My Experience With the Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera #acecam #giftedproduct

I’d like to start off by saying that this is my first experience with an action camera.  I was super excited to receive my Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens, and to learn how to use it too.  Very often I don’t really like to “read instructions” and even if I do read them I have difficulty following them.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own. IMG_8880Most of the times I just figure things out on my own by poking around here and there, or I learn by watching how someone else uses it.  It’s probably not the ideal way to learn but I learn by doing.  Long story short, I’m completely new to using an action camera!

AceCam is a Canadian distributor of action, dash, surveillance cameras and their accessories.

Let me also point out that from this point onwards instead of constantly writing out the entire name of the action camera [ Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens ] I will refer to it as Ace-Cam. The only reason for me doing this is because it’s much shorter and will facilitate both my writing and your reading!IMG_8886The action cameras that I’ve seen, whether at a store or in someone’s hand, are very small.  The Ace-Cam is no different; it’s small and extremely light! Without batteries it only weighs 44g! The size and weight is perfect for an action camera. It makes it easy to take with you when travelling; for example, and to carry with you while sightseeing. In fact, I’m especially looking forward to going on our upcoming trip so that I can take along my Ace-Cam and try it while snorkelling, and also to mount it either on my head or chest so I can record all the amazing views while hiking.IMG_8890The Ace-Cam comes with several basic accessories; including many different mounts and even a waterproof case! Better known action cameras often charge separately for these extras so it’s nice to have them included with the Ace-Cam.IMG_8887

Now since I am not experienced or even savvy when it comes to action cameras and/or any terminology, I will include the Brand’s description in quotes …

Product description by Ace-Cam:

  • 4K ULTRA HD Upgraded Model – The ultimate in action cameras. This model has a state of the art 4K ultra HD sensor with 4 times the resolution of 1080p full hd camera. UPGRADED MODEL shoots 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7k at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. With an extreme 170 degree super wide angle, you can capture the perfect images on each adventure.
  • Near INDESTRUCTIBLE design with a solid Uni-Shell design built for the most rugged environments. Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof case is resistant to a stunning depth of 60M underwater
  • Wifi wireless connectivity to your smart devices. Connect to your iOS or Android devices directly. Watch a live feed directly on your smartphone. Use the built-in HDMI port to display out to a TV.
  • Advanced functionality includes Time Lapse / Looping recording, White Balance, G Sensor Motion Detection, Photo Burst, Self Timer, Digital Stabilizer
  • Includes all basic accessories you need. Get started capturing memories today!

Product information as outlined by Ace-Cam:

“Capture your precious moments and make them last forever, with unbelievable 4K video. 4K is THE FUTURE. Soon all TVs will be 4K. Make your video 4K today!

Perfect for beginner or advanced action photographer.

Advanced functionality includes:

-Exposure control
-Time Lapse / Looping recording (Off, 1 minute, 3 minute, 5 minute)
-White Balance Controls
-G Sensor Motion Detection Recording
-Photo Burst (3 fps, 5 fps, 10 fps)
-Date stamp
-Self Timer (3 second, 5 second, 10 second)
-Digital Image Stabilizer (lets you shoot like a PRO!)
-Face Tracking
-Smile Detection

Comes with the following:
-1 C-Mall 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
-1 Waterproof Case
-1 Instruction Manual
-1 Helmet mount
-1 Bike mount
-1 NORTH AMERICAN power charger
-1 USB Cable
-1 Battery
-1 Lens cloth

And more! Make your life HD TODAY!”

Whew! Try to picture me sitting on the floor in front of the Ace-Cam and all of its accessories! For a newbie, like me, there is just so much to absorb, to learn, and to experiment. All of it is a little overwhelming but with a little patience anything can be done.  To be honest, it took much effort to just get the memory card inserted! Don’t laugh; it’s true!

The Ace-Cam does not come with a memory card; it requires a 16 to 64 GB card.

In order to have enough memory for just about anything, I purchased a 64 GB micro SDXC memory card.

NOTE: Ensure that the memory card you purchase is rated A1 for faster app performance and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback. My memory card can store up to 24 hours of Full HD video!

Putting my initial struggles aside, eventually I was able to figure out how to make the camera work. Set up of the Ace-Cam is simple enough; however, I highly recommend going through all of the settings, familiarize yourself with camera, and take it for a test run (or two) before you expect to use it. Although manoeuvring through the camera’s settings is simple, there are many functions to learn to use.  Last thing you want is to be put on the spot, not know how to use the camera and miss out on a lovely video or photo opportunity.

The Ace-Cam does not come with an instruction manual but you can look at the brand’s YouTube channel to view their how-to videos, which will help.

On the side of the Ace-Cam box there are QR codes for Apple, Android, and Android for China that you can scan, and they’ll take you to an APP for you to download.  You can connect with your smartphone, ipad, and  iphone. The APP will allow you to take pictures, view them, and share them. It would be nice if it allowed me to edit my videos but I will eventually find an APP for a video editor so that I can create great videos for my YouTube channel.IMG_8889For now, I will say this:  The Ace-Cam is a basic action camera that is great for newbies to learn on.  Personally, I feel that when it comes to action cameras I definitely am an extreme newbie that needs much more time to learn how use an action camera. Although I am struggling to learn how to use the Ace-Cam, this fact is not indicative of a complicated action camera.  On the contrary! What is fact is that I am finding it extremely difficult to learn new things, remember things (in general), and that I take much more time to process new information. Aging is definitely the culprit here.

I look forward to my upcoming trip, where I hope to be using my Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens so that I can experiment more with it!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ace-Cam as an economical version of a big brand name action camera.  The Ace-Cam is perfect for newbies; like me. What a perfect gift for your teenagers!  I would gift it to many of my adult friends as well.  It’s the perfect little addition to take on your travel trips.

Find more information on the Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens visit their site:

https://www.ace-cam.ca/action-cam-4k.html

AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse to the Rescue #AnthroDesk #ad

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is connected through an USB cable that has approximately 4 feet of cable, while the dimensions of this item is 122 mm L x 62 mm W x 75 mm H.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The mouse has five buttons [back, forward, DPI, left click, and right click] and a scroll wheel. At a glance, this right-handed mouse looks as if made of a matte-black rubber; however, it is made of plastic.  The scroll wheel is made of a tempered ABS material and it makes it more resistant than the regular plastic used on other mice. The lower price point doesn’t deter from its effectiveness.  It’s ready to use right out of the box; simply plug it in and it’s ready!

This mouse is equipped with a DPI button that allows you to adapt it to your needs [1000, 1600, 2400, 3200 DPI’s (Dots per Inch)].  However for me it doesn’t really play an important role.  DPI’s essentially is how sensitive the mouse is; or rather, the higher the DPI the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move your mouse.  This feature is more crucial for gamers and for those involved in graphics.  Good to note:  this mouse is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse has an LED light indicator.  It glows green, pink, blue, and red depending on your DPI configuration.  While the LED light indicates the DPI configuration, some say that the LED lights can assist you to find it in the dark.  This would be useful for students who stay in a dorm room but share it with another student … just imagine being on different schedules and having to stay up late to do homework while your room mate has to get some sleep!

The shape of the vertical mouse is sculpted to fit your hand, as if you had it extended to shake someone’s hand.  This makes for a comfortable position; it reduces the potential for wrist pain and strain because your arm isn’t twisted as it is with the use of a traditional mouse.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and after using the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse I can say that I have really noticed an immense difference!  The vertical position is ergonomic which makes it comfortable for anyone to use, and especially for those who spend long hours at their computer, or for those who already have health concerns.

Overall, the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is an excellent economical choice.  If I were to make any changes it would be to suggest that it not be made as lightweight as it is.  When I click the left button it’s difficult to hold the mouse still.  Perhaps it’s just me?   I just think that if it had a little more weight that it might make it feel more substantial and therefore make it easier to hold it still while clicking the buttons.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.anthrodesk.ca/

 

Want Your Cat To Be Happy? #ArmandHammerCat #ad

Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) is relatively new on the market.  I actually haven’t tried any other cat litter since I was introduced to my current litter!  I basically fell in love with it and became loyal to it.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Since I have a past relationship with Arm & Hammer™, I was extremely excited when I received an invitation to attend an event held in Toronto last week.  The small group of invited guests were introduced to Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and we also were able to play with two adorable kittens that are available for adoption through SPCA Ontario.  You can view the video I recorded, and posted, of them.  Simply follow this link to see my post on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3KLQkhBjpY/

More importantly, you can visit the Ontario SPCA website to adopt a fur-baby!

[ ontariospca.ca ]

They are so adorable and will probably be adopted quickly.  At least I hope they will be.  Honestly, I was tempted to put them in my pockets and walk out with them.  Don’t you think they’re sweet?

It was difficult to focus on the Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) presentation while the two adorable kittens were in the background.  I thought it best to focus on my needs; I have 5 cats at home after all.  So what’s important for me?

Key Reasons I was excited to try this litter:

  • I’m already an Arm & Hammer™ Cat Litter user.
  • Made with a hypo-allergenic light scent.
  • Helps to reduce airborne dander when scooping.
  • Seals and destroys odours for 7-day odour control – guaranteed.
  • 100% dust-free litter.
  • Clumping litter makes scooping easier.

If these key reasons are important to me then I’m certain that they’re important for you as well.

I hope you’re not thinking that it’s “just litter”.  In my opinion, it’s much more than just plain litter.  When I’m the one that has to clean the litter boxes in my home litter is extremely important!  As I mentioned, we have five cats.  Four are ours and the fifth is a foster (for now).  When I am bent down cleaning out the litter boxes the last thing I want to do is breathe in the nasty smells that come from them.  Aside from the smell there are allergens, airborne dander, and litter dust to consider; none of which are good for our health.  So if there’s any product that promises to provide a solution then I am open to trying it.

While scooping out the litter boxes, it’s true that you’ll often see/breathe a cloud of dust.  There is; however, a moment where that cloud is worse.  Personally, I can’t stand pouring litter into the boxes because that is when a huge cloud is emitted.  That cloud of dust makes me cough, but the fine dust also rises and spreads out.  The dust ends up covering everything in its vicinity.  I noticed this happen because my litter boxes are kept in the basement near where I do my laundry.  One day after doing the laundry, and after I had folded everything, I noticed that the litter boxes needed a top up of clean litter.  I had set my clean laundry on the table, and proceeded to fill the litter boxes.  That’s when I noticed the cloud “poof”, rise up, and cover my laundry with a layer of litter dust!  I was obviously not pleased.  From that point onward I never completed those tasks at, or around, the same time.

Understandably, I felt compelled to witness the actual pouring of Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat).  I had to see for myself if there would be a cloud of litter dust or not.  At the end of the event the group gathered around the kittens and I walked to the front of the room and quietly asked if I could pour the litter out myself.  We set up a little experiment, and I was amazed with what I saw.  It was amazing to see NOTHING.  Not a thing.  While pouring the litter there wasn’t a cloud of litter dust; at all. No dust.  No poof.  There was nothing at all.  It was beautiful to see.  I recorded it and posted it on my YouTube channel.  You can view it here:

https://youtu.be/AvCDxp4p3gA

I have to say, the kitty litter station is so much nicer to deal with now.  I’m very happy with my experience with Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and I urge all cat parents to try it too.  Cats don’t like dirty litter boxes so they’ll be pleased with a clean box.  Remember that you should have one litter box per cat plus one extra.  That would mean that if you have 2 cats then you would need to offer them 3 litter boxes.  You should also clean the litter 1 to 2 times daily.  Since I have 5 cats I clean their litter boxes 4 to 6 times daily.  Remember to completely change the litter and thoroughly clean the box once every 30 days.  It might seem daunting (and it is) but it will ensure you have happy kitties.

My babies are happy cats, and I’m a happy cat-mom.

Thank you Arm & Hammer™