Aaron's Day Off
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Foot Pump Power
Orange have released a camping friendly phone charger as part of their sponsorship of Glastonbury. Given the rain that normally accompanies the event, and the general lack of sunshine to power solar charges over there, this could be a life saver for the weekend long festival. In fact, it might just be a good idea in general - lots of exercise if you want to gossip away on your phone for hours on end....
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Obama get his new job next week
I'm wondering if he's having second thoughts already? After constantly using his BlackBerry during his presidential run, now that he won, the scary secret people are going to take it away. It'll have to be replaced with something NSA approved, which means probably one of the two dogs of a phone above are what he's likely going to have to try to fit in his pocket.
On a similar note, we've gone an informal (but definitely always considered) rule about email in the office. If we ever get approached by a company looking to acquire us, and they're going to force us to use Lotus Notes, the deals off. No questions asked, no debate, no further negotiations - it's just off. Best idea we ever had (well, not really, but I like it a lot).
Friday, January 09, 2009
Handsfree For Tonks?
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I'm sure we've all been in them - the meetings you really want/need to get out of, but just can't find the right moment. Or the blind date where you need an escape option really really early? Welcome to Fake Calls for the iPhone - you cane even pretend Mr Jobs is calling you directly to offer you that perfect R&D job you've always dreamed of.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Shoes and Phones - the perfect wife gift
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Mercedes iPhone Dock
Confession time - I put in my order for a new 3G iPhone yesterday, so only a month or so to go before I get my hands on (please, please let the exchange synching work like a dream). Obviously, Mercedes were thinking about me when they announced this little toy yesterday - the iPhone dock. It charges your phone, hooks it into the phone system in the car, and allows you to get at your music from the hifi. Now all I have to do is work out two things - can they retrofit it to existing cars, and can the wife survive without the CD space....
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Jawbone II - The Return
My favorite Bluetooth headset (actually, I've only ever owned 2) just got updated this week. The Jawbone II is smaller and lighter than the original, and still packs all that top secret electronic wizardry to prevent noise that shouldn't be in your speech (like the 40 mile an hour wind as you walk from the airport to the rental car office) from being there.
It's been initially released in black (like the pic here) and apparently silver and gold (!?) are coming soon. The only downside to the smaller size is that the talk time has gone down from a supposed 6 hours, to just 4, although standby time has been increased. I have a feeling that the first gen never actually got to 6 hours, so maybe they're just re-rating to a more realistic number, but what would I know.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Blood Powered Tattoo/Phone Thing?
Sunday, February 10, 2008
New Sony Ericsson Phone
Modular Phone - The Answer to all of our Prayers?
Sometimes phone carriers in the US just don't get what people really need (or they do, but they want some extra cash so ignore people) - a phone that works is obviously the number one thing, and then for me personally, I want to be able to have a couple of different phones for different things. Completely lost without email access on the road, I couldn't give up the full keyboard BlackJack II I now carry around, but when it comes to the weekend, and going out on the lash, I really would just like a little phone that slips inconspicuously in my pocket. I used to have a setup like that, with a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone for the weekends, but that gave up the ghost when I was back in England for Christmas.
So, the fact that a company is bringing out a modular phone (called modu), with a core piece nice and tiny that makes the calls, and then being able to bolt on different bits as needed, sounds pretty cool. Normally you'd just blow something off like this, but the guy who runs this company invented the usb memory stick, and sold his last company for almost $2 billion - which means he's probably quite smart, and has lots of money. So, here's hoping - DVICE sum up all the reviews so far if you want to check it out.