Bushnell Legend ™ Ultra HD 20-60x80mm

Here is our opinion on the Legend Ultra HD spotting scope from the famous Bushnell brand. Suppose you want to know more about the concepts of chromatic glasses (single, achromatic doublet, apochromatic triplet) of glass type (HD, ED, XD, fluorinated) or even prisms (de Porro, en Toit, Bak4, Bk7). In that case, we invite you to read our article on choosing your Best Spotting Scope for Target Shooting, which will also help you choose the proper spotting scope according to the intended use (shooting, ornithology, digiscoping).

Bushnell Legend ™ Ultra HD 20-60x80mm

  • Zoom range: 20-60
  • Objective diameter: 80mm
  • Sight: Oblique 45 ° Lens
  • type: Standard (Chromatic) + ED
  • Prisms: Porro, Bak4 Lens
  • treatment: Multilayer + All surfaces
  • Eye relief (eye relief): 18mm with unscrewable lens
  • System Focusing: Double wheel, thin and fast
  • Focusing limit: 11 meters
  • Detachable eyepiece: No
  • Waterproof: Yes + Anti-fog and hydrophobic (Patented Bushnell Rainguard HD)
  • Rotating attachment flange: Yes
  • Sun visor: Yes
  • Tripod provided: No
  • Guarantee: 30 years

Bushnell Legend – The Advantages

  • 30-year warranty
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses
  • Bak4 prisms
  • Good brightness thanks to the 80mm lens and Bushnell quality multi-coating all surfaces
  • Fast and fine double-wheel focusing
  • Rainguard patented lens treatment HD (hydrophobic and anti-fog)
  • Equipped with a Sun visor and an adjustable windscreen
  • Waterproof
  • Quality of lenses suitable for digiscoping
  • Good value for money

Bushnell Legend – The Disadvantages

  • Although the glasses are ED standards, they are simple chromatic glasses. Image sharpness reaches its limits at x60 zoom. × Only available in oblique sight × Non-interchangeable eyepiece

Our Opinion on the Bushnell Legend Ultra Hd 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope

Our opinion on this telescope is positive. As usual, we are never disappointed with Bushnell. This spotting scope is suitable for all types of use and particularly for digiscoping, thanks to the quality of its lenses and prisms (ED + Bak4).

Its only flaw lies in the fact that it is equipped with simple chromatic lenses that reach their limits in sharpness at the x60 zoom.

However, this remains quite acceptable given the price since image sharpness is guaranteed over almost the entire zoom range. In any case, the use of glasses with achromatic doublets automatically pushes the price up to around 1300 $.

For those who would like to benefit from achromatic doublet glasses as well as the possibility of being able to use several eyepieces, we suggest you turn to the Kowa TSN 663M visible in our article on how to choose your spotting scope.

The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD is an ideal first purchase for sustained quality at an affordable price. It is also possible to equip it with a universal smartphone adapter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is a surface treatment?

The surface treatment is used to prevent the natural tendency of glass from reflecting light rays. This treatment is essential to guarantee the brightness of the spotting scope. It is either a simple multilayer (only the lens glass) or multilayer all surfaces (lens, prisms, eyepiece). There are no technical standards in terms of processing quality; it mainly depends on the range and the brand.

Q2. What do Bak4 and Bk7 mean?

The Bak4 and Bk7 standards are manufacturing standards for prisms used in spotting scopes. Bak4 prisms are made from Barium, and Bk7 prisms are made from Borosilicate. The Bak4 standard is superior to the Bk7 in terms of sharpness and brightness. However, the Bk7 standard remains far superior to standard prisms.

Q3. What does “Porro” and “Roof” prism mean?

This technical standard corresponds to the architecture of the prisms, that is to say, the number of faces that the piece of glass has. The Porro prism has three faces; the roof premium has five faces on average. Porro prisms are fitted to almost all spotting scopes; only the most high-end spotting scopes are fitted with roof prisms.

Q4. What does ED, XD, HD, UD, LD mean?

These terms all designate the same thing, i.e., “low dispersion,” but the name differs depending on the manufacturer. This mention indicates that the lenses are manufactured in such a way as to improve sharpness and avoid chromatic aberrations. There are other technical means to avoid chromatic aberrations (See our article “How to choose a spotting scope?”).

Q5. What is eye relief?

Eye relief is the distance necessary to position the eye to obtain a clear and complete image. Most spotting scopes have eye relief suitable for people wearing glasses.

Q6. What is the focus limit?

The focus limit is the minimum distance from which it is possible to obtain a sharp image of a target object. It varies from 2m to 20m depending on the spotting scopes. The advantage of a short focusing distance is the possibility of practicing macro-digiscoping (See our article “How to choose a spotting scope?”).

Q7. What are chromatic glasses?

Chromatic lenses are the standard lenses used in the lenses of most spotting scopes. Most high-end spotting scopes have two (achromatic doublet) or three (apochromatic triplet) lenses. The doublets and triplets offer the most sharpness and guarantee a minimum of chromatic aberrations.

Q8. What is the use of an adjustable windshield?

The windshield is the rubber part located at the end of the eyepiece. It is generally adjustable on the spotting scopes of higher ranges. It makes it possible to avoid “daylight” between the eye and the eyepiece, interfering with the observation. However, people wearing glasses should tighten them as much as possible to achieve the correct eye relief distance.

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5 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

5 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Cup of Coffee: We all have our favourite way to make Coffee. But that doesn’t mean we’re doing it right. At De Inspecteur, barista Sophie Boonen gives tips for a tasty, affordable cup of Coffee with the least possible impact on our planet.

5 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Tip 1: Rinse the Filter

Do you pour your Coffee at home with a filter, or do you use a traditional coffee maker? Then rinse the paper filter beforehand, says Sophie Boonen.

“In the past, the main purpose of this rinse was to remove the glue residues from the paper. But it also has another advantage: a wet filter better absorbs the oil and fats from the Coffee. As a result, rinsing greatly increases the taste and also makes the Coffee more beautiful because there is no longer an oily layer floating on top.”

In the best-case scenario, you rinse the filter with hot water when it is already on the jug so that it is also preheated immediately.

Sophie also advises not to pour too much water into the filter at once: “Little bits are better. Otherwise, you will bring up the coffee grounds, and the water will run past them. That way, you also have to use fewer coffee grounds, which means you waste less and therefore save money .”

“Count on about 60 grams of coffee per litre of water. So if you pour only a little bit of water at a time, you have less waste.”
Sophie Boonen, barista

Tip 2: Store Your Coffee the Right Way

One of Coffee’s biggest enemies is oxygen, says Sophie Boonen: “Coffee oxidizes quickly. When you open a package, the first volatile aromas have already disappeared after fifteen minutes. It is, therefore, best to store your Coffee in a vacuum as much as possible .”

This also applies to Senseopads, for example. “Once the package is open, it is better to repack the pads in an airtight box. That way, they stay as fresh as possible.”

Sophie also strongly advises against storing your Coffee in the refrigerator. “I know that some producers recommend this on the packaging, but it is only possible if the Coffee is 100% hermetically sealed. If not, it will absorb all the odours from your fridge .”

“Only keep Coffee in the refrigerator if it is 100% hermetically sealed. Otherwise, it will taste like the camembert or half an onion in your fridge.”
Sophie Boonen, barista

Tip 3: Don’t Pour Coffee Grounds Down the Sink

Even Jeroen Meus does it, he once said on television. But pouring coffee grounds down the drain is not such a good idea, according to Sophie Boonen. “It’s an old habit, and the grit indeed sands your pipes. But there is always some grit left behind in the siphon under your sink, which sooner or later leads to blockages. You can scrub your hands with it now and then, but the little grit you use will flush through.”

Coffee grounds are quite an underestimated substance, Boonen knows. “98% of all the minerals and nutrients of the Coffee are still in the grit, only 2% of that ends up in the Coffee itself. Coffee grounds are a valuable fertilizer for (flowering) plants, both indoors and in the garden. You can also colour dark hair or grow mushrooms on it. The industry has already discovered coffee grounds as a basis for plastics .”

“People still pour away Coffee too often. A shame if you know how much time and energy it takes: the whole process from berry to bean takes nine months.”
– Sophie Boonen, barista

Tip 4: Recycle Your Cups

Coffee cups in aluminium or plastic have become immensely popular in recent years. “They also have a lot of advantages,” says Sophie. “They are user-friendly, you always have a cup of fresh coffee, and you never make too much .”

The aluminium capsules, in particular, guarantee good quality, says Boonen. “Sooner or later, plastic lets moisture through, which is detrimental to the taste of Coffee. Hence, you will find aluminium in just about every coffee container. That keeps the coffee dark, dry and sealed off from oxygen .”

But the metal is scarce and expensive. “Fortunately, it is endlessly reusable, and many producers make a real effort to collect and recycle the cups. But that system can only succeed if the consumer also brings in or sends the cups in .”

“It is good that cups are recycled, but the entire system stands or falls with the consumer: if we do not bring the cups in, they will not be recycled.”
– Sophie Boonen, barista

Tip 5: This Is How You Make One Cup With as Little Waste as Possible

If you only want to make one cup of coffee at a time, you don’t necessarily have to use coffee cups. Nowadays, there are many coffee machines with a built-in coffee grinder, with which you can make a fresh cup. “Don’t pour too many beans into the reservoir because that’s where they also start to oxidize,” advises Sophie.

She also advises not to opt for one of the cheapest devices on the market. More affordable materials are often used, which means they break down faster. “But an expensive top device is not a must. The most important thing is that you maintain your device as prescribed by the manufacturer. Because many coffee machines break down prematurely because people don’t clean them properly.”

In the long run, such a device with coffee beans also pays for itself. “We don’t think about it, but coffee cups are sometimes insanely expensive. For example, a Nespresso capsule contains 5.5 g of Coffee, which costs about 68 euros per kg. So coffee beans are a lot cheaper,” says Sophie.

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With Zwift, You Also Train in the Winter With Your Racing Bike

Crawling on a racing bike in the winter is cold. And training on classic rollers, many enthusiasts find boring. Zwift is changing that. It is a virtual training program for your computer with an associated installation that you connect to the rear wheel of your bicycle. According to the advertising, every Zwift workout is great fun! Pieter-Jan does a test for ‘The Inspector.’

With Zwift, You Also Train in the Winter With Your Racing Bike

Serious Training Made Fun

That’s Zwift’s slogan. The training program for cyclists focuses on fun and experience, and that is a bull’s eye. Nevertheless, test candidate Pieter-Jan is an instant fan. “All Zwift users cycle in the same network. That is good for your motivation. This way, you can also train at an agreed time with friends or colleagues who also have Zwift.”

Pieter-Jan calls on the knowledge and experience of bicycle repairman Timothy Chamizo for his setup. He is a great bicycle enthusiast. And he loves getting to know other people on Zwift.

A Zwift setup looks spectacular. You use your bike, but the rear wheel is removed, and the Zwift trainer comes in its place. It consists of two components: a turntable that mimics a wheel and a wattage meter connected to the computer program. Based on the data sent by the computer program, the wattage will increase or decrease. This gives you the experience of a natural ride with hills and slopes.

To make the Zwift experience even better, Pieter-Jan will also receive an adapted ‘front wheel.’ The actual front wheel is taken out and in its place is an installation that can mimic the gradient of your bicycle. “It is an added value to be able to cycle with that front piece. That way, you have the ultimate experience of a mountainous course.”

“It is a lot of fun to train with Zwift. And it may look funny, but it’s a big motivator to train longer between four walls.”
Pieter-Jan, test candidate Zwift


  • It’s a solid setup that feels sturdy.
  • In my experience, the software works effectively and is simple to use.
  • Training is indeed fun with this system. “I keep cycling longer than on classic rollers.”


  • It’s an investment. “I received material for 2000 euros.”

9 Out of 10

“The price tag is the only downside. However, I’m super happy with this system. That’s why I give it a 9 out of 10 without blushing.”

Pieter-Jan hopes that the cost price of Zwift will fall in the long run. But if he is considering a purchase, he will undoubtedly compare the other systems on the market. Because Zwift is not the only virtual training buddy. For example, you also have Rouvy, BKool, and TrainerRoad.

“Zwift is popular in the cycling world. And that doesn’t surprise me. It’s enjoyable to cycle in that virtual network and challenge each other.”
– Timothy Chamizo, bicycle repairman

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Product Test Without Energy

Clearing leaves is not exactly the most fun garden job. Or you do it with a regular rake, and that is time-consuming. Either you take an electric leaf blower, but that makes a lot of noise. So now comes up with a third option. The company has designed a garden clearer that quickly but silently collects leaves. Steven Van Driessche tests him for De Inspecteur but is not entirely convinced.

Gardena recently introduced the garden clearer for autumn leaves, grass clippings, and scarifying residues. The device is environmentally friendly, and it works without a motor or battery, and, according to the manufacturer, it is quiet and very effective. “Without much effort, the garden is quickly tidy again,” according to the advertisement. And another advantage: because the thing is a cart that you push, you can clear leaves without too much strain on your back.

Product Test Without Energy

“The Thing Takes Up a Lot of Space”

Steven Van Driessche is happy to apply to test the garden clearer. “I have several fruit trees in the garden and also shrubs that lose their leaves. So more than enough leaf fall.” 

The garden clearer is not supplied in its entirety. Steven has yet to assemble the thing himself. “That is very simple. The device is self-explanatory. But when it is put together, it does take up a lot of space. You cannot fold the long handle. There are also no supports so that you can store the device upright. ” 

“It Does What It Promises”

Steven is satisfied with the way the garden clearer works. “You can compare it with the operation of an old-fashioned lawnmower. You push the device forward and the brushes at the bottom, then turn. This pushes the leaves into the collector. That goes very well.” 

You can set the leaf clearer at different heights, depending on the length of your grass or the surface. “Adjusting it is very easy. Although I think the thing works best on my lawn. More leaves remain on the patio tiles.” 

Steven is satisfied with the speed with which he can clear his lawn from leaves. “It’s not difficult. You push the garden clearer forward, and the leaves fall in by themselves. You have to empty the container often. Because the leaves are not reduced in size, it fills up quickly.”

“You can quickly clear the large surfaces of your garden without bending over.”
– Steven Van Driessche, test candidate

Steven finds the garden clearer, especially suitable for people who have a neat garden. “If your lawn mainly consists of straight sections, you can remove the leaves very quickly here. However, you cannot remove the leaves in small corners with this device. And if your garden is a bit bumpy, it will not work either. Then the device will remain guaranteed to sting.” 

The Price Is a Bit Too High

The garden clearer costs about 130 euros. Steven finds that on the expensive side. “I wouldn’t give that money. For that price, you have already bought a lot of ordinary rakes. Besides, it is mainly a gadget and not necessary garden tools.” 

7 Out of 10

All in all, the garden clearer gets a good score from Steven. “The price is disappointing, but the thing does what it promises, and it is straightforward to use.”

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The Electric Pruning Shears Make Gardening Easier

You would love to put the scissors in your bushes, but you soon notice that the plant’s branches are too thick for classic secateurs. You can then keep fiddling with the branch until it snaps, or you can use much larger hedge shears. Another option is perhaps the electric pruning shears from Bosch. According to the advertising, that makes pruning easier. The Inspector wants to know whether that is correct.

The Electric Pruning Shears Make Gardening Easier


The technology and principle of the EasyPrune pruning shears from Bosch is very similar to that of the electric bicycle. You can use the secateurs as a classic tool where you do not use the support or switch on the support, and then you get help with pruning.  You can choose from three positions. If you put the scissors on the highest setting, they will provide faster support than if you opt for the first setting.

The scissors promise to make gardening more accessible, and De Inspector would like to test that. He finds an enthusiastic listener with green fingers who enjoys testing the scissors.  

“It is a pleasure to have these scissors in your hands. I’m a fan!”
Elke Van den Eeden, test candidate


  • The support works fine
  • The pruning shears are super easy to use
  • She doesn’t make too much noise
  • You can charge them with a micro-USB charger
  • A wire cutter is also included 


  • Too bad that no extra sheet is included
  • It would help if you had an Allen key to replace the blades, and that is not included either
  • The price. ‘The lowest price I’ve found is €73.00. It would be nice if it went down a little more.’ 

8.5 Out of 10 

Elke is delighted with the EasyPrune. And that experience also translates into a good score. 

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Tips to Guide You in the Forest

When hunting, if you want to think outside the box, you need to have certain notions of orientation to have fun without fear of getting lost.

To learn more about the subject, I discussed with one of the most outstanding specialists in Quebec, Sylvain St-Louis from Orientation Azimut.

“The basis, I believe, is knowing how to use nature and the tools we have in hand, such as a GPS, if we want to put all the chances on our side,” explains the expert. You can have the best calculator in the world, the best watch with health and performance information, the best GPS, if you don’t know how it works, it’s all useless. It’s the minimum. ”

Tips to Guide You in the Forest

He makes a living by giving lectures all over Quebec, hunting and fishing lounges, and now virtually.

“God knows I’ve heard all kinds of stories about it. Some people tell me how they got out of bad situations because they dared to act. Too often, people forget the first thing to do. We always have to inform someone of our movements, where we are going, and at what time we expect to return. The first thing to do is have a fire with you, preferably a lighter, because it will withstand bad weather. It will allow you to light a fire to reassure you, keep animals and mosquitoes away while allowing you to boil water, cook food and greatly help the search teams. ”

Nature and Compass

Before relying solely on electronics that can fail you, especially when the batteries are dead, take advantage of what nature has to offer.

“The first good habit to take is to work with the sun when it is there. If you enter the forest in the morning with the sun in your face, you must retrace your steps at the end of the day with the sun still in your face. He is mobile. It is therefore essential to always watch where the sun is when entering the forest. ”

Even a tree can help you find yourself. “Know that hemlock is the only tree whose crown tilts east because the prevailing wind is from the west. This tree looks like a pine tree but with shorter needles resembling those of the fir tree. Other natural tools are also at your fingertips, such as the direction of the current of a stream, the moss on the trees, the prevailing wind, and the constellation Ursa Major. ”

The other two essential elements are the compass and the maps.

“The compass will always remain a safe tool, but you still have to know how to use it,” explains the expert. A good mastery of the latter will allow you to navigate in the forest and return to your starting point. It takes good training. She can make a difference. Here is a little trick. Take a few steps and turn back to your vehicle. Hold your compass level and turn the dial to the red or black needle in the orientation arrow. Thus, it will already be placed to bring you back to your vehicle. Notice that this is just a trick. The training says a lot more. ”

Map, GPS, and Course

Knowing how to work with a paper map is also excellent security, even if equipped with a GPS.

“You have to know how to read it, even that of the GPS. By memorizing a map, an emergency azimuth can be quickly detected. You have to look at the sector where you want to evolve and identify elements such as a road, a power line, a river, or a succession of watercourses. The position of these elements can help you deduce the direction you need to go. We must not wait for the GPS to break down. ”

Using a GPS Can Become a Double-edged Sword

“In the beginning, there wasn’t much in a GPS. Today, devices are more and more sophisticated. Contrary to what one might think, the more gadgets a GPS has, the easier it will operate. People will quickly understand how to operate and get the most out of their devices with the proper training. ”

To help amateurs, the specialist has developed a whole new teaching method. “Specific training for each GPS is now available. There is a notebook including cards, an integrated video player, and a 7-inch screen. It is an innovative Quebec tool that requires no download, no wifi, or network of any kind. ”

Mapping Tools

By using the Avenza Maps application, you will obtain maps of the territory and the geolocation of your position on your cell phone. In Sépaq wildlife reserves and on several other sites, you will be able to download MicroSD files for Garmin GPS, which will allow you to access maps of territories. In the case of a contingent hunt in a wildlife reserve, all the group leaders will receive a MicroSD card installed directly into a Garmin GPS.

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Vegetable Garden at Home: Technology, Tools, and Advice

Making a vegetable garden at home, even in the absence of a plot of land available, is possible: hydroponics and technology offer many solutions.

Ok, it is not exactly a green economy, nor is it something specific for those who want to cultivate, however even for the nerdiest, the dream of a vegetable garden at home is now absolutely possible. It is also so in tight spaces, even where there is no soil and tools to cultivate, as long as technology is exploited intelligently to satisfy at least small basic needs.

Vegetable Garden at Home

Why do this? Because it is nice to be able to see what you bring to your plate grow; it is helpful to have some ingredients available when needed, and it is nice to be able to rock an alternative to the aisle of a supermarket when leaving the house is a problem, or a chore, or a threat.

A terrace, a window, or, in whatsoever case, just a simple plan to bring greenery into the house when the weather isn’t conducive to going outside and looking for it is sufficient. The investment is minimal, and in this small guide, there will be all the necessary advice for a first step.

Where experience or studies do not succeed, technology can arrive: it is sufficient to arm yourself with the best tools and lower the bar of demands, thus achieving results of sure value that go well beyond the concept of “0 km”. Satisfaction is priceless from the balcony to the kitchen and then directly into the plate, following the entire supply chain with your own eyes and hands.

The Garden in the House: the Hydroponic Greenhouse

Let me be clear: the hydroponic technique is a natural science, highly complex and advanced, which requires highly sophisticated studies and technologies. If, however, the objective is not of a professional level, and if we are satisfied simply – as in our case – to have a method to cultivate in a comfortable, clean, practical, and without too much effort, then here is precisely the dimension of hydroponics can give great satisfaction.

The principle behind the hydroponic greenhouse is related to the ability to cultivate in water without simply relying on the soil: the soil, in this case, is mere instrumental support, but in reality, we let the cultivation be found in the air in the water. All the nutrients you may need.

The lighting can thus be artificial, forcing the traditional day/night rhythms and obtaining extremely rapid growth rates compared to traditional processes. The recycling of the air can be forced, the temperature can be controlled, and the quality of the water (as well as the number of its nutritional principles) must be monitored continuously.

This is a home garden structured on an automated process that, in a small way, can be enclosed in small size pots with everything needed to create an ideal microclimate for a small hydroponic ecosystem: light, temperature, water, and automatisms can be subjected to automatic processes and cyclical controls, asking the user that minimum daily contribution that offers the feeling of having cultivated something with one’s own hands.

There are no weeds to remove, no pesticides to use, no animals to remove, no dirt to remove. Still, above all, there is no long cycle of traditional agriculture: from sowing to harvesting, very little will pass, with great satisfaction in proportion to the costs and the effort made.

Both Amazon and eBay  (to name two of the major online marketplaces) provide a lot of material for the world of hydroponics. These tools are increasingly desired now that the isolation has been clarified as a minimum of autonomy on specific products and practices. Related to nature can be particularly desirable, helpful, and affordable.

Home Garden: Hydroponic Salad

The first possibility for a small vegetable garden in your own home is the Green Farm hydroponic greenhouse, designed primarily for aromatic herbs, plants, and flowers in dimensions that are reduced to 60 x 37.5 x 42.5 cm. The process is simple:

The Light Is Artificial (Led)

The base is hydroponic (water containing all the valuable nutrients). The temperature is optimal thanks to an automatic control and management system.

Systems of this type promise growth at double the speed compared to traditional rhythms thanks to the absence of day/night alternation and the continuous presence of optimal growth conditions.

The Green Farm hydroponic greenhouse price is equal to and can offer very valid support for tiny homes and 1-2 people.

Attention: LED light is essential, but it should not be improvised. Not all LEDs are adequate because only by simulating the variegated richness of shades of sunlight is it possible to offer the leaves what is necessary for growth. The LEDs are indeed one of the most essential components for instruments of this type, they can make the difference, and poor quality and low-cost instruments will, in most cases, have a low-caliber lighting system.

On Amazon, you can indeed find lamps and bulbs ad hoc just for hydroponics, for those who want a do-it-yourself garden developed piece by piece.

Aromatic Herbs Underled

Another viable solution is the AeroGarden Miracle-Gro Harvest system: smaller dimensions, additional options, and LEDs designed to simulate the complexity of sunlight in the best possible way. The LEDs have a power of 20 watts, and the panel signals when the cultivation needs water or nutrients. Some seeds are included in the package, but in these cases, the supplied seed does not always arrive at its destination in the best conditions to take root and grow: some experiments will be necessary – and fun – before having a small continuous indigenous production.

Small Cost, Small Space, Small Needs

A solution such as the Smart Garden smart pot allows you to have minimal productions at a low price, with a valid ornamental function that will enrich your windowsill with the usefulness of home cultivation at hand. A vase of this type allows a couple of “organic” crops for flowers or aromatic herbs, leveraging the 7.5W lamp and the maximum height of 27cm. The vase is 37cm long overall, so it has a minimal footprint and essential design to fulfill its ornamental function fully.

Click & Grow’s Home Garden

Click & Grow is an extremely “smart” solution because it brings together the entire supply chain to allow easy cultivation for those who, far from having a “green thumb,” have fast fingertips on screens and keyboards. With Click & Grow, in fact, you not only buy the hydroponic system, but you enter an honest service that also includes the sale of “capsules” with integrated seeds. A sort of Nespresso of the vegetable garden at home, to put it vulgarly, which allows you to choose the type of favorite vegetable and to bring it under the low-consumption LEDs of the dedicated lamp, to make it grow in a short time thanks to the hydroponic principle of the vase in equipment.

The Emsa m5261900 Click & Grow Smart Garden pot has a cost of. The seeds have variable prices and quantities, available in bundles for a varied and (why not) fun production.

Cultivation in Pots

If you prefer to avoid the hydroponic philosophy to rely on a small pot with natural soil, technology still comes to the rescue thanks to tools such as the Xiaomi Mi Flora sensor :

Xiaomi implant sensor has a professionally accurate temperature / light sensor, which helps to monitor and analyze sunlight and temperature, measurable light intensity up to 100000LUX, light intensity accuracy is 100 lux, and the temperature accuracy is 0.5 ℃.

The sensor can be inserted into the soil, bringing specific sensors to the height of the roots to monitor at the same time brightness, humidity, and other factors that can contribute to the health and luxuriant growth of the chosen vegetable. The service works thanks to the interaction with a remote app that records the data collected by the sensor, analyzes them based on the needs of the chosen crop, and thus provides advice on watering or fertilization. The sensor has a cost equal to, and this small figure allows not to forget watering or treatments that the only experience would lead to guess.

Those who want to extend the reach of pot cultivation can also find online kits with wheels, fabric beds, vertical planters, and much more: growing on the balcony becomes possible to the extent that you intend to optimize the spaces based on the number of flowers, herbs. Or vegetables that you intend to look after.

With agriculture, you do not improvise, you do not learn to cultivate overnight, and relying on technology is certainly not a sin: on the contrary, the vegetable garden at home is – today more than ever – trendy. A pinch of technology is enough.

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What Factors Should You Think About When Purchasing a New Sewing Machine?

Important Decisions Along the Way to the Choice of Sewing Machine

What Factors Should You Think About When Purchasing a New Sewing Machine?

Before you purchase your machine, there are a few things to consider. First, your previous experiences are understood. Have you been sewing since childhood, or is it a newfound interest? Are there many in your family or neighborhood who are good and can help you if needed?

Do you need to be able to fend for yourself, or do you want to be able to help others? Are you going to sit at home or participate in sewing LAN with your friends? If you want to be mobile, then choose a sewing machine that is easy to pack and does not weigh too much. If you are a novice, it can also be an excellent idea to read about different machines and functions in different places. Try a few different sewing machines and watch videos where you can learn a lot.

Of course, the next question is what kind of sewing you should undertake. Are you going to sew baby clothes in soft materials, or change furniture in stiffer textiles? There are examples of those who are so inspired by the new sewing machine that they go for both after a while. It is often easier to start with interior design and then move on to clothes, but of course, everyone needs to find their way. Is it that you plan to sew in long series and sell products, or is it more about repairing and patching for household needs? That choice determines quite a lot. Are there several of you in the household about the sewing machine or can you have it to yourself?

Do you have a special interest that requires certain accessories for it to work? It can be, for example, embroidery or quilting. How much space do you have at home? Can the machine stand in front, or do you have to pack it after use? That choice has consequences for how practical and flexible it should be for unpacking and unpacking and the weight of the machine, of course.

You Do Not Have to Be an It Technician to Use a Sewing Machine

Of course, today’s advanced computerized home sewing machines can look quite high-tech and maybe a little scary. But the built-in computers and monitors are no stranger than the ones we have in the mobile phone. A machine that has internet can, for example, download patterns that you find online. In addition, the modern sewing machine can do things automatically, which you previously had to screw on yourself. It can be the speed of the needle, or the pressure. Some other results from this are that you can get hundreds of different patterns when you choose to embroider, or that the edge around the buttonholes is sewn automatically.

Of course, you can buy a used sewing machine, and if you are an experienced seamstress, you can decide the quality yourself. If this is the first time, however, there are many benefits to buying from a retailer. Partly for the guarantee of course, but also because you can go there and ask for advice.

In addition, all reputable dealers offer an opportunity to test the machines on site. Bring the materials you’ll be working with with you. Experiment with various fabrics, threads, and techniques. Ask to try the wood machine or perform other routines that must work in your home. Listen to get an idea of ​​any noise and lift the machine to check the weight. The modern computerized machines weigh less than the older mechanical variants, for natural reasons.

Care and Maintenance

The vast majority of us want maintenance-free gadgets. We want to avoid thinking about drying out, lubricating with oil or cleaning our various appliances at home. When it comes to sewing machines, a lot of dust is formed because textiles and thread create dust particles.

We can not escape the cleaning here. A good start for this to work in a practical way is to get acquainted with the different parts of the machine. Take a moment and go through the manual and the information on how to do with different doors, angles and corners.

A basic rule for all electrical gadgets is to unplug the cord when not in use. This also applies to when you’re cleaning or maintaining your sewing machine. Then start by sanding the surface or simply wiping with a clean dishcloth. In most circumstances, you need to open up certain parts and unscrew, for example, the presser foot to access the dust underneath. Take photos with your mobile phone so you get help remembering how to put the parts together afterwards. Use brushes and other equipment that comes with the purchase of the sewing machine. A useful trick is to use a hairdryer to blow away the dust.

Of course, the type of material you sew determines how often you need to clean. Terry, wool and filling for blankets or jackets leave traces. After a while, you will know how often it is appropriate to make these efforts. A good routine is to simply clean up after each project is completed.

Top-ranked Sewing Machines

Among our top-ranked sewing machines, we nominate a winner and a most affordable one. It is an overall assessment based on tests and customer comments. Many people like to stick to the same brand throughout their lives or for generations; others are looking for features or accessories that make sewing even more fun. Of course, it is ultimately your needs and your budget that decide which one you buy. Of course, these can also change over time depending on your lifestyle and your interests.

If you are looking for a machine that can handle everything and you are ready to invest a little more, our test winner Brother Innov-is F-400 is a machine worth taking a closer look at. If you are instead in the category who just want to try this with sewing yourself, then the best budget choice Brother HF27 may be the machine for you.

In this version, it will be yours for around 347 dollars. It is simply equipped with what most people need at a basic level. Should sewing then become your passion, then you can change over time, and perhaps let a child or friend take over your beginner machine. If you have the opportunity, it may be worthwhile to go to your local sewing machine shop and ask and test on the spot, in order to arrive at how you want it.

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Advantages and Buying Guide of Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Many of us often have a feeling that time is not enough. Between work, leaving and picking up at preschool and school, cooking, and various activities, the home should be kept somewhat clean as well. Therefore, that there is a large market for things that should be able to do some of the (tedious) time-consuming chores for us is not so strange! The robot vacuum cleaner is an example of such a product.

Advantages and Buying Guide of Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This Is How a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Works

A robotic vacuum cleaner is a self-propelled vacuum cleaner that keeps your home neat and clean. It has several features that can be good to know when making your choice of purchase.

Vacuuming Without Vacuum

What makes an ordinary vacuum cleaner so effective is the vacuum created in the nozzle. On a robot vacuum cleaner, you can not use the same technology; should a vacuum arise between the robot’s suction and the floor, it would not be able to move forward. Instead, a robot vacuum cleaner sweeps up dust and dirt and pushes it into an opening on its underside, which is then collected in a container.

Controlled by a Sensor System

Thanks to a sensor, the robot vacuum cleaner detects furniture, carpets, thresholds, and other objects that get in its way. The vacuuming does not occur randomly, but the robot maps the room before cleaning begins in a more or less structured way, depending on the model. The room is read using a camera, infrared technology, or laser. It cleans until the battery runs out, returns to its charging station, and then picks up where it left off until it is ready or until you turn it off. Many models can be scheduled to perform the cleaning at a specific time, for example, when you are not at home.

Thresholds and Other Obstacles

A better robot vacuum cleaner can drive over thresholds that are up to two centimeters high. If you have a lot of thresholds at home, you should also make sure that the robot vacuum cleaner can get over these. Do you have stairs, sensitive materials, or fragile objects at home? There are several ways to tell this to the vacuum cleaner. There are stair sensors that turn when it comes to a stair, magnetic tapes that you place for the vacuum cleaner to turn, or virtual walls that you can set digitally.


Robot vacuum cleaners do not have a vacuum cleaner bag but instead use a vacuum container. When the container is full, empty it into the rubbish by hand. Some models empty themselves at the charging station to do not have to empty it as often.

Advantages of a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

There are many benefits to buying a robotic vacuum cleaner for your home. Today, most robot vacuum cleaners can handle all types of floors, clean carpets, and vacuum up animal hair efficiently.

Keeps Clean Between Cleanings

A robot vacuum cleaner can do really well to keep clean between cleanings; it cleans up dust mites in the living room and the crumbs under the kitchen table and can thus push the feeling of an unclean home a little further in time.

Cleans on Its Own

When the vacuum cleaner is programmed correctly, it cleans entirely on its own, even when you are not at home. This is perfect because then you always have a clean and lovely home without doing anything yourself.

Low Volume

Thanks to today’s technology, most robot vacuum cleaners are quiet. Some models have a sound volume of around 55-60 decibels, which corresponds to a standard call tone.

No Vacuum Cleaner Bag

You do not need to spend money on vacuum cleaner bags because the robotic vacuum cleaner instead collects the dust in a container. In this way, the vacuum cleaner becomes more affordable in the long run.

Some Have a Mop Function

Some models also have a mop function that allows you to dust-dry the floor.

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Choosing the Right Rifle

Your rifle should allow you to harvest your game ethically. She must become your “partner” who will not let you down, and above all, she must not intimidate you.

Choosing the Right Rifle

What is Caliber?

In Quebec, regulations stipulate that a .243 caliber or more is required for big game hunting. All calibers will do, but make sure you’re comfortable with this one. The more powerful the caliber, the more difficult the recoil will be to control. If necessary, we can add an anti-recoil if you opt for a magnum caliber.

Ammunition of certain calibers is much more challenging to obtain. This can make a difference in the price and availability of these. Be sure to check this detail with your retailer.

The Importance of Ergonomics

First, choose a weapon that will match you perfectly. Handle it before purchase to make sure you are comfortable with it. If you are going to do fine hunting and a lot of walking with this one, I strongly suggest a light and compact rifle, which will facilitate your movement from one sector to another.

The Rifle Scope (Telescope)

Choosing a good quality telescope will allow better clearance for your eye as well as a faster shoulder. Companies now offer sizes ranging from small to large on the same telescope (ex: 3-18 × 40, 3.5-10 × 50). These riflescopes now allow shooting at short and long-range!

Which Mechanism of Action to Choose?

In Quebec, during the hunting season, the weather offers us cocktails of rain, snow, frost, etc.! I advocate the choice of action to lock. This mechanism is much more reliable in these types of conditions because of its simple operation.

When the time comes to maintain your weapon, a locking mechanism is much quicker to disassemble for cleaning!

Define Your Needs

In conclusion, the choice of a weapon becomes much simpler when we consider our real needs. Experimenting with a light bolt action weapon with little recoil will give you confidence in your shots. The choice of inexpensive and accessible ammunition will inspire you to practice.

We must not fall into the trap of choosing a caliber that is too powerful and ill-suited, mainly since the vast majority of the game is harvested at short distances in Quebec!

Have a good season and good hunting!

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