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Budget TV Maker, TCL, Working On Wrist-wearable Foldable Smartphone

The smartphone industry has seen little to no innovation since its popularization by Apple 12 years ago. Since the first full, colored touch display rolled into the market, things hasn’t change a whole. Sure, we have better display, under display fingerprint sensor, and better cameras, but really, as far as usability, smartphones remain largely the same. And I am perfectly fine with incremental innovations, but just don’t ask for crazy prices in exchange. However, things are set to change this year and beyond, as manufacturers are getting serious with foldable devices. Continue reading Budget TV Maker, TCL, Working On Wrist-wearable Foldable Smartphone

No, Seriously, Roku TV Wireless Speakers Only Works With Roku TV

In a strange move, Roku has introduced a pair of wireless speakers, simply called Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The speakers alone aren’t strange, but the fact that it only works with Roku TV is. Like, isn’t this trying to lock consumers into an ecosystem? You know, like what Apple have been doing all this years? Anyways, so yes, Roku TV Wireless Speakers is meant to work with Roku TV and only Roku TV. Luckily, the market is not lacking of affordable Roku TVs, including those from TCL, Sharp, HiSense and more, and recently, JVC too. Continue reading No, Seriously, Roku TV Wireless Speakers Only Works With Roku TV

Roku Introduces New, Super Affordable 4K Streaming Player

I don’t know if there are many 4K contents out there if you could stream, but if there are (4K contents) to be streamed (that tickles your fancy), you can be sure Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player will have you covered. Announced earlier today (or yesterday, depending on where you are), the Roku Premiere, along with a tad pricer Roku Premiere+, are billed as the easiest and most affordable way to stream 4K contents. Continue reading Roku Introduces New, Super Affordable 4K Streaming Player

You Won’t Believe How Much The TCL 6 Series 4K HDR Roku TV Costs

We all know how expensive 4K TVs are, but thanks to brands like TCL, getting cutting edge TV no longer need not to be a bank breaker. The brand’s 6 Series 4K HDR Roku TVs is one good example. Granted, it may not be as flexible in entertainment because they are not Android TVs, but armed with Roku, it should have enough entertainment to fill most people’s day. Continue reading You Won’t Believe How Much The TCL 6 Series 4K HDR Roku TV Costs

TCL Unveiled A New Category Of Sound Bar Called TCL Roku Smart Soundbar

We all know what a sound bar is. But we do not know is, there is an entirely new category of sound bar unveiled by TCL at this year’s CES. This year, sound bar is going smart. You know, like how TV turned smart previously. Teaming up with steaming player maker Roku to introduce a new smart sound bar called, well, TCL Roku Smart Soundbar, duh. The sound bar is also known as TCL Alto Smart Soundbar with Roku Entertainment Assistant, according to TCL official website. Anyways, as far as look concerned, the TCL Roku Smart Soundbar is smart looking too. Continue reading TCL Unveiled A New Category Of Sound Bar Called TCL Roku Smart Soundbar

Roku Introduces New Full HD Roku TV by Sharp, Priced at $380 and Up

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

Insignia and Haier Joins The Rank Of Smart TVs Loaded With Roku OS

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

Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

no. this is not the same Streaming Stick introduced more than two years ago. the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version), as denoted by the bracket, now drops MHL support in favor of the more friendlier, every LCD-have HDMI which allows it to be used with any TV. along with this new connector, the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) now ships with a remote, sans motion control and headphone jack as you would find on other ‘higher end’ Roku devices. most importantly, it is now more affordable; the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) now carries a retail sticker of $49.99 and is available for pre-order. the form factor remains the same dongle-style hardware, save for the obvious color difference and out-of-the-box, it will come with the latest versions of Roku’s apps. Continue reading Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

Roku TV

unlike the Apple TV, the Roku TV is really a TV and not just a little black box. billed as the new generation of Smart TVs, the Roku plans to grow it (the TV) by licensing the “new reference design platform and software stack to manufacturers to build and distribute Roku TV models.” just think of Roku as the Android of TV where the various makers will turn out Roku-powered TV, which will be collectively known as, well, Roku TV. the first of the Roku TVs will be offered by TCL and Hisense, and they were recently highlighted at Pepcom’s Digital Experience media event during the 2014 International CES. Continue reading Roku TV

Polaroid 50″ Ultra HD TV and 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV

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