Weekly Review – 11/09/2014

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It’s starting to get a little brisk outside.  I bet you could use some coffee to stay warm.  So… Grab some coffee!

Shea’s iPhone 6 Review


First and foremost, this is a brief review.  Maybe I’ll write something a bit more in depth for the next major iPhone release.

When I first opened up the iPhone 6 I didn’t quite know what to expect.  After all, I never saw one or held one until this day, but I saw quite a few reviews online and I wanted to keep an open mind.  And then, it arrived but I didn’t wasn’t home in time to pick it up from the office – Ugh!  I had to wait for a whole day to open it up – a day after everyone else that preordered it.  Ok, enough with the drama.

Once I opened up the shiny to box, I was pleasantly surprised.  It was a bit thinner and definitely larger (surface area) than my old iPhone 5.  It felt great in my hand but I immediately struggled for a bit to reach my thumbs to all four corners of the screen.  Yes, I know the double tap trick.  The larger size is great for productivity and viewing pictures/video but I still wish it was the size of my iPhone 5.

Here are some of the other features that I’m a fan of:

  • Camera is rock solid
  • The buttons are sleeker
  • 128GB of awesomeness!
  • A faster processor is always a plus

Since I shared what I liked, I might as well share what I don’t like:

  • Protruding camera lens
  • Wake/sleep button is on the side.  I’m sure I’ll get used to this but it’s still pretty weird
  • The silver on the home button doesn’t make sense.  It doesn’t match the aesthetics of the phone

Now that I’ve had the device for over a week now, the size is no longer an issue.  However, there is one thing that I absolutely hate and that’s the protruding camera lens.  For me, this was the main driver to get a case and this was the first time that I considered getting an Otterbox (Commuter) case and so I did.  I had the case on for 3 hours and I absolutely hated it.  I went back to Amazon and ordered the iPhone 6 version of the same case I had before, a case by Poetic.

Did you get the new iPhone?  What are your thoughts?

Image Credit: William Hook

iPhone 6 Videos and Reviews


The New iPhone6

Are you thinking about getting the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?  Check out the links below to a ton of good content, tips, tricks, and reviews about the new iPhone.

Disclaimer:  I did end up getting an iPhone 6 and love it!  However, I would have been a little happier if Apple kept the same screen size as the iPhone 5.

Reviews, Features, and Tips

Torture Tests, Drops, and Explosions

iOS 8 Related

Coming up next?  I’ll be writing a post about my initial experience and thoughts with my iPhone 6.  Stay tuned, it will be coming out later this week.

Image Attribution – William Hook

Weekly Review – 09/29/2014

Shea Laughlin - Coffee Break

Boy, it was a beautiful weekend here in Colorado!  There was some great hiking and some hot tubbing involved.  But… it’s time to get back to the grind.  Grab that large coffee and let’s get going!

Weekly Review – 07/21/2014

Shea Laughlin - Coffee Break

Hola amigos!  It’s that time again… yup, it’s Monday.  Grab a giant cup of coffee, Red Bull, or your caffeine of choice and enjoy some good reads from last week.