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Sweet Tomatoes Orlando Dining Review

During a recent trip to Orlando, Fl we were given the opportunity to check out a dining experience that is nothing like anything in New Jersey.  We went to Sweet Tomatoes on International Drive.

When you first walk in you are at the salad line.  A vast selection of salads, and fixings for the salads await you.  At the end of the salad bar you come to the register to pay for your dining.  You also get your drinks at this location.

Once you pay for your meal you take a seat and enjoy the food.  After you are done with the salad you can go back up to the rest of the food.  This consists of fresh breads, soups, and more.  Also in this area you will find the dessert section which has ice cream, puddings, and more.

If we had one of these in New Jersey I know I would be there more often than I would want.  I know that the food is much better than a fast food chain, or some of the other sit down restaurants.  The prices were not bad either.  For 3 people I spent far more than I would have almost anywhere else.

If you are in the Disney area / Orlando, Fl. then make sure to definitely check out Sweet Tomatoes because it is an experience you won’t want to leave.  Go on their website and sign up for coupons.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.

How many times have you wanted to watch a movie, tv show, view pictures, or access almost anything, but didn’t have it stored on your laptop, IPad, IPhone, or some other sort of computing device?  With the GoFlex Satellite this problem can be behind you.

What is the GoFlex Satellite?  For the on the go individuals this is by far one of the best media sharing pieces of technology that has come out.  The GoFlex comes with a wall usb charger, usb cable, usb connector adapter, and the drive.  There is a built in battery so going totally cable free is possible.

We recently took a weekend trip down to our camper.  Being our work schedule has been a bit hairy we haven’t had much time to watch most of our tv shows.  I found a piece of software for my PC so that I could download tv shows.  I did my searches and found the tv shows that I wanted to watch.  The software downloaded the shows and all I had to do was drag and drop them onto the GoFlex.  When we got to the campground I connected my IPad to the GoFlex wifi connection and opened the GoFlex Access app.  For the next 2 hours we watched our tv shows and caught up.

This is not the only use that is possible.  The GoFlex can also be used as a storage device.  Also available for the GoFlex is the TV HD Media Player Device, and the Net Media Sharing Device.

The only thing that I didn’t like about the GoFlex Satellite is that at the time of review there is no way to have a connection to the GoFlex Satellite, and the internet.  This is the only feature that would be a big + in my opinion.

We were given a GoFlex Satellite to review.  In no respect has our review been influenced in exchange for the device.  As normal our review is our opinion about the item.

As with all of our reviews… We were sent a product in exchange for an honest review of the item.  In no way was our review influenced by receiving the product.

 

Sprint Epic 4G Vs. Evo 3D

I have been a long time customer of Nextel / Sprint.  During the past few years I have gone through more phones than one would like to.  This wasn’t because I wanted the best, but it was more of a phone performance issue that I ran into.

The most recent phone that I had prior to the Evo 3D was the Samsung Epic 4G.  This was actually a nice phone for the most part.  If it wasn’t for the many problems that I had with the phone itself then I would still have the Epic.

The Epic 4G had the following problems:

The phone would continuously overheat.

Battery life was next to useless at @4-5 hours maximum.

Signal was horrible.  My wife has a relic phone that was performing better.

The phone didn’t like certain apps from the Market.  When you make a phone you should have the phone be able to determine what software will, and won’t work.  If it won’t work, then the software should not show up in the Market.

In brief the Epic 4G has a great sized screen, and works perfect… Until you start loading things from the Market.  The slide out QWERTY keyboard was a big bonus for me, but a stylus, and a touchscreen phone works the same.  Actually it can be faster.

I spoke to Sprint about the continuous problems that I was having, and also noted the fact that the Brick, NJ service location was totally useless.  They would constantly tell me that they couldn’t see a problem and that I needed to be able to replicate the issue for them to be able to do anything.  I spent some money and got the Evo 3D.

The Evo 3D has been a great phone at this point.  Some things that make this the best phone to date are:

Netflix Capability

Processor Speed

Android 2.3.4 (Aka Gingerbread)

I recently ordered a stylus for use with the Evo 3D.  They actually do work.  Make sure that you order a stylus from a person that has tested it to work with the Evo 3D.  The 3D feature of the phone isn’t that big of a deal at this point for me.  You can’t look at the photos, or videos anywhere other than the phone.  I also have yet to find a good piece of software that will allow conversion of standard movies to 3D.  I know that there are things out there that others say work, but I have tried numerous things and haven’t gotten them to work for me.  If you don’t want to pay for Wireless Hotspot on the phone, then I suggest getting EasyTether from the Market.  EasyTether makes the phone into a modem basically.  I have it, and I find it to be very useful at times.

More to come in the following weeks.  Keep checking back.