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Review: GoWorx FreeRide Smartphone Phone Mount

Overview : Fresh off the GoWorx design table, the FreeRide Phone Mount transforms your phone into an infinitely versatile and mountable camera capable of shooting time-lapse photos, steady video, unique perspectives and anything else your creativity conjures up. FreeRide securely attaches to GoKnuckles and The Original Handle as well as any pole, suction-cup mount, tripod or any of the thousand other gadgets that hold a GoPro HERO or traditional camera. Whether using your phone for POV video, rigging up your smartphone as a GoPro camera display or adding a second perspective to your video production, the padded, vice-like clamps secure your phone so you can capture quality footage with the camera you already own.

Features :
  • Three-fin mount and included thumbscrew let you mount your smartphone (with or without a case) anywhere you can mount a GoPro HERO camera, unlocking the creative potential of your smartphone.
  • Included ¼-20 universal tripod adapter lets you mount your smartphone to any tripod or traditional camera mount built for a point-and-shoot or DSLR. With your phone on a tripod, you can finally utilize its powerful camera by capturing quality, shake-free video and truly stunning photos.
  • FreeRide works seamlessly with other GoWorx designs, including the skate-ready Original Handle and internationally acclaimed GoKnuckles.
  • Vice-like design fits any smartphone between 56.5mm and 86.5mm wide (2.2 to 3.4"), including all Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.
  • Top screw locks down clamps to ensure a solid hold during rowdy, in-motion skate shots.
  • Soft urethane rubber pads grip your phone (with or without its case) and prevent scratches from the mount itself.
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate and precision-machined 304 stainless steel provide a long, adventurous product life regardless of use in saltwater, freshwater, snow, mud, dust or black Hawaiian sand.
  • With the GoPro® Smartphone App and a little ingenuity, the FreeRide lets you rig your smartphone as a touch-screen display to view and control your GoPro HERO camera in real time.
  • The FreeRide also enables secondary video perspectives when using your GoPro as the primary camera during your next video project.
  • With the FreeRide, a dashboard mount and your favorite map app, your smartphone becomes a removable GPS to guide you to your next skate or wave session.

Deal: Dolica Proline GX Series 65" Tripod

Amazon offers the Dolica Proline GX Series 65" Tripod, model no. GX650B204, for $52.99. Clip the $5 off coupon on the product page to cut the price to $47.99 with free shipping. It features a ball head, 4-position leg angle adjustment locks, and non-slip feet.

Deal: Photo Magazine Bundle 1-Year Subscription

Discount Mags offers a Popular Photography Magazine 1-Year Subscription (12 issues) bundled with an Outdoor Photographer Magazine 1-Year Subscription (10 issues) for $23.95. Coupon code "DEALNEWS" cuts it to $7.99.

Note: You can buy up to three years at this discounted rate.

Deal: Lowepro Vertex 100 AW Backpack

B&H Photo Video offers the Lowepro Vertex 100 AW Backpack in Black, model no. LP35018, for $99.95 with free shipping. It measures approximately 12" x 10" x 17" and features capacity for up to a 14" laptop, water-resistant zippers, all-weather cover, adjustable glide-lock system, removable tripod holder, and padded and adjustable lightweight harness.

Deal: Lowepro Pro Runner x350 Rolling AW Backpack

B&H Photo Video offers the Lowepro Pro Runner x350 Rolling AW Backpack in Black, model no. LP36146, for $99.99 with free shipping. It measures approximately 13" x 11" x 18" and features a weather-resistant 600 denier square rip-stop polyester exterior, removable, padded inserts with adjustable dividers, all weather AW cover, hideaway tripod mount, sliplock attachment loops, rubber grab handle, spring-loaded trolley handle, and padded shoulder straps.

Spider Holster SpiderLight Hand Strap Coming Soon

We have been a huge fan of the SpiderPro Hand Strap. One of the things we wished for and I'm sure many others as well were for it to be able to work with smaller cameras. Well your questions have been answered! Spider Holster will be releasing a SpiderLight Hand Strap for smaller camera bodies like Fuji X-T1, SONY a7’s/7II’s, Olympus OMD to name a few.

  • hand in and out easily and quickly
  • works with any tripod
  • s-curve shape puts your hand in a perfect shooting position
  • easy access to your camera controls
  • super quick to get on and off your camera
  • nice and sturdy
  • includes adapters for compatibility with all leading mirrorless cameras
  • feels great and looks beautiful
The Kickstarter campaign will go live early 2016 but no indications as to what the price would be. If you want to be notified when the Kickstarter campaign goes live, sign up here.

Continue reading for more information and be sure to follow us for any updated information. We'll have a full review when we get our hands on one.

Review: Peak Design Slide Summit Edition Camera Sling Strap

Review Peak Design Slide Summit Edition Camera Sling Strap

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Overview : Slide™ is the most versatile professional camera sling strap in the world. Wearable as a sling, neck or shoulder strap, Slide™ is made of 45mm tubular seatbelt-style webbing with internal padding. Slide™ has aluminum quick-adjusters and our patent-pending Anchor Link™ quick-connectors. Comes with 4 Anchors and 1 Standard Plate for attachment.

Choose from the following styles, which were chosen by Peak Design customers/fans and Kickstarter backers:
  • Tallac: Keep Tahoe Blue. Inspired by Mount Tallac in South Lake Tahoe, this color pallet mixes a classic navy strap with silver anodized hardware and dark caramel leather accents.
  • Lassen: Liquid hot magma. Lassen Peak is one of two volcanoes that erupted in the continental US in the 20th century - the other is Mount St. Helens. Lassen features a red strap and heritage tan leather accents.
Both of these straps feature the same features and specs as the classic black Slide strap:

Features :
  • Works with any camera: attaches to any camera's strap loops or tripod socket using included ARCA-compatible tripod plate.
  • Ultra versatile: wearable as a sling strap, shoulder strap or neck strap.
  • Quick-connecting: attach and detach with one hand using our patent-pending Anchor Link™ connection system.
  • Grip or no grip: smooth on one side and grippy on the other, and instantly reversible depending on your preference.
  • Ridiculously comfy: Internally-padded webbing is low-profile and comfortable even with the heaviest of pro cameras.
  • Tripod compatible: compatible with most ARCA-type tripod heads.
  • Quick-adjusting: quickly adjustable with durable aluminum quick-adjusters.
  • Super strong: strong enough to hold the heaviest of pro cameras/lenses/accessories.
  • Use with Capture®: works stand-alone or with the Capture® Camera Clip.
  • Lifetime warranty on all parts

Deal: BigOrder Portable Flash Bag Case Pouch Cover

We happened to stumble upon a case for your flash on Amazon. The flash pouches that come with the unit itself is somewhat flimsy. The pouch on Amazon provides additional protection and a small section to hold a stofen diffuser or even extra batteries.

  • Easy to take along with. (speedlight and battery is not included.)
  • Small slot inside can take batteries and other small items.
  • Protects your precious flash.
  • Helpful assistant accessory when you are out.
  • Made of Nylon.
It's fairly reasonably priced at $18.


We just found another pouch that is in black with a slightly different compartment setup for the batteries on Amazon. It also seems that this case has a strap on the back to let you attach to your belt. This version is priced at $7.99.

Kickstarter: MagMod Introduces the MagBeam - Fresnel Lens Flash Extender + MagMasks

Today, MagMod has just launched their 3rd Kickstarter project. The newest item they are launching is called the MagBeam along with MagMasks which requires the MagGrip (check out our reviews). Within 96 minutes of launching (182 backers), they have met their pledge goal.

The MagBeam is the most unique, versatile, and totally awesome fresnel lens speedlite flash modifier ever created for photographers.

What is the MagBeam?
The MagBeam is a revolutionary new fresnel-lens modifier that gives you increased power output, a killer beam pattern, and projection masks (gobos/cookies) that turn your flash into a pattern-projecting-thing-of-wonder. The MagBeam brings you ninja-style light shaping in a fast, easy, and simple package.

It comes with a Telephoto lens for a laser-like precision beam with 2 to 3 additional stops of light output.

Add a Wide Angle Lens and our custom MagMasks to project patterns, shapes, and awesomeness--anywhere you want.

We're looking to providing a full review of the MagBeam and MagMasks. Be sure to follow us and check back often.

Continue reading for more information.
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