This week on the Gadget Lab Show — the 150th episode of the Gadget Lab Show to be exact — the gang takes a look at the HTC One X smartphone, an especially ludicrous iPhone fake, and a wicked green laser that was attached to a lemon shark.
First up, reviews editor Michael Calore and staff writer Nathan Olivarez-Giles go hands-on with the U.S. version of the HTC One X. AT&T’s version of the handset has a dual-core Qualcomm processor instead of the international version’s quad-core Tegra 3. Although the dual-core chip may be a bit of a bummer to the spec-obsessed, you’d never really be able to tell the difference in terms of performance. The One X is a slick handset made from a single piece of machined polycarbonate, and has a stunning 4.7-inch, 1280×720 display. It costs $200 with a two-year contract.
Next, staff writer Christina Bonnington joins Michael to take a look at a fake iPhone from China. It’s designed to look somewhat like the first-gen iPhone, except it has three buttons on the front, a Bluetooth logo on the back, and a telescoping stylus. We rounded up this and other fake Apple gadgets in a gallery last week. Other favorites include an iPhone branded stove, an iPhone 5 popsicle (that’s actually shaped like the Apple logo), and quasi-Apple-branded sneakers.
To close the show, Gadget Lab editor Jon Phillips and Michael chat about sharks with lasers — yes, you read that correctly. A biologist swimming off the coast of the Bahamas attached a laser to a shark, a la Dr. Evil’s wildest dreams. And then the diving team grabbed video of the stunt.