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Extended Roberts

Unread post by yoda » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:02 am

i am thinking of buying a copy of the extended Roberts
But it is very heavy.
And i have bought a few other bird books (roberts field guide & sasol)

Is it worth getting?

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:01 pm

Rob VII is NOT a fieldguide. It is worth having when you really want to get into detailed descriptions of the birds. It often helps when you have time to analyse features from pix of an unidentified bird, AT HOME. Don't expect much iro illustrations; exactly and only those you have in the Roberts fieldguide are repeated.

An option is to go for the Roberts multimedia programme - it contains all of the Rob VII text PLUS loads of photographs over and above the illustrations already referred to. What is great about is is that you can have the programme loaded on a tablet or iPad and you have all that info at your fingertips! This option gives you access to the bird calls as well.

Since doing that, I hardly refer to fieldguides!
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by yoda » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:02 pm

JVR

It would be something i left at home all the time.
Wouldnt bring it back to SA on every trip.

But it seems to have a wealth of info.

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:09 pm

After our super special meeting with JvR in Kruger he demonstrated the app he is talking about here, and as a result we bought a Galaxy Tab and the app and are loving it :D
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by stephan groen » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:19 pm

What does the Roberts Digital Program cost (more or less)?
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 pm

Just under R600 at the moment Stephan.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .sabirding
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by stephan groen » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:27 pm

Thanks DB :thumbs_up:
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by yoda » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:17 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Just under R600 at the moment Stephan.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .sabirding


I must say that when it comes to my wildlife reference books, i still like good old fashioned paper :roll:

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:24 pm

:D
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by moobox » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:02 pm

That's quite a bit for an app. Well, it's more than that I guess. I see it is on itunes for around 600 bux. Does it get updated at all the way that other apps do?

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:14 pm

We bought ours about 3 weeks ago and had an update since. But JvR is the guru on this.
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:31 am

yoda wrote:JVR

It would be something i left at home all the time.
Wouldnt bring it back to SA on every trip.

But it seems to have a wealth of info.


That is what I tried to say in my post. What probably did not come across is that you CAN have all of that information in your pocket all the time at 70% of the cost as the Roberts VII MM app contains all of the information that is in the book PLUS so much more... :lol: ...now I sound like one of those American product sales people...
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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:34 am

DinkyBird wrote:JvR is the guru on this.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Oooo! My sides hurt!

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by moobox » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:38 am

I see on the Roberts site that the PC app is going for 499.

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Re: Extended Roberts

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:57 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:GURU? I am not a guru of anything, D! Heheheeee...
And he still argues :roll:
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