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Gadgets, Reviews

[Review] Kingston MobileLite Wireless

[Review] Kingston MobileLite Wireless

Kingston is a renowned maker of memory and storage solutions. To meet demands of the mobile consumer, Kingston has released the MobileLite Wireless (MLW), described as a reader, media streamer and USB charger. Multi-talented? Indeed.

by × April 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Audio Gear, Reviews

[Review] Jabra Solemate: Music for your soul on-the-go

[Review] Jabra Solemate: Music for your soul on-the-go

In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in portable speaker products, aided by the growth of the mobile smartphone market and the increasingly mobile lifestyle of today’s consumers. Jabra, experts in portable audio solutions, recently introduced its new line of portable speakers – an enhanced second generation Solemate, new Solemate Max and Solemate Mini. Courtesy of Jabra, we’ve had a […]

by × April 3, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

[Review] Astro’s New Multilingual Programming Guide (EPG)

[Review] Astro’s New Multilingual Programming Guide (EPG)

Astro launched its next generation multilingual TV guide late last month, the first of its kind in Malaysia. The revamped interactive guide is available to all Astro B.yond customers starting 24 February 2014 onwards. I had the privilege to beta-test the service before it was rolled out.

by × March 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Mobile, Reviews

George Hashim of Tecprotec and Jasmine Lee of U Mobile, flanked by U Mobile team members.

U Mobile introduces U CARE Plus 8 mobile device insurance & protection plan

U Mobile continues to show its dynamism and creativity with the introduction of the U CARE Plus 8 plan, a comprehensive mobile device insurance and protection plan in partnership with Tecprotec.

by × March 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Computing, Reviews

[Review] Toshiba Satellite S40t notebook

[Review] Toshiba Satellite S40t notebook

Toshiba went on a no holds barred refresh journey of its notebook portfolio mid last year,  introducing the Qosmio X75 gaming notebook, the premium Satellite P series, the sleek Satellite S series, mainstream Satellite L series and entry-level Satellite C. Earlier, we had reviewed the Satellite L40 notebook targeted at students and entry-level users. Slightly higher up the range, we […]

by × March 21, 2014 × 2 comments

Gaming, Reviews

[Review] Alienware 17 gaming notebook (Part 2): Performance, pros & cons, verdict

[Review] Alienware 17 gaming notebook (Part 2): Performance, pros & cons, verdict

I have to admit: I enjoyed my time with the Alienware 17. My home mid-range AMD rig was left abandoned throughout the time the monolith of a notebook stood on my desk. Continuing from Part 1 of the review, let’s look closer at the performance supported with some benchmarks and real-world gaming.

by × March 16, 2014 × 1 comment

Gaming, Reviews

[Review] Alienware 17 gaming notebook (Part 1): Design & build, key features

[Review] Alienware 17 gaming notebook (Part 1): Design & build, key features

Alienware is a name synonymous with gaming hardware since 1996 and has been a brand of choice for many gamers both casual and hardcore. In June 2009, Alienware introduced the M17x, its first gaming product since the Dell acquisition. Now Dell’s premium gaming brand, Alienware has continued to churn out gaming notebooks and PCs with its distinctive alien-themed industrial design. […]

by × March 16, 2014 × 1 comment

Computing, Reviews

[First impressions] Microsoft Surface 2

[First impressions] Microsoft Surface 2

The Surface was Microsoft‘s first real foray into the hardware business. If anything, it proved one thing. Microsoft can make excellent hardware. Coupled with Windows 8 (and its RT variant), the Surface and Surface Pro later on proved that tablets weren’t just devices for play and content consumption, but could double up as productive, content creation devices too. With the […]

by × March 14, 2014 × 0 comments

Computing, Reviews

[Review] Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (Part 2): Software, Specs, Performance

[Review] Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (Part 2): Software, Specs, Performance

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 has been impressive thus far with its innovative multi-mode industrial design and impressive build quality. Looks can be deceiving though, so let’s look at how it performs in benchmarks and real world tasks.

by × February 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Computing, Reviews

[Review] Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (Part 1): Design & Build, Key Features

[Review] Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (Part 1): Design & Build, Key Features

Ashton says you should give it a go. So should you? The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is what Lenovo is calling a multi-mode device, and I had found it practical if quirky in my first impressions. The 8-inch display seems to hit a sweet spot for me (there’s a 10-inch version of the tablet as well), but how does this […]

by × February 20, 2014 × 1 comment

Audio Gear, Reviews

[Review] Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker: Big Sound to Go

[Review] Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker: Big Sound to Go

Bose is a name synonymous with premium audio products from full-on home entertainment systems to personal audio. So it may seem natural to get into the growing mobile Bluetooth speaker market. One that’s also very crowded with traditional players likes Logitech, JBL and Jabra. Bose has of course been there before, with the original SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker. This time […]

by × February 17, 2014 × 0 comments

Computing, Reviews

[Review] Toshiba Satellite L40 Notebook

[Review] Toshiba Satellite L40 Notebook

Toshiba did a big refresh of its PC line-up mid last year, unveiling a strong portfolio of notebooks including the Qosmio X75 gaming notebook, premium Satellite P series, Satellite S series, entry-level Satellite C series and mainstream Satellite L series. I took the Intel Core i5-powered 14-inch Satellite L40 for a spin. Here’s Part 1 of the review.

by × February 16, 2014 × 1 comment