31 Mar 2017

The New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

I have a long time fan of Samsung phones but they have been quite disappointing the past few years. In fact, it has been 2 years since I last had a Samsung phone. 

Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, I was looking forward to see what the company would come up with. And they have not disappointed..

There are so many reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S8 out there so I will just focus on the highlights of the new phones,

The first one would have to be the new edge-to-edge bezel-less "Infinity Display". It simply looks amazing. And even though the new S8 is almost the same size as the S7, the new phones have much bigger screens.

Regarding the camera, the only difference to the S7 seems to be a software upgrade which automatically combines multiple shots to create a great looking picture. The front camera (8MP) now comes with autofocus.

The phones also have a IP68 rating, meaning that being caught in a heady downpour or sand storm will not kill the phone.

However, the unique innovation has to be the iris scanning tech. That and the fingerprint sensor makes the S8 quite secure - the stuff we used to see in sci-fi movies are a reality now.

Other extras include 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus expandable SD card slot.

2 Sep 2016

New Huawei nova Series

The Chinese mobile brands are slowly biting into Samsung and Apple's market share. They are constantly improving the quality, building up their brands and offering mobile phones which are much more affordable then the two companies.

Huawei announced the launch of the new Huawei nova series comprising of two stunning smartphones, namely the nova and nova plus.

With bold curves, the Huawei nova feature contoured surfaces that join together seamlessly. The phones are available in three colours: Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey.

The Huawei nova comes with a 12MP rear camera which delivers fantastic photography even in low-light. Meanwhile, the nova plus includes an incredible 16MP rear camera with image stabilisation. Both devices have a 8MP front camera. other features include full HD screens and they claim to have a best-in-category battery lifespan of up to two days.

A unique addition is Huawei's 3D fingerprint sensor supports faster and more accurate unlocking for improved security and convenience. The fingerprint sensor can be further personalised to control many of the phone's functions, including photography, so taking the perfect selfie is literally at your fingertips.

Price in Europe:

Huawei nova €399
Huawei nova plus €429

Huawei nova will be available from October and Huawei nova plus will be available from late September in more than 50 countries and regions

27 Jun 2016

Armaggeddon Molotov-5 mobile gaming headset reviewed

Singapore based gaming gadget brand Armaggeddon recently launched the Molotov-5 headset. I have been trying it out for a couple of days now and I have I have to say, I am quite impressed.

This headset is compatible with both Android and iPhones and has been clearly designed with the mobile gamer in mind - with strong durable braided nylon cables (1.5m long) protecting the inner wires. The cables are among the most vulnerable parts of a headsets/ earphones and it feels like they have done a great job with the Molotov-5. The headphones can be folded up as well making it easy to carry in your jacket pocket when not in use.

Regarding the audio quality, the Molotov-5 delivers great audio performance with rich bass, surprisingly generated by only 2 40mm audio drivers (Frequency response: 20Hz to 20KHz, Impedence: 320, Sensitivity: 103+- 3Db). It was a bit worried that they would project sound outwards (a problem with the Logitech headphones I normally use) but according to my wife, they were OK.

As for comfort, the headphones are not that chunky and quite light. They don’t clamp down too hard on my ears unlike a few other affordable headsets I have tried so far. The earpads are comfortable and provides good sound proofing. I was surprised that the headphones did a better job of keeping out external noise as compared to my old Sennheiser HD 558 headphones which covers my ears completely.

Sennheiser HD 558

I love the fact that it comes with an in-line microphone (Frequency response-75Hz-20KHz, Sensitivity:-42+-4dB) with push-to-talk button and not sticking out in front of your face.

The headsets also comes included with an audio splitter so that I could use them with my PC and laptop. It is perfect for my Smule and Skype video conferencing sessions - not necessarily what the guys at Armaggeddon had in mind when they designed the headset. I did not have to raise my voice and could talk normally and according to people I talked to, my voice was clear with no distortions.

The Molotov-5 comes in three different striking colour variations with exciting names - Scarlet Soviets (Red, Alpine Allies (Blue) and Armaggeddon (Yellow). I got the yellow one which is not necessarily my favourite colour and does attract a bit of attention because it stands out from far.

What would I have liked different - not much actually apart from maybe a volume knob, removable cables and maybe bluetooth. Yeah! maybe I am bit too much demanding

I have to admit, I have come to really like the Molotov-5 headset and would recommend it for all audiophiles on the go (not just gamers).It retails for only RM99.90, which is amazing value for the price. One of the best-sounding headphones in it's price range.

23 Jun 2016

Armaggeddon Molotov-5 headset unboxing

I recently received a set of the new Armaggeddon Molotov-5 mobile gaming headset. It was delivered to me in person.

What is in the bag?

I was surprised when I also received a hoodie with my own name on it as well. 

This is the one in the Armaggeddon flag colours - Yellow

With adapter jacks

I would like to thank the guys at Armaggeddon for giving me a chance to review the new gaming headset. Watch out for a review of the headset soon.

25 Mar 2016

Various Services Offered By Ecommerce Development Companies

It is a fact that the internet has entered all fields and walks of life. It has a great influence as well as role in accomplishment of numbers of tasks related to anything in personal as well as in professional life. Same holds equally true for various types of businesses too. Now almost all businesses, regardless of whether they are big or small, have their own websites for ease of customers. Also it helps in simplifying various business operations. The websites for real-time and online businesses are called as ecommerce websites. It is because these are operating though the electronic mode or online mode. To help business owners develop such websites, numbers of ecommerce development companies are there. These companies or agencies offer some of the most important services to the customers as discussed below.

Planning for the ecommerce websites
It is one among the most important services offered by the ecommerce websites companies. They help business owners to plan about their business website well-in-advance. It may include outline, size, content, designing, images and such other features related to the website. They also help customers to decide about the numbers of pages and the numbers of words and images per page for their website. All this is planned well-in-advance so as to get the best model for the ecommerce website.

Designing of the ecommerce website
Again it is an important service offered by the ecommerce development companies. These companies help in proper and most excellent designing of all the pages of the client's websites. Unique designs, layout and images are used so as get the most attractive designs. It requires lots of efforts, hard work and intelligence.

Content creation
The ecommerce development companies help their clients in yet another important way. They help in drafting and development of relevant content for the business website. It is done by getting input from the concerned business owners so that most effective content may be provided to the concerned business website.

Final development of the ecommerce website
After finalizing everything and developing all the parts of the ecommerce website, the final development of the ecommerce website is accomplished. For this, all the things such as content, images, options etc. are inserted at proper pages and places throughout the site.

Once the final layout is ready, final editing of the website is carried out. It is done so as to identify any mistakes and rectify the same before finally going live on the internet.

SEO or internet marketing
It is yet another important service in the list of services offered by the ecommerce development companies. Apart from development of the websites for the businesses, these companies also help in promotion and marketing of the business in the online world. It is done by using tools such as search engine optimization (SEO) or social media marketing.

This was all about the most important services offered by the ecommerce development companies to the business owners or clients in general.


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