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Brainwavz Delta Silver Earphones: The Review

File-It-Under: Reviewed audio By: D.F.Skinner Just recently I posted a my review on the Klipsch S4ii, the best in-ear buds on the market for under $100. If you’re a frequent reader of my posts, then you know by now the Klipsch in-earphones are the absolute business when it comes to overall design and sound.Seems as though there’s a new player in town when it comes to getting more value for the buck with earphones that’s not name the Klipsch,but they go by the name of Brainwavz,yes its an actual manufacturers name. The Brainwavz Delta Silver in ear-buds were recently posted on Wirecutter’s website as being the best bang for your buck headphones for a measly price of…Wait for it, $44, $16 dollars if you’re an Amazon Prime member (get Amazon Prime you save a lot of money on stuff). Seeing this write up on Wirecutter peaked my curiosity, so I ordered the Brainwavz Delta Silver earphones and has been in my possession for 4 days now. Here’s my take on this insanely cheap priced earphones. …

CES 2015 Update: The New Dell XPS

File-It-Under: Trade show coverage By:D.F.Skinner     When you think of Dell computers, the first thing that comes to mind is,well they’re just a Dell. I mean if you never owned a PC and wanted one,you buy,well a Dell, the starters PC. The PC who main purpose was to just afford you access to the Internet,that’s it. Nothing amazing about the hardware,sub par battery life and definitely not the most eye catching display around. I mean for the most part,its just a Dell.But something has happen to Dell laptops at CES this year,they have morph into something rather amazing. The new Dell XPS are just it,amazing. The Dell XPS 13 and the 15 made a”Hulk Smash” entrance at CES 2015 with laptops that cover ever category of greatness,amazing display,excellent hardware, and last but not least,impeccable design. Going in depth,the XPS 13 has an astounding 3200 x 1800 touchscreen display that rivals the likes of Apples own retina display and other laptops with QHD displays, a pretty nice looking backlit keyboard which is standard among other …

CES Update 2015: Leveno ThinkPad Yoga Powered By Intel Broadwell

File-It-Under: Trade show coverage By: D.F.Skinner     You know why I love Leveno? Because they make some of the best damn laptops around. That’s why when I seen images of the new Leveno ThinkPad Yoga displayed online from CES,I got full details and specs which led me to post a write on this site. Aside from the design which I’ll get to in minute,it’s hardware that’s got my interest. It sports the new Intel Broadwell-U processor,specifically a Core i7 processor. Both the 14 and 15-inch models by default will have access to the Intel HD Graphics, as an option users can configure dedicated graphics from NVIDIA. The 12 and 14-inch versions have storage options that include mechanical drives,SSHD and SSDs with storage capping out at 1TB for the spinning platters, 512GB for solid state ( non available on the Yoga 12), so yes we are looking at laptops with hybrid storage drives. The new ThinbkPad Yoga has then usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.   The real deal breaker for me is its built-in speakers,which are …

CES Update 2015: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell Ultra Low Power

File-It-Under: Trade show coverage By: D.F.Skinner     As usual at CES, NVIDIA are always making a habit of announcing something big in regards to hardware.Last year it was the highly successful Tegra K1 mobile processor. The same processor that’s found in several devices, that includes the Chromebooks,Acer and HP computers.The Tegra K1 can also be found in NVIDIA’s own Shield tablet and Google Nexus 9. Ladies and gentleman,NVIDIA brings to you the Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU,the eventual successor the Tegra  K1.   The X1 combines a 64-bit ARM processor with a graphic chip based on the company’s own Maxwell architecture. The K1 itself uses a much older Kepler technology, while the X1 features a 256-core Maxwell GPU and a eight-core 64-bit CPU. NVIDIA states that that high-end features within the chip will become the first Teraflop mobile processor to hit the market. It will also according to NVIDIA, will be an energy efficient processor just like its brethren the Tegra K1. As told by NVIDIA,the Tegra X1 will be the most powerful mobile processor …

CES Update 2015: D-Links all-new Ultra Performing Routers

File-It-Under: Trade show coverage By:D.F.Skinner     It seems as routers become more powerful in their signal strength along with being laced with an abundance of features,they’re getting very wacky with its design. Case in point with the new Ultra Performing routers by D-Link, the AC5300 DIR-895L/R and the AC3200 DIR-890L/R and the AC3100 DIR-885L/R. Three new routers by D-Link that looks like the stealth bomber,three scary looking routers. Whats weird in looks comes fully powerful in features, the AC5300 DIR-895L/5 router alone is the first router on the market that will deliver a full Wi-Fi bandwidth with over 5,300Mbps. A tri-band router that has three separate Wi-Fi bands.There is a 2.4GHz band that delivers up to 1,000Mbps and the two 5GHz that delivers up to 2,165Mbps each,simultaneously The AC3200 DIR-890L/R also a tri-ban router,similar to other routers on the market like for an example Netgear R8000,its 2.4GHz band can deliver up to 600Mbps,while the two 5GHz bands can each deliver up to 1,3000Mbps.   Finally, we have the AC3100 DIR-885L/R shares the same Wi-Fi …

The Worlds Thinnest Hard Drive The Seagate 7

File-It-Under: Ultra thin storage By:D.F.Skinner     Apple and One Plus One have launched some of the thinnest smartphones on the market,I mean what can be any thinner? A hard drive.That’s right, there’s a new hard drive that’s being launch by Seagate and it’s call Seven. The name origin comes from the measurements of the hard drive itself which is 7-mm thick,you get it? The hard drive believe  it or not is not a solid state drive,it’ll have actual physical spinning platters at incredible speed within an all-steel chassis. The launching of the hard drive will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Seagate introducing  the world’s first mass produced 5.25-inch storage drive for the PC. There are no full details of the Seagate 7 hard drive other than it will have a 500GB capacity and retail for $99.99, it will be available mid-to late January. Credit Source: The Verge and Seagate

The iPhone 6-Plus Revisited Three Months Later: Likes and Dislikes

File-It-Under: Device visitation By: D.F.Skinner   Its been almost 4 months since I’ve purchased the iPhone 6-Plus which by the way is my daily driver. I must admit,I’m a long time iPhone owner, but I was this close to getting the Galaxy Note 4 because I wanted the experience of using a Android base smartphone.In the end,I decided get the iPhone 6-Plus because I wanted to experience using iOS on a much bigger smartphone. Even though I’ve written a review about my iPhone 6-Plus which you can go read for yourself by digging in the archive,to get a feel on any device you own,you need to spend a good deal of time with your gadget,say 3 to 4 months. In the last 3 1/2 months of iPhone 6-Plus ownership,I’ve compiled some likes and dislikes I have for the device.   My Like The first thing that jumped out for me with the iPhone 6-Plus is the size,it took me about a couple of weeks to get used to handling a much larger smartphone,but after further …

Samsung Unveils The ATIV One Curved All-In-One Desktop

File-It-Under: Curved systems By: D.F.Skinner Its no secret that Samsung are known for putting out some of the finest mobile devices around,its basically their biggest money maker right now. The aforementioned Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is by far in my opinion one of the best 5-inch mobile devices on the market. Those who aren’t familiar with the companies background,Samsung are also known for manufacturing computers and creating some of the finest storage devices around.In the past couple of years though,Samsung have been bit quiet in the computer front,not releasing anything that’ll blow you away. This past Tuesday though,Samsung introduces not another new mobile device,but a new computer,the Samsung ATIV One 7 all-in-one desktop computer. The all-in-one desktop has a distinct design that stands out from the rest on the market, a 27-inch curve display. The display itself will wrap its 1920 x 1080 display around the users field of vision. On the hardware front, the AIO (all-in-one)  desktop will carry an Intel Core i5 processor ( no mention of clock speed), 8GB of RAM and …

The NVIDIA Shield Tablet Get A OTA2.1 Update

File-It-Under: Device updating By: D.F.Skinner   If you’re a owner of the NVIDIA SHIELD then you are in a good standing to receive a huge update, software version 2.1. This new release will update in increments Android Lollipop to 5.0.1,sprinkle a bit of software bundle,improve localization support and will add OpenGL 4.5. Though Google normally doesn’t support OpenGL on the entire platform, NVIDIDA will still institutes its very own SDKs. The main features within this new update is mostly geared toward software security. Now this is somewhat old news as the update was released last week technically,but felt incline to write this post for you NVIDIA Shield tablet owners or potential owners. If you read my year ending tablet award post,the NVIDIA SHIELD was my choice as one of the best tablets in 2014.It’s a great gaming tablet where you can actually play some pretty decent games, and the SHIELD has damn good hardware.      

The Klipsch Image S4i-II White In-Ear Headphones: The Review

File-It-Under: Tech review By:D.F.Skinner   Its been awhile since I’ve done a review,its a long time coming,without wasting precious text,lets get right into it,my new Xmas gift the Klipsch Image S4i ll ear buds. The S4ii is another long line of noise canceling headphones with 3-button remote and added mic, patented oval ear tips that does provide some comfort,more on that later. Now that I have outlined the features with the Klipsch S4i I have some things to say about these all white ear-buds. First off the design of the S4i II is pretty sleek,I’ve never had white headphones except for the never use defaulted white headphones that comes with the iPhone. I mean black has always been my color, I feel all white headphones is a bit to feminine for me and no I’m in no way shape or form bashing females. For the most part the all white color scheme seem to bold well with the Klipsch S4ii.   There is a problem,wait let me rephrase that,there is a major problem with the cable …