Thin round T8 Mini, T8, T8 Pro smart watch 2024 trio, early review.

The original T8 is being replaced by a new trio of a 7.5% narrower T8 Mini, a T8 and a T8 Pro with speaker and mics for BT-calls.

These are ad renderings images of the T8 Mini and Pro where I scaled the dial by 87% resp. 92% to get the actual display to case ratio(!!), and scaled them too correct relative case size


Like the T8original post, this is likely to be an ongoing project for a while.

Latest updates: 2024-05-01, profiles and mean thickness.

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A really THIN 6 weeks Smart watch, “T8”, (And “R18”)

(here with a loop band)

Merely 7.8mm thick (6.9 excluding small protrusion, and down to 4.0mm at the edge), AMOLED with AOD.

By far the most wearable smart watch I’d ever seen!!

ADD 20240405: I got an upcoming narrower T8 Mini. that is part of a trio replacing the original T8, see review here.

UPDATE: I have revised this thread to include the various updates from the over a year I have used it.

Currently at $25 including shipping…. Even better stamina than expected, six weeks! (less nine hours)
(This post is an ongoing project, the last change was 20240409 on 12% different weight between 1.00_24 and 1.00_23 )

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Cheap smart watches from AliExpress, primarily round, late 2022 and 2023

Ordered some cheap (<£40) smart watches from AliExpress in the late fall of 2022. and 2023.

First I was surprised that it was even possible to get smart watches in decent sizes, though we do not see them ‘in the west’.

Many, but not all, I bought were crap, here a collage of the crappy ones:

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Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro vs Huawei Band 7(/6)

Xiaomi Smart Band Pro 7 has a larger display in roughly same size case and is MUCH more expensive than Huawei Band 7. Adds a few extra features, and has bad band attachment.

(updated on the inferior software and DST a week later – and again a week later after a factory reset…)

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Automower 435X AWD, Husqvarna, review.

This Automower 435X AWD is an upgrade from my 330X, See review here.

Overall: 9/10. Hardware: Fine. Software: Improved, still unpolished!

This is both a continuation of the previous Automowers and a fundamentally different approach

Initial review 2019-08-06.

Review updates:
, Some stuff are fixed with newer firmware.

2020-08-05 This review has evolved over time from an early review, with several updates, so bare with me, that things are not in a straight chronological line…

2020-09-05 Updated with new stuck-bug

2020-11-01 Updated with more elegant stop-protector

2021-04-28 Updated on serious bug during winter-storage.

2021-05-17 Updated after change of rear motors.

2022-05-01 Updated after new software.
(added lawn sketch)

2022-06-10 Updated after new mapping finally finished.

2022-06-28 Workaround to ignore the uselessly incorrect  GPS-map!!!

2022-07-16 Reset and dirt under jog-wheel

2022-10-14 Finally got it back, after long repair of trifle.


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Blackberry Priv – Bought one after all… (post is likely to become a sort of review)


Well I bought one after all, as it was available including customs and delivery for roughly $400 to Denmark.

The keys ARE tiny, and the device HUGE but I think I might end up finding it a lesser bad compromise that an Iphone+keyboard-case.

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Ios 9 – 9.3.1 (+A lot on battery info) First impressions: Same shit with added bugs…


For me the most vital app is the Messaging app for handling SMS/MMS. There is a new version, but ALL the basic flaws are still there (see this) and new have been added, along with new features.

ADD: There are bug fix versions too, see below.

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Panasonic TZ70, Review

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50 in the US)

Upgrade of TZ60 with larger/fewer pixels, RAW and better viewfinder, but removed GPS.

This post is likely to be enhanced/edited over the next days and weeks

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Overall: Really satisfied. 10/10

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The only real competition today is the upcoming HX90V from Sony, that haven’t got RAW, and have pixels as small as the TZ60


The TZ60 took much beating due to the small pixels, And Panasonic answered that by increasing the pixelsize by a factor 150%, and thus reducing the pixelcount by the same to 12MP.
This is an obvious upgrade from Fujifilm F900EXR, that are beaten or on par in all areas, less triffles.
See my review of the F900EXR here. On which this review to some extend will be based.
Practically the whole plus-list could be repeated, and most of the cons are not there!!
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FujiFilm F900EXR, Review

Review, Fujifilm F900EXR.
Official images etc see FujiFilms own page here
Official user guide can be found here

Originally posted 2013-05-23


Overall: Quite satisfied. 8/10

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Minor firmware improvements could easily make it even better. You are left with no way to override the AF even when it fails(!), you can not even request focus at infinity!!
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Ricoh CX1, Review

Sorry this is Danish only – and text only (almost). For English please try version


Et fantastisk lækkert kamera, omend det er lidt fysisk stort af et kompaktkamera.


  • + Hurtigt!
  • + Fabelagtig makro (over 4000 DPI!! Ja, kun ti bølgelængder af lys per pixel!!!)
  • + Imponerende skærm
  • + Rigtig god billedstabilisator
  • + 7 x zoom
  • + 28mm ækvivalent vidvinkel
  • + Mange muligheder for kontrol og indstillinger.
  • + Flere slags “Bracket shooting”, hvor der tages en stribe konsekutive billeder med forskellige indstillinger.
  • + High-Speed burst-mode. Op til 120 vga-billeder på 1 sekund
  • + double-shoot DR mode hvor den tager to billeder med forskelige indstillinger og merger. Godt til fx modlys.
  • + Manuelt fokus (BURDE være selvfølge hos alle…)
  • + Man har en smule manuel blænder-kontrol
  • + Efterbehandling af billeder muligt direkte i kamera, hvid-balance, lys, Kontrast, trim, ‘Skew’
  • + Digital zoom kan sættes til at klippe, og IKKE strække billedet.
  • + Vaterpas (“level”) til at fortælle om man holder kamera lodret/vandret.

Mulighederne for kontrol og indstillinger inkluderer

  • + To komplette set af manuelle indstilling kan gemmes og hentes via ‘programhjul’
  • + Knap hvor man kan gemme en af 12 fuktioner man finder interessant.
  • + Fire funktioner af elleve kan lægges på ‘menu’ under anden knap.

Der er dog et par ‘torne’ i rosenbusken, men jeg synes ikke de er alvorlige….

  • – Autofokus i dårligt lys.
  • – zoom, svært at lave lille ændring, lidt vel følsom kontakt.
  • – High-Speed burst-mode skriver i nyt cipa format, der ikke rigtigt PT supporteres af noget (endnu?).
  • – Video er behandlet som et stedbarn…
  • – Ikke nogen stor sensor, så begrænset lysfølsomhed. (Dårligere end de bedste, men ikke ringe)
  • – I manuel fokus kunne de godt vise i display hvad fokus afstand er
  • – eneste blænde-kontrol er at man kan tvinge den til minimum (for afstanden)
  • – eneste lukker-kontrol er at man kan sætte maksimal lukker-tid
  • – JPG filer stemples 72 DPI, uanset fokusafstand.
  • – Den indbyggede ‘skew’ opretning klipper den nye billede til funden firkant, og smider resten væk. Bug/feature?

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FujiFilm F60fd, Review

Sorry this is text only.


This review is relative to the review of the closely related F50fd

Excellent light-sensitive camera, but rather slow. (Should be called F51fd)
This camera is almost identical to F50fd. See review on this.
It is primarily a firmware upgrade. Probably (?) with quite the same optics, CCD and IS

Only (real) differences
+ Improved AF (Fixed!)
+ Optional 6Mpixel with less hard compression
+ Slightly bigger screen
? Possibly a little better WB
? Possibly better zoom motor
– Poorer ergonomics, due to larger screen

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FujiFilm F50fd, Review

Sorry this is Danish only – and text only. For English please try version


  • + MEGET Lysfølsomt (af et kompaktkamera)
  • + Optisk Image Stabilizer (OIS), CCD-type
  • + SD/SDHC (standard for andre, ret nyt for FujiFilm…)
  • + Tykkelse
  • + Lydsvagt
  • + Forholdsvist intuitiv betjening
  • + Tålelig makro
  • + OIS aktiv under video
  • + Nemt at skifte opløsning.
  • + God byggekvalitet
  • (Se detaljer nedenfor)


  •  – Irriterende tidspilde ved billedsletning
  • – “Quick AF” har problemer!
  • – Autofokus ikke imponerende
  • – ingen manuel fokus
  • – intet 100% manuelt mode
  • – Zoom ikke tiladt under video
  • – Påtvungen kompression
  • – Måske brugervenlighed kan føles som klods om benet med tiden.
  • – Sløvt ved gentagne billeder til kort
  • – Middelmådig zoom/vidvinkel 35-105mm (35mm ækviv.)
  • (Se detaljer nedenfor)

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Ricoh Caplio R6, Review

Sorry this is Danish only – and text only. For English please try version


  • +Billedstabilisator
  • +Makro
  • +Vidvinkel
  • +Zoom, 7x optisk
  • +Optik
  • +Hastighed
  • +Manuel fokus
  • +Stor 2.7″ skærm med pæn opløsning
  • +Video max 640×480, 30fps
  • +Kun 23mm trods 7x zoom


  • -7 Mpixel på lille 1/2.5 tommer ccd
  • -Dårlig autofokus når mørk
  • -Stadig lidt mekanisk ‘støj’
  • -Tvungen billed-kompression

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Ricoh Caplio R3, Review

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  • +Billedstabilisator
  • +Makro
  • +Vidvinkel
  • +Zoom
  • +Optik
  • +Hastighed
  • +Manuel fokus
  • +Stor skærm
  • +Video max 30fps
  • Se detaljer nedenfor


  • -Dårlig autofokus når mørk
  • -Mekanisk ‘støj’
  • -Lav skærmopløsning
  • -Video max 320×240
  • -Tvungen billed-kompression

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Panasonic FX7, Review

Sorry this is Danish only – and text only. For English please try version


  • Billedstabilisator fungerer fint, (men men bør tage et par skud af hvert motiv, da den ikke er 100% sikker)
  • Optik er vældig god og med ret små fortegninger.
  • Manual unødvendig, let at betjene, når man har lært/gættet det ulogiske valg at højrepil ofte er OK.
  • Automatik omkring hvidbalance er usædvanligt god, der skal ret ekstreme lysforhold til for at det er nødvendigt at gå væk fra default.
  • God videofuntion (trods opløsning), hvor billedstabilisering virkeligt kommer til sin ret.
  • God fysisk størrelse, dejlig stor skærm, der også fungerer rimeligt i sollys



  • En så banal ting som at tænd/sluk-knappen er omvendt så man let tænder kammeraet når man placerer det i lomme/hylster, i den naturlige retning med højresiden med håndledsrem opad. Den burde vendes om (eller drejes 90 grader)
  • Man kunne ønske sig lidt mere lysstærkhed, havde et Pentax s5i før, og fordelen ved billedstabilisator bliver – næsten spist af den mindre følsomhed
  • Som næsten alle små-kameraer: manglende loseless-compression mulighed. (Fx raw) Det burde da være mit eget valg, kan da bare bruge større/hurtigere/flere sd-kort. Hvorfor skal de vælge for mig??
  • Video begrænset til 320*240, men det er grundet alder, dette skulle være rettet i FX8 og FX9.
  • Batterilevetid begrænset, dette skulle være rettet i FX8 og FX9.
  • Selvom det ville give støj, kunne jeg godt have ønsket mig mulighed for optisk-zoom i videomode.
  • Af en eller anden grund er det heller ikke tilladt at lave digital-zoom i video-mode (som fx tilladt hos pentax). Ved ikke om det skyldes manglende processorkraft, eller blot dårlig software. Ærgeligt!
  • De kunne da blot lave en lidt hakket-zoom der ikke kørte 30 fps, hvis processorkraft er et problem, det vil da ofte være bedre end ingen zoom!!!

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