Exciting New Features From Dell (Non-Snarky Edition)

If you’d like to read a satirical and much more amusing account of this post click here otherwise read on
Recently I discovered that Dell Computer ships all new computers with a spyware package known as “My Way”.

“My Way” logs all your search queries, records where you go on the internet, and redirects merchant sites like amazon to a “My Way” sponsored site like bobswharehouse.

“My Way” is also difficult to uninstall/remove. The program does not unistall automatially, but requires delving into the innards of your Operating System in a time consuming process.

I cannot recommend purchasing a Dell for your computer needs.

Sources

The Accusation
Dell’s Response
Wikipedia article on the Spyware “My Way”

Exciting New Features From Dell Computer!

Do you sometimes look at your computer and think, ” I wish I had a program that would would monitor where I go and report back to a third party! And when I mean to type in a site it would redirect me to their search engine. But I just don’t have the time to go download it on some shady part of the internet!”
Well Great News! Dell Computer does this for you absolutely free! Not only do they sell you subpar hardware, they hoe you out to anyone who’s willing to pay them!
What’s that? Thats not what you want on your new computer? Well if you slip them fifty bucks they can remove it for you.

The Accusation
Dell’s Response
Wikipedia article on the Spyware “My Way”

Obviously you can just reinstall the operating system yourself, but that defeats the point of buying a prebuilt computer in the first place. It’s also outside the technical scope of most home users.

Camera Bags

First off we have this nice looking Kata R-103 backpack
Pretty compact and you can supposedly fit a laptop in it.
Kata is also known for making body armor so thats a plus.

After that we have Thinktank Bazooka Tripod Bag
Seems cool. Nice level of padding, plus it has shoulder straps and its easy to remove from the bag.
The president of the company was formally Lowepro’s Lead designer, so he has some credentials.

We also have the Crumpler 7 Million
Nice size and its all incognito.

Headphones!

File this under something I don’t need at the moment. But these are so sleek and pretty.

First Up

Amadana PE-117 headphones

They give you wood, Bamboo to be specific. And did I mention the whole Sleek and shinyness? Only thing that sucks is that they don’t sell them outside of Japan and Europe…

Importers to the Rescue! Dynamism sells them for 159.00. Pricy, no?

Next up on our list we have the…

Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones

As you can see what they lack in wood they make up for in Cold, Hard, Anodised Aluminium.

AKG K 240 Studio

List price is 160 on their site. The Apple store sells them for 159.00 (not that I’m endorsing apple or anything. They’re just the only big online store within the first 10 google hits)
I seem to have a 160 dollar theme going…

Sweetwater.com has them for a benny though so I guess I broke the theme.