LG's Evolution: Velvety Smooth
Concept versus reality. That's the theme of this week's podcast. First, we take a look at the technology I took on vacation as opposed to what I actually used. Then, we look at the evolution of LG's dual screen cases from the LG V50 through the LG Velvet. Is the concept of the dual screen living up to reality?
CES 2021 will be an online only virtual event in 2021. This is big news and I'm thankful for it.
Amazon met with tech startups and then launched competing products to put them under.
The big winners and losers at the Tech CEO congressional hearing. Can we all agree that the winners were the ones with the money?
Here's the list of items I took on vacation, plus whether or not it got used.
LG V60 - Useful
The LG V60 was my primary phone on the trip. Used it for everything.
Lenovo Flex 5G - Useful
Took this laptop because I'm reviewing it. Used it on the trip up and the trip back.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Waste
Yes the cameras on the Galaxy S10 are amazing, but so are the V60's so it stayed in my bag.
LG Velvet - Useful
Got this the morning I left, so I took it along. AT&T was the only carrier that actually managed signal up there.
DJI Mavic Mini - Bubble
Yes, I used the DJI Mavic Mini, but not a whole lot. It was nice to take in some of the scenery, but it didn't live up to its potential.
Oculus Quest - Bubble
Similar to the Mavic, I used this, but not a whole lot. Would have been better off leaving it home.
iPad - Waste
No internet = useless. Stayed in my bag, sadly.
Brydge keyboard - Waste
See above. It's a wonderful keyboard, but not useful in a cabin in the woods.
Canon T5i - Useful
This was an unexpected bonus. I took my DSLR to try some Astrophotography. I didn't do too badly, but it was definitely a learning experience. This link is to the latest generation of the camera.
(latest model - Canon T8i)
DJI Osmo Gimbal - Waste
Total swing and a miss on this device. Should have taken it out on the boat for some nice smooth footage, but didn't. Eh well.
Kodak Luma Projector - Useful
Had a screening of Hamilton on a rainy night on night. This was a unique way to watch it.
GoPro Hero 7 - Waste
Total waste on this one. You'd think a DSLR and two phones would have been a hint.
Kindle Fire HD 8+ - Waste
A surprising waste of space here. I ended up not watching a single TV show or movie, except for the aforementioned Hamilton. Whodathunkit?
Kindle Paperwhite - Useful
Arguably the most useful thing I took. I read two full books over 4 days. One of which is below.
Brilliant and fascinating read from an astronomer who had a major hand in demoting Pluto.
RavPower 20100 - Waste
Anker 10,000 - Waste
Moshi Qi Charging Battery/Pad - Waste
None of these battery packs were a waste, per se, but over the span of four days, most of which were spent at the cabin which had power, we just didn't need to charge.
Litra Torch 2.0 - Useful
This was one of two flashlights I took on vacation and it served its purpose admirably.