It seems that long-time Instant Film maker Polaroid is making an attempt to target kids with their digital cameras. The Pixie CKA-00301S is a 3-megapixel shooter shaped like a handheld gaming device and, yes, it comes with 8 built-in games to entertain the little ones.
Kids can use either the 2.4-inch LCD to frame their shots or the two viewfinders located above the display. We think the camera looks like a mask when kids bring it up to look through the viewfinder.
The pixie digital camera comes with 2x digital zoom, 16MB of internal memory and SD flash memory … Read more
As we were noting the other day, Polaroid is still trying to find its way as it continues to experiment with various products not in its traditional portfolio. So it actually shouldn't be too surprising that its latest camera for kids appears to be some kind of gadget hybrid.
The "Pixie" is a 3-megapixel shooter with a 2.4-inch LCD, but it looks suspiciously like a PlayStation controller. In fact, it actually does include games that can be played using buttons made to resemble a game pad. Perhaps the most unusual feature, as Gizmodiva points out, is … Read more
Pollstar magazine asks a good question: why aren't more artists recording their live concerts to CD and selling them at shows? I recall that the Pixies recorded most of the shows on their reunion tour in 2004, but I haven't seen many bands do it since.
Pollstar notes that some venues retain the rights to sell anything recorded there, while others charge artists a fee for the privilege of recording their own shows for resale later. (Fair enough--the venue has probably invested heavily in sound gear, or at the very least in acoustics, which may have an effect … Read more