Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar – Very friendly for Beginners

Fender DG-8S is another acoustic guitar recommended for those who just learn to play guitar but are not sure enough if they’re going to enjoy playing guitar.

Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar

Some people are a bit skeptical of this “value pack” guitar tagged for a low price slightly under $200. To tell you the truth, the DG-8S is Fender’s very popular acoustic guitar. It is the Best Gifts for Guitar Players and Guitar Lovers

It features a dreadnaught body shape with solid Spruce top, produces a good sound, has an impressive look and it came with a lot of stuff that’s very useful for beginners. It’s also a decent guitar for players in intermediate level. More over, IT’S A FENDER, a well known guitar brand that has been building up their reputation over the years by selling high quality guitars.

As we have said, Fender DG-8S is a perfect starter guitar pack as it came with a lot of useful stuff for beginners like strings, picks and even a strap so you can start playing. It’s also packed with a decent gig bag and instructional DVD with a good clarity that is very easy for a newbie to understand how to play an acoustic guitar. Continue reading “Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar – Very friendly for Beginners”

My Favourite Songs: Music for Love

You may be surprised to know that music is an important tool for some professionals. Health practitioners often choose to play particular types of music in waiting rooms to ease the fear of clients.

Retail outlets use music to raise the energy of browsers; people who are happy and energized spend money more quickly. Religious services use music to help congregations turn their thoughts to worship. Schools and educational media use music to speed learning.

Favourite Songs

Who doesn’t like music? Even people who aren’t necessarily music-lovers can name a few tunes they enjoy.

Even the less musically-inclined among us probably have favourite singers, instruments, and genre, or type, of music. The more music we hear, the more preferences we develop, and we hear a lot of music!

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In all of it, perhaps the most common theme is love. Call it romance, call it passion, sway to a ballad or gyrate to hip-hop – whatever you do, be sure to include music in your romantic plans! This lens will give you an overview of some of my favourite love songs. Continue reading “My Favourite Songs: Music for Love”

Flashlight Review: Olight M20-X Warrior 500 Lumens

I bought the Olight M20-X after doing a lot of online research on the different torches powered by 18650 or CR123A batteries. I was looking for a light that was as compact as a 2 x AA battery model but more powerful.

I found that most of the premium flashlight producers offered very similar models in this category, so I chose what I considered to be the best combination of output, runtime and price.

Editor rating
+ 9/10 all-around amazing gear
+ Great build quality
+ Strong even beam
+ Excellent runtime
+ Relatively inexpensive
– 250m throw claimed by Olight

  • Diameter: 33.5 mm (1.31”)
  • Length: 140 mm (5.51”)
  • Weight: 120.5 grams (excluding batteries) = 4.25 oz

First Impressions

The Warrior came with some useful accessories such as a glow-in-the-dark tail cap and spare o-rings. I was very impressed by the holster supplied. It is not only very sturdy, but also offers side pockets to carry spare batteries. There is also a battery case to stop CR123A batteries from rattling inside the holster.

Of course, the torch itself was my main focus of attention. I liked the solid build quality, and, after removing the tactical ring and the steel clip, the M20-X felt great in my hand too. The torch is made out of aircraft grade aluminium.

The M20-X has a lock-out function to stop it switching on by accident. It also has a momentary activation feature and memorises the last light level used.

The Warrior claims to fulfill the MIL STD 810F standard, which, after reading Wikipedia, has left me more confused than enlightened. I guess I’ll just have to test it myself under adverse conditions.


According to the Olight the M20-X Warrior has the following output and runtimes:

  • 500 lumens for 1.5 hours
  • 100 lumens for 5 hours
  • 10 lumens for 85 hours
  • 500 lumens for 3 hours Strobe

These figures were very important for me. Although the torch is brighter with CR123A batteries, Olight M20-X claims that the runtime is longer (one hour longer) with a single 18650 rechargeable cell. I was prepared to trade the brightness for the runtime and had decided in advance that I would power it with a 18650 rechargeable.

For my test I just fitted the flashlight with a fully charged 2600mAh 18650 battery, switched it on max and watched how the light developed until the very end. Continue reading “Flashlight Review: Olight M20-X Warrior 500 Lumens”