As tablets take over the mobile computing market share, laptops must break out from the physical limitations without compromising performance. Already, Samsung has been enhancing the Android platform with multi-window capability to let consumers run multiple apps at the same time, become more like Microsoft…

2013 in Summary

December 30, 2013 0

2013 has been another year of gadget reviews, a slight drop in numbers compared to 2012. This is within my expectations, because I am trying to balance my increase workload on my full-time career. In fact, I was impressed at how many reviews I have accomplished…

If you find the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 too small a tablet, then you might want to check out the latest 2014 edition of the Note 10.1. In a nutshell, it’s an oversized Note 3. Spec: 10.1-inch 2560×1600 pixels TFT 2.3GHz quad-core 3GB RAM, 16/32/64GB…

Nexus 7 (2013) Review

November 3, 2013 0

I was never a fan of vanilla Android devices like Nexus, because it offers baseline features of the newest Android OS without any interface enhancements. Some consumers love it because it is devoid of unnecessary bloatware or functions that could make the device run slower.…

It’s a great feeling to breathe new life to old outdated devices. After I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for my wife, she passed me the first-generation Note for my disposal. The Note 1 running on the official Samsung ROM is kindda laggy and…

ASUS Padfone Infinity

October 6, 2013 2

ASUS is a name synonymous with convergence. In 2011, they launched the first transformable Android tablet with a foldable detachable keyboard dock, turning it into a laptop. On the same year, ASUS introduces the first Padfone that integrates a phone into a tablet. In subsequent…

The Xperia Z Ultra (C6833) is, according to Sony, the slimmest and largest full HD smartphone. When I first received the Xperia Z Ultra, my first thought was that it is just another smartphone that it is probably just a larger copy of the Xperia…

Today, I uploaded my first Instagram video from my Samsung Galaxy S3! And I thought the Instagram video capturing feature is seriously awesome. It’s not just another video recorder. Here’s what I find (reviewed with Instagram v4.0.2): Capturing video requires you to press and hold on…

Samsung appears relentless in its desire to dominate the Android device market by introducing devices of various sizes. There is the Galaxy smartphones, within which consists of the premium S range, the Mini range, and the recently-announced Mega range. There is the Galaxy Tab, in…

Back in October 2012, I have been invited by HP to preview their range of Windows 8 devices. The ENVY x2 stands out to me. 6 months later, I finally received a review unit to re-impress me. Specs: Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz processor 2GB SDRAM…

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 happens from 8-11 Jan 2013. It is the event for brands to showcase new and upcoming products. I have been receiving press releases and glancing the product information as they arrived, and the ASUS announcement caught my attention…

With the announcement of Microsoft Windows 8 and the increasing popularity of tablets, Logitech has also launched a handful of new keyboards, mice and input devices. Here are 2 multi-device wireless keyboard products I reviewed: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Windows 8, Windows RT and Android 3.0+…

Here are 2 special-purpose USB keyboards from Logitech that might interest a group of device users. K310 Washable Keyboard Recommended Retail Price: S$59 Connectivity: wired USB Compatible devices: Windows Award: International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree Product Information: The Logitech K310 is…

With Windows 8 launch supporting touch interaction comes hoards of new computer models with innovative designs to cater for consumers with different needs. One of them is the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13, a 13.3-inch ultrabook that literally bends over backwards to offer multiple ways of…

We all heard of “AllShare”, a system created by Samsung to allow wireless sharing of content across devices, from TV to smartphones to tablets and even cameras. Ever since the first Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung has made it possible to transmit your phone display onto…

Asus VivoTab RT: Review

December 10, 2012 0

The VivoTab RT (TF600T) is a lightweight tablet running on the latest Windows RT. Its hardware spec is similar to its Android-based Transformer series. – NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz processor – 2GB RAM – 32GB user memory – 10.1″ Super IPS+ Display, 1366×768 –…

When I reviewed the first Galaxy Note last year and compared with the Galaxy S2, I felt that while it has its merits from the size perspective, its feature set wasn’t that enticing for me to switch to a larger device. This time round, the Samsung…

Asus PadFone 2, the highly anticipated phone-and-tablet Android device, will commence selling in Singapore from 22 Nov 2012. Pre-orders start tomorrow at Asus Singapore Facebook page and StarHub page. Retail prices before telco subsidy: PadFone 2 + Station: S$1099 (32GB), S$1239 (64GB) PadFone 2: S$848…

Whenever Google launches a new Android version, they would showcase with a new device. For Jelly Bean, it is the Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. The Nexus 7 showcases the Android 4.1’s improved features to support small tablets. Specs: – Android 4.1 (upgradable to…