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The Gadget Consultant - Part 2

Freddy Cloud

Frederick (“Freddy”) Cloud has had a passion for all things electronic since he “accidently” caused the class Commodore PET to malfunction in 8th grade. “I swear. I didn’t do it on purpose” He was quoted as saying to a very unhappy computer teacher... Read his full bio

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung “Unpacked” so much stuff today I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll do other posts about the other stuff, so for this one I guess I’ll start with the new Note. Rather, new “Notes” since they slipped in another version of the Note 4 in their presentation. The Galaxy Note 4 is anContinue Reading

You are the weakest link (Home Theater Related)…

You are the weakest link (Home Theater Related)…

While perusing my daily list of blogs, I happened upon an interesting article on one of my favorite A/V sites, Audioholics: Q: I have a Bose Acoustimass 10 system, and would like some advice for finding a suitable A/V receiver to match the specs of the Bose in terms of wattage and ohms.  I was afraidContinue Reading

First thoughts about my new Chromebook …

First thoughts about my new Chromebook …

So it happened that I needed to replace my laptop. Why? Not important. Just know that I needed to replace it. Considering that I use my PC more that I used my laptop, the idea of spending a lot of money on a new one didn’t really sit well with me. So I took myContinue Reading

Dolby Atmos: a new reason to buy new gear

Dolby Atmos: a new reason to buy new gear

Going to the movie theater used to be as simple as trying to figure out which one was closest and had the best popcorn. It isn’t as simple anymore, though. Now you have to think about what kind of seats do they have, what food are they serving other than popcorn, how big is theContinue Reading

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Being as addicted to electronics as I am, you would think that I would have been more excited when I heard that Amazon was announcing its long rumored entry into the mobile phone market. But despite my gadget addiction, something just wasn’t sitting right with me. What could Amazon do that would differentiate its deviceContinue Reading

My Take on the Bayan Audio Soundbook X3

My Take on the Bayan Audio Soundbook X3

You know the problem with buying products based on name recognition or hype? Sometimes the products aren’t worth the attention. On more than one occasion I’ve talked to someone who’s dead-set on buying Product X because “Dude, it’s Product X. They make the best stuff out there” and the only thing I can think ofContinue Reading

iPhone 6 rumors out the wazoo

iPhone 6 rumors out the wazoo

Once upon a time, no one knew what a new device was going to look like until it was actually announced. But with the popularity of all things Apple (and despite Apples claim of locking down leaks), every time a new iPhone is expected most of it is usually revealed in some way, shape orContinue Reading

Apparently a good phone doesn’t need to cost $600. Go figure …

Apparently a good phone doesn’t need to cost $600. Go figure …

You know the routine … your two-year agreement is up, and you now are able to buy a new phone. And to convince you to stay, your provider of choice will sell you that new phone at a considerable discount, or so they say. So now that $700 iPhone can be had for $200 outContinue Reading

The richest man in Hip Hop …

The richest man in Hip Hop …

Tech companies making acquisitions isn’t anything new. A larger company will buy a smaller company for all sorts of reasons, such as the smaller company may make a very compelling product that the larger company can integrate into their own product line. Or maybe they just want to acquire the engineers and designers of theContinue Reading

April showers bring May flowers … and Mothers Day

April showers bring May flowers … and Mothers Day

It’s May. And other than it bringing “May Flowers” (look it up), the month of May means one thing … Mother’s Day. Being the veteran of Mothers Days that I am, I’ve already made my purchases, set up my emails and reminders, etc. I don’t want to get caught up in the last minute rushContinue Reading