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Product Review – HomeRight ElectroLight

Earlier this year, the folks at HomeRight in Minneapolis, Minnesota sent us one of their ElectroLight Electronic Fire Starter units to try out. Check out our video review below!

You can pick up the ElectroLight on their website or here on Amazon.

Aicok Single Serve K-cup Coffee Maker

After our mini Keurig went to K-cup Heaven in July, we picked up this inexpensive little coffee maker for Lady T. Check out our short video review!

Vivitar DVR 787HD 12.1MP Action Full HD Camcorder

Recently, we have been talking about buying an action cam to use for the blog but we didn’t want to invest several hundred dollars in a GoPro until we knew this type of camera would work for us. We did some research and discovered the Vivitar DVR 787HD 12.1MP Action Full HD Camcorder. Most reviews for this unit praised its functional features and durability but what people liked most was the price tag.

When the 787 was released, you could find it at most Walmart stores with a ton of accessories for under $60 bucks. I’m not sure what happened between then and now but we had difficulty getting our hands on this little camera! The Walmart deal is no longer offered in store or online. As a matter of fact, you can’t get the 787 at all from Walmart. I found the unit on Amazon and made the purchase for just under $100, with fewer accessories. We also purchased a monopod so we could easily manipulate it while shooting on the road.

We’ve been using the camera all summer and overall, it’s fun and easy to use but there are a couple of things that could be improved:

  • The display is very difficult to see when taking video outside in bright light. Even without the screen protector, we were unable to see what we were recording.
  • The remote doesn’t turn the camera on.
We think the Vivitar DVR 787HD is a decent entry level action cam but it definitely has a couple of kinks to work out. Check out our short video review below!

Here are a few test videos we took with the Vivitar DVR 787HD Camcorder.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Unboxing & Test Flights!

Check out these videos of our new toy, the Parrot AR 2.0 Drone. We hope to do all kinds of cool things with this over the summer, so stay tuned!


Here It Is! Route 66 Map Series Review

Hey hey from J&J!
Before we left for our trip last May, Jay did a review for a cool map set that we picked up on Amazon called “Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series”. We had these maps sprawled out on Lady T’s dashboard as we drove through each state on Route 66 and we selected a lot of our stops based on the fun retro illustrations. I liked them so much that I picked up another set in a gift shop somewhere out west as a souvenir! Check them out in our Amazon shop.