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The Panasonic LX3 – Leica D-Lux 4

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Almost 2 years ago, Leica introduced the D-Lux 4 compact digital camera. Their partner in the project, Panasonic, released the LX3 shortly after. The cameras are literal twins of each other – from a hardware standpoint, they are absolutely identical. There are minor firmware differences between the two, but most photographers claim little significant differences in the resulting photographs. However, the Leica version of the camera retailed for about $300 more than the Panasonic. That 300 bones got you a cleaner case and that great red Leica logo. I don’t know if I can argue against it…

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FlipSync iPhone Cable

This is brilliant. How often do you need a cable for your iPhone while on the run? Seems like I’m always looking for one. FlipSync came up with this solution… It looks like a key fob, but flips apart to reveal an Apple dock connection on one side and a USB on the other. Of course, they also make one with all kinds of different standard and mini-USB connections – handy for connecting cameras, drives, etc…

I love this idea.

$20 is pretty spendy, but worth it the first time one of these save ya.

Get yours here.

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The iPad

I admit it… I folded the minute that Apple announced the pre-order date and my iPad showed up on my door step on the release date. I’ve had a couple of weeks with the device now and I’m pretty damned impressed. Which is saying something as to be honest, I had no idea what I was ordering when I ordered it. Was this a laptop replacement? A giant iPhone? Or something different all together?

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Mophie Juice Pack Air

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I have an iPhone 3gs and my battery life is acceptable with normal use patterns. However, if I’m on the road and use my browser or check my email more often than normal, it is not uncommon for me to see less than half of my battery life left with more than half a day to go. One solution is the Mophie Juice Pack. Essentially, it’s a case for the iPhone that protects it minimally and also ads a reserve battery that effectively doubles the life of your battery.

Seems pretty smart on paper, but has anyone ever tested it out? What were the results? If no comes forward, I’ll see if I can’t get my hands on one and report back.

Check out the details here.

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An EDC Tripod

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Tripods are a complete pain in the ass. They are big and ungainly, so carrying them is always a hassle. Of course, a quality professional unit is also very expensive. To carry a really functional unit every day you can expect discomfort on both your back and your pocket book… or so it seemed to me when I began shopping for a compact and versatile tripod.

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The Ultimate EDC Camera

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I carry a Nikon DSLR and love it, but it’s not exactly pocketable and is just flat-out inappropriate as an EDC camera. Enter the Panasonic Lumix GF1. It’s a small camera that is suitable for pocket carry, but sports features that seem more inline with a full-sized DSLR:

– 12-magepixel CMOS sensor
– 3″ LCD
– 720p HD Video recording
– Built-In Flash
– SDHC Storage
– Mini-HDMI output
– Image stabilization
– and more…

Of course, all of this tech-glory comes at a price – $900. None of my favorite reviewers have gotten their hands on one yet, but I will update this post as soon as they do…