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Pretty cool though could use some tweaks
on December 29, 2013
Just bought this for my 7 year old and he's pretty pleased with it.
I have a few gripes with it:
1. The infrared lights stay on whenever the device is on, even in day mode. This is completely unnecessary and is a waste of batteries. So be sure to keep it in short-range mode when using in daytime mode so you waste less juice. Frankly, the switch to daylight mode SHOULD shut off the lights. What moron uses a flashlight in broad daylight. (BTW I verified one or the other is shining with real night vision goggle that sees IR light).
2. The distant-mode high-power IR light shines RED making you visible in the dark. Why? Adequate power IR LEDs should not shine red.
3. In the display, add an indicator so you can tell if the file is photo or video. Minor annoyance, but annoying nonetheless.
4. Add usb to download photos ... pulling the card, sticking it into a micro-sd to sd adapter and sticking it in the card reader is annoying.
Otherwise it is a pretty decent kids toy.