Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

Review: Adonit Jot Pro Stylus

With so many styli in the market today it’s really hard to find the perfect one. The Adonit Jot Pro is not your average stylus. The Jot Pro has a thin clear disk instead of a typical stylus nib on the end. It takes time getting used to when compared to other pro-level styli on the market but it reduces drag and gives a different experience.

The Jot Pro has an aluminum and steel body with a nice satin finish that has a very nice feel to it. The stylus closely resembles that of a high end ballpoint pen and comes in metallic black, silver, red, or blue with a black rubber grip. The Jot Pro comes with a cap – also made of aluminum – to protect the tip and plastic disk when not in use. When you’re using the stylus the cap screws onto the back end for safe keeping. The plastic disk on the end is very durable and will not break if you treat it well. If anything were to happen to the plastic disk or cap then for $6 you can buy a pack of two discs or one cap. The body of the Jot Pro is magnetized so you can stick it on your iPad, iMac, or any else that has a magnet. 

The disk on the Jot Pro is hinged on a ball bearing which allows the user to adjust the writing angle up to 45 degrees. What truly stands out on the Adonit Jot Pro is the tip with the plastic disk which gives you the ability to be precise when doing things like drawing and drafting. The disk being clear allows you to be more accurate and since it’s not a rubber nib you don’t have to press down hard on the screen for it to register. While the plastic disk works great in most situations, it also isn’t that great in for browsing or even writing letters.

When writing, the disk makes a tapping sound similar to the sound of tapping on the glass with a nail. Different styli have different purposes and in this case the Jot Pro works better for drawing and precision tasks instead something like the Cosmonaut stylus which works better for browsing and dabbling. 

For those who want incredibly precise tip then the Adonit Jot Pro is the way to go. While its not perfect it is ideal since tablets now a days are not designed to be used with styli. If you want to do brushwork instead of line drawing or your someone who prints and continually lifts up your stylus from the screen then the noise on the screen could eventually become a problem for some.

The Good

  • Quality construction
  • Excellent for detailed line of work or writing
  • Great balance, weight, and feel in the hand

 

The Bad

  • Loud when clicking against screen
  • Not good for brush work
  • Not good for quick/general navigation

 

Conclusion

The Jot Pro retails for $29.99 and is fairly priced considering the great build quality which makes it feel like a top tier stylus worth a lot more. This stylus was the most precise when I tested it out and I got used to the clicking on the screen after a couple of days of use. The stylus is in the position where one will either hate it or love it since it doesn’t work very well for certain things. It is great seeing a company do something completely different from what all the other companies are doing. The stylus is a great start for Adonit and I am really looking forward to what they come up with in the future and after seeing the Jot Touch and iPad Write Plus it can only get better. Hopefully we can get a Jot Touch in the future to review and see if it’s worth the price tag but for now the Jot Pro is definitely worth the $29.99 price tag and my favorite stylus thus far.

Product: Adonit Jot Pro

Google Nexus 7 Review – Should You Wait Or Get It? (Video)

After two weeks of using the Nexus 7 I finally felt it was time to give my review of it. The Nexus 7 has great hardware and specs combined with Android 4.1 Jellybean which makes the tablet incredibly smooth and responsive. The tablet is a great purchase for $200 but with an iPad Mini launching in a few months is it worth waiting or just getting this? Check out the full video review after the break:

App Review: The Dark Knight Rises for iOS & Android [VIDEO]

The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters today and alongside it Gameloft released the iOS game for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad as well as the Android game. This game allows you to freely explore Gotham City while also allowing you to play story-based missions and side quests. The game has a good amount of gameplay and amazing graphics to keep you entertained for a couple of hours. The Dark Knight Rises official movie game is $6.99 and worth picking up if your a Batman fan but if your still not convinced then check out our video review after the break.

Game Description:

AN EPIC GAMING EXPERIENCE

  • Dozens of missions plus random events will make you feel all the thrill of being a superhero. Deal with hostage situations, bomb squads, jailbreaks and car chases to prove that you’re the true protector of Gotham.
  • A thrilling fighting system that puts you right in the heart of the action thanks to many different moves and cinematic effects.
  • Collect items hidden within the city to unlock upgrades and new fighting skills for Batman.

PLAY AS THE DARK KNIGHT

  • Access Batman’s complete arsenal and learn how to take full advantage of each tool. Use the Grapnel to cross the city or to defeat foes, throw the Batarang to knock out your enemies or to hit a distant button; the possibilities are infinite.

Source: App Store, Google Play 

App Review: Fieldrunners 2 for iOS [VIDEO]

Fieldrunners was one of the first tower defense games that came out once Apple launched the App Store and since has been one of my favorite strategy games until now due to the fact that Fieldrunners 2 is now available in the App Store for $2.99. If your hesitant on wether or not the game is worth it then check out our video review after the break.

Game Features:

  • 25 unique, hand painted levels spanning 4 distinct zones across Fieldrunners Island
  • Over 20 weapons to choose from at the start of each level
  • Face waves of fieldrunners that navigate the battlefield with unparalleled realistic swarming behavior
  • Multi-storied maps route enemies over bridges, under tunnels, and into trenches
  • Revolutionary “Hybrid Maps” combine the fun of designing mazes with the challenges of fixed path layouts
  • Sudden Death maps pit players against never ending hordes of enemies in an all new, action packed levels
  • Puzzle Maps are bonus levels that put players’ understanding of enemy behaviors to the test
  • Over 30 different enemy types, including elite enemy units with special attacks and rewards
  • Powerful items allow players to perform precision based attacks like never before

Source: App Store

The Sinch – Review

The Sinch

The Sinch is a little accessory made to keep your headphones tangle-free. This works with most devices that have a 3.5 mm headphone jack like a Droid, iPhone, iPad etc.
Let me start of by telling you this is going to cost you 15 US Dollars. The packaging is really nice and attracting and this is a product you would most likely find at an Apple store since it’s really appealing.



Design
The Sinch’s design is very simple but yet attracting. It’s made up of two magnets that hold the headphone cord in place. The company claims that this makes your life easier but it was a hassle when i wanted to put my headphones away fast.

       






How it works

The Sinch has a little opening at the top for the headphone jack to go into and then when you connect the headphones to your device, the Sinch hangs down the back of your device. When the Sinch is not in use it flaps a lot if your are not holding it and can get really annoying. The company does sell little metal disks to stick to your phone for $5. Not only does it not come with the $15 Sinch but they charge you an extra $5. 



After the Sinch is on all you have to do it wrap your headphone cord around your device as you would do normally and bring up the flap to close it. When you successfully wrap your cord you can just detach the headphones to put them away separately but keep them tangle-free. This isn’t very good for putting it in your jeans since the Sinch makes it hard to get them out of your pocket.




Pros and Cons
Pros:
-It does a good job of keeping your headphones tangle free.
-Easy to carry 
-Works on my iMac and Macbook
  for holding my headphones
-Has a durable built quality
Cons:
-$15 for an accessory to keep your headphones tangle-free.

Wrap up
-The Sinch is a nifty accessory but it’s overpriced and most find it’s better to keep their headphones around their device without anything. At times it was very frustrating since it takes practice to learn to wrap it around good without having the mic and volume controls interfere with the wrap. When the Sinch wasn’t in use it got really annoying because it would just be hanging there but there are some ways to stop it from dangling. One of which is buying the $5 magnetic disks and another is folding the Sinch over and putting it on top of your device. I used this with my iPhone from time to time but I found myself using it with my iMac a lot more. If this accessory was at most $10 and it included the disks I can see myself buying it but at the moment it’s not worth the money.



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