With Apple’s Watch pricing set to be announced at Monday’s upcoming Spring Forward event, one of our sources has informed us of another smartwatch’s price — that of the Huawei Watch. An Android Wear watch with gold and silver case, it certainly is one of the most premium and normal-looking smartwatches introduced on the Android side of things. However, the price is outrageous. We have heard that the Huawei Watch price is $1,000. Yes — one thousand dollars for an Android Wear device. All the credit to Huawei for thinking they could pull this off. They won’t be able to, but I’m pretty sure we won’t ever find out how many the company has sold anyway.
Yes, I’m actually doing this. There’s too much to say that can’t be written, and for the last couple years people have always emailed me to start this up again. This time around, I’m taking it seriously. I’m doing it every week, and I’m looking for great guests or even cohosts — let’s see where this goes together. More →
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s Watch production for the first quarter of this year is on track for 5 million units. Of that 5 million, half are expected to be the less expensive Apple Watch Sport which starts at $350, and one third are the stainless steel watch, which could sell for $500-$750, most likely. That leaves about 850,000 Apple Watch Edition pieces, the more expensive gold model. I believe the watch will sell for around $3,000 or less, though let’s assume it sells for $4,000 as The Wall Street Journal is hearing, for the purpose of this exercise. Let’s also assume a 35% margin on each Apple Watch model on average (conservative), and including extra bands, an average selling price of $400, $650, and $4200 for the Apple Watch Sport, stainless, and Edition models respectively, and also conservative. More →
Since I’m back on the iPhone 6 Plus train (for now), I have taken a couple of pictures with my iPhone 6 Plus and then captured the same picture with someone’s iPhone 6 to truly compare the cameras. While original reviews of the iPhone 6 Plus noted that the optical image stabilization in the Plus made its camera a better performer, most people seemed to think the difference wasn’t that big.
I believe these two pictures I took about a week or two ago in an incredibly dimly lit restaurant show just how wide the gap between the two devices’ cameras really is. More →
Have you ever just wanted to test a new gadget or phone on an unsuspecting member of your family? I was so impressed with Samsung’s new Gear VR virtual reality headset that I brought it over to my parents’ house for them to try. While both my mother and father were equally blown away, my mother acted like a normal person throughout the demo.
My father did not, and so I filmed it to share with the world. More →
I almost don’t have the words. This time, however, I refuse to return the iPhone 6 Plus even if I want to switch back to my iPhone 6. Mainly because I can’t take the judgemental looks from my local Apple store, but also because I think I might just switch from one to the other on different days. More →
Tesla is an amazing car company with an incredible CEO. I wouldn’t necessarily bet against them, but here is why I think we maybe should. Ever since Tesla loaned me a Model S almost two years ago, I have almost jumped in and bought one on three different occasions. In that time, Tesla’s supercharger network has rolled out across the world, with reasonable density in the United States. The company also introduced a new AWD dual-motor Model S with mind-blowing acceleration, and forward-looking autonomous features that can be activated and developed with software updates down the road. Beyond all that, the car is obviously all electric and quite incredible.
I still think it’s a failure — here’s why. More →
There’s a good probability I have settled on the iPhone 6. Hopefully my journey of buying and returning iPhone 6 Pluses is over. For me, there are too many compromises with the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s thicker, heavier, and unusable with one hand. It’s not my only device, and if I’m home there’s an iPad and computer, and if I’m at the office there’s a computer. That’s it, done talking about it, and waiting for the second generation.
But now I can’t decide between the space gray iPhone 6 and the silver! More →