Signature Sleep Contour 8” Reviews

If you are looking for one of the top full size mattresses, then the Signature Sleep Contour is what you need. The Signature Sleep Contour definitely holds true to its name as it does contour to your back and gives you the support you need long through the night.

Signature Sleep Contour 8-inch Reviews

One of the main benefits of the Signature Sleep Contour mattress is that all of its coils are independently wrapped, eliminating the night time distraction of another person moving around in the bed. If you are tired of your partner waking you up from a dead sleep, then it is about time to get a full size mattress that gets rid of any vibration and sends it straight down the mattress. This particular mattress has 660 coils throughout, which gives it the ability to evenly distribute your weight.

The Signature Sleep Contour mattress will last many years with it’s coils being covered by 2 layers of padding. The padding that is used is a fabric insulation pad and a thick foam pad that gives you the added support and comfort that you need. Many people who have purchased this exact same mattress say that it is one of the best mattresses they have ever used. The reason for this is probably the fact that the fabric insulation wicks heat away from your body and into the mattress. It is because of this that the Signature Sleep vs Zinus is one of the top 5 foam top mattresses sold on Amazon.

Things To Consider Before Buying The Signature Sleep Contour

Price – The price does matter, but only after you have found a mattress that you like. It is understandable if you are on a budget, however, don’t make your budget ruin every night sleep that you have for the next few years. Do yourself a favor and find a mattress that you like but also give yourself room to increase your price just a bit. The price of the Signature Sleep Contour is very modest compared to what else is out there, so keep that in mind.

Mattress Depth – The depth of the Signature Sleep Contour is 8 inches deep. This is 2 inches deeper than an average size mattress, but smaller than some of the mattresses which rate higher than this on Amazon. If you are looking for a very deep mattress then this might not be the mattress for you, however, if you have a regular full size mattress now then this would already be a 25% improvement based on depth alone.

Rating – The rating for this exact mattress is a 4.7. The reason you need to read reviews and consider all options is because every mattress is different. What a 4.7 tells me is that this mattress is one of the best out there, however, somebody must have found something wrong with it. Being that every person is different, you need to make sure that this mattress would be ideal for you in your certain situation.

Do you see why the Signature Sleep Contour mattress is one of the best mattresses on the market today?

Housekeeping

I haven’t been around these parts for some time. Before I dazzle and amaze the world with more half-baked opinion and color, here’s a little summary of what I’ve been up to.

Say hello to one of the world’s first x86 Intel-powered smartphones. My review of the Orange San Diego — essentially a reference design created by Intel as a testbed before it tries to make it big in mobile.

The Optimus L7 surprised me. LG showed a mature, subtle restrained touch in both hardware and UI design that I’ve never seen from the company before. Is it a good phone? No; but it’s a huge step in the right direction.

My LG Optimus 3D Max review will explain my surprise.

Sony Xperia P review. I’m tired of creating a narrative now.

I got way too excited about this real-life Zombie game.

And fell in love with Anna Anthropy’s Dys4ia.

I feel cheap and tacky for spamming links. It won’t happen again — this is as much for me as it is for you.

The stock Android gallery app is storing lists of full addresses unencrypted

This is a labor of love. Hope you like it.Clarification in reply to comments on the article:

“One thing that quite a few commenters don’t seem to appreciate: There were no photos on my device. The street addresses listed were from Picasa Web Albums marked as ‘private.’ They were synced at one point, but had been removed at least a week prior to the discovery. This isn’t data that could be gathered even if someone had my device in their hands, and a ton of time. Not without the chunk_0 file, at least.”

One man wants to end viral infections once and for all… by making them commit suicide

I wish I had something insightful to say about this, but Jesse Hicks is just the god of original reporting.

Read this. Then, click his byline, read everything he’s written for The Verge, and be amazed.

The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator

I just read Jamie Keene’s excellent article on Brandon Generator, a crowd-sourced story project by Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards.

It’s a film noir-inspired story written by Edgar Wright — the man behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Spaced — that follows the story of Brandon Generator, a comic book artist with a terrible case of writer’s block. The artwork comes from illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards, famous for his work on the Batman, Hellboy, and Marvel 1985 comics. Narration comes courtesy of Julian Barratt, one half of The Mighty Boosh.

The first episode sets up the premise perfectly. Brandon is a struggling, tortured writer who spends his days with his Nespresso machine and a blank laptop screen. On drinking his 13th espresso of the day, he blacks out. After waking, he’s shocked to find text on his laptop, drawings on his sketchpad, and messages on his dictaphone. Turns out he wasn’t completely asleep.. or was he?

As the episode ends, you’re invited to take a look around Brandon’s room, and that’s where the game begins. Wright wants you, the reader, to leave text, sketches, and voice recordings that will help shape the story that will be in the next episode.

Wright already has the story arc planned out — but it’s down to you to provide the details

Forget the tie-in with Microsoft on this project, it’s just a lot of fun.

How to work across three devices, seamlessly

If you haven’t found it by yourself already, Paul Miller’s Verge at Work feature on managing ideas is an enlightening read. There’s a great little video that accompanies the article as well.

My ultimate concept here is that whenever I have an idea, I can easily record it, and whenever I want to write I have easy access to my ideas.

 

I tend to write directly into a CMS, occasionally falling back on TextEdit, or using Google Docs for collaborative projects. Miller’s article makes me feel dumb. There are times when I feel chained to my laptop — if I’m writing something longer than a few hundred words, I’d like to be able to step away, review what I’ve written and work out what needs to be changed or reworked. I simply don’t have that flexibility using a CMS, GDocs, or any single text editing service.

The Miller method is ridiculously simple. One app, Simplenote, to note ideas on his iPhone; another app, Notational Velocity, to manage and expand those ideas when on the Mac; and an iPad app, Plaintext, to comfortably review and make copy edits.

The apps sync with each other, behaving like one, seamless writing experience. The system is held together by Simplenote’s backend, with a few missing ends tied up by Dropbox. The genius at work here is the freedom of it all — Miller also highlights other apps that he uses, which all fit into his system without the need for any major changes.

At some point since Google Docs freed us from Word and Pages, this revolution happened, and I missed it. I can now have my pick from a large group of applications, and have them all play nice. Perhaps i’m just behind the times, but that’s a beautiful thought.

This was written entirely in a CMS. I didn’t learn a thing.

Do something right, or don’t do it at all

Spotify launched a new feature today: music embeds for your website, blog, or Tumblr. Sounds neat, right? Great to see an embedding service that will see the artists get (some) royalties each time a track is played.

Well…

The only catch, if it’s not completely obvious, is that you’ll need the free Spotify app on your computer or mobile device in order to play music using the new widgets.

Okay, so, I need Spotify installed, and I have to be a member. That’s not ideal.

Spotify thinks of Play as a “remote control” for its apps — a shortcut button that starts playing music inside the Spotify app on your computer as soon as you click it.

So, it’s not an embed. It’s a link that opens up an application, just like the regular Spotify links that have been around for years. The only difference is you now have a pause button within the website, just in case the one inside the application, or on your keyboard, wasn’t convenient enough. This sort of “me too” approach to music embeds will please no one.

Why can’t Spotify just measure the amount of plays each track receives and distribute the royalties accordingly? I understand it wants users to use its application, but this is not the way to go about it.

If you’re not going to do something properly, why bother?

Nokia’s PureView is the epitome of ‘disruptive technology’

A full-fat version of this piece is now available over at The Verge, I highly recommend that over this slightly hastily-written post.

The Nokia 808 PureView is one of the most exciting phones I’ve used in a long time. So much so that, despite it’s well-detailed flaws, I’m going to be buying one. Unless you’ve had your head in the sand (or perhaps just don’t follow technology news closely) you’ll already know why: its camera.

Nokia’s PureView sensor is a 41-megapixel behemoth which makes the 808 top-heavy, ridiculously thick, and a chore to use. However, It also happens to perform better than any smartphone camera on the market by such a large margin it’s almost upsetting for me to compare the resulting images with Apple and Samsung’s best efforts side-by-side.

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A pretty innocuous British pint of beer. Quite a nice shot, I think you’ll agree, but that’s only half (or perhaps a sixth?) of the story.

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Zoomed out, you can see the incredible amount of detail the PureView managed to capture from around a foot away. But there’s more detail to be found here.

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This is the same photo at 100 percent crop (which means this is a pixel-perfect rendition of what the camera captured).

From Vlad Savov’s review:

I look at the photos I’ve taken with the 808 PureView and keep asking myself, where is the noise? Nokia, what did you do with the noise?

The level of detail Nokia’s sensor offers up is just astounding. That’s what makes the 808 — to quote Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO — a truly “memorable” and “disruptive” device. I’m going to put the theatrics to one side now and just throw a ton of photos out there.

The Shard, London’s tallest building:shard

Some more 100 percent crop magic:shardwindows

The Shard’s (not quite complete) peak was over 1,000 feet away from me:shardpeak

Incidentally, while showing off the PureView’s technical achievement, the Shard photo also highlights it’s main weakness — take a look at the cloud to the right and you’ll see it has a disappointingly narrow dynamic range. It’s by no means worse than any other smartphone camera, but its this range, or rather lack of, that distinguishes the PureView from entry-level SLRs that it would otherwise be able to compete with.

We’ve had quite a few requests over at The Verge for some low-light samples from the camera. I thought I’d give a quick demonstration of how the PureView handles extremely low-light situations.

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The above image was taken without flash. For comparison, this is what the iPhone 4S managed seconds later:

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The 808 PureView has a ton of other tricks up its sleeve: it can record 1080p video and zoom without losing quality, simply by using a far smaller area of the sensor (1080p video consists of approximately 2 megapixels).

You can also use this crop zoom when in eight, four, or two megapixel mode to get much closer to your subject without noticeably affecting image quality. It can also capture beautiful smaller shots by aggregating the contents of up to seven pixels into one, like so:

Click here for full-size 5-megapixel image. This was in a dark room, so utilizes the PureView’s built-in flash.

I think it’s pretty clear by now that Nokia is sitting on a breathtaking advance in smartphone imaging. Unfortunately it has gifted it, at least initially, to a phone that doesn’t deserve it.

So, where does Nokia go from here? There’s little doubt that it’s hard at work integrating one of its sensors into a Windows Phone 8 device, but I find it difficult to see how the company will solve the ergonomic issues it presents. There’s no chance you’ll see the 41-megapixel PureView in even a reasonably-thin phone anytime soon: the sensor is around a 10mm thick without a lens in front of it.

I’m not sure if Nokia can find a way to shrink its process down without degrading image quality. The megapixel count is unimportant, but a smaller sensor would capture less light, which would inevitably result in worse photos. The amount of light you can put on the sensor will always affect image quality, and no amount of technology will ever change that.

Whether someone will have the balls, or the incentive, to try and match Nokia’s effort here is debatable. In my humble opinion, the PureView sensor will be pinnacle of mobile imagery for a long time to come — perhaps forever. And that’s why I have to get it in its raw, initial form