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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Hi All

    Just wondering what gadgets you guys are playing with these days. I've just got a Samsung Galaxy S4...... and absolutely love it! I've had a battered HTC desire for years now and figured I'd treat myself. I haven't stopped playing with it for days ha ha. I've even ordered a cheeky class 10 30mb/s 64GB micro card for it, flip knows why or what I'll put no it but it felt right ha ha. I got the S-View case with it which is really ace.

    Have you guys and gals had any new toys? Oh upgraded my ATV 2 to a 3 for the 1080p'ness. Love it. I hear an ATV4 might be around the corner.... as is Android Key Lime Pie :)


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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    I have a HTC One sitting on my bedside table charged up, just haven't migrated to it from my iPhone 5 yet.

    I just picked up 3 Synology DS1513+ NAS devices and some NAS specific drives that I am going to be playing with soon :)

    Was thinking of getting a Surface Pro today, not sure if I will as I know I will be gutted when they bring out the Surface Pro 2... but it is a nice gadget :)

    Am also thinking of playing with Ubuntu Mobile on the Nexus 7 but again not too sure whether to go down that route or wait for a more stable version (especially as there is an issue with the current release and the Nexus 7).

    Too many gadgets, not enough time.
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  3. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

    Work gave me the S4 awhile ago it is a really nice phone but a lot of the features I don't think I will ever use such as the eye tracking when you read emails sounds cool but just does not work that great same with the films I am looking at the screen it thinks I am not and keeps pausing the film!

    But it is a great phone but I still maintain for work email you just can't beat a Blackberry!
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    I really fancied the HTC One but had previously had a HTC so fancied a change, I dont think you can go wrong with any of the latest smart phones. Mines a better spec than my netbook. I love gadgets but like you say who has the time. I'll probably have to start booking time off work just to mess with these things ha ha

    Surface Pro 2 sounds great!
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  5. bluelogic

    bluelogic New Member

    Got a great deal on a wacom bamboo tablet. its great but is taking some getting used to as having the pointer float around the screen when the pen is mid air is a little strange.
  6. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    I use the Wacom tablet without a pen. I use it in place of a mouse, and I am getting much less RSI. It's multi-touch too, so it's very useful for web browsing.

    Last thing I bought was a Dell 2412M monitor (24 inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution, IPS). Much nicer than my previous screen.
  7. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Still playing with my camera upgrade from last year, a Canon 5D MK III, and a new lens I picked up for it a couple of weeks ago, a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 - this things far more advanced than my brain, but just about got the auto focusing system under control now.

    I guess fountain pens don't count as "gadgets" so I'll leave that topic alone :)
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