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Two Unboxings and a Sniff Test

Jared Polin April 13, 2011 16

I will be heading out of town for a weekend shoot in Park City Utah and wanted to pick up a few new toys for the trip.

I have been looking for a pair of in ear headphones and came across the Ultimate Ears 700 which run roughly $149. These in ears meaning they literally sit inside your ears are small yet built extremely well. I wanted to go with something small and easy to pack as my old over the ear headphones which are great when I am home are just to big to take on the road anymore. So far these little in ears are pretty amazing. Even though I am used to ear plugs I have to get used to wearing these for an extended period of time.

These will be great for using on an airplane for my ipod and Ipad as well as blocking out background noise. I will bring you a full report on my findings from my trip to UTAH with these in ears.

Secondly I was looking for a better way to carry my 13 inch Macbook Pro, Ipad and some camera gear. I ran into a kid in Nashville on the way to SXSW who had a ThinkTank Photo Urban Disguise 35 v2 that looked amazing. I decided to order one in and it came in yesterday. This bag is just amazing, it fits my Ipad, laptop, a ton of other stuff and honestly it fits the hebrew trinity and D3s (not with a lens on). Thats right it will fit that whole set up so if I needed to do shooting in one location and didnt need a shoulder bag, I would have all my computers and my fav lenses. I consider this bag to be a mobile office as it has everything you need to run any business from anywhere.

I will have a full review of this bag soon after I get home from UTAH. So far so good.

FroKnowsPHoto Patches


  1. Twittnino April 13, 2011 at 9:22 am -

    Hi Jared ! I wanted to know why do you have to take bothe the makbook pro 13″ and the Ipad? one is not enough? if yes, what is the use of each of them ?
    thank you

    • Jared Polin April 13, 2011 at 9:29 am -

      Each serves its own purpose. For flying im going to use the ipad for backing up my images im gong to use the mac book pro.

  2. Mia April 13, 2011 at 10:17 am -

    Hey jared, what bag can you recommend for somebody thats just starting out. I don’t have that much lenses yet ( just have 2 lenses at the moment). Thanks!

  3. John Swarce April 13, 2011 at 10:25 am -

    Good choice on the UE 700’s, Jared! I mentioned this brand on your Facebook page when you asked about what to get. I’m sure you will be very happy with them. I have the 500vi model.

    Try the foam tips when you’re on your flight! I found that they really tuned everything out on my flight from FL earlier this month, even that crying baby in the seat behind me.

    Thanks for all you do on your website! Hey, how about creating an “I Shoot Raw” window decal for the car window?


  4. umit April 13, 2011 at 11:58 am -

    headphones. same topics everywhere.

  5. Mike April 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm -

    I bought a pair of Skullcandy Titans about 4 months back, and they sound amazing. My buddy spent quite a bit of money on so Bose earbuds and mine dwarf his as far as sound goes.

  6. Alberto April 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm -

    You should get a headphone amp to get the full potential of those in ears, the ipad amp is to small to full power the in ears

  7. Mike Troutt April 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm -

    Those Ultimate Ears do sound great. Love the patch. I would buy some of those in a heart beat. I have the Thinktank Shapeshifter backback. I use a 17″ laptop and it slides right in with no problems. Only wish when wearing it that the BlackRapids RS-5 would fit better. It seems to be a one or the other kind of thing.

  8. Susan April 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm -

    LA Gear pumps…takes me back. Dig the bag!

  9. NikonCoupleSoFlo April 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm -

    Jared, is that a PATCH I see on your bag? If so, when are they going to be for sale?? Looks really professional and sharp!

  10. Vincent Parker April 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm -

    thats SWEET Where in Utah!?!

  11. Dan April 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm -

    Off topic but…

    Gave Allens some of my business today (Canon 24-70mm, don’t be hatin’). Told them I heard about them from the Fro!

    $370 under Amazon and $70 under B&H

  12. Joseph April 14, 2011 at 2:37 am -

    Ultimate ears are amazing. The triple.fi 10’s are custom in ear monitors! I have audio technica ATH-A900 over ear cans but for comfort the IEM’s for Ultimate ears are rocking :)

  13. Pete April 14, 2011 at 3:42 am -

    macbook, ipad, iphone, itouch…nikon nation, unite and get together for an intervention, we have to save jared from the masses!

  14. Sid April 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm -

    I’ve got a V1 urban disguise and love it, cram a load of kit in and it works great.
    Got the backpack adaptor which is a fantastic accessory if you’ve not already got one.

    Patch looks awsome, when you roll them out I’ll definately have one on my camera gear bags.

    Keep up the great work


  15. Johnny April 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm -

    I’m a big fan of the Etymotic hf5 earphones. Its light, great sounding plus the noise isolation is fantastic. I also use the ER20 earplugs when I’m shooting gigs.