Oct 20 18

Bluedio Turbine Bluetooth Headphones – Under $30 Cheap Bluetooth Headphones with Good Bass

by Harlan Yee

Available at GearBest:
Bluedio HT H – Turbine Bluetooth Headset

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Bluedio HT Turbine Headphones:

Is there such a thing as cheap good quality headphones? Well today I’m going to look at a pair of Bluedio H Turbine Bluetooth headphones and these run about $30 which is quite an affordable price.

These headphones look really nice just straight out of the box. And they come in white and black. The typical controls like volume, power and playback controls are found on the right earcup along with the USB charging port. On the left side is the 3.5mm port for the optional aux cable. The design of the headphones is really nice. I like embossed text on the earcups and the little notches around the center.

They did a good job clearly marking the Left and Right sides so they’re easily distinguished. When I first picked them up I was surprised they feel so light-weight and the plastic has a lower quality feel to it. It was something wasn’t expecting. But the top headband is nicely padded with breathable holes on the underside and it’s also padded up on top too. The earcups are nicely padded and have that leather look to them. These fit over the ear and the padding actually feels really comfortable. I can probably wear these for a longer period of time without my ears aching like on other headphones I’ve tried. And connecting these to an iPhone or other smartphone is really easy.

I was really surprised at how good these sound for a pair of $30 headphones. There’s definitely a full range of sound from highs to lows. The bass response is really good too. The bass is not as tight as other headphones I’ve used but if you’re looking for a set of headphones with decent bass, you’ll definitely find that with the Bluedio Turbine. For music listening it was really clear and I feel like I’m getting a nice full range of sound. So if you have a small budget for headphones give the Bluedio HT H Turbine a try. You’ll definitely get great sound quality for the money!

Available at GearBest:
Bluedio HT H – Turbine Bluetooth Headset
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Sep 15 18

Xeneo X21 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with TWS – Bluetooth Speaker with FM Radio and SD Card

by Harlan Yee

There are lots of Bluetooth speakers on the market but today I’m taking a look at one of the budget wireless speakers from Xeneo. This is the Xeneo X21 Bluetooth speaker and it’s water resistant and it also offers True Wireless Stereo which means you can run two of these together in stereo from your phone or computer without having to use an app to connect the two together.

The Xeneo speaker features two aluminum bass radiators similar to what you’d find on the JBL Flip and Charge series. This helps enhance low frequencies and produce louder sound. With the speaker being water resistant, it takes a lot of worry away when using these speakers outdoors.

Xeneo X21 Bluetooth Speaker

To me the sound quality is about average where frequencies seem to be mainly in the midrange. And if you have an older non-Bluetooth device you can still connect this with the included aux cable. And if you happen to have no mobile device, you can simply insert a micro SD card into the speaker and listen to MP3s. And furthermore, if you find yourself without a handy audio source, there’s a built-in FM tuner to listen to your local stations.

Xeneo X21 Bluetooth Speaker

But the feature I like the best about the Xeneo 21 Bluetooth speaker is the True Wireless Stereo. You’ll need to buy two speakers but I think it’s worth it. In TWS mode the sound is so much better than with the single speaker. It’s louder and there’s definitely more bass. You can also connect this to a TV and use it kinda like a stereo sound bar.

Xeneo X21 Bluetooth Speaker

The Xeneo X21 speaker would work great in the bathroom or you can take it on the go. The Xeneo speaker will even fit in a standard bike water bottle holder. One speaker sounds pretty good but I totally recommend buying two of these and running them in stereo mode. They’re about $50 a piece and you won’t have to worry about them getting damaged in the elements. Overall the Xeneo X21 is a nice speaker packed with features at an affordable price.

Nov 23 17

Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger – Xbox Rechargeable Battery Kit Review

by Harlan Yee

If play Xbox you know how many batteries you can go through. And when you don’t have any fresh batteries around you might be taking a last minute trip to the store to stock up on AAs. But Fosmon has a great solution for rechargeable batteries. Please a take a look at my review video!

The Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger and Batteries come with a charging station and two 800 mAh battery packs. The charging station is a dock with dual slots and provides high-speed charging of two controllers at once.

Fosmon Xbox One Rechargeable Batteries

 

Each battery provides about 30-33 hours of playtime and takes about 4 to 5 hours to charge. Green lights on the charger flash while read more…

Oct 4 17

Drocon Blue Bugs 3 Brushless Motor Drone Review – 15 Minute Flight Time

by Harlan Yee

The Drocon Blue Bugs 3 brushless motor drone is an affordable alternative to the much more expensive DJI quadcopters. The Blue Bugs 3 can support GoPro and other action cameras. The brushless motors provide more power, longer running times and more accurate flight control than conventional electric motors. The Blue Bugs 3 is packaged with a camera mount but it does not include a camera. Only certain GoPros and other action cameras will fit with the included mount. I’m using this with the DBPower SJ4000 action camera.

The remote is large and a bit bulky like a DJI remote but it does feature a solid antenna mast. The Blue Bugs 3 comes with a MJX R/C battery and has 1800mAh capacity. The battery fits very snugly underneath the drone body and won’t read more…

Aug 30 17

Drocon Traveler U818A Plus FPV Drone with Built-In HD Camera Review

by Harlan Yee

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Jun 12 17

Imorden Carbon Fiber DSLR and Video Camera Slider Review

by Harlan Yee

Camera sliders add an extra dimension to your shots. And this carbon fiber slider from Imorden is a handy tool that can help you create cinematic shots. I mainly shoot product videos for my YouTube channel and it helps me stand out from other product reviewers with my moving shots. The tracks on the Imorden sliders are made of light-weight carbon fiber tubing and are very smooth.

The ends have adjustable legs that can be pivoted and the feet are also adjustable for uneven surfaces. There’s a quarter-inch screw on the dolly to attach a tripod head for your camera. The dolly is quite large and offers several mounting holes for accessories including quarter-inch and 3/8” inch. Movement of the dolly is incredibly smooth even with heavier cameras. But the actual smoothness in your shot depends on how steady your hand is when sliding.

Imorden Carbon Fiber DSLR Camera Slider Review

The ends of the slider has five quarter-inch screw holes but none on the bottom. That means you need to be creative when connecting two tripods on the ends. However, with the mounting screws on read more…

Mar 28 17

Imorden Falcon F-2 Shoulder Sling Review for DSLRs – How to Carry a Camera and Not Look Like a Tourist

by Harlan Yee

For years I really disliked the neck strap that came with my Canon camera. I always thought that it put my camera in an inconvenient spot whenever I wore it. To me, having the camera hang between my chest and stomach felt really uncomfortable especially walking around. It would swing weird and is in the way of things. Not to mention I felt like I looked like a tourist.

However, with the Imorden Falcon F-2 Shoulder Sling, carrying around my DSLR is now very comfortable and it sits safely on my hip. Here’s my video review of the Imorden camera sling:

 

The Imorden Shoulder Sling uses several metal buckles to connect the different straps. These are not going to break!

Imorden Shoulder Sling 1

 

Attaching your camera is easy with the metal ball joint connector. It securely fastens your camera to the shoulder strap and they also include a safety strap so you won’t read more…

Mar 20 17

Imorden Hand Grip for DSLRs and GoPro – Pistol Grip for Steady Hand Held Shots

by Harlan Yee

Using a hand grip with your camera can dramatically improve the way you shoot hand held video. Hand grips are usually simple devices and the Imorden Hand Grip for DSLRs, GoPros and smartphones offers your wrist a break when getting your shots. Using a hand grip eases the tension on your wrist by allowing it to be in a more natural position when holding the camera in front of you.

Canon 7D with Imorden Hand Grip Stabilizer Pistol Grip

The Imorden Hand Grip is made completely out of metal and covered in a soft rubber grip that won’t slip. It’s very comfortable to the touch but because it’s made of metal, the Imorden grip is a bit heavier than others that are made of plastic.

Check out my video review of the Imorden Hand Grip below.

Imorden has an entire line of affordable camera accessories that are high quality and useful for video makers. And they continue to develop new products to help video producers. I’ve used the grip on many different types of cameras and I’m surprised just how much better it is using this while shooting. It’s even better on a DSLR if I use a viewfinder on it too.

iPhone with Imorden Hand Grip Stabilizer and Rode VideoMic Pro Pistol Grip

The Imorden Hand Grip is small enough that you can carry it with you at all times in your bag. When you’re in a run-and-gun situation, it’s easy to screw the grip on and start shooting. So far I have been very impressed with the types of products they have.

GoPro with Imorden Hand Grip Stabilizer Pistol Grip

Feb 27 17

Imorden IR-02 Shoulder Rig Review – 15mm Rails for DSLR Follow Focus and Teleprompter Mount

by Harlan Yee

Shoulder rigs are an essential part of any video shoot. But shoulder rigs don’t have to be used just for handheld shooting. I recently got a hold of the Imorden IR-02 Shoulder Rig and got to test it with a variety of accessories. The IR-02 is great for getting steady handheld shots with 3 points of stabilization but you already knew that. However, when I started attaching some of my other camera gear to this rig, that’s where the fun began!

First of all, the Imorden IR-02 Shoulder Rig uses 15mm rails in a standard width for smaller cameras. The rig feels pretty solid and is made of mostly metal except for the handgrips and the cover on the shoulder brace. Mounting this rig on a tripod is where I’m going to be using it most of the time and it’s what I’m most excited about.

Imorden IR-02 Shoulder Rig with Follow Focus

The first attachment I mounted to the rig was the Kamerar FF-3 Follow Focus. This gear knob assembly attached easily to the rails and provided a good positioning of the gear to the lens. read more…

Nov 1 16

Make an Iron Man Arc Reactor for Tony Stark Cosplay – DIY Ultra Thin Wearable with LEDs

by Harlan Yee

I really feel like Tony Stark with this easy to make Arc Reactor that won’t break your budget! It’s not meant to be pretty looking but it looks good when glowing under your shirt. My DIY Arc Reactor is powered by AA batteries and a string of micro LED lights so it won’t get hot against your chest. And it’s super thin! I don’t really like costume parties but the Arc Reactor is impressive and it’s virtually unnoticeable when the LEDs are powered off. The main part of the Arc Reactor is made of CDs or DVDs. I used a regular sized DVD and a mini-CD-R disc. Also, we will need the clear filler disc found at the bottom of every stack of blank discs.

 

The only thing you need to buy are the micro LED lights. This project uses a small string of 20 lights. You can use whatever color you want but the Blue LED lights are more authentic looking when building your Arc Reactor. You may even need to purchase some of the mini-CD-R discs if you don’t have any around.