Digihome 49278FHDD Full HD LED TV

    Digihome 49278FHDD - 49 inch Full HD LED TV features, specs and my comments

Digihome 49278FHDD - main product features:
  • Full HD 1920x1080p resolution with LED backlighting
  • Built-in Freeview tuner
  • Multiple connectivity options including HDMI, USB and SCART

Linx 7 tablet - video review

Linx 7 - cheap Windows tablet with Intel quad core processor


I am not sure why but Linx tablets got quite popular these days. We've already reviewed couple of their most popular models like the 10 inch Linx 1010B and the smaller Linx 810B. In my opinion nowadays more people are looking for Windows tablets as they are more versatile and offer more on the go when compared to 'conventional' Android tablets.

It is good that there are manufacturers like Linx who give us the option to buy very capable Windows tablets on affordable prices.

Today we will be taking a closer look at the smallest of all Windows tablets that Linx is offering - the Linx 7.

HEAD Graphene XT Radical Lite tennis racket review

Video review of the lightweight tennis racket HEAD Graphene XT Radical Lite


HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP is a great racket and I am still using it as my primary stick as it is versatile and ideal for club players. But there is something with it which made me look around for a replacement racket. I checked many rackets with different specs from different manufacturers but the one that grabbed my attention was the HEAD Graphene XT Radical Lite


As I am looking for a forgiving and lightweight racket I think that is one of the best choices with 102 sq.in. head size and unstrung weight of 260 grams. 

Sony KD-55S8005C curved 4K UHD 3D LED Android TV

Consumer overview of the amazing 55 inch curved 4K UHD 3D LED Android Smart TV - Sony KD-55S8005C

Sony KD-55S8005C curved 4K UHD 3D LED Android TV
Sony KD-55S8005C curved 4K UHD 3D LED Android TV

Sony KD-55S8005C, what an amazing TV that is!


That is definitely one of hottest big screen TV deals these days. Sony KD-55S8005C just has it all - it is the right size, has all the modern features and most important of all offers an amazing picture quality. Probably the only feature missing is the Triluminos display which is usually reserved for the most expensive Sony TVs (KD-55S8005C may be considered expensive but for the features it has I would say it is a real bargain, similarly speced Samsung panel costs some 15% more).

Sony X800D 4K HDR LED Android TV

Top features

  • 55 inch - great for home cinema, gaming etc.
  • Curved panel - for the most realistic experience
  • Build quality - as usual top notch build quality offered by Sony
  • 4K UHD resolution
  • 3D
  • Android Smart TV with built-in WiFi
  • 4K PROCESSOR X1 - brings stunning picture quality

Price

In UK this TV is offered for less than £1400 (on sale for £1200) while in other EU countries it can be found for around 1500 Euros which is a great deal, considering all of the good stuff the KD-55S8005C has to offer.

The alternatives

  • Samsung UE55JU7500 - almost the same specs as the KD-55S8005C but uses TIZEN OS instead of Android which for some may be a huge downside. Other than that the UE55JU7500 is an amazing TV that costs about the same as the KD-55S8005C.

  • Samsung UE55JS8500 - it has some improved specs over the UE55JU7500 like the better refresh rated of PQI 1900. Price is couple of hundred bucks more.

  •  Sony KD-55X8505C - this 55 inch Ultra HD TV is not a curved display but it offers Sony's patented technology Triluminos display which gives a cutting edge picture quality and also costs a bit cheaper than the curved Sony KD-55S8005C.

And while browsing for your next TV here's a very interesting topic we discussed recently "The most popular TV sizes on the market today"

LaFerrari test-driven by Top Gear

Test drive and review of the fastest production Ferrari ever build - the LaFerrari

LaFerrari test-driven by Top Gear
LaFerrari test-driven by Top Gear

In this episode of Top Gear James May drives the amazingly fast LaFerrari which should be the fastest and most technologically advanced supercar Ferrari ever build.


LaFerrari test drive and review at Top Gear



I would also recommend you my personal favorite - the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta which may have a little less power compared to the LaFerrari but still impresses with absolutely amazing performance figures and day to day usability.

Toshiba Satellite C40-C-10K laptop specs

Full specifications of the cheap 14 inch laptop Toshiba Satellite C40-C-10K

Toshiba Satellite C40-C-10K laptop
Toshiba Satellite C40-C-10K laptop
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With so many offers around Christmas it gets really hard to pick the best choice in the category you are interested in. That is why we literally scrub the net for good offers and serve them to you in the best way possible. Today we are taking a closer look at laptop offer in UK, part of daily deals sale. The Toshiba Satellite C40-C-10K is a cheap 14 inch laptop with Windows 8.1 and a quite appealing price sticker of just £150.

The best smartphones on the market in 2015

Short video presentation with some of the best performing smartphones in 2015

the best smartphones on the market in 2015


This year is almost over and it is time for a short summary with some of the best choices when considering your next smartphone.

For 2015 awards I decided to pick one of the very popular tech vloggers and his ratings which are divided into couple of different sub-categories.

Merry Christmas (not product related)

Christmas wish Merry Christmas to all! Wish you joy and happiness and many happy moments with the people you love. And don't forget that all the products we so much desire and adore are just... stuff, there much more valuable things in life we should cherish. 

Enjoy yourselves, be happy and Merry Christmas!

Asus Memo Pad ME70CX cheap 7 inch Android tablet

Asus Memo Pad ME70CX cheap 7 inch Android tablet specs and video review



The Asus Memo Pad ME70CX was created for those looking for a value tablet. The 7 inch MeMO Pad 7 punches well above its weight, boasting features and specifications more commonly found on more expensive tablets.

The Asus MeMO Pad 7 runs the new and exclusive Asus Zen User Interface. ZenUI improves on your smart device experience, giving you a brand new user interface that features over 200 upgrades and enhancements over the standard Android operating system, providing a more intuitive experience. MeMO Pad 7 is powered by a state-of-the-art Intel dual-core processor that delivers impressive performance and battery life to keep you entertained throughout the day.

3 million views and counting

Test and Review celebrates its 3 million views... thanks to you

3 million views for our consumer blog

Well, for some online businesses 3 million views might not be that big of a deal but for a small consumer blog like Test and Review it is a huge achievement, especially after all the ups and downs in the last couple of years.

How did we get here?

Answer is simple - with a lot of work. We never spammed the web, nor we participated in any malicious marketing strategies, it was all work. People checking for different products online need honest and sincere opinion and that is what we've always aimed for. It wasn't always easy but it is definitely worth it.

The successful story continues and I we are really proud to continue it with our most dedicated readers, who don't miss a chance to rate the products we test or just to share their thoughts about the featured product.

Babolat French Open Roland Garros 2015 tennis racket holder bag

Quick review of my brand new Babolat French Open Roland Garros 2015 tennis racket holder thermo bag

Babolat French Open Roland Garros 2015 tennis racket holder bag
Babolat French Open Roland Garros 2015 tennis racket holder bag

I have been playing tennis for more than 10 years now but I've never used a racket holder bag as I never needed to carry more than 1-2 rackets and a set of balls with me. But as my game grew and it got to the level of advanced club player I decided to invest some money in my first ever tennis thermo bag.

LG 42LF580V 42 inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Price, specifications and video review of the affordable LG 42LF580V 42 inch Full HD Smart LED TV


Probably most of you have already started the Christmas shopping and you may find it hard to pick the best choice for your money. That is why here at our consumer blog we will start a series of short reviews for some of the popular products that are shopped around Christmas holidays. Today we will be taking a look at a very good family present in the form of nice big screen TV. The LG 42LF580V offers great picture quality and a nice set of Smart TV features at an affordable price of just under $600.

Here is a quick video review showing some of its main features so you can get a better idea what is the 42LF580V actually offering and is is worth buying it.


LG 42LF580V TV review



I would also recommend you the rest of the TV deals that we analyzed these days.

Volvo S90 first looks preview

Video preview of the all new luxury Scandinavian sedan Volvo S90


Volvo S90 is the brand new luxury sedan from the Swedish car manufacturer. It is supposed to target premium cars like the higher spec Audi A6 and A7, BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class. This new vehicle will be manufactured on the same new platform as the latest generation XC90 which caused a real sensation on the premium SUV market.

Volvo S90 impresses with striking looks and exterior design as well as variety of innovative and some improved safety features.

Volvo S90 video preview

Linx 1010B - cheap quad core Windows tablet

Linx 1010B - features and specs of the cheap Windows tablet with quad core Intel processor

Linx 1010B Windows tablet

Linx 1010B is a tablet very similar to the Linx 10 that we reviewed couple of days ago. We got almost the same impressions from the 1010B - well build device, easy to use, responsive display and all of that offered for a good price.

It works particularly well with the included free keyboard which is a perfect add on to every Windows 10 tablet. Here are the full specifications of the Linx 1010B tablet:

Linx 10 - budget Windows tablet

Specifications and video review of the 10 inch budget Windows tablet Linx 10 with Intel Atom processor

Linx 10 Windows tablet
Budget Windows tablet for under $200 - Linx 10 is a top choice when shopping for Christmas presents

After we tested the smaller Linx 810B couple of weeks ago it was time to check another interesting tablet from this brand. Today, at our consumer blog we will be reviewing the 10 inch Windows tablet Linx 10

Kazam Thunder Q4.5 - cheap quad core smartphone

Specs and review of the cheap but very capable quad core smartphone Kazam Thunder Q4.5

Today, at our consumer blog we are taking a look at one of the cheapest quad core Android smartphones offered on the UK market these days. Kazam Thunder Q4.5 is a very capable smartphone with 4.5 inch screen and an appealing price tag.

The better sound systems - Harman Kardon vs Boston Acoustics?

The dilemma when choosing the better sound system - Harman Kardon vs Boston Acoustics

The better sound systems - Harman Kardon vs Boston Acoustics?
Harman Kardon vs Boston Acoustics

Harman Kardon and Boston Acoustics are two of my favorite brands when talking about home sound systems (JBL as well) but if I have to choose a any of these for my next system I would be in real dilemma. Both brands offer some amazing 5.1 home theater systems and for the price of around $400-500 one can get a real nice deal for a Harman Kardon or Boston Acoustics systems.

Today we will take a detailed look at two of the popular 5.1 sound system offered from these brands so you would have a an easier choice when buying you next speakers. 

Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6 full test and review

Test and video review of the small hybrid device Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6 

Today, we are taking a look at one of the small hybrid laptop - the Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6.

360º Flip-and-Fold Design

A PC when you need it, a tablet when you want it, and more. Easily change between four modes — Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet. The secret: The 11" Lenovo Yoga 300's unique design and touchscreen display. It allows the screen to flip around 360º, which means you can select the mode you use based on what you choose to Do.

Impressive Performance for Work and Play


Enjoy a PC with the new Intel Celeron processor. Experience brilliant PC performance as you multitask effortlessly – communicate with friends and family, enjoy entertainment, and get your work done. Get the impressive performance and quality you’ve come to expect with an Intel Celeron processor. That’s serious processing. Only with Intel Inside.

Ultra Thin, Light, & Portable

Starting at a mere 3.0 lbs and just 0.85" thin, the Yoga 300 is ultra portable — it's perfect for doers on the go. And with up to 8 hours on a standard battery, you can go all day without recharging.

Harmony


Lenovo Harmony adapts to you by intuitively optimizing settings, making app recommendations by mode, and sharing statistics about how you use your device.

Stereo Speakers


The Yoga 300's speakers deliver rich stereo sound, while Dolby Home Theater provides an immersive audio experience.

McAfee LiveSafe Free Trial


Keep your entire digital life secure with the comprehensive protection afforded by McAfee LiveSafe software. LiveSafe protects cross-device, through the cloud, and locally to ensure total security for your data and identity. Enjoy a free 30-day trial with purchase. Or, upgrade to the full version during the purchase process and enjoy peace-of-mind security from day one.

Lenovo DOit Apps


Do more with your Yoga 300 with premium Lenovo applications like SHAREit, which lets you share files quickly without network charges or a WiFi connection. In addition, SYNCit backs up and restores your contacts and SMS

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet review

Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED LED TV and DVD player

Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED 22 inch LED Full HD TV with built-in DVD player


Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED LED TV and DVD player

Today, at our consumers blog we are taking a quick look at another hybrid device offered by tech manufacturer Vestel. Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED is a compact 22 inch Full HD TV with built-in DVD player. I have to admit that it is not very common to see this combination of TV and DVD player in one but it is usually done with small screen TVs that would fit best in kitchens and tight space where an additional external DVD player and all the connectors may happen to be a problem.

And here are the full specifications of the Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED TV:

Specifications

2D - 3D conversionNo
3D ReadyNo
ColourBlack
Depth (mm)134
Digital FreeviewIntegrated Freeview
Energy Efficiency ratingA
Guarantee1 Year
HD ReadyHD Ready 1080p
HDMI Connections1
Height (mm)352
Integrated WiFiNo
Internet browserNo
Screen resolution1920 x 1080
Screen size 22 inch
Skype compatibleNo
Sound output2.5W + 2.5W
Screen typeLED
USB Connection1
Weight (kg)4.1

Price

Digihome 22272FHDDVDLED costs around £100 in UK, it can be found at eBay and Amazon as well.

Buying a used car: Opel / Vauxhall Astra H

Useful guide to buying a second hand car - Opel / Vauxhall Astra H (04-10)

Opel / Vauxhall Astra H used car
Second hand Opel / Vauxhall Astra H facelift model 2009

Updated: After another 10k miles the Astra still drives pretty well for a car with price tag of under 4000 Euro. I still think this 1.6 petrol engine is not made for LPG systems as it still gives me hard times (not very often but still) with the alternative type of fuel.

Buying a used car is never easy, there are so many things to check before you make the decision for
buying one and there still no guarantees you are going to make the right choice for your next second hand car. That is why we decided to start a series of useful guides for consumers when buying a second hand hand car.

Today we are taking a closer look at one of the most popular vehicles in the compact hatchback segment - the Opel / Vauxhall Astra H. This is one of the biggest competitors of the leader in the segment VW Golf where the Ford Focus is also a very important player.

Digihome 55304UHDSM 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Digihome 55304UHDSM 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV specifications

Digihome 55304UHDSM 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Digihome 55304UHDSM is a very nice big screen TV with amazing 4K Ultra HD picture quality and Smart TV features.

This cheap big screen TV is a real best seller at eBay UK these days, which is probably thanks to the good set of features it offers and the appealing low price tag (one of the cheapest 55 inch 4K Ultra HD panels on the market these days).

Universal armrest for Opel / Vauxhall Astra H

Universal armrest mounted on Opel / Vauxhall Astra H

armrest Astra H
Armrest Astra H

Couple of weeks ago I found a very good deal on an aftermarket car armrest for my Opel Astra H which unfortunately didn't have the stock one. Also, it was impossible to buy a second hand stock one as the driver's seat itself doesn't have the integrated mount for armrest.

So I made a quick research and found this grey Astra H armrest for around 18 Euros which seemed to me like and awesome deal considering the fact that official Opel dealership offered me one for 180 Euros which is just way too much for an armrest.

BC-06 car MP3 FM transmitter, car charger, 5V 2A transmitter Bluetoothhands-free

BC-06 car MP3 FM transmitter, car charger, 5V 2A transmitter Bluetooth hands-free WMA MP3, FM transmitter - product specifications and consumer review

BC-06 FM transmitter
BC-06 car MP3 FM transmitter

BC-06 is the code name of a very interesting gadget that is sold under couple of different tech brands around the world like Diva from the Bulgarian technology manufacturer Daisy technology
This compact 5 in 1 FM transmitter manages to be the perfect solution for cars that don't have advanced stereo systems but their owners wish to enjoy music from different sources. This is where the BC-06 really shines, as it offers music playback from different sources and transmits it through FB to your stock car stereo.

The build quality of this interesting gadget is pretty good. The only thing to complain from are the buttons which are really small and difficult to use.

How to connect

BC-06 can remotely connect to a Bluetooth enabled device like a phone or a tablet and transmit the signal to the car stereo. I have already tested this feature using my Android phone and I can confirm that it is really easy to set it up - hustle free plug and play interface and manual included in the box.
In addition to playing music using the Bluetooth connection you can also use the BC-06 as a handsfree device as it has a built-in mic. 
car MP3 FM transmitter, car charger, 5V 2A transmitter Bluetooth hands-free


Of course you can also use USB stick where you've uploaded all your favorite music, stick it in the BC-06 transmitter, set the preferred FM frequency on your car stereo and you are good to go. 

Probably my favorite feature in this device is the USB charge port which worked just fine with my Android smartphone and recharged it pretty quickly on the go, quite useful feature, really.

Diva Bluetooth FM transmitter

Sound quality

Well, the biggest issue with most FM transmitters is the actual sound quality you are getting from them. If you find the appropriate free frequency the sound quality you will get from the BC-06 will be pretty good, Of course there will be some background noise and it will lack bass and low frequencies but after using it for a couple of days it is quite "bearable". If you are one of those guys expecting CD-like quality from FM transmitter please look elsewhere. 


Price

The BC-06 car MP3 FM transmitter costs around $25 which seems like a pretty good price considering all the functionalities you are getting from a 5 in 1 device.

Product specifications

  • Rated operating voltage:12V
  • Working voltage limits:9~26V
  • USB Output:5V/2A
  • Working Temp.:0~50 degree
  • Support Play Format:MP3 WMA
  • SNR  >60dB
  • Distortion  <0.1%
  • Frequency Response:20Hz-15Khz
  • Left and right channel separation:>60dB
  • BT Version  Version 2.0
  • Bluetooth sound processing:A2DP(Advance Audio Distribution Profile)
  • Bluetooth transmission distance:10M-15M
  • Bluetooth microphone effective range:0.5~2M
  • FM transmission frequency:87.5~108Mhz
  • FM transmitter:Stereo digital PLL locking mode

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S test drive and review

Car test drive and video review of the new version of one of the best cars of all time - 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Today, at our consumer blog we are excited to present you one of the most capable sports cars ever build - Porsche 911 Carrera S. In its 2016 version it is faster but still comfortable enough to be a great daily cruiser.

Without further ado, here is the detailed video review of the new 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S delivered by EVO:



BMW X4 vs Porsche Macan

Cube Talk 9X tablet

Specs and video review of the 9.7 inch octa-core Android tablet Cube Talk 9X

Cube Talk 9X tablet
Cube Talk 9X

Cube Talk 9X is one of the very capable tablets that we've tested these days. With its super fast  2.0GHz octa-core MTK MT8392 processor, 2 Gigs of RAM and an impressive high-resolution IPS display it really promises to be a great performer.
But it is not only performance that the Cube Talk9X offers, it is also extremely thin and has a great form factor (some compare it with Apple's iPad Air).

To get a better idea of what is the Talk 9X all about here is a full video review as well as list with all if its specs:

Cube Talk9X video review



Cube Talk 9X tablet specifications:

ProcessorMTK MT8392 Octa Core 2.0GHz
Screen9.7 inch High Clear IPS Screen, resolution 2048*1536
Touch10 points iPad Air G+G Capacitive touch screen
bandDual SIM slots, Dual Standby
FrequencyWCDMA(900/2100) GSM(850/900/1800/1900MHz)
RAM2GB DDR3
Storage32GB (including bundled 16GB TF Card)
OSGoogle Android 4.4
NetworkWi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n) 3G(WCDMA900/2100)
GPSSupport GPS & AGPS function
G-Sensor3 Axis Gravity Sensor
Camera2M front and 8M rear Cameras
SpeakerBuild-in Speaker, Build-in Microphone
MediaMID, MP3, WMA, WMV, AMR, AVI, ASF, WMV, MPEG4, 3GP
PhotoJPG, GIF, BMP, PNG
BatteryBuilt-in Rechargeable Polymer Battery 10000mAh
I/OMicro USB connector
3.5mm Stereo earphone jack
Micro TF card slot, up to 32GB
LanguageMulti-languages
SizeLength:237mm Width:170mm height:0.7mm
Net Weight560g
ColorWhite
In the box1* Tablet
1 * 16GB TF Card
1 * USB charging cable
1 * instructions

You can also check the Cube U25GT 7-inch Cortex A9 Android tablet which is not on the tablet market any more but just as a quick reference in case you are now familiar with the Cube brand.

10.1 inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet deal

10.1 inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet deal in UK online stores

dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet
10.1 inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet

Today I came upon a very interesting deal about a cheap 10.1 inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet offered at one of the online stores at eBay UK. The tablet itself is pretty well equipped, with a dual core processor and a large 10.1 inch display.
Here are the main specs of this dual core MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet:

Ainol AX10 4g Android tablet

Ainol AX10 4g Android tablet full specifications and video review

Ainol AX10 tablet
Ainol AX10 4g Android tablet

Today we are taking a look at one of the very good affordable Android tablets on the market - Ainol AX10.

This 10 inch tablet delivers great performance thanks to its fast quad-core processor but unfortunately RAM is only 1GB. The build quality of the tablet is also pretty good, especially considering the low price of the device.

Later in this review I will also show you the full specifications of the Ainol AX10 tablet.

Hitachi 48HBT62U 48 inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Hitachi 48HBT62U 48 inch Full HD Smart LED TV specifications and quick overview

Hitachi 48HBT62U LED TV

Hitachi 48HBT62U 48 inch Full HD Smart LED TV


Hitachi 48HBT62U is a budget big screen (48 inch) Full HD LED TV with Smart TV functions and a very appealing price tag. This particular model is currently sold in UK and can be bought from multiple online store, including eBay UK.

Here is a list of its main features and specifications:

Sony W950C Bravia Android LED TV - full specs and video review

Specifications and video review of the premium Android 3D LED TV Sony W950C Bravia

KDL-43W950C


Today, at our consumer blog we are presenting you one of the cutting edge LED TVs offered by Sony this year. Sony W950C Bravia Android LED TV has a wide range of new features that will cover even the highest expectations.

And even though this TV is primarily targeting the big Asian markets like India you can find very similarly equipped TVs around the world with a different code name on them.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i walk around video review

Video review showing interior and exterior features of the all new 2016 BMW X1 XDRIVE 28i

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i video
Today, at our consumer blog we are taking at the all new 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i which now looks much better than its predecessor. Actually a lot of BMW critics consider the first generation X1 a failure as there were so many things around it that didn't make sense and that most buyers weren't happy about.

BMW 7 Series 2016 - is it better than the S-Class?

Test drive and video review of the all new 2016 BMW 7 Series


The all new 2016 7 Series is already in BMW's dealerships and there is huge interest from luxury car buyers in that car. The biggest and most advanced Beemer ever produced from the Bavarian car manufacturer.

There's plenty of new technology implemented in the new 7 series but it still remains the sportiest big saloon which is why most people prefer it over the S-class. What makes a huge impression in the 2016 model is the interior with its fine materials and variety of extras and customization options that will suit almost any taste.
Of course driving dynamics is a huge priority for BMW cars and that's why there will be a tuned M version of the 7 series which will look and drive sportier than the stock model.

Here's a quick test drive and video review prepared by our friends from Carbuyer UK:


For more info about the 2016 7 series please check our initial consumer report about the car.
You can also compare it with the outgoing generation 7 Series which achieved big success in BMW's sales.

Better than the new Q7? 2016 Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum video test drive and review

Test drive and video review of the all new 2016 Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum, one of the best big SUVs currently offered


The all new 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the coolest SUVs on the market and there are some very good reasons for that.

Probably the main one is the fact that the XC90 is significantly cheaper than its main rival the Audi Q7 which was also completely updated for 2016. Today we are going to take a closer look at the smart choice in the XC90 model line - the super-torque D5 diesel engine which is quite punchy but still achieves amazing fuel economy. Unfortunately at speed and when revving the engine is a little rattly and a bit noisy which a big downside for those customers keen on refinement. Volvo XC90 also impresses with amazing interior, typical Swedish, comfortable with a taste of luxury.

 Here is an interesting review of the 2016 XC90 prepared by the experts from CarAdvice:



You can also check the 2015 Volvo XC90 - SUV video review and the Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90 comparison.

What's the future of the TV set as we know it?

Quick discussion on what to expect from TVs in the years to come


We can certainly say that in the last decade TV(hardware) industry has gone through vast development and we had the luck to enjoy so many different products and technologies that we now wonder what is next and what are we to expect in the near future. 

TVs so far

If we take a look back the development of plasma and LCD screens was probably the huge breakthrough that turned the TV market into one of the fastest growing and developing. Of course we can say that for most tech goods and gadgets that we use on daily basis but still it is quite impressive how flat (and later curved) screen TVs took such an important role in our life.
Then, few years later we had the LED backlit TV which is still the most popular technology used in TV production.
Let's not forget the excitement when the first 3D monitors were released for public sale and everybody was into buying one as soon as possible. 
And finally we had the curved and Ultra HD panels that still hold value pretty well and will be recommended as 'pick of the day' in tech stores. 

The future

Well, probably everyone interested in the topic would say that holographic TV is the certain future of modern TV set technology. I am not convinced in that theory though, 
Recently I came upon a very interesting video of a guy projecting video content through magnifying glass (probably many of you have already seen that trick) which gave me some topics to thing about. 
Probably in the future of developing new TV technologies we should expect some more compact devices that would give us the possibility to enjoy video content equivalent to big screen TV with amazing quality literally anywhere. I am pretty much sure that it is going to take some time before such technology is available for consumers.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on what you think the future of TVs

2016 Honda Civic - design and technology on a new level

The all new 2016 Honda Civic - car test drive and video review

 Today, we are taking a look at the very interesting all new 2016 Honda Civic. One of the most popular compact cars in the world lives up to the expectations with striking new design and a full set of new tech features. To learn more about this Japanese best seller please take a look at the following video:

2016 Honda Civic test drive and video review



You can also take a look at the Acura ILX which is manufactured on the same platform as the one used for the Civic but of course has the more upmarket options and extras on for a higher price. 

2016 Toyota HiLux - pickup truck test drive and full video review

Test drive and review of the all new 2016 Toyota HiLux pickup truck

The all new 2016 Toyota HiLux is already in the showrooms and is available for sale in North America and most other destinations worldwide. The new model looks fresh and modern, with increased capabilities and interesting new features.

Here is a short test drive and video review of  the 2016 Toyota HiLux:


Don't forget to check the rest of our car reviews.

Prestigio MultiPad 7280C Ultra Duo - Android tablet review

Specifications and video review of the 8 inch Android tablet Prestigio MultiPad 7280C Ultra Duo

Today at Test and Review we are showing a quick video review of the affordable 8 inch Android tablet Prestigio MultiPad 7280C Ultra Duo.


Prestigio MultiPad 7280C Ultra Duo - video


Please let us know what you think of this Prestigio tablet in the comments form below.

Thanks for watching!




What makes the Dell Latitude E7240 the ultimate ultrabook?

Why I think the Dell Latitude E7240 is the ultimate business ultrabook - my consumer opinion

Dell Latitude E7240 ultrabook
Is it really the ultimate ultrabook?

I've been using the Dell Latitude E7240 as personal work computer for over a year now and meanwhile testing some of the newest ultrabook laptops released on the market. And even though the E7240 is not perfect I can confidently say that is among the top 3 ultra portable laptops ever sold.

Facebook outage - down for the second time in a week

Facebook is down for the second time for less than a week



The biggest social network in the world is down for the second time in the last couple of day.

Few days ago Facebook had an outage for about 10 minutes which frustrated their users all over the world.

Today, the social network is experiencing problems for even bigger period of time and again it seems to be affecting all locations.

We still don't have an official announcement from Facebook stating what might be wrong but these outages definitely bring a huge concern among investors and advertisers using their platform.
Hopefuly, it is all temporary issue and Facebook will operate smoothly from now on.

HP Spectre X360 - video review

Full review of the compact touchscreen ultrabook HP Spectre X360

HP Spectre X360  laptop

Today we are going to take at one of the very popular ultrabooks for 2015 - the HP Spectre X360. This basically is a 13.3 inch hybrid laptop with touchscreen that can be easily adjusted to the preferred angle or just flipped back as a real notebook. HP Spectre X360 is a high-end device with pretty high price-tag of around $1100.

For more information and in-depth look of this interesting laptop please check the video review below.

Video review 2015 HP Spectre X360 ultrabook



Please also make sure to check our favorite ultrabook - the amazing Dell Latitude E7240.

Nikon Coolpix L330 digital camera specifications

Nikon Coolpix L330 digital camera
Nikon Coolpix L330

Full specs of the cheap digital camera Nikon Coolpix L330


Nikon Coolpix L330 specifications

General info:

  • Color: black
  • Includes strap and USB cable
  • Batteries required: 4 x AA batteries not included
  • Size H7.6, W11.1, D8.3cm
  • Weight 430g
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 26x optical zoom
  • 3in screen with TFT LCD technology
  • Focal length of 4.0-120mm
  • 22.5mm wide angle lens
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • Up to 1 frames per second
  • Shutter speed of 1/1500 to 1 sec
  • CCD sensor

Top 7 used cars - consumer list for the best used vehicles on the market

Short list with some of the most successful second hand cars in the last couple of years

list with the best used cars for 2015

Today, we will talk about the top 7 used cars which would be a shot list of what we think are the top choices if buying a used car this year. Please note that these cars are sold globally and I am not going to divide them depending on location and other characteristics.

Lenovo G50-45 laptop

Lenovo G50-45 laptop price, specifications, unboxing and video review

Lenovo G50-45
Lenovo G50-45 laptop
Today, at our consumers blog we are taking a closer look at one budget 15.6 inch laptops on the market. The Lenovo G50-45 laptop offers good variety of features and average specs and performance figures.

For the price of under $400 you can and you shouldn't expect a lot bu the  G50-45 is definitely a great choice for the home user and students as well.

The most popular TV sizes on the market today

Which are the most popular TV sizes?

Sony KDL32W705 review

Nowadays, the TV market is expanding to a level where we would expect variety that is going to cover literally every taste. Some consumers find it very hard to choose their next TV as there are so many characteristics to consider and so many models to choose from. That's why we decided to initiate this small discussion on which are the most popular TV sizes on the market today.

Acer Iconia One 7 B1-770 tablet review

Acer Iconia One 7 B1-770 tablet review

Acer Iconia One 7 B1-770 tablet specs and consumer review


Why is it necessary to say the entire name of the model - Acer Iconia One 7 B1-770?

On the market you can encounter device with almost the same name - but in the end the figure is 50, not 70 (Acer Iconia One 7 B1-750). It is a little older, with very different design and hardware. For example, the CPU there is Intel, the extent of your screen tablet is Mediatek.

B1-770 can be found in white and black. The back is embossed and therefore resistant flounder and ensures better grip. Although second is not so important if it will not use the tablet with one hand when calling as phablet. Here the curious you can view our video "What is the difference between Tablet and phablet?"

Sony KDL-50W805C 50 inch 3D LED TV

Price and TV specifications of the 50 inch Full HD SMART LED TV Sony KDL-50W805C

Sony KDL-50W805C TV
Sony KDL-50W805C 50 inch 3D LED TV

SIZE/WEIGHT

  • TV without Table-top Stand (W x H x D)111.6 x 65.4 x 5.9 cm
  • TV with Table-top Stand (W x H x D)111.6 x 69.1 x 19.1 cm
  • Box Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx.121.4 x 76.4 x 15.5 cm
  • TV without Table-top StandApprox. 13.7 Kg
  • TV with Table-top StandApprox. 14.6 Kg
  • 3D FEATURES
  • 3DActive

Special Features
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)YES
On / Off TimerYES
BRAVIA SyncYES
Picture and Picture (PAP)YES (2 size)
Parental ControlYES
USB PlayYES
USB HDD Recording YES
Multiple Language DisplayBUL/CAT/CZE/DAN/GER/GRE/ENG/SPA/EST/FIN/FRE/HEB/HRV/HUN/ITA/KAZ/LIT/LAV/DUT/NOR/POL/POR/RUM/RUS/SLO/SLV/SRP/SWE/TUR/UKR/BOS/MAC
i-Manual YES
On-Screen Display for External Input YES
PICTURE AND AUDIO FEATURES

Audio: 10W x2 Audio Power Output
Picture FeaturesX-Reality PRO™
Clear Phase SpeakerYES
Audio Power Output10W+10W
Sound Mode SettingsStandard / Cinema / Live Football / Music
S-MasterYES
Dolby® Digital / Dolby® Digital Plus / Dolby® PulseYES
NICAM/A2YES
X-Reality PRO™ YES
Picture ModeVivid / Standard / Custom / Cinema Pro / Cinema Home / Sport / Animation / Photo-Vivid / Photo-Standard / Photo-Custom / Game / Graphics
Wide ModeFull / Normal / Wide Zoom / Zoom / 14:9
Wide Mode for PCNormal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Auto Wide Mode YES
Motion EnhancerMotionflow XR 800Hz
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)YES
Scene SelectAuto / Auto 24P / Off
24p True Cinema YES
CineMotion / Film Mode / Cinema Drive YES

DISPLAY

  • Display Features3D, Edge LED Backlight
  • ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080)
  • LCDYES
  • LED BacklightEdge LED
  • Screen Size126 cm (50")
  • Aspect Ratio16:9
  • Viewing Angle (Right / Left)178 (89/89) degree
  • Viewing Angle (Up / Down)178 (89/89) degree

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Android TVAndroid 5.0
Wireless CapabilitiesWi-Fi® Direct, Screen Mirroring
Screen Mirroring  
TV Side View 
Wireless LAN StandardIntegrated
AppsYES
Web browser   (Opera)
Wi-Fi® Direct 
DLNA ContentMPEG1/MPEG2PS/MPEG2TS/AVCHD/MP4Part10/MP4Part2/AVI(XVID)/AVI(MotinJpeg)/MOV/WMV/MKV/WEBM/3GPP/MP3/WMA/LPCM/JPEG/FLAC

DESIGN FEATURES
Stand DesignSilver Mirror Shaft
Illumination LED YES
VESA Compatibility YES

VIDEO SIGNAL
1080 / 24p (HDMI™ only)YES
480 / 60iYES
480 / 60pYES
576 / 50iYES
576 / 50pYES
720 / 24p (HDMI™ only)YES
720 / 30p (HDMI™ only)YES
720/60pYES
1080 / 60iYES
1080 / 50iYES
1080 / 30p (HDMI™ only)YES
1080 / 60p (HDMI™ /Component)YES
1080 / 50p (HDMI™ /Component)YES
INTERFACE

HDMI™ Input4
Composite Video Input1 Rear
Component Video Input1 Bottom – Component/Composite Hybrid
RF Connection Input1 Bottom
SCART Input1 Rear without Smartlink
Ethernet Input1 Rear
USB Input3 Port
Audio Output1 Side – Hybrid with Headphone and Subwoofer Output
Digital Audio Output1 Rear
Input and Output TerminalsMHL (Ver2);HDCP (1.4);Bluetooth (HID/HOGP/3DSP/A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/HFP/SPP);AC Power Input (AC Adapter);RF Connection Input (1 Bottom);IF (BS/CS) Input (1 Bottom);Composite Video Input (1 Rear Hybrid w/Component);Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input (1 Bottom Hybrid);SCART without Smartlink (1 Rear);HDMI™ Connection (4);Video Out Scart (1 Rear);Analog Audio Input Total (2 Rear);Digital Audio Output (1 Rear);Audio Out (1 Side/Hybrid w/HP and Subwoofer Out);Headphone Output (1 Side/Hybrid w/Audio Out and Subwoofer Out);Subwoofer Out (1 Side/Hybrid w/HP and Audio Out);USB (3 port);Ethernet Connection (1 Rear);PCMCIA Slot (1 Up);HDMI™ PC Input

BUILT-IN TUNERS

  • Twin tuner (T2/S2/C2)YES
  • DVB-T (digital terrestrial)YES
  • DVB-T2 (digital terrestrial)YES
  • DVB-S (digital satellite)YES
  • DVB-S2 (digital satellite)YES
  • DVB-C (digital cable)YES
  • CI+YES
  • Analog: YES

COMPATIBILITY

Optional AccessoriesWireless Subwoofer (SWF-BR100);MHL Cable (DLC-MC10, DLC-MC20);Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-TX100E);Wallmount bracket (SU-WL450 D:60mm, D20mm);3D Glasses (TDG-BT500A)
ECO AND ENERGY SAVING

Luxor TVs

ECO AND ENERGY SAVING
Energy Label RatingA+
Screen Size (measured diagonally)50 inch, 125.7 cm
Power Consumption (On Mode / Standard)72,0W
Power Consumption (On mode / Vivid)110W
Annual Energy Consumption*100 kWh
LEADPresent
Power Consumption (Standby)0,50W
Peak Luminance Ratio81%
Mercury Content0,0 mg
Light SensorYES
Power Saving ModesYES
Dynamic Backlight ControlYES
Backlight Off ModeYES
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) – Terminals2.00W (Wi-Fi) / 2.00W (LAN) / 0.50W (Bluetooth)

Price
Sony KDL-50W805C costs around $1000.

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