I FaceTimed Piers today so he could watch me eat my dinner at Burger King.
It was after my Alienware launch event and I thought I was going to have to eat alone. Luckily, he was able to get on FaceTime so I had company!
I managed to get a corner table and propped my iPad 2 on it. I’m using a Viva hard case so it’s able to stand up both lengthwise and heightwise.
Piers had woken up not so long ago and was still in bed with bed hair. Haha.
I wasn’t able to hear him very well cos of the ambient noise around me and had to occasionally put my ear at the speaker and make him repeat what he said. Otherwise, we were able to have a decent conversation while I munched on my burger and fries.
No one arrested me for insanity, talking and giggling at a gadget for 20 minutes.
The only annoying thing about FaceTime is that it requires Wifi to work (not 3G) and you need a pretty strong signal.
It also works if you have a 3G phone that can act as a hotspot. I tethered my iPhone 4 to the iPad and got a really good connection. Very smooth, no lag at all.
The sharpness of the picture is inconsistent. Sometimes it feels almost HD clear, sometimes it gets pixelated, especially if your partner moves around too much.
Here’s a screenshot taken on the iPad:
On the whole, I think it’s really great being able to video chat on the go. Of course, you do want to find a pretty private space to conduct your video chats, which is quite tough in Singapore, but I don’t think it’s a huge issue.
The Alienware event was great but I’ll blog about it next week.
Gonna be there again tomorrow (1 pm to 4 pm) so go check it out. At Suntec City.
15% off Alienware machines this weekend!! It’s too good to miss!!!!!!