Best Price Qi Charger for Nexus 4

An image of a cheap Qi charger for the Nexus 4I got my Nexus 4 the other day and I am totally fascinated with the idea of a wireless charging station which is why it irritated the hell out of me to see the pricing of such technology; $50 and up because of the demand. Well, I came across a beauty of a deal on today! Just $33 with shipping included for a Qi-certified wireless power pad for the Nexus 4It is available on Feb 15th but you can pre-order it now. I did!

Additionally, here are some other non-standard (i.e. not like the most commonly referenced  Duracell Qi Inductive Charger) Qi-charging products I found while doing my research. Continue reading

I am in Love with Rotel and Bowers & Wilkins

For 7 years now (or close to it) I have been the extremely proud owner of Rotel audio equipment and I don’t think I could ever go to another brand. The solidity, quality of sound, relatively low price (around $2000 per unit – not bad in the audiophile market) and the fact that they hold their value well… makes these beauties worth every penny. Continue reading

The Nikon D300s – My Faithful New Shooting Companion

As many who know me know, I have been slobbering over the idea of the Nikon D300 for a very long time; the incessant drool was quite comical – I am sure. Well, when I barely missed getting a used (meticulously cared for) D300 for just $750 I couldn’t stand the loss. It was then that my droolish desire became an obsession!!!

As a result, I used my considerable search skills to hunt and hunt and hunt for bargains while becoming intimately familiar with all of the upsides and downsides of the D300. Well, it didn’t take long before I realized that I could no longer get the D300 new and used versions were simply not a good enough bargain (which further increased my disappointment at my previous loss)… only the newer D300s.

It took some getting used to – that I would have to buy a product that was so new there were practically ZERO price drops anywhere (bare minimums in many cases). I even got close to buying the extremely nice D90… I just couldn’t get past the build quality and the other sweet differences that made the D300s a glory to behold (51 AF points, 7 frames/sec continuous shooting, magnesium-alloy body with “some” weather sealing, dual card slots…) Continue reading

The TrendNet TEW-654TR – My Latest Travel Gadget

I don’t know about you , but I hate having to deal with wired-only Internet at hotels and when the hotel is charging extra for a wireless connection (the Hyatt is a good example of this). Well, here is the coolest travel gadget I have in my arsenal that I just picked up  yesterday at Micro Center in Santa Clara – the TrendNet 300 Mbs Wireless N Travel Router.

My review of this product is simple… get it! It did the trick for me immediately upon plug-in and I can’t ask for much better than that. The advanced options are significant as well – this is a full featured mini router. Wicked!

Here is a YouTube intro video to give you a better idea of the TrendNet 300Mbs Wireless N Travel Router: Continue reading

Great Deal on Panasonic DVD Recorder

Well I am sad to say that after 5 years my Panasonic dvd-recorder DRME30 (or something like that) choked and started to act funny. It would cost a bit to fix I expect, even though it ‘likely’ just needs a cleaning. Anyway, Sara and I replaced it with the DRMES15S from Futureshop for an amazing $149.99!! This is a seriously good deal since it does everything my last one did and a little more.

Now it was pretty blatant that it was not created quite as well as the DRME30 (it feels cheaper) but for the price I can’t expect much more; my DRME30 cost A LOT more 5 years ago (I will leave it at that).

Here is the advert: