Wednesday, April 07, 2010

My First Impressions - Apple iPad

Last Monday night, I dropped-by my local Apple Store and tried-out their new slate/tablet computer/device (iPad). Let me say right off the bat, what a gorgeous screen this thing has! I didn't notice much lag (as far as software is concerned) at all.

Here is a quick run-down of what I thought:
  • Internet Experience (Safari): Good (well, better than I thought it would be)
  • YouTube: Good
  • E-Books (iBooks): Very cool
  • iPod / Music: Pretty good
  • On-Screen Keyboard: Looks nice, but takes some getting use-to; Ok, overall
Well, I didn't spend much time at all with it (about less than 10 minutes.) I kinda like it, but I ain't gonna buy one for various reasons.

I might do a review on this product, but I am still on the fence about it. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 05, 2010

My Review - Back Beat Classic Headphones

Warm weather has returned, and that means I'm back on the tractors again. Due to a (tragic) accident at a gas station where my Zune Premium Headphones got broken, I was recently in the market for some new headphones. I did some window-shopping around town, and didn't see anything that really wowed me. So I settled for a pair at my local BestBuy. I went with Altec Lansing's Back Beat Classic Noise-isolating earphones. In comparison to the identical Sony brand, for about $10.00 (USC) less and slightly better performance and durability, I couldn't go wrong... and I didn't.

First impressions:
  • Great sound.
  • I like the lengthy and durable/rugged cord.
  • Very noise-isolating.
I like the fact that it came with an assorted (different sizes) pack of silicone ear tips (small, medium and large.)

I didn't like how the ends of the earbuds were not magnetic, like my Zune Premium Headphones were.

Though I did say a negative thing or two about this product, I am still gonna give it 5 head-bobs out of 5.