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How to Find Screen Projects that are the Quietest Ever?

 

Not all projectors are the same, and there are not too many reasons why a projector could all of a sudden begin to sound noisy. Like any other electronic device, you need to carry out regular maintenance of your system if you want it to serve you a few good years before packing up. But before you even think of caring for your device, you have first to ensure you do well to get a quality product. And you can start by shopping for screen projectors that operate quietly.

When shopping for a screen projector, the first thing you want to do is conclude on how much you are willing to spend on one. You see, price is an important decision-maker when in the market for a product, and you could quickly find yourself spending money you don’t have, so you first want to consult your wallet before visiting the store or checking online. Once you know how much you can afford, you can now begin by looking out for the features below to help you arrive at a noiseless product.

What is the Noise Rating?

Since you are shopping for a projector that isn’t noisy, it makes sense to check the noise rating to confirm just how loud it is. Many of the top brands include an estimate of how much noise the device gives off when it is operating. And for a good product, you should settle for not more than 40 decibels if you want the machine to run smoothly. LCD projectors tend to have a lower rating compared to DLP models, but that is not to say that you can find exceptions if you do a thorough search before settling for one. You can learn more here on how to limit the noise from your projector.

What Type of Projector do you Need?

You should have an understanding of the type of projector you need to fit in your gaming room or home theatre. Some factors you will need to look at when deciding on a kind of projector is how much picture quality do you need? For me, I love to get the best image quality from any of my video devices, and you can also bet that I won’t sacrifice that for anything, not even size. The common types of projectors available in the market are the LCD and DLP type, but you can equally find others that are equally worth checking out.

DLP 

The DLP projector makes use of a reflective technology instead of reflective technology like that of the LCD. The mode of operation makes use of multiple micro mirrors and a spinning color wheel to produce its image. By so doing, they tend to let out faint noises due to the rotation of the inner parts. But while they may be a little noisy, they produce a better contrast than the LCD projectors. I don’t find many comparisons between LCD and DLP projectors, as the difference can’t be noticed when you check out the two devices with the same rating.

LCD 

The Liquid crystal display projectors display images, videos, or computer data on a screen or flat surface. It displays images by sending light from a lamp through a prism or number of filters that separate the light into the three different color panels (RGB). They are popular because of the excellent picture quality that it produces, thanks to the color-coding on the filters that increase the brightness. But they can also lack in contrast when compared to the other types of projectors. The good thing is they are easy to maintain and don’t gives off a lot of heat compared to DLP projectors.

But if you want me to pick one, I would go for an LCD projector over the direct light processing projectors. My reason is that, as I said earlier, I love a clear crystal picture quality, and the LCD does that for me. It doesn’t matter if it is for a TV, mobile phone or projector, I always consider the resolution and image quality, and I think you should too. You can find a comprehensive guide to understanding the different types of projectors from this link: https://electricalfundablog.com/projector-types-works/

Is it Easy to Maintain?

One thing I take seriously when shopping for gadgets is how easy it is to maintain. I do like to end up with a product that requires minimum care, and if need be that it requires regular cleaning, I have to ensure that it is something I can do without stress. For projectors, you want to check that the vent can be cleaned with a dry rag or better yet with a hand vacuum brush to get rid of dirt and dust that gather around there.

You may also need to clean around the fan every two or three months if you use it under dusty conditions. It would help if you researched how to maintain your projector so you can carry out minor repairs to ensure that it lasts long, and you can find more info here on projector maintenance.

Final Notes 

Projectors are devices that project an image on a flat surface, and for you to get the best out of your image experience, you have to consider the resolution, and noise levels, so you can get the best out of gaming or movie time. You should also remember that they cost quite a lot, so it is best you go for a product that is both durable and easy to maintain, so you don’t have to replace it after a few months after purchasing it.

Are you traveling for the holidays? Check out this must- have product to protect your safety (makes a great gift too!).

 

Are you traveling this holiday season? If you are, are you staying with family and friends, or are you staying at a hotel or Airbnb?

My family and I don’t travel much, but from time to time my husband and I like to go away for the weekend and stay at a hotel. We sleep on a sofa bed every night. We haven’t had a REAL bed in 18+ years. Part of the reason why we like to go to a hotel for the weekend is to sleep in a real bed (that is no exaggeration either).

When we visit hotels, I always worry about certain things. First and foremost – bed bugs. Just the thought of bringing one of those home in our luggage creeps me out. Gross!

I also worry about someone getting into our room when we are out and taking our things. Not that we pack any valuables, but sometimes we do bring our iPad or laptop.

Another thing I worry about (as does my husband) is being secretly video taped. It’s not an unnatural concern either. Many times we’ve read stories, or have seen new stories, about such a thing.

I’m sure major hotels have things in place to prevent such things from happening, but what about Airbnb places?

Did you know that Airbnb has a big hidden camera problem , yet many people are still totally unaware that some hosts are spying on guests in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Wall outlet hidden cameras from SpyGuy.com.

A new survey shows that over 50% of Airbnb guests have been worried about hidden cameras in their rental. I’m surprised that number is not higher? My #1 worry about staying at someone else’s home is the use of video cameras. I understand why homeowners would put some security cameras in place, to protect their property. But to what extent would people go? How many are trying to capture you in compromising positions or in a state of undress for their own sick benefit?

People spying on their guests at Airbnb locations has been covered in the media a lot this year. Keep in mind those are only the cameras that were found. Think about all those other cameras that have yet to be discovered that are spying on their guests?

To make matter worse, video cameras can be very tiny and hidden in objects such as clocks, fire alarms and pictures. There are even cameras hidden in what looks like a regular USB charger.

Sadly, most people don’t even thinks twice about this sort of thing spying on them in their private moments.

There is a new product available on the market that can help provide you with peace of mind when staying at Airbnbs, hotels and other places where people could be secretly videotaping you. It’s called Scout.

Scout is a high-tech product that everyone who travels needs to have.

Scout uses the best of counter-surveillance tech in a simple design. Scout is sleek, affordable and compact. It’s prefect for taking with you when ever, and where ever, you travel.

Scout employs six special, high-powered LED lights to help users easily “scout” for hidden cameras in sensitive places. Plus, it comes with a pinhole camera to practice on so you know what you’re looking for. Scout requires users to take just a few simple steps:

  • Stand in the middle of the room.
  • Hold Scout up to your eye, and turn the power on.
  • Scout flashes high-end LED lights that bounce off all camera lenses.
  • Alert local police to any hidden cameras found.

Scout draws on a decade of experience. The found of SpyGuy, Scout’s creator, has served more than 75,000 people, including new parents and law enforcement officials with surveillance and counter-surveillance solutions. Numerous high-profile hidden camera incidents and calls from concerned individuals inspired him to design this new, intuitive solution that helps everyone safeguard their privacy.

Below is how tiny camera lenses can be. This is the one that comes with Scout for you to practice on. To give you an idea of it’s size, I placed it next to one of my rings.

I was sent a Scout to review.

I have not yet had the opportunity to try Scout out in a real world situation, but I have been able to give it a “test drive” using the included mini-camera lens that comes with Scout to practice on. It’s just a camera lens. You do not get an actual camera.

Initially I wasn’t sure what I was suppose to be looking for when I turned Scout on. When I came across the mini camera lens I could see it shining back at me in red (the same color as the lights that Scout uses). The red lights from Scout bounce back to you when it comes upon a camera lens.

I played around with it and had my husband hide the camera in different locations to see if I could find it. Most of the time I did. The times I didn’t I think it’s because the camera lens was not pointing straight. It was little too high or a little too low. The lights from Scout need to hit it head on to see it. That is why it’s a good idea to maybe move your angle a little bit to make sure you can capture the lens. It would be a good idea to do that anyway in case someone has a camera pointing at you from overhead or down low.

It’s such a simple idea. This is one of those “why didn’t anyone think of this sooner” products.

Scout is also a very simple design. It comes with 2 AAA batteries, which I would assume would last a very long time. All that is required to use it is a push of a button. That’s it.

Scout is lightweight and portable. You could easily tuck it into your pocket, purse, backpack or luggage.

Scout is not only good to have when staying at hotels or Airbnbs. Scout can also help you find hidden cameras in apartments, bathrooms, dorms and changing rooms.

Learn more about the Scout hidden camera-finder, visit www.SpyGuy.com/Scout.

You can purchase the Scout hidden camera finder on the Scout website here: www.SpyGuy.com/Products/Scout-Hidden-Camera-Finder.

The brand can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The links are found on the bottom of their website.

Scout would make a get gift for someone who travels, a college student or just about anyone else who needs that peace of mind. Scout is also a great gift you can give yourself.

What do you think of Scout? Does it sound like a product you need in your life?

Do you have any experiences being secretly videotaped? Feel free to share your stories.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Capture precious holiday moments with Fujifilm’s Instax LiPlay

 

I don’t want to give away my age, but I grew up when MTV actually aired music videos, VHS tapes and it was a big deal to have a Walkman for your cassette tapes. Sigh… I feel old.

Back then, you had to purchase film for your camera. After you were done taking pictures, you had to take them to the store to be developed and wait a week or more to get them back.

It was always exciting to open up the envelope to see the pictures you took. Sadly, many of them turned out pretty bad. People had “red eye,” weren’t looking at the camera, or they turned out blurry.

When instant cameras came out it was the best thing ever (at that time). The idea of being able to snap a photo and see it instantly and not have to wait a week or more was awesome.

I am SO GRATEFUL for digital cameras and smartphones. I love that I can instantly see the photos I take, and have the ability to make edits to ensure the pictures I took look the best that they can. I also enjoy the ability to share the photos instantly with family and friends. It’s also fun to be able to add graphics and frames to photos.

It seems like instant cameras disappeared for a bit because everyone was using digital cameras. As much as I love digital cameras, it’s always nice to have a tangible photo you can hold in your hands and display on your fridge, in a frame or a cork board.

I know that you can always print out photos on your printer. However, when you are out and about, and your printer is not nearby, it’s not possible.

Thankfully instant cameras are back (well… they have been for years). The new and improved instant cameras also come with a lot of “bells and whistles” making them a lot of fun to use.

I was sent to review a Fujifilm Mini LiPlay camera. It’s a instant camera “hybrid.”

I received the black one to review. The camera is also available in silver/gray and rose gold.

Inside the box you’ll receive the camera, a USB charging cord, wrist strap and a brief start up guide and warranty information. The start up guide is just a basic guide to get you started. If you look online you can learn more about all the fabulous things you can do with this camera.

At first glance, the Mini LiPlay looks like a regular camera. Trust me, this is no ordinary camera. This is part camera, part instant camera, and part photo printer – all rolled up into one.

The camera is lightweight. I was actually surprised at how lightweight it is. But don’t let the weight fool you. This is a well made, sturdy camera. It’s made out of a hard plastic casing. It’s a very durable camera.

One of the photos on my fridge (the faces were blurred out). The picture is small, about 1/2 the size of the original instant camera pictures.

The camera has a nice texture to it. It feels comfortable in your hand. I think the texture helps you to keep a good grip on it. A smooth finish might make it a bit “slippery.”

One the front side of the camera you’ll find the lens, flash, and the button you press if you want to record sound (more on that later), as well as a tiny selfie mirror.

On the backside of the camera you have a nice size LCD screen and the release to the “door” that you need to open to insert (or remove) the picture paper. In addition, there are three buttons – go back, playback and print. You will also see the function “wheel” that allows you to navigate the different settings and “bells and whistles” that come with this camera.

One the one side of the camera you’ll find three buttons labeled 1, 2 and 3. These are shortcut buttons that you can assign your favorite effects and frames to. This is a nice feature because you don’t have to scroll around between all the effects/frames every time you take a photo. If there are certain ones that you use frequently, you can assign them to a number.

I like the Fujifilm thought of that. It makes things a lot more efficient and it’s a time saver, especially if you are shooting multiple pictures.

Ignore the cat hair on the camera.

Of course, there is also the power button.

This camera allows you to save some pictures on it (40). You can add a memory card if you’d like (sold separately) which would allow to save hundreds of photos on the camera.

As I mentioned, you can record sounds on this camera. Obviously you can’t print out a sound. With this camera, if you want to include sound with a photo, it puts a QR code on the printed picture. Using your smartphone,  you can have it “read” the QR code, which will in turn play the sound. That is a nice idea. I haven’t tried this feature as of yet. So far the pictures I have printed out really didn’t require sounds or the spoken word. It proves you with 10 seconds of audio.

Unlike other instant cameras on the market, the Fujifilm Mini LiPlay allows you to decide which pictures you want to print out. Other cameras print out the picture every time you snap a photo. Not being able to see what you’ve captured on the camera before it prints out can waste valuable print paper. With this camera, you can decide which photos you want to print out. This gives you time to edit them and add frames and other elements.

Below are some screen shots from the app to give you an idea of what it looks like. The photo is of our newly adopted cat, Callie. She is blind (and has neurological issues), which is why her eyes look a bit “off.”

I blurred out the faces of my “work kids.” This is the start up page on the app. It shows the last picture you printed.

This is our adopted blind cat Callie with one of the frames. You can see how you can scroll around the various frames on the bottom.

The “Love” frame is one of my favorites.

The photo it’s self is a poor quality, which is why it looks a bit blurry. The Fujifilm camera did NOT take this photo. This is one someone sent me that was on my phone (the animal shelter took the photo which is why it’s grainy). You can see some of the editing functions that you can slide with your finger until you get the look you are after.

I played around with the brightness on this photo, just to give you an example. Please read the comment above about why the photo is “grainy” looking.

I love the frames you can add to the photos. You can even do collages AND split photos, which is cool to do.

My absolute favorite feature with this camera is the free app you can download. The app allows you to edit photos on your smartphone before printing. You can also pick and choose with photos to print.

You can also take group photos using your smartphone as the shutter button.

The BEST part of this app is that you can print out photos already on your smartphone.

Printing out a photo.

Sometimes “life” happens, and you might not have the Fujifilm Mini LiPlay on hand to capture the moments. If you snap some great photos on your phone, you can easily print them out off the camera using the free app.

I am sure there is A LOT more that this camera can do too. I’m sure I’ve just explored the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to this camera.

You can purchase film paper for this camera just about anywhere cameras and film is sold. I see a bunch of different sellers of the film paper on Amazon. The price varies. The film paper comes 10 sheets to a roll.

If you would like more information about this fun camera, please visit the FujiFilmUSA website, or the Instax website.

This camera is sold at many retail locations including Amazon, Best Buy and Khols, to name a few.

What do you think about this camera? Does it sound like something you and your family would enjoy?

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Give the gift of safety and peace of mind

 

Oh no! The power is out and your smartphone just died. What do you do?

Are you done with your holiday shopping? I think we’re done. I’m just waiting on two things to arrive (hopefully by the end of the week). So far everything else we have is wrapped and under the tree (my kids are young adults, they know that mom and dad are really Santa).

Even if you done shopping, like I am, there is always room for a few extra gifts, as well as stocking stuffers.

Growing up, what was inside my stocking was often just as wonderful as the gifts under the tree. Inside my stocking was always candy (yum!), an apple and orange, small toys and my personal favorite – a new box of crayons.

If you are looking for a stocking stuffer idea, small gift, or even a gift for a “Secret Santa” exchange or a gift for someone else (hairdresser, neighbor, co-workers), why not give them the gift of peace of mind and security?

Some parts of the country experience crazy weather conditions – hurricanes, tornado, blizzards. There are plenty of opportunities for power outages – some lasting for days or even weeks.

I don’t know about you, but whenever we know a storm is coming, we make sure that all of our important devices, such as our cellphones and tables, are fully charged. We need our phone in case we need to call for help. And we like to have our tablets charged so we can watch movies that we downloaded or play games that don’t require the internet (in case that is down as well).

I personally feel that you can’t have enough charging devices. Most especially if you have a few people in your family. Trust me, if my kids’ phones die, they will go CRAZY. Their phones are their world and they are lost without them (sad to say).

My kids never remember to charge up their phones before a big storm, even if we constantly remind them . For that reason, we keep multiple devices to charge our phones just in case.

A great charging option to have on hand is the UnPlugged 10K charger. It’s from the brand MyCharge. We own a couple of MyCharge products, and we have always been pleased with the brand’s products. The UnPlugged 10K charger is no exception.

The UnPlugged 10K charger is a wireless charger for your phone and other devices. By wireless I mean that once fully charged, you can take it with you where ever you go – traveling, camping, hiking, work or just to have on hand in case your power goes out.

It has a very nice finish to it (I think I should mention that).

I keep this device fully charged (it holds a full charge for a very long time when not in use) just in case of emergencies (power outage). We have also taken it with us when we went to visit family in another state, as well as to the city. There is no charging port in the backseat (the cord won’t reach back there either) so we can use this device to charge their phones from the back of the car.

nd Samsung Fast Charge standard. It delivers up to 10 Watts of power. The 10 Watts of powers ensures the absolute quickest wireless charge on the market. It features a whopping 10,000mAh of charging power. 

What this means is that your device will charge quicker than other charging devices on the market.

To charge the MyCharge initially takes a while, but as a charging device, it does charge things pretty quickly. Not super sonic speed like my kids would like (ha ha), but certainly a lot quicker than other charging devices that we own.

There are lights on the device that let you know how much charge is left on the UnPlugged 10K charger. The blue light means it’s charging, and each of the other lights represent 25% of a charge (so two lit lights would equal a 50% charge).

A great feature about this portable charger is that you don’t need extra cords or cables. You can charge up your Apple or Samsung phone simply by placing it on top of the charger, providing that your device supports wireless charging.

If you use a phone case or have anything else on your phone, you’ll need to remove it first before you can charge it, otherwise it won’t work.

I have a case on my phone that is a pain in the neck to take off and put back on, so for that reason I use the “old fashioned” method of plugging my phone into the charger. My kids don’t use cases, so they just need to place their phones on top of it to charge their phones.

In addition to the wireless charging option, there are also two USB-A ports that can allow you to charge up to three devices at a time.

The charger comes with a plug that you can use to charge the charer, or you can use it to charge another device on the UnPlugged 10K charger. I like that it’s a short cord, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up much room in your bag, luggage or backpack.

The UnPlugged 10K charger is lightweight and very portable. It’s not much bigger than my iPhone 8.

This would not only make a great gift or stocking stuffer, but it’s also great to have on hand in case of emergencies, or if you like to have a backup power source “just in case.”

To learn more about this wireless charger and other MyCharge devices, visit MyCharge.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are on their website.

What do you think of MyCharge’s UnPlugged 10K charger? Is it something you would love to gift to someone else, or purchase for yourself? What is your favorite feature about this device? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

5 Of The Most Common Reasons Why Your Computer May Be Running Slow

 

There’s nothing more frustrating than opening up your laptop or turning on your computer only to find that it is having a slow day. Nothing you click seems to open, then five open at once, then the screen suddenly freezes and finally, it all crashes down – does that sound like a familiar nightmare? Before you turn to an IT Support Company, you might want to check out the five most common reasons why you make be operating at a snail’s pace. 

You have too many start-up programs

To make sure that they are ready and waiting for when you want to use them, many programs try to weasel their way into your startup programs list. This means that when you fire up your computer you could have dozens of programs all trying to start up at once, regardless as to whether they’re the ones you want to use or not. Having too many start-up programs is the single biggest source of a slow computer, so head into your settings and check which programs you can disable.

Your hard drive is full

When a hard drive approaches being 95% full it can slow down your computer by over 50% as at this point there is no space left for temporary files. Your hard drive can get clogged up with old programs, updates of old programs, temporary files and downloads and so it’s important to run a deep clean system to remove anything that you don’t actually need on there.

You have too many browser tabs open

If you use browser tabs to save links, rather than adding them to your bookmarks, then you could be unknowingly causing your computer to run slowly. Each new tab you open uses up a little bit of your RAM and if you also happen to have an auto-refreshing tab open, such as a live updating blog, then this can cause things to run even more slowly. To keep track of links, bookmark them instead and then close the tab when you are no longer using it.  

Your anti-virus is always running

Antivirus is important for protecting your laptop or computer, but an overzealous antivirus software which is running a scan in the background can be another common cause of a slow computer. If you have an antivirus programs installed then check to see how often it is set to scan and consider changing the time it chooses to one at which you know you won’t be using the computer, such as in the early morning or the middle of the night.

You are running too many programs at once

In the same way that you are not able to do ten things at once efficiently, neither can your computer. Having too many programs open at once can put a strain on your computers RAM and processing power, limiting its ability to properly operate. Remember to close programs you are no longer using so that your computer can focus on doing one thing properly rather than ten things poorly, and if you need multiple programs open then consider upgrading to a device with more RAM and a better processor.

Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera – A great gift for nature enthusiasts and hunters

 

Surveillance cameras can be a great thing to have. There are stories in the news that sometimes features negative aspects to such cameras, but for the most part they are a very handy thing to own.

My family and I own a few different types of cameras. Some of them have ended up being more valuable than we can image. To give you an example, one of our cameras caught a hit-and-run accident in our parking lot. The footage helped the Police to find the person responsible. That same video camera also caught the person who hit my son’s car. The man didn’t leave the scene. In fact, he parked next to my son. The man was drunk (ugh!) and hit my son’s car when he pulled into the parking spot. We didn’t need the proof, per say. After all, the damage was on both cars. But it was nice to have the footage as evidence if the man did not pay for the damage (he did).

One night I woke up after hearing strange sounds in the dining room. I noticed that all of our cats were grouped together and looking towards the kitchen. I got up to investigate and found a rather large raccoon eating from our cat’s food dish. Yes… he was INSIDE our kitchen. We chased him outside, but the little bugger tried to get back inside. He actually came back many times after that night, each time trying to get in.

We set up one of our cameras to see if he came back (in case we didn’t see/hear him during the night). The camera caught him trying to pull the sliding glass door open (they are smart creatures!). We also have videos of him going up and down the side of the balcony, and even rolling around in our dog’s bed (fleas!).

Here is one of the videos we have for him. We named him Rocket. Rocket has since been removed and relocated in the woods somewhere by a special person who deals with wildlife.

 

Even though I wasn’t thrilled about the raccoon in our home, it was still fun to watch his antics over those several weeks. He seemed very happy and loved to sleep in our dog’s outside bad and play with some of our cat’s toys that were left on the balcony.

If you are a nature lover (or knows someone who is) or if you are a hunter who likes to monitor trails for certain animals, you might be interested in knowing more about the Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera.

Technaxx is a German consumer electronics manufacturer known for offering affordable products such as car accessories, audio products, video surveillance equipment, smart fitness trackers, smartphone and tablet accessories. They recently added the TX-117, a mini nature video camera, to their products line.

The new member of the Technaxx family is a must-have for consumers who are interested in observing and recording the wildlife as well as budget-conscious people who are looking for an easy way to keep an eye on back yards, gardens, and farm fields.  The camera comes with various mount possibilities, and it could be used as a home-security enhancer as it can be easily transformed into an affordable home monitoring solution. The device would be a perfect fit for recording cabins and remote locations as it does not require an internet connection nor Wi-Fi to operate. The easy-to-use TX-117 does not require installation of a mobile application either. 

I was sent one of the cameras to review.

I actually love the idea that this camera does not require Wi-Fi to set it up. We have enough things on our router. We have a secured internet connection that requires us to find the MAC address on products in order to set them up on our router. Finding the MAC address is not as easy as it sounds. There are products I’ve received to review, including security cameras, that I couldn’t set up because there was no MAC address.

I’m also not very “technologically advanced.” I also like simple set ups. With this camera all you need to do it pop in batteries and you are ready to go (it runs on four AA size batteries, which are included).

The Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera is capable of recording full HD 1080 video. It also has a built in IR LED technology, so you can capture nighttime recordings. It also has built in speakers and does record sounds.

The camera can be set up to take pictures or videos only when motion is detected. I like that feature, but where we live, the camera would turn on all the time. We live in a town home/condo complex, so there is always people and cars coming and going 24/7. In order to fully benefit from this camera we have to make sure it’s not pointed towards the direction of the parking lot.

This camera has a reach of 50′, and a nighttime recording reach of 60′. I’m not exactly sure why nighttime has a longer reach.

In case you are interested, the triggering time is .06 seconds.

If you wanted to store the images and videos you will need to insert a MicroSD card with a capacity up to 32GB. The video length the camera can be anywhere from a few seconds up to ten minutes.

This is meant to be used outside, but you can also use it indoors. It’s a versatile camera.

The camera is protected by a heavy-duty case which is dust proof (I wish the rest of my home was!) and heavy splash waterproof. It can handle temperatures from 19.4 degrees to 104.5 degrees (Fahrenheit). Overall it only weighs a surprisingly tiny 5 ounces.

The maximum standby time for this camera is about six months, give or take.

The only “downside” for me is the small display. It’s only 1.9″. Initially I wasn’t too keen about the size, but as time gone by, I’ve got used to the display size, so it really hasn’t bothered me as much.

We’ve used this camera around our home, as well as out on our balcony. My son even set it up on his window sill to capture stuff going on in the parking lot, but there was no where for him to strap it down and our cat’s kept knocking it down.

Currently the camera is mounted in our basement storage until. We recently discovered some of our things missing (UGH!!!) so we want to see if we can capture anything or anyone strange down there. The dead bolt is broken, and it’s easy enough to get the door knob to open if you jiggle it enough.


We have some suspicions on who is is (the teenage boy next door and his friends), but we want concrete proof before taking it up with his father (I will go to the Police as a last resort).  So far we have no seen anything out of the normal.

This is why I like that this camera can be used to look for deer on a hunting path, record birds or other creatures, or even catch someone red handed taking something that does not belong to them.

The TX-117 camera comes with a mounting belt, connectivity cable, user manual and batteries. It’s available at places such as Walmart and Amazon. The suggested retail price is $79.99, which for a camera like this is a great price if you ask me.

You can find more information about Technaxx at Technaxx.de (notice it’s .de and not .com). The site is in German, so you will need to use the translate option (unless you can read German). Or you can switch to the British site by clicking on the British flag on top (it will turn everything to English if you chose that option).

What do you think about this camera? Does it sound like something you would like?

The TX-117 would make a great gift too!

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.