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(Rolling reviews are updated in descending date order.  This is to make it easier to revisit and always see the latest content.  Start from the bottom, and read up if this is your first visit) 5/16/2024 Apple products are not something we generally use or test.  Realizing that people tend to get caught up in the cult following of either Android or Apple, I think it is important to explain why we feel the way we do about Apple.  Yes, I’m an “Android Guy”.  That means I have mostly Android devices and am embedded deep into the Google ecosystem.  And...

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Logitech, Mevo -

(Rolling reviews are updated in descending date order.  This is to make it easier to revisit and always see the latest content.  Start from the bottom, and read up if this is your first visit) 3/30/2024 (Torture Test #3:L Record at high heat...120°F) Finally cranked up the torture test to our max testing temperature of 120°F.  Set the camera to record at 4K and let it run.  As usual, we checked the app stream every now and again to make sure it was still recording.  While the temperature of the camera continued to rise, we see no issues.  But lots...

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Device Type: Portable Battery Manufacture: Jackery Model: Power Station Explorer 160 Specifications: Capacity: 167 Wh (11600 mAh) Power Output: 100W (150W Surge) Ports USB-C UAB-A x 2 110 VAC (200W) 12 VDC Size: 7.4" x 4.5" x 6.7" Weight: 3.97lb Pros: High power output can power large devices. AC power to feed trusted "wall wart" chargers Airplane travel friendly. Powers all modern GoPro cameras via USB-C and USB-A power Cons: Small capacity for the price Bulky/Heavy Not airplane friendly Notes/Details: A USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 cable is required to power the GoPro HERO 11. Really odd issue with HERO11 Black (most likely Mini as...

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Device Type: Portable Battery Manufacture: Anker Model: PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Specifications: Capacity: 10,000 mAh Power Output: 18W Ports USB-C UAB-A Size: 6.1" x 5.24" x 0.69" Weight: 0.47lb Pros: Small and light Airplane travel friendly. Cons: Limited port count Smaller capacity Notes/Details: Due to the power limitation, USB-A will not power a GoPro HERO11 without the internal battery.  The USB-C port will.

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Device Type: Portable Battery Manufacture: Anker Model: 737 Power Bank Scamazon Direct from Anker Specifications: Capacity: 24,000 mAh Power Output: 140W Ports USB-C x2 UAB-A Size: 6.13" x 2.15" x 1.95" Weight: 1.39lb Pros: High power output can power large devices. PD 3.1 Power (full recharge in less than an hour). Airplane travel friendly. Cons: Bizarre results with GoPro streaming (see notes below) Bulky/Heavy Smart sensors may interfere with the connected device. Notes/Details: Device will power a GoPro HERO11 without the internal battery.  Will provide enough power to allow the camera to record.  However, when attempting to stream, the battery will...

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