Saturday, June 18, 2016

Voyo V3 Mini PC with Intel Cherry Trail X7-Z8700 CPU and eMMC Storage

I recently spotted this compacted machine in a Chinese forum. An Intel Cherry Trail powered mini PC with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. Voyo V3 is another line of small computer that can offer a high-definition (HD) video output, support for USB 2.0 and 3.0, and multiple hardware interfaces. And it is also expected to work in any type of HDMI-enabled and any type of monitors.

It is treated with regular-size and micro USB ports. That includes a mini HDMI and standard 802.11 b/g/n wireless technology. According to reviews, it is ideal for video streaming due to its promising 4K resolution support. And it is also ideal for massive PC games (for lightweight application only), Web surfing, and as a typical office workhorse.

Voyo V3 Windows 10 Home Edition Mini PC

To know more about Voyo V3, see the following specs below:

Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Edition
CPUIntel Cherry Trail X7-Z8700 at 2.4GHz (Quad-Core)
Memory4GB DDR3
Storage128GB eMMC (no words for solid-state drive version and extended flash storage support)
Screen SizeNot available
Display/ResolutionUp to 2160-pixel support
CameraNot available
Graphic CardIntel 8th Generation HD Graphic Card
Supported PortsUSB 2.0, USB 3.0, Micro-USB, Standard 3.5mm Audio Out
Connectivity802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN
Body Dimension13 x 13 x 0.9-centimeter, 200-gram
ColorAvailable in metallic silver
BatteryNot available
OthersLow-powered mini computer, Pack with AC power adapter and HDMI cable

Prices of Voyo V3 mini PC starts at around $200 and up. Variants with less than 128GB of storage are also available in lesser prices. For me, it is one of those budget-friendly machines in a compacted and elegant case. And for less than $300, it is also reasonable for a mini computer made of metallic alloy housing.

In addition, it is loaded with a license Windows 10 platform. Its Bluetooth 4.0 support can offer connectivity interfaces for other wireless devices (keyboards, mouse, and even for multimedia speakers).

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Xbox One S is Up Treated with 2TB of Storage and 4K Resolution

Before the appearances of a real Xbox One S, handful of its leaked photos started to appear on the Web. The massive gaming community started to talk about its possible specs and other related details but nobody knows the exact stuff for another exciting console. And now, according to reports, Microsoft is about to reveal the new version of their very own gaming machine in the upcoming E3 conference.

Furthermore, Xbox One S is a compacted machine that can give a maximum of 2TB of storage. A 500GB and 1TB versions are also available among the first wave of variants that will hit the market by August. The overall size of this model has been reduced to about 40-percent from the original and prominent version in stores.

Changes in Xbox One S includes a new 4K video playback support. That is to offer a much better resolution compared to the prominent version in stores. The overall package shows a sleek and smaller with a built-in 4K Blu-ray disc player. And it is also treated with USB port for Kinect motion controller.

In addition, other spec of One S line includes a newly enhanced Bluetooth technology to support a much wider range. And prices for 500GB model starts at about $300 and up.

Roundup: Motorola Moto Z, Homtom HT17, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Meizu M3, BlackView R7, and More

For the past few days of blogging, I spotted ten lines of Android smartphones which are now on my list of 5-inch and 5.5-inch models. Motorola is not too late to introduce their very own Moto Z-series following to the appearances of Asus ZenFone 3 and Lenovo Phab 2. Both of their two different handsets are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage.

Let me start in Moto Z, the base model of the said new line of 5.5-inch handsets from Motorola. It is equipped with 13-megapixel of main camera which is the only distinctive spec if compared to Moto Z Force. These models are also treated with the same quad-core chip from Qualcomm and memory sizes.

Next to Motorola Moto Z-series, is another 5.5-inch Homtom HT17 which is equipped with MediaTek's MT6737 chip just like of other Chinese brands. That is followed by a 5-inch Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 which is treated with MediaTek's Helio X10 chip and Xiaomi Mi5 Pro with the same processing platform to Motorola Z-series.

Aside from those brands, the international version of Meizu M3 Note is joining my list of other dual-SIM enabled handsets along with the new BlackView R7 powered by MediaTek's Helio P10 chip. And next to this two different 5-inch handsets, the small brother of Cubot Note S, the Cubot Rainbow is also joining my newly added models.

And here comes the LeEco Le 2 as another line of elegant and good-looking 5.5-inch Android 6.0 smartphone along with OnePlus 3 with the same chip to Motorola Moto Z-series.

Furthermore, I started to cover solid-state drive (SSD) storage from Samsung, the SATA 3 750 Evo. My fist attempt to share something about the newest line of storage technology aside from news and updates related to different kinds of mobile phones. And that includes the elegant Rock Dr.V protective gear for Samsung Galaxy S7.

For recent updates related to the most awaited iPhone 7, Apple will be giving an API for developers of iOS 10 platform. A privilege given to anyone who would like to enhance the capability of Siri, the first-of-its-kind virtual assistant in Apple devices. And prior to that, the upcoming new line of iOS handsets are also expected to employ chips from Intel and Qualcomm.

In addition, aside from ultra-portable devices, Apple has a plan to sell renewable energy from their newly acquired power plants in Cupertino and Nevada.

Among of those new entries is the 10000mAh universal power bank from Pineng, the PN-963. From here, join me as I continue my quest for another wave of entries!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pineng PN-963 10000mAh (10-Ampere) Universal Power Bank

Following the appearances of its 20000mAh (20-ampere) version, I recently spotted this 10000mAh (10-ampere) variant of Pineng's power bank. PN-963 has less capacity compared to PN-983 but both are equipped of Lithium-Polymer battery. However, this variant offers a sleek and elegant packaging treated with LCD digital display.

Pineng PN-963 has two regular-size USB ports for charging and micro USB (Type-C) port for recharging operations. Compared to Xiaomi's ZMI HB810 with the same 10000mAh capacity and with only one USB port for charging, this model can offer a much better charge indicator in several good-looking case.

Furthermore, just like of other battery banks from Vinsic, Xiaomi, and Romoss, Pineng (Malaysian manufacturer) offers a fast-charging operation. A universal device ideal for smartphones with 4000mAh or less battery capacity. This will also work in iPad, Galaxy Tab, and other handheld devices.

Despite of its 10000mAh capacity as a shortcoming from other brands, this travel buddy can offer three to four charging operations. It can support up to two simultaneous devices from its 5-volt 2.1-ampere and 5-volt 1-ampere ports. It has an input voltage of 5-volt 2-ampere and rated output of more than 31.5Wh.

In addition, as noted by its product page, this universal power bank is fully compatible with iPhone 6 line, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC, Blackberry, and Sony Ericsson mobile phones. It is currently available in either black or white with shades of red and in carbon-fiber look cases.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

OnePlus 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 6GB RAM, and 64GB of Storage

Reviews of Android smartphones with higher screen to body aspect ratio shows a lot of enthusiasms to fans and followers. As the revolution of 5.5-inch handset continue, new variants of elegant Chinese brands are stirring the global market. OnePlus 3 is another line of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered phone to join those favorable models in reviews and with promising processing chips.

Furthermore, OnePlus 3 is another variant of my previously added OnePlus 2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. A good-looking model with the same chip to Motorola Moto Z, Xiaomi Mi5 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Edition. And the most interesting part of this model is no other than its 6GB of RAM while other models are playing with either 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB.

To know more about OnePlus 3, see the following table below:

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 at 2.15GHz (Quad-Core)
Storage64GB eMMC with no extended flash storage support
Screen Size5.5-inch with 73% screen to body aspect ratio
Display/Resolution1920 x 1080-pixel Full High-Definition (FHD) Capacitive IPS Touch-Screen
Camera16-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (front-facing), with face detection and auto-focus tech
Graphic CardQualcomm Adreno 530
Supported PortsLightning, Micro USB (Type C), Standard 3.5mm Audio Out
Connectivity802.11a/ac/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3G, 4G, A-GPS
Body Dimension152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4-millimeter, 158-gram
ColorAvailable in elegant black, grey, and gold
BatteryBuilt-in 3650mAh Lithium-Ion
OthersBuilt-in stereo speakers and microphone

The base price of OnePlus 3 start at about $400 and up. It is expensive compared to other Chinese brands with the same quad-core processor and 64GB of storage. But according to reviews, the prices are reasonable for anyone who are looking for elegant and glossy handsets with soaring memory sizes and lightning port enabled models (just like in iPhone and iPad).

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S7, this model has something to offer other than a shortcoming in extended flash storage support.

Monday, June 13, 2016

iOS 10 is Giving Developers a Chance to Work with Siri's API

Apple recently introduced their newest platform which is about to join their most awaited line of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, the iOS 10. Users can expect a major changes for the said platform as noted by reports from Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). They are giving developers their chance to work with their famous virtual assistant, the Application Protocol Interface (API) of Siri.

Aside from that API for developers, iOS 10 is expected to offer a lot of new features. That includes a new way of locking and unlocking devices, fully-enhanced 3D Touch App, strengthen support for CarPlay, new map, subscription for Apple Music, HomeKit Control Center for controlling household appliances, and VoIP that is capable of knowing the identity of callers.

But the most exciting part of the said major changes in iOS 10 is the upgraded virtual assistant. It is now capable to learn from the user's routine and also to work in iPhone SMS function. User can now ask Siri to pass SMS messages or even locate anyone through the handset built-in GPS. Aside from that, it is also treated with auto-reply function for sending short messages.

For me, the most exciting part of iOS 10 is their upcoming API for developers. They are about to change our way of thinking towards the iOS platform along with Siri's new functionality and possible twists from programmer's initiative.

In addition, iOS 10 update is fully compatible to the following devices aside from the upcoming models as noted by Apple's official website:

iPhoneiPadiPod Touch
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5

iPad Pro 12.9-Inch
iPad Pro 9.7-Inch
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad (4th generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 3
iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini
iPod Touch (6th generation)
iPod Touch (5th generation)

Before the iOS 10 update, leaked photos and related stories about the upcoming version of iPhone continue to stir the Web. Some fans and followers of the blockbuster handset are also expecting an inductive charging enabled version.

LeEco Le 2 with MediaTek Helio X20 CPU, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of Storage

The most exciting part of knowing a Chinese handset treated with powerful chip are their upcoming variants. You will be surprised by the next models as they continue to evolve for a much better performance just like of what we can get from LeEco Le 2. It is the first and one-of-its-kind to sport a deca-core MediaTek MT6797 (Helio X20) chip paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Furthermore, LeEco Le 2 (X620) is another 5.5-inch Android 6.0 handset with a lot of promising specs. That includes a 16-megapixel main camera, higher screen to body aspect ratio just like of BlackView R7, and elegant overall appearances.

And to know more about LeEco Le 2, see the following table below for other informative specs:

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU64-bit MediaTek MT6797 at 2.3GHz (Deca-Core)
Memory3GB LPDDR3
Storage32GB with no extended flash storage support
Screen Size5.5-inch with unknown screen to body aspect ratio
Display/Resolution1920 x 1080-pixel Capacitive IPS Touch-Screen
Camera16-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (front-facing), with laser auto-focus tech
Graphic CardARM Mali-T880 MP4
Supported PortsReversible Micro USB (Type C), Standard 3.5mm Audio Out
Connectivity802.11a/ac/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3G, 4G, GPS
Body Dimension151.1 x 74.2 x 7.5-millimeter, 153-gram
ColorAvailable in metallic rose gold
BatteryBuilt-in 3000mAh Lithium-Ion
OthersBuilt-in stereo speakers and microphone, Dual-SIM enabled handset

The body structure of LeEco Le 2 resembles the blockbuster iPhone 6S because of smooth and elegant curves as well on its screen ratio. But its exclusive fingerprint scanner (for locking and unlocking security feature) found at the back portion of this handset makes it unique among the other 5.5-inch Chinese smartphones.

In addition, prices of the base model (with 32GB storage) starts at about $180 and up. And for less than $200, it has a reasonable tag as one of those budget-friendly handset with Android 6.0 platform. And its other variants includes a LeEco Le Max 2 and LeEco Le 2 Pro with handful of differences in terms of memory and storage capacity.