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RetroTech: Olympus TG Tracker vs Sony X3000

Before the Sony X3000 became the King of travel vlogging cameras there was a similar and, in some ways, superior action camera already on the scene. While everyone else was copying the GoPros, Olympus produced the unique and innovative TG Tracker – a tough little camera that was waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and able to withstand a 7 foot fall!…

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Sony X3000 still worth buying in 2021?

Five years ago, Sony released their FDR-X3000 action camera, with class-leading BOSS stabilization. Many of YouTube’s most popular Vloggers – like Harald Baldr and Bald and Bankrupt (Benjamin Rich) – have used it to rack up billions of views. But, five years later, is it still worth buying this legendary Vlogging camera? To find out, I’m going to compare it…

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My Fancy New Wristwatch

I’ve been away a couple of months due to work, but I’m back with something quite special – an exquisite piece of precision engineering. I wanted to get a Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Skyhawk A-T, with my preference being the RAF Red Arrows Edition. I couldn’t find the exact one I wanted within my price range. Luckily the American version –…

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Vlogging: Alternatives to Camera Cage and Tripod Ball Head

If you’re a Vlogger then you probably want a Camera Cage and a Tripod / Monopod with Ball Head. Unfortunately, camera cages can be very expensive and are specific to particular models of camera. And ball heads are annoying because they’re flimsy and difficult to set up correctly. Luckily, there are alternatives. This week I look at the Ulanzi PT-3…

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Ingenious USB cables for charging and data transfer

It’s been a couple of weeks… and I’m back to talk about USB cables. I’ve bought three quirky and different kinds of charging cable from Amazon. It’s much more interesting than you might think. And even if it isn’t, at least it’ll be a short video! 🙂 For this week’s episode of Tech Tuesdays, I check out a multi-output USB…

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Rugged Waterproof Solar Chargers for Phones and Cameras

For a while now, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of owning a rugged and waterproof solar power bank. As someone who travels often, it seems like the perfect companion to keep my smartphone and action cameras topped up with full battery power while I’m out and about. I imagined they’d be an upgrade on my current small and limited…

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