My B&W 805s were getting 10 years old so before they lost all their value, I sold them and got a pair of Focal Aria with Flax speakers. Truly impressed by the result ! They deserve all the positive reviews they got.
I have had it with these over-priced plastic toys which barely last a year (Dyson, Electrolux, …). Miele is of course very good but too expensive here in Tokyo. After checking industrial vacuum cleaners, I was surprised to see that you can find small and relatively cheap ones ! This cute little fella from Hitachi […]
Not too far from Cupertino, naturally ;-)
Remember the leaf shutter blades problem of my RX1 ? Well, I got my camera back and for free, despite being out-of-warranty, thank you Sony ! So one quick shot on the way back from the Sony Service Station in Akihabara…
This is the kind of pictures my RX1 started giving me yesterday afternoon. Just looking at the lens I could see the leaf shutter blades : stuck half way. After trying a few basic things (including shaking the little bugger, yes I was desperate) I was left with no other choice but to bring it […]
Look what I found while cleaning my drawers, some old Nokia phones : 7210, 7610, N-Gage, 7280, 6108, 6680 and E62. A pity I do not have my favourite anymore : the 8210 !
Thanks to my friend, I was able to play with a Sony RX1 a little bit, so here is a short review of the Sony RX1. While there is no doubt about the quality of the images it produces, it does suffer from some design flaws, probably the results of compromises to fit such a […]
The first compact camera that produces what I would call impressive results :
I think I need one ! Seen at the Axis building in Roppongi.
The Zilla App is totally useless… and therefore essential :D
Lightroom can now display and manage location data so I found a new use for my old Garmin. I was previously using GeoSetter but gave up tagging the location since LR was not using them.
Airplay set-up and working with a Denon DNP-720SE. Why not an Apple TV ? Simple answer in two words : sound quality. If you did not know, the ATV has a lot of jitter on its optical digital output and as a result, most DAC’s – even really high end ones – will not sound […]
I personally prefer playing games in English but for the little one I switched the system to French so that we can both play and have fun :D On the subject of XBox, the Youtube “app” is quite disappointing, no HD + content restriction makes me wonder… WTF Microsoft and Google !? Why making it […]
You know, for the kids ;-) The digital age makes it possible for my daughter to enjoy the very same cartoons I enjoyed as a kid 30 years ago !
Rainy weekend in Tokyo so finished the upgrade of the TT-01 chassis of my Datsun 240 with 1) yeah racing conversion kit, 2) 7.2V 3600mAh Ni-MH battery and 3) RS-540 Sport Tuned motor. No brush less motor and LiPo battery as those would be waste on such a “cheap” chassis. With the iPhone on, ready […]