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​Sonos One Review: The Smart Speaker

Posted on 14 December 2017

Making speakers that provide surround-sound isn’t a big deal for Sonos. Since the brand has excelled in this field, they are now all set to give a tough time to their rivals with Sonos One speaker. The company had announced an enhanced version of its trademark Play:1 speaker, which was considered as one of the best smart speakers in the market. It is worth mentioning that Amazon’s Alexa has built-in Sonos One that enables you to choose your favorite music from a whopping list of music applications (50 in total), for example, Deezer, Apply Music. Plus, it also includes Alexa’s specific applications including TuneIn Radio, Sirius XM, Spotify, Music Unlimited, etc.

Built-in Alexa app

If you are a true music lover, you will be delighted to know that Alexa will allow you to choose a particular artist or a song. It is also an excellent app that deciphers your request and turns it into an action. It means it can play music to your requests as well. You just need to make a request, for example “Play my hip-hop collection in the kitchen Alexa” and your smart Sonos One speaker will start from the top of the list or you can shuffle the music. The Sonos has made another smart move by pairing up with Pandora regarding full support to Pandora’s mobile application. All these music options are useless if the speaker does not provide quality sound but Sonos One is debuted to make a difference.

Sonos One sound quality

What is greater than listening to your favorite music and doing chores at the same time? With Sonos One speaker you can now enjoy a high-quality sound while performing multiple tasks. The sound quality is crispier and higher quality – however, you will feel as if you are listening to music on their previous model, which was the Sonos Play:1 speaker. But with the new and enhanced version, you can expect heavy bass – considering it is a tiny speaker. Also, you will notice how natural everything sounds, you will as if the singer is right in front of you, the midrange is uncongested, and the clear treble will make your music experience even amazing.

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​Puro Sound Junior Jams: Volume-Safe Kids Headphones

Posted on 08 December 2017

Puro Sound labs leave everyone stunned with an amazing idea. They have launched, Puro Sound JuniorJams headphones, specifically designed for children. Since the concept is dedicated to kids entirely, these headphones feature limited volume, compact design, improved battery life, daisy-chain audio sharing, and children-friendly colors.

The regular headphones aren’t ear-safe for kids and usually come without limited volume options, which make them threatening to their growing ears. The JuniorJams headphones are the smart and safe option. They feature interesting daisy-chain which is two pairs of headphones. They enable two kids, or one adult and a child to enjoy the same sound together. This option makes these headphones sibling-friendly.

According to a survey of World Health Organization, hazardous audio gadgets put around 1.1 billion children and teenagers at the risk of hearing loss. The Puro Sound JuniorJams headphones are nothing less than a blessing in such case.

The finest quality of the aluminum material is used in the design that promises durability. Since the JuniorJams are for children, they are lightweight. The design is space efficient as the ear cups close flat and inwards, makes it a travel-friendly device as well.

The device also offers Bluetooth Wireless 4.2 and wired connections. The JuniorJams have the volume limiting option available for both wired and wireless use. Thanks to AptX codec that allows CD-quality sound when you listen via Bluetooth. It is noteworthy that a high sensitivity microphone is also built in the headphones.

The company has come up with the idea that will prevent risks of hearing loss that cause by loud noises. The JuniorJams are not just suitable for sensitive ears of children, but these are the best in quality as well. These headphones come in pink, green, blue, and purple and can become a surprising gift for your children this holiday season.

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Razer Phone Review: Smartphone for Gamers

Posted on 07 December 2017

Gamers would be delighted to know that the Razer Phone has launched a smartphone for gamers, which offers excellent sound quality. The company is already well-known for its spectacular gaming laptops and peripherals, and now, they have launched a device focusing on the screen and sound.

Superb Gaming Experience

If you are a true gamer, Razer’s new machine will surely impress you with its LCD technology and more colorful AMOLED. It is designed to deliver improved frame rates and refresh rates which make it ideal for 3D gaming.

The 5.7-inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, offering a reliable display but it is the size and resolution that may put rival companies into stress. The Razer Phone will provide an amazing gaming experience that you can’t get on any other smartphone currently available on the market.

Specifications

The smartphone is great for gaming, but that is not the only USP of this device. You get some great specs to work with, including

  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Storage: 64GB
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Weight: 197g

Dual Front-Facing Speakers

The speakers featured in the smartphone have attracted tech enthusiasts. The dual front-facing speakers with the amplifier on each tuned to Dolby Atmos standards. It is noteworthy here that these are the first THX-certified smartphone speakers.

The company has done an impressive job on them to provide 3D visualization. Whether you are playing a game or watching a video clip, you will enjoy a loud, clear, and crisp sound. They have the right amount of bass as well which is unusual for a smartphone.

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​Beats Studio3 Wireless: Noise Cancelling Headphones

Posted on 30 November 2017

Beats is the market leader when it comes to wireless headphones. The brand recently introduced an upgrade of its best wireless headphones, the Studio3. Available for $350 in red, the headphones offer a marked improvement over its predecessors.

What’s New

The main factor Beats has focused on in the new Studio3 is improving performance. You get a better audio quality. Also, the headphones are better at cancelling out noise as well. You will enjoy a pleasurable aural experience, regardless of the purpose for which you are using the headphones.

The battery life of the headphones has also been upgraded to provide longer performance, so that you don’t have to worry about the battery draining out when you are playing video games or binge watching your favorite show.

You can use the Studio3 Wireless as a headset for making calls when connected to your phone. You can easily connect the headphones to any Apple device, thanks to the W1 chip. You don’t have to wait even a few minutes in order to get the headphones to connect to your iPhone or iPad.

What’s Not New

The design of the headphones is the same as the previous model, and that’s not a good feature. Customers have complained of the headphones being rigid and same is the case with the new iteration as well. You cannot fold the headphones and carrying them in the case that comes in the package can be a hassle. That said, the headphones are sturdy and durable and will last you a long time without hassle.

Verdict

There is no doubt that the Beats Studio3 Wireless is an upgrade on its predecessor. A good thing the company has done is focusing on performance rather than design, which gives this device a clear edge on other headphones in its category.

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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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​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.

Photo by: Focal

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​Acer Predator Triton 700 Review

Posted on 07 November 2017

People who still prefer to using laptops always look for an innovative alternative. The tech experts keep an eye out for not only new gadgets, but they are quite excited for something cutting-edge and deeply innovative. Talking about innovation, who would say no to a laptop that offers quality and satisfaction at the same time? Therefore, if you are looking for a laptop that enables you to get the job done and provides you with exciting gaming experience, the Acer Predator Triton 700 is here!

The exterior of Acer Predator Triton 700 is pretty or borderline dull. Only the logo signifies that it is a powerful gaming computer. However, the interior of the laptop has stolen the show. It is extremely attractive. The very thing first you would notice is the touchpad because you would not find it – it has been designed beneath the keyboard. But it sits nicely below the screen – which is a unique idea for laptops.

Gorilla glass touchpad

The touchpad is made with gorilla glass and is placed right above the graphics card. You can clearly see the GTX1080 beneath it. The Gorilla glass enables users to see internal features. The touchpad is extremely smooth to use – designed perfectly for web surfing.

Satisfying keyboard

The keyboard is impressive. Also, it has dynamic RGB themes, bright and colorful. It is an appealing keyboard innovation. The keys are smooth to click and they border on ASMR. For gamers, playing PUBG would be a joyous experience. Plus, playing any game with a WASD control scheme on Triton 700 would be exciting.

Triton 700 touchpad

One thing is worth mentioning that its touchpad – although it is extremely attractive it gets uncomfortably hot and it happens because it is made of glass. There are chances that when you run apps with Nvidia1080 GPU, the Predator touchpad may get too hot to handle. It is suggested to use a mouse or gamepad to deal with this. However, using both might not help if you browse through several Windows menu or navigate the steam game launching application.

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