Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

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Last year’s Redmi Note 3 turned out to be one of the most popular smartphones in the sub Rs. 15,000 segment and deservedly so. Between good specifications and even better pricing, the phone received praises from the critics and customers both. So when Xiaomi sent over the Redmi Note 4 over review, we were obviously very excited. Having spent the last few weeks with the phone, here’s what we think of the Redmi Note 4. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review”

Lenovo Yoga Book Review: A Beautiful Concept

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Working in the technology industry, we often get a chance to try out bleeding edge tech. While a lot of this tends to be centred around smartphones, traditional PCs too have seen the benefits. From the near bezel-less Dell XPS series to the Touch Bar equipped Macbook Pro and now the Yoga Book which gets rid of a traditional keyboard for a layout that is both extraordinary to look at and surprisingly functional too. Continue reading “Lenovo Yoga Book Review: A Beautiful Concept”

Xolo Era 2X Review

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Xolo has always been a bit slow to adopt the latest specifications, opting for a more refined and well-rounded experience. The company recently launched their first smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Admittedly, very late to the market, we spent some time with the device to see if it packs enough to  still be a viable competitor. Continue reading “Xolo Era 2X Review”

Reos Iota Lite Bluetooth Smart LED Bulb Review

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As technology works to revolutionize and upgrade every facet of life, it is just the basic utilities like fans and lighting systems that have been relatively left behind. Sure, Philips has spearheaded this category with their Hue series of lights and lamps but the cost attached to embracing the format has made it out of the reach for a lot of prospective buyers especially in India. Cube26, a Bangalore based startup has been involved in the IOT sphere for some time now and recently introduced the next generation of its smart LED bulbs. We decided to take them for a spin and see how well they work out. Continue reading “Reos Iota Lite Bluetooth Smart LED Bulb Review”

Panasonic F-VXF35MA Nanoe Air Purifier Review

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Air purifiers have fast become a fact of life for urban dwellers. Not surprisingly, companies have been quick to catch on to this and we’ve seen several manufacturers introduce their latest models in India. Panasonic is one such brand that introduced 7 new brands in India just a while back.  The Panasonic F-VXF35MA is one such air purifier that sits towards the upper end of the segment and brings with it additional features that give it an upper hand over many competitors. Here’s our review of the Panasonic F-VXF35MA Air Purifier. Continue reading “Panasonic F-VXF35MA Nanoe Air Purifier Review”

Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review

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The Coolpad Cool 1 Dual was born soon after LeEco’s Jia Yueting took as Chairman. A phone that combines the best of LeEco and Coolpad’s technical capabilities and retains the essence of what makes each company distinctly unique, we’ve been testing out the handset over the last couple of days. Here’s our review of the Coolpad Cool 1 where we explore what we liked and disliked about the device.  Continue reading “Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review”

Coolpad Mega 3 Review

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention and true to that, Dual SIM smartphones were born out of the needs of business users, users who travelled a lot and those who often faced signal issues with specific networks. The uptake has been slow but today, a vast majority of phones across categories ship with Dual SIM support. You could say that it is a prerequisite for budget smartphones in India. With the advent of new telecom players like Jio though, those users are now in a dilemma of which SIM card to replace with a Jio SIM. Jokes apart, that certainly seems to be the thought behind the Coolpad Mega 3 as the company recently launched its first Triple SIM device in India. We’ve been using the device for a couple of days now and here’s what we think of it. Continue reading “Coolpad Mega 3 Review”

Strontium Nitro iDrive Card Reader Review

strontium-nitro-idrive-card-reader-5The woes of being limited by the fixed internal storage is something most iPhone users have experienced. Other than resorting to cloud storage, the options however have been fairly limited. While we’ve seen lightning based flash drives for iOS devices, there’s a point to be made for using the ubiquitous microSD cards on your iPhone. The Strontium iDrive Card Reader delivers just that.   Continue reading “Strontium Nitro iDrive Card Reader Review”

Sony MDR-XB50BS Bluetooth Earphones Review

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Sony, the pioneers of personal audio, have always had a fairly diverse portfolio of audio products that cater to all kinds of users. From the high-end headphones to basic budget models and everything between, Sony has also invested heavily into wireless audio products. The new MDR-XB50BS are the latest wireless earphones from the company and they represent a fantastic value for activity minded users. We’ve spent some time with the product and here’s what we thought. Continue reading “Sony MDR-XB50BS Bluetooth Earphones Review”

OnePlus 3T Review : Good Gets Better

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Alongside Xiaomi, if there’s one other smartphone startup that has really caught the public eye, it has to be OnePlus. Spearheaded by the young and affable Carl Pei, the company has delivered a series of mostly hit products that aim to deliver on their promise of never having to settle. Sure, it isn’t the hardest thing in the world to create a top notch product but to do this with a certain degree of refinement and more importantly, at half the the price of the competition, takes a lot more effort. Merely months after the launch of the OnePlus 3, the company has introduced it’s next device. A somewhat iterative update on the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T kicks things up a notch. Here’s what we thought about it. Continue reading “OnePlus 3T Review : Good Gets Better”

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Review

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A couple of months back, Asus took it upon itself to introduce a slew of new devices under the Zenfone moniker. Since then we’ve reviewed the mainstream Zenfone 3 , the battery centric Zenfone 3 Max, the absolutely massive Zenfone 3 Ultra and even the entry-level Zenfone 3 Laser. There’s one device though that eluded our grasp. The highest specced Zenfone ie the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is now available to us and we’ve been spending some time with the handset. Read on to find out what we think about the device. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Review”

Lenovo K6 Power Review

lenovo-k6-power-review-1Another day, another new smartphone. The Lenovo K6 Power is the latest to join the hyper competitive sub Rs. 10,000 market. A market that is dominated by the likes of Xiaomi, Coolpad, Micromax and more. The Lenovo K6 Power is then aimed to take the competition head on. Power packed with specifications and a competitive price point, the phone seems to have what it takes to make a mark for itself. We’ve spent a couple of days with the handset and here’s what we think of the Lenovo K6 Power. Continue reading “Lenovo K6 Power Review”

Pebble winds down operations as Fitbit acquires company assets

Pebble Time Steel -08 In a move that has been anticipated for a while, Fitbit today announced that they’ve acquired Pebble. The maker of what was arguably one of the first popular smartwatches, Pebble simultaneously revealed that they are winding down all hardware operations effective immediately. Continue reading “Pebble winds down operations as Fitbit acquires company assets”