Archive | March, 2018

​Polk Signa Solo Universal Sound Bar Review

Posted on 31 March 2018

Isn’t it utterly irritating when your TV speakers provide crappy sound? Did you know you can get rid of it without spending a hefty amount? If you desire for clear and crisp sound, you should consider purchasing the Polk Signa Solo. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it the younger sibling of Polk Signa S1.

You will find it as one of the most pocket-friendly devices available on the market. The device will help provide an impressive surround sound experience without putting in much effort. Moreover, it is an ultra light and is compact device. Moreover, you will never need a subwoofer; the device alone is enough to enhance the overall sound effects.

Also, it is one of most simple sound bars to attach to your TV set with. The sound bar is quite straightforward to connect and has 3.5mm analog input along with Bluetooth and is ready to use – and you can also mount it as you see fit.

Furthermore, the device offers four drivers – 2.5-inches each and it comes with built-in bass ports. The company has collaborated with Dolby Digital to provide high-quality sound. The Polka Signa is rectangular in shape and measures 3.54-inches. The sound bar is 3.91-inches wide and 39-inches in length.

You will find numerous EQ settings such as night mode, movie, and music. Therefore, you can switch to any mode depending on your choice. The Polk Solo also comes with the company’s approximation of surround that is called copyright SDA digital surround.

The sound bar is designed to provide an unforgettable experience – all on your fingertips. It is a plug and play device and you can alter the dialogue level and the bass settings as per your preferences, using just the remote. Selecting bass setting is quite common in the sound bar category. However, the dialogue volume option is only seen in high-end sound bars; but in this case, you don’t have to spend through the roof to enjoy quality sound thanks to the Polk Signa Solo.

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​Jabra Elite Review: Superior Wireless Headphones

Posted on 30 March 2018

Fitness junkies often look for headphones or earbuds that won’t give them any trouble especially when they’re sprinting or performing concentration exercises. Moreover, they want quality sound and ease of use. That is essentially where the Jabra Elite comes into the picture.

The device was designed to facilitate people with a regular fitness routine. You can go for intense movements wearing these really awesome earbuds.

You can find various options on the market with the latest technology. They might possess better battery life or might provide good quality sound; the ridiculously long wires will create will become really annoying. However, none of that is a problem with the Jabra Elite. You can get wireless earbuds to improve your outdoor activity experience.

Moreover, battery life is one of those factors that people look for in every gadget specifically the ones designed to facilitate fitness routine. With the Jabra Elite, you will get a 4.5-hour battery time, which is impressive especially because these are sports earphones. However, you have to give them a full charge first.

Another really epic reason to go for the Jabra earbuds is because they are utterly sweat-proof. These are waterproof earphones – which means you won’t have to remove your in-ear headphones and wipe all that sweat from your ear and the device. But don’t even think about going for a swim with those on! Also, it can work well as a single headset too.

It is super easy to use as the set is compatible with other fitness apps along with Jabra’s app for fitness. You will also get a chance to monitor your heart rate via a built-in feature.

When it comes to sound, it has already given a tough competition to plenty of top-notch products on the market. Apart from the crisp quality – the headphone also provide surround sound, which is absolutely amazing! You will enjoy every beat while performing a variety of exercises. A must-buy!

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​JBL Link 20 Review: Voice Activated Portable Speaker

Posted on 28 March 2018

If you are looking for a home speaker that will entertain you without distortion for hours, the JBL link 20 is just the thing you were looking for all your life! Plus, you will also be surprised to know the product comes built-in with Google Assistant feature! The speaker system is absolutely waterproof and can become your ultimate choice when it comes to surround sound and quality audio.

The JBL 20 is not a heavy speaker. Although it appears big, it is easy to carry around your house. The speaker weighs nearly 960g. With Bluetooth functionality, plenty of other features truly made it a convenient home speaker that can entertain you for a very long time.

The speakers are entirely rubber-plastic similar to the UE Megaboom. This helps make the speakers damage and fall-proof. But that doesn’t you throw it out of the balcony just to see how strongly-built it is! Also, it has IPX7 rating, which makes it considerably waterproof – again, don’t take in the swimming pool with you. However, you can listen to some music while take a shower.

The device is pretty straightforward to use – there is a power button at the back, just press it and start listening to your favorite tunes. There LED-lit light that indicate battery life and when you should charge the device. At 100%, the speaker will give you up to 20 hours of pure sound! That is what has put a majority of the product’s rivals to shame.

Moreover, once you have set up your JBL link 20 speakers, you can allow it to function via the Google Home app. Simply say “hello Google” and the speaker will activate. During this process, LED arrays on the front will light up indicating it is listening to your commands.

You can ask it to play your favorite music and that will give you a relaxing music experience after a long and tiring day. It is surely an interesting gadget for music lovers.

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​HP Spectre x360 Review: Convertible Laptop

Posted on 26 March 2018

Say hello to HP’s new and improved Spectre x360 – a laptop with enhanced performance and stylish design. If you are tired of thick and heavy machines, this latest release may be very appealing for you. HP has come up with an improved version in its spectre category. Tech enthusiasts have stated that it could compete with high-end machines such as Lenovo Yoga 920 and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2.

HP Spectre x360 is beautifully designed with silver aluminum, a speaker griller, and shiny buttons. You will find a slot for microSD card on the left top of the laptop. The latter comes with an embedded power button with light-indication. Plus, it has a USB 3.1 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The right side of the machine is equipped with fingerprint sensor, two USB-C ports with thunderbolt 3, and a volume rocker. You will not find multiple port slots on the laptop, there are USB type-A and C integrated so that you don’t have to constantly switch ports. Moreover, you can now also use the thunderbolt 3 port to charge the laptop.

The Spectre x360 weighs 2.78 pounds and measures around 12.04 x 8.56 x 0.53-inches. That makes it a light-weight and compact laptop that is super easy to carry. It could become an ideal machine for university students and as well as for professionals.

Moreover, the fun part is that you will find two hinges above the speaker grille. They allow the laptop to rotate 360-degrees while switching modes. You can use this functionality to transform the Spectre x360 from laptop to tablet as well. These hinges are unbelievably smooth and enable smooth and unhindered screen movement.

The machine comes with the HP Pen, which is a pleasant addition. HP has done a significant work in this area allowing the stylus to function with the Windows 10 ink – so taking notes has now become more incredible. Plus, you can also use the stylus draw various figures. You will also observe that the interaction of spectre x360 and stylus is coherent. All in all, a recommended purchase!

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​Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: A Reimagined Camera

Posted on 23 March 2018

Samsung has debuted long-awaited smartphone Galaxy S9 with significant customization of the features. You will get upgraded design, camera, and sound. You might feel a slight touch of company’s previous device Galaxy S8, but this time, Samsung is ready to challenge its rivals via offering the high-end specs.

The design improvements include; glass back, slim bezels along with the rounded front display. They have hidden iris scanner hole of the device and worked on the absurd placement of the fingerprint scanner that tech enthusiasts criticized previously.

Moreover, the sensor is now placed below the camera. And, the camera quality is what creating a buzz since its release. The device is said to adjust automatically to a f/2.4 aperture in the bright background and go down to a f/1.5 aperture in case of the dark one. Also, Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side bottom edge. You will find USB-C on the phone regarding data transferring and charging.

Samsung also placed two speakers that the brand claimed, will provide surround sound, on the top featuring Dolby Atmos technology. The company has done significant work on the sound making it 1.5 times louder than their last device Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S9 comes with a solid 3,000mAH inside the cell to power the device. The makers have enhanced battery life. And wireless charging facility is there allowing you to charge the handset without hindrance. Apart from this, the device offers Exynos 9810 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 4GB of RAM for S9 and 6GB of RAM for 9plus version.

For storage, the brand has provided 64GB, and you can opt for microSD cards for extra space up to 256GB.You will be delighted to learn that Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in Lilac purple, midnight black, and coral blue aside regular color options.

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​Asus ZenBook 13 Review: Speedy and Portable

Posted on 22 March 2018

If you are looking for a pocket-friendly laptop with long battery life and quality graphics performance, Asus ZenBook 13 has debuted for you. Also, it is one of the most light-weighted and thin laptops on the markets. It is super easy to carry as it can fit in your backpack and you can take it along anywhere – college or work.

The company hasn’t opted for integrated graphics as in most cases; they affect your system by not handling challenging games or graphics. ZenBook 13 offers Nvidia Geforce instead. The makers have incorporated MX150 chip, and the device is designed with 2GB memory.

Moreover, Nvidia will function to provide better and fast performance specifically when it comes to graphics, editing, and gaming. The brand has opted for significant upgrading to improve your working or gaming experience on the laptop.

The Asus device comes with a 13.3-inch, full HD-resolution with touchscreen technology. The screen is bright and provides satisfactory color performance. You will find it responsive as it can function well with ZenBook active pen.

Gadgets enthusiasts pay extra attention to Keyboards. And the one comes with Asus is not significantly impressive. However, it is spacious and you will need to put a little force to press keys. Although the key traveling feels adequate, you might find typing uncomfortable on the laptop.

You may feel disappointed when it comes to USB-C slot. The gadget offers USB 3.1 not expected thunderbolt 3. You will get limited data speed and display support. Also, the slot will the not charge your laptop and you will need to carry 65-watt power supply around.

The laptop is available in the sparkly blue color that appears tasteful. It sports dual stereo speakers along with an amplifier as the company has teamed up with Harman Kardon to providing you an outstanding audio experience.

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​Nokia 6 Review: Android Phone with Metal Body

Posted on 20 March 2018

Nokia made a successful comeback last year, and this year the company has decided to introduce a funky handset with solid chipset featuring fast charging mode. You will experience the significant changes on display at this time the brand has opted for tasteful color options.

The brand is known to put notable efforts on display and, it is done this time as well as it comes with a 5-inch 1080p LCD screen. The makers of the device have come up with an improved power – snapdragon 360 chipset. It functions at a fast pace due to the incorporation of Adreno 508 GPU.

Moreover, you will find two varieties of Nokia 6 on the markets. In one handset, the company has provided 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage whereas other device offers a 4GB/64GB combination. However, you can expand the space via microSD cards anytime.

Other Nokia phones such as Nokia 7 Plus were designed with high-end specs. But this time, the company experimented by providing only one camera with 16 MP sensor featuring Zeiss-brand less, on the back. Also, an 80-megapixel camera is placed on the front, if you are a selfies enthusiast, you might consider buying it.

Moreover, you will get a 3,000mAh cell – a nonremovable battery in Nokia 6. It is yet to determine how the device’s battery life will impress tech enthusiasts in the race of smartphones. The company has claimed that new Nokia 6 will go 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. That is indeed an impressive improvement.

It seems like Nokia loves to experiment with handset’s color schemes. The company had debuted with bright and funky colors for Nokia Lumia previously. This time, the brand is offering blue and black colored smartphones with gold, iron trims, and glints of copper.

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