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Cocoon SLIM Backpack Review

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Featured, Gears & Tech, Reviews | Comments

Cocoon SLIM Backpack Review

Finding a good bag for all your gear is almost as important as picking the right pair of pants.

DSC03076Too big, and you have too much extra room and extra weight. Too small, and you will not be able to fit anything. Just like pants, there isn’t just one pair for every occasion and there isn’t a backpack for every need. Like good pair of pants, there is going to be one that you will want to wear every day. So let me introduce to you the backpack that I currently use every day. 

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Fisherman’s wharf with the Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Featured, Photos & Videos | Comments

Fisherman’s wharf with the Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8

On the hottest day (so far) of this year, I decided to test out my new lens, the Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8 Sonnar. Such a beautiful and sharp lens that really can compare to nicer and higher end lenses such of those of Leica and others.

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2258 and counting.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Featured, Just Blogging | Comments

2258 and counting.

Half pressed has been visited over 2258 times since the launch a week ago. Thank you for all the support and please continue visiting Half Pressed!

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Cool finds: Something to watch every night.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Featured, Tips & Tricks | Comments

Cool finds: Something to watch every night.

Go ahead, make my day.

Our favorite shows on TV are coming to an end (or season finale) in the upcoming months. True, summer shows will begin but we all know it can’t beat our favorites such as: The Walking Dead, Duck Dynasty, Modern Family, and so forth( yes the list goes on and on). If you find yourself having trouble find something to watch during the warm summer nights, then maybe you should check out this great site.

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5 Tips for Seasoned Travelers.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Featured, Tips & Tricks, Travel | Comments

5 Tips for Seasoned Travelers.

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”

Spring is here and summer is around the corner. Statistics shows 55% of Americans are planning to travel this year; a 10% increase compared to last year. It really shows our economy is starting to turn around. With that being said, flights will also increase by 5-10% compared to last year’s ticket prices. If you’re planning to be a part of the 55%, here are a few tips to help you save some time and a few extra bucks you could be spending elsewhere.

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Unstick that stuck home button.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Featured, Gears & Tech, Tips & Tricks | Comments

Unstick that stuck home button.

Ahhh, Push it!

iDevices are great. Over 60% of media are now consumed on Tablets and smartphones. I tend to baby all my electronics, but even then, I occasionally get an incredible annoying problem with my all devices. And that is the “stuck home button”. If you always had an iPhone since day one like me, you’ve probably run into this problem before. If you’re lucky and your device is still under warranty, you can always take it back to Apple and they’ll replace it. But if you’re not under warranty, here is a simple, 3 step process, to getting it fixed. Here we go!

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Cool finds: Dark Energy Reservoir.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Featured, Gears & Tech | Comments

Cool finds: Dark Energy Reservoir.

Big power in small package

Something I tend to collect are battery packs for my devices. I have about five 0r six different ones in different packs and even one on my keychain. Portable battery packs aren’t really something to get excited about, but I happened to come across one on Kickstarter that caught my attention. The product is called Dark Energy Reservoir; praised mainly for the size and the power capacity it can hold, which is a whopping 8000mAh with the same dimension as an iPhone 4.  Let me translate 8000mAh for you: it can charge your iPhone 5 five times before dying, or your iPad Mini 1.5 times. 

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