EDC

My EDC

November 25, 2014

EDC

 

A couple of years ago while I was looking for some EDC items I stumbled into the whole EDC culture. Since then I’ve upgraded a few items but I still missed the mark on a few. So in this case I’ve linked to the items I should have purchased although the items in the images are the ones I actually have.

  1. LG G3 in SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle
  2. Filson 72 Hour Tin Briefcase
  3. Atelier Pall Double Snap Wallet
  4. Kershaw Cryo
  5. Jawbone UP24
  6. Retro 51 Tornado Lincoln

I’m a fan of all of these items but I have to single one out, the wallet. I love this thing, great quality in design, materials and construction and it’s personalised with my initials on the back. I highly recommend it. While it’s not the slimmest of slim wallets I’ve found it to be perfectly reasonable and the vertical orientation I find to be much easier for access than horizontal.

If I had my time again with the Filson I would have gone up to the 72 Hour Briefcase and switched to the Tan colour. The extra organisation and protection would be well worth it.

Technology

Apple is frustrating its users

October 24, 2014

I’ve had and iPhone since the 3GS, updated to the 4S and I put off upgrading despite the 4S battery ending up near useless until the 6 arrived. I’d already decided to consider an Android phone but depending on the 6 I might have stayed with Apple.

Turns out it wasn’t just the specs on the 6 that made me leave, it was iOS 8 as well with apple insisting on not updating their base model capacities from 16Gb to 32Gb. Instead on all their latest updates including the new iPads they have stuck with 16Gb and completely done away with 32Gb. Any iOS 8 user with a 16Gb device will tell you how infuriating it is. Having to delete apps and media off your device is not ideal. Combined with baiting customers into their higher end/capacity models with higher profit margins.

So although I was first looking at the HTC One M8, I’ve ended up going with the LG G3. This phone and Android are fantastic, and at half the price of the 6+. Android is all I’m looking at in the future, I’m even considering selling my iPad mini to buy an Android tablet.

One thing I can say against the LG G3 is like Samsung the plastic construction needs to go. So for new users to Android I would suggest the HTC for sure. I might even say that if I had the choice again I would go with the HTC but I would find it hard to give up that .5″ of screen. 5.5″ just hits the sweet spot for me.