29
Aug
1[5]

I can't believe it's already been a year since the last What We Use, but alas, it has. Basically everything has changed in my device collection since last year, so there's a lot to talk about this go around. Before we get into the stuff you're actually here to see, however, l want to point out that we're going to take a slightly different approach to the What We Use series this time.

Last year, Artem pointed out that he'd like to see a more personalized version of this series. Instead of making the most common devices the focal point of the post, we're going to take a closer look at some of the more obscure things that we commonly use – not just as journalists or techies, but as people in general. The stuff that gets us through our day to day, both at work and away from the screen. You can still expect all the Android goodies, including devices and app/widgets/games, to be along for the ride as well, but there will also be a lot more personal items – some may be of interest, some may not. Either way, I always personally find posts like this to be interesting (I think most people enjoy seeing other people's stuff for some reason), so I hope you guys dig it, too. I definitely had a good time writing it, and doing so really made me realize the stuff that I honestly don't think I could live without.

With that out of the way, this is my favorite stuff.

Devices

Hey, we're an Android site. Let's talk about some Android stuff. Oh, and some other stuff that has nothing to do with Android.

Phones: Moto X and Galaxy S 5

wm_IMG_3262

I carried the Nexus 5 as my daily driver for several months, but after dealing with too many Bluetooth and GPS issues, I had to give it up. When I did, I switched to the Moto X. I don't love this phone – the camera sucks, battery life isn't that great, and the vibration engine is pure garbage – but it has features that I've really come to appreciate. Touchless Control is brilliant (though less special now that Google Now can be activated everywhere on other Android devices) and Active Notifications are fantastic. I'm really looking forward to Moto's successor to this device, and I hope they fix the things that need it and leave the rest alone.

When I'm not feeling the Moto X, I go for the Galaxy S 5, which has started growing on me more and more as of late. It has a beautiful screen, good camera, and great battery life – basically the opposite of the Moto X. On the downside, it has Touchwiz, which I'm not a huge fan of. Sometimes you just have to take the good with the bad, I guess.

Tablets: SHIELD Tablet and iPad Mini Retina

wm_IMG_3269

I'm just going to say it right now: SHIELD Tablet is the best Android tablet of the year. It's fast, sleek, looks great, and has a ton of useful features without being loaded down. I love essentially everything about this tablet. For more SHIELD babble, read my full review.

I also like my iPad Mini, but I really only use it for one thing: making music. If there's one area where Android completely and utterly fails when compared to iOS, it's music creation. I use things like Positive Grid's JamUp and Bias, and have dabbled with AmpKit a little bit. Honestly, JamUp and Bias are both so incredibly powerful I haven't felt the need to deviate away from them for any reason. My primary guitar amp is crazy loud, so my iPad makes the perfect practice amp. Also, it's much easier to take on trips. I love it for that, and that alone.

PS – I don't find iOS to be intuitive in the slightest.

PC: Falcon Northwest Tiki

wm_IMG_3322

My Tiki is a beast, and the workhorse that is always ready for some gogogogogo action. It's a massive upgrade from the desktop I was using this time last year, with specs that just go for days:

  • Intel Core i7 4770k
  • 16GB RAM
  • 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
  • 2TB Western Digital HD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
  • Windows 7 Home Premium

I haven't yet upgraded my monitors, so I'm still using an old 22" Dell and 19" Acer (the non-matching setup drives me insane), but hopefully I'll be able to do something about that soon. I may actually just go to one larger super high-res display, but I'm not sure yet.

Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

wm_IMG_3356

I don't actually use this computer that much (thanks to the Tiki), but it's obviously my go-to when away from home. I'm not going to lie – I'm actually not a huge fan of it. I think the 12.5-inch display is just too small for the 1920x1080 resolution, which makes everything hard to read. Other than that, I like it just fine – it's got a Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Windows 8, which is basically everything I could want in a laptop. I just wish the display were about an inch and a half larger. I'm strongly considering making the switch to a Chromebook for my full time laptop and getting rid of this one, but I'm not sure I can commit to that just yet.

Speakers: Soundfreaq Sound Rise and Ultimate Ears BOOM

wm_IMG_3343

I've reviewed so many speakers over the last few years, so I've had the luxury of being super picky about which ones I choose as my go-tos for portable audio. I have two here because I use each of them for very different reasons, but absolutely love them both.

The Sound Rise is my bedroom speaker and alarm clock. It wakes me daily to the song of my choosing (or whatever I was last listening to when I forget to set a song) which is generally pleasant (unless I forget to set a song, as stated in the last parenthetical). It's also perfect for when I just want some tunes in the bedroom. I reviewed it here, if you're interested.

Then there's the UE BOOM. I love this speaker, and it just keeps getting better through firmware and app updates. While I'm also a huge fan of what Fugoo is doing, the UE BOOM re-won my heart recently with an app update through brought a 5-band EQ. But really, if you're looking to buy a speaker, you can't go wrong with either of the two.

Home Office

Since I work from home, my home office is where I spend the majority of my time. If you were to sneak in and look around, here is some of the stuff you'd see.

TV: Insignia 39" 1080p LCD

wm_IMG_3313

I needed a cheap TV for testing things like Chromecast, FireTV, SHIELD Portable/Tablet, and the like, and this Insignia from Best Buy fit the bill. I've had it for a while now and have been pretty happy with it for the most part, though my main complaint is that it puts off a lot of heat, which makes my office pretty toasty when testing something that requires the TV to be on for extended hours (like when I reviewed FireTV, for example). It's definitely not the best set on the market, but it does the job I need it for, and I'd readily buy it again if I had to do it over.

Streaming: FireTV, Roku, and Chromecast

1[9]

I re-used this photo from my FireTV review. Don't tell anyone.

These go hand-in-hand with the above-mentioned TV. While I like all three, I have to say that Roku has become my favorite over the last couple of months. I ended up moving it to the bedroom for late night Netflix, but the FireTV and Chromecast are still in the office, which really makes the most sense since they're both Android related.

Desk: Ikea Linnmon Top with Alex Drawer and Cabinet

wm_IMG_3284

Yes, I am ashamed of the exposed cables. Just ignore them and pretend they aren't there. That's what I do.

The evolution of my desk has been an interesting one. It started off with a small white Linnmon top and Lerberg trestle legs (both from Ikea), but as time went on I wanted something with more space and storage. I replaced the top with a larger Linnmon top, and eventually swapped one of the legs for the Alex drawer storage system (one of the best decisions I've ever made). Just last week I decided to switch the other leg for the Alex cabinet, which gives the desk a more complete look, plus adds even more storage. I'm a neat freak, so the more organization I have, the happier I'll be. Total cost for the setup I'm using now was still only about $155, and this is probably the best desk I've ever had.

Desk Accessory: Varidesk Pro Plus

wm_IMG_3285

If there's one item in my home office I splurged on, it's my Varidesk Pro Plus. I've been going between sitting and standing desks for the last couple of years, but that required me to have two separate desks and switch computers each time I wanted a different position. When my mother-in-law showed me the sit-stand convertible Varidesk, I knew this was the solution I was looking for. At $350 it's a bit pricey, but after biting the bullet and ordering it, I'm really glad I did. I use Varidesk's software for Windows to remind me to stand every half hour, so I spend exactly half of my day sitting and half standing, which keeps me refreshed and energized. My only complaint about the Varidesk is that it doesn't come in white.

Other Stuff

Guitar: Fender Blacktop Telecaster

wm_IMG_3305

Anyone who has read any of my device reviews for the last eight months or so has more than likely seen this guitar, because I always take pictures of it for the camera portion of my reviews. Since it has been featured so many times here on AP, I figured I'd give the details.

First off, I have several guitars, but this is my number one. My favorite. Remember the part in Sweeny Todd when Johnny Depp gets his razor back? That's me and my Tele. I love this guitar. It's a 2013 Fender Blacktop Telecaster, which was made in Mexico. The soul of the guitar is [mostly] stock – alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard – but its guts have been changed out. I swapped Fender's stock pickups (which weren't bad, just not my style) for an EMG 81x/60x set – black in the bridge, chrome in the neck, for a more traditional Telecaster look – and pulled the tone control out for a momentary killswitch. I also had a forearm cut added to the body and opted to leave the bare wood exposed, a la Jeff Beck's famous yellow Tele (though I'm not really a Beck fan). I keep it tuned to standard C#/Drop B with a set of D'Addario EXL117 (11-56).

wm_IMG_3308

My other two electrics serve as auxiliary guitars, each of which I only use for specific things. My ESP LTD F-400FM with an EMG 81 in the bridge and 89R in the neck is my C/A# guitar, and my Schecter Damien Platinum 7-string is used for Drop A stuff, which I basically never play.

Gear nerds feel free to ask any questions about my stuff below.

Amp: EVH 5150 III Combo

wm_IMG_3298

The above guitars are all generally played through this beast of an amp (unless it's late and I'm practicing with the iPad), which I've had for about six months or so. Before picking it up I had to decide on whether I wanted to get the combo or 2x12 cabinet with matching 50w head, and ultimately decided the combo would be a better choice thanks to its built-in "power attenuator" (read: master volume) and reverb, neither of which the head have. The biggest benefit of the 5150 III combo is that it still sounds really damn good at low volumes, which is a must when you have a two year old.

Bike: 2013 Specialized Sirrus

wm_Untitled-1

About two years ago, I decided I wanted to start cycling. I bought a craptastic flat bar Schwinn road bike to see if I actually enjoyed riding, but I hated looking at/dealing with/being seen on it. So for my birthday Christmas last year, my wife decided to get me something better, which is the bike you see above. This has been a fantastic bike to learn what cycling is all about on, to get conditioned, and to help decide what kind of rider I want to be. I highly and readily recommend the Sirrus line to anyone looking to get into cycling, who may feel more comfortable on a flat bar style bike, or is just looking for a solid commuter.

The time is coming when I'll upgrade to a more road-centric bike with drop bars, at which point I plan on throwing a rack and fenders on my Sirrus and turning it into a multi-use commuter bike that I'll use around town and when pulling my two year old in his bike trailer. No matter what happens, though, I'll never get rid of this bike. We've already been through a lot together, and I'm just sentimental like that.

Screwdriver: Black & Decker LI2000

wm_IMG_3336

This is one of my favorite possessions of all time, and I use it for all sorts of stuff. It was actually a Valentine's Day gift from my wife, who to this day swears it was the lamest gift she's ever given anyone. But you know what? I love it. I not only use it as a screwdriver/light drill, but with the Planet Waves Drill Big Peg Winder attached, it's also the fastest, most convenient thing in the world for changing guitar strings.

I seriously use this thing almost daily. Love it.

Apps, Widgets, and Games

Let's talk about software.

Apps

Screenshot_2014-08-27-13-22-23 Screenshot_2014-08-27-13-21-56 Screenshot_2014-08-28-12-22-46

So just to get it out of the way, of course I use Google Apps. Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Now, Books, Newsstand, etc. I'm not going to talk about those, because everyone else uses those too. Outside of the Gapps, however, there are a handful of various things I launch every single day, oftentimes more than once. Here's a look at those.

  • Reddit Sync Pro – Everyone loves Reddit, right? After trying multiple Reddit apps, I landed on Reddit Sync. It's easily my favorite, and has great support. If you haven't tried it out, give it a shot.
  • Runtastic Pro – I started using this to track my rides when I was reviewing Orbit, and I just got hooked on it. I still like Runkeeper as well, but there's just something about Runtastic that keeps me coming back. I'm really looking forward to Orbit getting support for Runtastic's dedicated road cycling app.
  • MyFitnessPal – About a month ago, I decided it was time to lose some weight, and cycling alone wasn't doing it. Counting calories worked for me in the past, but it was several years ago when apps weren't readily available. I also like the fact that MFP integrates with Runtastic, so it automatically knows how many calories I've burned while cycling. That's crazy-helpful. Also, I've already knocked off about 12 pounds in the first month of calorie counting. Go me.
  • Simple – I can't say enough good things about Simple, both its service and app. It recently hit some snags during the conversion to a new system, but I think the company handled it wonderfully. It had excellent communication throughout the duration, and even offered a free $50 credit to those who suffered extended outages. I highly recommend Simple to anyone looking for a new bank.
  • System MonitorWhat a generic name, right? While that's definitely true, the app is chockfull of useful info including real-time CPU, RAM, I/O, and network usage, as well as a quick look at resource-hungry apps and which CPU frequencies are being used the most. The latter two are incredibly helpful in hunting down any apps that may be chomping away on the battery.
  • Pocket Casts – I listen to podcasts while riding, and Pocket Casts is my go-to podcatcher. I was a BeyondPod user for a long time, but after checking out Pocket Casts I never went back. It's simple and intuitive, which is exactly what I look for in a podcast client. It looks great, too.
  • Team Stream from Bleacher Report – If I don't get NBA news as it happens, I freak out a little bit. Team Stream gives me the relevant info on my favorite teams as it happens, so this is a must-install on every device I have.
  • NBA Game Time – For watching League Pass. It's a must-have for any basketball fan.
  • Social stuff: Instagram and Facebook are my most used social apps on mobile, with some Twitter, G+ and Pinterest throw in on the side. Oddly enough, I use Twitter more than anything on the computer.

Note: You can find my Twitter and Google+ links in the author bio below. Follow me on Instagram here, if you want to.

Widgets

Screenshot_2014-08-27-13-22-53 Screenshot_2014-08-27-13-22-38 Screenshot_2014-08-27-13-23-15

I have a feeling that my widget list is pretty similar to last year, just a bit smaller. Either way, here it is.

  • Beautiful Widgets – I've been using this since the OG Droid days, and I still love it. I check the weather constantly, and this widget is my main way of doing so. Plus, LevelUp still supports is, which is awesome.
  • Sound Search and Play Music – These go hand-in-hand, and I use them both often.
  • System Monitor CPU Frequencies – Remember when I said that System Monitor is a handy utility for tracking down battery hogs? Well, this widget helps me spot those issues before they start to cause problems. If my phone has been on the desk all day and "Deep Sleep" isn't the top frequency, I know something is wrong.
  • Cal – I need my calendar to be handy all the time, and Cal not only does the job, but it looks great doing it. It's super simple and sleek, which is basically how I like everything in my life.

Games

Screenshot_2014-08-28-12-23-26

While I don't play games on my phone, I do have a SHIELD Tablet, which gets good use when it comes to gaming. Here are some of my favorite titles.

  • Trine 2 – This game is beautiful and a lot of fun. It's exclusive to SHIELD Tablet for now, so you'll have to pick one up to play it. It's so good.
  • Portal – C'mon, it's Portal. I don't think I can ever get tired of this game...though I'm hoping to see a day when Portal 2 is available on Android. The sooner, the better.
  • Half Life 2 – It's a great, iconic game. I haven't actually finished it and don't play it super often, but I still dig it and love that it's available on Android.
  • The Cave – This is one of my all-time favorite Android titles. I love, love, love it. I've played it through more times than I can count. I think I could play the Twins' level every day and not get tired of it.
  • NBA Jam – SHIELD Tablet + console mode + NBA Jam = hours of fun. I loved the original JAM when I was kid, and nothing has changed. One of the best basketball titles of all time.

Conclusion

So there you go – that's all (or at least most) of the stuff that I love. If I mentioned it in this post, there's a good chance I use it every single day, and I don't think I want to imagine a life where that's not an option. If you have any questions, ask away.

As an aside, I'm interested in hearing what you think about this format, as opposed to last year's model where the focus was more tech/mobile oriented.

1[7]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Seriously Cam, no Chromebook?!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I have a Samsung Chromebook, but I rarely use it because it's soooooo slow now. :( Waiting to pick up the new Acer Chromebook 13. :)

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        Haha, me too. Still love my 4GB C720, but it is hard to say no to 1080.

  • Ashton wilson

    What's your team? Please say the Lakers.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Psh, no way, son. Bulls for life.

      • Wilsonian

        Nice! I'm actually not a huge fan of the NBA anymore, but the Bulls are still my team. Actually went to Michael Jordan and BJ Armstrong basketball camps as a kid. BJ was an awesome dude and hung out with us playing pick-up games and whatnot. Jordan was just there a little bit to give us a quick lesson and sign autographs.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You're from Texas, get your own team.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          We have three. I only like one of them.

  • BigTimmay

    The varidesk looks interesting. I'm definitely going to look more into that.

    Also, with the Roku, do you only use it for Netflix? Can you stream media from from a shared folder on your LAN?

    Cool write up. Thanks

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yeah, I love the Varidesk. It has drastically changed the way I work (for the better).

      I use the Roku for Netflix and HBO Go mostly. I haven't explored playing files over LAN, so I can't say if that's even a thing. Sorry.

  • Luke Applegate

    I can't believe the first comment isn't about the new AP logo sticker.

    • Kacho_ON

      Hope this means the redesign is close

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        lol

  • http://retardedgeniuscomics.tumblr.com najodleglejszy

    "I listen to podcasts while riding"
    please, please don't.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      ...why?

      • http://retardedgeniuscomics.tumblr.com najodleglejszy

        because, um, disabling your hearing while driving any vehicle is dangerous?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          lol, I'm not that stupid. I use earbuds with lightweight foam tips that still allow me to hear everything around me. :)

          • Joseph Lampke

            Which headphones are those?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

            BlueAnt Pump HD. I actually should've included them in the post, now that you mention it. OH WELL.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          To be fair, it really depends on where you ride. I ride in west LA, and yes, using earbuds in anything resembling an urban environment, even ones with a lot of noise bleed, is a bad idea. If you're out in the burbs or on dedicated bike trials, as long as they're not really crowded, it's not nearly as big a deal.

  • Abhimannu Das

    This post was just a list of things I can't afford 😒
    At least I have Nutella!

    • Arjit Mehra

      HAHHAHAHAHA HI5,brother! :P

      • siddude11

        Blame Narendra Modi?

        • Arjit Mehra

          Nooo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • Gagan Deep Singh

          I blame Narendra Modi for all this for sure !! 😊

        • sabby

          Thanks modi ...anyone ?:p

    • siddude11

      I have Ghee btw.

      • Abhimannu Das

        Me too :P

    • Đức ThΓ nh

      I was gonna say "yeah, me too!" But then I realize they don't even sell nutella in my country.

    • ari_free

      I'm sure you can get the recommended twitter app :)

  • JT Wieme

    what case is that on the moto x?

  • DanieleMnn

    If you dislike touchwiz you could install a custom rom in the gs5.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I like some things about Touchwiz from a functional standpoint, but it's just a little bit over the top.

  • Pankaj Handa

    AP Logo spotted XD

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      a 100th time

  • ProductFRED

    NEW ANDROID POLICE LOGO!

    Looks bad-ass!

    • Justin W

      I must be blind, where is it?

      • ProductFRED

        On the Moto X.

        • Justin W

          Ah - I've seen it before but didn't realize that was the redesigned logo. It's obvious now that you point it out, and it does look good!

    • MattDoza

      It really is pretty awesome! I'd love to see it on the site.

      Justin, it's on the white Moto X case/skin. Couldn't quite tell if it was a case or not.

  • Matt

    For your Windows 8 display problem, have you tried the setting in Windows 8 that makes text and other items larger? It worked great for my small laptop with insanely high resolution. I don't think the setting works as well in Windows 7 though. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/make-text-screen-larger-smaller/?v=t

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Hmmm... I'm gonna play with this. Thanks.

      • s44

        I believe Chrome *just* fixed this scaling behavior in its beta.

  • Joseph Lampke

    This is what you need to do.

    Take that new logo.

    AND USE THAT SHIT EVERYWHERE

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      we're working on it.

      slowly.

      edit: by 'we' I mean not me, because I am not a web designer, developer, or anything close to any of those things, and the persons who are actually doing this stuff are probably thinking "YOU ASSHOLE" as they read this.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

        This. Maybe it'll be live by next year's what we use posts.

        *Maybe*

        • Joseph Lampke

          D:

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          Don't worry guys, Cameron's just joking. Our target launch date is April 1 2020.

          • Đức ThΓ nh

            You evil monster! You thought I didn't notice the date? I just know it, you plan to make us patiently wait and then, when April 1 2020 comes you'll just say "ha, ha! April fools! The actual launch date is in 2030."

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            To celebrate Android N release, I suppose?

      • Joseph Lampke

        /squeal

      • Captain Canada

        Make sure you guys continue doing video reviews for new smartphones, maybe just show a little less of your faces (no offense). Keep the wit though, I enjoy the AP wit.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT MY FACE

          • Alexandre Leites

            btw, when I look over your disquis picture I remember that I'll be bald soon :( #noacceptance

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

            Bald is awesome, man. Embrace that shit.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            #bitcheslovebald

  • Kori

    Christmas... not your birthday, Love.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      OH SNAP SHIT'S GONNA GO DOWN

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      ...oh yeah. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS OK

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      ...oh yeah.

      Ladies and gentlemen, meet my wife. Another one of those things I never want to live without.

      • http://www.theveboy.com/ Mehdi

        Yeah! You obviously need her for correcting you. /s

        I wish the best for both you :)

      • Johny M

        What do you have under the hood on that one. Pictures help also

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          ΰ² _ΰ² 

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        So, Cameron, how do you feel about that your wife is using Disqus and is probably thnking about that you and Artem talked about the "dick" app a couple of days ago?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          I'm cool with it. She knows a lot worse about me than that. :P

    • Guest

      Hello Ladddiiiissss :B

    • kenjab

      Hey, at least he remembered YOU were the one who gave it to him. As a guy that says a lot!

  • james fuston

    What launcher is that on the S5? GNL?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Nova on both.

  • Ben F

    VERY NICE read! What's the wallpaper on the phones?

  • https://twitter.com/oolocin Nicolo Orlando

    Love me some EMGs!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Me too. I've been using EMG for a few years now, and I just can't seem to convince myself to get away from them. That said, I'm definitely interested in the Seymour Duncan Nazgul/Sentient combo now that they're available for 6s.

      I ended up trading my Damien Platinum 7-string for an LTD EC-1000 this weekend, and I think I'm going to install an EMG 57/66 set in it. I can't wait.

      • https://twitter.com/oolocin Nicolo Orlando

        I hear ya about the EMGs man, they just sound so damn good! I recently got a used Epiphone Les Paul which had Dimarzio's Air Norton in the neck and Tone Zone in the bridge and they both sound pretty awesome as well.

        First of my guitars without EMGs

  • Jorden Nading

    Cameron, where do I get one of those badass AP decals?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Sorry, they're not for sale. :(

      ...yet. ;)

  • Abraham

    Could you please share your phone wallpaper?
    It is quite nice.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Here you go: http://i.imgur.com/LzvF5Ms.jpg

      Came from somewhere on Reddit, but I can't remember where.

  • Angelo Blerpa Allegra

    Great post, truly enjoyed. I like the new format, very friendly and intriguing!
    A question... aside from the small display (I can see that being a problem) a Lenovo Yoga or Ideapad with those specs: worthy? Reliable? I'm going to be in the market for a new laptop by the time of Christmas and very inclined to go the Lenovo's way (also for mild gaming).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yep. I really love this laptop, just wish it had a larger display.

  • the girl one

    But where's your peanuts? YOU USE THAT EVERY DAY OK. ...maybe I should get a profile on here. You know, to talk about things I don't know about. Oh wait... Oh hey! I could talk about you! I know about that, and you're an android product. You see how spotless our house is? Only a robot could do that shit. Oh man. Oh no. Mom's an android. How are we gonna break it to dad? D:

  • Deeco

    By the time Android Police update their site, Samsung would have released 30 Galaxy devices.

  • Margo Polo

    Hah oops I did the thing

  • Damian

    Don't care. Can't afford.

  • Jesse

    Do all AT&T phones have their name in the status bar like that? That would drive me nuts.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Not sure if they all do or not, but I also hate it. Hate hate hate.

  • Matthew Fry

    STUFF STUFF STUFF STUFF SO MUCH STUFF HE LOVES STUFF

  • mattrition

    I mildly disagree about the battery life of the moto x. It used to be pretty poor before the latest update, barely lasting a day. When I looked at the battery stats, there was always this android OS entry high up on the usage stats. Since the update, however, my phone easily lasts me two days with the same amount of usage and the "android OS" entry on the usage stats has been pushed way down the list. I can only assume they fixed some sort of battery sucking bug.

  • GraveUypo

    you forgot to post about your toothbrush

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I knew I forgot something. :/

  • Bruno

    Ipad for making music? if you want to record yourself and make music buy a PC. Professional record? Protools PC
    Apple = bullshit.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      -__________________________________________-

  • https://plus.google.com/+JuanMadrigal Juan Madrigal

    can you do a thorough review of simple banking?

  • ScottfrRobb

    Can we also get the tablet wallpapers? Those are great

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    You guys really are pros at teasing stuff

  • Alex

    I never can understand anyone's gripes with Moto X battery life, I normally get at least 4hrs screen time with all my sync accounts set to push and using a LTE network. I also stream video a lot, play casual games and listen to music both local and streamed. So I really have no idea what people are doing with it to get anything near poor battery life. In my experience the moto x battery life is above average at worst and IMO its great

  • vanisher

    IN FLAMES! ! !

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I agree.

  • Rob

    What We Use (IN?) 2014:? Has no one mentioned this yet? :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      No. What We Use 2014 is how it should be.

  • Firelight

    What case is that on the Moto X?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      It's a skin.

  • http://donaldpipowitch.com/ Donald Pipowitch

    I really like this format. Thanks.

  • Spoorthy Vemula

    Did u really just tell us about your screwdriver?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Damn right I did.

  • thelionk

    @cameronsummerson:disqus Would be interested in knowing why the Roku as become your favourite from the FireTV and the Chromecast?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I just like the interface, simplicity, and massive catalog. It's not that I dislike either of the other two at all, I just prefer the Roku is all. They're all great.

  • Taleim

    Was Wondering what style of music you play, then I saw in flames playing on the widget. So assume you play metal?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Hard rock and metal mostly, yeah.