Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Samsung announces the Galaxy K zoom camera phone

As a successor of Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom, Samsung today officially unveiled Galaxy K zoom. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy K zoom combines a regular smartphone with the hardware of a point and shoot camera.

Samsung Galaxy K zoom Key Specification :

  • 4.8-inch with 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED display
  • Exynos 5 Hexa SoC with six CPU cores comprising of four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 and two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15
  • Mali-T624 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with microSD slot
  • 20.7 megapixel back camera 1/2.3 BSI CMOS sensor
  • 24-240mm F3.1-6.3 with optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 2MP front camera
  • LTE
  • 2,430mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 200 g
  • 137.5 X 70.8 X 16.6 mm

The Galaxy K zoom will be available in black, white and blue. Price still unknown.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sonic Gear AirDock Review

It is not surprise looking the marking are expending speakers or dock for smartphone or tablet. Sonic Gear recently brought AirDock to the market, a Bluetooth docking station for smartphones and tablets of various sizes. The powerful Bluetooth 4.0 also ensures a strong and reliable connection to your device while you roam within the recommended range. Not to mention, you can use it to answer call!

Key specifications:-

  • Total System Power : 5W
  • Full-Range Driver : 2"Frequency Response : 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Built-in latest renowned CSR Bluetooth 4.0 chipset
  • Built-in noise-cancellation microphone for speaker-phone
  • Ultra-slim docking for smart phones and 7" tablets
  • Recharges all smart phones and tablets

Design & look

No doubt the dock actually look very nice and solid for me. The slot is big enough to fin into an iPad mini on portrait mode. The control button are very well positioned and straightforward on left side while the right size features 2 inch driver that promised delivered good audio result. The back of the dock features 5V DC-Out to charge your smartphone or tablet.

User Experience and Performance

It is a good alternative bluetooth speaker other than the three Pandora speakers we reviewed earlier on. Thought it is not wireless speaker, however the sound deliver by the speaker via bluetooth or AUX-in mode are top notch!

Pairing the speaker with your devices are pretty simple and straight forward. By switching to mode to bluetooth and it'll automatically connected to your device with bluetooth turned on. The pairing range for both devices are no longer than 8 meters which is good enough.

While I love the sound quality from the speakers, the only things disappointed me is the control. While in AUX-in mode, the buttons on the speakers are totally unusable especially when I wanna decrease or increase the volume. However, using it via bluetooth work perfectly fine.


Overall, Sonic Gear AirDock is definitely one of the value buy speakers for those who are looking for stylish dock yet portable. The AirDock cost RM109 RRP and available in store now.

Sonic Gear Airphone V review

Recently. Sonic Gear has brought to the market their latest offering, a Bluetooth on-ear headset known as Airphone V. Aimed at the youngster and hip lifestyler, the bluetooth headset is definitely portable yet it doesn't cost your arm and leg.

Key specifications:-

  • Driver size: 40mm
  • Frequency response: 20-20KHz
  • Impedance: 32 OHM +-15%
  • Sensitivity: 120dB/nW+-15%
  • Maximum input power: 20MW
  • Bluetooth: v3.0+EDR, supports HSP,HFP,A2DP, and AVRCP
  • Battery Life: Music playback up to 10 hours and phone call up to 11 hours, 250 hours standby
  • Voice instructions on power and pairing status

Main Features :

  • Great audio clarity and wearing comfort
  • Built-in lithium ion battery support up to 10 hours play time
  • On full charge, battery supports more than 10 days stand by time
  • Built-in voice instruction to inform you of operational mode change
  • Convenient push button for Talk,Volume +/- and next & previous control
  • Battery level indicator for iPhone and iPad (support iOS 5 and 6)

Design & look

Sonicgear made a decent looking pair of headphone but no surprise, the Airphone V do look alike beat headset with the missing B. It was built by plastic which I believe it is easily scratch. However the extension bit of the headset has a brushed aluminum which actually great and avoid it easily break. Earpad is normal and nothing to shout about. Overall it does look like a solid headphone. All the control buttons was located on the left side of the headphone which easy for music control. Of you'll need to memorize the buttons position.

User Experience and Performance

As much as I like the headphone, I am actually disappointed on it. The clamping was a little bit force on the hard side and it is not comfortable for prolonged wear. Not to mention some user might find it frustrated to unable to fit in their head due to limited extended length. Not to mentioned, the earcups position was pretty fix and unable to move much might be an issue for peculiar pair of ears.

As for performance, do not expect it on par with any other headphone. The sound quality was pretty bad even for my ordinary taste. It has low clarity, muddy with heavy bass that is loose and not tight. It also features typical Sonic Gear sound signature which emphasis on bass. Vocal are pretty poor.

Connecting to the headphone was a little bit pain in ass and it actually does kill my patient. It required three second to turn it on and also five second to turn it off by pressing the main button.


Overall, Sonic Gear Airphone V is a decent and value buy headset for those who looking for portable and wireless headset. The Sonic Gear Airphone V cost RM169 in RRP and available in store now.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OnePlus One is official, 2014 Flagship Killer

After more than a month teasing, the OnePlus company has officially unveiled their first and only smartphone, One.

OnePlus One Key Specification :

  • 5.5" with 1920p resolution HD JDI IPS
  • Quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (8974AC) 400 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13 MP back facing camera with Sony IMX214 Sensor with 6 Lenses and f/2.0 Aperture
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • dual stereo speakers from JBL
  • 3,100mAh
  • 162 g
  • 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat with CyanogenMod 11S ROM

The back cover of the OnePlus One is removable and the company is also launching special StyleSwap covers. Available in bamboo, wood, denim and kevlar, the StyleSwap covers add a dash of personality to the One similarly to the Moto X.

Available in Sandstone Black and Silk White, the unlocked 16GB OnePlus One will retail for $299 (€269 in Europe) and the 64GB model will cost you $350 (€299 in Europe). In the UK, the phone will sell for £229 and £269 for the 16GB and 64GB model respectively.