In a world of iPhones and iTouches now dominating the mobile gaming market with 99 cent games, what sense does it make now in going out and spending $249+ on a portable console such as the newly released Playstation Vita? Why would anyone want to carry ANOTHER device just to play games while their smartphone will do just about everything else? The Nintendo 3DS so far has been a failure. Let’s see if the PSVITA has a place in people’s pockets for portable gaming… Continue reading
This just came in yesterday and I’ve barely just had it powered on. I’ll have a review posted hopefully by this weekend but so far I’ve only had it unboxed! In 5 minutes in using this, it feels solidly built and feels like a high quality unit despite the fact that the body is made of plastic. Screen size is amazing and I’m quite impressed with the responsiveness of the touchscreen. Downsides are that it uses a different memory card (can’t even use the Memory Stick DUOs from the PSP) and that it uses a non-standard USB charger. It wouldn’t be Sony if they didn’t use proprietary accessories!!!
I was getting tired of the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard for several reasons such poor battery life, the lack of a numeric keypad, and occasional bluetooth glitches just to name a few. The Logitech K750 Mac Keyboard solves all of those issues. Continue reading
I was getting sick of not having a numeric keypad so I picked one of these up at an Office Depot. Setup was very easy out of the box and paired with my MacBook Pro just fine. Just remember to flip the switch on the back to Mac On and press the pairing button on the back. And on your Mac when it tells you to enter in the numbers to pair, put the keypad into KEYPAD MODE by pressing the CAL/KP key on the unit. Took me a few minutes to figure out because I was too lazy to read the manual! Continue reading
I’ve been eying the Apple Thunderbolt Display for quite some time and have always played with these at the Apple Store or at Best Buy every chance I can get. I love how sharp the display looks and the included features of adding 3 USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire and charge cable for laptops makes this a great docking solution. Also the HD Facetime Camera and built in 2.1 stereo speakers on the display is a plus too. As I’ve been doing more work and taking on several projects at once, my trusty HP w2207 22″ screen wasn’t sufficient enough anymore which is why I decided to upgrade my display. Continue reading
The Klipsch S4i Headphones have been around for at least a couple of years and they still retail at around $99 which is why I never got around to buying them. These have been rated pretty high from people over at CNET, Gizmodo, and many users at Amazon. I haven’t had any first hand experience with these until today and now I see why these are held in such high regard. Continue reading
This should actually be titled The Geeks Most Utilized Gadgets of 2011 but it doesn’t sound good as a headliner. To be honest, 2011 wasn’t really the year of innovation in the tech world. It was more like a year of improvement on what was innovated in 2010, such as the iPhone 4 to the 4S and just about every device getting a spec boost. Not to say that there isn’t anything bad about that and it definitely leaves a lot of room on what we can expect in 2012 such as a newly redesigned iPhone 5, next generation videogame consoles like the Nintendo Wii U or Xbox 720, and Windows 8. Here’s the Top 5 that I’ve used this year! Continue reading
Testing how the Sony NEX C3 performs at night so I took some photos at the Pasadena City Hall. Out of the 91 photos that I took, only 21 were presentable because of my lack of photography skills!
|Pasadena City Hall|
I always wanted one of these, but not for $69.99. Scored one off of CL that was practically new for $40. Having used a mouse since the days of Windows 3.1, it’s going to take some getting used to! After the first 30 minutes, my hands start to miss using the mouse as I still am not comfortable with the Trackpad. It feels as though I’m using my MacBook Pro’s trackpad when I’m on this thing, but I think it takes a little time to unlearn the mouse!
After we all ate 5000+ calories at Jakes, we needed headed back to The Geeks’ Office to recover. Since we are firm believers in multitasking, we continued to test out the Sony NEX C3’s photo capabilities, watch Office Space for some inspiration and we all took turns violating the poor kitty…
Pictures of the cat were taken in S mode for shutter priority. This was the perfect opportunity to use that mode because she was squirming and rolling around on the floor thanks to Paul who stank of catnip and rubbed the cat all over his body (don’t ask). The Sony NEX C3 does an excellent job in capturing a kitty moving at rapid speeds as if time has stopped. Even while squirming and rolling, the camera produced sharp images of the cat (take a look at the fur).
We also tested the camera’s image stabilization feature. If you look at the photos where James is reaching out for the cat on top of the door, I was shaking the camera as if I was having a seizure and the images came out as if I was holding it still. I’ll be testing the camera even further for the rest of the week and it’s been a great experience so far!
|More Sony NEX C3 Photos!|