Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I am not a big Christmas shopper myself, but know a good tech buy when I see one. I am going to talk all of my Christmas shoppers into buying some of the top technology advanced at the best prices.
5. Skytex Skytab S Series
I have talked about this great slate time and time again. I have to admit I have not seen very many videos on this elusive product. Only 1 review from Overstock.com which praised this as a better alternative to the Ipad 2. I have also praised this excellent “budget slate” time and time again. Running Windows 7 Home Premium and packing 320 GB on a hard drive with three external usb ports this is one of the best slates out their for a great Black Friday sale price of $499 on their website! Here is the link Skytab S Series $499
4. Sony NSX-32GT1
A new player in the television market is the smart tv. First we had the 1080pd hd television was a big deal, after that was the plasma television which faded out, soon later we have now 3D TV's which are well pretty good for the price, and today we have the internet ready TV. This specific device is currently only $400 on Amazon which is an excellent buy.
3. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530
Today in this day and age you have to upgrade from the old film cameras to a digital camera. You might think “Well they are so expensive it is not worth it!” That is totally not true. First think of how much you spend to get that camera, film processed, and pick up. Second digital cameras are sold from $80! This camera is a true gem. At a low price of $80 with 14.1 megapixel picture digital still camera this is a great buy for casual picture taking and making family videos to have for a lifetime. With 4x zoom and 14.1 megapixel pictures you always will have perfect pictures all the time.
2. HTC Trophy
One of the most popular operating systems is Windows. From Window netbooks to slates they have finally entered the smartphone game. With Windows 7.5 Mango the HTC Trophy is the best smartphone out on the market. With a perfect 5 star rating out of 43 reviews on Amazon and being one of the first phones with Xbox Live this is the destroyer phone. The Windows mobile OS Mango is a beast at multitasking. With the mobile versions of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint how could you go wrong? At first when I saw the two bad reviews on this phone I almost did not put this at the 2 slot. I realized when these reviews were made Windows Mango was not made. Now with a whole lot of bug fixes and such this Windows Phone is ready to go. The Windows App Marketplace is now packing over 40,000 apps! With some really good mainstream apps and some other really good Xbox Live exclusives Iphone 4S stand back! My only complaint is the camera situation. There is only a rear camera and it is by all means no good. Also this phone was one of the first Windows phone sadly. Still though I highly recommend it! Available for a penny on the Amazon Wireless store with a 2 year contract.
1. The 3D DS
A big player in the mobile gaming market is Nintendo. To me all of the former tries at a successful DS were big failures! Even with the DS I they still did not include a video camera. The old DS systems did not give off a good gaming feel. Now when I played around with the demo version of Star fox. It feels like Nintendo is finally getting the point of a real gaming console. So far what I have seen in stores are dirt cheap. My friend got his for $145 at Walmart last week. The one reason I chose this as my number 1 choice is the ability to make 3D pictures, the better gaming quality, the 3D app store, and the great graphics. I hope to make a video and full review soon.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Oh and before I forget here is the Video of Windows 8!
Thanks for Reading!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
1. The flying man hanging by string
A secret agent kicking in a door using a rope from a Lego agent set with a helicopter. I like this one because it looks very smooth in my perspective and the vid went very well.
2. Blood And the sword!
I have made another small short with a pirate vs a soldier. the soldier wins and kills the pirate drawing blood. Only bad thing was the blood was not a good red but more pinkish.
3. Walking and Shooting Test
I did for my last test the pirate man walking two steps and shooting a gun. This video has some flaws such as no white background and my hand appearing. My next walking and shooting test will feature a Russian guard with a machine gun and walking the full distance.
That is all I have for tips I will be featuring the return of an old mini movie (2:30 long) called The Shovel is Mightier than the Sword. That is a great movie. Thanks for reading, Voley
This is one of those let me look at this again tablets. Even at the high end price of $1,109.00 it should not have been able to make it. It still persevered, and according to Amazon it has received a strong average of 4 star reviews. I have personally spent many hours researching and gathering details for this extraordinary product. This is a one of a kind product featuring the Asus Vibe app market not forgetting the Windows Live market. First my favorite part here are some specs:
12.1" LED Backlit WXGA Screen Capacitive and Electromagnetic Panel (1280 x 800) with AFFS
Intel® Core™ i5-470UM
4GB DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM, expandable up to 4GB (1 slot total, 1 slot occupied by a 4GB module)
Windows®7 Professional (64 bit)
2.0 Megapixel (front)
1 x Digitizer pen; 2 x USB 2.0 port; 1x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone /Mic-in);1 x mini HDMI port;1 x Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC/SDXC);1 x DC-IN
Battery life: 4.5 hrs; Play 1080p video: 2.4 hours /34 Whr polymer battery
12.28" x 8.16" x .67" ; 2.56lbs
1 x User Manual; 1 x Warranty Card; 1 x support DVD; 1 x Folio (with support function) 1 x Power Adaptor; 1 x Bluetooth Keyboard ; 1 x Cleaning Cloth; 5 x Refill Nips; 1 x Nip Remover; 2 x AAA Battery for KB
Trusted Platform Module, Computrace®LoJack® (service sold separately)
Now here is my personal review the main meat about the Asus Eee Slate
The Eee Slate was made for Productivity. With the modern b/g/n Wireless system and a quality efficient lithium polymer battery with 4.5 hours of use. First complaint is the 2.56 lb. of weight. To me that is pretty heavy for a tablet pc and can really hurt your hands. Second the storage only 64 gigabytes on a Solid State Drive is pretty low. I have to admit this does not have as many good features as the Skytab I reviewed earlier. One thing is it has the Asus Vibe Market. I have not heard much about it, but that it is an entertainment store exclusively for Asus products. Another thing I saw was of course the price tag. When I saw this product was for over a grand and was from a virtually unknown company it can’t sell. Sadly I was mistaken. Take the similarly priced Samsung slate. Samsung is known all over the world and is the leading maker of smartphones. Taken that most customers will post reviews I compared the number of them. The Samsung Slate 64 gigabyte Windows 7 Home Premium had a mere 3 reviews. Compared to the Eee Slate packing 166 reviews. Weird isn’t it? For my last thoughts on this intriguing product I say it is pretty good for entertainment and productivity, but that price tag would have most kids stealing piggy banks. Thanks for reading, Zeke
Friday, October 28, 2011
This is the new generation of mobile computing. No it is not one device, but a layer for one to get apps and use them on your Windows 7 slate an option all of the other expensive slates do not have. It has an app market close in number to the freeware lovers.com market with 1,278 to date. Updated weekly this market will expand to over 2,500 apps coming straight at you! With some pretty impressive apps like the exo radio, exo TV, a bald eagles nest, camera app, some books and magazines, flash chess, putt putt, painting Jackson Pollock style, Fruit Ninja and Clash and Slash, over 40,000 recipes with air, and plenty more to keep you always busy. Currently this is still a work in progress with some of their premier apps such as the Exo Business app. In this review I will look at the Good, the bad, and the ugly. First for the good!
The Exo PC UI was made for people of course not robots. It is made uniquely for the Windows 7 touch slates that comply with it’s standards. The Exo UI for me had one appeal its apps. When I look at Samsung’s Slate I felt bad that they did not have the Exo layer. The Exo store is filled with 1,278 apps such as their exo TV with genres like Sports, Children, Education, Cinema, and local, exo radio with a wide variety of stations, the exo browser an uncomplicated touch ready browser just waiting for you, the exo player their new 1080p high definition video and music files player, a whole collection of games, a good group of productivity, and plenty made for kids and education. Another thing that is useful is their easy to use Apple like keyboard. I know some people on YouTube have said it did not work and they were right. There newest bug fix has fixed this problem. Another benefit is say you go to the Intel App up Market you can get angry Birds and make a shortcut to use when in the UI. Also the UI is loaded with all types of fun things to do which makes it very useful.
The bad I can think of very few things. So far I have only heard people specific problems. Depending on who you are, and what you would want to use this for I would suggest putting in some more research into it. Go on their website, check out their forum, see what others have to say. i can only say I personally think this is going into the right direction by far. So my last words are GO EXO!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Skytex has made a wonderful creation a joy to use the Primer 7”. A color e-reader with a built in microphone, ability to expand to 16 GB of storage, and an excellent price of $80. Is their some downsides well yes sure, but of course the first generation Kindle does not have a touch screen or a camera, but this device is packing some punch. The main operating system is a minimal using the Linux OS. It can support video and music playback and also read Adobe DRM protected books. Much better than some of the competition out their like the first generation Kindle. Another thing is this device has is a FM radio, and microphone for taking notes and stuff. I am going to take this and an extremely similar device called the EB101P Digital Text Reader by Ematic, and let them butt heads. These devices have nearly identical beings such as an FM player and microphone. The body is same and so is the keyboard. One difference is the company. When i spoke to Skytex they were so nice, they spoke in English, and helped me right away, for the Ematic customer service customers on Amazon have raved on how bad they were and could only get an automated response. Also on the flipside it is hard not to be able to get books straight from my device, but it would be worth it for the price of 80. I mean that is rock bottom cheap! I have to say I like the looks of this product, and love the company.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Before the rise of Android and the popularity of Apple, Dell ranked supreme in the computer world. I myself am typing this post on a Dell Inspiron laptop. Dell has always been the top computer maker and was seemingly on the right track. With the age of new computing the “mobile way” laptops shrank in width and desktops had screens thinner than a USB flash drive. I bought my Inspiron in 2009 when Vista had came out and was starting to make a name for itself. To me I knew a lot about using a computer, but nothing about hardware. I was about 9 and all I knew was I was getting a laptop. My dad took me to Best Buy and I saw whole shelves of laptops. At the time Dell had a large corporation and all of the current competition was barely getting started. I bought the Inspiron 1545 for about $545. I took it home bouncing with joy not being able to wait to use Windows Vista for the first time. When I got it I had around 3 hours of light to medium work (stop motion animation). Now after all this time it is down to a mere 23 minutes of light work (just looking at pictures). Dell products have been declining in quality now because of larger demand. Now Windows 7 have come to the tablet pc world and they jumped on the opportunity. The Duo the new Inspiron is a netbook and tablet combined into one device has gotten many rotten reviews. Mostly because of the weight and uselessness of touch screen. Once Dell produced the fastest pc’s around blowing the competition to dust. Now the only thing I give them credit for is their Alien ware gaming laptops. Dell made a feeble attempt to look good by making skins for your laptop to have a new color. Dell, If you want to be a serious company, and actually try to make products to beat out the Ipad then get back to the drawing boards, hire and fire, and start working!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hello Internet World,
Today I will be giving you a full look at the Skytex Skytab S Series. In this specs report I will shed some light on a virtually unknown product. The Skytab is a very interesting slate computer system. Featuring the Exo PC UI layer it has some cool features unlike all of the other slates. Also the greatest perk is it’s low price tag at 599 for Windows 7 Home Premium (add $70 for Windows 7 Professional.) In order to show you how efficient this product is I will give a walkthrough of Windows 7 and Exo PC. Please post any comments you have and I will answer them as soon as possible.
In this paragraph I would like to talk about some of the productivity features that Windows 7 and Exo PC has to offer. First off Windows 7 has Microsoft Office 2010 pre installed. For Exo PC it contains over 2,500 apps (more apps come weekly) in the Exo store included. With productivity in mind other than the Windows applications there are not much other than the books, geography map, calculator, pretty cool web links, business apps, forms, checklists, feeds, Exo factory Pro, and some other ones not listed on their website. For more faster typing you can get an USB keyboard or a Bluetooth keyboard. New apps are to come out even as I type. Another great thing is it will be upgradable to Windows 8 when it comes out. Another thing that gives an advantage over other tablets is it has 3 regular USB ports so I could charge my Android tablet with this tablet or even add data to my tablet without using my computer! That makes my schoolwork a billion times easier. Here are some pictures to give you a better understanding of this elusive product.
Gaming when you want and how you want it on the go. The Exo PC store is made for gaming. With 4 points of touch recognition you can play some really cool slash games like Fruit Ninja, and Clash and Slay Worlds Away where you defend Earth from a UFO invasion. Cool mind games like flash chess that can go against the CPU or a friend. Or for that action side of you how about some race car driving? A duck shooting tournament? Or maneuvering a spaceship through an asteroid field? Win a million dollars in high stakes poker? Pit Plants vs. Zombies? Let’s get our game on with some great sports apps like soccer, putt putt, and others. Not only is their the games on the Exo UI, but their is so many popular gaming options for download such as Angry Birds, Kuma Games the most popular MMOG for War, animals, and so forth, Counter Strike, and any other pc game available on a cd. It may not have a DVD viewer you can simply hook it up with a USB cord and transfer the data. Or just compile it on a sd card or USB flash drive. That gives this a device a serious advantage over a Ipad or Android tablet who are unable to run any Windows applications unless through an Ios or Android OS application. I have hunted down some pictures of some serious gaming on this tablet.
For the wrap on this product I will finish off my specs report with well some specs no duh. I also have found some really cool videos and pictures I thought y’all might like, but first the boring part the specs here they are straight from Skytex.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional (option)
Intel® AtomTM N550 1.5GHz Dual-Core
9.7" (diagonal) LED-backlit touchscreen
1024x768 resolution (132ppi)
Capacitive touch with 4-points of touch recognition
WIRELESS AND CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
3G (option) HSPA/UMTS 850/1900/2100,
2GB DDR3 667MHz
320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
INS AND OUTS
SIM card slot (option)
2 x IW Speakers
2 x USB 2.0 |
3.5mm headphone jack |
HDMI out |
microSD slot |
EXO User Interface
Microsoft® Office Starter*
For the fun part and the end of my post the pics and vids. Please everyone enjoy! Goodbye and Peace to y’all!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
First battle Video Chat
The Ipad can nothing. vs. Skypad Alpha using Fringe and skype 2.1 no video just sound
Ipad has no video chat capabilities which gives the Skypad the advantage. The Skypad has one front facing webcam and is okay with video chat.
Second battle E-reading!
The Ipad can pinch to zoom and turns pages at good speed realistically. The skypad cant pinch to zoom but has a text enlarger margin enlarger and comes with preloaded aldiko app with 1 book. It also can change orientation and brightness to darkness screen quick. I am forced for a tie so the score is 2-1.
Third battle Internet browsing
The Ipad is very quick with its safari browser. No certificate issues and is overall quick. The skypad has no security certificate issues and has an excellent browser. You can download this awesome browser for both called dolphin browser mini has tabs so it feels more like a computer. They are both quick but the unfair advantage for the ipad is if u get 3g. Both are great with wi-fi reception. Now it is 3-2.
Fourth battle Multimedia!
The Ipad of course has i-tunes the best music app ever and excellent graphics. It works with flash very well and hd videos run great. The Android OS sadly does not have really good music apps other than Pandora and Spotify but it works with sound very good. Its apps run great but some people say the resistive screen is a problem. Its graphics are great and the accelerometer really helps. It runs hd just as good and works well with youtube. The app market is getjar and has 75,000 apps or u can use freewarelovers.com. The apple app market may have more but android has some that u cant find on the apple market. The Itunes market with 500,000 apps has imovie Garageband and all of the other favorites. I give this on to the Ipad. The score is 4-3.
Fifth battle overall body
The Ipad is ten inches which makes it hard to play games with the accelerometer but its screen is less resistive. The screen picks up pretty good but it is heavier than the opponent. The other thing is it has volume control on the body not on the screen. The Skypad is seven inches and eight ounces. it can fit in your back pocket and has a much faster accelerometer. The volume control is on screen which can be a slight problem, but it still wins being lighter and android system has its perks. I give the score 5-4.
Both of these tablets are good tablets but the Ipad first generation beats the Skypad in a close finish. I still highly recommend the Skypad for its ruggedness. Thanks for reading! Update: The Ipad 2 is coming to a battle of wits vs. the Exo PC!