If you want a sharp and affordable knife to prep food with, you should get the Victorinox Fibrox 8 inch Chef’s Knife.
The Swiss aren’t renowned for their kitchen knives, but based on the $30 Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, they should be. In a head-to-head test, the Victorinox beat out a comparable knife from notable German knife maker Henckels which cost 3 times as much.
Buying a chef’s knife is a lot like buying a musical instrument. There’s going to be a lot of variation, even among instruments of the same kind. As an amateur chef, you want an instrument that is not only appropriate to your current skill level and budget, but also one that won’t hold you back as your skills improve with practice.
Apple just came out with some upgrades to their computers and gave the world a look at the new tricks that macs, iPhones and iPads will soon be able to do. It’s exciting to think about all the shiny new gear but here’s a sober look at what will make a difference in your life.
A new High Res Notebook: There’s a next generation 15-inch Macbook Pro that has a super high-resolution display that has more pixels than most 27-inch monitors. That is useful for working from the field and getting enough desktop space to fit lots of windows side by side, but I don’t know how readable that is going to be. It’s a 15-inch notebook that is about as thin as a Macbook air, weighs as much as a lot of 13-inch notebooks (4.6 pounds) and has no optical drive. It’s surprisingly not as expensive as I thought it would be at the $2200 starting price. But then I remembered it’s not 2002 and lots of solid laptops cost around a grand and change. Here’s the thing: Since it has got a lot of hardware built from the ground up, you should wait a few months to get one if you are really interested while they shake the bugs out. That’s it.
When the heat and humidity set in this summer, I'm going to thank my lucky stars that I'm able to work in an air-conditioned office.
Right now is an awkward time to buy some kinds of electronics. The wise will wait on these types of things.
TVs, Home theater etc. Wait until when? Mid Year 2012 The 2012 TV lineups should all be reviewed by mid year. Wait until May if you can to see what Samsung’s Plasmas are like. For now, the Panasonic ST50 is better than last year’s bests, at the price of last year’s middle ground. The same kind of goes for blu-ray players and receivers, which haven’t been reviewed yet in 2012.
The iPhone: The new one only a few months away! If you think about it, the current model is only a variant on a design that is nearly 2 years old at this point. What’s another 5-6 months?