SanDisk is putting out the most exciting products as far as memory cards can be exciting – first the 512GB SD card and now the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) microSD cards. U3 rating means that the cards can reach write speeds of up to 90MB/s and read speeds of 95MB/s.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO cards are aimed at high-quality 2160p video recording that can quickly grow up in bitrate. Read more »
Apple may have tried to Photoshop out the protruding camera on its new iPhones but everyone – including Sony – has seen through it. Sony has posted a jab directed at Apple on its Facebook page saying “the only thing that sticks out with the Xperia Z3 camera is its features…”
Granted the Xperia Z3 is slightly thicker but it’s just by a hair – it measures 7.3mm thick, while the iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick. Read more »
Marketing is perhaps best left to the PR department but Huawei Chairman and CEO of the consumer division Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) took to his Weibo account to tout his company’s products over the newly announced Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
Of course the Huawei Ascend Mate7 was used for the comparison, the 6″ flagship phablet that was announced at IFA. Read more »
Eyefi announced a private cloud service specifically for its Mobi SD cards. Eyefi cards have built-in Wi-Fi modems in them so they upload photos over the Internet even if your camera can’t. Anyway, with Eyefi Cloud photos will be uploaded and synced to any of your connected devices.
Even if you use multiple cameras everything will be synced in one place. This is both for cameras with Eyefi Mobi cards installed and for smart devices with the app installed. Read more »
Samsung unveiled the Samsung NX1, a mirrorless shooter with a 28MP BSI APS-C sensor. It’s a smart camera with 15fps burst shooting and DCI 4K video capture.
The company also unveiled a new telephoto lens, the NX 50-150mm f/2.8 with OIS. Read more »
We saw plenty of iPhone 6 cases leak before the smartphone is actually announced, now let’s have some cases for the official product shall we?
Australian-based Cygnett unveiled a successor to its popular WorkMate series of cases, plus the new UrbanShield case, the Urban Wallet and several other accessories. Read more »
Best Buy was the only retailer that had the Moto 360 smartwatch at launch but Verizon has started taking pre-orders and now AT&T hurriedly announced it will be offering it at some point in the future too.
Unlike Verizon, AT&T will start by offering the two leather wrist bands at first. Read more »
The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch sold out soon after it was released. If you wanted a metal wrist band you were out of luck even if you got to the store in time – Motorola released the phone with a choice of two leather bands saying it will make it available with a metal band later on.
Now however, Verizon has put the metal strap version on pre-order for $300 with a choice of Black and White (more like silver) colors. Read more »
The Samsung Gear VR debuted last week at IFA and is Samsung’s foray into the world of virtual reality. It’s in partnership with Oculus, the team behind the best known VR headset on the market. Samsung already has game devs lined up to develop content for the Gear VR and the Galaxy Note 4 to power it.
Here’s an infographic that will introduce your to just what the Gear VR does. Read more »
Sony unveiled the new Xperia Z3 on Wednesday, which brought some improvements over the Xperia Z2. The changes weren’t groundbreaking though (the 6-month update schedule means smaller upgrades) and now Z2 owners have even less to feel envious about since the Xperia Z3 launcher and widgets have been ported to Android 4.2 and above.
Owners of other Sony smartphones can join the party too, it’s not a flagship-only event. Read more »
IFA used to be dominated by smartphone announcements, then tablets moved in and now wearables are the new hotness. Many companies have various smartbands but we’re only interested in proper smartwatches – ones with big screens for notifications and with a proper OS to run apps.
This cuts the number of contestants down somewhat but not enough, it can still take you a while to wade through specs and price not to mention looks. There’s a battle shaping up versus practical square watches and aesthetically pleasing round watches. Here are all the specs in one place to make things a little easier. Read more »
With things already quieting down at IFA, it’s Motorola’s new gadgets that are the talk of the town. The new Moto X supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 standard and Motorola will be releasing a compatible charger soon, the Turbo Charger.
The charger can breathe 8 hours of battery life into a Moto X with a completely flat battery. Read more »
Alcatel brought out a new Android tablet at IFA, the Alcatel Hero 8. With an 8″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200px) screen it will compete with the likes of the Lenovo Tab S8. The tablet has an aluminum body that’s just 7.3mm thick though (vs. the 7.9mm plastic body of the Lenovo).
The Alcatel Hero 8 is LTE-enabled and supports voice calls. You may want to use the new Sidekick 2, a phone-shaped Bluetooth headset. Read more »
The Motomaker customization service started in the US and in July expanded to Germany. It will continue its European expansion later this month by adding the UK and France to its list of supported countries.
Motorola hasn’t announced the exact launch date but it should be by the end of the month. Read more »
Lenovo unveiled the Horizon 2s and Horizon 2e, two tabletop PCs. Both have screens around 20″ big and can work as an All-in-one PC or you can lay it flat on a table so that up to four gamers can use it simultaneously. Yes, gamers, the two Horizons are particularly well inclined to playing games.
The Lenovo Horizon 2s is the slim option of the two. It is 15mm thick and weighs just over 2.2kg, barely a third of the previous Horizon 2 device. Read more »