The INQ1: Kids Phone Home

The INQ1: Kids Phone Home

Jun 12, 2009

The good folks at three.com.au gave me one of their INQ1 phones to report upon. This is also known as the Facebook Phone, and/or the Skype Phone, due to the fact that this phone includes embedded clients for these, as well as other popular web sites and services. What’s the phone like? Pretty good, and especially so when you take into account its intended...

Solar Powered iPhone – Part 2

Solar Powered iPhone – Part 2

Jun 3, 2009

When we last saw our hero, the Power Monkey, he had successfully charged the iPhone a couple of times, and also had successfully been recharged through the use of the solar charger in 2RDJ’s studio A. I can recall seeing that the charge light on the battery unit, originally glowing red, had changed to green. The LCD indicators were also displaying five...

Samsung UltraTouch

Samsung UltraTouch

May 27, 2009

It seems like everyone’s getting in on the whole “touchscreen phone” thing. We’ve talked before about some of Samsung’s touchscreen devices as early as our second radio show, and while those handsets felt a lot like they were playing on the same turf as the iPhone, the new Samsung UltraTouch is a handset with a different feel to...

Solar Powered iPhone – Part 1

Solar Powered iPhone – Part 1

May 27, 2009

Recently I was privileged to have been invited to the Sydney media launch of the Power Monkey range of products. Briefly, Power Monkey manufacture a range of rechargeable portable power sources for our everyday digital devices. The basic idea is that you charge up your Power Monkey, and you then use that as a power source for your device. This means that, in...

LG KM900 Arena

LG KM900 Arena

May 7, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at LG’s newest phone the LG Arena while we were broadcasting live. This week, we’re showing you what we thought. Instead of just writing down our thoughts like we’d normally do, we’re trying a full video review to see if this is the format you might prefer. The video is around 7 minutes and we go into...

Nikon 35mm F1.8

Nikon 35mm F1.8

Apr 21, 2009

As digital SLRs become more mainstream, so too does the need for lighter and more capable lenses. Both the Nikon D60 and D90 cameras have proven in sales that people want what Nikon are creating and the new 35mm F1.8 lens take the desire for a proper portrait angle & low light, merging them without any problems. While most people might be satisfied with...

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