Last week I bought a Bluetooth Stereo Music receiver for my N95 at DealExtreme. It cost roughly 120 NOK, for a nobrand product. In comparison, the cheapest comparable branded headset cost around 4-500kr, even those I found in Hong Kong. The one I bought works okay, although it’s very obvious a cheap product. The clip broke after only a few days (I was holding it too roughly while inserting the charging cable, and it broke off). Sound quality is okay, although for some reason the “no-battery” beep sounds off once in a while even after it is fully charged.
The Bluetooth receiver, once paired with my N95, automatically connects to my phone when I turn it on, and I can then use the buttons on the receiver to start playing music and selecting songs. This means I no longer need to connect my headset to the N95 remote, and then connect the remote to my cellphone, thus having one less wire to worry about while walking around. Another good thing about this connector is that the headset itself isn’t part of the receiver, so I can at any time turn off the receiver and use the headset with my DS. There’s also a mic on the receiver, so I can use it for phone calls, but since the clip broke, I’d have to hold the receiver to my mouth while talking. I’m sure it’d look weird, like I’m talking to my MP3 player… I need to figure out how to fix the clip. *sigh*
On Saturday I went with Vilhelm to see a 3D movie, Bolt. 3D as in real 3D, with 3D glasses and depth. It was kind of interesting, and not as tiring as I feared it might be! In face, after watching a while, I hardly thought about the fact that it was in 3D, and once in a while I tried taking the glasses on and off just to make sure that the movie was still in 3D. You could say it is a bad thing and that the 3D wasn’t worth it if I hardly noticed it. But if the 3D was distracting you from actually paying attention to the movie, it would hardly be good either. Still, I’m not sure that paying 120 NOK for the 3D effects is quite worth it. The movie (Bolt) itself was hardly original, it was a pretty generic Disney movie. At least I think the next time I’ll only pay extra to watch it in 3D if it’s a really cool movie, like Final Fantasy: Advent Children or so. I don’t regret going though, just for the novelty of watching a full-length movie in 3D!
Lately I bought a lot of PC games. Uh, they were, on sale. Last Friday, after I bought the other games, I decided I’d stay up and finish Bioshock no matter how long it took me. I finished around 2:30 I think, starting around 22 o’clock. I guess it wasn’t that much of the game left, but before then I had been playing the game one hour at a time every 2 or 3 weeks, which explained why I haven’t finished it yet even though I bought it Christmas 2007… Anyways, here are (most) of the new games I bought:
I also bought Max Payne 2 on Steam, plus I recently discovered GameTap, which lets you play certain old games for free. I started playing Hitman (the first one), which I never finished when I borrowed it from a friend back when it was a new game. Now I’m playing it on easy, just to see if I can finish it… But since I bought a bunch of newer games, I’ll probably play those more. Out of the games shown on that photo, I started with Devil May Cry 3. I the game found difficult at first (it took me what, 4 or so tries before I got through the second chapter?), but after I got used to the controls, I think I really like this game! I usually don’t play many of these kinds of 3D third person “pure action” games, especially since I never got a PS2, which has tons of these. I’m pretty sure Devil May Cry is supposed to stand out a bit from other such games though? Not that I would know. But it is a fun game.
I made a cheese cake on Saturday! It’s orange jelly type. I also put some coconut in the bottom layer. It’s shinily delicious! I even had some for breakfast this morning. Because, uh, it was kind of late, and I was in a hurry, so no time to make sandwiches. Really! There’s still half of the cake left, I should go eat some more.