The Gear Journal

The MB&F MusicMachine

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I know, I know… This thing is ridiculous… It serves no purpose and has no practicality what-so-ever. However, from a pure mechanical standpoint this is absolutely AMAZING. And hey, if you’ve got an extra $25k sitting around you could let it collect dust on your bookshelf.

Details.

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The JumPack

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I’ve featured “battery extenders” for mobile devices before, but this is probably the most brilliant I’ve stumbled upon. Essentially, the JumPack can be used to charged your mobile devices or to jump start your car if the situation calls. Awesome. Check it out.

Gigs 2 Go

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Pretty great idea… USB cards that tear off a credit card sized base. Only thing is, who uses USB memory sticks anymore?

The Leica T

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Leica has finally released what many consider to be a “mini” Leica M. Only it’s not an M at all. Instead, it’s an interchangeable lens APS-C camera. Just from the numbers, I don’t see a whole lot here that is special, but you can probably count on the great feel and great ergonomics that Leica is known for. To me, the biggest surprise here is the price – just under $2k. For a Leica, that’s cheap as hell.

Review here.

Bruns Acoustics

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If I had $900 laying around, I’d totally buy one of these things… Essentially, it’s an analog bluetooth speaker with a pretty good look.

Check it out.

Doxie Flip Mobile Scanner

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I love the idea of this thing… If it works worth a shit, it’s worth it’s weight in gold for a guy like me. Quality scans on the go has always been kind of the digital holy grail for me.

Check it out.

Nikon Df

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I’m not an SLR guy, so Nikon’s latest probably isn’t gonna be my thing… But for lots of people, huge news is coming on Tuesday. That’s when Nikon will be announcing what is rumored to be a new type of DSLR – something simple, retro, and back to the basics…

Details here.