Sony DSC-V1 Cybershot Digital Camera IRL Retro Review

Sony DSC-V1 IRL Review- Announced in 2003, the DSC-V1 was Sony’s second from the top model (sitting under the DSC-F515/505), and a spiritual successor to the DSC-S85. The V1 was meant to be a powerful portable digital camera, vs a gigantic behemoth, like the DSC-F828 I just reviewed. Its competitors would have been the P series…

Sony DSC-F828 Digital Camera IRL Retro Review

Sony DSC-F828 Cybershot Digital Camera IRL Review:The Sony DSC-F828 was announced in 2004, and was the successor to the DSC-F717 Cybershot digital camera. It was Sony’s flagship and amongst the first wave of 8 MP cameras (Canon Powershot Pro1, Nikon Coolpix 8800, Konica Minolta Dimage A1, and Olympus C8080, almost all using the same Sony…

Sony SRS-ZX1 2.0 Speaker IRL Review

Sony SRS-ZX1 2.0 Speaker IRL Review– Released in early 2008, I was not aware of this speaker at all until a few years down the road when I read about it on eBay. I wasn’t quite into speakers at the time, and wasn’t certainly as big of a fanatic about Sony as I am now…

Sony AS15 Action Cam and Liveview Remote IRL Review

Sony AS15 Action Cam POV Camcorder IRL (In Real Life) Review- I bought the Action Cam package on a whim- a massive deal had popped up with multiple discounts and while I had been toying with the idea of a GoPro, I didn’t really need one. After the discounts I needed one. There were scenarios where…

Sony Z3 Tablet Compact IRL Review

Sony Z3 Tablet Compact IRL Review– The Z3 Tablet Compact (TC from hereon) was a bit of an impulse buy for me. When I first heard rumors of it, I was pretty excited. It was the Xperia Z Ultra successor in a much larger manner- it fixed a lot of things I didn’t like about the Z Ultra…

VAIO Pocket 40 GB DAP IRL Review

VAIO Pocket 40GB DAP IRL Review- The VAIO Pocket (pocket from now on) is a digital audio player/photo viewer that was released in 2004 just a few months after Sony’s Walkman division released its own NW-HD1 Network Walkman to compete with the iPod (might have been 3rd generation at the time I think). It was an…

Sony Walkman X IRL Review (X1060)

Sony Walkman X (X1060) IRL Review- The Walkman X (X from hereon) was released in 2009 as Sony’s first major foray into the touchscreen DAP market basically owned by the iPod Touch. It was designed to be the pinnacle flagship of Sony’s DAPs and bring the Walkman name back into the fight that it had largely…

Retro Retro Review- Toshiba Satellite M45

Toshiba Satellite M45 Laptop IRL Review- This is going to be a really really retro review- not that its the first time I have reviewed something old- its more that I am reviewing something that is totally removed from my stable. I’ve long since returned it to Staples and traded it for credit (to buy a…

Sony VAIO Z 2010 IRL Review

Sony VAio Z (2010) IRL Review- The Vaio Z11 was the second last generation of the iconic Z lineup before the line was folded into the newer Vaio Pro line up…and then subsequently sold off to Japan Industrial Partners when VAIO was sold off….sadface. Anyways, its an iconic line up that started off with the…

Fake Sony MDR-V700DJ IRL Review

Fake Sony MDR-V700DJ Headphone IRL Review- These were the first in person headphones I got to experience that were fake. A minor issue for me at the time of purchase, I simply didn’t think the fake headphone makers could get it this good. At that point, my experience with “fanban” (fake in Cantonese) items was…

Nixon Master Blaster Headphone IRL Review

Nixon Master Blaster Review- Wow what a headphone. I remember when I first saw this headphone. I was in Easy Rider or Watch It! and I saw this sitting in the back with all the other non-watch/sunglasses accessories. Nixon had just released this line up around 2009 right when the headphone market was getting hot…

Skullcandy MixMaster DJ Headphone IRL Review

Skullcandy MixMaster DJ Headphone IRL Review- The Skullcandy MixMaster is another celebrity endorsed headphone spurned by the success of Beats by Dre. Its apparently designed by Mix Master Mike, a DJ who has mixed artists including the Beastie Boys. TBH this is one of the ugliest headphones I have ever owned. They took the idea…