Category Archives: GADGETS

Gadgets cover wide and varied areas including accessories, imaging, audio and visual and the likes.

Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard

Nintendo has announced an interesting product that will make the Nintendo Switch console more interesting. Well, not that it needed any, judging from the sales it has been getting thus far. Anywho, with the Nintendo Labo, it may pique non-adopters to pick a set. I know, I am suitably intrigued. So, why the heck is Nintendo Labo? Official words are, Nintendo Labo “combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations.” What that means is, Nintendo wants you to use cardboard to put together gaming peripherals to expand your further the fun of the switch. Continue reading Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard

This Apple Watch Stand Will Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Miniature iMac G3

Did you ever, while glancing at your Apple Watch, reminisces about the iMac that started it all, the G3? Well, if you did (and sometimes still do), the Elago W4 Stand is for you. Like Elago’s previous offerings, including the one that ‘transform’ your iPhone and Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh machine, the Elago will turn your Apple Watch into the classic G3 from 1998. Now, that’s retro! Like the Elago W3 Stand, the W4 Stand is designed in such a way that your Apple Watch will be docked lying on its side and hence, it totally supports Nightstand Mode. Continue reading This Apple Watch Stand Will Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Miniature iMac G3

Recap: Sony New Aibo Robot Dog And Other Sony Gizmos At CES In Pictures

There was a lot going for Sony at this year’s CES which concluded last week. Among the gizmos Sony brought along with it to Vegas were a drool worthy, tech-loaded 4K HDR TV, an Ultra Short Throw projector/entertainment console, and the “world’s first” Dolby Atmos soundbar – just to pick out a few. Also debuted outside of Japan was the company’s new Aibo robot dog, along with another “world’s first,” a Dolby Vision-capable 4K UHD Blu-ray player, a 7.2ch Dolby Atmos 4K HDR AV receiver, as well as a new Camera Control Box to enable multi-camera setup for Sony RX0 action cam. Instead of burdening you with words, here are some images, courtesy of Sony, to recap what the Japanese electronic giant has to offer at this year, at Las Vegas. So here goes… Continue reading Recap: Sony New Aibo Robot Dog And Other Sony Gizmos At CES In Pictures

Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

During last week’s CES, Sennheiser was eager to show off its new, pretty insane audiophile-grade headphone called HD 820. There’s a lot to be wow, especially the price tag associated with it, but more on that later. Backed by 70-year of audio equipment making experience, the HD 850 here wants to change your perception on closed-back audiophile headphones. More specifically, it wants to debunk the notion that closed-back aren’t made for audiophile sound. Continue reading Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

This Portable Alarm System Lets You Leave Your Things Unattended, Safely

You know what they say, “no crime, does not mean no crime.” So, even if Japan is considered a very safe country, it does not mean your things will not be snitched if you leave them unattended. I mean, that’s a no brainer. Basically, it is an open invitation to ‘take me’ if things are left unattended. But there are times you absolutely had to, like say, for example, in a cafe where you have already established your territory on a particular table and you are not about to forgo the cosy place if you have the urge to hit the loo, or grab another cuppa. Continue reading This Portable Alarm System Lets You Leave Your Things Unattended, Safely

Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

We must be living under the rock when our minds were blown by Sennheiser’s 14-speaker sound bar. Clearly, we have not hear about Creative’s monstrous offering. Now, the Singapore-based, publicly-traded tech firm is not quite known for audiophile-grade equipment – much less audiophile-grade sound bar, but that does not stop the granddaddy of PC sound card from taking on the less traveled road. Before you can audition, or read about the features the company’s X-Fi Sonic Carrier Dolby Atmos Sound Bar has to offer, it already have one thing that will blow your mind and that’s the price tag. The Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier commands unworldly sum of $5,799. Continue reading Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

ASUS Bezel-free Kit Will Get Rid Of Vertical Bezels In A Multi-Display Setup

If you want an expansive view when gaming, you can either go for a huge wide screen display, or hook up multiple displays. The former has its limitation in terms of how wide it can go, while the latter is obviously wider, you will have to put up with interrupting vertical bezels that exist between monitors. It is a tough choice to make, but with the ASUS Bezel-free Kit, we’d say go for the multi-display setup because, this nifty accessory showcased at the just concluded CES will make the annoying bezels magically disappear. OK. It will not ‘delete’ the bezel per se. In fact, the right words to use here would be “creating an illusion of disappearing bezels,” or “optical obfuscation.” Continue reading ASUS Bezel-free Kit Will Get Rid Of Vertical Bezels In A Multi-Display Setup

Sony A8F 4K HDR TV Is Loaded With Tech, Uses Its Screen To Produce Audio

One thing that will never not appeared in a big electronic show like the CES is TV. There are abundance of them on the show floor at CES from companies big and small, but we are all ears for what Sony has to offer with its new A8F 4K HDR OLED TV with Acoustic Surface. It is not immediately clear that the official product name, A8F 4K HDR OLED TV, is also about sound – a department which not many TV has a reason to show off. But A8F has a lot to be proud about because, if it delivers as it has promised, you may very well never need a sound bar at all. Continue reading Sony A8F 4K HDR TV Is Loaded With Tech, Uses Its Screen To Produce Audio

This Year, Sony Wants You To Party With An Upright BoomBox

Party animals, specifically those who love to make a disco out of their home or just about anywhere, you will be glad that Sony has just the right equipment for you. No, it is not a DJ console (but it can do that too). It is what Sony called “high-power home audio systems.” Altogether, there are three models: two “all-in-one box” varieties, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D, and a “3-box” model MHC-M20D. The objective is clear with these new systems: to produce loud, powerful sounds that fill every corner of the room and hence, the upright boombox design that, with the help of Spread Sound Generator technology, will produce 360-degree LIVE sound and 360-degree psychedelic party lights to boot. Now, that’s a party. Who cares if there’s a party globe or not. Continue reading This Year, Sony Wants You To Party With An Upright BoomBox

Sony’s New Mobile Projector Is Sleek, But At $400, It Could Be A Tad Too Pricey

Lets face it. Watching movie on a smartphone, however big it is, is never a comfortable experience. You’d be missing out details that will otherwise be more visible on large screen like, for example, a TV. Of course, the bigger the TV it is, the better, but not everyone can afford a 120-inch juggernaut. Besides, you won’t be able to lug it around, so it kind makes watching off your smartphone the only option. Well, not if Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector can help it. Weighing mere 9.9 ounces (280g), this pocket-size compact mobile projector is capable of throwing a 120-inch size screen on any flat surface from a distance of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet). Continue reading Sony’s New Mobile Projector Is Sleek, But At $400, It Could Be A Tad Too Pricey