Author Archives: Vic

01 31 2014 ... “Hi Vic, we’d like to send you a new pair of headphones for you to try, are you on an iPhone or an Android?” Wait, what? Did the nice lady from JBL just use the words “Android” and “headphones” in the same sentence? Whoa! As long time readers of Technoodling know, one of my biggest frustrations as an Android-wielding audio enthusiast is that the majority of the headphones/ear...
12 09 2013 ... Dear Art, Here’s my rough draft of the stuff that I’m supposed to be writing to introduce last week’s news. I’m not quite sure what to say yet but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. Perhaps a thoughtful and considered piece about global warming. Or a witty yet intelligent couple of paragraphs about the upcoming Yule season. I can’t really decide. And then after I type what...
11 22 2013 ... The Klipsch brand is well known for audio fidelity, so much so that when I received my review pair of the X7i in ear headphones our in house guitarist at the studio where I work immediately said “Wow, dude, are those for sale after you’re done? Those are Klipsch right? That pair must be awesome! I’ve got dibs on it if ever.” All of the above, and I hadn’t even taken them out of the box ...
11 11 2013 ... Yes, there was tech news last week, but no news bigger than that of supertyphoon Yolanda. If you want to help, please send your donations via the Philippine Red Cross. And here’s the rest of last week’s news: Monday, November 4 Lenovo store for smartphones, tablets now open in Davao Review: Nokia Lumia 625 Buy a WD HDD and you could drive away with a new car! Tuesday, November 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 Android ...
10 30 2013 ... Westone is an excellent brand that seems to be flying under the radar of local consumers. Their products may not be as colorful as Coloud or as high profile as Beats, but Westone headphones generally sound much more detailed and refined, albeit possibly at the expense of style. Regardless, many professional musicians rely on Westones for onstage or studio in-ear monitoring. Back in 2011 I reviewed a pair of Westone 4...
10 23 2013 ... Professionals rejoice – your Christmas gift has arrived. The all new Mac Pro is finally coming in December. The model it is replacing is largely the same one that was introduced  in July of 2010 (or in computing terms, centuries ago), receiving only incremental speed bumps and enhancements along the way. However, the new model is a striking design that is 1/8th the volume of the previous one, standing only 9.9...
10 14 2013 ... Dear world, Animo La Salle!!!!!! Championshipistically yours, Vic the Reviews Editor and diehard La Sallian Monday, October 7 Android housekeeping: Time to clean out your memory Let’s break up the smartphone! Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Php1799 per month on Globe Plantronics Voyager Legend CS is the BT headset for your mobile phone and more Tuesday, October 8 Review: 4TB Seagate Central Shared Storage NBA 2K1...
10 03 2013 ... I have a Garmin nüvi GPS navigation system on the dashboard of my car. But I hardly use it nowadays, all because of a smartphone / tablet app called Waze. It’s a tremendous tool for dealing with daily Manila traffic woes, and the real time crowd-sourced traffic updates are so useful that it’s become second nature for me to have Waze running every time I’m in the car. And now that I’ve foun...
09 18 2013 ... Quite a few of us here at Technoodling HQ enjoy running just as much as we love gadgets, so we were excited to learn that leading GPS device manufacturer Garmin has announced two new geeky and feature laden models targeted specifically at those of us who take pleasure and pride in pounding the pavement. The Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220 boast an impressive list of tricks. Both are water resistant to 50m, have a ...
09 16 2013 ... Dear Jason, So yeah, last week, there was iPhone news. Okay. Let me tell you about the movie I watched this weekend. If I told you it was about a bunch of Latinos trying to escape into the promised land, I bet you a couple of other movies would come to mind before you hit upon the sci fi flick Elysium. I’ve been looking forward to this movie because I really liked District 9 and I was eager to see what Neil Blo...
09 11 2013 ... Evolution, and not revolution. It’s fair to say that any Apple device with an “s” tagged onto its name is going to be an incremental upgrade to tide you over in between “OMG!”announcements from Cupertino, and the just announced iPhone 5s does not deviate from the script. A 64 bit architecture powered by a new A7 chip, a fingerprint ID sensor, and a dual LED flash seem to be the most com...
09 04 2013 ... In a surprising turn of events, Google has announced that the next iteration of the popular Android operating system will be dubbed “Android 4.4 KitKat”. No, you didn’t accidentally land on The Onion instead of Technoodling, this is an actual news item. This naming convention is in line with the dessert-related monickers of previous Android versions, namely Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread...