* Posts by Smittey

2 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Mar 2013

Google Glass will SELF-DESTRUCT if flogged on eBay


Exploding glasses

That's a shame.. I was really hoping it would be a bit more Mission Impossible-esque.

Review: HTC One


Not having an SD card - problem?

I've read a lot of responses to this article smiting down this amazing bit of kit saying that the absence of an SD card slot is a deal breaker. With the introduction of cloud services and general online storage (let alone the 25GB internal storage that my HTC One X has), does it really matter?

There are tonnes of websites like Dropbox in which I acquired 25GB of free storage, MEGA in which you get 50GB free storage, and no doubt many more! Most of these services allow an automatic upload of your phones content (such as photos and videos) to your online account, meaning you don't need to worry about a little card that can get lost or vacuumed up by accident (speaking from personal experience). For those of you who use your phone to watch videos on and have seen that the phones storage is quickly eaten up by a few seasons of Breaking Bad, services like DropBox allow you to stream directly from your account.

Please not that I'm saying this fully knowing that not everybody has unlimited data allowance, so I can understand why some would like the SD card feature. Yes, an SD card slot IS handy. I'm not saying that it isn't , but if you manage your phones storage well, click a few things here and there to set automatic uploads, then you won't have much of a problem. I sure haven't, and I've had mine for almost a year.