Wednesday, October 14, 2020

reMarkable 2 - First Look

I charged and set it up, connected to WiFi, etc. Next I downloaded the desktop application, the Android mobile application (on my Microsoft Duo), installed them, and then 'connected' them all. To test, I imported a PDF into the reMarkable 2, which then automatically showed up in the desktop app and on the Duo:

Note: To do the registration, setup, etc., you are instructed to go to Not paying very close attention I attempted to navigate to Fortunately my ZoneAlarm software saved my bacon!

Online reviews:

YouTube reviews:
reMarkable 2 reviews (Deep Guide)
reMarkable 2 review (Good E reader)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Bello - First Look

In August I received the Bello that I had backed on Indiegogo a while back: 'Bello - Decode your belly fat and manage your health.' It's a small, handy device that purports to measure your belly fat, both subcutaneous and visceral, using "DMW-NIRS (Discrete Multi-Wavelengths Near-Infrared Spectroscopy)."

Note: visceral fat is a more important marker for risk of serious medical issues, more so that fat elsewhere on the body. For more information, see: Taking aim at belly fat (Harvard Medical School).

I unboxed it and charged it up, and have used it daily to measure belly fat. The Bello pairs via Bluetooth with your phone and records the information in the Bello app. Note: You can sync the Bello app with Google Fit to measure other activity, etc.; however, for now I am just using it to measure and track belly fat. 

Seven weeks in and assuming this is accurate, I'm moving in the right direction!


Friday, September 25, 2020

Microsoft Surface Duo - First Look

I received my Microsoft Surface Duo today.  I immediately unboxed it, took a  number of photos to show its relative  size (see below), then plugged it in to charge prior to setting it up...

The following are some size comparisons photos (showing relative thicknesses, sizes, and screen sizes) for the Surface Duo with some of my older, unused gadgets:

More info on these earlier gadgets here:  HP 200lx - Blackberry Priv - HTC U11 - Nokia E90 Communicator - Cool Bphone - GPD Win - UMID M1

The following are some size comparison photos (with relative screen sizes and thicknesses) with other previous two-screen gadgets:

More info on these earlier 2-screen gadgets here: Toshiba Librettto - Sony Tablet P - NEC Medias W N--05E

More to come... 

Resource Links:

The New Surface Duo (Microsoft)

The tech specs (Microsoft)

Surface Duo help & learning (Microsoft Support)

Online Reviews:

Microsoft Surface Duo Review (TC)

Review: Microsoft Surface Duo (Wired)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is Really Bad (droidlife) 

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Double Troubles (The Verge) 

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: An exciting, erratic affair (Engadget)

Microsoft Surface Duo Review: A multi-tasker's dream (xdadevelopers)

I bought a Microsoft Surface Duo - my thoughts (review) (Ultrabook review)

Surface Duo Review: Microsoft Didn't Make a Phone. It Made the Future (Input)

Microsoft Surface Duo review: Enthusiastically an enthusiast's phone (Android Police)

Microsoft Surface Duo: All You Need To Know About the New Surface Phone (Pocket-lint)

3 Feature We Want From the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (digitaltrends)