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.
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!
After nearly a year, Jawbone has finally released an improved version of the Jawbone UP. Below is a quick unboxing and hands on and we will be doing a review to see if it is better than last years and worth the money.
BGR has posted the first unboxing photos of the iPhone 5. There are some slight packaging changes but the most noticeable is that the headphones come in the same retail package that they are sold in at Apple Stores.
Apple has changed its packaging slightly with the iPhone 5, and as it announced last week, the company’s new EarPod headphones are bundled with the iPhone including a plastic travel case. Also included is a new power adapter that supplies more power to the phone when charging, and of course the Lightning to USB cable.
A release that almost seemed forgotten due to all of the the Apple hype and Wii U news was the release of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet. Today we got our hands on the 7″ 16GB model since the larger model won’t be out till sometime in October. After a couple of hours I can say this is a nice improvement over the original model both in terms of software performance and hardware design. The dual Dolby speakers give great listening experience when watching movies and the re-design feels like a Nexus 7 combined with the original Kindle Fire. Check out our unboxing after the break.
The last Nintendo DS I had was the DSi Lite which I loved using but sold it to get the 3DS on release date. When I went to purchase the 3DS I saw the glossy and overall clunky design and was torn so I decided to wait until Nintendo released something better and it is finally here. Today we got our hands on the new Nintendo 3DS XL and it is the best of both worlds. The device combines the design aspects of both the DSi XL and 3DS and I am enjoying it so far even though I sold the collection of games I had for my DSi Lite. Check out our unboxing video below after the break:
After two hours of waiting in line I finally got my hands on Apple’s latest iPad. I was skeptical at first because it is physically the same as the iPad 2 but the new Retina display blew me away and that it self is a reason to purchase this. Text on the new iPad looks amazing and lifelike. For me, one of the most absurd things about the new iPad when it was announced was the new HD iSight camera in the back of the device but after using it a little I found it quite good and it can actually be used for recording video and taking pictures. Even though the iPad was not physically altered when compared to the iPad 2, after an hour of use I can say it was worth spending $500 and waiting in line for.
After a long wait we have finally gotten the PS Vita in our hands and at first glance it is beautiful. The OLED screen is stunning and it just looks good. The first edition bundle is not all very good, the case is not very nice and doesn’t feel very good and just seems cheap although it does a good job at protecting. Check out our unboxing below.
The Boxee Box has been out for a while but we never go the chance to get our hands on it. Recently Boxee announced the TV Tuner for their box which we will be taken a look at later this month. We were sent out the box so we could check out the TV Tuner later on but we decided to unbox it we will be doing a review on it in the coming weeks. So far its the best entertainment box out there, it has airplay so you can watch movies and listen to music from your iOS and it has tons of apps. It runs for about $170 which is on the steeper side compare to its competition. Check out our full unboxing and quick look after the break.
It has been over a year since we did a video on the Monster Cable Solo HD headphones which I personally thought were great but for over $200 they are not worth it unless you want to waste money. SOL Republic is a fairly new company that was started by the son of the founder of Monster Cable. The idea behind SOL Republic is too make great headphones with great sound at a cheaper price that more people can afford. Here is our unboxing of the Tracks from SOL Republic: