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The General Electric G1 is a Stylish New Entry Into the Digital Camera Market

At Mac Edition Radio, we often work with cutting-edge digital imaging technology and professional-level equipment. But with General Electric's recent entry (our interview on this is here) into the consumer photography space, we wondered how a digital novice would find working with one of GE’s newest releases, the G1 branded as a GE product and marketed by General Imaging. So, we sent the camera off to Europe twice with product tester and world traveler Regina Barthmaier, who loves photography but hadn't yet ventured far into the digital realm. Regina used the camera for two trips to Europe, including Italy, Paris, and Amsterdam, and in total took more then 700 photos. As Regina puts it, "As luck would have it, right before I was scheduled to leave for Fabriano, Italy, Harris Fogel asked if I would be willing to test out a brand new digital camera from GE, the G1. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity."

Regina Barthmaier, Posted 12/20/2007

Altec Lansing Reinvents the Portable Digital Theater With The IMV 712

If you want to make someone crazy happy, then consider the new Altec Lansing IMV 712. The IM stands for In Motion, one of the first iPod-compatible systems on the market. Over the years, they have consistently revised and upgraded their product line. The IMV 712 takes this several steps forward with the inclusion of video.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Boynq Studio’s Stylish New iCube II Audio System

One of the most stylish entries into the iPod sphere comes from Boynq Studio. The iCube II is a small cube, available in black or pink. It's got some great curves, nice attention to detail, and surprisingly good sound.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Seiko SLP Label Printers, Speed and Versatility for your Mac!

A few years ago at Boston MacWorld (boy, that dates us!), we met with Seiko Instruments, USA who were introducing a new label printer that was Mac-compatible. At the time, it was an important announcement for the Mac market, since not that many folks were making Mac-compatible devices, especially in the small business segment. Since then, Seiko has continued to improve the software, adding additional features to their SLP printer line, which stands for Smart Label Printer. Their commitment continues with the introduction of the Seiko SLP 440 printer.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

VisibleDust & Delkin Devices Rid Your Sensor Of Dust

One of the biggest annoyances and problems for Digital SLR photographers is that tiny, almost invisible bits of dust on the sensor can result in enormous amounts of time "de-dusting" the images after a shoot is over. While applications like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom have some automated tools to help with the removal of dust that is already on the image, what your mom told you holds true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this review, we look at the approaches taken by VisibleDust and Delkin Devices to help rid your sensor of dust.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/07

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M Scanner Makes It Easy to Scan in a Hurry!

A few years ago we interviewed Fujitsu about their ScanSnap automatic document feed scanner. At that time we said it was one of those rare devices that worked exactly as it should, right out of the box. We loaded the software, plugged in the scanner, and without even a look at the manual, we were off and running, making scans quickly with incredibly high quality. They have updated the scanner since then, and the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M has improvements in speed, quality, and expanded feature set for the software.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

The TrekPod & TrekPod Go Do Triple Duty For A Photographer On The Go

If you have ever been hiking and wanted a tripod to stabilize your photos, but didn't want to lug along extra pounds of photo equipment, you haven't had much choice. The TrekPodand TrekPod Go look like well-constructed walking sticks, but the bottom section opens up James Bond-style to reveal a small tripod, and the top has a screw thread to match a camera base.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

See More Networks With the Wi-Fire from hField Technologies!

If you have a PowerBook G4 or a MacBook Pro, then you know that their lovely metal cases are great to look at, but suffer from substandard wi-fi performance. There are some products that promise to improve upon this, but apart from an external PC or Xpress card wireless card, none of them have been worth the hassle in our opinion. So, when we were sent the Wi-Fire from hField Technologies with the promise of vastly improved Wi-Fi connectivity, frankly we were skeptical.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Blue Raven Maestro 1070 iPod Audio System

While Blue Raven is a new name to the Mac community, it has been around for 23 years yet only recently entered the retail space. The first product of theirs that we looked at was a competent iPod battery replacement kit, but this review is concerned with their iPod audio system, the Blue Raven Maestro 1070.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

ShowerPik Keeps Your Teeth Healthy and Clean With the Technology of Water Pressure!

Contrary to what you may assume, not all the products reviewed at Mac Edition Radio require electricity! In fact, here is something that outperforms similar products that do need voltage! I was so impressed, I felt it deserves mentioning here. A few years ago I visited a friend of mine, and in his bathroom I noticed an interesting Waterpik-type device attached to his showerhead. When I asked about it, he told me that yes, it was a shower-operated product, the Oral Breeze ShowerPik, and had been recommended by his dentist. 

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

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