We dabbled with Livestream on our YD Facebook and it was so much of chaotic fun! If we had such a good time just testing it out, imagine doing it on a regular basis and that too via a camcorder. The story gets better, because with the OnAir Camcorder you can record and/or live stream your videos in real time to share with friends and family using social accounts or plain old video channels. Not only do you get to record whats in front of the camera, you get to record yourself (the camcorder user) simultaneously. Yep, the users face pops up as a blurb on the screen and this is all thanks to the dual lenses. Wi-Fi and 3G technologies support, hook up the camcorder to the Internet for live broadcasting. I love it for its clean design and simple aesthetics.
OnAir Camcorder is IDEA 2011 Finalist Entry from SADI
Scope Dogg’s Mecha Showcase: The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar
This is part of a series of reviews I plan on doing on various mecha franchises. The only rule is that I’m not touching the three franchises I think are the most well known (Gurren Lagann, Evangelion, Gundam) in an effort to spread the love towards some series that I feel fly somewhat under the radar for non-mecha fans. Any spoilers will only be very minor and will typically only concern the very beginning of the story.
Why you should watch it, in brief:
A bombast and flamboyant love letter to courage and bravery, featuring crazy visuals and grandiose action. A thrill ride that almost anyone can enjoy.
Humanity is under threat from the Zonderians, a bizarre and malevolent faction of extraterrestrials who use an insidious material called Zonder Metal to transform humans dissatisfied with their lot in life into rampaging engines of destruction. Opposing them is the Gutsy Geoid Guard (Or 3G for short.) Their main assets are a mysterious mechanoid lion from space known as Galeon, and Guy Shishio, who became a cyborg following an near-fatal accident in space. Guy, Galeon, and 3G’s vehicular GaoMachines can fuse together in times of great need to become the ultra-powerful fighting mechanoid, GaoGaiGar. However, there is also the mystery of a young boy called Mamoru, who exhibits the strange and mysterious power to purify zonderized humans and restore them to normal. The origin of Mamoru’s power, of Galeon and the other pieces of strange alien technology that 3G relies upon, and of their alien adversaries slowly becomes clear as 3G battles to save the Earth from the Zonderian menace.
Why you should watch it, in full:
Before I go into the full review, I’d just like to issue a brief warning. My recommendation is to avoid watching GaoGaiGar if you suffer from epilepsy in any way. This is a great series, but Electric Soldier Porygon had yet to give out the memo regards what happens when you have a lot of flashing strobe lights and bright flashing colours in your animation. It eventually tails off, but in the first half and particular the earliest episodes there were scenes that left me with thumping headaches if I kept my eyes glued to the screen for too long - and I don’t even suffer from epilepsy. If you do, maybe it’s best that you steer clear, or at least take all necessary precautions. You have been warned.
When I was growing up, one of my favourite forms of media was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I liked more or less everything about it, but I especially enjoyed the sequences near the end of each episode where the monster of the week would grow to an enormous size, forcing the rangers to break out their giant robot to take it down. I could watch the Megazord’s combination and transformation sequence dozens of times and never get tired of it.
If little me had known about GaoGaiGar, my mind would probably have been blown. More after the break.