This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the gang checks out the hot new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a bunch of pint-sized digital cameras and an awesome smartphone microscope mount.
Staff writer Mike Isaac and reviews editor Michael Calore kick off the show with news about the Galaxy Nexus, the new flagship Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich which Google announced last month. The handset went on sale Thursday for $300 with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract.
Next up, staff writer Christina Bonnington shows off a few miniature cameras: The Kodak EasyShare Mini M200, the Mr. Digital Clover, and the Minox Digital Classic Camera. The M200 leads the bunch with 10.1 megapixel photos and a number of handy photo setting and sharing features. Mr. Digital Clover feels somewhat like a toy camera, and can take 2-megapixel shots. The Minox is high on style, and takes 5.1 megapixel photos. You can look for a review of these guys some time next week.
Lastly, Mike and Mike show off the SkyLight Scope Mount, a universal plastic mount that holds your smartphone so you can take pictures through a microscope, telescope, or spotting scope. Pretty neat! One cool use for this tool is to start a Skype or FaceTime video-chatting session so someone can remotely see what you’re looking at through a scope. It’s $60 and can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter.