Thursday, December 25, 2014

HTC Re camera - 1st day

Finally arrived after a long delay, let's jump right in.

Pairing with the android app was easy. One quirk though; when the Re camera is connected to my phone (Redmi Note 4G), the phone's connection to my home wifi is disconnected.

Photo quality is so-so, test shots were taken at night though.
Aperture: F3.0, Shutter Speed: 1/15, Sensitivity: ISO1600

Aperture: F3.0, Shutter Speed: 1/15, Sensitivity: ISO2500

Need to test further, but initial impressions are not too promising for street photography, as shutter speeds are too slow, which may lead to blurry photos :(

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BlackBerry Passport review – after 30 minutes hands-on

Background: currently use a BlackBerry Q5 (phone), Nokia 808 (camera), and Samsung Galaxy Tab (tablet) on a daily basis. I also lug around a Asus Vivotab Note 8.

The new hybrid keyboard is softly sprung (yeah, less stiff than Q5), good amount of travel (more than Q10); but as expected, the bottom row of keys is difficult to reach with your thumb, as it is too close to the bottom edge of the device.

The Passport is so wide that one-handed typing is difficult; this is compounded by the usual security attachment behind handphones when placed as demo units inside a telco shop.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

VivoTab Note 8, and a new journey

Just purchased the Asus VivoTab Note 8, 64GB version (8 Aug 2014); was on offer for S$399 [free VersaSleeve, Wedge keyboard].

To be honest, it's not been a bed of roses.

It's my first experience of Windows 8, and it seems the curse of alternating good and bad Windows OS continues.
  • Windows XP [good]
  • Windows Vista [bad]
  • Windows 7 [good]
  • Windows 8 [bad]
Anyway, back to the VivoTab first; some of the issues I had to deal with; hopefully this is helpful for those considering a VivoTab Note 8.