PowerBear’s Battery Case (and international giveaway)

 

Giveaway entry here: https://goo.gl/o1l90H

****SEE VIDEO FOR RULES****

 

 

Get to the pinned Facebook post here.

Battery Cases:

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:

UK: http://amzn.to/2rFjFf8

US: http://amzn.to/2rpEYQL

Samsung Galaxy S7:

UK: http://amzn.to/2qGQB1R

US: http://amzn.to/2qBXl1r

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:

UK: http://amzn.to/2qBA5Vq

US: http://amzn.to/2rFxGJp

Samsung Galaxy Note 4:

UK:  http://amzn.to/2rFqLQF

US: http://amzn.to/2qC4bEk

iPhone 7:

UK: http://amzn.to/2snHHHL

US: http://amzn.to/2rkOdQb

iPhone 7 Plus:

UK: http://amzn.to/2qGWBr8

US: http://amzn.to/2rcfqpD

LG G5:

UK: http://amzn.to/2qGQvqQ

US: http://amzn.to/2snKtwL

 

 

Some links may include affiliate codes in which we earn a small commission on products you purchase at no cost to you. Please consider purchasing using these so that we can continue to bring you these videos.

 

If you are company looking for an honest review, contact me here: musingofaman@gmail.com

 

 

**********************************************************************************
My Gear:

Main Cam (In Cave) – Logitech C920 Webcam

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ivYMuE

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igWqyE

 

Canon 70D

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j7mLDo

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igVlGY

 

Successor: Canon 80D

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iGWbhr

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jwcWfd

 

Canon 55-250mm IS STM Lens

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iVrl5o

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jlzTBE

 

Canon 10-18mm IS STM Lens

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lhxdah

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kJAT2G

 

 

Manfrotto 701HDV Fluid Head

(Be aware of fakes. These links are to genuine listings)

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iwm3wn

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jaseXJ

 

Audio

Samson C01U Pro

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iVbzYz

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2j0o5s9

 

Lighting

2-Piece Softbox Kit

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j7ocSi

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igWyy8

 

 

 

**************************************************************************************************************

Links:

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/MusingOfaMan

Blog: https://musingofaman.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusingOfaMan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdTheGeek

 

Panasonic TX-58DX700B 4K HDR TV Review

A 58″ 4K HDR LED TV from Panasonic and what a TV.

Connection wise it has:

2 x HDMI 2.0 A ports,
1 x HDMI 1.4,
3 x USB ports,
1 x Ethernet for hardwired setups,
Digital Audio Out as well as RCA and a mini headphone jack.

(Within the menu there’s a separate volume control for the headphones. I’m assuming that’s so you can use that port for external speakers or a soundbar when you don’t want to be messing around the back.)
u_10159548
The remote is simple. It’s laid out with chunky buttons and a dedicated Netflix button. It takes 2 AA batteries which are included in the box

Panasonic-TX-58DX700B-6

The operating system sees a welcome return for Firefox OS. I do love that Panasonic don’t attempt the arduous task of designing their own operating system in-house and fudging something together that is buggy and ends up just frustrating users. Instead they source it out to Firefox and very good job they’ve done indeed.

screen2.ec03ac45bd01

It’s intuitive, customisable and very easy to use.

This TV supports all the main UK-terrestrial on demand services, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, All 4 and Demand 5. It also supports 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon & YouTube with their own apps. As for YouTube, you can also search on your mobile device, and beam your selected video to the TV with minimal setup.

The menu system, while pretty extensive does cover everything you need and is easy to navigate with the subsections to the right allowing to skip to the right area.

Within that menu section you’ll find a number of user preference settings including Viewing Mode, Adaptive Back light control, Ambient sensor, Noise reduction, you get the picture. However, one thing I should mention and without going into too much technobabble, this TV upscales extremely well. I even watched some 720 video and it was pretty crystal clear on this screen but here’s one you may need to know about.

The ‘soap opera effect’. In short, as well as upscaling the video, the TV also can increase frame rates. Watching documentaries, news and other factual programing, it’s amazing. It’s like you’re there or they’re right there in front of you.

However for Game of Thrones for instance, seeing Tywin Lannister as clear as day walking along a street I’m Velantis, somehow loses the ambience of the scene. It’s as if you’re watching behind the scenes footage or an unfinished video. Some have likened it to the video being shot on a Sony Handycam from the 90s but with amazing resolution, hence, the ‘soap opera effect’.

The setting you need to be looking for in the menu is obviously under ‘Picture’ and its the ‘Intelligent Frame Creation’.

I’d suggest leaving it on auto in general but if you notice the ‘soap opera effect’, switch it to ‘off’ and that should sort it out.

The viewing angles, contrary to what other have said, are very acceptable with very little loss off clarity or brightness from all but the most extreme of angles.

image_5875038236c97

One gripe, and this isn’t just Panasonic, but the TV only comes with one TV tuner so while it has Freeview Play installed, which is truly the best way to load up impulse on demand shows or catch-up, you can’t record directly to the TV. With that in mind, you can’t pause live TV either. You can use an external hard drive for recording but we didn’t find that to but sadly without being able to pause and rewind live TV. Because that, you’ll need a set top box, a PVR for that function. Ou suggestion for the best value PVR on the market right now is this one.

So overall, it’s a great TV. It’s Vesa mount compatible and that’s what I’m planning doing with this. The stand it comes with is stylish and has 4 different settings depending on what look you prefer and how wide the furniture is that you’re putting it on but if you like the idea of it on the wall, you can do that but don’t do it on your own.

It was a 2-person job putting it together and definitely a 2-person job to get it up on the wall.

For the price, it’s fantastic and would definitely recommend it.

 

 

*Some links may include affiliate codes in which we earn a small commission on products you purchase at no cost to you. Please consider purchasing using these so that we can continue to bring you these videos.

VanTrue M2 Universal Car Mount

The Universal Car Mount for Smartphone from VANTRUE.
I was not paid for this review. This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review.

• Compatibility–The Vantrue M2 Car Mount can hold most of smartphone (2.1-3.7 inches wide),such as iPhone 7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6Plus/6S/6/5, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 Note 5/4/3 HTC, Nokia, LG, Huawei and other GPS Devices.
• Powerful Suction–Equipped with 3M adhesive, it will not fall off even in turns, bumps or when the speed too fast; And this car mount can be restored to its mint condition by rinsing it with warm water and allowing it to air dry.
• Optimal Viewing–Telescopic arm can extend from 1.9-3.6 inches and pivot up or down for optimal viewing height. Prevent from blocking your view while driving.
• One-hand operation–With quick release button the phone can be easily inserted and quick released
• Safety Driving–Innovative ball head construction allows user to quickly adjust optimal angle in 360 degrees effortlessly ,then keep your eyes on the road instead of looking down at your phone.

Affiliate Purchase Links:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rpLCTG (50% off code – See Video)

 
If you are company looking for an honest review, contact me here: musingofaman@gmail.com

**********************************************************************************
My Gear:
Main Cam (In Cave) – Logitech C920 Webcam
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ivYMuE
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igWqyE

Canon 70D
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j7mLDo
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igVlGY

Successor: Canon 80D
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iGWbhr
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jwcWfd

Canon 55-250mm IS STM Lens
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iVrl5o
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jlzTBE

Canon 10-18mm IS STM Lens
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lhxdah
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kJAT2G
Manfrotto 701HDV Fluid Head
(Be aware of fakes. These links are to genuine listings)
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iwm3wn
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jaseXJ

Audio
Samson C01U Pro
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2iVbzYz
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2j0o5s9

Lighting
2-Piece Softbox Kit
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j7ocSi
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2igWyy8

**************************************************************************************************************
Links:
Channel: https://www.youtube.com/MusingOfaMan
Blog: https://musingofaman.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusingOfaMan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdTheGeek