Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Underground 46, 9 June @ The Cavern


 Click here for band details.

May 31, 2007 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Nightlife | Leave a comment

First Glimpse – Palm Foleo


Just hours ago, Palm’s press release was out on the Palm Foleo.  According to the press release, “the Palm Foleo, its first smartphone companion product. The Foleo mobile companion has a large screen and full-size keyboard with which to view and edit email and office documents residing on a smartphone. Edits made on Foleo automatically are reflected on its paired smartphone and vice versa. Foleo and its paired smartphone stay synchronized throughout the day or at the touch of a button. This powerful combination is for productivity-minded business people who want a more complete mobile solution for email, attachments and access to the web.” Full press release here.

If you want to know more, click here for the multimedia gallery which got pics and videos on the Palm Foleo.

May 31, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos | Leave a comment

Review – Beyonce’s Phone – Samsung F308


When I first saw the TV commercial, I thought the phone was a bit cheesy with the dual-face design.  Tried out the real thing at Broadway store yesterday and I didn’t like the phone interface at all.  The screen size far to small to read off anything.  But fear not,  the dual-face design which will take sometime to get used to as pointed out in the review here from Mobile01, can let you switch from the phone interface to the 2.1″ screen on the MP3 interface for the phone, message and camera functions.  This make use of the larger screen real estate is clever but clumsy at times.  But still nonetheless much better than the small screen.  The MP3 is one of the best, beats the so-called “Walkman” phones easily.  Only bummer is that I didn’t have a chance to check out the leather battery pack.

May 30, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Review | , | 16 Comments

Random Fact of the Day

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

May 30, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

My Mobile Office – Sony UX27, Tekkeon MP3400


Finally got my Tekkeon MP3400 (HK$1145) this morning from ExpansysHK (see previous review here) and that completes my mobile office. The MP3400 charges up real fast (less than 3 hours to full) and I hook it up to my Sony UX27, the foldable keyboard and mouse and now I have a mobile office together with my Dopod 838 pro as a HSPDA modem. The reason I don’t use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse is that I don’t want to further drain my batteries.

Ok, this setup gives me close to 4 hours full from the MP3400 and 2.5 hours on my UX27 battery, so a whole 6 hours plus. Gonna love that juice. The great thing about the MP3400 is that it not only powers up my UX27 but it also charges. The best is after I finish reading off my UX27, put it back in the briefcase and hook up the MP3400 and it starts charging while I’m on the move, nifty. Next thing I know, I will probably have a fully charged up UX27 ready to go. If you want to see some more review about the MP3400, check it here from Mobile01.

A sidenote on the UX27, after almost 2 weeks of use, I can say that the Vista Business runs pretty smooth and not getting much lag as other UMPCs are experiencing. Loving it.

Post any questions if you want to know more.

May 30, 2007 Posted by | Accessories, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, SONY, UMPC | , , | 1 Comment

Photo Review – Sony Ericsson K810i


Photo from Mobile01

A very nice photo review on the Sony Ericsson K810i is up on Mobile01.  The review also features a lot of side-by-side comparison pic with the K800i.  Check it out here

May 29, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone | Leave a comment

Dating is like having a Barbeque

Been reading some old posts off Abby Lee’s Girl with one-track mind and this one is really interesting for you guys still struggling in the dating game.  I’m extracting a few lines down here and if you’re interested, click here for the full article.  Check our Abby’s bio on the website too, she won the Bloggie Award for Best British/Irish Weblog in both 2006 and 2007. 

“Foodstuffs purchased:
BBQ: Avoid buying cheap meat, because it makes you look like a tight-wad. Plus, it’s a challenge to offer round a factory farmed, hormone-injected, mass-produced, mechanically-recovered “meat product” and successfully pass it off as once belonging to part of an animal.
Dating: Avoid –
a) Soups (small risk of slurpage – sounds emitted from any body orifice during a date are a no-no)
b) Spaghetti (high risk of chin-spillage – which is never a good look)
c) Spinach (major risk of getting bits stuck between your teeth – semi-digested green vegetables are never sexy)…..

…..The key to successful Barbeques and dates are all in the slow timing and preparation: get it wrong and people tend to vomit; get it just right and everyone has a smile on their face – especially with the bonus of an orgasm at the end of the night.”

May 28, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

My Blogroll


Woot, I’m so happy to be linked to Gear Diary‘s favourite sites, thanks Judie and the rest.

May 28, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Websites | Leave a comment

iPhone Release Date? 20 June?

Read it all here from Engadget.

May 27, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone | 1 Comment

In-depth Review on the Nokia N800


[22 May] Jezlyn of Late to the Party, spent two weeks evaluating the Nokia N800 and she is working on the 3-part review. The first, on the hardware and the second one on wireless radios are out. Will update on the third part which is on software and 3rd-party apps once it’s out.

[Updated: 27 May] The third part of the review on software is here.

May 27, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Review | | 1 Comment

Leaked Specification on HTC Shift (codename Shangri-la)


[25 June] Shangri-La (X9500)

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista & WM6 Professional
  • 7 inch, 800 x 480 TFT LCD, touch screen
  • Memory: ROM 128 MB/ RAM 64 MB+1 GB/ 30/40 GB HDD
  • CPU: Intel Dothan, 800 MHz
  • Wireless WAN
  • Qualcomm MSM7200, 400 MHz
  • WCDMA 2100 or 850/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
  • Camera: VGA for video telephony
  • GPS
  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • Dual speaker/ 3.5Ø phone jack/ D-sub VGA port/ USB 2.0 Host
  • Expansion: MiniSD
  • Semi-automatic sliding AnyViewTM QWERTY keyboard

Please note that the above specification are leaked information yet to be confirmed. One thing worth notice is that the dual OS this machine is gonna be running on. Links from both UMPC Portal and Mobilitysite are here and here.

May 26, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, PocketPC, Tablet PCs, UMPC, Video | , | 1 Comment

Underground 45


Took this pic last night at the Underground 45.  This is the first band which played last night, if you want to know more about them, check out Spike’s post here.  Elvis Costello? I think not.  “Show me the money!!!”.

May 26, 2007 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Nightlife | Leave a comment

My First Week with My Sony UX27


My Sony UX27 with the foldable keyboard and mouse.


The free foldable keyboard that came with my Sony UX27

So far the experience have been great with my Sony UX27. A typical day would start out by turning my UX27 on from hibernate and updating all my RSS feeds (25sec to come out of hibernation, pretty fast) and downloading emails for reading in the car and during lunch breaks. Apart from that, I do a lot of reading with the iSilo, eReader and eSword. iSilo can read all Palm ebooks file (Chinese) whilst for eReader, ebooks have to be purchased through their site. eSword is a great eBible application, comes with different versions, commentaries and devotion readings and they are all free.

Programs I installed so far –

  • Mircosoft Office 2007 (Home and Student Edition, $1,204)(3 licenses);

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 (Academic Use Version, $480)(single license);

  • eReader Pro (US$9.95);

  • iSilo(for Chinese eBooks, US$19.99);

  • GreatNews RSS Reader (free);

  • eSword (great bible reader, free).

May 26, 2007 Posted by | Accessories, Gadgets n Gizmos, Microsoft, My Gears, Software, SONY, UMPC | , , | Leave a comment

Pic and Mod of the Day


Photo from Modblog, link here.

May 25, 2007 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, MODs, Pics | Leave a comment