Scarsdale, NY, USA
I'm a huge Apple fan -- have an iPhone 5, a 4th Gen iPod Nano and a late 2008 aluminum unibody MacBook. I follow lots of tech blogs on Twitter, including Cam Bunton (one of my favorites).
The coolest place I've ever driven to is the state of Tennessee. A friend and I drove there about 20 years ago for his friend's wedding and we had a blast! It was my first time in Tennessee and I loved it there (it was also my first introduction to the Cracker Barrel restaurants, which is one of my favorite places to go and eat). The drive there and back from New York was very long (about 17 or 18 hours I believe), but it was definitely a fun time in my life. :-)
1 year, 6 months ago on $150 gas card giveaway courtesy of Scout by Telenav
Great video, Cam. Very much enjoyed it. You actually did better than you think. Bear in mind, I've never remote controlled any kind of aircraft before, but I'm sure it's not easy. Like anything, you probably just need more practice. By the way, I enjoy reading all of your tweets. Have a great weekend! :-)
1 year, 6 months ago on Watch Cam fail at flying the I-UFO [VID]
Another note about the Optrix XD5: I believe it'll survive a fall from at least 10 feet in height, maybe even 15 feet (check their web site for the specifics). I don't remember what the Otterbox's stats are. But the Otterbox Armor series also promises dust-proof protection (I don't recall what the Optrix's stats are for being dust-proof, if it's case is dust-proof at all -- it probably is, but I don't remember). Best way to determine what case works best for you is to go to both manufacturers' web sites and do a comparison, in addition to waiting for full hands-on reviews.
1 year, 6 months ago on CES 2013: Otterbox Armor Series for iPhone – Hands On [Gallery]
Hi, Cam. I agree: It does look pretty bulky for the iPhone 4S. I received an e-mail from Otterbox, by the way, saying that it will also be available for the iPhone 5 on Feb. 22nd (in addition to the 4/4S).
But I think it might get overshadowed by Optrix's new XD5 case for the iPhone 5, which is only $30 more (at $129.95), but in my opinion, it's worth it for a number of reasons:
1) Greater waterproofing depth (Optrix is for a maximum of 15 ft, whereas the Otterbox's max depth is only 6.6 ft (and for only 30 mins at 6.6 ft). Although I couldn't find specifics on Optrix's web site about how long the iPhone would survive at a max depth of 15 ft, there's an article posted on their web site about a guy who's iPhone 4 was submerged in their case for 3 weeks, and he said the iPhone still works
2) Crushproof-ness: Although Optrix's web site doesn't use the term "crushproof", it has a video of an iPhone in their case surviving being run over by a 3-ton diesel truck (Otterbox Armor is supposed to sustain up to 2-tons of crushing force from what I remember)
3) The Optrix case for the iPhone 5 has a built-in wide angle lens as well as a mount for using it on your bike's handlebars, for instance
Optrix's case for the iPhone 5 will be available sooner, on Feb. 5th (as opposed to Feb. 22nd for Otterbox's Armor series).
So I'm not sure yet, but the Optrix sounds like the winner here. I'll be curious as to what kinds of ratings both cases will receive when they start getting reviewed.
And by the way, "no", I don't work for Optrix. :-)