Travel and technology go hand-in-hand, so while it’s perhaps slightly unrelated to the direct focus of the blog, I did want to mention my recent Apple-ization. As I’ve mentioned a million times over the past month or so I just completed a move, the most exciting part of which must be the new 27″ iMac I picked up.
At the beginning of this year I wasn’t at all a fan of Apple. Then I bought a 13″ Macbook Air in March, which I wrote a review of here. I feel bad talking this positively about a for-profit company, but the computer really has changed my life for the better. It’s so easy to be productive while on the road with such a compact computer that has amazing battery life yet is still powerful.
Then I picked up the iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, and it has been awesome too. I love how good the camera is, which really means I don’t have to take my Canon S95 on quick weekend trips anymore (though I really do love it as well).
But just last week I got a 27″ iMac. This is hands down the coolest of my three Apple gadgets. I was scared of getting a 27″ computer screen, given that I figured I’d go blind, since it’s not like the text is double the size as on a normal computer. But that couldn’t be further from the case. The picture quality is so amazing that I have a big grin every morning that I step into my “office.” It literally makes an otherwise boring day in front of the computer downright exciting (second only to interacting with you guys, of course).
I have exactly two complaints about my Apple products. The first (minor) complaint is about my Macbook Air. It doesn’t have a backspace key. As minor as it sounds, it’s incredibly frustrating given how fast I type and how many typos I make. My second (more major) complaint is about the iPhone 4S. How can you have such a great phone with such crappy battery life? I guess that’s what all the amazing features will do to a phone…