Friday, 30 October 2020
Introducing #LinkimalsSA Llama - Lights and Colours #FisherPriceSA @FisherPrice
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Charging Change in Safety with Technology @Uber_RSA #Tech4Safety
Monday, 26 October 2020
@FujiFilm_SA X-T30 #NewLittleGiant #XT30 Mirrorless Camera #ProductReview
Mirrorless Cameras is the new future though I have been using one from the house of Samsung called NX300 from 2014 or so but the new range of mirrorless cameras from several brands have revived their camera business also. Fujifilm has been the pioneers in this category for a very long time and recently I got to use their new value mirrorless camera for review purposes.
Even before I got to start on the features on this wonderful camera is to take care of the review stuff by previous reviewers as when I got this camera the lens was having a circular scratch right in the middle which really created this white spot in all the photographs. I don't know who did it and who all reviewed it because I generally get the products when it's almost out of the review cycle. It annoys me a lot but I think it's due to the fact that I take a lot of time to write and post the pictures etc. The same is going to go as I now want to post them as soon as possible without wasting my time thinking a lot about the product and building a story. From now onwards, it will be to get in quick and write it as fast as I can covering all the features tested during the small-time to use the devices.
Directly coming to the configurations of this new little giant mirrorless camera as mentioned in the specification table is 26.1-megapixel APS-C sensor; X-Trans CMOS 4 and X-Processor 4; 1080p at 120 fps; 3.69m-Dot Electronics Viewfinder; 3inch 1.04m-Dot Tilt LCD; Touchscreen operation and focus lever; 4K/30P 200MB; 425-point Intelligent Hybrid AF to the entire frame; Wireless communication with Bluetooth; Extended ISO 80-51200; 30 fps Shooting Blackout Free; UHS-I SD Card Slot; 16x Film Simulation modes with Film Grain Effect Function; Advanced SR AUTO Mode; 383g compact and lightweight body; Firmware Ver.1.01. So as you can see this small compact camera has powerful features built into the body that's why it got the motto of the NEW Little GIANT!
As I received the review camera without any kind of packaging as a camera unit and the battery charger so I am not at all aware of the package contents but most probably it will be the camera, lens, strap, battery, battery charger, and some other accessories and instructions manuals. I didn't watch any videos on youtube also to find out as I was not seeking the camera for life or so, you only invest time when you are interested in the product.
The first feature that came to my notice is the traditional and vintage look on this Fujifilm X-T30 and came in this black colour. The camera is fitted with the kit lens of 15-50mm which is really a good lens to start with. The camera can't be used as a vlogger camera as the display doesn't turn towards sideways or upwards fully but only goes up to 90% of the screens for easy capturing the low angles without making your neck and head pain a lot.
Another feature that comes to the notice is the dials that are there to control a lot of camera features like Shutter Speed, EV, Flash, Camera Modes amongst other functions that can be customized. All the pictures posted here are taken using the X-T30 camera and there is a video also for your viewing pleasure in Hindi! I am so grateful to FujiFilm for sending the same for review and I really loved using the camera.
It was so difficult to use this camera for me as I have never used the Fujifilm range of cameras so the modes were a little different from the regular ones in Canon or Nikon cameras. The review unit didn't come with the manual but it would have been better if I would have received one for easy use.
The Myths, The Legends - Now backed by Science #ADCOCBD
Monday, 19 October 2020
@HUAWEIza #WatchFIT: Giving You All The Fitness Motivation #FetchYourBody2020
The Story Behind the Galaxy Z Fold2’s Multifaceted Design @SamsungMobileSA #GalaxyZFold2
@SamsungMobileSA #GalaxyS20FE Competing For Best Phone Of 2020
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
@ORICO_Official #2588US3 2.5" HDD Enclosure #ProductReview
I went to Incredible Connection with a friend who wanted to buy one of the ACER's SWIFT or ASPIRE series of laptops and wanted my opinion and we together were able to find a great deal for him from the Sandton City store. As I was browsing the store, I found that these Orico 2.5inch HDD and SSD enclosures in 4 colors - Blue, Black, Red, and Yellow. The price difference was there on the same devices with 2 tags one mentioning R189 and the other R249 with no visible difference which I even asked the sales agent. I wanted one in Yellow color but that was coming in higher price range so I chose the RED version as it looked great. I immediately transferred my Toshiba HDD from Astrum 2.0 case bought for R150 from Fordsburg to Orico 3.0 case and data transfer speed saw a huge difference. It's as easy as just inserting the hard disk into the slot and then closing the case and carry it wherever you want. I have made this specific drive for all the knowledge material, video, lessons, lectures I need to go through in my spare time.
I totally fell in love with the enclosure and here is a video showcasing the same too. I am still not sure about the price difference on the same models inside a store but maybe Syntech can tell more who is the distributor of these devices in South Africa as per my knowledge.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Playing with @Barbie Dolls Allows Children To Develop #Empathy & #SocialProcessing Skills
- Evidence shows that doll play activates brain regions which are associated with social information processing and empathy, indicating that doll play enables children to rehearse, use and perform these skills even when playing on their own
- Other findings show that doll play allows children to develop empathy and social processing skills more so than solo tablet play, even when playing by themselves
- To understand the relevancy of the study, Barbie independently commissioned a global survey in 22 different countries questioning 15,000 parents which showed 91 percent of parents rank empathy as a key social skill they would like their child to develop, but only 26 percent were aware that doll play could help their child develop these skills
- Today Barbie launches an online hub featuring resources for parents, caregivers, and children, to support them in their social processing skills which has been developed alongside leading empathy expert, writer, and educational psychologist, Dr. Michele Borba
*Study was conducted with 42 children (20 x boys and 22 x girls) aged from 4-8 years old with full data captured from 33 children.
**Survey by OnePoll in July 2020 in 22 different countries questioning 15,000 parents of children aged from 3-10 years old.
Gadgets I Own @SonyElectronics #SRSBTV5 Bluetooth Speaker #SonyAudio #ProductReview
When I was in India, I used to participate in a lot of twitter contests and used to win some of the great gadgets from time to time and one gadget which I won during that time in 2012 and still with me is this Sony Electronics SRS-BTV5 Bluetooth Speaker which is not only good looking but also has a great design and sound quality. I got this during a contest by Sony Pictures for Skyfall movie in the James Bond Series. Way back in 2012 also, it has the NFC feature which is now also not available in many audio products and also the call/microphone feature too built into it. I reviewed the same long ago on my blog The Life's Way which you can read here.
As time has changed and more focus is on videos so I have created one and I am still learning to create and edit videos. If you like this one, please do like, share, and subscribe to my Youtube channel for more such videos. I am creating new content from all the gadgets and travels and launch events I have attended in South Africa.
I really love Sony Audio and Mobile Products and still remember that once I met the Country Manager of Sony Electronics in India at a launch event of Sony Headphones and he asked me for what all products I own from the brand and the next day I sent him the 3 photos of more than 25-30 Sony products from eBook-reader to Walkman to Noise-cancellation headphones and various other earphones I owned lying on my bed. He called me immediately and wanted to come to visit my home too. It was just before I traveled to South Africa and it could not ever happen and I missed a chance to get another product from Sony Audio Products he wanted to gift me. Thanks a lot to Sony for even thinking about it and you are welcome any day to my home in India.
Unboxing @CanonRSA #CANONeosM50 Mirrorless #vLogging Camera #LiveForTheStory
I have been a die-hard Nikon fan for the most part of my life and never ever I saw towards any of the Canon products and when I came to South Africa 7 years back, I started going to the Canon Roadshow Events every year for the free goodies they used to distribute to the people attending the show. Over the time period, I thought of trying out at least one of the cameras and bought their Canon 100D entry-level DSLR camera (18-55mm kit lens) along with an extra Nifty-Fifty prime Lens (50mm) which really brought a lot of accolades from all my friends in the portraits. Most of them who know me have their photographs on Facebook pages and WhatsApp profile pictures all captured by me. I bought the Canon 100D in a Cyber sale when Dion Wired used to operate in South Africa way back in 2015-16.
I got this Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera which is my 3rd camera from Canon to start my vLogging side of things and thought it will be easy to do if I have the right resources available with me. Capturing yourself on the camera is the toughest thing as it takes some time to get used to the same and initially you forget what you have to say. I am still getting the hang of things and still not posted even a single video facing the camera to date but soon it will be shared on my youtube channel. The unboxing video is live on my channel in the Hindi language. From no camera of Canon to the third one from the house of Canon, it's been a great journey!
@AstrumAfrica #AstrumEN250 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure #ProductReview
I had an extra 1TB HDD which I took out from the Asus VivoBook S15 as it was heating up the laptop from the left palm rest under the keyboard a lot, and got it replaced for a 1TB SSD by paying around R3300 and for which I was in the market for an HDD enclosure. I thought of buying one from the house of Astrum Peripherals as I reviewed one long ago with Powerbank and converting your normal HDD into Wi-Fi enabled device so I thought of buying the same one from Tech House in Fordsburg. Soon I got it home after paying the cash price for the enclosure with so many features but as soon as tries installing the Wi-Fi app - it was no longer available in the Google Playstore and neither there were any benefits of the power bank and my whole one case fits all kind of technology decisions failed quickly. I went back and returned the same and got this USB 2.0 enclosure as I thought I am not going to use the hard disk in day to day use much so it won't depend as there was a huge price difference between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions of the enclosures as you know it's difficult for the shopkeeper to return the money in cash so he increased the prices from the previous visit to the store.
Finally, the review is online on my YouTube channel and you can watch the video -