Measy U2C Dual Core Bluetooth Camera Mic Mini PC

Ever wondered what it’s like to use your television set as a computer? To chat with your friends and loved ones, or take family photos, and see them in higher definition? To watch movies and listen to music stored in your Android phone on your television? To surf the Internet using your television.

All of that and more are now made possible with this little device called the Measy U2C Dual Core Bluetooth Camera Mic Mini PC (hereon referred to as the U2C)! Who would have thought that such a small device as this would be able to do so much, and all for the affordable price of Php 5,500 (3,500 with discount)!

Let’s start off with the fact that this device is loaded with Android 4.1 OS, which means you have the necessary applications to organize your tasks, watch videos, and even play games. Multitasking will be a breeze with its quad-core 1.6GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Its dual chips also give you an advantage as it implies faster performance and therefore greater chances of being productive.

Measy U2C Dual Core

Moreover, its 8GB flash memory enables you to store your most important documents. It has Bluetooth for sending files, syncing different devices like remotes, speakers, laptops, or even your phone.

In addition, the U2C has a built-in 2-megapixel camera and microphone, so you will have no problem at all using Skype or voice chat, or recording video clips. And of course, in order to chat with your friends and watch videos on YouTube, you’re going to need a way to connect to your own Wi-Fi network. The U2C has its very own WLAN function that enables you to do this.

Now, let’s go a little deeper into the features of this device, as if we haven’t heard enough already. Remember when I said you could watch movies and listen to music stored in your Android phone or tablet? The U2C makes this possible through one of its features called DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance – an organization that developed the standards for sharing stuff amongst different devices).

With DLNA, you wouldn’t need a cable to connect your smartphone or tablet because you will be able to sync it to the U2C wirelessly. The U2C also features a P2P, or peer-to-peer, long-distance control. It means you can control your U2C from afar, say your office or even at the mall, using your Android phone.

This is especially beneficial when you want to make sure that you know what your child or younger sibling is watching. In addition, through P2P, you can use your Android phone as the remote control of your television.

Other things you might be looking for that are in the U2C are Micro USB and USB 2.0 ports, a TransFlash (micro SD) port, a DC 5v port for the USB power cable, and last but definitely not the least (and oftentimes taken for granted), a standby button.

Looking for all of these and more? Why get multiple devices when you can get all these benefits in one? Grab your very own U2C today!

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?

Air Mouse vs. Leap Motion Controller

What do we want? Motion controlled computers! When do we want it? Why now, of course! Computer junkies, gadget techies, die hard gamers, dedicated graphic artists (or in my case all of the above) would all agree to set aside all differences and converge on the sole idea that manipulating time and space (our computers) through motions, hand gestures and all that would be extremely bad-ass! You get the drift, right?

Now what I have here are 2 seemingly high-tech gadgets dug up from a science fiction novel: the Air Mouse and the Leap Motion Controller, both of which, at first sight, seem to promise what we all want. But, the question is, do they actually live up to our expectations, or should I say, our desires? And if so, which one has the technological edge? Let’s find out!

Measy RC12 Air Mouse

Air Mouse

Let us first take a gander at the air mouse. What is it and what does it really have to offer to us?

The air mouse is just like your typical mouse in the sense that it almost functions exactly as the latter. It is, however, constructed completely differently. Ever seen “Iron Man”? Course you have. In a few sequences, we can see Robert Downy Jr. using a glove to control his futuristic computers. He waves his hand here and there and holographic apparitions of computer programs obey his commands.

One version of the air mouse pretty much looks the same as the glove used in the movie. However, the most common designs though are patterned from the image featured above, which is the Measy RC12 2-IN-1 Air Mouse. To build your confidence towards the device’s functionalities, I’ve listed down three of the many benefits that the air mouse have.

1) It gives you space and mobility as you take it across the room and still be able to control your computer.

2) It improves user-experience. Who would’ve thought that using a remote can be so much fun?

3) It light weight allows your hands to function in more relaxed positions. Did you know that using a tradition mouse for an extended period of time can cause serious strain injuries?

Leap Motion

Now let’s jump into the Leap Motion! Get it… jump… leap? I love puns!

So what’s with the Leap Motion gadget that Mac users are going nuts about? The Leap Motion Controller is a small gadget that connects to your computer via USB, transforming it into a virtually-3D interface! Think of it as Microsoft Kinect, only two hundred times better! The Leap Motion is able to track your hand movements up to a hundredth of a millimeter! May the force be with us!

The best way to describe how the Leap Motion Controller works is to imagine a touch screen tablet or smartphone. The gestures you do with your hand on touch screens are basically what the Leap Motion mimics – only you don’t have to touch anything but air! Not to be biased against the air mouse or anything, but I believe that the Leap Motion Controller is the first to successfully bring us closer to the future of computers! I encourage you to look up this awesome gadget if you haven’t already and I dare you to tell me that you’re not impressed!

But wait! I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! The price! The Leap Motion Controller only costs $79.99! Enough said. Go look it up…now!

There you have it people – a comparison of two of the coolest sounding technological peripherals for the future of mankind. Take a virtual trip to your go-to online store and further delve into their awesomeness!

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!

Watch your Favorite Channel on Your Personal Computer or Laptop NOW!

GADMEI UTV332E

Doesn’t it suck to miss episodes of your favorite TV shows? And isn’t it depressing to discover that the Internet has no alternatives to make you catch up? Television schedule can be downright frustrating. Think about all the awesome shows you may be missing: Game of Thrones. Dexter. Mad Men. BREAKING BAD. Oh, dear. Tell me that you’re at least up to date with Breaking Bad?!

Our busy lifestyles can be a real killjoy, but the latest products of technology has been kind to us by introducing the GADMEI UTV332E TV Box, an extremely portable treasure that lets you watch your favorite shows right on your personal computer or laptop. Sounds good? Course it does.

Thanks to the GADMEI’s EMPIA USB2.0 video processing chip, you’ll feel as though you’re watching your show through a legit television screen. How is this possible? Well, this is because the EMPIA turns your computer into a high definition TV. You should be good to go once your get your hands on a USB 2.0.

Like actual television sets, it has a full channel searching feature. And aside from the fact that the GADMEI hold up to 157 channels (100 cable and 57 areal), it will also automatically adjust the show’s resolution for your best viewing pleasure.

Apart from the aforementioned features, the GADMEI also has a user-defined 100 Favorite Programs that lets you rename the channels you love. This means that you can list and personalize the channel of your all-time favorite shows!

What is even more exciting about this device is that it also allows you to record your favorite programs. Oorah! Not only can you view your shows using your computer, but you can also record them for future repeat viewings, all thanks to the GADMEI.

Indeed, GADMEI UTV332E TV Box is another breakthrough in the realms of technology. It is truly a product of genius. What a successful attempt to reinvent both television and computers! It’s ike hitting two jackpots with one coin.

12 Reasons Why the Chromebook is Worth Buying

Chromebook

They say that that the only thing constant in this world is change. True enough, because even in our technological world, changes and upgrades are inevitable. As soon as the latest gadgets gets are made available in online stores, faster and better versions are already placed under development. One such technological innovation is the Chromebook, which was first introduced to us in 2011. In this post, we are going to briefly discuss 15 aspects about the Chromebook that’s either going to make you thankful that you bought it or make you wonder why don’t have it yet. Let us begin.

1) OS – The Chromebook uses the Google Chrome OS, preventing overloads on your machine’s capacity to perform.

2) Chrome Remote Desktop – Allows remote access to your other computer’s software and files.

3) Google Docs and Offline Gmail – Having problems with your internet connection? Worry no more as you can now access your Gmail and other documents even in the absence of your internet connection.

4) Google+ Hangouts – Allocating voice/video chat time to your friends will never be hard with this app. Did you know that up to 9 people can interact through this feature? Oh, yes.

5) Google Drive – Here is an online file storage service that allows you to access your presentations, photos, games, and other documents. Open, share, and edit them anywhere and anytime as you please.

6) Compatibility – Chromebooks allow seamless syncing with your android phones and tablets that runs the chrome browser. You can access your files and bookmarked websites anytime, anywhere. A pleasure.

7) Guest Mode – With this feature, you can allow your not-so-close friends to use your Chromebook without having to worry about them invading your private files.

8) Automatic Updates – Chromebook constantly detects applications that need to be updated.  You will never have to waste time updating it manually. Oh, blessed joy! It’s free too, you know.

9) Chrome Instant – Automatically loads your recently opened websites without typing its complete address.

10) Boot-up Time – Chromebooks take only 10 seconds or less to boot-up. This is 300% faster compared to other computers. Take that!

11) 3G Connectivity – Browse the web with at least 100mb worth of free space for a month!

12) Defense in Depth – Chromebook is designed with a maximum security program that perform self-examinations to ensure that your system is never tampered in any form.

Seems good enough, eh? I’m gonna have to agree. The Chromebook is a work of wonder, and it’s definitely going to make your life more convenient in more ways than twelve.

How MyPhone Android Phones Slowly Creeps Marketshare Against Samsung

As the Philippines was once known as the texting capital of the world, it is not that surprising that Filipinos are able to develop their very own smartphone that can compete with well-known brands. MyPhone was launched on Spetember 2007, and since its introduction, it has brought the joys of owning an mobile phone to every Filipino. August 2012 marked the release of a 1GHz Android Dual-SIM smartphone, the A858 Duo, to the public, which gave people a chance to own a quality smartphone at a very reasonable price.

Before we go on any further, let’s conduct a quick background check. Solid Group, Inc, the name behind the MyPhone brand, pocketed PHP 2 billion in unit sales for the year 2010, reflecting a 9-fold sales increase from 2009. As of 2011, MyPhone holds as much as 40% of the Philippines’ mobile phone market, and with the introduction of newer Android models that are more affordable than established brands, such as Samsung, we can expect their sale to increase even further this 2013. And as Android gradually climbs to the top of the mobile operating system leaderboards, the future numbers for MyPhone are looking high and bright.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 to kick-start the second quarter of 2013, and although the specifications of this device is truly amazing, one has to consider whether it will have any impact on the Philippine smartphone market. One has to admit that the price range between MyPhone and Samsung are worlds apart. For the price of one Samsung Galaxy S3, one can buy 2 MyPhone smartphones with almost the same specifications and features. So, not everyone will be able to afford Samsung’s latest products, which cannot be said for the products of MyPhone. Consider, for example, the A919 Duo that was released in November of last year.

MyPhone A919 Duo

MyPhone A919 Duo Detailed Specifications:

  • 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • 512MB RAM / 4GB ROM / microSD up to 32GB
  • 8MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash & 720p HD video recording
  • VGA (0.3MP) front camera
  • 5.0-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) IPS Capacitive Display, 16M colors (196ppi) with 5-point multi-touch feature
  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • HSDPA: 7.2Mbps, HSUPA: 5.76Mbps
  • WiFI 802.11b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi HotSpot
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • MicroUSB v2.0 (USB-OTG support) / 3.5mm audio jack / TV-Out / FM Radio
  • Accelerometer / Proximity / Gravity / Environment Light Sensor
  • 2,000mAh Li-Ion battery

Overall, the specs for the A919 duo are pretty decent for that time. Additionally, MyPhone has officially delved into the tablet industry in its release of Android run tablets that can probably compete with Apple’s iPad in terms of sales in the Philippines. But then again, it is still too early to make such statements.

It really is amazing as to how MyPhone is able to compete with powerhouses such as Samsung. But what is even more astonishing is that, for such a low price tag, MyPhone has never sacrificed quality.

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.