Wearable Research – Boo Shangyou

Micnova MQ-MSP07 Pro Triple Camera Carrying Chest Harness System

Practice:

Micnova MQ-MSP07 is a multifunctional vest specially designed for photographers.

Specific Use:

The MQ-MSP07 allows you to carry a camera, lens, camera flash, and tripod (each weighing up to 10kg) simultaneously. This is suited for photographers who want to carry their equipment on their body hands-free and switch between them swiftly without having to rustle through large camera bags trying to find the equipment they need.

Mobility:

The MQ-MSP07 is made from nylon and mesh fabric, making it lightweight and flexible, while still being able to support the weight of most professional photography equipment. The vest is designed to disperse the weight of the equipment evenly to the chest and back, making it suitable for photographers who intend to go on a long journey.

Utility vs Fashionability:

I believe this vest is more geared towards utility than fashion. It certainly doesn’t look as pretty as some of the designer-brand camera bags out there, but it certainly has a lot more practical use than those. A regular camera bag usually places the weight of your photography equipment entirely on your shoulders/back, but this vest distributes the weight of the equipment between your chest and back much more evenly, and you also don’t have to dig through your bag to find what you want, as previously mentioned. Thus, I would say that this vest is geared more towards active use of photography equipment, while camera bags would be geared more towards transport of said equipment, as this vest is probably not something you would want to be casually walking around with in shopping centres or on public transport.

Live Lids

Practice:

The Live Lid snapback cap can be used by pretty much anybody in a huge range of professions (any profession that would allow/require you to wear a cap). It serves as a unique way to simply express yourself or even advertise for your company or favourite sports teams.

Specific Use:

The Live Lid has an embedded 2.8 inch LCD screen on the front panel that is capable of displaying any static image. The high definition screen connects to your phone via WiFi, allowing you to upload any image to complement your look.

Mobility:

Although the website doesn’t get into weight specifics, the LCD screen is supposed to be very lightweight and the cap doesn’t weigh much more than a regular snapback cap, making it almost/just as mobile as any regular snapback cap.

Utility vs Fashionability:

The Live Lid certainly places heavier importance on fashionability over utility. In terms of utility, there isn’t much this cap does that a regular cap doesn’t do (even as an advertising tool, you could technically sew your company’s logo onto a regular cap), but the customisability afforded by the LCD screen allows you to make it match your look and express your individuality quickly and easily.

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