Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Got My Replacement Nano! Update on iPod Nano Recall.

The phone in the background is a GSM Galaxy Nexus. :)

The blog post everyone has been waiting for. I'm sorry for the delay, I actually missed the Fedex man on the first delivery attempt because I was out at Lake Tahoe. Well anyways, I did get my replacement nano and this is why I'm doing a blog post. As you know on my last blog post, after checking my new serial number with Apple's data base, it says it's a 6th generation iPod nano. Well not technically true... See the following 2 photos. (Click on them for full resolution.)


As you can see, it is clearly a refurbished silver 6th generation iPod nano.  Now on some forums, I've seen people say they would rather have kept their old iPod nano because well the new touch screen ones also got battery problems. The touch screen uses too much power, so the battery doesn't last as long... But considering how your 1st generation is like 5 years old, this battery probably will do better. XD



Anyways, I have some complaints... The new nano came with no instructions at all. What am I suppose to do? Charge it first? Connect it to a computer? Turn on the power? What? I have no clue. They gave no instructions at all... All the text they gave us is below (in the screenshot).


Well I guess Apple will be keeping the nanos we sent in for parts... I thought so, they wouldn't have such a big stock of 1st generations on hand. :P Oh well, I would have preferred maybe a red one or a blue one, but silver is nice too. There is also a built FM radio, but they don't give you headphones for it. If you have an iPod touch or iPhone, the headphones for that will work with your new nano.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Replacement Nano Shipped! Update on the iPod Nano Recall.


After the weeks of wait, Apple has started shipping back the refurbished iPod nanos, and a lot of owners of the recalled iPod nano are receiving emails informing them of the tracking number. I still haven't received mine back yet, but after searching the serial number on Apple's support website, it says it is a 6th generation iPod nano with a picture of the new touch screen nano. Possible that Mashable was wrong? Maybe, but according to the information we have right now, it is possible Apple is actually giving us one of the new models. So, all it is now is a waiting game...


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kindle Fire Goes on Sale in the US


The Kindle Fire goes on sale in the US today in swipe at the Apple iPad. For half the price and half the size of an iPad, the Kindle Fire has gained popularity quickly from potential tablet buyers. The Kindle Fire is currently on sale on Amazon for $199 compared to the Apple iPad which costs $499 for the cheapest model.

The Kindle Fire comes with 8GB of internal storage (only 6GB is available for user data) and Amazon content can be stored for free "in the cloud" (no limit on that). The Kindle Fire currently runs on a slightly modified Android operating system. The device is capable of playing back music, movies, has a built in Amazon Silk Browser for viewing websites at a faster speed, and pretty much anything else an Android device can do. The Kindle Fire does not come along with free 3G unlike some of their other E-ink readers, but can connect to the internet using Wifi.

Due to the high popularity, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon is making "millions more" then they have predicted. Lot's of fans have already pre-ordered the device.

Technical Details:
Display: 7" multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment.
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Device Size: 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight: 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
Built-in Storage: 8GB (about 6GB can be used for user content)
Built-in Storage (approximate): Around 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud Storage: Infinite storage for all Amazon content.
Battery Life (Wireless off): 8 hours of continuous reading, or 7.5 hours of video play back.
Battery Life (Wireless on): Battery life will vary based on network usage.
Charge Time: 4 hours using the included US power adapter.
Wifi: Supports all 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Wifi access points using WEP, WPA and WPA2 security or no security. Does not support ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) Wifi connections.
USB: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
What's in the box: Kindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

Again the Amazon Kindle Fire can be bought for $199 on Amazon

Monday, November 14, 2011

Update on the iPod Nano Recall

So today I have received my return box from Apple and will be answering some of your questions. So here is a picture of the box.


Today, I was originally gonna do a rant about how Apple sucks, but I might put that off later. To my surprise the box actually came with everything, and I literally mean everything you need to ship it back to Apple and it was shipped with overnight shipping. There were instructions, tape, a plastic bag, and packing foam. I was expecting foam, but tape? Yeah, I bet you didn't expect it either.


Well the packing instructions are fairly simple. There are three pieces of foam inside. The bottom there is a piece of thick foam, in the middle there is a foam punch out model of the iPod nano, and the thick foam top piece. So your device is pretty much very very protected inside the box. LOL Here is a picture of my iPod Nano in the box. I didn't put in the top piece in.

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Well that's pretty much it. I know a lot of you probably still have questions about the wording from the emails you got from Apple. Here is the image to confirm this will be 100% free. The tag they gave me was a long piece of paper, so I edited it a little bit to save space on the blog post. It's still the original.


And here are pictures of the instructions that was packed inside the box. You can click on it to see the full sized images.


So I hope this clears up any questions you have. If you are wondering what the replacement is going to be, according to Mashable it will be a refurbished iPod Nano 1st gen with a replaced battery. You can read about that here. And if you guessed right, I was going to do a rant on how Apple is only replacing the battery, but maybe tomorrow because they kind of surprised me with what they put in the box. HAHA Who ever puts tape inside the return box?!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Update on the Recalled iPod Nanos


I have not gotten my replacement yet, but according to Mashable, they have talked to an Apple representative over the phone. It is confirmed that you will be getting a refurbished iPod Nano 1st Generation with a replaced battery.

I am quite surprised at how Apple kept such a big stock of 1st generations. I guess this is it. Sorry to let all of you down. I thought they'd be sending us one of those latest models. :(

Source: Mashable

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Apple Recalling 1st Generation iPod Nanos

Today, if you are subscribed to newsletters from Apple, you probably received an email saying Apple is recalling 1st generation iPod Nanos.

Email

Apparently Apple has found a battery problem with the 1st generation devices. In rare cases the iPod Nano may over-heat and pose a safety risk. The battery may explode or leak. This is not the first recall Apple did on this device, there has already been a recall in Korea, Japan, and some other countries, but it is the first recall in the US. The 1st generation devices have a silver back and a white or black front. To check if you iPod Nano qualifies for the replacement program and to initiate the replace process if you are qualified please visit Apple's website here. The replacement is free.

If you have a personalized iPod, you will get a non-personalized replacement. It is recommended you back out your data before sending it in for replacement.

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As of right now, Apple didn't release much details on what the replacement is going to be. All they said was it will take 6 weeks after they receive your original device, and if you have a personalized device, you will receive a non-personalized replacement.

For me, I am the few with one of these iPod Nanos and have already initiated the replacement request. Apple says they will be shipping me a box with replacement instructions. I am hoping the replacement will be the newest model iPod nano. LOL There are more updates under the ads.

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Update (11-12-2011): So I went to a local Apple store to ask some questions about the recall... Well here is what went down...
Me: Excuse me.
Sales Associate: Yes
Me: I got some questions about the iPod nano recall.
Sales Associate: There is a recall on the iPod nano? I don't know anything about a recall. Let me go get another sales associate.
New Sales Associate: What can I help you with?
Me: I got questions about the iPod nano recall.
New Sales Associate: I don't know about any recall. What model is it on?
Me: The 1st generation. (Shows her my iPod nano)
New Sales Associate: That isn't a 1st generation.
Me: Um. I got my serial confirmed on Apple's website and they said they will ship me a box with return instructions.
New Sales Associate: Well, if that is what they told you, you should probably follow the instructions they gave you.
Me: You guys seriously don't know anything about this recall?
New Sales Associate: No, sorry, we don't know anything.
Me: Thank you.
In my head: ARE YOU F*CKING SERIOUS?! THE NEWSLETTER TOLD ME TO GO TO AN APPLE STORE IF I GOT QUESTIONS!

I am not lying. That is pretty much how it went down... XD Apple failed... You are probably better off following the instructions they give you online and in the box they send you instead of going to the Apple Store. I've seen a comment on another website saying, the store employee (from another Apple Store) told him they don't have a replacement stock on hand so he is better off ordering the replacement online. No word on what the replacement is going to be, but once I get mine, I will be doing a new blog post on this blog. So stay tuned! Anyways, I also called Apple Care to see if they knew anything... See the update after the ads.


Update (11-13-2011): Okay, so today I called Apple Care. It didn't sound like the guy had too much knowledge about this though... Well here is pretty much what happened:
Me: Hello, I have a few questions about the 1st generation iPod nano recall.
Customer Support: There should be a website with recall information. Did you see that?
Me: Yes I did, and I already requested for a replacement. I want to confirm that this process is free.
Customer Support: Did the website say it's free?
Me: Yes it did.
Customer Support: Then it should be free, let me check, what's your serial.
Me: My serial number is...
Customer Support: Yes, I see you have requested it and it is free.
Me: Do you know what kind of replacement I will be getting?
Customer Support: The equivalent of a 1st generation iPod nano.
Me: Thank you that is all the questions I have.

He did give me the answers I was looking for but as you can tell he didn't sound sure at all. :/ Just like the Apple Store employees... So yeah, pretty much better off ordering online... Not much else you can do at this point.

Update (11-13-2011): According to Mashable, Apple will be replacing your original 1st generation iPod nano unit with a refurbished 1st generation iPod nano with a new battery. Read more about it here.

Update (11-14-2011): I just got my box from Apple. It will help answer some of your questions about the whole process. You can read about that here.

Update (12-19-2011): My replacement iPod nano has been shipped. See more info here.

Update (12-28-2011): I received my replacement. See it here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coffee Cup Inverter

Guess what I found? So my friend wanted me to look into power inverters because he needed one for his car to power his laptop, Wii, and cellphone. So guess what I found while looking for one? A coffee cup inverter!


This coffee cup inverter is a 200/400 watt inverter for your car. It has 2 sockets and 1 USB port. What a cute design!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recent losses. :( A personal message...

If you guys take a closer look at my blog now, you'll see that I no longer have Google Adsense ads. This is because someone has click bombed me and Google already replied me saying that they can not reinstate my Adsense account. I'm not here to point fingers or anything, but here to tell you that I will most likely be replacing my old Adsense ads with Amazon Associate ads. I may find another PTC advertising company later. As of right now, the only program I am participating in is the Amazon Associates program.

I will do my best to still come and bring you great content on all my blogs and websites. :) But yeah, not saying you have to or anything. If you buy something from Amazon and you do it through my referral links, I do make some referral money.

Anyways guys, please don't forget to share my blog/website with your friends, family members, co-workers, and everyone else in this world! Thank you!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nintendo Announces The Wii U

Reuters
The Wii U was recently announced by Nintendo. This new game console combines the best of handheld gaming and the TV. It is said to support all Wii accessories. The Wii U will connect to the TV and output HD video and the handheld controller will have a single-touch touchscreen. The controller itself is really not a tablet, although it looks like one. The video is streamed from the Wii U itself.

Currently, Nintendo has not given any clues on how much this console is going to cost and the release date is also unknown.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Angry Birds Now Free For Chrome


The popular game Angry Birds made by Roxio is now available online and can be played on Google Chrome. This is great news for every one who doesn't have an iOS device or Android phone. The online game isn't a trial version, and has all the features as the full version for mobile devices. So Angry Bird lovers, enjoy sling-shotting birds and killing pigs right in your Google Chrome browser window! There is a SD (Standard Definition) and a HD (High Definition) version.

The game is available here. I got more screenshots. :) They are from the Angry Birds Chrome website.


As of right now, it is still in BETA. There is a lot of room for improvement. I played it for a little while and I noticed that if I refresh my page or switch the resolution, it will restart my game. If they can do a cookie or account system that allows you to save the game, that would be great.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

$25 Computer and the Paper Thin Cellphone!

Hey guys, as a special treat, I will be combining two articles today. I will be combining both because they probably won't be that long, but please enjoy.

$25 Computer Prototype

Photo Credit: Raspberry Pi Foundation
The picture you see above is a prototype of a $25 computer. It was created by David Braben as a project to help not-so-wealthy students to get computer to use for school and learning. The laptop runs on a Linux-based OS. The computer looks a lot more different than what you'd expect a computer to be. The computer is approximately the size of an USB flash-drive. The computer it self has an HDMI port for a TV (monitor) connection, and several USB ports for a mouse and a keyboard. Since the price of the computer is so little (about $25), David Braben is hoping schools can afford some of these to help students who are part of poor families to have computers for school and learning. The computer has a 700-MHz ARM11 processor (faster than the iPhone 3G) and 128MB of SDRAM. Extra storage can be added by connecting a SD card in the built-in SD slot.

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Paper Thin Cellphone

Photo Credit: ABC News
Although  this phone will not be in stores for a while, the prototype of a paper thin cellphone is already invented. It is really paper thin, can be bent, and is roughly the size of a credit card. The phone is call the PaperPhone. Instead of using glass like old phones, this new phone uses this ultra flexible film which is more flexible than credit cards. The display is made from e-ink. Although touch screen will probably still be the main way of interacting with the device, there maybe other ways of interacting with the device like bending the device.

Now for my opinions on this device... I don't think videos will really work on a phone like this because of the e-ink display. Other than that, I think it would be a great idea! You can probably fit a phone like this right in your wallet. How would ringtones and vibrations work with this? :/ Can they fit a good speaker on this?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

White iPhone 4 Goes On Sale Worldwide

(Credit: Apple Picture from CNET News)
The white iPhone 4 went on sale Thursday 4/28/2011 worldwide. Apple said the delay was due to the difficulties of manufacturing the alternate color. Apple did not go into more detail. Rumors say it was because the supplier in China had trouble mixing the die, while others said the white color interfered with the operation of the LED flash on the camera. What ever the difficulty was, Apple fans are very excited because it is finally released.

The white iPhone 4 is priced at the same price as the black iPhone 4 and has the same feature as the black iPhone 4. The only difference is that the white iPhone 4 is white and the black iPhone 4 is black.

The white iPhone 4 also features a front facing VGA camera for Facetime and a high resolution Retina display. The main camera on the back is 5 MP and is capable of taking high resolution photos and record 720p HD video. The antenna issue on the white iPhone 4 is probably not fixed on the white version as it is almost the same product as the black iPhone 4.

The white iPhone will be available to both AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S. The device will be sold in those carriers' stores, as well as in the Apple Store and other retail outlets.

The Nintendo 3DS is so Cool!


So today I went to Fry's Electronics. To my my surprise, they had a Nintendo 3DS on demo! :D It was amazing! It was the first time I saw glasses-free 3D in action! AWESOME!!! But I do have to say that the Nintendo 3DS isn't perfect. I know a lot of you might be thinking it must be Godly. Well this is what everyone thinks when some new, never before achieved technology comes out. HAHA Anyways, the 3D only works at the certain distance from the screen and you will have to be looking like straight at the monitor to see the 3D. If you are just a little bit off, you'll either see 2 images or feel like throwing up (no joke)! My eyes tired out like after 2 minutes of looking at the screen. Probably not the best thing to be looking at all day. So that's it! That was my experience. I have to say the 3D is incredible. If you have the money! You should buy it! Don't play with the 3D on for too long though, I have a feeling it will really damage your eyes. :/

Free Lacoste Perfume Samples


Free Lacoste Perfume Samples! All you need to do is give them your name, email, address, and what sample you want and they will ship it to you for free! The free samples is available here.

This offer is real. I ordered mine like 2-3 weeks ago and just got it in the mail yesterday. It smelled really nice! The only thing I didn't like was because I was expecting a small bottle of the perfume. Turned out, they mailed me this post card with one of those foil bag thingys that you sometimes find in magazines attached to it.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Deal on Amazon Kindle!


This offer ends on 23:59 PM 5/8/2011.

This offer is only valid for the 2 Kindles listed at the top of this post. During the promotion, you will get a free $25 Amazon Gift Card when you purchase one of the Kindles (restrictions may apply). So act fast and order now! Choose one from the top of this post. :)


The Amazon Kindle is the e-reader from Amazon. With the Kindle, you can have a whole library of books with you where ever you travel! Amazon offers free 3G internet connection (3G models only) which can be used to browse the internet with their new BETA browser feature, download new books in 60 seconds or less, and other great features. Amazon library of books includes 810,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, and 1.8 million free out-of-copyright books!

How to Make a Homopolar Motor

I made a video on how to make a homopolar motor. Neodymium magnets are very strong. The magnet I was using can hold approximately 120 pounds, that's how strong it is! Please be very careful. 2 neodymium magnets can crush bones! Neodymium magnets can wipe credit cards, interfere with electronics, and even break electronics! Keep all electronic equipment and credit cards at least 3-5 feet away from the magnet! If you use a pacemaker, this project isn't for you.


The motor spins because of the Lorentz force. :) Physics is cool. :P

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Some of the materials you'll need to make one.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Unboxing the Audio Technica ATR6550 Shotgun Microphone


Hi guys, I recently bought an Audio Technica ATR6550 Shotgun Microphone to make better videos with better audio quality. :) I also bought a Joby GP1 Flexible Tripod (so I can mount the microphone to my tripod) and a Mono-to-Stereo adapter (the microphone is mono and my camcorder is stereo). The video you see above is the unboxing video for my new microphone! Make sure to check back in a few weeks when I do a video review for it!

Here is what my microphone looks like mounted to the tripod. :)
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Cute Robot USB Hub

Photo from Amazon.

So today this morning, I was checking out the Swagbucks Blog, I found this cute robot USB hub on Froobi. :) I did some searching on Amazon and found it on sale there. I'm not sure how good this thing will work but, it seems to be a powered USB hub, and it is cute looking. So I hope you check it out. LOL Would make a really good Christmas or birthday present.

This product isn't sold by Amazon itself, so I listed several sellers below just incase one of them decides to not sell this anymore.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FREE "Bring Back Limewire" T-shirt


Do you want a FREE "Bring Back Limewire" T-shirt? If you do, there is a website for you. This might be a limited time offer so hurry when it's available! I think it is open to both United States and Canada residents. Might be open to some other countries too. Not sure.

You just need to submit your name, address, and the shirt size you wear. Click here to order now! If you have received the shirt, please make a comment below. :)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Weird Pens

I usually browse Amazon on my free time looking for weird things that's on sale. I found these 2 weird pens that I want to show you in this post. :) You'd be surprised. Both of them can be used as a regular pen.


The first pen I want to show you is the Smith & Wesson SWPENMPBK Military and Police Tactical Pen. You can use this pen to write with and if you ever run out of ink, you can always refill it. The difference between this pen and other pens is that this pen can help save your life but disabling an attacker! :)

The Smith & Wesson SWPENMPBK Military and Police Tactical Pen is made from T6061 aircraft aluminum and has a kind of dull point on one end that allows you to hit the attacker and disable him/her. You have to hit them in the correct area (pressure point) though. It can be used as a Kubaton. The pen cap snaps on and off, and doesn't require you to twist it off. This pen is great for self defense purposes!


The second item I want to show you the the True Utility Telepen Telescopic Pen which is a mini extendable ball point pen. The pen when compact, is only 5cm (50mm) long and can easily fit on your keychain. When extended the pen will reach 11.5cm (115mm) so it is easy to handle and write with. The portable pen also comes along with 3 refills just incase it runs out of ink. The pen is crafted from stainless steel. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Using Peppermint to Limit Body/Facial Hair Growth


So the other day I was looking for something online and this article about controlling body hair growth with peppermint popped up. I decided to do more research on the subject. After confirming that the article was not a lie (I found other sites saying the same thing), I was like, I have to do a blog post on this. So here it is!

Some woman have this disease called hirsutism which is a disease that causes excessive body and facial hair growth. The research was conducted by Turkish researchers. Dr. Mehmet Numan Tamer and colleagues from Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta reported that the patients who drank 2 cups of peppermint tea each morning had the symptoms of the disease controlled with in 2 weeks!

This method is great for men and women who hate facial and body hair. This natural method may help you control it.


Disclaimer: The following information has not been approved by any doctors or medical specialists. Follow at your own risk. I am not responsible if anything bad happens to you. Try at your own risk!

Although, scientists haven't scientifically proven this to be effective, the effects of peppermint in the woman with hirsutism can be clearly seen. How the peppermint works is it will bind with testosterone (or androgens) receptors in the body making them useless. (Similar to anti-androgens) Your body will still produce the same amount of testosterone as before, but since the receptors will no longer respond to them.

Peppermint tea can help you...
  • Control the testosterone receptors
  • Control excess body/facial hair
  • Control oily skin (zits on your face and stuff)
  • Help you loose weight
  • Improve the health of your skin! 
Even if it doesn't work for you, it's good to know there will not be side effects because it is all natural. :) I recommend you to try this before you try some kind of prescription drug. Natural is always better. Remember, 2-5 cups of peppermint tea a day may help! Oh yeah. I do participate in the Amazon Associates program, so if you buy through my referral link, I do get some referral fees. I have 4 recommendations listed for you above. You don't have to buy. :) If you do, you know you'll be supporting me. I hope you have enjoyed this article! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Do you know what size clothes you wear?

I know a lot of you girls and guys love to shop for clothes online. Sometimes you probably don't no what size clothing you should get. There is a easy solution to that! :) So as I was browsing Amazon, and this cheap handy tape measure came up!


The MyoTape Body Tape Measure isn't any ordinary tape measure. There are both inches and centimeters on there. I think the best thing about this tape measure is that it will recoil automatically with a press of a button making it easy to measure what ever body part you want (bust, waist, shoulders, etc)! With ordinary tape measures you have to worry about how much tension you put on the tape measure last time, and if your second measurement is as accurate. With MyoTape Body Tape Measure, you will get the same tension every time, giving you the most accurate reading.

This product is great for all you internet clothes shoppers out there. :) Handy tool when it comes to shopping for clothes online. It is also great for tracking how much inches you lost from dieting and exercise too! In fact, at the time of writing this article, the product is only around $5 which is really cheap compared to there stuff sold these days. So get yourself a MyoTape Body Tape Measure and see for yourself!

Friday, March 25, 2011

OPI Crystal Nail File Review

Like this post if you noticed the jelly beans on the right. :P

Anyways, before the review, I would like to tell you a bit about glass nail files. Glass nail files (as the name suggest) is nail files made of glass. The rough part is permanently etched onto the glass, so it won't wear out really easily. I heard some people say, that they've used it for two years and it's still like new. Glass nail files are gentle on your nails and will not like create rough edges and peeling. Metal nail files can leave rough edges and damage your nails. The sandpaper like ones need to be replaced a lot and cost a lot of money. Glass nail files can be washed using water and reused and you only need to buy one and it will last for years! Unless you break it or loose it...

Another good thing about filing your nails is that it makes your nails get better blood circulation causing them to grow faster, stronger, and a lot more healthier. Just like plants, you have to cut off branches so it could grow better. This concept applies both to your nails and your hair (hint hint).

One thing you I do need to tell you is that don't buy the Revlon Crystal File that you see in your local drugstore. I got one of those last time and the glass turned smooth after the first use.


After hearing so much good things about glass nail files, I decided to give one a try. So I recently got an OPI Crystal Nail File (the white one with no packaging above) for cheap on Amazon. The shipping was fast and  I actually got it before the date Amazon told me it would arrive! The OPI Crystal Nail File came along with a protective plastic tube (as seen in the image at the top of this post) for storing and protecting the nail file. If you do buy one, use the plastic tube. I have to say the glass does look really thin and fragile. I've read a lot of reviews where people broke it because they were being careless or they didn't care to use the plastic tube.

After I started filing my nails, I couldn't put it down. :O It was like awesome and it felt great. Unlike one of those metal ones, these don't tug on your nails. It didn't hurt it at all! My nails are growing a lot better than before. I haven't dropped mine yet and I have been very careful. So it didn't break on me yet.

If you like long and healthy nails, this is definitely for you! Great for people who keep long nails for playing guitar. I would give this product at 5/5! Again the product I'm reviewing is the OPI Crystal Nail File.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

PlayStation Phone becomes the real deal!


I don't  if you guys remember, but last year, I did do a post on the rumors about a PlayStation phone. Back then, it was just a rumor, but right now, it is the real deal! The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the first ever PlayStation certified phone running the Gingerbread (Android OS).

The smartphone will feature a touchscreen like most smartphones and with a control pad similar to a PSP. The new device can be used as a smartphone, but it can also play modified Android games with it's new controller. The game modified for the phone is only exclusively on this device.

Photo from Engadget.

The device also has a built in camera with an LED flash like most smartphones now. The LCD screen is a bit bigger than the iPhone 4's screen.

I guess there is always room for improvement on new devices like this. The shiny battery cover can be easily scratched up... I'm guessing they could have worked in a glasses-free 3D display on the device because a lot of people is looking forward to it and the technology for is available now.

Although the phone is not available for sale right now, you might be interested in the following products. Please check them out.

Here is a video me talking about the phone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amazon Launches AppStore for Android

The Amazon AppStore can be accessed here.

Despite all the suing Apple is doing to Amazon regarding the use of the name "App Store", Amazon has launched a new AppStore for Android smartphones/tablets! Amazon released this new AppStore in hopes it will gain as much popularity as the Android Market and the iTunes App Store.

The new AppStore on Amazon allows you to browse its apps on your computer, on your mobile device's browser, or though an app for Android phones. Currently the store features around 3,000 apps compared to the Android Market which has around 200,000 apps, and the iTunes app store which has around 350,000 apps. 

Although 3,000 apps isn't a whole lot, it will definitely gain some popularity with it's "test drive" feature which allows you to try the application in a computer emulator before making the final purchase. I understand that application developers have made trial versions of applications where you can install and try, but it obviously isn't as convenient as the new "test drive" feature they have made. What's more convenient than directly trying the game out in your current browser window? Installing extra apps can always risk filling up your storage with massive amounts from temporary files that you may have trouble removing. This problem is usually caused when a user installed extra applications and then removing them (in the case of installing a trial and removing it later). The browser "test drive" feature will cut a lot of this out by letting the user try the application on the browser they are currently using before purchasing.

Here is a video of me talking about the Amazon AppStore.

Also quoted from the Amazon AppStore hompage, is the words "Get a great paid app for free every day". This means, Amazon will feature a paid application everyday, and you have the option to get the application FREE of charge! Although this feature is already on iOS devices, it is provided by a 3rd party website, unlike the one Amazon is providing on their own AppStore.

In fact, at the time of writing this article, Angry Birds RIO (Sorry, Amazon isn't letting me link to the product page. Please access through the Amazon AppStore.) is free for Android devices exclusively from the Amazon AppStore! Go check it out now! This offer is only available for a limited time.

I wanted to link you guys some cool and popular games on this blog post, but I guess Amazon still have a lot of touching up to do, and the linking feature for Amazon Associates Members are not currently compatible with the new AppStore. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. If you want to go check out the apps please access it here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pokemon Black and White Merchandise!

Photo I took from the Pokémon Black and White Mall tour. You can find more pictures here.

Anyways guys today, this blog post will be for all you Pokémon lovers out there! I will be showing you some Pokémon merchandise they sell on Amazon! 

The DS Pokemon Character Case is a case for storing your Nintendo DS in. The case is compatible with your Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DSi gaming systems. The product itself features the new Pokémon (Tepig, Oshawott, and Snivy) from the Pokémon Black and White games. The kit also comes along with 3 styluses (also featuring the new Pokémon), cleaning cloth, and single game card storage cases! This is an official Nintendo product, and NOT some cheap knock off case.

DS Pokemon Character Stylus

If the DS Pokemon Character Case was too expensive for you, then this might be the offer for you! Instead of a case, the DS Pokemon Character Stylus features the three new Pokémon (Tepig, Oshawott, and Snivy) from the Pokémon Black or White games as styluses. This is also an official product from Nintendo. I got one of these from the Pokémon Black or White Mall tour for free. You don't have to use them with a DS. They work well with some other touch screens too! (Won't work with your iPod touch touch screens though... If you were thinking about that, you might as well forget it.)

Pokémon Center Official Pokémon Plushies

The three plushies you see above are Pokémon Center Official Pokémon plushies. The plushies are imported from Japan and is official Pokémon merchandise from Japan. They are great for any Pokémon lover! You don't want to buy cheap knock offs, because they sometimes will not really look like the original Pokémon, and sometimes may contain lead or other poisonous dyes on them. Cheap knock off ones (as the name suggests) are very cheaply made and from the cheapest materials around. The Pokémon Center Official Pokémon Plushies is made from quality materials and are lead FREE. So think twice before you buy a cheap knock off next time.

Nintendo DSi Bundles

The Nintendo DSi Bundles comes along with limited edition Nintedo DSi featuring the new Pokémon Black or White games. It comes along with a limited edition carrying case, a copy of Pokémon Black or White games, and the other stuff you would normally find in a Nintendo DSi package (charger, stylues, etc...)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sony's Compact 3D HD Camcorder

As I was browsing Amazon for products the other day, Sony's new camcorder turned up in my recommendations. Although I can't say they are the first ones to make a compact 3D HD camcorder, the Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Touch Camera is a light weight compact 3D HD camcorder that records 1080p video. (Photo below is from Amazon)
The device features a 2.4" glasses-free 3D display capable of displaying 3D  with out the need for glasses. The device also includes an 8GB internal memory which allows you to record up to 4 hours of HD video. Similar to Flip Video, there is a flip-out USB arm for transferring files and charging. Built in LED illuminates the surroundings for a better photo or video.

The product itself is about 2.8 x 4.9 x 2.8 inches and weighs around 9.6 ounces. There is also an HDMI port for outputing video to a compatible HD TV. Great for the whole family and friends.

Here is the specifications:
- 2.8 x 4.9 x 2.8 inches
- 9.6 ounces
- 8GB internal memory (up to 4 hours of video)
- 3D/2D photo mode
- 4x digital zoom
- 5MP pictures
- 3D 1080p video capture
- HDMI output
- 2.4" glasses-free 3D display

So what are you waiting for? Go get the Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Touch Camera now!

Okay, enough with the product specifications... You know what was on my mind the whole time? Unless Flip Video makes a 3D camcorder, I think they'll go bankrupt. XD I mean, this camcorder is very similar to Flip Video. The only extra feature is probably it can display and capture 3D video and photos. They better do something quick... Sony is going to steal a lot of customers from them. I was originally thinking about getting Flip Video, but now I want the Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Touch Camera instead! This concludes the paragraph on what was on my mind.
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