Model: ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX-A1-BK 7-Inch Tablet (Black)
Asus Memo Pad 7 series tablet is a new 2014 7 inch model that has improved performance and design over its predecessor. The back is now matte finish for firmer grip instead of the slippery glossy finish that was in the 2013 model. This Asus ME176CX-A1 design looks very elegant and ergonomic, and feels almost like a premium build.
The processor is an Intel Atom Z3745 running at 1.33GHz, a quad core chip which was released in the 2014 Q1 and targeted towards tablets and smartphones. The processor has and embedded graphics chip for fast gameplay. The tablet interface is fluid and movies and games can be played without slowing down or stuttering.
This resolution of the capacitive multi-touch 7” screen is 1280 x 800 pixels (WGXA), which, though not full HD (1920 x 1080), is more than adequate for a tablet of this size and has better resolution than tablets at this price range. Furthermore, the screen has IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, which is not only are costlier and has better color range than standard LCD display, but also provides wider viewing angles without the images seeming washed out when viewing from the side.
The internal memory is 1 GB for system files and has 16 GB flash memory as internal storage. For additional storage the micro SD slot can be used for expansion up to 64GB. READ MORE
Model: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (59406940) Black
Note: This line of Lenovo comes in many similar models and prices. This review covers the IdeaPad Flex series. The review focuses on the ones which are worth the performance and money.
The screen resolution is one of the main differentiating factors of the series. Though the screen size is standard at 15.6”, there are two display resolutions – Full HD at 1920 x 1080 and HD at 1366 x 768. It is better to buy the ones with Full HD resolution and the cost difference between the Full HD models and just the HD models is about $50. A 15.6 inch display will have better real estate as well as sharper images. You will want the higher resolution for video and movie playbacks. READ MORE
Model: Fugoo F6STSS01 Style Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Silver)
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There are many portable speaker systems that provide decent listening experience, but Fugoo Bluetooth Wireless Speakers stand out among the crowd. Rugged, wireless, portable, and with interchangeable outer jackets and great sound, these range of speakers are a pleasure to listen to.
The system has four speakers (two mid-range and two passive radiators) on four sides to provide a 360 degree sound experience. This setup is great for parties, outdoor settings (like on the patio), and can be placed anywhere in a room without the sound getting muffled. Two additional twitters provide the high clean notes. These six speakers provide 95 decibels of deep resonant and rich sound to fill your living room. READ MORE
Model: LG Electronics 42LB6300 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV
Also Review of 47 inch, 55 inch, 60 inch and 65 inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV
A new series of backlit LED TV from LG Electronics brings full HD resolution and Smart features into your living room.
It has a native refresh rate of 120Hz which is sufficient for clear and bright pictures. This series of LG television uses backlight LED which is also known as Direct LED to display 1080p full HD display. This is a step up from the previously used cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) backlighting. In this case of Direct LED, the brightness is spread evenly over the display but cannot be controlled individually. Most of the higher priced TV models have moved on to Edge lit and Dynamic backlight LED, which provide superior picture and contrast, but comes at a higher price category. READ MORE
Model: Matricom G-Tab Iota Quad Core Android Tablet PC [10.1 Inch IPS, 16GB, Wi-Fi] (White)
This 10.1 inch tablet is another impressive product from the well-known company Matricom. Featuring fast processor and High Definition screen this tablet is a multimedia toiler.
First of all the Matricom Iota tablet has an IPS (In-Plane Switching) high resolution 10.1 inch display screen. IPS display panels are costlier than the regular LCD screens and provide better color range. These IPS displays also provide wider viewing angles without the images getting washed out when viewed from the side. Two people can easily watch a movie. The screen resolution for this tablet is still considered HD at 1200 x 800 – though it is not a full HD (1980 x 1200), which the high end tablets and TV screens now have. The resolution and the multi-touch IPS screen is still a good bargain at this price. READ MORE
Model: VIZIO M501d-A2R 50-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV
The M Razor series is one of the latest offerings from Vizio providing with near edge to edge 1080p (Full HD) stunning pictures with LED backlighting, brighter images and deeper blacks. It boasts of a narrow bezel and a thin profile, making it lighter and energy efficient. Available in 9 screen sizes from 32 inch to 80 inch, this is one of the most versatile feature rich televisions on the market.
The LED backlit 3D screen has a dynamic contrast ratio of 10M (million) :1, and a very fast effective refresh rate of 240Hz. The high refresh rates helps in minimizing motion blur that is often observed during car chases or fast action sequences. The television features smart dimming (also called local dimming) which is to reduce the backlight only on localized portion of the screen to make the blacks look darker and whites brighter. With edge lighting, as is the technology used in these Razor series, the localized dimming sometimes results in a halo effect around the darkened pictures. READ MORE
Model: Eton Rugged Rukus All-Terrain Portable Solar Wireless Sound System (Green)
The Eton Rukus is a rugged music system that is perfect for outdoors in your backyard or on your camping trip. This rugged music system can withstand a drop of up to 3 feet, though it depends on the terrain of the drop. It is water resistance of IPX4 (Ingress Protection Rating 4 – can withstand splashing of water) though will not be able to survive a forceful directed water or immersion in liquid. It is not rated waterproof, only splash proof. READ MORE
Model: Braven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker, Gray & White Relief and Turquoise Blue Grill
The Braven Rugged Wireless Speaker is a Bluetooth enabled weather-resistant speaker which is extremely portable and delivers good quality sound. The rugged definition for the speaker comes from its build quality with its molded rubber exterior finish and sealed seams. This Braven rugged speaker can easily withstand impacts and drops. The rear ports are protected by a large screw cap. Aluminum grill encloses the front speakers.
BRV-1 is also shock resistance and can withstand elements like extreme temperatures, rain and snow. Its water resistance is rated at IPX5 (International Protection Standards), which implies that it can resist a direct water spray, though not a submersion in liquid. READ MORE
Model: DBTech “TIME BAR” Huge 24 Inch Oversized Digital Green LED Clock
If you are searching for a large and elegant digital clock for your living room or office, the DBTech 24 inch oversized LED clock is the one to consider. Measuring over 2 feet, this huge clock keeps perfect time and is bright enough to be read in sunlight and shade.
The time is displayed in HH:MM:SS format, and the digits are about 3 inches high, which is convenient for those visually impaired. The AM / PM legend, which are half inch high, lights up instead of the usual dot indicator. The time format can be set either in 24 hours format or the 12 hour format with AM / PM indicator. The colons flash every second. READ MORE
Model: Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Dual Core XBMC Streaming Mini HTPC TV Box Player
Matricom MX2 is a new upgrade to the original Midnight series of media boxes. MX2 box player brings high definition Internet and media streaming with increased performance and more memory and storage.
XMBC is an open source (under GPL license) media player software and digital media hub. The software can be used standalone on a computer, or, as in this case, with a digital media player. XMBC can integrate with different hardware or HTPC (Home Theater PC), can run on Windows, Linux and OSX operating systems, plays multiple audio and video formats, supports many types of remotes, and is available in about 30 languages. READ MORE
Model: D2 7-Inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean/ 4GB/1 GB DDR3/4:3 Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen Internet Tablet with One Pre-loaded Family Movie-Black
The 7 inch tablet from D2 is targeted towards families as an entertainment addition to the household. The multi-touch capacitive LCD screen has a resolution is 800 x 600, slightly higher than tablets in the price range which provides a resolution of 800 x 480. This higher resolution provides more real estate on the screen and is the perfect size for watching standard resolution movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
The Android tablet is powered by 1.2 GHz processor instead of 1 GHz found on most of comparable tablets. This higher speed is noticeable while browsing or playing games. It also sports a G sensor, which lets the screen reorient itself when you switch the tablet between portrait and landscape orientation. For some games the G sensor provides tilt support, as in car racing games you can use the tablet as a steering wheel. READ MORE
Model: Uniden BC345CRS 500 Channel Clock/Radio Scanner with Weather Alert
The new feature filled Uniden BC345CRS is a worthy successor to its ever popular Uniden BC340CRS 100 channel radio scanner. This model adds another 400 channels distributed over 10 banks – so you can store a total of 500 channels in 10 blocks of 50 channels. The scanning function is fast, scanning over 90 channels per second. You can store the important channels as priority channels – when the scanner is running these priority channels are checked every two seconds, so that you do not miss out on important broadcasts.
This radio scanner can scan all the major emergency frequencies like police, fire or EMS, public safety announcements, and also other interesting channels for aircraft, amateur radio and marine transmission. It has a telescopic antenna for clearer reception. READ MORE