Une Bobine: A Bendy Dock On A Flexible Stand

If the classic Apple docks are just too plain and simple for you, then FuseChicken’s Une Bobine is a great replacement for your iPhone docking needs. Simply stick it on the dock and bend the cable whichever way and angle you please. It also acts as a fantastic stand since you can manipulate it to fit all of your needs; placing it in front of you or in landscape mode lets you have a much more comfortable viewing angle.

This Kickstarter project has exceeded its funding goal and will be available for shipping around 2 months from now. If you can’t wait to get your hands on one of these, you can pledge $25 on Kickstarter to preorder this unique accessory. 

CineSkates Turn Your GorillaPod Into A Versatile Camera Slider

If you thought your Joby GorillaPod tripod was cool enough on its own, wait until you put some sleek wheels on it! Videographers who use DSLRs will love the CineSkates by Cinetics. These are essentially skateboard wheels that securely attach to the bottom of your GorillaPod's flexible tentacles and turn your camera into one mean, flexible camera sliding shooting machine. This is probably one of the most useful inventions since Joby itself created the Gorillapod. The only downside to the CineSkates is the price. You'll have to purchase a GorillaPod Focus tripod that we just so happen to have reviewed, with a ball head mount if you haven't already in order to use the CineSkates. Once you've got all the ingredients, you'll be able to shoot some incredibly smooth cinematic video with a portable package. Here are some of the examples:

  • Arcing shots that rotate around objects
  • Sliding shots that push or pull the subject into focus 
  • Rolling shots that glide over the subject
  • Time-lapse shots that move the camera slowly and smoothly
  • Panning shots that scan a wide area
  • "Worm's eye view" shots that slide just above the floor

$150 will score you a pair of CineSkates if you pre-order them, they'll retail for $200 once the Kickstarter project is finished. If you don't have a GorillaPod Focus, you can drop $275 on the complete CineSkates system that includes the Focus tripod with a BallHead X. The amount of interest has been tremendous with Cinetics reaching their funding goal of $20,000 in just one day. Check out the video below of the CineSkates in action!

Nir Schneider


The iPad 2's Glass Is Super Tough

Even though the iPad and the iPad 2 never used Gorilla Glass, they are still very strong. The iPad 2's glass is 27% thinner than the glass found on the first generation iPad. iFixYouri thought it would be nice to test out both the iPads glass to see which is stronger. It turns out the iPad 2's glass is much stronger and flexible than the iPad 1. Anyone else think that iPad 2 was extremely close to the edge of that table? It was used to take a different angle video of the test and the quality looks much better than the main camera that the guys over at iFixYouri used to shoot the video. Check out the video after the break and don't try this at home kids.

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