It’s been a day since the famed iPhone X has hit shelves. Fans have gone as far as camping outside Apple stores to get their hands on the special 10th anniversary iPhone but as early as now, we’re seeing photos of the very first shattered phones.
Of course, with new iPhones come… well, new broken iPhones.
The iPhone X, which retails starting at US$ 999, is made of glass. It’s pretty, shiny, and very breakable, as some people have already found out.
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 3, 2017
Even watching this drop test makes me cringe. ???
A Drop & the #iPhoneX Glass Smashes. This Video is part of the Drop Test.
Video via Eddy Cheng. pic.twitter.com/b7aOdc3rDG
— Amit Bhawani (@amitbhawani) November 3, 2017
Repair does not come cheap for the Apple flagship. Their website lists iPhone X screen repair prices and it’s a little under how much a midrange smartphone would cost you.
So, the moral of the story is: Don’t get an iPhone X.
Kidding! This is a reminder that if you do get the handset, you better be careful with it, butterfingers.
Netflix is testing engagement by putting ads between episodes
Netflix, no chill
How would you feel if, after a long day at work, you were relaxing and catching up on a series you’ve been excited to binge, and it gets interrupted by “But first, check out…” followed by a trailer of another show? If you’re miffed at the thought then you should sip your most calming tea, because that’s exactly what Netflix has started to do.
The streaming big shot has confirmed to Ars Technica that this move is a test to see whether or not inserting these ads would help speed up viewers’ discovery of new titles that they’ll like. Right now, these ads only appear for some people globally, but Netflix did not confirm how long this test will last.
The move has garnered some backlash from users encountering the ads, but Netflix has said that, although they are aware of the “chatter on social channels,” their focus is more on the engagement to these ads and that this is what will determine a wider rollout in the future.
Hey @netflix , we pay a subscription so we don’t have to see ads for shit.
You have a lot of market share right now. You do this, and you will quickly learn that we users don’t have brand loyalty when a competitor without commercials pops up.
— Jason Folkers (@hypothetical6) August 17, 2018
I hope it’s not true that @netflix is introducing ads into its programming. I literally pay money to Netflix so that I don’t have to see ads. I’d rather stop watching Netflix than have them run ads. Swear to god the first one I see I’m cancelling.
— InformationAnemone (@Info_Anemone) August 17, 2018
Hey @netflix putting ads for your other shows between episode of something I am watching ruins what makes Netflix good. It makes me want to switch to other services. Please stop.
— Adam Cullen (@Fictonia) August 17, 2018
If you find yourself faced with these ads though, apparently you can opt out of these tests. That way, you’ll still be able to Netflix, chill, and binge watch the night (and/or day) away.
Travelon: Stylish anti-theft bags that look good with your outfits
Keep your gadgets and gizmos safe on every trip
We’ve all heard the pitch: Travel bags that will protect your valuables, must-haves for any trip that’ll keep your gadgets and documents safe, ultimate strength bags that can’t ever be slashed, and so on…
As a traveler, I care a lot about my stuff’s security. However, I never really bought into the whole travel-safe bag hype for one reason: Most bags I’ve seen which advertised said safety travel features weren’t really good-looking in my eyes. I wanted travel-friendly packs that weren’t only functional, they needed to look good with my travel #OOTDs.
In an almost cosmic coincidence (I say this because I have a bunch of trips lined up), I discovered Travelon.
This brand carries a number of travel bags and lo and behold: I actually liked a lot of the bags on display in their store. This travel bag they sent me home with is one I’m particularly fond of.
The bag comes from Travelon’s tailored collection and comes in five different colors: onyx, sapphire, plumrose, aquamarine, and sable (which we have here). I love how muted this hue is, perfect for more dressed-up looks.
As good as it looks, this bag is also one tough cookie with slash-resistant panels built into it. Just how strong is it? Well, we tried it out and let’s just say shenanigans won’t cut it (literally).
Even its detailed straps are slash-proof so you can be sure they stay on your shoulders.
Unique to Travelon is their locking hardware. Zippers are fitted with clasps that act as an extra precaution. Your bags won’t be opened as easily because of this. You can lock it on either side of the zipper…
… or lock the two handles together.
Inside, your stuff is always organized. You won’t believe the number of pockets this bag has.
There are card compartments, a slot for your passport, even a pen holder, plus another zippered pocket. These compartments also block RFID meaning the information on your passport and credit cards are safe from scammers who will attempt to get your info through a random scan.
There’s even a key holder because there’s nothing more infuriating than having to rummage through your bag for your keys.
All these features packed into an unassuming good-looking bag.
This particular bag is priced at US$ 80 which isn’t bad, most anti-theft bags are priced similarly.
And, if you’re going to spend, might as well spend on something that looks good, right?
This is a notebook that will charge your phone because why not
One good-looking and useful planner!
The good old notebook is being given an update.
If you’re still sentimental about stationery, or if you’re the pen and paper type of gal and you still can’t shake your organizer habits, this folio might be right up your alley.
The Tesmo notebook is a good-looking journal. The outside is bound by a durable leather material, there are slots for your pen, cards, and notes, plus you can easily refill the pages with standard A5-sized paper. What’s so different about this organizer then?
Place your phone on the notebook and you’ll find out. This organizer doubles as a wireless charger. Basically, it will charge any Qi charging-capable device — that means your iPhone X and most Android flagships — without even plugging in the phone.
With an 8000mAh battery capacity stored away in its cover, this notebook also allows simultaneous charging of up to three devices. It’s equipped with all the ports you’ll ever need: micro-USB, USB-C, and Lightning adapter.
It’s the journal that every career woman needs — well, okay, not exactly need. It would be cool, though. And, it’s honestly one profesh-looking planner. It comes in gray, black, and brown (pictured).
Check out their Kickstarter page here.
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