MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L – review

On September 15, 2015, in Back Pack, Bag, Photography, Review, by Steve Hammond

MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L
Price: $279.99
Company: MindShift

For outdoor photographers and frequent plane travelers who prefer to keep their gear nearby in flight, it is not always easy to find the right travel bag. I recently had the chance to test out the FirstLight 30L by MindShift Gear, which can fulfill both tasks.


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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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App Review

On October 5, 2011, in Apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Company: Gilt Travel, Inc
Version: 1.1.1 for iPad
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Price: Free
Version 2.0 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Price: Free

Do you like to travel? Do you find it difficult to navigate through web sites, looking for honest and unbiased reviews of hotels and destinations? Do you want to travel somewhere interesting, somewhere that you may not have thought of? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you might want to take a look at Jetsetter.

Jetsetter is a travel app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that’s more than just a simple app that shows vacation spots. Jetsetter uses photos, reviews, insider tips, and intuitive site navigation to make searching for a new adventure, well, an adventure! I used the iPad version of Jetsetter for this review.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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Go Mini Nano Wireless Optical Travel Mouse

On March 4, 2011, in Mouse, Review, Wireless, by Suzé Gilbert

Go Mini Nano Wireless Optical Travel Mouse
Price: $35.00

I love the color red. When I received Verbatim’s red Go Mini travel mouse, I knew it would be inseparable from my laptop. The travel mouse is very lightweight, a mere 7.5 ounces, takes two AAA batteries (included), and has a nano 2.4 GHz wireless receiver that plugs into a USB 2.0 port and is also USB 1.1 compatible. There is a small rear compartment that is the battery case and stores the nano receiver. The device has a tiny scroll wheel as well as a left and right mouse click mechanism. There is a small on/off switch on the underside of the mouse. It’s compatible with Windows 7, XP, 2000, and Vista and Mac OSX 10.4X and higher. I tested it on a Macbook Pro, PowerBook, and iMac.

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About Suzé Gilbert

Photographer,painter,printmaker, iPhone app addict, proud member of Mac nation. I blog at www.suzegilbert.wordpress.com

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Got iPads?

On November 29, 2010, in Apple, Features, iPad, Macbook Pro, Macintosh, by Mike Breed

I recently had the good fortune to attend this year’s annual STANYS (Science Teachers Association of New York State) Conference in Rochester, NY. Think of it as a Macworld Conference, except for science teachers. It’s always a great way to network with colleagues you usually only speak to online and to get new ideas to spark student interest in the sciences.

In the past, many teachers have brought a laptop of some sort with them to access e-mail, take notes during sessions and access the Internet. For the past several years, the number of people bringing laptops with them to the conference has grown noticeably larger — until this year.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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My PhotoTech Podcast 8

On July 10, 2010, in My Photo Tech Podcast, Photography, by Sandro Cuccia

On this episode of the MyPhotoTech Podcast – Traveling With Our Photo-Tech Gear, and I will share with you lots of tips, tricks and suggestions for the proper and optimal way to travel with your gear.

Click here to listen in your web browser (MP3 link)

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MyPhotoTech Podcast – Real People, Real Photography

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Nemo Memo
Ten Tech Travel Tips, v2006.11

On November 8, 2006, in How-To, Opinion, by John Nemerovski

I’m waiting at ORD for my flight back home to TUS. Passing through TSA territory was not BAD. Here is a TIP or TWO to help you FLY with as much ease and comfort as you CAN.

1. Travel light. If you have to think about it, don’t bring it. Winter travel season is here, with flight delays and luggage confusion. Bring only what you need, and pack as much as you can into your suitcase. Carry-on luggage is under scrutiny like never before, and updated info is posted at TSA. When in doubt, leave it out. Buy and use a rolling suitcase that is either a strange color or uniquely decorated with peculiar tape designs or ribbons, for instant identification. Have your personal information inserted into several places within each item you bring.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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