JOBY Updates GorillaMobile Ori and Yogi with Hands-Free Camera Features for iPad 2

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Features allow for steady, hands-free photographs and comfortable, more flattering Face-Timing

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — JOBY innovation continues today as they release new versions of the hands-free positioning and camera optimizing case and stands, GorillaMobile Ori and GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2. Following the amazing success of the original Ori and Yogi in January, the new products complete the latest update to the GorillaMobile line which began with the Verizon and AT&T compatible GorillaMobile for iPhone 4 and the release of the free, stop-motion, all-in-one iPhone camera app in April – Frame X Frame. Enhanced for the addition of the camera to the iPad 2, the Ori and Yogi allow users to take advantage of the new iPad 2 features with steady, hands-free photographs and comfortable, more flattering Face-Timing that won’t make you look like you desperately need a few more hours of sleep.

“Apple has revolutionized the way people experience technology and JOBY’s products further amplify that experience,” says JOBY CEO, Forrest Baringer-Jones. “The elegant yet functional design of Ori and Yogi deliver hands-free experiences that elevate the utility of the device. We are excited about the addition of the camera to the iPad 2 and our unique ability to maximize its utility based on our success in the photography industry.”

Built for the demanding iPad power user, the GorillaMobile Ori for iPad 2 provides sleek ergonomic positioning all in a protective case and stand. Drawing its inspiration from the folding art of origami, the GorillaMobile Ori is engineered from a superlight German-made aluminum/polypropylene composite used in high-performance cars. This next-generation material allows the Ori to be folded into countless positions designed with the needs of the mobile professional in mind. When folded back into its folio mode, the Ori delivers lightweight, rigid stability that can easily slip into your bag for travel to the next meeting.

For iPad users who would rather read and watch videos in the comfort of their bed or on the couch, the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 stretches and wraps into the perfect position. The limber yet sturdy legs of the GorillaMobile Yogi twist and bend to stabilize the iPad on uneven surfaces or wrap around fixtures in the kitchen to become the perfect companion for your grand cooking plans. The polycarbonate case with rubber bumper protects your iPad from shocks and falls. In addition, the quick-release clip easily detaches the modular legs, allowing the case and legs to be used in landscape or portrait mode.

The GorillaMobile Ori for iPad 2 is available for $69.95 and the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 retails for $39.95. Both products are available for purchase today on Amazon.com and JOBY.com.

About JOBY:

JOBY creates iconic, award-winning photo, mobile and lighting products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle. We believe great design starts with a user-centric approach, is functional yet playful, and enhances people’s lives.  Founded in 2005 with the introduction of the industry-defining and best-selling GorillaPod, JOBY is a global, privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Geneva, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan and Shenzhen, China.

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Hey you Apples Get off My lawn!

Maybe I am getting a bit old. maybe I am growing up. I sure hope not. I had the realization of this today. I don’t care about the new Ipad or Iphone. I just don’t. They could revolutionize my life as I know it but I really don’t see how. Don’t get me wrong though. I love my Iphone and Ipad and even my [amazon_link id=”B003G2ZJTG” target=”_blank” ]Macbook[/amazon_link]. I just for some reason don’t want to replace them with a new model. I think my consumerism gene must have gotten switched off by accident.

I used to get all excited to see the unveiling of the new apple products of the year. I fear that unfortunately Apple has fallen prey to the same things as most hugely successful companies do mediocrity. A small company fights the odds and wins and slowly grows to a monolithic,  stop the cantina player when walking into the bar company and decides whether by choice or by chance to rest on its laurels. Every time I see that happen I get bored with them.  I want revolutionary! I want huge leaps in technology! I want my flying car Goddammit! ahem….

What I am trying to say here is that while I am interested in seeing this new Iphone and Ipad I don’t think there will be any revolutionary new whizbang tech that is gonna make me sit up and take notice. So what the IPad gets a retina display and a camera. Am I really going to take my Ipad to the park to take pictures or my perfectly good Iphone? Or will I just pack up my DSLR and take that to the park and do my HDR photography in [amazon_link id=”B003B32B2I” target=”_blank” ]photoshop[/amazon_link]? I think the [amazon_link id=”B002NEGTU6″ target=”_blank” ]DSLR[/amazon_link] actually, thank you.

There are some days where technology is difficult to keep up with and then there are days like today where I want to get out and give it a big push to get it going again. What do you think? Are you excited about the new Apple Tech? What new tech gets your blood a pumping and the drool spilling? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Geek Tech Live 78 LOTR Online MMORPG, Canon 5D video, Jetstar IPads, Amtrak Gets Wi-Fi

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Lord of the Rings Online Goes live soon.. play for free?
  • Canon 5d Rocks! 24 hours in 19500 frames video
  • Jetstar Airways is first Airliner to rent in-flight IPads
  • Amtrak joins the twentieth century and adds Wi-Fi to trains.

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Lord of the Rings Online Goes live soon.. play for free?

Yes you heard me right. The LOTRO game will be free to download and free to play online. Now  in reality they are actually calling it “Free-to-play” which really means that you seem to get a slightly hobbled version of the game. 100 Swords? Well you get less than that. Premium content? Yeah that will cost you. Expansion packs? Again, yes. You will have to pay for all that with “Turbine Points”

from the beta sign up site:

Free-to-Play opens up more choices and options so you can play your way. When LOTRO Free-to-Play is available, you can download the game for free and start playing without a subscription or even a credit card. Earn free Turbine Points as you advance your Hero and adventure throughout the massive world of Middle-earth. You can spend these points in the LOTRO Store to access hundreds of convenience items as well as expansion packs, premium content, potions, character-customization options, and more. If you choose to, you may also purchase Turbine Points in the LOTRO Store.

From skimming the FAQ on the LOTRO beta sign up site I t also seems that the LOTRO store will be available at any time during the game and will contain health potions and “convenience items” for sale. So no more running to the nearest city to camp for the night or rest and regain Mana? where is the fun in that?

If you think this game sounds interesting head on over to LOTRO.com and sign up for their beta

Canon 5d Rocks! 24 hours in 19500 frames video

Many of you may not know this but I am a photography nut. I am infact even a College Graduate of Photography School. I am not using my Photography degree for my job but I can tell you this, Canon is my favorite choice of camera and part of that reason is the 5D Mark II.  I cant justify one for myself since the body alone will set you back a clean $2500.00 with Tax for the body with no lenses, but the photography that it can spew out when in the right hands is fantastic!  The season Finale of House was actually completely shot with a Canon 5D Mark II actually, so if you are wondering if a DSLR can do HD quality video you have your answer.  As I was researching canon cameras for myself to get one close to the 5D Mark II ‘s quality ( I did just buy a canon EOS 7D ). I came across this awesome video posted on Geek.com by Sal Cangeloso I completely agree with the Title of the post as well “Another reason why the Canon 5D rocks: 24 Hours in 19500 Frames”. According to Sal the video is a look at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.  so if you love cars, racing, movies and photography you will love this video!

Head on over to Geek.com to read the post and bask in the Video from the canon 5D Mark 2.

Jetstar Airways is first Airliner to rent in-flight IPads

The Aussies are just an awesome group of people. they got Crocodile Mick Dundee, a cool looking opera house and a line of outback steak houses in the USA too! now they can add one more cool thing to the Australian arsenal of Awesome. (AAA for short).  Quantas Budget carrier Jetstar Airways will be testing out a new IPad rental system for inflight movies and entertainment. Any flight longer than 90 minutes will get you the option of renting a Ipad for AUD $10 ( approx $8.40 US). so you can view movies and probably surf the internet as well I would assume. JetStar did not go into great detail on what would be offered but I would assume it wont just be for Movie playing in flight.

Amtrak joins the twentieth century and adds Wi-Fi to trains.

I love riding on Trains. Wherever possible I try to take a train. this is just one more reason to give Amtrak a try if you ask me.  Based on a three Month trial Amtrak is making Free Wi-Fi available on its High speed Acela Express trains that runs between Washington DC and Boston. Amtrak is also planning on expanding this offering to the rest of the line as well. The Wi-Fi service is called AmtrakConnectSM and based on usage stats gathered by Amtrak, about 115,000 passengers have logged-on which translates to 39% of ridership of the Acela Express. The next lines to get the Wi-Fi upgrade will be the California Routes in the Fall of 2010 and then the Northeast Regional service routes. The only thing potentially slowing them down is if there is a lack of funding.

Lets all Welcome Amtrak into the Twentieth century!

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Geek Tech Live 77 Ozzy on Xbox, Xm on Android, Lost on blu-ray and DODOcase for IPad

This is Chris your host and Welcome again to Geek Tech Live where “you get a serving of Geek Twice a week!”

in this episode:

  • Play MW2 with Ozzy and Jack
  • Sirius XM app for Android now Available
  • Lost: The complete Collection coming to Blu-Ray
  • Ultimate Ipad Case fit for a DODO.

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Play MW2 with Ozzy and Jack

This update is Short but Sweet, and by Sweet I mean Awesome! OzzyOsbourne will be on Xbox Live on Tuesday June 8th Between 4pm and 6pm ET. Ozzy Will be Playing Modern Warfare 2 ( MW2) with his son Jack and you can play along and double tap both of them. Look for GamerTag Ozzy GwF. Ozzy promises to “disintegrate each last one of you” I am not sure how big of a Gamer Ozzy is but I think  if he really is holding the controller he may be in for a surprise. Join him Online and find out!

Via G4tv.com “The Feed”

Sirius XM app for Android now Available

Got an Android Phone? Tired of Pandora? Already have Sirius XM? well then this is for you.  Sirius XM has released an Android Client finally. You will have access to all 120 Channels of commercial-free audio. The app can stream the music over Wi-Fi and Cellular connections so you will never be without.  It has the ability to mark your channels as Favorites and the cool thing for Android users is that you can multitask so you can listen to XM AND do something else on your phone at the same time!

There is no charge for the app to access the channels. You must however be a Sirus XM premium Online subscriber to listen to any channels using the Interwebs which is an additional fee. non-subscribers get a seven-day trial though to check it out and see if you would really like it or not. Its very easy to add to your current Sirius XM subscription too.

Lost: The complete Collection coming to Blu-Ray

If you need to go back and rewatch Lost to try to figure out the plot then this is for you. August 24th the Lost: The Complete Collection will be released on Blu-Ray.  price is $280 bucks and here is what you get:

LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION – Contents
• Every Episode in the Series (Seasons 1 through 6)
• Over 30hrs of Season 1-6 Bonus materials (previously released materials from Season 1-5 and the all-new Season 6 bonus material)
• A unique series of featurettes that takes viewers on very personal tours of Oahu where the series was created, with key cast and crew as they reflect.
• Exploring the global phenomenon that is Lost, bonus showcases events ranging from the series cast and crew at San Diego’s famed Comic-Con convention to international voice recordings, local events and even fan parties, all of which helped make the show into a worldwide favorite.
• A closer look at some of the props with cast, writers and producers, exploring their significance, stories and emotional ties to the characters.
• Humorous yet emotional look at every character who died on the series
• 16 hilarious Lost “Slapdowns” featurettes showcasing celebrity Lost fans who confront Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to ask press questions about the final season, including the Muppets and cast members Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson, Rebecca Mader and more.
The exciting collectible packaging also includes: a Special Edition collectible ‘Senet’ Game as seen in Season Six, a custom LOST island replica, an exclusive episode guide, a collectible Ankh, and a black light penlight.

Ultimate Ipad Case fit for a DODO.

Move over premium case maker Vaja. There is a new Bird in town and its a DODO.  Inspired by Moleskin Pads DODOCase for IPad just looks fantastic. its exactly what you are looking for to carry around your Ipad and look like you got Class. a Bamboo frame holds the Ipad in the case and cutouts allow for button and charger earphone access. All this awesomeness is yours for only $50?! i would have expected it to be much higher than that! They are so popular there is a little bit of a wait so if you think its cool head on over to DODOcases and get your name on the waiting list…. behind me that is!

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