Depending on who you speak to, wearables and in particular smartwatches are a failed category. The pace of fresh launches has slowed down to a trickle and smartwatches just haven’t quite caught the market by storm the way they were expected to. An over-dependence on a paired phone, little use beyond notifications has made these a tough sell. That said, Samsung’s Gear series of Tizen based smartwatches have consistently pushed the envelope in terms of capabilities. We found last year’s Gear S2 to be a surprisingly good smartwatch with some great ideas. With the Gear S3, the company is kicking things up a notch in terms of design and capabilities. Here’s our review of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review”
Samsung launched its latest Tizen-powered smartwatches – Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier in India last month priced at Rs. 28,500 each. These smartwatches compete with the Apple Watch Series 2 directly that starts at Rs. 32,900. We recently unboxed the Gear S3 Classic, check out the review to find out if it’s worth the price. Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Classic Review”
The convergence of technology has led to many beautiful innovations in terms of gadgets. While smartphones have come a long way in terms of providing almost everything that a user needs to get their work done, there are times that you still need a laptop to get things done just that much quicker and better. However, up until the introduction of the original Macbook Air, laptops were definitely a big deal to carry around. They were thick, bulky and at the end of the day could potentially give you severe backache. The Macbook Air changed all that. It showed how easy and effortless it can be to carry around a laptop. This brought about the Ultrabook era with most manufacturers pushing for thinner and lighter designs while trying to increase functionality. Despite all this, it would be difficult to say that Windows offering have been superior because they weren’t. Apple broke barriers again with the new Macbook that did everything the original Air promised to do and more in a smaller form factor which was considered to be near impossible. Since then, many manufacturers have been trying to play catch up and now with the Asus Zenbook 3, we possibly have one that can not just catch up but also lead the race. Let’s take a look at how far we’ve come with compact computing.
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Living in Delhi, air pollution is an accepted fact and air purifiers are a way of life. If you’re out and about a lot though, there’s a good chance that you are getting exposed to much higher doses of pollutants than is healthy. The recent advent of Car Air Purifiers has had us intrigued so when Crusaders got in touch with us to check out the CF-100 Car Air Purifier, we jumped on the opportunity. Read on to find out what we think about the Crusaders CF-100 Car Air Purifier. Continue reading “Crusaders CF-100 Car Air Purifier Review”
Zoook launched its latest Bluetooth speaker recently dubbed as Rocker Encore to establish themselves in the Indian market. Continue reading “Zoook Rocker Encore Bluetooth Speaker Review”
In 2017, a dedicated music player isn’t something that is on most people’s radar. With phones not only capable of playing back most formats but also being able to deliver high quality audio, there’s not much of a reason for most users to invest in an iPod or Walkman. There is however a subset of people who value quality audio. The kind of people who won’t settle for less than lossless audio, a clean source and a high-end pair of headphones. The Sony NW A35 Walkman is aimed at those people. Does it deliver on the performance? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Sony NW-A35 Walkman Review”
The advent of self-portraits or “selfies” as they are commonly known and the ever-increasing popularity of social media has resulted in the rise of smartphones that are specifically designed to cater to this particular demographic. The primary emphasis as a result becomes the front facing camera which ironically has always been refered to as the secondary camera. Now, it may seem as if terms such as “primary” and “secondary” depend on the smartphone itself and what it tries to achieve. The issue with such smartphones usually lies with the fact that manufacturers often concentrate too much on the “selfie” aspect and ignore the rest. The Vivo V5 Plus is the latest amongst the big lineup of selfie centric smartphones in India. In this review, we shall take a look at the smartphone in detail to see whether it’s just about the front facing camera or whether they’ve managed to focus on all aspects of the smartphone as well.
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The Zenfone 3s Max marks yet another entry into the increasingly crowded Zenfone series of devices by Asus. We recently observed the launch of the Zenfone 3 Ultra, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, the Zenfone 3 Zoom, the Zenfone 3 Max, all of which brought something unique to the table. Between the Max and the all new Zenfone 3s Max, you get a much larger battery, a lower resolution display and a MediaTek processor. How does this bode for user experience and does it warrant an upgrade so early in the product cycle? We find out in our review. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 3s Max Review : All Day Power”
Samsung launched Gear IconX last year for Rs. 13,490 in India last year. It is its first fitness tracking Bluetooth headset that can track heart rate, distance, speed, duration and calories burned. It has a lot of features and comes in a compact design. It is worth the price? Let’s take an in-depth look at the device in this review.
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Talking about gaming in smartphones, opting for a controller is far better a good decision than playing it on a touch screen. Having said that, there is few trustworthy controller available in the market currently. Continue reading “GameSir G4s Advanced edition Bluetooth Gaming Controller Review”
The Honor 6X is the latest smartphone mid-range smartphone from Honor. The successor of last year’s Honor 5X comes with dual rear cameras, power-efficient Octa-Core Kirin 655 16nm processor and a unibody metal design. Let us see how it fares in our review.
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Brainwavz, the popular Hong Kong based audio product manufacturer has put in a lot of effort over the years to make it’s presence felt in the higher end segment. While the Alpha in-ears we reviewed a while back were aimed directly at the entry level segment, the Brainwavz M3 is invariably a fairly high end headset. We’ve spent some time with the earphone and here’s what we think of it. Continue reading “Brainwavz M3 Review”
Samsung launched the Gear Fit2 with Curved Super AMOLED screen last year in India. This fitness tracker has a standalone music player that lets you transfer music between the tracker and your smartphone with the Samsung Gear application. Also, it can automatically tracks 15 different fitness activities such as walking, squatting, yoga, treadmill and more. So, does it fill the right boxes? Let’s take an in-depth look at the device in this review. Continue reading “Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review”
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”
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”