Top positive review
Fast Power-Up and It Works
December 15, 2017
What I like:
One control - a small 'chicklet' button on the back where it's easy to operate one-handed.
'Boot time' is fast - hold the button for a quick 2 seconds and within another 2 the screen is up with a brief graphical flourish - too many tuners waste seconds on what they think are fancy welcomes and shutdowns that are nothing but time-wasters to me.
Mode selection is simple: single-click while powered on toggles instrument/chromatic modes.
The last tuning mode selected (uke, guitar, violin, bass, chromatic) is restored on next startup.
The 360 swivel is tight and easy for a lefty to position - you'd be surprised how many tuner designs are righty-biased.
Power off is same as on - 2 seconds and a quick shutdown. No remembering when to double-click, etc.
What I don't like:
The yellow 'almost in tune' color is too close to the 'in tune' green to easily distinguish. People with certain forms of color blindness may find this frustrating.
While I don't care for fancy startup/shutdown graphics that waste my time, I do appreciate attractive and effective graphics that enhance functionality. The monochrome display on this tuner reminds me is slightly dizzying to read and a dated look by today's standards.
The tuner's response is also a bit 'hot' for my taste, meaning I have to adjust string pitch slowly in very fine increments. Other tuners that I have feel more natural to use - I can adjust pitch at a pace I might do while tuning by ear.
Bottom Line: Functional and fast operating, if not especially attractive.