Amazon has launched Virtual Try-On Shoes, a new feature that lets you try footwear remotely and see how it looks on you. Using augmented reality, you can virtually try on shoes without even leaving your home. You can also check out how T-shirts and glasses look on you, and all you need is your phone’s camera and Amazon’s shopping app.
“It’s Amazon’s playground and they do seem to win a lot of the time…” says John Oliver in a light-hearted look at the international giant marketplace. But Oliver places further scrutiny on the fact that Amazon appears to be creating its own knock-off designs of products already being sold on its marketplace.
“Amazon isn’t just a marketplace, or indeed a shipping company,” says Oliver. “It’s also started coming up with its own products now.” Oliver gives the example of a camera bag that is uncannily similar to Peak Design‘s own version.
When last we met, I pointed out the perils of using Apple’s iCloud Photos for photo backup for one simple reason: if you delete an image off your iPhone, Apple will in turn also delete it from iCloud*.
This time I’d like to go over the best alternative photo backup options for you in more detail, because like it or not, in today’s world, just like paying for food, shelter and taxes, if you snap photos on your smartphone or camera, you will be paying for online storage. And paying more in the coming years as well, as you snap more images.
There’s no such thing as free backup anymore.
If you’ve been thinking of buying a Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, you may want to wait a while if Amazon is your platform of choice. The lens is currently ridiculously overpriced after Amazon tried to fix the initial mistake. They “fixed” it twice, so the lens now retails at $5,000, which is nearly two times its regular price.
Amazon has kicked off its Prime Day deals on time this year and as usual, there are quite a lot of them. Despite the name, the event goes on for two days and we’ll be listing the best deals we find here.
Not all of these deals have gone live just yet (it’s still early), and some will disappear as they sell out. We’ll keep updating the list as we find more, so keep checking back regularly. Have you spotted any we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments!
A couple of photographers from Alamosa, Colorado recently bought the most expensive empty boxes ever. The couple ordered a brand new Sony Alpha A1 from Amazon, paid over $7,000 and waited two months for the package to arrive. And when it finally did – there was nothing but empty camera boxes.
With everything that’s been happening this year, the fate of Prime Day 2020 was unknown until very recently when Amazon announced that Prime Day (which is actually two days, or sometimes a whole week depending on the seller) was going to begin… well, today. Now.
Here are some of the best deals we’ve found so far. We’ll keep updating this list as we spot more, so keep checking back. Let us know if you see any you think we’re missing that we should include!
This is both cool and super creepy – especially given past stories of Amazon employees being caught (and, thankfully, fired) for spying on Ring customers. But Ring’s newest announcement isn’t just like their regular home security cameras. It’s called the Ring Always Home Cam, and it’s basically a drone that sits there, silently, patiently, creepily waiting to spring into action.
This is an odd leak. It’s from a retailer, but it’s not WEX, B&H or some random company that only the local townspeople have heard of. This time it’s Amazon.
Despite not yet having been officially announced, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is now available to pre-order from Amazon Canada. The listing shows some of the specs of the camera along with a $900.45 (Canadian) price tag, a September 25th release date and a great big “Pre-order now” button.
The graphics card in my computer died yesterday. So, last night, I went to Amazon to order a shiny new Nvidia graphics card. Thanks to Amazon Prime delivery, it should be arriving sometime in the next couple of hours. It’s an ability that many of us take for granted and do every day. But as with all things at the moment, coronavirus is having its impact.
Amazon has announced that they are temporarily prioritising the products coming into their fulfilment centres throughout the USA and the EU. Effective from today until at least April 5th, Amazon will be prioritising “household staples and medical supplies” over the things many of us would ordinarily buy – including camera gear.