Do you like the all new iPhone 6 - poll results

Poll results from our recent survey "Do you like the all new iPhone 6"

It seems like the marketing blurb called iPhone will continue for some more time. Most people would say that they are not interested in the extremely expensive iPhone but they would still buy it.

So, as a short recap of what our readers voted about - 50% said that they don't like the all new iPhone 6, 42% say that they are totally not interested and only 7% seem to like the new Apple smartphone and are probably ready to buy it. 

I will leave the comments on these results to you.

Driver and BIOS issues with Dell Latitude E7240

Driver and BIOS issues and problems with Dell Latitude E7240 - fan noise and heat

Dell Latitude E7240 issues

I have been using the 12.5-inch Dell Latitude E7240 ultrabook for more than a month now and I wanted to share few things that I think owners and future owners of this computer may find interesting.

The issues

The things that I want to cover today are related to fan noise and overheating of the laptop and what is it related to. You probably know that most ultrabooks have issues with overheating and that is why many people now prefer the ultra low voltage (ULV) equipped laptop and hybrid devices as they generate less heat and are much less intense on battery consumption even though ULV processors sacrifice on performance a little bit (well not a little but latest quad-core Intel Atom processors do just fine with most everyday computing tasks).

Drivers recommended by Dell
The issue that I recently noticed with my Latitude E7240 was caused by drivers recommended by Dell for this particular model. After re-installing OS couple of times (tried with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7) I was stuck with 32-bit Windows 7 Professional which unfortunately could only read 4GB of my preinstalled 8GB of RAM. I decided that I will use the laptop this way for a while and started downloading and installing all drivers and updates recommended for the Latitude E7240 on Dell's support page and on My Dell.

After updates
After updating everything, including BIOS, sound and graphics drivers, networking drivers the machine was running pretty smooth. Unfortunately very soon I noticed something wrong - the laptop was often overheating and fan was running on maximum power even when processor load was less than 50%. Of course the first thing I did is to remove some of the 'useful' drivers that I had on my ultrabook - removed the HD premium sound, the Intel WiFi pro interface and couple more and magically my laptop was running much more cool and quiet.

 Of course there was a noticeable difference in sound quality and other performance figures and features but I am using this laptop mostly for work so these were not as important. 

Soon I am going to switch to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and will update you on how the Latitude E7240 behaving under any of these operating systems. I have some worries about installing Windows 8.1 as many Latitude owners reported fan noise and heating problems due to mismatched controller settings but I will probably will give it a try and see how it will go.

Update: Never considered Windows 8 as an option, of course Windows 10 was the natural upgrade from Windows 7 Professional.

Sony KDL-48W600B 48-inch Full HD LED TV specifications

Full specifications of the 48-inch Full HD LED TV Sony KDL-48W600B

Sony KDL-48W600B LED TV
Sony KDL-48W600B TV specifications
·   Audio
·        Audio Power Output : 8W + 8W
·        Speaker Configuration : 2ch, Full Range (30 x 80 mm) x 2
·        Speaker Position : Down Firing
·        Audio Features
·        Sony Original Surround : S-Force Front Surround
·        Headphone/Speaker Link : Yes
·        Alternate Audio (Digital) : Yes
·        Clear Phase Speaker : Yes
·        Signal-to-Sound Architecture : Yes
·        Digital Out Format : Dolby Digital, PCM
·        Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
·        Reflector : Yes
·        Sound Mode : Standard; Cinema; Sports; Music; Game; Compressed Audio
·        S-Master : Yes
·        Advanced Auto Volume : Yes
·        Sound Booster : Yes
·        Stereo System : MTS (AUTO SAP)
·        Audio Out : Fixed / Variable
·        Dolby® : Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
·        5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes

ASUS X200MA laptop specifications

Full specifications of the 11.6 inch touchscreen laptop ASUS X200MA

 CPU Family: Intel Celeron
Processor Number: 1007U
CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
Memory
Memory Size: 4096 MB
Maximum RAM: 4096 MB
Memory Bus Speed: 1333 MHz
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Total Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
Number of Hard Disks: 1
Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
Hard Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
Hard Disk Interface: SATA
Display
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 Pixels
Screen Size: 11.6 in
Screen Type: LED backlight
Graphics Device
Graphics Device: Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Form Factor: Integrated
Sound
Integrated Microphone: Yes
Speaker Type: Built-in
Interfaces/Ports
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin Mini D-Sub
USB Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Combo Headphone/Microphone Jack
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
Network (Wired)
Network Card: Base-T
Network Card Speeds: 10/100 Mbps
Wireless Communications
RF Network Standard: 802.11
RF Standard: b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband: WiFi only
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
System
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8
Electrical
Primary Battery Cells: 3 Cells
Power Adaptor Output: 19 V DC
Electrical Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
Electrical Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Physical               
Form Factor: Mobile Computer
Case Colour: Blue
In The Box: Asus X200MA (11.6 inch) Ultrabook PC
Dimensions
Width: 30.2 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Height: 2.56 cm
Weight: 1.24 kg

Price

Around 300 Euro

Asus X55V laptop review

Google Nexus 6 is finally released

Google Nexus 6 by Motorola is now released and will hit the markets very soon


Google Nexus 6 Motorola

Google Nexus 6 by Motorola has been released recently and is expected to hit the major markets very soon. Orders for the new Google smartphone should begin in the next couple of weeks but for some countries there might be huge delays.
The all new Nexus 6 has 5.96 inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution of  2560x1440 and strong 3220 mAh battery which should last for a whole day of active use. Nexus 6 is powered by 2.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 805 processor and Adreno 420 GPU. This gigantic phone will be offered in couple different versions depending on the color - white or blue back cover. You can also get it with either 32GB  of internal storage space or 64GB in case you need more space (as you know Google smartphones don't offer microSD card slots as Google is vastly promoting their cloud services).
Nexus 6 will be also equipped with 13MP rear-facing with optical image stabilization and a 2MP front-facing camera.
The big Nexus will come with the latest Android Lollipop operating system and of course no additional interface on top which actually makes Nexus smartphones so good and preferred.

Price

Prices for the Nexus 6 in North America are expected to be around $650 for the 32GB unlocked sim-free version and in UK the price tag should be around £450. 

Google Nexus 6 hands-on video review




And if you are interested in smartphones I would also recommend you to check our full LG G2 mini review and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo test and review.

LG G2 mini - first impressions and consumer review

First impressions and in depth consumer review of the affordable Android smartphone LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini review
LG G2 mini - compact and reliable


Today I will share my first impressions with the budget friendly smartphone LG G2 mini and we are going to take a quick look at the phone design and interface. And when I say budget I don't mean cheap, it is just much more affordable that the bigger LG G2 and almost twice as cheaper compared to the recently released but similarly equipped LG G3 S.

Some of you that are familiar with LG's smartphone model line have probably noticed that there is the G2 mini has very similar specs and price tag compared to the LG L90. The only significant difference is the position of the hardware buttons that on G2 mini are located on the back of the phone while on the L90 they have more traditional location on the two sides. LG L90 also has 3 sensor buttons under the screen while on the G2 mini these controls are all integrated in the Android interface and take some useful space from the display itself.

Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag after two weeks of use

Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag tested for two weeks - our opinion and impressions

ultrabook bag
Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag

It's been two weeks since I got the Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag for my Dell Latitude E7240 and I wanted to share my impressions from this bag so far.

Basically this bag will do what it is designed for - protect your laptop and keep it safe as far as it is possible. This Hama bag is quite simple it has two compartments - main one which is entirely dedicated to your ultrabook and a front pocket where you can (hardly) fit a charger, USB flash memory and a wireless mouse - accessories that are all going to be in hand when using a laptop on the go.

Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV sale

Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV price and specifications

Bush 50 inch LED TV
Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV

As promised some time ago I am going to update you on every good deal I come across online. I have shared plenty of interesting electronic devices and gadgets with our readers and today I have another very good deal for a big screen TV.

A 50 inch Bush LED TV is offered at eBay at a very low price which puts it among the most affordable big screen Full HD LED TVs on the market today.
The TV in question is offered at eBay UK and its price is just £299.99. And here are the main specifications of this 50 inch Full HD LED TV:

Rowenta Atlas Silence 2400W heater

Rowenta Atlas Silence SO5015 - cheap and quiet 2400W heater 

Rowenta Atlas Silence heater
Rowenta Atlas Silence - quiet and powerful

Winter is coming so you better be prepared for the cold winter days. Today at our consumer blog we have a cheap alternative of the conventional heating systems - Rowenta Atlas Silence, a compact 2400W heater that will warm up an average sized room pretty fast.

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 - video

Video presentation of two of the most popular smartphones in the world - iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5


There is already plenty said about these two smartphones as they are two of the most popular. In today's head to head video review we are taking a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 as the flagship Android device and Apple's iPhone 6 on the other hand which has just been released and it is the one that is catching the most attention these days.
Of course the S5 is the more functional device with more customization options where the iPhone 6 continues the tradition of being a fashion statement for those looking for more attention in their social life. 
So, here is the video comparison of the two smartphones and if you disagree with something or you just have a comment to make please do it in the form below, I would really appreciate your opinion about these two gorgeous phones.

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 - video



And if you are interested in the Apple vs Samsung battle I would also suggest to check the Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video review, where two of the best phablets in the world go against each other.

Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch

A stylish wristwatch and a cell phone in one - Excelvan PW45-SS

Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch
Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch

When I first saw the Excelvan PW45-SS I thought that it is just another smart watch that I am not going to buy but a second look at its specifications and this watch really caught my attention. The PW45-SS happened to be a fully functioning quad-band cell phone with plenty of interesting features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo consumer smartphone test, specifications andfull review

Consumer test of the 5.5-inch phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo - pictures, unboxing video, price, specifications and full review

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo consumer test

After the initial opinion that I previously shared with you about my new smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo now it is time for the full consumer review, including the unboxing video I made and some detailed information about this premium 5.5-inch phablet.

So, it has been couple of weeks since I am using the Note 3 Neo and I am left with mixed feelings about this smartphone. Of course there is plenty to be liked about it but there also some gaps that make really bad impression when using the Note 3 Neo. That is why I decided to divide the pros and cons so it is more clear on what is worth it in this phone and what is not particularly good.

KingSing K5 smartphone specifications

KingSing K5 Android smartphone/phablet specifications and video review

You know that we always like to share anything interesting that we may come accross in the net. This time it is a 5.5-inch Android phablet that is offered exteremely cheap - the KingSing K5, which is offered at around $100-120.


KingSing K5 specs:
Display size: 5.5 Inch
Display resolution: QHD,960x 540 pixels (240 dpi)
Network: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz3G: WCDMA850/2100Dual SIM Card Dual Standby
Operating system: Android 4.2.2
CPU: MTK MT6572, Cortex A7 dual core, 1.3GHz, GPU: Mali-400
ROM: 4GB
RAM: 512MB
Front-facing camera: 0.3MP
Back camera: 5.0MP
Data Transfer: USB/Bluetooth
Mobile Internet: WAP/WIFI
WiFi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
GPS: Yes
Gravity sensor:  Yes
Multi-Touch: Yes, 2 point touch
Dimensions : 158.3*80*9.3mm
Standby Time About 2~3 days
Other features:  WIFI, Play Store, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging,wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera, tethering & portablehotspot, flashight, etc
Accessories: 1 x 2000mAh Battery1 x 3.5mm Earphone3 x Battry cover (Random colors)1 x Charger1 x USB Cable1 x User Manual

KingSing K5 video review


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo test and review

Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review

2014 Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review

Nissan Pulsar is one of the latest offers from the japanese car manufacturer, a car specialy designed for the European market and to be a strong competitor in the so called Golf segment. Pulsar has looks very similar to the latest version of the bigger Qashqai and actually some say that the Pulsar basically is a lower version of the popular SUV.
So, here is an in depth video review of the Nissan Pulsar where you can see more about its interior and exterior features and performance figures. 

Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review

And if you are a big Nissan fan you can check the Nissan Juke test drive and review and also share your opinion about these cars in the comments section.

TouchWiz lag on powerful Samsung smartphones and phablets

TouchWiz interface lags even on Samsung smartphones and phablets with very powerful hardware

TouchWiz interface lag
TouchWiz interface lag

I always knew that the TouchWiz interface takes plenty of the hardware resources of Smasung's smartphones and that is why I've been avoiding them and using pure Android on devices like those from the Nexus series. The strange thing is that Samsung smartphones got better and better with very high hardware resources but still the same problem appears - they lag in most operations in the menu and that is something that I find quite annoying.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - quick video comparison

Video comparison of two of the hottest smartphones on the market today - Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4


Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are two of the latest premium phablets and probably the most popular ones and that is the reason why we decided to show you this quick video comparison.
Actually there is so much that is said about these two smartphones, their pros and cons have been thoroughly inspected so most consumers are well aware what to expect from them. You probably know that the iPhone 6 Plus got quite popular recently with its 'ability' to bend when carried in pockets while the Galaxy Note 4 is supposed to be a great successor of the most productive mobile device in Samsung's model line so far - the Note 3.
So, enogh said, here is the video comparison of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, enjoy it and don't forget to give your opinion about these two in the comments section.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - video

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unboxing video

Note 3 Neo smartphone

A quick unboxing video to give you an idea of what to expect if you buy the 5.5 inch smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

We already showed you a quick review and soon we will publish the full review after a full month of testing and everyday use so this unboxing video is a good addition to all the information provided.

Hama Ultra Style bag for 13.3 inch ultrabooks

Price, specifications and review of the Hama Ultra Style bag for ultrabooks up to 13.3 inch

Hama Ultra Style 13.3 ultrabook
Hama Ultra Style bag for 13.3 inch ultrabooks

The Ultra Style bag from Hama that we will review today is really lightweight and comfortable and will secure your ultrabook very well. It can safely keep slim laptop computers with the size of up to 13.3 inches.

I personally wouldn't recommend using this Ultra Style bag for ultrabooks smaller than 12 inches as there is no holding mechanism in the main inner section of the bag and if you put there a smaller computer it will slide all the time and you will not feel it comfortable when carrying it around. The main compartment has dimensions of 33.5 x 23.5 x 2 so bigger laptops and notebooks just won't fit.

Accurist LB1864W ladies bracelet gold plated watch

Accurist LB1864W ladies bracelet gold plated watch price and review

Accurist LB1864W review
Accurist LB1864W
Today we will take a closer look at one very stylish and yet affordable ladies watch which really impresses with good looks - Accurist LB1864W
The British watchmaker did a really good job designing this watch as they succeeded to make it very good looking and also very compact and comfortable. The LB1864W is entirely decided in gold which gives it quality and expensive feeling. From my experience most gold plated watches have issues with the top cover falling off after some time but I am sure this one is going to last as it looks and feels very well made. Accurist LB1864W uses Japanses quartz movement which should be pretty accurate in keeping the correct time and is 30 meters water resistant.

Accurist LB1864W ladies watch

Accurist LB1864W

One thing I didn't like at all is the clasp which is really hard to open and close and I think this is  unacceptable when speaking about a ladies watch. 

Accurist LB1864W watch

Accurist LB1864W comes with a good packaging in a solid red box. It is offered with Accurist 3 year guarantee which I consider more than enough when talking for a watch sold for less than $100.
So, the overall impression with the Accurist LB1864W ladies bracelet gold plated watch is very good and I can definitely recommend it. You can also find in on sale at WatchShop where plenty of other watch deals are available.

Finding a good case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo - mission impossible

Quick update on my struggle to find a good TPU case for my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo


After couple of days of intensive research it seems that finding a good case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo seems like a mission impossible. After all I managed to find couple but still not such that would suit my taste and that is why I'll probably not buy any of them.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo smartphone - quick overview

Quick overview of the amazing smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is one big phone... a good one

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the our latest tools that will help us in the work process and a very capable successor of the Galaxy Nexus that I used until this week.

Cases and pouches for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo?

Expecting your suggestions for some good cases, sleeves or pouches for the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Note 3 Neo smartphone

As you have probably notice we are doing our best to make this product blog more interactive and that is why always take your opinion and suggestions into consideration.

This week I have a small task for our readers particularly interested in smartphones and their accessories.