With summer drawing to a close and a lot of attention being paid to the new iPhone, Android phones and tablets, we still think there are lots of other cool gadgets out there to report on.
Binocular, 3D Video Recorder Combo
Sony is selling a 3D video recorder built into a pair of binoculars. The Sony DEV-5 sells for $2000 but you get a twin lens 3D recorder with built in stabilization and GPS. We were surprised to read it only has 10x optical zoom.
Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS Camera
The latest Elph point and shoot camera will cost you around $350 but you get a wide (28mm) lens, 12x optical zoom, 12.1 megapixels and 1080p video. It also has a large 3.2-inch touchscreen display and lots of other features to help you take better photos.
New Digital Sketch Pad From Wacom
Wacom, the original “tablet” company that has been supplying graphic artists with input devices for many years has a cool new product call the Inkling. It uses a small “receiver” that tracks the movements of the “digital pen” and transfers anything you draw into your computer.
Take Your Dish Network Along With You What weighs 10 pounds, works with your existing Dish satellite account and will let you watch your favorite TV shows wherever you go? The answer is the portable satellite receiver rig from Dish. The only hitch is it runs off of 110 volt AC power so you’ll need a hefty battery and inverter to use it in the “wild.” The Tailgater device costs $350 and maybe another $150 for the tuner.
A 3D Projector for $1,500! Optoma is offering an 1800 lumen front projector that supports 1080p video and active 3D glasses (RF). They say you can display up to a 300” screen but we suspect a “smaller” 100” screen would be more realistic. The Optoma HD33 has two HDMI 1.4a ports for 3D and is available for pre-order now for $1499.