Archive for the ‘My Gear’ Category

My Gear: Extra Cell Phone Batteries (+ Wall Charger) For Samsung Galaxy S


Got a Samsung Galaxy S phone?  Here’s a deal on 2 extra batteries & a wall charger.  I use these in my Samsung Epic 4G, but they should be perfectly compatible with all the Galaxy S phones (Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004692V26/ref=oss_product

Why buy extra batteries?
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My Gear (Netbook): Mac OS on a PC = Hackintosh Netbook


Thanks to Gizmodo, I turned a Dell Mini 9 Netbook into a 9″ Portable Mac, aka a Hackintosh Netbook.For $249, this is the cheapest Mac that money can buy.  And at 2.28lbs and only 1.07¨, I can toss this thing in my pack and forget it’s even there; and since it’s so cheap, I don’t have to stress about breaking it, getting it wet, or having sand kicked in it.  It’s also awesome for bringing your flash videos (ex. youtube, hulu, etc) or video chats from room to room in your house or to your local tea house without missing a beat.
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My Gear (Desktop Computer): Mac OS on a PC = Hackintosh Tower

Thanks to Lifehacker, I’m able to use a PC as a fully functional Mac, aka a Hackintosh Tower.  It’s the best of both worlds.

You get to run the latest version of Mac OS on top of the line parts, but without paying inflated Apple prices.
You also get to run Windows 7!  (It’s win-win!)…all for ~$900.
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My Gear (CELL PHONE): T-Mobile G1

The first Android cell phone.  A little buggy and slow by today’s standards, but this was the phone that started the Android movement and has led to phones like the Droid and the Nexus One.

What I like:
1.  Backed by Google, so new development and updates to the operating system and applications are constantly happening.  Google Maps, Calendar, Chat, Gmail, etc. work better on Android than any other phone I’ve seen.
2.  Physical keyboard, so you can touch type instead of having to look down at a touchscreen.  (It’s also got a touchscreen keyboard too if you prefer.)
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My Gear (HEADPHONES): Monster Beats By Dr. Dre

Monster is notorious for overcharging for products that are the same, if not lower quality than competitors’.  So when these headphones first came out, I thought they were all hype.  But that all changed when I happened to demo them in Fry’s one day.

Here’s what I like…
1.  super comfortable on my ears
2.  music sounds amazing (you can feel the music if that makes any sense)
3.  collapsible design (so you can stow them on the go)
3.  detachable cord (so if I accidentally yank the cord and break it, the headphones aren’t useless…i can just go replace the cord)
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