The HTC Droid DNA

Why My Money Went to a HTC Droid DNA Instead of a HTC One

As you may have seen, I had a glowing review of our HTC One review unit, however we don’t get to keep those nor does T-mobile work at our office. You may have heard that HTC’s golden child is coming to Verizon but as of yet they have not announced a date. With an upgrade past due sitting in my account I had a choice to make, and I eventually chose to purchase an HTC Droid DNA rather than wait for the HTC One.

The main reason I chose to get the DNA instead of buying the (admittedly amazing!) HTC One boils down to cost. Due to some credible sources, I have figured the One to be approximately $200 on contract, while the DNA is a paltry $50 as of this writing. It may be hard to believe, but writing random musings and hocking used laptops does not make one independently wealthy especially when I am responsible for feeding 2 little geeklings.

If you find yourself in the same situation you might want to consider this option yourself. The DNA may be 8 months old and use a slightly older processor but this thing is not “Last Years Phone.” It is a 5 inch 1080p screened behemoth with a 1.5 Ghz, quad core processor, and 2 Gb of RAM. Those are specs that run with the current big boys even if it doesn’t have all the gimmicks and add-ons as it’s younger skinnier brother.

The DNA comes with Android 4.1 overlaid with sense 4, but to be honest that means nothing to me. The stock OS lasted for approximately 5 minutes before I replaced it with Cyanogenmod. Running the lighter, vanilla Android styled ROM the DNA flys just as fast as any other “superphone” (yes, that is a thing now) on the market.

Despite losing those amazing front-facing speakers, and that oh-so-sexy aluminum chassis, I think I made the right choice. I might still experience a tinge of phone envy here and there but I have managed to turn a couple of heads myself especially with my phone in it’s stylish case that I would have never been able to bring myself to hide a One in.For your money, the DNA will get you almost as much bang for quite a bit smaller of a buck. Agree, disagree? Feel free to blow up my comments section.

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My Top Four Tech Gadgets to Try in the Future. Will Curiosity Kill This Cat?

Hey everybody!

This geeky girl is rounding up  gadgets and gizmos that would be awesome to try out!

If you have any of these, please chime in with your opinion!

SLEEPTRACKER Elite Watch
This little baby monitors sleep patterns and actually wakes you up at the optimal time in the morning.  Some mornings I wake up and I feel like absolute death. I sure hope this really works, but I’ve heard that some people don’t even use the alarm feature.  The analytics feature alone is a useful tool and I would love to try this little gadget sometime soon!

iConvert® Instant Slide & Negative Scanner
Okay. This is an amazing concept considering I have old negatives in my closet stuck in a box for a couple of years. Before my wonderful experience with owning digital cameras and smartphones, I used older model cameras and I’d love to turn these images digital. While I’ve heard mixed reviews about photo quality, I’d still like to try it. This was an awesome find and I’d love to hear from you if you own one!

Ziphius Aquatic Drone
This cute little guy is a great way to capture under water photos. In my opinion, there is more straightforward ways to capture said photos, but this is much cooler! My daughters would have so much fun with this little drone!

Levitron Lamp
While this may not be the most practical way to light a room, anything that levitates is a friend o’ mine! I’ve actually bookmarked this lamp!

Well, there it is. A few little things I found interesting and I’d love to try them all!