The Gear Journal

108W USB-C 3-PORT GAN WALL CHARGER

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Someone finally made it… it’s a usb-c wall charger capable of charging my MacBook Pro, my phone, and my iPad Pro. It’s the ultimate travel brick that allows you to move around lighter and with less complication.

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MagSafe Battery Pack

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Apple finally release a MagSafe battery pack. The old school Apple design/style just is t my thing…

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Audio Pro T5

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I needed a smallish speaker for our Hawaiian kitchen that both sounded big and didn’t cost a fortune. I really wanted to buy the Marshall II as I know it sounds fantastic and it it looks purposeful, but I just didn’t have the budget.

So, I took a a chance and bought a speaker from a brand I’ve never heard of… The Audio Pro T5. It’s a very simple bluetooth speaker that does everything well, looks fantastic (I bought pink), and only runs around $100.

Honestly? This might be the best audio purchase I’ve made in a while. For the price, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better value.

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The Kensington StudioCaddy

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A pretty interesting take on the “charge all” docking port… I love the idea of these, but until the prices get a little more reasonable, I can’t see many people buying them.

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Nikon Z fc

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The Nikon Z fc is just a basic Nikon Z with retro styling similar to the old Nikon F-series of film cameras. It’s gorgeous… Probably the best looking and feeling camera on the market if you (like me) do your best to ignore Leica. The thing is though, “retro” styling isn’t just an aesthetic thing. Physical knobs and buttons actually make using a camera both more efficient and enjoyable.

This is the best thing Nikon has done in decades.

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One Clock

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I’m not sure why the world still needs bedside alarm clocks, but it’s hard to argue that this thing isn’t built and designed beautifully. Reminds me of early Braun design.

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SmallRig iPhone Cage

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I’m on location doing some shoots at the moment and trying to stay as mobile as possible. So mobile, in fact, that I’m shooting entirely on my iPhone 12. My solution for audio and tripod mounts? A stupidly cheap cage from a company called SmallRig.

This thing just works.

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Prime Day Find

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Prime Day is a pain in the ass… You can find some great deals, but only if you are willing to pull the trigger immediately because the deals expire at random.

Thus far, my favorite deal is probably the 25% discount on the Fellow Ode Coffee Grinder. These things are expensive, never go on sale, and work better than anything else on the market. They are also built like a brick shit house.

For now, you can find the deal here.