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Acer ICONIA B1-710 - 7 inch Android tablet specifications and review

Full specifications and video review of the compact 7 inch Android tablet Acer ICONIA B1-710

Acer ICONIA B1-710 tablet
Today, at our consumer blog we are taking a closer look at one popular Android tablet for the last couple of months - the 7 inch Acer ICONIA B1-710. We will get familiar with its main specifications and also a quick test and video review.

Acer ICONIA B1-710 tablet specifications

  • Product Description: Acer ICONIA B1-710 - tablet - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 16 GB - 7"
  • Camera:  0.3 Megapixel front-facing camera
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.85 cm x 1.24 cm x 19.74 cm
  • Display: 7" TFT - LED backlight - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch
  • Location: GPS
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: MediaTek MTK8317T ( Dual-Core )
  • Processor Clock Speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Product Description: Acer ICONIA B1-710 - tablet - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 16 GB - 7"
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Supported Flash memory cards: microSD
  • Weight: 340 g
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery : Up to 3.5 hours
  • Battery technology: Lithium Ion
  • Battery capacity: 10 Wh

Acer ICONIA B1-710 video review

I would also suggest to check the full review of the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 which key selling points are the low price tag, nice 7.9-inch IPS display and fast quad-core processor.

Veho VSS-012-M6 Retro portable wireless Bluetooth speaker for iPhone, Android, iPad and iPod

Veho VSS-012-M6 Retro wireless Bluetooth speaker for iPhone, Android, iPad, iPod - specs and video test

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Veho VSS-012-M6 Retro (Veho Mode 360 Retro) is a portable wireless speaker system that is intended to be used with Android and Apple devices. This system is not only portable but also delivers pretty good sound which is both powerful and clear.

Veho VSS-012-M6 Retro also has buil-in mic so you can make calls through this speaker system without the need to unplug your mobile device.

Veho VSS-012-M6 Mode Retro specifications

  • M6 Mode Retro - 6 watts of high-fidelity sound

  • Dual acoustic drivers and two powerful speakers

  • Wide audio spectrum

  • Line-in port and cable so you can play music off just about anything!

  • Stylish retro-style brown leather carry handle

  • Built-in microphone for making/taking hands-free phone calls when paired with your smartphone

  • Automated music interrupt

  • Up to 8 hours' playback time

  • Ideal for parties, holidays or lazing around in the park

  • Colour: Gunmetal Brushed Aluminium

  • Dimensions: 7.9cm (H) x 18.7cm (W) x 5.4cm (D)

JBL GO - the best small portable speaker for 2017

Veho VSS-012-M6 Retro - video review

Another pretty good portable speaker system that we would recommend you is the compact Divoom Bluetune-Solo v3 portable Bluetooth speaker.

Top 10 LED TV-s for 2015

Short selection of the best LED TV-s for 2015 based on consumer feedback

best led tv 2015

Today we will discuss some of the top LED TV offers for 2015, including more info about the best value for money picks, best performing ones and those offering the latest cutting edge technologies.
As usual our list is dominated by Samsung and Sony TV-s which is quite normal considering they offer the best picture quality and features. The two premium brands are closely followed by LG just like it was in our 2014 list (Full HD list).

Sony KDL32W705

Sony KDL32W705 LED TV We are starting the list with one of the popular 32 inch LED TV-s manufactured by Sony. The KDL32W705 is part of Sony's W70C Series which in my mind represents the perfect blend of price and picture quality/features. In today's short review we are taking a closer look at its main specifications.

Samsung UE32J6200A

Samsung UE32J6200A Full HD LED TV Samsung UE32J6200A costs between 500 and 600 Euro. This TV impresses with quite unique and interesting design and good set of features and technical specifications. Samsung also offers 40 (UE40J6200AW), 48 (UE48J6200AW), 55 (UE55J6200AW) and 60 (UE60J6200AW) inch versions of this TV.

Digihome 32272SMHDLED

Digihome 32272SMHDLED LED TV This cheap 32 inch LED TV offers good set of features including Smart TV with integrated WiFi connection and good HD picture. Other interesting specs are the 50Hz refresh rate which is quite low for a modern LED TV, 2x 6W stereo speakers and Integrated Freeview. Digihome 32272SMHDLED also has 2x HDMI ports and PC Input. The energy rating for this 32 inch Digihome TV is 'A'. Price is around 220 Euros (£150 in UK)

Samsung UN50F6800

Samsung UN50F6800 TV This big screen TV offers exclusive design and build quality but costs way more than the average 50 inch Full HD panel. Samsung UN50F6800 has quite unique looks and premium build quality, featuring premium build materials and some specific elements. Price is a little over $1500 which is quite an amount but you definitely get a lot of TV for the money.

Sony XBR-55X800B

Sony XBR-55X800B LED TV This 55 inch 4K Ultra HD TV offers amazing picture quality and additional features like Smart TV, 3D and many others at a very competitive price. Sony XBR-55X800B is definitely the best choice for home cinema thanks to its high-end specs and slim design with almost no frame around the panel.

Samsung UE-32H5030

Samsung UE-32H5030 LED TV That is definitely the best budget 32 inch Full HD LED TV on the market this year. Samsung UE-32H5030 is slim, energy efficient and quite cheap. The picture quality is good and so is the sound. This TV costs around $300 (250 Euros) and is one of the best sellers in Eastern Europe.

The list of our list of top 10 LED TV-s for 2015 is completed by LG 42LB5500Samsung UA48J6200 and Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV.

Samsung UA48J6200 48 inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UA48J6200 48 inch Full HD Smart LED TV specifications and quick overview

Samsung UA48J6200 is one of the latest Full HD offers from the South-Korean manufacturer and part of the J6200 series which aim to offer good quality and performance at a decent price.

Main features

The UA48J6200 offers all the basics like Full HD 1080p picture with 1920 x 1080 native resolution, the Wide Color Enhancer which enriches colors in order to deliver the most realistic experience and Smart TV with fully functioning web browser.


Samsung UA48J6200 costs around $1400 (Australian AUD) but it can be found much cheaper in some online sales.

Unfortunately, we still haven't got the chance to test the UA48J6200 and that is why I can't provide you any further details and impressions but I we'll do our best to find more useful information about this 48 inch LED TV.

Excelvan SW8-BL Bluetooth sports health and fitness Android smart watch

Excelvan Bluetooth sports health and fitness Android smart watch price, features and specifications 

Smart watch bracelets are becoming more popular these days and technology manufacturer Excelvan didn't waste any time before releasing their own model. Excelvan SW8-BL is a cheap Bluetooth sports health and fitness Android smart watch offered in couple interesting colors. And here are its main features and specifications:

Excelvan SW8-BL specifications

Basic Information
Silicone, PC Electroplated
Net Weight
Female watch
Technology Information
0.49 inch
94 x 94
180mAh Li-battery. Up to 72h Standby
Chinese, English, French, Espanol, Italian, German, Tieng Viet, Russian, Arabic
other features
Anti-lost alert, Remote capture, Sleep monitoring, Incoming calls show, Call answer, Find phone, SMS reminding, Pedometer, Phone book, Calls
120 x 83x 65mm
1 x Smart Bracelet
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual


As I already mentioned the Excelvan SW8-BL is a cheap smartwatch. Depending on your location you can buy it for as low as $45 (offered for around £27 at eBay UK) which is a very competitive price for this segment. 

If you are interested in the brand Excelvan you can check the Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch.

Disgo DISTAB8400G 8400G tablet specs

Specifications of the 7.9 inch Android tablet Disgo DISTAB8400G 8400G

Disgo 8400G specs

Disgo DISTAB8400G 8400G is a cheap 7.9 inch Android tablet with some pretty basic specifications. Actually this is quite a rare tablet and it's quite hard to buy it as it is not present in most online tech stores. Probably the reason for that is because its hardware is outdated and therefore the Disgo 8400G is not very productive.
And here are its main specifications:

Disgo DISTAB8400G 8400G tablet specs

Item Weight
798 g
Product Dimensions
26.8 x 25.8 x 6.4 cm
Item model number
Screen Size
7.9 inches
Processor Brand
Processor Type
Processor Speed
1.2 GHz
RAM Size
512 MB
Computer Memory Type
Graphics Card Description
Qualcomm Adreno 2.3 2D/3D Graphics Core
Operating System
Android Jelly bean 4.1
I would also recommend you to check some of the other valuable prepositions from Disgo - Disgo 8104Disgo 8000 and of course the popular Disgo 8100.

2016 BMW 7 series vs Mercedes S-class - which is better?

2016 BMW 7 series vs Mercedes S-class - epic battle for the best luxury limousine throne

2016 BMW 7 vs Mercedes S
2016 BMW 7 series vs Mercedes S-class

BMW recently released its latest version of their flagship luxury sedan and now the S-class has some serious competition from Bavaria. Some say the all new 2016 BMW 7 series looks dull and is a step behind from BMW's sport heritage but I guess the brand's fans are exaggerating a little more than needed.

In today's comparison we will take a look at both the new 7-series and the latest generation S-class which is on the market for over an year now. And though these two look very different we noticed plenty of similarities, most obvious of which is the high level of luxury which is on extremely high level in both cars.

2016 BMW 7 series vs Mercedes S-class 

And if you like BMW-s you can take much closer look at the all new 2016 BMW 7 series.

2016 BMW 750i vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 - test and video review

The all new 2016 BMW 7 series - not what you expected

LG Leon - top choice for budget Android smartphone

LG Leon is one of the best budget smartphone offers these days

LG Leon reviewed We previously tested the LG Leon and our first impressions were pretty good. Actually, this phone happened to be our top pick for a budget smartphone for this year. It really packs a great set of features, without anything outstanding but all the basics are there and the design is good as well. As for the price, a smartphone that comes with built-in WiFi, GPS and IPS display and costs under $200, you just can't beat that kind of deal.

The Review

We already reviewed the Leon couple of weeks ago and I personally was really impressed with the good build quality (the phone itself is manufactured in China) and the overall feel from the device, it just was better than it's price sticker.

I also had couple of test devices that I didn't really need them after the reviews were done so I decided to place them in an auction site. They were literally 'eaten' couple of hours after I posted the ads. Probably it was because of the lower price that I placed or probably there is a huge interest with this smartphone.

Our conclusion after all is that the phone exceeds our expectations and left mostly positive impressions. Probably the only negative that I can think of right now is the form factor - the phone is just a bit too big for a modern smartphone, I am used to much tiny and slim phones. That might be a positive for some since the Leon is very easy to hold thanks to its bigger size.


Probably the biggest competitors for the Leon come from LG themselves. Smartphone like LG Fino and Bello are placed in the same price category as the Leon and they are also sold quite well, especially in Eastern Europe and Asia. Of course there are some good competitors from other brands and probably Nokia, Lenovo and Samsung are those who offer the best value for money deals.

If you are interested in the LG Leon please also check the unboxing video we made couple of weeks ago.

Samsung UE-40J6302 TV specs

Samsung UE-40J6302 TV price and specifications

  • 40 inch curved LED TV
  • FULL HD resolution
  • MICRO DIMMING PRO, MEGA CONTRAST, PQI : 800 , Quad-Core processor
  • Digital and analog tuners (DVB-T2/C - MPEG4)
  • USB VIDEO, PVR - recording from DVB to HDD, ANYNET+
  • Price: Around $700

The all new Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 - which is better?

Big SUV test - quick comparison of the all new 2016 Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90

XC90 vs Q7

Today we are going to take a closer look at two of the most popular SUVs and their latest generations. The all new 2016 Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 are not facelift vehicles but brand new models created on new platforms so consumers should have very big expectations from these two.
Probably some of you are wondering why are we comparing this two crossovers in particular but the answer is pretty simple - they are very similarly priced, quite close in size and dimensions and probably targeting one and the same consumers group.

From most comments I found in the net most people consider XC90 the more elegantly looking vehicle with cosy interior and typical Swedish touch inside and out. One thing is sure though, both SUV-s are modern and have high-tech innovations on board.

Here is an interesting video comparison between the two and hopefully we would be able to share with you side by side comparison review:

Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90 - exterior and interior video comparison

You can also take a closer look at the full 2015 Volvo XC90 review.

Which is the right TV size for you?

What is important to know when choosing your next TV - best TV sizes

choosing the right TV size
Many of you are probably wondering which is the best size when choosing your next TV. Nowadays there are so many different models and sizes that might be quite difficult to select the proper one. There are couple of major things that you may consider though and we will be discussing each one of them today.

One size fits all - not a good idea

It is very important to take into consideration the size of the room where the TV will be located. Smaller spaces would do better with smaller screens depending on the purpose for getting your TV. For example, if you need a TV for your kitchen you would be much better with a smaller TV between the 15-21 inch range and if you are looking for a new TV for your living room then you should get bigger screen of 40+ inches (well, that makes sense, doesn’t it).

Reason for buying / What you will use it for

Different people need new TV for different reasons. If you are in the search for a TV set that will primarily used for home cinema I would recommend getting a TV bigger than 39 inches (typically 42-47). Gaming TVs on the other hand shouldn’t be too big and exceed 47-inches.


That is an important factor when shopping your next TV. Most consumers will make the choice entirely relating to their budget and the limits it has. For people with average income I wouldn’t recommend spending over $1000 for a TV as this would definitely affect their overall budget. Of course this part is quite subjective and it is up to you to decide how much you would spend.

HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP - one month review

HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP tennis racket review after one month of use

HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP tennis racket

I bought the HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP tennis racket couple of weeks ago and after I played with couple of times I can say that this is one really good racket. Despite the fact that this particular model from the Radical series is more 2 years old it feels like any other modern racket and it is worth the 100 Euros (I bought it with quite good discount).

My biggest concern when I got the HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP was the small head size of just 98 which is the smallest I have ever played with. My previous racket (Wilson Pro Staff Six-One 100 Lite BLX) was 100 and that felt like the right size for my game. Now, when I had couple of games with the Youtek IG Radical MP I can confirm that there isn’t any significant difference compared to bigger rackets. That is mainly due to the form of the head which I particularly like and which saved me from many off-center shots.

I bought my new racket with grip L4 (previously used L3 with the Wilson) and that also seems to be the correct choice for me. Now my forehands are more precise and powerful even though I feel the racket less maneuverable with the bigger grip size.

Overall, it seems fine playing with the HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP. It is smaller and heavier than the rackets I usually play with but I can say that I quite like it so far. Please stay tuned for more tennis racket reviews as I like to change my stick quite often.

Sony XBR-43X830C 43 inch 4K Ultra HD TV specifications

  • Full specifications of the 43 inch 4K Ultra HD TV Sony XBR-43X830C

  • Sony XBR-43X830C

Sony XBR-43X830C is the budget 4K Ultra HD offer from the Japanese electronics manufacturer. For the price of just around $800 you are getting a lot of TV of the money. Here are the full specifications of the XBR-43X830C so you can get a better idea of what this TV has to offer:

  • Audio

    • Audio Power Output : 10W + 10W
    • 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
    • Clear Phase : Yes
    • Signal-to-Sound Architecture : Yes
    • Digital Out Format : Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM
    • Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
    • Sound Mode : Standard; Cinema; Live Football; Music
    • S-Master : S-Master Digital Amplifier
    • Advanced Auto Volume : Yes
    • Stereo System : MTS (AUTO SAP)
    • Audio Out : Fixed / Variable
    • Dolby® : Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
    • 5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
  • Convenience Features

    • On/Off Timer : Yes
    • Auto Shut-off : Yes
    • On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
    • Info Banner : Yes
    • Parental Control : Yes
    • Channel Block (with password) : Analog & Digital
    • Auto Photo Mode : Yes
    • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
    • Twin Picture : PAP (2 size) / PIP (OTA)
    • USB Play (Contents) : MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI (MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / WAV / FLAC / JPEG
    • Show/Hide Channels : Yes
    • Label Inputs : Yes
    • USB Play : Yes
    • Channel Jump : Yes
    • On-Screen Clock : Yes
    • Edit Channel Labels : Yes
    • Channel Surf : Yes
    • Multiple Language Display : English; Spanish; French
    • Sleep Timer : Yes
  • Customizing capability

    • RS-232C Control : Yes
  • Design features

    • Illumination LED : Yes
    • Stand Design : Dark Chrome Mirror Flat shaft
  • Display

    • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 43"(42.5")
    • Display Resolution : QFHD
    • Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : (89/89) degree
    • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
    • Screen Size (cm) : 108.0 cm
    • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : (89/89) degree
  • Display features

    • Backlight Type : Edge LED
    • Display Device : LCD
    • Dimming Type : Frame Dimming
  • Energy Saving & Efficiency

    • Power Saving Modes : Yes
    • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
    • Backlight Off Mode : Yes
  • General features

    • Hotel Mode Menu : Yes
    • Closed Captions (CC) : Analog; Digital
    • Demo Mode : Yes
    • Finish (Surface Color) : Black
    • ARC HDMI (Audio Return Channel) : Yes
  • Inputs and Outputs

    • Subwoofer Out : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP and Audio Out)
    • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 2 (Rear)
    • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
    • Audio Out : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
    • USB 2.0 : 3port
    • Composite Video Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
    • AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)
    • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 4 (Side)
    • Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
    • Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • MHL version : MHL 3 (for HDMI2)
    • HDCP : HDCP 2.2 (for HDMI1/2/3/4)
    • MHL : Yes
    • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Side)
    • HDMI PC Input Format : 640x480@60Hz; 800x600@60Hz; 1280x768@60Hz-R; 1280x768@60Hz; 1360x768@60Hz; 1024x768@60Hz; 1280x1024@60Hz; 1920x1080@60Hz; 3840x2160@30Hz
    • RS-232C Input(s) : 1 (Side / Mini Jack)
    • Digital Audio Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
  • Network features

    • Wi-Fi Standard : a/b/g/n/ac
    • Wi-Fi Frequency : 2.4GHz / 5GHz
    • Wi-Fi Direct : Yes
    • Internet EPG : Yes
    • TV Tweet : Yes
    • One-touch mirroring : Yes (Ready)
    • TV SideView™ : Yes
    • Screen mirroring(Miracast) : Yes
    • Related Search : Yes
    • Search : Yes (Android basic function)
    • Photo Sharing Plus / Photo Share : Yes
    • Net AD : Yes (depends on ad provider)
    • DLNA Content : MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI (MotinJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / LPCM / JPEG / FLAC
    • Wireless LAN : Integrated
    • Opera Apps (System) : Yes
    • Wi-Fi Certified : Yes
    • Internet Browser : Yes (Opera)
  • Power

    • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.5W
    • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
    • Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V for UL cUL AC 110-240V for other
    • Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 135W
  • Regulation and Standards Compliance

    • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes
  • Sensing features

    • LightSensor™ Technology : Yes
  • Service and Warranty Information

    • Limited Warranty Term : 12 months
  • TV System

    • TV System (Analog) : M
    • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) : 1 (Digital / Analog)
    • Channel Coverage (Analog) : VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69 / CATV: 1-135
    • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial) : VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69
    • TV System (Digital Terrestrial) : ATSC
    • TV System (Digital Cable) : Clear QAM
    • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable) : CATV: 1-135
    • Color System : NTSC
  • Video

    • Video Signal : 3840x2160/24p (HDMI only); 3840x2160/30p (HDMI only); *4096x2160/24p (display center 3840 area); YUV420 3840x2160/60p (HDMI only); *YUV420 4096x2160/60p (display center 3840 area); 1080/24p(HDMI only); 1080/60i (HDMI, Component); 1080/60p (HDMI, Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI only); 720/24p (HDMI only)
  • Video Features

    • Blinking Type : Frame Blinking
    • Wide Mode : Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
    • 4:3 Default : Yes
    • PhotoTV HD : Yes
    • Picture Mode : Vivid; Standard; Custom; Cinema Pro; Cinema Home; Sports; Animation; Photo-Vivid; Photo-Standard; Photo-Custom; Game; Graphics
    • 24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
    • Auto Wide : Yes
    • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
    • Video Processing : 4K X-Reality Pro
    • Live Color™ Technology : Yes
    • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
    • Motionflow™ Technology : Motionflow XR 960
    • Face Area Detection : Yes
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Packaging (Approx.) : Carton dimensions: 41 3/4 x 28 1/4 x 6 1/4 in (1059 x 717 x 158 mm) Carton weight: 37.5 lbs (17.0 kg)
    • Dimensions (Approx.) : TV only: 37 7/8 x 22 3/8 x 2 3/8(13/16) in (961 x 568 x 60(20) mm) TV with stand: 37 7/8 x 23 7/8 x 7 1/2 in (961 x 604 x 189 mm)
    • Weight (Approx.) : TV only: 26 lbs (11.8 kg) TV with stand: 28.2 lbs (12.8 kg)
This TV comes equipped with the RMT-TX100U remote control.

Sony XBR-43X830C video review