Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 21 Jul 2018 21:51:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Microsoft Surface Go tablet hits all the right notes Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:00:59 +0000 microsoft-surface-goThe tablet industry is not exactly one that sets the world alight with news of a new model, but when it hails from Microsoft or Apple, it is best to sit up and take notice. There is a brand new Microsoft Surface Go tablet in town, where this 10-inch bad boy will have a starting price point of $399, arriving in a couple of hardware specifications for the discerning road warrior to choose from.

Sporting a built-in kickstand and running on Windows 10, the Surface Go will carry a similar design to that of the Surface Pro as it ships later next month. Sticking strictly to Microsoft’s Surface design ideas, the Surface Go sports a 3:2 aspect ratio display with 1800 x 1200 pixel resolution, a kickstand with virtually unlimited positions, a front-facing camera that boasts of facial recognition login, as well as Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port that is useful when it comes to charging and hooking it up to a desktop dock.

This time around, Microsoft has also thrown in a USB-C 3.1 port, enabling it to power up the tablet through more conventional means, or perhaps to output video and data to various external devices. In addition, it comes with rounded corners and an all too familiar magnesium design. Tipping the scales at 1.15lbs, the Surface Go is certainly a lightweight mobile productivity device, although it is a wee bit heavier compared to the iPad. Rather large bezels continue to surround the screen though, which is not something new smartphone users might be used to. However, there is a reason for the bezels: in order to provide an area for one to hold the tablet, as well as make room for a wider keyboard attachment.

The 4GB RAM with 64GB eMMC model will have a recommended retail price of $399, while those who would prefer more power underneath the hood will have to pony up $549, obtaining 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD in the process.

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Doogee BL9000 giant battery phone boasts of wireless charging Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:00:15 +0000 doogee-bl9000The smartphone is an indisipensable tool for the modern day road warrior, which is why selecting the correct model that suits your needs is always important. The Doogee BL9000 might not have the prestige of other high street names, but it is functional enough for the discerning businessperson to check out without having to break the bank. What sets the Doogee BL9000 apart from the other smartphones would be the massive 9,000mAh capacity battery, where it claims to offer a standby time of more than 700 hours. This is certainly a stretch of the imagination, as no one would use a smartphone without turning on all of its “smart” functions, but for sure it will be able to outlast other handsets in the market by a margin on regular use basis.

After all, one of the main issues concerning frequent travelers would be the charging issue, which is why the Doogee BL9000 comes with a huge capacity battery and a 5V-5A fast charger. With this low voltage and high current charger solution, it takes a mere 10 minutes to charge it up to 30%, which is more than enough for 5 hours of playing games.

In terms of performance, the 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor located in the rear camera will boast of Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), a 1/2.9” effective sensor area and 1.25μm large pixel size, in addition to an aperture that will reach f/1.75. Certainly this is more than enough to deliver great looking photos that might even rival other handsets from different big name brands.

The wireless charging function of the BL9000 means there is no need to worry about entangled cables whenever you need to juice this bad boy up. All that you need to do is to place the handset on the wireless panel surface, and it will get charging right away. Other shared charging plates located in places such as hotels, restaurants and different public places will also work just as fine. Aesthetically speaking, the BL9000 has a cover that is comprised of imitation leather grain in a smoky black shade, delivering a high-end and luxurious look that is comfortable to hold.

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Vernee V2 Pro is 5.99-inches of smartphone goodness Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:00:50 +0000 vernee_V2_ProJust about everyone has a smartphone these days, and while flagship models tend to be on the expensive side of things, are there functional smartphones that offer specifications that lie on the high end side without requiring you to break the bank? Vernee figured out they might have just done that with the V2 Pro, touting it to be an advanced 5.99″ all-screen rugged smartphone that boasts of water and dust resistance courtesy of its IP68 rating.

This is a flagship mid-range handset, where apart from its waterproof and dust resistance, it also claims to be damage resistant. We are quite sure that this does not mean you will be able to put it through copious amounts of punishment. On the contrary, the Vernee V2 Pro would be tougher than a regular handset, but do not go placing it under the wheels of a vehicle just to see how tough it is. At first glance, it might seem as though the design cues do bear a resemblance to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

It relies on various modern technologies in order to improve the entire smartphone’s body design, delivering a better waterproofing structure without having to sacrifice on aesthetics. The 5.99-inch Full HD+ all-screen has a resolution count of 2160 x 1080 pixels, in addition to having Corning Gorilla 2.5D glass that is anti-scratch and drop resistant. With a screen-to-body ratio of up to 81.3%, you are guaranteed of a wider and more attractive visual experience.

It can remain under 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes without requiring a trip to the nearest smartphone repair shop, while the unique “small dot” design on its tough back case delivers an outstanding anti-fouling and anti-slip ability. Touting to be a 360-degree drop resistant rugged handset, the Vernee V2 Pro is powered by an octa-core Helio P23 processor, has 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, dual rear cameras (21MP & 5MP), dual front cameras, and NFC support, all of it running on Android 8.1 with an optimized VOS skin on top of it.

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Feiyu G6 action stabilizer helps create professional looking videos Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:00:58 +0000 feiyu-g6Do you enjoy experiencing adrenaline rushes from time to time, causing you to leave your boring office and head off elsewhere that is far flung from a regular map in order to enjoy a challenging downhill mountain bike trail, or perhaps jet set to Turkey and experience a hot air balloon ride? Well, describing all of those details to family and friends using words alone are sometimes not enough, and a video would be able to do a far better job. Which is why it is necessary for those who have action cameras pick up an action stabilizer that simply works, and the Feiyu G6 is one such accessory.

It does not matter whether you are an extreme sport enthusiast or simply someone else who would like to enjoy excellent performance and stability while capturing all of your adventures using an action camera, the Feiyu G6 is more than ready to meet the challenge. For starters, it now comes with updated hardware and software, in addition to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for ease of use. When connected to GoPro action cameras, the Feiyu G6 will enable users to switch modes while making adjustments to the parameters of the camera with but a single click of the side screen key.

In addition, there is something else that is not found in most of the other action stabilizers on the market: the OLED screen on the new Feiyu G6 stabilizer. This mind-blowing display will enable users to read the camera parameters, check out the mode of the stabilizer, as well as the stability of the Bluetooth connection with a single glance without having to fiddle with the action camera itself.

Feiyu has ensured that the G6’s re-programmed systematic algorithm works better than ever before, enabling it to perform more efficiently while taking up less juice. An enhanced motor torque also makes sure that users will be able to record cinematic quality footage with better stability and efficiency. Expect the Feiyu G6 to play nice with most action cameras, including the GoPro HERO6, HERO5, HERO4, HERO3+, HERO3, RX0 and YI 4K+, AEE and other action cameras of similar shape and dimension.

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Dahua reveals new deepsense series of IP cameras Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:00:06 +0000 dahua_deepsense_camerasA man’s home is his castle, and while there is no need to dig a moat around your home and throw in a drawbridge for security reasons, it is always a good idea to have some CCTV system or equivalent in order to keep an eye on the premises whenever you are not around. Dahua Technology of China has revealed the new deepsense series of IP cameras that comprise of AI-powered face detection network cameras and face recognition network cameras, where both of them are powered by AI deep-learning algorithms in order to enable accurate face capture and face attributes analysis. This makes real-time monitoring a snap, be it for commercial or private property.

Using Dahua’s AI-powered security technology that works in tandem with wide dynamic range (WDR) technology, the deepsense series IP cameras will be able to deliver high clarity face image snapshots which works even in the most contrasted lighting conditions. In addition, it offers support for half a dozen different facial attributes’ extraction from stored video, abstracts various attributes such as gender, age, expression (happy, calm, surprised, sad, and angry), glasses, face masks, and beard & moustache in order to provide a more efficient method in searching and tracking a particular subject of interest.

In order to deliver a higher degree of performance while taking up less storage space, the new IP cameras will snap photos rather than record videos. Doing so will effectively reduce bandwidth requirements, and whenever there is a blurry or angled picture detected, it will automatically be discarded. This leaves nothing but the clearest and the most suitable images which can then be used for analysis. It also supports advanced video encoding standards (H.265 & H.264), enabling it to save up to 70% storage space while maintaining high quality video as opposed to standard video compression standards.

Not only that, there are also extra functions such as black/white lists and stranger mode, triggering an alarm whenever it recognizes strangers or blacklisted people. Pretty cool compared to a regular CCTV that does nothing of that sort, right?

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Apple MacBook Pro updated, now faster than ever before Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:00:44 +0000 new-macbook-proIt sure makes perfect sense that each subsequent generational update of a particular piece of hardware would be better and faster than its predecessor, which is why it is far from surprising that the new Apple MacBook Pro is the fastest model of its kind to date. Now it will boast up to 6-core processors and a maximum of 32GB of RAM, in addition to True Tone Display and the highly rated Apple T2 chip. Let us check out what other goodies have been thrown into the mix for the updated MacBook Pro.

The most advanced Mac notebook to date, the new MacBook Pro models will sport the Touch Bar while featuring 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The 15-inch model will carry Intel’s 6-core processor that is touted to deliver up to 70% faster performance, while the 13-inch model will sport a quad-core processor that delivers up to two times faster performance, making both models perfect when it comes to manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or handling advanced image processing or film editing.

Not only that, there is an improved third-generation keyboard that ensures quieter typing no matter the task, while the powerful Radeon Pro graphics chipset is more than capable of letting you enjoy some games in between work breaks. The generously sized Force Touch trackpad is ideal to work with, accompanied by the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, dynamic stereo speakers, quiet Apple-designed cooling system and Thunderbolt 3 that paves the way for easy data transfer, charging and hooking up to a couple of 5K displays or a quartet of external GPUs.

Not only that, you have up to 4TB of extremely speedy SSD storage, while the Apple T2 chip that debuted in the iMac Pro also makes its presence felt here, delivering enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly encrypted storage. Expect to fork out $1,799 and $2,399 for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, respectively.

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Boost your laptop’s gaming performance with the Razer Core X Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000 razer-core-xWhen it comes to gaming peripherals, there are very few leading contenders out there that deliver nothing but quality and performance, and Razer is one such company. Razer’s latest foray would be the Razer Core X, an external graphics enclosure is touted to unleash the ultimate graphics boost for laptops, as it frees up more space with its small form factor while giving an adrenaline boost to your laptop’s graphical performance each time it is hooked up to it, all without having to break the bank. Compatible with Mac Thunderbolt 3 laptops now, virtually anyone is able to unlock desktop-class gaming performance on their respective laptops.

The new Core X will transform integrated graphics laptops such as the Razer Blade Stealth into desktop-class gaming machines, all through the addition of an external graphics card. Not only that, gamers who look forward to the future will be able to stave off the monster of obsolescence with the Core X, while being prepared to enjoy VR-Ready experiences through a boost in the existing laptop’s performance and hardware specifications.

Specially designed with a standard Thunderbolt 3 connection, the Core X is extremely versatile and will play nice with not only Razer Blade laptops, but also different kinds of systems that run on Windows and
macOS. In particular, Windows 10 Redstone 1 or later and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later, while being compatible with selected AMD Radeon cards. As for Razer compatible laptops, those comprise of the Razer Blade Stealth, Razer Blade, and Razer Blade Pro (GTX 1060 version). Other Windows 10 laptops will require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support.

Taking mere seconds to install a desktop graphics card with the Razer Core X, all you need to do is secure the graphics card in place with a thumb screw after sliding open its durable aluminum housing. Those who are interested can pick up the Razer Core X for $299 apiece.

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Vivo NEX flagship smartphone goes international Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:00:00 +0000 vivo-nexWhen it comes to smartphones, there are many different companies that roll out these highly sophisticated mobile devices that transform today’s road warriors into a mobile productivity unit. Each brand has its own range of devices, from the entry level to the mid-range, as well as the flagship model that will tout all of the bells and whistles to entice you into parting with your hard earned cash. Vivo of China has announced its NEX flagship smartphone which will boast of the first elevating front camera in the world, in addition to a truly bezel-less display, making it seem more like a portable TV than ever before.

The notch-free Ultra FullView Display is a fresh departure from regular flagship smartphone designs that we have come to accept as the “norm” ever since the iPhone X came out, as it fulfills the bezel-less dream while boasting of an industry-leading 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. This is made possible courtesy of different industry-first technologies such as the Elevating Front Camera.

However, do take note that there is no wireless charging capability attached to the Vivo NEX, which means you will still need to live a somewhat tethered lifestyle whenever you travel with it. Apart from that, the lack of a microSD memory card slot is somewhat disappointing, but chances are the average user will have no use for it anyway since it comes with 256GB of integrated memory in the first place, accompanied by 8GB of RAM and a snappy Snapdragon 845 chipset that should have more than enough processing firepower to handle all of your mobile productivity needs.

Apart from the flagship NEX S, there will also be a lower end variant of the NEX S, which will carry similar hardware specifications save for having half the amount of internal storage space. Last but not least, the NEX A will be the lowest end of the range with a Snapdragon 770 chipset, 6GB of RAM and a rear fingerprint scanner as opposed to a built-in one in the display itself.

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Violeds introduced for mosquito traps for a greater degree of effectiveness Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:00:22 +0000 Mosquito_TrapMosquitoes can be very pesky insects, spoiling what was supposed to be a perfect evening in the beautiful outdoors. In fact, it might be nigh impossible to get rid of these pests, but there are always alternatives that abound. For starters, you can always work out a romantic dinner indoors, safe from these blood-sucking critters while being able to enjoy a beautiful view through full-length glass windows. Another option would be to strategically place mosquito traps all over the place, luring hordes of mosquitos away from you. Seoul Viosys has just announced that it will make use of its advanced UV LED technology known as “Violeds” in mosquito traps.

Violed technology is unique, as it is not only harmless to the environment, it will also not cause any harm to the human body since there are no chemical components to worry about. It will rely on a UV LED light source in order to draw mosquitoes straight to it, making it very different from mercury-based mosquito traps.

The Violeds that are applied in any mosquito trap happens to be an eco-friendly insect attraction technology, and it has an application that is wide-ranging and farther than that of just mosquitoes. In fact, it will also be able to attract fruit flies via its UV LED light source, and you do not have to worry about skin cancer too, since the amount of UV rays emitted happen to be two-thousandths of sunlight and one-tenth of fluorescent lighting.

Research has shown that the Violeds is very potent, being able to attract mosquitoes up to four times higher when compared to conventional mosquito traps. So far, Yuhan Corporation has incorporated Violeds technology into its mosquito trap, and it is something that we hope to see in other mosquito traps and different kinds of mosquito repellent devices from other manufacturers in time to come.

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Logitech G512 mechanical gaming keyboard boasts of 3 mechanical switches Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:00:39 +0000 logitech-g512While there are many different kinds of gaming keyboards that are available in the market, the mechanical gaming keyboard continues to remain at the forefront of things, and for good reason, too. First of all, the quality and build of such keyboards have endeared itself to gamers, be they casual or serious ones, delivering a performance level that virtually lies the blame of defeat at the doorstep of the gamer as opposed to poor quality hardware. Logitech’s G512 mechanical gaming keyboard now comes with a trio of mechanical switches.

In fact, there are plenty of requests from Logitech’s customers for the company to introduce a mechanical keyboard with “clicky” switches, as people prefer to hear their keyboard. The GX Blue switch for the Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and the all new Logitech G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard fits the bill perfectly, with both of these high-performance mechanical gaming keyboards being the progeny of the award-winning design of the G413. Apart from GX Blue, the other different key switch choices are Tactile and Linear. From here, gamers are able to select the switch profile and experience what they want on the spot.

The Tactile key switch, as its name suggests, offers discernible actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback, whereas those who opt for the Linear version will be able to enjoy a smooth keystroke with each keypress. As for the new GX Blue key switch, users will be able to bask in an audible “click” feedback during actuation, experiencing snappy actuation that one can actually feel and hear.

The Logitech G512 mechanical gaming keyboard is also future-forward, boasting of next level RGB lighting that can be fully customized up to approximately 16.8 million colors, in addition to a quartet of lighting zones that can be configured via the free Logitech Gaming Software. Made from an anodized and brushed aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum top case, this slim, premium design has rigid durability and an integrated USB cable for its own juice. Any takers?

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