16 Awesome Toys to Make Your Life a Little Easier
With the holidays approaching, you are probably looking for some items to put on your wish list. Here are some really cool and helpful gadgets to help make your life a little easier!
If you have been searching for a tool to start with your stop motion design, look no further. This kit is complete with rigging tools, mini green screens, stands, drawers, and pretty much everything you would need to create amazing stop motion animation pieces.
Although this site advertises their gloves to be handy for mobile devices, you can really operate your video cameras, iPads, and set up set with intricate cable setups or perhaps you need your fingertips for previewing clips on a laptop. These could really come in handy, especially in the winter or late night shoots.
WM25 Wire Stay by Harry Allen
I hate having cluttered wires, from my entertainment system, computer, laptop setup, or even on set. If you have things disorganized, bad things may happen. Check out this little product that could save you a headache or two.
80 Port USB Charger Board
How many times have you bought a USB hub thinking, "I'll never need another one again!" only to find out months later you are out of ports once again? With this expensive little toy, charge all your USB powered devices at once, and never have to worry about having a free port again!
Ever told a client, "Email me that image so I have the color scheme" and it takes them weeks? Maybe you are out and you see an amazing shade of blue that you know would work perfect for that project you are working on... capture those with this awesome gadget!
Speedlink Cue PC Multitouch Mouse
PC users... there is now an alternative to the Apple Mighty Mouse! Program tons of multitouch gestures into your mouse and you could be working at speeds you never thought possible on a PC!
Incase Messenger Bags
These bags are made for people that are running and going with their tech. If you have a 15 inch or smaller laptop, you will love the pockets for everything, the cushioned straps, and the stabilization these bags provide.
Some of the most frustrating things in the world are things that like stray cords that are too long for what you need. With Flexicords, you will always have the right length, and never any slack!
Not only does this thing wrap around anything you want, it also magnetically sticks to metal surfaces! Did I mention it is ULTRA BRIGHT? This would be quite the handy tool to have in your pack on a shoot.
Kata Inflatable Camera Bag
This is quite an amazing idea, you literally inflate the bag by blowing it up, and when you aren't using it just deflate and tuck it away!
Light Socket Adapters
I hate it when I get to a shoot only to realize that the place where I need to set up lights or plug in devices, has one outlet, or the outlet is too far away. These cheap little adapters you can find at any hardware store, and change your light sockets into power outlets!
Multi Outlet Extension Cord
Speaking of power woes, what is the point of having all your outlets on the end of a 25 foot cord? It is much more practical to have outlets every five feet or so, so pick up one of these sweet extension cords.
Digital Juice LowRider
This contraption molds and can strap onto any surface for getting those hard to get angle shots. There are mounting kits along with the LowRider so that you can strap it to just about anything and have your camera secure. And if you don't need it right then, it can act as a really expensive sandbag!
Digital Juice Orbit Dolly
The Orbit Dolly is a specialized dolly where you can set it to rotate a certain number of degrees on a camera move instead of trying to wing that dolly shot on your own!
The Bubblescope camera lets you take 360 degree images in one click. This could be really helpful if you are location scouting, or just having some fun, it is a pretty cool little toy to have around.
Mikey for Ipod/iPhone/iPad
This is a great little microphone to have around if you need to grab some soundbytes on the fly. Recording interviews, concerts, live music, or whatever else, all you have to do is plug it in and record!
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