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.
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.
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.
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