In October 2016, GoPro unveiled the new HERO5 camera platform consisting of the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session. On surface level, one might think that it’s just a costume change however when you dive into it, the HERO5 range has so much more on offer and a lot more bang for your buck.
As per GoPro’s naming convention, the HERO5 Black is the flag [...]
The Lily Drone rocked the internet with this video released nearly two years ago but even until now we've not been able to get our hands on any. Depsite it never coming to market I still get people asking me for the Lily Drone by name or at the least people ask about that drone you can throw off a bridge to start the flight or that drone which y [...]
Check out how this guy casually paddles into the ocean with a GoPro in his hand, totally unaware of what lurks beneath him. His camera captured two creatures - can you imagine how he felt when he watched that footage a bit later? Can anyone say GOOSEBUMPS?
Remember to have your GoPro strapped to a[...]
Panasonic recently announced their 4K resolution wearable action camera. Capable of shooting 4K at 25 fps, the HX A500 is unique in design and uses a clip on mechanism for attachment onto loose clothing or onto your head via an included head strap mount.
“We’ve seen the action camcorder market grow year on year as people look to share thei [...]
Due to to the iPhone 5’s stunning camera quality, there is a strong trend of people using the smartphone to capture video at a semi-professional level. From shooting full length feature films to using there to shoot HD quality video underwater, users are finding ways of getting the most out of their little Apple gadget.
One of the most interest [...]
Load-shedding, South Africa’s favourite pastime. Well not exactly a public favourite but defiantly something that all of us have had intimate contact with at some point. The ugly gremlin known as load-shedding, is back to turn perfectly good evenings at home into a nights of disappointment and boredom. With Eskom’s latest announcement of periodi [...]
In this video Warrick reviews the GoPole Reach.
The Reach is a great accessory for shooting in creative camera angles when using your GoPro camera. Its simple extension functionality allows you to place your camera in tricky to manoeuvre areas where an extra bit of ‘reach’ is required. The Reach is both waterproof and can extend to a length of [...]
2013 was arguably the year of the selfies with the whole world either taking quirky selfies in interesting situations or viewing them.
2014 seems no different with news of twitter crashing after talk show host Ellen DeGeneres played host to the ultimate selfie, taken at the 2014 Oscar around a plethora of Hollywood A-listers
The picture, which [...]
As the years go by, the world sees more and more unique and slightly strange inventions as time progresses. One of these innovative inventions is the Oculus Rift.
The Oculus Rift is built around the concept of virtual reality. Virtual Reality s (VR) revolves around the concept of being able to use a set of specially made googles that create a [...]
For motorbike riders, winding down an open road with a few biker buddies offers a fun and bond-building experience. Communicating effectively with one another during a trip though, is another story. Most 1st time group riders use a series of hand signals to get there messages across. But this method can get confusing, with signals hav [...]
Hot on the heels of this year’s action camera releases is Liquid Image with their Ego LS action camera. With the very wide range of action camera available, manufactures are doing all they can to make their product that stand out from the crowd.
In Liquid Image’s attempt at uniqueness, the 8 year old company recently announced their 4G LTE Wi-F [...]
The 2nd new version of the ever-popular Phantom quadcopter has been given a new look and performance level to his predecessor. With a clear focus on ariel filming, this version is aimed at those looking to take advantage of their Phantom to achieve stunning ariel views.
An advantage that the Phantom had over other ariel drones was its ease of f [...]
As a big hand waves goodbye to 2013, 2014 brings a year of new times, new thrills and new year’s resolutions.
Last year saw Action Gear giving a little change with a brand spanking new, bigger and more colourful office work space in the same office block. 2013 also saw the release of the much anticipated GoPro Hero 3+. Some liked it and others [...]
Shopping for a woman can be a scary experience. Whether shopping online or heading to overcrowded shopping malls over the festive season, late shopping can be a nightmare.
Theres is a little insight on good xmas presents with a slight techo edge to gently ease your lady or family member into the gadget world.
Garmin Forerunner 10 [...]
For someone new to GoPro cameras or action cameras, the box-fresh GoPro Hero 3 White Edition offers a high quality high definition camera at an affordable price. The wide range and variety of GoPro mounts, accessories and add-ons that have been made available by the company make it a fantastic go anywhere camera.
To go along with their release [...]
Capture stunning 360° panoramic images with the Panono Ball. A perfect combination of camera and tossable, trowable ball.
Innovated by Technical University of Berlin student Jonas Pfeil, It makes use of a clever design that includes 36 evenly spaced lenses that work together as one camera system.
The fun thing about the Panono ball is that is [...]
Meet the Morpher, The very special biker’s helmet.
What's so special about it you ask? On top of looking ultra-stylish, this little baby is compact, safe and foldable. Yes foldable.The Morpher, is a helmet that folds away for easy storage after use.
The invention, which is still in its beginner stages, is the creation of Jeff Woolf. “ [...]
It’s a Wednesday night and you’re about to charge your phone, boom power goes off. What are your options? Limited. You have a solar charger but no sun means no power.
That’s where the FlameStower comes in. This is the crazy device that actually lets you use an open fire to charge your phone. Yes that’s right, an open f [...]
The dream of having an all-electric home seems to be moving closer and closer. With the new Kwikset Kevo, locking and unlocking your home can be done safely from you smartphone.
Kwikset is the American company that specialises in digital and coded home security. Moving their products to the next level, they have unveiled their new Kevo product. [...]
Who would have thought that one day your kettle would be able to ‘message you’ when fully boiled.
That’s exactly what the innovative iKettle does. This little wonder comes complete with a fully functional iOS app for control of the iKettle.
Now what is the iKettle exactly? Simply put, it is a medium sized stainless steel kettle 1.8L that is eq [...]
It seems the space age slash star trek slash cyborg age is finally getting some mainstream marketing. Introducing, the Sony HMZ the complete wearable display system.
Available in two models, the intro model the T3W, allows the user to watch HD video simulating a 19m sized screen thanks to the x2 720p OLED panels. The T1 model allows for 3D vid [...]
While we wait for technology to give us the ability to walk on water, a young inventor from San Francisco, USA, has created the bike that lets you ride on water.
Judah Schiller is the founder of BayCycle Project a movement hoping to raise awareness and mass produce his newest water bike creation.
Local interest in smartwatches has increased since the recent launch of the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. South Africans are looking to jump on the latest smart technology band wagon.
With the smartwatch market yet to reach its full potential, here is a head to head comparison of the Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smartwatch 2, two of the front [...]
Is it a phone? Is it a watch? Hybrid? Well Samsung’s watch come mobile phone, The Galaxy Gear kinda does both.
Revealed at the exclusive event in Berlin, it will mark Samsung’s first entry into the world of smart watches. Now what makes this hyped up product so wow?
Firstly let’s start off correctly. The Galaxy Gear is not a phone, well not in [...]
Mountain biking is one of the few adventure sports that offers new riders a chance to experience an extreme sport without fearing the danger of some of the other more scary adventure sports. If you are a mountain biker, chances are you’ve thought about capturing your rides on an action camera.
Using an action camera to capture moments of jump [...]
The world is full of people looking to save on buying mounts for their GoPro and make their own DIY mounts and rigs. Here are a couple of the more…em…interesting ones.
1) Reminiscent of the movie UP! This Guy’s floats his GoPro instead of a house. He mounts his cam using a Styrofoam x that is squashed into 50 helium filled balloons. NICE!
The Novo is the smallest professional cinema grade camera on the market and offers stunning video capture for a mini camera of its size.
With the endless stream of new action cameras coming onto the market, film makers and action shooters alike are looking for key differences that would make them even consider making a switch from the GoPro Her [...]
Nothing gets more exciting than being lifted 8 metres into the air above a clear blue sea being stunned by the beautiful ocean below you and the sky above you.
The Jetovator offers breath-taking rides that few water sports accessories can offer.
It works by using external power from a high power personal watercraft (PWC), like a Jet Ski or sup [...]
Toshiba have unveiled their latest soldier in the battle of the action cameras with the Camileo X Sportcam.The strike out feature of the Camileo X is it's striking resemblance to the GoPro Hero. A look which might confuse the newbie action camera user. Similarities aside, the camera does have some stand out features, with Full HD 1080 video capt [...]
Cameras seem to have reached a point where the quality is as good as it can get (hopefully we're wrong on this!) so now a lot of the manufacturers have turned their focus to including a heap of extra features to ensure that their camera is better than their competitors. One of the features which some camera brands have played around with is incl [...]
"So all you need to do is stick this little sticker onto your phone battery or any other battery and you'll get 40% extra battery life and a quicker recharge time". Sounds too good to be true - especially as it is only 149 bucks. How legit can it really be?
When we had the guys from [...]