Category Archives: GADGETS

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

ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

Last August, we were enamored by ColorWare’s Joy-Cons Classic, the Joy-Con controllers for Nintendo Switch that has been customized with to look like the classic NES console. All 25 sets were swiftly snapped up and if you missed it, fret not, cos’ ColorWare has brought it back. Well, kind of… The Joy-Cons 8-bit, as it is called, is not quite the Joy-Cons Classic. It is close enough though, sporting a Nintendo gray and black design with hints of red on the ABXY buttons. Continue reading ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

This Is How A Curved iPhone Will Look Like, But It Probably Won’t Happen

I do not keep abreast with so-called Apple rumors. However, today I picked up something that pique my interest and so I thought we’d share it with you here. We read that there is a chance that future iPhone models will have “hover” gestures and curved displays. Curved like, you know, the iconic Nokia 8110, AKA the banana phone, which recently got rebooted? The curved was described as “inward” and progresses “gradually from top to bottom,” which does really makes it sounds like 8110 kind of design. I know. It is hard to imagine how, but not to worry, because designer Martin Hajek has taken the rumors and imagine what the phone would look like. Continue reading This Is How A Curved iPhone Will Look Like, But It Probably Won’t Happen

Will DELL’s New XPS 15 And Inspiron AIO Make You Ditch Apple?

DELL has taken the wrap a new 15-inch laptop, the XPS 15 and a new AIO, Inspiron 15 7000. Will they be enough to make me ditch Apple? My answer is, maybe, but it is Windows, which kind of a meh. TBH, it is the OS that has kept me away from DELL. OK. Maybe to some extend, the pricing over here. Anyways, so here it is, the DELL XPS 15 and boy, is it a beauty. Just look at those super narrow bezel offers by its InfinityEdge display. Not only does it make the laptop look sleek, but it also makes the overall size a tad smaller. Speaking of which, it is just about the size of 14-inch variety and weighs a lightweight 1.8 kg (4 lbs). And it is super slim too, measuring 11-17 mm. Continue reading Will DELL’s New XPS 15 And Inspiron AIO Make You Ditch Apple?

Polk Audio’s Amazon Alexa-enabled Sound Bar Opens For Pre-order

It seems like even makers of high performance audio like Polk Audio cannot resist the draw of Alexa and hence, the existence of the Command Bar, an Alexa-enabled sound bar, or as Polk Audio described it, “the home theater sound bar system with Amazon Alexa Built-in.” First unveiled at the CES 2018 earlier this year, this Polk Audio voice-controlled sound bar, which is also the first sound bar to sport Alexa voice assistant, is now available for pre-order for a surprisingly modest, not-so-bank-breaking sticker of $300 (or $299.95, to be precise). Continue reading Polk Audio’s Amazon Alexa-enabled Sound Bar Opens For Pre-order

LeveTop Is An Autonomous Folding Drone That Is Super Affordable

The future of self-shot videos is in flying camera, AKA imaging drone. That being said, the market is certainly not lacking of them, but this one here, called LeveTop, stands out as the second drone we have seen to defy design conventions. Like the Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite, the LeveTop is also cylindrical, but a clever design allows it to retain the proven quadcopter configuration. It features a quadruple fold-down frame that stows away into the body, thus creating a highly portable form factor that is no bigger than a medium size mug and weighs under a pound. Continue reading LeveTop Is An Autonomous Folding Drone That Is Super Affordable

This Is XCLEAR, An Action Camera Mount That Slips Right Into Your Wallet

Here’s an interesting accessory that we think will revolutionize how you mount your favorite action camera. You how is it like with action cam. It has be mounted somewhere and when it is not on your helmet or bicycle handlebar, it have to be on tripod or something. However, that changes with XCLEAR. XCLEAR is an alternative way of mounting action camera like the GoPro that negates the need for setting up tripod and what’s even better is, it is so thin and small that it fits inside your wallet, so you can have a mount handy whenever you go. Continue reading This Is XCLEAR, An Action Camera Mount That Slips Right Into Your Wallet

Fancy Taking Your Apple HomePod To The Pool? Well, Now You Can!

If you have hope for ruggedized Apple devices, my two cents is, it will not happen. It took them long enough to waterproof its smartphone and so, it is safe to say, ruggedized devices such as a tough-as-nail HomePod is unlikely. But not all hopes are lost though, well, at least not if we are talking about “ruggedizing” the HomePod because, there is the Catalyst Waterproof Case for HomePod. With this accessory, you will get all the goodness of what HomePod has to offer without being afraid of water, knocks and even drops. Each enclosure is IP68 rated, which means, with it, the HomePod can go up to 33 feet (10 meters) deep into the water if you desire. Continue reading Fancy Taking Your Apple HomePod To The Pool? Well, Now You Can!

Google And Acer Brings Chrome OS To Tablet For Education Purposes

For some reasons, Google thought that the tablet needs an OS other than the Android OS. Seriously, I am baffled. Why Google need to time, energy and money to massage the Chrome OS, now running on Chrome laptop, to run tablets as well. And it is not even a joke. It is really happening. Chrome OS tablet is happening, starting with Acer Chromebook Tab 10the first tablet to run on Chrome OS. I can understand you need Android Wear for smartwatch, but Chrome OS for tablets opposed to the norm of Android OS? What? I just don’t get it, really. Continue reading Google And Acer Brings Chrome OS To Tablet For Education Purposes

Believe It Or Not, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Main Camera Has A DxOMark Score Of 101

Well, you heard the rumor and probably caught a glimpse of the top right corner notch of the supposed Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Well, it does not have the notch (thankfully!). Like the Mi Mix 2, the selfie camera is still at the bottom right. Aesthetically, the device has very subtle changes from its predecessor, but we can’t say the same for what’s under the hood. With Mi Mix 2S, it joins the handful of handsets that is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the range-topping model sporting a whopping 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Main Camera Has A DxOMark Score Of 101

Huawei P20 Pro Is Like An iPhone X With A Three Camera System

Behold the future of smartphone is… iPhone X lookalike with the notch. Yup. Following Vivo, ASUS and the lot, Huawei is in it too with its new P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. Oh mine. I wonder how many acid tongue Android loyalists have spewed hate on the notch, but look what we have here. Notch on almost all the new phones we have seen thus far. On the bright side, Android users who loathe Apple’s autocratic approach with their OS can enjoy similar aesthetic with more liberty on the OS aspect. I guess its a win? Maybe. Continue reading Huawei P20 Pro Is Like An iPhone X With A Three Camera System