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Asus VivoBook S14 With i5 8th Gen SSD HD Laptop Review

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Thin and light laptops that also offer good processing power have in the past, been quite expensive. However, this scenario is slowly changing in 2018. Intel’s new 8th Gen Core CPUs are partly responsible for this change, as for the first time, low-voltage mobile parts aren’t restricted to two CPU cores anymore. Now you can get the compactness and powerful processor under the hood in Asus. Asus’s new VivoBook S14 has been designed keeping portability in mind for lightweight compatibility and good performance.



We have an S406U variant with us for review. It's slim and light, and looks quite nice, especially in the all-gold trim that we have. Beside this if you want something more premium and touch screen which can rotate you can go for Asus ZenBook Flip S(UX370) .

Design:

The VivoBook S14 is stylish, and we think its design will work for both professional and casual use. It’s available in two colour options, so you can choose whether you want to go for a flashy gold or understated grey look. The lid is said to be scratch-resistant with a ‘spun-metal’ finish. Asus has been using this treatment for its high end ZenBook series for a long time, but you get vertical lines on the VivoBook instead of the trademark concentric circles. The lid does offer very good protection for the display, and we didn’t see any warping when applying pressure.
The hinge extends about 120 degrees backwards, which we found comfortable enough for typical usage positions. However, the hinge doesn’t have very good torsion, causing the display to wobble easily. This could be a problem when using the laptop in a moving vehicle.
There’s no touchscreen but you do get a full-HD resolution IPS panel with an anti-glare finish. This negates issues with reflections indoors, and we found the brightness to be quite adequate, even when using it under sunlight. We also like the slim borders on the sides of the display. Asus has managed to fit a 14-inch panel in a chassis typically designed for 13-inch ones.

Performance And Battery Life:

Before we crunch numbers, here’s the specifications of the machine:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U processor (8th Gen)
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 1866MHz
  • Display: 14-inch LED 1920x1080 Anti-glare
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Storage: 256GB Sata 3 SSD
On PCMark 10, we saw scores of 3,432 points which is decent and in general the 8th Gen Core i5 is enough for most tasks with ease. Gaming performance as expected from the on-board Intel UHD graphics isn’t too great. Old games worked a lot better though. In general, this laptop isn’t meant for gaming and that’s okay.
In day to day usage we were hard pressed to find any slowdowns and stutters. Applications opened smoothly and everything ran pretty fast thanks to the SDD. Battery life is about average and the device tended to last about four to five hours before we needed to plug it in. At most, you should be able to get it through workday with light browsing and some downtime YouTube just fine

Verdict:

The VivoBook S14 is an interesting device, it looks good also. It’s fast but has average battery life with the good display. It’s a machine that good for professionals but Asus has managed to price it really aggressively to the point where an entry level 8th Gen Core i3 variant starts at Rs. 49,990. Asus’ own K510UQ-BQ667T offers the best value with better specifications and a larger screen but retails for Rs. 55,000. SO this machine got rating as 

3.5 out of 5  

So this is all about it any queries lets us know in comments below. Stay tuned for more.

Acoosta Innovations launches Acoosta Uno association with Sony DADC

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Acoosta Innovations has launched the Acoosta Uno a week ago. They launched their Acoosta Uno in association with Sony DADC to provide best music experience to their users. The Acoosta Uno launched as new-age multi-functional music system. Acoosta Uno also comes equalized and balanced sound modulation with pre-loaded music. This allows for an immersive and uninterrupted music listening experience in any environment. Not only this but it also enables consumers to record their own musical creations on the go.


Key Features:
  • Powerful Acoustics 2000 Watts PMPO
  • Streaming with Bluetooth, AUX, USB
  • Karaoke Enabled.
  • In build FM Radio.
  • Remote control with rechargeable battery which last abort 5 hours of continuous music experience.
  • Have 14000+ songs preloaded covering about 400+ famous albums for Bollywood, Hollywood, Music bands and so on.
What comes  in a Box?
When you open the box on top you will find Accost Uno user-guild, Travel adapter, Remote control, Charging cable i.e. USB to Micro USB, One AUX cable. Once you takeout these stuff underneath you will find nice and premium looking speaker unit of Acoosta Uno.


Device looks and Sound Quality?
Device is nicely build despite of it's big size device is light weight and finishing on this device looks premium. It have Aluminum grills, brushed finish with Leather Accents on it. Acoosta's 2000W PMPO speakers provide an extensive treble range, a smooth midrange, and a thumping bass along with a high volume output. Sound output of this device is loud enough to be herd in entire 1BHK apartment. Obliviously you can control the volume form speaker itself or form remote control come along with it. Even on the full volume quality of sound remains intact we  haven't got any distrotion or glitches while playing music at full volume.

When we purchase anything we first think about it's look and size to if our home interior. Acoosta Uno comes with 2 color variant Black and Gray which are very attractive. Device comes with combination of black and gray which looks very nice.


What are the key feature of Acoosta Uno ?
As mention above Acoosta Uno comes with 14,000 plus songs across 400+ playlists. The partnership with Sony DADC allows for an exclusive access to the most iconic songs produced till the date. The expansive genres extend across English, Hindi and Regional languages. Not only that but you can also listen to all songs by a single artist which are there in the market. To name some few included are Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Shakira to Lata Mangeshkar, RD Burman, AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Badshah, Jagjit Singh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Beside this you can also enjoy music based on you moods like Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Country, Dance, Old & New Bollywood favorites, Indi pop, Ghazals, Sufi, Classical, Instrumental. So your entire family, regardless of their generation can use Acoosta Uno for their taste of music at anytime without mobile device connected or need for the Wi-Fi. One can also search for their music, if find it difficult to go through entire music section for their peculiar selection of songs. Along with all this benefits Acoosta Uno comes with 2 mic slots enjoy Karoke with your friends and family which allow you to record the music with your own voice or you can just sing along with sound beats. Just a little disappointment here is you need to purchase mike separately which cost some extra bucks.


Above was all about prelaoded music stuff. What if you don't find your music collection among the preloaded music stuff ? Well there is the provision for this as well:
  • Bluetooth: You can connect your Bluetooth device to Acoosta Uno and play the music stuff on your smartphone. The sound quality on Bluetooth streaming is also very good on this speaker.
  • AUX cable: You can also use the aux cable if you don't want to turn-on the Bluetooth of your device to save some battery juice of your smartphone. You can use one comes along with speaker.
  • USB port: If you don't have AUX cable not want to use Bluetooth but have pendrive then you can just plug and play the stuff on it.

What if I want to listen to FM radio ? 
Guess what Acoosta Uno have this facility inbuilt as well. You can just press the FM button on top of device and it will provide the list of FM channels available in your City. Just select one and enjoy.

Now you think Is it portable and how long it's battery last?
Well answer to the first part of the question is yes. Acoosta Uno is portable speakers and it's battery last around 3.5 to 4 hours on continuous music playback. You can also enjoy the music while charing so that is best thing on this device.

Price and Availability?
It is currently available on Amazon.in and across select large format retailers such as Croma, Vijay Sales, Girias, Reliance Digital, Bajaj Electronics etc at a special launch offer price of INR 11,999 with a Karaoke mic worth 1,299 free during this festival period (Price subject to change time to time on online and offiline channel ) So you can purchase them from online as well as from offline market whichever you think fir for you.

What are final thoughts for Acoosta Uno ?
Well it is premium looking speaker which is portable and light weight around 2.6 kg though. You have huge number of songs to select among your taste of music. If you want to play latest songs you can play using Bluetooth or AUX or USB port. Beside because of Sony DADC you will experience seamless music experience. Our rating for this speaker is :

Rating : 4 out of 5

We are very much sure you will be pleased after buying this speakers at this price range. While on other hand similar device from Boss and will cost you more on 30000 buck which is quite high as compare to price of Acoosta Uno. 

So that is all about Acoosta Uno review from our side. If you have any question regarding this do let us know in common below. Stay tuned for more updates.

How MediaTek Cutting-Edge technologies that are impacting our everyday lives

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Snapdragon and MediaTek are one of the most renowned name when we talk about smartphone processor chip-set. But today we are going to give some insight about MediaTek is not limited to smartphone processor but they are contributing way much beyond that in today's modern world.



MediaTek is the world's 4th largest global fabless semiconductor company and powers more than 1.5 billion devices a year. A market leader in power-efficient systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, smart-home solutions and automotive, making it more accessible and understandable for the common man, through ‘MediaTek Technology Diaries’ series. MediaTek with participation of Malishka from RED FM making it interactive, informative yet a fun series aimed at demystifying the newest technologies that are transforming our daily lives. Also present were Mr. Kuldeep Malik, Director, Corp. Sales, India with Mr. Kevin Keating- Global Director, Marketing.

Some of the key segments that MediaTek is present :

  1. Mobile Technology: 
    MediaTek Helio series platforms such as A22 and P22 are the latest additions to the Helio family of powerful and power-efficient chips for the mid-market segment. Redmi 6, Vivo Y81, Y83 and Y83 Pro are powered by Helio P22. The Helio P60 was recently released with OPPO F9, F9 Pro and Nokia 5.1 Plus. It focuses on providing the camera hardware with intuitive light AI-enhancements such as Face ID, Smart Photo Album, simulated depth of field etc. It also features MediaTek's second-generation smart antenna technology (TAS 2.0). The CPU performance of Helio A series is up to 30% faster and GPU up to an incredible 72% faster than the direct alternative. Xiaomi Redmi 6A is one of the phones powered with a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset.
  2. Amazon consumer products:
    MediaTek also powers an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. These are the latest in a series of Amazon devices powered by MediaTek that offer consumers rich multimedia experiences with minimal power consumption.

  3. SmartTV:
    MediaTek has also partnered with the TV display manufacturer and Television Brand Vu Televisions to provide a high-end and cost-efficient 4K TV to the consumers. MediaTek is transforming how people interact with their home through leading connectivity and multimedia technologies, Smart TVs and connected audio devices. This makes MediaTek the leading company by unit volume in several segments, including digital television, optical storage, and DVD/Blu-ray/CD players.

  4. Automotive sector:
    Another vertical in which MediaTek has been empowering lives is the automotive sector. MediaTek is powering the future of Self-Driving technology through a turnkey solution of hardware and software. Autus, the suite of automotive and automated driving solutions, uses artificial intelligence, mmWave, machine learning, and advanced visual processing solutions and technologies to deliver the latest in navigation and infotainment innovation. Automated driving is the next frontier for MediaTek and this chip changes everything under the hood.

MediaTek continues with next-gen multimedia technologies that make UHD content shine. The MT5597 is the latest technology in Digital TV vertical, which enables high-quality, cost-effective and feature-rich 4K UltraHD digital TVs with a global application. Powered by four high-performance ARM® Cortex™-A53 ultra-efficient processors running at up to 1GHz and AMR Mali-450 MP4 GPU, it offers superior user experience and features at low power consumption. MediaTek also leads  continues to innovate in this space with recent Android set top box (STB) SoC's along with High quality audio support - including Dolby audio, DTS, Maxim, multi-channel capture and reproduction, and our own advanced digital signal processing solutions.

So here are all the factors about MediaTek, that one must know. If you have any question comment below. Stay tuned for more.

Realme Launched : Realme 2 Pro and Realme 1C

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Realme launched Realme 2 Pro with Tag Line “Max Power, Max Style” where as for Realme 1C they says New King of Entry-Level Smartphones. Realme really has made their appearance in  market well known in just 4 moths from the launch of this article. Realme is really launching super performer device at really competitive price.


Realme 2 Pro Front Look
Realme 2 Pro Back Look

Important Highlights:

  • Launched in three variants, 4+64GB at INR 13,990/-; 6+64GB at INR 15,990/- and 8+128GB at INR 17,990/-
  • To go on sale exclusively on Flipkart on October 11, 00:00 Hours onwards.
  • To be available exclusively on Flipkart for INR 6,999/-, from October 11, 12 Noon onwards.


September 27, 2018: Realme, announced the launch of its flagship of the year, Realme 2 Pro at Amity University in Noida. Realme 2 Pro, is set to become a benchmark in the mid-range segment owing to its ‘Max Power, Max Style’ slogan. The device carries Snapdragon 660 AIE processor and comes in three variants; 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM at INR 13,990/-, 6GB RAM + 64 GB ROM at INR 15,990/- and 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM at INR 17,990/- . Realme 2 Pro, with large a 6.3-inch Dewdrop Full Screen and the highest screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% in its segment, will be exclusively available on Flipkart from October 11, at 00:00 Hours (October 10 midnight) onwards. The phone will be available in three trendy new colors- Blue Ocean, Black Sea and Ice Lake.

Not only this but Realme also, unveiled a Realme C1, a “Mega Battery”, “Mega Notch Screen”. Realme C1, is set to redefine the entry level smartphones in India. Entering into the aggressive price segment, Realme released a ‘introductory price for Diwali season’ of INR 6,999/- as a gift for its customers to enjoy the combination of power and style. Realme C1 will be exclusively available on Flipkart from October 11, 2018 at 12:00 Noon onwards. With advanced and strong configuration matched with sincere price, Realme C1 is also viewed by the industry to be "a new benchmark for entry-level smartphones".

So here is highlight about Realme 2 Pro and Realme 1C launched in India with their price and specification. Stay tuned for the further information and review for these devices. Have any question leave a comment below. 

SoundBot SB574 Review: Your are music lover? This for you then

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Recently we received SoundBot SB574 wireless portable speaker for review. Bluetooth speakers are becoming budget friendly as well getting equipped with many features such as stylish look like SB574 and waterproof like SB517. The market is filled with Bluetooth speakers and smart speakers which makes a tough competition. However, it’s not easy to find a good looking speaker under Rs. 2,000. The SB574 by SoundBot is one handsome looking speaker for it's price category.



Feature At Glance:

  • Passive Radiator Subwoofer and large speaker cavity inside for excellent sound effect.
  • Deep bass HD 2 X 3 watt loud speakers with premium drivers for both active outdoor and indoor use.
  • Built-in 3.5mm aux port allows SB574 to connect to media devices WITH OR WITHOUT Bluetooth capability.
  • Dark gray wood finish with high-quality fabric grill.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 audio wireless connectivity with seamless streaming, 6 hours of playback time.
  • Fashionable and stylish design with solid performance and universal compatibility for Android, iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones, iPods, MP3, MP4, radio players, and other Bluetooth enabled digital players or media devices with aux port.

Design: 

The SB574 is one of the best looking Bluetooth speakers in this segment. On the front, you get to see the SoundBot branding on top of cloth finish. SoundBot used a really high-quality plastic and covered it with a Grey wood finish to make the speaker look much more premium.


On top of speaker you can see 2 buttons viz. Play, Volume down and volume up respectively. The buttons are shaped according to their actions and are embossed to the body to give a nice feel when you click them. The buttons on the top are firm and have a nice clicky feel to them.


On back of the speaker we have on/off button and microUSB charging port and Aux port. The speaker comes fitted with rubber standoffs at the bottom that provide excellent grip to the smooth ground and prevent speaker from sliding off from the surface. This rubber standoffs provide excellent grip to speaker when you are listening to music on high volumes. 

Sound And Performance:

When you tun on SB574 speaker makes a beeping sound while turning on or connecting to Bluetooth devices. Then open your Bluetooth setting and select SB574 and connect to it. On successful connection speaker provide again different beep sound for confirmation of getting connecting to your device.

The sound quality of the SoundBot SB574 is very satisfying. The bass is a little low for the speaker’s size. The SB574 produce very much balanced sound. The highs and mids and lows were quite impressive. Again this just a personal choice. Even if you listening to music at maximum volume SoundBot SB574 producing very impressive sound quality with very low distortion in the sound.

The SB574 does not pack in a lot of features. It takes around 2-3 hours to charge the speaker enough to get at least 5-6 hours of continuous usage. The microphone in the speaker is weak-point of this speaker. The volume on the speaker is independent of the volume on the device it plays from. We tested on multiple devices including phones and computers and the result was the same. However, the range of the Bluetooth connectivity is excellent.

Pricing And Verdict:

SoundBot SB574 is available online for Rs. 1,890. For the price point, and the sound quality it offers, it's best Bluetooth speakers in the market. Our rating for SoundBot SB574 is 
9 Out Of 10
If you are more of an audiophile and music lover who enjoy every bit of music then yes this what you are looking for. However, if the style is your thing, you won’t find a better-looking speaker at this price bracket. Just one thing to kept in mind you cannot carry it out  with you on tracking in rainy season since it's not waterproof and bulky to take it with you.


Asus ZenBook Flip S(UX370) Laptop Review : Slimness with 2-In-1 Usage

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Today we are going to review today Asus ZenBook Flip S (UX370) 2-In-1 convertible laptop. In this version Asus has updated latest processor in the market, the 8th generation Coffee-lake(i7 8th Gen)  by Intel along with the usual top-end specifications from it's predecessor Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA. This ZenBook series is mainly made the professionals and content producing artist which require high end processing along with good touch screen support to make their life easy.The company priced the ZenBook Flip S (UX370) at Rs 1,30,990 and it is already available on sale at retailers across the country.



Device Overview: 

Asus sent us ZenBook Flip S (UX370) that packs an Intel 8th generation Core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz with a turbo frequency of up to 4GHz. It also have 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB SATA3 SSD storage integrated inside it. The company claims that it is the lightest and thinnest convertible in the laptop industry with just 1.1 kilograms in weight.



You might be thinking it is for the gamer, well not really Asus has packed Intel HD Graphics 620 which not suitable for mid or high end gaming. Yes you can play some low graphic casual games on this device. Beside with this powerful CPU it generates lot of heat which cooling fan can exert out from a single ventilation available on device. Beside this is mainly streamlined device for professionals and media content providers. Asus has added a 13.3-inch display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The display also comes with thin bezels, something that Asus called it as the NanoEdge design. The device comes with a convertible design that depends on that “360-degree hinge”.



Device also works as tablet even you use it as laptop posture. It equipped with all connectivity options like Bluetooth, WiFi, USB type C. Even to out of the box it's charging itself have type C port as connector. ZenBook Flip S (UX370) comes with full-sized keyboard with backlit keys, and a large touchpad with glass, palm rejection, and Windows precision driver support. Asus have packed its dual Asus SonicMaster Premium stereo speakers that have been certified by Harman Kardon. It also comes with a 3.5-mm headphone jack, and a VGA web camera for video conferencing. While ZenBook Flip S (UX370) being powered by a 39Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery.

Design And Display:

The company seems to have awesomely design with the minimalist approach. ZenBook Flip S (UX370) have a mute blue shade along with a mix of golden accented finish running across the borders. The hinge is a bit different than what we have seen in other laptops but that has to do with the 360-degree convertible form factor. The 360-degree, tablet mode was flawless. I liked how the keyboard disabled itself when I switched to the tablet mode so that they don’t interfere with the operations.



I did not find any problem with the design and came to appreciate small aspects such as the presence of power button, volume rocker, integrated fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port on the right side along with the second USB Type-C port on the left side of the notebook so that users have the option to power the device through either of the two sides. The only problem with this device is USB ports are not available. But we have work around for it, we can use Type C OTG cable for the same if in case needed.



Moving to the display of the notebook, it comes with a 13.3-inch display with Nano-deign that looks good. The display is touch capable so that you can use your fingers to interact with Windows to use the bundled stylus to ink, scribble, or draw especially when in the tablet mode.

Performance And Battery:

For processing front we have Intel i7(8th Gen) processor which handles daily task like surfing Internet and ZenBook Flip S (UX370) firepower to cover my daily work that includes about 7-8 hours of typing on a word processing program, 1-1.5 hours of streaming music all the while working on 8 to 25 tabs on Google Chrome at any given time. With 16 GB of RAM every software works smooth and flawlessly. Beside that you can also enjoy casual gaming like NFS Most wanted and NFS Carbon and POP. But while playing games we have to push processor to the max and that generate the ample amount of heat inside the device. But heat generated in the device at it's max load which only have way out at the left side ventilation to put it out. So you cannot play games much with this device.



It also managed to handle the usual edits in Lightroom Classic or Adobe Photoshop CC while cranking the fan up to keep the system cool rendering anything complicated. The quality of webcam was borderline decent and Asus has packed bottom firing speakers with the device. This makes the Notebook fire all the sound it generates from the speakers downwards in order to make use of the surface below the device to reflect back the sound to the user.

Final Words:

Before buying this ZenBook Flip S (UX370) you have to be clear in your mind. This device is only for show off with office productivity along with media content generators. If you are in intensive gaming and programming then you might want to switch to the other option available in market. For overall quality and usability we are giving this device as

7 Out Of 10

So this is guys. If you have any question about this device do let us know in comments below we will answer you for the same.

SoundBot SB517 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

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Thanks to wireless technologies like Bluetooth or Wifi, it’s easy to stream music to anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. The bathroom is no exception to this with SoundBot SB517. SoundBot has been design small wireless speakers that can be placed anywhere, made water resistant.



If you don’t know about the SoundBot then, SoundBot is California based company specialized in wireless sound technology product market, that have products specifically designed to meet the demands of a modern and active lifestyle. Today we are going to review their one of the waterproof wireless speaker termed as SoundBot SB517. This is one of their most popular products in their product catalog in the shower speaker’s category. It view as a high-end version of one of their successful product, the SB510.

Opening the Box:

In the box you will get SoundBot SB517, a charging cable (beware, this one is not micro Usb: it is Usb on one side and MP3 on second side.) and a quick start guide. The charging port, well protected by a small rubber flap.

Note: Charging cable seems to be specialized manufactured for this speaker so take care of it well.

On the top are the control buttons: on/off, play/pause, tracks and volume control, which are self-explanatory by their symbols itself. The buttons are made of rubber which provide quite nice look to it. Under the speaker is the suction cup, using which you can fix the speaker as per yours convince may it is on the wall or glass or any vertical place you may think fir to. It can be removed if you do not intent to use it. You can use it in bathroom while having shower or even take to swimming pool and create small pool party of your own.



Let’s Play:

When turned on, the SoundBot SB517 emits notification blue LED and sound for user convenience. Once you get these checks, you have to check your device detecting and connecting it to SoundBot SB517. If you see “SB517” in your Bluetooth device list, select it and a small beep will indicate that the two devices are paired.

The Sound:

Despite only 3W power, the sound is good. The sound will not distort even at the high volumes, it provides loud and clear sound. SoundBot SB517 you go up to 90db, which will allow you to diffuse music not only in your shower or your bathroom, but also in all your apartment. Not only this it has built in subwoofer that enhance your music experience by boosting the bass. So, if you love music with additional bass you can go for it. You can even see the speaker base area get vibrate while playing the music once you fix it on place you like.

Classy Design:

Design of the speaker is noticeable thing that other recognize when you hold them with you. We have got white color speaker for our review. The color itself is nice but glossiness of material makes it look more attractive. SB517 are available in 4 colors viz: black, blue, red and white. So, you have choice to select the color you like as per your preference.

SoundBot to say that the SB517 is completely waterproof: it has an IPX7 rating, which means that you can plunge it completely into the water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes without problem. So you can take it in your shower and let the speaker also take bath with you as much as you like, it will remain in perfect working condition. At the pool, you can even let it float on the surface of the water, it will sail quietly like a small boat while you go swimming.

Hands-Off Phone Calls:

The SoundBot SB517 comes integrated with a microphone, which enable you to make phone calls hands-free (convenient to call in the shower). Another very useful feature is the to call back the last dialed number simply by holding down the dedicated button for 3 seconds. This button is also used to make or end a call.

Pros:

  • Classy design
  • IPX7: fully waterproof
  • Very good sound
  • Good detachable suction cup
  • Last number redialing

Cons:

  • Strange charging cable
  • Only 6 hours playing time

Conclusion:

This speaker really has great features and design. The most important aspect is its design, classy and refined. The sound is also good, despite a low power. Its IPX7 certification does not make it afraid of extreme weather conditions or an accidental dip in the bath or pool!
The only flaw is the battery life of 6 hours. At the same time, it takes 4 hours for a full charge though. The SoundBot SB517 is a quality speaker for the price of a low-end speaker. It is not for nothing that it is currently one of the bestsellers on Amazon in its category. It will be able to satisfy the demanding music lovers, who want a sound of excellent quality even in the shower or at pool party. 

Realme 1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM launched at INR 13,990

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Realme, the new e-commerce sub-brand of smartphone giant OPPO, launched its first device, Realme 1. The phone comes with the World’s first 12nm AI CPU MediaTek Helio P60 together with AI Shot Technology and a 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM storage version, offering good value for money in India. The 6 inches FHD along with Full Screen of Realme 1 is complemented by an ‘Art of Light’ design in Diamond black, with exquisite details crafted for young users.


Realme1 will be exclusively available from May 25th, 12 noon on Amazon.in, Realme1 have 2 variants :

Version
Colors
Price (INR)
Availability
3GB RAM+32GB ROM
Diamond Black, Solar Red
8,990
May 25, 2018
4GB RAM+64GB ROM
Moonlight Silver, Diamond Black
10,990
June 2018
6GB RAM+128GB ROM
Diamond Black, Solar Red
13,990
May 25, 2018




Realme1 buyers will be offered a No Cost EMI on Amazon.in with exciting offers for SBI cardholders, 5% cash back, and for Jio customers a cash-back of INR 4850/-. Realme 1 buyers will also be offered Amazon Prime deliveries for their orders.

Let's hear some official words from Madhav Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India:
“With Realme, our intention is to evolve the current Indian online smartphone market by offering Premium-mid range smartphones that deliver a delightful user experience. Realme 1, our first offering, is focused at the young online consumers and is primed to be a market disruptor with the most stylish design, stunning specs along with superb quality and the most satisfying service in the mid-price range. Realme 1 is today the most affordable combination of best design and top performance in the country.”
So guys here are all details and prices that you want to  know about, if you have any query or question in your mind do let's know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more. 

PICOSTONE : CONTROL YOUR HOME ELECTRIC APPLIANCES FROM YOUR MOBILE

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It might have happened with you, you are on a family vacation for a few days and you suddenly realized that one of your electrical appliances was left switched on. Or after one tiresum and frustrated day you feel totally exhausted and don’t even want to getup, so here switching on home appliances are like fighting a war. Beside if you are business persona and want to make sure all your office appliance are switched off and want to check their status at any point of time. 

Picostone And All accessories


Now, what if I tell you, that there is a smart & efficient way. Yes, your very mobile phone can now control the house you live in or the office you work in. you just need a small yet smart device and your ios or android smartphone for the automation of your living or workplace. Picostone basic & Picostone polar are the two types of devices that can automate your home from anywhere at any time with the help of a minimalistic mobile application on your smartphone.

Picostone Pvt Ltd is an India-based home automation company. As the name suggests it’s a basic and an entry line device from Picostone designed to support basic home appliances of the likes of Fans, Tube Lights, Lamps, Bulbs, LEDs, etc. 

Setting up the device is also quite easy. It needs to be embedded in an electrical switchboard (Inside or Outside). It hardly takes somewhere between 5-10 minutes for the electrician to complete the setup of the device. 

Picostone App Setup Step 1
Picostone App Setup Step 2


After the setup is complete, all you need to do is download the App store from your Apple store or the Play Store from your Android smartphone. One thing to remember is that the Picostone Basic device can connect to a maximum of 4 devices from a single switchboard only. I connected a ceiling fan, a Tube Light and a bulb in my Living Room. 


Now follow the steps mentioned in the Instruction Manual provided inside the box, and configure the accordingly. You get a clean minimalist user interface in the app and as expected the app is user-friendly and has fewer things to worry about. (Check the setup step in Images above)
Picostone App Setup Step 3

The device actually is itself a wifi hotspot device which gets paired with the home network seamlessly. It will help you can control without switching the network. This was the main concern I had before I had installed the device. 

For the convenience, the Room along with the switches are fully customizable as per the user’s needs. It enables you to change the name of the room as well as the switches accordingly. 

This is how you screen look like after setup is done:



Another cool feature is that you can have full control over the speed of the fan as well as the intensity of the lights as well. And if this wasn’t enough, you also get the Scheduling feature also which allows you to schedule the switching on and off the device, by entering the time as per your needs along with the device function as desired. 

The schedule feature, in my opinion, is a very useful feature and will be comforting for the majority of the users as well. Suppose you need to the lights to be switched off every day at 12:00 and on the other hand the lamps to be lit simultaneously. There are many other scenarios in which the scheduling feature can really be a helping hand none the less.l 

Complete features you get with the Purchase of the device: 

1. You can add users and decide which user will have access to which device. 

2. The product doesn’t need rewiring in your home. It just needs upgradations in your existing wiring. 

3. You can also schedule the devices! Yes, you can schedule which device to turn on or off when. 

4. You can also check usage statistics of all appliances in the app at any time. 

5. One Picostone device can connect up to 4 appliances. You can install any number of Picostone products in your home. 

6. All Picostone devices in your home can be connected with a single app, meaning your entire home can be managed from the single device! 

PRICING 

And as for the Pricing is concerned, unlike other Automation devices you don’t need to Nickle & Dime for purchasing this device, with a little disposable income, you can buy it for just Rs 11800 .

Gionee strengthens customer connect with youthful, interactive and engaging activations!

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The New year has kick-started on a fresh note for Gionee India, country’s smartphone player which strengthened its pledge to add cheers amongst its core users, the youth. Keeping in mind this strong call Gionee India has initiated interesting engagement activities for target audience in collaboration with educational institutions. The brand kicked off a multi layered youth oriented initiative with leading Dyal Singh College in Delhi.



Gionee India played a key role in organizing the cultural fest, ‘Eco Waves’ at Dyal Singh. The objective to organize and collaborate with the institution was to understand the core audience better and extend the perception about Gionee being a youth friendly brand. The event at Dyal Singh College ranged over a span of two days witnessing fun and lively events like spin the wheel game, ping-pong competition, aiming the bull’s eye among other engaging contests. Each participant was rewarded with special Gionee goodies and vouchers



The association has received an overwhelming response and has had the desired impact on the audience. Mr. Alok Srivastava, Director Sales, Gionee India, said, 
“Gionee India is extremely proud to harness young talent and connect with them through such interactive engagement activations. We have received a fantastic response and look forward to replicating these initiatives in other institutions across geographies. We received tremendous participation from more than 3000 students and are thrilled to have established such a strong connect with our patron base. Delighting our customers has always been our core priority and such activities are a testament to our pledge to continue striving for this commitment.”

Keeping in sync with selfie+battery proposition Gionee India will continue to cater to the young audience providing them with enhanced smartphone features like enhanced camera function, full view display, versatile selfie modes accompanied with superior battery quality among others. The brand is enthusiastic and forthcoming about the upcoming participation and collaboration with educational institutions to consistently build the strong connect with its customer base.