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Loanable Tech Offerings: What's Available

Introduction

All of our loanable tech equipment is listed here. Our equipment on this page is organized into seven categories; continue scrolling down the page to see them all. Please note, current availability of each item is not shown, so if you want to confirm that the item(s) you want to borrow are not being used by someone else or whether there are multiples of an item so you and a classmate or study group can each check one out, we encourage you to contact the LC during open hours via phone at (864-) 646-1750 or via the chat page for the quickest response and most up-to-the-minute information.

Recording Kits

Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder image

Camcorder Kits

Need to record a presentation or event? This might be what you need. This comprehensive kit for basic videorecording contains:

Padcaster portable recording kits

These kits come in a backpack for portability and contain everything you need to shoot on-the-go video interviews or a pack-and-move home video studio out of nothing else but an iPad (you provide your own or borrow one of ours). Kit contains:

  • Case
  • Parrot teleprompter
  • Parrot remote
  • Rain hood
  • Telephoto lens
  • Wide angle lens
  • Handheld microphone cable
  • Lavalier microphone
  • Over-ear headphone
  • Camera mounted shotgun microphone
  • LED light with diffuser
  • Three-piece clamp system
  • Cleaning kit

Cameras and Scanners

Plug-and-play Webcam

Need to have a Zoom call or record a video session and don't have a webcam of your own? Borrow ours! This USB camera plugs into your device and clips onto it so it can be removed when you're done!

Document Scanner--Recordex Simplicity Cam

This document projector plugs into your laptop or other device to display an image of a document onto the screen for your audience. Need to draw a diagram or show a map in a public talk? This will help!

Document Scanner--V4K Ultra High Definition USB Camera

We have multiple document scanner/projectors for your needs! Need to go "ultra hi-def"? This scanner/projector will help, and looks like the Pixar lamp!

Laptops and Tablets

iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)

Our loanable iPad Pro models can be used for coursework such as media creation, editing, and uploading, and display, as well as interacting with digital content in a portable format. Specs for our models are here.

iPad Air (1st Generation)

Our iPad Air tablet does all the same things as the Pro tablets but is lighter and even more portable. Specs are here. (Please note, the Air tablet does not have iMovie installed.)

Wacom Drawing Tablet

This simple tablet for drawing is useful for making visual art, sketching diagrams, and collecting signatures. Ours is a One model by Wacom and comes with a stylus and various accessories.

Audio Recording Equipment

Snowball USB Mic

This professional-quality USB mic is great for recording music or speech, podcasting, or giving a live or recorded talk.

Lavalier Clip-Mic

This portable microphone system is great for recording audio on the go, presenting or recording presentations, and projects like man-on-the-street interviews. It plugs into your USB-enabled device and lets you pack more sonic power into a simple, portable setup.

Calculators

TI-83 Plus Graphic Calculator

The standard for algebra-level math classes and higher. Texas Instrument-branded, capable of graphing a point on an X-Y axis and other advanced functions. Full specs are available here.

TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

The standard, slightly updated. The difference is not significant and comes down to personal preference or what your instructor recommends. Texas Instruments-branded, capable of multiple graphing functions. Full specs are available here.

Presentations

WinBridge Portable Voice Amplifier/Wearable Mic Set

These wearable devices combine a microphone and speaker that can be worn as a lanyard or clipped onto a belt loop, so you can give a talk to a group while keeping your hands free. Besides leading a lecture, these are also useful for giving walking tours, pretending to be Tony Robinson, or delivering that TED Talk you always wanted to do! This is our WinBridge model.

HamiltonBuhl Portable Voice Amplifier/Wearable Mic Set

These wearable devices combine a microphone and speaker that can be worn as a lanyard or clipped onto a belt loop, so you can give a talk to a group while keeping your hands free. Great for salespeople, motivational speakers, and popstars who need to sing while also doing choreographed dance routines! This is our HamiltonBuhl-brand model.

Storage Media and Adapters

External USB Disc Reader

This external disc reader plugs into the USB port on your laptop to allow you to play DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs.

USB-C to Headphone Jack Adapter

Allows you to plug a 3.5mm auxiliary jack--like a pair of plug-in headphones--to a USB-C port, such as those on Android devices.

SanDisk SD Cards, 64 GB

These memory cards are here if you need storage media to save your work on the loanable equipment, and are checked out separately. Please don't forget to transfer any work you save onto these cards to your own media or device before returning them to the LC!

These 64 GB SD Cards are Sandisk brand and can transfer, record, and copy data at a rate of up to 90 MBs per second.

SanDisk SD Cards, 16 GB

These memory cards are here if you need storage media to save your work on the loanable equipment, and are checked out separately. Please don't forget to transfer any work you save onto these cards to your own media or device before returning them to the LC!

These 16 GB SD Cards are Sandisk brand and can transfer, record, or copy data at a rate of up to 80 MBs per second.

SanDisk SD Card, 8 GB

These memory cards are here if you need storage media to save your work on the loanable equipment, and are checked out separately. Please don't forget to transfer any work you save onto these cards to your own media or device before returning them to the LC!

These 8 GB SD Cards are Sandisk brand and can transfer, record, or copy data at a rate of up to 40 MBs per second.

Assorted USB Flashdrives

Forgot a thumbdrive to save your work while at the library? We have extras! USB flashdrives, aka thumbdrives, of various capacities and speeds, can be checked out and returned so you can save your work!

Stands, Holders, and Tripods

Webcam Mini-Tripod

This small but sturdy tripod is made to hold smaller devices, like a webcam or your phone (with an adapter, not included).

Tablet Stand

A small, foldable, and adjustable aluminum stand to supplement the work of your tasks that require a tablet. It holds a wide range of tablets, phones, and other devices of varying sizes.