In the market…

I’ve finally decided on the route I’m going to take when it comes to picking up a new cell phone within the next couple of months.  For a while I was really leaning towards the Apple iPhone but I’m starting to believe that it’s more or less just a fad that’s eventually going to pass. However, the iPhone knock-off’s really aren’t that bad.  I’ve been shopping around and I’m thinking of going with either the Samsung Glide or the LG Dare, hosted by Verizon of respectively.  While many people dislike Verizon, I have to say that my experience with them in the past wasn’t half bad. I had a two year contract with them and my phone really didn’t have a vast amount of excess features that I would never use.  My only issue was in regards to text messaging….

Which would you choose?

I’m interested in changing to another wireless provider. While I’m very content with the service I have (considering I only use my cellphone for emergencies) I would still like to hop on the train with a monthly bill instead of prepaid. Doing this will take care of a few things. The first would be that I could finally get my hands on a decent phone that will actually connect to my computer so I can properly download/upload files. The next would be that Sean and I would then both have cellphones and it would make our lives a tiny bit easier when we finally get to where we’re going in regards to finding an apartment or just taking care of life in general. I’m trying to figure out which cell phone provider to choose from. I’ve narrowed it down to…

Lagging

I’m having some trouble getting around this morning. I’m by no means Sleep Deprived, I got my full 8 hours last night, which is a pretty rare thing for me these days. I set my alarm for 10:30 and I was actually awake 10 minutes before it went off. This worked out nicely considering I didn’t have to wake up Sean with the loud horn that the alarm seems to blare. I really do have to fiddle around with it and see how I can play with that setting. I am interested in doing some shopping on Think Geek though. It’s probably one of my favorite sites for gadgets/gizmos and I have to say they have a really cool 7 Day Alarm Clock that has always held my interest. It’s called the Neverlate 7 Day Alarm Clock and will cost…

Technerds need gifts too!

For the past few days I’ve been talking about holiday gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers. I’ll admit that the bulk of the items are limited to housewares but that’s about to change. My fellow geeks are itching for cool new technology to play with during the holiday season, and for the year that follows, so why not pick them up a gift from ThinkGeek.com? ThinkGeek offers a plethora of different gadgets and gizmos and contrary to popular belief, they aren’t all that expensive either. Take this USB Snowbot for example, it’s a snowman-robot hybrid with scanning LED eye, articulating metal arms and eerie sound effect. Snowbot is the perfect geek holiday decoration – and it’s an exclusive ThinkGeek original design. It’s USB Powered and you can change the LED Eye Colors to either Blue or Red, there’s an…

#include [beer.h]

The girl in me is giddy over the fact that I’ll be decorating an entire home, the geek in me has been floating around thinkgeek.com in hopes to find some really cool gadget or gizmo that I can have floating around the house to either annoy the crap out of Sean or bother the dog to no end. I don’t believe in torture, but you have to admit that having some little robotic thing floating around the room at any given time is pretty amusing, especially when you’re dealing with a dog that’s scared of a leaf falling off a tree – you know? I’m unsure of which one I’m interested in getting though. I do know that I’ve grown an interest in the #include <beer.h> glasses. they hold 12 ounces, which is a standard beer mug. I just know…

Safety First

While I was aimlessly flipping through channels last night, I came across HSN during their “safety” demonstration, or whatever it actually was.  They were advertising a product called the Hunter LampLighter. How it works is: You unscrew the light bulb out of one of your house hold lamps.  You then take this gadget and screw it into the light bulb socket.  You then screw your bulb back into this gadget and the gadget will begin to charge the three rechargeable AA batteries.  If your power happens to go out, within three seconds of the AC power switching off the LED lights in this gadget will turn on and you’ll be graced with up to 16 hours of light.  There’s a pull chain on it so that you can turn the light on and off as you please. It also has…

High-Def, Hold the Shakes

Panasonics new HDC-SD5 is more than just the worlds smallest and lightest 3CCD full-HD camcorder.  The device, which weighs less than a pound, records AVCHD video at 1920×1080 pixel resolution and features Advanced OIS, which means your footage will be a steady as it is sharp.  An 8GB SDHC Pro Card can hold 80 minutes of video of maximum quality.  This comcorder is so smart, it captures the action before you press a button.  The Pre-Rec function continuously records three seconds of video to an internal buffer memory. Panasonic HDC-SD5; $999; www.panasonic.com Technorati: Panasonic, Panasonic HDC-SD5

Sony Walkman S600 and A800 Series

After a few false starts, Sony is firing two shots across Apple’s bow with its latest flash-based music players, both of which play music, photos, and videos and offer Clear Audio Technologies for enhanced sound quality.  The A800 and S600 leave the lame Sony Connect store behind and support AAC, MP3 and WMA files.  They also sync with the more popular Windows Media Player 11 and work with all the major online music stores under that umbrella (including Napster, Urge and Yahoo).  The A800 features a two-inch QVGA LCD (good for watching video) and comes in white, black, silver and pink.  The sportier S600 features a smaller 1.8-inch display and includes an FM tuner.  This model comes in black, pink, red, and silver and has a soft-touch finish. Sony Walkman S600 Series; $120 (2GB), $160 (4GB), $210 (8GB) Sony Walman…

Acting Up

My cell has been acting up for the last few days and I wish I knew why.  I know it’s not the service because Hubby is under the same plan and his phone is working just fine.  I just don’t like not having the ability to make a phone call unless I flick the antenna.  I think it’s because of how crappy the phone is, I don’t use it that often.  It’s not scratched up,  I’ve never dropped it.  I just wish I could figure out what was wrong.  Maybe it’s time to take a trip and get things changed over.  I’ve wanted a new phone for a while,  hopefully I can get that done before the move.  I don’t like not having  a phone,  I also know that their more than likely won’t be a land-line at the house,…

Altech Lansing T515

Desktop speakers have begun to infiltrate this Bluetooth market, with products from LG and Nokia competing with the likes of Altec Lansing’s T515 for streaming your tunes from your phone to speakers.  Each has a hook of some sort, but none is so dramatic as Altec Landsing’s wireless pendant and ear buds disguised as a hidden remote.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t make the unit as useful for phone calls as it is for music. To use the headset, you’ll have to insert a set of earbuds to attach the pendant to your shirt.  Then you’re limited by a relatively short connection radius of about 20 feet; go further and you’ll get static or a broken connection altogether.  Within these constraints, however, the headset performs well and is a better call solution than the slightly noisy speaker phone function of the primary…