Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Finally time to do a unboxing and review, this is one of my favorite microphones. The Audio Technica ATR 2100 USB mic is a great starter mic and a great mic if you just want a different sound. This mic can be used with a XLR cable or with USB. A Very versatile mic that will grow as your needs change. Here is a link to the Audio Technica ATR2100 USB http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2100-USB-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B004QJOZS4%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dtotnertak-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004QJOZS4


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PDP Afterglow Dolby Prismatic Wireless Headset - PS4 PS3 Xbox 360 PC

Well it was time to replace my old ROCCAT Kave gaming headset, some how I broke them. But on a bright note and i do mean bright. I went a purchased the PDP Afterglow Dolby Prismatic Wireless Headset with charging stand. I was able to get them on sale at Best Buy of all places for 120.00, I bought the extended warranty and I paid a little over 150.00 $ see if these gaming headphones are as good as they look.

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Griffin Survivor for iPhone 5 and 5s

In this video I show you one of my favorite heavy duty iPhone cases, the Griffin Survivor case for iPhone 5/5s. This is a great case if you work in a dangerous work environment where wind, dust, rain, and fall damage are regular problems. It also helps to protect against your young child, Kids love to throw things and some children bite every thing. Just keep in mind this case is not water proof and will not save your iPhone from a splash into the toilet. This case comes in a variety of color combinations, from the Griffin website I will but a link below. Please shop around the web to find the best price you can, or you can use my affiliate link down below. 


Griffin's main site to mix and match colors, also to see other cases they have.

http://griffintechnology.com/survivor

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Life Proof Fre case for iphone 5, 5s

I wanted a thinner lighter case that would offer me a good amount of protection against rain, dust, and other elements. I also wanted a case that could take a minor drop and still protect my beautiful iPhone 5s. If that was not enough to ask for I also wanted to have touch id in said case. Maybe the Life Proof Fre case will do the trick. In this video unboxing find out if this is the case I am looking for. Or maybe it might just be the case you are looking for. 

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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Limited Edition Bundle

Do you like Nintendo? If you answered yes, then you will love this. 

In this video I unboxed my latest toy, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Limited Edition Bundle. Why did I buy the Wii U when I was so set not to? When the dust settled at the end of E3 2014, I was so impressed with the line up of games Nintendo had shown, I just had to get one. Not only was their press conference short, sweet and to the point, it was also very entertaining. The Wii U bundle came with a price tag of 299.99  ( at the time of this recording. ) 

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 and a digital game copy of The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker. I felt it was a great bundle, and an even better excuse to get back on board with  Nintendo.  

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Caddie Buddy iPad Tripod Mount

After searching high and low for a tripod mount for my iPad Air, I finally found the Caddie Buddy. This mount allows the user to mount to a desk, car headrest and of course a tripod. Can this be the mount I have been searching for? The short answer is yes. It not only solved my mounting issue but also has the added value mentioned above. This mount will also hold the iPad Air when it's incased in a otter box or a griffin survivor case. Price for this kit 49.95 as of the time of this recording. This tripod mount can be purchased at http://caddiebuddy.com/ipad-air-tripod-mount/

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Ergo Book for iPad Air

This has to be one of the best cases I have ever unboxed and or backed from kickstarter. Not only is this a sleek slim versatile iPad Air case, but it was built and shipped faster then any other item I have ever backed from Kickstarter. The Ergo Book is Maximum function meets ultimate minimalism. With 360 Degree Rotation, Hand Strap, and High Tech Materials,  what more could any one ask for in a case?

This case was designed and made by http://www.acmemade.com This case is not yet on there site at least as of the time of this recording. Here is a link for there kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/252721823/acme-made-ergo-book-an-ipad-case-finally-done-righ

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Plantronics M165 Marque 2 Bluetooth Headset

I had recorded this video 2 months ago,  but I am just releasing it now because I wanted time to use the bluetooth headset. I am just as impressed as I was the day I recorded the unboxing. The sound quality on the Plantronics M165 Marque 2 is great for the Price. ( As of Aug 19 2014 the price on Amazon is $35.06 ) With so many Bluetooth headsets out there, it can be hard to find a good pair for a low price. Until now, my hat is off to Plantronics on the M 165 Marque 2. Great audio quality for receiving calls and people have told me they sound good on their end with good noise cancellation. The Voice Answering feature seems to work very well, making it easy to answer calls hands free. There is Good battery life in a product this small and light. Talk time is 7 hours and standby time is 11 days, with a deep sleep mode 180 days. The Marque 2 uses Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP profile for streaming audio to the device like music or podcasts. The Plantronics M165 Marque 2 is also available in white. 

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iPhone 6 Plus Unboxing & Comparison to 5s

My iPhone 6 Plus has arrived and I could not be more excited. I waited all day just to get home and open the IPhone.  I thought, what a great chance to share it with the Nerd Army. I used my iPhone 5S as a comparison to show the screen size differences and changes in form factor. Not to mention, its just a big phone. The iPhone 6 Plus in this video is an AT&T version 64 GB Space Grey, which costs $399.99 with a 2 year commitment. 

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ShoulderPod S1 Smartphone Rig

In my epic quest to use the products I already have to assist me in my online adventures, I stumbled upon a product that solves a problem I had been having.  Taking good pictures and video is important for TNERDT and for my personal life. Most likely many of you reading this already have a smartphone and like me, can't afford a high end camera. You don't need a super high end camera to get the job done, but a problem still remains -taking steady shots or mounting a device to a tripod,  monopod and yes, even a selfie stick. That's where the  ShoulderPod S1 Smartphone Rig comes in. The S1 features three functions - use it as a Tripod  or monopod mount, filmmaker grip or a travel stand. The Shoulderpod S1 is compatible with iPhone 6 and 6 plus as well as virtually any other smartphone.  The S1 holds your device tightly with a adjustable screw; but fear not there are rubber pads to prevent scratching or your device coming loose. Using the S1 in the filmmaker setup is easy and comfortable with my iPhone 6 plus and with the included wrist strap, I am not worried about dropping my phone. The S1 Shoulderpod has a 2-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects. Bottom line: If you need a lightweight secure method to mounting and or using your smartphone like a point and shoot, you can't go wrong with the S1 Smartphone Rig - Highly recommended and nerd approved!

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SCOTTeVEST: Knowmatic Hoodie

Do you love to wear hoodies like I do? I have so many hoodies in my collection that its hard to decide which to wear.  The one thing that would really help me to decide is if I found a hoodie that had more than one pocket and looked stylish. What if I told you that I found a hoodie that does just that and more. The ScotteVest- Knowmatic Hoodie has 13 pockets designed for people like me who love carrying their tech gear everywhere they go. Sounds cool right? Let me tell you a bit more. This hoodie is made of a very soft and comfortable micro-fleece and is designed from the ground up for people who love to take their technology on the go. Did I mention 13 pockets and two of those pockets can hold full size iPad’s There are two hand warmer pockets a pair of pen pockets and ScotteVest patented Personal Area Network (PAN) for running your wired headphones through the hoodie with out them getting snagged. I don’t think you could ask for a better hoodie well unless we could get our Nerd logo embroidered on the front. This product is Nerd approved. Down below I have included two links, one to the ScotteVest site, and one for Scott Jordan's new book Pocket Man. 

SCOTTeVEST website
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Scott Jordan’s book Pocket Man. TNERDT’s  Amazon affiliate link
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PS4 2TB Hard Drive Upgrade

PS4 2TB Hard Drive Upgrade. With this next generation of gaming we are seeing more and more digital content. It is so easy to hit the PSN Store, purchase a digital game and then down load it without ever leaving your house or actually going outside to get some sun while using your Playstation app to install the digital content remotely. While this is great, I have found my stock PS4’s hard drive was filling up fast. So, I started my quest to find a bigger hard drive that would fit into my PS4 and not be too expensive. What I found might surprise you, I actually found a external backup drive with a 2.5 inch hard drive installed. Same size in a PS4 or a Laptop computer. Sure there were standalone drives available with 2TB of storage space, but as of the time I made this video there was a 30$ difference in price, and I really wanted to keep my 30 dollars.

Removing the hard drive from the external enclosure as well as the removal of the 500GB stock hard drive from the playstation 4 was super easy. Installing the new hard drive was easy, but the software was a bit tricky. The location of the software took a bit of searching, but I found it, and I show you where to get the right file. Following this video should make this a snap for you. I have included links to the correct software download. Just remember to go all the way down to the bottom of the page and use the “New Install” directions. Also, I will include what drive I used and other drives I recommend for your PS4. These links are Amazon affiliate links, using them helps to support us here at the Nerd studio. Thank you for giving me the ability to make videos. 


PS4 software download page for USA
http://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/ 

PS4 software download page for Europe.
https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/ps4-system-software/


Recommended Drives

SeaGate 2 TB external hard drive that includes cloud storage from SeaGate
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dtotnertak-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00FRHTSK4

SeaGate 2TB external hard drive that I used
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-STBX2000401-2-5-Inch-Portable/dp/B00ILALU9G%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dtotnertak-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00ILALU9G

Stand Alone SeaGate 2TB HardDrive
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-HN-M201RAD-Momentus-SpinPoint-ST2000LM003/dp/B00I8O6OQ4%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dtotnertak-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00I8O6OQ4

HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelstar-2-5-Inch-Internal-0J22423/dp/B00B4QESVQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418958744&sr=8-1&keywords=2tb+hard+drive+2.5+7200rpm 

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E1T0B-AM/dp/B00OBRFFAS%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dtotnertak-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00OBRFFAS 

Need USB sticks here is a two pack with more then enough space http://bit.ly/8GBUSB2PACK

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