Until recently, I have never owned an Apple product outside of an 80GB iPod. I just wanted to lead off with that statement because, as many of you are likely fully aware, there are three types of people in this world: Those who absolutely LOVE Apple and every single product they pump out, those who opt to instead hate the company with a fiery passion for no discernible reason whatsoever, and those who quite simply don’t give a shit.
Myself? I quite simply don’t give a shit.
As I said, I own a regular old thumb-wheel iPod. The kind they had before all that touch-screen jazz and WiFi garbage. Just a simple, easy-to-use, well-built music player. It is an amazing product, and is far superior to the new iPod touches in nearly every manner as far as I’m concerned.
With the exception of that one gadget, I’ve never held even the slightest interest in anything Apple has made, including the iPad.
After months and months and months of painful waiting, the biggest day of the month of March of the year of 2011 finally arrived. I sat with baited breath, eating up every bit of information regarding Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming console I could get my chubby little sausage fingers wrapped around. I read tons of articles, watched hours of video, and stared at countless photographs, dreaming of the day I would finally get my hands on the one thing I wanted more than just about anything else, and I finally have it.
You’ll have to excuse this review for being so late, as I secured my 3DS on its North American launch date but am just now rolling around to doing a write up on it. However, that’s not because I haven’t been using it enough to write a proper review. In fact, it is the exact opposite.
Since purchasing the system, I’ve not let it travel more than 20 feet away from my body. If it hasn’t been in my hands, it has been in my pocket. If not there, then in my bicycle trunk. If not there, then sitting safely on its charging dock. I’ve seriously invested more hours into the 3DS than I have school, work, eating or blinking for the past few weeks.
The funny thing? I’m struggling to write this review because I desperately want to play with it some more.
A while back, I splurged at upgraded my mobile phone from a Blackberry 8330 t0 the HTC Hero from Sprint thinking it would be the phone that easily lasted me two years. You see, I have a very short attention span when it comes to technology, especially cell phones, and the BlackBerry operating system simply wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I wanted something more “modern,” so I got what was arguably at that time the best Android smartphone on the market; the HTC Hero.
As time went on, I had more and more problems with it. OS locking up, phone crashing, lackluster performance, slow application launching, running out of memory frequently and the list goes on. I loved the Android platform, and I loved the user interface HTC had built. It’s just that the phone couldn’t handle it, it was too weak.
So I decided to splurge yet again, and get the phone that I really want to last me for the next two years; the HTC Evo, which has been my cell phone wet dream for a long time. But now that I finally have it in my hands, is it everything I had hoped for?
It’s finally here! Following a few mental debates about whether or not to stick with Apple I decided to go with an iPhone 4 as my new choice in mobile devices, and I am not disappointed at all! After having the iPhone 3G for two years I was definitely ready for an upgrade. To say the least, the iPhone 3G has its flaws and, minor though they are, I was really starting to get sick of them. The iPhone 4 improves on almost every aspect and I’m going to share a few of these new features.
The Wii has more than its fair share of charging solutions available. Countless products from different manufacturers that all perform the same tasks similarly and in almost identical fashion makes it easy to get lost when shopping for a decent controller charger. There have been many attempts at making excellent chargers, and only few have succeeded. Continue reading →
I’ve been a BlackBerry guy ever since I owned the 7100 from Nextel. When Sprint and Nextel merged I was finally able to upgrade to a BlackBerry Curve 8330. Since then I have been fully satisfied with everything my BlackBerry has to offer me and have never thought about changing brands.
The Palm Pre, exclusive to Sprint. I’ve complained and whined about Sprint not staying up to date with their BlackBerry line, a problem that has actually caused me to consider switching carriers and going over to AT&T for some Bold action, but this burns that idea to a crisp.
The Pre should be released June 6th for $199.99 when you take advantage of the mail-in rebate and purchase a 2-year contract. It has been crowned Engadget’s Most Anticipated Gadget of 2009, and for several good reasons. It’s sleek, compact, and has a touch-screen that doesn’t suck, unlike most LG and Samsung phones out there.
For more news on Sprint’s Palm Pre, head on over to Engadget and check out their slew of articles.
When Nintendo released the original DS, they got a lot of flak for being such an ugly, fat little thing. They eventually released the DS Lite, which was exactly what the original DS (the DS Phat) should have been to begin with. It was sleek, sexy, and had beautifully high quality screens. Still, though, there were criticisms about the lack of gadgetry of the system. Introducing the Nintendo DSi, the third generation of dual screen gaming. It may not be the revolutionary system the GameBoy was, and I still wouldn’t call it a gadget, but it’s finally a step in the high tech direction.
The Logitech G15 was originally made in 2005. It featured 12 more “G Keys,” which are the programmable hotkeys. It also had a light blue color for the backlit keys and LCD. The revised 2007 version was shipped with only 6 hotkeys, a more compact design, orange lights, and costs about $75 or so. I’ll be reviewing the 2007 version, which is in the picture. Continue reading →