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Ricoh GR

Chances are you're gonna drop a pretty penny if you're in the market for a new camera. Whether you're looking for a point-and-shoot or a DSLR, you basically pay for quality. So it just makes sense that you'll want to save a couple of bucks when you can while not sacrificing quality. This is the reason we're excited ... continue reading
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Gifts for the Outdoorsmen SHOP

Man cannot conquer nature with his bare hands. Before you take your next camping trip or wild excursion, gear up in the Cool Material Shop. Our Outdoors section is loaded with pocket knives. camping gear, mini flashlights, and a slew of clever little devices to make your next battle with Mother Nature an easy one. For that one item to complete your pack, or to revamp your entire collection, we've got you covered. ... check it out
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Canon Rebel SL1

Toting around a DSLR can be cumbersome. They're bulky, heavy, and don't exactly fit in your pocket. Problem is, good ones take mighty fine pictures that you just won't get with a point-and-shoot. Canon feels your pain. The Rebel SL1 is the smallest (4.6 x 3.6 x 2.1 inches) and lightest (14.1 ounce body) DSLR on the ... continue reading
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Nikon Coolpix A

If you were to drop a cool thou on a point-and-shoot pocket camera, some many would call you crazy. Things are starting to change, however, and carrying around a bulky DSLR might not be the only option to consider when you're shelling out that kind of cash. The Nikon Coolpix A is crammed with a DSLR-sized DX-format ... continue reading
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Memoto Lifelogging Camera

Aren't you sick of telling people how amazing your life is? We know we are. Going around bragging all the time gets old and people surprisingly get sick of it. Instead of telling people about all the cool stuff you do, show them. The Memoto Lifelogging Camera clips on to your shirt or pocket and snaps pictures while ... continue reading
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Lomography Belair X 6-12

In case you don't follow Cool Material on Instagram (do it!), we love taking pictures of beer, pens, food and everything else most other people on Instagram take pictures of. As much as we love our iPhones and Droids, and treasure/insure our DSLRs like they were our own children, we kind of miss shooting on real film. ... continue reading
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Hoocap

If you own a Canon DSLR and a EF-S 17-55 mm F2.8 IS USM lens, you don't need to read this. Just click the buy button below. If you don't, or you're curious about what exactly the Hoocap does, keep reading. The Hoocap is quite possibly one of the greatest innovations in photography since, well, single-lens reflex went ... continue reading
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The Camalapse

Timelapse videos are fantastic. Unfortunately, they're as difficult to do properly as they are awesome. But no more! The Camalapse from PhotoJoJo takes all the uneasiness out of creating smooth time lapse video by essentially rotating your camera for you. You don't have to worry about lining everything up frame by ... continue reading
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Looxcie HD Camera

If your middle name happens to be "Danger," first of all, props to your parents because that's hilarious, and second you may be in the market for a new mobile video camera. The Looxcie HD is a viable candidate to consider along with your standard GoPro. The HD video camera offers built-in WiFi so you can share a live ... continue reading
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Autographer Camera

Photographing something cool that's happening in our lives usually plays out like this: 1. Notice awesome thing. 2. Grab camera. 3. Snap picture. The problem here is step two. Unless you're randomly snapping pictures while you walk, you're going to miss the spontaneity of the moment you want to capture and you'll ... continue reading
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JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap

How many times have you missed the perfect shot because you were pulling your camera from a bag or wrestling with the point-and-shoot crammed in your pocket? Your other option has always been that included neck strap which is about as comfortable as a children's size turtleneck. The UltraFit Sling Strap from JOBY is ... continue reading
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Fujifilm XF1

You have two options when you want to buy a retro looking camera. You could, you know, actually buy an old camera, or you can shell out the cash for a nice Leica or something similar. Thanks to Fuji, you can now get a sweet looking camera like your pops used to use in an affordable point-and-shoot package. Along with ... continue reading
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Canon EOS 6D

With Canon unveiling the world's smallest, lightest and cheapest full-frame DSLR ever, the gauntlet has been thrown down at Nikon's feet. Now, "cheap" is a relative term, the EOS 6D will still set you back over two grand, but if you're in the market, the new Canon should be the go-to. It's got built in WiFi (so ... continue reading
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Polaroid Right Angle Spy Lens

Don't you hate it when you're trying to discreetly take a picture of some bombshell in a bikini only to have her turn and see you pointing a camera right at her? All of a sudden you're the creepy one, right?? This lens from Polaroid will keep your dignity intact (questionable) and your perv levels at a minimum (also ... continue reading
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Into Focus Mug

Photography is like surfing, there's a lot of waiting between the action. While trying to ride some waves, at least your down time is occupied by strenuous paddling, while awaiting the perfect shot, you're just plain sitting there. That kind of fortitude requires assistance, and we usually turn to a cup of Brazilian ... continue reading