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Samsung LT27D390SW/XU 27 inch Full HD LED TV

Samsung LT27D390SW/XU 27 inch Full HD LED TV specifications

Samsung LT27D390SW/XU 27 inch Full HD LED TV

Samsung LT27D390SW/XU specs

  • Energy efficiency class: A
  • On-mode power consumption: 28 W
  • Annual power consumption: 41 kWh
  • Screen: LED backlit, 27", 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Processing rate: 60 Hz
  • Viewing angle: 178° / 178°
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m²
  • Native contrast ratio: 1000000
  • Dynamic contrast ratio: Mega DCR
  • Smart TV services: Catch up TV, App store, Custom homepage, Full internet browser, Social media
  • Connectivity: Built-in WiFi, Ethernet, DLNA certified, Headphone jack
  • Connections: HDMI x 2 (ARC compatible x 1), SCART x 1, Composite input x 1, Component input x 1, USB 2.0 x 2
  • TV tuner: DVB-T Freeview Tuner
  • Electronic programme guide: Yes
  • Audio: 2 Speakers, Audio power 5 W, Stereo
  • Sound enhancement: DTS Studio Sound / DNSe+, DTS Premium Sound, DTS Premium Sound 5.1
  • Remote control: Yes
  • VESA wall mount dimensions: 75 x 75
  • Table-top stand: Yes
  • Other features: Auto Power Off, Sleep Timer
  • Colour: Black
  • Internal menu languages: 27 languages
  • Dimensions: Unboxed 378.9 x 625.4 x 52.9 mm (H x W x D), Unboxed with stand 467.1 x 625.4 x 209.8 mm (H x W x D), Boxed 440 x 697 x 142 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: Unboxed 4.5 kg, Boxed 6.8 kg

  • Samsung LT27D390SW/XU features

  • The Samsung LT27D390SW/XU Smart 27" LED TV Monitor offers a comprehensive and high-quality way to enjoy your content in a range of different ways.

    • Bring Full HD viewing to your home computing and entertainment with the Samsung LT27D390SW/XU Smart 27" LED TV Monitor.
    • This 27” Samsung TV monitor boasts 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolution that makes all your movies, TV programmes, video games and multimedia look incredibly sharp and detailed. Enjoy gorgeous colour reproduction and smooth motion rates, as well as the benefits of Picture in Picture Plus.
    • This proprietary technology combines content from your TV, PC and audio devices. It's a versatile and more efficient way to enjoy multimedia in the comfort of your lounge. Work on documents while watching TV thanks to this clever multitasking feature.
    • The Samsung T27D390S 27” LED TV can also be used as a PC monitor. Watch stunning Full HD content while you work on a single device. Flip back and forth from a PC to TV modes quickly and easily, or use the split screen function for great multitasking skills.
    • It's also equipped with a full range of connections so you can use it for entertainment, in a studio, for work or for general multimedia purposes. Take advantage of two HDMI ports (one ARC-compatible), a SCART interface and both composite and component jacks.
    • There are even two USB ports that allow you to play back photos, music and videos from memory sticks or external hard drives. This monitor is broadly compatible and primed to handle all your entertainment.
    • Immerse yourself in a world of online entertainment thanks to the Smart TV functionality; you can now access even more online content. Just connect the TV to the internet via the built-in WiFi or Ethernet port and benefit from online viewing.
    • The T27D390S features two speakers that output a total of 5 W of powerful stereo sound, bolstered by various audio enhancement technologies including DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse.
    • There's also Football Mode, which brings all the complex details of live football matches right to your ears. Use the function to split the screen into nine sections and zoom in on your favourite player's footwork and the day's most riveting plays in stellar clarity.
    • You'll love that the Samsung T27D390S TV Monitor is fitted with a Freeview tuner. Freeview is an exciting collection of shows and channels that will keep you glued to your screen and talking about long afterwards.
    • Up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations are yours free of a subscription fee, and many channels are now available in incredible high definition with Freeview HD.
  • Price -  around £179.99 in UK

Excelvan GV18 Bluetooth smartwatch

Excelvan GV18 Bluetooth smartwatch features and specs

Excelvan GV18 Bluetooth smartwatch

This is the Excelvan GV18 Bluetooth smartwatch  that combines popular design with innovation technology. The smart watch is a quad band GSM (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz) unlocked phone that can be used anywhere all over the world.

Sticking in a 2G SIM card and you gain an amazing communication device that works like a cell phone on your wrist. With silicone adjustable wristband and light weight, you can wear it comfortably anytime, such as running, climbing. What's more, with Bluetooth V3.0, it is the best companion for smart phone. When you have calls, it will remind you and you can receive calls by watch. So you will never miss them! You can call directly by using the smart bracelet which has the built-in MIC and speaker.

It is also a health partner sports partner. This smart bracelet displays health parameters including steps, time and calories. Let you know your sports data right away. Both as comfortable phone watch, smartphone companion and sports partner, it is the best and latest products for yourself and your friends!

Main features

1. Phone Function
Work as a smartphone companion, also as a phone separately after inserting 2G SIM card
2. Bluetooth Function
With bluetooth V3.0, this smart watch is available for smartphones with bluetooth function( bluetooth should be V2.1 or above).
3. Sync Function
1.Sync phonebook with smartphones; 2.Sync SMS only with Android devices; 3. Sync incoming call with smartphones; 4.Sync music with smartphones.
4. NFC
NFC function allow quick connection between smart watch and cellphones.
5. Anti-lost
Alarm with sound or vibration if leaving your smartphone away from 5- 10 meters.
6. Sedentary Reminder
Take a rest to avoid fatigue! Our smart watch havs sedentary reminder function to keep fit!
7. Looking Phone
When you can't find your phone, our smart watch will be useful! As long as you use the "looking phone"function. (only for Android Phone)
8. Remote Capture
You can take photos of whole family without other help, just use "remote capture" function. (only for Android Phone)
9. Camera
Take photos anytime anywhere.
10. Remote Notifier
When software on Android phone has some information, the smart bracelet will remind you. So you will never miss them even if in noisy party!
11. Sports Partner
This smart watch can record time, steps, calories and distance. Let you know your sports data, adjust your exercise program and get healthier life!
12. Sleep Monitor
When you sleep, it will monitor your sleep. Let you know your sleep quality right away.
Other features: Alarm, FM, Music, image viewer, Calendar, Calculator, Sound Recorder, Video Recorder, Video Player

LG 34UM68 - big screen professional monitor review

Review of the 39 inch professional monitor LG 34UM68 

LG 34UM68 monitor
LG 34UM68
More than model name makes it clear that in this paper will test the 34" monitor. Big enough that it covers a visible part of the interior of the home or office. For this reason, you would probably inquired about the design not only particular 34UM68, but also any other such large monitor or TV before you buy it. In fact, this monitor, you can watch TV, but this topic will hug a little later.

 The design of the monitor is very elegant, it combines appropriate - Matt vamp with glossy black back. And other times we have said that this surface accumulating over time dust does not show. The stand is also impressive, with an accent borrowed from Curved monitors and TVs, the LG already we have shown more than once. The material it is also a combination of two types of plastic, such as lower because of processing resembles metal.


Depending on where you stand, the body has two options for installation - directly on the wall or mentioned earlier stand. At first you need a plate with 4-point grip. Do not worry, this area is sufficient, because the weight of 34UM68 is only 6 kg. Since you will use it placed on the desk, we will mount the monitor on its stand.

So we get not only the possibility of lateral rotation, but the possibility of regulation in height +/- 12 cm and frontal slope from +15 to -5 degrees.

If you're a gamer will definitely appreciate this feature. For those who are not one hint - if classical work on a computer stand that.

Looking at the body of the monitor impression you make the most simple of applications to the exits and back. 2 HDMI port version 2.0, Display Port, OC In and headphone jack. Look no further ports in peripheral areas - that's all.

Come to think of what more we need in a game? Second, where are the keys monitor settings? In fact, the button is only 1 and is combined with a joystick which controls the virtual settings. Have you had to type in all those countless settings. Interestingly, in this monitor everything is done intuitively, but this is no surprise to fans of the brand who know that such a menu we had in previous models monitors.

To return for a moment his eyes on the back. Did you notice the color of the 3.5mm headphone jack, it is not accidental and is part of the special MaxxAudio sound system which features LG 34UM68. Jack is a gilded contact surface, and as we know precious metal guarantees a much better sound quality. Of course, to get the maximum enjoyment when playing, we recommend you to buy specialized gaming headphones.


With its 34 "diagonal display, the monitor provides us with enough visual UltraWide area with aspect ratio 21: 9. Believe us, once you play strategy in the 21: 9 never think of 16: 9 monitor. So you have control over larger areas which is a hidden advantage against opponents.

FullHD resolution is 2560x1080, some here would quote they want 4K. October, LG could increase to 3440x1440 pixels as the model 34UC97 which we showed you recently, but then the price would jump dramatically. A goal in 34UM68 is to be positioned in the affordable class with a value of just over $600.

With so much visual area, quite expectedly monitor is to be able to be divided into two workspaces. This extra we met before at different models and brands. In LG 34UM68 however we find something different and cool. Fast PIP Mode icon, thanks to which you have a quick and selecting seem out of all 14 variants.


Specs and quick overview of the 32 inch HD LED TV LG 32LF510B


LG 32LF510B overview - a cheap 32 inch LED TV without 3D or Smart TV capability. Nowadays 32" sized panels are no longer considered big screen TVs and are usually used for bedrooms and kitchens. Probably that would be the best use for the LG 32LF510B which supports Vesa wall mount.

Here are the main specifications of the LG 32LF510B:

Manufacturer Warranty:

1 Year

Energy Saving Mode:


Screen Size:

32 Inches

Screen Type:




Smart TV:


Manual / Quick Guide:


Power Cable:


Built-in Instruction Manual:


Remote Control Batteries:

AAA x 2

Mini / Slim Wall Mount Supported:


Vesa Wall Mount Supported:


Resolution Size:

1366 x 768

Resolution Type:

720p HD Ready

Manufacture Motion Rate:

PMI 300 Hz

Annual Power Consumption:

37 Kwh

Film Picture Mode:


Game Picture Mode:


Number of Internal Speakers:


Audio Power:

6 Watt

3D Sound:


Number of Tuners:


Internet Connection:


Digital Text Services:


Auto Tuning:


Auto Power Off:



8 Days



Tuner Type:


On-mode Power Consumption:

25 Watt

Energy Efficiency Class:


Processor Type:

Single Core

Standard Refresh Rate:

50 Hz

DLNA Certified:


HDMI Input:


Scart Input:


Component Video Input:


Composite Video Input:


USB Input:


Digital Optical Output:


VGA Input:


Ethernet (LAN) Input:


NFC (Near Field Communication):


Supported Audio Formats:

AC3(Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM

Supported Video Formats:


Supported Image Formats:






Parental Control:


Headphone Socket:


Viewing Angle:

176 Degrees

Stand Type:


TV DVD Combi:


Series / Family:


Vesa Wall Mount Size:

200 x 200 mm

Sports Picture Mode:


USB Playback:

Movie, Music, Photo

USB File System:


USB Recording (DVR):


3D Glasses Quantity:


HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel):


WiFi Direct:


Intel WiDi:


MHL Compatible:


Standby Power Consumption:

0.3 Watt

Analog RCA L/R Audio Output:


Analog RCA L/R Audio Input:


Digital Coaxial Output:


Scroll Back EPG:

0 Days

Audio Processing:

Virtual Surround Clear Voice2

Scroll Back Compatible EPG:


Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only):


Dolby Sound Technology:


Built-in Tuners:


Aerial Cable:


Multiroom Compatible:


TV Size Group:

Small 19 - 32 Inches

Curved Design:


Connected Features:


4K Ultra HD:


TV Weight:

4.5 Kg

Google Cast:


Ultra HD 4K Compatible:


HEVC / H.265 4K Codec:


Stand Design:

Two Pole Feet

HDR (High Dynamic Range):


Music Sound Mode:


Film Sound Mode:


USB 3.0:


Container Formats:

AVI (1.0, 2.0)

Sleep Mode:


Timer Mode:


Aerial Input (RF):


Satellite Input (LNB):


PC Audio Input:


Common Interface (CI):


Stand and Fixings:



LG 32LF510B costs around £160 in UK.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (A6020) smartphone

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (A6020) smartphone review

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (A6020) smartphone
At first glance the model is nice and fairly standard. 8 mm thick profile sculpture at the top and bottom cut lines with slight rounding the edges and almost rectangular shape.

However, when one pays closer look we see something interesting. The model is a budget and costs 200 Euros, but nevertheless Lenovo is also used in its hull metal. Now that says a pleasant surprise! It turns out that a smartphone can not only be cheaper, but with luxury items that do normally inherent in higher-end devices.

Hmmm at Vibe K5 Plus any of the two bars block the sound continues to be heard. The phone has two stereo speakers using Dolby Atmos technology known from movie theaters and home music systems. We hear a sound test we did with K5 Plus.


Specifically, at the sound of this Lenovo find another extra budget of extrinsic class that is positioned.

Two microphones and they hum filter that will appreciate when a call or shoot video or moving in windy conditions.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (A6020) smartphone - video unboxing and review


As before we have said in the review, the currently universal diagonal display on smartphones is 5 '- large enough for work and play, while small enough that it does not drive us uncomfortable to hold in your hand or carry in pocket . With this size and screen Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, the resolution also is optimal - Full HD.

Another proof that 1920x1080 pixels are increasingly will start to appear in the middle class smartphones. Some time ago all flagships were FullHD, but now they tend to have apreyd QHD and even 4K what we have seen in Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. But back to Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus which once again surprise us pleasantly with extra hardware and this time it's his display. From footage of screens you see that picture is very high quality and realistic. So, in combination with said their Stereo sound K5 Plus is ideal for playing games.


Pleasure in them of course largely helps the rest of the hardware of the phone. CPU which Lenovo chose 8-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 616.

It combines two quad-core Cortex-A53 with 1.5 GHz and 1.2 GHz, the frequency and Partner GPU is Adreno 405. This CPU is not quite as popular as most others on Snapdragon, but doing well in all medium and heavy tasks that his put. In combination with 2 GB RAM memory and Android operating system version 5.1 Lollipop, a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus run without problem most current gaming titles, even when we have them placed on maximum settings. Only minor delays will occur in the worst 3D games, but practice shows us that they sometimes do not do even flagship. Another important thing to Snapdragon 616, there is support for LTE. That Vibe K5 Plus allows you to use a fast and reliable 4G mobile network.


Battery ... with its 2750 mAh it is far from impressive, but it is not to be underestimated - no problem will last a day and a half combined work.


The cameras available Vibe K5 Plus are already standard about Lenovo quality - 13MP and 5MP main front suitable for selfies. For them there is hardly something new to say, it is best to show you some photos we made with their help.

If looking for a phone at this price point I would say a very good choice would be the brand new Vernee Mars 4G Phablet which impresses with solid build quality and iPhone like design.

Already implemented their staff can store 16GB on-board memory and up to 32GB more added via microSD.

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