G-Form flips iPhone filming on its side

We have seen a lot of cases that become different smartphones cams real action. Because the lens tends to be a phone in the back, most cases involve the assembly of the wide forward during filming smartphone – is not the way to do things aerodynamics.


G-Form, maker of instant protection harden the material, has presented what he calls a case camming smartphone without compromise. The G90 uses a patent pending multi right-angle/wide-angle lens that allows the film to the thin profile forward. This transforms the smartphone camera wide, cumbersome simply asking a rope snagged on a branch or in a thin, streamlined camera that fits perfectly on the side of the hull, below a skateboard, etc. The G90 also includes protection Shock and water.

The G90 will be available for smartphones like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and others starting in June.


SD30 3D Magicam

Outside of a fairly makeshift system from GoPro, major action cam manufacturers have stayed out of the 3D game, probably waiting to see if the technology will take off enough to make investing in it worthwhile.


AEE didn’t wait, building the SD30 3D Magical Camcorder. This full HD 3D action cam uses dual 120-degree wide-angle lenses to capture the 3D effect. Flip the camera over to the other side, and there’s a 2.4-inch (6-cm) LCD screen that provides a real-time look at what you’re filming. Other features include image stabilization, a waterproof case (60 m/197 feet), auto-recording when accelerating, built-in microphone, and 10 x digital zoom.

The SD30 3D launched recently in some international markets for the equivalent of around US$500.

Nikon signs deal with Microsoft for Android-powered cameras

Nikon has signed a patent licensing agreement with Microsoft that will give them access to the company’s broad portfolio of patents for use with certain Nikon cameras that use the Android platform. A press release noted the contents of the agreement would not be disclosed but Microsoft could receive royalties from Nikon.


Microsoft general manager of intellectual property licenses said the two companies have a long history of collaboration and this latest agreement further demonstrates the value you place on both IP licenses responsible.

If you remember, Samsung and Nikon announced Android both cameras around the same time last summer. Shooter Samsung Galaxy known as the House, includes a quad-core 1.4 GHz, 8 GB of internal storage and an SD card slot – all powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. One of the key selling points is the ability to share photos wirelessly via Wi-Fi or 3G to social networks and other services.

Nikon S800c arrived on the scene a few months later, but with an updated version of Android – Gingerbread 2.3.3. The camera has the same basic capabilities as the Samsung unit, allowing photographers to instantly share your creations via email, Facebook or simply transfer it to a laptop, smartphone or tablet for editing. The shooter received mediocre reviews in general, as the old operating system, poor battery life and picture quality could have been just half all improved.

With this new agreement, it is quite clear that Nikon is planning to expand its line of Android-powered digital cameras.

Samsung announces HomeSync, dual-core Android TV box

Samsung introduced a new Android-powered set-top box at the Mobile World Congress this week. It is an unlikely event to show a box television, but that has not stopped the Korean electronics giant to unveil the box HomeSync.

The company says the device provides a cloud house to store, share and stream content to multiple devices. The HomeSynch lets you stream videos, photos and applications from your wireless device to your television Galaxy. The device can also access the store to download Google Play your own applications and you can still use your smartphone to control the box.

The device is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of solid state storage. There is also a 1 TB hard drive in the traditional tap, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Gigabit Ethernet, optical audio and HDMI 1.4 outputs. Samsung says the device can support up to eight user accounts, each password protected and encrypted for privacy and security.

Interestingly, despite the fact that it has all the features you find with Google TV, there is no mention that the real mark anywhere on company literature or real cash. At least one publication believes that Samsung may simply be trying to distance himself from a brand that has never really been able to achieve stardom.

We are told that HomeSync will be released pre-installed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung said the unit will be available for purchase starting in April in the U.S. before expanding to other regions. Pricing remains unknown at this time.

Google Glass Targeting End Of 2013 Consumer Release, With Price Tag Under $1,500


Google seems to be looking to bring its ambitious Google Glass wearable computer to market much faster than many likely anticipated, according to the Verge. Google told the site that it hopes to have a “fully-polished” version of Glass available for sale to ordinary consumers by the end of 2013.

The cost will be under the $1,500 Google was asking for developer-targeted editions of the headsets put up for pre-order first at Google I/O, and then again earlier this week.

This is the most clear Google has been yet about its public release schedule for the headset-mounted computing device. The company had previously been reported to be targeting a year-end 2013 consumer release, with a price point around that of current smartphones, according to a report from last February by the New York Times’ Nick Bilton. Then in June 2012, Google co-founder Sergey Brin suggested that a rough timeline for developer and consumer availability would put the device in the hands of the general public in 2014.

This time, a Google official has said directly that the company is targeting an end-of-year release date, so there’s little room for different interpretations there, and the credibility of the source isn’t up for debate. Google’s recent release to a broader audience beyond just developers via an application process indicates things might be moving quicker than the company previously expected.

The Verge also got some extended hands-on time with Glass, and notes that it is compatible with iPhone devices as well as Android handsets. They also came away convinced that this is something that Google will eventually be able to turn into a device with mass-market appeal, whether or not it’s quite at that stage by the time it hopefully hits shelves later this year.

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