Consumer tests and product reviews. Accurate information about different products. Test and Review offers various tests and product reviews - we rate and review televisions, computers, PC, consumer electronics, tablets, smartphones, gadgets, cars

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kodak Easyshare M583 review

Kodak Easyshare M583 digital camera review - price, features and specifications of the Kodak Easyshare M583 camera

Kodak Easyshare M583 is a 14.0 MP digital camera with 8x optical zoom and a bunch of other useful features.
    Kodak M583     Kodak Easyshare M583 review

As you probably know Kodak offers some of the cheapest compact digital cameras but at the same time this brand has some really successful models. The Easyshare M583 is a very affordable digital camera as it can be easily find in online stores for less than £60. That is quite a deal considering it has a 14.0 MP image sensor and a huge 8x optical zoom.
Viewing your photos on Kodak Easyshare M583 is a real pleasure on the bright 3.0-inch LCD display.
Another great feature of the M583 is that it supports 720p HD movie recording. The bad news is that those videos can be only recorded with mono sound (no stereo mics).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet review

Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet review (DGM T-702) - price, features and specifications of the Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet

Sumvision Cyclone Astro is an affordable 7-inch tablet with fast 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 512MB DDR3 RAM. In some locations this tablet is also offered as DGM T-702. Sumvision Cyclone Astro runs on Android 2.3 operating system.
The price of the Cyclone Astro tablet is not high at all but neither is the performance of the tablet. Actually its average to good quality is a bit of surprise considering the low price of around £80 (in UK).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

iPad 3 unboxing

iPad 3 unboxing - video preview of the new Apple iPad 3rd generation
  
The 3rd generation iPad has an amazing 9.7-inch display but that is nothing new, the iPad 2 has a gorgeous display as well. The new Retina display has a staggering resolution for a display of this size - 2048x1536.
The new iPad will come in two colors - either white or black. There is nothing different here compared to the iPad 2.

Fujitsu AH530 laptop review

Fujitsu AH530 laptop review

Price, features and specifications of the dual-core Pentium Fujitsu AH530 laptop


Fujitsu AH530 is 15.6-inch laptop with dual-core Intel Pentium P6200 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Fujitsu AH530 laptop
Fujitsu  Lifebook AH530
Today we are going to take a closer look at this great home-user laptop because it has become quite popular recently and is on sale in some big tech stores. We have tested the AH530 several times so far and we totally liked it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop review

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop review - price, features and specifications of the Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ is a wonderful 15.6-inch laptop packed with good technology and features.
The Satellite L750-1RJ uses a powerful 2.2GHz Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor with Intel Sandy Bridge Architecture and 3MB cache. This means you will not have any speed troubles no matter how advanced the application you are using this processor will get the job done with ease.
     

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2012 GMC Terrain review

2012 GMC Terrain test drive and review - check out the all new SUV by GM

2012 GMC Terrain 



In this review we are going to show you the front-wheel drive version of the 2012 GMC Terrain SUV. It achieves better fuel economy and has lower price tag than the all-wheel drive model.
The GMC Terrain is a relatively small SUV but it offers great interior space so it is good enough for long trips with a lot of luggage. The towing capacity of this SUV is good as well.
For 2012 GM has made some minor design changes for the Terrain and now it looks sportier and modern.

iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet

iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet review - price, features and specifications of the 7-inch 4G MID Google Android tablet


iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet review
iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet

Today we are going to take a look at another cheap Android tablet. The 7-inch 4G MID Google Android tablet costs around $80 and offers the usual performance that tablets in this price range show.
This cheap tablet from iRulu has a IMAPX210 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM and 4GB internal flash memory (MMC expandable up to 32GB).
The display of the 4G MID Google Android tablet is nothing special and you can't expect anything different from a tablet with such price. It's a 7-inch screen and the resolution is 800x480.
Connection options of this MID tablet include built-in WiFi adapter and a USB port. Manufacturer claims this one also supports 3G connection but we cannot comment on this one as we haven't test is.
Multimedia features if this MID tablet include built in 1.3MP camera, stereo speakers and a headphone jack.

IRULU 10.1’’ Android Lollipop tablet PC - eXpro X1 Plus Series

As we mentioned this is an Android 2.3 tablet and as you probably already know there are hundreds of apps for this operating system but with only 256MB of RAM don't expect the smoothest experience.
The dimensions of this iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet are pretty reasonable and it weighs around 0.37kg which is more than acceptable.
Check out the rest of our cheap tablets selection and decide which is the one for you:
Flytouch Superpad 3
SuperPad VI
MID M1006 Superpad tablet
Zenithink Zepad ZT102
Ainol Novo 7 Paladin tablet
Archos Arnova 7b G2 tablet
ViewSonic ViewPad 10E tablet
Huawei S7 Pro MediaPad tablet
Tablo 7 tablet
Skypad Alpha 2 tablet 

iRulu MID tablet review

Friday, March 23, 2012

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test drive and review

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test drive and review - first impressions on Hyundai's new sports car

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of those cars that you are going to be in love with or totally hate it. This all is thanks to its provocative Asian design and new petrol engines.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe looks sporty and aggressive but you can easily recognize the Hyundai even without seeing the badge. The proportions of the car are very similar to those of the Scion FRS and Infinity G35/G37 coupe.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

iPad 3rd generation review

iPad 3rd generation review 

price, features and specifications of the Apple iPad 3


iPad 3rd generation review. It seems like everybody in tech world is talking about the new Apple iPad. The 3rd generation of the most popular tablet in the world is already in stores and is already sold out in most of them. Actually the deliveries of the iPad 3 haven't started in most countries yet, North America is priority as usual.

iPad 3 review
Apple iPad 3
iPad 3rd gen review

Mercedes SL500 test drive and review

Mercedes SL500 test drive and review - 2013 Mercedes SL 500 R231 first impressions

Mercedes SL500 R231


Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at the all new Mercedes SL-class. The new car with a code name R231 is already for sale in Mercedes dealerships for the price of over a $100,000.
The car is completely different from the previous generation but its design features will not suit every taste, especially the front end.
The 2013 Mercedes SL 500 has a 4,6-liter bi-turbo engine with 435hp which replaces the old 5,5-liter that had 'only' 387hp.
Take a look at the quick test drive and review of the new Mercedes SL500 and decide of this is the car for you (in case you are shamelessly rich).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Samsung optical smart hub SE-208BW

Samsung optical smart hub SE-208BW - price, features and specifications of the Samsung SE-208BW

Samsung SE-208BW is a smart wireless media hub that offers various options for connecting your multimedia devices like PC, laptop, smartphone, smart TV and some others.
With the Samsung SE-208BW you can connect your devices on the go, stream CDs and DVDs on multiple devices.
      
The built in WiFi connection makes this device usable as an access point for your wireless-ready devices.
Not only it is very capable but the Samsung SE-208BW smart hub is very affordable. Its price is very competitive and it can be found for as low as £100 (or around $120 in US).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop review

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop review - price, features and specifications of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D is an affordable 15.6-inch laptop with AMD E450 Dual Core processor, 3GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB HDD.
Toshiba Satellite C660D touchpad features multi-touch gesture support and interesting sophisticated black textured finish.

The 15.6-inch screen of the Satellite Pro C660D-1CE is LED backlit and supports resolution of 1366x768. The screen is also equipped with Toshiba's TruBrite technology for crisp and bright images. The graphics used in this laptop is AMD Radeon HD 6320 with up to 957MB which will be fine for most users but not for those who like more advanced games.
Connectivity options of the Satellite Pro C660D-1CE include 802.11b/g/n Wireless and the latest generation of Bluetooth® 3.0+HS.
Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE comes with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 card reader and VGA Port.

Friday, March 16, 2012

LG DM2780D 3D LED monitor and TV

LG DM2780D 3D LED monitor and TV


LG DM2780D
LG DM2780D is a 27-inch 3D LED TV that supports picture in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution.
The LG DM2780D offers the 3D picture using polarization technology.
This monitor is perfect for multimedia though its screen size is not very big. The 27-inch frame is perfect for smaller rooms or bigger kitchens.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lava 7 Android 2.2 tablet review

Lava 7" Android 2.2 tablet review 

Lava 7 Android tablet

Price, features and specifications of the Lava 7-inch tablet


Lava 7 Android 2.2 tablet - today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at another of the cheap tablets that looks amazingly like the Apple iPad. But most similarities with the most popular tablet in the world end here. The Lava 7 tablet has an 800MHz processor (WM8650) and a 7-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution. The screen is nothing special but you shouldn't expect anything else in this price segment.
Lava 7 runs on the Android 2.2 operating system so plenty of apps are available for this tablet at the Android Market.
    

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT review

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT tennis racket review - price, features and specs of the amazing Babolat Pure Drive 107 GT tennis racket
Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is a professional tennis racket used by the former world N1 Andy Roddick. This racket offers good control and amazing power level. The Pure Drive GT will suit best to players who like to stay mostly on the baseline and produce powerful shots. It is much dedicated to aggressive playing style and for players who search for fast winner shots.
  
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT has a 645 sq.cm./100 sq.in. head size and 685 mm./27 in. in length.
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT weighs around 315g and is and the balance point is 9pts head light.
The stringing pattern of the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is 16x19.
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is made of Graphite / Tungsten material which is very strong and durable.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet review

Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet review

Price, features and specifications of the Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet


Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tabletSamsung Series 7 Slate is a high-end tablet computer which offers great performance very close to a desktop PC. The Samsung Series 7 Slate comes with a large 11.6" and a choice of either 64GB SSD or 128GB SSD internal memory. The Samsung Series 7 Slate amazing performance wouldn't be possible without the powerful Intel Core i5 processor. The Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 comes with the 2467M version of the Intel Core i5 which is rated at 1.6 GHz (2.3 max turbo frequency and 3MB L3 cahce) and it is a dual-core of course.
  
   
The fast processor is combined with a Intel HD Graphics 3000 for better graphics performance. It is a shared memory graphics but definitely one of the best used in a tablet. As a result HD video performance and gaming are brought to the next level in mobile computing.

2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review

2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review - price, features and specs of the all new 2012 2012 Hyundai Accent

The latest version of the Hyundai Accent (also called Hyundai i25 and Verna ) received a major redesign and now it looks and drives as a more upmarket vehicle. The 2012 Hyundai Accent shares the same platform as the Kia Rio and that is pretty obvious. The two cars are very similar in terms of looks and driving characteristics.
The new Accent will also use the same powerplant - 1.6 liter engine (138-hp and 123-ft. of torque) with either 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. For other locations different than North American market the new Accent will be also offered with a 1.4 petrol engine producing 109-hp.
   

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kia Rio 2012 test drive and review

Kia Rio 2012 test drive and review

Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at the 2012 Kia Rio.
First of all we should say the new redesigned Rio looks awesome. It now ha much more settled looks and sporty design and feels more upmarket in general. The 5-door Rio is a small car but the way the interior space is used it could easily fit four adults and a fair amount of luggage.
2012 Kia Rio     Kia Rio review

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket review

Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket review

Head YOUTEK IG Speed 18x20 is the racket that helped the current world number one in the world Novak Djokovic achieve his best results.
Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket        Head YOUTEK IG Speed
The YOUTEK IG Speed is a 100 sq. inch tennis racket that weighs around 326g. It is made by some of the most sophisticated materials in tennis world. The YOUTEK IG Speed composition includes graphite and the patented d3o and Innegra technologies. The d3o is a 'smart' material that reacts differently depending on the player's style and adapts during the game. This gives more control and feel during game play. The Innegra material inserted in the frame reduces the unwanted vibrations to the absolute minimum. This gives the player more confidence and reduces the risk of some possible injuries.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Test drive Skoda Superb

Test drive Skoda Superb- video test drive and review Skoda Superb 2011



The second generation of the Skoda Superb is one of the most awarded cars in last few years. The car offers enormous interior and luggage space and built quality that is way over this car's price. The simple and elegant design suits to almost anyone and that's probably one of the reasons the new Superb attracts so many customers. It is not a surprise that some people prefer the Superb over premium cars like the Mercedes E-class or the Audi A6.
The second generation Superb is offered with various petrol and diesel engines but we would not recommend you the smallest diesel because of the lack of power (this is quite a big and heavy car after all). Take a look at the quick test drive and review of the 2011 Skoda Superb and decide if you may consider it as your next car.

Test drive Skoda Superb - video

HP G72-B66 laptop review

HP G72-B66nr laptop review - price, features and specifications of the HP G72-B66nr laptop

If you prefer the advantage of having a big 17-inch screen on your mobile computer but you don't want to spend a lot of money than you should definitely check the HP G72-B66nr notebook.
This laptop is the perfect solution for those who are still wondering if it is worth compromising with a 15.6" laptop if it used mainly on the desktop at home or in the office. This desktop replacement is the answer to your needs for big display.
   

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet review

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet review - price, features and specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet

IdeaPad K1 tablet
IdeaPad K1 is a powerful stylish tablet by Lenovo
Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a slim and stylish tablet using the Android 3.1 operating system.
The IdeaPad K1 has a 10.1" HD Touch-Sensitive Screen with 1280 x 800 resolution. The screen is bright and images appear nice and clear even in daylight conditions.
The IdeaPad K1 is not only good looking but a very powerful tablet as well. It has a fast 1.0GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 on the NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset and 1GB DDR2 RAM. These make the tablet very fast and responsive and working with most applications is a real joy.
      

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU TV

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU LCD TV review - price, features and specifications of the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU LED LCD TV
     



If you are searching for a nice 32-inch LED TV that offers great picture for an affordable price than you may consider buying the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU TV. It is definitely not the cheapest 32-inch LCD TV on the market but the quality of this particular TV is just great.
First of all the TV has a nice design and will suit almost any interior. On the bottom part of the KDL-32EX523BU there is a polished aluminium stripe that gives it very stylish look.
But looks are not the most important things in a TV. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU offers you quality Full HD picture that is going to make the home cinema experience with this TV just great.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012 Geneva motor show

2012 Geneva motor show

Geneva Motor Show 2012





So what's new for the Geneva motor show 2012.
 First of all we have a new car of the year - the Opel Ampera /Chevrolet Volt won the 2012 Car of the year prize. The other finalist in the competition were Citroën DS 5, Ford Focus, Fiat Panda, Volkswagen Up, Range Rover Evoque and the new Toyota Yaris.
Opel Ampera - Car of the year 2012
The 82nd international motor show in Geneve will be the place for a debut for many new models.
Ferrari is expected to reveal the F12 Berlinetta (a.k.a F620 GT).
Audi will present the successor of the A3. The new model has all the typical Audi looks and amazing built quality.
Jaguar is expected to present their new Sportbrake version of the XF model. That's the first Jaguar wagon car after the X-type which was not a success at all.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
And if you want something not so traditional you should definitely check the new all electric Tesla Model X.
Geneva Motor Show 2012 will keep its doors open for visitors from 8 till 18 March so don't hesitate to visit it, there will be plenty of new and interesting automotive stuff. Tickets are available on site (50 % discount on all entry tickets sold on site after 4 p.m) and online as well .

Superpad 2 tablet review

Superpad 2 tablet review - price, features, specifications and full video review of the Android Superpad 2 tablet

When Flytouch first presented their Superpad tablet it was like the new kid on the block, something with name and design familiar to the iPad but with much lower price and questionable performance. Now the Superpad tablet is well known in tablet world and that's why we are going to take a closer look at the Superpad 2 with Android 2.3 operating system and fast 1GHz processor.
As previously mentioned Superpad tablets have design very similar to the one of the Apple's iPad but the Superpad 2 is much thicker and a bit heavier.
The Superpad 2 has a large 10.2-inch 1024X600 touchscreen display which does not offer the greatest picture quality you may expect but it is OK for a tablet in this price range.
Thanks to the 1 GHz processor 512MB DDR RAM the Superpad 2 runs smoothly with most applications. It cannot be compared to the iPad 2 or the Galaxy Tab but it will get the job done with ease.
The Superpad 2 offers various connection options - 2 USB ports, mini HDMI and a MicroSD are all available with this tablet.

Connecting to the Internet is easy with the built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g and Ethernet port. Superpad 2 does not have a built-in GPS receiver but additional GPS antenna is available for those who need this tablet for navigation.
Audio options of the Superpad 2 include headphone jack and a mic. The built in speakers provide crisp sound but they are far from exceptional.
An additional feature of the Superpad 2 is the built-in front facing camera which comes as a surprise for a tablet in this price segment.

Peugeot 508 test drive

Peugeot 508 test drive and review

Today we are going to take a look at Peugeot's brand new sedan 508. It replaces two of the brand outgoing models (the 407 and the 607) combining it into one new model that is bigger and more upmarket than the 407 but not as luxurious as the 607 limousine.
 

The new 508 has a nice elegant exterior with dynamic profile which suits perfect to the car. The front is typical Peugeot with massive grill and aggressive headlights. The rear of the 508 is muscular and gives the car more settled look.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Citroen DS4 consumer report

Citroen DS4 consumer report - test drive and review Citroen DS4

   
 It has been quite some time since Citroen launched their luxury new DS-series and for some this was a step forward even though the brand was using some tricks from the 1960's.
Citroen DS4 is based on the mid-sized hatchback C4 with some stylish and functional upgrades to make it stand out form the crowd.
The car is elegant and sporty but looks a bit too big and massive and doesn't have the distinctive sporty looks it should probably have.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone review

HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone review - price, features and specifications

HTC Droid Incredible 2 is an Android 2.2 based smartphone with 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor and 8MP auto-focus camera.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a stylish and very capable smartphone. The fast processor and the 4-inch capacitive touch screen make browsing experience easy and smooth. Though it's not the biggest screen on the market it offers good, vivid picture and nice colors. Contrast is not on the brightest side but it is good enough for viewing your content even in sunny daylight conditions.