MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
If you could mix wearable tech, spy gear, and a dash of acoustic time travel you'd get Kapture: a wrist-worn microphone that's constantly recording everything around it. The idea is enticing: if your watch is always listening and passing that audio off to your smartphone, then you never run the risk of missing out on anything – all you need to do to preserve the moment is tap your wrist. Does Kapture deliver on its lofty promises? I wore one for over a month to find out. Join me for the MrMobile Kapture review!
If you don’t know what a Galaxy Note is, it’s basically the reason your smartphone’s gotten bigger with each upgrade. Today, Samsung's oversized and overpowered phablet family gets a sixth generation – and it's called the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung says that skipping the "6" brings it in line with the Galaxy S7's branding, and the similarity to the smaller smartphone is striking indeed – especially on the spec sheet. With a much larger screen and the signature S Pen stylus, the Galaxy Note 7 is still a different beast – but has the Note line lost some of its luster this year? Join MrMobile for the Galaxy Note 7 Hands On, and stay tuned for the Galaxy Note 7 review coming later this month!
Ridiculous comfort, insane noise cancellation and huge sound: the Bose QC35 Bluetooth headset is a hyperbole hater's nightmare, but a traveling music lover's dream. Find out if it lives up to its steep price tag in MrMobile's first Bluetooth headset video: the Bose QC35 Review!
Chromebooks have been the hot laptop replacement for the past few years, more than a tablet and somewhat less than a netbook. But what’s it like to use one, and is the cheap price tag worth the sacrifices? It may be hard to believe, but MrMobile never used a Chromebook until this week! Fortunately, he just got his hands on one for the very first time – so come along for his first-ever Chromebook hands-on!
50-meter water resistance, MIL-STD 810G durability and a dual-layer display: if you thought Casio was just about traditional watches, prepare to be impressed. In this review, MrMobile checks out the Casio WSD-F10 smartwatch, the company's first Android Wear device and certainly the most rugged watch in Google's catalog. But it's also one of the most expensive watches – and it lacks some key features sure to be missed by the outdoorsy crowd at which it's targeted. Find out if the WSD-F10 is the Android Wearable for you in the MrMobile Casio Outdoor Smartwatch review!
I know, I know … you’ve seen this before. But when Lenovo rolled out the Moto Z in San Francisco last month, the only people who saw "Moto Z Hands On" from MrMobile were my Facebook friends. And while I *do* recommend you follow me on Facebook (ahem), this is one smartphone that deserves a proper video treatment for a first impression. I’m Michael Fisher and this is a quick Moto Z Droid Edition Hands On, featuring the Moto Z Droid Edition AND the Moto Z Force Droid Edition!
The Moto Z is unlike any other smartphone you can buy today, with a frame barely 5mm thick and slap-on "mods" that give it crazy capabilities. It also carries a fascinating legacy. In 2013, Motorola introduced a small, modest mobile that tried to redefine what a smartphone should be, and it called it the “Moto X.” The next few years would see the company gradually abandon most of the principles it laid down with that first phone, making the X bigger and more powerful to better battle the Galaxy-class competition from Samsung. For 2016 Motorola (having been sold by Google to Lenovo and renamed "Moto") has taken its flagship smartphone so far afield of its origins that it isn’t even an "X" anymore – a move equal parts promotion and demotion. I’m Michael Fisher, and this is MrMobile's Moto Z Droid Edition Review.
Last week, I took you on a tour of MrMobile’s Everyday Carry … but I failed to mention how I tote all that tech around town. So what's the best gadget bag for packing all that loot? Well, sometimes -and especially in the summer- the best gadget bag is no bag at all. I put together a four-piece summer ensemble from SCOTTeVEST, the pocket-obsessed clothier, and tried my best to go sans-bag for a whole week. Join MrMobile to see how that experiment went down.
Before yesterday, the sum total of my Pokemon knowledge was a handful of memes from a decade ago. But as I recently discovered, you don't need to know much about the classic games, cartoons and comic books to enjoy the new title that’s dominating headlines this week, Pokemon Go. Because Pokemon Go isn’t just a game; it’s augmented reality as it was meant to be. And it’s an awful lot of fun. I’m Michael Fisher and I've caught a lot of Pokemon over the past 24 hours – LET ME SHOW YOU THEM!
Over the short time since MrMobile flashed into existence, the most often-asked questions in the comment section have been: “where do you get your music,” “what game are you playing at so-and-so timestamp,” and “what technology do you carry on a daily basis.” The answers to the first two questions are the same (check the description!) so I thought I'd finally put some effort into answering the last one with this video: Michael Fisher's Every Day Carry.
This video spans my assortment of mobile technology, from the public-transit ring on my finger to the bag-straining weight of my MacBook Pro. (A future video will cover the many varied gadgets in MrMobile's Boston studio.) Enjoy the Every Day Carry video above and if something in particular strikes your fancy, feel free to check it out further in the links below!
It’s the Fourth of July weekend as this video hits the 'tube, which means you should be thinking about hot dogs, fireworks and bathing suits – not worry about getting water on your smartphone (or answering the latest Slack message from your boss). So to commemorate this Independence Day, I took a page out of my college-era playbook ... and stuck my SIM in a dumbphone. The Kyocera DuraXE is a mil-spec, water-resistant clamshell with some fancy frills like LTE and Mobile Hotspot – but its best attribute might just be its *lack* of features. Join Michael Fisher for a quick beachside Kyocera DuraXE review!
Claiming anything to be "the best" in a field as subjective as smartphones is asking for trouble, especially in a year of great Android phone releases. But I’ve carried the Samsung Galaxy S7, on and off, for the past 90 days ... and when people ask me which is the best Android phone out there … it’s the Samsung Galaxy S7 that I point to. Join me for MrMobile's long-overdue Galaxy S7 review – and let me know what smartphone works the best for you: sound off in the comments below! (Just keep it clean, you guys; we're all friends here.)
Graphics erroneously state the Galaxy S7 has 3GB of RAM. In fact, it has 4GB. MrMobile regrets the error.
The Tesla Model 3. Despite having zero interest in cars and living in a city with abundant public transit (and abundant traffic jams), I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a part of a transportation revolution. A few months ago I ordered the Tesla Model 3 alongside about 400,000 other people, and it should be rolling up to my doorstep sometime late in 2018. It will be my very first electric car.
The question I have is probably the same one you do, whether you ordered a Tesla Model 3 or not: did I make the right call? Can the Model 3 possibly live up to all the buzz? And what kind of car will it be when it actually rolls out of the factory? To find out, I needed to learn what driving a Tesla is like today. So I flew to Florida with Derek Kessler and Serenity Caldwell from Tesla Central, and we spent a few days doing our own Tesla Test Drive with the Model S P85D and a brand-new Model X P90D.
What I discovered was that Tesla has the power to turn even the most apathetic driver into an auto aficionado.
Star Trek has brought us some of the coolest gadgets seen on TV – the most iconic of which is the Communicator. Various toy replicas have cropped up over the years to let every kid play Captain Kirk, but it took Star Trek’s 50th anniversary (and a company obsessed with detail) to bring a working Communicator to the mainstream. Join MrMobile, a.k.a. Michael Fisher, for an in-depth review of the brand-new Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator by The Wand Company!
To break the OnePlus 3 review down succinctly: this is a very compelling Android smartphone. I wish OnePlus could have held on to the bold, rebellious industrial design that characterized its freshman effort, but my Android Central colleague Andrew Martonik is right to say in his own OnePlus 3 review that the phone is "all grown up." This device is a combination of very compelling features and very few compromises, in a package that’s substantially more affordable than the flagships it tries to topple. Best of all, you don’t need to jump through a lot of hoops to buy one. Join me for the OnePlus 3 review by MrMobile!
My name is Michael Fisher. I’m a writer, sailor, podcaster and recovering actor whose childhood obsession with science fiction never … quite … faded. 25 years later, the technology that I coveted as a kid is woven into the fabric of everyday life. I’ve spent the past four years reviewing this technology, and now I’ve teamed up with Mobile Nations to take those reviews to the next level. Welcome to MrMobile!
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My name is Michael Fisher. I’m a writer, sailor, podcaster and recovering actor whose childhood obsession with science fiction never quite faded. A quarter-century later, the technology that I coveted as a kid is woven into the fabric of everyday life. I’ve spent the past four years reviewing this technology, and now I’ve teamed up with Mobile Nations to take those reviews to the next level. Welcome to MrMobile!
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