Sunday, April 19, 2015

Not so easy "plug n play"

Yesterday I had the (unfortunate) privilege (if you want to call it that) of trying out the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. While it's a neat little contraption, I felt it was too much a hassle to deal with.

Let me start from the beginning:

My neighbor has been looking for some sort of set up where she can hook a TV up in her kitchen. Something little, something cheap and something that will get the job done. She thought that if she bought Chromecast, she could just plug the thing into something and watch tv.. just like that. Turn the screen on, flip a magic switch, and voila, easy bake muffins on the count of 10.

Boy, were we wrong.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yet Another Day...

...where I've lost hours of my time at work, looking up gadgets, contraptions and accessories for all types of cameras. I even sit here at work, right now, typing this post and looking for neat things to take pictures with.

I've found it boils down to 2 "major" categories for the 21st century. Smartphone and DSLR. Both have equal goodies, but it seems like the phones are winning this race.

I've compiled a quick list, just of what I've found in the past day or so. All look really interesting and super neat. I know people who have gotten their hands on any number of these machines, so I can attest most things are valid. It becomes a #want | #jealous factor, but I truthfully have no room for them in my personal collection!