Geekazine Review

By Jeffrey Powers


Using Central Control to Enhance Your Workflow

May 16, 2022

At NAB, I talked with Joe De Max of Central Control about any new updates. He showed me some cool ways to use Central Control as he went over the features. What is Central Control This is software tha


Loupedeck CT and Loupedeck Live Customizable Controllers

May 11, 2022

Loupedeck is a customizable controller that gives you functionality at your fingertips. From creating hotkey buttons, giving you dial controls and jog wheels, and a lot more. While at NAB 2022, we loo


Kiloview N60 4K Bi-Directional NDI Converter

May 09, 2022

Checking out the new Kiloview N60 – a 4K UHD box that is also a bi-directional converter. That means you can do Camera to NDI, then NDI to output source. The N60 gives you both High-bandwidth NDI and


PTZOptics/HuddlecamHD Lineup for 2022

May 06, 2022

PTZOptics/Huddlecam was at the NAB show to show how you can build up your studio for 2022. Many PTZ cameras, and a couple finds for your video production. Matthew Davis shows us around the booth. Simp


New PIE Rack, Customizable Keyboards from X-Keys

May 04, 2022

If you are looking for a customizable keyboard for video, audio, or just to open your programs, X-Keys has been building configurable button racks for many years. I interviewed X-Keys over the years,


Yololiv Max Pro for Instagram Live Streams

May 03, 2022

Yololiv has been busy working off their original Yolobox idea, and for NAB have 2 new boxes ready for purchase, and a new concept idea that can change the way you do Instagram Live in the Yolobox Max


Adobe Premiere Pro with Film IO, Color Sensai A.I.

May 02, 2022

Francis Crossman said it was great to be back to in-person, it was good to see people have legs… I talked to Francis about the updates to Premiere Pro, including the integration of into the s


Epiphan Interviews Me at NAB 2022

April 28, 2022

This last week I was at NAB 2022, getting interviews and first looks at products. I stopped by the Epiphan booth to learn more about their Unify system and Epiphan Pearl appliance. I was asked to do a


Amagami Ham Ham Bites Your Finger

February 24, 2022

A couple years ago, we met Qoobo – a furry stuffed device where the tail wags. Many think this is silly, but when you’re in a place where having pets is not conducive, this can be the next best thing.


Build a 3 Camera Studio with OBSBOT 4K Tiny PTZ Cameras

February 14, 2022

Last year I took 3 OBSBOT Tiny 1080p cameras and made a video studio around it. Since then, OBSBOT has come out with the OBSBOT 4K Tiny camera. As last time, I’ll be setting up the 3 cameras to do a r


Keep Knight is a Security System in Your Cupholder

February 09, 2022

After getting his car broken into, Keep’s founder David Moeller decided to create a device that will help catch the people that break in. Knight is that item, and it fits right into the car’s cupholde


Matter Shows Innovative Connected IoT Devices

February 08, 2022

At CES, the Connectivity Standards Alliance continued to progress the IoT space. Along with Matter, I got to see some innovative devices that could set timers, turn on and off devices, and more. Best


InfiRay Thermal Imaging Cameras

February 04, 2022

It’s always fun to look at the thermal imaging cameras at CES, but this year, I was geeking out over seeing my breath via the mask I was wearing. InfiRay was at the event showing off devices for your


Snoppa Rover All Terrain Stabilization Dolly

February 03, 2022

While it wasn’t functional, Snoppa showed off their All-terrain electric stabilization cinema dolly at CES 2022. This is a 3-legged base you fit a tripod onto, then move around via remote control in m


Shokz OpenRun Pro Bone Conduction Headset

February 02, 2022

Bone conduction headsets are a great way to get your music or phone calls while keeping your ears open for external sounds. I use my Opencomm headset everyday when I run, then when I’m on daily Zoom c


Glytch Battle Station Gaming Desks for Esports Stadiums

February 01, 2022

Gaming and Esports players that want to step up their game might want to take a look at Glytch Battle Station Gaming Desks. Geared for the gaming arena, this Battle Station desk is a fully portable, a


Ready Model 100: Build Your Own Computer

January 31, 2022

Ready is taking me back to the 80’s with technology of 2022 with the Ready Model 100. Starting from a Kickstarter, this Canadian based company has found a niche in a customizable single-board computer


Samsung Odyssey Ark Monitor – 55 Inch Curved Monitor

January 28, 2022

While at CES 2022, Samsung showed off a new concept of computer monitor. The Odyssey Ark is a 55 inch curved monitor that be used in a horizontal or vertical position. No prices or release dates have


ANSSIL Mattress Gives a Good Night’s Sleep Using Polyester

January 26, 2022

ANSSIL is a Korean company that is working on a mattress that will give a great night’s sleep. This air mattress uses a very interesting system from polyester to create the firmness of the mattress at


J5Create 360 All Around Webcam with Speakerphone

January 25, 2022

Last year, J5Create brought out the 360 All Around webcam – a camera that could turn into a 360 degree conference tool. This year the company improved it with the additional speakerphone addition for


Samsung at CES 2022: Flip 3 Bespoke, Galaxy Fold3, and More

January 22, 2022

Samsung had many announcements and products at CES 2022 this year. From 8K TVs, to solar powered remotes, refrigerators, gaming monitors ,and more. But at the core of Samsung is the computers and phon


Pivo Pod X Gives Pan Tilt AI Ability

January 21, 2022

Pivo has been making devices that allow you to move your phone or camera around using AI. I first met them at their start in 2018. Today, I learned how the company has grown, along with their newest p


Showcase PC with Holograms Inside and Out

January 20, 2022

I’ve seen modded PC cases with lights, submerged in water, look like part of the environment, and more. But holograms – this was a first for me. Showcase PC’s wants to give you an affordable gamer’s p


Prinker Prints Images on Your Skin

January 19, 2022

It can do more than print on the skin, but Prinker is an ink printer that allows you to print an image or text right onto your skin. Perfect for many uses from making fun tattoos for parties, to creat


Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra: 60 Day Self Cleaning Vacuum

January 18, 2022

Roborock makes a lot of different vacuums, including disc-style robot cleaners. At CES 2022, they introduced the S7 MaxV Ultra – a vacuum you don’t have to touch for 60 days. About the S7 Robot Vacuum


Next Digital Seoul at CES 2022

January 17, 2022

While at CES 2022, I was brought in to interview the companies at the Next Digital Seoul Pavilion. In the two hours I was there, I interviewed 22 different companies in many different areas of technol


Meet Bob – the Portable Dishwasher

January 16, 2022

Small apartments, tiny homes, boaters, and campers will love Bob. This is a portable dishwasher that can take care of dishes for 1-2 people. Running on under a gallon of water, you can get dishes clea


Wowcube Entertainment System

January 14, 2022

One of CES 2022 innovation award winners was a simple puzzle that’s more than a puzzle. Wowcube is a 4-square 6-sized video cube that can be used as a game, a lava lamp, a social media display, and mo


Brelyon Monitor Gives a VR experience on Your Desktop

January 12, 2022

What if you could get an immersive view of content without putting on a pair of VR goggles? That’s what Brelyon is working on with a new prototype desktop monitor – giving gaming, movie watching and m


Canon AMLOS PTZ Camera (CR-N500), R5.2mm 180 Degree Dual Fisheye Lens

January 11, 2022

There were two things I was really excited to see in the Canon booth at CES 2022 – their newest PTZ camera with AMLOS technology, and the Stereoscopic lens to give content creators a 180 degree stereo


Creality CR-30 Print Mill, Ender 7, CV-01 Engraver First Look

January 11, 2022

Creality has some great new 3D printers ready for 2022, including the Ender 7 (a top-down 3D printer), and one laser engraver. 0:27 Halot Sky 3D Resin printer 1:07 Ender 3 s1 Printer 1:31 CR-30 3D Pri


TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni 6E Wifi Router

January 09, 2022

As 6E Wifi starts to take a hold in households, routers are getting more powerful and sophisticated. Take the Archer AXE200 Omni router from TP-Link. I check this out as I visit the TP-Link booth at C


ATEN StreamLive Pro, CamLive Pro

December 23, 2021

At Infocomm, I check out some of the offerings at ATEN – an A/V company with camera switchers. ATEN has many different audio/visual solutions for businesses, including KVM switches, Video extenders, d


Datavideo KMU-200 Switcher Turns 1 Camera into 4: Portrait or Landscape

November 12, 2021

Datavideo has come out with a table-top video switcher that uses a single 4K camera to make multiple shots for a band, panel discussion, and more. Best part is you can record or stream an event in a s


PresenterTek Robotic Stands for Teleprompter, Microphone, Camera

November 08, 2021

If you are building a stage that will rotate through presenters or simply making a hands-free media room, PresenterTek has a host of stands that allow you to adjust height from a distance. I saw them


Bowflex Max Total 16 Trainer for Your Home

October 24, 2021

Bowflex has updated their popular Max Trainer series with the Max Total 16 cross-training system. The ability to have a trainer in the machine, you can train on the Max Total, then do a Yoga session,


Smart Sunglasses Using Electrochromic Tint: Ampere Dusk

October 20, 2021

Electrochomic Tint is technology we see at offices, in your car, and in some homes to make the windows tint to a degree of light blocking (and privacy). Now, Ampere is bringing the technology to your


Withings Move Smartwatch Doesn’t Look Like a Smart Watch

September 09, 2021

The Withings Move Smartwatch is a great way to wear a connected watch and not have it look like a computer on your wrist. With a standard watch face, the device bluetooth connects to your phone (iOS o


Elk.Live Brings Musicians Together to Play Online

August 26, 2021

A regular question that gets asked – how can me and my bandmates play together when we are separated and shows are being cancelled? Live music online is a topic that Elk.Live is working on, and ready


Stern Pinball Mandalorian Lets You Save Grogu (a.k.a Baby Yoda)

July 26, 2021

Stern Pinball, a company known for pinball machines for arcades and home use, has released their latest machine in the Mandalorian. Three versions available, you can get it for your cave if you don’t


ViewSonic M2e Portable Projector, ColorPro and Multimedia Monitors

July 06, 2021

ViewSonic has come out with some new displays for 2021, and a projector for your backyard movie watching, conference Karaoke, or many other uses. I talk with Ray from ViewSonic on the new products. Al


Shure MOTIV MV5c Microphone

June 30, 2021

If you are looking for a new podcast microphone, Shure has updated their MOTIV line with the Shure MV5C. This is a simple spherical cardioid microphone that can be attached to the included stand, or m


Setting up a 3 Camera Shoot with OBSBOT Tiny PTZ USB Cameras

June 27, 2021

What is OBSBOT Tiny OBSBOT is a company focusing on AI technologies for video production. I first learned of OBSBOT at CES when I used the OBSBOT Tail camera to follow me around. In all reality, the Tail was relatively small as well.


I Checked my Eyesight Through EyeQue VisionCheck. Here Is What Happened.

June 17, 2021

While this is not going to replace seeing my eye doctor all the time, I do feel there are times where I can verify my prescription may not have changed. This is where EyeQue comes in. I can find out not only my left and right eye strength,


Aftershokz OpenComm Bone Conductive Headset

June 14, 2021

Bone conduction is a great way to keep your ears open for other sounds while you can keep in on your music, conference call, or phone call. It can even make you feel like you have another set of ears when you’re using it.


Go Cube Takes My Rubik’s Cube Solving to a New Level

June 01, 2021

I remember my first Rubik’s Cube… well… more of a generic knockoff that was in the bargin bin my Mom bought for me. The cool thing about that cube is it came with instructions on patterns to help solve. So when I saw the Go Cube with Bluetooth ability ...


Apple AirTag Unbox and Setup

May 17, 2021

Apple unveiled Air Tags for tracking keys, luggage, and other items you need. With a device no larger than a U.S. quarter, these tags connect via Bluetooth, and are instantly seen by your Apple device. The Tag also is added to your “Find My” option,


Simon Says Assemble is Text-Based Video Editing

May 12, 2021

Normally, I’m trying to figure out the words to say. But I think I should let the transcription say it for me. This is Simon Says – it’s a transcription app that uses AI to not only transcribe, but also helps you figure out how to edit videos by lookin...


Adobe After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering for Faster Renders

May 05, 2021

I talked with Victoria Nece of Adobe to learn about the updates in After Effects 2021. We centered around real-time events, and a new feature in beta: Real Time Rendering. Multi-Frame Rendering The new redesigned render queue for After Effects will sho...


Zenfone 7 with Flip Camera at 8K from ASUS

April 21, 2021

I bought my first Android phone in a long time. I am building an “At home” kit – a video system that I send to people for one-on-one interviews. But for this video, I’ll be unboxing and setting up the phone for everyday use.