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Alesis Videotrack (Build Quality & Accessories)

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Published on Mar 31, 2012

UPDATE: I'm an idiot.
The user taketwotunes commented that I may have left a plastic sheet over the LCD and that's what had the scratches on it. I was ready to let into the guy about how I'd checked it over and over again and found no such thing. Well, I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and I'm not above humoring them (it's a side effect of working in retail), so I ran my fingernail all along the edge to see if anything would lift up.
Guess what....
Turns out it's so perfectly cut and so incredibly thin that it's hardly there at all. Seriously, normally these sheets are so thick they're like staring through a hollow-glass building block and have so many air bubbles trapped in them it's like... well, hollow-glass building blocks come to mind once again (two screwdrivers and a shot of Pama in me, what do you want?). Anyway, it looks fine and dandy, so score one for Alesis.

This is just another "quick and dirty" videolog, mostly improvised and equally-rushed, albeit it's something I've wanted to talk about ever since the Camera Complaint video.
Many years ago, when I was looking into upgrading my video camera from a Digital8 to something more solid state, I started looking at the shoot-n-share cameras of the day, including the Flip Ultra. I found myself leaning toward the Zoom Q3 but saw that it was going to get a little competition from the forthcoming Videotrack. Thus, I waited, waited, waited some more, and eventually just lost interest and went on to other things. Then, after shooting the Inking video, I went shopping around for a spare battery when I remembered the Videotrack did finally get released, and decided to check on how it fared, either by way of price or if would even be listed. Like I said, it was cheaper than my battery, and less than I paid for the Flip Ultra (which I got out of a bargain bin at a Wal-Mart). Of course, I couldn't pass an offer like that up and couldn't hit "add to cart" fast enough (Hell, I even thought of getting two). I had very low expectations (thanks in part to some really negative reviews) and got about what I expected. I really was more excited about the pistol grip than anything else.

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