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iPad Pro Unboxing And Hands-On With Apple’s 12.9″ Tablet

The 12.9″ iPad Pro originally launched in November of 2015. It’s not exactly new, but we came across one recently. That allows us to do an iPad Pro unboxing video, and go hands-on with Apple’s 12.9″ tablet. The 12.9″ iPad Pro is quite a site to behold, especially if you have become familiar with the 9.7″ iPad. The 12.9″ is extraordinary, as though Apple ripped off the screen part of the 13″ Macbook, and added a capacitive touch screen. The device is naturally longer and wider than the 9.7″ iPad Pro/iPad Air 2, and yet it’s only 0.27″ thick as compared to 0.24″. The 12.9″ model is also 1.57 lbs. compared to 0.96 lbs. of the 9.7″ model. The weight increase is surprisingly not noticeable as it’s distributed over a wider area to reduce density.

The 12.9″ iPad Pro doesn’t have many apps made for the larger canvas, and yet it still offers the benefit of immersive video viewing and game playing. Even though the interface isn’t different, it still is beneficial to feel like you have more room to maneuver in iMovie and Pixelmator. Multi-tasking and picture in picture are also great on the iPad Pro. It’s not a revolutionary device, but there are definite benefits to the bigger screen.

Enjoy our unboxing video below of the 12.9″ iPad Pro Space Grey 32GB model.


iPhone 7 Unboxing And Hands-On

The iPhone 7 has hit store shelves, front porches, and people’s hands today. I picked up one of the iPhone 7’s in the form of the 32GB Matte Black version. We do all kinds of unboxing videos, and there’s nothing quite like a new Apple product. Now it’s time to go over what’s new, and try out some new apps and iOS changes. The matte black instantly stands out with such a dark rugged feel that is still clean and polished for an understated slickness.

The new home button offers three choices of differing degrees of taptic feedback to choose from. The iPhone 7 home button seems to be quicker, and more responsive than the previous button. I upgraded from the iPhone 6, so got to expereince 3D Touch for the first time, and it takes a bit to get used to on just how much force you need to apply versus a long press. Oz: Broken Kingdom was shown off during the iPhone 7 event, so I had to install it. I ran it head to head against an iPad Air 2, and it was tough to tell the difference in graphical fidelity. The lack of a headphone jack isn’t as important to me as I have used Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone 6 the entire time, but your mileage may vary. The included dongle from lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack is as you would expect, but the lightning EarPods can only work with iOS devices. The new surround sound speaker is tough to convey when being recorded, but it’s a noticeable improvement for music and games.

Enjoy our unboxing video below of the iPhone 7 32GB Matte Black.

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Funko Pop Unboxing Melisandre Exlusive and Mrs. Potts & Chip

Funko Pops are fun minimalistic designed versions of well known pop culture entities. The main Funko Pop style is a 3.75″ vinyl figurine with big eyes, minimal facial expression, and distinctive details to represent the given character. Today, we’re unboxing two new Funko Pops to add to our collection. We picked them both up at our local Barnes & Noble, and the first one is a Barnes & Noble Exclusive. It’s Melisandre from Game of Thrones, and the exclusive nature offers a subtly translucent style to her red dress. The second Pop is of Mrs. Potts & Chip from Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy our Funko Pop unboxing video below.

The B&N exclusive Funko Pop Melisandre really looks good with a light background, and nice lighting where you’re displaying it. The translucent nature looks great, and it’s an exclusive that offers worthwhile distinction from the standard Melisandre. The Mrs. Potts & Chip Funko Pop is a nice one as Mrs. Potts is about the size of Melisandre, and you get the bonus Chip included. Chip is super cute in its small stature, and Chip is a stand out in the Disney catalog for cuteness.

We hope you enjoyed our Funko Pop unboxing, and we will have more coming soon.

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