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Sample footage from Vievu2


Here’s some sample footage from Vievu’s new wearable video camera, at this point this is as much of a review I can do- they have not finished the iOS app to allow streaming and control of the camera yet.

This short clip shows the quality of video this small camera can produce. Not as good as an iPhone, but considering it’s size it’s decent.

Squarespace and the iPad don’t play well together

I was really looking forward to using the ipad to update and post to my squarespace account. Sadly it is not exactly a smooth process, if you attempt to use the squarespace online interface with the ipad version of safari you will initially think it will work, but the reality is you can create a new post/entry, give it a title, but there is no way to type content into the post. Sort of makes that a worthless option. The squarespace iPhone application does work on the iPad, however it looks horrible, and the limited editing functions make it a crude tool for serious work. Additionally the ipad’s keyboard is replaced by a scaled up version of the iphone’s keyboard, which is very difficult to adjust to if you are used to the ipad’s keyboard.

I contacted squarespace and they responded with the following:

“Thanks for reporting this! The developers have this as an open issue and will be working to resolve this in the near future.

We do plan on developing an iPad app at some point in time. We think that both the iPhone and the iPad provide unique opportunities to extend the Squarespace experience, and each of them will have distinct capabilities. We can’t release a timeline on this at the moment, and are notoriously picky with our interfaces, insisting that we get them right 🙂 While we don’t announce new feature dates prior to our releases, we do announce all service changes via our service blog at: http://service.squarespace.com/

As always, Squarespace sites should render appropriately on the built-in Safari browser. Any problems on that end should be reported to support@squarespace.com. However, administering your site on the iPad via Safari may pose some challenges, as it doesn’t support basic features such as drag and drop that are necessary when performing certain tasks within Squarespace.”

I’m hoping a solution comes sooner than later.. posting with the iPhone app on a device like an iPad is painful!


Review of the motorola motopure h15 flip bluetooth headset

For the past couple years I have been pretty happy with my 1st generation Jawbone headset, it does a good job of canceling ambient noise and has decent battery life. My complaints are the style is a bit clunky, and the first gen Jawbone is just too big compared to what’s out there now. I thought about a Jawbone 2, but after reading some reviews I choose the Motorola Motopure H15 as it’s replacement.

 

I like the clean, simple design of the H15, the clear earloop is virtually invisible when you are wearing it, and the light is not huge and obnoxiously bright like some headsets. Compared to the Jawbone 1 is it much smaller and does not stand out nearly as much when wearing it.

The H15 comes with several rubber earpieces you can swap out to find the best fit for your ear. After trying a couple I found one that fit snug while not being uncomfortable for long periods.

The controls are simple, volume rocker with indicator light on the top, one button on side to click to answer, and hang up.

The best feature for me is the flip feature- the silver arm that contains the microphone is hinged and when closed turns off the headset, to answer a call you simply flip it open, and in just a half second or so the headset turns on, pairs with your phone and answers a call. This is by far the biggest advantage this headset has over my old jawbone. I would often turn off the Jawbone, get a call and fumble with trying to turn on the jawbone and answer the call. With the H15 it is simple as can be, and happens quickly. Gone are the days of dropping my headset in the cupholder of my car, forgetting it is only to return in a couple days and find it dead.

The call quality is excellent, I think the noise cancellation is slightly better than my jawbone. The volume can be turned up in noisy environments and you can hear your caller easily. My only complaint is the charger- it comes with a micro charger tip, not a standard mini usb tip. Other than that- this is a great headset!


Otterbox Commuter TL Case for iphone 3g/3gs review

Not really a review- just a short video of me installing the Otterbox Commuter TL case on my Iphone 3GS.