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NASSCOM-incubated IamHere wins Elevate 2019 for using technology to create social impact

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On 16 August 2019 Bengaluru-based IamHere, the AI-based hyperlocal social network wins the prestigious Elevate award for 2019. Elevate is a first-of-its-kind programme for start-ups conducted by the Government of Karnataka and selected start-ups get support from the Govt in the form of grants, mentorship and pilot opportunities for Govt projects.



IamHere is a hyperlocal social network to discover and connect with hobbyists, professionals, causes and events in your neighbourhood. With over 50K users in Bengaluru, the IamHere app has helped people form cricket teams, lounges find guitarists and singers, art lovers connect with artists, small businesses hire sales executives, NGOs get volunteers; people have even formed start-ups through the app.

Let's see what official words :

Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT, S&T, Govt of Karnataka said,

 “Over the last few years, the State of Karnataka has emerged as the Start-up Capital of India. As part of the programme, we not only provide funding support, but also provide mentorship, idea validation, and market access.”



Naren Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of IamHere said,

“While we are helping nearby hobbyists connect with each other, the real social impact comes when we are able to touch the lives of people at the bottom of the pyramid. In our efforts to build a brokerless, borderless neighbourhood marketplace, we have started aggregating farmers, artists and other professionals on to our platform. We are committed to creating social impact through technology and the Elevate award takes us one step closer to realising this larger dream.”

This is all about latest update. Thank you for reading. 

Second Edition of MediaTek Technology focuses on Next-gen Technologies

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Mumbai, August 2, 2019: On the sidelines of the second edition of the MediaTek Technology Diaries (Mumbai edition),MediaTek, ultimate experience of their future ready solutions including the recently launched Helio G Series Chipsets – Helio G90 &G90T and HyperEngine Game Technology. MediaTek’s innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) is present across a portfolio of leading mobile and non-mobile brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, HTC, Paytm, KENT, Yi, Broadlink, Amazon and Mantra, across products categories such as smartphones, automobile and surveillance cameras, smart bulb sockets, tv sticks, voice assisted devices, audio systems, tablets and portable biometric tablets among others.


MediaTek leads the market in chipset technology and builds chips that are less about connecting people to their devices and more about connecting your devices to what matters. MediaTek recently unveiled its groundbreaking New Helio G Series Chipsets – Helio G90 & G90T, exclusively designed to be the core of an incredible smartphone gaming experience. The Helio G90 Series combines the latest CPU and GPU cores with ultra-fast memory and massive AI performance to deliver fast, fluid action. And for even more gaming power, it is paired with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology that tunes your entire smartphone for the greatest gaming experience possible.

Let's see some official words about same:

Mr. Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India:
“MediaTek is a market leader in developing innovative andpower-efficient systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, smart-home solutions and entertainment, connectivity, Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and IoT products. The market is reinventing itself at an incredibly high-speed and we are glad that we are among the brands leading this future ready revolution. Globally as well as in India there is a lot of focus on technologies that will come in to play like 5G, Rich IoT that enable consumers to get an incredible device experience and performance be it mobile or non-mobile.”
Mr. Kevin Keating- Global Director, Marketing:

“MediaTek is committed to delivering the latest technologies across a range of products and solutions. The mobile gaming market is growing rapidly and device makers are looking at providing consumers, especially gaming fans with the best smartphone game-play experience. This has led us to design the G90 series in which our combination of hardware and software delivers high performance coupled with unrivaled image quality, uninterrupted connectivity and smooth responsive action even in the most demanding games.”
This is all about it. If you have any questions or queries please feel free to leave comment below. Stay tuned for latest updates. Thanks for reading. 

RHA launched Wireless Flight Adapter : allowing travelers to connect wireless headphones to flight systems.

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RHA has released a Wireless Flight Adapter – allowing users to connect wireless headphones to in-flight entertainment systems. The adapter can also be used to turn audio devices - from cassette players to game consoles - into Bluetooth compatible devices.


Features at glance:

  • RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter allows users to connect any wireless headphones to airplane entertainment systems 
  • For use with a single stereo or twin mono channel 3.5mm audio connection
  • Market-leading 16-hour battery life
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Compatible with headphones, speakers, gym equipment, gaming devices and more
  • Range of 10+ metres
  • International three-year warranty
  • The RHA Wireless Flight Adapter is available from 11th May for ₹4,999

RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter has two jacks, which can be used separately or together – allowing listeners to connect to either a single stereo or twin mono audio channels. With a simple one-button interface, listeners can now combine RHA’s acclaimed engineering with the latest new releases on in-flight entertainment.

The compact and sleek design ensures users can settle down on a long-haul flight without hassle. With an unrivaled 16-hour battery life, flying from London to LA will go uninterrupted. If you want to listen for even longer, the Wireless Adapter will provide continuous playback if plugged in via the supplied USB-C cable.



Not limited to airplane use, the Wireless Flight Adapter plugs into the headphone jack on portable gaming devices and fitness equipment – perfect for gamers and gym-goers. Vintage Hi-Fi and TV enthusiasts now have the freedom to listen and watch wire-free without noise complaints. The adapter operates with SBC and aptX and is equipped with Bluetooth 5 for unshakeable connectivity and excellent sound performance. Easy pairing, the ability to remember up to 8 devices, and a 10m+ range ensures a seamless transition for the adventurers and go-getters of the world.

Colum Fraser, RHA’s Global Marketing Manager, said:

“We designed the Wireless Flight Adapter for all sorts of travel, whether you’re a frequent flyer or a parent on an annual road trip. Frequent flyers will love the adapter’s build quality and three-year international warranty, parents will love the ability to pair multiple headphones, and long-haul travellers will love the 16-hour battery life. As well as being able to make the most of the superb choice of films and entertainment on flights, the flight adapter can be used to convert any device with a 3.5mm audio connection to Bluetooth including portable gaming devices and gym equipment.”

The RHA Wireless Flight Adapter comes with an international three-year warranty and is a great companion for wireless headphone users who value great sound and style.

Available on Headphone Zone and other leading online marketplaces and in select retailers for ₹4,999

This is all about RHA Flihgt adapter. If you hae any query post the comment below. Thank you for reading.

Fujifilm India unveils its GFX100 : World’s First mirrorless large format sensor along with new “Premista” cinema zoom lenses

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Fujifilm India Private Limited, announced the launch of latest innovation breakthrough in India, the FUJIFILM GFX100 mirrorless digital camera incorporating an image sensor with the world's highest 102 million pixels resolution and unique color reproduction technology to achieve the world-leading image quality. The event saw the presence of Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd., Mr. Dabboo Ratnani, Celebrity and Fashion Photographer and International Editorial, Commercial and Corporate Photographer Mr. Zack Arias.

Key Features of the launch:

  • Industry’s first large format sensor camera with the world's highest 102 million pixels resolution.
  • Offers fast & accurate autofocus, in-body image stabilization and 4K video capability.
  • Captures and records precious moments at world-leading image quality.
The GFX100 is a flagship model of the GFX Series of mirrorless digital cameras, which have won strong praise from professional photographers and photo enthusiasts alike for the use of a large image sensor, boasting approximately 1.7 times the size of the 35mm full-frame sensor. Among digital cameras equipped with a sensor larger than the 35mm full-frame format, this is the world's first model that offers 
  1. A back-illuminated sensor with phase detection pixels,
  2. In-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism and
  3. 4K/30P video recording capability.
The innovative mirrorless digital camera fulfills photography's intrinsic mission of “capturing and recording precious moments that are never to be repeated again.” Launched in India. The camera will be available at a price of INR 7,86,999/-.

Let's see what professionals verdicts on this:

Present at the event and Brand Ambassador for Fujifilm GFX range, Mr. Dabboo Ratnani said,
“It is a matter of great pride for me to be associated with a cult brand like Fujifilm. The new GFX100 camera embodies a new standard of optical excellence with technological brilliance in new mount and optics; retaining Fujifilm’s renowned legacy. Packed with powerful features, the camera displays Fujifilm’s legendary artistry that will empower users to expand the realm of photographic capabilities. With this association, we look forward to an advanced mirrorless camera experience and witness a shift in the existing imaging industry to newer heights.” 
On this occasion, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM also unveiled the new “Premista” series of cinema zoom lenses. These lenses support large-format sensors and deliver outstanding high resolution, beautiful bokeh and rich gradation with HDR (high dynamic range). The Premista Series brings out the maximum capability of large format sensors, which is increasingly being adopted into cinema camera, to provide robust support for high-quality video production. The Premista 28-100mm T2.9 will be available in August 2019 at a price of USD 38,800 and the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 will be available later this year at a price of USD 39,800.


Let's see what professionals verdicts on this:

Commenting in the launch of the ‘Premista’ series, Cinematographer Mr. Palash Das said,
“I was recently honoured to shoot on the Premista 28-100mm large format zoom lens. The lens is indeed a breakthrough with crisper images and proper focal length coverage throughout the zoom range. It has a beautiful flare to it and the bokeh effect is also quite wonderful. My overall experience with the lens is nothing but fantastic and I will encourage more DOPs to use this zoom lens in Bollywood and across the world.”
Well so overall Fujifilm has priced their new launched products reasonably well. The Premista 28-100 mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens will be available in India from August 2019 at a price of USD $38,800 (approx Rs.26,71,031 INR) and the Premista 80-250 mm T2.9-3.5 will be available later this year at a price of USD $39,800 (approx Rs.27,39,872 INR). Stay tune for latest updates. Thank you for reading.

RHA announces T20 Wireless earphones with Precision-engineered DualCoil driver

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RHA has announced the new T20 Wireless headphone. A combination of the best elements of the beloved T20 wired in-ear headphone and high-performance Bluetooth technology. The T20 Wireless is designed and engineered around RHA’s acclaimed DualCoil™ driver, which offers award-winning high-resolution sound reproduction. Two independent voice coils are each responsible for producing part of the frequency range for refined, high-resolution audio. The drivers are encased in detachable, injection moulded, stainless-steel housings with an MMCX connection for integration with most industry-standard cabling.


Special Feature at glance:

  •  Precision-engineered DualCoil™ driver delivers powerful audio over Bluetooth® with high-fidelity aptX™.
  • Interchangeable reference, bass and treble filters create a personalised sound signature
  • Injection-moulded, detachable stainless-steel housings with MMCX connection can be used with most standard cabling
  • RHA’s Bluetooth® neckband provides 12-hour battery and digital assistant integration
  • Included 3.5mm wired connection delivers high-resolution audio
  • Accessories include Comply™ Foam ear tips, carry case and sports clip
  • International three-year warranty
  • Available on Headphone Zone and other leading online marketplaces and in select retailers from today for.

Included in the box

  • T20 Wireless housings with DualCoil™ driver - MMCX 
  • SecureFlex Bluetooth® neckband – MMCX
  • Oxygen-free copper cable with 3.5mm - MMCX 
  • Tuning filters and holder (bass, reference and treble)
  • Neoprene carry pouch
  • Stainless steel ear tip holder
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Dual density silicone ear tips: 2xS, 2xM, 2xL
  • Double flange silicone ear tips: 1xS, 1xL
  • Comply™ Foam Tsx400 ear tips: 2xM
  • Sports clip
  • Clothing clip

The Bluetooth SecureFlex neckband provides 12-hour battery life and a universal remote which allows users to switch between music, calls and digital assistant functions at the touch of a button. Compatible with aptX, the Bluetooth neckband provides high-fidelity audio wirelessly. The T20 Wireless with the neckband configuration is sweat and splash proof to the IPX4 standard.

Listeners can use the SecureFlex neckband to access their device’s digital assistant. This means they can send messages, use navigation apps, or have text read out using only the remote on the headphones - without interacting directly with their device. The neckband can connect simultaneously with two devices and sends vibrations through the silicone neckband to make sure no call is missed. The tap-and-go pairing (NFC) function facilitates hassle-free connections and the neckband has a Bluetooth range of 10 metres for any connected device.

Let's hear some official words about this:

Colum Fraser, Global Marketing Manager, RHA:
"We have been flooded with requests for the much-loved T20 to be made available in a wireless configuration ever since we announced our first Bluetooth headphone. We listen to our customers, and we are thrilled to announce the T20 Wireless. It’s a more than worthy new member of the T Series, it delivers everything our customers love about the T20 with the freedom of a wireless connection.”

Availability:

 You can get one for yourself from here.

So this is all about RHA T20 Wireless earphones. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.

Jabra 85h Headphones with AI technology and SmartSound

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Announced at CES 2019, Jabra is now ready to ship the newest addition to their range of headsets: the Elite 85h headphones. The new headphones are engineered with Jabra SmartSound, based on audEERING context intelligence technology and include Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Jabra’s HearThrough technology, which enables users to decide how much of the outside world penetrates through to the listener. Whether you are commuting, need to concentrate or are in a crowded place, SmartSound ensures the audio of the Elite 85h automatically adjusts to your surroundings to offer the best calls and music experience.



Key features of the Jabra Elite 85h:

  • SmartSound: Audio that automatically adapts to your surroundings.
  • One-click access: Voice Assistant access at the push of a button.
  • Four color variations: Black, Titanium Black, Gold Beige and Navy
  • Battery: Up to 36-hour battery with ANC activated and 41 hours without ANC
  • Microphones: 8 microphones in total. 6 dedicated for calls, 4 for ANC and 2 hybrid mics for both calls and ANC.
  • Speakers: 40 mm custom-engineered speakers
  • Durability: Unique IP52 dust and rain resistance, backed by a 2-year warranty against water and dust
  • Personalize: Jabra Sound+ app for SmartSound features, including customized settings.
85h is priced at INR 28,999 and will be available from 25th May 2019 on Amazon, Croma and Jabra authorized resellers.

SmartSound, driven by AI technology

Jabra SmartSound is based on audEERING’s context of intelligence technology, which uses real-time acoustic scene analysis of environmental sounds. The technology can detect more than 6,000 unique sound characteristics and uses this to adapt audio output to each specific context. This means that when moving from a noisy train station into a quiet train carriage, the context intelligence technology will take notice and will automatically adjust the audio to the changed surroundings. It will select one of the three moments: ‘Commute’, ‘In Public’ or ‘In Private’ to guarantee consistent quality for your audio experience. Users can personalize their calls and music settings even further through Jabra’s Sound+ app, which will remember your preferred settings within the mode for future similar situations.

The microphone solution combined with the Jabra Sound+ app creates a quick Voice Assistant access experience. Users only need to touch a button on the headphones to interact with Alexa, Siri® or Google Assistant™.

Let's check what Jabra officials wording on 85h:

Dagmar Schuller, CEO at audEERING said:

“audEERING's AI based audio context intelligence technology empowers the new Elite 85h headphones by Jabra to deliver the best call and music experience on the market. Users can be sure to get the most sophisticated product there is with reliable and innovative AI technology made in Germany.”

Dr. Amitesh Punhani, Country Marketing Manager, India & SAARC:

“At Jabra, we always strive towards delivering products inspired by the future. We have always been fascinated by sound and wanted to make life sound better by discovering new technologies. We developed SmartSound – audio that automatically adapts to the surroundings, to ensure our consumers get a consistent and superior experience of voice, audio and music in every environment. Our Elite range of products are built to deliver best in class sound technology for calls and music. Aligned with that, the Elite 85h is a revolutionary headset that will change the way we experience sound and cope with noise in the future. 
So this all about new Jabra 85h which are launched recently. Stay tuned for more info like this. 

LEAGOO forays into the Indian market: Starts with Basic smartphone segment

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LEAGOO, one of the mobile manufacturers in China, today, announced its entry into the Indian market with the introduction of its S and M series of stylish smartphones. The brand has collaborated with Innovative Ideals and Services India LTD. With Innovative strong distribution and retailers’ network, LEAGOO plans to capitalize on the fast-growing demand for IoT (Internet of Things) and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products and establish itself as one of the key players in the mobile-segment industry.

Left-Right: Mr. Kevin Liu, Chief Operating Officer, LEAGOO, Mr. Maqsood Shaikh, Director, Innovative Ideals & Services Ltd. at the launch of LEAGOO Stylish Smartphones in India.

With a very good range of smartphones, a huge manufacturing plant with a capacity of 50,000 phones production per day and a state of the art R&D with innovations in technology, LEAGOO strives to replicate its success in the Indian market with the unveiling of the S11, M12 and M13. The S series is dubbed as the flagship variant; whilst the M variant is referred to as a fashionable full-screen smartphone.

Let's see Device Specification and Price:

S11 Key Features and Price:

Display:     6.3 inches” HD + IPS on a Big Waterdrop display
Size:           76.7*158.3*7.9mm
Chipset:     MediaTek MT P22
RAM:          4GB + 64GB ROM
Cameras:   13MP Auto Focus + 2 MP Full Frame
Camera:     8MP
Battery:      3300 mAH
OS:              Android 9.0
Other features: Fast charge feature, WiFi -802.11 a/b/g/n (11M-350M bit/s), 2.4G or 5G WIFI
2G/3G/4G Frequency, Bluetooth 5.0, rear fingerprint sensor.
Price :         INR 12,199

M12 Key Features and Price:

Display:       5.71 HD inches” on a Big Waterdrop
Size:            147.6*70.1*9.3mm
Chipset:      MediaTek MT6739WA
RAM:          2GB + 16GB ROM
Cameras:   8MP Auto Focus + 2 MP Full Frame
Camera:     5 MP
Battery:     3000 mAH
OS:             Android 9.0
Other features: Fast charge feature, WiFi -802.11 a/b/g/n (11M-350M bit/s), 2.4G or 5G WIFI
2G/3G/4G Frequency, Bluetooth 5.0, rear fingerprint sensors
Price :         INR 6,850

M13 Key Features and Price:

Display:       6.1 HD inches” on a Big Waterdrop
Size:             155*73*8.9mm
Chipset:       MediaTek MT6761
RAM:           4GB + 32GB ROM
Cameras:    8MP Auto Focus + 0.08 MP Full Frame
Camera:      5 MP
Battery:       3000 mAH
OS:               Android 9.0
Other features Fast charge feature, WiFi -802.11 a/b/g/n (11M-350M bit/s), 2.4G or 5G WIFI
2G/3G/4G Frequency, Bluetooth 5.0, rear fingerprint sensors
Price :         INR 9,199

Lets say what's company offical says on this:

Commenting on this launch Mr. Kevin Liu, Chief Operating Officer, LEAGOO said:

"We are delighted to finally enter the Indian market, with the support of Innovative Ideals and Services LTD. The Indian market is as huge and dynamic as China, abundant with many opportunities and believe this is the right time to foray here. With the evolving needs and expectations of the consumers, we have introduced our budget smartphone- S & M series. We have customized our smartphones to suit the lifestyle of Indians, which is a perfect blend of elegance and impeccable quality. We will work closely with the Innovative team to build our reach into the consumer space and enhance the preference for LEAGOO in India by investing $200 million in the Indian market."

Commenting on this launch, Mr. Maqsood Shaikh, Director, Innovative Ideals and Services LTD:
"We are excited to partner with LEAGOO and welcome them to India, and be part of our extended family. We have always believed that it is important to understand the needs of the Indian consumer and think LEAGOO is the perfect fit for the users. After completing twenty-five years in the industry, we don’t want only to grow but also want to continue delivering the best quality product and services to our consumers. Together with the LEAGOO, we are striving to win a million of hearts by bringing a smile on their faces, as LEAGOO has the innovation and we have the distribution."
 LEAGOO seems to have promising offers for Indian market. It is still new company in smartphone market globally as compared to other Chinese smartphone companies. The smartphone listed above will be available very soon in Offline Market Only. Here is all about recent launches. Stay tuned for more.    

Programmable RGB-LED driver Enhances Lighting Effects your of smart devices

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With patented features to prevent distracting artifacts in “color-chasing” or “deep breathing” LED animation effects, the STMicroelectronics LED1202 12-channel LED driver enables smoother and more natural interactions with smart-home devices, wearable electronics, and small appliances.


About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST’s products are found everywhere today.

About LED1202 features:

The LED1202 can store eight programmable patterns and sequences and operate independently of the main controller, enabling the host system to save power while sophisticated lighting effects run continuously. 12-bit internal PWM dimming enables precision control of programmed sequences and the main controller can set 8-bit values for analog dimming via the driver’s I2C interface. Minimal external components are required to complete the driver circuit.

With 12 output channels, a single LED1202 can drive four RGB LEDs at up to 20mA per channel. An innovative synchronization feature allows connecting up to eight LED1202 drivers to control larger LED arrays. In addition, superior low-current channel matching, within 2% (typical) at 2.5mA, enhances color consistency. Phase shifting between channels minimizes current ripple and prevents excessive peak demand. Built-in safety features include open-LED detection, over-temperature protection, and a fault-flag pin.

Available now, the LED1202JR in 1.71mm x 2.16mm WLCSP-20 flip-chip is $0.90 and the LED1202QTR in 3mm x 3mm VFQFPN-20 is $1.15 for orders of 1000 pieces.

The STEVAL-LLL007V1 evaluation kit is available to support evaluation of the LED1202 and aids development of new products and lighting sequences. So that's all about this news. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more such news.

VU launches Premium Android range of TVs starting at Rs. 14,500

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High-production VOD(Video On Demand) content is made with the latest in camera and VFX technology, but in most cases, viewers do not get optimum experience because of internet speed and quality constraints. Vu has developed proprietary upscaling technology that combines multiple advanced machine learning algorithms working in parallel with a state-of-the-art DSP (digital signal processor) to provide the best video/audio playback for VOD content. This gives high-end, cinema quality playback for VOD content.

Vu Pixelight TV - Next Generation:


Vu Pixelight 4K TV comes equipped with technology that delivers upscaled picture and sound quality for streaming Video on Demand (VOD). Vu puts more control in your hands with the Pixelight Remote with 4 Hotkeys to instantly access built in Premium Licensed apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, and an apps menu with plenty of Indian apps and content too. The Vu Pixelight HDR technology delivers vivid and clear visuals which, added to built-in Dolby Audio and DTS technologies, makes for an immersive entertainment experience as per the company claims.

Size and Price:

Display Size Price
43" 30000 INR
50" 39000 INR
55" 42000 INR
65" 66000 INR

Vu UltraSmart TV:



The Vu Ultrasmart Full HD TV (Available in 32,43,49) comes loaded with licensed Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube apps - all immediately accessible on its 4-Hotkeys remote. With a unique Smart Interface, the Vu Ultrasmart offers an enjoyable and easy way to access smart content. The High Bright Panel and built in Dolby and DBX-TV audio deliver incredible picture and sound quality, all housed in a sleek piano design bod.

Size and Price:

Display SizePrice
32"14500 INR
40"21000 INR
49"31000 INR

Vu Premium Android:



The new age Vu Premium Android 4K TV is powered with HDR 10 & Dolby Vision technology, which helps maximizing contrast and color accuracy to deliver immersive 4K HDR picture quality. Combined with built in high-quality Dolby MS12 Audio and & DBx-tv, Vu delivers wider soundstage audio clarity to your content. The Vu Premium Android 4K TV runs with Android 8.0 OREO which enables access to the entire Google Ecosystem along with certified apps like YouTube, Hotstar etc through Vu ActiVoice remote which creates a more engaging and effortless opportunity to use videos & apps in the fastest way. The Titanium grey material with OD22 slim design perfectly complements modern living room decor while minimising visual distraction and focusing more action on the content.

Size and Price:

Display SizePrice
43"35000 INR
50"41000 INR
55"47000 INR
65"72000 INR

So here is all about newly launched smart TV by Vu. Please share this with your friends and family if you like this video. Thank you for reading.

Asus Zenbook 13 (2019) review : Compact yet powerful daily driver.

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If you are buying a laptop in 2019 then you must ask for a 12-inch form factor that houses a 13-inch display or a 13-inch form factor with a 14-inch display. The second thing is to make sure that these laptops fit inside not just backpack and the thing to know is that they should be light enough that your back does not ache after carrying them for few hours. Taiwanese company bring it is offering the ZenBook 13 via Flipkart. Here is our review.


Design And Display:

The ZenBook 13 is unlike anything that we have seen in the market till now. When you place the XPS 13 and ZenBook 13 side by side, it feels as if both the laptops are fighting on to who has the thinnest bezels. The ZenBook 13, of course, comes out on top with its NanoEdge display. The ZenBook 13, like most of their Zenebook lineup, is built from a single block of aluminum.


Asus has achieved its slim and lightweight form factor with the help of an unique hinge design called the ErgoLift hinge. The display itself measures 13.3-inches diagonally but has narrow 2.5mm bezels around it, which minimizes the overall chassis area. The hinge raises in such a way that it hides the bottom side of the display bezel, giving a really clean and bezel-free viewing experience. The design is so stealthy that Asus kept the webcam at the top and not at the bottom or on the side.

Display

The ZenBook 13 features a 13.3-inch display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is bright with vibrant colors. With the ZenBook 13, Asus claims to have the lightest 13-inch laptop in the market, which weighs just 1.09 Kg. Honestly, in the backpack, it adds little weight. The ZenBook 13 also offers good choice of ports with one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB Type-A port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, one microSD card slot and an audio combo jack. Only complain for me is that it still uses a barrel-type charging cable when it could have switched to USB-C charging.


Performance And Software:

The laptop also offers the best battery life. During the time, I spent testing the device, which was mostly in the work scenario, the laptop managed to get me through the entire work day. I have seen laptops that give up at around five or six hours but the ZenBook 13 with its 3-cell 50Wh lithium-polymer battery. Asus says it is rated to last up to 14 hours but the most conservative figure is 8 hours.

Our review unit came with 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. You can throw at complex office files, multiple applications, Microsoft Office, web browsing and anything else that would need a lot of compute memory. During the week spent using the laptop, I did not see any kind of slowdown or snaggy performance. Since there is GeForce MX150 onboard, you can even play games like PUBG and Fortnite at the low resolution. The only problem that I could discern is that the fan runs a bit too high and after a point, the sound starts to annoy you.

Keyboard And Track Pad:

The ZenBook 13 seems so small that one would assume it comes with a shallow keyboard offering very little key travel but it actually ships with a proper keyboard. The keyboard is quite pleasant to type. The only real problem with this keyboard is the shift and function key which are really small and placed on either side of the upper arrow key. It is such a bad implementation that everytime you select something and wish to move the arrow, you end up moving the cursor.


The trackpad comes with an unique feature, the unique element is called NumberPad, which is essentially the trackpad augmenting numerals on top of it. It is a clever way to offer you numeric keypad without having to place it on the keyboard. The feature is activated by by pressing an icon on the trackpad for a second. Asus is among those OEMs which use Windows precision drivers which makes trackpad usage more fluent and easy with gestures as well.

Final Words :


I must say this ZenBook comes with really thin bezel, compact factor and one that won’t break your back. It delivers on areas of performance it is excellent. It is also not the most expensive laptop in this price segment. The ZenBook 13 has unique feature of converting trackpad as NumberPad but it's matter of choice. Since users don't tend to use NumberPad all time. Overall it is a good deal costing you 88,990 INR in Indian market which is fairly ok. It get rating from our end as :
4 Out Of 5
So here is all about Asus Zenbook 13 review. Do let's know your thoughts in comment below. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.