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Chuwi Hi9 Android Gaming Tablet Review - Nope

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Chinese device manufacturer Chuwi has already impressed in the 2-in-1 form factor business with devices that run Windows, Android, or both, and now the company is looking to expand into an unexplored side of the market that typically requires more than just an affordable mix of hardware and software. Chuwi stepping into the gaming industry is a rather risky bet, especially because this would involve investing more aggressively in powerful hardware capable of running more demanding tasks. But the company hopes to achieve a high customer satisfaction rate with the same recipe as before, once again going for more or less modest technical specifications paired with Android. The Chuwi Hi9, which is marketed as an Android gaming tablet, is the company’s first step towards becoming a gaming hardware manufacturer, despite the spec sheet that’s not necessarily breathtaking at first glance. [ORIGIMG=2] In terms of design, the Hi9 is barely impressive. The 8.4-inch tablet ...



Dragon Ball FighterZ Review – The Best Dragon Ball Game Hands Down

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:45:00 +0000

Dragon Ball is probably Bandai Namco's most famous franchise, but its games cater to certain tastes. All of the Japanese company's games are based on more or less popular anime and manga series, so they're rather niche titles with dedicated but limited public. I'm not sure if it was intended or not, but with FighterZ, Bandai Namco turns a niche product into a widely successful franchise. A fighting game made for beginners, but equally fun for a hardcore audience is exactly what Dragon Ball series needed, and the execution is almost flawless. For those who've never played a fighting game before, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a team-based 2D brawler where you create a team of three characters from the beloved franchise. The secret to not make it too confusing for new players lays in the fact that all characters have the same combos, but their moves and finishers are very much different. Moreover, the characters are so different that there's no way that you won't be able t...



Folder Colorizer 2 Review

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:01:01 +0000

File Explorer has barely evolved in the most recent versions of Windows, but despite this, it continues to be the file manager of choice for the majority of desktop users out there. And while everyone’s waiting for Microsoft to roll out an updated version with tab support and other goodies that you typically find in third-party solutions, there are small tweaks that you can apply in the existing release of File Explorer to more or less boost productivity, file management, and why not, the looks. Folder Colorizer is one of the apps that can help you with these, and long-time Windows users probably know this already. This little program was launched in 2011 and provided from the very beginning an easy way to do exactly what its name suggests: colorize your folders according to your own choice. Why would anyone want to have a different icon color for their folders? you might ask. Well, the answer is pretty simple, actually. You can configure a red icon for your music...



Microsoft Surface Laptop Review - Miss Universe

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Microsoft pretty much invented the 2-in-1 form factor in 2012 when it launched the original Surface RT, basically attaching a keyboard to a tablet and building a device that could provide the best of two worlds. Many laughed, including Apple’s very own CEO Tim Cook, who called the keyboard + tablet a mix similar to a toaster and a refrigerator but eventually embraced the same concept with similar devices, in this case, the iPad Pro. Every new Surface model and every new Surface generation represented continued innovation, and Microsoft proved with every hardware upgrade that it could do more than software. Surface is the living proof that Microsoft has become a premium hardware player who sees innovation as the main catalyst for building new devices. The Surface Book, also referred to as “the ultimate laptop,” the Surface Studio all-in-one PC, the Surface Dial are all products that are based on a remarkable combination of premium design, state-of-the-art hardware,...



Doca Magnetic Wireless Car Charger for Samsung Phones and iPhone Review

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:31:01 +0000

Doca is a Chinese company that most people barely heard about, and its activity is mostly focused on building chargers and power banks for mobile devices. And while many of the cheap phone accessories built by Chinese firms leave a lot to be desired, here’s a little product built by Doca that’s really worth a look at. Using a generic huuuge name that pretty much describes its purpose, “QI Wireless Car Charger Mount Holder, DOCA Mobile Cell Phone Air Vent Magnet Car Cradle Charging Holder for iPhone X iPhone 8/8 Plus Galaxy Note 8 S8/S8 Plus S7 Edge and Others Qi Enabled Phones,” this accessory can charge your phone wirelessly - obviously if the phone itself supports wireless charging - without taking too much space on your dashboard. As I’ve said when I reviewed the other car charger from Doca, every little inch on your ...



Doca Qi Wireless Car Charger for iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Wireless charging is a thing that many people can’t live without and those who think it’s a waste of time have probably never used it. Even though it was late to the party, Apple itself embraced wireless charging many years after Android devices, and its latest-generation iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X) all come with a glass body to power this feature. Surprisingly and contrary to Apple’s legacy, new iPhones support the universal Qi wireless charging and not a proprietary system as many have expected. Qi wireless chargers are all over you look these days, but their build quality, output, and support depend on a series of factors. And in many cases, the price you’re ready to pay is what makes the difference. Chinese company Doca has built its very own wireless charger for cars that integrates a Qi module and which supports the majority of phones out there, simply because it comes with an adjustable mount that can fit most sizes, including the smalle...



Shadow of the Colossus Review – a Gorgeous Remaster of a Classic Gem

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:50:00 +0000

If you've never heard of Shadow of the Colossus you're either too young or don't play games that much. Released on the PlayStation 2 about 13 years ago, Shadow of the Colossus is one of the three important works of the Japanese video game designer Fumito Ueda, the other two being Ico and The Last Guardian. Although it was seen as one of the best games back in 2005, Shadow of the Colossus was plagued by issues with the controls and some gameplay mechanics, which couldn't be alleviated by the folks over at Bluepoint Games who remastered and released the HD version on PlayStation 3 in 2011. Since Bluepoint Games did a good job with the 2011 HD remaster, Sony decided that it would also be the right studio to bring Shadow of the Colossus on the PS4 and, thus, to an even larger audience. Shadow of the Colossus has always been a great game, but does Bluepoint Games manages to fix some of the old game's issues while updating its visuals and gameplay mechanics? After les...



JAYS Headset Control Review - Master the Buttons on Your Headphones

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:47:00 +0000

JAYS Headset Control is an essential Android application for people that want some sort of control when using a wired headset on their phone. Most people just plug in their headphones into the phone and use them as such. When a call comes through, the music stops and users just press a button to answer. The same can be done to start a conversation, which is becoming a lot easier with the rise of personal assistants. It’s not the kind of feature that you think about it too much. It’s just there, and users don’t really know that it can be improved or that it needs improvements. Since the majority of people use headphones to listen to stuff and control everything from the phone, the necessity of a dedicated app is not imperative. Some phone makers, such as Huawei, are perfectly aware that the need to control the phone from the headset buttons is a real problem, and they implemented some rudimentary options. But Huawei and others didn’t go any further than this. The t...



Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Review – a Monster Catching Affair

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:29:00 +0000

The sequel to the game with the (almost) same name, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory expands on the original to offer a more complete monster catching experience. But does it live up to fans expectations or it's just a cash grab in disguise? I'll try to answer these questions and a lot more in my review, but feel free to ask me anything in the comments. First off, there are a lot of similarities between the game launched two years ago and Hacker's Memory, and it's not just the graphics or artwork that's been reused, but the music sounds almost the same. Since I'm a newcomer to the series, I had to do some research to confirm it. To some extent, I wouldn't say that's a bad thing since Hacker's Memory is meant to continue the story, or tell a completely new one in the same universe, from the 2016 game. A two-year development cycle might be too short for a small team to replace all assets, but an upgrade can be done. Developer Media.Vision seems to have ...



Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review - LEGO for Geeks

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0000

Motorola is not even close to becoming one of the leading brands in the Android ecosystem, but the company's ambitions have certainly attracted attention to its latest devices, mostly because they relied on a partially new approach that others have so far avoided.  Living proof is the modular Moto Z, which launched with a concept that helped Motorola gain the desired media attention, but which failed to eventually become a full-time alternative to more popular models like Samsung's.  This year, however, Motorola gave another shot to the very same strategy with the Moto Z2, a device that’s based on the 2016 predecessor and which is built on the very same Moto Mods platform.  Basically, it's a modern version of the Z, and this...



Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Review – A Wasted Opportunity for the Sci-Fi Saga

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:42:00 +0000

If you're a hardcore Destiny player then you've probably got used to Bungie releasing a handful of DLCs after each major title in the saga. The first expansion for Destiny 2 is called Curse of Osiris and, ironically, puts a curse on the series. I was pretty excited after I finished Destiny 2 and hoped Bungie will continue the story from where we left off in the next expansion. Unfortunately, Curse of Osiris shows the developer has taken another route, one that will certainly not make fans of the series happy. And it's not just the story that's almost dull, but there's not enough content to justify the existence of Curse of Osiris as an expansion. Besides the Raid Lair activity, a few multiplayer changes and the slightly more interesting new Adventures, everything else is a mixed bag to say the least. Story Since Curse of Osiris doesn't bring any new enemy races, Bungie has decided the Vex should be at the center of its first Destiny 2 expansion....



Huawei Mate 10 Lite Review - Four-Camera Deception

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:01:01 +0000

If you’ve been following technology news lately, you probably noticed that Huawei doesn’t miss any occasion to declare war to Apple because for some reason, the Chinese firm wants to prove that its devices are much better than an iPhone. And while this is a little surprising since Samsung is actually the number one phone maker right now, it’s not a secret that Apple is the brand that gains more attention, so it’s easy to make the news just by picking on the iPhone father. As a result, every time I got the chance to try out a Huawei device in the last couple of years I expected nothing but the best the company had to offer. Needless to say, it happened several times to be disappointed, even in the case of flagships. This time, I’m playing the safe card and not getting my hopes too high with the mid-range Huawei Mate 10 Lite, though things like edge-to-edge screen and four cameras can certainly have the potential to get me and other people excited. [YOUTUBE=https:/...



Chuwi SurBook Review - Million Dollar Baby

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:01:00 +0000

The 2-in-1 form factor invented by Microsoft in 2012 has flourished lately, becoming the silent killer of the traditional tablet that only a few people seem to be interested in these days. While a tablet is useful for things like watching YouTube videos, playing games, or listening to music, a 2-in-1 device has much more potential, becoming a fully-featured PC when a keyboard is attached. This is the idea that Microsoft embraced five years ago and which attracted so many other companies, including some of which are trying to fight with the big guys using an approach that in many ways is way too close to Microsoft’s. Chinese company Chuwi is one of the names making the headlines regularly these days, not necessarily because they’re going with the flow, but thanks to the ambition of delivering the performance that you typically get with a price of $1,000+ in a device that costs less than half of that. [YOUTUBE=https://youtu.be/KNG1ZT04FJA] Their latest device is c...



iPhone X Review - Devil-May-Care Generation

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:01:02 +0000

Apple has become kind of boring after launching several generations of iPhones that looked pretty much the same, and fans across the world barely found a reason to upgrade to the latest models lately. Despite coming with a glass body, wireless charging, and an improved camera, the iPhone 8 looks very similar to the iPhone 7, which in turn is an iPhone 6s lookalike that’s based on the original iPhone 6. So there you go, four different iPhone models that have almost the same design, with Apple spending more time on under-the-hood upgrades than on the look of its iPhones. For Apple users, buying the most recent iPhone models has evolved to become a common thing since the device represents a prestigious status symbol, while for some it’s just a fashion accessory they have to own just because it looks good no matter the outfit. And it goes without saying that a significant overhaul of the iPhone makes the device twice more appealing regardless the price. This is precis...



Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC Review - Bigger and Better in Every Way

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:14:00 +0000

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a game that should be doomed to fail, especially since it plays very loose with the Tolkien canon and it has loot boxes. Still, it works, and it’s rewarding to players in ways that didn’t seem possible. Killing Orcs shouldn’t be all that difficult if we use the movies we've seen so far and the books themselves as a standard. The Orcs are many, but they are terrifyingly stupid and useless, but they compensate with numbers and generally scary looks. Someone, somewhere, figured out that killing Orcs is also fun, especially if you do it in high enough quantities. We don’t know who came up with the idea, but it seems to follow the same recipe as the Batman series, also from Warner Bros. The first game was constrained to a smaller area, just like Arkham Asylum, and the now Shadow of War is just like Arkham Origins or Arkham Knight. The fighting system is also eerie similar, but that’s...



Call of Duty: WWII PC Review - Probably One of the Best Call of Duty Games

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:34:00 +0000

Call of Duty: WWII marks the return of the franchise to its origins, and it turns out that's probably the best decision Activision and Sledgehammer Games could have made. There was a time when people were just itching to play yet another WW2 game, and everything was just fine. In fact, I’m sure that not too many people will remember that the reason we are now playing Call of Duty is because of a "lesser-known" game called Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. To be fair, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault wasn’t the first one in the series, but it was the first big hit in the franchise. The memorable D-Day debarking mission on the beaches of Normandy gave us chills as it was very similar with what we already saw in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and because it was a collaboration with the famous director. Unfortunately for the series, Electronic Arts made some really bad moves towards the Medal of Honor developers, 2015 Inc, and tried to buy them. A few devs, including so...



Samsung Gear Sport Review - Red Herring

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:31:00 +0000

Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 3 earlier this year with LTE support and only some other subtle improvements, so it’s now Samsung’s turn to refresh its wearable lineup with a new model. After the Gear S3, which was received with much enthusiasm by customers across the world, Samsung took the wraps off the so-called Gear Sport, a device that doesn’t give up on the watch look, but whose name suggests a somewhat increased focus on activity tracking. At first glance, the Gear Sport seems more of a successor of the Gear S2, though by putting it in the sports category, Samsung doesn’t seem to be interested in marketing the device as such. Instead, the Gear Sport appears to be positioned somewhere in between the



Assassin's Creed Origins Review (PS4) – A New Beginning for an Antiquated Series

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:20:00 +0000

Ubisoft announced two years ago that the Assassin's Creed franchise is going to take a sabbatical, so fans of the series won't be playing another game until 2017. While the wait might have been painful for die hard fans, Ubisoft was in a much worse position since it couldn't benefit from the profits a new Assassin's Creed game usually brings each year. Now that the game is out, we'll try to answer some of the major questions that most of you surely have, like whether or not it was worth the wait and what exactly the new title sub-dubbed “Origins” means for the series. From the first few hours of gameplay it's pretty clear that Assassin's Creed Origins is supposed to breath new life into the franchise, as Ubisoft is trying to go where it hasn't been before with series – the RPG land. Trying to turn a full action-adventure game into an action RPG melange might seem easy from the outside, but in reality it's no small feat as proven by Ubisoft. Assassin's Creed: Orig...



Apple Watch Series 3 Review - Garden-Variety Facelift

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

While the iPhone X was clearly the big star of the show at Apple’s September 12 event this year, the Apple Watch Series 3 was one of the devices that received lots of praises during the conference, especially because it comes with a feature that the parent company claims everybody has been waiting for. At first glance, the Apple Watch Series 3 looks similar to the Apple Watch Series 2, which looks similar to the Apple Watch Series 1, which looks similar to the original Apple Watch. In other words, the third-generation Apple Watch looks 99 percent the same as the original model, with Apple sticking with the same design (and nearly the same dimensions) for a very simple reason: the firm wants the bands that you already own to fit any other model, as some customers have made it a hobby to purchase as many straps as possible and collect them. Some people collect coins, others collect Apple Watch bands. At closer inspection, the Apple Watch Series 3 does have some ph...



Forza Motorsport 7 Review - Everything You Could Possible Want in a Racing Game

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:25:00 +0000

Forza Motorsport 7 is a beast, and it would be difficult for anyone not to admit that it’s an impressive technical achievement and that it’s one of the most comprehensive racing games ever made. Racing games have been around forever, and it’s the one thing that really brings all kinds of gamers together. Not everyone likes first-person shooters, RPGs, or sports sims, but when it comes to racing, it’s difficult to find someone that doesn’t enjoy it or has at least tried it. The fact that so many people play racing games is the reason why this type of titles have the most critics and fans. It’s also a divisive genre, with some people valuing realism over fun, and vice versa. The trouble with racing is that we’re probably never going to get a racing game that’s both fun and easy to drive, and realistic at the same time. The truth is that driving a car at high speeds is not easy under the best conditions, let along on a racing circuit with other vehicles around doing ...



Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Review - Beating Chronic Laziness

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:01:01 +0000

The wearable biz has grown at a super-fast pace in the last couple of years, and Samsung has been trying to be one of the top players here from the very beginning. This year, the South Korean firm released updates to all of its devices, and in addition to the Gear S3, which is one of the most advanced smartwatches to date, it also took the wraps off another fitness band that’s specifically focused on activity tracking. As compared to the Gear S3, which tries to mix the best of two worlds, smartwatches and activity trackers, the Gear Fit2 Pro does the same thing but with an obvious fondness for training and exercises. A successor to the Gear Fit2, which it actually replaces in Samsung’s line of wearables, the Fit2 Pro is an upgraded model that doesn’t necessarily look entirely different but comes with some welcome improvements that are mostly aimed at its activity tracking side. The Gear Fit2 Pro is available for $199 and comes in two colors that are more or less ...



Garmin fenix 5S Review - El Presidente

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:01:00 +0000

Garmin is historically a company that’s been all about fitness and activity tracking, so when buying one of its devices, you pretty much know what to expect. The recently-released fenix 5 series makes absolutely no exception to the rule and puts the focus entirely on fitness, but without forgetting features that are important to buyers today, including smartwatch capabilities when connected to a smartphone. This is something that the majority of wearable manufacturers tried to obtain, though it’s been proved that mixing smartwatch and activity tracking features isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In most of the cases, devices end up making a smaller or bigger compromise, lacking functionality exactly in those places where users expect the least. The Garmin fenix 5, however, has been clearly designed with activity tracking in mind, and to better tackle the needs of customers, the company designed three different models with a little something for everyone. [GALL...



iPhone 8 Plus Review — Bionic Monotonic

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18:00 +0000

It’s that time of the year again, when the new iPhone comes out. Except this year we get two new iPhones. Well, sort of: while the iPhone 8 has already made its way to the hands of eager customers around the world, the iPhone X (which Apple wants all of us uncultured savages to pronounce “ten” not “x”) is working its way through delays and inevitable supply shortages. Read on to see what the iPhone 7s 8 is all about. Design & Build Quality Yes, it’s true. The iPhone 8 looks almost exactly like the iPhone 7. And the iPhone 6s. And the iPhone 6. The new glass back does look great, especially on our Gold tester, and gives the smartphone a modern feel, which is a really strange sensation if you take into account the iPhone 4 had one back in 2010. Everything else is right where it was before, down to the button placement and size, Lightning port, speaker grilles, Touch ID/home button and so on. One thing’s for sure, Jimmy Kimmel will ...



Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Review - One of the Best Iterations in Years

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:37:00 +0000

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 has arrived, and it aims once more to become the king. Whether it’s good enough for this feat is up to the players, but we can certainly say that it’s a big improvement over the last year effort. It’s been a long time since FIFA and PES were on even ground. Both of these titles want to offer pretty much the same thing, and that is a great experience without the hassle and dead portions of the real game. Some might argue that the true purpose of a football match (not soccer, you heathens) is to be as close as possible to reality, but that would be a boring simulation. Sure, we look at two good teams playing, and we remember the few big scoring occasions, but everything in between we tend to forget. On the other hand, games such as PES are meant only to take the good parts of a football game and turn the excitement to the maximum. No more boring interludes and each occasion is a scoring opportunity. It’s not all about the graphics



Destiny 2 Review (PS4) – More of the Same, but Bigger and Better

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:31:00 +0000

For what it's worth, Bungie tried hard to further improve Destiny after the serious backlash the game got from many players disappointed by the lack of content. Even with all the DLCs Bungie consequently released, Destiny remains an unfulfilled promise that only the most dedicated fans continued to play until the launch of the sequel. Destiny 2 is a much bigger game, which improves on all the gameplay features and mechanics of the original. More importantly, it does come with a meaningful story that drives solo players through all the game's content without turning the experience into an absolute borefest. But did Destiny's gameplay changed that much from three years ago as to surprise veterans of the franchise? Well, yes, and no. Although Bungie took all the feedback received to make a better game, it didn't change the core mechanics, which makes sense if you want to keep that large player base you gathered since 2014. After playing Destiny 2 for more than 40 hou...



TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review - a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:52:00 +0000

It's the first time we get our hands on a real Linux laptop, an ultrabook, designed from the offset to offer an out-of-the-box GNU/Linux desktop experience, and TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 does not disappoint. TUXEDO Computers is a German computer company manufacturing and selling notebooks, high-end gaming computers, and workstations powered by popular GNU/Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, or openSUSE. The TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is one of their latest and finest ultrabooks running a custom Xubuntu OS that the company calls it TUXEDO Xubuntu. At first glance, TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 looks great thanks to its ultrabook aluminum chassis. It's outfitted with enough ports for everything you can fit in the system, but we'll take a closer look at the hardware specs in the paragraphs below. Of course, the best part is that it comes pre-loaded with a Linux distro, so you won't have to install one, but you can do that as well. The TUXEDO In...



DESTEK V4 Headset Review: iPhone and Android VR Made Easy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:31:01 +0000

VR has been around for a while, but while this technology has an immense potential to become something truly big, the devices that support its adoption are more or less limited, in the end providing compromised experience that almost nobody seems to be willing to accept. It’s not a secret that several companies tried to get a taste of VR and some have even invested aggressively in this market, such as Samsung, who in order to boost adoption of its headset decided to offer it free of charge with new flagship phone purchases. In the meantime, however, more companies joined the VR fun, including DESTEK, a rather unknown brand that sells a headset called V4 for just $19.99 at Amazon. This is a price that’s nearly hard to beat, especially when looking at what the headset has to offer, though as we’ve learned the hard way, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE First of all, we need to ge...



Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review (PlayStation 4)

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:24:00 +0000

In a surprising turn of events, the fine folks at Naughty Dog have decided to offer Uncharted fans some closure after Nathan Drake's saga came to an end in the forth installment of the series. Although it was initially announced as an expansion to the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, The Lost Legacy's status had been changed into a fully developed standalone sequel. And for good reasons since Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the final game in the series, will take you at least six hours to complete. The main protagonists, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, appear in other Uncharted games like Drake's Fortune (Uncharted 3) and A Thief's End (Uncharted 4), respectively. Many Uncharted fans thought that a new game in the series that would not have Nathan Drake as lead character would be a big fail. However, The Lost Legacy shows that the Uncharted series is not necessarily about Nathan Drake. Even if Naughty Dog announced earlier this year that it's highly unlikely to launch anothe...



Dodocool DA55 Review: Lightning Earphones for iPhone

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:01:01 +0000

The removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 was one of the most controversial changes Apple made in the last decade on its flagship product, and the transition was received with much criticism by users, despite the jack to Lightning adapter included in the box. Nevertheless, it was all just a matter of time until everyone got used to the iPhone not having a headphone jack, and in addition to Apple itself offering a pair of Lightning earphones right in the box with every new iPhone 7, a large number of phone accessory manufacturers also joined the effort and built their own headphones featuring a Lightning connector. One of them is Dodocool, a rather unknown company that wanted to be part of the transition to a Lightning connector, and launched what they promise to be an uncompromised mix of high-quality earphones with an affordable price tag. The result is the Dodocool DA55, a headphone that features Hi-Res sound, premium-ish materials like aluminum alloy, s...



Cubot Rainbow 2 Review - The Cheapest Dual-Camera Phone Ever

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 13:01:02 +0000

Dual-camera phones are the next big thing, and titans Apple and Samsung, which most often set the new trends in terms of technology adoption, have already launched their own models featuring two different lenses for improved photography skills. It goes without saying that the iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are right now two of the best dual-camera smartphones money can buy, but the price tag one has to pay isn’t really something that can be ignored. The top configurations reach or even exceed $1,000, and for a significant number of customers, that’s way too much for a phone. This is where Chinese phone makers are getting a second chance, as they’re typically masters of cloning features and devices created by more famous companies and selling them at half their original price. The Cubot Rainbow 2 is at this point one of the most, if not the most, affordable dual-camera phone on the market, as you only have to pay 75 pounds from Amazon. And what you get...