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Wilson Pro Staff Six-One 100 Lite BLX - Pro but not quite

Quick review and consumer comments about the performance of the lightweight tennis racket Wilson Pro Staff Six-One 100 Lite BLX

Pro Staff Six-One 100 Lite BLX racket

I haven't posted anything about my tennis rackets recently and just wanted to drop few lines about the racket that I used to play with and sold after about 10 quite unsuccessful games - the Wilson Pro Staff Six-One 100 Lite BLX.

Well, on paper that seems like a pretty good racket, good combination of power, maneuverability and control. But that remained only on paper. On the court the maneuverability the Six-One 100 Lite felt inconsistent and anything else but stable.
Most of these problems got resolved with my current racket - the HEAD Youtek IG Radical MP which besides the fact that felt a bit harsh at the very beginning is just fine for my gameplay.

It really bugs me sometimes whether if I should try another racket or not but I guess that will come with time. For now I will stick with the Radical MP and focus more on the physical activities and getting in a good overall shape.
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Logik L22FEDW15 TV features and specs

Price, features and specifications of the 22 inch LED TV and DVD player Logik L22FEDW15
Logik L22FEDW15 TV

Logik L22FEDW15 features

  • Perfect for all your entertainment needs, the white Logik L22FEDW13 22" LED TV with Built-in DVD Player has a variety of ways to enjoy all of your favorite content, from games to television and DVDs.
  • This television is equipped with Full HD quality so you can expect optimum viewing clarity. The LED technology gives a brighter display and improved contrast levels for crystal-clear viewing.
  • The two in-built stereo speakers feature SRS TruSurround that boosts audio for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy your home entertainment experience with detailed visuals and crisp audio to match.
  • The Logik FEDW13 features an integrated DVD player - a great way of maximizing entertainment and minimizing clutter.
  • A built-in Freeview tuner gives you access to a wide array of TV channels. There are over 50 free channels to enjoy, so dive into that documentary, catch up with the latest music charts and feel like there's always something to watch.
  • Two HDMI ports allows you to connect HD devices - link up a games console for some HD gaming or connect a Blu-ray player and watch movies in cinematic style.
  • There's also a USB port so you can view your own content from USB memory devices on the 22” TV.
  • Check out our range of HDMI cables to connect your high definition devices and to make sure your new TV has a perfect picture with improved transfer speeds.
  • Energy efficient and affordable, enjoy home entertainment Logik L22FEDW13 22" LED TV with Built-in DVD Player that looks great in any room.

Logik L22FEDW15 specifications

  • Energy efficiency class: A
  • On-mode power consumption: 22 W
  • Annual power consumption: 32 kWh
  • Screen technology: LED backlit
  • Screen size: 22"
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280
  • Motion rate: 60 Hz
  • Brightness: 170 cd/m²
  • Native contrast ratio: 700
  • Noise reduction: Yes
  • Connections: HDMI x 2 (ARC compatible x 1)- SCART x 1- SVGA x 1- Component input x 1- Composite input x 1- USB 2.0 x 2
  • TV tuner: DVB-T Freeview Tuner
  • Electronic programme guide: 8-day EPG
  • Built-in DVD player: Yes
  • Region code: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Mono / Stereo sound: Stereo
  • Sound enhancement: SRS Trusurround Sound
  • Remote control: Yes
  • VESA wall mount dimensions: 100 x 100
  • Table-top stand: Yes
  • Other features: Auto standby- Backlight control
  • Colour: White
  • Internal menu languages: 7 languages

Price

Around £120

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Why Audi thinks Mercedes is outdated?

Funny and at the same time quite offensive ad of the new Audi A4 transforming from what is supposed to be the brand new but yet outdated Mercedes C-class  


There is no doubt that Audi and Mercedes are in a battle for the same customers but the way those brand target them is frankly quite awkward at times, especially in United States.

In the following video Audi is presenting their new A4 as much more technologically advanced in comparison with the latest generation C-class. So why would Audi think that Mercedes are not in par with the latest technology trends?


Some would say that Audi is just showing off with their latest tech implementations and gadgets but others may give it a much deeper thought. Mercedes got its reputation thanks to their innovative and technologically advanced vehicles that combined with long lasting reliability made this brand on top of car industry. Many people think that is not valid any more and Mercedes is hardly catching up with the competition. That might might not be entirely correct but there's definitely a trend that shows that Mercedes products are not as advanced as some might be expecting them to be.

Audi A4 "Touch" ad

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Lenovo A7-30 TAB 2 - affordable 7 inch Android tablet

Lenovo A7-30 TAB 2 tablet

Lenovo A7-30 TAB 2 - 7-inch Quad Core Tablet

Today we are taking a look at an affordable 7 inch Android tablet that has been on the market for quite some time now - the Lenovo A7-30 TAB 2.  Here you can find its main features, specifications as well as price info.


General
Product Type
Tablet
Operating System
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Display
Type
7" IPS - LED backlight
Resolution
1024 x 600
Touchscreen
Multi-Touch
Features
5-point multi-touch
Processor
Processor
MediaTek MT8127
Processor Clock Speed
1.3 GHz
Number of Cores
Quad-Core
Memory
Storage
16 GB eMMC
RAM
1 GB - LPDDR2 SDRAM
Supported Flash Memory Cards
microSD
Max Supported Capacity
32 GB
Communications
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Camera
Front-facing Camera
0.3 Megapixel
Location
Receiver
GPS/A-GPS
Multimedia
Audio
Microphone , speaker
Expansion and Connectivity
Expansion Slots
1 x microSD
Interfaces
1 x headset
1 x Micro-USB
Battery
Technology
Lithium Ion
Capacity
3450 mAh
Run Time
Up to 8 hours
Miscellaneous
Colour
Ebony black
Sensors
G-sensor
Included Accessories
Power adapter
Compliant Standards
RoHS
Dimensions & Weight
Width
10.5 cm
Depth
0.93 cm
Height
18.9 cm
Weight
269 g
Price 

Dolby audio
With the built-in Dolby audio, your entertainment will be enhanced with crisper, more natural sound for a great multimedia experience.

Small size
The A7 is a great size for taking with you in your pocket or bag. Ideal for surfing the web, reading, listening to music or just catching up with some news.


Extra storage
With 16GB of built in storage for your data, music, images and apps, it can be expanded with the micro SD card slot so you can increase your storage space.
7" Infinity Screen
With its high resolution (1024x600) IPS display, the Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 delivers a vivid, colorful viewing experience - both indoors & outdoors. An infinity screen flows seamlessly across the tablet's front panel to expand your field of vision, giving you perfect wide-angle viewing for HD video. Plus, with an ultra-thin, high-transparent touchscreen, every image appears closer, clearer, and sharper.

The Perfect Travel Companion
Weighing just 269g and at 8.9mm thin, the TAB 2 A7-30 is perfect for reading, listening to music, watching videos, or surfing the web on the go. It's so light, you probably won't notice it in your bag when not in use.

Latest Powerful Core Processing
The TAB 2 A7-30's quad core processor enables better multitasking, delivers a smoother Android experience, and reduces stutter – great news for movie buffs and gamers.

A Fast and Powerful Computing Experience
With the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, you'll get more done and have some fun. It's customizable, faster, easy to use and works perfectly with all your favorite Google apps.

Complete Connectivity
Feel the difference with the Micro USB for charging and connecting peripherals, plus a microSD card slot for convenience and easy storage expandability.

Long Battery Life
The TAB 2 A7-30 offers **up to 8 hours of WiFi browsing on a single battery charge.

Dual Cameras
The TAB 2 A7-30 takes superb photos with the 2 megapixel rear camera, and with the added bonus of an additional front camera and 32GB of expandable storage, you have every reason to keep snapping and sharing. 

Lenovo  TAB 2 A7-30 and A7-10 hands-on review

Specifications:


Price in US - around $120
Price in UK - £60-70
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2017 Acura NSX - the only supercar you need

Video review of the all new Japan supercar - 2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX review


The new generation NSX was long expected and when it was first revealed there were some polarizing opinions about what it represents and if it is going to be as successful as it is famous predecessor. One thing is certain though, the new 2017 Acura NSX is one high-tech machine that strikes not only with impressive design but some tech features that we are still to see in future production vehicles.


2017 Acura NSX video review

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Sony XBR55X850C price, user manual, specifications and quick review

 Sony XBR X850C TV Series overviewSony XBR55X850C TV



I wouldn't hide that Sony is by far my favorite brand when talking about LED TVs. I personally own one for about 5 years now but I have also compared many more Sony screens and I really think most of their models are in a class of its own.

Today, we are taking a look at Sony's XBR X850C Series of high-end TVs and more specifically at XBR55X850C which is the 55 inch version.

What Sony says about their product?

The powerful 4K Processor X1 brings stunning picture quality to whatever you're watching. Every source is intelligently analyzed and upscaled to our best 4K resolution, from TV broadcasts, Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs, to 4K internet videos. Enjoy incredible 4K images with stunning clarity, more lifelike colors and sparkling contrast.

Precision Detail Enhancer cuts noise and boosts detail in everything you watch, no matter the source, for a sharper and clearer picture.

Precision Color Mapping independently analyses every scene and pixel so the perfect shade and tone are applied dynamically for rich, natural colors.

Dynamic Contrast Enhancer makes the bright parts of the screen brighter and the dark parts a truer, deeper black. Dependent upon the needs of the incoming video signal, the 4K Processor X1 dynamically controls screen brightness, giving deep blacks and bright peaks. Learn more about contrast

No matter the source, every pixel is upscaled beautifully by our most powerful 4K picture processing technology ever. Scenes are analyzed and matched with a special image database for supremely lifelike detail, whatever you're watching. 
The 4K Processor X1 delivers ultra-lifelike detail, using new algorithms such as Noise Crusher, Flat Area Detection and Super Resolution. These advanced technologies work together to maintain natural-looking, low-noise image textures, and refined content both native and upscaled.

User manual 

You can check and download the XBR55X850C user manual here

Drivers and Software

You can download various XBR55X850C drivers and software here

Price

Around $1500

Sony XBR55X850C unboxing and video review

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Sony XBR55X800B - the best 55 inch 4k TV on the US market?

Quick overview of the premium 55 inch 4k Ultra HD TV Sony XBR55X800B

Sony XBR55X800B review
Sony XBR55X800B - the best 55 inch 4k TV on the US market?

We all know that American customers are quite picky and they like to carefully pick their new tech equipment and gadgets. That's why most big manufacturers are very careful with the products they deliver for the US market and strive for the best quality.
The product that we will discuss today is also very carefully selected to target the premium segment of big screen UHD 4K LED TVs. Sony XBR55X800B is a 55 inch Smart LED Edge-lit TV that is also offered in 55 inch screen size - Sony XBR65X800B.
But I am not going to waste your time with mumble jumble talks as there is a very nice video overview of this TV, so in case you are interested - enjoy watching:

Sony XBR55X800B - video


Item weight: 84 pounds
Product dimensions: 57.1 x 11.3 x 35.9 inches
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Freelander PX1C Android tablet

Features and specifications of the 7 inch Android tablet Freelander PX1C

Freelander PX1C

Freelander PX1C with MTK8382, Cortex A7 quad core, 1.3GHz Android 4.2 operation system. 1GB RAM and 8GB R0M, support TF card up to 32GB which allows enough space for you to download freely. 7 inch screen allows the user to view videos and play games at a comfortable size as well as clearly due to this phone’s 1024 x 600 pixels display resolution. With the high end dual cameras, front 2.0 MP, black 5.0 MP with flashlight auto focus,you can record the happy moment easily. It is absolutely a good choice to buy one. 7 inch IPS screen, you can not refuse it bring the video performance. the screen resolution up to 1024×600, 350 Lumen brightness and 178 degree visual angle. Besides, the screen also supports 5 points G+G capacitive touch, which can bring consumers better touch experience.

5M pixel rear camera, excellent to take bright and clear photo, Superfine pixel spacing & screen delicate. restore the true color, bring more shot funs. The front camera is 2M pixel, with smart beauty camera function, it is more suitable for self-photo-shot.

Freelander PX1 adds the function of making phone calls and SMS service. Its built-in telephone module supports GSM/WCDMA dual cards standby, which can make consumers enjoy the 2G/3G phone calls. Besides, the built-in earphone design will diversify the communication ways, which is more practical and convenient.


Another quite interesting tablet in this price segment is the 7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet which we reviewed some time ago in our consumer blog.

Freelander PX1C main features

  • Play Store:Yes, pre-installed
  • Bluetooth: Yes, built in
  • GPS:Yes
  • Video: 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV…
  • Music: MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
  • Ebook: UMD, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2… 
  • Email and Browser: Yes, built in
  • WIFI: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G: Yes, WCDMA: 850/2100MHz
  • Earphone Interface: 3.5mm
  • Work Time: Up to 6-7 hours
  • Battery: 3200 MAh
  • Language: Dutch, Indonesian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Roman, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Filipino, Vietnamese, Turkish, Zulu, Greek, Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Other Applications: ES File Explorer , Google Search, Google Maps, Browser, Gallery, Clock, Market, Calculator, Calendar, Video, Email, Gmail

Freelander PX1C Tablet PC Description

  • Model: Freelander PX1C 3G Quad Core Tablet PC
  • Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz;
  • WCDMA: 850/2100MHz
  • CPU: MTK8382, Cortex A7 quad core, 1.3GHz
  • GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2
  • Operation System: Android 4.2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM(Memory): 8GB Nand Flash
  • Shell Material: Aluminum shell
  • Screen: Size: 7 Inch
  • Type: Capacitive Screen, IPS
  • Multi-Touch: Yes, 5 points multi-touch
  • Display: LED
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600px
  • Visible Angle: 178°
  • Extend Card: Support TF card up to 32GB extended
  • Camera: Dual camera. Front is 2.0 megapixels, back is 5.0 megapixels, AF

- 7 inch screen, 1024 x 600 pixels display
- Support 3G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 850/2100MHz
- MTK8382, Cortex A7 quad core, 1.3GHz
- 2MP front Camera, 5MP Back Camera
- 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM
- Android 4.2

Freelander PX1C size: 191.8 x 120.3 x 8.5mm (9.44" x 7.40" x 0.41")
Freelander PX1C weight: 305g

Freelander PX1C ports:

  • 2 x SIM Card slot
  • 1 x TF card slot
  • 1 x Micro USB port
  • 1 x Micro HDMI port
  • 1 x 3.5mm Earphone port

Freelander PX1C package content:

  • 1 x Charger
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Freelander PX1C unboxing video



Price - around $100
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