Sony Ericsson K850i Review

29 12 2007

Watch the video review here.

Just got this on contract with T-Mobile. And I must say bravo to T-mobile for getting the phone to me so fast, I just ordered it yesterday and the person I ordered it with said it could take to monday for it to come.k850i First impressions are that it looks pretty nice. The way it lights up is excellent and it has a nice big crisp and clear screen. My first negative is that the buttons are a bit small and fiddly but usable. Second bad point is the 3 touch screen buttons on the bottom of the screen. I don’t know why they made them touch screen . There a bit unresponsive and a bit fiddly aswell.One of the best things about this phone is the camera. 5megapixel is pretty good especially as far as phones go. Below is a link to a picture I took of my dog (Trip), as you can see the quality is really good.


My last 4 phones have been SE’s and they’ve all been very good, thats why I went for this one. On the new one they have changed about the media player and made it look alot sleeker.

Overall I would give it 8/1oThe only reason I took 2 points off it is because of the fiddly bits. The rest is absolutely excellent and the camera is quite possibly the best one out for phones.

K850i Angles


I Am Legend Movie Review

23 12 2007

Before you read this review you should know that it may contain spoilers, or not as the case may be as I am Legend is garbage.

Well, before seeing this film I was pleasantly surprised to hear that it was a remake (of sorts) of Omega Man. (Which is one of my favourite Charlton Heston films and I might order it right now hmm.. ūüôā ) Although after seeing it I wish they hadn’t bothered.

The movie starts with Smith hunting some CGI deer, OMG!, why do the deer look so shit! Followed by another scene with some lions, again the same train of thought prevailed. Followed by the introduction of the ‘zombies’. I don’t know why they didn’t use actors for these guys as this cgi was also shit! Blade 2 proved that zombie/vampire creatures can look really good (although some of the acting in that movie was at best mediocre). I think they should have probably gone with prosthetics instead, or an actually good cgi company I am Legend Zombie Blade effects

From there on in I don’t think at any point did I think it was Smith’s best performance and did not strike the kind of emotions it could have.I think that the best bit of the movie is when Smith starts to go a bit mental and loses his best friend (dog).At the end of the day this genre has been well over done and I think that this movie could have been a bit more different from the rest. As I mentioned above I also think the effects were exceptionally shoddy and the person who created them needs to get some serious spectalage on.

Overall I would give it 4/10 and thats even a bit generous.In no way whatsoever does this deserve the no.1 revenue intake for first week sales, but then again neither did the return of the king. I think that if your going to the cinema over the holidays then Beowolf, American Gangster and The Golden Compass will all be better choices, so … you have been warned

What the video review here

I am legend

Are you looking for a Wii? (plus iPhones)

19 12 2007

Are you one of the many people experiencing the same debacle that the buzz lightyear toy cause a couple of years ago, well according to BBC news website the best place to get your Wii is Amazon France –¬†¬†Apparently¬†the Frenchies haven’t liked the motion sensor, but it’s all good for us as now theres some excess stock there and if you order it now you could get in in 3 to 5 days, a risk, I know but it’s better than nothing. And if your really desperate you could always drive over and pick it up.

Determined parents start your motors!

Also Apple’s¬†iphone seems to be a pretty popular thing right now. I found out that if you don’t want to get it with a contract you can get it from Tmobile (Germany) or Orange (Frenchies again) for about 450 to 800 euros ¬†(depending on who you go with) completely unlocked.¬†

Apple Iphone 



17 12 2007

Heres a random thought for you, why do environmentalists¬†support the use of renewables then when then government draws up a plan to put wind farms along the coastline they say “NO!, because they kill birds?”

Personally I couldn’t care less whether a couple of seagulls get smashed by giant windmill blades, if your that stupid to fly through one (damn thrill seeking gulls) then you deserve to die, survival of the fittest and all that snash.

And where exactly would they put the windfarms where there are no stupid birds? I think they could use one of those remote islands that humans have never lived on, I saw a programme once that showed these advanced evolved birds twiddling tools from sticks to catch food and the like. They would be like “F@$k that shit, damn seagull got owned!”

But then the environmentalists would probably get pissed about ruining the landscape. And if they¬†camouflaged the windmills then you’d bet there’d be more dead birds.




Apple or Nintendo?

13 12 2007

Apple or Nintendo? It’s a question you may be asking yourself this Christmas and both companies seem to have followed the same path over the last couple of years. Although apple has seen more of a steady growth while Nintendo has ‘sky rocketed’, largely due to the Wii.¬†stats¬†stats germany¬†In Europe it seems that Nintendo is even thinking of pulling it’s Wii adverts because the stocks are running dry, the BBC ran an article explaining “Globally, the firm is able to make about 1.8 million of the Wii consoles every month.¬†But it said that the demand had been “unprecedented and higher than Nintendo could ever have anticipated”.¬†Being an avid Wii user for about 10 months now this information compounds what I sort of already knew. That the Wii is not your average games console.I know this because microsofts Xbox 360 and sonys Playstation have not lost¬†millions¬†of customers. Instead, it would appear the Wii has generated its very own market of new ‘casual gamers’ who are¬†enticed by the niche controllers, which then turn out to be not a ‘niche’ but a fairly important bit of¬†innovation.¬†So will the people who were going to buy a Wii go for an apple product when the Wii stock runs out.Thats a hard thing to predict because you may well get people who were just looking for a good electronic entertainment product and you may get people who are¬†specifically¬†looking for a games console. More than likely it will be a mixture of both and all the competitors will see an increase as the Wii stock dries up.Commet Belowwii

Who the Hell is Karl Rove?

11 12 2007

Karl Rove, the apparent “Brains” behind the Bush administration has resigned.¬†




Sorry, but “Brains” and “Bush administration” in the same sentence has got to be one of the most¬†paradoxical lines in history.yeah,Who the Hell is Karl Rove?¬†

Karl Rove 

Noisy Neighbours (Well…)

10 12 2007

My topic today is noisy neighbours, not my neighbours, rather myself. 

I got a letter in from the council informing me that I was getting complaints from a neighbour.

I know which one it is because he came round to complain before, and ended up threatening “F#cking head off!”, yes, charming ¬†

¬†Anyway, I’ll explain the situation and you can comment on what you think.

It’s not actually me that plays the drums it’s my big brother. He’s in a band and thats how he makes his living, not some small hobby band there actually quite big and he makes more money than me.

The worst of it is that he only plays the drums once every couple of months due to him being on tour. And he never plays past 9 in the evening.

I never understood what this neighbours problem was, can he not understand that being a good neighbour (and person for that matter) involves a bit of give and take.

Or am I the one doing all the taking by allowing my brother to play his drums every couple of months.

The other thing I’m pretty pissed by is that ¬†the council is able to send me a letter threatening an ASBO (I thought these things were meant for little¬†delinquents¬†going around stabbing people and the sorts), when they didn’t even have any evidence to suggest that I was being over-noisy at unreasonable times, ever heard of innocent till proven guilty.

I want to hear your comments, enter below –¬†