Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Cygnett Rotating Armour iPad 2 case review

In typical Steve Job’s fashion, Apple’s launch of the iPad 2 was accompanied with much fan fare coupled with a slap in the face for third-party developers and accessory makers who’d been suckling at the iPad 1’s teat for the past year. Not only was the iPad 2’s form factor radically different to the iPad 1 making many existing products incompatible but Apple released the SmartCover, an excellent and innovative protection solution for the iPad 2. Not only did they have first-mover advantage but they’d also come out of the gate with an incredibly strong offering.
However, like all Apple products, there were numerous omissions and various problems that certain groups were vocal about – funky as SmartCovers may be they don’t provide the best level of protection for your precious new toy.
Enter Cygnett, provider of innovative and stylish accessories for tablets, smartphones and MP3 players, who have launched the Rotating Armour case for the iPad 2. We had a play with it at the Gadget Show but it’s out and in actual shops now.
The case boasts automatic activation of the tablet’s wake/sleep function when the case is opened or closed, which is by far my favourite feature of my SmartCover, as well as three viewing angles for the popular Apple tablet.
The case’s multiple viewing angles, in both portrait and landscape positions are incredibly convenient. FaceTime chat, watching movies, internet surfing and strain-free typing are enjoyable and comfortable experiences with the Rotating Armour case.
The design of the Rotating Armour draws attention to the Apple logo on the back of the tablet. Made from an extremely tough microsuede-lined cover, the case protects the iPad 2 from wear and tear, while the heavy-duty design enables safe and easy transportation of the tablet. A secure clasp and locking strap keep the tablet safe at all times and it looks pretty suave and business-like if that’s your thing.
Available in black with orange or black with grey, the latest in Cygnett’s line of iPad 2 cases also ensures that all functions of the iPad 2 remain operational when it is securely fastened in the Rotating Armour, which includes front/rear camera openings and the speaker vent.
The new Cygnett Rotating Armour is priced at £39.95 and is available now from Tesco and Amazon.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

NVIDIA GTX 580 joins ASUS’s Republic of Gamers

ASUS’s ROG series of products aspire to please the demanding gamer, and the latest GTX 580 based graphics accelerator from its stable appears to be bred to do just that. ASUS has redesigned the PCB from ground-up and combined that with 19-phase ‘Super Alloy Power technology’ to expand the cards over-clocking abilities.  

This card gets 1.5 GB of VRAM clocked at 4.8GHZ (GDDR5) and the graphics engine is clocked at 816GHz. Keeping all of this under acceptable temperature is the DirectCU II thermal technology with sound-dampened dual fans and copper heat pipes that are in direct contact with the GPU. ASUS claims that all of these technologies combine to give 15% performance boost, 2.5X longer lifespan and 35°C cooler operation than the reference card design. The card is equipped with a color changing LED that reports GPU load in real-time, and a Safe Mode button that restores the card to its fail-safe setting. Bundled software includes TweakIt and ProbeIt to adjust and measure engine and memory clock speeds. Additionally, the Live Update software keeps the card updated with latest version of firmware and drivers. The card has two dual-link DVI inputs, HDCP complaint HDMI port and also a single DisplayPort.

The ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 580 is retailing for Rs. 32, 435, plus taxes and carries a three-year warranty. 

Upcoming Nokia 700 Zeta leaked

Apparently, another upcoming Nokia device has been spotted. This is Nokia’s latest smartphone known as Nokia 700 or Nokia Zeta which is a candybar handset from the Finnish manufacturer. It will include a new Symbian update known as Symbian Belle.

The phone would be one of the four Symbian Belle devices which would be launched in the market. Reports suggest that it would be powered by a 1GHz processor and will sport a 3.2-inch AMOLED display. It will also include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and NFC capabilities.

The device may also be marketed as the thinnest Nokia smartphone. It will be available in black, white and a third color which is currently unknown.

Sony's upcoming S1 and S2 tablets make an appearance in Germany

German website landed brief hands-on time with Sony’s upcoming S1 and S2 tablets. The devices provided by Sony for this session were apparently of the prototype variety, which means that there may be some hardware revisions before these devices hit retail. The S1 weighs about 900 grams and is reportedly comfortable to hold due to its folded-magazine like form factor. 

The clamshell designed S2 with dual 5.5 inch touch-screen display was also part of this preview, and were courteous enough to post a 19 second video about it. According to these reports, both the S1 and S2 will come with PlayStation Suite access, similar to the Xperia Play.

Source: Slashgear

ASUS ProArt series LCD monitor for the digital artiste

ASUS’s PA246Q ProArt series LCD monitor is packed with features that should serve artistes, designers and photographers better than general purpose monitors. This 24” monitor has a 16:10 native resolution of 1920X1200 on an IPS panel which gives it a wide viewing angle of 178°. Other features that should increase efficiency and productivity of contemporary creative-types include deeper color palette, near perfect reproduction of photographs, QuickFit Virtual Scale software and a swivel-stand that can rotate the screen in portrait or landscape mode.  

ASUS’s PA246Q boasts of reproducing Adobe RGB color space with 98% accuracy, allowing the monitor to display photographs taken with DSLR cameras, in near full color spectrum. The screen can display up to 1.07 billion colors and the bundled QuickFit Virtual Scale software gives real-size, overlay previews of documents in A4, letter and various photo sizes. The monitor’s PIP (Picture-in-Picture) capability could be the next best thing to working with dual-displays. PA246Q has input ports for HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and DisplayPort; along with two USB ports and even a 7-in-1 media card reader. You can bag this specialist display—which carries a 3-year warranty— in exchange for Rs. 31,000. 

iPhone 5 Rumours & Release Date

iphone 5
Everyone is going crazy to know a word about the iPhone 5 release date. From months, this non-existent device has already gained a lot of popularity through a large number of news, updates, and rumors about its release date. Although there’s still no official confirmation from the side of Apple, many are expecting to see iPhone 5 later this year.
iphone 5 tentech
According to a latest rumor, the release date of iPhone 5 has now been moved from September 2011 to November 2011. Earlier, the device was expected to release in July, which doesn’t seem like a reality since July is just around the corner. Later, it was said that iPhone 5 will be sent for production in July and be released in September 2011. Now, a UK based retailer declares that the final release date has been changed to November 2011.
iPhone 5 Rumours & Release Date
iPhone 5 has become really popular for its expected features like 64GB storage capacity, up to 14 hrs talk-time, A5 dual core processor, built-in GPS, stronger signals, face recognition capability, scratch resistant screen and a lot of other surprising stuff. Although, how many of these features are actually going to be there, is still not confirmed.
Talking about rumors, there’s no end to the discussion regarding iPhone 5, its features, specs, and of course release date. But the sad part is that there’s not even a slightest hint about this most-hyped device from its makers. Apple should clear all these vague updates and rumors by making some official statement, so that the concerned customers can expect the right thing at the right time.
In September or November, no matter when iPhone 5 hits the market, we really hope it exceeds all the expectations of people around the world. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be anything but just a waste of time reviewing the device for so long.

Kingston Data Traveller Ultimate 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston data traveller Ultimate 3.0 64GB USB Flash drive also known as data traveller ultimate 3.0 has recently been launched by Kingston and it is receiving good reviews. This is one of the first USB 3.0 flash drive from Kingston and so it is necessary to understand how it performs.
Kingston Ultimate Specs
It includes the great speed that it has in comparison with others. This Kingston ultimate package comes along with plastic clamshell style package. USB cable is there on the back and you can see some of the basic information in it. As you open the package you can see a shell shaped ‘Y’ style USB cable along with small lanyard. This Kingston Data traveller includes many specifications include latest feature for USB flash drives. It makes it perfect for early adopters who are coming up with all kinds of improvements offered by USB 3.0.
Kingston data traveller USB 3.0 offers you perfect solution for easy storing and quickly transferring of your data. You can transfer your documents, images, JPEG images and many more formats of file with the help of USB 3.0 data traveller offered to you by Kingston. Although this new generation Kingston data traveller has same features as old ones but this has, much more increased capacity and higher speed of transferring of data. You keep and transfer your data with much ease and with good speed.
Kingston DT ultimate 3.0 has much speed with 3.0 to 80 MB/sec. It comes with a five-year warranty. This DT ultimate 3.0 has much better power management facility in comparison to older models. USB 3.0 is a major revision type of next bus serial bus. You can make the best use of this in form of transferring HD videos, system and data back up, Adobe applications, AutoCAD and many more features. Video is one of the greatest advantages of transferring your data. Earlier data traveller did not had much capacity with transferring videos but now with latest Kingston ultimate you get to transfer video with it too.
Kingston Data traveler Ultimate Review
When you get the Kinston USB 3.0 package at your place, you find the USB cable too in the same package. There are instructions written on it. It uses same facility of plug and play as that of earlier times. Infact the USB drive has itself as metallic and aluminium body that makes it feel very well. There is a large hole on the lanyard at the backside and you can see a blue LED light when you plug in the USB in PC. On the top of your USB you can find a hole where you can put your keychain too. This way, you can even keep that hanging on your PC when that is not in use too.
With great features and USB 3.0 specifications, it has become much advanced and many tech savvy people are going to get it with good storage and transferring capacity.

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Google Android With 3G Network

samsung galaxy tab
Samsung has just come up with a 7-inch device that is called galaxy tab. Samsung Galaxy tab is a device that runs on Google android 2.2 operating system. Galaxy tab has an LCD display and the weight is only 0.8 pounds. This weight is much less that the competitor Apple iPad. This galaxy tab is one device that runs off a cortex and that is A8 1.0 GHz processor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Specifications
Samsung galaxy tab specs uses network of 2G and 3G network. It is soon to be announced in September itself.  Galaxy tab has TFT capacitive touch screen and it has many other features like multi touch input method, accelerometer sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, touch sensitive colours, proximity sensor and swipe text input too. In case of memory, this galaxy tab uses unlimited storage for phone calls and numbers. It runs on android OS and gives you 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity too. It has a front facing camera too. You can also make your phone calls using blue tooth and headset too. For external memory storage, it has micro SD support with it. It uses 3.5 mm audio jack along with USB port so it gives you much ease in connectivity methods. This Samsung android also supports social networking integration along with some Google in built products like Gmail, you tube, Gtalk etc. it gives you full Adobe Flash support. This Samsung galaxy android comes in two colours black and grey and they both look stylish yet classic.
samsung galax tab - review, price, specs
Samsung Galaxy Tab Release
Although official date is yet not out but it is expected to release within September itself. Samsung galaxy price would be seen after its release only. This galaxy android 2.2 is surely going to win many hearts with its great features. This galaxy android 2.2 is going to be released in IFA electronics show this week.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Android Review
This galaxy android 2.2 gives you good resolution along with perfect Google android operating system. So, it is much user friendly. With camera and video chat options, you can hardly slip from your hand off a device. It has rear as well as front camera and rear camera gives a resolution of 3.1 mp camera. As it is, going to be realised soon not much time is left when you would come to know the exact specifications and features about the Samsung galaxy tab. The galaxy android 2.2 has some of its pics revealed and it looks stylish enough. Although the size of phone is hardly some inches smaller than the competitor Apple iPad but yet it gives you complete features and feel of a good device. It is expected that this galaxy tab android is surely going to give java 1.5 features in it too.
To know the authenticity of all features and specifications being discussed, we all need to wait for the phone to release. But major of these features would be surely covered in this android invention.
samsung galaxy tab android 2.2 phone

Shattered Clock – Order In Chaos Clock

Design of Shattered Clock:
When you look at this clock at first, it may seem to be an absolute chaos and you may find getting yourself in confused state. However, once you are acquainted with the way to read it properly, you will understand the proper functioning of the shattered clock. This clock is designed such that when you look at it for the first time, you may find that it is missing one of its hands and you may say that it needs to be redesigned. The complete design is made with one hand itself.
Basic functioning of Clock
The designing of this clock has been done with one hand because of some main functions. This clock is designed to show relationship between order and chaos. You can very well use this to be one of your clocks and it is becoming favourite of many people.
Functioning of Shattered Clock
Now, let us look at the proper method reading the clock time. This is very easy. In the shattered clock, you find only one hand and all the numbers are arranged in different way except one that has least broken manner setting. S, you see one number properly written in correct format and all other are arranged in weird manner. How do you read the time? This is yet again easy. You will read by knowing one number that is correctly in position and one hand that shows the minute hand. Therefore, the number shows the hour and hand of it shows you the minute. When you look at watch and you find that time is 12:10 then you will find that 12 is having placed in least broken manner while all other hour numbers are positioned in weird manner. 10 minutes is seen as hand of clock is at ten’s place. When there is 3’o clock then the three will take its proper from and all other are in their gibberish way. Therefore, you get the proper way of reading the shattered clock.
Features in Shattered Clock
These clocks are very precise and easy to use. Once you understand its functioning, you get it understand in easy method. The clock may look chaotic but all the distinguished fragments unite back in an hour. As an hour finishes, they gradually fall in to pieces. Here minute hands keep rotating in centre while you can look for hour by looking for least broken number search.  This order in chaos form of clock or shattered clock is a sort of vivid illustration of self-paradigm. This helps you with a way of overcoming the anarchy and that will help you in reconnecting yourself with universe.
This is a world where every happening and every other thing is vividly described. All these are full of mess and full of chaos. There are quick events and random acquaintances. Even you have your own weird dreams. However, it is only the time that never fades and hence it becomes important for you to keep a track of hours spending. Shattered clock is something for, which you may fall in love soon.

App Developer Pinger Brings Free Calling To Your Ipod Touch

Pinger, which is a company behind text free, has good things lined up. It gives you massively popular application that runs on iphone as well as iPod touch. It gives user complete free and unlimited messaging system. It was launched in March 2009 and since then it has seen good popularity as users have sent 4 billion text messages using this application. Therefore, it has been downloaded almost 8 million times. Therefore, these huge numeric things have put Pinger in to almost top ten positions if you look up to it with volume. In today’s time, the Tech Crunch, company is coming up with another venture that is voice call.
Major changes included in this application
You will see a true SIP based VoIP client and this would be working on 3G as well as Wi-Fi. One of the major things with Pinger has been that it gives out true, free, real and unique number. So its VoIP feature is also enabled by the above fact. There has been mass selling and last year it included 1.7 million last quarters. In the same time span AT&T gave out 1.6 million. In this device, calling feature works very easily. You just need to press a button and then you will have a dial pad in front of you. Therefore, whenever you have a dial connection, you can see some of the phone calls to be placed. All these features are very much with the users of iPod touch users. They can easily use their phone as new phone devices along with all other features.
There are good introduction to text free and there were many ads on monetization. Voice calling facility would be a bit different in this device. Every month the users would be given some free minutes and they can make calls. There are two ways of getting these, either you can pay through credit card and other is through completing offers that are popularised by the social games. With completion of each social game, you get good offers and you can utilise those to make your call.
There are many offers that you can entail by just doing anything simple like downloading latest TapTap revenge application etc. there are many other applications and this way much applications are available and open to users. Every time any user completes some offer, Pinger is paid due to it. In turn, every user who completes the offer gets free minutes of call.
Pinger got involved with this and it is expecting much more. It said this is just a start and soon this company wish to expand all over. It has been already challenging major mobile companies. Now, there are many increased competitions amongst major companies. In fact, there has been major news like getting video calls, phone number integration with UI, good ads used from Google etc. Pinger has been continuously involved with making good things for mobile phones.

ZTE announces 7-inch ZTE Light Android tablet

Recently, we could gather some major information from folks of ZTE and they have announced 7-inch ZTE light android tablet. Lately not much have been heard from ZTE but now, after the low cost ZTE racer, which failed to impress customers, company is back with new development to impress new set of customers. This new model is the 7-inch ZTE light android tablet. This is a new model that says to cover all basic features included in Android 2.1, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, build in GPS and SD card slot for expansion etc. we will know in more detail by going through following reading
7 Inch ZTE Light Android tablet specs
Some of the major features that are included in this 7 inch ZTE light android tablets are android 2.1, 7-inch TFT screen, Wi-Fi for connectivity purpose, 3-mega pixel camera that gives good resolution and clear picture and many more. This device also comes with 3.5 mm audio jack with Bluetooth connectivity. For memory capacity, it offers you 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. There is a voice calling on dual band UMTS 2100 MHZ/900 MHz
ZTE light android tablet features
Some other main features included in this new model from ZTE is been revealed. It is said to be good for the mobile and internet application as it gives faster browsing experience. The weight is only 403 g and it is easiest to take it anywhere you want. Hence, it is portable enough. It gives you a download speed of 7.2 mbps, and upload speed equal to 5.76 mbps. There are smart processing features included in this device. It follows an android platform with full entertainment platform. It has the support feature for major entertainment and gaming technologies. It also supports many Google features like those that multi email account set up, desktop widget application, online document writing etc. it also has GPS navigation facility with great mobility features.
7-inch ZTE light android tablet review
This new android phone has come to consumers as a packaged form of entertainment with full business applications. It is portable, easy to use and internet friendly that helps its consumers in every possible way. It gives all new experience with entertainment and internet browsing. The 7-inch TFT screen just gives you a realistic feeling. With great processing capabilities, it gives you major business applications being included in this device. In addition, it gives 10 hours battery working life so you can get a good deal. It has good mp4 and video formatting feature support, so true adventurous feeling can be attained with this new release from ZTE.
ZTE has been involved in building up innovative and high quality products. As the demand for portable and compact device having mobile features are increasing, hence it has come up with 7-inch light android tablet. You can surely mix work with pleasure with a device that gives you entertainment with full business applications included in it.
There has been not much information on release date and 7-inch light android tablet price.

Monday, 11 July 2011

AMD Radeon 6000 Series

There are some of the first reviews about AMD radeon 6000 series and it will be hitting the market soon. Until then you will have to make your own likes and unlisted things. You can look at AMD Radeon 6000 series with so many enticing features that is included in it while there are other things about the older version and other device comparisons that may lead you exhausted. Complete list of all AMD radeon 6000 series is present and that shows the comparison of AMD graphics processing units too.
AMD Radeon 6000 specs
If you look at all the series of AMD Radeon series, you will find that 5830 and 5850 would be replaced by 6800 series. The other higher ends will have 5870 and 5970 would be replaced by 6900 series. This way, both these characterizations are made. If you compare the AMD Radeon 6870 to Nvidia GTC460 then it is something like comparing red teams to the green ones. The complete AMD radeon 6000 series include following graphic tables:
Radeon HD 6350
RAdeon HD 6750
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 6950
Radeon HD 6970
Radeon HD 6990 Eyefinity Dual GPU.
Therefore, all these graphics make easy specifications for all AMD Radeon 6000 specs. Each of these graphics has their own resolutions and all other detailed features. The fabrication processes, transistors, bus interface, memory, API support and all other features are segregated and meant to be distinguished with each of the type of AMD Radeon. All of these have their own relative price attached that would be released in market. Some of them are double precision FP while others are not. Each of these series has their own config related with them and depending on the requirement, any particular could be chosen out. The price range starts from $49 to $699 from RAdeon HD 6350 to 6990 Eyefinity respectively.
AMD Radeon 6000 series release and price
The graphics of AMD Radeon 6000 series have been known and each of these specific price ranges attached to them. The launch of these AMDS is not still confirmed but it is expected that it would release soon. It has been reported that official launch would be in mid October and that would be specific to the time zone. In fact, all the prices would be depending with the specific features attached with that AMD RAdeon graphic. The highest end is the radeon HD 6990 eyefinity dual GPU and that would be the costlier. All of these would be a revelation to all customers with range of features being produced by them. They will have customised design that would take away the customers.
AMD Radeon 6000 series summary
The launch of AMD Radeon 6000 series would be out soon and that would be having layout changes with specific fancy lookouts. There are good reasons for all kind of cooling features involved with them. All these things are still UN unofficial and everything would be in front of you soon.