KAIBOER K3 HD Network Media Player

Easy-to-use. Fast. Reliable. Rest assured that your files will be in good hands with the Kaiboer K3 HD Network Media Player. No more stagnant buffering and long waiting hours for you to watch your favorite movie. You can now watch in no time at all!

More than that, the K3 HD isn’t just a mere media player; it has a built-in Wifi with an approximate 100Mbps LAN connection. You will definitely have no qualms on its quick responses and smooth operating system. Upgrading to a K3 HD saves you the time and frustration over lagging performances as you are guaranteed to experience high-definition viewing.

The high-def decoder engine allows you to watch and play almost all files in HD formats up to full HD 1080p. The noiseless playback is also thrown into the bargain as Kaiboer only gives the best of the high quality functions that this product can offer. Seriously, what’s not to love?

KAIBOER K3 HD Network Media Player

Using the overly-popular and recommended Realtek 1185 chipset, this feature dispatches the need for an exhaust fan as this unit has a minimal heat dissipation, eliminating the possibility of overheating. Thanks to this cool feature, you can enjoy 8-hour movie marathons without taking a break. Plus, this media player is constructed with low-power consumption that conserves a lot of energy. This translates to an audiovisual experience that is both relaxing and cost-effective.

Ready for more Kaiboer K3 HD Network Media Player awesomeness? Are you sure? Good. Here we go.

Programmed and suitable with a unique Linux operating system, the K3 HD network media player also has a BD External subtitle and BD menu that supports 11 types of OSD language and seven different subtitle languages for you to choose from. Aside from the included manual and remote control, it is relatively easy to manage.

K3’s casing design had been integrally devised and engineered using imported and top-quality plastics by a celebrated designer, dedicated to creating stylish yet durable pieces of technology. Kaiboer guarantees maximized product life and service competitively comparable to other high-end media players out in the market.

The K3 HD is structured with not just one but two USB ports, which is excellent for transferring or copying files. On its exterior, the plain white coating keeps it simple and neat and quite elegant.

As for the cost, the K3 HD is totally economical and recommended for those who are tight on budget but would still rather enjoy great entertainment for the right price. Hoping for discounts? No problem. That’s what EBuy Group is for, right?

Huawei’s World’s Fastest Smartphone

Hold on to your trousers everyone. Huawei has just claimed that the Ascend P2 is now “the world’s fastest smartphone” to date. Powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend P2 features a download speed that’s unbelievably faster than all the other smartphones, thanks to Huawei’s proprietary ‘swift sharing’. Oo-ah!

The Ascend P2 also uses Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX), which are power-conservation technologies that reduces energy consumption and charging time by 30%. Together with its NFC module, you can now browse through your favorite group buying store for prolonged hours.

Huawei Ascend P2

Dominated by a 4.7-inch IPS HD LCD touchscreen unit, the Ascend P2 measures 8.4mm at its thickest point. Its ‘magic touch’ greatly improves the screen responsiveness (you can use it with gloves!) and the instant keyword translation and Wikipedia searches have now become more intuitive and easy to use with its “smart reading” feature.

To top off the device’s exemplary specs is the world’s fastest mobile processor, an innovation that’s sure to give Apple, Samsung, and LG products a run for their money. Still not convinced? Here’s an official statement from Mr. Richard Yu, the Chief Executive Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group:

“Ascend P2 is the perfect combination of elegance and power, and further proof that there’s no need to compromise when desiring a perfect smartphone. It is evidence of the outstanding smartphone experiences and great technology that we are committed to bringing to consumers globally,”

Mr. Yu further said that the smartphone can be programmed to display an excess of 100 different themes or appearances. This is going to create an abundance of new Huawei fans. In regard to Apple’s tendency to competitive companies, Miss Amy Lou, global brand director of Huawei said: “It has not been an easy journey for us…”

Though this expresses minor concerns for Huawei, Ms. Lou ends her speech on a positive note by claiming that Huawei is “a great consumer brand in the making.”

Reports say that the Ascend P2 will be released somewhere during the 2nd quarter of 2013 in most of the world’s regions, although the stores of Bangladesh won’t have any stocks until July.

What do you think? Is Huawei running on the right track? Will it be able to throw Apple and Google out of the competition? Can it thrive as the best smartphone maker in the world? Drop your comments below!

New Firefox Mobile OS to Battle against Android and Apple

Mozilla’s first attempt in attaining fame in the Mobile OS sector has yielded great results. The Firefox OS has now become one of the most liked Mobile Operating Systems, placing the iOS and Android in considerable danger. The introduction of this state-of-the-art device, which is more intuitive and easier-to-use, should completely change the way how people use their smartphones.

The Firefox Mobile OS is based on the open web source, which allows for the usage of HTML5-based apps browser. According to Mozilla:

“Firefox phones will be the world’s first open web devices.”

Furthermore, the Firefox OS is available for FREE to mobile manufacturers. This is one of those factors that’s going to cause a few troubles amongst the current Mobile OS giants: the iOS and Android.

Mr. Tony Cripps, the Ovum analyst declared:

“Firefox OS has achieved something that no device software platform has previously managed.”

He further explained that the Firefox OS is “translating an industry talking shop into a huge commitment from both carriers and hardware vendors at its commercial launch”.

Mozilla Firefox Mobile OS

As per the current situation and future assumptions, Mozilla has clear plans to grab up to 85% of the market share of iOS and Android.

Mozilla’s statement regarding its Mobile OS:

“Firefox OS smartphones are the first built entirely to open web standards, enabling every feature to be developed as an HTML5 application,”

“Web apps access every underlying capability of the device, bypassing the typical hindrances of HTML5 on mobile to deliver substantial performance. The platform’s flexibility allows carriers to easily tailor the interface and develop localized services that match the unique needs of their customer base.”

“Most mobile apps are built with web technologies at the core, and then wrapped in a proprietary technology to distribute the app on a specific platform,” the foundation added. “Mozilla is unlocking the web as a mobile development platform with Firefox Marketplace and unwrapping mobile apps to enable more opportunity and control for developers and consumers”

According to Mozilla, some of its new features involve intuitive search features, which includes integration with Facebook and Twitter, the flagship of the social media universe.

“Firefox OS includes all the things people need from a smartphone out of the box — calls, messaging, email, camera, and more — as well as the things you wish a smartphone offered, like built-in cost controls, social features with Facebook and Twitter, location-based services, much-loved features like the Firefox web browser, new ability to discover one-time use and downloadable apps, Firefox Marketplace, and much more.”

What’s interesting about Mozilla’s marketing plan is its intention to launch its OS smartphones (1) in markets where the iOS and Android are least popular and (2) in countries that are most excited for open web standards messaging. Markets that get to experience the Firefox OS smartphones are the following: Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela.

Play Station 4 Teaser Released

Play Station 4 Controller

The 4th-gen PlayStation console is just at the horizon and Sony has already publicized a teaser video to entice the millions of gamers who are eagerly anticipating its release. If you ask me, I am very pleased with the teaser even though some of its new features has somewhat made me kind of anxious. But enough of my opinion. Did you know that the official PlayStation 4 teaser remains to be one of the most viewed videos on YouTube since it was uploaded on February 20? The publicity is off the charts, literally.

With almost 28 million views, PlayStation 4’s teaser managed to grab more attention than any other video on YouTube. This is a huge achievement. Just to further heighten your anticipation for this console juggernaut, here’s a list of games that will make their debut at the PlayStation 4:

  • Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Battlefield 4
  • Knack
  • Starwars 1313
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs
  • Super Elite III

Release Date and Pricing

Sony has yet to make an official release regarding this statement, although word has been going around that the price will range from $350 – $450. As for the release date, it’s been said that the PS4 will officially hit mall shelves and online stores just before families start setting up their tables for Thanksgiving Dinner.

In the meantime, as we press on with our wait, go ahead and take a quick look at the teaser video after the jump and make sure that you drop your opinions in the comment box.

Onda v812 vs. Ipad 3

In the universe of innovative tablets, the Apple iPad continues to be the top brand in the market. However, in terms of features and specifications, the latest iPad has come to a stiff competition courtesy of the Onda v812, a new tablet by Onda that seems to one-up every hardware specification of the iPad 3, and then some. Also, it’s an Android tablet, which is a plus for a lot of people due to the operating system’s affinity for open source software, as opposed to the Apple iOS.

The Onda v812 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and can be updated to 4.2, allowing you to make use of the latest apps. It is powered by an All Winner A31 Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 with 1.2 GHz per core and a 1MB L2 Cache, which is much more powerful than the CPU in the iPad 3. The RAM is also superior with 2 gigabytes of DDR3, twice that of the iPad 3. You get 16 gigabytes of internal storage and an expandable memory slot that supports SD cards up to 32 gigabytes for a potential total of 48 gigabytes.

Onda V812

Like the iPad 3, the Onda is encased in an aluminum shell, which is way better than a lot of plastic-dependent tablets out there. You also get a Power VR SGX544MP2 8-core graphics processor, which gets you 90% of the performance you can get from the iPad 3. This is all topped off with full DX9, OpenGL, and OpenCL support. The mentioned features may seem not as good as the iPad 3, but you’re more certain that graphics performance is not bottlenecked by the memory and processing power of the hardware, which may be the case for the iPad 3.

The 8-inch tablet is also smaller and more lightweight. For all intents and purposes, the smaller screen is not a detriment for its purpose as it can be both a multimedia device and a handheld gaming console without being too inconvenient in size. You can also make better use of the dual camera setup available here, which lets you take pictures more quickly and easily.

The Onda v812 has a 5-point capacitive touch screen that creates more functionalities with various apps that may make use of the multi-touch feature. You can connect this device with an 802.11n wi-fi for greater range and connectivity, as well as a USB 3.0 for really fast file transfers. As far as consumer interest goes, the Onda seems like a much better deal than the iPad 3.

Some may still stay with the iPad 3 and the huge reputation and immense popularity that go along with it.  Apple has made a lot of excellent products in the past, and the iPad is a great device in its own right. If you want a smaller tablet, the iPad Mini is there to indulge you, but having the alternative courtesy of the Onda v812 is a good thing for the total market of consumers out there.

The Pros and Cons of Internet Group Buying

Back in November 2008, the idea of group buying on the Internet started to really go around with the rise of groupon.com, which set off the birth of similar sites like livingsocial.com and, of course, our very own eBuyGroupPh. Soon enough, hundreds of group buying sites began popping up, each boasting awesome ideas of their own.

Internet group buying seems like a pretty good idea for consumers as there’s little to no risk in it. All in all, it’s really the more practical and cost-effective option compared to individual online shopping. How? Well, in a nutshell, group buying sites offer unlimited promos that offer massive discounts on popular products.

Internet Group Buying

However, such promos do expire later on, causing some deals to be unused entirely. Aside from that gripe, group buying is seen as a safe and useful way to save money while shopping online.

The risk though is on the business side of things, wherein revenue may not be certain with all their featured discounts that could exceed the 50% mark. The common tactic of group buying websites is to make enticing deals available which are instantly promoted by emails sent to shoppers who are subscribed to their newsletter. From there, the customers have a time limit in which they can avail of the deal. Once the time limit is over, the deal will be split in cost, depending on how many had availed of it. A lot of sites are generous enough to split the price tag by half, popularizing the “50% off!!” trend.

While this may not look good for businesses on paper, they do get a sizeable amount of money upfront, so costs are covered right then and there. Brand exposure and website marketing are also achieved during the offered deals. There are a lot of advantages in participating in a group buying deal, but remember that running and making a profit out of it takes a lot of skills and research.

You have to decide on which company is best to partner with in your particular situation. List down all your best candidates, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and determine which company is most compatible with your vision. With group buying being one of the biggest trends in the online market today, you have plenty of reasons to invest in it, assuming of course that you’ve done all the necessary research. Remember that it’s those foundational decisions that make or break a business, so vigilance and care is crucial.

Review of Measy RC12 Air Mouse and Wireless Keyboard

The Measy RC12 Air Mouse and Wireless Keyboard is one helluva gadget that has made its mark in the current era of portable tablets and smartphones. While touchscreen interfaces and keyboards are becoming easier and more effective to use, they still do not give the full feedback of physical keyboards. This is solved with the Measy RC12, a Bluetooth device that features a small QWERTY keyboard, an air mouse on the left, and a touchpad on the right side.

The keyboard itself has easy-to-press buttons that should fit the hands of most sizes. The air mouse has high sensitivity, making it responsive to even the vaguest of touch commands. The bottom of the device opens up to reveal a compartment for 3 AAA batteries as well as a micro USB Bluetooth dongle that can be plugged into the PC.

Measy RC12 Air Mouse and Wireless Keyboard

The left part of the device features directional buttons, including left and right mouse buttons, giving you absolute control. The keyboard itself also features full function keys, allowing you to use convenient keyboard shortcuts and commands for various applications. All of these little things give the Measy RC12 a superior functionality that is rare in similar devices.

With a reasonable 2-minute timeout, the device also has an auto sleep mode that helps preserve battery life. If you have to use it again, it wakes up immediately and lets you use it without delay. The device itself weighs a mere 123 grams and is 20cm long and 5.6cm wide, which is quite compact for a device that has such a wide range of capabilities.

The Bluetooth connection is a 2.4GHz wireless with plug and play, making connections seamless. Also, it has a range of ten feet, which is more than enough for most home theater setups. It also makes it more versatile than those traditional TV remote controllers that are required to be pointed directly at the receiver of the TV. With the Measy RC12, you can easily input your commands even if there’s something blocking the device. (If you’ve had your own Measy RC12 for quite some time now, I’m pretty sure you’ve tested its awesomeness by checking if it’d still work behind this and that.)

To further describe its wonder, the Measy RC12 is perfect for media boxes, whether it’s Windows, Linux, Apple, or Android. As long as it has Bluetooth, you can pair it with the Measy RC12 and you’ll never have to get off your couch to control it ever again.

The Measy RC12 is also great for presentations and lectures, especially since it’s more functional than most commercially-available presenters while still being as portable. The touchpad is also large and responsive enough for handwriting and drawing applications, so you have more power at your fingertips during your presentation.

The Measy RC12 is available in both black and white and usually costs around $30, but there are online stores that offer them for as low as $16.

Give Your LED TV an Easy Upgrade to Smart TV: Review of Measy Android TV Dongle

With the latest technologies applied to it, the televisions of today has become a window to a high-def universe, bringing the sharpest picture and crispest sound that we’ve ever seen and heard. The big leap towards a superior entertainment package is upgrading your LED TV into a Smart TV. Though the option of purchasing a Smart TV will always be there, a lot of people find this to be too expensive. This particular post will be most useful for people who just want to enhance their TV to become something more than just a set top box for cable.

Perhaps one of the best options for turning your LED TV into a Smart TV is with the Measy U1A Android TV Dongle, a little device packed with lots of power. Because LED TVs are constructed with an HDMI port, the Measy U1A is automatically compatible with this versatile device. Once you plug it in, you immediately gain access to various functions like Internet browsing, programming, chatting, blogging, watching movies online, and many more. That’s something that you can’t experience with an ordinary television set.

Measy's Android TV Dongle

What the Measy IUA essentially does is turn your TV into a computer that provides you with the same opportunities that a conventional desktop PC gives you. There are a lot of other media players out there that does the same thing, and some people even build their own mini-PC to turn into a media center. The difference with those and the Measy U1A Android TV Dongle is the size. While other devices take up quite a bit of space, the Measy U1A is a simple dongle that’s smaller than your hand which you can safely store just about anywhere in your home.

Despite its small size, the capabilities of the Measy U1A are provided by the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is perhaps the most powerful and stable mobile operating system available today. This operating system is so versatile that it can be used for phones, tablets, gaming devices, and even media devices for various applications. With it, you gain access to thousands upon thousands of applications that are available in the Google Market, a lot of which can enhance the capabilities of your TV. From there, you can easily build your entertainment center in your own home.

The Measy U1A Android TV Dongle is available for sale both in tech shops and online stores. Upgrading your LED TV into a Smart TV with this precious device will give you potentially unlimited access to entertainment, no matter what your preferences are. The best thing about this gadget is that it doesn’t require you to mess with entangled wires and complicated instructions. Its portability makes installation a breeze, and the Android OS’ interface is so easily comprehended that even kids can learn to use them in a short span of time.

If great entertainment is what you’re looking for, then the Measy U1A Android TV Dongle is the answer to all of your prayers.

The 3 Most Bought Wireless Devices

As we enter a new year, the state of technology continues to be dominated by mobile and wireless devices that made computers and gadgets more accessible to even the most technophobic of individuals. With this widespread reach and ease of access in mind, wireless technology has really paved a pay for the propagation of technology all over the world.

Devices with touchscreen interfaces and wireless connections have made things so much easier, and special accessories have popped up to support and improve these gifts of technology. Various manufacturers throughout the world have caught on this market demand and have provided their own solutions for the mobile and wireless market. Online stores are flooded with such innovations, and here are the three best sellers among them.

Speaker Dock

Speaker Dock for Apple devices (OSS DS-1073)

These built-in speakers of Apple devices, which are not as powerful as most would want, are designed for mobility, and that is exactly what makes them so popular. Aside from allowing music lovers to listen to their favorite songs, such devices can serve as an internet radio, a charging dock, and as a means for friends and loved ones to engage in Skype/Facetime conversations.

The best-selling among them is the OSS DS-1073, which has a beautiful design that is both compact and powerful at the same time. Its size deceptively hides its capabilities and it can accommodate even iPads. It allows a more convenient way to listen to all genres of music, and it looks good enough to be the part of any room in the house.

Wireless Speakers

Wireless Speakers for PCs, cellphones, and other audio devices (DOSS DS-1121)

One of the most popular products that have come out of this age of wireless devices is wireless speakers. Whenever you don’t have access to full-sized speakers, it can be rather difficult to clearly comprehend whatever you are listening to, especially if there are a lot of background noises present. Earphones can solve this dilemma, but they can become quite uncomfortable after wearing them for an extended amount of time. In such cases, wireless speakers with a good battery life can prove to be useful.

In the world of wireless speakers, the DOSS DS-1121 is the undisputed top-seller due to its superior features. Whether you’re watching a movie on the road with friends or listening to a newly released album for the first time, then the DOSS DS-1121 will accommodate you with the best possible audio experience. It’s portable enough to be brought and used just about anywhere, as long as you don’t forget to pack fresh batteries.

Wireless Air Mouse and Keyboard

Wireless air mouse and keyboard (Measy RC12)

Wireless functionality has become more in-demand in recent years, especially with the rise of both pre-built and home-built media boxes. Since many end users now favor common computer operating systems in their media centers for functionality, versatility, and ease of use, wireless keyboards and mice have become hot sellers.

The Measy RC12 combines keyboard and mouse functionalities into one portable device. What you get from this device is the functionality of mouse and keyboard and the compactness of a classic remote control, but without the hassle. You don’t even have to point it directly at the computer since it’s a wireless connection. You can assume control of its functions as long as you’re within ten feet of it. Also, did you know that it has Bluetooth connection? Cool, huh?

Your Local Channels Right on your Computer Screen

Even with the convenience of modern computers and internet technology, there is still charm and appeal in the 20th century technology of the television. Being able to flip through numerous channels and discover new shows as you go along is something that is hard to give up on, despite all of the new innovations that you can acquire over the World Wide Web. However, there is a way to get the best of both worlds, and that is by getting the television into your computer.

First off, there are online streaming services that can make your favorite local TV channels available on your computer screen. Some of these channels are free while others are paid services. The drawback with the free ones is that you don’t really have a say on what gets streamed, which is something you won’t experience with paid services since you’ll get to choose your shows. If you’re adamant on watching TV on your computer, then it shouldn’t be much of a problem to pay for a streaming service that won’t cause you more than subscribing to your average cable company.

Watching TV on Computer

Those who are looking for cheaper opportunities can consider sticking an antenna or cable to their computer, although you’ll need some special hardware courtesy of TV tuner capture cards. These special cards that can be installed in the PCI port of your motherboard should have ports for various cables like coaxial and RCA component. You can then connect your coaxial cable there and use the software included with the card to start streaming television on your computer.

Also, there are also external versions of capture hardware that can be plugged into USB ports, and they can be just as convenient if you know how to use them. If extra hardware is too much of a hassle for you, then you might as well go for on-demand services as they’re the next best thing to actual television. With such services, you can call up programs whenever and however you want. Not bad at all, right?

Now let’s move on to the HDTV, which is something that eliminates the need for any sort of conversion since it’s already in digital format. All you really need to do is to find a service provider that allows HD digital television to be accessible both to your TV and computer. Because this format does make use of HDMI cables, you have to take note that while you don’t want to get cheap cables for the job, there is absolutely no need to spend big on those premium cables that are said to be the best for HD signals. Remember that it’s all the same with transmitting zeros and ones whether you use expensive or the middle-of-the-road cables.

Go with any of these options and you’ll have your favorite television channels right on your computer screen. Depending on the method, you should get your money’s worth as long as you get to enjoy your shows while still making the most out of your computer.