As many of you who know me on a personal level, I’ve been admiring and coveting the “1+ One” pretty much since it was announced: http://oneplus.net/
What most of you don’t know is that I actually received an invite to purchase one on 10/06/2014. I decided to keep my purchase and award of the opportunity to purchase the one a secret because I knew that once I received it, I would either love the phone, or despise it due to the size and form factor. Therefore, I didn’t want to pass judgment before actually getting hands onto it.
The design has a ton of wow factor such as the basic design aspects that were created from an aggregate of what seemed like the most popular features requested by the cyanogen community forum members. It has been rightfully dubbed, and even branded as the “cyanogen” phone. When you take a look at the unboxing and glamour shots that I have taken, you will all see what I mean. I actually received the phone on 10/10/2014.
If there is enough demand, I will consider creating a more detailed and in-depth analysis of the phone as a daily driver after a week or two using it consistently. It is safe to say that I intend on never buying another phone again at this particular moment.
I would’ve posted about it then, but I was actually participating in an awesome “NON-hackathon” hosted and sponsored by the AutoTech Alliance of Silicon Valley. I will be back in a few days to write more about the unique experience there and the completely different attitudes in what a “hackathon” is to myself, and those like me, on the technology side of the table. In contrast, most auto manufactuers who aren’t as well versed in technology really don’t have an opinion of what a hackathon is, other than the misconception of what a “hacker” is. (Again, I’l go more in depth on this topic in it’s own post.
However, I need to send a few days to myself in order to recuperate from the lack of sleep and ingestion of tons of junk food in order to meet a deadline to create a product concept with a 3minute pitch with who are essentially strangers all within a 24-hour period.
Below, you will find a poll. What would you prefer to see? An in depth review my shiney new toy/phone, or an overview of my experience at a non-traditional hackathon hosted and paid for (although indirectly) by SV automotive departments.
-The Nerd in Black
P.S. Here is a video of me giving the pitch for my team’s idea at the hackathon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nsWngne6MA
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