This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the gang checks out the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE and a pair of miniature Korg synthesizers.
First up, reviews editor Michael Calore and staff writer Nathan Olivarez-Giles go hands-on with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. It’s a Verizon exclusive, and although its 4-inch screen makes for a nice-sized phone, compared to 5.3 inch mammoths like the Samsung Galaxy Note, it seems positively small. Both Michael and Nathan like this “smaller” size, though — it’s much easier for using with one thumb. The handset also has built-in Beats technology like other HTC smartphones, and costs $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Next, staff writer Roberto Baldwin joins Michael to take a look at some miniature Korg synthesizers: the Monotron Duo and the Monotron Delay. You control the pitch by placing your finger on a “ribbon” on the device. The Duo has two oscillators and a frequency filter, and the Delay has basically the same features, but with delay added. To be honest, you can get a smartphone app that does this for a fraction of the cost, but there’s nothing like that hands-on feeling when you’re performing onstage, as Roberto and Michael can attest.