This arrived from Amazon while we were travelling home from Crewe and our 7th cancelled balloon flight.
It’s an Opteka SteadyVid EX Video Stablizer System, a.k.a. A gimbal, which cost me £39. No power required, purely mechanical. It should help with stabilising walking videos. Lots of pro’s use similar things, though for £200+ you can buy smaller servo operated ones!
Today we went to the Designer Outlet at York so Christine could buy a new Radley handbag with her Bingo winnings. While there we popped into the Bose shop and I saw a pair of the portable computer speakers which are on my Amazon Wish List.
They were on special offer down from £249 to £149 so we decided I should get them. While at the till, a colleague of the salesman suggested there was another pair on Manager Special price which turned out to be £15 cheaper again! So I ended up paying £135 for a £249 pair of speaker that will pop into a suitcase to take abroad.
They connect to my iPad and use a mains adapter
Power on / off and volume controls are on the side of one speaker, which also has a powers on LED.
They also come with a remote control. There’s a sample of the sound they make in today’s Vlog which covers the trip to York.
Rodney has a new car. He’s been unhappy with the Renault Zoe for a while, after finding electric vehicles are not living up to their promise. Finding working charging stations which were supposed to be free, but now aren’t is really difficult, with companies charging £10 an hour.
So on Thursday he picked up this car, a 1.5L Petrol BMW Mini Cooper Clubman in Black.