Archive | October, 2015

Dell Venue 10 7000: High End Tablet-Hybrid

Posted on 30 October 2015

The Dell Venue 10 7000 is fully packed with optimum hardware specifications whilst giving the best of both worlds. The high-end device is cleverly built with aluminum, promising long-lasting performance.
Fast Facts about Dell Venue 7000
o It is a smooth tablet-hybrid with a refined Bluetooth keyboard
o Banking on Android Lollipop 5.0, it performs fast
o It takes a toll on the buyer’s purse
o Keyboard feels small to type on
o It is still one of the best tablet hybrids on the market yet

Physical Features
o The Dell Venue 10 7000 is a true laptop-tablet hybrid. As a hybrid tablet, it is quite ergonomic and you can hold and use it comfortably. Attaching a keyboard to it makes it feel like a laptop
o The price for this 10-inch tablet-laptop starts at $499 for the 16 GB model. The 32 GB model costs $679. Adding a keyboard makes it quite expensive.

Design
o It feels similar to the Lenovo Yoga tablet and less like Venue 8 7000. It’s really easy to hold-and-carry. The Bluetooth keyboard is plug-n-play and remains steady all through its duration, albeit it could have been bigger.
o There are two speakers at the front. It ensures the audio isn’t blocked from different angles as the case with other electronic devices.
o The tablet is constructed solidly as its thinness gives it a high-end aesthetic flavor.
o The tablet can get a bit heavy, especially for girls, weighing 1.08 kg when attached to a keyboard. It is probably the heaviest tablet on the market.

Features
o Dell Venue 10 7000 operates on Google’s latest operating system, Lollipop 5.0. The overall Android user experience is quite clean and lag-free.
o It is equipped with the Real Sense technology found in Venue 8 7000. At the back are three cameras working conjunctively for giving depth, allowing adjustment of focal point.

Hardware
The hardware specifications include
o 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580
o 2 GB RAM
o Intel HD graphics GPU
o 16 GB internal storage
o MicroSD card can store up to 512 GB
o Wi-Fi capabilities
o Bluetooth 4.1
o Miracast

For those who can afford, Dell Venue 10 7000 is an impressive uptight tablet matching its price tag.

Photo courtesy: Dell

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GoPro Releases Quadcopter Footage

Posted on 29 October 2015

Earlier this year, GoPro revealed they’d be making their own drone, and now you can have a look at the incredible footage from the Hero4 camera.

GoPro released this video yesterday, “The featured video was captured with a developmental prototype of GoPro’s quadcopter and stabilization system. No post-production stabilization was implemented; this is an example of the incredible image quality we are already able to capture at this advanced prototype stage,” GoPro said on YouTube.

This video was shot 100% of the HERO4® camera.

 

Photo credit: GoPro

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus: Impressive Gadget With an Outdated Software

Posted on 26 October 2015

Behold the Honor 6 Plus, Huawei’s latest offering and an upgrade to last year’s Huawei Honor 6. The honor 6 Plus is an amazing phone with specs that impress, but disappoint where the software is concerned. Let’s take a closer look at the Huawei branded flagship phone:

Specs and Display
With a Quad Core 1.8 and 1.3 GHz processor (Octa-core processor) and 3GB of RAM, the Honor 6 Plus sure is a powerhouse. The guts powering the phone are great at heavy tasking; however, they do not match the performance of other flagships like the HTC M9. The display of the device measures in at 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.

The best thing about the screen is the 401 Pixels per inch density, coming in at a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. That makes it a Full HD display and exactly the same resolution as the iPhone 6 Plus.

The internal storage varies among the 3G enabled model that boasts 16GB of storage space and the LTE enabled model that has both 16 and 32GB variants. If the storage is still not sufficient for your taste, don’t worry, you can expand the storage to up to 128 GB thanks to the included Micro SD card Slot.

Camera
The back of the device sports two 8MP cameras that gives your captures an interesting twist. The primary shooter captures the image, while the second camera gives the images depth and even focusing further after the shot.

You can shoot videos at Full HD 1080p resolution. The front camera, dubbed the selfie camera, is again an8 MP shooter.

Design
There is nothing innovative in the design factor of the Honor 6 plus. In fact, it looks like an overlarge iPhone 4 with the front and black glass and the similar looks. The back has two cameras on the top left accompanied by a Dual Flash. However, the plastic panels on the sides deters the phone from feeling like a premium phone.

Software
The only let down of the Huawei Honor 6 Plus is the old and outdated Android software running on the phone. Huawei has iterated their own version of Android that makes the software look clunky and even hinders the performance of the otherwise great phone.

Conclusion
If you can tolerate the lagging software and live without the Google Play, the Huawei Honor 6 is a beast of a phone you should definitely consider buying!

Photo credit: hihonor.com

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Marshall Headphones Major II: True Marshall Upgrade

Posted on 22 October 2015

Marshall may have made a good name in the amplifier sector, but they have made a name in the headphones market as well. The Marshall Major Headphones was a decent device, but it couldn’t stand among the great models. With the Marshall Headphones Major II however, things have improved significantly and with an overall better design and value for money, Marshall has made an impact on headphone lovers.
Design
Unlike the previous model, Major II has a more rounded shape for the ear cup. The added flexibility to the overall design of the headphones also makes it a far more comfortable headphone to wear over the ears for extended period of time. They are not only comfortable but fit better on your head as well to give a generally better experience. The cord is now detachable, so keeping the headphones folded in a pouch is a tad easier with the cord out of the way.

Marshall has added a 3.5-mm jack on both headphones, so you can plug the cord in either one according to your liking. Better yet, you can plug in two cords and share the music with a friend as well. The overhaul in the design has also led to a more durable and sturdier design according to Marshall owing to the vinyl finish. So, it’s safe to say the build quality has improved significantly and the headphone may be able to stand the test of time.

Performance
Marshall Major II headphones have been enhanced to perform better and sound much superior to the original version. With improved bass and amplified details, you get clearer sound and clarity listening to your favorite music. Listeners can use the headphone with their Android and iOS devices as well owing to the remote and a button included on the cord. A microphone accompanies the remote as well, but the lack of volume controls can be a turn-off for some.

For a $100 headphone, Marshall Major II is impressive. The improved design and performance make it one of the better headphones in the price range!

Photo credit: Marshall Headphones

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Preview: Toshiba Protege Z20t

Posted on 19 October 2015

The all new Toshiba Portege Z20t is a great buy due to its amazing features. It seems that Toshiba has finally come up with a rather competitive product. Toshiba has made this as an advanced version of its Z10t model due to the design similarities. The Z20t model can be considered as a tablet attached with a keyboard, though added processing capabilities and a smoother design has allowed it to ‘stand out’ when compared with the device’s predecessors. Here is why the Toshiba Portege Z20t is special:

Design
The Z20t comes with a new keyboard dock that is easy to use. Owing to this design feature you can easily use the tablet as a laptop. The screen can be angled back and forth, thus providing you flexibility when you use the device while lying down or sitting. You also have the added advantage of angling up the backside of the keyboard allowing for a more convenient typing experience. The tablet’s unique design allows it to be attached separately from the keys, this way you can use it as a stand. Moreover the device comes in graphite black metallic color.

Features and Specifications
The Z20t model has a bigger screen size and has a 12.5-incher display unit, full-HD IPS along with Wacom digitizer. The CPU unit is integrated with the Intel Core M 5th Generation M-5Y51 that does not depend on vents commonly placed on the back and weighs at 3.3 lbs. The processor is powered by 8GB RAM with the user having a choice of either going for the 128 GB or the 512 GB hard drive. The tablet’s outside portions consist of Micro-HDMI and Micro-USB ports, along with a microSD slot.

The keyboard’s dock is known for its excellent performance due to its full-size HDMI and RGB outputs, two USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet ports. This also comes with its own battery, which combined with the tablet’s battery life can deliver more than 17 hours of operational capability.

Conclusion
The Toshiba Portege Z20t will make your life better. It has all the specifications that are demanded by todays users, who want nothing but speed and raw processing power. Though the product comes at a slightly hefty price tag, it is an excellent choice for you especially if you are a corporate business user.

Photo credit: Toshiba

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Try the New Smooth and Speedy Sony Xperia Z3+

Posted on 14 October 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3+ is the new flagship smartphone from Sony that evolves from the Z3 series. Sony Z3+ is a minor overhaul of its predecessor and retains almost all its hardware features, but in a slimmer chassis. with an 1080p screen, Sony Xperia Z3+ has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display that allures with its deep colors. Sony Xperia Z3 features a 64-bit, eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera and runs on Android Lollipop.

The 16GB Sony Xperia Z3+ is a good Android phone with 2500MHz processor and 4-core that allows you to run games and heavy applications easily. With a SIM card slot, 16GB Sony Xperia Z3+ allows up to 150 Mbps download for web surfing, but this also depends on the mobile operator. Connectivity features of this handset includes Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 and NFC for making payments and connecting to other terminals.

The Z3+ is better than the previous Z3 with minor improvements. A few specs have been changed, as the Japanese manufacturer has improved the phone’s capacity for resistance to liquids and dust, which confers resistance to continuous immersion. In addition, Sony claims to have fully optimized the size of the Xperia Z3+ to the same dimensions as the Xperia Z3, so now you can find a 0.3-inch higher panel, which means it is easy to hold in one hand and also slide into the pocket of your jeans.

The technical specifications are great as well, as the Sony Xperia Z3+ will rise to the top of the platform, but all in small packages, which usually always comes good. Moreover, the smaller battery results in a slight drop in weight from its predecessor. The Compact Sony Xperia Z3+ hits the market in different colors. You have the option to choose any color you like from the options available.

Photo courtesy: Sony

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Samsung’s Robot Vacuum Review: Automate Home Cleaning at An Affordable Rate

Posted on 12 October 2015

Samsung has recently launched a new power packed Robot Vacuum which aims to beat the competition fiercely. The amazing functionality features the new cleaning device includes sure are good enough and incomparable as well. However, looking at its specifications and comparing each feature with other competitive vacuums will show you a different side of story.

The all-new Samsung Robot Vacuum VR9000 has tons of smart features that haven’t been introduced in the vacuum cleaning market. It offers advanced laser-guided spot cleaning and with the assistance of the camera, the robot vacuum can navigate freely around your home. The sensors of this new Samsung Powerbot VR9000 are far more sophisticated than that of similar products currently available in the market.

With an advanced navigation system, you can rest assured that the device will not bump into things accidentally and with its practical design and shape, this new vacuum cleaner can clean all the spaces within your home smoothly, be it a rugged floor or furry carpets.

As compared to the other robotic vacuums, Samsung’s Powerbot is set at a fairly reasonable price. It offers great value for its smart features in contrast with the good old iRobot Roomba. Though you can buy a cheaper robotic vacuum but then you will miss out on a number of features of this new Samsung gadget. It is the best automated cleaning assistant you can get at a price of $999. An affordable yet efficient substitute to the Roomba Vacuum, the new Samsung Robot Vacuum is part of the new emerging technology released by Samsung.

It is also easy to use so there is barely any tricky option that requires extra learning. You can learn to use it within the first few tries. If you are concerned about cleaning the dust on a variety of objects, Samsung has produced a topless product that will meet your requirements and that too at the best price.

Photo credit: Samsung

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