for plugging flashes into (a Fritz the Blitz flash, at £55, and £9.90 adapter kit works best as the flash can be shot simultaneously while cranking the exposure handle), and there’s also a tripod mount if the Paul Greengrass effect isn’t desired.
Fold and Play Re-cycled speakers
For many Origami lovers, OrigAudio Fold n’Play Recycled Speakers is really good gadget for music playback.
Unlike the ordinary speakers, when you get the speakers, you can’t use them immediately. Because it’s also a paper craft, you have to assemble the two pieces of cardboard with speakers before using. After that, you can plug the foldable speakers to any media player with 3.5mm socket such as iPhone, iPod, MP3 Player, and etc. And moreover, the portable speakers can easily be carried by refolding. If you don’t favour the predesigned patterns on the cardboard, you can customize your own speakers skin through contacting OrigAudio.
OrigAudio Fold n’Play Recycled Speakers have already been available for Rs. 1080/-
Polaroid has just announced their latest instant digital camera, the Polaroid Z2300. Of course, we do know that Polaroid has long been the name in terms of instant photos, and here we are with their latest interpretation of the instant digital camera – which is the Z2300. Just how does the Z2300 work? For starters, it will rely on the tried and tested integrated printer with ZINK Technology, allowing users to instantly capture, edit and take less than 60 seconds to print full color, 2″ by 3” prints. Not only that, it is also a snap for you to upload images to any social media platform with the Z2300, where everything required to do all that has been mentioned has been crammed into a form factor which is extremely compact.
The camera will come in white and black shades, where it is a 10-megapixel shooter that is accompanied by a decent 3” LCD display, which is a snap to frame and review images, while letting you shoot video in just about any setting. You can choose to print your images with the iconic Polaroid Classic Border Logo, or opt to have it go full bleed. The ZINK prints are all smudge-proof, thanks to a water-resistant coating.
Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar for your Apple devices
We all know that Apple churns out some really spiffy looking devices, and have done so for a fair number of years already, without any hint of them stopping anytime soon. Well, if you happen to own at least one of the following – the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or MacBook, then you might want to check out the Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar which was specially designed as an accessory for the mentioned devices.
First and foremost, we are looking at what Carbon Audio claims as “extraordinary sound quality”, where the Zooka is tipped to deliver a concert hall experience which is capable of significantly enhance the kind of music you hear, movies you watch, and games you play – amongst others, of course. Not only that, you can live in complete wireless freedom with the Zooka thanks to the ability to “project” sound via wireless Bluetooth, leaving you with the choice of placing the speaker a good 30 feet away from the primary device.