Category Archives: Other Hardware
I’m not even going speculate because I really don’t care. If they said it was a Chromebook, my interest would perk up. But another Windows machine — which is the most likely thing — only makes me yawn too.
However, since this is a notebook, it’ll be free of the patent licensing constraints that have held Xiaomi phones mostly in China. Would this be Xiaomi’s major hardware entrance into the U.S.?
Meanwhile, where is the MiPad 2?
Stuck at the bottom, after you’ve been convinced, is this shit that should have been at the top:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SanDisk . The opinions and text are all mine.
Still, this is a good point, among several:
For context, right now on my desk is a OnePlus One, Moto X Play, Honor 7, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5. Now, all of these devices I have to spend some time with to be able to write about them. See how they hold up when at the gym, test what battery life I am getting and generally get a more hand-on feel for them. The problem is that they do not have my data on them. If I take the Galaxy Note 5 to the gym today, all my music is stored locally on my daily driver so I have noting to listen to. Well, this is where I have found the biggest use for the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. Any files you send to this stick can be accessed by any and all devices that you have.
I was thinking about that stick and iOS use last night. I must still investigate that in detail.
Now is a good time to remind everyone of this: FTC Disclosure.
Apparently some sort of whispering campaign on Weibo began last week in regards to the screen used in the new Redmi Note 2.
Xiaomi co-founder and President Lin Bin publicly addresses the issue, offering a rare peek behind the tech scenes in a Weibo
He should use his Magic Frying Pan to flatten the detractors. (That’s a very inside joke only those who have been following Xiaomi closely will be amused by.)
I encountered this by surprise at Best Buy. Wound up using it five times at four different stores.
I did a torture test. I had fifteen tabs open, one-third of which were heavy and translated Chinese tech sites. Also Drudge Report, Techmeme, YouTube, this site, PubMed, and Weather Underground with radar animation going.
No stutters. No delays. No freezes. I was very impressed.
But then this happened …
Thus adding further evidence to what I’ve been saying: Onda, Chuwi, Vido, Ramos, etc., are electronics companies. They are not tablet companies.
If the tablet market dies on them, they’ll try wearables, or TV boxes, or even cameras.
The same can really be said of Samsung, LG, Acer, etc., too.
Only Apple relies on a tablet. Because computing has always been their business.
After the break is a video I’m having a very, very, very difficult time believing.
It shows a notebook-sized Segway-like board.
That itself is unbelievable. I’ve been watching alternative transportation on YouTube and there’s been nothing like this before now.
Totally unbelievable is it being used to push an occupied wheelchair.
And what makes me want to scream “FRAUD!!!” is such a small device putting out enough torque to climb a hill.
See if you believe it …