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In Review: The Mighty Hasselblad X1D

Before I start anything I just want to get things straight, I am not a professional photographer, although I studied photography and have developed quite a few photographs in a darkroom. By all means, I would describe myself as an enthusiast and through that lens, I want to share my thoughts about my time with the incredible Hasselblad X1D.

Hasselblad X1D Review - the perfect medium-format camera

Let me start this review by saying that is the best product I have ever reviewed so far! Still a novelty but we love making reviews on ABDZ. Being able to test products and share our thoughts to you guys is quite rewarding; we will work effortlessly to do more in the upcoming new year. On the other hand, smartphones have changed so much during the course of 5 years time. Our standards are also higher in terms of features of what we want of our phone. We want a big battery, waterproof, fast charging and etc etc etc.

Our Picks: Headphones

Whether it’s on public transport, at the office, or kicking back for a round of Fortnite at home, there’s a pretty good chance I’m wearing headphones. And as someone who wears glasses, finding the right mix of comfort, style and sound can be a bit of a hurdle. Luckily, here at ABDZ, we get to test out quite a few gadgets. And out of all of them, there are a few headphones that stood out. Here’s my list of the best headphones to get you through your day, workout, flight, or family dinner.  

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War, a love letter to the fans

Let me start by saying this might be our first movie review ever on Abduzeedo. If you do enjoy it, please let us know and we'll make more of them. For our first review, we have picked nonetheless the anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. I had the chance to watch it yesterday and it was just exactly what we would expect...even more. For the following, I would like to share that I won't spill any spoilers. It's not fun and we should let everyone enjoy the ride. So here goes!

Samsung S8+ Review: 3 months as my Daily Driver

On Sunday, our friends from Samsung will be announcing at the Mobile World Congress; the newly anticipated Samsung S9. It is confirmed and we can't wait to know what will be new in terms of features considering the design won't change as much (referring to the leaks). This will be their answer to Apple's latest iPhone X.

XD Design Bobby Bizz Anti-theft Backpack & Briefcase Review

I am a big fan of backpacks as my day to day bag of choice and have tried so many over the years. About every year I change my mind about what I think is important for a great backpack whether it's because I've started carrying new things or because I am trying to be more organized. The reality for me now is that I wanted something that was first very small but still could carry my laptop, iPad, camera (Sony RX1) and from time to time my Nintendo Switch. Of course it should be able to fit all of my cables, dongles and adapters too. Thank you Apple for that.

iOS 11 Review: Actually Useful Features

It is here! The most anticipated iOS that we've been waiting for a long time now. Is it worth the upgrade? Yes, definitely is. Overall, it's more or less the same but it's definitely an enhanced experience from its predecessor. I would say that is 2x the radical enhancement you will experience on the iPad, that's a nice move from Apple. For the review, we decided to change the formula of instead highlighting its new features. We'll be more focusing on useful features that you can use as a designer for your workflow. Let's dive into iOS 11!

Hands-On Android O Beta: My Initial Thoughts

After the announcement from the latest Android O at the Google I/O, an annual event for developers. Google released a Beta program that can give you the opportunity to try the pre-release version of Android and share your feedback. It’s a Beta version so obviously, there might be bugs and errors from the launch version. But if you own one of the eligible devices, you can easily enroll your device and get started.

Our New Favorite Tool for Online Design Classes

Skillshare is an online learning community with over 15,000 classes where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a course. After tapping into this amazing resource for over a month now,  I’m happy to say that it is a great resource of practical knowledge from well-known creatives who are big names in their respective industries.

OFFF Barcelona 2017: Wrap-Up

We've shared a preview of OFFF Barcelona a couple weeks ago on Abduzeedo, 3 days conferences, workshops and performances that happened on April 6-8. We luckily had one of our friends who went to OFFF for us while she was travelling across Europe. Let's take a look at this lovely wrap-up by Hope Little where she sharing her notes and also her pictures as well. You should definitely check out her Instagram for the latest of her work/photography.

MacBook Pro Review - Love and Hate with the Touch Bar

It's time for our honest appraisal of the MacBook Pro. After almost 5 years using my old MacBook Pro, a first generation retina display, the time had come for an upgrade. I've been chomping at the bit for Apple to announce a new laptop because mine was having a lot of issues. Be it the bevy of dead pixels, battery life of less than 1 hour to the most frustrating of all, ghosting effects on my screen. So finally, at the end of last year, Apple announced the new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar. Time to hit the savings and purchase one.

Phone Review: Google Pixel

Let me start this review by saying that first of all I am a huge (hardcore) fan of Apple ever since the iPhone 4, where I still think that is the best phone they ever made. As of late, they haven’t been stepping it up their game in terms of innovation. In my opinion, they just have been strategically reinventing the wheel by recycling what’s been done and adding with some extras to get us excited for more.

Monitor Review: LG UltraWide 38

To start 2017 I’m pleased to share a pretty stellar product review. I teased a bit about it when I posted a photo on Instagram a few weeks back so here’s the full monitor review of the LG UltraWide 38 38UC99.

Otterbox uniVERSE Case System (Review)

We would like to start this review to thank the kind folks from Otterbox for letting us try and play with their latest and the greatest line of products uniVERSE Case System for the iPhone. Available (for now) from your iPhone 7/7Plus and 6S/6SPlus, you’ll be welcomed with an iPhone case that is the true reflection of the core and durability of Otterbox and along with all those swappable modules (accessories) that will just enhanced your experience with the case.

AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphone (Review)

It's been a little while since our last review but we are back and we had the opportunity to review and play around with the AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphone for some time now. AIAIAI is a company based in Copenhagen that started in 2006, through the years they have worked at making/building high quality products for your everyday use.

Semplice: Designers' Best Kept Secret

As a designer, I did tried many themes in my career. And the downsize of many of them aren't giving you the freedom to "freely" design your own theme. I do know how to code but most of us designers don't. Well with Semplice, they are giving you something more than just an ordinary theme. Semplice is the first fully responsive case study portfolio system based on WordPress. Built by designers, for designers. What is Semplice, the MANIFESTO We help creative professionals to show their work in the best way possible.

My Week with the Apple Watch

I had the chance to try the new Apple Watch for about a week now and I would like to share my experience with you on Abduzeedo. In this review, I'll share with you my UX experience, and also some of its features. Model I was using: 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Band Sport More Info: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-watch/apple-watch-sport?product=MJ2X2LL/A…

App Review: Gradient by Jumpzero

Today I wanna share a review about an app I tried a couple days ago and I truly enjoyed it. It's the Gradient App from Jumpzero, the app is the opportunity to create gradients for web browsers. It's a really good app for the web designers and also for designers that wants a useful colour app at hand. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com

iPhone 4 versus Nexus One Review

Before I start my review of the iPhone 4 and also the comparison between the 2 phones and OSs I want to say that I was a very early adopter of the iPhone despite the fact I was in Brazil, I managed to get one the next month after it was released in the US, so I’ve been using it since 2007. Then in the end of last year, 2009, I switched to Android thanks to Motorola for allowing me to be a tester of the Milestone (Droid) in Brazil. After the Milestone I got a Nexus One and I used it until last week when I got the iPhone 4.

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