Gadgets On Today – Monday, March 30th

This morning Cam and I put a heap of new digital image technologies through their paces. Take a look at these new products and don’t be shy to ask any questions!

Olympus Digital Camera – now with Beauty Mode

How would you like a camera that includes a setting that automatically makes you look more beautiful? Well it exists and it’s here!

The Olympus MjuTough 8000 features:
– 12 mega pixel capture
– Image stabilisation
– Waterproof to 10 metres
– Drop proof to three metres

However it’s the ‘Beauty Mode’ that’s bound to turn heads. Flick the camera setting to this new mode when shooting and it automatically removes, or at least tones down,
facial blemishes,
and bags under the eyes!
Beauty mode is available now on a range of Olympus cameras including the Mju Tough 8000.

RRP $599

Pelican 1495 Briefcase – now for laptop PCs

Thefts of laptops are a big issue all over the world. Every day thousands of laptops are stolen from inside your car, home or even when having that all-important business lunch. The cost of replacing the machine is annoying, but the real damage can be the loss of stored information, which can be irreplaceable.

Pelican manufacture a series of strong cases that are durable and secure. They are used by all sorts of companies and organisations, in particular the US Military, for transporting expensive equipment (weapons, computers and video equipment) in rugged areas (such as Afghanistan). Now you can get their laptop cases in Australia.

Pelican cases are waterproof, lockable, chainable to the boot of your car, pressure sealed and light.

The 1495 model shown in the program is $550, but is the premium unit with others costing less. It includes an air pressure switch that equalises air pressure should you open and close the case at altitude, then want to open it again when you land.

$550 is the targeted price, they’re available at Mac1 Stores.

Liquid Image Digital Underwater Camera Mask –

Taking photo’s while you’re snorkelling or swimming just got easier with a camera and mask in one!

Wear it like a normal mask and look through the cross hairs on the glass to aim the camera.
Then push the trigger button on the left side of the mask to take piccies of what you see. Camera has 5 megapixels, and when added with a 2 gigabyte SD card, will take about 2000 images.

The Mask Camera will also take video clips of what see under water too!

The mask has a depth of 5 metres. – RRP $160

Photosynth –

If you love travelling but the credit crunch is keeping you at home, download ‘Photosynth’. This is a software program for your PC that allows you to look up well-known places that others have visited and photographed.

The photos are collaborated into one image to give you a 3-D view of the location. You can pan left and right, zoom in and out. The more photos of the location the better the viewing experience.

This program is free and is a collaboration between Microsoft and Photosynth.