Archive for July, 2013
Google Chromecast newest streaming player review
A few days ago Google introduced Chromecast. Chromecast is a brand new device for streaming of digital content. The device of size of a flash stick could be easily connected to modern TVs via built-in HDMI connector. Chromecast streams digital content via Wi-Fi from mobile gadgets as well as laptops and PCs to TVs. Google continues to announce low price and high quality gadgets. Chromecast is not an exception. The price of the device is $35 that is times less than its competitors Apple TV and Roku 3 streaming players could offer.
Chromecast streiming player features
Out of the box Chromecast plays video and music as well as allows viewing photos and browser tabs that runs on the mobile device. Chromecast is a cross-platform device. It could be used to play multimedia content from iPhone and iPad as well as from devices running on Android Operating System. Windows and OS X Operating systems are also supported. So you can use your laptop and/or PC together with Chromecast for streaming multimedia content to your TV. Google streaming player is running under Chrome OS.
How to use Chromecast streiming player ?
Chromecast is designed for streaming to TV multimedia content provided by various popular services such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Music. Simply connect the gadget via HDMI-connector to your TV and surf to the website of your favourite multimedia content provider from your mobile device. Find and press Cast button and enjoy your favourite movies streamed to your TV via W-Fi.
Chromecast is broadcast only the media content and not the entire screen of your mobile device, laptop or PC. The other useful feature of the device is the ability to operate even when your other device felt into the sleep mode.
Chromecast streaming player price and availability
Chromecast streaming player is currently available in US stores. The price of the device is just $35.
Second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet review
Google is preparing to release the second generation of Nexus 7 tablet running on the latest version of the Android operating system. According to some rumors the gadget will be introduced on July 24th. Google sent out invitations to American journalists for presentation coming on July 24 in San Francisco. The most of analysts expect that new Nexus 7will be introduced on the press conference. However such expectations have not been confirmed. Representatives of Asus and Google do not comment the upcoming event.
Original Nexus 7 model
Google released original version of Nexus 7 in June 2012. The tablet became extremely popular due to powerful hardware and low price. By the end of 2012 Google was able to sell 4.5 million Nexus 7 tablets. A lot of analysts name Google Nexus 7 as the best Android tablet of 2012. Main competitors of Nexus 7 are Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad mini.
Google Nexus 7 generation 2 technical specs
Second generation of Google Nexus 7 has been developed in collaboration with ASUS. New Nexus 7 is powered by quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has 2 to 4 GB of RAM, full HD 1980×1200 px display and equipped by 1.2-megapixel front and 5-megapixel rear cameras. In comparison original Nexus 7 runs on less powerful NVidia Tegra 3 processor, has 1 GB of RAM and equipped by single front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels.
In addition the new Nexus 7 will come with two speakers located on the back panel and providing better quality sound. New Nexus 7 will have 16 or 32GB of built-in storage . The networking capabilities of the tablet include Wi-Fi and 3G support.
New operating system – Android Jelly Bean features
New Nexus gadgets traditionally come with the latest Android operating system. Most likely Google will introduce a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system together with the device running on it, i.e. new Nexus 7.
New Android operating system includes a feature that may significantly improve the battery life of Android gadgets. Operating system settings leave Wi-Fi partially enabled all the time. This feature allows to use Wi-Fi instead of energy hungry GPS for positioning whenever it possible. Also Jelly Bean supports energy-saving Bluetooth Low Energy standard. Camera app and headset Roboto have been updated for lower energy consumption.
New Google Nexus 7: Availability and Price
U.S. retailers may start receiving the gadget as early as July 20. Sales of new Nexus 7 tablet may start even this month. The estimated cost of 16 GB model of new Nexus 7 is $229. The price on 32GB model of second generation of Google Nexus 7 tablet should be around $269. There are also some expectations of price drop on the first original model of Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Mobile cinema for iPhone, iPad and iPod in your pocket
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D is a compact projector that belongs to the family of so called pico projectors. Pico projectors are typically very small and could be easily placed in your palm. Such mobility is greatly appreciated by frequent travelers. Pico projectors are normally used with mobile devices. For instance Aiptek MobileCinema i50D designed for Apple mobile gadgets such as iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector review
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector could be used for watching movies and pictures as well as presentations. Although the quality of the picture providing by the compact projector is not that high as with modern powerful office projectors but portability and light weight make them very useful while traveling.
Mobile projector for Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector is especially designed for Apple gadgets: iPhone, iPad and iPod. The mobile projector is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3rd and 4th generation of iPod Touch, as well as with iPad tablets up to 4th generation. Aiptek MobileCinema projector connects to Apple gadgets through a standard 30-pin connector. In general Aiptek MobileCinema pico projector could run on iOS version 4 and above.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector design
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector comes with aluminium case with top and bottom panels made from black glossy plastic. Such combination of materials provides the optimal balance of size and weight of the device. The size of the device is 67x74x20 mm and the weight is 110 grams
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D main features and functionality
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector leverage DLP-technology for image projection with a diagonal of 6 to 60 inches. The minimum distance to the surface on which the projection is performed is 20 cm and the maximum is 2 m. Naturally, the larger the diagonal, the lower the brightness of the image. If maximum projection area needed then all lights should be off in the room in order to get good quality picture.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector projects pictures with a resolution of 640×480 pixels and the light output of 35 lumens. The projector comes with advanced energy-saving RGB-LEDs with a service life up to 20 thousand hours.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector controls
The management of the device is controlled by two buttons and a small wheel. One button functions as a power switch turning power on and off. The second button controls built-in rechargeable battery. When pressed it activates charging of connected mobile device. The battery is capable to fully charge iPhone and iPod. iPad could also be charged up to 80% Focusing the image is controlled by the small wheel located at the left end of the projector.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector Battery
Built-in Li-Polymer battery 1850 mAh battery provides up to 120 minutes of working time to the projector. The battery could be charged via the microUSB-socket – either from the PC or from the power outlet using standard Apple charger. There are three led lights located nearby control buttons indicating the status of the battery charge.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D integration with Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector could work with Apple gadgets out of the box without any additional settings. You just need to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the projector and you are ready to go. Just use your favourite multimedia applications. For example, AV Player transmits the image to the projector just in one touch. Some games also support video output mode. “Video” and “Photo” embedded applications are also supported.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector software
For better integration of Aiptek MobileCinema i50D with Apple devices manufacturer developed Aiptek Viewer software that is available for free in App Store. The application contains six menu items:
- Photo & Video essentially duplicates the functionality of iOS embedded utilities
- Browser is a simple browser
- Social Network brings to the big screen information from social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others
- YouTube – projects videos from the popular online service
- Google Maps that make the projector works with the famous maps service.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector price and availability
MobileCinema i50D is currently available for the price of $237.45
Portable speaker system : Kinivo ZX100 Mini review
Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker System review
Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker system is a unique portable mini speaker that used for enhancing the quality and volume of sound of portable audio players. Kinivo ZX100 mini is built in accordance with Expansive Resonator Construction Design that provides the best low frequency output. In addition, the mini speaker comes with a special feature that allows a series of similar speakers connect to each other in order to provide better quality sound. This ultra-portable mini speaker comes with its own rechargeable battery that allow up to six hours of playing time. The speaker is compatible with Apple gadgets running on iOS as well as other smart phones, tablets. laptops and portable audio devices that come with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker System price and availability
Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speakeris currently available on Amazon for $18.99.
Portable speaker system : Gogroove SonaVERSE BX review
Gogroove SonaVERSE BX portable speaker system review
GOgroove SonaVERSE BX is a rechargeable and Portable Stereo Speaker System. This portable speaker system has unique cube styling design and back-lit LED glow on the front panel. 2 large side-firing drivers provide 360 degree stereophonic sound. Built-in rechargeable battery keeps device running for up to 5 hours of continuous audio playback. The battery could be charged via USB port or AC outlet with the included cable and adapter. The compact size of the device make this portable speaker system perfect fit for travellers and for people who love listening quality music while on the go.
In addition GOgroove SonaVERSE BX comes with
Memory Card Playback feature that turns this portable speaker system to mp3 player. The device supports up to 16GB SD/SDHC memory cards and USB flash drives. Playback feature allows to play mp3 music recorded on memory card and/or USB flash drive using playback controls that resides on the front panel of the device. GOgroove SonaVERSE BX portable speaker system could also be used with laptops,smartphones,tablet pcs, gaming consoles, mp3/dvd players and other devices.
Gogroove SonaVERSE BX portable speaker system warranty and price
Goggroove SonaVERSE BX comes with 3 years of Manufacturer’s Warranty.Current price of the system on Amazon web store is 34.99 with free shipping.
Best smartphone to buy in 2013 : $400 and up price category
LG Optimus G – Best smartphone to buy in 2013 in terms of price and features
LG Optimus G is one of the top LG smartphones. It is very similar to Google Nexus 4 that is one of the best Android smartphone in market. LG Optimus G comes with stunning 4.7-inch 1280×768 pixels IPS-display. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm APQ8064 processor and running on Android 4.1.2 operating system. LG Optimus G equipped by 32GB of internal memory and 13 megapixels camera. The smartphone has an elegant design and high quality build. LG Optimus G is one of the best Android smartphones offers in the market in terms of price and features.
Samsung GALAXY S III – best selling Android smartphone of 2013
Samsung Galaxy s III is one of the best selling smartphone on Android operating system. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with an excellent 4.8 –inch 1280×720 pixels Super AMOLED display, quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and Mali 400 graphics chipset. There are various options of internal memory, but in each case it could be expanded by micro SD memory -SDXC. Almost everything in this model is extremely good except case material quality. The body of Galaxy S III is made from plastic and is not impressive. However if you are comfortable with big 4.8-inch display and do not care about the material body then Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the best choice for you,
Google Nexus 4 – Most advanced Android smartphone of 2013 in terms of hardware power and the price
A lot of people choose Google Nexus 4 as their smartphone as opposed to Apple iPhone 4. The majority of them love this model because of the stylish design, high quality 1280×768 pixels 4.7-inch IPS display, extremely powerful quad-core 1.5 GHz processor. 2 GB of RAM and a graphics accelerator Adreno 320. Such hardware could successfully compete with latest Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone models. Another important advantage is that all the updates to the Android operating system could be applied immediately because it is a Google brand device and Google operating system.