Sunday, October 30, 2011

Motorola s805 Bluetooth Headphones Review

A few months back I decided it was time for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones and after 2 months of searching and weighing all pros/cons of many different brands I figured I'd stay with my Motorola roots and get a set of s805's. I have been using the s305's for a few years now and even though the s805 are a different headset type(s305 where on ear behind the head) I was so impressed I had to try Motorola's updated Bluetooth model. As soon as I opened the package I was surprised by their size. These headphones are BIG, but not in a bad way and they're aren't very heavy either. Functionality is quite nice with the ability to skip tracks, pause/play, adjust volume, take calls and they also have a connector to hard wire them in case the battery gets low. I've only listened to them for around 10 hours so far and as of now I would recommend them for anyone who likes the Bluetooth convinces and long battery life. Sound wise they have good highs and mids but the bass is a bit limited. Compared to the s305s it's a huge upgrade as they have basically no bass but compared to some Bose Triports the s805 are lacking. My music taste doesn't usually focus on bass intensive music but the s805's can handle good quality base tracks just fine. I sampled a little Young Jeezy just for fun and I was actually impressed as there was no distortion but if you want some headphones and will bass-you-to-death these aren't for you(in my opinion the Bose Triports have overpowering bass but everyone has their own opinion). Overall I picked these up for $47 shipped and give them a 8.5/10. Definately recommend.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Windows Phone 7.5 update MANGO

The Windows Phone started off with a simple OS to begin with that was fast, smooth and had little to no hiccups. Their newest update 7.5(code named Mango)  is nothing less than incredible. There are a ton of new features that I have been finding than are quite impressive. Microsoft has made hands free texting very simple and accurate, which is nice if you have a Bluetooth headset because you don't even have to take the phone out of your pocket to read (hear), reply and send text messages. In my experience battery life has been unaffected and heavy multitasking hasn't affected performance. This update quite good and if you have a Windows Phone I highly recommend updating.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coming soon: Ubuntu 11.10, Windows Phone Mango, Iphone 4s and iOS 5.

Within the coming weeks I plan on telling you about Ubuntu 11.10, my experience with the newest windows phone update (Mango), and I'll give you my feedback on the new Iphone 4s/ iOS 5 and whether or not you should just wait for the Iphone 5. Also, this month two very influential people died, Dennis Ritchie and Steve Jobs. I'll just leave these picture below instead of ranting.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hp Touchsmart Tx2, personal experience with the Touchsmart series

These last two weeks I've been using a Hp Touchsmart Tx2 as my primary laptop with Windows Developer Preview and I have to say I am very impressed. This particular tablet PC has a 30gb SSD(this isn't the original drive, you'll have to wait awhile before they make SSD's the standard but I would definitely recommend upgrading to one) and a boot time of 10 seconds. I've been using Microsoft Office Onenote 2010 for all my classes and taking notes is a dream, after using this for two weeks I honestly don't think I'll be able to go back to the standard "non-touch" laptop. As soon as the developers preview was released I wanted to get a tablet to truly test this new, touch friendly OS and it just so happened that my friends was looking to sell his Tx2. Getting into the tablet PC world can be a bit pricey but lucky I was able to find one for cheap. I plan on using this much more intensely soon and just wanted to give a little update of the Preview.