When I first got the first HTC Evo in June 2010, I was blown away by the massive screen size (4.3 inches) and I thought having a phone so big that it had to have it’s own kickstand was the coolest concept ever. The Evo in fact overshadowed any desire that I had to get an iPhone 4 at the time. The large screen size was great and was appreciated but there were some occasions where it was just too big to carry around. I also do a lot of international traveling and the CDMA-Only Evo 4G wasn’t that useful to take along with me when I go overseas. Now here comes the HTC Evo Design with a beautiful 4 inch qHD display, world phone capabilities, and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Why wasn’t this baby around LAST YEAR?!
I was asked to do a rewrite of my first iPhone 4S review for Brighthand and it’s now posted on there. Check it out here!
I was thinking about doing an in depth review of the new iPhone 4S but almost every publication and websites have said similar things about the iPhone 4S. On the outside, it looks no different from the iPhone 4. On the inside however, are some hardware and software upgrades that make this Apple’s phone for 2011. Every benchmark shows that it is noticeably faster than the iPhone 4. It takes sharper pictures and improved photos at night. Video recording is now at 1080p resolution and you can edit your photos natively without any third party apps thanks to iOS 5. In my opinion, the biggest selling point is Siri, the digital assistant exclusive to the iPhone 4S (although a hack is in the works in the time of this writing).
What I’m going to do is a brief rundown of the device and review on real world usage instead throwing up the charts and benchmarks…
I’ve been a fan of 13″ notebooks for the past few years because portability is most important to me. Then came the iPad and MacBook Air and it was almost pointless to have the MacBook Pro 13. It’s been acting as a file server for a couple of months and hardly left the house. I bring my Air out to the office and leave the 13″ at home and there are times when 11 and 13 are just TOO small. Continue reading
The ear cushions arrived but I didn’t get a chance to test drive these till this evening. The way this works is that they go into the headset before adding the eartips and these cushions hang onto your ear much better. Continue reading
I was actually in the market for a new case for my iPhone 4 because the Griffin Reveal case had the “flash ring” problem when taking pictures at night. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome case and it would have been the PERFECT case but this review isn’t about that. The mophie juice pack plus (yes it’s written in lowercase on the box) is the latest impulse buy when walking into a best buy late at night and it has been impressive for these past few days of usage. Continue reading
I’ve been in search for a decent pair of stereo bluetooth headsets since A2DP technology was made available to consumers and have been disappointed each time. They usually produced muddled sound, had weak bass, almost AM quality, were uncomfortable, poorly designed… etc. Basically they were just crap. I’ve gone through Motorola ROKRs, Jabras, and so forth and have been disappointed each time. The Jaybird JF3 Bluetooth Headphones was actually an impulse purchase when walking into a Best Buy one hot summer evening and ironically, this has been the most impressive thus far.
The only reason why I bought this was because my cable modem died on Friday and I couldn’t wait till Tuesday to get a replacement. Since my business and fun depend heavily on the internet, I decided to give the Sprint OverDrive Pro a shot. Yes I do have a Verizon USB 3G card from work but the connection speeds are terrible averaging at 500k/200k.
I love my gadgets and usually have something new all the time but there is a select few of them that I just can’t live without. There was one point where I had up to 3 notebooks, two smartphones, and a media player! I usually change out my gear every 6-8 months to have the latest and greatest (yeah I know, it’s a bad habit and addiction) but now I believe I have the perfect symphony of gadgets to go about my day. Please click to continue reading! Continue reading
Picked up this rotating iPad stand at Office Depot for less than $4. It’s on clearance and it was so cheap I decided to try it out. I’m pleasantly surprised that it works pretty well with the iPad 2. Not only does it rotate to portrait and landscape, the viewing angle is adjustable as well. I also like the fact that it has a wrist rest to type with the touch screen. I might add a bluetooth keyboard and use a stylus to navigate through the OS. This is definitely much more with it than the other stands that go up to $70 plus!!! I’m thinking of buying the rest that are on stock!