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BMW X4 video review

Price, features and video review of the brand new sport activity coupe BMW X4

BMW X4 review In the past we paid a lot of attention on the release of the brand new SAC (Sport Activity Coupe) from BMW and now when it has finally hit the showrooms we are offering you a quick video review of the X4.

As we mentioned in the previous posts this vehicle is meant to be the smaller version of the best seller X6 and that is why it is produced on the platform of the relatively compact X3 which is now bigger than the first generation BMW X5. Anyways here is the video review of the new BMW X4, enjoy it and don't forget to rate, share and comment:

BMW X4 video review   

Bang & Olufsen Form 2i headphones deal - specs and video review

Bang & Olufsen Form 2i headphones specifications, video review and special deal












Bang & Olufsen Form 2i headphones
Bang & Olufsen Form 2i

Today we came upon at yet another very interesting daily deal at eBay UK and this time at the focus of our attention are the premium headphones Bang & Olufsen Form 2i. On this limited time offer this headset is offered for just £44.99 while on the official B&O site they are 129 Euros.


Here are the full specifications of this amazing product:

Bang & Olufsen Form 2i specs



Type: Over-ear (Semi-open)

Cable type: Y-cable

Channels: Stereo

Driver design: Dynamic

Magnet type: Neodymium

Plug type: Straight

Frequency response: 40 Hz (min) / 20 KHz (max)

Dimensions 6.3 inches (h) / 6.1 inches (w) / 1 inch (d)

Weight: 2.4 ounces

Connections: 3.5mm stereo



Cable length: 4 feet



Bang & Olufsen Form 2i headphones video review




The offer I previously mentioned is valid for today but from what I see it is a limited quality so I guess these would be out of stock in a day or two. There are three colors currently for the Form 2i: white, black and blue. And here is the link to the offer itself.
If you are not interested in these premium Bang & Olufsen headphones you can check the Sony MDR-XD150 closed stereo headphonesPhilips O’Neill SHO8801 The Snug, Pioneer SE-A1000 or the Sennheiser HD 201.

Gemini D7 GEM7007 tablet specs

Gemini D7 GEM7007 tablet specifications

Gemini D7 GEM7007 tablet
Gemini D7 GEM7007 tablet

  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex Processor
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Graphics: Mali-400
  • Storage space:  4GB Built in, upgradeable to 32GB with Micro SD Card
  • Display:7 inch LCD - 800x480 Pixels, Capacitive Multi-touch Screen
  • Connectivity: 1 x Micro SD Slot (up to 32GB), 1 x Micro USB (OTG), 1 x Stereo Earphone Slot, 1 x HDMI
  • Wireless: B/G WiFi
  • Camera:  Front 0.3 MP, Rear 2.0 MP
  • Battery: 2400mAh
  • Sensors: G Sensor
  • Dimensions: Width 192 x Height 117 x Depth 11 (mm)
  • Price: around £40

Bush 42 inch Full HD 3D LED TV price and specs

Price, features and specifications of the 42 inch Bush Full HD 3D LED TV

42 inch Full HD 3D LED Bush TV
Bush 42 inch Full HD 3D LED TV

Today we came upon a very interesting deal at eBay UK in the Argos store where a very nice 42 inch Full HD 3D LED Bush TV was offered at the appealing price of just £442.99. I know this is definitely not the cheapest 42 inch panel but it definitely has plenty to offer.
Here are the main specifications of the 42 inch Bush TV:
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Passive 3D TV with optional 2D to 3D conversion
Screen size: 42in (107cm)
Motion rate: 50Hz

Connectivity:
1 USB port and 3 HDMI sockets
PC input socket
Component video socket
Composite
Headphone socket
AV socket
Suitable for wall mounting 400 x 400 bracket

Sound:
SRS sound system
2 x 8 watts RMS power output

Other:
Freeview digital tuner.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
CI+ slot.
Additional features:

Size:  H55.9, W95.5, D6.6cm
Weight: 2.8kg
Size of TV with stand: H61.1, W95.5, D25.5cm
Weight of TV with stand: 13.2kg

Energy efficiency:
Energy efficiency rating: A+
On mode power consumption 52 watts
Annual power consumption 76kWh

Price: around £450

You can also combine this TV set with the Bush 500GB Digital TV recorder.

Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU case - tested

Diztronic matte black TPU case for Apple iPhone 5 tested


Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU case
Diztronic iPhone 5  case
We have tested couple of Diztronic's TPU cases already and I can say that we are very pleased with the results. The cases remained their shape and looks after long time of use and kept the devices safe from any negative influences. Today we are taking a look at the one of Diztronic's most popular cases which is made to protect one of the most popular smartphones in the world - the iPhone 5.

The case that we tested was decided in matte black and was entirely made of the strong and durable TPU material Diztronic are using for most of their cases. The material itself prevents fingerprints and makes the iPhone 5 always look clean and stylish. I can say the phone fits very nice and tidy in the case and dust and moisture are isolated from the device. Of course for full protection you would need to buy a front screen protector which unfortunately doesn't come with the case like in some other Diztronic models.
iPhone 5 black TPU case
Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU case

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Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU
volume rocker buttons are nicely covered by the Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU case
The Diztronic iPhone 5 TPU case is very light and though we didn't test it for too long I am sure it is very durable and will last for quite some time. The most amazing part of all is that the case isn't expensive at all - you can buy it for $8.99 from Diztronic's site which to me looks like an amazing deal.

And if you are using any phone different from the Apple iPhone 5 I would recommend you to check the rest of our reviews of Diztronic cases.

Nokia 515 - cheap and reliable with great battery life

Nokia 515 phone review - price, specifications and full review of the affordable Nokia 515

Nokia 515 phone review
Nokia 515 in white
Today, at our consumer blog we are reviewing one of the budget phones offered by Nokia. The 515 is offered in three color choices (white, black, gold) and its main selling points would be the nice clean design and very good battery life.
Of course with the 515 Nokia is not targeting any of the high-end devices offered at the phone market but rather those consumers looking for a stylish device offered at a reasonable price. On the other hand Nokia 515 doesn't have any cutting edge technology that may impress those technology geeks looking for the latest hardware and software features. Probably the biggest market for this phone would be Eastern Europe and Russia where phones with physical keyboards are still taking very big piece of the phone market.

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Nokia 515 rearcharger Nokia 515

For me probably the stuff that is particularly good in this phone are the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that is used to protect the display, the strongly performing 1200 mAh battery and good call quality. And here you can check all main features and specifications of the Nokia 515:
Display  
Display size: 2.4-inch
Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240) 
Display features: Brightness control, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, RGB Stripe
Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k) 
Aspect ratio: 4:3 
Pixel density: 166 ppi
Display technology: LCD Transmissive

Connectivity
SIM card type: Micro SIM 
Charging connectors: Micro-USB 
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 
System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
USB: USB 2.0, USB mass storage
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 7.2 Mbps 
WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 
GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 

Memory
RAM: 64 MB 
Expandable memory card type: MicroSD 
Maximum memory card size: 32 GB

Camera
Main camera sensor: 5 MP 
Camera resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Main camera focus type: Full focus technology (EDoF) 
Camera digital zoom: 3 x
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
Camera image formats: JPEG, JPEG/Exif
Flash type: LED flash 
Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On

Battery
Battery model: BL-4U 
Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
Battery voltage: 3.7 V
Removable battery: Yes 
Maximum standby time: 33 days
Maximum talk time (2G): 10.4 h
Maximum talk time (3G): 5.3 h

Dimensions
Height: 114 mm
Width: 48 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 101.1 g
Nokia 515 Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Nokia 515 display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2

With average daily use we managed to achieve over one week of battery lifetime which is a great result.

So this was our quick phone review of the affordable Nokia 515. You can check the rest of our phone reviews and learn more about some of the newest models on the market along with real world tests with images and videos.

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