Archive | November, 2017

​Plantronics Backbeat Fit 300 Could Be Your Workout Buddy

Posted on 24 November 2017

It takes a decent amount of time to convince you for a workout as the chance of de-motivation stays atop. It is essential to stay organized while planning to go gym or for any outdoor activity. During the workout, a person is not just moving but get extremely exhausted, and it becomes unable to manage extra stuff that he/she carries. And headphones are one of them. Listening to music helps a person throughout the workout session, but it gets annoying when headphones create disruption. Plantronics have solved the problem with its BackBeat Fit 300 wireless earbuds. You will not believe it, but an unstoppable workout routine is possible now.

Different Functionality

What makes them different and how they can become your workout buddy have become possible due to their different functions. Also, the company has taken a total diverse approach this time in earbud’s design to nurture its clients who are willing to go to the gym. They are tethered together, but the cord has made with fabric-esque material for the BackBeat Fit 300. Along with military grade nano-coating and IPX5 rating, it is guaranteed that you can do any posture wearing them in the gym or as well as outside.

The earbuds get snuggled in the ear and stay still in the same place due to accompanying wings designed in it. Due to this formation, you can stay focused on the task as they block all the noises around you. In case of head movement, a clip has been attached to the chord to give additional support to the earbuds and keep them secure in one place while you are wearing them. The whole idea was generated while observing exercises postures.

Variety in Fitness Category

You may have seen variety in clothing or exercise machines. But Plantronics has taken a step further as they are creating technical varieties in the fitness category. The newest launched Plantronics Fit 300 is the extremely lightweight that they are offering whereas Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 has been created for fitness junkies who like to go for on-the-ear style. The BackBeat Fit 300 suits those who want inside ear – earbuds. No matter which one you go for, they are convenient and a smart choice for gym-goers.

Battery Life

The foremost question that arises for any gadget or device is about its battery life. Upon hearing prolonged battery duration, people start considering buying it. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 go straight for 6 hours which is more than enough for a fitness device. First, you can go easily for 3-4 hours and second you don’t have to worry about the battery for good six hours once you charged it right.

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​Microsoft Xbox One X Review: True 4k Gaming

Posted on 22 November 2017

Gamers need to hold their breath as Microsoft has debuted much awaited Xbox One X. It will be exciting for gamers to learn that Microsoft is addressing all those old rants about previous Xbox with newly released Xbox One X. This console is comparatively sleeker, faster and smaller than the original one. And regarding raw power, it is noticeably more enhanced than PS4. The boot-up animation of Microsoft is flawless, loud, and brighter with impressive sound bass. Xbox One X determines brand’s “original 4K” gaming message which makes it the world’s most solid console.

Xbox One X Hardware

It is interesting that Microsoft has managed to keep all this power into a small case, successfully. Xbox one X, regarding volume, is comparatively smaller than Xbox one S. But in some dimensions, it seems larger. The size is moderate, can be fit into a backpack easily. It does feel heavier than S with similar ports and inputs.

And if you wish to connect it to a TV, there is HDMI-in given at set-top box, with an Ethernet port, and two USBs at the front and rare. Like real Xbox One, external power supply is integrated into and dual voltage. The new X looks exactly like the Xbox One S from outside, and for the Kinect, it may need a USB adaptor.

Microsoft came up with a robust Jaguar processor, a Radeon GPU, and 12GB of RAM. Gamers will be stun to learn that with One X, Microsoft has completely kicked out PS4 Pro. It is small but sturdy, includes a 4K Blu-ray player and of course, you will need a sound cooling system to cool this beast.

Xbox One X Promise – 4K Gaming

The real thing about Xbox One X is “true 4K” gaming. And it may give tough time to rivals with its rapid popularity amongst gamers. The Xbox X has the capacity for 4K gaming because it is swift than the original Xbox One. It is slightly less powerful as compared to latest gaming PCs but it depends on which game you will be playing. They have done the impressive work of providing an unforgettable gaming machine.

Microsoft has promised 150 “enhanced” games for the latest version, but it is not sure if they all will be 4K. Some games may be capable of HDR or instead of 4K resolution; some enhancements might have better frame rates. But as Microsoft has promised, other enhancements might come with better frame rates, HDR, and 4K. It is totally up to game developers what they have stored for you and how they can satisfy gamers.

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HTC U11 Life Review: The latest Edge Sense Innovation

Posted on 17 November 2017

It seems like a battle of innovation within technology world is not going to end anytime soon. In a time where intense competition runs among gadgets, it is hard to choose the right one. But the features, apps and battery life play an instrumental role in determining any cutting-edge device’s fate. Debuting highly innovative technology and competing with multiple tech giants, the HTC U11 has taken the world by storm. HTC made the newest addition in its U11 family with the HTC U11 Life.

Design and display

The HTC U11 Life has a curved designed, a decent camera at the back, a fingerprint scanner on the home button as well as several other cutting-edge features. The new device has a slight heavy bezel and even at 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm, it feels easy on the palm. U11 Life has a 5.2 inch display. You may find the device’s acrylic glass similar to U11 and U11 Plus, but in reality, it is not. To your surprise, the phone weighs 142 grams and is pretty light to handle.

HTC U11 Life overall performance

The phone may give you the pure experience of Android 8 Oreo on the screen. The device is free from copied apps and HTC’s Sense overlay.

The users will now be benefitting with three years of monthly security updates along with two years of OS upgrades by HTC and Google. It makes U11 Life a durable phone. The phone carries 64GB internal storage with a micro SD slot enabling you to use and expand as much as you want.

HTC’s famous squeezable Edge Sense technology is also available in U11 Life. It will give all the functions of U11 on U11 Life. So, you will be able to launch Google Assistant in an easiest possible way and will be able to handle specific actions within most used apps.

All about camera

The HTC 11 had a pair of 16 MP cameras that included phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, face detection, 4k video recording, a RAW format support and a pro mode with manual controls. The U11 life has a 16MP camera and it also has f/2.0 aperture. But the device can record video at 1080p and has a fascinating selfie panorama mode – which HTC announced long ago for this particular snapper.

HTC has also focused on the battery more, and the HTC U11 Life comes with 2,600mAh power pack, which the company claims is far superior to the HTC 10. The company also claims two additional hours of video playback.

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​Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus Review: Tablet For the Whole Family

Posted on 16 November 2017

The tablets are easy-to-use gadgets and can be used anywhere. With these devices, watching your favorite videos on YouTube, your favorite shows on Netflix and even reading has become a pleasant experience. Lenovo has launched a series of tablets integrated with streamlined visuals. The new Tab 4 is designed for adults and children with all the required and upgraded features that make it family-friendly.

Features

Lenovo’s new flagship tablet is designed to provide better visual experience. The device has an 8 inch HD display with a 1280×800 resolution and stunning wide-angle views. This jaw-dropping display will allow the user to experience stunning visual, the likes of which you may have never seen before.

The tab 4 (8 Plus) is 8.3 mm thick and weighs only 320 grams. This makes it easy to handle. It has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit quad-core processor. The device comes with 16 GB storage and up to 2 GB of RAM, which can handle pretty much everything you can expect.

Audio

Providing crisp visuals is no big deal, the audio matters as well. The company has decided to surprise users with audio/video both. The Lenovo tab 4 (8 Plus) delivers a rich and sturdy sound. Also, Dolby Atmos has already turned the device into a mobile entertainment hub. Users can now enjoy music/sound to the fullest without wearing headphones. The new Lenovo tablets offer surround-sound like experience.

Child- friendly device

The fun stickers, a screen filter for sensitive eyes, a shock-resistant bumper all make this device children-friendly. It has the option to limit access to age-inappropriate content and you can fix a limited time for children. The Tab 4 also features a platform with entertaining and fun web content for children.

The Family tablet

The new Lenovo 4 could be a better option for a family as it is designed for multiple users with distinctive requirements. The device will enable users to use their own accounts with separate settings, passwords, and social media.

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​HTC U11+ Review: Pushing the Limits

Posted on 13 November 2017

HTC has launched a range of smartphones. And after U11, the company launched the U11+, which is basically the successor to the U11 and a powerfully upgraded version. The company has not revealed any plans to market it in the United States, but it will be available in the European and Asian markets. With a stunning, large display and enhanced features – U11+ is fit to compete with some of the most cutting-edge phones in the market. Moreover, the phone is also incorporated with pressure-sensitive sides.

Large Display

Any smartphone with a large display attracts attention because it enables them to enjoy gaming or watching movies on a larger display. The company has worked on the display to provide better and wider visuals. The U11+, with 6” Super LCD display is all set to impress you at just the right price. You will also experience an 18:9 ratio, with a 2880×1440 resolution and HDR10 support in the display.

The fingerprint scanner has been designed at the back of the phone in order to accommodate and integrate a larger display unit. The setup of U11+ is quite similar to LG V30 and Pixel 2XL. The device is IP68 dust and water resistance. The HTC U11+ will be available in two models 64GB storage and 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and 6GB RAM.

The users have three color choices, Amazing Silver, Ceramic Black, and Translucent Black (which is not entirely black, but has a slight semi-see through impact).

U11+ Features

The U11+ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The device has 5.0 Bluetooth support. The company has enhanced the phone edges for a smooth one-handed usage experience. This way, on the home screen you can swipe anywhere to reach the notification drawer.

The pressure-sensitive sides are effective features for the users as now; they just need to squeeze the sides to reach to the apps. To your surprise, this gesture can be used to zoom in or out for applications like Google maps, turning pages on Kindle. Besides this, users can add more functions over time.

The newest HTC device has come out with an upgraded 835 snapdragon and has a 12MP UltraPixel 3 (f/1.7) camera with a wider view than U11. Also, with the U11+ you can experience HTC’s Acoustic Focus while video recording. Plus, for the people who are wondering about its battery life, you can avail a 3930mAh battery.

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​Focal Sib Evo Review

Posted on 10 November 2017

If you are looking for high-quality music experience, Focal Sib Evo has debuted with its sturdy sound and mind-boggling design. The makers are well-known for producing outstanding audio equipment. However, this time, the company has debuted brand new Sib Evo 5.1.2 sound system. The sound system will give you heavy metal concert-like-feel at home with an exceptional display that will enhance your living space. The system includes three small speakers, two large Atmos speakers, assorted documentation, power cables, the Cub Evo subwoofer and two speaker mounts.

Display and specifications

Not only does it provide an amazing audio experience, but it also has a visual appeal – the device has pretty flashy exterior! The stunning appearance of the speakers will make them the centerpiece of your house.

All the speakers carry five-inch Ployflex and are paired with ¾ inch mild dome tweeters. The two large upfront speakers have a four-inch upside-firing full-range element. This option will facilitate die-hard cinephiles, exclusively. And you can hang the speakers as well.

How to connect?

Connecting or setting up Focal Sib Evo is not a tough task if you own a receiver that handles Atmos processing. You may need a 12 gauge speaker wire (AWG), then just press the button given at the back to activate its wire sockets, then just connect your speakers to the receiver and voila, you are done! Place the subwoofer in the corner of the room facing to the front and place Atmos speakers 3m away and 2m apart from you. The two small speakers will be placed behind you while one working as the front center channel.

Sound quality

The sound quality surpasses that of any home sound system you have used before. The speakers are sturdy and can get pretty loud. The fun fact is you will be surprised with the sound quality using just 2 speakers instead of 3. If you like sound mixing – go ahead. This sound system is made to enable to create your own distinctive music experience.

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​AfterShokz Trekz Air Review: Bone Conduction Headphones

Posted on 09 November 2017

You may have heard about cordless headphones, speakers, chargers and other devices. As if these gadgets were not enough to surprise us, AfterShokz Trekz Air has released a bone-conduction headphone.

It is worth learning that what bone-conduction headphones are and how they function? It is basically a headphone emits sound not through your ear but via your cheekbones! How awesome is that!?

For fitness junkies, the Trekz Air could become their next fitness buddy. There is no question how smooth and fun your workout session will become with these babies. This headphone is not just cordless, but it is quite moderate in size and design that it would not disrupt you during your regimen and would not get tangled in your clothes either. It is a product designed to provide you with a streamlined exercise experience.

Out-Side Sound

Traditional headphones block background noises enabling you to stay focused on your task. It has its own benefits; you can stay focused and all that external noise will not annoy you. It has its disadvantages as well. You may miss out anything essential or you may remain unaware of any danger ahead of you. To avoid all these possible issues, this bone-conduction headphone is here to keep you safe.

You can wear the Trekz Air like traditional headphones. It sits on cheekbones without covering the ears. It does not look like traditional headphones. The Trekz Air is not just an interesting invention, but a useful one too. This headphone may attract people who prefer listening to music during a workout or any other outdoor activity.

Features and performance

Earlier, the company debuted their flagship headphones – the Trekz Titanium, which had failed to impress users due to low sound quality and it was uncomfortable to wear. However, these new headphones have become a massive hit! They are 20 percent lighter than the previous model and weighs 29.5 grams only. If you talk about frequency response and talk/play time, it is similar to Titanium frequency 20Hz ~ 20 KHz and six hours of talk/play time. Also, the new device has 4.2 Bluetooth support.

The device also comes with a built-in microphone to attend calls. The left earpiece is lined with Also, on all the buttons to let you control the volume and playback and you can accept or drop calls. These buttons are almost invisible.

Plus, this headphone is comparatively comfortable to wear than the Trekz Titanium. It is worth noting that the headset is IP55 water resistant as well.

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