Category: Gadgets

These are posts about gadgets and any kind of tech.

October 18, 2020
At the end of last year, I signed up for a Kickstarter for a hand held instrument called Orba. It is a hand held synth and MIDI controller, but importantly, it was sold as much on its internal capabilities than as a control for external sources.

October 13, 2020
September 8, 2020
August 8, 2020
One of the joyful things about sorting through various stuff was rediscovering my Yi 360 Camera. I’d bought this as an improvement over my original Ricoh Theta, but then didn’t do much with it last year, due to having to keep my leg elevated due to cellulitis. The camera wasn’t lost – I knew where it was, but it had turned into an anticlimax.

The one downside of the higher resolution camera was that it eats batteries.

June 12, 2020
June 6, 2020
June 5, 2020
Not planning any live performances, as my hand isn’t sound enough to be reliable. But I’d like to get some of my recent compositions recorded, and also I want to do some video for Food Adventure

So, after experimenting with one or two cheaper solutions that just annoyed me, I have gone for this. A Zoom Q8 Video Camera. I picked it up second hand, but in excellent condition.

August 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
The Show 5 is wedge-shaped, like the Show, with a screen about he size of the average mobile phone. The screen is nice and bright, with a good resolution. The sound is quite wonderful, far better than the similarly sized Spot. One feature I like a lot is a physical switch in the case, which covers the camera. This is quite appropriate, as I can see this being an excellent bedside device.

May 22, 2019
January 22, 2019
October 18, 2018