Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW Review

Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW

My mission was to have a successful honeymoon on a tropical island while simultaneously conducting a field test of the Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW.  Fortunately my wife, also an avid amateur photography had no problem with my multitasking.  And the Lowepro was more than up to the challenge as it successfully withstood my abuse in the elements including a trail-run through a rainforest and monsoon. [Read more...]

Capture Camera Clip System Review

Capture Camera Clip System by Peak Design

The Capture Camera Clip System by Peak Design is a unique camera clip that will allow you to clip your camera to any belt or backpack strap.  This system has to be one of the most innovative designs I have seen in awhile. It started out as a Kickstarter project, which quickly gained traction and funding.

My initial thoughts when I finally got my hands on the Capture was this is the coolest thing ever. Not only can I clip it to any belt or strap, but the quick-release plate is an Arca Swiss compatible. That means it will connect into my tripod system without any problems. No switching out quick-release plates. [Read more...]

ioSafe Extreme Rugged Hard Drive Review

ioSafe Extreme

The ioSafe Extreme is a portable, bus-powered hard drive that is built like a tank.  It is available in 500GB or 1TB capacities with a 5400RPM spinning drive, or with a SSD drive from 120GB-600GB capacities.  The latest models are USB 3.0 only; however, the model that I reviewed was a FW800 with a 5400RPM 1TB drive inside.

The enclosure is a solid aluminum enclosure that matches up nicely with current generation Mac products.  Moreover, the aluminum enclosure is crush resistant up to 2500 lbs, while the available titanium enclosure is crush proof up to 5000 lbs.  Essentially, you can run over these things with a car and it will still function properly. [Read more...]