Thursday, January 6, 2011

Red Epic Stolen - $100,000.00 Reward

Here is one reason not to be rich. Mark L. Pederson, CTO of OffHollywood, had his RED EPIC stolen from his French chalet while he and his family were sleeping. Oops. EPIC #0006, was the first RED EPIC to be delivered to a paying customer. Mark payed the princely sum of $58,000.00 for the privilege of being the first guy with the new RED.

Here's a list of all that was stolen.

EPIC camera body #00006
EPIC side-handle
EPIC Redmote
Angenieux Optimo 15-40mm
50mm RED Pro Prime - this lens is from the first set shipped - the lens is marked as T1.9 - with engraved text that reads "tested at T1.8"
Prototype of Schneider clip on circular ND filter holder ring w/ND
2 x 128 G SSD (filled with EPIC footage)
500G GDrive mini - filled with a back up of EPIC footage)
RED Quick Plate
2 x RED Brick batteries
LCD lemo cable
Lemo adapter power cable
Black Oakley bag

Jim Jannard, founder of Oakley and the top dog at RED, has offered a $100,000.00 reward.

Same thing happened to me, except it was an apartment in Van Nuys, and the camera was a Fisher Price PXL-2000:)

Bobble Personal Water Filtration

If you live in Los Angeles you can almost get a ticket for not carrying around a bottle of water. Just as small dogs have become fashion accessories, so has the requisite water bottle. Nothing says "Hey, I work out..." more than carrying your own water supply.

If you really want to one up those other douche-bags, then go ecologically-friendly with the Karim Rashid (speaking of douche-bags) designed "bobble".

The bobble has a simple activated carbon filter built into the bottom of its drinking spout. As water passes through the carbon, chlorine and various organic contaminants are removed. The filter is good for at least 300 bottlefuls, which should work out to about two months.

13 oz - $8.95
18.5 oz - $9.95
34 oz - $12.95

All kidding aside it's a pretty cool idea and is very well designed and executed. You might even see me carrying one around if somebody would just hold my dog for me:)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Agloves - Touch Screen Gloves

It's winter time, and it's cold outside. Have you ever tried to dial your "capacitive" phone with your gloves on? Doesn't work too well does it? Maybe what you need is a pair of Agloves. These conductive gloves feature silver-coated nylon fibers knitted into a comfortable fabric that puts the conductivity back in your touch. That's #47 on the periodic table for all you geeks out there.

They come in three different unisex sizes and only cost $17.99 a pair.

Can also be used as jumper cables for your car:)