Review: COMAN Flexible Camera Tripod w/ ball mount and cell phone holder and Bluetooth remote trigger.

I found this Conman Flexible Camera Tripod online ( https://amzn.to/2JCLFtR ). I needed a small travel flexible tripod for my my vlogging with my phone and camera. Btw, my Youtube vlogs and reviews may also have associated affiliate links to products that may earn from qualifying purchases. For holiday gift ideas, check out my Amazon list. Visit: https://www.amazon.com/shop/sterlingw

I have been using it for over 2 weeks and like the compact yet durable tripod. Starting from the legs, they are metal wire legs covered with rubber. I bend them for a lower tripod height or to use them to grip a pole or branch. The legs are sturdy. The only complaint would be the base of the 3 legs do not spread wide enough and are plastic. This makes it hard to wrap objects that are wider than 4 inches. On the side of the legs base is a 1/4 inch mount for accessories. Pretty useful if you have needed to add a mic or light accessory to your vlogging rig.

I love the ball head mount. Its all metal base and ball head is very well built. It holds my 2 pound DSLR as well as my cell phone camera without sliding. The top base mount has a 1/4 inch mount and a hidden fold out smart phone holder. The smartphone holder is large enough for my 6.9 inch Samsung Note S20 Ultra to fit in as well my other cell phones. The 1/4 inch mount fits most cameras and dslrs. The issue with the 1/4 inch mount is the lack of tightening knob. I basically can have to twist the base mount against my DSLR to tighten, which may mar the base labeling of my camera or mount at an incorrect angle.

I also had issues removing the 1/4 mount off the ball mount. Coman must have put thread lock or glue in the 1/4 inch mount. Even wrenching it with my hands i was not able to loosen it from the ball mount.

The kit came with a bluetooth remote trigger. Hold down the single button for 5 seconds to pair it with a smart phone. It basically calls the down volume key to trigger the smart phone to take a picture or start video recording. Simple and effective. The only problem is the lack of a easy way to open the remote to replace the battery. There are not visible slots. I guess i will have to deal with it when the battery expires.

Overall, this is a good tripod with flexible legs. Definitely more heavy duty than plastic grip tripods. I actually bought 3 of them, one for my camera, and two for lighting.

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REVIEW: Anker SoundCore Life Q30 VS. Sony WH1000mx3 – Active Noise Canceling

I bought the Anker SoundCore Life Q30 ( https://amzn.to/2HYNWPI ) to compare against my Sony WH1000mx3 ( https://amzn.to/37qRjay ) in comfort and noise cancelling. The Soundcore Life q30 are about $70-80 while the Sony WH1000mx3 or WH1000mx4 are over $250. Is it worth it? I compare it side by side.

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The SoundCore Life Q30 is very good in terms of noise cancelling, customization, and comfort. For the sub-$100 price tag, its affordable and offers the best bang for the dollar performance in noise cancelling. It has two microphones to pickup noise and filters noise during conference calls.

The ear pads are very comfortable. The metal band is visible on top and feels slightly more heavy duty than the Sony WH1000 MX3. The SoundCore Life Q30 has a transparency sound settings let you listen ambient sound. You will need the Sound Core app to unlock many advanced features of the Life Q30 including the three noise cancelling modes to remove Transport ( engine hum and low and mid tones), Indoor ( mid tones and talking), outdoor ( general noise cancelling) . I found that the Life Q30 did very well but was not able to completely block vent noise as well as the Sony WH1000mx3, however if you didn’t hear it side by side you would probably not notice it.

The sound quality is very good and clean, its slightly more bass than the Sony WH1000mx3 , but not overly annoying. You can also change the equalizer settings in the Sound Core app. Overall, it has very clean audio.

The controls were all push button except for the NFC and transparency touch switch on the right ear. The buttons were along the each side of the headphones and accessible by touch. I dont mind the push buttons and like it better than the gesture controls of my Sony as it took me several days to learn the correct gestures. But the buttons are easy to click. It also has a 3.5 mm TRS jack.

Telephone conference calls were clear as people on the other end were able to hear me clearly. They noted that the noise cancelling removed the background noise of the call. That was pretty surprising as my Sony WH1000mx3 is an open mic and every background noise is captured into the call. They did mention my voice was more choppy and high pitched than on the Sony.

Insta360 ONE R – Airpod mode works with the SoundCore Life Q30. It was able to sync and record my voice in mono to the Insta360. The sound quality was choppy and was not useable for vlogging. However its good to know it works. The Sony WH1000MX3 had clean audio going into the Insta360 ONE R.

There is also a Sleep Mode setting at has pre recorded ambient sounds of background noises (water running, rain fall, fan white noise, and others). I liked this feature a lot as it allow someone to play a soothing background sounds without having to subscribe to a music service.

Overall, I am impressed with the comfort, sound quality, noise cancelling quality, and ease of use of the SoundCore LIfe Q30. The voice recording of the call was the only drawback about the headphones as it was too tinny and sharp, and had some sound drops over bluetooth.

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Costco HIGH SIERRA ELITE PRO Business Backpack (27L) $24.99 | REVIEW

Costco has the HIGH SIERRA ELITE PRO Business Backpack for $24.99. There are similar ones online ( https://amzn.to/33p5fAT ). I am going to review this new backpack to see if it fits my 17 inch gaming laptop ( https://amzn.to/3o6CXCW ) .

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This is a 27 L backpack with laptop compartment, luggage pass through, steel cable handle, accordion organizer, comfortable straps, USB cord pass through, and soft interiors and modern design.

It was unable to hold my MSI GE75 – 17 inch gaming laptop ( https://amzn.to/3o6CXCW ) I bought at Costco. There were two red suspension straps that hold up laptops. IT may fit a 15 inch laptop. The backpack looks well made and light. I am not sure if its a TSA safe backpack.


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