It’s Back-To-School month, and all through the month you’ve had chances to win great back-to-school items such as the ASUS VivoBook X202E touchscreen laptop, the Timbuk2 Power Q laptop backpack and a custom-made budget gaming PC. Today we’re taking a different direction, and testing an item that’s among the hardest to choose. A stylus.
This weekend I had the unfortunate luck to drop my iPhone flat on a hard pavement. It landed with a thud that told me what to expect when I turned it over. The back of the phone was covered in small cracks, making their way across the entire phone. I was mortified. I never thought I would be one of those people. I instantly decided that I need to do what I should have done all along – buy an iPhone case.
When I first saw Photojojo’s DIY iPhone projector I was intrigued. The science behind it was sound in my mind, but I wondered how usable it really was. The only way to find out was to make one myself, but not content with simply making another website’s tutorial I decided to change things a bit. What I ended up with is a slightly easier to use yet still ultimately hobbyist toy for iPhone photographers. Total cost? $4.50 for a magnifying glass and some duct tape.
I’m not frugal or thrifty, I’m cheap. My food comes only in yellow and black packaging. My Dad would say that I was “so cheap, he’d skin a fart for the grease.” I will stop in the middle of crossing the road to pick up a penny, and we don’t even use them in Canada anymore. So when I wanted a holder for my Samsung Whizzbang Z 28 and our office budget didn’t really cover that, I got to thinking about using paper instead.