Xbox Onegaming console sales are starting tomorrow a week after successful start of sales of the main competitor – Sony PlayStation 4. The most of analysts were not able to recognize the winner of competition. So the Big Game is not over. It just started and there are two candidates for the grand price.
PlayStation 4 sales are impressive. Sony was able to sell over a million units on the first day of sales Microsoft start sales of Xbox One a week after, i.e. this Friday , November 22 and also expect high volume of sales.
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Technical Specs comparison
There is not much difference between Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One in terms of technical specifications.
Xbox One is powered by eight cores APU 1.75 GHz processor with Radeon graphics. The console comes with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD and Blue-Ray drive. Connectivity of the console is supported by USB 3.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Xbox One comes with the wireless and Kinect 2.0 controllers.
PlayStation 4 has all the same but eight-core processor with AMD Jaguar processor. In addition the console comes with new wireless controller DualShock4 equipped by touchpad, gyroscope, accelerometer and backlight.
Xbox One or PlayStation 4: What console to buy?
Choosing between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is entirely subjective. Technical specification of Xbox ne and PlayStation 4 is almost the same. From one side PS4 has more powerful graphics but Xbox has Kinect sensor. Both platforms are strong in their own way. There is no clear winner of the Big Game.
If you are going to buy a console on Christmas then buy the one that offers the most of your favorite games. Also please take into account that PlayStation 4 positioning as a gaming machine in a contrast with Xbox One that is an entertainment system equally suitable for gaming and for watching your favorite TV shows.
PlayStation 4 review
Last Friday Sony started sales of PlayStation 4 gaming console. The previous version of the console has been released about 7 years ago and was extremely popular.
PlayStation 4 Hardware specs
PlayStation 4 is powered by modern eight-core AMD Jaguar processor with Radeon graphics customized for specific needs of the console. PS4 equipped by 8 GB of RAM, 500GB HDD and Blu-Ray drive. Connectivity of the console is powered by HDMI, USB 3.0, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Sony PlayStation 4 comes with DualShock 4 Wireless Controller equipped by touchpad , gyroscope, accelerometer and light.
PlayStation 4 reviews by experts
The console got many positive reviews from technical experts. The most exiting features of new Sony PlayStation console are superior quality graphics and brand new controller. Per opinion of several experts DualShock 4 is the best of controllers developed by Sony. It is very convenient. Despite the unusual location of the touch pad to get used to the controller is surprisingly easy.
There are also significant improvement in the console interface as well as service responsible for the delivery of digital content and integration with the PlayStation Network.
The main disadvantage of the console is insufficient number of currently available games. But Sony and partners are working on this issue. They are currently developing over 180 games for PS4.
What users say about PlayStation 4?
Some of the Play Station 4 buyers were complaining on defect console they’ve got. There was a problem while turning on the console. The only visual effect of the turning on of the console was flashing blue lights on the panel but there were no TV signal. Sony technical support was not able to help such customers.
Sony responded to such complaints promptly. The president of Sony Worldwide Studios Syuhey Yoshida said that the percentage of defective PS4 consoles is very low. There were a few isolated incidents.
PlayStation 4 Games
Along with the console Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. presented PlayStation 4 games. The company has announced a total of 15 games, which include «Battlefield 4», «Call of Duty: Ghosts», «Need for Speed: Rivals», «Assassins Creed: Black Flag». Some of these games are already available. Others will be released before the end of the year.
There are other 180 games designed for the PlayStation 4. All of them are currently on development stage. Some of them are adapted versions of popular games that were released on other gaming platforms. Unfortunately Play station 3 games are not compatible with the new console amd may not run on Sony, PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 4 competitors
Microsoft Xbox One is the main competitor of PlayStation. The release date of the new Xbox One console is November 22nd.
PlayStation 4 price and availability
The official price of PlayStation 4 is $399.
PlayStation 3 came out seven years ago. The start of official sales of the new console has caused excitement among gamers. As a result people began to line up in front of electronic stores early in the morning on last Friday. Before the official sales the average price on the console on eBay auction was around $10 000 with the maximum as high as 25 000.
Sales of PlayStation 4 gaming console in North America exceeded 1 million units in the first day. This is the best start for a gaming platform in history.
Sony hopes to sell about 3 million consoles by the end of the calendar year.
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.
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.
Finis Neptune review
Finis recently enhanced its waterproof player SwiMP3 and introduced a new Finis Neptune model. All SwiMP3 players remain fairly poplar models of underwater players for the last five years. Like other SwiMP3 models Finis Neptune also uses so called Bone Conduction audio transmission in order to transmit high quality audio through the cheekbone directly into the inner ear. Such technology allows listen to the music with incredible sound without usage of ear buds.
Finis Neptune design
Finis Neptune differs from the previous models of SwiMP3 players by completely reworked design, including the elements that reproduce the sound and transmit directly to the inner ear through the cheekbone. The 3-piece design has 2 side speakers and a high contrast OLED screen that sits comfortably on the back of the head.
Finis Neptune features
Finis Neptune is equipped by 4 GB of memory, built-in OLED-display. SwiMP3 player is compatible with with iTunes. The player keeps water resistant up to a depth of 3 meters inside the water making it the perfect solution for listening music during swimming and/or beach holidays. Lithium-Ion battery keeps the player running for up to 8 hours without recharging.