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Frey & Winkler Air Active Comfort Nose Pads

A few weeks ago, I noted that the Gel nose pad I had mounted on my glasses had started leaking and was no longer providing adequate support. This is probably the third time that the gel nose pads have leaked and needed replacing. Hence I had to look for alternative nose pads. I finally settled on the German made Frey & Winkler Air Active comfort nose pads from Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading Frey & Winkler Air Active Comfort Nose Pads

Coosa Wi-Fi Smart UK Plug

Recently I had an issue with the home electrics tripping, which resulted in all the appliances cutting out. When power was restored, I realised that my D-Link Smart Plugs were not automatically reconnecting to the Router. And it took a fair bit of time to get 2 of them to work, and the remaining 2 I simply could not reconnect. Hence I had to look for an alternative. It needed to be priced right, easy to setup, controllable through Alexa and have a better App interface for controlling the plug. Continue reading Coosa Wi-Fi Smart UK Plug

Kinden Travel Adapter with Built In 6000mAh Power Bank

Recently I was browsing the Amazon website looking for travel adapters which will come in handy when we do go away for our Summer holiday. I noted that there was the Kinden travel adapter with 2 USB charging ports and a built-in 6000 mAh power bank. This retails normally for £24.00 but I managed to buy this for £19.20 from their Lightning deals. Continue reading Kinden Travel Adapter with Built In 6000mAh Power Bank

Neewer 360 Rotation Panorama Head with remote

One of the things I would like to do is shoot panoramas of places I visit either with my iPhone or 4K video with the GoPro Hero 5 Black. So the brief for this purchase was – it had to be compact and light, have motorised control for panning the device and be relatively inexpensive. In the end I bought the Neewer version as it was available for £25.49 (RRP £29.99) with Amazon lightning deal. Continue reading Neewer 360 Rotation Panorama Head with remote

GoPro Seeker Backpack

Now I have bought many different camera bags in my lifetime, as I have never found a camera bag that could meet all my needs – particularly as the needs and the gear are ever changing. With the purchase of the GoPro Hero 5 black with Karma Grip, I needed to find a bag which had a built-in mount for the GoPro, and which would work well with the Karma Grip but still hold the other camera equipment I am likely to bring around. I did consider the Peak Design 20L/30L Backpack, but because of the features and price I finally settled on the GoPro Seeker backpack instead. Bought from Amazon.co.uk for £89.99. Continue reading GoPro Seeker Backpack

Polar Pro Venture 3-Filter Set

Recently while videoing my koi with the GoPro Hero 5 black camera, I noticed that the reflections on the water was having a significant impact on the visibility of the koi. In order to reduce the reflections, I would need a polarizing filter which would fit on my GoPro Hero 5 and be light enough not to affect balance on the Karma Grip. Hence I bought the Polar Pro Venture 3-filter set, which has a linear polarizer, an ND8 filter and an ND8 graduated filter – cost £49.99. Continue reading Polar Pro Venture 3-Filter Set

GoPro Karma Grip

Now one of the things which drew me to the GoPro Hero 5 Action camera, was the fact it had a gimbal head made just for it which could be used with the Karma grip for capturing smooth videos while on the go, as well as stabilize video capture on the GoPro Karma Drone. As I am not into Drones at this point in time, I decided to get the Karma Grip to use with the GoPro Hero 5 Black for smooth video capture. Cost £289 in Argos. Continue reading GoPro Karma Grip

GoPro Hero 5 Black

I have heard about and seen GoPro action cameras being used for many years now, as well as seen the many other cameras that have sprung up thanks to its popularity. But it had never interested me, as I do not take part in any of these sporting pursuits which really make full use of its capabilities of capturing the Point of View (POV) videos of a person or a pet while they are taking part in an activity. But the many features of the GoPro Hero 5 Black was what piqued my interest, which is why I ended up buying it. Continue reading GoPro Hero 5 Black