UltraProLink Flick Wireless Hybrid Headphones: Bluetooth Speaker and Headphones at the price of one
Jan18

UltraProLink Flick Wireless Hybrid Headphones: Bluetooth Speaker and Headphones at the price of one

The UltraProLink Flick Wireless Hybrid Headphones are the personification of the name given. They are one of kind headphones that once flicked or turned around, can turn into a bluetooth speaker. The headphones are truly designed for full entertainment in real terms.  Also, if you are a traveler, this would be really helpful and entertaining for you. The device is priced at Rs 3999 and can be easily connected to any device that offers bluetooth connectivity, has a bluetooth version 4.2 technology which offers full control of your connected device via A2DP/ HFP/AVRCP/ NFC. The users can also enjoy music stored in the Micro SD card in MP3 format. The Micro SD card Slot is provided on  the side of the control panel and can be accessed by rotating the cup 45 degrees. It is spring loaded. Along with that, the facility of FM radio is available too. The users can also connect the headphones to any device with 3.5 mm jack and listen to music. The users can operate the device upto 10m. The facility of making and receiving calls on the headphones is also provided, users can make calls while paired with their device you can make or receive calls. To accept or end the call you just have to  Short press the Call button, To reject the call users have to long press the Call button,and if the users want to redial the last number they have to long press the Call button. The features offered by the headphones are abundant, unique and affordable at the price. The built of the headphones is very premium and is also very light in weight. The quality of the foam used and the overall headphones is good. But the design of the headphones isn’t necessarily very contemporary. They could be a little bulky in comparison to the other headphones available in the market today. The headphones come with  a rechargeable Lithium battery (450mAh) that provides the users with a good battery life while playing. As headphones, it is 8 hours and as speakers, it can work upto 3 hours, and it takes 2.5 hrs to get fully charged. The device comes with a auxiliary wire and a charging cable, and an operation manual. The headphones also come with 1 year of warranty. The sound quality of the headphones provide a hybrid music experience, it has a inbuilt 6W output amplifier and FLICK also offers MP3 playability via Micro SD Card so you can access your huge library of music at any time. The device offers premium sound quality. When used as headphones, and the volume is raised the sound...

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Best of the best
Jul11

Best of the best

In a race to become Number One, the rivalry between Samsung and Apple has reached a pedestal that can easily be matched to the ones between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, or the more legendry James Hunt and Niki Lauda. With the recent Note7 fiasco and iPhone7Plus’ ‘no headphone jack’ stunt, all eyes were on Samsung as the world was watching in anticipation if this Korean giant would bounce back or would finally be slain by the big American corporate machinery. Ask yourself if a phone can ever be considered as art? Most experts on the subject say no, but then most experts haven’t clapped eyes on Samsung S8+’s 6.2inch QHD+ super AMOLED screen producing a 2960×1440 resolution display which is snugly embedded in a micro bezel frame. Dubbed as ‘Infinity Display’ by the company, its only purpose is to look magnificent but a big bezel-less screen is an open invitation to dust and moisture. To offset this, Samsung S8+ has been certified to an IP68 rating, making it dust and water resistant. Right off the bat, you will notice that the home screen button is missing in its physical form and the fingerprint scanner is moved at the rear, alongside the camera. The Galaxy S8+ and its kin S8, are the first Samsung flagships to ever use the virtual on-screen buttons at the bottom of the screen. But Samsung has made the home button pressure sensitive, allowing it to be pushed on the screen to activate it, even if a full-screen app has it hidden. There is also an additional key on the left just below the volume control keys that serve as a shortcut to Samsung’s proprietary AI – Bixby. Bixby on S8+ was let out in the world to play with the big boys like Siri and Cortana, but in reality, Bixby is just a toddler that can only do a little like an image search or set up reminders, and it isn’t very good at it either. That being its only shortcoming, the S8+ packs flagship innards too. Although the international version is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the India units run on Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 64 bit processor, leveraging a 10nm fabrication process. Paired with 4GB of RAM and offering 64GB onboard storage, the performance of the Indian S8+ unit is nothing short of its international brother. The S8+ runs Android 7.0 and has a 3500mAh battery capacity with Type-C charging port, supporting quick-charge that can power-up the phone from 0-100 per cent in just two hours. That said, a single charge lasted me just...

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A Clever Soundbar
May11

A Clever Soundbar

The clutter of wires running around the TV and the sound system spoils the ambience of the room. Wireless home theatre or sound bar is an option but not everyone has that kind of space. LG has come up with a cleverly designed soundbar that gells perfectly with the sleek and stylish looks of the flat panel TVs without eating much space. The LG SoundPlate LAP 340 is a slap shaped sound system with just 35mm height. It neatly gets placed along with the set-top box and the DVD or Blu-Ray players under the HDTV. It has got a simple design with grills on the front. The corners are rounded that matches the design of almost all flat panel TVs. Continuing with the neat design, LG has added LED at the front that notifies different modes with the change of the colour and the controls and ports are placed at the back. Connectivity options include both wired and wireless. For wired connectivity, it has an optical port and can be paired with TVs supporting the same. The SoundPlate is compatible with all HDTVs measuring 32inch to 55 inch with optical port. The Optical cable is accompanied with the SoundLap and one will not have to invest in one. For wireless connectivity, it has got Bluetooth that comes handy while pairing it with smartphones, tablets or laptops for streaming music. The SoundPlate can also be paired wirelessly with a few LG TVs which have the proprietary Sound Sync technology. Talking about the sound, the SoundPlate has dual speakers and dual subwoofers built-in. The clear vocals and bass enhance the TV viewing experience. There is a cinema mode too that boosts the bass and vocals further. Verdict: Ideal for small rooms, the SoundPlate makes offers great sound without spoiling the looks of the room. But consider only if your TV has an optical  out. Price: Rs 31,388 Specs:  4.1-channel speaker, dual subwoofers, 120W RMS, Dolby Digital, 3D sound processor, Bluetooth connectivity, optical audio port, Sound Sync, can support weight of up to a 55-inch...

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Review: Milagrow M8 Pro
May06

Review: Milagrow M8 Pro

The new Android tablet from Milagrow seems to be inspired by the Sony Tablet S that was launched in 2011. The Milagrow M8 Pro has got a thick chassis on the top that slims down towards the bottom. The finish isn’t as fine as on the Sony Tablet but is decent. Even the display size at 9.4 inch with 1280×800 pixels resolution is the same. The brightness of the display is good and it even offers wide viewing angles. Weighing 530 grams, it isn’t too heavy to hold. Milagrow has added the power key to the side while the other ports including charging port, mini HDMI, microUSB, SD card slot and SIM slot are on the top. Even with the microUSB port, Milagrow has added a proprietary charger which isn’t a good idea. The touch response was smooth. The M8 Pro is an Android tablet powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz RK 3188 RockChip processor. It is paired with 2 GB of RAM. The Android interface is neat and makes the tablet easy to use. However, Milagrow has also worked and loaded a custom user interface which looks like Windows tile based interface. Once launched, the interface allows the user to add the favourite apps or the mostly used apps to the homescreen. The tiles can be swipe through the tiles. One can go back to the default Android launcher by visiting settings. The USP of the M8 Pro is the ability to connect it with an external storage of up to 1TB. We tried connecting it to one and were able to access data on the tab. The M8 Pro can be used to watch multimedia content too. As the display is good, the sound output makes it an ideal screen for an individual. It offers a host of connectivity options including 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi. Browsing the web, downloading apps, etc. everything was smooth. The tab comes with a 6500 mAh battery that lasted for close to 9 hours on extreme usage. Verdict: Good device, expensive price. Price: Rs 24,990 Specifications: 9.4  inch display; 1.6GHz quad core processor; 2GB RAM; 16GB internal storage, micro SD card; WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G; 5MP rear camera; Android Jelly Bean; 6500 mAh...

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Apple rolls out iOS 7.1 update
Mar11

Apple rolls out iOS 7.1 update

Apple’s iOS 7 that was launched in September last year has received its first major update. Available for download on iPhone, iPod and iPad, the iOS 7.1 fixes a few bugs, adds new features such as CarPlay and even brings some UI tweaks. The OS update brings Apple CarPlay, which seamlessly integrate the iPhone with the built-in display of a few selected cars of 2014. This can be used as hands-free to make calls, get directions or play music from the iPhone. It also brings manual control when Siri listens by holding down the Home button while the user speaks and releasing it when done. The camera gets a new setting of switching on HDR by default. Apple has also updated the look and feel phone as the dialer has the new look with new accept and decline buttons for incoming calls along with a few changes in calendar, keyboard and music player. This update also fixes a few bugs, which includes random reboots and Touch ID recognition issues. Apple also claims that the iPhone 4 users who were experiencing issues after the iOS 7 update will also enjoy improved responsiveness and performance. Available for update over the air or through iTunes software, the iOS 7.1 is available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4; iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad 2, and iPod touch (5th generation). Users can go to Settings, select General and tap on Software...

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