Archive for the ‘ gadget ’ Category

dodo case for iPad 2

if you have an iPad 2, you’re going to want a dodo case.  i’ve had the smart cover since i bought my iPad 2, but it’s not so smart any more.  the magnets have worn out and the lining is dirty from flipping it while the iPad is open.  rather than waste another $69 (still can’t believe it’s that expensive), i figured it was time to try out the dodo case.  let me just say you won’t find a better iPad case on the market.  plus, it’s $10 cheaper than that awful smart cover.  buy yours at dodo case or j. crew.

necessary: the ipad 2

i’m an apple fan.  full disclosure: i waited in line for the last 2 iphones the day they came out.  am i embarrassed?  no, not at all.  they’ve served me well.  i’ve convinced friends and parents to make the transition to apple.  macs are so much easier to use i tell them.  after they buy one, they agree.  so when apple made the announcement about the ipad 2 today, i was on @macrumorslive following the presentation.  i almost wrecked my car when i saw steve jobs was there.

i didn’t buy the first ipad.  i can’t tell you why.  i wanted to.  i don’t know how many times i walked into the apple store with the intent to purchase one and then walked back out.  i think it’s mostly about price.  i couldn’t part with $700.  in all honesty, i still don’t want to, but i have to.  the new ipad 2 is thinner, lighter, and faster than the old one.  in addition, they’ve added a camera on both sides of the device so you can use it to capture images or use the facetime app.  they’re also releasing garage band and imovie for the ipad, so you can edit and create content on the go.  i’m impressed.

etch a sketch ipad case

incredible.  buy it here.

figuring it out

i’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now – not at to take the train obviously, but enough to know my way around the blogosphere.  most of the blogging i’ve done has been dumb videos and movie reviews, so taking pictures of the world around me has never been that appealing to me…until now. 

i’ve been doing a little bit of research on what kind of camera i would need to take great pictures.  i realize an slr camera with a big ass lense would be the best, but that’s not practical for someone who enjoys putting everything in his pockets.  after googling “best point and shoot camera” and looking at other blogs, i’ve decided on the well reviewed canon s90 (above).  if there was a list of blogger must haves this camera would be close to the top. 

a close friend told me to take the train would suffer from unorignal content and i realize that problem.  most blogging is stealing anyway right?  with that said it’s time to join the big boys.  start looking forward to more original content as to take the train grows.  i’ve only been up for a couple of weeks so i don’t feel too bad lifting from some of the bloggers that influence me.  this shit is so fun.

ipod nano watch strap

i make no apologies for being an apple fanboy.  they make great products.  the new nano announced last week is no exception.  they shrunk the sucker down and gave it a touch screen and an FM radio.  what’s more incredible that is the watch strap above from county comm.  i don’t think i would give up my wrist watch for a nano 7 days a week, but i can see some situations where this would be a nice accessory to have.

apple tv

incredible.  i’ve been waiting to purchase apple tv for a while now and for $99 there’s no reason why i shouldn’t go ahead and get it.  you can stream tv shows, movies, and music all from this little device.  there are other devices out there like this one but not this cheap and not from a brand i trust as much as apple.

little black book

i’ve never had a little black book but i do own an iphone 4.  for more info click here.