Mophie Space Pack case review
A Few says ago Mophie introduced Mophie Case – the newest Space Pack protective case for iPhone 5/5S. Mophie is a well-known manufacturer of accessories for gadgets. The main focus of the company is development of accessories for Apple mobile devices. The new model is similar to the previous Mophie Juice Pack case for iPhone 5 but comes with built-in 16/32 GB flash memory in addition to the rechargeable battery. Mophie Space Pack protects the body of iPhone from damages, scratches, shock and dust as well as provides power bank for charging of the device and expand the internal memory.
Design and technical Specs
Mophie Space Pack – a lightweight, compact and durable polymer case for Apple iPhone 5/5S. It has been designed to protect iPhone and exactly fit all lines and curves of the device while minimally increasing the weight. At the same time Mophie Space Pack significantly improves battery life and extends the built-in iPhone memory.
Mophie Space Pack comes in black and white colours. Control button and charge level LED indicators are located on the back of the case.
Mophie Space Pack battery has capacity of 1700 mAh , while iPhone 5 battery capacity is 1440 mAh and iPhone 5s battery capacity is 1560 mAh.
Mophie Space Pack expands iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s memory for additional 16 or 32 GB. Access to additional memory provided by special program via built-in Wi-Fi adapter. The program developed by Mophie and utilizes proprietary Apple AirPlay and AirDrop technologies. It could be downloaded for free from Apple AppStore .
Mophie Space Pack Certification
Mophie Space Pack has been tested in laboratories and certified by Apple.
Mophie Space Pack price and availability
Mophie Space Pack estimated price is $149/179 dollars for a 16/32 GB models respectively. The case should be available in March 2014.
A few weeks ago Amazon introduced KINDLE FIRE HDX tablets. Kindle Fire HDXis the new generation of Amazon tablets that expand existing Kindle Fire line of ptoducts.
Kindle Fire HDX technical specs
Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with powerful quad core Snapdragon 800 2GHz processor and and Adreno 330 graphics accelerator. The are two models with 7 and 8.9 inch high resolution displays respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX new features
Automatically adjusted brightness
Kindle Fire HDX equipped by adaptive displays that automatically adjust the brightness depending on the ambient light.
Low power consumption
You can also include economical way to read , in which both models will stretch about 17 hours without recharging.
Kindle Fire HDX: Updated Design
Kindle Fire HDX tablets are much thinner and compact than previous Kindle Fire models. In particular, the 8.9- inch Kindle HDX tablet is 34 % more compact than 8.9- inch Kindle HD.
Kindle Fire HDX: Superior display resolution
Resolution of the7- inch Kindle Fire HDX is 1920×1200 pixels and 2560×1600 pixels for 8.9-inch model. Pixel density is also very high: 323 ppi and 339 ppi respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX: Cameras
Both Kindle Fire HDX models have front HD- camera. But larger model also equipped by 8-megapixel HD camera and comes with the software for adjusting the brightness and contrast of the images.
Both devices run on the Fire OS operating system. Fire OS is one of the customized Android operating system.
Kindle Fire HDX: Business usage
Kindle Fire HDX become more convenient for business users . The platform currently supports hardware encryption, Web browsing via VPN, as well as connecting to the corporate mail services.
Kindle Fire HDX: Price and availability
The price of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with 16GB of storage starts from $230. LTE/4G module will add $100 to the price. Sales of Wi-Fi only models will start at October 15 . LTE/4G models will become available one month later.
The price of 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX models is much higher. The price tag starts from $380 for the Wi-Fi only model. LTE/4G model will add $100 to the price. 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX Wi-Fi only models delivery starts in November 7. 4G/LTE version is expected in December.
All models are currently available for preorders.
Updated Kindle Fire HD
Amazon also introduced updated version of Kindle Fire HD mode. The table comes with the same processor with slightly increased frequency to 1.5 GHz. Display resolution is 1280×800 pixels. The price of the gadget starts from $140 that is pretty attractable price for the brand name gadget.
Nowadays tablet PC become very popular. A lot of people are thinking about buying a tablet. Often their choice is iPad, iPad is the most popular tablet pc in the world. However technologies are moving fast and release date of new iPad tablets is unpredictable. So does it make sense to buy iPad now? Is it better choice to wait and buy iPad later? Should you keep the current model of iPad or upgrade it? Here is what we think about it based on the known facts and rumours about new iPad.
Schedule of iPad releases
Those who are not closely following news about Apple gadgets may not know that since 2010 Apple released new iPads once a year in March or April. The tradition had been changed last fall when the company suddenly broke an established cycle. There were two models introduced in October 2012: 9.7-inch iPad 4 and 7.85-inch iPad mini. iPad mini was presented for the first time but iPad 4 was introduced 8 months after the release of the previous model iPad 3 originally presented on March 2012.
When to expect next release?
Nobody knows the date of the next release of iPad. However the majority of analysts do not expect the new iPad soon. Apple recently updated iPad 4 model and introduced 128-GB version of iPad 4. Therefore customers should not expect a new model coming in a few months. Most likely Apple introduce a new model of iPad in October like they did last year.
Consider to buy current iPad if you own iPad2
If you own iPad2 and do not want to wait until late October then you may consider to buy current model of iPad. In addition to famous high resolution Retina display you will get twice more RAM and more powerful 1.4 GHz A6X processor. However be aware that not all applications support Retina display and you may get some unexpected behaviour of apps you get used to.
iPad 3 owners may want to wait and buy iPad later
iPad 3 is already equipped by Retina display. So the only difference between iPad 3 and iPad 4 is higher frequency of the processor , higher resolution camera and Lightning connector. The obvious choice in such case is to wait until the next release of iPad.
Consider to buy iPad mini later with Retina display and more powerful processor
The same advice could be given for iPad mini model. Although iPad mini is very successful product but the first release came without Retina-display. Retina display is the most wanted feature if the new iPad mini model and most likely Apple will upgrade the display to Retina as well as replace existing processor to more powerful one.. There is no information regarding the release date of iPad mini 2. However it is logical to expect new release of iPad mini together with a new iPad in late October.
Expected features of iPad 5
According to the latest rumours iPad 5 design will be similar to the current iPad mini model. The screen size will remain the same 9.7-inch. However the gadget may become slitely wider and a bit less long. The audio system may also change since some of analysts predict an appearance of second speaker.
Nowadays High Definition TVs and HD devices are developing very fast. There are a lot of them available on the market in various forms starting from home theater and ending up with tablets. All of them support HD video and the vast majority of them equipped by HDMI or DVI port in order to transmit video signals over HDMI cable or DVI cable. So what is HDMI and how it differs from DVI?
What is HDMI ?
HDMI is an abbreviation for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. HDMI was designed for secure transfer of High Definition digital video and multi-channel digital audio using High Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP). HDMI is a modern replacement for analog connectivity standards such as SCART or RCA.
One of the significant advantages of HDMI interface is the support of eight-channel sound. Most devices equipped by previous generation DVI interface could work with 2-channel sound only. Multi-channel HDMI sound is not supported by old TV models. That is why DVI was designed to support 2-channel, i.e. stereo sound. HDMI has been designed for supporting superior quality eight-channel sound right from the beginning.
HDMI vs DVI
HDMI interface is a new generation of digital video interfaces and is at some extent compatible with the older DVI interface. HDMI connector could provide DVI (digital visual interface)-connection to multiple devices with the appropriate cable. The main difference between HDMI and DVI is that the HDMI connector is smaller and supports multi-channel digital audio as well as HDCP.
DVI to HDMI cable
HDMI and DVI Interfaces use different types of connectors but have identical coding. Therefore the connections between 2 interfaces could be done easily by using simple connector. The video and audio signals need not to be converted. For instance, a camcorder with an output DVI port could be connected to an HDMI port on display by simple DVI to HDMI adapter or DVI to HDMI cable.
Connecting a laptop or a tablet to HD TV by HDMI or DVI cable
Connecting a laptop or a tablet to HD TV is a straight forward task when all devices are equipped by HDMI interfaces. You just need HDMI cable. Keep in mind that the cable should not be longer than 65 feet otherwise significant loss of quality of video could occur. There is a chance that your tablet is equipped by mini or even micro version of HDMI interface. In such case you will need mini HDMI to HDMI cable or microHDMI to HDMI cable. As it was mentioned earlier DVI output is not a problem either. DVI to HDMI adapter or cable should help in such cases.
Nokia has seen better times. That is why it is actively looking for a way out of the recession. Cooperation with Microsoft is one step forward on this direction,
The juice of their collaboration is mobile Lumia phones running on Microsoft Windows operating system. Mobile Lumia phones running on Windows 8 platform could bring a serious profit to Nokia. Nokia sold about 86.3 million mobile devices and earned 3.9 billion Euros in the last quarter of 2012. This number includes 4.4 millions on Nokia mobile Lumia phones running on Windows.
Nokia announced that they are fully satisfied with customer’s feedback received on their new mobile phones Lumia 920 running on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Offers on Lumia 920 were lmited due to unexpectedly high demand for this model.
The success of Nokia Windows phones is the most striking proof that the Nokia and Microsoft partnership can bring to both sides a good profit. For Nokia is looking for increasing sales of its mobile Lumia phones due to the fact that since 2011 the company almost lost its market share in the mobile phone sales sector to Apple and Samsung.