Nexus 4 – Hands On

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Nexus 4, after scouring Ebay for days after selling out. Luckily one Ebayer got his hands on it and was selling it for $475 in North Carolina when everyone else was selling it for $600+ so I clicked the Buy It Now without a second thought.

Firstly the box was very simple to open unlike the Nexus 7 situation, just a charger and wire inside with the phone nothing else. I was happy the phone was fully charged and once I signed in my GMail account it started automatically downloading most of my Apps. One thing that Android does that I like is that it also copies the wireless profiles from your previous Android devices so after the initial wireless connection it seamlessly connects to your wifi from previous saved profiles.

First impressions:

  • I’m liking Android 4.2 Jellybean – Nice Improvements and Even Smoother
  • The Camera is pretty good in low light shots
  • The phone is light, I’m forgetting that its in my pocket
  • All the Apps are working with it
  • I’m loving the Keyboard

Its gonna take me a day or two to fully configure all the Apps I have on it, I keep using one thing and jumping right into and forgetting to configure the others. Do I think Google made the right decision with LG, well time will tell but as off right now I’m loving the phone and if you are a fan of Android phones then you will love this. I like the Samsung S3 but I’m loving the Nexus 4, the operating system just feels so clean and it just wants to be used. I’m going to write a full review at a later stage but for now this is my first impressions after one night of using it.


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Lego Desert Eagle Mark XIV

I couldn’t have the real one so I went for the Lego version. Every once in a while I roam about Ebay searching randomly for things and sometimes I find some interesting items. Only this time around I found a Desert Eagle Mark XIV made out of Lego, it looked amazing, and it was a custom design from a Swedish seller. This called out to my inner child, I do love Lego and the I have to admit it was really cool so I bid for it and got it.

It got delivered about two weeks ago but the other day I was looking at it and decided to try to finish it one go. Thats my problem with Lego and other items, whenever I start something I have to finish it, I literally obssess over it and in this case it wasn’t so big so I knew I would finish it in a few hours. These instructions were a bit harder then usual but still excellent considering one guy put them together. I managed to put the Lego Desert Eagle together in about 3 hours, half the time was spent looking for the right part but at the end it looks insanely real.


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MyUS Quick Shipping

The one thing that we all live by is online purchases in my case I buy movies, electronics, hardware , books, and pretty much anything else that comes to mind. The only issue I have is when it gets stuck in customs, there were times that it would get stuck for weeks with Aramex and a few times they would lose my product which drove me nuts.

In this case I switched to MyUS and I was very happy with them, quick to reply always taking care of my shipments. I could combine items and ship certain items, and you get choices to ship through FedEx, DHL, or a combination.

After shipping so many different kinds of items through multiple ways I figured out that the best way is to ship through DHL in somewhat of medium to small size package. Sometimes I combined a lot of packages into one big package and that would get stuck for at least 10 days, and with Aramex the smallest packages take at least four days. Now with DHL & FedEx if I ship it in a more compact size even if its combined it flies under their radar and I get it out of customs the second day.

Bidding Addiction

As of recently I have been scowering Ebay for items that I’m looking to buy. I was looking for the Sigma 8mm Fisheye Lens  and suddenly I stumbled upon a used lens for sale. I have bought and sold a few lenses over the past couple of years and usually the only reason people would sell a lens is that they are looking for something else for thier pictures, and I always look into the seller ratings to determine the condition of the time and this it seems to be in excellent condition. And I saved about $250 for the Sigma 8mm lens instead of paying $679, which is the cheapest list price for new. Its always nice to get a good deal on an item off ebay.

Gamestop Rant

This guy is a former employee of Gamestop and he goes off on their shady tactics to sell to customers. Its really a good insight into what they do to make money and why shouldn’t be buying from them.