There’s hardly any doubt that Marshall audio products have achieved cult status after decades of being the sound equipment of choice for legendary music artists of all genres. The company has also made an entry into the highly lucrative market for audio headphones with the Minor line of earbuds and the Major on-ear collection. Given Marshall’s reputation for quality, I barely hesitated when I got a chance to spend time with a pair of its on-ear creations.
The Marshall Major Pitch Black headphones are fairly affordable for the brand cachet they carry – a lot of major retailers sell them for under $100. Now, let’s find out if they are worth your hard-earned money. Read more »
This particular news surely caught me by surprise, folks! Firemonkey’s highly anticipated Real Racing 3 video game will be available for free when it launches on Android and iOS on February 28. The word was delivered by Nick Earl – Electronic Arts’ senior vice president for mobile and social game development.
Offering the third installment of the Real Racing franchise for free is a massive departure from the norm for Electronic Arts. Read more »
The Nexus 4 bumper case just got itself a shelf companion in the Google Play store. The long-anticipated wireless charger for Google’s latest smartphone is now available for purchase in the United States.
The cool-looking, Qi-enabled charging dock will set you back $59.99. Read more »
After grabbing the spotlight at CES 2013, NVIDIA’s Project Shield portable gaming console has enjoyed an increasing amount of interest from anyone who’s even remotely interested in mobile gaming. The latest video demo posted by NVIDIA shows off the console’s controls by showcasing a yet to be revealed Real Boxing video game.
Real Boxing is designed to take full advantage of NVIDIA Project Shield’s powerful Tegra 4 internals, which include a quad-core CPU and a GeForce GPU with 72 cores. Read more »
It looks like the recently launched iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool evasi0n has been doing quite well, people! Cydia’s creator Jay Freeman told Forbes that the tool has been used to hack 7 million iOS devices since its release a few days ago.
The abovementioned number includes 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod Touchs – quite an impressive number given the fact that evasi0n has been out for only four days now. Read more »
LG released its trailer for Mobile World Congress 2013. The short clip mixes several key words such as “stylish”, “premium”, “creative”, “speedy”, “powerful”, as well as “professional”, and ends with the promise of “unlimited possibilities” at the end of this month.
Naturally, LG won’t specify what the hype is all about. Recent events however, point at two products which are more than likely to make an official appearance. Read more »
Angry Birds Space just got stripped from its fastest growing mobile game laurels. Imangi Studios’ Temple Run 2 snagged the title away from Rovio by hitting 50 million downloads in 13 days – a cool 22 days quicker than what it took Angry Birds Space.
The impressive download count was achieved across Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Market Place. Read more »
For some reason, Samsung decided not to bring its Ativ S Windows Phone 8 flagship to the United States. Instead, the Korean giant released the Verizon Exclusive, LTE toting, and seriously pocketable Samsung Ativ Odyssey.
The Samsung Ativ Odyssey looks and feels a lot like a mini version of the Ativ S. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. Read more »
For those of you who are getting ready to shell out $899 for a Microsoft Surface Pro on February 9, there’s a rather unpleasant surprise waiting for you. It turns out that the 64GB version of Microsoft’s über tablet will come with only 23GB of available memory out of the box.
The 128GB version of the slate will come with 83GB of available storage. All in all, it looks like the Windows 8 OS, together with the built-in apps and recovery partition take up a cool 40+ gigs of the tablet’s built-in memory. Read more »
Freshly announced last week during AT&T’s developer conference in Las Vegas, the Pantech Discover aims to rewrite the rulebooks for a budget Android smartphone in the United States. Priced at only $49.99 with a contract, the LTE handset offers better hardware specs than many members of the top-tier Android establishment at the moment.
The Pantech Discover features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and a gig of RAM. Read more »
Announced late last year, the entry-level HTC One SV made its way to our office. The 4G LTE smartphone will be offered in a number of European countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom. In the US, the handset will be available for Cricket Wireless.
The specifications of the HTC One SV are a rather curious mix of old and new. Read more »
As an offspring of the Korean manufacturer Cresyn, Phiaton Corporation comes with an extensive heritage in the field of audio headphones. Phiaton products combine premium build quality, modern design, and affordable prices and the PS 210 BTNC in-ear headphones are no exception. The Bluetooth 3.0 headset offers true noise-cancelling capability, which, given its price tag, sounds almost too good to be true.
Frankly, I have shied away from Bluetooth headphones for quite some time now. The last time I sported a pair was back in 2007, when I paired my trusty Sony Ericsson W950 with a Walkman headset. The experience was horrific as the headphones combined high price, poor audio output, and unbearable battery life – enough to keep me away from wireless sound for a good while. With the Phiaton offering looking this good on paper, I decided to give it a try. Read on to find out if the headset is as good as its specs suggest. Read more »
With the Samsung Galaxy S III still selling like hot cakes, it is highly unlikely that we will see its successor break cover in the nearest future. However, speculation about the next generation Samsung flagship is already picking up steam. The latest bit even comes with a hands-on video of a Samsung Galaxy S IV concept.
The device in the render you see above packs specifications, based on the latest rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Read more »
It appears that Apple will ship significantly less iPad mini tablets in Q4 than initially predicted. According to component suppliers in Taiwan, the Cupertino giant will ship an estimated 8 million slates in the last quarter of 2012 – not the projected 10-12 million.
The reason for the occurrence is not lack of interest towards Apple’s creation – it remains quite healthy. Read more »
Launched alongside the One X+, the HTC One VX for AT&T is the Taiwanese company’s budget offering in the carrier’s lineup. However, the LTE smartphone’s solid build and rather generous 4.5″ display surely give it a solid upmarket feel.
The HTC One VX features a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 chipset with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and Adreno 305 GPU. Read more »