Hello everyone, this is an interesting confession.
I’ve been an iPhone fanatic for years. I’ve had them all. I live amongst them, in fact at Mission Repair my nickname is the “iPhone Whisperer”. OK, it’s really not my nickname, but you get the point. Swimming in iPhones has become second nature to me. That’s why this next piece is hard to talk about, in fact it was a bit troubling at first, but I’m ready to face the world.
I’ve added an Android phone to my life.
I bought and have been using the Casio GzOne Commando and I will admit that I really love it. I thought about the Samsung Galaxy SIII, but it was just a little too big. I have another business, Mission Survivor, and it really fits the theme – so I went in feet first and took the plunge. The problem is that I’ve already broken my iPhone 5 screen, and it’s just not the phone that I was expecting when I bought it.
The Casio GzOne Commando is a “ruggedized” phone. Rugged – with MIL-STD-810G certification – the Commando meets military standards for water, shock, and dust resistance making it perfect for any situation that life can throw at it, from the boardroom to the beach.
There’s still a catch with this phone- and we get them in every day for repair because the screen is glass and it can still break. It’s a lesser problem than the iPhone 5, as the price to repair the Commando screen is less than half of the iPhone 5. This is a HUGE benefit in my book.
I know, the iPhone 5 has some better features; and I agree. That’s why I’m carrying one of each. My iPhone won’t leave my side, but it won’t go on a hike into the wilderness with me either. That’s where my tough Commando comes into play. The iPhone 5 is like fine China, and the GzOne is like a plastic tumbler cup. They each have their place. Fine China at the dinner table with the inlaws? Perfect. Fine China at the football tailgate party? I don’t think so.
Instead of picking one over the other, I’ll keep both and use them as needed. Right now, that seems to be every day, so if you see me running around town using two phones try not to judge me. Stop and say “That Ryan guy is just smart, what a great idea.” At least it’ll make me feel better about it 😉
Ok, as smart as I think I am I’ll continue to develop a relationship with 2 phones. I’ll keep you posted.
Take care, Ryan