July 2015 Tech Update

Here are a few tech accessories that have been introduced in the past year. LifeProof (www.lifeproof.com) waterproof rugged cases are starting to get built-in auxiliary batteries. This makes an iPhone (case currently available for the 6) a true 10 hour device under the most demanding conditions. We don’t know yet if they are developing for[…]

Limited Time: Free iPad Mini with UFM Purchase

Buyers of our Urban Forest Metrix software will be given an iPad Mini (one per institution) if purchased before the end of January 31. The 16GB Wifi Mini is upgradable to the cellular version, better screen and additional memory. For those who already have their optimal hardware, the price of the software will be reduced[…]

iPhone version!

At last, Forest Metrix has developed a full-featured version for Apple’s iPhone! We were able to keep all the same features and analytics, and the interface is pretty slick. Some think it is even easier to user than the iPad version. One really neat part is that the same cruise file can be used on[…]

Tablet-Ex-Gear iPad Mini Chest Packs Now Available

Just ordered mine. We’ve been waiting for the mini version to come out. For those foresters who like chest packs, this is the one designed specifically for the purpose. $129.95 USD. I’ve spoken a couple times with Brian Saunders, the designer up in British Columbia, and he’s gone through several iterations with this, finally settling[…]

Drone Fun

Maddy and I visited the Society of American Foresters meeting down in Asheville, NC, showing Forest Metrix to a fairly sophisticated group.  While there we met up with a client, John Culp, who flies remote control helicopters on the side, sometimes even in service of timber plans. We asked him to show us, and he[…]

Waterproof iPad Mini Case (iPega) Review Update

Tig’s Take: It handled the two-year-old during the pre-bedtime bath. There isn’t much worse it could be subjected to. I did notice that placing a sharp-cornered plastic box  made a little mark in the rubbery screen protector. The box was only about half a pound in weight. I don’t so much mind the mark, but[…]