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We purchased a Contour+ camera last summer and have since used it on around half a dozen occasions. Preparing for the 2013 riding season, we wanted to do some testing some two weeks ago, for the first time since September. Sadly, the power switch on the camera's back door ceased to function. In fact, have been concerned about this happening since our first two days with the camera last summer. Already when filming some footage on the Bear's Path last July, we found the power switch quite flimsy, ofter requiring several attempts to work. Now, planning to use our Contour+ in the beginning of May, we were actually quite lucky that the switch died already now. Thankfully, after inspecting the camera Evans Cycles decided to exchange it to its successor Contour 2+. To our knowledge, capture quality of Contour 2+ shouldn't differ from that of Contour+. However, we are very keen on the instant record slider of Contour 2+. As far as we have understood, there isn't anymore a need to press a separate, cumbersome power button every time when the camera goes to a stand-by mode. We also hope that construction of the back door of Contour 2+ is more confidence inspiring that that of its predecessor.

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Easy to set up and pleasure to use, we regard nicely designed Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 as a worthwhile option for those looking for a smart scale.

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We have been eagerly waiting for the season opening since we received our 2013 Demo8 I Carbon in December. Knowing that the Scandinavian season will not begin anytime soon, we were early in booking a few days in Winterberg Bike Park in Germany for the beginning of May. Unfortunately, it's not looking too promising there either. The following information was posted on Winterberg's website on Wednesday: “The bike park opening 2013 is on May 1. Today it´s to much snow on the tracks. The weather in the night is colder than -10 C! We are still waiting for better conditions!” Fingers crossed that further delay in the season opening can be avoided. We took the opportunity to take a few photos of our Demo8 before into enters the service…

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