Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Unboxing of the Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon


Each year, Verizon and Motorola get together and try to come up with a very action oriented, sound tough, long lasting phone and a borrowed "Droid" name to go with it. Usually they do pretty good: Droid Maxx, Droid X (and X2). Sometimes, not so good: Droid Incredible, Droid Bionic. This year they teamed up once again to deliver the Droid Turbo. Hyped to be the longest lasting phone with highest performance and clearest screen. I will most definitely put it through all the tests to see if it will live up to those expectations. But first, let's unbox the dadgum thing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha from AT&T (Review)


It feels like hardly ever does a month go by without another Samsung release of some kind. It could be a tablet, a smartwatch, or a smartphone, but Samsung continues to throw options out into the playing field that is the mobile tech world. And it's not without good reason to expect Samsung to try and hit every aspect of the market. There is the high end where their "Galaxy S" and "Galaxy Note" series fall, and then the low end where they have other "Galaxy" models that rarely tend to repeat themselves. This year, Samsung introduces a bit of a surprise with the introduction of the "Galaxy Alpha" line, not yet a series as it is the first of its kind, but cleverly named, I'm sure, as an alpha test of sorts into a mixed realm of low and high specifications in hopes to find a seat somewhere in the middle of it all. AT&T has generously provided me with a few weeks time with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and I bring to you all of the reaped benefits and some guilty frustrations of this metallic device.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Moto 360: A Premium Smartwatch from Motorola (Review)


I recently learned that to some people watches and other time pieces, such as pocket watches, are a very enticing collector’s item. I knew that watches could be considered a valuable family heirloom,passing it down from generation to generation, but I never honestly realized that some would consider a watch to be as important, if not more than, the right tie to a suit or the right heels with the dress. But knowing all this now, helps me to understand the why and importance of Motorola breaking the mold with their most recent smartwatch.

The Motorola Moto 360 truly outshines its predecessors in looks alone. At first glance you will see a premium metal watch with a circular face and a leather or chain linked band. Before now, smartwatches have been easily identifiable by their bulky, squared off, rubber or plastic build. Not anymore. Smartwatches should soon become a new “must have” in the realm of smart technology.

In August of this year, Motorola introduced four new mobile devices to their lineup of smart technology; the New Moto X, the New Moto G, the Moto Hint, and the Moto 360. I’ve had the privilege of reviewing three of those new devices and today I’m bringing to you my review of the Motorola Moto 360, the smartwatch that comes full circle and brings premium looks in the form of modern accessories.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Moto Hint: A Tiny Bluetooth Experience (Review)


There are a lot of options out there for bluetooth headsets. I mean a lot of options. A quick search on Amazon and the results are in the hundreds of thousands. Narrow that down to just "Cell phone related accessories" and the results shrink, but just barely. So how do you make a final decision for such as device. My advice? Comfort, ease of use and clarity. I recently toyed with one that has all three of those.

The Motorola Moto Hint is probably the tiniest bluetooth headset I've personally ever touched, or ever seen for that matter. In fact, I'd call it more of an earpiece. It doesn't wrap around your head, or neck or even over your ear. It is small enough to fit right inside the deepest depression on the outside of your ear.