POCKET Full of Poses

When traveling, size matters. And every square inch counts! The Vertu cell phone is like having a personal concierge in your pocket, without having to buy additional airfare. Long the leader of the luxury mobile market, their latest release, the Constellation Ayxta, $6,500-$8,600, provides global citizens Vertu’s unique City Brief. The first class, around the clock digest delivers vital cultural, arts, dining and lifestyles recommendations based on the handset’s location. Etiquette tips anyone? It does that, too. What else? Uniquely composed ringtones, subtle detailing and engineering use of ceramic, leather, sapphire crystal screen, stainless steel frame and aerospace grade aluminum parts. Minox is the double agent of the optical and photographic world: Since the 1930s it’s been a favorite of the American, British and German intelligence communities due to its brilliant macro focusing and miniature size (smaller than a cell phone). This digital Minoctar 9mm (aka Minox DCC 5.0) takes 5.0 megapixel stills and 60 second videos. Despite its light 110g weight, your new confidant sports a 1.5” LCD screen, 4X digital zoom, 0.5—1m—infinite focusing range, automatic shutter speed, F2 aperture (flash sold separately) and is priced at only about $370. But if you’re strictly the video type, the Flip Mino HD, $230, is your sleek, silent, brushed-metal secret. Web ready, the 8GB of built-in memory will hold up to 120 minutes of video, records H.264 video that’s 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) and 30FPS progressive scan recorded as MP4 files. It’s easy to use for any age, silent and downloads and charges via the signature flip USB (that means no extra cables).

melissa flagg

Melissa Flagg is in charge of Communications for LI Pulse. She is also a freelance photographer specializing in vintage automobiles. View her work at melissapopephoto.com