Oakley Airwave

Man! I wish these Oakley Airwave Goggles would have been available back when I was into skiing and snowmobiling!

Product Overview for Airwave™

Technology that Delivers the Goods. Straight to Your Brain.

Ever have one of those downhill runs where you’re sure you broke some speed record? Ever pull-off a trick with such amplitude that you could swear you left earth’s atmosphere for a sec? And wouldn’t it be cool to know for sure? Well now you can. Airwave™ takes Oakley goggle design and technology to the next level with a built-in heads up display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth® and more. Onboard sensors give you instant access tospeed, vertical drop, distance, and altitude. But there’s so much more: preloaded maps, music playlist control, buddy tracking, and so on. And now, with the addition of the free Airwave GoPro® Connect App, you can turn your Oakley® Airwave 1.5 into a powerful remote and viewfinder for your GoPro® HERO4 camera. With Airwave GoPro® Connect, capturing your day on the slopes is easy and fun.

Airwave isn’t merely a goggle; it’s a mobile dashboard.
Heads-Up Display

Airwave™ delivers crisp, widescreen graphics using innovative prism technology. This technology provides a heads-up display perceived to be the size of a 14-inch screen viewed from a distance of 5 feet.
What You Can See, Track, and Share

Speed
The GPS integration can accurately measure how fast you are moving down the slope.

Trip Viewer
Review your performance stats, like max speed, total vert and max air, in detail, run by run or for the whole day.
Vertical
Measure your vertical feet by run, by day and over the course of the season.

Navigation
Pinpoint your location on a resort map, find the run or point-of-interest you’re looking for.

Buddy Tracking
Locate and track friends that have the Oakley Airwave goggle or App on their smartphone.

Music
Music control gives full control of what you hear as you ski or board.

Smartphone Connectivity
View incoming calls and text messages. Low Energy Bluetooth connectivity allows the goggle to interface with your smartphone, heart rate monitor and more. Compatible with both Apple® and Android® operating systems.

Switchlock™ Technology
Change lenses quick and hassle-free to take advantage of the company’s wide array of premium performance lens tints that optimize vision for environmental conditions.
Fit, Form, Function

The goggle’s fit, form and function features a chassis made of durable O Matter® and Oakley’s O-Flow Arch technology to reduce nasal pressure for a balanced fit and all-day comfort. F3 anti-fog technology is paired with dual-vented lens design to keep vision clear. Oakley Plutonite® lens material filters out 100 percent of all UV, and Iridium® lens coatings balance light transmission
High Definition Optics® (HDO®)

High Definition Optics® (HDO®) take advantage of patented innovations, like XYZ Optics® for unbeatable clarity at all angles of vision — even at the sides of lens contours that open peripheral view and optimize protection against sun, wind and side impact. HDO® lenses surpass ANSI Z87.1 standards for clarity, refraction and prism.

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DJI Phantom 4

Technology changes fast and I had previously posted about the DJI Phantom 3, which has now been replaced by the DJI Phantom 4. This thing is even more awesome and will definitely be put on my list of recommended drones. Here is a video and specs.

 

  • Avoid obstacles automatically.
  • Track moving subjects automatically using ActiveTrack.
  • TapFly lets you fly with a tap of the finger.
  • Smart Return Home allows the Phantom to avoid obstacles as it returns home.
  • 28 minute maximum flight time, maximum control range of 3.1mi (5km).
  • Maximum speed of 44mph (72kmh).
  • Integrated gimbal for greater camera stability and smoother footage.
  • Optimized Vision Positioning System raises positioning altitude up to 10 meters.

 

Amazing things you can do with your smartphone

I have many classes, dedicated to smartphones, and all the amazing things you can do with them.  I have it broken down into areas of interest, such as.

and many more.

You may need to do your own search for some apps such as the Google Play store for androids. I will be putting this together in video format as soon as possible.

You can find the class information here. The list of uses for your camera, is growing constantly, and now is approaching almost 100! Photography is without doubt, one of the most popular uses of our smartphones, and the hardware and apps that take advantage of these amazing devices is growing daily. I have included some samples on this website.

Here is a list of some of the apps and hardware, I have found very useful.

Apps I think everyone should have or at least try.

Photography
Hydra – still photography
Filmic Pro – video photography

Utilities
A Password Manager
Red Laser
Scanner Pro

Maps and navigation
Google Maps and Navigation Apps like Geocaching, HearPlanet, Waze or a find my car App or device like “ZUS”.

Video
iMovie
Touchcast
Action Movie
Periscope
Intro Mate
Netflix

News and Reference
Star Walk
Wolfram Alpha
Yelp
WebMD
Drippler

Shopping
Amazon
CamFind
Amazon Flow
Craigslist
Apps for shopping at your favorite stores. Mine includes Walmart, Costco and Amazon.
Letgo

Audio
Pandora
Spotify
Speakit
Google search
Google Translate

Safety and Emergency
Witness
Tapsheild

Productivity
All of the Made by Apple Apps like iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Garageband etc.
Any finance Apps to give you access to your bank or credit cards. Mine is BofA.
Your favorite social networks like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, or others.
AppsGoneFree or AppAdvice or anything similar for getting tips and ideas on Apps.

Amazing app for green screen videos

I created this tutorial to help folks trying to create green screen videos. This is not designed to teach you everything about doing green screen, because I found an app that makes this whole process unbelievably simple and fun! There are many, and I will check them out, but I can’t imagine anything being better than this one. I briefly cover the process using Sony Vegas and then the VeeScope Live app. If you have ever created green screen videos, you already understand how much time and effort these can take. This app literally lets you create these on the fly in creative and exotic locations. You definitely have to try this one! I will probably do another walk-thru video of just the VeeScope Live app, if people express the need.

Life Logging Camera

Life Logging Camera

A tiny, automatic camera, and app, that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory.

It’s called the narrative, and they claim it’s the worlds most wearable camera.

I have used a dash-cam in my car for some time now, and I often wish I had the same abilities in a wearable camera and this one comes as close as any I have seen for accomplishing this. Police are starting to use wearable cameras to record situations, and I think all of us could use this, as well as have a camera that helps us not miss those special moments that can happen, and you did not have time to turn your camera on.

Lily Drone

The Lily camera is a new drone with some very cool features that make it stand out from all others currently being offered such as a follow mode for taking videos of yourself. Just throw Lily in the air to start a new video. It’s that simple. Oh yea, its waterproof too!

DJI Phantom 3

The DJI Phantom 3 is the latest drone from DJI, the makers of the DJI Osmo. There are a ton of drone choices out there, but I think this is one of the best. Another reason I like his one is I have seen it in many places for sale in the US. If you are just starting out, you may want to purchase a budget version, but if you want to make your own blockbuster movie, this will help you! The new Phantom 4 is here!

OSMO

The OSMO is a handheld video stabilizer that will put professional level capabilities into the hands of anyone, and at a price anyone who wants truly cinematic results can afford. And if that’s not enough, it also has built-in functions for Time lapse, 360, and Long Exposure photography!

Artisan Photo Books

Artisan Photo Books are Lay-Flat Flush-Mount Photo Albums – Insane Quality, Insanely Affordable

Flush mount photo books are high-end wedding albums that were custom made by custom binderies. These ranged in price from several hundred dollars to thousands.

Flush mount books are different from regular photo books by being hand mounted on thick inner board with silver halide photo paper. This gives the book many desirable characteristics not found in traditionally printed books.

Regular press photo books are low-end photo books that are mass produced using inkjet printers and stock papers.