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Tape Recorders of Mission Impossible Ep.1

A look at one of the mini tape recorders used on the 1960s/70s TV series. If this video is well received I aim to cover some of the other machines in future videos. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy – source

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RetroTech: The CalcuPen

Merge a pen with a calculator and you get the CalcuPen, a barely useable yet highly collectable piece of 1970s tech. NOS LCD Pen Watches on eBay CalcuPens occasionally appear on eBay too: (Links are affiliated) My previous video about the rise and fall of the LED watch The outro can be seen on it’s own here: —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon **Patrons usually have early access to videos** ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe…

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DRIFT GHOST X – Commuter Cam REVIEW

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIJiS0vi398?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] Testing the latest compact side-mount helmet camera from Drift AMAZON affiliated Purchasing links BELOW Amazon UK: Amazon US: Amazon CA: Amazon DE: Amazon FR: Amazon ES: Amazon IT: —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos ——-THANKS TO ——- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy – ——AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE——- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click…

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MOVA Globes – Now available in Cubes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_NXUfEAHmk?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] Knowing I’m a fan of their solar powered spinning globes, MOVA Globe kindly sent over a couple of their new cubes. Available from AMAZON (Affiliated Links) US UK CA DE FR ES IT NOTE: I have not received a payment for making this video, but hopefully I may get to keep one or both of the cubes which would sort me out for a Christmas present. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually…

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The tape recorder no one wanted to see

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jjEMLhPn9M?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] If you found yourself talking into one of these – you were probably having a bad day. A Police Interview Recorder with a naval past. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos ——-THANKS TO ——- All the Patrons who helped to make this video better. ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks source

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Anki Vector Home Robot REVIEW

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is-rSK5y6EQ?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] The Anki Vector is an internet-enabled voice-controlled app- connected home-assistant robot. (Amazon US Affiliated Link) —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy – ——AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE——- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and…

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Ultimate Neck Speaker Comparison : Bose vs JBL vs Sony vs LG

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk4vcqUr2vQ?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] It’s neck and neck in the neck-phone shoot-out but only one gets a recommendation. Which are a pain in the neck and which one is a sound buy? PURCHASING LINKS BELOW(Affiliated where possible) BOSE (Recommendation) at AMAZON Amazon UK: Amazon US: Amazon CA: Amazon DE: Amazon FR: Amazon ES: Amazon IT: Sony on EBAY UK: US: DE: CA: NL: AU: JBL on AMAZON Amazon UK: Amazon US: Amazon CA: Amazon DE: Amazon FR: Amazon ES: Amazon IT: ******INFORMATION…

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Kickstopper

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2bbB_7CFew?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] The Moans discuss crowdfunding. The Campaign Video can be viewed on its own here: Sixty comedy short videos available here: —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos source

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Custom VinylVideo discs are here

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJIMY07iplM?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] The range of titles available on Vinylvideo grows considerably with the introduction of custom discs. You can get a custom Vinylvideo disc cut here: If you already have a decoder – this is a recording of the first few minutes of my disc for you to play back on it. Here’s my original VinylVideo review/demo – Special thanks to Martin and the team at Supersense. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have…

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BNIB 1990 Aiwa HS-PC202 Mk III – Unboxed & Tested

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMMBrhMQ2sc?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] No company makes a good new personal cassette stereo player, so if you want an unused one – your best bet is New Old Stock. Available from here: Thanks to the Tapeheads forums Stating the obvious: There are no guarantees that there will be any stock left or that all these machines will function properly…or for how long. These are getting on for thirty years old. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually…

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Wow & Flutter Meter Basics

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G2kU1e9Cpo?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] An extra video to explain the purpose and operation of the Wow & Flutter Test Meter that appears in some of my videos. Windows W&F Application WFGUI – available from A.N.T. Audio: Thread about this app on Tapeheads.net User Manual A.N.T. Audio also sell the Test Tapes (produced on request) – (Tape code S30A) This is also where my test tape was purchased from. 3000Hz (3KHz) Test tone available from here: —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be…

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Playing the first new Quadraphonic Vinyl Record in over 30 years

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMu-BoECblE?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] As someone fascinated with physical music formats and HiFi oddities – it’s been a privilege to receive a copy of the first new Quadraphonic Vinyl release in over thirty years. With this limited edition set there’s no need to go hunting on ebay for a matching and functioning forty plus year old quad decoder as there’s a brand new one included inside the box. LINKS: Available to buy from here: Wired Article: Interview with the Record Producer KamranV…

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VinylVideo – Playing video from a 45rpm record

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtNGVb94TFE?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] With a VinylVideo convertor you can play video from a vinyl record played on a standard record player. Curiosity, tech-demo or art? LINKS BELOW (expand this text box to view): New VinylVideo Website – (You can order a set from here) Early Mechanical TV & Baird Phonovision – Holgar Czukay Cinema Box Set (includes a VinylVideo disc: (Affiliated Link) Original 1990s VinylVideo Website: Supersense Vienna – Main site: Files/Source code etc: Special thanks to record collector Randy Riddle…

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Video History: V2000 – The format that came third in a two-horse race

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeSz6MoX00Q?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] Video 2000 – or V2000 is the video cassette recorder format that Philips predicted would have 50% of the European market by 1985. Everyone is familiar with the Beta vs VHS battle, but here’s the story of the other video tape format – the ‘Video Compact Cassette’, V2000 : the European alternative. If you want to see more about Beta vs VHS watch Technology Connections series of videos – Part 1: If you want to learn more about…

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WikiReader – Offline Wikipedia “The Internet without the Internet”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lRI35gKSPA?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] Remember this? If you can’t, you’re not alone. The WikiReader was launched with the noble ideal “how can knowledge equal freedom if people need a modem to get it?” but perhaps unsurprisingly it met an ignominious bargain-bin end. WikiReaders & Updates on ebay: Official WikiReader website (it’s still up) —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon ***Patrons usually have early access to videos*** ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy –…

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Retro-look 35mm Camera B&W Photo shoot-out

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHg7aqGlI8?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] Shooting photos on Fujifilm’s discontinued Neopan Acros 100 film using the amazing looking Olympus O Product as well as the Minolta Prod 20’s Auto-Focus Point & Shoot Cameras. Discontinued film, producing classic style prints, using ‘80s & ‘90s vintage-look cameras. So…retro-retro-retro-retro photo time. EBAY LINKS (affiliated) CAMERAS Olympus O-Product: Minolta Prod 20’s: Olympus AF10: FILM Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Final Stocks on Amazon (UK) (US) Articles about the Olympus O-Product Articles about Film discontinuations taken from GALLERY MUSIC…

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Blu-ray region-lock blues…and fixes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTgZ2_42xw?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] I’ve been hitting up against a region lockout on some imported Blu-rays – so it’s high time I finally sorted this out once and for all. Blu-ray Multi-region Upgrade kit bought from Blu-ray Sales Figures Courtesy of DVD Multi-region IR blaster on ebay (affiliated link): The puppet outro can be seen on its own here: A playlist of these ‘comedy’ segments can be found here: —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon ***Patrons usually have…

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RetroTech: Sennheiser Surrounder – 1999’s bizarre personal surround sound system

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ll-o4JttQk?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] The Sennheiser Surrounder Pro is a Dolby Pro-logic surround sound system from 1999 which is worn around the neck, but would you wear one? Things this looks like include a backward public toilet seat, a Braffin from a Gurning competition and a neck brace. Things that might be difficult while wearing one include eating & drinking. Apologies for any slightly out of focus sections in this video – this was only spotted in editing by which time it…

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HiFi Classics – Sony FH-7 MkII

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2n8Gru7twE?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] The Sony FH-7 range are classic ’80s HiFi and I’ve finally got one. My FH-7 Mk2 came from ebay: If you are interested in the Boombox Calendar – you can find more details here: The Music and media featured in the video include; Purple Cassette – Anders Enger Jensen – Retro Grooves Vol 2 Colourful Printed Cassette: Jazz Spastiks – Midnight Method (Sold Out) Labyrinth Soundtrack Red Record – Colemine Records – Soul Slabs Vol 1. CD –…

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Fuji Instax SQ6 Instant Camera Review – Fun at any cost?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZwkZJum6fI?cc_load_policy=1&modestbranding=1&w=580&h=385] I bought a Fujifilm Instax SQ6. This is my video about it. If you like the Square Instax film – The SQ10 might be a better option. At the moment on Amazon UK it’s £158.99 With the SQ10 you only print the pictures you want – so in the long run it will work out much cheaper to use. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— ————-Merchandise—————– ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon Patrons usually have early access to videos ——-THANKS TO…

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