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Motorola Moto G6 Play Review: Big Battery Power

Posted on 03 August 2018

If you are looking for a smartphone with top-notch specs, you may appeal to Moto G6 play. The handset sports excellent dual-rear cameras, fast charging, near-stock version of Android Oreo, a sleek design and splendid battery life. Motorola has done significant work on the camera which makes it an enhanced version of company’s flagship version Moto G5.

As per current smartphone trend, the developers have opted for a 5.7 inch 18:9 screen ratios making the screen taller and narrower than Motorola’s previous handsets with 720 HD display. Now, you can enjoy your favorite Netflix shows, even games on a wider, crisp, and clear screen. You will not find software in the Moto G6 Play flashy. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, can control various extra applications.

Moreover, the software will surely enhance your daily tasks such as scrolling through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. It runs camera without interruption – and handles games like Monument Valley and Super Mario Run pretty well. No question, the upgrades in 6G Play are functional and fun. Moto G6 Play comes with splendid battery life with a 4000 mAh battery that can last up to 36 hours and the 10W rapid charger gives you hours of power in just minutes.

The developers have incorporated a single 13-megapixel rear camera enabling you to capture high-quality photos not only in natural light but in the dark environments as well. So, do not hesitate to bring your G6 Play in restaurants featuring dim lights. You can even showcase your photography skills even in the nighttime street scene with the device. The selfie camera of Moto Play sports flashlight like Moto G6. You will also get a 960×540-pixel resolution slow motion video with the handset.

Moto G6 is a slim phone, feels lighter which makes it an easy-to-grip device. You will find major changes in the G6 Play. The device comes with an additional coating to offer water resistance.

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Fitbit Versa™: Health and Fitness Smartwatch Review

Posted on 25 July 2018

Fitbit has launched the Versa with two useful features as the brand promised. The developers have already incorporated fantastic features in a tiny fitness device that has made it a must-have item for fitness junkies. With the debut of Fitbit Versa, you will be delighted to learn that the smartwatch now offers various health and fitness tracking for females and allows you to send quick replies.

Users have appreciated various fitness tracking features in previous devices. And health tracking is surely the best move made by the company. Now, women can get all the health related details such as pulse, calories, etc. on their wrists. The smartwatch will allow you to record and compare symptoms of the menstrual cycle. And you will get general information related to your health including weight, sleep, and other activity in the app.

This way, you can keep track of health and fitness patterns alike. It is worth mentioning that you can find general information about topics covering women health issues along with a community tab where you can also connect with other women and share experiences.

Moreover, it is kind of annoying when you miss out on something interesting due to a workout session. The developers have found a jaw-dropping solution for your problem. The latest version will let you send quick replies. It is a handy feature if you have a huge social circle and you cannot afford to be not in touch. Plus, quick replies are essential in case of an emergency. You will find default messages such as:

  • What’s up?
  • Sounds good!
  • Can’t talk now, will reply later
  • Yes and No

Apart from this, you can customize your messages too. The Fitbit Versa offers 60 characters or under message option. You can even find a few emojis in the device. Isn’t that cool? The smart-watch also works for text messages along with other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook.

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​OnePlus 6 Review: Fast and Smooth

Posted on 20 July 2018

It seems like the developers have ditched the metallic approach and launched OnePlus 6 made with glass. You will find enhanced features and top-notch functioning in the newly debuted smart-phone which company’s previous handsets 5T and 6 failed to provide. OnePlus feels comfortable in hands. The smart-phone weighs 6.2 ounces.

You can purchase OnePlus 6 in a glossy mirror black, matte silk white (with rose gold frame), and a matter midnight black. You will experience the signature curviness in the OnePlus 6 series as each smart-phone of the brand offers. There is no doubt that the developers have done significant work on the frames and design of the smart-phone.

The elegant looking handset comes with a 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. OnePlus 6 version sports 1080p AMOLED screen which is 6.28 inches wide and along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display covers around 84% of the body that means you will get a better game or Netflix experience. The smart-phone also offers 1,000-nit super bright mode on the G7ThinQ’s LCD. This is indeed a smart idea which is not available in various OLED-based displays.

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that OnePlus sports clean interface. It provides a buttery-smooth response. The developers made sure that scrolling and transitions function without any hindrance. With OnePlus 6, you will also get navigation gestures. There is no navigation bar at the bottom this time. You need to swipe to reach apps or home. These navigation gestures are similar to iPhone X.

Not only screen but OnePlus offers splendid 3,300mAh battery as well. It lasts for 13 to 18 hours once you charged it 100%. You should feel free to use various apps, camera, or watch videos over LTE and you will still have some juice left. With 16-megapixel main sensor and secondary sensor around a 20-megapixel, OnePlus 6 isn’t a bad deal.

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Netgear Arlo Pro 2: Smart Home Security Camera

Posted on 16 July 2018

You cannot finish off the idea of smart-living without installing a top-notch security camera. It would not be wrong to claim that a home security camera has become a necessity to keep an eye on each activity happening around in your absence. You can find various options on the market. However, you need something reliable when it comes to security. That is where you should invest in Netgear Arlo Pro 2.

It is available in two and four camera-bundles allowing you to choose how many cameras are required to ensure your safety. Netgear is equipped with jaw-dropping features that make it stand out amongst competitors. The company offers a basic plan that includes free cloud backup for seven days. It sports a weatherproof design, wired or wireless functioning along with robust geofencing and scheduling capabilities.

The base station of Arlo Pro 2 contains two prominent advantages. First, it provides efficient wireless communication with the cameras. It connects with your router directly via Ethernet. Secondly, it’s fantastic battery life – the juice can last up to six months – depending on the amount of camera activity. You will get 100-plus decibel siren and two USB ports to connect external hard drives.

Moreover, Netgear retains your footage in the cloud. It stays secure in there for a week whereas most security camera offers only 24-hours basic plan. Despite two-way audio, night vision, sound and motion detection, Arlo Pro 2 offers a combination of scheduling and geofencing keeping you aware of your surrounding 24/7 with Full HD 1080p camera.

It offers simple brightness slider as well which works like an exposure compensation dial on the Netgear allowing you to set the brightness up or down to retrieve high-quality image. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that Arlo Pro 2 features Amazon Alexa supporting smart devices available at your home. You can watch the footage on an Amazon Fire-Connected TV or Amazon Echo Show.

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Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Review: Smart Speaker with Alexa

Posted on 27 June 2018

Installing Echo Dot can assist you in various house chores. You will be pleasantly surprised to learn that Amazon’s latest device can make phone calls, play music, give you weather updates, send and receive message merely on a single command – all due to the state of the art integrated Alexa ecosystem.

It is safe to claim that you can turn the dream of smart living into reality via Echo Dot 2nd Generation.

The developers have kept its design quite straightforward and practical. It seems the company has put in significant efforts to enhance the functioning of the device.

Echo Dot is a hands-free and voice-controlled device. It comes with a small built-in speaker which connects to your speakers and headphones via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm audio cable.

Now, you can relax on the couch after a chaotic day and ask your voice-activated virtual assistant to turn on/off lights and lock the doors.

Moreover, it allows you to control various home features including thermostats, fan, TV, and more. It is worth noting that the Echo Dot is super-easy to use. All you need is to activate the device by saying wake words such as Amazon, Computer, or Echo.

The built-in microphones inside the device are always listening. Once they hear the ‘wake’ word, they begin recording your commands.

The microphones will then send your audio snippet to Amazon’s servers through the cloud. These servers recognize your commands and direct Alexa in this context. Plus, this activity takes less than a minute to perform the function. Isn’t it great?

Alexa, being a virtual assistant, can stream music from Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, or Spotify along with podcasts from TuneIn and iHearRadio. You can opt for it to set kitchen timers and morning alarm alike.

Not only does it manage a calendar but Alexa reads headlines for you from various new sources. No question, Echo Dot can lead you to smart-living without hurting your bank.

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Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 Review

Posted on 20 June 2018

Music lovers often look for a lightweight pair of headphones that provide a lasting music experience. You will be pleasantly surprised to learn that Plantronics Go 600 has launched with splendid features. The designers have incorporated Advanced Acoustic technology into BackBeat 600 to deliver rich and balanced sound. Not to mention, you prefer to listen to your favorite tracks without interruption. The earcups are made with lightweight memory-form to ensure distraction-free listening. Also, the material used in manufacturing the earcup provides comfort.

Moreover, BackBeat Go 600 is creating buzz on the market for one of its outstanding features. It allows your adjust EQ setting. And now, switching from balanced mode to bass boost mode is at your fingertips. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim various famous and high-end brands have overlooked this fantastic feature.

Also, a wireless headphone has become a trend. That is why Plantronics 600 comes without cords. You can enjoy music free from the hassle of ridiculously long wires for hours. You may not believe, but with BackBeat headphones, you will get whopping 18 hours of power on just a single charge. It also offers a 3.5 mm backup jack. Apart from this, it provides control buttons located on the left earcup along with USB charging port and volume controls. You can connect the headphone to Bluetooth enabled devices as well.

Plantronics headphones allow you to pick or make calls too. It comes with a wideband-enabled microphone to support your calling experience. You can access Siri, Cortana hands-free, and Google Now via voice command as well. BackBeat Go 600 is available in khaki, navy, gray, and black. Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 does not sound a bad deal if you are looking for a top-notch pair of headphone without breaking a bank.

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​Samsung HW-N550 Soundbar Home Theater Review

Posted on 08 June 2018

Purchasing a soundbar is a tough nut to crack. It is nearly impossible to find a quality bar in invested money. Not to mention, the cost does not always provide quality. If you are struggling to purchase a decent soundbar, you may want to try Samsung HW-N550. There is no denying that the company is famous for its splendid handsets. It is safe to say that the developers have done an equally great job on HW-N550. Samsung has made significant changes on the design and has switched from a cheap-looking body to a more sophisticated one.

You will get the sound bar in brushed gray and metal grille. It is 41.7 inches wide and 2.32 inches long. The soundbar comes with a metal bracket allowing you to hang it on the wall. The Samsung N550 soundbar features wireless subwoofer. It sports both DTS decoding and Dolby Digital to improve your sound experience. It is promising as company’s websites state before the launch.

The HWN550 also offers Bluetooth, USB, HDMI 2.0a in and out, and digital optical. All you need is to connect the sound bar to your Samsung TV via Bluetooth for sound either from smart TV application or onboard tuner. And enjoy your favorite movies within few minutes. The sound bar is front-firing one. You can incorporate rears too as the company has introduced compatible wireless rear kit known as SWA-8500S.

For setup, you will need to insert in an HDMI cable preferably UDP-205 Blu-ray player one on a Samsung 4K TV. The Samsung sound bar comes with a 3.1-channel system. Additionally, you can opt for subwoofer volume letting N550 control treble tone and bass. You will be delighted to find that it provides surround sound with a top-notch bass, giving you high-quality audio but without having to break the bank.

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