Well, after a boring month or so of not being on-line Gadget User Blog is back. My eternal thanks to the hacker who stuffed up the site. It’s really been great working out to put the site back up. And as I do this on a voluntary basis, primarily as a bit of hobby, I hope that he/she took great pride in being able to mess up such an insignificant and poorly secured site. Well done. Might I suggest an email next time suggesting my security is a bit below par?
Well, a lot has happened over the last year in the gadget world! Sadly, I’ve been rather too busy to comment on the exciting developments we’ve witnessed, but I have been observing the exciting developments. I guess the most amazing has been the rise of tablet computing, thanks largely to the success of the iPad, released around April 2010.
This left other tech companies scrambling to get in on the action, when after initialÂ skepticism, people realised Apple was onto something big. With the advent of iPad 2 this year, many of those companies are still scrambling and Apple remains market leader with the most sophisticated, stable and solid product on offer.
Here at GUB we have been following the fortunes of a small Indian start-up in this space called Notion Ink and their Adam tablet, which incidentally was a dream if its creator well before the iPad was launched. Continue reading →
The LaCie Network Space 1TB, designed by Neil Poulton is purported to be an Ethernet Central Storage solution. On the surface it’s a reasonable product. Set up is relatively easy and it is found on the network easily with my Windows 7 PCs.
Transferring data to the device was quick and painless.
But the promise of having that data easily accessible across the network remains, unfortunately, just a promise as far as this Lacie product is concerned. It’s not very reliable. After a couple of months, the device became increasingly difficult to connect to the network, finally losing its connectivity altogether – it has never come back, and neither has my data.
It’s disappointing. This product is just not ready. Having surfed the web, it seems a few others have experienced this problem too. The thing just gives up the ghost.
It’s been a long time between posts here at Gadget User Blog. The year has been very busy and just gets busier. However, it’s time to pause and post one review that I’m sure you’ll be interested in. It’s my take on the new HTC Hero Android phone. It’s been one that I’ve been waiting to get my hands on for some time. Finally I have managed to get a hold of one so here are my first impressions.
The first impression is ‘Wow’. This is a seriously substantial device. It feels solid in your hand. The build feels good and the packaging isn’t over the top, rather it’s trying to keep a small footprint.
Once you’ve unboxed it and turned the device on you’re confronted with a wonderfully bright screen and a large digital clock to welcome you to the world of the Hero. Continue reading →