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Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD LCD TV and monitor

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD LCD TV and monitor review

Features and specifications of the 27-inch HD LCD TV and computer monitor Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD review - today at For consumers blog we are going to review one of the affordable HDTV and monitor combos which can be find for as low as $250. This is a very good price for a monitor of this size but lets see if the Samsung P2770HD will be up to the job.
Its features and specs are definitely not cutting edge technology but the 1920x1080p resolution and 300 cd/m² brightness show that this product is not only cheap but also a very capable one.
Samsung P2770HD
Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD
Samsung P2770HD LCD TV delivers crystal clear picture quality with 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The 27-inch screen size is just perfect for kitchen or smaller rooms or in case you want only one device, combining TV and PC monitor in one. That is of course possible thanks to the Samsung P2770HD. It also comes with 3W stereo speakers fully operating remote control.
Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD
Samsung  P2770HD
Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD features some of the popular Samsung technologies:
Easy on the eyes and the environment
Green might very well be the most important pigmentation in Samsung's Touch of Color innovation. That's because behind its subtle, sophisticated appearance and energy efficient design looms a forward - thinking engineering effort that ensures that its manufacture is environmentally friendly. This monitor is lead -, mercury -, Freon - and VOC-free and no volatile organic compounds have been emitted during its manufacture. On top of that, its exterior is 100% recyclable. Enhance your work environment while protecting the Earth's environment.
See both sides of everything
Look to your right, then left. If gadgets, sidebars and movies feel clipped or crammed, you need a wider monitor. Like the 70 series monitor. It's wide enough to pull up two Internet screens side by side. With excellent viewing angles, your eyes will move more easily across the screen. And with more space you can enjoy what's there instead of wondering where it went.
Even life isn't this real
You'll want to take a second look at Samsung's 70 series monitor. At 1920 x 1080 it delivers breathtakingly vivid HD on a wide screen. There's so much photorealistic detail that every time you watch something on it, you'll feel like you're seeing it for the very first time.
See the big picture
The only time you'll see an image stretched or distorted on the screen of 70 series monitor is when the director wants you to. The series monitor has been optimized for Full HD sources. So what you'll see is as perfect as a home theater, a 16:9 ratio. In other words, the way your games and movies were meant to be seen.
Connect faster, better
Samsung's HDMI (or High Definition Multimedia Interface) connections are the fastest, most secure way of connecting peripheral high definition devices with your monitor. Everything from DVD players to camcorders and video game consoles to digital cameras connect with ease, and are the most pure digital output you'll experience.

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD unboxing and review - video

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD specifications:
Screen size: 27-inch
Definition: HDTV
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1080p
Display Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
3D Technology: No
Smart TV Features: No
TV Type: Flat-Panel
Display technology: LCD

Technical features
Response time: 5 ms
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Viewing angle: 170°
Screen type: Flat Screen
Brightness: 300 cd/m²
Dot pitch: 0.283 mm

Sleep Mode power consumption: 0.7 W

Audio features
Number of speakers: 2
Audio type: Virtual Surround

Height: 16.61 in.
Depth: 2.46 in.

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Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder specs and review

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder specs and review

Price, features, specifications and review of the Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder features - this ultra-compact camcorder can shoot videos on the go in Full HD 1080p resolution.
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is also a very tough camcorder, it is waterproof (10 ft.), dustproof and shockproof. This means you can carry it around without worrying about the conditions. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is not only small but it weighs just 125g.
It is made for those who like to capture the moments from their extreme lifestyle.

Kodak PlaySport Zx5
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 back side view
The compact Kodak PlaySport Zx5 has a 2-inch bright LCD display which automatically adjusts to the lighting conditions around you. This camcorder can also make quality still pictures.
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 comes in five different color choices - white, greed, red, black or blue.
The price of this small and very capable camcorder is £80 but you can find it even cheaper after discounts in some tech stores.

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Kodak PlaySport Zx5 camcorder specifications:
Sensor type: 1 / 3.2–type 5 MP CMOS
Lens: 5.5 mm, 35 mm equivalent
Zoom: 4X digital
Image stabilization: digital
Display: 2-inch 112K TFT color LCD, 4:3, auto brightness control, LCD Glare Shield
Storage: 128 MB internal memory[1], SD/SDHC card expansion slot (up to 32 GB)
File formats video: MPEG-4, AAC-LC
still: JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Video length: ~10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC memory card slot up to 32 GB (~20 min. per 1 GB at 720p HD @ 30 fps)
Focus system continuous TTL multizone auto focus (auto macro)
Focus range auto: 10 cm–infinity
macro: 7–17 cm
auto underwater: 13 cm–infinity
macro underwater: 10–22 cm
Face Detection yes
Capture modes 1080p (16:9)—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 60 fps
720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 30 fps
WVGA (16:9)—848 x 480, 30 fps
still (16:9)—5.3 MP
Capture effects vivid color, normal color, sepia, B&W, high saturation, 1970's film look
Weather/Outdoor ratings waterproof—IEC 60529 IPX8, up to 10 ft
dustproof—IEC 60529 IP6X
shockproof—MIL-STD-810F, 5 ft. onto plywood
Review mode: delete, playback, FF, rewind, pause, volume control, tagging, Share, e-mail, add e-mail
Editing options (video): trim, extract pictures
Share destinations: Facebook, FLICKR, KODAK Gallery, YouTube, TWITTER, ORKUT, YANDEX and KAIXIN001 sites, e-mail, and KODAK PULSE Digital Frame
I/O interface: micro USB (2.0 high speed)/AV out/5V DC charging; micro HDMI (type D)
Tripod mount: 1/4 in. standard
Microphone: yes—monaural
Speaker: yes—monaural
Power: internal Li-Ion battery (service replaceable), in-camera charging
Dedicated buttons: power, capture, review, menu, 5-way switch, delete, Share
Remote control: optional
Dimensions: 2.3 × 4.4 × 0.7 in.
Weight: 125g

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Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver features and specs

Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver

Features, specifications and review of the Netgear Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver PTV1000

Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver - this TV adapter for Intel Wireless Display Technology is very easy to set up and use and it also doesn't cost a lot.
The Push2TV technology enables you to view whatever is displayed on your laptop screen on your HDTV, wirelessly.
Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV
Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV receiver
The NetGear Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver is a wireless TV adapter that allows you to view the content on your laptop onto your HDTV without the hassle of wires.
This easy-to-use NetGear TV adapter is designed specially for use with PCs and laptops that is equipped with Intel Wireless Display Technology. Moreover, you can watch your favorite movies, view photographs from your computer, home network or online using this wireless TV adapter.

Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV
Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV receiver ports
Also, you can surf the Internet and stay connected with your closed ones with the NetGear Push2TV Wireless TV Link Receiver. What’s more, with equipped HDMI cable, you can also connect this NetGear TV adapter to your HDTV.
With an intuitive setup and using standard Wi-Fi technology, your laptop screen is pushed to your big screen TV without the need for cables stretching across your room.

Netgear Push2TV adapter unboxing video

Netgear PTV1000

Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV dimensions:
106 x 138 x 32 mm(4.17 x 5.43 x 1.25 in)
Weight: 180 g (.40 lbs)

Netgear PTV1000 price: around $40 (currently on sale at eBay for less than $30).
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Nokia 808 PureView specs and review

Nokia 808 PureView specs and review

Features, specifications and video review of the smartphone Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView - today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at one of the high end Nokia smartphones. It has been quite some time since Nokia lunched capable and modern phone like the Nokia 808 PureView. We all know about the company's problems and we all know that it struggles to grow its part in the smartphone market. Honestly Nokia is not doing particularly well and they will need to come out with something good against Samsung, Apple and HTC products offered in this segment.
Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView main features:
- Symbian Belle OS
- 41 MP Primary Camera
- 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
- 4-inch AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1.3 GHz ARM 11 Processor
- Full HD Recording
- FM Radio
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Nokia 808 PureView smartphone
Nokia 808 PureView smartphone
Nokia 808 PureView has a 1.3GHz processor and runs on Symbian Belle OS. This phone is popular with its 41 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Full HD video recording. Nokia 808 PureView also has a very nice 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display and plenty of connection options including 3G, WiFi and GPS.

Nokia 808 PureView video review

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView specifications:
Processor: 1.3 GHz ARM 11
Graphics: OpenVG 1.1, OpenGL ES 2.0

Operating Freq: GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS: Symbian Belle
Java: Yes

Size: 4-inches
Resolution: HD, 640 x 360 Pixels
Colors: 16 M
Other display features: Corning Gorilla Glass
Primary Camera: Yes, 41 Megapixel
Secondary Camera: Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Flash: Xenon
Video Recording: Yes, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
HD Recording: HD, Full HD
Zoom: Digital Zoom
Other Camera Features: Red-eye Reduction, Carl Zeiss Optics, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Auto Exposure, Self Timer, Geo-tagging, Full Screen Viewfinder, Face Detection, Image Editor

Type: Li-Ion, 1400 mAh
Talktime: 11 hrs (2G), 6 hrs (3G)
Standby Time: 465 hrs (2G), 540 hrs (3G)
Memory and storage
Internal: 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot: microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM
Internet and connectivity
Internet Features: Email
Preinstalled Browser: WAP 2.0
Edge: Yes
3G: Yes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAP: Yes, v2
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
GPS Support: Yes, A-GPS with Nokia Maps 3.0
Bluetooth: Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP, AVRCP 1.0, BIP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP 1.0, SAP, SDP, SPP 1.0)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Music Player: Yes, Supports MP3, MIDI, WAV, eAAC
Video Player: Yes, Supports H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, WMV 9, VP6, 3GPP, AVI, VC-1, ASF, HD Video Playback
FM: Yes
Sound Enhancements: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Headphone Enhancement
Ringtone: MP3, WAV
Other features:
Call Memory: Yes
SMS Memory: Yes
Phonebook Memory: Yes
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Additional Features: Flight Mode, Themes, Nokia Store, Video Editor, Video Sharing, Video Streaming, FM Transmitter, MMS Enabled, NFC Supported, Audio Streaming, Audio Recording, FOTA (Firmware Over the Air), FOTI (Firmware Over the Internet), Dedicated Keys, HDMI Micro Connector, Voice Input, TV Out Port
Apps: YouTube, Instant Messaging, Facebook, Twitter

Size: 60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm
Weight: 169 g

Nokia 808 PureView price - around $700 (£450 in UK)

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T laptop review

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T laptop review

Features, specs and review of the ultra-thin laptop Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T laptop review - this ultra-thin 15.6-inch Acer laptop combines great design with incredible features.
Laptop Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T
The new Aspire TimelineX pushes it to the extreme with up to 10 hours of battery life. Acer's PowerSmart long-life battery retains 80% capacity for more than 1,000 charge cycles, for up to 4 years of use. A one-touch LED power indicator lights up in different colours, so you can check your notebook's battery capacity with ease. The Aspire TimelineX optimizes performance and battery life to the max.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T features:
Product line: Aspire TimelineX
Model: 5830T
Processor Type: Intel Core i3
Processor Speed: 2.10 GHz
Screen Size: 15.6-inch
Hard drive capacity: 640 GB
Operating System: Windows 7
Operating system edition: Home Premium
This notebook gives you the power and resources you'll need to complete all of your daily computing, including multitasking, enjoying the best digital media from the internet, and communicating with friends and colleagues all over the world. Featuring a second-generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i processor, you'll be able to enjoy smooth HD media playback and richer entertainment at home or on the road. What's more, this notebook includes a webcam for easy communication, and a 5-in-1 card reader to provide simple usability.

The Aspire TimelineX Series features next-generation Intel® Core™ i Series processors and advanced graphics options for performance that adapts to your needs. An enhanced sound system with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 delivers audio with improved dialogue clarity and tone. Super-speed USB 3.0 transfers data up to ten times faster than before. The extreme performance enhances digital video, games and all-round fun at home or on the road.
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T
Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T
The Timeline X 5830T delivers an extraordinary blend of extremes with up to 9-hour battery life and ultra-thin and light mobility, without compromising on its powerful performance. You can be completely mobile all day and still enjoy high-definition graphics and plenty of processing power for extreme multitasking.
A one-inch profile and the Cobalt Blue aluminium cover make this notebook ultra-slim, strikingly beautiful and very durable. The chiclet keyboard has nice key spacing for accurate typing, while easy-to-use hotkeys and a multi-gesture touchpad enable superior control. Plus, you can recharge devices like a cell phone or portable media player even if your notebook is turned off, thanks to the innovative USB power-off charging feature.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T video review

The Aspire TimelineX features advanced communication technologies to keep you well-connected wherever you go. The Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with 720p high-definition audio/visual recording enables ultra-clear face-to-face chats with family and friends. Today's finest connectivity options include Bluetooth® 3.0+HS, 802.11b/g/n wireless and Gigabit Ethernet, ensuring strong Internet access while you're on the move.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T price - around £400 (in UK)

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Nokia Asha 306 product review

Nokia Asha 306 product review

Features, specifications and video review of the smartphone Nokia Asha 306

Nokia Asha 306 product review - today I am going to present you one of the low cost Nokia smartphones. Nokia Asha 306 is an affordable smartphone with 3-inch (7.6-cm) resistive touchscreen display with resolution of 400x240 pixels and 65536 colors. The hardware performance of the Nokia Asha 306 is provided by the 1GHz processor.
Nokia Asha 306
Nokia Asha 306 blue
Nokia claims this phone comes with the ability for downloading 40 EA games for free which sound like a good deal for those looking for a gaming phone. I myself use my phone very rarely for gaming purposes or multimedia but this is another story.
Connection options - Nokia Asha 306 is a very capable Internet phone. The built in 802.11 b/g Wifi connection, EDGE, and GPRS will provide you with fast Internet connectivity. Unfortunately this is not a 3G phone, neither there is a built-in GPS but this is completely understandable considering the low price of the phone. Connecting with other devices is easy with the Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) connection which is available for Asha 306.
Nokia Asha 306     Nokia Asha 306 

Camera and video Nokia Asha 306 has a very basic 2.0 MP rear camera without flash. Its video recording capabilities are also very poor. Another front facing camera isn't available in Asha 306.
Battery Nokia Asha 306 has a strong 1100mAh battery which is good for few days of moderate usage.
Price - Nokia Asha 306 costs around £100 in UK ($150 in US and around 140 Euros in EU) and it is one of the cheapest touch smartphones with WiFi. Of course you can find it much cheaper with contract (in case you need one).
Nokia Asha 306
Nokia Asha 306 silver
Dimensions: 110.3x53.8x12.8 mm
Weight: 98 g

Nokia Asha 306 video tour

Nokia Asha 306 main features:
- 3.0-inch Resistive Touchscreen Display
- 1GHz Processor
- WiFi
- 2MP Camera
- Swipe UI
- Java Games And Apps Support
- 1110 MAh Battery

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Curiosity sent new image from Mars

Curiosity sent new image from Mars

NASA published New panoramic image from planet Mars was sent by the Mars rover "Curiosity"

NASA published New panoramic image from planet Mars which was sent by the Mars rover Curiosity.
Mars panoramic image
Panoramic image from Mars sent by Curiosity /image source: NASA/
The robot which landed on Mars earlier this week has started sending back colour pictures of the planet.
The robot rover called Curiosity took this picture with a camera high up on a mast so it could get the best shot.
It shows a mountain in the distance that lies in the middle of Gale Crater, which is the area where the rover landed.
NASA say the pictures are very low resolution but they hope to get more detailed ones soon.
Their aim is to get Curiosity to drive towards the peak of the mountain called Mount Sharp so the rocks can be studied in detail.
Curiosity is the fourth rover Nasa has put on Mars, but it's a lot bigger and more high-tech than the others and scientists are excited about what it could find.
It reached the planet at 6.30am on Monday after an epic nine month to get there.

Text source: BBC
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Ford Grand C-MAX test drive and review

Ford Grand C-MAX test drive and review

Quick test drive and video review of the spacious Ford Grand C-MAX

Ford Grand C-MAX review - first of all I would like to say that the Ford Grand C-MAX is a very good looking vehicle and that is very important for a car that claims to attract young families and people looking for smaller utility vehicles. The C-MAX has a modern design that follows Ford's kinetic style features inside and out. By being the second generation of this family line the new C-MAX looks settled and a bit sporty at the same time.
Ford Grand C-MAX
Ford Grand C-MAX
The interior of the Grand C-MAX feels very roomy and it actually is quite a spacious car. One of the big advantages of this car is that offers the extra two rear seats in the back of the car in case you need to carry more than four people. It is quite an useful feature for those who need it of course.
The instruments are well laid out and most of the controls are logical and easy to use. The new C-MAC can be equipped with all the features and extras of a luxury vehicle including leather interior, satellite navigation and panoramic roof.
Actually the interior feels quite nice and upmarket for a vehicle of this price segment.
As talking for the price the fully equipped Ford Grand C-MAX doesn't come cheap. You will have to spend around
Engines - Ford Grand C-MAX will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines offering great fuel economy. Here are the basic specifications of the engines offered with the C-MAX:
1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCT is available in three spec, 85PS, 105 hp (78 kW) and 125PS
1.6 L EcoBoost comes with 150 hp (112 kW) or 182 hp (136 kW) variant, same as in Focus
1.6/2.0 L Duratorq Ford/PSA made diesels are upgraded, Ford's 1.8 L Endura engine is not available any more
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT1,5964/1685 hp (63 kW; 86 PS)
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT1,5964/16105 hp (78 kW; 106 PS) @6000150 N·m (110 lb·ft) @4000-4500
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT1,5964/16125 hp (93 kW; 127 PS) @6000159 N·m (117 lb·ft) @4000
1.6 EcoBoost1,5964/16150 hp (112 kW; 152 PS) @5700240 N·m (180 lb·ft) /270 N·m (200 lb·ft) @1600-4000
1.6 EcoBoost1,5964/16182 hp (136 kW; 185 PS) @5700240 N·m (180 lb·ft) /270 N·m (200 lb·ft) @1600-5000
1.6 Duratorq1,5604/895 hp (71 kW; 96 PS) @3600230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1500-2000
1.6 Duratorq1,5604/8115 hp (86 kW; 117 PS) @3600270 N·m (200 lb·ft) /285 N·m (210 lb·ft) @1750-2500
2.0 Duratorq1,9974/16115 hp (86 kW; 117 PS) @3750300 N·m (220 lb·ft) @1500-2250
2.0 Duratorq1,9974/16140 hp (104 kW; 142 PS) @3750320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @1750-2750
2.0 Duratorq1,9974/16163 hp (122 kW; 165 PS) @3750340 N·m (250 lb·ft) @2000-3250
Engines info from Ford C-MAX WikiPedia

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Canon Powershot S100 features and specs

Canon Powershot S100 digital camera specifications

Features and specs of the compact digital camera Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100 digital camera
Canon Powershot S100 specs
Canon Powershot S100 specifications:
Effective pixels: Approx. 12.1M
Shutter: 1-1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15-1/2000 sec. (total range-varies by shooting mode)
Zoom: Optical - 5x, Digital - 4x
ISO rating:AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
Movie Clips: Full HD at 1920 x 1080, (HD) 1280 x 720, (L) 640 x 480
Storage types: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display: 3-inch LCD display
Battery: NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Depth: 1.05 in.
Height: 2.34 in.
Width: 3.9 in.
Weight: 6.1 Oz.

Canon Powershot S100
Canon Powershot S100 

High-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor
The high-sensitivity 1/1.7 type CMOS sensor, developed using EOS DSLR sensor know-how, works in combination with the DIGIC 5 processor to deliver class leading image quality especially at higher ISO speeds and in low light.

HS system with DIGIC 5
The HS system is a powerful combination of the DIGIC 5 image processor, which is 6x more powerful than DIGIC 4, and a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. It lets you shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light up to ISO 6400 - reducing the need for flash or a tripod.

Versatile lens, intelligent IS
A bright f/2.0 lens further extends your ability to shoot in darker conditions. A 24 mm ultra-wide angle setting lets you take stunning landscapes and a flexible 5x zoom gets you up close. Intelligent IS automatically selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer setting from 7 possible modes to ensure sharp, detailed photos and videos.

Lens control ring, noise reduction control and RAW
The lens control ring allows quick access to functions such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, focus or ISO. Make adjustments to the level of noise reduction applied to images or shoot in RAW format.

Embed valuable location information into your images every time you take a shot with GPS tagging. The GPS logger function can record your position at set time intervals so you can review your entire journey.

Full HD movies, HDMI-CEC
Record superb, Full HD 1080p movies at 24 fps with stereo sound! An HDMI-CEC mini connection allows for loss-less playback on a compatible HDTV.

3.0-inch PureColor II G LCD
A bright and clear LCD features a tempered glass outer layer for strength and high visibility even when shooting in bright conditions.

High-speed burst HQ
Thanks to the processing capabilities of DIGIC 5 you can capture full resolution split second action in an 8-frame burst using high-speed burst HQ mode.

Smart auto, multi-area white balance
Smart auto selects camera settings for you from 32 different scenes, automatically ensuring optimum results. Multi-area white balance compensates for the presence of multiple light sources for natural results.

Canon Powershot S100 price: around $350 (£240 in UK)

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JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 Full HD camcorder review

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 Full HD camcorder review

Features and specifications of the compact Full HD 1080p camcorder JVC PICSIO GC-FM2. JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 sample video

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 review - today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at one of the very compact and cheap Full HD 1080p camcorders offered for a very good price.
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 camcorder
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 features:
- 4x digital zoom.
- 3-in LCD display
- 1080p high definition recording.
- Memory card compatibility: SD, SDHC SDXC.
- Digital picture processing
- MPEG4 file format
- 5MP digital stills
- Auto focus
- Digital image stabilisation
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 is a very small and lightweight pocket camcorder capable of shooting high quality 1080p HD videos. It weighs just 113g and will fit easily in your pocket. The recording format is MPEG4.
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 doesn't have any optical zoom but it offers 4x digital zoom.
The 3-inch touch LCD screen on the rear of the camcorder makes it easy to playback the videos recorded.
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 can also make 5MP digital stills which come out nice and clear (not perfect though).
JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 will store your videos on SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card.
The available connection options include HDMI and AV output.

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 camcorder comes with built-in Li-Ion battery which will not hold charge for too long but it also doesn't take long before it is fully recharged.

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 dimensions:
Size: H: 10.2, W: 5.3, D: 2.2cm
Weight: 113g

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 sample video in Full HD /video test/

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 full specifications:
1920 x 1080P Full HD Video with HDMI Output
5 Megapixel digital dtills
Digital Image Stabilizer
4x Digital Zoom
USB Battery Charging
3-inc Touch Panel with Icon Graphics and Large Playback Picture
Built-in LoiLoScope EX software for "Plug & Share"
Easy Upload to YouTube / Facebook / Vimeo
Easy Export to iTunes Library
iFrame video recording mode
Time-Lapse REC
Eye-Fi Card Ready for Wi-Fi Connection
Built-in USB Connector
Sensor: CMOS
Size: 1/3.2 inches
Recording Definition: High Definition
Optical Zoom: None
Digital Zoom: 4X
Focal Length: F= 3.9 mm
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inches
LCD Pixels: 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Memory Included: 128MB Internal
Storage Media: SD
Color: Blue/Black/Green
Product Dimensions: 2-1/8" x 4-1/16" x 7/8"
Weight: .25 lbs.

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 comes in three different color choices - black, blue or metallic green.
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Samsung ST77 digital camera specifications

Samsung ST77 digital camera specifications

Features, specs and unboxing video of the Samsung ST77 compact digital camera

Samsung ST77 digital camera
Samsung ST77 digital camera
Samsung ST77 specifications:
Effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 Mega pixels

Optical Zoom: 5x
Digital Zoom: Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X (Optical x Digital : 25.0X)

LCD display: 2.7-inch LCD display
ISO : ISO auto, ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Shutter: Min-8 sec Max-1/2000 sec
Samsung ST77 display
Samsung ST77
Movie Clips: Yes,1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Storage types: Micro SD Card(up to 2GB guaranteed)/ Micro SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)
Battery: BP-70A Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Dimensions: 90.05 x 52.6 x 16.9mm
Samsung ST77 price: around $100

Samsung ST77 unboxing video

You can also check the Samsung ST77 review and the Samsung ST77 sample HD video.
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Finlux 22-inch 3D LED TV and monitor

Finlux 22-inch 3D LED TV and monitor

Finlux 26F6030 features and specifications

Finlux specs
Finlux 26F6030 specifications:
Brand: Finlux
Display technology: LED LCD
Max. Resolution Full HD (1080p)
Screen size: 22
Brightness: 250
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Refresh rate: 50Hz
Aspect ratio: 16:09
Screen resolution: Full HD (1080p)
Digital tuner: Freeview
Sound output: 5w
Scart inputs: 1x
HDMI ports: 2x
USB ports: 1x
Dimensions (without stand): W536 X D35 X H247
Dimensions (with stand): W536 X D134 X H379mm

Finlux 26F6030 price: around £150 (in UK)

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DGM T-909 tablet specifications

DGM T-909 tablet specifications

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Full specifications and quick review of the Android 4.0 tablet DGM T-909

DGM T-909 specifications:
Display: 9-inch LCD multi-touch
Resolution: 800x480 pixels
CPU: ARM Cortex-A8 1.2GHz
GPU: Mali-400 GPU@350MHZ
OS: Google Android 4.0
Memory: 512MB DDR3 RAM
Storage: 4GB NAND Flash
Multi-touch screen and G-Sensor

Price: around £110 (in UK)

Video(supported formats): MKV/AVI/MPG/DIVX/RM/RMVB/ts/m2ts/ps/VOB
Audio(supported formats): MP3/wma/flac/ape/aac/ac3/dts
Photo(supported formats): JPEG/PNG/GIF/TIF/Raw Data/BMP
E-Reader (supported formats): epub/pdf/fb2/pdb/chm/html/txt/mobi/rtf/umd
Sound: Stereo power amplifier, built-in Mic, stereo headphone port
Camera: front facing 0.3M pixel
Wireless LAN: WiFi 802.11b/g/n , Support USB 3G Dongle
Audio: 1x 3.5mm stereo Headphone jack
USB: 1x Micro USB (OTG)
Card reader: 1x TF Card (microSD) (max support to 32GB)
Power: 1x 5V DC in
Battery: Li Polymer - 3000mAh
Power supply: AC Input 100-240V; DC Output:5V 2A
Dimension(WxHxD mm): 238 x 147 x 11mm
Weight(Net/Gross): 0.52Kg / 1.5Kg
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Disgo 8104 Android tablet review

Price, features, specifications and video review of the 10.1-inch Disgo 8104 Android tablet

Disgo 8104 review
Disgo 8104 Android tablet

Disgo 8104 tablet review
- this 10.1-inch Google Android tablet is perfect for those who need good computing performance on the go for a low price.

The brand Disgo is popular with its affordable tablets. We have already reviewed couple other Disgo tablets and all of them have few things in common - average performance and very low price.
The Disgo 8104 tablet one of the higher spec tablets with more features than its predecessors. One of the good impressions that this tablet leaves comes from the ultra-thin aluminium design. It looks and feels well made and solid.
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Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV review

Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV review

Features and specifications of the 40-inch Full HD LED TV Samsung UE40EH5000K

Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV review - today at For consumers blog we are going to review one of the good options for home entertainment. The 40-inch Full HD LED TV Samsung UE40EH5000K is just perfect for your home cinema. This Samsung HD LED LCD TV offers the advantages of the big screen size and some extra features that are going to make you TV experience a real pleasure.
Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV review
Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV
This Samsung 40-inch TV is a flat-panel television with LED LCD display technology. The 40-inch (102-cm) screen of the Samsung EH5000 Series 5 comes equipped with the resolution of 1920x1080 pixels for full 1080p HD resolution. The Wide Colour Enhancer Plus technology included in this HD LED LCD TV improves the picture quality and reveals hidden details, while the digital noise filter provides even more crisp images. Connections available on the Samsung 40" TV include headphone, HDMI, USB, digital audio out, component, SCART, RF, and composite. The two 10-watt speakers of the Samsung EH5000 Series 5 deliver high-quality SRS Theatre Sound and the automatic volume leveller adjusts the sound levels. As for the convenience, the TV set supports 29 European languages and comes with an integrated digital tuner. Some other features of the HD LED LCD TV include game mode, teletext capabilities, a sleep timer, an eco sensor, and auto power-off.
This Samsung 40-inch TV measures 93 cm wide by 55 cm tall by 9 cm deep and weighs 9 kg.

Samsung 40-inch Full HD LED TV /UE40EH5000K/ specifications:
40-inch LED LCD TV
1920 x 1080 Resolution
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Digital Noise Filter available
50Hz Clear Motion Rate
Digital Dolby Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS TheatreSound
Dts 2.0+Digital Out available
10W x 2 Sound Output (RMS)
Down Firing + Full Range
Auto Volume Leveler available
1x USB
Headphone 1x
Component In (Y / Pb / Pr) x 1
Composite In (AV) x 1 (Common Use for Component Y)
Digital Audio Out (Optical) x 1
PC In (via HDMI)
Scart 1x
Ethernet (LAN) 1x
RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input) 1x

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Archos 80 G9 tablet review

Features, specs and review of the 8-inch Archos 80 G9 Android tablet

Archos 80 G9 tablet review
Archos 80 G9 tablet
Archos 80 G9 tablet review - Android tablets growing popularity made them some of the most wanted tech products today. Today we are going to review one of the mid-priced Google Android tablets from Archos.
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Pentax K-m review

Pentax K-m DSLR review

Pentax K-m DSLR camera review - features, specs and sample photos


Pentax K-m DSLR camera
Pentax K-m review

Pentax K-m review - today at Test and Review we are going to take a closer look at one of the well known DSLR cameras from Pentax.

The K-m is a 10.2 megapixel DSLR offering good image quality.
Pentax K-m offers simplified, user-friendly operation, in an easy-to-maneuver, compact, lightweight body. Designed with those to digital SLR photography in mind, Pentax engineers have developed the K-m body with a control system which simplifies operation. While compact in size, there has been no compromise in image quality and features.
Pentax K-m lens

Pentax K-m DSLR camera

Pentax K-m lens kit
K-m lens

The K-m has an upgraded version of the Pentax-original auto picture mode, which automatically detects the type of subject or scene and sets the proper shooting mode, and a host of advanced features and sophisticated functions, including the innovative in-body shake reduction mechanism, 10.2 megapixel CCD with the sophisticated PRIME (PENTAX Real Imagine Engine), comprehensive dust removal system and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 3.5 frames per second.

Pentax K-m
 has been on the market for quite some time so you cannot buy it brand new anymore but it is offered second hand for around $200-300.

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GEAR4 HP-60i iPod speaker dock

GEAR4 HP-60i iPod speaker dock

Features, specifications and review of the GEAR4 HP-60i iPod speaker dock

GEAR4 HP-60i speaker dock for iPod - this affordable speaker dock for iPod is a great add on to your Apple device. Gear4 HP-60i stereo speakers produce nice and clear sound and loud enough as well.
GEAR4 HP-60i
GEAR4 HP-60i iPod speaker dock
The black HP-60i stereo speaker has a wooden finish, and combines modernity with a traditional feel. The Gear4 HP-60i stereo speaker dock produces excellent sound quality, and fits perfectly into your room. It has a line-in port that allows you to use other MP3 or MP4 players.
GEAR4 HP-60i iPod speaker dock
GEAR4 HP-60i 
This stereo speaker dock is powered from the mains. This Gear4 HP-60i stereo speaker for iPod enables you to listen to your favourite tracks while charging your iPod at the same time. The black HP-60i stereo speaker has a wooden finish, and combines modernity with a traditional feel. The Gear4 HP-60i stereo speaker dock produces excellent sound quality, and fits perfectly into your room. It has a line in port that allows you to use other MP3 or MP4 players. This stereo speaker dock is powered from the mains.

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The price for this good quality speaker dock varies around £20-40.
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HTC One XL smartphone review

Features, specifications, unboxing video and full review of the HTC One XL

HTC One XL smartphone review - today at For consumers blog we are going to take at one of the most capable smartphones on the market today. The HTC One XL shares the great features and specs with the incredible HTC One X but with different processor and few other small differences.
HTC One XL smartphone

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Nokia Asha 305 review

Features and specifications of the two SIM-card budget phone Nokia Asha 305

Nokia Asha 305 blue
Nokia Asha 305

Nokia Asha 305 review - Nokia Asha 305 is equipped with two slots for SIM-card has a 3 inch touchscreen WQVGA, 2 megapixel camera and a slot for smart cards microSD. Supports work on the GSM and EDGE and offers Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, 3.5-mm headphone jack, accelerometer and a battery of 1100 mAh. The model has dimensions 110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm. and weighs 98.3 g.

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PNY Attache 64GB USB flash drive specs

PNY Attache 64GB USB flash drive specs

This 64GB PNY Attache memory device is one of the most affordable high capacity flash drives on the market today. Its price varies around £20 which makes it a great deal. The reliability of PNY's slash drives is proven.
PNY Attache
PNY Attache flash drive
PNY Attache runs on variety of operating systems including most Windows, Mac and Linux OS.

PNY Attache 64GB specs:

  • Capacity: 64 GB
  • USB powered: Yes
  • Interface type: USB 2.0
  • Form factor: cap
  • Write speed: 8 MB/s
  • Read speed: 18 MB/s

Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range (T-T): 0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature range (T-T): -20 - 85 °C
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta test drive and review

Test drive and video review of the all new Ferrari super car F12 Berlinetta

F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta test drive and review - the amazing power this new supercar produces is just outrageous and outperforms everything that came out before this beast.
The exterior of the F12 Berlinetta is a real art work. Plenty of interesting design curves can be found on the aluminium/carbon-fiber vehicle.
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Prestigio Multipad 8-inch Android tablet

Prestigio Multipad 8-inch Android tablet review

Features, specifications and review of the 8-inch Android tablet Prestigio Multipad PMP5080B

Prestigio Multipad review - today we are going to take a look at another affordable Google Android tablet. The 8-inch Prestigio Multipad offers average performance for a good price.
Prestigio Multipad PMP5080B
Prestigio Multipad tablet
The hardware performance of the Multipad is provided by the fast 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor ( Rockchip RK2918) and the 512GB of RAM. The internal memory size is 4GB but you can expand the space for storage up to 32GB with optional microSD card.

With the Prestigio Multipad you can enjoy watching films, listening to music, viewing your pictures or reading eBooks. The 8-inch high resolution touch TFT display gives you brilliant visuals and great touch input thanks to the capacitive touch screen.
The 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU and 512MB of RAM gives you great performance and lets you get the best out of all your media. Your media can be stored on the 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded via the Micro SD Card slot. Connect to the internet via WiFi to browse the web or send and manage emails.
With the Prestigio tablet you can stay in touch with family and friends wherever there is a WiFi access point. The included 2 megapixel webcam means you can have great quality video calls.
Prestigio Multipad tablet
Prestigio Multipad PMP5080B

Thanks to Android 2.3 Gingerbread you can enjoy various 3rd party apps, the Prestigio tablet even comes with preloaded apps and widgets to get you started. The tablet includes 3D graphic accelerator OpenGL 2.0, so you can enjoy playing 3D games and the G-sensor gives you tilt control.
The slim, lightweight body and stylish design make the Prestigio tablet great for when you're on the move and a stylish leather pouch is included for when it's not in use. Listen to music with the built in speakers or use the 3.5mm headphone jack for when you're travelling.
When you're at home and you want to watch a film or TV show, the Prestigio tablet can be hooked up to a TV or monitor via the HDMI slot. A USB cable and power adapter are included, so you can charge the device by a USB port or plug socket. - A.D.

Prestigio Multipad tablet specifications:
CPU: Rockchip RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8
Internal Clock Rate: 1 GHz
Display: color 8-inch (800x600) TFT
Capacitive Touch Screen
Memory: Internal Memory Size: 4GB
Installed RAM Storage Capacity: 512MB
Flash Card: Supported Micro SD/Micro SDHC Card
Compatible Media Formats: eBook Formats: EP UB, PDF, TXT, FB2, PDB, RTF
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, WAV, OGG, WMA, FLAC, APE
Picture Formats: JPG, BMP, GIF
Video Formats: AVI, 3GP, MP4, RM, RMVB, FLV, MKV, MOV, up to 1080p
Digital Camera: 2 Megapixel (1600x1200)
Software: Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Battery: Lithium Ion Polymer
Capacity: 5400 mAh
System Requirements: Hardware: IBM PC or compatible PC, Notebook or Macintosh with USB port
Operation System: Windows2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, Linux2.4 and MAC OS 10.4 or above
Connections: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Headset Port (3.5-mm minijack)
HDMI port
Dimensions and Weight: Height: 203.1mm
Width: 11.2mm
Depth: 203.1mm
Weight: 0.51kg

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