Technically Speaking, Vol. On the Go
Laptop, iPod and phone – it’s all three or nothing!
by Drey Wingate / @ProStatus85
What’s good young world? Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Drey Wingate, also known as “Pro Status” to my peers and the world of social networking. Basketball player, youth activist, future author and gadget geek. I have been given the opportunity of sharing my views on the latest technology and my products of choice. As a basketball player, I’m constantly traveling. I believe I speak for all players when I say that the type of gadgets you have in your possession make or break the experience of always being away. I need something to occupy my time and keep me entertained whether I’m on the road or in the sky.
Technology is moving faster than ever. As soon as you buy something you look up and see something else that you want. It’s not about what looks good and what everybody is talking about though, it’s about having the device that works for YOU. You don’t have to empty your pockets to get the best product, all you have to do is be willing to invest in what fits your liking and what you are comfortable with.
There’s three things I need when I travel. My laptop, my iPod and my phone. If one of those things are missing, I just write it off as a lost cause. Right now I’m in a laptop transition. Thinking about getting the HP Envy 14 joint with the Beats by Dre stereo system or possibly the iPad 2. The HP Envy 14 makes you want to take it home just because of how it looks. The design is sick! I got a thing for black and red (Go Bulls!) so seeing a laptop that’s outlined in that colorway gets a check plus from me. In my opinion, it’s the best series HP has ever created. You can check it out here.
Now that iPad 2…. Uh yeah, that piece right there is a problem. To be honest I wasn’t too crazy about it the whole idea at first. I looked at it as an oversized version of the iPhone. After I had the chance to experiment with one, all of those negative thoughts went out the window. It’s very light, great speed and the 10 hour battery life is the best part. Nothing like having a device that can survive without a charge for a long time. I also like how you can have your own custom-made covers too. For people like me who stay on the go, portability always helps. The fact that the iPad 2 is very small and can basically fit anywhere, it draws consumers closer to the thought of actually buying one. Peep it here for more info. You gotta be careful in those Apple stores though. It’s a tech lover’s heaven.
But until I make that decision, I’m able to stay informed with what’s going on thanks to my Blackberry Curve 9330. Now I will admit, the BB curve isn’t the flashiest thing on the market, but it is very reliable and gets the job done. And most importantly, the price is great. I’m able to sync all of my email accounts into it. Between Facebook, Twitter and blackberry messenger I’m able to communicate with my people directly if I’m not able to talk to them. The expandable memory card slot allows me to store a lot of pictures, videos and music on my device. The track pad and the key pad allow you to have easy navigation to your apps and typing is easy. To all my blackberry team members who are looking for something simple but cool, take a look at it. My only complaint is the camera quality and the internet speed can be a pain at times, but other than that, everything is a go. Don’t be surprised if you hear you talking about the Blackberry Bold on my next post.
My 80 GB iPod classic has been with me for a minute now. Not many people believe that someone can possibly use that much space. Well, now you have met someone who actually does. Truth be told I probably need more. If you were to see my iTunes library then you would know why. I’m a young cat, but my love for music goes back to the ‘50s and ‘60s. So yes, I do need that much space. Being able to have my movies and pictures in the palm of my hand is great. But I will admit, it’s time to upgrade. The next thing I want to try out is the 64gb iPod touch with the HD video and video calling. The face time and internet access doesn’t hurt either. You can peep this piece at apple.com/ipodtouch. Now that’s what I call #DOPE. Gotta love Steve Jobs and his crew! I look forward to sharing of product opinions with you and keeping you up to date with what’s hot on the streets. Until next time y’all.