Kottke: iPhone, Wiimote, Newborn accelerometer smackdown
Babies. Wiimotes. iPhones. Sure, they're all cute but how do they perform in an intense gadget-to-gadget comparison for the best accelerometer? Last month, Jason Kotkke put them to the test. The iPhone was the first to fail. A slow or oddly-angled landscape-to-portrait reorientation was enough to throw its accelerometer out of the running. That left the Wiiremote-Baby smackdown. Sure, the Wiimote showed great flexibility registering tiny movements but it lost out to the baby's Moro reflex, the bit where babies who think they are falling throw out their arms to the side. The baby won on both cuteness and fussy startle reaction.