By Jeffrey Powers
Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things
October 19, 2019
Watches – they’ve been on our wrist, in our pocket, and on our walls – only to be put on chains and worn around our necks – for ages. Believe it or not, computer wearable watches have been around since the 70’s.
Foldable Phones: 5 Tech Things You Should Know Before Getting One
October 10, 2019
Welcome to the 5 tech things you should know. This is a reboot to a show I did years ago. We’ve revamped the show for a more evergreen feel, but I hope this will be a great way for you to understand what’s happening in Technology.
ParPot Helps You Grow Plants with Style – Unboxing and First Look
October 04, 2019
While at Made in Korea, I met the company ParPot, who created a planter’s pot that not only helps your favorite plants grow indoors, it also is a fashion statement in your home. Part of Mo Green Korea, this planter is a great way to have your favorite ...
First Look: Samsung Fold 5G Mobile Phone at Samsung D’Light
September 24, 2019
I’m in Seoul, South Korea this week for MIK 2019-9 with some time to head to the Samsung campus. The campus is in the heart of Gangnam district, and has a walkable mall, where you can go to Samsung D’Light. More Than Just Phones Of course,
VR Bike Prototype by VR Carver at Seongnam SMC
September 22, 2019
This week, I’m in Korea for the Seongnam International Medical Tourist Convention, learning about some startups in the medical field. One of these companies is VR Carver, a group that specializes in VR sports. Soccer, golf,
Fossil Gen5 Carlyle WearOS Watch Unbox
September 03, 2019
This is a straight unboxing of the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle edition watch. In the video, I unbox, and do a simple pair with my phone. Get the Carlyle Gen 5 Here. Quick specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon War 3100 8 GB Storage 1 GB memory WearOS – Compatible with An...
FreeNAS Mini XL Plus by iXSystems
August 29, 2019
If you create a lot of online data, or need a home Enterprise IT box, iXSystems is a great way to do that for a lower price. The software is open-source, so you can use your own hardware. But they do have hardware solutions if you want an out-of-box se...
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Printer Review
August 22, 2019
Ready to switch up your home printer? HP offers a new line of OfficeJet Pro printers for your all in one need. I went to New York to find out more about this printer back in March. I’ve been using the 9025 printer for the last two weeks,
What’s on Dane Brehm’s DIT Cart with Kingston
July 15, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I met up with my friends at Kingston Technologies to find out a little more about the conversation I had with Dane Brehm at NAB. We saw a little bit of his Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) cart, but at Cinegear,
DJI Osmo Action First Look
July 12, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I got my first look at the DJI Osmo Action – their first 4K non-gimbal action camera. We even put the SD card into that camera and took a small walk around the stage. DJI Osmo Action This is DJI’s first attempt to rival GoPro w...
Cooking in My Garage with the Hestan Cue Smart Cooktop
July 08, 2019
In Wisconsin, we love to cook outside. When the weather is warm, or cold, we’re out cooking burgers, brats, cheese, and yes – even beer! So the Hestan Cue is the perfect thing for us, as we can prepare food for the grill and not heat up the kitchen doi...
X-Keys One Button for Single Actions
July 02, 2019
X-Keys is a great product for if you need a hotkey system for your devices. The keys are customizable, and you can also put in jog wheels, joysticks, and other items. Last year, I interviewed X-Keys on the live show. This year,
The Setup (and Gear) in the Geekazine Studio 2019
June 30, 2019
I’ve had a studio in my house since 2009. From the basement, to the spare bedroom, I’ve created thousands of audio and video recordings that have been enjoyed millions of times around. And with that, several times a year I get asked what gear I use in ...
LitraPro and Accessories Unboxing
June 28, 2019
My friends at Litra.com got me the LitraPro and accessories to check out. In this video, I’ll unbox the following items: LitraPro LED Light Soft Box adapter Barn door adapter Honeycomb adapter Color filter adapter About Litra Pro This is a LED light th...
Insta360 One X, Titan 360 VR Video Cameras
June 27, 2019
Editors Note: 2D Version on podcast. Watch the VR version on YouTube. Insta360 was as Cine Gear 2019, showing off their new Titan camera – a $15,000 VR camera that can shoot up to 11K. I took this opportunity to also really look at the Insta360 One X.
Blackmagic Design Shows off Pocket Cinema 4k Battery Grip, URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2, and More
June 22, 2019
This year at NAB, Blackmagic Design released a bunch of updated products. From 8K Studio ATEM boxes, to full control panels, and even a keyboard that was designed for production and editing. I talked with Bob, and we went down the line. Of course,
ETC Augment3d Adds AI to Lighting for Easy Control via Smartphone
June 19, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I stopped by Electronic Theater Controls (ETC) to check out the Augment3d programming environment. This is a way for theater A/V geeks and live concert crews to plan, and control their lights, quick and easy.
Elgato Stream Deck XL with Companion and VICREO is Perfect for Multiple Device Control
June 18, 2019
I have been a fan of Elgato Stream Deck for a while. I purchased my first deck last year – the LCD buttons giving you a clear idea of what you are choosing helps out a lot when you’re trying to run your own video, create content, play a game,
Sony Edge Video Analytics Uses AI to Overlay Video
June 17, 2019
While at Infocomm, I got to check out the Sony Edge Video Analytics system – along with certain Sony cameras, you can overlay, and replace whatever you need. The REA-C1000 device connects to a computer to do the magic.
Cozy Roadie is a Office Chair You Take on the Road
June 13, 2019
There are always things I would love to take on the road with me. My coffee maker, my bed, my guitar. But I can take my office chair with me using Cozy Roadie. This is a foldable office chair that collapses into it’s own SKB case.
Tonor Q9 USB Microphone Unbox, Review
June 07, 2019
If you’re looking for a cheap, but good sounding USB microphone for podcasting, Twitch, live streaming, or another need, check out the Tonor Q9. Today, I’ll unbox, then do initial first-testing of the device.
NewTek on Vizrt Acquisition, NDI, and VMC Software Subscription
June 04, 2019
I spent some time in the NewTek booth at NAB because there were a lot of updates with the company. The big news was that Vizrt acquired the company, so many questions needed answering from that. We also saw a new NDI Spark,
First Look of Azden Pro-XR 2.4 GHz Wireless Microphone
June 02, 2019
Azden is coming out with a new wireless microphone, and I got to see it at Cine Gear Expo 2019. This is a 2.4 GHz lavalier microphone that can be used up to 350 feet away. Azden Pro-XR Sends 2 Wireless Signals Azden is using a proprietary technology wh...
LitraPro LED Light with Bluetooth, 3000-6000K
June 01, 2019
The folks at Litra have been working hard on their next generation LED light. The Litra Pro is a small, lightweight light that gives you enough light to record a video, use in emergency, or whatever you need. The LitraPro is a full spectrum,
NewBlueFX Shows off Filters, Video Switching: A Technology Preview
May 23, 2019
During NAB, I talked with Travis at NewBlueFX, who showed off a concept version of their software. In this version, you could connect up to 4 cameras, and add filters, scoreboards, overlays, and much more. NewBlueFX is add-on software for graphics,
GL.iNet Slate (AR750S) Router Unbox and Setup
May 21, 2019
I travel with video gear for live streams. Therefore, packing as much gear, and keeping under 50 lbs per bag is critical. So when items are small, and light-weight, I love it. Case in point, the GL.iNet Slate.
AverMedia Live Gamer Mini Captures Video in 1080p 60fps
May 21, 2019
Getting into live streaming is something you might be thinking of. Whether it for gaming, your new YouTube or Twitch channel, even some Facebook Live, or LinkedIn Live. With a lot of USB options, AverMedia is one of the top options out there.
Switcher Studio Adding Cloud Asset Manager, Facebook Comments
May 15, 2019
At NAB, I talked with the folks at Switcher Studio – a switching software device that loads up on your iPad, and iPhones, to create a multi-camera environment. I talk with Mark about this program, and all the updates for 2019.
Kiloview NDI Solutions for Video
May 14, 2019
While at NAB, I learned about the company Kiloview, and their NDI encoder solutions for video. Their N and E solutions allow for HDMI or SDI signals into an NDI receiving device. The E series is wired, while the N series is portable wireless.
MultiCAM Systems Automates the Process
May 13, 2019
Everyone wants live video, but the problem is they’re in confined spaces, and don’t have the ability for production crews to come in every time to shoot, record, and stream out. That is where MultiCAM Systems comes in.
What’s Fake and What’s Real on Wish.com
May 12, 2019
For the last few months, I’ve been keeping tabs on Wish.com– a website that sells items at apparently wholesale prices. Many have found knockoff products on this site, and I am no different. In this video, I go through the items I bought,
ArmorATD Mobile Pro NVMe is a Rugged Hard Drive with Speed
May 09, 2019
If you’re looking for a rugged, all-terrain portable hard drive, then G-Technology has just what you desire in the ArmorATD. It’s an outdoor drive for your outdoor lifestyle. Filmmakers, photographers, and all professions where you have to be out in th...
iRig Micro Amp from IK Multimedia
May 08, 2019
Sometimes you need an amp to practice with. Something super portable with enough power to hear yourself. That is where the iRig micro amp from IK Multimedia comes in. You can plug in, and play. About the iRig Micro Amp This is a 15W amplifier (7.
Jammy is a Practice Guitar with Real Strings and MIDI Control
May 07, 2019
Practice guitars come in all shapes and sizes, but I like them when they feel like a regular guitar. That is what Jammy does – gives you that real guitar feel while being able to compact itself down for travel situations. And not an acoustic guitar,
IK Multimedia Axe I/O Audio Interface
May 07, 2019
The products at IK Multimedia continue to get better and better with time. Pioneering guitar effect and amp modeling, you can now create any tone from a Mac or PC. And the interfaces allow you to connect. IK Multimedia Axe I/O Axe I/O is a 2 in,
Shure MV88+ Video Kit is the Phone Microphone You Need
May 06, 2019
There are many phone microphones on the market, but when you’re Shure, you want to make sure it’s one of the best. The MV88+ is one of the best for videographers, and VLOGers alike. It’s more than a microphone – it’s a video kit.
Tascam DR-X Series Digital Audio Recorders
May 04, 2019
The latest in Tascam digital audio recorders is the X series – DR-05x, DR-07x, and DR-40x mobile recording devices. All are available now for musicians, podcasters, filmmakers, and soundscapers. Tascam DR-40X The Tascam DR-40X is the top dog from this...
Wirecast One, Wirecast 12.1, with LinkedIn Live, and a New Price Structure
May 03, 2019
This week, Telestream announced not only a new pricing structure, and update to the popular streaming software Wirecast, but also a new version of Wirecast One – a simple single camera version that is affordable, and powerful. Release of Wirecast 12.
AUVSI Xponential Walkthrough the Expo Hall
May 01, 2019
This being my first AUVSI Xponential event, I wanted to get a sense of what to expect. The term “All things unmanned” is correct. I saw drones, vehicles, and how to keep your products connected and running.
Telestream Wirecast 12, Switch Cross Platform Player for ProRes RAW
April 29, 2019
It’s always great to talk with Telestream about the updates with one of my favorite programs – Wirecast. I ran into Bryce to talk more about Wirecast 12, and find out more about the announcement with Switch.
Fiilex DMX LED Track Lighting for Your Studio
April 28, 2019
The home studio is a thing. It could be in a spare room, a basement, a garage, or even a fabricated room in your backyard. Nonetheless, there are many productions that have taken a spot in the house to record audio, video, or both. And with that,
Padcaster Depth of Field Adapter Adds DSLR Lenses to Your iPhone, iPad Camera
April 24, 2019
There have been many lens adapters for your iOS camera, but nothing that would truely bring your DSLR lenses into your iPhone or iPad. Padcaster has helped solve this problem with the Uni-Verse DSLR Lens adapter.
Aston Stealth is 4 Microphones in One
April 16, 2019
While at NAMM, I got to check out the Aston Stealth microphone. I also sat down and talked with James Young at Aston Microphones to find out more about this new microphone with the built in shock mount, and switchable sound.
Uplift Desk Also has Acoustic Paneling
April 11, 2019
Acoustic Paneling is something that not only podcasters, video creators, or musicians need. If you have a home office, an acoustic panel can block out distractions from the outside, along with you being a distraction to others.
Zoom F6 Audio Recorder is Small, but Powerful with All Day Battery
April 11, 2019
Audio recording devices have gotten smaller, and can do so much more. Zoom, the company that brings the handheld H6 and F4, will be bringing out the Zoom F6. And you won’t believe how small it is for what it can do.
Marantz Turret, AVS Give You a Simple Live Stream System with Microphone
April 09, 2019
Some content creators decide to move away from their phones. They want something easy, and simple to setup. Marantz has a simple solution in two products – the AVS, and the Turret. Easy to setup, and with all you need to get streaming.
Dane Brehm Talks Kingston DC1000M NVMe Memory for Video
April 09, 2019
I talked with Dane Brehm, Digital Imaging technician from Cintegral Technologies (Annabelle Comes Home, Vice, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) at NAB 2019 about video production and workflow. Dane brought part of his rig,
Airhush Inflatable Sound Control Modules
April 07, 2019
It looks like a big air mattress from the pool side, but Airhush is more than that. This is a ISAT – or Inflatable Sound Attenuation Technology. Easily inflatable, and install panels that you can use for sound control, or a portable room.
LED Selfie Clip-On Light from Moon Selfie
April 06, 2019
If you are an avid selfie taker, you know sometimes the lighting can make for some bad photos. Even with that screen light on iPhone, you might not get the lighting you want. When I see people take photos in front,
Tascam USB Audio Series 102i, 208i Gives You Flexibility in Recording
April 05, 2019
It’s crazy how we can record at home and have all the necessary means available. Now, our USB audio interface boxes give us a versatility to make our systems more modular and powerful. Take the new Tascam Series 102i, and Tascam Series 208i.