With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
I’ve spent over 2 weeks with the Playstation Vita and finally felt it was time for a review. I had a great time with the PS Vita and it pretty much met my expectations. Some Vita apps are pretty much useless but gaming was really amazing. Will you be getting the Vita? Check out our full video review of the Vita after the break.
If your new PS Vita has stopped responding or wont turn on then you might have the “Blue Light of Death”. Luckily there is a fix but before doing this make sure your PS Vita didn’t just run out of battery.
First thing your going to want to do is hold down your power button for about 30 seconds until you see the following screen:
-First, try restarting your PS Vita system and that should (most of the time) fix your problem.
-If that did not change anything then try Rebuilding the Database, this normally fixes a lot of problems.
-If that still did not work then you could try updating but I doubt that would work. As a last resort you could wipe your PS Vita by restoring it which would wipe your systems memory but it’s much better than formatting your memory card since you would loose all game saves and downloads.
-If nothing worked by now then…you are doomed. You should try getting an exchange from where you purchased it or sell it on Ebay. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Along with the official North American release of the PS Vita, Sony refreshed the Playstation Store with some new games and apps. The refresh included Netflix, Live Tweet, and Flickr for the PS Vita and they also released some AR games along with demos for Fifa and Unit 13. Check out our overview of Netflix, Twitter, and Flickr for the PS Vita after the break.
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.
Amazon and GameStop have updated their listing for the Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model. The bundle now includes the 3G model itself along with an 8GB memory card, a 250MB “AT&T DataConnect Session pass”, and a voucher for an unnamed PSN game. This will run you $299.99 and existing pre-orders of the 3G model have been upgraded to this according to Gamestop and Amazon. The bundle says that it contains $55 of extra value. With an 8GB Vita memory card running at $29.99 and a 250MB 3G plan costs $15this would leave the PSN voucher with a $10 value. With all that said the First Edition Bundle was added some extra perks to justify the $350 price tag. In the updated First Edition Bundle you will receive Little Deviants, a 4gb memory card,a limited edition case, a code for a free PSN game, and a data season pass for a free month of AT&T data. As promising as the new bundle is I will still be getting the First Edition Bundle to get my hands on the 5 inch OLED one week early.
A while back AT&T announced that it’d offer 250MB per month for $14.99 and 2GB for $25 for the PS Vita, but now they have changed the $25 2GB plan to a $30 3GB plan. Now you can get about 12 times the data for double the money of the $14.99 plan. I don’t know about you guys but for 5 bucks it is totally worth having unless you plan to only play Little Big Planet alone offline when your on the go.
A reader over at Destructoid found a list at Gamestop which had the PS Vita launch date titles and prices. There are some let downs but over all its great list of games for launch, some titles which wont be coming out at launch include: Army Corps of Hell and LittleBigPlanet. But look at the bright side, Gravity Rush, ModNation Racers, and a swarm of others are available at launch which should be enough to satisfy a hard core gamer and casual. Below is the full list of launch and post-launch titles. Launch titles:
Lumines Electronic Symphony —$39.99
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 —$39.99
Uncharted: Golden Abyss —$49.99
Hot Shots Golf World Invitiational –$29.99
Wipeout 2048 —$29.99
Little Deviants —$29.99
Reality Fighters —$29.99
ModNation Racers —$29.99
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended —$39.99
Virtua Tennis 4 World Tour —$39.99
Gravity Rush –$39.99
Supremacy MMA 2/16 – $39.99
FIFA Soccer 2/21 – $39.99
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen 2.21 – $39.99
Touch My Katamari 2/21 – $29.99
Ridge Racer 2/21 – $29.99
F1 2011 2/22 – $39.99
MLB 12: The Show 3/6 – $39.99
Disgaea 3: Absense of Detention 3/20 – $39.99
Army Corps of Hell (late March) – $39.99
LittleBigPlanet 3/31 – $39.99
Ruin (April) – $39.99
Resistance: Burning Skies (May) – $39.99
On launch day ill be getting the PS Vita First Edition Bundle along with Marvel vs Capcom, Modnation Racers and Gravity Rush. You better start figuring out what your going to get because time is gonna fly from here to February.
Wether you are like me and deciding wether or not to import a PS Vita from Japan or wait until the February release in the rest of the world then you might be waiting for some sort of hack to sway your decision and make those hard earned $400 worth the buy. A youtuber, frwololo, uploaded a video demonstrating the Half Byte Loader running the Picodrive emulator on Sony’s PS Vita which is not very impressing since many devices can run this without any problems. This shows us that these types of hacks are possible on a PS Vita and that more things will come in the time leading up to the February release. Check out the video after the break for demonstration.