Sony Fangirl

Everything about Sony gadgets and some other stuff

Why I’m sticking with my VAIO instead of a MAC

One of my friends asked me why I chose to be a Sony fan rather than an Apple fan. Well, I know I’m not being fair since I haven’t tried using a Mac PC but it’s more of an OS thing really rather than the hardware thing. In terms of products and design, Sony and Mac are both offering their products at a premium compared with similar consumer electronics but the thing is, I’m just more comfortable using Windows than Apple’s OSx.

Besides, I’ve already a couple of expensive software and games installed on my VAIOs running Windows so I don’t want to have to buy a different license just so it would work on Mac. True, there are also some free mac games floating around the net but even the best mac games and software that are free, I still don’t have the time to learn OSx.

Besides, it’s not like I’m completely boycotting Apple, we do have one iPhone in our household and we constantly download iPhone mobile games for that so you can’t say that I’m not buying Apple products.


February 18, 2009 Posted by | Other news and gadgets, Others, VAIO | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TomTom One First Edition

Though I’m a Sony fangirl Sony’s in-car navigation is pretty expensive even for my taste. Besides, my very first in-car navigation device is the TomTom One which until now still proves useful.

The TomTom One has a very Sensitive SiRF Star II GPS chip which means it can easily lock on to the GPS satellites and pinpoint your exact location in a few minutes. The 3.5 inch touch screen is sensitive too and it has a very simple and easy to understand interface. Even my grandmother had no problems using this nifty little device.

The navigation system is pretty accurate and their map coverage of Great Britain is pretty awesome. I wish our GPS maps here in the US could be that accurate. The TomTom One first edition navigation system also has an integrated Bluetooth which means it can connect with your Bluetooth compatible mobile phone so you can use it as a handsfree device.

I got the TomTom One years ago and it was a bit expensive then but there are some refurbished TomTom Ones selling on the net which are refurbished by TomTom and sells under $100. If you’re looking for a cheap and reliable GPS navigation system, then you might as well go or the TomTom One. It’s reliable and will fit anyone’s budget.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Others | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PSP Pandora battery

If you own a PSP and you’re looking to learn how to unbrick or unlock your PSP, you’ve probably heard of the infamous PSP Pandora battery. Why the PSP needs that particular kind of battery, I do not know. Unbricking or unlocking your PSP is a bit too technical and even I haven’t tried it because of the complicated procedures.

If you want to know how to unlock your PSP using the Pandora battery, you can visit a lot of popular PSP forums. The benefits of unlocking or unbricking your PSP? Well, some say if you unbrick your PSP, you’ll be able to customized the firmware and when you do that, you’ll be able to load a lot of cool applications for your PSP, one of them is the PSX or PS1 emulator which lets you play PS1 games on your PSP.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments