Ultra-Portable Microphone For Traveling Vloggers Who Want Better Audio Is Just OK

? People walking through airports with a phone in their face recording or live-streaming about how great airports are with a eerily exaggerated enthusiasm isn’t an uncommon sight, but no matter your particular vlogging style, audio on a phone is tricky to manage. Mobile phone mics tend to pick up much of the ambient noise so if you’re planning to upload travel videos you’re recording live, the MiracleSound Lavalier Mic might be a …

My Linux environment and the apps I used to replace MacOS

I’m subscribed to a bunch of Linux-focused websites and subreddits. I love reading articles about peoples setup, applications they use, and how they customized it. It has taught me a great deal about Linux and as a newcomer into the OS. I’d like to contribute back by sharing what I use. Keep in mind that many applications I use focus on web development. Images Flameshot: I replaced the default screenshot tool with Flameshot. Pressing Print Screen now opens Flameshot.As someone that often works with clients, I needed a tool that quickly captures screenshots and gives me …

The Rode VideoMicro Compact Microphone Will Significantly Improve Your Travel Video Audio

? More and more of you are adding travel videos to your trip collections as phones of the past 2 years have made major jumps in video quality. As cameras and mobiles get better at taking video, they still suck at audio. The small microphones in cameras (and particularly phones) are designed to pick up sound from sources that are especially close up, without much protection from ambient noise. (Try having a call outside, the slightest breeze can ruin a conversation.) For video with any kind of intelligible speaking in it…

JOBY GorillaPod Focus Is A Strong, Portable Tripod Capable Of Supporting Your Heavy Camera

? Making a tripod small enough to be portable but strong enough to effectively hold a DSLR or mirrorless camera with lens isn’t an easy engineering feat, particularly when the tripod legs are designed to bend. The GorillaPod series is innovative but their cost often causes people to buy a JOBY model that won’t support …

What I Learned From Demoing VR to Hundreds of People

I demonstrated virtual reality at Automattic’s annual company Grand Meetup of +400 people over the course of a week. On some nights we went until 2am playing various games and experiences. Here’s my experience and what I learned during that week. My Setup This was the largest room I’ve ever setup for VR. We had an HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with two computers. I gave the largest amount of space to the HTC Vive for its room-scale capabilities and controllers. I made the mistake of …

The Cocoon Grid-It Is Cable Management For Your Backpack

? Traveling with a lot of electronics means traveling with a lot of cables. Charging cords are especially difficult to manage inside a backpack and the Cocoon Grid-It is one of the few organizers that’s portable enough to be useful for travelers. The Grid-It isn’t for every backpack …

The Spigen Thin Fit Is Exceptionally Minimalist Phone Protection

There are some products so simple yet effective it’s hard to say too much without saying enough about them. Of all the gear I travel with, the Spigen Thin Fit is probably the one I handle most on a daily basis. The Thin Fit series is my go-to phone case for all the mobiles I travel with because they’re low profile, extremely durable, and inexpensive. Dumb Case Although cases like the ThinCharge can give you more than double the battery life, even the slimmest are several times thicker than the Thin…

The Two Best Travel Cameras For Video Under $1000

The two best video cameras under $1000 right now in late 2017 are the Panasonic Lumix G7 and the Lumix G85. Being so very similar, it can be difficult to tell why they differ by a few hundred dollars in price and if the additional cost of the G85 makes sense for you. Both are under-priced and depending on your travel photography needs, the two best video cameras to choose from. Here are the main differences for travelers and how to decide between the Lumix G7 and the Lumix G85. Peak …

DroneMate App Has All The Current Rules For Traveling With And Flying Your Drone Worldwide

DroneMate is an app I created that shows you the international rules for flying a drone in every country in the world. Available for iOS and Android, the DroneMate map is updated regularly from official sources, to make sure the information is as current and accurate as possible. DroneMate also includes U.S. state laws as well as the specific rules for various tourist sites around the world so you fly your drone without breaking any rules.        Why I Created DroneMate Earlier this year I bought a drone small enough to comfortably travel with, but quickly realized finding out the…

This Map Shows You The Drone Laws For Every Country In The World (Updated Regularly)

This map is now available in app form! DroneMate is available on the App Store and Google Play.     Many travelers buy a drone to shoot videos of the places they’ll be visiting but when you’re crossing international borders, not being aware of the local laws can cost you fines…

Small, Ergonomic, Revolutionary? A Review Of The Penclic R3 Wireless Mouse

The Penclic R3 Wireless Mouse is a rethinking of how you should use the gadget you probably touch most during a given day. Traditional mice put your arm in an unnatural position, causing wrist, elbow, shoulder, or even back pain from using one. Frequent traveling can make the situation even worse, especially if you’re working on hotel, cafe or tray tables in cramped spaces where you have to get into contorted shapes to type.   Penclic 3-Scroll Ambidextrous Wireless Mouse – Black I know the …

How To Track Steps Using Your iPhone (Hint: It’s A Built-In Feature)

Many of you want to track the number of steps you’ve taken during the day or know the distance you’ve covered sightseeing. Activity trackers like Fitbit are good options, but if you’re an iPhone user mainly interested in tracking distance and steps, this functionality is already built-in your phone. All you need to do is activate the feature from Apple’s …

A Review Of The World’s Thinnest iPhone Charging Case: ChargeTech ThinCharge

The ChargeTech ThinCharge is a such a simple piece of technology, it’s hard to appreciate how useful it is, until everyone who sees it asks you about it. ChargeTech sent me a ThinCharge for the iPhone 6s, which I’ve been using for the past few months. You can see more in the video above on how it works, how thin it is, and what a benefit it is…

5 Reasons To Use Airplane Mode Even When You’re Not Flying

Despite the name, airplane mode can have a lot of advantages for travelers whether used on a plane or not. The airplane mode feature on most smartphones and tablets cuts off cellular, wireless, and Bluetooth connections so they don’t interfere with an airplane’s communication systems. There are a few other handy side effects of airplane mode, however, you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re (literally) on the road, at …