For years now, GoPro’s durable and wearable mini video cameras have been the smallest, lightest, most powerful way to digitally document your life. With the new HERO3 HD, GoPro becomes even smaller and lighter (and a host of other positive qualities ending in -er too).
The HERO3 comes in three varieties. The White Edition and Silver Edition are upgrades to GoPro’s HERO1 and HERO2, respectively. Both feature wifi connectivity, a dive lens and waterproof housing.
The GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, however, is in a league of its own. In addition to all the features of the White and Silver models, the Black Edition HERO3 is capable of capturing an amazing 4k video at 12 frames per second or full 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second. That’s better video quality than you’ll see on some HD television stations!
Check out the full specs for all three GoPro HERO3s after the same video, below. Prices start at $240.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is an absolutely gorgeous machine. The problem is: It is absolutely expensive too. Which is why it’s so great that Apple came out with the Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. In most ways, it’s exactly like it’s 15-inch cousin except for the price. A true apples-to-apples comparison isn’t possible (because of some processor and others specs) but, generally, you can expect to save about $500 by getting the MacBook Pro with the two-inches-shorter retina display.
Moreover, the 13-inch Macbook Pro has an even better retina display than the 15-inch model. That’s because its 2,560 x 1,600 pixels are stuffed into a smaller area. Add to that a pair of Thunderbolt ports, a 2.5GHz i5 processor, two USB 3.0 ports and a full sized HDMI port, all stuffed into a body that’s 20% thinner and a pound lighter than the 13-inch model it is replacing and you might have the best value MacBook Pro ever. Prices start around $1,630.
Amazon recently unveiled its new line of Kindle Fire HD tablets. One of the new models in particular caught our eye: the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.6″ 4G LTE Wireless. Unlike with an Apple iPad, for which a wireless data plan costs $20~30 per month, 4G data plans for the Kindle Fire start at $50 for an entire year! And the tablet itself costs a few hundred dollars less than an iPad. So you’ll have lots of extra money left over to buy movies and eBooks to enjoy on the Fire’s vibrant new HD screen. $499
Time was that people used to talk on a phone that didn’t have an screen on it, that didn’t run apps and that couldn’t fit a pocket. If you are longing for that land line feeling, but don’t want to give up your iPhone, consider springing for a Good Call iG1. It’s a headset shaped like a stylized version of an old fashion phone. Both iG1 headset and the iPhone rests on a dock. When the two are connected via Bluetooth, a call to your iPhone will make the headset ring. You can also make outgoing phone calls (and have humorous conversations) but using the headset to access the Siri functionality on an iPhone 4S. A pretty good deal at $79.99.
The long-rumored and highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III is here! Or, almost here.
The professional-level SLR camera is already available for pre-order on Amazon. (Those who want one are well advised to join the wait list for this blockbuster product as soon as possible). And Canon has announced all the tech and whiz-bang new features. But the camera itself won’t ship to consumers until late March 2012 at the earliest.
So what are the highlights of Canon’s new high-end powerhouse camera? Our Vondrous list: