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A couple cool gadgets. First, thanks to +Kickstarter there's the Revolve...

May 01, 2012 19 comments 20 shares 61 plus ones
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A couple cool gadgets. First, thanks to +Kickstarter there's the Revolve Dolly. Isn't Kickstarter the best thing to come out of New York in, well, ever? (I want to interview the founders when I visit New York for Blog World Expo in early June, anyone out there to make an intro?)

Second, these cool iPhone cases make your iPhone waterproof and damn near impossible to destroy. http://www.lifeproof.com/ I wish Apple sold cases like these in its stores. If it did we'd have a lot fewer cracked screens for http://www.icracked.com/ to have to replace.

Have you gotten a cool gadget lately?

REVOLVE: the versatile, portable and affordable camera dolly

The REVOLVE is a tool for creating fluid and dynamic video footage; compatible with all cameras and affordable to all videographers.


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Kyle Field May 03, 2012

Anyone know of a similar case for the iPod touch? I really want to get something that can stand up to the punishment that my 2 1/2 year old will dish out...

David Brennan May 03, 2012

http://store.cinetics.com/cineskates-system-focus/ really like this one a little more than the revolve.

Jim Beall May 01, 2012

I've had the lifeproof for a while now and it is great if you have young kids. I don't worry if my 4 year old drops it while playing one of his games. Of course, one mom I know couldn't stop telling everyone about her teenage daughter who texts with hers from the shower. So there may be a few disadvantages to its waterproof feature.

Derek Osborne May 01, 2012

I love my lifeproof case. I have thrown it to the floor, taken it in the shower, and occasionally do dishes with it. The greatest thing for me though is the peace of mind that I no longer have to worry about it. (Plus it's slim enough to fit in a pocket unlike the otterbox)

Kyle Field May 01, 2012

That case looks like a good option for parents with kids. I'm looking to get an ipod touch for my 2yo and need something bomb proof before buying...hmmm. :D

Yann MASOCH May 01, 2012

Thank you +Robert Scoble for this post. Now, I discover +Kickstarter and this portable camera dolly.

John Blossom May 01, 2012

At our local Maker Faire this weekend a fellow was showing a steadicam-life apparatus made from plastic tubing and electrician's tape for $40. It worked nicely.

pong aoJvoJ May 01, 2012

Very nice.

Thomas Bruce May 01, 2012

check out the interview withthe CEO of Kickstarteron APMedia show marketplace.

Daniel Waldhoff May 01, 2012

Thanks for the heads up! 2 LifeProof cases on the way to Japan!

Stefania Markiton May 01, 2012

CHRISTOPHE, YOU ARE AT AN AGE THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER AND I YOU STILL DONT BELIEVE THIS I SAY ON ONE MINURE YOU WILL LOOSE ALL YOUR HAIR, SO BELIEVE

Christophe Mouchel May 01, 2012

I don't get it. This is pretty much a rip-off of the Pico Dolly, right ?

mohammad matar May 01, 2012

thats very nice

MK Genest May 01, 2012

Yeah that it was it looks like. I am looking for one that I could possibly even put a tripod on.

Robert Scoble May 01, 2012

MK: It looks like it's only a few inches off the ground. I'm sure you could extend that a bit, but doing so would increase wobble a lot.

Marc Cohen May 01, 2012

Hoping icracked.com ships to Switzerland. They want to charge CHF 1,000 for a new screen.

MK Genest May 01, 2012

How tall does this dolly get?

Paul Stickland May 01, 2012

Kickstarter is a brilliant thing, I only wish we had it in the UK.

Colin Ian Latham May 01, 2012

That is cool I will use this for on of my next projects...