The Hexo+ is a 6 rotor helicopter that follows you and frames the shot…automatically.  You can be the talent and the film crew at the same time.  How cool is that?  Click the link to support this endeavor on Kickstarter.

via HEXO+: Your Autonomous Aerial Camera by Squadrone System — Kickstarter.

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BACK-BONE GoPro camera MOD

Back bone Gopro mod












Back-Bone is a company that sells a hardware mod that converts your GoPro Black+ so that you can connect your own lens to the popular action cam.  Essentially you are saving money on the camera (which is no slouch) and able to upgrade to your hearts content the lens for your black and white noir vid for cinema class. Focus, zoom, no fisheye are now possible.  The kit does require some surgery to your GoPro and absolutely voids the warranty but if this makes you nervous the company does sell pre assembled mods, albeit at a more premium price.  Check out the vid.  Back-Bone GoPro camera MOD.

back bone mod kit with c mount lens


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BAROCOOK Flameless cooking

barocook cafe mug









Barocook is essentially the same technology in MRE’s flameless heaters but in a more user friendly set of cook ware.  Digging the thermos style use case of hot coffee on an IA fire.

::: BAROCOOK :::.

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FLIR ONE™ personal thermal imager by FLIR® – See the Heat










An attachment for your Iphone 5(s) and android soon that gives you Predator vision.  Interesting to see if this device could aid in cold trailing an IA fire.  Could it see a hotspot under a meter of Duff?  We’ll see this spring for around $350.

FLIR ONE™ personal thermal imager by FLIR® – See the Heat.

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The Dash Wireless Smart Headphones

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Dash wireless smart headphones







In ear everything…wireless, tether less earbuds with bluetooth connectivity to your smart phone and 4g of internal storage.  Bone mic, and other sensors for heart rate, cadence and distance enable the user to excercise with just the one device stuck in their ears.  As a kickstarter venture the Dash has basically hit it out of the park exceeding their goal of 260,000 bucks.  Yup with less than a month to go they  have nearly 3 million pledged.  Check it out.  The Dash Wireless Smart Headphones

The Dash – Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones by BRAGI LLC. — Kickstarter.

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SKINS Unisex Adult Bio T&R Long Tights

Skins T&R tights









Koldsmoke has some long haul flights ahead, (some sort of winter sporting event in Russia?) and to stave off the dreaded DVT  (unlikely for me) or just to feel more up and at em after the flight the Skins T&R tights are just the ticket.  T&R stands for Travel and Recovery and after donning the spiderman like tights, they felt super comfy and compressive.  A lot of data out there extolling the virtues of compression gear, so why wouldn’t you wear these on the long flight?

Amazon.com: SKINS Unisex Adult Bio T&R Long Tights: Clothing.

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MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer










Coming soon from MakerBot, a new, reasonably priced 3d printer.  A 10x10x12.5cm build area and complete plug and print capability.  Can you say iPhone bumper factory?  Custom GoPro mount factory?  We’re gonna stop there. Software for the iPad is coming soon too.  Take a gander at their video for the full size replicator.

MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer.

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5.11 Tactical Screen Ops Patrol Gloves

5.11 tactical screen ops patrol glove









Capacitive touch screens…do not work when you have gloves on.  There may be a new ice age coming but never fear, the 5.11 tactical company isn’t banging rocks together, they have a whole set of gloves designed to work with all your touch screen items-ipad, Android, Windows etc.  The Patrol glove although tactical- look the least tactical of the bunch and still sport leather and have a tech look.  Not a huge fan of the tan colour on the finger tips but we guess that’s how you know that is what they’re for-keeping your digits warm while you unlock your phone and call for a boost in the frigid wasteland of North America.  For those of you working in and around flammables they also have a kevlar version, which is unmistakenly Tactical.

5.11 Tactical Screen Ops Patrol Gloves | Official 5.11 Site.

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Sexy tie windsor









If you need assistance and don’t have your own awesome helper to get your formal wear affixed; click over to sexytie.com Koldsmoke’s favourite [ahem] tie knot is the full windsor.  Click the link below for more popular and convential styles.  If you must do the flamboyant and nearly impossible to loosen tie knot click here for the Eldredge.

Thanks Nolan!

SexyTie.com | Learn how to tie a tie the sexy way.



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Wiggly camera stabilizer







Wiggly, a motorized gimbal gyro with a compact design and a tilt controller for your smart phone or Gopro shots.  Available in March…if the pledges on Kickstarter are successful.  Here’s hoping.

Stabilized head for iPhone, GoPro and compact cameras Wiggly by Ivan Stamatovski — Kickstarter.

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