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Testing Samsung Ear Buds: A Companion for the Wilderness Traveler?

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  Samsung "Live Buds" were gifted to me for Christmas. In combination with the Note 20 Ultra Pro Video mode, you can 'blue tooth' the microphone to take long distance selfies talking to the camera. Probably they would function like a narration tool that records more of the sound of your voice than you walking while you film your trail.  I sought to test them in three different ambient noise environments with this video.  You will need to set your volume fairly high. In fairness, I did speak in conversational voice: https://youtu.be/SlDyVcF2rD8

Samsung Note Ultra 20 ultrawide, zoom and 108 megapixel examples

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Below the break are some examples of the Samsung Note Ultra 20 zoom feature contrasted with the wide angle lens and also 108 MP wide angle shot. The Samsung Note Ultra 20 is a $1500 retail cell phone with three lenses: ultrawide, 108 megapixel, 50x zoom hybrid optical/digital zoom. Click to enlarge the photos. Remember these pix they are adjusted for resolution and size when uploaded to blogger.

Hiking Shoes and other Footwear

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 I decided to say a few things about boots and shoes we all walk and hike in. Click to enlarge the pictures.

Always Hiking: Deception Pass State Park 2020 Video

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Testing the new Samsung Note 20 Ultra at Deception Pass (Fidalgo Island) and Horseshoe Creek (Nooksack)

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This is a (10/06/2020) update to my original article that now starts below the break. I have recently completed two vlogs of day hiking trips where my sole camera was the  Samsung Note 20 Ultra : The High Divide October 2020 Excelsior Pass Rainy Fall Walk falls short I am still learning the three lens Samsung way . But to date, I am  still very impressed with the  Samsung Note 20 Ultra  that I have encased in an Otterbox Defender .  Two short stories: (1) I shot the rainy day hike in the pouring, drenching rain. Obviously the  Samsung Note 20 Ultra  with  Otterbox Defender  has excellent water resistance. (2) Trekking home in the dense fog (and tired) on the second trip , I took a tumble and rolled twice on the trail. (Yes, I was fine). The  Samsung Note 20 Ultra  with  Otterbox Defender  stayed tight on my hip attached to my belt covered by my jacket. Not a hint of damage! No, I am not on the take from either Samsung or Otterbox!