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​Motiv Ring Review: Smart Wearable Technology

Posted on 16 March 2018

Following a fitness routine also includes checking on heart rate and the number of calories you burned in a day. You can find numerous apps that can perform this function for you but carrying cell phones to the gym, or another outdoor activity is not always possible. You need an easy-to-carry device such as the Motiv Ring. Did we mention you can sleep wearing it as well?

It is indeed a useful gadget that every fitness junkie should own. Not only it looks elegant but helps you achieve statistics regarding your heart rate, burnt calories, and minutes you have spent running. The great fact associated with it is the ring weighs ultra light; you just need to wear it before heading out to the door.

Moreover, it would not be wrong to claim that Motiv Ring is a smart combination of fit, function, and form. No doubt, it is one of smallest fitness trackers that are available currently. The ring is packed in the shell of premium titanium that adds style to it.

Also, for functioning, you will only need to download the Motiv app on your phone. The app later syncs with the ring allowing it to provide data regarding sleep, heart rate, and physical activity. You will be surprised to know that the ring has potential to note your heart rate constantly from your fingers.

It does not require actions; the Motiv Ring will automatically sense the functions you perform and begins recording accordingly. Moreover, the tiny device can save your data for two days. You will have a chance to look at your statistics without syncing.

It is noteworthy here that you do not need a cable to charge it. The ring was designed on 24/7 working idea. Therefore, when you plan to work out next time, do not forget wearing your Motiv Ring.

Photo by: Motiv

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​Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review

Posted on 01 March 2018

Windows mixed reality headset has potential to blend real and virtual world effectively giving you an unforgettable experience. Made with the contribution of Microsoft, Asus headset sports impressive features such as:

  • Two high-quality resolutions 1,440×1, with 440 pixel LCDs that comes with native 90Hz refresh rate.
  • A 3.5mm jack is provided regarding microphone and audio support.
  • Front-hinged display
  • 4-meter cable
  • USB 3.0 for data and video along with single cable with HDMI 2.0

Moreover, the headset has got the appealing and interesting design. The makers have revealed that the device with created using the technology that most commonly utilized in digital architecture regarding pattern making with numerous 3D polygons.

The Asus windows headset is lightweight, weighing only 14.1 ounces easy to carry. Also, these headsets are often considered troubling to wear specifically for prolonged hours. The case is different with the Asus ones; the makers have done significant work in the area allowing the headset to balance pressure around your cheeks and nose alike.

Moreover, breathing is also another factor that consumers consider before investing in a device like this. Therefore, the company opted for a breathable material in this regard to make your experience with Asus headset exciting and comfortable.

When it comes to setting up the device, you will be delighted to learn that it is super easy and takes less than 15 minutes for the entire process. The company decided to provide an adequate length cable instead of ridiculously long wires, and that will not disrupt while you use it.

It is noteworthy here that Asus mixed reality comes with 20,000 windows application with 2,000 excess steam VR titles. It indicates investing in an advanced gadget will not only provide a realistic virtual experience but expose you to various apps as well.

Photo credit: Asus

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​Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Review

Posted on 21 February 2018

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is the lightest machine on the market – it only weighs 2.2-lbs! Plus, it comes with the popular S Pen. The notebook functions well but its quality and design may confuse tech enthusiasts.

The hardware design could be a result of Samsung’s splendid metallurgical techniques and technology. You will pick up the notebook and it will feel as if you’re holding something made from plastic, but it is not. The company has used something known as magnesium-aluminum alloy – known as Metal 12 to make the device lighter and durable.

It is not a fancy looking notebook, and that means Samsung has put all emphasis on the performance of the device rather than its aesthetic appeal. However, the company could be more mindful regarding the ports on the device. The device just has single, full-size 3.0 USB port, a USB-C port, an HDMI out, and a small slot for your microSD card. Moreover, the 13-inch, 1080p panel screen comes with vibrant colors that are quite impressive as it will allow you to work outdoors.

Samsung notebook also features 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. The software is solid and it can handle working on multiple Chrome tabs, daily – prolonged Spotify sessions, and non-stop work on Photoshop without hindrance.

The machine can provide a pleasant gaming experience but don’t forget that it is not designed for gamers. Moreover, S Pen is a simple – silver pen with company’s logo but it works fine. You can use it on the screen to capture areas and can mold images into GIFs without any significant effort. You will get a smooth keyboard along with useful features for $1,399. Professionals or students can invest in the Samsung notebook as it is easy to carry and easily handles all your workload.

Photo by: Samsung

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​Origin PC Evo15-S: Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop

Posted on 09 February 2018

Origin is joining the Max-Q race with the Evo15-S, a slim, lean notebook that’s great for gamers. The machine has an understated, low-key design, which adds to its visual appeal. The great thing about this notebook is its weight, as it is smaller and lighter as compared to a conventional 15-inch gaming laptop. The overall weight of the Evo15-S is less than 5 lbs, which is significantly lighter than the Alienware 15.

The notebook also features a number of ports that you can use for your USB connections, which include a USB 3.1 port, an HDMI port for VR, and a couple of mini DisplayPort connectors. The display of the notebook is decent, with 94% sRGB gamut coverage, which makes it ideal for gaming. However, you might face some issues with the display when viewing anything with excessive color use.

The Best Part

The best feature of this notebook is that it provides you the power you get with a gaming desktop but in a slim and light design. You don’t have to compromise on the connections you want to set up, and the laptop itself weighs less than 5 lbs.

The Drawbacks

You might find the keyboard of the Evo15-S slightly cramped, which can be difficult for your muscle memory. The laptop also tends to heat up if you use it for an extended period.

At over $1,600, you might find the Evo15-S a bit pricey, but the features and quality it offers make it worth purchasing. The only catch is that the keyboard might not be suitable for your gaming needs, and you probably have to play plugged. That said, the portability of the laptop make it a great device for people who want to play games on the go, but without having to lug around a hefty machine.

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​Acer Spin 5 Review: Versatile Convertability

Posted on 07 February 2018

Are you looking for an affordable, convertible notebook, the Acer Spin 5 can prove a worthwhile purchase. The 2-in-1 device offers you a wide range of features that you can expect from a high-end product. The Spin 5 comes with an HD touchscreen, a number of ports, a modern build, long-lasting battery, and a stylus pen. The best part is the price point this notebook is available for, i.e. starting at $700.

You can select between 13-inch and 15-inch versions. Regardless of the size you select, the body of the laptop comprises of all metal. Other features include a crisper, shaper screen, better support for the stylus, and the keyboard is an improvement on the previous model. The only catch is that the features don’t offer anything extraordinary. The standard set of features means you are unlikely to derive any inspiration from the notebook. Also, the design isn’t aesthetically appealing either.

The Spin 5 is a slightly heavy system, weighing over 3 pounds. This makes this notebook slightly heavier than other 13-inch models from HP and Samsung, which weigh less than 2.5 lbs today. There is no slot for storing the stylus on the laptop, though the stylus works perfectly if you want to draw or take notes.

The 13-inch version of the notebook is available for $700, which is slightly on the high side. But, you should consider the fact that you are getting a 2-in-1 device that offers you a wide range of applications. And although Acer doesn’t mention that this notebook is ideal for video viewing, you can use it as an alternative to watching TV.

The screen of the Spin 5 is decent, offering great color rendering and you enjoy multiple viewing angles. Moreover, the sound the speakers of the device offer is topnotch, which means you don’t have to connect external speakers, although the audio quality is not up to the mark.

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​Microsoft Xbox One X Review: True 4k Gaming

Posted on 17 January 2018

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.

Photo by: Microsoft

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​LG 34UC89G Curved LED Gaming Monitor Review

Posted on 12 January 2018

LG has always impressed its users with its long monitors, which provides them with an amazing gaming experience. High speed and responsiveness are among the major qualities in LG products. Moreover, LG has introduced another product for those users who spend time in extensive gaming; this is the LG 34UC89G. It has an amazing 2,560 x 1,080 resolution that is fit for a 34-inch widescreen.

Moreover, it is available in the market for just $900. The set price is not too high for the features and specifications it is offering. If you compare it with other similar products, the price is much lower. The LG 34UC89G has a fast IPS panel, G-Sync, and a curved screen. It is an amazing package for those of you who play games.

If you look at its design, this will catch the attention of users easily. You have an option to access the connectors, and manage the cables by the snap-in piece. If you want to accommodate more people, you can tilt it about 20 degrees. Moreover, it only uses a simple joystick like many other monitors. Maneuvering due to the on-screen menu display is straightforward.

The display of the LG 34UC89G is also worth watching. Another amazing feature that it offers is the dot in the center of the display, which will make it easy for you to make a target in your mind as soon as you see this. However, some competitors have marked this product as a slow-speed one due to its IPS panels, and this is not the case.

Looking thoroughly at all the features, you must buy this product if you are a serious gamer. This would give you an amazing experience. Moreover, it is way better than what is introduced by many other companies in the past.

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