LG Nexus 5X for Google’s Project Fi: Unboxing and Initial Setup

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Another Nexus Phone? If you’re interested in Project Fi or the Nexus 6 you might’ve seen my other video on the subject. This new Nexus 5X isn’t for me, but to get my wife off of the dreaded Verizon and onto Fi. One thing I’d like to note for the historical record: At this time there is no “family plan” or its analogue with Project Fi. Fi is still invite-only (though Missus’ invite came through in about 2 days) and is strictly one subscriber per account. And in case you’re interested in a cost comparison: Cost of our Verizon plan w/2 lines: $147 / month (w/subsidized phones) Combined cost of our Fi plans: $112 / month (includes phone payments) Our … Continue reading

Making the Opening to the Project Fi Review Video

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Hopefully you’ve already checked out my other video: Project Fi – From 1996 to Nexus 6. In that video I discuss Project Fi, the Nexus 6, and the cellular industry in general. It started out with an opening shot of twelve Nexus Sixes (or Nexus 72, if you prefer). In another blog post and video I showed off my motion control slider project. I’ve been looking for excuses to use it in particularly “motion-controley” ways, and so I decided to composite a bunch of passes of the camera over my one Nexus 6 to make make many of them. As you can see, it’s done in front of a green screen. That let me isolate the Nexus 6 in each … Continue reading

Google’s Project Fi – From 1996 to Nexus 6

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Why Project Fi? I’ve been a Verizon customer since back when they were called Bell Atlantic back in The Year 2000. Lately their service has been terrible in my area. When I’m lucky enough to get an LTE connection, it’s slow and high-latency. Project Fi lets my phone choose the best of two providers for my data service: Sprint or T-Mobile. And so far, it’s just plain better. I go on at some length about it in the video above. The Intro In a previous blog post and video I showed off my motion control slider project. I’ve been looking for excuses to use it in particularly “motion-controley” ways, and so I decided to composite a bunch of passes of … Continue reading