Toys & Tech of the Trade: Quaisha Thornton/ Entrepreneur
I had the pleasure of meeting Quaisha through the work I do with MTR and RAGE Works. She is not only a hardcore gamer but one hell of an entrepreneur who not only seeks to grow her brand but also strives to help others along the way. Let's learn more about the gear she uses to run her businesses. Take it away Quaisha!
Who are you and what do you do?: That's actually a hard question to answer. I do so many things but who I am is a person who loves people and wants to help them the best way I know how – through entrepreneurship, business development, personal development and gaming.
Base of operations a/k/a home: Jamaica, New York (until I move to New Jersey).
Current mobile device: ZTE Zmax (it looks like a laptop as big as it is)/
What do you like/dislike the most about your current mobile device?: I like how big it is for viewing videos and websites. I dislike how it has recently been freezing a lot and running slow when I'm trying to do multiple things on the phone. I go from the browser to Facebook to chats, and my phone can't seem to handle it very well.
Name three mobile apps you can't live without: Facebook, Google+, Google Voice.
Show us your home screen: I have nothing special to show like I used to.
Frequently used program/programs on laptop/desktop: Evernote, Google Chrome, Filehippo Update Manager.
Show us your desktop: N/A (I don't have a desktop and currently, I'm not on my laptop, but trust me, there's nothing to see there. Just some nature Windows 10 theme.
First place you go when you open your phone or computer: On phone – Facebook (unfortunately); On computer – Google Chrome.
One website you recommend to people often: I usually don't recommend websites straight up in general. it has to be determined what the topic is first.
Favorite piece of tech besides your phone/computer: Gaming Consoles (all).
What's playing in the background while you work?: Usually it's Slipknot, Mudvayne or some other metal bands.
What are you playing?: Nothing at the moment, grinding to get my business started.
Last gaming purchase: Games for Gold August and PS+ were lackluster.
What item have you purchased recently that is less than $100 that has made your life easier or more enjoyable: I ordered this pack of natural goodies from Melaleuca consisting of green and organic products such as laundry detergent, vitamins, toothpaste, lotion, pain reliever cream, and a pineapple mango soap bar.
We've covered the tech so let's hear about some toys. Any toys or collectibles you're currently obsessing over? I wouldn't call it an obsession, I collect Hot Wheels cars.
Favorite toy /collectible from your childhood and favorite toy/collectible you currently own: Hot Wheels, TMNT figurines, Batman vehicles, Beanie Babies. Currently, I only own Hot Wheels and Beanie Babies.
Who you like you like to see featured in a future column?: No favorites at the moment.
Where can people find your work and connect with you?: On Twitter: @quaishathornton.