November 18, 2003 The Bushnell Instant Replay is a first of its kind, 3-in-1 device that incorporates an 8X magnification optical binocular, a 2.1 megapixel digital camera and a video-capturing unit that allows you to record and view action in a continuous 30-second video loop -so there's always an instant replay at the ready.
The video-capture enables last 30-seconds of whatever the user is watching is to be recorded by pressing a single button - an extremely useful function at sporting events like cricket where the action happens so fast, and sometimes so infrequently, that its easy to miss. Images and videos can immediately be viewed via the pop-up colour LCD screen and the device includes 16Mb of internal memory plus compact flash storage.
The Instant Replay was recently awarded the Popular Science 2003 Best of What's New Award (BOWN) in the "gadgets" category, and is available now.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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