Show Notes, December 17th 2013

I start the show by talking about travel, shoes and traveling with devices.

 

I recommend that people research travel wall mount surge protectors with usb ports built in

stuff like http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_26?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=travel%20surge%20protector%20usb&sprefix=travel+surge+protector+usb%2Celectronics%2C236

 

Once Rose Regina joins us she talks about her new phone the Alias 2

which is an old phone

the samsung alias 2 sch-u750

Cnet’s 4 1/2 year old review of the Samsung Alias 2:
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/samsung-alias-2-sch/4505-6454_7-33647823.html
I do agree with most of the review based on a weekend of use.

 

and Hugo joins us via phone to talk about the bitalino – http://www.bitalino.com/

Boing Boing

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