Caanoo Handheld.

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Here is my look at the Caanoo handheld the latest offerings from Gamepark Holdings.

This is the full 25 minute unedited raw footage so feel free to forward through as you feel fit. I am posting this here as some have expressed interest. I do not know when I will be able to edit it down to a video for my Youtube channel and that will be sometime off anyway as my next to videos are already planned so I hope you enjoy my sneak preview of the Caanoo, the newest in device from the company that brought you the GP32/GP2x/GP2x Wiz.

Resources for more Caanoo info and support:
http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?
http://www.openhandhelds.org/index.php
http://fungp.com/
http://openxile.co.uk/

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Bill Loguidice
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Nice job, Rob, I'm definitely

Nice job, Rob, I'm definitely interested in checking your video out.

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Mark Vergeer
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Checking out extensive footage NOW!

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Rob Daviau
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Liking it so far...

I have had a little more time to spend with it. so far there are really no killer apps or games IMHO but still enjoying it very much, good build quality and I downloaded a homebrew voice recorder app which I want to check it, funny it has a built in mic yet no default app for it's use. Anyway, as I have gotten better at using the music/audio player and picture viewer I am definitely not regretting my purchase, I only hope more decent homebrew games and apps and full speed emulators appear.

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Rowdy Rob
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Suggestion for getting those close ups shots without blur!

Nice job, Rob, very interesting video. The Caanoo looks and operates much less clunky than I imagined it, based on your video. I'd like to see it playing some games, particularly games that might not have worked well with previous generations.

In both this video and your previous one about "Sonic Colors" on the Nintendo DS, you lamented that you can't take good shots of these handheld screens because your camera's lens can't do close-ups without blurring.

Well, the Lifehacker website just this last week had an article on how to fix this easily and cheaply! Basically, the jist of it is this: pop out one of the lenses from a 50 cent pair of READING GLASSES and tape the lens over your camera's lens!!!!

Here's the link to the Lifehacker article for more info:
http://lifehacker.com/5695063/use-a-cheap-pair-of-reading-glasses-as-a-m...

Keep in mind that there are different "strengths" of reading glasses. Follow the link in the Lifehacker article to yet another link to a MAKE article that offers advice on what reading glass strength to use.

I hope if you look into this, and if it works, it may be another technique to add to your video arsenal!

Rob Daviau
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Well the funny thing, the

Well the funny thing, the camera DOES have a very good MACRO setting however than I must get too close. Thanks for the info, it is interesting but I think I will just wait until I have a better camera.

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