Review: JBL Charge 2

JBL Charge 2 reviewJBL announced the launch of its Charge 2 at the ongoing IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The device is now equipped with meatier audio and several other additional features when compared to its predecessor. The device has been given a cylindrical design and features two passive bass radiators and dual drives.

The JBL Charge 2 also has the capability to act as a speaker phone for calling when connected via Bluetooth. It also has a call answer key as well as power, Bluetooth and volume controls at the top.

It features a social mode option, enabling up to three people to simultaneously connect their device with the speaker. This will enable them to share the music playing responsibilities.

Additionally, you can connect your phone to the Charge 2 via USB cable for charging purposes. This is in addition to the speaker’s 6000mAh battery. The device is available in the color options of white, black, blue, purple and red. It carries a price tag of £199.99.… Read the rest

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A Few Minutes Remaining For Apple iPhone 6, iWatch Launch

We are just a few minutes away from one of the biggest and most awaited launches of 2014. Apple is all set to launch its iPhone and iWatch in sometime from now. The craze among Apple users is so high that they have already started queuing outside the Regent Street story in London to see the launches live.iphone 6 128GB version

iPhone 6 launch

The first device in the line up is the flagship smartphone iPhone 6, which is expected to be released in two versions, with one having a 4.7-inch display and the other boasting a 5.5- or 5.7-inch screen. The smartphone is also likely to be equipped with Apple’s next OS version, iOS 8, and it would be more scratch resistant as compared to the screens of the current iPhones. It would also sport several other features, including 64-bit mobile processor, a clock speed of 2.6GHz and improved RAM. Additionally, it would have an advanced version of the camera along with optical image stabilization.

It was also reported earlier that Apple is planning to make iPhone 6 a mobile wallet. This will enable its users to make secure payments via mobile by just pressing a finger.

Apple iWatch Launch

Apple is also scheduled to launch iWatch that would be available in two versions having different sized OLED screens. One version would be having a large 2.5 inch screen, while another version would boast a more pedestrian 1.5 inch screen. It is also reported that the company is also planning to introduce its near field communication technology in the device that will enable users to pair their wrist worn devices with smartphones and tablets easily.

The company believes in perfection when it comes to design, and it is being said that nearly 100 people worked on the upcoming iWatch. The company hired several experts in the recent times as it does not want to comprise on designing and other features. Some of its recruits were Paul Deneve, former CEO of French luxury label Yves Saint Laurent; Nancy Dougherty, formerly at Sano Intelligence; Ravi Narasimhan, formerly worked at biosensor technology firm Vital Connect; Michael O’Reilly, M.D., the former Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Medical Affairs at Masimo Corporation; and Patrick Pruniaux, former sales director of TAG Heuer.… Read the rest

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A Brief Update of IFA 2014 Day One

Europe’s biggest electronics trade show IFA 2014 has finally set off and several companies including Samsung and others have made big announcements on the opening day. The Berlin show saw several new smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset. We bring to you a brief view of all the gadgets.

galaxy note 4 teaserSamsung has announced that its two new smartphones as well as a virtual-reality headset will be commercially available in October 2014. The Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a Quad-HD display having a pixel resolution of 2560×1440 along with a Super AMOLED screen. It has a screen size of 5.7 inches, and its pixel density has been increased from 386 ppi to an astounding 515 ppi. Meanwhile, the Note Edge is equipped with a 5.6-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440. It has a Quad HD+ display. The device allows users to quickly access used apps, alerts and device functionality even at the time when the cover is closed or the screen is locked.

The Galaxy Note 4 is available in two versions with one having a 2.7 GHz quad-core one and the second one with a 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note Edge is available in only one version with a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor.

Sony launched three new devices during the show – the Xperia Z3 smartphone, the 4.6-inch Xperia Z3 Compact and the 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The devices are likely to be available in the market this fall; however, not much information has been provided on their pricing. Meanwhile, the Japanese company also showcased its Smartwatch 3 that will run on 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The device will be equipped with 1.6 inch display as well as its trademarked IP68 waterproof standard.

Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer launched three new tablets during the electronics show. It showcased several convertible notebooks that have the capability to flip, swivel or even detach their screens completely. The company also unveiled its Revo One, a PC cum home entertainment hub. Its Liquid Z500 smartphone was also featured in the show that is being claimed as the smallest and lightest 5-inch device around.

ASUS has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited smartwatch ASUS ZenWatch, which is powered by Android. The ZenWatch is among the most attractive devices by the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. It is equipped with a 1.63 inch AMOLED display having a pixel resolution of 320 x 320. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as well as sports 4 GB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM.… Read the rest

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IFA 2014: Sony Android Wear SmartWatch 3 Launched

Japanese electronics giant Sony has finally introduced Google’s Android Wear software into its latest smartphone. Sony Android Wear SmartWatch 3 was launched during the ongoing IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. However, the company had earlier announced that it is not planning to switch over to Google’s wearable platform. The company has now officially said that the device will indeed feature Android Wear. The upcoming Sony’s Smartwatch 3 will run on 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 512MB of RAM.

The device will be equipped with 1.6 inch display as well as its trademarked IP68 waterproof standard. Sony’s Android Wear SmartWatch 3 will have a square form factor. Some of its notable features include 4GB of storage memory, NFC support and GPS. Additionally, the device will be having quite a good battery of 420mAh, offering enhanced battery life than the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

The Smartwatch 3 can be charged via microUSB, while it will also have an open port on its side. The company has said that the device is expected to be up for sale sometime this fall and will be available with a price tag of €230 in Eurpoe. However, not much information is available whether the device will be having a similar prices in India. With similar prices, it will be termed as a premium device over LG and Samsung’s square smartwatch offerings.… Read the rest

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IFA 2014: ASUS ZenWatch, MeMO Pad 7, EeeBook X205 Announced

ASUS has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited smartwatch ASUS ZenWatch, which is powered by Android. The company has also announced its Intel-powered Android tablet dubbed as the MeMO Pad 7 as well as EeeBook X205.

The ZenWatch is among the most attractive devices by the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, and its feartures and specifications are at par with the Samsung’s earlier Gear Live.

The smartwatch is equipped with a 1.63 inch AMOLED display having a pixel resolution of 320 x 320. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as well as sports 4 GB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM, similar to the hardware specifications of the Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone.

Meanwhile, its MeMo Pad 7 will be powered by Android KitKat and will be commercially available in both the WiFi and LTE versions.

The tablet will be having a 7 inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. It will be powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z 3560 processor at the heart clocked at 1.83 GHz. It will also feature 2 GB of RAM, while it will be available with 16 and 32 GB storage options along with a micro SD card slot for external storage option.

The tablet’s body is made up of duralumin and fibreglass with the use of different materials to cover different areas. The ASUS ZenWatch would be available at a price tag of nearly EUR199, while the MeMo Pad will carry a price tag of EUR200.… Read the rest

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