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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 price, review and specifications

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 price, review and specifications

Today we are going to take a look at Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 which is a 15.6" laptop computer with LED-backlit screen and Intel Core i3-2330M processor. It is offered mostly in the US but it could be found in stores worldwide as well. It is not the cheapest Toshiba laptop on the market but its price is very good for what it has to offer - excellent processing speed and nice LED display.

Here are Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 main specifications:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sony Playstation PS Vita price, review and specifications

Sony Playstation PS Vita price, review and specifications by For consumers blog

The all new PlayStation game console is already in stores and pre-ordered devices are shipped to their new owners. PS Vita is offered at £230 in UK and around $250 in US stores.
So what is new for PS Vita and what are the main differences between it and the PSP.
Vita, which means "life" in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context as SCE aims to transform every aspect of a user's daily life into an entertainment experience and an opportunity to play.
PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear.
As it may be expected PS Vita is especially designed for games with a stunning screen and dual analog sticks.
 PS Vita has shapes similar to those of the outgoing PlayStation PSP 
The back of the PS Vita hosts a camera and a touchpad
PS Vita specifications:
CPU - ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
GPU - SGX543MP4+
Touch Screen - 5-inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colours, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear Touch Pad - Multi-touch pad (capacitive)
Cameras - Front camera, Rear camera
Dimensions - Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors - Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), three-axis electronic compass Location
Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
PlayStation Vita controls, connectors and slots
PS Vita features
PS Vita has an amazing 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. The device comes equipped with two cameras
- one front and one rear.
Wi-Fi connectivity is no problem with the Vita and its N-wireless capabilities.

Sony Playstation PS Vita video review

Sony Playstation PS Vita price - £230 in UK and around $250 in US

What we think of the PS Vita
Sony is making some of the best game consoles in the world and their new portable gaming device will be enjoyed not only by kids but by almost anyone keen on playing video games. It is a real joy to play on the PS Vita with all its new features.

PS Vita video review

Samsung S24A350H monitor review

Samsung S24A350H monitor price, specs and review

Samsung S24A350H is a 24" LED LCD monitor with full HD resolution. Samsung LED backlight technology has completely changed the way high-quality images are produced and has become the benchmark for energy efficiency. Behold the Samsung SA350 Series.

LG 42PW350 3D plasma TV price, review and specifications

LG 42PW350 3D plasma TV price, review and specifications
LG 42PW350 is a 42" 3D plasma HDTV with resolution of 1024 x 768p offered at very affordable price.

LG 42PW350 video test and review

LG 42PW350 full specifications:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

HoMedics SoundSpa Sound Machine

HoMedics SoundSpa Sound Machine price, specs and review

Create a peaceful sleep environment and fall asleep faster and wake completely rested. With six soothing, natural sounds, our SoundSpa is also the perfect addition to a nursery. The rhythmic sounds create a feeling of comfort and help calm your baby to sleep.

HoMedics SoundSpa features
Natural sounds help you relax while you read, work, study or sleep
Six digitally recorded, calming sounds: ocean, summer night, rain, rain forest, waterfall, and heartbeat
15, 30 or 60 minute auto-off timer
Compact & lightweight for easy portability
Battery or adapter operated (adapter included, 4 ”AA” batteries not included)

HoMedics SoundSpa sounds

HoMedics SoundSpa price - this unique sound machine costs around $20 (£15 in UK)

What we think of it
Good idea for a present... isn't it.

Samsung Y Duos price and specs - video

Samsung Y Duos specs - video

Here is the full list of features and specifications of the newsmartphone by Samsung. Galaxy Y DUOS is the dual SIM capable version of the first Galaxy Y which comes with a bigger 3.14" display and a 3MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS and Galaxy Y Pro DUOS - video

Samsung Y Duos specifications
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Battery - Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Dimensions 109.8 x 60 x 12 mm
Weight 109 g
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.14 inches (~127 ppi pixel density)
- Samsung TouchWiz
Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
Internal 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, QVGA@24fps
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
- Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
- SNS integration
- MP4/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

Samsung Y Duos price - around $240

Dell ST2220L LED monitor price, review and specs

Dell ST2220L LED monitor price, review and specifications

Dell monitors are well known for their good build quality and picture at affordable price.
Dell ST2220L is 21.5-inch wide flat panel monitor with full high-definition resolution of 1920x1080. The ST2220L has a mega contrast ratio estimated at 8,000,000:1, fast response time of 5ms typical.

Dell ST2220L LED monitor
Dell ST2220L LED monitor

The new Dell ST2220L 21.5” widescreen full HD monitor with LED delivers true cinematic picture quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio and excellent color contrast (estimated dynamic contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1). Give your movies, videos and games the big-screen attention they deserve with clear 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution and true-to-life picture quality. Illuminate your desktop experience with a brightness level of 250cd/m² (typical) and enjoy more crisp and vibrant graphics with a depth of 16.7 million colors without glare. Plus, add the optional Dell multimedia soundbar for even more enhanced audio performance.
The ST2220L monitor was designed for the environmentally conscious user. This highly efficient LCD panel is both mercury and arsenic free. The LED backlight complies with the stringent environmental standard, ENERGY STAR 5.0, to help you lower energy consumption without sacrificing performance.

Dell ST2220L monitor
Dell ST2220L ports
Dell ST2220L specifications:

Screen Size - 21.5" LED backlight
Recommended resolution - 1920 x 1080
Viewing angle - 170°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel aitch 0.248mm
Brightness - 250 cd/m2
Contrast ratio - 1000:1
Response time - 5ms
Input Video Compatibility - Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors - D-Sub, DVI, HDMI (1)

Dell ST2220L unboxing and video review

Dell ST2220L price - the ST2220L can be found in online stores for around $220 which is quite an amazing deal for such a monitor.

What we think of it - considering its price and what it has to offer it won't be any surprise if Dell ST2220L becomes a bestseller.

I would also recommend you the affordable LG 24EA53VQ IPS LED monitor.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 test drive and review

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 test drive and review

The Aventador LP700-4 is one of the fastest cars in the world

Today we are going to make a full in depth tour and review of the exclusive 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. This V12 all wheel drive supercar replaces the powerful Murcielago.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011.
The suggested retail price for the Aventador is €255,000 in Europe, £201,900 in the UK and $379,700 in the U.S.
The mighty V12 produces immense amount of power - 691 bhp (515 kW) and acceleration is amazing as well rated 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of around 349.2 km/h (217.0 mph).

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 test drive and review - video

Archos 101 tablet price, review and specifications

Archos 101 tablet price, review and specifications

The Archos 101 Internet tablet has large 10.1 inch diagonal screen and is offered at a very good price. Its 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow advanced personalisation.

Archos 101 specs:
Display : 10.1" TFT
Resolution: 1024 x 600
Processor: ARM Cortex-A8
Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz
Storage: 8 GB
Expansion Slots: 1 x microSD
Interfaces: 1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x audio / video - HDMI 1 x headphones - output
3D APIs: OpenGL ES 2.0
Supported Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, H.264 Main Profile Level 3.1 (up to 720p), MPEG-4 ASP (up to 720p), WMV9 (up to 720p)
Audio: Microphone , speaker
Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AAC+, OGG, FLAC
OS Required: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista
Front-facing Camera: Yes
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Technology: Lithium polymer
Preloaded Software: Ebuddy, Deezer
Included Accessories: Power adapter , headphones
Cables Included: 1 x USB cable
Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSD, microSDHC
Operating System: Android 2.2
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 1.2 cm
Height: 15 cm
Weight: 480 g

Archos 101 test and video review

Archos 101 price - this tablet can be found in online stores for around 299 Euro (or £160 in UK).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen price, features and specs

Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen price, features and specs - short review of the latest MP3 player by Apple

The iPod Touch 4th Generation includes the world’s most advanced mobile operating system - iOS 5, which not only contributes to the ease-to-use interface, rock-solid stability, but also gives you over 200 existing new features, including iMessage over Wi-Fi, Twitter Integration, Notification Center at the top of your screen, the world’s most popular Game Center, and more. The features included with iOS 5 make iPod touch even more powerful, innovative, and fun to use.

Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen is a very stylish device
Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen specs
Support Formats
Audio Formats
MP3/WAV/AAC/Audible/Apple Lossless/AIFF
Video Formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Display Size
Display Type
Display Resolution
960 x 640
Data Transfer
Connection Type
Dock Connector
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP/ Vista / Windows 7/ Mac OS/ Linux
802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
Up to 40 hours
Battery Life(Video Playback)
Up to 7 hours
Recharge Time
Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours.
Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
TV Out
Support for 1024x768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)

Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen video review

Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen price - around $200 for the 8GB model.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Acer S201HLbd monitor price, specs and review

Acer S201HLbd monitor price, specs and review

Today we are going to review the Acer S201HLbd monitor, which is a very slim yet spacious display that is great for multitasking and web browsing. High-definition visuals leap to life thanks to HD resolution and an extremely high contrast ratio. You'll appreciate both the imagery and the look of this streamlined yet powerful Acer monitor.
Acer S201HLbd is one of the cheapest  20" monitors 

Acer S201HLbd specs
Screen size - 20"
LED backlight
Maximum resolution 1600 x 900
Refresh rate 60Hz
Viewing angle 170°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel pitch 0.276mm
Display colors - 16.7 Million
Brightness - 250 cd/m2
Contrast ratio of 12,000,000:1
Response Time 5ms
Horizontal Refresh Rate 30 - 80KHz
Vertical Refresh Rate 55 - 75Hz

Acer S201HLbd dimensions - 18.66" x 13.78" x 5.71" and 6.2 lbs. weight

Acer S201HLbd price - around $100 in US stores

Check the rest of our monitor reviews and for price and specs comparison.

Toshiba Regza 46TL868B 3D LED TV price, review and specs

Toshiba Regza 46TL868B 3D LED TV price, review and specifications

Today we are going to take a look at one of Toshiba's 3D LED TVs - the 46TL868B. The TL-series offers the smart and cost-effective start into the 3DTV Full HD world.

Toshiba Glasses-free 3D REGZA LCD TV

Toshiba 46 Full 1080p HD 3D LED Smart TV with Freeview HD & USB Playback

Toshiba Regza 46TL868B features:
Screen Type: LED
Screen Size: 46
Smart TV
Wireless: Via Dongle (Sold Separately)
Electronic Program Guide
HD Ready
1080HD Ready: 1080p
USB Video Record & Playback: Playback
Pixel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
Brightness: 400cdm2
Refresh Rate: 200Hz
SRS/DSP Surround Sound
Scart sockets: 1
Component video connection
Composite video connection
HDMI Connection: 4
Headphone socket
RGB PC Input
Remote Control
Wall mountable
Stand Included: Pedestal
USB port
Freeview: Freeview HD
Freesat: No

Toshiba Regza 46TL868B price - British stores offer this amazing TV for around £650 (inc. VAT).

Our opinion about Toshiba Regza 46TL868B
If you are looking for a big screen with 3D capabilities at affordable price the 46" TL868B might be the right choice for you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Facebook prepares for hacker attacks

Anonymous Hacker Group announced cyber attack against Facebook

The biggest social network in the world prepares for future hacker attacks. The Anonymous Hacker Group announced that it is going to break into Facebook's web property and probably shut the site down.
This may seem a very difficult task as some of the biggest Internet experts are working for Facebook, but Anonymous Hacker Group is well known for its abilities to hack even the most secure websites in the world. Just few years ago they performed the biggest security breach in FBI databases.
It looks like there are some cyber wars going on recently as last week one of the most visited sites in the world was shut down by the American authorities and New Zealand's police. The file sharing site MegaUpload was getting bigger and bigger every day until it was shut down few days ago when its founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in his luxury mention in New Zealand.
Facebook prepares for hacker attacks

Sony Cyber-shot W520 camera price, review and specs

Sony W520 digital camera price, review and specs

Sony Cyber-shot W520 reviewSony Cyber-shot W520 review - today we are going to review one of the cheapest digital cameras by manufacturer Sony. As you probably know Sony makes some of the best pocket cameras currently on the market.
Sony W520 is light, compact and comfortable to carry, the Cyber-shot W520 digital camera is your perfect companion for holidays, family get-togethers and more. It offers superb image quality is teamed with simple, uncluttered operation - even if you're a first-time digital camera user.

Sony Cyber-shot W520 pics
             Sony Cyber-shot W520

Sony Cyber-shot W520 specs:
Camera type - compact
Optical Zoom - 5x
Sensor Resolution - 14.1 MP
Screen Size - 2.7"
Weight - 108 gr
Display size - 2.7"

Sony Cyber-shot W520 video test

Sony Cyber-shot W520 price
The most incredible thing about this compact digital camera is that it can be bought for less than $120 and for about £70 in the UK stores.

With 14.1 effective megapixels you can shoot detailed, high resolution images that look sharp and lifelike, even when enlarged up to A3 size. It means you can make a poster from your favourite photo - or share them with friends on a large screen TV. The amazing 2.7” Clear Photo LCD screen with high contrast makes it easy to frame your shots, choose menus and view photos, even in bright conditions. The W520’s generous screen size allows for excellent detail, high contrast and a wide viewing angle so you can all crowd around to see what you’ve shot.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Battlefield 3 Simulator - video

Battlefield 3 Simulator - video

In this episode of The Gadget Show you can take a closer look at the ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator. Their FPS gaming simulator is really one of a kind.

Battlefield 3 Simulator video /The Gadget Show/

And please don't forget to share this ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator with friends, as they may like it too.

Sanyo Xacti GH1 camcorder review

Sanyo Xacti GH1 camcorder price, review and specifications

Today we are going to test and review one of the most affordable camcorders made by Sanyo. Xacti GH1 is a Full HD camcorder which has 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom.


Sanyo Xacti GH1
Sanyo Xacti GH1 specifications:
5 x optical zoom.
60 x digital zoom.
1080p high definition recording.
Memory card compatibility: SD, SDHC SDXC.
14MP digital stills.
Stereo sound.

Sanyo Xacti GH1 features:
Auto and manual focus.
8 exposure modes.
Digital image stabilisation.
Wind noise reduction.
Webcam function.
General information:
AV output.
DV output.
HDMI connection.
Battery level indicator.
Rechargeable Li-ion battery supplied.
Accessories included: case wrist strap.

Sanyo Xacti GH1 dimensions:
Weight 182g.
Size H5.5, W3.85, D10.96cm.

Sanyo Xacti GH1 video test - sample video of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1 HD Camcorder

Sanyo Xacti GH1 price
The Xacti GH1 camcorder costs around £100 (or $160 in US)

What we think of it
Sanyo Xacti GH1 is a good HD camcorder for the money.

Samsung NX100 digital camera review

Samsung NX100 digital camera price, specifications and review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Samsung's mid-range digital cameras. The NX100 has some nice features that are worth taking a look at.
Introducing the NX100 with the worlds first i-Function Lens. An interchangeable lens camera that delivers the performance of a D-SLR but in a convenient and stylish body. Most importantly, the NX100 features an innovation in lens technology (i-Function) that enables you to move between different settings with a single push of a button - taking brilliant photos just got easier.
Samsung NX100 digital camera review

Samsung NX100 features and specifications:

14.6 megapixels.
CMOS sensor, 23.4 x 15.6mm.
Viewfinder can be attached
3in AMOLED screen with Live View.
15 focus points in the viewfinder.
ISO range from 100 to 6400.
Shutter speed 1/4000 to 30sec.
JPEG and NEF (RAW) file format.
Continuous shooting up to 30 frames per second (JPEG).
Continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second (RAW).
720p video capture with sound.
PictBridge compatible.
5 lenses available.

Samsung NX100 dimensions:
Weight 282g.
Size H7.1, W12.5, D3.45cm.

Samsung NX100 video review

The Samsung NX100 is the latest NX-series

Samsung NX100 price
This camera can be found in online stores for about £200 in the UK and around $260 in the US.

What we think of it
With the NX100 Samsung is aiming at consumers who are looking for a cheap upgrade or just better performance camera for relatively low price.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Notebook ASUS X54C-ES91

ASUS X54C-ES91 review
Notebook ASUS X54C-ES91 price, review and specifications
ASUS X54C-ES91 features

Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Optical Drive Type:
1366 x 768
Memory Speed:
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
0.3M Pixel
6-cell lithium ion
CPU Support:
2MB L3 Cache
ASUS X54C-ES91 specifications

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU Type
Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz
Memory Size
Hard Disk
Optical Drive
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory
Shared memory
CPU Type
Intel Pentium
CPU Speed
CPU Support
2MB L3 Cache
Screen Size
Wide Screen Support
1366 x 768
Operating Systems
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card
Hard Drive
Memory Speed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Optical Drive Spec
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
1 x HDMI
Supplemental Drive
0.3M Pixel
6-cell lithium ion

ASUS X54C video review

ASUS X54C-ES91 Notebook Intel Pentium B960(2.2GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW Intel HD Graphics

ASUS X54C-ES91 price
You can find this notebook in online stores for less than $500.
Asus X54C laptop review