3 Tech Items That Have Changed My Opinion About Technology
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Tech With Dom newsletter!
In this week's newsletter, I wanted to talk about the tech items that have changed my opinion about technology. Starting with the Google Pixel Watch. The Google Pixel Watch was Google's first attempt at a smartwatch, and I think it's fair to say that they've got it right as it's an outstanding smartwatch. The Pixel Watch was also the first smartwatch that I was able to experience the full Google WearOS experience, which I think has huge potential! In the past, I never imagined WearOS smartwatches become as popular as they seem now and I can see why!
The second tech item I wanted to talk about is the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360, that's quite a mouthful! But the reason that this laptop made the list is because it's actually a very nice little laptop that I've taken on holiday with me and used as my main device for around 2 weeks. It has definitely helped me change my opinion on Chromebooks as well as see their full potential. I'm actually writing this newsletter on my Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360! I definitely think that they have a future, but more people need to accept them!
The final tech item I wanted to talk about is a MacBook Pro, specifically the 2012 model which was one of the last upgradable MacBooks on the market. I remember buying it second-hand for my university degree and upgrading the mechanical hard drive to a solid-state drive as well as the RAM to 16GB. This was the first higher-spec laptop I ever owned and it worked a treat. But that's not why I decided to include it. The actual reason is the quality of the device. When I purchased it, the model was already around 5 years old, but I remember it working great throughout my degree. That's the thing I like about Apple computers, they hold their value and just work! I can't remember the number of laptops I've replaced over the years from other brands! As a whole, this experience has seriously changed my view of Apple as a company.
📝 This Week's Blog Post
❤️This Week's Favourites
📹 YouTube Video - RandomFrankP: Cool Tech Under $50 - November!
I love these types of videos as they introduce me to new tech and gadgets that I didn't even know I needed! In this video, I liked the idea of the Ridge Valet Tray. I think it's a great solution for storing your EDC essentials and ensuring you're not tearing your house apart looking for your earbuds and wallet. But I'm not sure I can justify spending that much on it!
📝 Blog Post - Paul Alvarez: The Apple Watch Design is Boring
This is something I've been thinking about for a while. Apart from the Apple Watch Ultra, there haven't really been any drastic changes to the design of the Apple Watch ever since the first model was released back in 2015, and that's a long time! Overall, a great article highlighting many things I agree with!
💻 Tech - BenQ LaptopBar
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been trying out the BenQ LaptopBar under embargo and I think that it's a great gadget to use with your laptop. I've been using the Xiaomi Mi Bar on my computer monitors for a very long time and I'm a huge fan of the idea of a light being on your screen. The BenQ LaptopBar brings that to a whole new level! A highly recommended gadget, perfect for your laptop bag!
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