Hello to all those who have somehow found my blog. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! So I started this blog back in like 2011 to go along with my tech YouTube channel (YouTube.com/CheckThisGadget), however I never kept it up to date and ended up letting it fall below the waste side and not putting content on here like I was with my YouTube channel. However, starting today I will get back to keeping it updated and at least posting once a week (but most likely more than that).
So who am I?
Well, I’m just a young lady that happens to love checking out electronics and new gadgets to play with, specifically phones, tablets, apps and of course camera equipment being that I am a photography/videographer. I decided to start my YouTube channel to give more realistic tech reviews/my opinion on products than what the big tech bloggers/sites do because they tend to be a little more “political” with their reviews to put it in a way. I just bring a different style with my reviews and unboxings.
Why check out and follow my YouTube and Blog?
Basically, I just bring a different style when doing my tech YouTube videos at CheckThisGadget. I know a lot about the devices and software and could be very technical like how the big tech websites do with their reviews, however I like to do the more realistic, convo style type of videos/posts. Just my style.
What can content can you expect on the blog?
Well, of course when I do a YouTube video, you most likely will see it posted here, maybe not all of them, but definitely some. You can also expect me giving my opinion/my take on current news in the tech world and stuff involving photography/videography. For the most part they will be short blurb posts, like two paragraphs. However, for some news stories there will be longer posts. And I will always try to have some type of media attached to the blog post. And when I go to conferences, like when I attended CES (which I will eventually make a post about my experience there) and when I attend this upcoming NAB Show conference in Vegas, I will blog about that.
So bookmark, subscribe to my YouTube channel CheckThisGadget and leave comments or contact me on Twitter @CheckThisGadget. You can follow my instagram @CheckThisGadget for pics when I go to tech conferences/events (which I plan to go to as many as I can). I’m excited to share my opinion with the tech world; its definitely nice to be able to provide a different perspective to the tech world being that I am a young black females that loves tech products when most people who love tech as much as me are young white males.
Look forward to hearing from you guys and finding new tech people to follow.
So for the past month, I have had the experience of playing and using all of the top-notch phones that are currently out. I was using the iPhone 4S since October, then towards the beginning of June, I was using the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Verizon LTE speeds are crazy fast, especially coming Sprint’s horrid 3G and below speeds. Then I got the Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G LTE the day after it was released. I must say, I am glad that Sprint made sure they had plenty in stock and it wasn’t a release like when the original Evo 4G came out. Then I got the Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint. I made a transition from Sprint to T-Mobile because I just couldn’t take Sprint’s slow 3G data speeds anymore. It’s a tragedy that you have to use such a good phone like the Evo 4G LTE or GS3 on such a slow network (at least they are starting to roll out LTE in some markets, of course St. Louis wasn’t one of them). So I ended up trading my T-Mobile Blackberry Bold 9900 for the HTC One S (which is the little brother of the HTC One X line); I ended up doing a straight trade for my BB 9900 which was great for me considering my phone was way older. That just goes to show you that there are still hardcore Blackberry fans out there. I am curious to check out Blackberry’s new OS 10 that’s suppose to be coming out. But moving back to topic.
So my number is currently on the HTC One S and I have been using the Galaxy S3 on WiFi. I think its important to have a great screen on your cell phone considering its a device that you look at quite often. The Evo LTE has a great screen, however, the GS3 screen is just beautiful. Samsung has been know for producing beautiful screens with deep contrast such as having dark blacks and vibrant colors. This is why my favorite screen on a tablet is the Galaxy Tab (I haven’t bought the new iPad yet), this is why I have a Samsung television and this is why I just ordered a Samsung monitor. I just love the way their screens looks.
Besides the screen on the GS3, I also just love the form factor. It is made of plastic, however it doesn’t have that cheap feel and the rounded edges feel better in the hand compared to the Evo LTE and One S. Those are beautifully structured devices by HTC however for comfort, I enjoy the feel of the GS3 without a case. Also, even though the GS3 screen is only .1″ more than the Evo screen (4.8″ vs 4.7″), it looks bigger and more enjoyable because its not as narrow like the Evo LTE screen is. The form factor of the Evo LTE is long and narrow and the form factor of the GS3 is a little more wider it seems. But you can check my review video between the two for more talk about that.
Its a great time for the phone market. It’s going to be interesting to see what Apple is going to bring to the table with the next iPhone this fall. From the rumor reports, it appears that they are going to go against what they originally said and go with a bigger screen, which I would agree it’s time to do. However iOS 6 from what I remember initially reading is not going to be a big facelift at all. So we will see.
In the meantime, I am trying to get my hands on a T-Mobile version of the GS3, then I will be complete….(well almost; I will really be complete when I can have a Windows 8 tablet). HTC Sense does have way more widget options and they have this nice additional feature in the data usage where you can track you minutes and textes which is pretty cool, but I need that GS3 screen. Right now, I’m carrying around both my One S and GS3…and when I get my hands on the Nexus 7, I will probably be carrying that around too. I don’t want to carry around three devices if I can help it, so hopefully I can find someone to trade with me for a T-Mobile GS3.
Well it’s been almost a year since I posted on my blog site. Those last few post that have recent dates are actually old, but I am now getting back to keeping the site up-to-date and having new postings at least once a week. My goal is to at least have three new postings a week and eventually get to the point where there will be a new post everyday.
I have a few ideas for the site. In addition to posting some of the videos from my YouTube channel, my blog will focus on the product details, what’s new in tech and my thoughts on the new topics in tech. I am not a big tech channel currently and I do not have companies sending me products, so you can expect a truly honest and fair review when I give my opinion on topics and give tech reviews. Eventually, I will also be starting a weekly video called “Thursday Tech Briefs,” in which I will go over the new things in tech in a quick brief fashion.
So if you are not already, subscribe to my YouTube channel, CheckThisGadget, and bookmark the blog and check back every week for new material and my thoughts on tech.