While consumers are still in the process of catching up with 4K TV, Samsung is already in the future with 8K TV. You heard that right. 8K! That’s a whopping 7,680 x 4,320 pixels – double that of the resolution of the already eye-watering 4K UHD. So yeah, 8K is upon us and from here on, things are going a lot crazier. Way more crazier. Don’t worry that your 4K contents can’t keep with the impossibly high resolution Samsung Q900 QLED 8K because, it has 8K AI Upscaling to take care of that and it will upscale from any source. Continue reading While The Market Is Still Catching Up With 4K TV, 8K TV Is Already Here
If you are old enough, you may be able to recall that in the early days of CRT TVs, some of them came with integrated cabinet that has functional doors (either swing or sliding type). I am not entirely sure what was the rationale behind this TV-in-cabinet (specifically, those with doors), but my best guesses would be, one, to keep children off the TV (because some models actually had lock on them) and two, perhaps to blend with the rest of the home furnishing. Whatever the reasons were, the days of hiding TV behind cabinet was long over, or is it? As it turns out, LG may have inadvertently recreated a similar concept, but with modern OLED display, of course. Continue reading LG Unveiled Revolutionary Paper-like OLED TV That Rolls Into A Box At CES
When Smart TV, aka connected TV, was introduced it changes the way we watch TV and in a way, took a stab at paid cable TV providers. We are no longer bound to free-to-air TV and subject to cable TV’s schedule which often do not fit our lifestyle. It was a new found freedom. A leap it was from traditional TV but there’s one thing that never change: however fancy the display and however ‘smart’ the TV are, the TV from past to present have one thing in common: remote control. We are in a ‘smart’ era and it kind of sucks that we are not firing up holographic menus from our coffee table when surfing the channels. No, we are not there yet, but with the announcement of the Vizio SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display, couch potatoes are finally seeing some real advancement in TV and home entertainment in general. Continue reading Vizio SmartCast P-Series Ditches Remote In Favor Of Android Tablet
While the rest of the world are all over Android TV, Roku is working hard to infiltrate more TVs so you could have “access to the biggest streaming channel line up in the industry” without the need for set-top box. It may look like Roku is cannibalizing its own market; perhaps they are but it must be working well for the California-based media company. Why else would they keep getting more and more TV manufacturers to come onboard? Speaking of which, Sharp is the latest to ride the Roku bandwagon, joining the likes of Haier, HiSense, Insignia, TCL and Polaroid. Built around Roku TV reference design and running on Roku OS, Sharp’s iteration comes in a choice of 43” and 50” screen sizes and boasts 1080p resolution with 60hz native refresh rate, along with features like built-in WiFi, dual 8W speakers, USB input, HDMI inputs, and compatibility with Roku mobile app for channel browsing, reading Roku Feed and voice search functionality. Continue reading Roku Introduces New Full HD Roku TV by Sharp, Priced at $380 and Up
Budget-conscious gadget lovers must be drooling all over the new current flood of UHD TVs. While nice, the current horde of big screen, eye-watering resolution television sets are anything but affordable. And seriously, not everyone needs a 105-inch variety, much less one that spans 8 meters across. This is where California-based TV maker Sceptre comes in. It wants to smash the price barrier of UHD TV ownership and it has already did that with a 900 bucks example and here’s another one, the Sceptre 55-inch U550CV-UMR+ 4K UHD TV, that promised to strike “a perfect balance of quality, performance, technology, and affordability.” Though it is worthy to note that price is unknown yet – even though the official press said it is available now though various channels, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, Sears’ Marketplace and Walmart. However, we are expecting a sub $1,500 sticker since the 49-inch model cost under 900. Continue reading Sceptre Introduces New 55-inch UHD TV with SRS TruSurround HD Sound and Super Thin Bezel
If you have yet to dive into Roku TV or in the market for one, you’d be glad that you will have more options this year. Roku has announced (at this year’s CES, naturally) that Roku TV models will also made by Insignia, as well as China’s appliance giant Haier. Built by the manufacturers using Roku TV reference design and Roku operating system, Roku TV aims to expand your entertainment options with over 2,000 streaming channels sans external streaming media player or stick. In a nutshell, those TVs are Smart TVs, offering what brands like Samsung, Sony, LG and more has been offering. It offers personalized home screen, bringing a myriad of TV entertainment options, including devices such as game consoles, cable boxes and Blu-ray players, together along with your favorite streaming channels. There’s no multiple inputs or complicated menus to deal with; just flick on the TV and in a few clicks on the intuitive remote, you will be able to catch a live TV show, stream a movie, or listen to your favorite tunes, right from the Roku TV. Continue reading Insignia and Haier Joins The Rank Of Smart TVs Loaded With Roku OS
we didn’t specifically review TVs, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t into it. in fact, we have the opportunity to scrutinized the UHD TV from three major brands, comparing them alongside with Full HD TVs and we have only one thing to say: once you seen UHD quality, you are not going to go back to Full HD. unfortunately, the truth is, most people have to settle with Full HD as UHD TV prices are still unrealistic for average folks. luckily, Sceptre is here again to break that economic barrier for gadget ownership. introducing the Sceptre U500 UHD TV, a 49-inch that touts 4K resolution and SRS TruSurround HD technology to deliver the highest level of images and audio experience without breaking your bank. its 16:9 display turns out an eye-watering 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, while SRS TruSurround HD ensures an immersive surround sound regardless where you sit in the room. despite being the ‘budget’ UHD TV, it is no slouch in the look department. Continue reading Sceptre Breaks the Economic Barrier of Gadget Ownership Again, This Time with a $900 UHD TV
Soto Pocket Torch Turns Regular Lighter Into A Wind-resistant Burner
if you use a lighter, you will know to use cheap disposal ones and you will also know the frustration when lighting in windy condition. the solution? the Soto Pocket Torch. it will turn almost any regular lighter into a mini blowtorch, outputting a flame of up to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit. $19.95. BUY. [via]
Libratone Collaborates With HTC To Offer Bundle Deal
after ‘divorcing’ Beats, HTC is now ‘in bed’ with hip audiophile maker Libratone, though hardware implementation is not it. from now through August 2, 2014, buyers of HTC One M8 from HTC.com will get a $100 promo code for purchase of any Loop or Zipp speakers on Libratone.com. LEARN MORE.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker Brings Instant Gratification To Making Pops
who doesn’t love pops? those ice cold sticks you crave most during hot summer seasons but takes forever to make? with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, the wait is over. with it, you can make three to nine pops in a matter of minutes. sounds like magic? yea. it probably is. $49.95. BUY. [via]
au by KDDI Is A Saltwater-resistant Rugged Smartphone
built to MIL-STD-810G standard and rated IPX5, IPX8 and IPX6, the TORQUE G01 made by Kyocera from au by KDDI is dust proof, resistant to shock, and touts saltwater resistant too. it has a 4.5-inch glove-friendly touch display and packs 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot and more. LEARN MORE.
Sceptre Introduces 32-inch LED HDTVs With Built-in DVD Player
there is no harm having a player at home but since it is nearly relegated to the sideline, why should it take up space? this is where Sceptre E325 Series 32-inch LED HDTV can help: it has a DVD player built right into it, saving you the hassle of having a standalone player and cutting the cumbersome cords too. $tba. BUY.
television has come a long way and though countless advanced tech has been introduced over the years, allowing it to pump out millions of colors and pixels, it is still a relatively cold piece of tech that sits statically in your living. there is not much of emotion or interaction to talk about cos’ after all, a piece of hardware. however, with the BeoVision Avant, Danish high-end audio/visual product maker wants to change that – it literally wants the TV to move. but first, visual treat is addressed by a glorious 55-inch Ultra High-Definition display with edge-type LED panel and 1.5 local backlight dimming, while boasting 100Hz/120Hz refresh rate and B&O’s VisionClear picture technology. the display is treated to high-grade anti-reflection coatings on both sides that is said to reduce reflections by 98%. additionally, a pair of sensors are employed to analyze the ambient light, allowing its Chromatic Room Adaptation feature to adjust the screen to compensate for the room’s color tones so that you can get the best 4K visual experience regardless of the lighting conditions. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant – A 55-inch 4K TV That Literally Moves
you did not read wrongly and nor did we mistyped. Polaroid, the born-again instant camera company is going to offer you super affordable UHDTV and Roku-Ready Smart TV, namely the 50″ Ultra HD TV (50GSR9000) and the 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV (50GSR7100). so just how affordable those TVs are? well, the 50″ Ultra HD TV will go for under $1,000 (beating even the Seiki offering!), while the 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV cost just $599.99. now these stickers are what we call affordable. features-wise, the 50GSR7100 aka boasts over 1,000 entertainment channels with the Roku Streaming Stick plugged in, while three HDMI inputs let you hook up to whatever HDMI-equipped sources you desire for an uncompressed, crystal clear digital video and audio experience. Continue reading Polaroid 50″ Ultra HD TV and 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV