The Fault in our Smartphones

Smartphones are a fixture of modern life, with tech-savvy consumers ever-eager to get their hands on the very latest devices. Unfortunately, the pressure to squeeze increasingly complex functionality into small packages, the drive to create features that other developers can’t match, and the rush to bring new products to market as quickly as possible means that developers always have to make compromises. Continue reading “The Fault in our Smartphones” »

Never Feel Guilty about Having Fun with Your Gadgets

There’s quite a scathing meme doing the rounds which basically attacks the thought-process of consumers who show some brand loyalty towards Apple, suggesting that they’re willing to camp out in the cold to be the first to get their hands on a new product while pretty much the same features which come with that product can be found in much cheaper products released by other manufacturers. The meme goes: “How do you milk sheep? Answer, release a new iPhone!” Continue reading “Never Feel Guilty about Having Fun with Your Gadgets” »

Terrapin Case Review

With Terrapin’s range of Samsung Galaxy A5 cases hitting the market at less than half of the price of the likes of InvisibleShield’s $50 screen protector, one cannot help but reinforce the practice of waiting a bit and not rushing for the first product to hit the market, especially amidst all the hype. Personally this only serves to reaffirm my long-standing belief that when it comes to electronics accessories, particularly mobile phone accessories, the most expensive option is certainly not always the best.

I would imagine a lot of people who forked out $50 for a screen protector whose edges shortly start peeling off would be kicking themselves with the knowledge that they could perhaps have rather gone with something like a wallet case, which brings to light Terrapin’s range of wallet cases. Just by the way, you could get two of these for the same price and get much better protection.

A wallet case offers much better screen protection, particularly in covering the curved edges a lot of newer phone models are coming out with lately. So if you’re adamant you want to spend $50 then you can get two different neat designs from Terrapin.

Protection

Okay, so I’ll admit I perhaps went for style more than anything as far as my choice in a couple of leather cases. I mean these look extremely good — who would have thought genuine leather could look natural in a green or maroonish colour? What I got however was a whole lot of effective protection in addition to the styling.

Simply put; a wallet case offers full protection for the screen and I suppose I can sort of understand why a lot of people seem to have missed out on this feature since they wouldn’t ordinarily expect a wallet case to offer more protection than an explicitly defined ‘screen protector’.

The protection goes beyond just the manner in which it covers the screen and fits snugly over the phone however. You get great grip (since it’s leather) and so there’s less cringing at that moment your phone falls right of your hand.

Design & Features

With a rise in the preference for mobile payments over traditional payments such as credit cards and especially cash, carrying a separate wallet to house all these other items in addition to one for your mobile phone makes for a waste of pocket real-estate. This is where the genius in the design of this case comes to the fore in that it has some good space to house some of those essentials you might still want to carry around, like one or two credit cards, a couple of business cards maybe and your driver’s licence. All are kept in place with some good quality stitching a solid clasp to keep it closed.

I guess for me it’s all about going with a reputable brand — I mean Terrapin has been around for a good ten years, so I’d say their products and certainly their range of leather cases go down more as offering affordable value for money as opposed to being viewed as a cheaper alternative than say a phone protector. Trust me — you’ll be saving your money while getting a lot more value with this one!

Technology and the Forex Market: How to Make Money From Home

An estimated $5.3 trillion is traded each day on the forex market, and this creates a lucrative entity for part-time traders to target and boost their earnings from home.

 

While the marriage of the forex market and innovation may seem like a union forged in heaven, however, it is not guaranteed to deliver success. In fact, traders must devote a great deal of time into learning about the forex market prior to taking the plunge, while it also important that they understand the role that technology will play in the accomplishment of core financial goals. Continue reading “Technology and the Forex Market: How to Make Money From Home” »

The Technology That Keeps Your Timepiece Ticking

“They all tell the same time” is often what you’ll hear from those people who don’t quite fully grasp the concept of luxury good such as timepieces. You can talk about what a timepiece is over what a mere watch is until you’re blue in the face and yet they just don’t seem to get it, but there is indeed a reason why certain types of watches cost a lot more than those casually on display in any clothing and accessories store you can walk into. Continue reading “The Technology That Keeps Your Timepiece Ticking” »