The Bear tech necessitiesBy Thomas McKinnon 7 September 2009 | Categories: feature articles
Panasonic Toughbook U1
|Canon PowerShot G11 and Pentax Optio W80
A few pics for the family never goes amiss when travelling on business. So Bear’s crew would need a rugged camera or two. Canon’s G11 will do the trick for those landscape shots, while the Pentax’s shock, dust and waterproof Optio W80 is ideal for those more awkward submerged-in-water/ hanging-from-a-tree shots. Get the G11 for R6227 and Optio W80 for R3949 from Have2have.co.za.
|Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone
While Bear never needs to phone home, his crew would be in a spot of trouble if they failed to check in with the old lady once or twice a day. Iridium’s 9555 can make calls from “anywhere to everywhere,” which is pretty handy when stuck in the world’s sweatiest orifices. Compact as far as sat phones go, the 9555 also features an integrated speakerphone, improved SMS and email messaging.
R12 799 (excl VAT) from Satellite Communication on
011-402-1166 or visit www.satcomms.co.za.
A gaggle of gadgets generally needs a little juice to keep the power lights glowing. The G.A.D.G.E.T. Shop’s range of mobile chargers, including the Powerchimp (R399), Solarmonkey (R599) and Powergorilla (R2399), are ideal for those power emergencies. When not aping about on location the crew would be best served by keeping their portable chargers juiced for a shoot since all of these products can work in tandem to recharge each other. God forbid the sat phone dies and the missus tries to call. Phone them on
012-346-2726 or visit www.thegadgetshop.co.za.
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