Found this as I was going through my junk drawer and tossing out what's now trash or recyclable. It's an ElementCase Vapor Dock for iPhone 4 and 4S, like new and still with the original box. Seeing as how virtually no one in the first world still uses an iPhone equipped with a dock connector, into the recycling bin it goes. That's a solid hunk of aluminum right here, with various bits of stainless steel thrown in. A lovely bit of machining, now pretty much junk.
Hitched a ride with Craig and Brianna to Mount Vernon to find a tulip farm on Monday evening before the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival of 2018 came to a close. We figured Monday would be the best day of the week to avoid large crowds, while going as late as possible would afford us the widest range of natural light and hopefully include golden hour. Our needs were met by Roozengaarde Tulip Farm: They were open until 7pm and ejected patrons at sunset, far later than the oft shared Tulip Town, which closes at 5pm. As a welcome surprise, the weather was exceptionally nice as high temps crept to nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit and mostly clear skies...
When I review a product, I want to make it plain that I do not receive products to review nor am I paid to do these reviews. When I review a product, it's something I've bought with my own money after days or weeks of research to ensure it will meet my needs. Because of that, my reviews will usually end positively, and that's the only reason why. I don't review things I have never owned, been gifted or am paid to write about. I don't seek out manufacturers or sellers and attempt to persuade them into gifting me a product in exchange for a review and "exposure." I am not a "mommyblogger" or an unemployed housewife with a camera. I will never shake down a product manufacturer nor refer to myself as a "social influencer." I review products because I like doing it, I enjoy trying new products and prefer to use brands that are less popular. It's these choices that I hope give my reviews a little more value due to scarcity. These are my opinions and my opinions only...
My review of the ONA "The Prince Street" camera messenger bag. ONA offers sizes ranging from single camera models up to accommodating 15” laptops. Their standard material offering uses waxed cotton canvas with leather trim for effective waterproofing and durability. Nylon is offered for less while leather is offered for more...
All things considered, build, assembly, materials, the iPhone X feels more like an evolution of the iPhone 4 design language than its immediate predecessors.
so far, bloggers and self-aggrandizing industry "experts" have unanimously proclaimed the Apple Watch to lack a killer app... the imaginary tool or function that makes it a "must have" gadget. sorry folks, but it's not coming. ever. at least not a single, universal capability that sends everyone out to wait in line on launch day. ... Continue Reading →
ever been the victim of a bad date and watched the person seated across from you constantly check their watch as time slows to a crawl and neither of you are willing to just throw in the towel and leave? ok, maybe you never experienced this firsthand if you're under 30 years old, but i'm... Continue Reading →
the freshly released Beta 4 update to the iOS 7 program has brought a few new bugs along the way, one being an especially annoying one that's killed inline remote control for most non-Apple headsets. however, this is a simple issue and the positives far outweigh the negatives. Beta 4 has seemingly reined in previous... Continue Reading →
AT&T just announced a new program to allow morons to upgrade to a new device every 12 months. first, here's how it works: choose any device at full retail price, pay for the device in monthly installments over a 20 month period, at the 12 month point, you may return the device to cover the... Continue Reading →
Some may be familiar with my previous experience with DRO Concepts. Their cases were absolute crap that damaged my device and despite accepting my returned case, still haven't refunded my money and refuse to take my calls or emails. if you've ever been victimized by them, i truly feel for you and all can empathize.... Continue Reading →
Nokia's VP of Smartphones, Jo Harlow recently proved how little she understands how the retail market works from a retail and customer perspective in a recent interview with All Things D. She attempts to defend her decision to release Nokia's latest flagship device, the Lumia 1020, as an AT&T exclusive by claiming that carriers are... Continue Reading →
In case you havent already heard, T-Mobile will be completely doing away with their current pricing scheme and 2-year contracts on the 26th. In place of it is their latest attempt at a coup on the US mobile industry, what they label as "Value Plan" pricing and rebranding themselves as the "UNCarrier." "UNCarrier"? So what... Continue Reading →
there's a very basic bit of data about Apple, Inc. (AAPL) that today's most vocal financial analysts overlook too often: Apple is a luxury brand. they have always been at the high end of the pricing scale within all of their respective markets. even the original Macintosh was priced high, placing a premium on its... Continue Reading →
at one point, the iPod produced a "halo effect" for Apple; people bought iPods because they were the best digital music player available and that purchase introduced them to the idea of buying a Mac. why did this happen? the barrier to entry was extremely high as Apple's Macintosh computers were much more expensive than... Continue Reading →
ElementCASE is well known for their expensive, yet well crafted accessories for the iPhone and iPad. Their Vapor 4 case established the market of deliciously high-end cases milled from ingots of forged, aircraft grade 6061 aluminum here in the USA and accentuated with colorful anodizing and back plates of carbon fiber. now superseded by the... Continue Reading →