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, posted: 12-Jan-2012 01:48

I see its been 3 years since I last updated my Geekzone Blog. I feel somewhat embarrassed to say the least.
Well well how do I start.

Over those years Ive moved from having Windows Mobile devices- you remember the Imate Jasjar through various IOS devices Iphone 3G through to Iphone 4. I then switched direction completely and went Android. Saw a mates Samsung Galaxy s2 and sold my Iphone 4 to get that. Now Im using a Galaxy Note. Funnily enough I tell my family and colleagues that its because Im getting older and need the bigger screen !! There is a certain truth about that statement.
As far as Tablets go I bought an Ipad a couple of years ago and updated that on launch day to an Ipad 2. Waiting in the cue when I was visiting Wellington last year. Interesting conversations are had when waiting in such cues.

My colleagues at work seem to always ask me what have I got now as far as technology goes. Plus ask my advice for what is good for them. I try to help them out by asking what do they want to do with such a device.
I very much envy the folk that are able to review new devices and can almost make a living doing it. technobuffalo.com is a case in point.  Plug also for AndroidNZ our very own @NZtechfreak who does extensive reviews on his Website and youtube.

There is certainly a lot of developments wise hardware going. CES in Las Vegas US is going on right now.
I have several video cameras that manage HD video, I sold my SLR Canon for a all in one PIS Panasonic Lumix with a long zoom and feel a lot happier for it.  Less gear to carry. Have noticed its photographic limitations however at times
My Galaxy Note manages HD Vid but doesnt quite have the zoom capabilities but its fine for general use.
Yes I must update my profile as well.

Feel free to contact me for comments.
Im sure Ill be posting more.
I hope to catch up with folk at GZ Pizza evenings coming up

Other related posts:
Update since Burglary
More Changes
New Computer

Comment by dman, on 20-Jan-2012 13:09

I was just looking at the Galaxy Note yesterday! Am certainly thinking about it.... What do you think of it?

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II?

And how pocketable do you find it? Can it fit in your jeans? :-s

Author's note by psychrn, on 20-Jan-2012 13:27

Have a look at Murray's blog post on that very subject. Even a video of pocketability. !! 

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Chris Hattan
New Zealand

I am a Psychiatric Nurse Manager in a Mental Health Unit in Hamilton NZ.
I have always been interested in Electronic wizardry and products.

At home we have a  wireless network, desktop,  Into Digital Photography 
JVC GZ-HD40a HD capable Video cam, 120 gb HDD. Panasonic Lumix FZ 47 Still camera

In relation to this I like Digital Video editing. My other main interest is Geocaching and use a Garmin Colorado 300.
My username on geocaching.com is funnily enough the same as the one Im using here-ie Psychrn
Samsung Galaxy Note,Asus Transformer Prime TF 300. Asus TF 600 Windows Vivo Tab RT
Other stuff:
ADSL  Orcon naked 
Uniden UBCT8 Radio Scanner
Sony 2001D Shortwave receiver
GME TX3400 PRS TranceiverUniden UHO75 5 W PRS Portable Tranceiver
HP AIO 20 Inch Windows 8 desktop
Acer M3201 Desktop
  • Processor: AMD Phenom 9550 (Quad) 2.2GHz, 2MB L2 + 2MB L3 Cache
  • RAM: 4GB (2 x 2GB 800MHz)
  • HDD: 500GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Optical: DVD SuperMulti SATA
  • Graphics: Integrated ATi Radeon HD3450 (256MB Discrete) layered on the AMD RS780 with 256MB shared
  • Card Reader: Multi-Card Reader
  • TV Tuner: Single MCE Digital TV Tuner + remote
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

Canon MP 600 Printer + Canon MG 5350 Wireless Printer

Sony DVD recorder with 250 Gb HDD

Skype name: psychrnMy Photo & Video albums: