586 – A Selfie Stick

I bought a selfie stick. I found that the gadget I bought at Lidl’s didn’t work out the way I wanted, it’s down to me, nothing wrong with the kit. I wasn’t comfortable with the way I was holding the unit with the phone attached, I was finding it difficult to maintain holding hte camera up, tending to let it drop down, which meant if you watched the video, you ended up looking up my nose!

One lesson from this is that I need to develop the habit of holding the kit at the right level. Now, the other issue that came to light is that I am not very stable, I have the shakes! I have device to get over that, its the DJI Osmo 2. Now Earlier this afternoon I put the osmo on charge, and that appeared to be OK, except the system status light is flashing amber, saying that the unit is not performing correctly. I’ve paired it with both my iphone and my android. One reason I though it need a software update, and normally, as soon as you connect the phone should let you know, and just do it. No indication that there is an update. All indications are that the unit is still in support, so I’m not sure what’s going wrong. It’s kind of leading me down the path that the unit is broken. There is no response at all from it, the app appears to have paired correctly, it found the device after a little bit of hunting.

One thing that has always bugged me about the Osmo 2 is that when it is turned off it becomes all floppy and there is not way of locking the gimbals, so the best thing is to get it back in the box – I found that really annoying.

I think I am letting myself come to the conclusion that a new device is required.

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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