TEND - Tendon Therapy Device Review
When you have been working for several hours in your computer with your mouse and is in need for a quick massage on your wrist or your overworked hands without having to go somewhere or use a full sized massager with the risk of too much pressure, then Tend is an ultimate tool for recovery.
Tend is a cutting-edge technology that offers non-invasive and effective treatment for a range of tendon injuries. This innovative therapy uses a combination of vibration patterns and electrical stimulation to stimulate the body's natural healing process and promote tendon recovery. If you have tendon pain in your more delicate areas such as your wrist, knees elbows, ankles or your hands, then this device is more effective.
Marketed as smallest & most portable massage gun, for ultra-targeted joint & tendon pain relief
With six vibrational stimulation patterns and four speed level settings to ease the sore tendons, Tend delivers as a rechargeable device which the battery lasts for around 1 hour. The device is small and compact enough for you to carry it around and easy to use as well we being waterproof means you can use it with warm or cold water for relief.
Unlike traditional treatment methods such as surgery or medication, Tend is a non-invasive option that offers minimal discomfort and a faster recovery time.
Tend can be used for various tendon injuries, including tendinitis and tendinosis, and has shown promising results in improving tendon healing and reducing pain. In this way, Tend represents a new frontier in tendon therapy and may provide a valuable treatment option for those suffering from tendon injuries.
This article will feature Tend’s key features to specification, highlighting its pros and cons and finally detailing on the device’s performance through reviews. If you are perhaps wondering to invest in one, keep reading below.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
"Tend is best used on a daily basis with an extra session recommended before any game or workout to ease any pain, free up movement and allow you to achieve your potential." tend.global.com
IS TEND EFFECTIVE FOR TENDON RELIEF?
Designed like a mini baseball bat or a drumstick, with one end thicker and larger for handle and the other lower half, narrower aluminium built for tendon massage. Tend device is compact and portable with only 13cm long and 150g in it’s weight. Which means you can carry it around in your handbag to work or to gym or training.
Its is designed simplistically for anyone to use it with it’s built-in interface with just one power button for on and off which is in the device top of the larger end with FDA grade body safe silicon.Hence, the device is well built with good durability.
“Furthermore, the device’s lower-half (which is the part that’s used for targeting any tendon / area of the body experiencing pain, swelling, stiffness or lack of blood-circulation) is completely made from FDA-grade recycled aluminum, which ultimately gives the whole device a fairly durable construction that, most importantly, is completely skin-safe.” gadgetgram.com
Tend is also waterproof–perfect to use in a hot or cold bath during recovery.
Twist the product apart in two pieces to access the charging ports, fully recharge in only two hours, and use the device at max speed and settings for at least an hour of run time.
Although Tend is new to the market with just over a year, the user reviews we gathered so far is 100% positive. Users were mainly from people suffering tendinopathy and many other types of tendon-related pain.Such as from osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or soreness in their tendons.
All reviews conveys effectiveness of the device to relieve the pain when used regularly. Tend being portable, rechargeable and easy to use is one of the winning point of the device based on the reviews.
Regardless, as this is fairly a new product on the market, this device may not give the professional treatment provided by at a health care centre unless you are trained or doing it under a professional supervision, as Tend is marketed as a convenient easy-to-use home treatment that is both cost effective for tendon pain and sore, stiffness and swelling. It is also key to follow the guide of the device and use it efficiently ignorer to get the ultimate result from Tend.
REVIEWS FROM MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Tend has been studied in clinical trials and has shown promising results in promoting tendon healing and reducing pain in patients with tendon injuries. In one study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, researchers found that Tend therapy was effective in improving tendon healing and reducing pain in patients with patellar tendinopathy.
In another study published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, researchers found that Tend therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.
Overall, Tend has been reviewed positively in the medical community as a non-invasive and effective treatment option for various tendon injuries. However, as with any medical treatment, results may vary depending on individual circumstances and the severity of the injury. It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if Tend is the right treatment option for your specific needs.
WHAT ARE THE PROS & CONS?
HOW TO USE TEND DEVICE FOR TENDON THERAPY?
The device comes with a guide, and is ultra easy with the only on and off button on the silicon top of the device which you use it to on and hold it towards the treatment area and tip if to the targeted tandon area. It comes with six vibration pattern and four speed levels which you can choose.
Tend comes with a user manual with the 6 vibration patterns stated in drawings and with a charging cable.
To charge the device, simply twist the middle between aluminium lower half and silicon handle.
And the ON and OFF button are designed on the top silicon head, which you simply has to press it.
It’s built-in interface with just one power button for on and off which is in the device top of the larger end with FDA grade body safe silicon. Simply press it to turn it on.
To charge the device, simply twist the middle between aluminium lower half and silicon handle and plug the cable in, and your device in ON charging.
Once you plug in the device for charging, the LED on the top will glow. Tend takes two hours for a full charge.
Photo Credit: Gadgeteer.com
According to the Tend user guide below is how to use Tend.
Easily click the single button on the end of the device to try out each vibration and level setting of your choice. Tend recommends to slowly start incorporating the therapy into your at-home routine at your own pace, and work up to 10 minutes on each pain area gently press massaging with the device.
If the tendon is close to the ankle of knee joint, gently work Tend along the edges of the tendon close to the joint, while working closer to gently press and maximise effective vibration.
Move slowly up and down the length of the tendon and local muscle, maintaining an even pressure, focus on the more painful area of the muscle with a little longer period of time. Massage it 10 minutes in each session and use it 2 or 3 times a day for more effective results.
Tend is ultra portable and perfect for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, sedentary workers.
Innopower is a popular brand in the solar energy industry, offering high-quality solar panels that are designed for optimal performance and durability. With a focus on efficiency, durability, and customer satisfaction, Innopower has become a popular choice for homeowners and businesses looking to invest in renewable energy solutions.
The company offers a range of solar panel options to suit different installation needs, from small residential systems to large commercial installations. Innopower solar panels are known for their high efficiency, strong warranty, and resistance to harsh weather conditions, making them a reliable and long-lasting investment for those looking to reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources.
Whether you are looking to save money on your energy bills or reduce your carbon footprint, Innopower solar panels offer an excellent solution for sustainable energy production. This feature comprises from key features to pros and cons and an overall performance of the solar panels with some user reviews taken from our research.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Innopower foldable solar panels are ultra portable and compact which you can take anywhere and set anywhere easily and set it as a camp table during camping as well.
Innopower solar panels are known for their high performance and efficiency. The exact performance of Innopower solar panels can vary based on several factors, including the size of the panel, the climate and weather conditions in the installation area, and the quality of installation.
However, here are some general performance characteristics of Innopower solar panels:
SOLAR PANELS PROS & CONS
HOW IS THE PERFORMANCE BASED ON USER REVIEWS?
Innopower Solar Panels are reviewed so far as one of the best purchases according to almost all testimonials we were able to come across on our research. Although the foldable solar panels are relatively new to the market, almost all reviews are 100% positive with minimum 4.5 rating, hence we are listing below some reviews for your consideration.
The triple fold and closed zipper design makes it easy to combine another solar panel to make a larger camp table.
WICKED LASER LASERCUBE REVIEW
Tiny cube with powerful laser projection, LaserCube from wicked laser not only delivers great features but also comes with an attractive price.
The size of LaserCube being compact and portable, delivering the stunning design features as a big laser projector - is one of the advantages of the projector to carry it around to deliver the performance at it best.
Hence, our chosen feature is the laserCube. The small tiny projector with powerful stunning laser beams. LaserCube is popular among visual artists for delivering hundreds of animations, images and sonic visualisers. We feature in our article reviews based on it’s safety features and performance.
Below are the projectors features as claimed by the brand Wicked laser with its specifications. Keep reading below for the testimonials through the reviews which we have features under both safety and performance and combining all under brief reviews at a glance.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Although for its compact size, LaserCube is estimated with 200 times more power than a normal small laser projector.
HOW IS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LaserCube?
REVIEWS AT A GLANCE
“The Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance – the distance from which a 1,000-mW laser can damage your eye in less than a quarter of a second – is 733 ft (224 m) away. You can even hurt yourself looking at the point where the laser hits the wood as you're etching it, it's so bright.” newatlas.com
LaserCube maybe highly powerful regardless of the compact size and very dangerous regardless of the multiple layers of safety gear - hence one needs to be very careful. With the safety class of 4, it can still burn balloons, skin and eyeballs.
It is also stated in the website that the higher power of 7.5W Ultra risks shattering the glass attenuating filter. Sudden breakage and the power then no longer being attenuated would be a safety hazard.
As a safety feature LaserCube has an internal automatic shutoff mechanism that will switch off your laser and disable battery charging if temperatures exceed 40C, however if you are using the laserCube safety measures needs to be practiced.
“ To get the LaserCube going, you need to attach a special safety dongle, turn it on, then turn a separate safety key, then unscrew the shield from the front and let it drop out of the way, then hook it up to a laptop or a phone and turn it on.” newatlas.com
With the safety class of 4, it can still burn balloons, skin and eyeballs.
PERFORMANCE ON IT'S FEATURES
Mostly reviewed as an excellent gadget for visual artists, LaserCube for it’s compact size and portability is also with its price. With vibrant and unique visuals, the software application that comes with the gadget is equipped with many animations, visuals and sonic visualisers. Although, the app is not handy for it’s limitation on usage and requiring precise attention to set it up due to the limited information in the explanation of interface, it performs good - average on Microsoft, MacOS, apple and android devices as per all reviews.
“Don't expect to show photos or videos with the LaserCube like you can with a conventional home or office projector; its three laser diodes are designed to show bright, colorful outlines rather than any sort of complex detail, which will usually just be shown as flashing, colorful streaks.
Vector graphics and cartoons are your best bet (animations are only supported in .svg file format, but LaserOS can load still images in .jpg, .bmp, .svg, .png, and .ild). You can also run through any combination of color and distortion effects for your images, which can inject splashes of color and surreality into the relatively simple projections.” pcmag.com
As researched on the performance of game play, many reviews indicate that the games available were not upto expectation and the performance was not good. As such, the engraving performance as well, as reviews indicates that the laserCube does an average job although very slow.
The power of the lasers for it’s brightness and quality is the ultimate feature which many users give as the top feature of the gadget. The excellent range according to one review states 30 meters / 100 ft. resulted animation effects staying vivid and detailed.
The performance of battery for this little device is another key purchasing feature as per review. Hence if you are an visual artist, up for a challenge, LaserCube is an ultimate device for your test.
“You can create your own animations with software like MaxWell Synth, Modulaser or LaserShowXpress – it's compatible with all of these – or even try uploading images and converting them to laser art ... which has frankly sucked every time we've tried it, for whatever reason. You can grab a smoke machine and be a smartass by making laser harp strings float in the air, which you can use as a MIDI controller to make music.” newatlas.com
PROS & CONS OF THE LaserCube
APPLE WATCH ULTRA REVIEW
Apple watches although not as popular as the brands other products such as the iPhone and Macbooks or ipads, the latest release of Apple watch Ultra was introduced with a massive marketing with attractive features targeted for sports athletes, on the road adventurers and explorers of sea alike competing other brands of sports watches.
Our review is based on both normal and sports/water athletes, tested the main features of the ultra. The article will feature Ultra watch’s specification and key features at marketed by the brand, going into the reviews based on the competency of the Ultra’s design and the key features performance.
One of the most striking features of Apple Watch Ultra is, it is EN13319 certified - built to withstand scuba diving, kitesurfing and dive deeper into the ocean.
We focused mainly on key features such as the outstanding battery performance, Screen size and it’s retina brightness when tested both on land and underwater, safety features such as the multi band GPS, GPS back-tracking, durability and it’s rugged built quality and the automatic activation of it’s features, reliability of Ocean+ App as claimed by Apple.
Consequently, we gathered reviews of the major review sites both sports and sea and combined them together below to get you everything in one place of the ultra features and it’s performance.
Thus, keep reading below on Apple’s Ultra Watch in one place. And if you decide to purchase one for yourself - hop into our store and make your choice of preference.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Many reviews results in the Ultra's excellent performance for it’s built quality with titanium case
IS APPLE WATCH ULTRA
THE ULTIMATE SPORTS WATCH AS IT CLAIMS?
REVIEWS BASED ON ULTRA’S KEY FEATURES
The case size and weight of apple watch ultra is the largest size among the apple watches. Engineered to give the ultimate performance of a sports watch, apple markets the size as the biggest and brightest display built with the 49mm titanium case to give all the rugged and corrosion resistance making it ultra easy on the visibility and easy to use.
“The screen is super bright, in fact, the brightest we’ve seen in any dive computer. Comparing it to the Shearwater computers, the Apple Ultra is almost twice as bright at around 10 feet of depth. As we descended deeper, this leveled out more, but still, the Ultra kept being the brightest of the bunch.” divine.com
Whilst this being the marketing strategy, almost all reviews we researched weights on the positive side of having a bigger display - regardless whether the user has a petite to medium hand size, reviews suggests that due to the lightweight of the watch, it's comfortable on the wrist and the large size outweighs the performance it gives. For instance, the aptness easy texting, readability - especially for those who have a poor sight.
Apple Watch Ultra scores as excellent on it's rugged built quality for its Titanium case.
“ The larger screen is great for readability. I’ve got bad eyesight, and a big screen means I can crank up the font size so it’s easier to read. (Though with a screen this big, nosy friends might be able to read your texts from a decent distance away.) It also makes texting via the wrist so much easier, especially compared to the typo city I’m used to with swipe to type on the 41mm Apple Watch I typically wear. If those are meaningful features for you or if you like the look of an oversized watch, then the Ultra will be right up your alley.” the verge.com
Three band types are available - designed to apt for the performance the apple intends to give in this ultra watch.
Sporting a rugged and modern design in all three, the Alphine Loop according to apple is specialised for outdoor adventurers giving a comfortable and extremely rugged but secure fit. This is the most popular band among the reviews we assessed.
The Trail Loop is designed especially for endurance athletes for runners, sports personalities with a stretchy and thin and light band with pull-tabs to make it easy adjustments on the go.
For sea sports and swim or diving activities, the Ocean Band option is available when purchasing the watch. Ocean band is marketed to adhere to the water activities streamlining even to what over a wetsuit with flexibility and stretch on the band.
Most reviews on the rugged built titanium casing gives a total plus point for the watch’s endurance to withstand harsh and extreme conditions. Hence, on the design we conclude as a winner based on these reviews.
Another attractive feature is the specialised three types of band available for choice.
For divers, some reviews suggest, although the screen and case size is good, apple watch ultra is not the ultimate watch to rely on under water, due to the inconvenience with dive gloves to toggle through the screen without the back button.
As for testing the screen underwater - the reviews suggested Apple Watch Ultra as one of the best for it’s super bright retina display’s performance in the deep ocean. Reliable, easy to read at a quick glance were a must needed features when you are underwater - and the ultra delivered it all.
The Ultra watch has the Li-Ion 542 mAh battery which Apple claims to give upto 60 hour on low power settings on full adventure. While this may be a little hyped, the result of our research gives us that the battery performance is great and some reviews states the battery performance exceeds their expectation as the ultra watch gives them 48- 55 hours of battery life on regular use without low power settings. While this may be not the case for extreme users of sports and divers.
On our research based on the user reviews, was on two types of users. One for normal users and other for athletes, sports and water sports users.
Our take on the reviews based on for normal users, the upgrade of battery lasts for 2 days on minimal use. Hence for people who uses the workout app thrice a week and has the lifestyle of work to home - the battery of no daily charge was on the plus side as it lasts for more than 2 days.
In contrast to reviews such as marathon runners, the battery life and performance may not be this optimal, however ultra’s battery life reviewed as great for marathon runners to withstand a marathon on lower power mode - however this may also depend on the speed of your run. This being said, the estimate hours for apple watch ultra may give 6 - 12 hours of battery life for a marathon run.
“If you’re an elite athlete who can run 100 miles in 13 hours, then yes, the Ultra will get you there and you probably won’t need to enable the battery-saving features. If you’re more of a back-of-the-pack runner who runs that same race in 40 hours, you’ll have to futz around with battery settings and even then it depends on your usage during the race. In general, I’d say stick to 6-12 hour ultramarathon races if you don’t want to bother with enabling low-power modes.” the verge.com
Battery life tested by a diver suggests that the ultra may give at least 2 - 3 long dives without having to worry about running out of battery. Hence one of the key significant feature of the watch is battery life - although other sports brands such as Garmin watches out performes in this feature in comparison to apple watch.
GPS Back Tracking & Automatic Activation
Auto-activation of some features does not work - such as underwater or back track features. Image: theverge.com
Apple claims the new redesigned compass to give the user the ultimate functionality of a sports watch such as evolution incline, longitude, latitude or compass waypoint to mark the location of your interest. Not only it to deliver these features, but with the GPS backtrack feature, the ultra watch is claimed to help you return to where you came from with ease. But does these features work flawlessly as claimed? Let’s find out what the tested reviews say below.
The reviews tested on these were not favourable for the auto-start on the GPS backtrack feature or the compass guiding to the waypoint. Reviews indicated the features did not automatically activate t on it’s own but had to manually start thus, resulting unreliable. The compass map as well tested by reviews of the verge.com resulted to give inaccurate directions hence an offline map shall be always on hand in case of any glitches.
The GPS back-track feature was also not auto-activated, however, once manually start on the backtrack feature - it worked excellently. Therefore, these minor but very important miss are key when making your purchase since the Ultra watch does come with a price-tag.
On the positive side of the apple watch Ultra, Apple stepped ahead from most smart watches by integrating both L1 and L5 GPS for greater range and incredible power efficiency which is designed to provide better accuracy, distance and route calculations. This feature is apart from the battery performance is one of the best performed feature as almost all reviews indicates.
“…multiband GPS using both L1 and L5 frequencies is a big deal. Consumer GPS devices use the L1 frequency, but a handful of other rugged smartwatches like the Ultra, Coros Vertix 2, and the Garmin Fenix 7 lineup have also added the L5 frequency. There’s some neat science behind it, but the bottom line is that you’ll get better GPS accuracy in challenging environments like cities or in dense tree cover. One difference with the Ultra is that you don’t have to select multiband GPS in the settings. It just always uses it.” theverge.com
The reviews tested on these were not favourable for the auto-start on the GPS backtrack feature or the compass.
As for the features such as Ocean+App which was tested by a diver from The Verge the reviews once again were not so promising on the automatic activation at depth without manually setting with the action button. Hence, the auto-activation of these features lacks the promised performance as claimed by Apple although many reviews indicated apple watch to have great potential - perhaps in their future innovations.
However, basic other functions needed on a dive watch such as nitros, air or depth information and ascent alarm on the ascending speed performance were delivered as tested by the Verge. Hence, we ruled out that for basic snorkelling or diving, although with little glitches such as the difficulty in toggling through the screen with dive gloves on without a back button - apple watch ultra’s performance were good although not excellent.
All these features that delivers as a dive computer will only be accessible if you have the subscription for the App - hence its marked as a downside by some reviews.
“.. the Apple dive computer keeps things simple and accessible for a recreational diver that just wants to dive. In particular, a diver that’s part of a group and just wants to dive safely will find the Oceanic+ makes diving, well, easier.” divine.com
For Runners, Apple watch ultra although may not give the ultimate performance such as a Garmin, Apple Watch Ultra was indeed a unique and excellent watch to rely on giving a high performance with modern features and battery power.
“During testing, I loved the Action Button just as much as I thought I would. I programmed the Action Button to take me straight to the workout function on the Apple Watch. If I wanted to, the button could take me right to an outdoor run, but as I often use my Apple Watch to track hikes with my dog, swims, and bike rides, I opted to go to the full list of workout modes.” tomguide.com
For normal users, who would not rely on these pro features, our research indicated that features such as sleep tracker, Car App or the Alarm app and work out app were most popular and delivered excellent performance to it’s users.
APPLE WATCH ULTRA IS IDEAL FOR YOU IF..
GoPro Hero 11 BLACK REVIEW
The latest GoPro Hero 11 Black comes with upgraded features that are designed to be more user friendly and easy to use. Although GoPro within the past few years has become an alternative option in action cameras with more competitive brands taking over the new action camera market with better and smarter features.
Despite there being no groundbreaking new features introduced in the Hero 11, one of the major upgrades in the camera is the new sensor format which is more user friendly adapting to shoot vertical images for social media and easier cropping factor. With an improvement in battery life and higher-resolution images as well as Super-View mode boosting upto 5K video modes and the new Hyper V mode are new addition to this latest iteration.
The new sensor format which is more user friendly adapts to shoot vertical images for social media.
Image credit: GoPro.com
Below, we will feature user based reviews based on these features and dividing those into pros and cons. We will also feature the major upgrades and specification in detail, and a brief specification comparison with this latest GoPro versus Hero 10 Black. In addition if you are wondering if to invest in a GoPro Hero 11 or opt for DJI Osmo 3, we will also feature main specification difference for your information. Hence keep reading below and drop us a comment on your thoughts.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
UPGRADES AT A GLANCE
GoPro Hero 11 Black is rugged built with 33ft waterproof.
The newest feature with the new GoPro Hero 11 Black is t larger sensor that is vertically bigger with the 8x7 spec ratio with 27megapixel shooting. The sensor also enables to be creative with the crop factors of your video for social platforms such as ticktock and youtube. Although GoPros tend to be weak on the low-light in comparison to other action cameras and smart phones, the new sensor unfortunately although with an improvement does not promise any impressive change.
Another impressive upgrade with is the Hypersmooth stabilization from 4.0 to 5.0 allowing more sturdier recordings and intelligently zooming in when detecting shakiness. This coupled with 360 degree Horizon levelling is excellent feature to record and tilt the camera which ever way. Although horizon locking is yet only available in linear mode, it is so far an excellent upgrade especially to those adventurers and action videographers.
“GoPro Hero 11 comes with a new HyperSmooth 5.0 engine for better stability. As such I decided to test it out. My testing condition was a normal walking pace going down an empty road. I made sure not to rush a lot and maintain an even pace. I shot both videos in 5.3K @ 60FPS. After going through the before and after videos, I was blown away by the difference.” beebom.com
Superview upgraded with the new 8:7 sensor brings Hyperview mode in which the sensor is squeezed into 16 x 9 recording format allowing to capture wider videos. This could be easier to some recordings in tight setting.
The new GoPro 11 comes with the rugged cold weather Enduro Battery with the same capacity 1720mAh in the box, unlike previously which was to be purchase separately. The improvement of battery performance gives maximum 2 hours of constant shooting - which again the battery duration depends upon the type or mode of shooting you are doing.
“Taking the default use case—shooting 5.3K at 30 frames per second in sunny conditions—I was able to get one hour and 13 minutes of footage. That's much better than the standard battery that came with the Hero 10” - Wired.com
With the new GoPro Hero 11, allows higher resolution still images from video being able to take 27 megapixel stills from the video. The option to shoot RAW images in burst mode unlike the only option available previously as JPEG, is another interesting upgrade. However, as many users, GoPro is used for video recording mostly and rarely for photos hence this feature may not be appealing to all.
In spite of the fact that, the new iteration comes with exciting features such as the new larger sensor, the video resolution may not be as impressive as one has hoped for, as there has not been much improvement compared to Hero 10.
Hero 11 can record 5.3k videos upto 60 frames per second, and full frame recording in 4K video with no loss of resolution in both 4:19 or 9:16.
Another addition is that recording in Slow-mo in 4K recording upto 240 frames per second. The outstanding feature is the ability to capture 27MP still images in high definition.
WHAT ARE THE PROS & CONS ?
With the new GoPro Hero 11, allows higher resolution still images from video being able to take 27 megapixel stills from the video.
Here are the main specifications differences between the GoPro Hero 11 Black and the GoPro Hero 10 Black:
With no outstanding new ground breaking features introduced but GoPro Hero 11 is with a slight exciting improvement, is still struggling to compete with other action cameras and smart phones now in the market, which offers superior features in low-light performance and additional modes coupled with better battery performance and multiple lenses.
One thing we can admit is, the portable size of the GoPro and the ability to with-stand rugged and extreme weather for shooting. Hence, with the new DJI Osmo Action 3 also in the market, we will give you a specification difference, perhaps you may be wondering which one to choose from.
NIX MINI 2 - COLOR SENSOR REVIEW
Nix mini2 from Nix sensor helps to identify the exact colour of an object or provide you with the perfect paint match delivering with accuracy and portability for its compact size. With the size of a pingpong ball, easy to carry, this tiny device helps you to save time and catch the perfect shade and colour that you are looking for in your paint or projects.
In this article we will cover the Nix mini 2 sensor which is the mini version among the two other alternative options of Nix Pro 2 and Nix Spectro 2. We will cover the sensors pros and cons on user based reviews hence keep reading below to get an overall review in one place.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
DOES NIX MINI 2 GIVE YOU THE ULTIMATE ACCURATE COLORIMETER PERFORMANCE?
Undoubtedly Nix mini 2 is an advancement made on sensor colorimeter to colour match and identify the exact colour with accuracy and with ease. Although the mini version comes with many of the features that the pro2 and spectra 2 has, here we have gathered user based reviews dividing into pros and cons.
HOW DOES NIX MINI 2 COLOR SENSOR WORK?
Simply install the free application to your phone to connect with the device via bluetooth and place the device on the colour wall area or the surface where you want to detect the exact colour. Within seconds, Nix mini 2 will give you the accurate colour matches from the library which consists of different brands.
Nix sensor has the capability to scan multiple types of surfaces including fabrics, paints, tiles or even flooring. With this super quick process, the device is an excellent addition to your colour toolkit.
HOW ACCURATE IS THE COLOR MATCH OF NIX MINI2 ?
Most reviews suggests that the colour matching performance of the Nix mini 2 is 100% accurate and excellent. Hence, if you are a graphic designer or home designer or perhaps doing a project, this tiny device will save your time and effort for it’s reliability and efficiency in the performance of colour match. With the outstanding features and excellent price point, Nix mini has the features of full gamut calibration and easily connection via bluetooth.
TRETTITRE TreSound1 Review
TreSound 1 from Trettitre is a bluetooth high-fidelity portable speaker with 360 degree surround sound. Designed from the inspiration of mountain shape and form to deliver the sound quality at its best, the finishing of the design is then done by piano paint with metal etching and with an ambient light to accentuate the environment.
With these stunning and unique design features, TreSound1 will stand out as a centrepiece of any place it is kept. However, it is key that the speaker provides equally good audio performance along with revolutionary design.
Although TreSound is very new to the market, our take on the speaker is based on user based reviews and manufacturer’s feature information on the speakers audio performance together with it’s pros and cons.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
CAN TreSound1 DELIVER POWERFUL HI-FI AUDIO BEING A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER?
Revolutionising the design of speakers in the industry TreSound 1 definitely delivers a premium design making it as a stunning centrepiece deco item in any room it is placed. It comes in three different glossy piano finish colours; white & silver, rose gold & black and forest green and rose gold.
Made with high density wood from Nordic Mountains and lacquer, which is said by Trettitre as the perfect technology combination for high-end pianos, eliminating any use of plastic in the design to deliver the high-fidelity audio at it’s best.
The cone design allows the 360 degree sound. The top has an indicator light which lights in two colours; orange for pairing it with bluetooth and white if the auxiliary is cable plugged in.
The orange light blinking means the bluetooth pairing mode and once it is connected, the orange light will turn solid. If not, it will be solid mode for auxiliary mode.
The light which is attached to the volume node can be rotated for volume up and down and clockwise to turn it on and once a soft LED lights will turn on at the bottom indicating the speaker is turned on.
Another key design feature you should be mindful is the speakers solid strong base. Although its a powerful base for a bluetooth speaker, it can sometimes be troublesome when you are trying to fit the speaker anywhere.
Hence, since the speaker is heavy and big, it needs a dedicated sturdy place to set it up to avoid any surrounding objects vibration sound once its turned on and in its maximum volume, the audio performance will be distorted by the vibration noise of the objects surrounding if not kept in a dedicated place.
Have to place the speaker in a sturdy place to avoid vibration of the surrounding items when it’s on.
Many reviewers suggest that the design played the key in making the purchase decision, hence the unique design is the strongest selling point in this speaker regardless being a bluetooth speaker.
If your ultimate goal is to get a bluetooth speaker that is both stunning and delivers a clean accurate audio performance at mid - low range without too much emphasis on bass quality at highs - then, TreSound1 will be an excellent choice based on the reviews. Below are some key areas where the speaker delivers great performance on its audio.
Since TreSound is a bluetooth speaker you can easily pair it with your phone or any bluetooth device.
One key feature you need to know about TreSound1 is, it is a bluetooth speaker single speaker and not a pair of speakers which means you cannot get stereoscopic imaging that you normally get with duo speakers.
Although the speaker setup has being designed to deliver 360 surround sound, the sound performance and range will still deliver mono sound unlike two channel speaker set up. However, Tresound1 does deliver more separation since the design featuring the 3 way sound set-up benefits in delivering more separation than most bluetooth speakers since most speakers are 2 way design or has 4rim drivers.
The duo silk film tweeters deliver pristine clean and crisp clear highs, whilst the volume on mid and low range. Some reviews tested the speakers performance on frequency response of 20Hz as the results showed good performance as marketed by the brand even on 30-60Hz. Also, since the speaker has a V-curve, the base is lifted and boosted.
In maximum or loud volumes of heavy base, the speaker was reviewed as to distort the audio for its maximum volume of 5.25inch base driver. Although the audio performance may be impressive but TreSound1 reviews showed that the speaker cannot deliver the utmost excellent quality as a non-bluetooth bass speaker even if the base is present and not overbearing. However, at moderate volumes, the bass is clean and impactful.
“You will get good, clean and clear airy highs but slightly boosted due to V-curve. And due to this the mids aren’t front staged but its good. Base is powerful and impactful at lower volumes and its impressive for a 5.25 driver. At higher volumes its not as clean and clear as lower volumes but its still good and in comparison to other bluetooth speakers, TreSound 1 does a better performance” - says the reviews from Spec of Tech.
Hence, our verdict is that TreSound1 provides above average performance on audio sound for a bluetooth speaker. Coupled with it’s stunning designed TreSound 1 may very likely be the best choice in the market right now for both audio and for its modern design.
TRESOUND 1 PROS & CONS
MORUS ZERO - Ultra Portable Tumble Dryer
This electric tumble dryer from MORUS instanty stands out from other dryers not only for it’s compact size and the sleek aesthetic design, but the amazing features of not requiring a dryer vent and the vacuum + drying technology. With this added convenient features, you just need to take the dyer out of the box and place it anywhere and plug-in and your ready!
Available in two colours, Morus Zero was introduced to the market in 2022 as a next-generation tumble dryer that is both ultra- fast and high performing clothes drying technology.
Although portability and compact size may not be a feature on some people’s list when buying a tumble dryer, nevertheless with Morus Zero being only 28.7lbs , it may be the ideal one for those living on the road on their van, RV or people who are opting for tiny house living lifestyle trying to save space.
Here we gathered some useful information about the product, on it’s features based on the brands marketing and a quick review featuring it’s pros and cons based on user reviews. We will also cover some insights into the practical benefits of using a tumble dryer, for your read, hence keep reading and drop us a comment if you have one.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
One of the popular feature of MORUS Zero is it's compact size & it's design element.
Is Morus Zero the ultimate compact tumble dryer for your tiny home or on-the road lifestyle?
Among the many great reviews on the Morus Zero is their excellent drying performance which delivers as good as a regular sized dryer. The lightweight and compact design suites those living in small places as the Morus Zero is easy to carry and can place it anywhere to plug-in without having to worry about the vent hoses as it does not require any.
Just take it out of the box and place it anywhere and plug-in and your ready.
Although, the dryer is marketed as ultra-fast drying in 15 minutes with 60% faster drying than a conventional dryers, most reviews suggests that Morus Zero does take a little bit more time than 15 minutes to completely dry the clothes on the default settings on most modes. Regardless, the dryer does an excellent performance for its compact size using less energy and without requiring a vent to dry the clothes making it hassle free and convenient.
Another useful consideration to be noted is that, Morus Zero vents hot-humid air into the room resulting to boil up the room the dryer is placed. The dryer's condenser coils does not remove the moisture from the air as it is made of plastic and not steel to perform at it’s best hence, by being mindful of the area you place the dryer may help to overcome this issue.
Magnetic lint trap made with mesh & plastic. Easy to remove the trap, just pull it and separate the honeycomb and your ready to clean it. Image credit: thegadgeteer.com
As the dryer is equipped with Vacuum + Technology to use faster drying, after testing the drying performance and time by one of the reviews as stated in thegadgeteer.com, their result shows “that the dryer did indeed drop the pressure, but only by 0.2 inches of mercury, which was well shy of their stated 0.5 – 1.5 inches” hence it does not provide a significant performance although the feature works.
Child-lock option & control panel on the top for easy use.
Overall verdict based on the reviews gathered, is that if you are looking for a compact size dryer to load small quantities with an equally good drying performance as a regular size dryer - Morus Zero is a great choice. Although the dryer comes with a high price-tag, but if the added features of Vacuum + drying technology and UVC to sterilise your clothes, are not the top priorities for you, then this no-vent ultra-compact Morus Zero will be an excellent dryer giving you an ultimate experience.
Here are some key user-based reviews gathered up dividing into Pros and Cons of Morus Zero.
MORUS ZERO IS MOST IDEAL FOR YOU, IF…
On Shoe mode you can easily dry your shoe with the tray included in the box.
BENEFITS OF TUMBLE DRYING
Tumble dryers are appliances that use heat and a tumbling motion to dry clothing, linens, and other fabrics. They are typically used in homes, laundromats, and other settings where there is a need to quickly and efficiently dry fabrics.
There are several practical benefits to using a tumble dryer:
Tired of spraying your home around with some pest control spray or perhaps had an allergic reaction to those chemicals? If you are on the hunt for a healthier methods to deter and control home bugs or pesticides around your environment, meet EMR 30 from Nitecore. The brands most newest release which is a multipurpose repeller. In this article we will review the product’s amazing features for an overview and give an insight on a healthier method on controlling pests through innovative products like EMR30.
Nitecore EMR30, a multipurpose Repellent device is designed to be compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry and use in any situation. With high-powered, powerful repelling capabilities, it allows to repel a variety of different pests including mice, rats, and other small animals.
EMR 30 is also built with adjustable intensity allowing you to control the intensity of the repelling signal, so you can customize it to best suit your needs.
Multiple repelling methods is another advantage of the Nitecore EMR 30, including ultrasonic sound waves, electromagnetic signals, and infrared light. Finally, the most amazing feature of the device is, it is safe and humane, making it an ideal choice for pest control.
KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMR 20 VS EMR 30
Are Pest Repellent Devices safer and healthier option than a Chemical based Product?
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Whether you live in a tropical environment or you are in a desert/artic climate, coming into contact with some kind of pest or home bugs is not very uncommon. Often times, we find ourselves trying one product or another to deter pests in our home or garden either failing to have an ultimate controlling the pests or either the strong chemicals being harmful to you and your family. Hence, when we came across the EMR30 from Nitecore, we will list down some helpful tips why a pest repellent device is a more healthier option than using a chemical spray product.
The best choice, if you are looking to buy a camera depends on your need and the specific features which you are looking for in your shooting. Although both the digital camera models offer different shooting experiences, mirrorless cameras are becoming more and more popular in the recent years.
In this article we will give an in-depth comparison between SONY A7R III which is a pro mirrorless camera whereas Nikon D7500, an advanced DSLR Camera - both introduced in 2017. Also, looking into some of the key differences between DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras, taking a quick look at a comparison between both Sony and Nikon digital cameras in general and finally will give an in-depth comparative detail into on our chosen two models from each brand, Nikon D7500 and Sony A7R III.
MIRRORLESS OR DSLR CAMERA ?
What are the key difference between Mirrorless & DSLR?
DSLRs uses a mirror in the body to reflect the image upto the viewfinder; whereas the mirror flips up and moves out of the way when you shoot an image. In Mirrorless camera’s sensors create an electronic image which is then displayed either on the rear screen or in the e-viewfinder with a single AF instead of using in-built mirror with two AF systems. However, mirrorless cameras are becoming a serious alternative for it’s compact size and weight than DSLRs. For more details keep reading below.
WHAT ARE THE KEY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SONY & NIKON CAMERAS?
Sony and Nikon are one of the leading popular brands in the camera industry offering a wide range of digital cameras for all levels of photographers. Although both may offer similar features allowing you to take top-notch photo or videos depending on the model you use, both brands more or less uses some few different technologies in some features as below.
COMPARE BETWEEN SONY A7R III VS NIKON D7500
Both the camera’s are high-end designed for professional to expert level photography, Sony A7R III is equipped with full-frame camera with a larger image sensor and more advanced autofocus system. It is also no surprise the price variation between the two, A7R III being significantly expensive than Nikon D7500, D7500 is also an exceptional mid-range camera with a smaller image sensor and a more modest autofocus system, but it is also more compact and lightweight.
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Keep in mind, the different types of sensors, image processor and auto focus system both uses, your choice will depend upon the type of photography you wish the camera to provide since these three difference in technologies from both brands caters to specific characteristics.
A quick glance over the features below.
Some photography shot in both cameras - shot in low light.
Photo Shot by Nikon D7500. Focal Length: 35 mm, Aperture: f/5, Exposure: 1/160 sec, ISO: 50
Photo Credits: Oceanian
Photo Shot by Sony A7R III, and a Sigma 14mm F1.8 lens.ISO 3200.
Photo Credits: Digitalphotography Review