Ashwin’s Wacky Waving Daily Technology

My Technology

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I’m very tempted to try and write this like I’m on an episode of MTV cribs. Since I’m a technology enthusiast, let’s explore the technology I have and use. Now I’m not a millionaire (yet – you can fix that with one easy payment of $1 million into my account) but I like to play around with tech and keep an eye on what’s new. So let’s take a look at what I use on a day to day basis.

Daily Drivers

Let’s start with my everyday devices.

My daily phone is still my Sony Xperia Z5 with stock firmware. I bought this phone roughly 2-3 years ago. This is my choice because I fell in love the original Xperia Z. I love the premium quality feel of the material and the UI (user interface). The phone does cost more than others with those specs but, as I said, this phone has a special feel to it which makes it nice to use. The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button which means it’s so much easier to just pick up and unlock. The back of it is a matte black and I’m a sucker for anything in matte (gloss is too mainstream).

Smart Devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I have a Moto 360. I got this when smartwatches were big. I thought I better hop on to this train and hold on. I started developing a project around it called GymTime (I’ll expand on this in a future post). I don’t utilise it as much as I should but I keep using it so it’s not laying around. I have thought of selling it. But I’m one of those people that likes to collect. On my other hand I have the MiBand 2 and a Pokemon Go plus with Matte black vinyl skin (I told you I love matte). I got the MiBand because it was a cheap alternative to a FitBit and I was curious about sleep and fitness tracking. Of course the Pokemon Go Plus is because I’m still playing Pokemon Go and  the grind to level up is tough.

Car

Nothing too fancy here. Just an Mazda Axella 2005. I bought this car three years ago for $10,000 and it had only done 20,000 km. I thought this was amazing and the car itself is very damn ergonomic. It has nice steering wheel controls and I added a Bluetooth module so the radio could connect to my phone. The car is a manual which makes driving much more fun (except when in traffic).

Inside the car isn’t anything fancy either. The Bluetooth module is inputted through the CD changer and fed into the glove-box. I have a Logitech vent magnet holder for my phone. The magnet holder makes life easier with just drop and go.

PC

At home I have nothing too fancy. Intel i5 4th gen, 8GB Graphics (will upgrade soon) and a Radeon RX560. My keyboard and mouse are just Motospeed ones I got off AliExpress. They do the job for me so I’m fine with what I’ve got at this stage. At work I have a standard PC and a Microsoft Comfort Scuplt keyboard and mouse for general work (please disregard the messy state of my desk).

Gaming

Back in the good old days of free time and and university, I was a strong console gamer. During that time I had a PS3 where most of my gaming collection was just lots of games that were on special from Mighty Ape daily deals. Then I started working and barely have time for games other than Overwatch. I’ve got a PS4 with Destiny and have a few games from there. Most of the games I have now are remake/remaster collections. I also have a 3DS, DS and a Wii for all the Pokemon games of course.

 

So that’s a general overview of the technology I use. Nothing fancy or out the norm, but its a little good look into what I have and use.

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