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PhoneArena's John Velasco talks about the geek life in an interview

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PhoneArena's John Velasco talks about the geek life in an interview
If you’ve been a long time and faithful reader of our site, then you’re probably aware about one of our resident expert reviewers – John Velasco, aka Johhhhn Veee. Anyway, he was recently interviewed by one of our colleagues over at Chip Chick, the online tech that focuses its content primarily to women. For a while now, they’ve been interviewing several notable people in the tech industry for their “Date a Geek” pieces, which was established soon after the controversial popularity in their “How to Date a Geek Girl” and “How to Date a Geek Guy” guides.

For those of you following our site for some time now, you know John as one of our resident reviewers, but in this interview, he dives deeper into what it’s like living the geek life. From answering questions such as “what makes you a geek” to others like “your favorite comic book hero and why,” you’ll find some interesting answers. And of course, he dives into some of his favorite gadgets and his mobile platform of choice – the latter of which will surprise you, well, us even. Without spoiling all of the dirt, here’s a small sample of some of his responses in the interview. However, you can click the link below to jump into the entire interview.

Growing up, I was always fascinated by tech, and in fact, my earliest memories included calling up tech support to help me get this game running on our first computer, a Compaq 50MHz IntelDX2 tower.


When it comes down to getting work done, I’d have to say my Asus Zenbook Prime Touch, which combines a killer design with an equally dreamy looking 1080p touchscreen display.


Out of all of them, I remember liking Sam Keith’s “The Maxx,” primarily because of his different writing and illustration style. It was just raw and real, in the way that it showed the power of imagination.


The more I reminisce about it, I can fondly remember some of my early devices; like the HTC Apache, Motorola Q, and HTC Touch.


Do they necessarily have to be geek-like? Not necessarily, but then again, it’d be pretty sweet if they’d be cool in going full cosplay as characters from TRON – like a real working light suit to a Halloween party or something.


source: Chip Chick

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posted on 17 May 2013, 17:15 15

1. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


John V hes a nice guy
Keep it up with ur reviews

posted on 17 May 2013, 20:23

22. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Get off that horse, Gangnam Style!!

posted on 18 May 2013, 10:16 2

65. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


That's soooo 2012.

MOTHER FATHER GENTLEMAN!

posted on 18 May 2013, 23:31

77. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


mann, i love his smile :P

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:26 5

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


John is secretly a sports announcer for ESPN! Johnnnn vee lol

Keep up the great reviews bro :)

posted on 18 May 2013, 08:30

62. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


He's bias as any blogger on any site

posted on 18 May 2013, 12:49

70. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1119; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Then why do you still come here if everyone is biased?

posted on 18 May 2013, 13:28

72. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


bro thats my boy john vee dont talk smack

posted on 19 May 2013, 10:11

80. StreetNerd (Posts: 834; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


but hes right....

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:37 2

3. mss1988 (Posts: 36; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I think all the best of him, but it would be really nice of him to speak a little slower in video reviews. Sometimes I feel like that more time passes when he speaks his name then the entire rest of the review :-)

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:43 1

5. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


he doesnt look like I imagine he would based on how he sounds,.

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:44 4

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


John v, one of the best tech reviewer you know you can trust. It's great that pa is including an interview in an article, so we get to know the pa team a bit more

posted on 17 May 2013, 19:16 1

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Aaron Baker is probably reviewer in the industry without a doubt, but Johhhh Veee is definitely up there though.

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:46 6

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3115; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


John V is def the Aaron Baker of PhoneArena and well deserved too. Keep up the great reviews and awesome articles.

posted on 17 May 2013, 20:04 2

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


John V, Aaron Baker, Brian Tong, and Molly Wood are my favorites. But than again, I watch em' all.

posted on 17 May 2013, 21:13 5

24. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


And Michael Heller as well

i think Ray S is the boss at phonearena

my favorites : Jon Rettinger, Aaron Baker, Joe levi, Anton D Nagy

posted on 17 May 2013, 21:28

26. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


I totally agree on your favorites bro

posted on 18 May 2013, 00:27 2

41. freakatronic (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


Lisa Gade for me... I love her reviews.

posted on 18 May 2013, 00:33

43. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


never heard that before

posted on 18 May 2013, 12:48

69. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


the girl from mobiletechreview?

posted on 19 May 2013, 08:20

78. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 851; Member since: 11 May 2013)


I hate Anton Nagy haha

posted on 17 May 2013, 17:50 5

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


John V. looks like Tusshar Kapoor........LOL

posted on 17 May 2013, 19:54

19. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Such a hard choice between John V from Phonearena and Daniel Rubino from WPCentral.

posted on 17 May 2013, 20:22

21. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


John Vee's interview? Really?! Get off that horse, Gangnam Style!!

posted on 17 May 2013, 21:11

23. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I'm really curious what is john v's home country ? he doesn't look like an american..

posted on 17 May 2013, 21:38 1

27. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


do you mean he doesn't look like an Indians (Native Americans) or he doesn't look like an white american

posted on 17 May 2013, 22:20

30. FlushGordon (unregistered)


He's either Philipino or Mexican

In Asia, the Philippines is the only country that is Spanish-influenced, hence the Spanish sounding surname

posted on 17 May 2013, 22:54

31. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


true... spanish influence here in the philippines is so great that even some of our dialects have spanish words in it...

surname Velasco is quite common also... just to corret. Filipino not Philipino...

posted on 17 May 2013, 22:54

32. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Caucasian

posted on 17 May 2013, 22:55

33. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


He is malay i think.. Malay people look exactly like him

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