Here are a few cool must-haves for the hot days ahead.
(We’ll be adding to this list so add a bookmark.)
SEAGATE Backup Plus Portable 1TB Drive
This sleek, pocket-sized portable with its brushed metal casing has more than just good looks going for it. It offers a humongous 1TB of storage, so you can take ALL YOUR FILES on the road. It’s a natural for anyone who wants to travel light. It’s bundled with one-touch auto-backup software and can transfer easily to your cloud storage account. It also has social networking integration but, for me, that’s simply icing on the cake. This dandy drive is sports car FAST with USB 3.0 compatibility. Nice to hunker down in Starbucks and watch those video files fly by. Finally, you can trust Seagate…over the years we’ve had more than a few of their drives which have proven reliable and durable.
UPstrap XX-PAD NON-SLIP CAMERA STRAP
No other way to say this, the XX is the one shoulder strap that’ll never slip and leave you in need of repair…even when you swivel or bend down low to get a killer shot. If you haven’t heard of UPstrap then you’re probably living dangerously. This baby is the choice of pros who would rather have their camera hang securely than show off a gaudy colored branded strap. XX is plain black, no-nonsense, unobtrusive and SECURE. It’s adjustable from 57″ inches to 20 inches in length. A no-fail stainless slider & nylon keeper attach the strap securely to the camera. Safely supports gear up to 6 pounds.
And guess what? It’s made in the USA. OK now, no excuses.
FILTER FORGE 3.0
If you’re in the doldrums due to a lackluster set of Photoshop filters, it’s time to install Filter Forge 3.0.
Want some stunning abstract textures? Then this plugin will boost your spirits. After installing FF you’re armed and ready for just about anything with a powerful batch of customizable filters. You’re also plugged into a community of filter freaks where you can download hundreds of free user-created effects. Or create your own filters and share them with others. The native filter set here is quite compelling with its capacity for exquisite seamless tiling (most of these filters can be tiled, even non-square textures).
Looking for that popular “graphic novel” effect? You’ll find it in here along with many painterly effects, from watercolor to grunge. With over 4,000 effects and 30,000 variations, Filter Forge will keep you occupied far beyond the summer.
Stay tuned for more.