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By March 7, 2016 Read More →

Asus Zenbook UX305C Unboxing

 

vlcsnap-error363Asus have sent over their latest Zenbook model, the UX305C. This super slim laptop is designed to work with the demands of a desktop whilst being ultra portable and uber stylish.

The Zenbook boasts an amazing array of specs including:

13.3-Inch QHD Display.
900MHz dual-core Intel Core m3-6Y30 (Turbo up to 2.2GHz) Processor
256 GB Solid State Drive.
8 GB RAM.
Equipped with dual-band WiFi 802.11N.
Bluetooth 4.0.
Windows 10.

All harboured inside a an ultra-slim, all-aluminium body.

 

By March 2, 2016 Read More →

AOC showcases current product highlights at CeBIT 2016

aaDuring this year’s CeBIT, display specialist AOC invites you to take a look at its recent product innovations designed for B2C, B2B and gaming users alike. The manufacturer will showcase its diverse product line-up, including the recently released C3583FQ curved gaming monitor or 32″ widescreen 4K UHD display U3277PQU, at the booth of IT distributor api at Planet Reseller in hall 15 between 14 and 18 March 2016.

 

Immersive gaming experience
With its 2000 mm radius, the AOC C3583FQ is more curved than other conventional curved monitors and thus provides users with a fully immersive experience for games, streams, movies and more. It boasts an extremely fast refresh rate of 160 Hz, Adaptive-Sync technology (compatible with FreeSync™, with a 45 to 160 Hz range out of the box) and Wide Full HD resolution (2560 x 1080 pixels). Users can enjoy an ultra-smooth gaming experience without image tearing, stuttering, input lag or blur and further benefit from up-to-date connectivity standards including two HDMI (MHL) as well as DisplayPort inputs.

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Large high-resolution display with rich features
The AOC U3277PQU boasts a 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times as much as a standard Full HD panel, therefore rendering photos, texts, videos, games and other content considerably sharper and more detailed. Intelligent features such as Picture-in-Picture or Picture-by-Picture allow users to view images from two different sources at the same time. High brightness levels, wide viewing angles and 100% coverage of the SRGB colour gamut (8-bit+FRC, 1 billion colours) create brilliant images that are appealing for home users and designers alike.

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Stunning pictures and smooth image reproduction
A stunning Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and ample screen real-estate of 25″ make the AOC Q2577PWQ interesting for all professionals who rely on razor-sharp images. The display’s short response time of just 5 ms ensures fluid image reproduction, enabling players and movie fans to enjoy clear images even during fast-paced scenes. Features such as the integrated Flicker-FREE technology, which reduces eye-strain during long working periods, various ergonomic adjustment options and up-to-date connectivity turn the display into a versatile companion for every workspace.

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Eye-catcher with excellent image quality
The AOC I2481FXH’s asymmetric metal stand and borderless frame turns the 23.8″ (60.5 cm) display into a real eye-catcher that furthermore impresses with brilliant images and wide viewing angles. The monitor features an IPS panel with the Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and includes features such as Flicker-FREE technology to improve users’ viewing experiences. It can be connected to various devices thanks to its two HDMI connectors and VGA socket.

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Professional monitors for every use: the 75 Series
The AOC I2475PXQU (23.8”) and I2775PQU (27”) provide a glimpse of the new 75 series of professional monitors that AOC is releasing this year. Both monitors boast modern connectivity (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0) and diverse ergonomic features that make them especially suitable for professional users. The showcased models feature an integrated IPS panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, integrated speakers and are comprehensively certified.

By February 24, 2016 Read More →

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note 6’’ 4G Octo-core 2K £249

ad2ARCHOS, the French electronics brand will unveil a new smartphone in the Diamond line during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 22nd to February 25th 2016 which should shake up the mobile market.

To please all users, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note is packed with a long list of robust features including:

–          6” IPS borderless screen combined with a 2K resolution!

–          optimized screen to body ratio : 6’’ LCD in the form factor of a standard 5.5’ smartphone 

–          3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage for limitless content

–          4G octo-core Helio X10 CPU from Mediatek

–          3600 mAh for extend battery life

–          Fast charge for an 80% charge in just 45 minutes, a definite time gain,

–          Remote control and smart PA sound system

–          16MP back camera with 4K Video recording and 8MP wide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2 front camera for breathtaking images and videos,

–          A fingerprint sensor that provides more security to the users’ data and faster access to apps

–          Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow software: boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage.

Available in May, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note’s retail price will be £249.  For more information, about ARCHOS products visit booth 1G29 Hall 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona or www.archos.com

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By February 24, 2016 Read More →

ALCATEL PLUS 10 2-in-1 LTE Windows 10 device

asIncreasing its offering of Windows devices, ALCATEL announced the launch of its PLUS 10 2-in-1 device, running on the latest Windows 10 operating system.

“PLUS 10 is ALCATEL’s first 2-in-1 device with Windows 10, and we’re very proud of all the functionality we’ve built into it,” said Vittorio Di Mauro, General Manager of Smart Connectivity at ALCATEL. “PLUS 10 goes everywhere I go – the house, the office, even the park! It’s a fun product that sparks a lot of conversation (and jealousy).”

“We are excited to welcome ALCATEL to the Windows ecosystem and add their innovative LTE 2-in-1 tablet to our Windows device portfolio. The PLUS 10’s unique features, combined with Windows 10, provide the optimal balance between productivity and entertainment from wherever you go,” said Peter Han, Vice President, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp.

3 Modes, 1 Irresistible Price
Mobile office: With its compatible 4G/Wi-Fi-connected keyboard, PLUS 10 offers a complete mobile desktop experience. It can be used in laptop mode to type documents or create spreadsheets, and in dock mode to display presentations or slides. With its multiple ports — rare to see in this device category — PLUS 10 further shows its hard-working sensibility, by enabling connections to a hard drive, mouse, USB key, secondary screen and more.

In addition, PLUS 10 has a default memory of 32 GB that can be ramped up with an external SD card for extra space for holding pictures, videos etc.

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Entertainment center: PLUS 10 can be used in dock mode to view videos or movies. To top it off, the dual front speakers, with immersive 3D sound, coupled with the high-resolution (1280 x 800) IPS screen technology, make film watching and gaming an extra pleasure.

Travel companion: Exceptionally convenient to carry, PLUS 10 is compact and 40 percent lighter than an average laptop. When used in tablet mode, without the keyboard, it is even more portable and is an ideal companion for travel or commutes, to browse the Web, play games or serve as an e-book reader.

Powerful Battery, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Cameras Add Functionality
PLUS 10 is equipped with a double battery. The tablet and 4G LTE keyboard offer a total of 8,410 mAh, which lasts a full 8-hour working or playing day. The unique, connected 4G LTE cat 4 (150Mbps) keyboard works double-time to serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 15 users.

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To complete PLUS 10’s long list of functionalities, it has both a front and rear-facing camera, with front flash which is ideal for video calls.

Availability
PLUS 10 will be offered in several different finishes and in an elegant, subdued palette of colors: metallic silver, matte white, matte volcano black and a unique warm gray leather finish, which is silky to the touch.

PLUS 10 will be available for sale in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa in June 2016.

By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Amazing ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note 6’’ 4G Octo-core £249

ad2ARCHOS, the French electronics brand will unveil a new smartphone in the Diamond line during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 22nd to February 25th 2016 which should shake up the mobile market.

To please all users, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note is packed with a long list of robust features including:

–          6” IPS borderless screen combined with a 2K resolution!

–          optimized screen to body ratio : 6’’ LCD in the form factor of a standard 5.5’ smartphone 

–          3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage for limitless content

–          4G octo-core Helio X10 CPU from Mediatek

–          3600 mAh for extend battery life

–          Fast charge for an 80% charge in just 45 minutes, a definite time gain,

–          Remote control and smart PA sound system

–          16MP back camera with 4K Video recording and 8MP wide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2 front camera for breathtaking images and videos,

–          A fingerprint sensor that provides more security to the users’ data and faster access to apps

–          Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow software: boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage. 

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By February 18, 2016 Read More →

Tidy ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus package 4GB RAM – 64GB £199

aWith the ARCHOS 50 Diamond, ARCHOS imposed itself as a competitive challenger by offering compelling features for a more than democratic price. At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, ARCHOS will repeat the feat with the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus.

“With this Diamond smartphone, we’ve decided to offer functionalities consistent with consumer demands” says Loïc Poirier, ARCHOS’s CEO. “We want to be first with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Flash at £199 “

ARCHOS’ newest smartphone delivers the following features:

–          4GB RAM and 64GB Flash for extreme responsiveness and extensive storage

–          4G octo-core LTE cat 6 Helio P10 processor from Mediatek for ultra-powerful performance

–          Full HD 5.5” IPS screen with curved edges (2.5D) for extra wide viewing angles and brilliant colors,

–          Wide angle 8MP front camera with flash combined with its 20.7 MP (Sony sensor) back camera bring camera precision to a new level,

–          Micro USB Type-C connector for more powerful data transferring and fast charging,

–          Fingerprint sensor to provides more security to the users’ data and faster access to apps,

–          Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow software: boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage

This newest generation of Diamond smartphones is the most high-end product offered by ARCHOS to date and will be available in May at £199. 

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By February 17, 2016 Read More →

Eggcellent drone PowerEgg unveiled by Powervision Robot

image006Powervision Robot Inc., a leader in robotics and big data best known for its industrial drones, announced their first consumer drone, the “PowerEgg,” today. The PowerEgg features an innovative egg shape which, in addition to being aesthetically different than the many X-shape four-axis drones currently on the market, makes it foldable and easy to transport. The lightweight PowerEgg can be easily folded and carried in a backpack and will be available in early Q2 of 2016.According to Powervision CEO Wally Zheng, “Powervision wanted to create a beautiful yet functional design for the PowerEgg.  We think the oval shape is not only clean and pure but also has the structural and functional benefits. 

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This simple yet vital design means that this is more than a flying robot but a work of art.” Although PowerEgg was developed for the mainstream consumer market to allow everyone to enjoy the drone flying experience, it still includes advanced technologies that rival industrial drones, including a 360-degree panoramic 4K HD camera on a 3-axis gimbal, real-time long range video transmission, advanced “optical flow” sensors for indoor navigation, as well as an intuitive and easy-to use-remote control,. The Powervision team spent over 18 months perfecting this one-of-a-kind product. Although extremely lightweight, it has a compact and revolutionary structural design.  The unique design includes larger propellers that required advancements to transform from the compact egg shape to the larger flight mode.  In addition, on the software side, Powervision used its extensive software expertise to make the drone easier to fly.  Currently, the average consumer drone requires at least 10 hours of flight time for consumers to learn how to use.  By using their extensive knowledge in design and user experience, Powervision is able to lower that significantly.  As Zheng explained, “We want flying a drone to be child’s play, something even a five-year-old can do.”

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Zheng believes that the entire drone industry is going through a transition from the easy to transport drones to a revolution in ease of use.  “With this next generation of drones, much like the Internet expanded access to information in the virtual world, drones 2.0 led by innovations like the PowerEgg can expand access to the physical world and bring together humans and machines in this journey.”

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By February 16, 2016 Read More →

LG to debut “specialist” X series smartphones at MWC 2016

lgxInstead of a one-size-fits-all approach, LG Electronics (LG) will bring to Mobile World Congress 2016 a new series of smartphones developed to offer customers a unique user experience by offering one exceptional feature at a price that rivals mid-range smartphones. The first two models in the X series — X cam and X screen — will debut at MWC in Barcelona on February 22. The X cam and X screen are designed for customers who do not want or need all the bells and whistles that come with today’s high-end phones but still desire a great camera or advanced display.

 

The X cam sports dual cameras on the rear and delivers one of the most advanced camera experience in a mass-tier smartphone. Thanks to LG’s seamless 3D Bending Glass, the X cam features an elegant curved finish on the front and with a profile of only 5.2mm, the device is extremely comfortable to hold in the hand. And unlike other boxy and heavier mid-range phones, the X cam tips the scale at only 118g.

 

The other model, appropriately named X screen, is equipped with an “Always-on” Second Screen which until now has only been available on LG’s premium V10. The Second Screen sits above the main 4.93-inch HD In-cell Touch display and makes multi-tasking a breeze on the X screen. With the 1.76 inch Second Screen, users can easily access frequently used apps, answer calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The Second Screen also lets users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone. What’s more, the X screen offers a stylish, sleek look with its crystal-clear glass fibre exterior and clean lines.

 

“Everyone has a favourite smartphone feature,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “At LG, we think there’s room for devices that do one thing very well and that customers shouldn’t have to pay for features that they don’t want. At the end of the day, we’re committed to offering consumers more choices.”

 

LG’s X series will debut in key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting next month. Visitors to MWC can see the new X series for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via from February 22-25.

 

X cam Key Specifications:*

·      Display: 5.2-inch FHD In-cell Touch

·      Chipset: 1.14GHz Octa-Core

·      Camera: Rear 13MP and 5MP / Front 8MP

·      Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM

·      Battery: 2,520mAh

·      Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

·      Size: 147.5 x 73.6 x 5.2mm~6.9mm

·      Network: LTE

·      Colors: Titan Silver / White / Gold / Pink Gold

 

X screen Key Specifications:*

·      Display:    Main) 4.93-inch HD In-cell Touch

                    Secondary) 1.76-inch LCD (520 x 80)

·      Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core

·      Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP

·      Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM

·      Battery: 2,300mAh

·      Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

·      Size: 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1mm

·      Network: LTE

·      Colors: Black / White / Pink Gold 

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By February 16, 2016 Read More →

Secret Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows a few unconfirmed features. #TheNextGalaxy

2016-02-16It would appear that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is both water resistant and features wireless charging according to this unlisted video Samsung have dropped onto YouTube. The is also the opportunity it might turn you into a world class archer however that might not actually come into fruition. At any rate, having water resistance is going to be a crowd pleaser to no end, check out the sweaty video below.

 

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By February 12, 2016 Read More →

ARCHOS 50d Oxygen – A revamped experience to be discovered!

50dARCHOS have unveiled their newest addition to its Oxygen line: the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen.

Beautifully updated screen and design

The ARCHOS 50d Oxygen will offer an incredible display and design. Its 5” screen, procures to the high-end feel and features from the Oxygen line. Featuring an impressive Full HD IPS screen (1920 x 1080), it delivers infinite contrasts and extra deep blacks thanks to Full Lamination. Every multimedia experience becomes breath taking. Set into an ultra slim and light, deep black body with a gold metal contour, the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen is the epitome of sleek, yet functional, modern design.

 

Unprecedented photo experience

 

The screen technology paired with the extra powerful 13 MP camera will sublime photos in incredible detail, taking them to unprecedented level. Moments will never be missed as photos can be snapped on the fly. The 5MP front camera allows for great video chat sessions with family and friends. Everywhere it goes, the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen has your back!

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Unparalleled power and speed

 

For users that demand more, the 2 GB of RAM that come alongside the 1.3 GHz Octo-Core processor make all tasks super smooth. Fluid, fast, and responsive, this smartphone is a perfect companion for users to enjoy true life-like content on-the-go. Multitasking is what it does best! In addition, downloading content, streaming movies, or surfing the web has never been so fast with the 4G/LTE technology. The good thing is that the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen is fully compatible with this connectivity.

 

Like all ARCHOS smartphones, the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen comes with dual-SIM support, so users may use both professional and personal phone lines at once, as well as access to Google Play. Additionally, the memory is expandable with a micro SD card and runs pure Android 5.1, “Lollipop”. Available in May 2016, the 50d Oxygen will provide users with an unparalleled experience.

 

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