Mercedes-Benz C-class

Mercedes-Benz C-class review - 2009 C300 in depth tour and review

Mercedes-Benz C-class review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Mercedes-Benz best sellers. The C-class is probably the most popular of all Mercedes cars. In this video review you can take a closer look at 2009 Mercedes C300, which is sold mostly in US. Mercedes Benz C300 has nice clean design lines but interior is a bit plastic and not well suited for this kind of business vehicle. The 2009 Mercedes C300 has a 3.0 liter engine producing 228 h.p. and is offered with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Cirtex Hosting web hosting review

Cirtex - personal web hosting review 

CIRTEXHOSTING is a clear example of bad hosting services

Cirtex web hosting review
- today we are going to review one of the worst hosting companies we've ever came up on. Cirtex Hosting is based in the US and they claim they offer premium hosting services like shared hosting, VPS and dedicated services.

Unfortunately, these services are far from premium and choosing a hosting company like this one may lead to many problems.

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 laptop - product review

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 review

Satellite C655-S5341 is an affordable laptop by manufacturer Toshiba. It comes equipped with Intel Core i3 2330M processor, 4GB of RAM and 320GB for storage. 

It offers good performance for most daily tasks and a nice numeric 10-key pad, which might be very useful for students or accountants for example.

LG LK450 42-inch Full HD LCD TV

LG LK450 42" 1080P LCD TV review

LG LK450 review
LG LK450

LK450 is a cheap Full HD LCD TV by LG. It offers good picture quality and plenty of options for a TV in this price range.

Here are LG LK450 main features
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.

Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR–qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.


BMW X5 review

BMW X5 E70

BMW X5 is often rated as one of the best SUVs on the market. Since it first came out back in 1999 BMW X5 is top choice for 4x4 lovers. This SUV impresses with great handling on and off road and offers excellent comfort for any taste. The X5 has a sporty character but it is very functional as well. X5 offers plenty of space for driver and passengers and has a big boot as well. Most X5s are manufactured in South Carolina at the Spartanburg BMW plant and some in Toluca, Mexico.
BMW X5 offers wide range of engine choices - gassoline and diesels. A hybrid model is expected very soon. The sportiest of all X5s is the M version which has a 4.4 liter Twin Turbo engine producing 555 h.p.
The latest X5s are offer either with 6-speed or with 8-speed automatic transmissions
A new version of the X5 is expected to replece the amazing E70 model. Currently the main competitors for BMW X5 are Mercedes ML, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.

X5 interior

2012 BMW X5 M - video

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Honda Insight

Honda Insight hybrid

Honda Insight is one of those cars that should be considered a breaktrough in car manufacturing. It is the most advanced and popular hybrid model by Honda and has been on the car market for more than two years now (the new 2008 model).

It should have been a strong competitor to Toyota's Prius and the newcommer Chevy Volt (Opel Ampera) but is it really competing or just reasearching a market that's still to develop and expand.
Honda Insight uses a 1.0 regular gasoline engine with 67 hp and an 13 hp electric motor that acts as a generator when decelerating.
Honda Insight has an average consumption of 3.9 liters per 100 km which is around 73 mpg. These results are good but most modern diesel cars are already there.
The Insight has nice modern looking exterior, with a shape very similar to Toyota Prius but a bit more conservative with more curves and angles. The interior is nicely fitted, roomy and functional. The Insight is a 5 passenger car and trunk space is more than enough.

Honda Insight interior

Honda Insight is a real bestseller in Japan and is one of the best-selling cars on Japanese car market - over 100 000 units sold.
No matter if we like it or not hybrid vehicles are already part of our transportation choices and it's just a matter of time and development for hybrids to become more efficient and affordable. Currently Honda Insight is one of the best and most preffered hybrid cars together with the Prius and the Volt.

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Babolat Pure Drive lite tennis racket review

Babolat Pure Drive lite - my tennis racket review

Babolat Pure Drive lite

Pure Drive lite is a high end tennis racket from one of the best tennis manufacturers Babolat. Pure Drive lite is a lightweight tennis racket best suited for women professionals who seek the best balance between comfort and power. Babolat Pure Drive lite weighs only 275g (unstrung) thanks to graphite and tungsten materials used in the frame. That's nearly 30g less than Kim Clijsters' favourite Babolat Pure Drive GT.Many tennis pros use this racket, including tennis star Agnieszka Radswanska.

Citroen DS3 test drive

Citroen DS3 test drive and video review

Citroen DS3 test drive

We are going to take a look at Citroen's new little car with futuristic design and plenty of style. On first look Citroen DS3 looks just amazing. With interesting color schemes and innovative design features it really shines on the street.

Here is a short Fifth Gear test drive of the new Citroen DS3. Enjoy

Google Music

Google Music consumer overview

Google Music logo

Google presented their latest online music feature - Google Music makes music discovery, purchase, and listening effortless and fun.

Shop music on Android Market and listen instantly using the Google Music app.
Google Music is a cloud-powered music player and storage service that lets you keep your music collection online so you can save space on your Android device.

LG D2342P-PN 23-inch 3D monitor

LG D2342P-PN 23-inch 3D LED monitor review

LG D2342P-PN 

LG D2342P-PN is not the best 3D solution for your home PC entertainment but it definitely is one of the cheapest. LG uses their own 3D solution to keep the price lower than competitors using Nvidia's 3D.

Connections include DVI, VGA, HDMI and a headphone jack. LG D2342P-PN offers a super energy savings feature which lowers the brightness and tracks the total power and CO2 reducton. The D2342P-PN comes equipped with two pairs of 3D glasses.

Lenovo G570

Lenovo G570 laptop review

Lenovo G570 review

G570 is not one of the high end laptops from the ThinkPad series that Lenovo is very well known for. This is a fast, well build laptop that is going to do all the basic stuff with ease. It suits best for a student laptop or home user. For business users we would recommend some of the old fashioned and exceptionally equipped ThinkPad models with no glossy finish.

2011 BMW 535i M-Sport

 2011 BMW 535i M-Sport
2011 BMW 535i M-Sport

Today we are going to take a closer look at the brand new BMW 535i with the M-Sport package. This exact car is on top of BMW 5-series line and is equipped with all the latest gadgets and optional extras.

Nokia Lumia 800 price, specs and review

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone review

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone
Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone
Today we are going to review Lumia 800, which is a brand new Windows Phone 7 smartphone from Nokia.
It has fresh innovative design and plenty of new features for a Nokia phone.

The manufacturer claims Lumia 800 is fast, easy and fun to use. So lets see phone basic features and specifications and decide if it is true what they say about it.

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2011 for Mac

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2011 for Mac

Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite in the world with over 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office. It’s the easiest way to share, create or access your documents from almost anywhere.
For the 2011 edition Microsoft Office for Mac has some major improvements.
Some of them are brand new, others are improved features from before but they all are making this software much more productive and easy to use. Here are some of the new features for Office Home and Business 2011:

Outlook for Mac. Manage your email and calendars with features that simplify staying connected and up to date. Keeps you connected to e-mail, schedules, calendars, to-do lists, and contacts.
Ribbon. Access favorite commands quickly, and personalize your workspace.
Office Web Apps. Post, edit, and share files from virtually anywhere.
Coauthoring. Simultaneously edit a file with authors in multiple locations.
Template Gallery Visually select the perfect template for your next project.
Photo Editing Remove backgrounds or add color filters right within PowerPoint®.
Full Screen View Use full screen to maximize space for reading and writing.
Presentation Broadcast Broadcast a presentation instantly online, even to people without PowerPoint.
Improved Publishing Layout View. Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and documents easily.
Sparklines. Create small charts in a single cell to discover patterns in your data.
Visual Basic Support Automate repetitive tasks by programming your favorite commands.
Dynamic Reordering Rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly.

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Outlook for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011 and PowerPoint for Mac 2011.



SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S is one of a kind and very interesting home digital solution. It offers PC capabilities with touchscreen features and many media options. VAIO VPCL13M1E/S has Full HD VAIO Display Plus and 1GB Graphics. It has very interesting unique design as well.

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S features
- The ulitmate touchscreen PC, giving you HD at your fingertips
- Experience a new level of family entertainment with a 24" mulit-touch screen
- Up to 500GB HDD and 4Gb Memory for all your familys multimedia needs
- 11 Watt, integrated Speakers plus wireless keyboard and mouse for complete comfort
- Intel COre 2 Duo E7500 Processor

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S specifications

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Platform Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Chipset Intel® P43 Express Chipset
Cover colour Silver
Processor Name Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7500
Processor Speed (GHz) 2.93
L2/L3 Cache (MB) 3
Frontside Bus (MHz) 1066
Number of Cores 2
Memory Size (GB) 4
Memory Specification PC2-6400
Memory Speed (MHz) 800
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Max. Supported Memory (GB) 12
Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA
Hard Drive Capacity (GB) 1000
Hard Drive Speed (rpm) 7200
Optical Drive Type
DVD SuperMulti
CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x8, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD+R DL x8, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
CD-R x24, CD-RW x10, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD+R DL x6, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
Screen Type VAIO Display Plus
Multi-touch capable YES
Diagonal Size (in) 24
Diagonal Size (cm) 61
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Graphic Card Name NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU
Video RAM memory 1 GB
Total Graphics Memory Approx.2780MB*
USB Port (quantity) 5
USB Version USB 2.0
USB Connector Type A
i.Link 4-pin (IEEE1394) 1; S400
Memory Stick™ Slot
1: M.S. PRO-HG (Duo Only)
Microphone Jack
1: Stereo Mini Jack
Headphone Jack
1: Stereo Mini Jack
Optical Audio Out (SPDIF) YES
SD Card Slot YES
HDMI Input NO / YES in Sony VPCL14S1E/S
Video (Composite) Input No
TV Tuner in No / optional
Network Connectivity
Ethernet (RJ-45 Direct Port) YES
Ethernet Type
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless LAN YES
Wireless LAN Type 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps) 150 (RX)/150 (TX)
Bluetooth YES
Bluetooth (version) Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Bluetooth Range (m) Max. approx. 10 (open space)
Bluetooth Max. Data Rate (Mbps) Max. 2.1
Built-in Speakers YES
Built-in Microphone Yes: Monaural
Dolby Codec Dolby Home Theater v3
Built-in Camera MOTION EYE®
Image Sensor (Mega Pixels) 0.3
Effective Pixels 640x480
Stroke (mm) 2.7
Key Pitch (mm) 19.05
Numeric Keypad YES
Other Features
Special Buttons Stand by, VAIO, Display OFF
Kensigton Lock YES
External Keyboard
VGP-WKB10 (Wireless)
VGP-WMS4 (Wireless)
Depth Main Unit (mm) 190
Height Main Unit (mm) 429
Width Main Unit (mm) 582.4
Weight with Supplied Battery (Kg) 12.5

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S / Sony VPCL14S1E/S video preview

What's in the box
Power Cable
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mouse

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S is an interesting device, but the price is a bit too high. For this kind of money you can buy a nice LED TV and a laptop separately, so it's up to you what your choice would be.


HTC EVO 4G product review
Sprint HTC EVO 4G

HTC EVO 4G is one of the most popular smartphones in United States. It is offered by Sprint carrier.
HTC EVO 4G is a snazzy-looking Android touchscreen phone that houses a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8650 processor for the smoothest mobile multi-tasking experience ever. On the large WVGA resolution capacitive multi-touch screen of this HTC smartphone, you can view clear, highly detailed visuals. Stunning entertainment is delivered to you in HD quality on the HTC smartphone. The 8-megapixel rear camera (with autofocus and 2x LED flash) of the HTC EVO 4G lets you capture detailed stills and video, while the 1.3-megapixel fixed focus front camera lets you video-conference with your contacts. Employing WiMax technology, this Android touchscreen phone allows you to access the Internet from up to five computers.
HTC EVO 4G - one of the most popular smartphones in US

HTC EVO 4G features and specs
Released for Sprint, the HTC Evo 4G is the world's first 4G Android handset, delivering download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G -- making it possible to download music, photos, files, or videos in seconds. The handset features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to ensure a smooth and quick user experience and comes with dual cameras, an 8.0-megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, so users can post high-quality video to YouTube and Facebook. The Web browser is optimized with Adobe Flash technology so video and animation are displayed the way they are meant to be seen.
WiMax 4G technology delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Large 4.3-inch touch screen display delivers vivid and vibrant colors, sharp contrast, and true colors.
Fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor for a responsive handset that multitasks from app to app without skipping any hesitation.
Personalize the home screen with widgets that grab rich content from the lastest sports scores to current events and news.
New People widget collects call, message, email and social networking updates from different circles of friends to easily keep in touch.
Friend Stream lets users interaction with friends across Facebook, Twitter and Flickr by bringing updates, photos and shared links into a single easy to follow stream.
New 'Leap' thumbnail view lets users jump to any one of seven panels on the home screen.
Polite ringer automatically lowers the ringer volume when the phone is picked up.

Wireless Band : CDMA 800 / 1900 / WiMax 2500.
Weight : 170 g.
Size : 122 x 66 x 13 mm.
Form Factor : Block .
Battery :
mAh Li-Ion.
Talk Time: 6 hours.
Display : 65,000 colors (480 x 800 px).
Platform / OS : Google Android OS v2.1.
Memory : 360.0 MB.
GPS : Compass (Sprint Navigation / Google Maps).
Bluetooth : 2.1 (A2DP / AVRCP / HFP / HSP / OPP / SPP).
Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g.
Browser : 2.0 (Webkit / Google Search).
Navigation : Touch Screen (HTC Sense).
Camera : 8.0 MP / Flash / Zoom / HD Video Recorder / 1.3 MP / Video Calling.
Audio :
Music: Sprint Music Store (MP3 / AAC / WMA / M4A / WAV).
FM Radio.
Messaging :
Email: POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP / Gmail.
Chat: AOL / Google / Windows Live / Yahoo.

 HTC EVO 4G video review

HTC EVO 4G - one of the most impressive phones ever made. The HTC EVO 4G is incredibly well-made and features a giant 4.3-inch capacitive TFT touchscreen, WiMAX connectivity, 8MP camera with 720p video capture and a kickstand on the back. Software-wise, it runs Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense UI on top. The interface performs smoothly and lets you use mail, social networks, calendars and so on with ease.

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet review
Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Text by Chloe Albanesius / PCmag

In the battle between the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, the Fire has a slight edge over the Nook, with about 39.5 percent of PCMag readers saying they have bought or will buy Amazon's $199 tablet.
Of the 8,808 readers who answered yesterday's poll (below), about 29 percent selected the Nook Tablet, while 39.5 percent went with the Kindle Fire.

MeeGo OS

MeeGo OS review
MeeGo OS

MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system project. Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market, MeeGo is designed to act as an operating system for hardware platforms such as netbooks, entry-level desktops, nettops, tablet computers, mobile computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, SmartTV / ConnectedTV, IPTV-boxes, smart phones, and other embedded systems. MeeGo is currently hosted by the Linux Foundation.
The MeeGo project provides a Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, tablets and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. For consumers, MeeGo will offer innovative application experiences that they can take from device to device.
MeeGo is intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms including handhelds, in-car devices, netbooks and televisions. All platforms share the MeeGo core, with different “User Experience” (“UX”) layers for each type of device.
MeeGo currently targets platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones. All of these platforms have common user requirements in communications, application, and internet services in a portable or small form factor. The MeeGo project will continue to expand platform support as new features are incorporated and new form factors emerge in the market.

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 LED TV

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 40" LED TV review

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 TV review
Bravia KDL-40EX720
Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 is a 40" 3D LED TV with Full HD 1080p picture quality which is just perfect for home cinema. Watching movies on this TV is a real pleasure.

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review
Porsche Cayenne test drive

Today we are going to test drive one of the fastest SUV currently on the market. Porsche Cayenne is one of the most desirable cars in its class as well. The new model has design a bit too soft for some Porsche customers but design is not the main thing about this SUV. It's the driving experience you get once you get it on the open road. Porsche Cayenne has an impressive handling that is better than most average sedan cars. For the new model line Porsche decided to play it eco-friendly and brought a diesel and a hybrid in the model range.
Here is a short test drive of the more powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the softer S model and the 'economy' hybrid model. Share and enjoy

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review - video

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BMW 3-series F30

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 camera review

Canon PowerShot S95 review

This is one of the best point and shoot digital cameras we've tested so far.

Canon introduces the top-of-the-line digital camera PowerShot S95 as an upgrade to the S90. The ultra-slim, ultra-intelligent S95 is loaded with all a serious photographer's must-haves, including a bright f/2.0 Wide-Angle Lens, RAW shooting, a number of shooting modes and effects for ultimate creativity, and professional-style control ring for intuitive manual control. On-board Canon’s HS System, a combination of a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and powerful DIGIC 4 processor, provides exceptional low light performance. The new S95 is also upgraded with Canon's Hybrid IS for blur-free shooting even close-up, and capability of 720p HD video recording with stereo sound. Performance, flexibility and portability merged, now it’s time to step up to PowerShot S95.

Canon PowerShot S95 features

CANON HS SYSTEM - The Canon PowerShot S95 employs the Canon HS SYSTEM by combining a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor to deliver spectacular images with minimal noise. With a new maximum setting of ISO 12,800, the S95 notably reduces blur and camera shake for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

720P HD SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK VIA HDMI - The Canon PowerShot S95 is capable of recording video in stunning high definition (1280 x 720 pixels) with stereo sound. The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor.

LARGE, BRIGHT F/2.0 APERTURE - The Canon PowerShot S95 sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The Macro setting lets you get even closer. Additionally, the large aperture lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. You'll be ready for anything with a lens aperture larger than even many professional sizes.

CONTROL RING FOR INTUITIVE OPERATION - More intuitive and quicker than the usual 2-button control, the Canon PowerShot S95's control ring lets you adjust Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance more precisely than ever.

3.8X OPTICAL ZOOM WITH OPTICAL IS & 28MM WIDE-ANGLE LENS - he Canon PowerShot S95 features Canon's precision 28mm Wide-Angle 3.8x Optical Zoom Lens that allows you to shoot most scenes from wide-angle to telephoto. When it's time to take a closer look, the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer helps minimize camera shake and reveal almost every detail.

CANON HYBRID IS - By employing both an angular sensor and an accelerometer, Canon's highly advanced Hybrid IS corrects camera shake from two sources (the blur caused by the angle of the camera and the "shift blur" that happens when your subject moves parallel to the camera), delivering sharp, blur-free images even when you zoom in close to your subject.

All features: 10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon's HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.
Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting portrait photography in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
A control ring for intuitive manual control, built for the way the serious photographer has always accessed exposure control.

Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
A 3.8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens gets you close to your subjects as well as capture more in your frame.
Utilizes Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting.

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 specs

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical/4x Digital (not w/ RAW)/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device
10.0 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Focal Length
6.0 (W)-22.5mm (T) f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)
Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Auto: 2.0 in./5cm - infinity (W), 12 in./30cm-infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in./5cm - infinity, 12 in /30cm. - infinity (T);
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft./5 - 50cm (W) 12 in. - 1.6 ft./ 30 - 50cm (T) ;
Manual Focus: 2.0 in. - infinity/5cm - infinity (W), 1.6 ft. - infinity/50cm - infinity (T)

Autofocus System- TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder N/A
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
PowerShot S95 specs

What's in the box
PowerShot S95
Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
CB-2LY Charger
Wrist Strap WS-DC9
AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Canon PowerShot S95 video review

Canon PowerShot S95 is an amazing pocket camera but the price is still too high. It also lacks some of the features of our favorite Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V, which we still think is the best at this price range (300-400$)

Hyundai i30 test drive and review

Hyundai i30 test drive and review

Hyundai i30 review
Hyundai i30

Today we are going to test drive and review one of Hyundai's best selling models. The i30 is a big competitor in the so called 'Golf class'.

Hyundai i30 design doesn't make it stand out from the crowd but build quality and 5-year warranty make a very good deal. Price of base models is very low and that makes it even more desirable.

Here is a short Hyundai i30 test drive pointing out its main advantages and disadvantages.

Nokia 500

Nokia 500 product review
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 phone reivew

Nokia has launched Nokia 500, a new generation low-end touchscreen mobile with 1GHz processor, changeable back covers and powered by Symbian Anna OS. Now this is speed – the powerful 1 GHz processor makes sure your apps and entertainment are a pleasure to use. Apps run quickly and smoothly, and with a Wi-Fi or 3.5G internet connection, web pages load fast and downloads arrive in an instant. Scroll through photos effortlessly and browse your music collection with ease.

Nokia 500 features - 3G, Bluetooth, Camera, Colour Screen, Email, Email / Web, FM Radio, GPRS, GPS, Internet Browsing, MP3 Player, Touch Screen, Bluetooth, GPRS, GPS, USB, Wi-fi

Powerful Processor and Wi-Fi
the powerful 1 GHz processor makes sure your apps and entertainment are a pleasure to use. Apps run quickly and smoothly, and with a Wi-Fi or 3.5G internet connection, web pages load fast and downloads arrive in an instant. Scroll through photos effortlessly and browse your music collection with ease.

Live-on your Home Screen
Everything is ready straight out of the box with fully integrated email and social networks. For you this means real-time emails from your work and personal accounts direct to your home screen. You also get live Facebook and Twitter feeds 24/7 to keep you constantly up to date.

Latest and greatest apps
With Nokia 500 you get many great apps right away apps that make life a bit better, a bit easier and a bit more fun. And one tap takes you straight to Store where you can download the latest apps and games, as well as browse ringtones, themes and wallpapers.

Fully Customisable Home Screen
This is where it all begins. From day one your three customisable home screens are live and always up to date you decide what lives on them. One home screen for new emails and messages, one for your friends and social networks, and one for your favourite apps and games. Its up to you. Adding shortcuts and widgets is fast and easy.

Nokia 500 review
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 
Nokia 500 specifications
Physical Features
Dimensions: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm, 73 cc
Weight:93 g
Display type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Proximity for auto turn-off
5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels
Video: VGA@15fps
GPRS: Class 33
EDGE: Class 33
3G: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
microUSB v2.0
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)
Stand-by: Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
Music play: Up to 35 h
General specs
Symbian Anna OS
CPU: 1 GHz ARM 11 processor
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)
GPS: with A-GPS support
Java: MIDP 2.1
Exchangeable battery covers
Digital compass
MP4/H.263/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/?AAC+/WMA player
Photo editor
Voice command/dial
Flash Lite 4.0
Predictive text input
Phonebook, Photocall
Call records max 30 days
Internal: 2 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
External: microSD, up to 32GB
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 maps
Nokia 500 review

The Nokia 500 is the mass production of the new Nokia Symbian line, as it has the lowest specs out of the bunch announced in time for the holiday shopping craze. An affordable handset from Nokia with decent specs and some colorful battery covers thrown in to keep things exciting is usually a Finnish recipe for success among teens and in emerging markets.

GARMIN nüvi 1350

Product review GARMIN nüvi 1350 4.3" GPS Navigation

GARMIN nüvi 1350 GPS navigation
GARMIN nüvi 1350

GARMIN nüvi 1350 features
nüvi 1350 has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple questions: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Notebook Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 review

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 review

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 review
Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 main features

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium - 64-bit version - Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache) - 4GB DDR3 1066 SDRAM - 320GB hard drive - 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768) - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M - Mobile Intel® HM55 Express chipset - 8X DVD±RW DL - webcam - multi-gesture touchpad - 802.11b/g/n WLAN - gigabit LAN - HDMI® - USB - 2-in-1 card reader - 6-cell battery - 2-year limited warranty

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 specifications:
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-370M
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express

Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2

Hard Drive Capacity 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Optical Media Supported DVD-RAM/±R/±RW

Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen Technology CineCrystal
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer nVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 520M
Graphics Memory Capacity 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
TV Card No

Network & Communication
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth No
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No

Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Network (RJ-45) Yes

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Software Included
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured software.
Bing™ Bar
Windows Live™ Essentials

Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Battery Information

Number of Cells 6-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 90 W

Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Height 1.3"
Width 15"
Depth 10"
Weight (Approximate) 5.73 lb

Package Contents
Aspire AS5742G-374G32Mnkk Notebook
Lithium Ion Battery
AC Adapter
Security Features
Kensington Lock Slot
BIOS passwords :
Hard Drive
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority Energy Star

On a price-to-performance basis, the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 is one of the better laptop buys on the market, as long as you don’t mind specs in a plain box. Verdict Average/good performance laptop on an average price. Currently Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 is offered for about 550$ .

Samsung portable Blue-ray burner SE-506AB

Samsung SE-506AB price and review
Samsung portable Blue-ray burner SE-506AB 

Blue-ray burner SE-506AB
Samsung SE-506AB

SE-506AB is an external blue-ray burner by Samsung. It is currently offered in stores for about 120$.
Here are Samsung SE-506AB main specs:

Barnes & Noble introduced Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble introduced Nook Tablet

NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble introduced their main competitor to Amazon's Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet is the latest Barnes & Noble product that is very similar to Kindle Fire tablet. Its main features are:
- 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin
- Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids' books
- HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names—Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora

NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet review
Nook Tablet review and specifications
 Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet

It was a matter of time before Amazon's Kindle Fire finds its biggest competitor. As it seems it won't be the iPad 2 as everybody guessed. There is a new player in the tablet market and it will be a strong competition. When Barnes & Noble announced their NOOK tablet it had almost the same effect when Amazon presented the Kindle Fire. It looks like the hunger for tablet devices is getting bigger and bigger and new strong competitors are appearing every month.
We are going to show you some of the main features and specifications of the NOOK tablet before it goes on sale.
As it seems from it's presentations Barnes & Noble are stressing not so much on e-books but on HD multimedia content and entertainment that are going to attract customers on NOOK Tablet.

Here are NOOK Tablet main features
- 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin
- Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids' books
- HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names—Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora
- Thousands of apps
- World's most advanced VividView™ 7" touchscreen
- free NOOK support in-store


NOOK Tablet main specifications

1GHz TI OMAP4 (dual-core) processor with 1GB RAM

16 GB (up to 10,000 books) built-in memory6
Add up to 32GB with microSD™7 memory card

Height: 8.1 inches
Width: 5.0 inches
Depth: 0.48 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces

7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen
16 million+ colors, IPS2 display
High resolution display—1024 X 600, 169 pixels per inch (PPI)
Fully laminated with no air gaps for remarkable clarity and reduced reflection & glare-read indoors or outside

Up to 11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video without recharging with wireless off5
Installed rechargeable battery
Charge from a wall outlet using the in-box Power Adapter and USB Cable (charging time: approximately 3 hours from wall outlet)

Universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
Charging port
Expandable microSD8 slot

Enhanced Web browsing with video via Adobe® Flash® Player3
Check & send email all from one inbox (i.e., POP and IMAP webmail, including Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and others)
Parental controls to easily disable the Web browser

8 text sizes, 6 font styles, change background colors, line and margin spacing
Look-up words in the built-in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n)
FREE Wi-Fi® in all Barnes & Noble stores

Load EPUB (including Adobe DRM or DRM free) or PDF file types from your computer or microSD card
Watch videos in MP4, or Adobe Flash Player format, 3GP, 3G2 MKV, WEBM (Video Codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VP8)
Load photos and create personal wallpaper: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Play audio on built-in mono speaker: MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WAV, OGG (Audio Codecs MP3, AAC, AMR, LPCM, OGG Vorbis)

What's in the box
NOOK Tablet
USB Cable
Quick Start Guide
Power Adapter
Rechargeable Battery (installed)

NOOK Tablet pics

NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet back side

Kindle Touch features and specs

Kindle Touch features and specs

Kindle Touch
Amazon Kindle Touch

The world is crazy about the Amazon's e-readers. Most Amazon Kindles are either out of stock  or very hard to find. The good news is that Amazon keeps constantly updating their products and new Kindle models are presented one after another.
Amazon Kindle Touch (or just Kindle) is the latest e-reader by Amazon.

Here are Amazon Kindle Touch main features:
- Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
- New sleek design - 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
- Only e-reader with text-to-speech, audiobooks and mp3 support
- Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
- Borrow Kindle books from your public library
- Exclusive EasyReach touch technology lets you read easily with one hand
- New X-Ray feature lets you look up characters, historical figures, and interesting phrases.

Acer X223WDbd monitor review

Acer X223WDbd monitor review

Acer X223WDbd monitro
Acer X223WDbd LCD monitor

The clean-cut and solid Acer X Series monitors are made for use at home or in educational settings. These monitors present sharp text and graphics while being gentle on the eyes, making them ideal for extended use. 

The Acer X223WDbd features power-saving technologies to cut cost and conserve energy, and is available for very good value.

Range Rover Evoque review

Range Rover Evoque SUV - Top Gear review

Range Rover Evoque review

Here is the review of the Range Rover Evoque by automotive specialists from Top Gear. This video shows the qualities of the new SUV in different situations.

The Range Rover Evoque is put to the test in the desert of the American Southwest. See how it measures up on the drive from Death Valley to Las Vegas.

Kodak Slice camera review

Kodak Slice review


With the KODAK SLICE Touchscreen Camera, you can carry your pictures everywhere—without taking up space on your memory card. The SLICE features a built-in photo album that lets you view and organize a portable version of your entire photo collection via the vibrant touchscreen display. And when you press Kodak’s Share button, you can tag pictures for upload directly to KODAK Gallery, YouTube, FACEBOOK, and FLICKR sites, as well as e-mail. You’ve always kept your pictures close to heart. Now you can have them all right at your fingertips. The real KODAK Moment happens when you share.

KODAK SLICE main features:
- Megapixel: 14 MP
- Maximum resolution: 0 x 0 pixels
- Image stabilizer: Y
- Digital zoom: 0 x
- Optical zoom: 5 x
- SLICE search feature including face recognition lets you organise, search and share your full picture collection instantly
- Slice ablum feature holds upto 5,000 pictures in HD resolution on the internal memory
- Intuitive 8.9 cm (3.5 inch) 16:9 touchscreen interface
- One-button upload to YouTube™, FACEBOOK, Flickr and KODAK Gallery sites, plus emails too
- 5X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 14 Megapixels

Kodak Slice camera review

Kodak slice specs:
- Megapixels: 14 MP
- Intuitive 8.9 cm (3.5 inch) 16:9 touchscreen interface
- Unique SLICE Search Feature lets you organise, search and share your full collection of pictures, instantly
- Instantly locate pictures via Kodak’s Face Recognition
- One-button upload to YouTube™, FACEBOOK, Flickr or KODAK Gallery sites, plus email too
- Store up to 5,000 pictures in HD resolution with the KODAK SLICE Album feature
- Optical image stabilisation
- HD picture capture and 720p (30fps) HD video - 5X optical zoom during video - Create HD prints and action prints from video (9 up) - Features playback, video bookmarking and on-camera video editing -MPEG4 compression
- Kodak’s Smart Capture feature
- Anti-reflective coating on LCD
- Compatible with PC or APPLE iLife Software
- System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, VISTA, Windows 7 or later. Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. Macintosh 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher. Safari 1.1 or higher
- Hardware: PENTIUM-4 1.4 GHz processor or higher, PENTIUM-4 2.86 GHz processor or higher for HD video, 1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM, 300 MB hard drive disk space available, CD-ROM drive, USB v1.1 or higher, 1024 × 768 display resolution.


KODAK SLICE  features
Find and share your pictures effortlessly
The KODAK SLICE Touchscreen Camera is more than its name suggests. It’s a high quality, ultra compact camera, but it’s also a pocket-able digital photo album that can hold up to 5000 pictures with some clever search technology so you can ‘slice’ through your entire pictures collection to effortlessly find the pictures you want. When a picture is taken with KODAK SLICE, two copies of each picture are saved, a high resolution picture is written to the MicroSD/MicroSDHC memory card (sold separately), and a second picture is automatically resized to HD resolution and stored in the 2 GB of internal memory dedicated to the SLICE Album. When you transfer pictures to your computer, the SLICE Album copies stay on your camera so your photo collection is always ready to share wherever you go.The professional quality 5X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON prism lens design allows you to get close with an ultra-thin pocket-able camera, and also adds extra-protection since all lens movement occurs safely inside the case. SLICE features optical image stabilization which reduces blur caused by subject movement or fast-action situations and automatically minimizes the effects of camera shake to deliver clearer, sharper pictures.

SLICE search feature - Face Recognition makes finding pictures easy.
It’s challenging to find a favorite picture even among the hundreds on a memory card, but the SLICE Search feature is so powerful, it makes easy work of searching the 5000 pictures that you can carry in your pocket-able SLICE album. KODAK SLICE uses face recognition technology to identify the people in your pictures so it’s easy to find the photos you want. Up to five faces can be detected in a single image when a picture is taken. Simply label detected faces with their name using the on-camera keyboard. The next time a picture of that person is taken; the camera will automatically recognize the face and apply the appropriate name to it. Up to 20 different faces can be entered in the on-camera face registry, with up to five different poses of each person used to increase the accuracy of the facial recognition. Once a picture is tagged via face recognition you can search your entire SLICE Album for all pictures of that person. In addition to searching “people” found by face recognition, you can also search by “keyword”, “location” or “date”. To add a keyword or location tag, tap the Tag icon, select “keyword” or location” and use the on-camera keyboard to add a tag.

One button upload.
One-button upload to online sites such as FACEBOOK and FLICKR and to email
You’re out snapping pictures with friends and want to share them online as soon as you get home. That’s a snap with KODAK’s one-button upload. In review mode, just press the Share icon to select your sharing destinations - YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, and KODAK Gallery sites; e-mail, and KODAK PULSE Digital Frame, too. When you connect your camera to your computer with the USB cable provided; your pictures and videos will automatically be transferred to your computer and uploaded to all tagged destinations. It’s that easy.

Better pictures - automatically.
Kodak's Smart Capture feature allows you to become a better photographer in just about any environment by applying three automatic split-second processes: Intelligent scene detection - detects and analyzes the type of scene; Intelligent capture control — automatically sets camera settings including exposure, focus and ISO for clear, sharp pictures even in low light and challenging situations; and Intelligent image processing - reduces noise and clears up dark shadows for vibrant, crisp details and true-to-life colors.

Kodak Slice face recognition

True HD quality: pictures and video
The 14 MP KODAK SLICE can capture pictures that can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in. Don’t want prints that large? Then you have plenty of room to crop and enlarge and still have photo quality smaller format prints. You’ll also have plenty of resolution for viewing your pictures in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices. Select 16:9 format on KODAK SLICE and your pictures will perfectly fill an HDTV screen without cropping or stretching. HD Video - Capture video at HD (1280 x 720 @30 fps) or WVGA (848 x 480 @ 30 fps) in QUICKTIME H.264. with audio during recording and playback, and on-camera editing that allows you to trim the ends and even save a single frame. HD single frames are the perfect size to email and even make small prints.
Kodak Easyshare M583

Kodak Slice unboxing

Kodak Slice video review

KODAK SLICE specifications
Sensor type
1 / 2.3 in. CCD
CCD total pixels
14.5 MP (4440 × 3274)
Effective pixels
14 MP (4352 × 3240)
5X optical zoom lens, 5X continuous digital zoom
Image stabilization
35–175 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/4.8–f/5.2
Lens protection
built-in mechanical lens cover
Shutter speed
8–1/2000 sec. (auto)
3.5 in., 16:9 capacitive touchscreen, indoor/outdoor color display
2 GB internal memory[1]with MICROSD/MICROSDHC card expansion slot
Auto focus
Focus Type
TTL-AF, selectable
Focus range
0.6 m (2.0 ft)–infinity @ wide, normal
0.9 m (3.0 ft)–infinity @ tele, normal
0.1–0.7 m (3.9–27.6 in.) @ wide, macro
0.5–1.0 m (1.6–3.2 ft) @ tele, macro
15 m (49.2 ft)–infinity @ landscape
Focus modes
auto, macro, infinity
Focus control
continuous AF, single
Auto focus zones
face priority, multizone, center zone,
AF (Auto Focus) assist light
Exposure control
ISO sensitivity
auto (Smart Capture): 64–400
manual: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000, 1600, 3200 selectable
Metering modes
multipattern, center weighted, center spot
±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
AE (Auto Exposure) lock
when S1 locked
White balance
auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
0.6–2.6 m at wide, ISO 400
0.9–2.4 m at tele, ISO 400
auto, fill, red-eye reduction, off
Shooting specifications
Burst modes
self-timer (2 sec./10 sec., 2-shots), burst 3 shots
Face Recognition
Face Detection
Shooting modes
Smart Capture, program (P), scene, video
Scene modes
portrait, sport, landscape, close-up, sunset, backlight, children, bright, self-portrait, night portrait, night landscape, high-ISO, panorama L-R, panorama R-L
Still capture
Still format
Picture size
All modes:
14 MP (4228 × 3216)—4:3
12 MP (4228 × 2848)—3:2
10 MP (4228 × 2416)—16:9
6 MP (2880 × 2160)—4:3
3 MP (2048 × 1536)—4:3
2 MP (1920 × 1088)—16:9
1 MP (1280 × 960)—4:3
Color modes
high, natural, low, sepia, black and white
sharp, normal (default), soft
Long time exposure
0.5–8 sec.
Review options
select all, print, protect, properties, tag people, keyword tag, location tag, Favorite, collage
Smart Capture
yes (integration of face detection, scene detection, optimized auto ISO, broader dynamic range, auto KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, optimized output)
Framing grid
Orientation sensor
Date stamp
crop, copy
Video capture
QUICKTIME H.264 main profile with audio recording during capture
720/30 fps (HD), 848 x 480 @ 30 fps (WVGA)
Auto focus
continuous AF during video capture
Zoom during video
optical zoom during video capture
Image stabilization
continuous based on memory capacity, up to 4 GB max (WVGA), up to 20 min. (HD)
Review options
select all, keyword tag, location tag, Favorite, protect, collage, properties
make picture, trim, copy
Share menu
YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, e-mail
Custom settings
Share button, LCD brightness, red-eye reduction, image stabilizer, orientation sensor, reset camera, format, KODAK Camera Software, camera sound, sound volume, date & time, language, about
Physical specifications
I/O interface
Digital USB 2.0 high speed
KODAK Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7000, USB/AC adapter for in-camera battery charging
Dedicated buttons
top: zoom, shutter, power, review
W × H × D: 4.0 × 2.3 × 0.7 in.
158 g with battery and memory card
Direct printing
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software, KODAK Share Button App

Package contents:
Kodak Slice touchscreen camera
Kodak Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7000
Kodak USB AC adapter for in-camera charging
Wrist strap
USB cable
User Guide
Warranty - one year

Kodak Easyshare M583 review

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