Archive | August, 2017

VIZIO E50-E1: Ultra HD Home Theater Display™ Review

Posted on 18 August 2017

We have observed how TVs from the same series of a dedicated company provide a relatively similar experience, despite the difference in size. The same cannot be said about Vizio’s latest release, the 2017 E-series.

The distinctive quality of every Vizio TV in the E Series, including the E50-E1, which sets it apart from the others, is its SmartCast system. Alternatively known as a Chromecast built-in, the feature enables you to stream videos on your TV via your smartphone. You can also control most of its functions simply from your phone. Whether you want to play your favorite music on Spotify, or watch your favorite TV series on Netflix, the E50-E1 has it all.

SmartCast gives you access to some features that are absent in Chromecast, such as that of Amazon Video. A “Google Home” option is also available, which lets you interact with your TV using voice control.

However, there are aspects of the E Series that might cause to you to think twice about buying the HD screen. One of these is the huge diversity in picture quality of the screens. Screens that are larger than 55 inches provide excellent picture quality, but most companies are not able to deliver in this aspect. What the Vizio E-Series lacks is good picture quality when it comes to their smaller screens.

However, the E50-51 is still one of the best available options for you if you’re a fan of excellent medium-sized HD display. A 4k HD panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 provides the perfect Smart TV experience, with ultra HD display and lightning fast streaming. The screen is embedded with active LED Zones, which aims to enhance sharpness in color and depth in contrast.
If you’re a fan of Smart TVs that can actually deliver what they promise, you should definitely add the Vizio E50-E1 to your list of choices. At a price of $470, you should make sure you really want it because you have a lot of choices with this kind of a budget.

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Razer Tiamet 7.1: Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Posted on 17 August 2017

The introduction of the Razer Tiamet 7.1 has left gaming fanatics drooling over its efficiency and performance and has left other companies spellbound with its supremacy. It has been described on Razer’s website as being the world’s first circumaural headphones (full size headphones), which uses 10 discrete drivers to provide gamers the most amazing audio experience they have ever had.

Ask yourself what price you’re willing to pay to listen to the footsteps of your opponent to gain an upper hand on him. Do you want to precisely “pinpoint” your enemy’s location by accurately tracing the sound of a gunshot? Well these things might not be possible with your regular headsets, but with the Tiamet 7.1, you have an edge over your opponent because of the efficiency of your audio device.

The Razer Tiamet 7.1 is equipped with 10 discrete drivers, 5 in each cup, which provide a gaming experience that is exponentially more stimulating than regular headsets. The sound is so clear and lifelike that you will feel you are actually there and this acoustic awareness will allow you to dominate the battlefield with ease and confidence.

A control unit is also supplied, which can be used to easily tune your headphones. Adjust the volume of each audio channel individually to enhance sound quality, depending on the game and its sound effects. Turn up the bass or tone it down, it is all a matter of personal preference. The control box makes it extremely simple to configure your headset. It also gives you the ability to switch between your desktop speakers and your headphones at the press of a button, saving you the time and the effort of rewiring your device.

The Tiamet 7.1 is also equipped with a boom mic – which is easily adjustable. You can bend the mic in any position, adjusting it to suit your convenience. This is to facilitate in-game chat, which can be vital to turn the odds in your favor.

Experts at Razer have outdone themselves with a product that has attracted the attention of gamers throughout the industry. Sure, they come with a $200 price tag, but the experience – that really matters.

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The Vizio D65-E0: Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV

Posted on 14 August 2017

When we talk about decorating our rooms, there is a lot to think about. You cannot afford to go astray with anything that doesn’t compliment the design and color scheme of your furniture. Even if you get everything right, you still need to take care of one small (not literally) detail – your TV.

With the advancement in technology, you do not have the leverage to buy something that will just be replaced by a bigger, badder model within six months. This is why you must go for something that is good enough to stay “new” for the long run. Go for the Vizio D65-E0, a 65-inch flat screen that gives you an amazing experience without causing huge strain on your wallet.

Experts at Vizio have become highly popular, not just because of good appliances they have produced, but also because they somehow manage to mess up something or the other in their models. Their series always have a model or two that shut their critics up, apart from the rest, which range from average to highly mediocre TVs.

The Vizio D65-E0 can be classified as being one of those products that have brought endless fame to the company. With its outstanding picture quality and reasonable price, it’s a force to be reckoned with. It owes its superior picture quality to a “local dimming” feature, which increases sharpness in color and depth in sharpness, providing a better visual experience, especially clarity in dark scenes, which some of the best TVs fail to deliver.

Apart from its functional efficiency, the Vizio D65 is aesthetically sound as well. It has a thin metallic frame with conventional spindly legs that give it a contemporary design. Having it in your room will just add to its ambience.

The Vizio D65-E0 gives you a superb experience with its 4k HD display at a price that is significantly less than TVs from other brands. Its price tag of $850 makes it a successful product because no other company is offering a screen this size at a price this low.

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Motorola Moto 360 Camera: Capture Every Angle

Posted on 11 August 2017

Motorola’s latest addition to its Moto Mod add-ons family is a spectacular 360-degree camera. What makes this brand new product so popular? It combines a variety of desirable features, integrating them into one useful gadget!

The two-sided camera that rests on the top of your phone can be fixed to any Moto Z device. It allows the device to access vast sharp panoramic view, paired with 3D audio, for the ultimate media experience. The camera accessory comes with bunch of options: split-screen mode, panorama style mode and spherical fish-eye view. You are free to choose from any of these depending on how magnified or blurred you want your view to be. Capturing different angles from a device as big as your thumb is unbelievable, isn’t it?

Despite the fact this add-on is a little too big to be fastened to your phone; it is designed to magnetically attach to the phone. You can just as easily detach it when not in use. Moreover, the two 13-megapixel front and rear view cameras of the mod make it possible to record videos in 4k HD resolution. You can stream live videos to social media channels in addition to editing pictures and videos directly on your smartphone.

Feedback suggests that the functions of the camera are quite exciting for photography fanatics, except for speed. Some professionals claim that there is a short pause between the picture being taken and the button being pressed. Motorola has also designed this gadget in a way that it feeds itself on the phone’s battery. This calls for your phone being fully charged when the 360 camera is in use! Better turn on power saving mode when you plug the 360 in.

Despite its shortcomings, this accessory is definitely one that is worth buying if you enjoy photography. This module worth $299 will be available 10th August onwards. Make sure to get your hands on it of your phone camera isn’t as good as you thought it would be.

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Lenovo Yoga 720: 15″ 2-in-1 Laptop

Posted on 10 August 2017

The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a convertible laptop that comes packed with a variety of features. For instance, it’s robust, yet slender metal framework is lightweight, weighing just 2.9 pounds. Considering the fact that it is 0.6 inches (14.3 mm) thick; this makes it 13% lighter and 17% thinner than its predecessor.

Alternatively, the brightly backlit keyboard sports a Windows Precision touchpad. The screen, permitting a 180 degree rotation, can be converted into a tablet. The keyboard, in turn, is deactivated while in tablet-mode.

While it is only available in Platinum silver, it appeals to both domestic users, with its aesthetic design, and to people in the corporate sector given its sleek, professional look.

One of the two USB Type-C ports incorporated on the left side of the chassis supports Thunderbolt 3 technology for high speed connectivity. Also found on the left side is the headphone jack with the USB 3.0 port and the power button on the right. Apart from that, wireless connectivity includes both Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi.

The 2-in-1 is equipped with a seventh generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor, with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD; these specs ensure that even the most impatient users can buy this without having to worry about lagging.

When compared to the Apple MacBook Air, although they look and weigh the same, the features surrounding the Yoga 720 make the Air seem obsolete: a full HD-IPS touch screen, with edge-to-edge glass and a minimal bezel, the 180 degree screen rotation, to mention a few. Not to forget the fact that it is pen-enabled, which allows the user to both draw and write on the screen. Also it is $100 dollars cheaper than the Air, considering it starts at around $800.

The 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 comprises of a multitude of features, with its sleek, attractive design, its lightweight, its sturdy stature. Its blisteringly fast storage is an added bonus. It offers all of these and more, the additional perk being an impressive price-tag.

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Huawei Honor 6A: Affordable Smartphone Option

Posted on 08 August 2017

We talk a lot about high end smartphones from Apple and Samsung, but flagship phones from these companies are too expensive for most. This has given rise to a trend where a lot of companies are introducing low end, budget-friendly smartphones that appeal to the masses. One of the trendiest phones in this category is the Huawei Honor 6, which not only provides you all the functions of a typical smartphone, but also puts a smile on your face when you read its price tag.

The 5.0 inch screen displays a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, which is pretty impressive considering its cost. Another attractive feature of the Honor 6A is its software. The mid-ranger incorporates the Android Nougat operating system, which is not bad considering the target market of the product.

The Huawei Honor 6A has 3GB of RAM (good enough) and an internal memory of 32 GB, which is very nice for a phone in its category; not enough to match flagship phones, of course, but it would be unfair to the Honor 6A if we were to compare it to the best phones in the world.

The 6a sports a 1.2 GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which makes it relatively fancier than other phones in its category because it incorporates one of the strongest processors there is, and we rarely see a mid-budget phone sport such a heavy processor.

The phone has a powerful 3020 mAh battery with an astounding talk time of 19 hours, and standby time of 363 hours, which is perfect for people who are in the operations department of an organization i.e. people who have jobs that include a lot of movement, which is why they are deprived of the use of a charger. I guess with a battery this large, you don’t nSeed a charger for quite a few hours.

It is surprising to see that even low end phones are incorporating some killer features, like the Huawei Honor 6A, which is an excellent choice if you have limited funds.

Photo courtesy: the Honor Official Site

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Google Chromecast Audio: Stream To Your Speakers

Posted on 04 August 2017

The success of the Google Chromecast gave the tech giant the license (not that they needed one) to set their eyes towards audio streaming. With the introduction of the Chromecast Audio, Google has exceeded expectations once again by developing a product that has made audio streaming easier than it ever was.

The Chromecast Audio aims to bring wireless streaming to your speakers. It functions on the same principle as the Chromecast, except that is exclusively used for audio devices. It is the size of a small disk, which incorporates two hard-wired connections; a microUSB port, which is used solely as a connection to the power source, and a 3.5mm optical output. However, a major difference between the Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio is the absence of an HDMI port in the latter, which plays an essential role in the former.

It functions exactly like its predecessor – by connecting to your WiFi connection and streaming audio over the network, which your speakers can then play. This means that you have the ability to bring music to an offline device (speakers, amplifiers, soundbars, etc) with the help of your computer or your smartphone, provided you have a Cast compatible app. You can find a variety of different applications that you can subscribe to for free such as Spotify, TuneIn Radio and Google Play Music.
Moreover, the Chromecast Audio does not change the quality of the sound produced by your speakers or headphones.

The product is just another example of how we live in a wireless world. Subtle benefits of the device include improved battery life and the ability to move around with your phone or your notebook. This $35 dongle has a portable design. You can carry it in your pocket. And at such a low price, it is an accessory you should have, just for sake of having it.

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