Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nokia N82 Preview

After more than a year with the Sony Ericsson W810i, I've upgraded to a Nokia N82 for the added functionality of GPS and WiFi. Improvements are the 5MP camera, S60 operating system, and Xenon flash. The drawbacks are lack of LED flashlight, large camera focussing area, and questionable macro photo quality.

A reflective front that smudges easily:

A glossy back that's slippery to grip:

The impressive 5MP Carl Zeiss with a great feeling spring loaded shutter:

Dreadful keyboard with a spongy feeling D-pad:

Transferring maps via old school data cable:

One handed operation:

More indepth review to follow...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Alternator Ricochet

Based on the characters from Transformers G1, Takara and Hasbro have brought new life to old familar names like Smokescreen and Trunks by re-creating them using existing car models.

Here we have Ricochet being re-built as a Subaru Impreza WRX:

The flames are starting to look a bit tacky to me:

Look at the details

Robot mode:

The flames don't look too bad in robot mode.

Close up:

With a bit of alcohol (mouthwash) and a lot of patience:

Robot mode without the flames:

A cleaner car mode:

No more tacky flames for me!

A great looking (after removing the flames) mold