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By March 25, 2016 Read More →

EasyAcc 20000mAh Rugged Powerbank Unboxing

vlcsnap-error391When it comes to battery batteries or Powerbanks there is a wealth on the market already and they serve every need, however with Summer coming there is going to be a few out there who a looking for a solution for all their gadgets without having to have multiple batteries in their bag. Enter the EasyAcc 20000mAh Rugged Powerbank. That’s right, 20000mAh. Good for around 5 full charges of their phone. This is the perfect powerbank for the charge and forget about it approach, perhaps you work Monday to Friday, need a battery and don’t want to have to remember to charge one every night or ever other night. At 20000mAh you have a full charge every day of the week and need only remember to charge it at the weekend. 

With two full sized USB output the battery can handle two phones and if one of those supports the faster charging methods then a at full speed at up to 2.4A. Admittedly the 2A input does mean the battery might take around 12 hours to charge when drained fully but then again it does hold 20000mAh. With a rating of IP67, the powerbank can be immersed under 1 meter water for 30 minutes thanks to a little door that closes over the input and output port. I am not entirely sure of the doors effectiveness as it feels a little loose when it comes to a water tight seal.

Finally a super useful addition is the LED light. Not new to power banks however on a 20000mAh battery the light will stay on for an Age. Also included in a flashing beckon option for attracting attention is in trouble.

By March 24, 2016 Read More →

AOC Launches Premium Gaming Monitor Line-up

aocDerived from ancient Greek, AGON stands for competition, clash and antagonism. These are the strong characteristics that AOC, a market-leading display manufacturer claims for their upcoming gaming monitor line-up. The AGON series has been created to deliver the utmost gaming features and outstanding designs to the vast community of professional and hardcore gamers.

AGON – AOC’s New Gaming Line
During the year 2016, AOC plans to launch ten variants of its gaming monitors with either IPS or TN panels, each with premium technology to provide gamers with the most versatile gaming experience possible. The AGON series includes both standard and curved models with Flicker FREE technology developed by AOC; all of them enriched with either NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ or AMD FreeSync™ technology.

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AGON – Developed for Awesomeness
With modern-day gamers’ increasing demand for visual precision and image quality in gaming monitors, it is essential for gaming monitors to be engineered not only with the latest technology but also exquisite exterior designs. Yet the AGON series seeks to reach above and beyond the status quo. Response times of 1 ms (TN), 144 Hz and higher refresh rates, height-adjustability, speakers and USB 3.0 ports are default features for this new line-up. With sizes ranging from 24″ 16:9 to 35″ ultra-wide, there will also be curved monitors, and resolutions from Full HD all the way to 4K. The combination of materials on the rear of the monitor will give the AGON an elegant and stylish finish, to perfectly supplement high-end gaming battle stations.

A launch event for the AGON takes place in Beijing today and the all-star Natus Vincere Dota 2 squad will be there to present the new monitor line to the press and PR professionals in attendance.

The first model of the AGON series will be available in the European market in June.

Key Features:

– AGON line-up by AOC
– 10 new gaming monitors
– G-SYNC and FreeSync
– AOC Flicker FREE technology
– Ergonomic, height-adjustable stand
– AOC Game Mode
– AOC No Input Lag Mode
– AOC Shadow Control
– FHD, QHD and 4K resolutions
– TN and IPS displays with 144 Hz+
– Sizes range from 24″ to 35″
– Curved and standard monitors

By March 24, 2016 Read More →

Homido Virtual Reality 3D Wireless Headset Glasses for Smartphones Unboxing

vlcsnap-error619There is no shortage around Virtual Reality launches right now and it is to be the next big thing even if you are not interested. VR Headsets are popping up all over the web for various different prices, however many of which are essentially upgraded versions of Google Cardboard. Most will avail of the limited amount of video and app content in Google and Apple’s apps stores and given the prices of these units and the quality of the apps currently available we are delving in to check out one of the higher end variants to see if there is value for money.

The Homido Virtual Reality 3D Headset is a £47.99 option that is available from Mobilefun that looks to take Google Cardboard to another level of perfromance. Featuring:

  • Experience the virtual world through your smartphone
  • Universally compatible
  • Huge range of VR apps already available
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Adjustable display
  • Protective case included
  • Compatible with 4 – 5.7″ smartphones with iOS or Android

By March 23, 2016 Read More →

Save up to 20% at newly launched electronics retailer reichelt.co.uk #supportpaul

2016-03-23 (4)reichelt elektronik is coming to the UK. A leading retailer for tech, electronics, computer accessories and automation in Europe, reichelt is ready and raring to bring its German penchant for efficiency and discipline to British customers. Purposefully ignoring the high street, the retailer will target the UK with its new English eCommerce site and delivery service alone.

Offering a range of tools, components, tech accessories and more – many of reichelt’s products can be bought 20% cheaper than elsewhere in the UK. Reichelt was first launched in Germany in 1969 and became successful as a result of its competitive pricing and high stock availability.

 

 Visit and shop: www.reichelt.co.uk

By March 23, 2016 Read More →

LED Melody Speaker and LED Light Unboxing

vlcsnap-error893LED Melody Speaker and LED Light Unboxing comes to us from Digi4u. This two is system looks to be an interesting blend of innovation alongside from fun at the right price.

Features:

Support Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR audio sources
Bluetooth hands-free
With remote controller to adjust the brightness and volume
Strong LED light 10~15W, Warm and white light
Loud Speaker in 10W
Can connect with Wire or adapter
Specifications:
Power supply:DC5V
Output power:Speaker 10W
LED 10W
Frequency: 200Hz -18KHz
Noise-Signal ratio: ≥60dB
Impedance: 4 OHM(Ω)
Output: 3.7V~4.2V+0.05V
Input: 5V
Speaker Unit: 40mm
Driver Unit: 52mm, 6ohms
Frequency Response: 100-18Khz
Case Material: ABS
Dimensions: 87*140mm
Weight: 600g
Color: White
Color box: 12*12*17cm

 

A review will be up soon and the LED Melody can be purchased from the link below for £22.99.

https://www.digi4u.co.uk/lk-b044-white-multi-functional-led-lamp-bluetooth-speaker-lighting-spot-for-party-new/

By March 21, 2016 Read More →

QCY EasyAcc In-Ear Sweatproof Sports Earbuds

vlcsnap-error469EasyAcc have sent over their QCY branded In-Ear Sweat-proof headphones. Here we take a quick look at them before throwing them into our lug-holes and hitting the trail for a good run.

A cable connected to you phone whilst listening to the beats on a run can be a real distraction. Bluetooth is the way forward however so many Bluetooth headphones just don’t cut it, either the sound quality is low or there is interference or disruption to the signal between the headphones and the units. EasyAcc have added

Wear with Super Comfort: Ergonomic ear hooks craft from soft metal, reshape to fit your ears firmly from falling off. At only 18.5g/0.65oz, it takes minimum bulk and space. While the innovative U shape unburdens your ears for an even lighter feeling.

For Workout and More: Ideal for jogging, hiking and more with significantly-reduced stethoscope effect with sport-type earbud. Or forget yourself in the melodious world with the music-type.

Quality Stereo Sound: Impressive stereo sound with punching bass won’t disappoint any music fan. CSR chip with aptX and the latest CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation technology ensure stable performance with reduced surrounding noises.

Impressive Battery Life: Lasts for about 6 hours on a single 2-hour charge. Remaining battery is revealed on your phone’s screen.

Package Contents: EasyAcc® Bluetooth 4.1 Sport Stereo Headphones, 5 sets of earbuds, cable clip, charging cable, user manual. 1-Year hassle-free warranty.

 

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By March 16, 2016 Read More →

MMD Presents World’s First Quantum Dot Colour Display

quan MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces the world’s first monitor with Quantum Dot Colour technology. With colours that are more vivid, consistent and truer-to-life than ever, the new 27-inch E-Line display 276E6ADSS delivers professional colour quality with 100 % NTSC and 99 % Adobe RGB support, all at a consumer-friendly price.

Quantum Dot Colour – making the difference
Quantum Dot Colour is an innovative nanomaterial technology that produces incredibly accurate, saturated colour – in fact, over 30 % more colour than traditional sRGB LEDs. Additionally, it costs a fraction of most colour-critical technologies and uses 25 % less energy, so saves on energy bills as well.

Artem Khomenko, Product Manager Philips monitors Europe at MMD, explains what makes this technology so different: “With a typical LCD display, there is leakage between RGB channels that compromises how well the display can cover the colour gamut. This new LCD display with Quantum Dot Colour technology achieves much sharper channel distinctions, delivering consistent, vibrant colours across the entire gamut.”

The new 27-inch display is emblematic of the commitment of MMD to deliver better resolution and image quality to all users – because it isn’t just professionals who benefit from fidelity in colour reproduction. The expansive colour palette is also ideal for movie lovers, amateur photographers and designers who want the confidence of consistent and true colour reproduction.

Performance under the hood
To leverage the superb colour quality, the latest member of the E-Line series features IPS-ADS technology for added image clarity, Full HD resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixels, as well as an extra-wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. Also on board are Philips Smart technologies to complement the colour performance with enhanced contrast and brightness: SmartImage Lite dynamically enhances contrast, colour saturation and sharpness to suit what is displayed on the screen. SmartControl Lite is a fast, easy way for users to fine-tune display parameters. SmartContrast automatically adjusts colour, contrast and backlight intensity to make the viewing experience even richer and more immersive. And for extra performance, 5 ms SmartResponse puts response times into overdrive for fast-moving applications like gaming.
Another valuable feature for home users is MHL connectivity: users can simply connect mobile devices to the display using an optional MHL cable, and enjoy their mobile content on a much larger screen with Full HD resolution, excellent sound from the integrated speakers – and of course the colour fidelity of Quantum Dot Colour technology.

Elegance for the living space
In a home environment, the display has to look equally good even when turned off. With its glossy white finish and silver stand, the inspired elegance of the new 276E6ADSS display complements any living space. Attention to detail is superb: instead of protruding buttons, the display has touch controls – which keep the already slim lines clean and smart throughout.

The new Philips 276E6ADSS display will be available in March 2016 at an RRP of £239,99.

By March 15, 2016 Read More →

What Gigabyte has in store at DSE 2016 in Las Vegas

brixGigabyte will be presenting its Gigabyte Brix BXi7G3-760, a compact barebone PC kit and a power house when it comes to handling high quality content over multiple interfaces. Featuring an Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, this very compact but highly potent PC is capable of handling three simultaneous displays, supports 4K resolution, and features the connectivity required to give its users the flexibility necessary in various applications such as digital displays. Also present at the show will be the BXi7-5775 featuring Intel Iris Pro 6200 technology which greatly boosts overall performance in 3D applications, the newly launched BXi7H-6500 designed with the latest Intel® 6th generation Core™ i7- 6500U, the BACE-3000, a fanless and low-power unit, as well as the Gigabyte Bear Ridge , a small form factor industrial computer with all the features and flexibility required to be a perfect IoT gateway solution, bridging unconnected legacy systems with their modern counterparts.

 

A New Motherboard for the IPC Industry

The Industrial PC industry represents a major source of growth and innovation. With the challenges that the modern global economy faces, companies need to be as efficient as possible. Like Big Data, Industrial PCs promise a new era of corporate efficiencies and innovation – which is why many of the world’s largest companies are investing in them.

 

Along with the Brix , Gigabyte will be unveiling the Q170TN, a newly designed motherboard with IPCs in mind. Built to Gigabyte’s UltraDurable™ quality standards, this motherboard is designed to last in the harshest of conditions and supports the latest generation of Intel processors for best performance. The Q170TN is capable of handling up to three digital displays with native 4K support, so you won’t have to compromise on display quality. Sporting 2 horizontally aligned SO-DIMMS slots for DDR4 RAM support, the Q170TN is also equipped with a DC-in port and an ATX12V 4-pin power connector (or optional Phoenix connector), offering an optimal design that will help you fit this motherboard in tight environments – making it a highly versatile component that can be easily integrated in various applications such as factory control panels, agriculture automation, vending machines or POS, to name a few.

 

Virtual Reality, Interactive Display and Commercial Display Solutions

In addition, Gigabyte will also be presenting its trusted system integrator solutions to display how Gigabyte can innovate with you.

 

In partnership with AVADirect Custom Computers which specializes in the design, engineering, and production of customized high-performance computer systems, Gigabyte  will be showcasing a live demo of its Z170N-Gaming 5 mini-ITX motherboard paired with an Oculus headset, grabbing the essence of the VR experience and bringing computing to a new dimension.

 

Four Winds Interactive (FWI) creates powerful communication tools that solves wayfinding challenges, enhances safety, increases sales, improves experiences, and more. Working together, Gigabyte and FWI were able to create a system running to get 4K content produced by Four Winds Interactive on massive 84-inch interactive display. Powered by a Gigabyte Brix BXi7G3-760, the system is able to present content such as local artwork, meeting room schedules or event promotions in an appealing way. Stop by our booth to have a look and feel of this innovative system.

 

And to complete our SI showcase, Instore Screen develops and assembles customized and branded commercial grade displays to fit any unique digital signage. Fully customized digital signage developed by Instore Screen will be showcased using Gigabyte’s Brix and Gigabyte Bear Ridge gateway system.

By March 14, 2016 Read More →

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone to support DAB+

lgLG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the world’s first smartphone to feature DAB+, the de facto standard for digital radio broadcasting. LG introduced its newest smartphone at Radiodays Europe 2016 in Paris, the world’s largest radio conference. Consumers in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom will be the first to receive the LG Stylus 2 with DAB+.

 

As the world’s first smartphone with DAB+, the LG Stylus 2 features a DAB+ chipset and an exclusive app that allows customers to enjoy digital radio broadcasts out of the box. A technical interface also enables broadcasters to develop their own tailored apps in which internet services complement broadcasted radio.

 

Users will be able to access more radio channels with DAB+ than traditional FM. Unlike regular radio apps that stream large amounts of data, DAB+ radio provides excellent audio quality for free, as it uses no data.

 

DAB+ is expected to replace FM analog radio and already reaches over 500 million people in 40 countries around the world. LG collaborated with the International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG) to include DAB+ technology in the new LG Stylus 2.

 

“We are taking a proactive approach towards the fast-paced technological shift to digital broadcasting with DAB+, in order to deliver a new paradigm of experiences through the smartphone,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With its large 5.7-inch screen, 1 watt speaker and 3,000mAh removable battery, the LG Stylus 2 is the perfect device to enjoy rich, multimedia content.”

 

“We are proud to help introduce a game-changing smartphone with an innovative company like LG. The combination of broadcasting and the internet opens up a vast array of possibilities for the future,” said Gunnar Garfors, president of IDAG. “Consumers get new functionalities and media companies reach new audiences with more broadcasted free-to-air radio.”

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By March 11, 2016 Read More →

Dolcer Aluminum Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing

vlcsnap-error991The Powerbank is really becoming the focus of ingenuity for some manufacturers. Adding in other lumps of technology to reduce the need for quite so many objects in your bag is always a great idea. So what if someone added a portable Bluetooth speaker to your powerbank? This is what Dolcer is doing for you.

Tunes on the go and if your phones battery is getting a little low then you can grab a quick burst of juice from the speaker to keep it ticking over. Inside the durable aluminium surround the Dolcer has just that, a 5200mAh battery that promises to keep playing for around 32 hours, alongside two 3W speakers ready to propel your’s phones audio onto the unsuspecting public.

Check out the unboxing and a review will be up in the coming weeks.

  • 32 hours ultra long playtime
  • 5200mAh lithium battery enables
  • Battery status indicator 
  • 2x 3W full range HD speakers 
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Micro USB charging cable