May Gear & Gadget Update

Large 220V Powerstrip

Compact Magellan Powerstrip

Kodak Zi 8 pocket camcorder

Wide angle auxiliary lens for Zi 8 (caution: soft corners ahead!)

Polaroid Pogo Printer

Bob’s Maine Media Travel Photo Workshop, July 4-10

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  1. Chuck O'Rear May 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Love it, Bob. Better than Larry King! You’re the best.

    • Bob May 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

      Chuck: Better than Larry King…and almost as old! Best to you and Daphne. cheers, Bob

  2. arun May 28, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    Bob: The vid casts are great – keep them coming. I love the Polaroid Pogo and I might have to get one for my trip to India in the summer.
    Thanks for the info.

  3. Mike Morse May 28, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I have been going through withdrawl since your last blog. Really enjoyed the video. How did you shoot it? I just read 1999 Best American Mystery Stories and one was by Gary Krist. Any relation?

    • Bob May 28, 2010 at 11:22 am #

      Hi Mike: Yup, attsa my brudder, Gary ( Excellent wordsmith and all around good guy. We have collaborated on a lot of projects over the years. I used a tripod mounted Sanyo video cam to record the video…I plan on writing about it as soon as I really figure out how to do it correctly! Bob

  4. Cindy Hamilton June 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Thank you so much, Bob. Your blog is my all time favorite, and this blog about electricity made me realize that I could fry my new computer on a trip later this month to Corsica. Magellan to the rescue, and it was a great conversation piece at dinner last night (and my husband paid for the order, too!)You may be a lifesaver.

    Will you still be in Greensboro in July, since your dance card is filling up with other things?

    • Bob June 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

      Hi Cindy: Your computer charger is dual voltage, so you’re good on that. The only hassle could have been if you used a 120V powerstrip to charge a bunch of stuff, and even then, you’d probably just melt the powerstrip. But you’re good now with the dual voltage model. Alas, Greensboro is one of the seminars I’ve had to cancel.The good news is that Bill Fortney, a great shooter and teacher, is my replacement. So you’re actually doing better! cheers, Bob

  5. Scott B. Barnett June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Bob…great stuff. Long time since we last chatted. You should post these in Flash…Check out the Ultra HD cam too from Flip, another great small video camera.

    • Bob June 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

      Hi Scott: Tough to find the universal video format that fits all. I’ll check out the Ultra HD….cheers,Bob

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