Archive for September, 2016

GoLuk T1 Fun Dashcam Review

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Let me just say that I don’t like this dashcam and its my job as a reviewer to provide objective reviews as I see them. This camera might be good for some people but not for me and I don’t recommend it.

Good: The image quality of the video is decent. It only shoots in 1080p but the 1080p it produces is pretty good.

Good: It has an app for both iOS and Android whereas another dashcam that I reviewed only had an Android app at the time I did that review.

Good: It has most of major features one would look for in a dashcam like loop recording and Emergency impact auto backup that will automatically save a video if the camera detects you have been in an accident.

Now on to the bad and unfortunately the bad points are real deal breakers for me.

Bad: There is no suction cup attachment the only way to affix the camera to the car is by using the included the adhesive stickers to stick to your windshield or dashboard. Well I have a brand new VW GTI and I don’t want to place a sticker on my car. Also I live in a nice building with a lot of nice cars and as a consequence we have a lot of break-ins in the garage. One of the things the local police department has asked us to do is remove any dashboard or windshield mounts that would indicate we have valuable electronics in the car. Well you can’t just easily take off the evidence of your electronics when you have a semi-permanent sticker in plain sight on the windshield or dashboard.

Bad: The camera has no battery. This thing always has to be plugged into power for it to work. I mean really a camera without a battery??? Let’s just say you have a car accident and the car loses power you can’t even use the camera to record the damage to the vehicle. Let’s say you get pulled over by the police and you want to record the incident well as soon as you turn the car off you camera turns off too. This is also very annoying because in the marketing for this camera they make it seem like its this fun camera to take anywhere but it doesn’t even have a battery and to take it with you anywhere outside of the car you will need a separate power source. I don’t know about you but who wants to carry a camera and power bank just to make the camera work.
Bad: There is no LCD on the T1 Dashcm. Why the heck not??? So when you are setting up the camera you have to use their app in order to ensure that you have the camera positioned properly and the image is framed up the way you want it. Well what if you forgot your phone? what if your phone’s battery is dead? what if you have a company phone and can’t install unapproved apps? what if you just don’t want to download and install another app to your device? Well then you are out of luck because the GoLuk T1 does not have an LCD screen.

Bottomline: The GoLuk T1 Dashcam is something I am going to stay away from. At the time of this review the price was $120 and for that price and less there are many other options out there for dashcams. There are some good points to the camera but nothing that makes it a standout device and the shortcoming are real deal breakers for me.

The sample for this review was provided by Goluk. Please visit for more info and to order products.

Free US And UK Premium Cable TV Package This Is A Free Cable TV Replacement

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Free premium US and UK Cable/Satellite TV package. Its very easy it to get its 100% legal to download the app needed and its so easy all you have to do is select the Channel you want to watch and enjoy it. There is both American and European TV, Movies, and Sports channels. There are great channels like HBO, ESPN, Sky Sports, Disney XD, CNN and more. You can find a link to the app below.

Non Photo Tech For Photographers The BackPack Episode: Lewis N. Clark 25 Liter Waterproof Day Pack

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

In this episode of non-photo tech for photographers we look at non photo backpacks. Many of us also own camera bags photo backpacks with all of the pockets and sections for cameras, lens and other gear and these bags are great except one thing, they scream photographer and depending on where you are that could also be screaming rob me. A regular backpack can help you fly under the radar and still keep your gear protected inside. Thats where the Lewis N. Clark Waterproof Day Pack comes into play.

Good: The Lewis N. Clark Day Pack is waterproof. The bag is TPU coated so even if you are out walking in the rain your gear inside is going to remain dry.
Good: The bag has a massive top loading opening so you can easily fit in lots of gear and large gear with no trouble.

Good: It has adjustable sternum straps so you can comfortably carry whatever load you have in the bag.

Good: It has a large easy to access front pocket to carry memory cards, batteries and other accessories.

Bad: Its not designed as a camera bag so there is not much cushion as photographers are accustom to with camera bags so I would recommend just keeping a rolled towel or a spare shirt at the bottom of the bag to provide a little cushion against impact if you set your camera down hard and forget you gear in there.

Bad: I wish there was an inside pocket that I could easily store my wallet and phone or other valuables but the inside is one large compartment which is great but also easy to lose stuff in the giant compartment.

The sample for this review was provided by LCI Brands. Please visit for more info and to order products.

Free Legal XXX Adult Content On The Apple TV 4: The Only App With XXX Movies

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Apple does not allow XXX apps on their devices but I found the one app that lets you get XXX adult content onto your Apple TV 4 and the content is 100% free. This is not just an app for adult entertainment you can actually use it as a cable TV subscription replacement because with this app you can get all of your favorite channels like HBO, CNN, even the NFL RedZone.

Evershop Activity Tracker Review

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Good: You don’t have to wear it as a watch. The activity tracker comes with a rubber O-ring that you can put it in and then wear the tracker on your clothes or backpack.

Good: There are both IOS and Android apps for the device. So many of these budget devices only offer an app for one platform or the other and this activity tracker offers an app on both.

Good: The battery life is seems good. I charged this thing three days ago and it hasn’t even dropped a single bar off of the power meter.

Good: Its fairly accurate with the step count. I use my Garmin Forerunner 235 as the gold standard and measure everything else against it and when I went for a walk my Garmin with the GPS measured the distance at 2.49 miles and 4570 steps while the app for the Evershop Activity Tracker running on my iPhone measured the distance at 2.50 miles and the tracker counted 4329 for a shortage of 241 steps or about 5% over those two and half miles. This is not that big of a deal for short distances but if difference hold true over long distances than walking five miles you can see as much as a 10% discrepancy and that can be a real problem. Although I think people running five miles or more at a time might opt for a more advanced activity tracker or running watch.

Good: The screen is very easy to read even in bright daylight. Some trackers are nearly impossible to see in direct sunlight but not the Evershop Activity Tracker you can see it in daylight and in the dark.

Bad: No heart-rate monitor, having shopped on Amazon for activity trackers there are lots of budget brand activity trackers with various feature sets and I have found models with heart-rate monitors for as low as $30 and with the Evershop Activity Tracker currently priced at $32 why not get more for less or the same price.

Bad: The watch band is very awkward to put on and maybe thats because I’m left handed or maybe its the design but I had a really difficult time with it.

All in all the Evershop Activity Tracker is a nice fitness tracker that will count your steps, track your sleep and even remind you to get up and move if you have been sedentary for too long.

Kodi’s Best Family Friendly Kodi Build Sept. 2016 All The Best Addons

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Some of you have commented that two of my favorite build the Gears of War Build and The Beast are not very family friendly or pleasing to to you. Some have said they didn’t like the violent imagery or the builds were too masculine. Well this build is a very family friendly gender neutral build that has all of the great addons of my favorite builds. Below is the address to the repo. Enjoy.

Look Out JBL The EasyAcc MC Mini Canon Bluetooth Speaker Is Sounding Pretty Good

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Good: The Mini Canon has really nice controls. One thing that it has is an on/off slider switch instead of one of those push button on/off buttons that you have to hold for a few seconds and hope that it actually turned on your speaker.
Good: This speaker looks nice and is a nice size. The EasyAcc MC is the perfect size to take with you places and fits into the cupholder of your camping chair.
Good: You can use this speaker as a standalone MP3 player. There is a Micro SD slot on the speaker and you can put a memory card in there loaded with music and play those files directly from the card with no need to connect to your phone or any other device.
Good: The EasyAcc MC Mini Canon sounds good. Its not the loudest speaker but it does sound good at the volume it can achieve. At max volume there is not a lot of distortion which is more important than pure loudness. If EasyAcc wanted to make this speaker louder I’m sure they could if they are willing to sacrifice sound quality. I’m personally glad they didn’t decide to go that way.
Bad: The speaker is not very loud. It sounds good for the volume that it has but it needs more volume. Trying to listen to the speaker while in the shower or doing dishes I had trouble hearing the audio over the water. I wish the speaker could provide the both great sound quality and more loudness.
The sample for this review was provided by EasyAcc. Please visit for more info and to order products.

Skip The Powerbeats 2 And Check Out The MPOW Elk BlueTooth Earphones For Runners

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Good: The Mpow Elk earphones fit great. With the secure ear hooks these earphones do not move at all when exercising. I used them both for running and walking and there was no slippage or movement.
Good: These headsets sound surprisingly good. I am amazed how good they are able to make these earphones sound for such a low price.
Good: The Mpow Elk’s are inexpensive. If you want a good sounding Bluetooth headset that won’t cost you $100+ then the Elk’s are for you. At $22.99 they are extremely affordable and well worth their price.
Good: They have controls on the earbud part of the headset instead of the cable. This is important because I have found when the controls are placed on the cable the balance feels lopsided but with the controls on earbud the headset feels well balanced and doesn’t pull to one side or the other.
Bad: The only bad thing about the Mpow Elk headset is that it needs a cinch on the cable to shorten it up and prevent it from sticking to my neck when sweating or getting it caught in my hoodie.
Bottomline the Mpow Elk headset is a really good sounding pair of Bluetooth earphones that work really well as running headphones. With the secure ear hooks the earbuds stay in place even while exercising and they are light enough and comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time.

Sample Provided by MPOW

Archeer A226 Splash-Proof Dust-Proof Bluetooth Speaker Review

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Good: The Speaker looks nice. With a two tone Black and Orange it has just enough to offer a bit of style without being bright and obnoxious.
Good: The speaker has a hoop that you can attach the included carabiner and then attach the speaker a backpack or a belt loop.
Good: The speaker is loud and sounds pretty good. You turn the Archeer A226 Bluetooth speak to max volume and have still have decent sound quality.
Good: The A226 is dust and splash-proof. It has a rubber flap that hides and protects the on/off switch, the micro USB charging port and the aux port. You can get the speaker wet but don’t submerge it because its not waterproof.
Bad: After doing the splash-proof test the flashlight on the speaker started acting weird and not staying on or just randomly turning on with even pushing the button. There is also a little red and blue light on top of the speaker that will not turn off.
In summary, I would say this is a solid choice for a budget Bluetooth speaker with decent sound quality respectable battery life and some ruggedness. You can take this speaker out to the beach, camping or a picnic and it will survive dust, dirt and a spilled drink but don’t let the A226 fall in the pool because its not waterproof and most likely will not survive.
The sample for this review was provided by Archeer. Please visit for more info and to order Archeer products.

Non Photo Tech For Photographers The Keychain Episode

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Urban Gear Survival Tool and the Screwpop Travel Stash are both great choices of keychain accessories for photographers. Both tools have multi uses, both are small about the size of a key and both are inexpensive.
Good: Both keychain tools have an easy to use clip that makes it simple and fast to clip on and off of your keychain for use.
Good: The Urban Gear Survival Tool has a flathead screwdriver on it which is one of the main things I wanted in a keychain tool so I could use it to attach my tripod plate to my camera.
Good: The Screwpop Travel Stash’s main feature is that it has a storage compartment that you can use to store some emergency money for an unexpected expense.
Good: Both keychains tools have bottle openers. This is not really a feature that has anything to do with photography but photographers love to drink and being able to pop a bottle top for a friend or a model is always a good thing.
Bad: I didn’t really find anything bad about either one of these devices. The Urban Gear Survival Tool and the Screwpop Travel Stash are both really well thought out tools.
Both the Screwpop Travel Stash and the Urban Gear Survival Tool are solid choices for a keychain accessory for photographers. They both have very different purposes and features but are useful in their own right. If you are looking for an inexpensive piece of gear to add to your camera kit either one or both of these great keychain tools will not disappoint.

The samples for this review was provided by Screwpop Tools and Urban Gear. Please visit for more info and to order Screwpop products. Also visit to purchase a the Urban Gear Survival Tool and other Urban Gear products.