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​Google Clips Review: New Way to Capture Moments

Posted on 14 March 2018

If you are a casual photographer and love to capture precious moments, you will surely like Google Clips. It is a unique camera that looks similar to the Instagram icon. It looks cute and sophisticated at the same time. Google made a few statements regarding its quality and uniqueness that you can find in the review.

First things first, Google has claimed it a “smart camera.” It is indeed a new idea and you cannot find technology similar to it on the market. Google further says it will not only make your photography experience exiting, but will recognize similar people, animals, or places the next time you visit the area or take the picture in the same area.

Google clips come with a combination of AL and ML that make such technological photography possible. You can rarely find this option on other smartphones or digital cameras. The display is simple but catchy. You will not find multiple buttons on it. However, it is simple to operate.

You will get large and fixed lens on the front. You need to twist it, to turn the camera on and off. Apart from this, a trio of white light is placed there too that will allow you know when the camera is off or on. The company says it was designed purposely to let people recognize it as a camera and make them aware that they are recorded. That is another feature you cannot find on other gadgets.

When you go down, you will find a single button which is the shutter. Moreover, the clip app is also simple to operate. It captures everything via default setting. You can also make and save a seven-second video or clip.

The feature is quite similar to Apple live photos, Google motion photos, and Vine. The camera comes with a satisfactory battery life. Therefore, each feature on the Google clip is provided to facilitate your photography experience.

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​Klipsch Reference Theater Pack

Posted on 31 January 2018

There are many sound bars on the market, but if you want the best performance go for the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack. It offers rear-channel sound effects. You will receive a 5.1 speaker system and a separate AV receiver. They offer an amazing sound, and a room full of speakers is not a compulsion.

You will have to pay a price of $999 to buy the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack. It is packed up with four satellite speakers and can fill the room without the need for a sound bar or a stereo system. This is because Klipsch has an attached wireless sub-woofer.

It is perfect for those who prefer a small satellite. People who have used it have highly recommended it, and it is worth a listen. As competitors are falling to produce the Atmos-compatible set, Klipsch has kept it quite simple. Moreover, the system features a brassy IMG driver in a combined tweeter with 3.5-inch of size and 0.75-inch horn.

Furthermore, the Klipsch soundbar features some spring clips. Therefore, do not use thicker wires before you install pin plugs on both ends. Similarly, the satellite connects to a center channel using which you can place the 3.5-inch driver into the bigger cabinet.

In addition to this, the package also has an 8-inch wireless subset with a foot square large box. Moreover, this kit is also packed with a wireless transceiver to the subwoofer. You can connect this to the LFE channel present on your AV receiver.

It is surely recommended to prefer this system over all the others present in the market. Before buying, search on the web for this product. Moreover, you will witness amazing reviews, and you will get high recommendations. Therefore, just give it a try to experience an improved sound system.

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Ultimate Ears WonderBoom: the Super Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Posted on 03 January 2018

A good speaker has two things; powerful bass and maximum music. You rarely find a speaker brand that offers both in a pair of speakers. However, WonderBoom has debuted to make a difference. The company has come up with an outstanding idea of a wireless speaker.

What Is New?

The WonderBoom speakers are high-quality speakers which you can purchase at an affordable price. The design is unique but catchy, and they come in different colors; black, red, grey, pink, lilac and purple. The surround sound of ultimate WonderBoom is what creating buzz.

This is possible because it has two 40mm active drivers and two passive radiators – 46 x 65mm. It also offers jaw-dropping 360-degree sound projection. Moreover, connecting multiple WonderBoom speakers will give you a concert like feel being at home. The speaker provides impressive levels of bass, and this is what makes it different from other Ultimate Ears speakers such as UE Roll 2.

The makers have paid a considerable amount of attention to its design. It is a small pebble-shaped speaker, and its top and bottom parts are made of soft rubber. It is built on IPX7-rated quality and can stay in the water for 30 minutes. The unique design allows it to float on water automatically.

Moreover, it is free from ridiculously long cables, and you can place it pretty much everywhere in your home. The rubber that covers its top and bottom prevent it from damages if it falls on the floor which makes it an ideal device if you have kids or an excited pet. The battery life of WonderBoom is satisfying as it lasts up to 10 hours.

Final Verdict

Wonderboom is a waterproof speaker that provides surround sound and impressive bass on a budget. And these reasons are convincing enough to purchase it.

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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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​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.

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​Yamaha MusicCast WX-010 Review

Posted on 30 October 2017

Untangling earphones is a frustratingly daunting experience. Not to mention, it happens all the time, there is just no solution to the problem. Or is there? With the Yamaha MusicCast WX-010, you won’t ever have to spend hours looking for earphones or bang your skull against the wall when you need to untangle them. The MusicCast is a cordless speaker system – designed with the sole reason to help you enjoy your music without any disruptions.

Attractive Design

The body of the WX-010 is made with black saran net, which makes the product virtually dustproof. The product is very compact and portable – you can take carry it with you or place it anywhere your house. The speaker’s big rounded corners give it a funky touch. The MusicCast WX-010 is 160mm high, robust and self-contained cuboid, which can be hanged anywhere or can be placed virtually anywhere.

The speaker system comes in two colors, black and white. Along with being compact, the product is a tiny bit heavy, but that is a good thing because you won’t be accidentally tipping it over. The speaker has USB and Ethernet ports for firmware updates, but no analogue jack is available for non-wireless gadgets.

The control panel is glossy black with a touch control system integrated on it.


Downloading Yamaha’s MusicCast app can give you access to Napster, Qobuz, Juke, Spotify, and vTuner internet radio. You can also play music via DLNA, which is saved in PCs and NAS drives. The app also supports playback of AIFF, WAV and Hi-Res up to 192kHz and around 96kHz for ALAC. Plus, by connecting various MusicCast speakers, you will be able to send music/tunes to individual speakers or can play it in the entire system.

MusicCast App

The home page display tiles, each tile has a logo or an icon. Select ‘server’ for further action and explore PCs and NAS drives. You can access the Play Screen and test various playback control, access the volume slider and adjust the cover art of each music tile.

Plus you can also share your music on social media if you wish to or just head to the Rooms menu. It is easy and quick to group speakers together. But this app will not allow speakers to drop or drag as you might do in Panasonic’s superior multi-room app. Finally, click on the link icon in the Rooms menu then choose a master speaker and connect more speakers by clicking on the link.

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​Zvox SB380 Review: Sound Bar with AccuVoice

Posted on 27 October 2017

Zvox’s specialty is in manufacturing devices that do marvelously well when it comes to dialogues. It enhances, smoothes and really makes it clear to hear the actor’s voice.


The SB380 is a sound bar with a 3.1 channel system, 2-inch drivers, and a 4-inch bass woofer. Made with brushed aluminum, the build quality is good but unfortunately, it lacks Bluetooth. You will find controls on one end and bass port on another. The front is covered in a metal grill, which gives an orange four-character display. It displays information about volume or input selection. With Zvox’s intellivoice feature, it produces better quality dialogues and its bass-limiting circuit gives full bass with less distortion at high volumes.

We are really not happy about the lack of Bluetooth technology, but the product does have a decent number of inputs. It includes two optical connections and a stereo RCA. It comes with remote control, which makes tweaking the bass and treble an easy task. The remote also AccuVoice dialogue boasting feature, Output leveling, and variable surround features that you can control with your fingertips.

The sound department of Zvox is a mixture of love & hate. We loved the clarity of dialogues and voices when we played the movie. However, when we turned on the AccuVoice boasting feature, we found out the dialogues started losing its natural feel. We preferred to keep this feature off because SB380 itself can produce clear and sharp sounds from dialogues.


We feel that Zvox SB380 can be a really good sound bar for someone who has not used or compared it with other brands on the market. While you can find other, less pricey alternatives, the Zvox SB380 does well when it comes to watching movies and shows. If you plan on watching quieter films and dramas with fewer sound effects, go for this sound bar.

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