Sunday, April 17, 2011

Xperia Play Screen Cracked

//thanks to the android app this is now the 3rd time I've written this.

This morning, whilst sitting in the lounge a phone notification came through, so I went over the the stand that my phone was on to check it. To set the scene, this stand was a MASSIVE 2.5 foot high.

As I picked up the phone, it span in my hand a little and slipped. Gravity did its thing and the phone went directly down.

Opps I thought, and that was all I thought at that time. I've had many phones that I've dropped. Dropped on carpet, dropped on tarmac, dropped over 13ft from a shirt pocket up a ladder (that was a Nokia) down on to concrete ..... and they all survived with nothing more that a dint on the casing or in the case of the X6 that skipped down the tarcmac, a slight nick out the glass itself.

So on to this morning. After the HUGE fall of 2 foot, clearly something met the very edge of the PLAYs screen and this happened.

The hardest thing this could have hit is my pen lid, (which was metal) which was resting on top of the pad, so you can imagine my shock as I picked the phone up and turned it over. This is something of iPhone screen fail proportions!

Theres no way anything like this has been done it Sony Ericsson is there?!

It reminded me of this post too in which a Nokia N8 bit the tarmac.

The saving grace for the Xperia PLAY at the moment is that it still works due to the screen protector they add on.

I will be interesting to see what Sony Ericsson can do in this instant to see how easy it will be for the general consumer to get this type of mishap fixed. We shall see.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ridiculously Comfortable - Reef Fanning @betruetoblue slaps

So last summer, actually thinking about it it could have been Summer 08 or 07, I bought some Reef 'slaps'. I looked around at a few different styles before I came across these Reef Fannings. What made me buy this particular type this time around will soon become apparent, but these were not the normal type I'd go for as they have the bit that goes between the toes. I remember growing up, having a pair like this, and they bugged the hell out of me. Especially when the sand got in between the toes and chaffed. :(

Anyway, when I saw these Reef Sandals, with their added extra, they became a must have for me.

Now, I've splashed out on a new set.

Reef Fanning

At first having a bottle opener on the sole I thought would be cool for a party then that'd be it. As it happens, I used it loads! Its not the cheap church key type that wears away like a christmas cracker opener. Its in as good a condition as when I bought it on my old grey/reds.

Sadly though, they'd become a bit 'worn' and the bubble was starting to crack in the sole along with some other slight peel from all the sun/water ;)

That made me get these. If you haven't tried Reefs out before, do it now. They are strangely and amazingly comfortable for slaps. Not only that but this time, I got Project Blue ones, so a portion of the ££ i paid go toward the SIMA Environmental Fund, benefiting more almost 20 environmentally focused organizations, all of whom share a common mission in protecting our playgrounds. Good deed for the day done! ;)

These retail around 40 quid, depending on how good you are at hunting. Check out the Reef page and your fav search engine for more styles.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Annoying Orange is BACK!

So, the team over at Nokia and WOMworld have been busy tweeking Annoying Orange. .... and he's on his way back. Having chatted at length over gtalk, I can say at first you could love him, but after a while you'll want to rip off his face and drink/eat him (eh) ;)

Anyway, this is where you need to be for the latest news on what they are doing to him... and here he is in full on talk motion. Keep your eyes peeled to the facebook group for updates.

HA HA #sufc.

This cheered me up no end, thinking back to all the grief I got last season.... easy 6 points for us then in 2011/2012