GearLeash Turns to Kickstarter to Fund GSi iPhone Case

Company seeks $12,500 to bring case to market.

GearLeash has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of its GSi case for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. The GSi case features a bumper case to protect the iPhone against bumps and scratches as well as a holster that enables you to store the case outside your pocket for quick, easy, and safe access.

The case is built using steel and a molded polymer that is designed to prevent signal loss or interference from the steel case. The included holster enables you to clip the iPhone to your waistband or bag. A unique feature of the holster is the capability to magnetically snap the bumper case to the holster. The company says that it employs rare earth metals to achieve this feature, and does so because these metals don’t interfere with the phone as well as other items such as credit cards, magnetic ID cards, pacemakers and other items.

The company has targeted the case and holster to runners, construction workers, and others with busy lifestyles and need more functionality out of their case. It has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to fund the endeavor to raise $12,500 to bring the case to market. For more information on the Kickstarter campaign, click here.

iPhone Shutter Grip by PhotoJojo

The iPhone is the most widely used digital camera on the market today, and with the phone currently pushing 8 megapixels with the 4s, image quality is getting better. The one problem though with this phone, and most camera phones in general, are the difficulty in which they sometimes can be hold to shoot an image. Let’s face it, the iPhone form factor isn’t all too conducive to shooting photos or videos. It is cumbersome and can get unwieldy just trying to hold the phone to frame a shot. PhotoJojo has come up with a solution that helps photographers (did I just say photographers? using an iPhone?) and videographers to better get a handle on their phone to shoot better pictures with a device called the iPhone Shutter Grip. The iPhone Shutter Grip is a piece of hardware that attaches to your iPhone 4S that puts a shutter release button in its natural place, right where your index finger would go if you were using a regular digital camera. You connect the grip via the iPhone charging slot that also acts as the communication port to the release button. No more tapping the screen to get the shot or to start the video, And the grip expands to accommodate most iPhone cases, so you don’t have to remove the phone from your case. Plus, there is a tripod mount built into the grip as well.  $40. Get it at Get it. Use it.

Buy the The iPhone Shutter Grip at the Photojojo Store!

iPad for Seniors for Dummies 2nd Edition

Did you buy your parents an iPad? Or are you a luddite when it comes to all things Apple? Wiley has released iPad for Seniors for Dummies, 2nd edition, aimed at those of us who are of the older set who have an iPad or ipad 2  but want to learn more about the features of the device by following along to a guide rather than turn the thing on and figure out what to do next. Want to learn how to exchange email? There is a chapter on email, including setting up your Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL account, setting up a POP3 email account, opening and reading mail, replying to email, creating and sending a message, searching your email and deleting and organizing.
Want to go into the future and Facetime with your grandkids? There is an overview and a chapter on using Facetime, that Jetson-esque technology that is here now, and available on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4. Chapter topics include:

  • Buying your iPad
  • Looking over the Home Screen
  • Getting Going (charging the battery, download iTunes from your computer, etc.)
  • Taking Advantage of Accessibility features
  • Browsing the Internet with Safari
  • Working with email
  • Face to Face with the Grandkids using Facetime
  • Shopping the iTunes Store
  • Apps
  • Using your iPad as an e-reader
  • Playing with Music on iPad
  • Playing with Photos
  • Getting the Most out of Video Features
  • Playing Games
  • Finding your way with Maps
  • Keeping on schedule with Calendar
  • Managing Contacts
  • Making Notes
  • Troubleshooting and Maintaining your iPad

The book, obviously targeting the baby boomer generation, is an easy read and offers images that are easily viewable that accompany the text. Screenshots of the iPad interface are enlarged and there are generous use of arrows to help readers along the way as they explore the book and work on their iPads at the same time, which I think is the best way to work with this title.

iPad for Seniors for Dummies

iPad for Seniors for Dummies

iPad for Seniors for Dummies

drahtwerk Matrix Camera 1.0 enables you to shoot retro-digital photos and videos

drahtwerk Matrix Camera 1.0 for iOS enables you to shoot video and images on your iOS device that maintain the look of 1990s style video games. The retro style look is created by using an edge detection algorithm, the company said. Matrix Camera 1.0 takes the place of the built-in camera in your iOS device and supports realtime camera preview, adjustable sensor sensitivity and built-in Noise reduction filter, fully customizable dot-matrix display colors, authentic retro sounds, and support for the front camera and flash. System requirements are an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or later, and 1.5MB free space. It is priced at $0.99 at the Apple store in the photography section.


Shoot Retro Photos and Videos with Matrix Camera 1.0

Shoot Retro Photos and Videos with Matrix Camera 1.0

Matrix Camera 1.0
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Indie developer Ken Tidwell’s D700 DSLR v2.2 for iOS released

Independent developer Ken Tidwell has released D700 DSLR v2.2 for iOS, a learning guide for Nikon DSLRs. It offers a handy pocket reference to Nikon’s D700 right on your iPad/iPod and other iOS devices. It features a list of D700 Quick Specs, instructions on using the built-in flash, compatible lenses, error messages, supported standards, digital photography & DSLR lens glossaries, tripod tips, Nikon product previews and iPad Camera Kit overview, according to a press release. It features seven chapters of step by step instructions covering the following topics:

  • Active D-Lighting – ADL Bracketing
  • AF Area Modes – AE Lock
  • AF Assist – Available Shutter Speeds with Flash
  • AF Focus Area Selection – Control Panel Reference
  • AF Focus Modes – Custom Settings
  • Auto Low-Pass – Dust Reference Photo
  • Filter (Sensor) Cleaning – Exposure Bracketing
  • Battery Information – Exposure Compensation
  • Color Spaces – Exposure Modes
  • File Numbering Options – Flash Exposure Compensation
  • Focus Lock – Flash Modes
  • High-ISO Noise Reduction – Flash Output (FV) Lock
  • Image Quality – Flash Sync Modes
  • Image Size – Image Overlays
  • LCD Brightness – Image Playback
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction – ISO Equivalency
  • Manual Focus – Live View
  • Memory Card Formatting – Manual Low-Pass Filter (Sensor) Cleaning
  • Menu Reset – Maximum Flash Shooting Distances
  • Metering Modes – Multiple Exposures
  • Movies – Playback Options
  • Picture Control – Scene Modes
  • GPS
  • Reset to Defaults – Viewfinder Reference
  • Self-Timer – White Balance Bracketing
  • Shooting Modes – White Balance Options
D700 DSLR v2.2 for iOS

D700 DSLR v2.2 for iOS helps you master your Nikon D700 DSLR

D700 DSLR v2.2 for iOS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.3 tested), and 5.6 MB free space. It is priced at $5.99.

Independent developer Ken Tidwell
D700 DSLR 2.2:
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Fusioncam Toy Camera With Multi Exposure Free on May 31, 2011, $0.99 after

Fusioncam 1.0.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch is a classic toy camera application that enables you to shoot multiple exposure images. It features three different modes that enable you to re-expose the shot with the flick of a switch, with the previous photo overlayed in the viewfinder so you can prepare your next shot with a different exposure.

Fusioncam 1.0.1

Fusioncam 1.0.1 is a toy camera app for iPhone and iPod touch

Features include
* Classic Toy Camera Photography
* Multiple Exposure of your photos
* Flash for iPhone 4, for 3GS it’s an emulated flash
* Open up the camera to see the film roll, and choose which photos to develop
* Steply Photo Network
* View beautiful shared photos from around the world
* Easily share everywhere –  Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Sina Weibo, Flickr & Posterous
* Discover new photo apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 13.9 MB

Fusioncam 1.0.1

Dr. DSLR Camera Bag released by Petrol Bags

Petrol Bags has released a new DSLR bag called the Dr. DSLR Camera Bag that is based off the Dr. Petrol camera carrier. The bag is built using 900D and ballistic nylon fabrics and is designed to hold the latest video capable DSLRs and accessories. It features a wide opening, the capability to hold the camera with the lens attached, and includes removable internal dividers for storing a mattebox, camera plate, follow focus, camera light, viewfinder, cables, spare lenses, virtually everything needed to create a mobile studio. It also features an LED lighting system built into the bag that illuminates the interior. Other features include laminate panels, ergonomic neoprene shoulder strap, flash memory card pouch with room to hold four cards, and “easy glide” zippers, the company said. More information can be obtained at

Dr. DSLR Camera Bag

Dr. DSLR Camera Bag

Dr. DSLR Camera Bag

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