Archive for the 'Gadget' Category

06
Feb
08

New Camera?

I am planning to buy a new camera. I’ve done a bit of research and I am learning towards Sony DSC-H3, one of their compact long zoom variant, boasting a 10x zoom and 8.01 megapixels. I’ve read both site reviews and user reviews, they all seem to like it a lot. Of course, every camera has flaws and I am well aware of the H3’s.

What I like about the H3 though, aside from its small size for a long zoom and its price is the “enthusiast” feel of it. It can pass up as a point and shoot, but also provides some manual controls. It has a pop-up flash and a beautiful lens. I am just a casual photographer, but I would like to pursue it as an more serious hobby. I am not up for the SLRs, they are too expensive. Also, I already have several Sony devices, thus I am not turned off by the use of Sony’s proprietary memory sticks.

I am planning to buy it at Yodobashi camera or Bic Camera. They have a nice system where you can get a discount on your next purchase. The H3 is priced at ¥33,100, that’s about P13,000~P14,000. With their discount system, I get a discount of ¥3,310 on my next purchase. So, let’s say I buy the extra battery which costs ¥5,280, but since I have a discount, I’ll get the battery for just ¥1970!

If you guys have any better models in mind, please do share 😀 If not, then help me decide between the black or silver H3. Thanks in advance.

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28
Jan
08

Osaka Day 4 – Getting to Know Umeda and Nanba

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We were scheduled to go to Umeda for some shopping and sale hunting! We went to HEP Five, a building with a big red ferris wheel on top. We tried to find UNIQLO, the Japanese version of Giordano, or so they say. UNIQLO was a bit elusive at first, but after seeking help from some of the locals and a cute-looking guy, we were able to arrive at our destination. Unfortunately, we were a bit early at 10AM. Most of the shops were scheduled to open at 11AM.

I stopped to observe the passerbys. Contrary to common belief, a lot of families go out during the weekends. I saw a lot of ultra kawaii (cute) kids with their parents merrily walking and spending some quality time together. The Japanese are not as workaholic as they appear to be. The kids looked adorable donning their winter wear, with their teeny tiny bubble jackets and all. All of them seem to have a healthy blush on them, which only magnified their cuteness and moe factor >__< I would have liked to take a picture with them, but I’m afraid that the parents might call the police on me shouting “PEDO!!! PEDO!!!”

15
Mar
07

Gadget: Duck Fadar – Come To The Duck Side

I have been secretly studying on how to become an evil overlord, learning the art of betrayal, fine tuning the pitch of my sinister laughter, brushing up on my list of lies and alibis, and a whole lot more of sinful acts (more of that next time).

Today, I would like to discuss one of the most overlooked part of being a villain — hygiene.

As it seems, even morally filthy evil beings find hygiene to be an important part of their malicious existence. Of course, what separates us from normal beings, is that we have a certain artifact as a bath companion.

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14
Mar
07

Gadget: Self-Stirring Mug – This Is INSTANT Coffee

Tired of doing the same old routine of stirring your coffee?

Is washing spoons just not your cup of tea?

Have fears of possibly getting blind because of the evil teaspoon sticking out from your mug while you are trying to enjoy your beverage?

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06
Mar
07

Inventions: Remote Wrangler – I Am In Full Control

Are you a couch potato?

Do you spend your days and nights in afront of your black 40″ LCD TV complete with the latest DVD/Blu-ray player and wireless surround sound speakers?

Do you have a bazillion number of remote controls for all your sexy hardware?

If that’s the case, then you will definitely be in need of this marvelous invention. It takes the headache and hassle away from keeping track of all your remote controls. You read it right, this amazing product of the human mind will make sure that you will never have to waste another second trying to find your remote controls!

Gawk at the wonder that is the Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler (because nothing says ‘I am in full control of my life’ quite like the Remote Wrangler).

Remote Wrangler
My mom always told me to use my head.
I wonder if this is what she meant…

05
Mar
07

Gadget: Light Saber Umbrella – Secrets From the Jedi

Yes, the Force is with us this glorious day, my young Padawan. For today, I shall reveal to you one of the Jedi’s well-kept secrets.

Interested are we?

Then come and join me as I delve into the mysterious workings of the Jedi and answer one of life’s most perplexing questions–how do the Jedi protect themselves from the scorching heat and the drenching rain?

Well then, my young Padawan, your patience will be rewarded for the answers are just a few pixels away…

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27
Feb
07

Gadget: Quik Pod – Every Picture Should Never Be Without Me

 Are you a victim of the ‘missing photographer’ syndrome?  Isn’t it frustrating to be the one ALWAYS NOT in the picture because you are the designated photographer?  Isn’t it annoying that you spent so much money on that SLR just to end up taking a back seat at those picture perfect moments? 

Fret not, for the Quik Pod is the answer to all your photographing woes!

Quik Pod @ Sci-fi Tech Blog

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