I feel so out of touch. There was an Apple Event yesterday and I was not able to follow along with any live blogs or anything. I missed almost all of the new gadget revelations.
I know there’s a new iPad that I want.
I know there’s a new WatchOS.
I know there’s a new iPhone.
I know these things, but I know nothing about them.
My step kids’ father loaded a release candidate of the new iOS onto their phones. Last night my step son loaded a release candidate of the new WatchOS onto his watch. I’m not going to do either of those things. When it comes to software releases, I prefer to play it safe(er) and wait for the actual release. Still… they have stuff on their devices that I don’t have! I am so far behind the curve right now. I have actual gadget envy over gadgets that I actually have!
I used to wear a watch constantly. I never left home without it. When I graduated from high school my parents gave me a watch as a gift. When I graduated from college my parents gave me a watch as a gift. When my uncle passed away and we were cleaning out his house the one thing I wanted to take to remember him was a watch. I actually took a clock too.
I stopped wearing a watch when carrying a cell phone made it redundant. Also, the damn things kept dying on me. How much juice does it take to power an analog watch? I can’t imagine very much. Still, the batteries would die and I didn’t have the right tools to crack them open and put a new one in. So I’d take it to a store and have it done there. Eventually, the presence of a cell phone combined with a dead battery meant that I wasn’t wearing a watch anymore.
As of Monday night though, I’m wearing a watch again. Of course the battery is still a question. How long does an Apple Watch battery last? My step son gets a full day’s use out of one charge and I have to believe he’s hammering on his power supply much harder than I ever will. That appears to be true. Tuesday was the first day I wore the watch from morning until night. When I plugged it in before bed the battery was at 59%. Yesterday was the second full day. When I plugged it in before bed the battery was at 67%.
That makes sense to me. I definitely did more exploring on Tuesday than on Wednesday. I can live with the results so far. If I needed to go two days without charging I could probably pull it off, or at least get through the work day. I don’t think that will happen though, unless we’re traveling and I forget the charger. The other battery question is, how does the blue tooth connection affect the iPhone battery life? I have no idea at this time. When I’m at home and not using my phone I keep it on a charger. Same with work. There’s a charger plugged in on my desk. When I get to work, on it the phone goes. (that was like Yoda grammar there, wasn’t it? Totally unintentional) We’ll have to see how the phone battery handles the watch in a situation where I don’t have a charger on me. Maybe the next trip we take will be a good test.
So in a very limited sample size, the Apple Watch battery life tests get two enthusiastic thumbs up. You’re welcome.
I’m such a nerd. Like there was any doubt that a guy who blogs like 3-5 times a day would be anything other than an uber nerd.
A couple of months ago I turned to Twitter with a question. I always turn to Twitter with nerd questions, and I never get any answers or advice or anything outside of occasionally being followed by spam porn accounts, but I digress.
I asked Twitter if anyone had any experience with using external camera lenses with their phones, specifically their iPhones. I was curious about The Photojojo Phone Lens Series, and the Olloclip iPhone camera lens. I was leaning toward Photojojo because it includes a zoom lens, where Olloclip does not.
As mentioned, the Twitterverse was totally silent in response to my questions so I had to decide for myself.
I just ordered the Photojojo set.
I told you I was an uber nerd!
Oh yeah, I also ordered the super deluxe blu-ray version of 2112.