I really like Jawbone products. They are innovative and the design, the usability and the technology is great. The problem is that their products do not last. Today I received my third Jawbone UP24 in six months time. After a couple of months they just stopped responding. No hard or soft reset would help they just died.
I have had a similar experience with their first headset. It worked perfectly. I did not use it that much and mostly at home, but after about a year the Noise Shield button fell off and that also made it impossible to recharge it as without the button it would no longer fit into the charger.
I must say Jawbone support is good especially if you consider that it is a consumer product. Also the Up App is really great. I think there is no competitor that does a better job. But I am afraid I have to switch as you can simply not rely on the wristband.
Maybe they should collaborate with some watchmaker or something. It must be possible to create a reliable wristband and I think there are products on the market that are reliable even when wearing them 24 hours a day, under the shower or in the pool. The Jawbone UP24 is not water resistant so you should not do that with the Jawbone device. To me the other products are just less appealing and their Apps are not as good. We will see how long this one lasts.
The Do It Yourselfie Guide - the ultimate guide with 66 rules and 66 identity pictures to capture the best version of yourself.
The artist edition, in collaboration with New Window, exists of 148 identity pictures - 66 with rules in text, 66 with a visual example to accompany the rule. It comes in a smal box, made by hand and signed by the artist.
The guide will be introduced at New Window at Unseen Photography Festival Amsterdam, 18 - 21 september 2014.
(Supported by the Mondriaan Fund)
Kraftwerk will play eight nights in a row in Paradiso in Amsterdam January 16-23. Every night they will play a different album starting with Autobahn (1974). It is difficult to make a decision, but my personal favorites are Radio-Activiti (1975) and Computer World (1981), so I bought tickets for these two shows. Do I mind that Ralf Hütter is the only founding member who is still a member of the band? No, I don’t. The only concern I have is that it is 3-D because I am stereoblind. But who knows, according to Wikipedia there is one known case where stereoblindness was reportedly cured by watching a 3D film. May be if I go all eight nights I will be able to perceive stereoscopic vision.
Doug Rickard: N.A. | Verlag Kettler -
A New American Picture (2010, 2012) by Doug Rickard is a disturbing book and a great example of how Google Street View can be applied by artists. His new book N.A. that will be available soon in a trade ediiton published by Verlag Kettler and D.A.P. is even more disturbing. Especially if you consider that the pictures are completely sourced from YouTube video’s. Again Rickard uses publicly available material from the internet to expose scene’s he otherwise would have never been able to capture. Both books were initially published as limited edition books by the small publisher White-Press.