The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo Switch

So far so good! No bugs, no crashes and no issues whatsoever!!  I have yet to receive a crash screen on this game and have several hours on it so far…

While this isn’t the fully remastered version  I had for my PS4, it’s still beautiful on both docked and handheld modes.. the graphics are still improved over the original and land in between that and the remastered versions.. it controls very well and seems to perform better than the new remastered versions.. I love the Zelda themed clothing and weapons which just adds a very nice touch to this game..

Yes this is Skyrim, it’s been out for years but now can be played on the go without dragging a laptop with you. It holds up well to the newer versions that are out and about as well.. another great port by Bethesda

Update:  Now over 8 hours into the game and have had 0 crashes! The only bugs I have experienced are bugs that have been in Skyrim for YEARS

NBA 2k18 Nintendo Switch!

Great Graphics (both on and off the court), but I do agree that some of the cut scenes seem out of sync.. This seems like an issue that can be patched.. I am surprised how well 2K was able to push the graphics on this! For a handheld the graphics are next gen. On TV mode, the graphics are still good and somewhere in between last gen and this gen so by no means are they bad!! Controls seem to be fine and the game overall is fun!

I purchased this for portable play and I am impressed with it! I have more time to play portable and want to support third parties on the Switch hoping for more GREAT 3rd party games to go along with Nintendo. I want third party games for on the go!

Cons
1.) File Size – Around 30GBs total. 25ish on the SD card and 5 on system memory.. To me this isn’t an issue
2.) Some cut scenes seem out of sync but nothing major

Pros
1.) Graphics – For a portable, they are AMAZING!! For TV mode they are in between last gen and this gen (in between Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 or PS3 and PS4) so still pretty good! I wasn’t expecting PS4 graphics out of this and am very happy with what I received

2.) Fun

3.) Career Mode is GREAT – I am not much of a sports fan but wanted to support this game and I am having a blast in career mode!! Nice story, fun gameplay, and easy to pickup and learn

4.) PORTABLE – I have more time to play games on the go.. Portable is the way to go for me!

Overall: I am happy with this game and it works very well for what I wanted.. A portable game that is fun!

Update: After 10 hours in the game I am very happy still!! Career mode rocks, games are GREAT, multiplayer works wonderfully!! No issues with players disappearing or anything!

Tip: My Bonus was emailed to me after my purchase from Amazon.. You redeem your bonus in game and not in the Nintendo shop!

Steam Link

I got this for $15 during the Steam Summer sale and it is well worth that! I only have access to setting this up via a WiFi connection, and while that is not ideal for all games, it is working fine on the games I am using it for.. Keep in mind, this does NOT run games.. it streams them from your computer! If your computer is slow with games, this probably won’t work very well..

I am using it to play the following games and types of games without any issues

1.) Older PC games
2.) Graphic Novels (Anime, Life is Strange, that type of stuff)
3.) Older XBox Games (Fabel Anniversary, Half Life, Games like that)

For those games it works GREAT over WiFi! I am also playing some newer games with it, without any issues but I do turn graphics down on those games so it streams better..

I also have it set at 720P which helps streaming over WiFi

Keep in mind, I am using a very high quality 5ghz router which helps the streaming significantly..

Pros
1.) Very easy setup! Basically, when I plugged it in, and sign into my network it found my games and my computer.. super easy!

2.) Works very well with the steam controller!

3.) Includes everything you need (HDMI, Cat5, Power Adapter)

4.) Works well with steam controller and Bluetooth controller’s (keep in mind, a controller is not included)

Tips
1.) Some games on steam aren’t designed to use with controllers.. I find those games sometimes have issues using steam link.. basically I lost sync with my controller at times.. This doesn’t happen on games that are designed to work with controllers

2.) While a wired network is probably best, a high quality wireless network works fine on most games

Overall: I never wanted to pay full price for this, knowing I didn’t have good access to a wired network, but for the price I paid, I am very happy with it! It’s working well for my needs, my games, and my setup.. With that being said, knowing it works for me, I’d happily pay full price for this.

New AMAZON ECHO SHOW – Black

Review will be updated as I play with the device more..

Updates:
1.) 6/30/17 – Added photos of the device and setup process & Updated the PRO about setup a little

So far I am very impressed with the Echo Show! As with all the Alexa devices, setup is extremely easy! The screen is very nice and sharp and the speakers are much improved, over the original Echo!

Pros
1.) Build Quality is OUTSTANDING!
2.) Sound Quality is simply amazing! Better than the original Echo even!
3.) Easy setup! Setup is even easier than previous Alexa devices due to the screen! – No phone or computer browser required!!
4.) Nice sharp VIVID screen! Bright and Excellent colors
5.) Video Flash Briefing is very cool and has several different sources that you can choose from
6.) Shows music Lyrics
7.) Works very well with my Wink system and smarthome devices! Alexa has always worked well with them and still does
8.) Can hear me very well and responds to my commands
9.) Video calls work well and if you have two of these in the same house it can work as sort of an intercom system if setup correctly. That’s super nice! It would be nice if video calls take off like Skype or FaceTime, but that will probably never happen and if it does, it will take a while.

Cons
1.) Not compatible with many home cameras yet.. Hopefully YI and a few other popular cameras will become compatible with Echo Show

2.) I was hoping to use this as an alarm clock but the screen is very bright.. they need to make a sleep or alarm mode.. Saying “Do Not Disturb” helps a little, but a full alarm clock mode with very dim screen would make this almost perfect

3.) Not a lot of skills that use the screen yet.. for example, a newer Alexa skill is Sirius XM.. All my other SiriusXM devices at least show artist name and song, some show album art even.. The echo show just shows “SiriusXM” and nothing else.. I know developers will soon use the screen better but just know for now, the screens functions are limited

Overall I am very happy with my show and will be using it more over the weekend!

WiMiUS Q3 Black 4K Wifi 98ft Waterproof Action Camera With 2.4G Remote Control HD16 MP, 170° Wide Angle, 2.0” LCD Screen,2 PCS Batteries,20 All In One Kit Set (SD Card Exclude)

MY Use: I buy these cameras to use on DRONES (Quadcopters)

Main Difference between the WiMiUS Q3 & Q4 (The Q4 has a front screen to help show what settings you are on.. This screen is not needed for most so save a few bucks and buy the Q3 model).. I wanted to compare the two cameras and I found that Q3 will be fitting my needs better so I will be ordering more for my Drones!

Short Review: If you are looking for a GREAT VALUE FULL 4K camera, the WiMiUS Q3 is that camera.. The camera operates very similar to a GoPro Hero 3 or 4 and offers a rear screen.. The rear screen is used to help you take the perfect photos or videos.. This kit includes your camera PLUS over $50 worth of accessories making it an AWESOME DEAL!! It even includes two batteries! The camera works well and takes excellent photos and video!

Pros
1.) Full 4K – Be careful buying “Generic” 4K cameras.. A lot only do 4K at 15 – 20FPS.. This camera is FULL 4K at 30FPS like the Yi 4K Action Camera or the GoPro hero 4 or 5.. That makes this a FULL 4K camera and I can CONFIRM that it is TRUE 4K at 30FPS..

2.) WiFi Camera – Works GREAT with the FREE WiMiUS wifi camera app.. I tested the app on a few different devices including the Nexus 6P, Shield Tablet, and several other tablets.. I even tried it on an IPHONE with no issues

3.) Takes AMAZING PHOTOS – Samples Included

4.) Waterproof – Includes a waterproof case which I tested out to be fully waterproof

5.) WORKS GREAT on Drones!

6.) Battery Life is OUTSTANDING – Plus the camera includes 2 batteries so that extends the life of your camera.. I get about an hour and half shooting 1080P and right under an hour shooting 4K.. I know, that doesn’t sound like a lot BUT it is on par with other Action Cameras, even the GoPro branded cameras.. PLUS most previous WiMiUS batteries fit this camera which is a great plus! I now have over 15 batteries for this style camera

7.) Quality is Outstanding

8.) I have owned SEVERAL WiMiUS cameras over the last few years and have never had any issues with them or their customer service

9.) Includes over $50 worth of extras such as mounts!

10.) Fits MOST GoPro Mounts.. Uses same style mounting system which is a great plus

11.) The included remote works GREAT!!

Overall: I received this camera this week after purchasing it earlier in the week and have already taken it out on a few photo shoots and one drone flight!! So far, the camera is excellent! I’ll update if anything happens to the camera!

Tips:

1.) I know some folks don’t like the fisheye cameras like these add to photos.. That can easily be removed with photo editing software! I use basic photoshop software to do it!

2.) This includes MOST accessories you need BUT you will still need a MicroSD card (Not Included) and I also recommend things such as a handgrip, floats (If planned to use around water) and whatever else you think you may need for your intended use for the camera!

3.) ALWAYS test your waterproof case BEFORE placing the camera in it!! To do this, place a paper towel in the case and submerge in water.. I even do this with my GoPro and it’s official case!! Losing a camera to water is one thing BUT losing your photos is another.. SO ALWAYS TEST YOUR CASE BEFORE USE!!

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