Monday, February 09, 2015

Makro Racer first pictures


The Makro Racer looks very sharp in it's racing livery, my initial thoughts are the stem angle could be a little to sharp. The arm cup is fully adjustable by un screwing the two locking bolts and sliding it.

 I'm not sure about the plastic cover glued onto the coil to cover up a tuning pod. I feel at some point someone somewhere will try to remove it with a screwdriver. Once again I feel for a machine in the mid price range this is acceptable.

The features are plenty full and very impressive, it has an on board flashlight, a vibrating handle which has 5 intensity settings, 0 switches the vibrate off.
As you can see the menu is clearly laid out and easy to understand.

The Racer operates on 4AA batteries which fit snugly into the under arm battery pod.

Also under here is the speaker which is a little exposed and could suffer from water ingression.

The search coil is very light and appears to have no coil cover, it's more of a static cover as part of the moulding.

The screen display is very clean with a nice positive click when you press the adjustment pad, the electronics are very smooth as you scroll through the menu.

The menu times out after about 3 seconds so make your choices fast !

The Racer feels very light and solid, I was particularly impressed with the quality of the cam locks.

On the rear of the control box is the LED light which points directly at the search coil, it is switched on by pulling the trigger back and pressing the up key at the same time.

As you can see on the side of the control box is a compartment, as standard it is fitted with a blanking plate, a cordless module can be fitted if used with cordless headphones.

So far first impressions are pretty good stay tuned for more information and a field test video which will be on line soon.

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