Know Your Authors: What Devices Are We Rocking?


So were going to try something new here on Techaeris and present to you our readers a little about our authors and what devices they are using. We’re a pretty diverse crew over here and kind of all over the board. I think that’s important when you’re writing about technology. Being able to use more than one ecosystem keeps you objective and open minded about everything out there and prevents the horrible disease of Fanboyism! It’s a scientific fact that Fanboyism is only a step away from being a zombie and no one wants to be a walker. OK, maybe that’s not a real fact but the list below is, and that’s a list of what devices we’re using in our day to day lives. So check it out and feel free to ask questions of any of our authors in the comments below.

These are the three questions we asked the crew.

  1. What devices are you using?
  2. What mobile OS do you prefer?
  3. What computer OS do you prefer?

Alex Hernandez

  • iPhone 6 Plus, One Plus One, Moto 360, Martian Watch, iPad Air, Lumia 745
  • I like Android and iOS equally (no clear winner in my mind), Windows Phone is a close second.
  • I prefer Mac OS X but I still use Windows as well both on a daily basis.

Jason Bouwmeester

  • Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, MSI GP70 laptop, Xbox One, Xbox 360; waiting on a Lumia 535 and can’t wait to test out the Windows 10 Mobile preview
  • Android first, Windows 8 Phone close second
  • Windows 10

Jack Holt

  • LG G4, OG Moto G, iPad Mini, Moto 360, ThinkPad Yoga 14, Mac Mini (late 2012) Xbox One.
  • I’ve always prefered Android over iOS but those lines are blurring thanks to my iPad Mini.
  • I use Windows and Mac interchangeably and I love my Chromebook. What it comes down to is what I feel like using that day.

Justin Jelinek

  • Nexus 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, WiiU, PS3, Toshiba Chromebook 2, shoes, chairs, etc.
  • Android is my daily driver, though I am borrowing an iPhone as my designated driver (which has mostly been used for Clash of Clans). I don’t really hate iOS, I just prefer Android. I haven’t had enough exposure to Windows Phone to make much of a decision one way or the other.
  • The vast majority of my computing is done on Windows, though I also appreciate the simplicity and overall ease of use of ChromeOS.

John Vincent

  • Galaxy Note Edge, Nexus 9, Lenovo ThinkPad, Acer Chromebook, 3M Ergonomic mouse
  • Prefer Android but am comfortable with iOS WP8 and BlackBerry 10. I also enjoy long walks in the forest. A crackling fire on a cold snowy evening. A good cup of espresso
  • Windows 7, Chromebook is a close second.

Kyle Funk

  • Nexus 6, Note 3, Moto 360, Surface Tablet 2, Samsung Chromebook
  • Android all day. No issue with Windows or iOS
  • Windows or Chrome. Never used Mac.

Crystal Black

  • Samsung Galaxy S6, Dell Workstation, Digital Storm Gaming PC, Naga Razer Mouse, Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard, Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Headset, DXRacer FD01 Chair, Xbox One, Kindle Fire, Kindle White Paper
  • I prefer Android, though I can maneuver my way around Windows and iOS just fine.
  • I prefer Windows out of familiarity more than anything. I’m not a huge fan of Mac OS but I don’t have much exposure to the alternatives to comment on them.

Ben Thornsberry

  • Nexus 6, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Asus ROG Laptop, Chromebook Pixel 2015, Google Glass
  • Android
  • Chrome OS and WIndows

Blake Mitchell

  • -iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, Apple Macbook Pro Retina 15″(Personal), Dell Latitude 14″ (Work), Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Work), Mac Mini (Media Server), Xbox One, PS4, Wii U
  • I prefer the choice and customization of Android over iOS and more often than not stay with Android. However a combination of increasing disillusionment with Google and desire for consistent camera performance has pushed me away. I like access to the latest and greatest apps so that kind of eliminates Windows Phone (#TrollLife.)
  • I have a personal preference for Mac but if I were serious about PC gaming I would go all in on Windows. I actually am pretty okay with Windows 8.1 and I work with Windows everyday for work in IT. I’m a tinkerer so I can really roll with anything as long as it is not slow.
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