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- Excellent camera with a 13 megapixel sensor
- Super bright AMOLED full high definition screen
- Super fast quad core processor
- Some user interface issues but hopefully they will be fixed with a software update.
- As the 5th update of the galaxy phones we would have preferred an edge to edge display design.
Kevin Shaw is the author of this review. He runs an independent blog reviewing latest smart phones in the market and his blog is certainly one of the most trusted blogs for product reviews and queries.
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
- Offers a mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources.
- Includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording.
- Has a bumper-friendly mini-jack connector that fits the majority of iPhone/iPod touch cases.
- Has an ultra-compact profile that can be carried anywhere with ease.
- Like other IK Multimedia microphones, it includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers.
- Works with all regular phone calls and any Voice-Over-IP app.
- Is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
How it works
Ultra Compact Design
Dual Gain Setting
Comes with a Tabletop Stand
No Additional Additions Needed
Works with All of Your iOS Devices
Works With Your Android Devices
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
If you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy Ace review, then in this article we are telling you absolutely everything you need to know about this awesome budget smartphone. From A to Z we have got all the details and specs on the Galaxy Ace, so before you think about buying, read on to find out if this is the phone you have been looking for.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Review - The Intro
There are many great mobiles on the market these days, but most of these new mobiles have jaw dropping prices. Who can afford to spend £500 or £600 on a new smartphone? Most of us are looking for something much more reasonable than that, and that is why we are giving you this review.
As far as features for money go, the Samsung Galaxy Ace has it all. After all, just because you do not want to spend a fortune, does not mean that you want to compromise on performance. No one wants to buy a dud phone which conks out on them at the first opportunity.
The Galaxy Ace is part of Samsung's bestselling Ace series of budget mobiles. Whilst the company might be better known for their high end Galaxy phones, Samsung make some pretty impressive budget phones too, and the Galaxy Ace is one of the original models, and one of the best too. You can read more about Samsung and their line up here.
Samsung's Galaxy Ace Out of the Box
Enough generalities though, let us take a look at just what exactly makes the Samsung Galaxy Ace such an awesome budget phone. We are going to lead you through the specs so you can see just what you are getting for your cash.
We need to start with what is under the hood, since a mobile's processor is what is going to really give you good performance. The Galaxy Ace has 278 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz single core processor. Those numbers might not mean much to you, but rest assured that the kind of power and speed you are going to get are going to be more than enough to perform every day smartphone tasks.
On top of this processing power the Galaxy Ace is running an Android operating system, specifically the 2.3 Gingerbread version. This means that you are going to get great customisation options, as well as a solid and dependable operating system which is easy to use and does not steal a lot of RAM to use.
What about the screen though? Screen specs on a touch screen phone are obviously going to be important to you. The Galaxy has a three and a half inch display made of tough Gorilla Glass. This gives you a nice amount of space for reading and typing, whilst still keeping the Galaxy small enough to keep in your top shirt pocket, which makes a nice change when you think about carrying one of those big, modern phablet phones around with you.
A camera? Of course! What modern smartphone would be complete without a great camera to take your pictures with. The Galaxy Ace has not only a solid 5 MP camera, but you are also going to be getting an LED flash as well as autofocus, so you will get the perfect picture every time, whether you want to preserve a memory or just post to Facebook.
If you are taking pictures then you are going to want to have some space to store them on, of course. You will get only 158 MB of internal storage on the Ace, which is not much. You do get up to 32 GB of storage on a Micro SD card though, which you can buy pretty cheaply, and the Ace will come with 2 GB of external storage included.
Money - The Important Factor
We are not done with the Samsung Galaxy Ace yet, but let us interrupt ourselves just for a moment to talk about the best feature of the phone- its price tag. If you want to pick up the Ace SIM free you will pay only £120. Can you believe that? It is one of the cheapest smartphones around.
Even better, if you are thinking about getting your phone on an incentive contract, then you can get the Ace for a mere £7.50 per month. That is a contract with Talk Mobile and it also includes one hundred calling minutes, a whopping three thousand text messages and a 250 MB data limit.
If you pay just £1 more you can get an even bigger calling plan with your Galaxy Ace from Talk Mobile, this time £8.50 per month will get you one hundred calling minutes, five thousand texts and a 500 MB data limit.
Appearance Counts for Something
You cannot judge a book by its cover, but appearance has to count for something when you are choosing a new mobile phone, and the Samsung Galaxy Ace is not a bad looker at all. Smooth lines and rounded corners make the Ace fit snugly and comfortably in your hands. The casing might be plastic, but its etched diamond pattern combined with a metal rim make the Ace look much more expensive than it actually is.
It is pretty portable too. At only eleven centimetres by six, a bit over a centimetre in width and weighing just 113 grams, you will barely notice the Samsung Galaxy Ace in your pocket if you are carrying it around with you all day.
This truly is one of the best smartphones on the market in this budget range. Perhaps you are looking for a kid's first phone, or maybe you want a cheap hand set to run a second SIM card, or maybe you are on a tight budget. There are plenty of people who can benefit from buying such a great phone for such a low price.
Our verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Ace. We love it. It is going to be tough to find a phone which can match this kind of performance for this kind of price!
Before purchasing, Phil Turner wanted to find and read a Samsung Galaxy Ace review, so he went online and found plenty of great reviews.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Display & Design
The Hisense X1 has just been launched at CES 2014, this is a 7 inch device that is really pushing the limits of smartphones that are approaching into the tablet territory. The truth is that the guys at Hisense have made a lot of research and found out that there is a significant part of the new customers that can still place this device into their pocket. Women can throw it into their purses but they are still getting quite close to a tablet experience.
The design of the device is quite similar to that of the HTC or the HTC one and I have to admit that the device is really enormous in size. The device has a custom interface but the screen looks nice, it is really colorful.
The display is quite nice, it is actually a full HD display that supports 1080p, it is an IPS display so as we are moving around we are going to get pretty great viewing angles on the device, inside the phone there is a snapdragon 800 Cpu so performance is very brisk.
On the left side of the device there are two slots, those are for the SIM’s so the phone is in fact a dual SIM device, on the top of the device you have the micro USB port and the headphone jack. On the right side of the device you can find the volume rocker above the power button, this is a bit of a difference in arrangement from what we have seen in the past. The buttons are a bit flimsy so I am not really sure how well they will hold up.
Multimedia & hardware
The smartphone comes in with Android 4.3 but Hisense has confirmed that when it does indeed ship, it will have Android 4.4 KitKat onboard. Inside there is a 3200 mAh battery, it remains to be seen how much it lasts but it is important to know that this smartphone comes in with HSDPA plus, it is not LTE, there are other devices in the lineup that support LTE bandwidth. The phone comes in with a Snapdragon clocked at 2.3 GHz.
On the back there is a branding for China mobile because this will indeed launch in China in March, however Hisense has confirmed that it will come to the U.S., sometime in late quarter two and it will launch under a brand called Sliver so the phone will be known as the Sliver X1 and Hisense is currently exploring carrier partnerships for the phone so we may see it come with subsidized contract pricing.
Around the back of the device you can find a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash. On the front of the device you can find a five megapixel camera.
All in all the Hisense X1 is a pretty decent smartphone but I dislike the fact that it is so similar in design to HTC, I don’t think that this will help it in sales abroad. The design is quite nice, the hardware specs are decent and if you consider the fact that it might be offered for a low subscription price, this phone has a good shot to become successful on the western markets.
Chris has spent many years in mobile and technology world as a mobile and wireless technology consultant and also as an author. He has been writing about various technology products, IT topics and the mobile industry over a decade. In addition to full length works, Chris is a prolific writer whose articles and how-to guides have been regularly featured by various tech-websites, blogs. TCA Wireless is one of the place where he is currently contributing. You can also follow him on Google Plus.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Solana Beach Entrepreneurs Launch EcoKable, an Environmentally Friendly
Technology Company Aimed at Reducing E-Waste
EcoKable is a new start up located in Solana Beach, CA. The brand is an earth friendly
technology company that focuses on eco-friendly electronic products. The first product is patent pending USB cable made with 100% natural cotton insulation and recycled plastic from water bottles.
November 26, 2013 - Solana Beach, California – Two Solana Beach entrepreneurs, Kristian Rauhala and Brennan Cassidy have launched a new company EcoKable. An earth friendly technology company that focuses on eco-friendly alternatives for consumer electronics products.
The brand is launching three different eco-friendly USB charging and data cables that will
reduce e-waste (electronic waste).
The USB cable is the first step for EcoKable in giving consumers a choice for environmentally
friendly electronics. The EcoKable patent pending design offers the same performance as any
other USB cable but uses natural cotton insulation instead of toxic PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride).
EcoKable is an earth friendly technology company that focuses on high quality electronic products that are also better for the earth. The first product is an environmentally friendly USB charging cable that is 100% PVC Free.
To design high quality electronic products with materials for a sustainable earth.
To lead industry innovation for new material alternatives.
EcoKable introduction. Giving the world a 100% PVC Free charge. Introducing EcoKable's goals and mission to the world. Giving the world more sustainable electronics.
EcoKable began when the founder, Kristian Rauhala, was remodeling his 1950’s house he discovered that all the wiring was insulated with paper and still had lasted over fifty years without any plastics. “When we started looking into the USB cables, we were shocked not only by the massive volume of hundreds of millions made every year, but also by the fact that they are mostly made of PVC, causing an increasing e-waste problem and harming the environment ” said Rauhala.
EcoKable was born.
Regarding the launch of EcoKable Rauhala stated, “We envision a world without e-waste and the use of any toxic materials. With the first step being electronic charging cables, we are offering an alternative - giving consumers a better option to charge their cell phones and transfer data. We are pleased to launch EcoKable to help reduce e-waste.”
Using the highest quality materials possible EcoKable cords are 100% PVC free with natural cotton insulation and recycled PET connectors made from water bottles.
WHY THE K
The world is full of those that follow the crowd. To be different, to stand out, one must seek change, one must be different. To show the world we are a different cable we use the K.
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Friday, January 10, 2014
What are the Technical Specifications?
- External Port Connectivity: The ThinkPad Yoga is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports and one mini HDMI port. Surprisingly there is no Display Port included on either model we have mentioned in this review. There is also an SD expansion card slot with 3.5mm audio port that connects to two Dolby speakers with Dolby Home Theatre. There is one dedicated connector port located near the power port for the optional Lenovo dock.
- Wireless Connectivity: The ThinkPad Yoga includes 2 x 2 single band Intel Wi-Fi 802.11n for both models with the option to order dual band Intel Wi-Fi that offers the new 802.11ac connectivity standard for an additional $30. You can opt to upgrade the Wi-Fi card on your own however, it is important to be aware that you should use a compatible Intel card since Lenovo devices are designed not to accept just any type of Wi-Fi card. Additionally, Both ThinkPad models we described in this review are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 capability.
Is the ThinkPad Yoga design a novelty or is it practical for business use?
Is there anything else like the ThinkPad Yoga on the market?
Pros and Cons
- The Fn key offers a locking mechanism that allows you to set the top row of keys to control multimedia and other settings. You can also activate these functions using the Fn and Esc keys.
- Tests have showed that both Wi-Fi adapters have great performance and consistency which is a plus in terms of wireless power consumption and use with the diverse set of routers on the market.
- Instant Resume allows you to easily continue with your computing activities due to the capability of the ThinkPad to wake from sleep mode in under two seconds and from hibernation in under seven seconds.
- The Active Protection System automatically locks the hard drive whenever extreme or sudden movement is detected to ensure your data is always protected. It works similar to an automobile airbag for the ThinkPad hard drive.
- Processing power options are available which include an Intel Haswell 1.6GHz Core i5-4200U or i5-4300U, in addition to Intel Haswell Core i7-4500U and i7-4600U dual core Central Processing Units.
- Lack of DisplayPort connectivity.
- Great for professional CAD projects but higher level device is needed for dedicated graphics projects.
- Inability to upgrade the DDR3L RAM since it is welded to the motherboard.
Claire has an interest in technology, and has worked in the IT services sector for over ten years. Claire likes to write articles relating to the products she works with in her spare time.
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