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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 in-depth user review

2 months since we bought our 40 inch Full HD LED TV Sony Bravia-40WD650 - consumer thoughts and opinion

Sony Bravia KDL - 40WD650 LED TV

It has been almost 2 months since we bought our 40 inch Full HD LED TV Sony Bravia-40WD650 and we decided to share with you a more thorough review of this TV.

Our first impressions on the Sony Bravia can be found in my initial review of the 40WD650. This was definitely the correct choice of TV for our needs and fits perfectly in our living room. The design is slim and sleek, the stand is very sturdy, but easy to mount with a few screws included in the box. It’s not as wide as the TV so you can fit it on a smaller surface if needed. The frame is very thin around the edges so it doesn’t take much of the actual screen space. What we especially liked is the simplicity of the TV’s design, typical for Sony’s models. It can also be wall-mounted, but we have not used that option.

Sony TV
Yes, it;s a SONY!

Picture quality
Overall we are very happy with the quality of this TV - the picture is clean and refined. The noise reduction approach does not sacrifice the sharpness of the image so you get great level of detail. Black uniformity is also good, of course, not as much as a higher class Sony or an OLED TV, but the blacks are deep and dark and there’s no visible ‘bleeding’. Whites are very well presented also.
Picture remains  crisp and the action is smooth even when watching a fast-moving sequence e.g. a sports show. The Motionflow XR technology Sony utilized here adds extra between the original ones by comparing visual factors between successive frames and fits an additional frame in-between to keep the experience smooth and flowing.

Viewing angles
Viewing angels on the 40WD650 are very good. Watching from different angels is not a problem at all, so you don't need to worry if the TV is perfectly centered in your room.

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 viewing angle tested
Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 viewing angle tested

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 top viewing angle tested
Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 top viewing angle tested

Sound Quality
What the TV makes up for in picture quality, it loses in sound quality, unfortunately. Of course, if you’re not very picky about your sound, the Sony 40WD650 will be satisfactory. However, we are not very happy with the flat sound the TV produces with almost no low tones, mediocre middles and highs. After initial test, we have almost not used the original TV sound, we’ve purchased a separate sound system for that purpose.

This TV, of course, has built-in Wi-Fi functionality so you can browse the web or watch videos / streaming services, which is pretty standard and a must-have requirement nowadays. Youtube and Netflix apps are available, too, and we’ve used Youtube mostly so far.
Sadly the Sony 40WD650 does not come with Android OS, which was something we were hoping on when looking for a new TV. In my personal experience, the navigation of the TV tends to be a bit sluggish, so more could be expected, but let’s not forget that in this price range, this Sony is easily the best option out there.

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 TV back

Main TV Specifications:
  • Screen size: 40 inch
  • HD specification: Full HD
  • TV resolution: 1920x1080
  • Optimized frequency: 200 Hz
  • Screen shape: Flat

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nokia 6 - new potential best seller

Could Nokia 6 really stand up against the biggest in the mid-range smartphone segment!?

Nokia 6 smartphone review
Nokia 6 presented at Test and Review blog

The iconic Nokia brand has returned to the market with the Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones being released July 2017 in the US. We are quite excited to see the comeback of the brand and happy to have the opportunity to review the 5 and 6 editions.

After out Nokia 5 review, we’d like to introduce the Nokia 6 smartphone - an affordable option, currently priced at $229 and sold by Amazon for $179. It’s produced by HMD Global too, like Nokia 5 and we hope it will stand up to the high expectations we have for the brand.

Getting our new toaster - Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini

Today we are getting brand new toaster - it is the Tefal TT330D (also seen as Tefal TT330D30) Ultra Mini

Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster
Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster

Since we moved to a new flat couple of months ago, there was plenty of appliances that we needed to buy for the brand new kitchen we had. Suddenly I realized it is a lot of stuff we need to buy but one by one we are almost there. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why I like Chinese tablets - Teclast Tbook 10 Android and Windows 10 tablet

Video review of the dual OS (Android and Windows) 10 inch tablet Teclast Tbook 10

Chinese tablets are getting more and more popular these days and some brands that were not familiar anywhere outside Asia are now growing popularity on busy markets like the European and the American as well. Teclast is also one of these brands that is mostly famous with its tablets and some other tech products. So, today we are taking a look at their premium 10 inch Windows 10 tablet Telcast Tbook 10 (also available with Android) with a detailed video review of this very capable tablet.

5 things that make TEFAL ONE FILTRA the best cheap deep fryer on the market today

Why is the TEFAL ONE FILTRA SS the best cheap deep fryer on the market !? Short list of the things we liked about this affordable and yet quite capable deep fryer

Tefal - One Filtra FF175D71 deep fryer
Tefal One Filtra deep fryer

Today our Test and Review crew is in the kitchen where we will make some mess with one of the cheap deep fryers offered by Tefal - One Filtra FF175D71. Before I proceed with the actual review, here is the list with the top 5 things you will like about the One Filtra:
  1. It looks great - black plastics combined with inox steel body make look professional even though it is just a consumer fryer
  2. It cooks nice - it is a deep fryer and it does the job very well
  3. Oil filtering - have your oil always clear thanks to the One Filtra system
  4. It is cheap - it costs less than $80 (around 70 Euros on the European market)
  5. Built-in timer

Nokia 5 - great value for money smartphone

Nokia 5 is perfectly balanced smartphone with variety of useful features and very solid build quality

Nokia 5 smartphone
The brand new Nokia 5 - great value for money smartphone

Nokia 5
is out on the market and it seems like a big deal for the tech world. Together with Nokia 3 and 6 the 5 is Nokia's first serious attempt to invade the Android smartphone markets. With very solid build quality and affordable price Nokia 5 is truly balanced smartphone with nice set of features, most of which we will cover in our consumer review today. Produced by the Finnish Company HMD Global this phone promises to earn back some of the previous glory of what used to be technology giant.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Edifier Prisma E3350 BT - Bluetooth speakers specs

Specifications of the 2.1 Bluetooth speaker system Edifier Prisma E3350 BT

Edifier Prisma E3350 BT speakers

That is an interesting set of speakers that has been out on the market since 2012 (not the Bluetooth version) and it proved to be a solid purchase for those looking for a better sound for their desktop PCs. Now when the Edifier Prisma E3350 has wireless Bluetooth connectivity it becomes even more versatile and capable. Today at For consumers we will take a brief look at its main specifications and also a quick presentational video review.

Edifier Prisma E3350 BT review from TestProductReview.comEdifier Prisma E3350 BT bass speakerEdifier Prisma E3350 BT 2.1 speaker system

Edifier Prisma E3350 BT specifications