Make Your DSLR as Portable as Your iPhone

When asked what's the best camera, professional photographers will often say "the one you have with you." That's why iPhones are increasingly being used, even by pros, for photography. But what if there was a way to make DSLRs more portable, so they were always handy? That's the concept behind Miggo's Strap & Wrap. This novel invention was demonstrated at the New York City CE Week show and, following a successful Kickstarter campaign, I was able to try it with my Canon EOS Rebel.

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The Strap & Wrap ($49.99) attaches to a traditional camera using the tripod mount. While the Strap & Wrap uses up the camera's tripod mount, it has a mount of its own so you can still mount it on a tripod. The other part of the solution is a comfortable neoprene and lycra wide strap that makes it comfortable to wear. When it's time to stow the camera, the strap zips up and wraps around the camera, protecting the lens, buttons, and just about every nook and cranny of the camera. With the Strap & Wrap, there's no need for a big bulky camera bag. If the Miggo Strap & Wrap can make it more convenient to carry around a DSLR, it could benefit photographers, both amateur and professional.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.