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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.

Photo by: Google

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LG Exalt LTE: A New Flip Phone Review

Posted on 23 June 2017

LG recently released a new LTE phone. No, it isn’t a smart phone. LG have introduced 4G LTE in a feature phone, a basic flip phone with very minimal of the commotion of the contemporary world! LG has launched the Exalt LTE, which is the first 4G LTE feature phone. We can recall a time when only the most elite smart phones used to have LTE and now we are looking at a feature phone, which cannot even incorporate most social media applications, being launched with the ability to connect to LTE networks.

o 3-inch internal display
o 240 x 400 pixel resolution
o Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
o Wi-Fi
o Bluetooth
o 5 megapixel camera
o 720p video recording
o 8 GB internal memory
o Micro SD card slot (Can support cards up to 32 GB)
o 1470 mAh battery. (Stand by time of 10 days)
o Can be made a Wi-Fi Hotspot for other phones

The LG Exalt is Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone and it is surprising that they would introduce it in a feature phone despite the fact that they have quite a few smart phones to their name as well. Moreover, Verizon is one of the biggest CDMA supporters in the United States. The fact that the LG Exalt will function purely on GSM and does not even possess the option of working on a CDMA network is confusing, to say the least.

It’s safe to assume what the intended target market for this particular phone is. LG has targeted old-fashioned people who would prefer physical buttons to a touch mechanism, a flip screen over a touch screen. Sometimes, people just want to cut the call on someone’s face by closing the phone flap to give that dramatic effect. This purpose is served as well. Chris Pine, the famous Hollywood star, also uses a flip phone, by the way.

It’s not as glamorous as a smart phone, but some people do prefer phones like the LG Exalt. Things are so much less complicated.

Photo by: LG

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HTC Vive Review

Posted on 26 August 2016

Virtual reality has made a great impact on the world and is the most awaited technology since decades. Consumers are eagerly waiting for VR devices to launch. Virtual reality is a technology that makes users feel in a virtual environment by using VR Glasses or headsets. HTC has proved its technology power by developing groundbreaking products and soon it will release its virtual reality gadget, known as HTC Vive.

HTC Vive is the direct rival to Facebook’s Oculus Rift and now both these products are on the verge of getting launched. It offers immersive amazing virtual 3D reality experience with sharp visuals, great motion control features and 360o sensor features that allows users to walk and roam in a virtual place .

The specifications are immaculate, with OLED Display with 2160 x 1200 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, runs on Steam platform , 110o field of view , 15 by 15 feet track area, built-in audio, built-in Mic, official Steam VR controller or any PC compatible game pad, accelerometer, gyroscope, laser position sensor, front-facing camera , HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.

Features and Design
HTC Vive looks like futuristic military gear. It’s comparatively big since it supports Smartphones up to 6 inches plus the design is a black smooth surface and comfortable headgear that doesn’t feel heavy or uncomfortable when wearing. The Velcro adjustable straps and padding on interior faceplate add to the comfort.

Vive is packed and featured with advanced VR immersion and superb graphics plus it’s more of a gaming device and would target gamers and consumers interested in VR Games. Vive has high-end hardware and its own exclusive Steam VR platform which would provide it an edge in the market. The core feature that makes Vive the best is its sensor systems that outperforms others products.

HTC Vive will soon be launched this year with a launching price of $800. Depending on the packages, it is worth buying for the revealed price as it is relatively lower than other products, plus HTC Smartphones and accessories already have a strong and loyal fan base.

Photo courtesy: HTC

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Oculus Rift – Next-Generation Virtual Reality

Posted on 26 February 2016

Technology has evolved immensely over the past decade and innovations have changed the world. It’s hard to imagine and predict the future because of how fast technology develops. Every day new products are invented and released in market for consumers.

One of the most anticipated technologies today is VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets. This technology was just a concept few years back and was under research and development but finally has been launched with only conceptual prototype products to create hype and publicize the technology.

Many products are under development by top companies to offer an authentic VR experience to users. Oculus Rift is a state of the art VR device, from Oculus VR, a company which specializes in virtual reality technology.

Rift is an all in one device and offers a number of features to provide the best possible experience. Not only this, the Rift is designed to provide 3D experience which makes it the most advanced VR gadget available in market.

Hardware specifications of Oculus are considered unique since it offers gaming as well as music and movies. Rift is lightweight and has a comfortable surface with a soft body to comfort the face and also ventilation so the user doesn’t end up sweating.

Plus, high quality internal materials, which include an HD OLED display with a 2160 x 1200 resolutions which offers high definition picture and also less eye convergence to protect the eyes and prevent eyesight related problems.

The Positional Tracker is a discreet undisclosed feature along with 3x USB and HDMI slots. The device supports the Windows and Linux platforms. The key component which makes the Rift unique is the Adjacent Reality Tracker which features a magnetometer, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. When combined, they provide accurate tracks to Rift across all three dimensions.

The Rift carries a slightly hefty price tag of $599, but given that it offers something never seen before, it is well worth the money.

Photo courtesy of Oculus

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Sony LSPX-100E26J Review

Posted on 29 January 2016

Unbeknownst to many, Sony has been working on a unique project, which is an innovative product – a smart bulb. Not impressed yet? Well, it’s not a conventional LED light bulb; rather it includes a Bluetooth speaker! Other companies have previously designed products with a light and sound combo, but Sony has tried to set a new benchmark.

For the ones who love music, they can’t afford a sound system in every room and even if they can, it’s not a practical approach to have speakers all around the house. Sony looked deep into this matter and devised a plan to create a light bulb that plays music. This idea in itself is commendable! Although other companies have introduced such ideas in a different manner, Sony differs with the fact that their invention looks like a classic light bulb, which is quite fascinating.

The LED light bulb (Sony LSPX-100E26J) has a built-in Bluetooth speaker with standard Bluetooth communication method. The speaker is paired up with an app called SongPal via Bluetooth. It has a wide light distribution. The light bulb speaker is provided with a remote control, which includes settings for audio output to set the volume and to adjust the brightness of the light bulb as required.

Bottom line
This bulb lightens the mood of people more than its lighting effect does. It’s a cool thing to have at home. You may easily decorate your dining table with these cute little bulbs or have them mounted at different places all around the house.

Once you get hold of how you can use this innovative creation and understand its features properly, you will quite simply be able to stream music and listen to your favorite songs via the Sony LSPX Light Bulb.

All in all, it is a great gadget to have in terms of practicality and simplicity of usage.

Photo: Instagram/Sony

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LG Smart ThinQ Hub Review

Posted on 06 January 2016

LG and Samsung have quite a rivalry going on. First Samsung introduced its Smart Things and now LG has its very own Smart ThinQ Hub. The metallic cylinder looks like small metallic cylinder and accompanies a pair of speakers so that you can listen to music while working around the house, to top it all off it also has a wide 3.5 inch LCD display that allows you to monitor notifications as you are on the go.

The Good
On the upside, the LG Smart ThinQ Hub allows you to connect various home appliances and pretty much acts like a personal assistant, monitoring and displaying reminders from your personal calendars all the while streaming music from its in build speakers, allowing you to listen to various tunes from iHeartRadio or other Bluetooth enabled devices.

The LG Smart ThinQ Hub makes your life easier by collecting information from all your home appliances such as your refrigerators, cleaners and dishwasher. This allows the user an added advantage to control home appliances via a single device instead of opting for a separate Smartphone app for each home appliance.

The Bad
The device has plenty of similarities to Amazon’s Echo and is pretty much a copy of the product including the similar cylindrical design and the inbuilt speakers.

Bottom Line
The LG Smart ThinQ Hub is available in gorgeous color schemes of Champagne Gold and Black and allows you to take control over all your home appliances. In addition, the LG Smart ThinQ Hub adds convenience to your life and will result in better savings.

The thoughtfully designed product is ideal for users who are always on the go and do not have time to check up on home much, however other users may find the device to be unnecessary and overpriced.

Photo: Courtesy LG

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V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Review

Posted on 16 November 2015

V-Moda has come out with a new wireless headphone, Crossfade Wireless, as a sequel to its very popular headphones, Crossfade M-100. The headphones are very heavy-duty and while it has wireless usage, it also can also be used wired. The headphones can run wireless for up to 12 hours, but because of the battery it is a fairly heavy pair of headphones. So let’s have a closer look.

The Look and Feel
The headphones are black and the design is fairly identical to the Crossfade M-100. Of course, since its wireless, the headphone had to be slightly modified to fit in the battery (it cannot be replaced by the user). The battery is located in the left ear cup and runs for 12 hours.

The headphones are pretty heavy, weighing almost 10.3 ounces. The design and quality is exceptional and the box includes a protective case for storage. The Crossfade Wireless headphones come with a one year warranty and you can replace damaged headphones at fifty percent of the cost. Optional accessories for the headphones can also be purchased, including BoomPro mic for professionals, CoilPro cable, 1/3-button cables, VAMP DAC/amp and XL cushions for the ear caps. The cushions are recommended if you prefer deeper padding and more comfort.

The wireless feature is not the only thing that makes this headphone great. It is also designed to work unpowered as a regular analog headphone. The sound quality of the headphone and microphone is great when used wireless, but still not comparable to when it’s wired. The music’s bass and treble on wireless headphones comes off a little hyped while wired headphones offered more depth and clarity. This is why a lot of V-Moda customers still prefer the Crossfade M-100.

The Good and the Bad
For a wireless headphone, the Crossfade Wireless is definitely a premium product. Surprisingly, V-Moda has kept the price of its wireless headphones lower than its wired headphones, which makes it a great purchase.

However, with the added battery component, the Crossfade Wireless is fairly heavy to wear and without the extra cushion the ear cups can be very uncomfortable.

V-Moda will make a happy customer because their customer service is impeccable. They even cater to customer’s customization needs. There is no doubt that the Crossfade Wireless is one of the premium wireless headphones out there.

Photo courtesy: V-Moda

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