Often times when I get a new toy I like to put it through its paces. The reason being is that I want to see if the cost of said toy has an equal value to me in the way of productivity, features, and of course FUN. I do have to be honest with you though. I have a terrible track record when it comes to new things. I am all into them for about two weeks and then my interest wanes considerably. Anything that lasts past the two week period is usually something I use for a long time.
Just a few weeks ago I pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 5g. I have had my eye on foldable phones since the OG Fold. I just couldn't pull the trigger due to the expense and concern over the perceived fragility of the phone. But this time around I threw caution to the wind and pre-ordered. I watched every YouTube video and read every reddit post that I could find that would confirm I had made the right choice.
The 10 days leading up to delivery of this technical marvel felt like 10 years. I had not been that excited for a new "phone" since the iPhone 3g(That's a story for another day). I received some of the accessories first and that just made it worse. Also, the fact that FedEx tracking is sometimes abysmal made the anticipation of a possible late arrival almost too much to bear. Ok….that's maybe a little dramatic. Sue me.
Delivery day arrived and I was so excited to leave work, see my wife, and get my new toy. When I got home the only thing that had been delivered was a case. Really….just the case. I opened it and it was a really nice case. I sat down a little sad that the phone had not arrived. Then suddenly the doorbell rang and I leaped from the couch like an Olympic sprinter. I opened the door and it was the FedEx man with my new phone. I signed for it and the nice man was off to deliver happiness to some other neighbor waiting on their new thing.
I calmy gathered my chips and salsa...my go to after work snack. Grabed a sharp object to open the boxes and sat down on the couch with my wife. I ripped that box open quickly and marveled at the packaging. I then opened the box and there it was…..a folding phone. I quickly and satisfyingly pulled off the protective plastic and just enjoyed for a moment the new toy. My wife said enthusiastically “Well, what are you waiting for? Turn it on!”. So I did just that and the rest is history. I won’t bore you with the details of transfering all my data from my Note 10+ and setting up my new phone. But let me just say that the transfer was smooth and I was up and running in no time.
My goal over the next couple of blog post’s is to setup a website and write a blog completely from my phone(besides some peripherals). If you are reading this then I was succesful. I will describe what I did and how I did it.
Until then, be kind and rewind.