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​Sony Xperia Ear Duo: Wireless Stereo Headset Review

Posted on 05 June 2018

Sony Xperia has introduced quite unusual earbuds. You may not find any device similar to this ear duo on the market. It would be a fun device to try. Sony Xperia is creating buzz for its two in one functions. It allows you to hear background noise while you are listening to music. This makes it a useful ear duo when you are driving or even walking. The Xperia ear duo is secure and comfortable to wear. It fits around your earlobe.

There are not many earphones available that let you enjoy workout session without a hassle of wires. With this smart device, you can go for the hours-long gym session without dealing with ridiculously long cords. It was surely a challenging idea but Sony Xperia has done the job effectively. The ear duo is made from rubber and is circular in shape. You will find a hole in the center. There is a pipe given that transfers audio into your ear directly.

The device allows you to hear music on the high volume without leaking it. This way, it measures your privacy and you can enjoy music in public places as well. The functioning of the Xperia ear duo is based on touch and gestures. You will only need to swipe a finger to adjust the volume or to stop the sound.

It is worth mentioning that the device is sports high technology. You just need to nod to accept a call and shake to the right to skip soundtrack. The performance is buttery-smooth. You can control various smartphone apps via Sony Xperia ear duo. It provides location-based alerts. You can configure information including calendar events or weather updates etc. The ear duo works well with Siri and Google Assistant. With the fantastic sound quality and fantastic features, Sony Xperia ear duo could become your next go-to ear-piece.

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​Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: New Cutting Edge Features

Posted on 31 May 2018

Android smartphone giant Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S9. Tech enthusiasts will welcome the subtle enhancements the company has made this time maintaining the feel and look similar to S8. The company has opted for the strategy often followed by various rival brands. Samsung made minor modifications that resulted in a boost of the overall performance of the device. Also, the users will find various cutting-edge features in S9 – not available in S8.

Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a durable aluminum rim. The smartphone is also incorporated with Gorilla glass for absolute protection against minor fall damage (the screen is layered with five glass coatings). You will find the thickness of bezel has been reduced a bit above and below the screen making it a top-notch smartphone – and some say it has already given the iPhone X a run for its money.

Also, the company has done considerable work and finally moved the fingerprint scanner beneath the camera of the phone. The designers and developers have used metal and glass to design and kept its curved display. The Galaxy S9 is also IP68 water-resistance. The handset also features a microSD card slot.

The display offers rich colors with splendid contrast which put its rival brands in the rearview mirror. Although it is curved with 5.8 inch AMOLED quad-brightness, the handset allows you to customize colors adjusting the amount of green, blue, red as per your choice. The Galaxy S9 supports mobile HDR10 streaming HDR content from Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Moreover, Samsung has considerably enhanced the sound quality of the phone, featuring dual speakers in the device. As for the camera, you will absolutely love what the tech giant has done; the developers came up with an innovative camera with dual-aperture shutter and a powerful frame.

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Monster Superstar S100 Wireless Speaker Review

Posted on 25 May 2018

When looking for a portable speaker, everyone concerns about will this speaker provide surround sound or not? It seems like Monster Superstar S100 has been launched to solve your query. Investing in a portable speaker means you want to enjoy some great music while doing chores. It brings a lot of disappointment when the speaker does not provide sound in each corner of your room. The company has considered the fact this time. And Superstar S100 is creating buzz for its loud and clear sound.

You will find two speaker grills on each side. One end introduces micro USB charge port and an audio jack whereas the other end sports a button for Bluetooth syncing and powering. You will also get silver bolts on either side giving it an industrial look. On the top, you will see Monster insignia embossed. There are rubber grips given as well to provide support to the speaker while music is thumping.

You will be pretty excited to learn that the S100 is IPX7 rated for waterproofing. It is a waterproof speaker which means you can take it to summer pool parties without giving it a second thought. Plus, it comes with a strap making it convenient for you to carrying around.

The features are easy-to-use. You need to connect the Superstar via Bluetooth or an audio jack. Also, you will find syncing quite straightforward without any significant issues. Moreover, the battery life is satisfactory as well. It can go up for good six hours.

When it comes to sound, you won’t regret investing money to Superstar S100. It thumps out the jaw-dropping bass. You will hear clear sound from each grill. If you want an improved music experience, listen to music while facing one of the grills in front of you, and you will hear the audio.

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​Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

Posted on 16 May 2018

The Chinese giant Huawei has finally launched P20 and users will find it the most interesting smartphone of 2018. You may find some specs similar to company’s flagship release Huawei P20 Pro including the design of the phone. However, Pro sports tri-camera configuration and P20 comes with a dual-camera setup, both cameras are co-engineered by German optics titan – Leica.

Huawei P20 comes with the 5.8-inch LCD screen. It provides 1,080 x 2,244, IPS RGBW panel which sports the right amount of brightness. Huawei P20 allows you to adjust the whiteness of the screen as per ambient light. This interesting feature was only found on the iPad and iPhone earlier but now you can experience it on your P20 as well. It has an option to switch between normal (sRGB) or vivid (DCI P3) modes.

Additionally, if you find yourself running out of battery, you can simply reduce the resolution to 720p. You will find the home button at the bottom of the screen and you can use the home button as a fingerprint mode if you are not a fan of face-recognition technology. For music lovers, Huawei P20 could be the best choice as it delivers a fantastic sound and rich audio. A single loudspeaker is given at the bottom located near USB-C slot on the left side.

Huawei P20 is fast and responsive. The overall performance of the smartphone is spectacular as it powered by octa-core 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip. The device offers 128GB storage and 4GB of RAM. You will get a solid battery life along with a 12-megapixel camera and 1/2.3 sensor and a 1.55um pixel, which are undeniably larger than most smartphones sports. Huawei P20 delivers stunning snaps as it combines with an aperture of f/1.6, 4 in 1 hybrid focus on the mono camera. The specs and functioning are no doubt convincing enough to give P20 a try.

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​Acer Aspire E15 Review: Better Everyday Laptop

Posted on 11 May 2018

Acer has launched its Aspire E15 with some jaw-dropping specs. Finding a top-notch and pocket-friendly laptop is not an easy task. Thereby, the machine could become your final choice if you are looking for a solid laptop with long battery life, optical drive, and comfortable keyboard on a budget.

Acer Aspire E15 sports a simple design and offers a laptop mode only. The laptop weighs 4.9 pounds and it is 1.2 inches thick. You will get a pair of USB 3.0 ports, VGA port, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, along with USB type-C port and security lock slot on the left side. The E15 comes with an SD memory reader, headphone jack, DVD-RW double layer drive, and power input. The developers have incorporated optical driver which you can rarely find in latest laptops.

The display of the machine is not touch-sensitive and it sports a 15.6-inch screen. The 1920 x 1080 panel allows you to experience details due to the 74% production of the sRGB spectrum. Also, the overall performance of the display will enhance your work or movie experience alike.

Aspire E15 comes with a backlit keyboard including a number pad. And it provides a comfortable typing experience. You will also find a 4.1 x 3.0-inch touchpad working fine without creating a hassle. It can also recognize Windows 10’s navigational gestures correctly as well.

Acer’s newest machine is equipped with 8 GB of memory and Intel Core i5-8250U processor. Aspire E15 provides fast speed in multitasking sessions. This quality makes it an ideal option for students and professionals alike. You can work on multiple Google chrome tabs including Google Docs, Slack, and Giphy at the same time and it functions without a single pause. Moreover, for audio, E15 sports splendid speakers that provide rich sound and accurate bass which will make your YouTube or Netflix experience enjoyable.

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​Marshall Mid ANC Review: Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Posted on 04 May 2018

Music fans will be delighted to learn that Marshall has launched its Mid ANC noise canceling headphones for the first time. The headphones are also an updated version of the company’s flagship Major II wireless headphones. With its surround sound and deep bass, it is safe to say that the Mid ANC can easily put rival brands such as Sony or Bose on a run for their money. The developers and designers have done an outstanding job on the design and sound quality of the product.

The new headphone set from Marshall is an on-ear model – and perfectly fits. You will feel comfortable wearing it and the wireless mode will facilitate your music experience. So, you never have to worry about your ear-phone plopping off when you are out for a jog or in the gym lifting some serious metal.

Moreover, the Mid ANC provides top-notch sound quality and deep bass. With noise canceling technology, you can enjoy the surround-sound on the Marshall Mid ANC anywhere you want. So, you can finally say good bye to all that distracting background noise that totally derails your focus when you’re working or studying or playing a video game – and just enjoy an immersive experience.

The headphone design may appear to be a bit bulky – however it is quite comfortable and ergonomic. It sports metal hinges, 40mm drivers, and a carrying case – allowing you to safely carry the headphones wherever you go. It is worth noting that the headphones come with separate cords that you can connect or disconnect as per your choice.

Moreover, the battery life of the Marshall Mid ANC is splendid. You can use it for more than 19 hours in wireless mode when noise canceling and Bluetooth are activated and over 30 hours when both features are turned off. You can rarely find an on-ear wireless headphone with a maximum battery life such as this. There is no doubt that the overall performance of the Marshall is brilliant and the upgraded version is creating a buzz thanks to the slew of fantastic features – surround sound, comfortable design, noise canceling, and long battery life at a reasonable price – not a bad deal at all.

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​Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Review

Posted on 27 April 2018

Fitness junkies would be delighted to learn that Fitbit has launched the Versa – a fitness watch with improved quality, design, and battery life. It shares the same functionality as of its predecessor and the company’s flagship model – the Fitbit Ionic.

The Versa has given a fresh look and comes in silver, rose gold and black. The company has termed it as Squircle due to its square shape and round edges. The Versa doesn’t weighs that much compared to other fitness watches and is super comfortable to wear – you can wear it for hours on end without being irritated. That is because the designers have used anodized aluminum and ultra-thin casing for large and small wrists alike.

The material doesn’t make it look cheap and the product is a definitely a trendy and valuable addition to your workout attire. Moreover, on the left side, Versa has back/wake-up button and a “finish workout” button and two small pause buttons on the right side – all are ergonomically placed.

Another very important thing to look for in fitness wrist wearables is the ease of taking the product off and putting it on – and how comfortable the strap is. There is no question your experience with the Fitbit Versa will be awesome as it comes with interchangeable straps and you can replace them with silicon, fabric, or even colored metal to add more style.

The display offers vibrant colors. It is worth noting that its brightness goes up to 1,000-nits and it will remain visible in daytime and underwater as well facilitating your workout session. Now, you can go swimming wearing Fitbit Versa without giving it a second thought.

Also, the touchscreen functions well and does not have latency issues like previous devices. You can also track various exercises via the exercise app and it will provide necessary information such as distance, time, burned calorie intake, calories burned, etc. In all, investing in a device that provides splendid overall performance on a budget doesn’t seem a bad idea.

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