Pivo is a California-based company that makes a line of content creation tools, including camera tracking pods and related accessories such as lights, microphones, and tripods. They offer three versions of their main product, the AI-powered Pivo Pod: Pivo Pod Lite, Pivo Pod, and Pivo Max. In this review, we’ll be looking at the Pivo Max + Essential Kit.
Articles by Charles Kliment
Micron recently added two new solid-state drives to its lineup, the Crucial X9 Pro and X10 Pro. These drives are small, sturdy, and very fast; they are available in 1, 2, and 4TB capacities. We have the X9 Pro 2TB and X10 Pro 2 TB models for this review.
It would not be surprising if many are unfamiliar with SJCam, yet the Chinese company has been making low-cost action cameras since 2011. The SJCam C300 is a recent addition to their product line, and at $159.00, it has quite a lot to offer. Those familiar with the GoPro Hero and DJI Osmo Action cameras will immediately ask how does this much-less-expensive camera compare? The quick answer is not particularly well, but considering those cameras cost three times as much, we need to examine the C300 further.
ELECOM is a Japanese firm that makes peripherals for computers, including mice, trackballs, webcams, and headsets. They also make gaming-specific mice and keyboards. The ELECOM NESTOUT product line is a step in a different direction, namely outside.
Govee makes a wide variety of smart lights and appliances, and the new Govee Gaming Light Strip G1 is another step forward in their line of IoT (Internet of Things) ambient lighting products for gamers. Simply put, it is a strip of LED lights that users mount to the back side of their computer monitors to create different ambient lighting.
Since 2017, Govee has been designing and producing smart home products, including ambient lighting, home appliance products, and smart IoT systems. One of their most recently released products is the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box. I had a chance to review the version that comes with a single light strip meant to accommodate televisions between 55 and 65 inches measured diagonally. This version of the kit sells for $167.99. There is also a version that adds a pair of Govee’s RGBIC TV Light Bars, which sell for $299.
The Zhiyun Crane-M 3S is a beautifully designed lightweight camera stabilizer perfect for those who shoot with smartphones, action cameras, and mirrorless cameras with small lenses. Despite its small size and light weight, the gimbal offers some impressive features, including multiple shooting modes and a built-in light. The captured footage is much smoother than is possible to achieve through handheld shooting or in lens or body stabilization.
The Atomi Alpha is a stylish and sturdy electric scooter at a very reasonable price. Currently available from the manufacturer at $449.99 (less $200 during the Summer Sale) and $549.99 at Amazon, it offers many features that make it an attractive buy.
The Bote Highwater Hitchhiker is a new product in the brand’s line of waterproof bags and packs. Measuring 7″ wide by 4″ high and 2.2″ deep, it is the smallest bag in their line-up; it is perfect for carrying most phones and can easily also accommodate your wallet, glasses, keys, and whatever else is in your pockets that you wish to keep dry while enjoying your favorite watersport.
The Escort MAX 360 MKII is a high-performance radar detector that is packed with advanced features and cutting-edge technology. I know what some of you are thinking, radar detector? Do people still use those? To be completely honest, I myself have not used one in more than twenty years. Are they worth using? In a nutshell, it depends.
The Infiray P2 Pro thermal camera is a tiny but powerful device that connects to your smartphone and lets you see the heat signatures of objects and creatures around you. At 9g and 18mm x 27mm x 9.8mm, it is the world’s smallest thermal camera and, despite this, boasts some impressive stats. Its 256×192 pixel resolution is excellent at this price range and beats some competitors at higher prices.
The Jabra Speak2 55 Portable Speakerphone is a high-quality portable speakerphone designed to provide clear and uninterrupted audio during conference calls. It is a versatile device that is suitable for use with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Jabra, a Danish firm that offers many personal sound and office solutions, recently presented the Speak2 range, the newest products in Jabra’s line-up of professional speakerphones, which include the Speak2 75, Speak2 55, and the Speak2 40.
There are many excellent earbuds on the market today, and at $269, the Evolve 2 earbuds from Danish manufacturer Jabra have strong competition. What makes these stand out from the crowd is their specialization. The Jabra Evolve2 True Wireless Earbuds are a sleek and stylish set of wireless earbuds that are specifically designed for use in professional settings such as the office or during remote meetings. I’ve had the chance to test these earbuds out, and I’m really impressed with their overall performance and features.
The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Lens is a versatile and innovative lens system offering photographers a unique shooting experience. The Composer II is a base that connects to your camera, into which different lenses are connected, and the Sweet 50 lens is a great option for those who want to add creative effects and personality to their photographs.
Have you ever had a hard time positioning your camera in just the way that you need? Have you run into problems trying to precisely replicate a repetitive shot? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to switch between portrait and landscape orientations? Then Edelkrone has the camera mount for you.