Thursday, May 14, 2015

Introducing the Lily Camera

Amazing, another game changer. Lily is not the first one of its kind but it is waterproof so that makes it a leader. Plus it has the camera built in, GoPro that is a tough act to follow, $399 for a GoPro or a preorder of $499 for the Lily, ouch.


Video Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fps

Video FOV: 94ยบ

Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format

Photo Resolution: 12 MP

Digital gimballing

Image stabilization

Fixed focus
Battery and Power
Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery
20 min of flight time
Charging via 5A charger
2-hour charge time



Three-axis Gyro




Front-facing camera

Bottom-facing camera

HEXO+ is another camera but it pricey and you have to have a camera to capture video. If this is the way it is heading I would be surprised if GoPro does not come to market with one in the very near future.

The only problem I see is that I have to have a tracking device, why not just use your mobile phone?

Many companies have missed the changed in consumer patterns and have never recovered, I hope GoPro can make the switch.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.

I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.

Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the originals and they still work, why look for any thing different. Well it seems as though they have the Clearwater CNX  a lighter more improved from the original.
"The essential KEEN fit and protection lightened up to make every step a natural connection. The Clearwater CNX features a webbing upper with traditional KEEN sandal style. The bungee lace allows for customized fit. Multi-directional flex grooves on the low-profile sole enhance the natural flexibility of the foot and improve ground contact while razor siping provides advanced traction on slick surfaces. The contoured arch supports the foot."
The one that has my interest is the Gorgeous 

This one is made for sailing and paddling. When it gets wet and cold this is my next shoe. Now the "O" which I will call them were perfect, where them on the boat where them off the boat, perfect.
These could however be my next sailing shoe.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Bell & Ross, Desert Type

I love watches the bigger looking the better, plus they need to be bullet proof. Bell & Ross has proven that over and over again, Desert Type is no exception. @ $4200 it is a bit steep but you will never need to replace it.
The latest addition to Bell & Ross's popular BR 03 lineup is a new stainless steel limited edition called the Desert Type. The sandy beige dial has a nice contrast against the black PVD coated case which is sized at 42mm, a much more wearable size in comparison to its much larger 46mm siblings. 
The watch also features an automatic movement, hour/minute/second/date functions, applied photo luminescent numerals/indexes/hands, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and two strap choices: aged leather and synthetic fabric. Already sold out.