Sunday, 3 April 2016

Retro Duo

Yesterday, I finally acquired the Retro Duo by Retro-Bit.  After over 20 years of faithful service, my original Super Nintendo console have been giving me issues with reading the game cartridges.  It probably just needed some cleaning of its contacts.  My even older Nintendo Entertainment System have had issues with reading games for over a decade now.  Hence the reason for me getting a replacement in the meantime.

Friday, 18 March 2016

SSD Modded iPod Classic

A few weeks ago I decided to purchase a modded iPod Classic from a vendor on eBay.  Up to now, I have been using another digital music player which I will write about in the future but I have always liked how the old style iPod units feel.  After some research, I decided to go with a unit from a particular vendor who has a 100% eBay rating based in the US.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Late last year, Sony decided to restructure their business and pulled out of the Canadian market.  As a fan of their Xperia line of phones, it was disappointing to see.  I had read many good things about their tablets as well but they seemed so pricey to me.  I was very interested in their Z3 Compact Tablet but at a retail price of $499, it was too much to for me.  I have not been able to find any retailer that have this in their store and they were not available on Sony's Canadian site for some reason.

Long Overdue Update

It seems like I have not made any entry into this blog since September, 2014.  Now that I have finished my course, I have time to update this blog regularly.  I will probably go back to some items I purchased and do a follow-up review for them.

For a short update, I had gone back to school to take a two-year program and during that time, I was not able to update this blog due to the fact that I only had time to be at school, study, and work.  I have now moved on to a new job but at the moment, due to my part-time status, I am not able to go to any airsoft events on the weekends due to my schedule.  I hope to change that in the near future.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Arcteryx Alpha Jacket Gen 2

It is now officially fall and that means a new jacket for me.  I thought about it for a year but finally I took the plunge and got myself the top of the line from the Arcteryx LEAF division.  This is their clothing line for Law Enforcement and Armed Forces, hence the LEAF acronym.

Aside from the differences in color, the most obvious difference from their civilian mountaineering line is the addition of the velcro squares on the sleeves.  This is so patches can be placed on them.  In addition, I noticed pocket placements are different and so are some of the draw cords.  The type of GoreTex fabric used are also different but I have no idea which is stronger.

I have yet to field this jacket but I am itching for some horrible weather to come so I can play in the rain.

Arcteryx LEAF Alpha SV Gen 2

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Real Grade Gundam Kits

Seeing as I had not played much airsoft this year, I turned to my old hobby of building Gundam model kits again.  This time however, rather than build the Master Grade kits that I am used to, I decided to try out the newer Real Grade kits instead.  Introduced back in 2010, these kits are 1/144 scale, so the same size as the smaller High Grade kits.  However, the RG kits have the internal skeletal frames of the MG kits and the detailings of the much larger PG kits.

So with that basic knowledge, I went to my go to hobby shop and purchased a few kits and some new equipments.  With this grade, I decided to try the clear coats, water-transfer decals, and a different type of Gundam markers.

Since I am in school full time at the moment, I won't be playing airsoft for the time being and therefore I will upload content from my first two RG builds.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Princeton Tec Switch Rail

My new toy came in the mail a few days ago and it took me some time before I managed to get around to test it out.  The following is a quick hands-on of the product.  I have yet to field test this and it may be some time before I can do that.