Godox AD200 Pro & Godox V1 Round Head Speedlight

I’ve just seen the Godox AD200Pro has officially been announced. I have fallen in love with my Godox AD200 and so I may buy a Godox AD200Pro instead of the Godox V1 Round Head Speedlight.

Ultimately I’ll end up buying both I’m sure and I said I would review the Godox V1 Round Head Speedlight if I got one, but I feel a Godox AD200Pro would be more useful. They are not much bigger than a speedlight and they’re easier to attach to a tripod.

The Godox AD200Pro will have better colour consistency compared to the Godox AD200, and the screen on the back is recessed. This will actually make a difference for me because I sometimes stand mine up on the ground (if I’m firing the flash at the ceiling for example) and the buttons get marked. Though I may end up devising a better solution for that. Flashes weren’t really designed to be used that way, haha.

Keyboard review & website server being slow

This is just a quick post to say my Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard Review is now live.

Also, the webserver seems to be incredibly slow today, I’m not sure why. I can’t see any high CPU usage or net usage, so it’s probably something with my provider. I am in the middle of making a website for my interior photography and I will be using amazon web hosting. I am considering switching to amazon web hosting, for this as well but it will be kind of costly for me so I don’t know.

I have also had some theme ideas for this site which I will one day get around to doing (probably no time soon, I want a bit of a break from coding after I’ve done my other site, haha).

Wireless keyboard for travel – Samsung Galaxy Note 10, android & apple

I find smartphones in general quite difficult to type with, and I’ve been thinking it’d be cool to write more while travelling. Especially as I’m considering photographing some stuff in Scotland as soon as I can afford it.

I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone upon release and I’ve been really happy with it. I wanted a water resistant smartphone with USB 3 speeds for backing up photographs with my Sony a7rII mirrorless camera, and it’s served me well. I can never get along well with a touchscreen for typing a lot though.

Things like the Dell 9380 13inch XPS laptops are obviously incredibly nice but they’re also incredibly expensive and quite heavy to hike with for long periods. I can probably get by with a little keyboard for my phone, I think. The screen is fairly small but obviously most of that is taken up with the on screen keyboard anyway. Using a wireless keyboard, you effectively get twice the screen space and I think it moves into the realm of doable. For something like the smallest Apple iPhone, it might be too small but for larger phones like a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL, etc. I think it should be okay.

I’ve seen a few models… The Microsoft Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard catches my attention the most. Interestingly, it’s sold slightly cheaper here in the UK than in the states–that’s pretty rare for anything electronic. None of them seem to be waterproof but some have splash resistant keys. At £44.99 here in the UK, it’s cheap enough that you can break it without it ruining your life; nonetheless, it’s expensive enough I don’t really want to break it either. I have a folding case already, which I can use to prop up the phone screen.

There’s quite a few keyboards available and the microsoft is the more expensive model, but I typically really like microsoft hardware. I thought I’d mention these keyboards because it’s hard to keep track of technology and perhaps it’s something you might want to consider. If I get one, I will let you all know what I think of it. I have a few questions: are there delays when typing, does the gap in the middle of the keyboard matter much, and are the keys nice to type on? etc. so on. I currently use a topre, for my PC and I’m a bit spoiled.

I’m not sure how much these keyboards weigh in actuality either. For any travel bloggers hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019, you might just have time to grab one! Haha. I think it’s definitely something a backpacker should take a look at.

To my knowledge, the microsoft universal foldable bluetooth keyboard works with all phone operating systems that have bluetooth.