Sangean H-202 Review

Model: Sangean H-202 Shower Radio with Bluetooth (White)

Sangean H 202 Shower Radio



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The Sangean H 202 is a worthy successor to the extremely successful and one of the bestselling shower radios, namely the Sangean H-201. Upgraded with Bluetooth integration and new 3 bulbs LED for emergencies, this H-202 is on the way to follow the sellout path of its predecessor.

Built to exacting JIS7 standards of waterproofing, this shower radio is immersion resistance.  JIS7 is the Japan Industrial Standards and the water resistance rating varies from 0 to 8. The ‘0’ rating signifies that there is no special protection while this Sangean Shower Radio has a rating of ‘7’ which signifies that it is “sealed against water incursion in one meter (three feet, three inches) of water for 30 minutes (“immersion resistant” or “submersible”)”. This radio can handle not only water splashing but also accidental cases where the radio falls into the bathtub. It will actually float on water. READ MORE

Vizio E241i-A1 Review

Model: VIZIO E-Series E241i-A1 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV

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If you are looking for a second TV for your bedroom, kitchen or patio, the Vizio 24 inch HD television is one to consider. The new E Series TVs from Vizio pack a lot of punch in its ultra-thin profile.

It has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) which will display Full High Definition (HD) from HD broadcasts and Blue Ray players. The backlit LED provides sharp and clear picture with vivid colors. Of course you can adjust the color and brightness settings to suit your viewing pleasure. It has a viewable horizontal angle of over 170° which basically lets you watch TV from any position in front of the TV. READ MORE

Asus ME172V-A1-GR Review

Model: ASUS MeMO Pad ME172V-A1-GR 7-Inch 16GB Tablet (Grey)

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This Asus Pad has a 7 inch multi touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 (WSVGA).  It is a LED Backlit screen supporting ten finger multi touch (swiping, zooming, swirling).  Powered by VIA WM8950 1Ghz chip, it has a Cortex A9 core which can handle the core tasks like multiple Apps, smooth video and game playing without any lag.

The 16GB is a healthy amount of memory for this price range. Usually at this price range, the standard is 8 GB storage memory. The internal memory (RAM) which is used for Operating System (OS) and storing Apps is 1 GB, which is sufficient to store thousands of songs and images along with a few movies. It has a micro SD card slot to expand your storage memory. You can add another 32 GB with the micro SD card. READ MORE

Sony KDL-40R450A Review

 

Model: Sony KDL-40R450A 40-Inch 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV (Black)

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Sony is renowned for making high end world class products – so to find a new 1080p 40 inch LED TV from Sony just under $500 is unexpected. As part of the R450 series, these Sony televisions have most of the basic functionalities that you will usually need.

One of the reasons for a low price of this Sony flat screen TV is that its 40” display has a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The higher the refresh rate (higher priced TVs have 120 Hz or greater) the smoother and clearer is the picture while viewing anything with fast motion (like a car chase, or a high action movie). Usually with a 60 Hz refresh rate, some fast motion gets displayed as a blur. Fortunately in this TV, Sony has what it calls, Motionflow XR 120 technology, that provides clearer and sharper sports or action sequences. READ MORE

Sangean K-200 Review

Model: Sangean K-200 Multi-Function Upright AM/FM Digital Radio

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Sangean K200 is a quirky but sleek looking digital radio meant to be your companion in the kitchen. Not only it has a radio with AM / FM tuner with presents and alarm, but also includes a cooking timer and a short messaging center.

This kitchen radio is unique as it packs multitudes of functionalities within the narrow vertical body. The radio supports both AM and FM, and each band can handle five presets. Once locked, there is no drifting on the channels.  If required, the included wire antenna can be attached for better reception. Alarms can be set and alert you with your favorite radio station, buzzer or a recorded message.  You can set separate alarms for weekdays and weekends.

You can also leave two short messages (each less than 30 seconds) as reminders, or set up an alarm for your message to play.

The 2.5 inch speaker is omnidirectional, which means that the sound will be dispersed in all direction no matter where you place the Sangean Digital Radio. It produces crisp and clear sound and can fill up the room with deep bass tones. READ MORE

Dell i15RV-6190BLK Review

Model: Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-6190BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black Matte with Textured Finish)

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The Dell 15 i15RV-6190BLK is a multi-featured laptop with 15.6 inch screen but costing less than $400. This new Dell laptop has a relatively basic configuration and hits the lower end spectrum of the laptop range.

Powered by dual core Intel 2117U processor, the laptop can handle most of the basic tasks with ease. This processor is a second generation mobile chip, a generation behind the current lineup (third generation of processors were released about eight months back). Tasks like word processing, Internet browsing and movie watching is handled efficiently, though high end gaming and video processing will be challenging. READ MORE

Ambient Weather WS-5300 Review

 

Model: Ambient Weather WS-5300 Wireless Home Weather Station

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A good weather station for the home should be easy to setup, provide daily data in a easy to use console that will display most of the data at one glance. The Ambient Weather WS-5300 fits the bill very comfortably.

The WS-5300 Weather Station comes in two parts. The large indoors backlit LCD console, also known as the receiver, displays live data like temperature, wind speed and wind direction, and humidity.  The receiver can be self-standing on a shelf or mantelpiece, or can be mounted on the wall. It needs two AA batteries for its operation. Try to use Lithium batteries instead of Alkaline. Its time is Radio controlled and includes time zone setting, or the clock can be manually set. READ MORE

Ambient Weather WR-334-U Review

 

Model: Ambient Weather WR-334-U Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Siren, Smart Phone Charger

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When the chips are down and you need basic information, an emergency radio is vital. The Ambient Weather WR-334-U is a new model in the popular Adventurer series of weather alert radios.

The Ambient Weather Radio support s AM, FM and 7 Channel Weather Band Radio. It is a NOAA weather radio that can warn you with visual and audible indication on weather alerts. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is a network of radio stations broadcasting weather information from National Weather Service office. It broadcasts weather related forecasts and warnings on a 24 x 7 basis.

 

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Coby MID7065-8 Review

Model: Coby 7-Inch Android 4.0 8 GB Internet Tablet 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touch Widescreen with Built-in Camera, Black MID7065-8

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Coby is a well-known brand roiling out various electronic items at cost effective prices. Its tablets have been well received with thousands of satisfied customers. This is the first tablet in its lineup which boasts of 8GB internal memory (till now the memory was limited to 4GB)

The Coby MID7065-8 model is a brand new and updated tablet which just hit the market. Powered by AMD dual core 1.2 GHz chip, it has inbuilt memory of 8GB. You can further expand the internal storage up to additional 32GB by adding a microSD memory card.

For its internal OS (operating system), Apps, and other program it has 1GB set aside, which is sufficient memory for multitasking and smooth operation while gaming. READ MORE

7” Matricom Nero Review

Model:  7″ Matricom TAB Nero Tablet PC – Android 4 Capacitive Multi-Touch 4GB (Pink)

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If you want to browse the Internet, listen to online streaming music like Pandora or iHeartRadio, or just cuddle up on the sofa and read an eBook, this Matricom Nero tablet may be for you.

The Nero Series from Matricom is an extremely affordable Android 4.0  ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich – a version name for Google Android System)  touchscreen tablet that has many features that is hard to find at this great price point.

The 7 inch responsive multi-touch capacitive screen has a resolution of 800 x 480, which is slightly lower than the Kindle Fire (1024 x 600).  The resolution is sufficient for looking up Facebook, browsing, and even watching movies.

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Asus S500CA-DS51T Review

Model: Asus ViVoBook S500CA-DS51T 15.6-Inch Laptop ( Black )

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The new VivoBook series from Asus combines the touch capabilities of a tablet with that of a traditional laptop with keyboards. You can now tap, pinch and swipe on the responsive screen, which is extremely useful with the new touch enabled Windows 8 operating system. The touch capabilities can be used with the keyboard and touchpad / mouse faster navigation.

The Asus S500 series is loaded with features. Its processor is of the latest (third) generation from Intel, with Core i5 which provides you with enough horsepower to use Photoshop, or play PC games. This Asus laptop comes installed with 6 GB memory, and 500 GB hard drive, which is a standard configuration at this price point. READ MORE

Audioengine A5+ Review

Model: Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair (Carbonized Solid Bamboo)

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Beautifully crafted and meticulously constructed, these pair of powered Audiengine A5+ speakers produces rich and clear sound that any audiophile will appreciate and love. These powered speakers are a new upgrade to the ever popular Audioengine A5 speakers, enhanced with features and feedback from customers.

Right from the thorough packaging to the included cloth bags for individual speaker, Audioengine’s attention to details is commendable. The custom Kevlar woofers can handle the mid-range without distortion or any strain, while the silk dome tweeters sing out the high notes with clarity and sharpness. Even at high volumes, the sound is natural and flowing. Each speaker supplies 50 Watts RMS, which is good enough for a large room, or a small house. READ MORE