The Padcaster ($149) is an awesome piece of kit. It allows you to turn your iPad into a telecasting monster. It is essentially a rugged aluminum frame that cushions your iPad for a more stable image and allows you to bolt camera and production related equipment to its exterior. It includes the frame, insert, a lens bracket and step down ring, four screws to hold it in place, a cold shoe adapter for your favorite light or mic, and tons of threaded holes. I've included some great equipment below that would work great with your Padcaster and if you're looking for a Padcaster for your mini check out their new Padcaster Mini ($99).
|Vivitar 4372W 0.43X 72mm Wide-Angle Lens The Vivitar 4372W 72mm Wide-Angle Lens ($42) provides a wide-angle view .43x of the host lens. It features a 72mm filter thread, a steel barrel design, high speed auto focus, is infrared capable, and alos accepts 82mm filters. BUY NOW: $42|
|Z96 LED Light Panel The Z96 LED light Panel ($77) might be small but it is extremely powerful. It is built with 96 power LEDs the will pack a punch. With the Z96 you can link multiple units together to light even larger spaces. It also features a magnetic filter system, so you can easily remove filters, and a power system that can work on AA batteries, a Sony NP-F Battery, or through its onboard DC jack. BUY NOW: $77|
|Rode VideoMic Pro VMP Shotgun Microphone If you're looking for a great mic for your Podcaster setup, then you'll definitely want to take a look at the Rode VideoMic Pro VMP ($229). The VMP produces broadcast quality audio in a small ergonomic design, is powered with a 9 volt battery, and has integrated schock mounting. BUY NOW: $229|
|JAM Studio Quality Guitar input for iPad, iPhone and Mac Don't let the name fool you, the JAM Studio Quality Guitar input is the perfect audio interface for your microphone. The Jam is a premium digital converter which provides clean signals. It is a direct digital connection to your iPad, once you see the green LED light up you're good to go. BUY NOW: $99|
|Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod The Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod ($150) is a heavy duty tripod with a FM18 head. It's rock solid and features rubber feet for slip free reliability, a 75mm claw ball leveler, double-strut top leg section, extra quick release head plate, and a high quality carrying bag. BUY NOW: $150|
You can now turn your standard 10-speed into a battery powered bike with the GeoOrbital wheel ($999). All you have to do is replace the front tire with the GeoOrbital and clip on the throttle. It is compatible with bikes that use rim brakes but will need an upgrade for disc brake bikes. This USA crafted product has been manufactured from aerospace-grade aluminum and is powered by hi-quality Panasonic batteries. The 500W motor design allows the cyclist to perform at twice the power of an Olympian. Keeping quality at its forefront, the wheel is fitted with a solid foam tire that promises no deflation even on the roughest of terranes.
We first introduced you to the Sam Pack with our articles on a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe and a 1952 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. The auction will be kicking off in November and it incudes over 130 vehicles. You can see them all listed here. If you're into vintage cars, this may be one of the premiere collections in the US. The next car we'd like to introduce you to is the 1957 Ford Thunderbird – F-Code ($175K-$225K).Beside being in absolutely mint condition this Thunderbird features one hell of a power plant. The engine is a 300 bhp, 312 cu. in. OHV V-8 with a Holley four-barrel carburetor and McCulloch/Paxton VR57 supercharger. It's paired with the factory installed three-speed manual trans with overdrive. You can get additional details on this ride and the other cars in the collection on RM Auctions website.
Well it's about time. EA has finally come out with the next version of its vastly successful building simulation game SimCity ($60). The original game debuted in 1989 and it allowed you to create sprawling metropolises. The updated version builds on the same concept but utilizes the new GlassBox engine which allows for an insane level of detail. In the newest version you will be able to manage up to 16 cities and compete against others using the multiplayer capabilities. Other updates include curved roads and finite resources. You can pick up the PC version on March 5th, and the Mac version later in spring.
The Zubin Axe Multi-Tool Walking Stick ($CALL) may be the most important multi-tool you take with you on your next outing. The staff itself is made from rugged natural hickory wood with an ergonomic rubber grip. There are five optional tools available including an axe head, saw, spear, fishing spear, and a sling-shot. Each of the interchangeable tools are made from the highest quality 440c stainless steel to make sure they work when you need them.
The Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane ($600K) is the fastest single piston private plane available. Capable of over 260 knots and with a cruising range of 1050 nautical miles, it'll get you to your destination quickly and in style. And if you're squeamish when it comes to flying you have a little less to worry about with the Valkyrie, because it comes with a parachute to soften those crash landings and a forewing to prevent the plane from stalling in the air. Additional features include enough space for 5, including the pilot and a Turbocharged 350HP engine. A rear engine pusher configuration that provides lower cabin noise, smoother and safer take-offs and landings, and unobstructed 320-degrees of visibility. If you have the scratch, private flight is a great way to travel.