Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Verizon Ellipsis 7: Full Review

When I first caught wind of Verizon selling a self branded 7 inch tablet, admittedly, I was immediately skeptical and I started making judgements without even hearing the facts first. Why was I so skeptical? Because Verizon is not a hardware manufacture, they are a mobile wireless carrier, and they make their money from data usage, not by selling top of the line hardware. And since the actual hardware manufacture didn't put their name on the tablet, I could only assume that they weren't even impressed with it themselves.

Verizon is selling the Ellipsis 7 for $50 with a 2 year contract or $249 without the contract. $250 is a really good deal on a 7 or 8 inch tablet from top manufacturers such as LG or Asus and with top of the line specs. I'm about to let you know if the Ellipsis can hold it's own against these major competitors. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OnePlus One Unboxing and Quick Hardware Tour

What do you get when you combine top of the line specs in a smartphone with a company willing to do anything to make a name for itself? The OnePlus One. OnePlus is a new kid in town in regards to smartphone manufacturing and it's trying very hard to make a name for itself by offering a top tier phone at a mid range, maybe even low range, price. I can't say it's building the best reputation for itself right out of the gate because right now the only way you can possibly get your hands on this phone is by invitation. That's right, you have to be invited to buy this phone. Many don't see the good in that, I'm one of them. About a month ago, OnePlus held a contest called "Storm of Invites" and I was lucky enough to win one of the 2,500 invitations they were giving away. Although I swore I'd never spend money to feed my Android habit, I couldn't help myself because its price didn't break the bank. I hope you enjoy my unboxing of the OnePlus One. A full review will be coming in a few weeks after I give it the good ole push and tug.