Saturday, April 23, 2005

TomTom GO 700

Before I write a little bit about this cool GPS system, can I just say that I'd rather have my eyes gouged out and lemon juice squirted into them than watch another commercial starring Jessica Simpson's stupidity with Ashlee quick on her curtails. It's weird to think that a preacher (the Simpson dad) would actually say 'Jessica's hot in a T-shirt. She's got DD, how can she not be?'.

sorry, I just saw that Buffalo Chicken Pizza commercial and had to say, what the f*&k?

Now about this GPS from TomTom. Now this little GPS is really neat. It has a couple features which make it more likable than a puppy resting it's head on your lap. Now being a bluetooth enabled device, the TomTom allows you to answer and make calls by simply tapping the GPS's monitor. After almost hitting another car on the freeway while making a call, I see how this can be helpful. The TomTom can also get real-time traffic and weather conditions and if you're new to a city, you can also get helpful detailed city maps and points of interest. Do you need another nice feature? Well the TomTom adjusts its volume based on the speed you're going. So talkie talkie gets louder when you're speeding down the roadway. And if that isn't enough, the interface is easy and can be used in over 18 languages. Plus it speaks more tongues than a Carniceria that specializes in lingua.

Now anything that routes me around traffic is, to me, Jesus reincarnated, but the unit is kind of funny looking when it sits in your car. Oh yeah, I went there with the big J. Much like the TomTom Go we saw at CES, not only does the 700 appear a bit bubbly and cute to be sitting all day on your vehicle, it uses extra-hulk-superglue that sticks so hard onto your car, when you want to move it to another car, it'll be easier to cut the dashboard out. That said, what's a little dashboard sacrifice when you can get from point A to B without paying a toll or hitting traffic?

You can pick up the 700 for around 700. haha! I love it when it works out like that. coincidence? Or marketing? you decide!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Wil Wheaton had the same boss i did!!!! Holy snikies! He IS that horrible.

The guy's really a stupid ass.

Let's be honest here....I'm back!

Since I last posted, I have been traveling all over California and then started a new job. And I was afraid to post to my blog again because I had not done so for over 3 weeks. I winced at thinking that after all this time, I would write again and think that I could satisfy your needs. So I just didn't.

Then I started a new gig at Fox Reality Channel. That's right. I am helping to launch a new network that is all reality all the time. And let me tell you, this is on an accelerated schedule. But the people are great and the network seems like it'll succeed down the line.

Now let's get crazy with the cheeze whiz...or products as regular people call them.

Recently I did a gadget segment that will be on 'E! Summer Entertainment Guide'. In this segment I give you an overview of some of the hottest gadgets to have for the summer. And lemme tell ya, when you mention the network E! to these PR people, they return your call tout de suite. It was a complete change from what I used to deal with at G-snore. I mean G-bore. wait, it's G4. Hazaa!

Out of all the products I showed, I have to say my favorites are the Fugi FinePix Z1, the Adidas-1 microchip sneaker, and the TomTom GO 700. You need details? Then please, kind soul, read on for the Fugi FinePix Z1.

The Pugi FinePix Z1. Why, Chi-Lan, do you like this camera when Canon just came out with a 7.1 Powershot? Well put simply, Fugi sent me theirs to play with. You can't beat that with a riding crop smothered in peanut butter. But you can make a decent sandwich with it. The Zi comes in silvr or black. But honestly, the black is beautiful. The camera is the size of a deck of cards and packs 5.1 megapixels of picture punch. The Z1 isn't bad when it comes to pictures in low-light, which usually comeout noisier than a Pantera concert. But these are decent. And the 2.5" LCD screen actually adjusts brightness when you enter a low-light situation. For some reason, Fugi's decided that club hoppers NEED a decent 5.1 megapixel camera, and they will fill that void. Maybe they can also kick the doorman's ass for me when he charges me and my buddies $25 at the door. The camera comes out in June.

Oh, I have to go to work now. I am still writing for STUFF Magazine's gadget column and it is going very well. I love working at this new network. and I will write my other reviews soon. Like in less than 4 days, but as I have to do a shoot today, i must leave everybody again.

PS. Tomorrow is my birthday...