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My Tech 2013

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Looking back through one of my blogs, namely this one, I noticed that the devices I use have changed… quite a bit. So I thought I’d give another run down of the gadgets I own, and their specs.

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830:

  • 3.5″ TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 320×480 pixels, (~165 ppi pixel density)
  • 800 MHz ARM 11 CPU
  • Qualcomm MXM7227 CHipset
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 278MB RAM
  • Android 4.2.2 thanks to AOKP
  • 5 Megapixel Rear Facing Camera
  • 640x480p Video

Advent Vega:

  • 10in Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Vegabean Beta 8 running Android Version 4.1.2
  • 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra Dual Core
  • 512mb  Ram
  • 512mb internal memory + 16GB Micro SD
  • Switchable USB Control
  • T20 Graphics Card Model
  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 1.3 MP front-facing Camera
  • 720p HDMI Out

Fuji Finepix S2950HD:

  • 14 Megapixel Stills
  • 18x Optical Zoom
  • Lens Hood with 58mm and 72mm Lens Filters
  • 720p Recording
  • 3″ LCD (60 FPS)
  • up to 32 GB SD
  • mini HDMI out
  • Mounted on an Opteka X-Grip Stabilising Handle


  • XBOX 360 Arcade Console + 60GB Hard Drive


  • Sennheiser HD202 Headphones
  • Yamaha DGX-620 Digital Piano


  • BenQ G925HDA 18.5″ 1366×768

And that’s it. All that I own in 2013, (excluding my car). If you want to know more, or have the same as I do, leave a comment down below.

More content is on the way… I hope 🙂


Fuji Finepix S2950 Review

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Hey, first blog of 2012.

So, you may know that at Christmas, I became the proud owner of a Fuji Finepix S2950 Digital Bridge Camera. And so far, everything has been good.
Click here
So, some quick stats:

  • 14 MP
  • 18x Optical Zoom
  • 720p Recording
  • 3″ LCD (60 FPS)
  • up to 32 GB SD
  • mini HDMI out

So, what do these numbers translate to?
Well, being an avid printer, the 14Mp quality is fantastic. Great definition in in 6×4 prints.

The auto focus is great, backgroud blur is prominent but always complimentary. The Macro and Super Macro settings have fantastic results


720p recording is pretty much a standard when it comes to cameras nowadays, even found in cameras as cheap as €40. The video quality is on par with competetors, but if good audio is what you want, the camera does let it down. Theres a lot of “noise” and quite loud zoom noise, which does ruin most audio, unless your outside. But it still makes a good effort.

The Camera itself is a good size, very well weighted, and great to handle. The grip surface is the only one I’ve seen that actually works, most others are just for show. All of the buttons are within good reach in operation, with no hand shifts needed to reach any Major controls, like zoom, playback etc. The is system menus are also very well laid out and easily navigable, with the options being cut down depending on user mode.

Overall, this camera is one of the best mid price bridge cameras available. It provides near DSLR quality photos, good HD Video quality, and a fantastic user experience. Its good points far out weigh any niggles that crop up, which is a very likeable quality in any product.

Some”show-off” shots: (Click for Full Size image) All shots taken by myself 🙂 App Review

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

image is a program/service thats avaiable across PC, Mac and Android. is a screen sharing app, letting others see what you’re doing on your machine. Its uses a secure 9 digit code, given whem you set up a session.

It also has the facility to let people who are viewing your screen to use your machine, but only after you give permission.

An excellent use of is for peope whondont know alot about computer maintainence. They can easily set up, give control to a person that knows about pc mantainence, and they can work on your machine, while you watch on, learnng how to fix the issue, and about pc’s in general. is a great and well put together app.

Its available from:

Android Market:
And for your Mac or Windows PC:

iRap-It Review.

May 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey Everyone!

Now, on Friday, one of my Teachers gave me this iRap-It. Basically, its a little device that you can wrap your headphones around so they wont tangle. And it fits neatly into your pocket.


It is pretty well produced, and it gives complete confidence to its sturdiness. It fits in your pocket perfectly, and hold the earphones quite securely.


So thats it, the iRap-It. Pretty good product.  Only issue is the first time you out in your earphones, it does feel a bit fiddly, but that’s easily forgotten. I give it 7/10


Here’s a link to iRap-its facebook page 🙂

Categories: Consumer Tech

My Tech

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Hello there,

What todays blog shall be, is a list of the majority of the “gizmos” and “gadgets”  that I own. I think nearly every tech-blog has one, so I shall follow suit! So, here it is:

Sony Ericsson C902:

  • 5mp Cyber-shot Camera
  • 64mb Internal Memory + 2GB M2 memory card
  • Browser; Opera Mini 5.1

Advent Vega:

  • 10in Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Android 2.2 Froyo + MoDaCo r8 Custom ROM
  • 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra Dual Core
  • 512mb  Ram
  • 512mb internal memory + 4GB Micro SD
  • T20 Graphics Card Model
  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 1.3 MP front-facing Camera
  • Full 1080p HDMI Out

HP Photosmart M627 + Hp Photosmart A430 Photo Printer:

  • 7MP Camera
  • Printer Dock
  • USB Print

Yamaha DGX-620:

  • 88 Keyes
  • USB Support
  • PC Connectivity


  • Game Boy Advance SP
  • XBOX 360 Arcade Console + 60GB
  • Carisma M1-01 Chassis “Mercedes C-Klasse” RC


  • Bush 512mb mini-hifi
  • Bush 256mb MP3 + Dock

Thats pretty much it. I’ll add to here if I procure any more stuff 🙂

Until next time 😀

Categories: Consumer Tech, Life