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Episode 261 - iPhone 3GS, Think Tank Streetwalker Bag

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André M. said:

Hello, Ben and Andi! How are you?

I've been seeing this show from day one (well, not exactly from day 1, but I've downloaded all your shows, eheh) and really enjoy it! However, I must admit your last reviews haven't been so great... You now just say how "cool" the product you're reviewing is (with a lot of Andi's comments being just a plain "ok", "ok", "ok"...) and then you jump right at the price... Why don't you explore some of the products' features a bit more? The new iPhone, for example... You could have shown us a bit more of it's upgrades (yeah, I know everyone already knows all there is to know about it, but still... if you decided to review it!...). Or like in that last camera episode (Nikon and Canon); you could also have talked a bit more of their functions, image quality, etc.

Oh, and one more thing: I really liked Tiff!... Is she coming back? Sorry, Andi, nothing against you, but neo-fight.tv without Tiff feels so much different!... =( I just find it strange, even so when Ben and Tiff seemed to be such good friends!...

Bye bye,
good luck on your other projects

André

Robert Bratu said:

"This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

This is what I get when I want to watch the video. Pitty I can't see the show anymore.

Ben said:

Howdy...

Is anyone else having trouble watching the video? It shows up fine for me.

Andre, thanks for your thoughtful comments. Tiffany has moved on, so we're re-tooling a little. Andi is just getting used to the show dynamic. I hope you'll agree that she'll be a great co-host given a chance to get a few shows under her belt...

-Ben

André said:

Hi, again!

Yup, also had some problems watching this week's show (using Internet Explorer); however, if you download, you can watch it just fine with Quicktime =) (haven't checked my iTunes file yet, though...)

As for the new co-host, it's like I said... just missing Tiff, that's all! =) I believe Andi will do a great job as well!

Can't wait for the next show,
have a great week

André

Robert Bratu said:

I was at work before, I got home now and I am watching the podcast. It's great :)
I also miss Tiffany!

MrBiggelsworth said:

Andi is Great,Welcome aboard. We will miss Tiff,a little more info on tiff`s departure would be nice,after all we have come to know her after 3 years of her coming into our homes.I wish her all the best.I will miss her.Keep up the great show, Im watching via my apple tv now ,looks great.

Tiffany Young said:

Awww..... I just saw your comments! Thanks for making me feel special and missed! I do miss Neo-Fight as well but in this current market I had to step up the work pace a bit. I'm sure Ben and I will still do an occasional show together (such as the the electronic leg shaver that dubs as an ear wax remover) which I plan to demonstrate on Ben.

In any event, I wanted to say how much I appreciate all of you allowing me into your homes and computers every week to watch the show. I would get e-mails from all over the world and I was awed by the global-ness of podcasts. I mean, wow, I feel incredibly lucky to even have had the opportunity.

So, a humble and heart-felt thank you!

Tiffany Young said:

Awww..... I just saw your comments! Thanks for making me feel special and missed! I do miss Neo-Fight as well but in this current market I had to step up the work pace a bit. I'm sure Ben and I will still do an occasional show together (such as the the electronic leg shaver that dubs as an ear wax remover) which I plan to demonstrate on Ben.

In any event, I wanted to say how much I appreciate all of you allowing me into your homes and computers every week to watch the show. I would get e-mails from all over the world and I was awed by the global-ness of podcasts. I mean, wow, I feel incredibly lucky to even have had the opportunity.

So, a humble and heart-felt thank you!

Steve C said:

It looks like Tiff has moved on to bigger and better things or maybe Ben got Andi to work for free, who knows. Anyway, what's up with timing how long it takes to open an app on the iPhone, why doesn't it do everything instantly like on TV?

Greg Louderman said:

Just wanted to say that I miss you also Tiffany. I hope that things go well for you and that you will make appearances on the show and keep us updated as to how you are doing. Much good luck to you and thanks for all the shows.

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Steve C said:

Wow, Andi shouldn't be allowed to go cell phone shopping without supervision! That just goes to show how the greedy cell phone companies are trying to rip everyone off with their excessive charges. I think most iPhone users are paying more than $100 per month though, $60 for phone service, $30 for a data plan, more for text, etc. which all adds up to a commitment of about $2600 for two years!
I wouldn't go with T-Mobile either, they have the worst coverage in the Phoenix area. I tried a Blackberry Pearl once and it said there was no data service in my area! Nothing on it worked except voice and texting.
My Verizon 6700 smart phone running Windows Mobile ($80 on Craigslist) is almost identical to the G1 phone and it works great as a phone but I only pay $10/mo for phone service and it has great coverage everywhere. I can't afford a data plan so I use wifi which costs $10/mo from Boingo. My phone also has the slide out keyboard but the keys are too small to type on so I prefer the on screen keyboard using a stylus.
I hope Andi can get out of her contract with T-Mobile and get something better.
BTW, why is it that no Bluetooth headsets work? I got one made by Soyo from Woot.com once and it's completely useless!
When I try to use it with the phone the signal is so weak that if I put my hand over it or turn my head it will lose the signal then the phone disconnects from it and goes back to using it's own speaker and mic and I can't hear anything!
My laptop won't even recognize the stupid thing so I can't use it with that either!

Steve C said:

The G1 phone is only $98 at Walmart with a 2 year contract on T-Mobile so how did Andi manage to pay $180? Did she have to beg them to let her pay more?
T-Mobile also has a deal that will let you pay extra to use the wifi in your phone at home to make calls on your own internet service. Did she get that too? LOL

Actually, the G1 now does video, as of an operating system upgrade (Cupcake). It's great, and does a great job. Plus they've improved the camera...it focuses and takes the picture faster. Not a big fan of the GPS, it's wrong as often as it's right, however I haven't tried it since the operating system upgrade, so it might be working better.

I like my G1...I'd get an iPhone, but I love the popout keyboard...for me, that's a dealbreaker for the iPhone.

Good show!

Bill T said:

Regarding iPhone call quality. The dropout and static issues aren't universal - the iPhone 3G qua cell phone works well for me.

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Robert Bratu said:

I was eating McDonald's while I was watching this video, lol.
If I would have been a photographer/photo editor, I would have bought Wacom. You always want to buy the more expensive equipement you can afford to do your work bettter. But since I am a cameraman/video editor I would not buy any of the two tablets because I would not need them. :) Andy is great, but I miss Tiffany!

Steve C said:

Hey, how come you guys get a vacation and I don't? Oh wait, I'm unemployed. Never mind.
Everyone should go to Andi's web page and watch her video of when she met her husband on Love Connection. It's hilarious.
Unfortunately it freezes near the end when we are about to find out what happened after her date stayed over for the night and her dad is knocking at the door. Come on, inquiring minds want to know!
http://www.andibarness.com/loveconnection.html

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