Dear Gadget Diary,
Happy first day of Fall! Things have really cooled off here and the leaves are even starting to change a little. I have had the GardenWatchCam snapping pictures of my woods line for at least a week now. I’m looking forward to the time lapse video I’m going to see once the leaves have completely changed and fallen. It should be cool and I plan to add it to my review.
Yesterday I had to go into the Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Hospital for my regular appointment with my oncologist Dr. Mak (great guy btw). I seem to be pretty popular there with 2 of the nurses that always stop in and ask me questions about the iPad and Android tablets. One of the nurses had purchased an Android tablet through one of the home shopping channels on TV and was having problems connecting it her home WiFi. She brought the tablet in for me to see and I was able to successfully connect it to the hospital’s free WiFi. I then proceeded to show her a few things and was instantly disappointed for her when I noticed that this tablet did not have the Android marketplace app. Instead, it had the same alternative market that the Nextbook I reviewed has – SlideME Marketplace. All the Apple / iPad haters can roll their eyes right now, but even though there are a bazillion Android tablets to choose from, it’s a shame that the experience isn’t the same on all of them. That’s one big thing that Apple has done right. The other nurse who had purchased an iPad for her husband mentioned that when they see the Apple iPad commercials on TV, they feel like they aren’t getting no where near the same ‘fun’ out of theirs. I asked if they ever visit the app store on iPad and she said yes, but all they ever notice are the games. I told her that there are so many more things that they can use the iPad for in addition to games. I pulled out my iPhone and showed her a piano application, some photography apps and other things. She then said that I need to teach a class and to let her know if I ever decided to do that as she would definitely sign up for it. That got me to thinking and wondering if I’d enjoy setting up some sessions like that every so often. It might be fun… or a hassle. Anyone else out there done anything like that in your town?
On a very sad note, my beloved Waterfield Wallet is starting to fall apart. It’s not in critical condition at the moment, but an interior seam is starting to fray. I’m debating over whether I should go ahead and order 1 (or 2) more, move on to something completely different or if I should finally get busy on trying to create my own wallet. I’m sure not moving very fast on that project though. This is mainly because I’m waiting to learn the dimensions of the iPhone 5, in case I want the wallet to hold my phone too. At least that’s my current excuse for my procrastination.
BTW: Am I the only one that spends way too much time on sites like this one? http://pocketvomit.tumblr.com/
Thoughts for today:
When you can’t find the perfect X, do you try to make your own X?
I guess I only have one thought today. Have a great weekend everyone!