Clinton Stark

Clinton Stark
Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear
All new Amazon Echo Spot smart clock 2024

Amazon’s new Echo Spot (2024) should appeal to those seeking the basics in a smart bedside clock

Amazon, somewhat surprisingly, revealed a new Echo device just in time for Prime Day. The updated version of the beloved Echo Spot features a similar design to the original, but upgrades all the important stuff you'd want improved. Better display. Better speaker. Better performance. One difference: The all-new Spot no longer...
Zwift Ride with Kickr Core

Zwift Ride is an all-in-one indoor bike for gamification nerds and serious trainers alike

Another at-home fitness bike is about to hit the market. Zwift has finally taken the wraps of its in-house designed and branded bike. Due to start shipping later this month, the California-based company is calling it Zwift Ride and it will sell for $1,299 USD and include everything you need...
KODAK PIXPRO WPZ2 Rugged Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof WiFi Digital Camera

Old school cameras outselling modern ones in Japan (Maybe tech isn’t everything?)

Maybe specs aren't everything? These days it seems all things vintage and retro and the cool kids. Take video games. Retro gaming and that nostalgia associated with re-visiting video game titles from decades ago is a massive thing right now. Even for those new to iconic consoles such as the...
Blackmagic Design announces special price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K

Trendspotting: Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K discounted 40% after only 9 months

If you're looking for a deal on an affordable, compact cinema camera the time may well have come. Blackmagic is now discounting its relatively new Cinema Camera 6K by a whopping 40%. That translates into a savings of $1,020 from the original launch price of $2,595 bringing it down to...
Panasonic CineBox 6K Cinema Camera

Panasonic to follow Blackmagic’s lead, announce box camera? (CineBox!?)

Everyone these days wants a box camera. The reason is simple. You can rig them up however you like. For some projects that might mean all sorts of audio gear, secondary monitors and various mounts. For others I could mean stripping it right down to the bare minimal to...
Blackmagic Design PYXIS 6K Cinema Box Camera
Yashica I'm Back Micro Mirrorless compared to DSLR mirrorless size

Are micro mirrorless cameras the next big thing?

Small, inexpensive, fun. Photography goes back to basics.
Gaggia Espresso Evolution - brew head and portafilter

For only $250, the new Gaggia Espresso Evolution offers insane value

Gaggia has released a new espresso machine. Not a big deal. Manufacturers regularly release new models all the time. However, what caught my eye with this one is the price: $250 USD. The Gaggia Espresso Evolution, per Whole Latte Love, is "all-new" and despite its palatable price point doesn't appear to...
Nikon Coolpix - Retro, compact travel digital camera

Trendspotting: Compact cameras make a comeback

What's old is new again. It never seizes to amaze me how products or trends that seem long faded -- jean shorts, silver HiFi components, vinyl, NES video games, etc. -- find a way to not only become popular, but once again hip and cool. Retro games is a big...
Canon EOS R5 with 50mm RF lens test

Trendspotting: Canon aims for #1 in mirrorless camera market (strategy presentation)

According to a new presentation, it seems Canon is looking to topple Sony as the mirrorless camera leader. PetaPixel pointed out that per the slide deck's opening strategy reveal, Canon says it wants to achieve "overwhelming number one share" of the mirrorless market. The time frame? Within the next two...