Me and my tech

POP­U­LAR ME­CHAN­ICS has hunted down some of South Africa’s busiest and most suc­cess­ful peo­ple to find out what tech makes their lives bet­ter.

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - – LUMK A NOFEMELE

Ja­son Go­liath on his must-hav must-have gad­gets

JA­SON GO­LIATH is a co­me­dian, TV pre­sen­ter and busi­ness­man. He gets his work done on his Hauwei P9+ and spends his down­time play­ing FIFA on his Playsta­tion 4.

Playsta­tion 4

How do you fit gam­ing into your hec­tic Q sched­ule? I like to have a bal­anced life­style, but ev­ery hour A has a rand value for me. Gam­ing is a great way for me to un­wind, de-stress and spend time with my friends. Ev­ery Mon­day, I get to­gether with my boys for “Fifa Mon­days”.

Why Playsta­tion over other gam­ing con­soles? To me, the PS is the most in­no­va­tive con­sole. Playsta­tion does ev­ery­thing, in terms of in­tro­duc­ing gam­ing tech­nol­ogy, first. I’ve al­ways been loyal to this par­tic­u­lar con­sole and I’ve never felt a need to change.

Aside from Fifa, what other games do you en­joy play­ing? We lit­er­ally only play Fifa. It’s like our ver­sion of golf. It is our es­capism and all we talk about when we play, is the game. Work and ev­ery­thing else is put aside when we play. I’m also un­be­liev­ably good at Fifa, so there’s that.

Hauwei P9+

How long have you had your P9? Just over a year.

Why the P9+? I am an An­droid fan. I like the ease of con­nec­tion to other de­vices. I’m not a big tech junkie, so I like a phone that is easy to use. I’m a big In­sta­gram user and this phone has by far the best cam­era I’ve ever used. It makes me look like a much bet­ter pho­tog­ra­pher than I ac­tu­ally am. The bat­tery life is also great.

Would you say the P9+ is a must-have for some­one in your line of work? I wouldn’t say must-have, but this phone has been very use­ful to me as a co­me­dian. I of­ten record my sets in a very loud en­vi­ron­ment – the P9 has the best mi­cro­phone I’ve ever used. When I play my record­ings back, I hear my­self and the au­di­ence’s re­ac­tions.

Is there any­thing you don’t en­joy about the P9+? The only thing I would change is the key­board. I have big fin­gers and the space­bar is re­ally small, so some­times brows­ing is a bit dif­fi­cult and I of­ten make mis­takes typ­ing as well.

Huawei P9+ Playsta­tion 4

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