Dropped by the PS Vita Room at Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow which lasted for just under a week from January 24th – 29th.
Nice friendly staff around. Even the security guards were being the doormen. I didn’t bother the staff with any questions since I read enough about the PSP successor ever since the rumour mill had been running so, I don’t know how knowledgeable they were though.
On demo were…
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Rayman Origins
- Everybody’s Golf
Gravity Rush (Super Stardust Delta?)
- FIFA Football
- Wipeout 2048
- Escape Plan
- Reality Fighters
Finally decided to take the plunge and went for a DSLR because I like taking night photography and it’s difficult to snap them without much noise on the Canon Powershot A720 IS. Not to mention I also wanted to snap photos in RAW so that they don’t suffer from lossy JPEG compression (in theory).
Somehow, I ended up with yet another Sony product and what’s more, I also coincidentally got a model that’s in the same series as the one Icie went for only, my one is the lower-end model – The DSLR-A200K. The “K” standing for “kit” meaning the box comes with a lens instead of just the camera body.
I actually picked this up on the day before I left for HK and spent the day out in town playing about with it until late in the evening.
Decided to pick up a new pair of earphones for myself because I’m currently only using the pair that came with the Meizu Mini Player and they have no bass. They were beginning to nag after getting a pair of better headphones and speakers.
After browsing around, I thought I’d spend a little more on a pair of quality earphones. Well… At least hoped they’re quality! I ended up choosing a pair of Sony MDR-EX500LP earphones because I liked the quality of their MDR-V300 headphones. And no, I didn’t pay the full RRP for these.
The specifications for the earphones are…
- Drivers, Neodymium magnets, 13.5mm.
- Frequency Response Range, 5 – 25,000Hz
- Impedance 16 Ohms
- Sensitivity, 106 db/mW
- Cord Length, 1.2m
Parents got me to choose a DVD Recorder for them so that I could transfer all the home videos over to DVD before the VCR becomes completely obsolete. Originally they wanted a combo box with a VCR built in but, I decided against it and went for one with a built-in hard drive instead so that it would be easier to edit the movies from the player and save buying more media for the odd recording in future. I know it would probably be easier to record and edit to the PC but, they’re going to need a DVD player that plays writeable media anyway.
Decided to go for the Sony RDR-HXD870 which features a 160GB hard drive and a digital/analogue tuner. The digital tuner will come in handy when the digital TV switch over takes place here next year and we’ve got two analogue TVs just now. After plugging it in and running the auto scan I managed to pick up all the new Freeview channels in just a few minutes.
Decided to pick up a pair of headphones so I could enjoy my media and games without disturbing other people in the house at night. Wasn’t really sure which one to get since there doesn’t appear to be that many good headphone review sites about. Instead of opting to order online, I went to the high street stores because I wanted to see them first. It’s just a pity none of the shops let customers actually test them out.
I’m not too familiar with audio related hardware but in the end, I went for this Sony MDR-V300 because it was reasonably priced, had a greater frequency response range than others and I liked the design.
I’ve learned quite a bit about audio equipment after this.