BenQ LED Screen Gaming Monitor Review (Model – RL2455HM)

Most of the time, the question comes to my mind: why do we need a gaming monitor? what’s so special with that when compared to a regular monitor. Though I am not a gaming expert, I used to play games only on my mobile and Tab.

However, when I watched someone playing with a gaming monitor on a neary-by studio, I was amazed by seeing the clarity of the motion picture.

I realized, how the technology had made it the best to the specialized market like: gaming. Today, I thought of sharing you few of the best features of a LED screen gaming monitor from BenQ. The Model RL2455HM is one of the best selling BenQ’s gaming monitor on various online stores.

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Let me review the technical details of it.

Uses RevolutionEyes Technology.

This BenQ model uses the RevolutionEyes technology which improves almost all the performance of the monitor like: viewing resolution, clarity, faster refresh rate.

This really makes you feel comfortable especially, when you sit before the monitor for longer time. This happens obviously with any gamer because you will be sitting before the monitor playing games most of the time.

eQualizer and ZeroFlicker Technology.

It also uses ZeroFlicker Technology which gives you better viewing experience without those odd lines (that appears when you keep the monitor ON for longer time).

It also has motion blur reduction technology that improves clarity of high speed games where the pictures used to move faster. Also, the 1 millisecond GTG (Gray-To-Gray) Response time improves motion performance further.

The eQualizer features lot of options to control the screen. You can adjust the picture visibility especially to enhance the darker parts of a picture (say, a dark object that comes on the game can be brighten by this feature).

This monitor also has customized mode for specific games like: RTS1 made for [amazon_link id=”B000ZKA0J6″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]StarCraft[/amazon_link] game and RTS made for DOTA-II.

Other Features.

  • You can use the monitor with 4 different customization. That means, you can configure the screen for 4 different games/users and apply them accordingly when required (like: 17″ 19″ 22″ 23″ screen size).
  • You can also scale the picture to different resolution without losing the quality of game – it has Smart Scaling feature.
  • The control buttons on the side including the Power button, menu navigation up/down, volume +/- buttons. The back side has the holes made for you so that you can mount this monitor on wall.
  • It also comes with an earphone jack and 2 HMDI ports on the back side of this monitor.
  • The stand assembly looks to be simple and you can easily mount the monitor on your table.
  • This is Windows 8 compatible gaming monitor and its a plug-n-play (that means, when you connect it to your windows system, it automatically starts working).

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There are 2 screen varieties from BenQ: RL2455HM (24 inch screen) and RL2755HM (27 inch screen).

Technical Specification of RL2455HM Gaming Monitor:

More detailed information about [amazon_link id=”B007HSKSMI” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]RL2455HM here[/amazon_link].

  • Screen resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • Colors: ~16.7 Million
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 type
  • Weight: ~4.10 Kg
  • ZeroFlicker Technology
  • Windows 8 Compatible
  • 17 different OSD languages
  • Black eQualizer Support
  • Different display mode: 17 inch to 24 inch width
  • Smart Scaling Support
  • Monitor color: Black or Red

Video Review.

Watch the unboxing video of BenQ RL2455HM.

Yet another cool video from Newegg.

Review of WaterProof UE MEGABOOM speaker with Bluetooth

This is one of the WaterProof speaker with Bluetooth connectivity – its wireless and you can keep in your hand. UE MEGABOOK looks like a cylinder and the sound comes from all sides, its a 360 degree sound bar.waterproof-ue-megaboom-on-shower

It can be chargeable and you can carry it for longer duration. It weighs just ~1.9 pounds only, like a water bottle. Inside your home, on-party halls, outside your home, on-pool side, rain dance – anywhere you can blast music with this UE MEGABOOM.

If you are freaky fellow, go for it. Its waterproof up to 1m and stands there for up to ~30 minutes.

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Detailed Review of WaterProof UE MEGABOOM.

With 360 degree sound, this speaker can be kept anywhere as you like. With Bluetooth, you can connect your Smartphones also to it and play your favorite musics. Bluetooth connection ranges up to 100 ft.

It works with both Android based devices as well as iPhone.

  • It has bass effect and the volume control is effectively managed through the Equalizer Interface from your Smartphone App (available for both Android and iPhone).
  • The App comes with How To guide, Alarm setup, Volume and Equalizer controls etc.

You can explore more about what the buyers are saying [amazon_link id=”B00TXBOWVA” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]about this UE MEGABOOM speaker[/amazon_link].

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  • It allows to connect multi-devices that means you can connect two Smartphones and play on it.
  • It has the Bluetooth pairing button and Power button at the top of the speaker.
  • You can also use it as a speaker phone to attent phone calls (hands-free) with your Smartphone.
  • Charging can be done through the standard microUSB port – you can see it on the bottom. The charge stands up to 20 hours.
  • It also has the regular 3.5mm stereo jack to directly plug-in any other audio devices (say, a MP3 player, a Blu-ray Player).
  • It comes with a camera like mount, if you don’t want to hand-carry always.
  • It is also compatible with NFC supported devices for playback.

Video Review of UE MEGABOOM.

Watch the Bluetooth enabled outdoor action of UE-MEGABOOM, it also shows how to use the App to setup this speaker.

Yet another sound comparison video, to understand how it competes with other models.

Official here, you can see all the specifications from [amazon_link id=”B00TXBOWVA” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]here[/amazon_link].

5 Best 4K Ultra HD (55 Inch) LED TV Under $1000

The digital trend breaks the technology every year. This time, there is a huge hype in the digital TV market with 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) TVs dominating it. Anywhere, if we speak with people regarding TV’s, the topic suddenly shifts towards 4K UHD TV’s. There are lot of TV models available in the market right from Sony, Samsung to medium cost TV’s such as VIZIO, Sharp. It is clear that the competition is high between Sony and Samsung especially on seeing the huge list of TVs they released. The cost of these TVs are ranging from few thousands to several thousand dollars.

Interesting, you can buy a TV based on how much you can affordable and at the same time, you get almost all the features with varying screen size.

With various choices of 4K Ultra HD LED TVs available in the market, it is really a tough decision to find TVs which are less than $1000. Today, I am putting this article to help you in finding the right LED TV before you buy.

Let’s get into the list…

Samsung UN55HU6950 – 55 Inch 4K UHD LED TV

Samsung-55Inch-UHDWith UHD Up-scaling feature, this TV can convert a low resolution video of SD, HD into a Ultra HD video quality. Hence you can watch any broadcast content on UHD quality even if the live content is of Standard Definition only.

This TV runs with a Quad Core Processor which helps to multi-task and more important, it switches ON instantly without much delays. The smart remote control comes with a touch pad and you can use it like a mouse pointer. You can also do screen mirroring.

This TV weighs ~43.7 pounds.

You can find more detailed information about this [amazon_link id=”B00TWFHLI8″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Samsung UHD 55″ TV here[/amazon_link] and it costs under $1000.

The following video shows a detailed review of this UN55HU6950 model.

VIZIO M55 C2 – 55 Inch 4K UHD LED TV

VIZIO-UHD-LED-TVThe immediate competitive model for the Samsung UN55 is M55-C2 from VIZIO. This UHD TV comes with 8.3 million pixels per image and twice the quality of 1080p resolution. It has all the regular smart applications like: NETFLIX, Amazon instant video, hulu Plus, YouTube etc. It comes with a ultra-fast WiFi connection (standard 802.11ac dual+band) which is 3 times faster, helps for better real-time video watching.

This TV weighs ~40.2 pounds. You can find what [amazon_link id=”B00T63YW38″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]users are saying[/amazon_link] about this VIZIO 55inch TV and watch the below review video.

Sony XBR55X850B – 55 Inch 4K UHD LED TV

Sony-XBR55X850B-55-Inch-UHD-LED-TVIf you looking for cheap LED TV from Sony, you will be disappointed. Because, I see most of the 55″ LED TVs from Sony are above $1000. This model XBR55x850B is the one which falls under $1000.

Without comprising the quality, you can [amazon_link id=”B00R45XHIQ” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]see this TV rated 4.3[/amazon_link] stars out of 5 stars.

  • It comes with 4 HDMI slots and 3 USB slots. Hence you can interface it with multiple HD devices like: your digital Set-top-box, Blu-ray device, your gaming console like Xbox/PS-4 and ofcourse, any HDMI interfaced Sony smartphone (say, Xperia model). Moreover, this is a 2014 model.

LG 55UB8200 55 Inch 4K UHD LED TV

LG-55UB8200-UHD-LED-TV-55-InchOnce of the cheapest 55 Inch Ultra HD TV from LG under $1000. This comes with almost all the common features of a smart LED TV.

  • The LG’s Tru-4K Engine Pro high enhances the picture quality and up-scales the low-resolution video to higher one for better viewing experience. It also has high end compression technology like HEVC in-place for displaying clear picture.
  • One of the stand-out feature of LG, In-Plane Switching which provides wide viewing angle without any video blur issues.
  • This is also energy efficient with +30% less than the defined standard power consumption levels.

You can check the detailed [amazon_link id=”B00MYMF9DU” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]specification of LG 55UB8200[/amazon_link] to know about other special features.

This TV weighs little heavier ~46.7 pounds.

Sharp LC55UB30U 4K UHD LED TV (55 Inch)

Sharp-LC55UB30U-LED-TVThe UHD TV comes with refresh rate of 60Hz and Aquomotion 120Hz (helps to display clear picture even on fast motion scenes) made from Sharp. With 4 HDMI slots and 2 USB slots, you get built-in WiFi as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

The Revelation Up-scaler helps to scale-up the low quality input video to high quality 4K video.

You can find more detailed information about LC55UB30U model [amazon_link id=”B00V5R8F5Y” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]here[/amazon_link].

This TV weighs ~40.6 pounds only.

Hope this list helps you to take a right buying decision today. As I told earlier, there are lot of options available in the TV market, all you have to decide your budget and screen size – you can find a perfect UHD LED TV from any famous brand.

LyxPro SPA-8 Bluetooth Speaker System with SD Card

If you are looking for a powerful 100W speaker system then LyxPro is one the choice available in the market. For those who can’t afford to costly products like Bose, LyxPro shall be the immediate alternative.

This also looks cute and comes with 8″ Woofer.

Lets see some of the [amazon_link id=”B00MX3OO1S” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]nice features of LyxPro SPA-8 speaker[/amazon_link].lyxpro-speaker-system

Speaker Compatibilities.

LyxPro SPA-8 comes with Bluetooth connectivity that means you can remote playback Music on this speaker. Any Bluetooth supported player could connect to this
speaker and no hassles, no messy wires.

It comes with USB port and you can directly plug a storage device to play music. It also has a SD card slot where you can connect your regular memory cards of different size and play your favourite songs.

  • Input jacks are 1/4″ with line+mic support, RCA inputs (3.5mm stereo). You can also daisy chain (shall connect to yet another speaker) through the XLR lines.

Audio Quality.

This portable speaker system supports MP3 and WMA based audio’s which are the most common formats available today. This is a 100W speaker which is well enough
for a large room placement. It also comes with woofer and the sound pressure level shall go up to 106dB.

Its frequency response ranges from 40Hz to 18KHz. It has built-in Equalizer and also, knob controls to adjust Treble & Bass levels.lyxpro-controls

Look and Feel.

The speaker looks sleek and weighs 14.7 pounds. This is little comfort to carry inside your home without much worry. It can be carried from the top. The back
side has all the button controls. The small display fits perfect and there are no ugly controls on the front side, everything is put on the back of the
speaker.

This may be little uncomforted, when you adjust the settings as you have to look into the back side always.lyxpro-handy

You can see what the [amazon_link id=”B00MX3OO1S” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]real users are saying about it[/amazon_link].

The following video shows more detailed information about the LyxPro SPA-8 speaker system.

Technical Specification of LyxPro Speaker System:

  • 100W Audio system
  • Dimension: 9.2 inch x 8 inch x 14 inch
  • Weight: 14.2 pounds
  • Freq range: 40 Hz to 19 KHz
  • Line in/mic switch
  • XLR Jack + stereo 3.5mm slot
  • USB, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Memory card (SD) slot
  • dasiy chain connection
  • All controls on the back side
  • 8″ Woofer (30 oz)
  • RCA line inputs (Red, white ones)
  • Format: MP3, WMA audio types
  • EQ control – low, high frequency adjustments (treble, bass)

Review of New Roku 3 Streaming Player [Improved Performance]

The Roku series lost steam after Apple TV and wide screen tally got Netflix streaming for the family. But the Roku 3 changes all that! Like other Roku’s the device is a streaming player that offer 1080p HD quality video but only Roku 3 offers a super cool remote that comes with a headphone jack!

Roku 3 is still the small black puck it used to be and this time offers a tiny difference – upturned and rounded edges that add zing to the device. All the big stuff however is on the inside with a cool new interface and layout of streamed channels.

The puck offers over 750 entertainment channels that cover the best streamed media from around the world. The puck rocks in every way and is a fine alternative to Apple TV with its new capabilities and UI.New Roku 3 Streaming Player

User Interface and Design

The interface has been redesigned to offer a never-seen-before completely new look and feel. There are nine channel tiles that are simultaneously displayed compared to the previous five and with three are updated at a time, each time the users scrolls down to view new channels.

  • The channel store option is now embedded in the main menu itself unlike previously where a user had to enter a separate menu that to access the store option.
  • There is also a persistent search option that makes it much easier for users to look for and access channels they are looking at.
  • Roku has really caught up with Apple in its attention to detail.
  • Transition between channels is smooth and seamless with little animations that it fun.

Find out the [amazon_link id=”B00UJ3IULO” target=”_blank” ]technical specification of Roku 3[/amazon_link].

The revamped interface is currently unique to Roku 3 but will be delivered to all other Roku’s as well.

Roku 3 Look and feel

The puck itself is not very different from the other Roku’s.  There are a few small enhancements however that add to the overall look and feel of the device. Image showing Roku 3 ports and connectivity

  • A glossy finish, rounded edges, non skid rubber bottom to prevent the box sliding off a shelf to table top, a compact back panel that boasts of a micros D slot, Ethernet cable port, HDMI output port and power plug connection.
  • A side mounted USB cable allows users to play digital content stored on a USB drive.

Roku 3 Remote

The remote is the killer feature of the Roku 3 that nails streaming markets!  The remote features a headphone jack that allows users to plug in the headphones and listen late at night for instances or when sharing accommodation with roommates so no one is disturbed.

  • Once the headphones are plugged in the TV is automatically muted.
  • Roku 3 has also included a pair of ear buds in the box which all users can enjoy for free.
  • The remote works via Wi-Fi direct feature that supports infrared transmission to use with a universal remote like Harmony.
  • In addition the Roku puck and be controlled by a powerful smart phone app that allows a user to browse channels, transfer music and images from the phone to the TV and offering users what is close to Apple’s Air-Play.

Roku 3 Remote with WiFiOther fantastic features of the Roku 3 are support for a number of video format like MP4 (H.264) & MKV (H.264) video , audio formats like AAC & MP3 audio and image formats like  JPG & PNG image) with improved performance + quality.

Video output is in the form of 1080p, 720p and 480p over HDMI. The device comes with Angry Birds Space preloaded into the device and is absolutely free!

The only flip side is that there is no YouTube channel yet and users have to buy their own HDMI cables, it is not included in the Roku 3 package.

Excellent device from Roku, one that is finally comparable to Apple TV in terms of looks, design and capability. On the expensive side, this device is still worth your money for sure!

Playbar Wireless [Streaming] Speaker Review From Sonos

Sonos is top notch in the wireless multi-room speaker sector. The latest offering from Sonos, the Playbar is guaranteed to increase its spread from mere speakers to an entire sound bar for your TV!

Aimed at complimenting your Flat Screen TV with theater like sound effects, the Playbar delivers music from around the planet through phone and tablet apps like Spotify.

Finally, a breakthrough for music lovers who have been eagerly waiting for Sonos to spice up their telly experience!

Here’s review of Sonos’s Playbar Wireless (streaming) speaker top-to-bottom and [amazon_link id=”B00AEMGGU2″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]place your order from Amazon[/amazon_link].Playbar Wireless Speaker

Playbar Wireless Speaker Review

Speakers finally make it to the coveted spot of honor with the Playbar. This sound bar has been smartly designed to catch a viewer’s attention-over the gigantic TV sprawling all over your living room. The bar has been designed to blend in with its surrounding yet hold its own with a matte casing and rounded corners. Playbar Wireless Speaker with Streaming

Compact, the sound bar can be placed almost anywhere without disturbing your current setup.

  • The Playbar from Sonos has an Ethernet port, power slot and an optical audio in.
  • It also features three volume pairing buttons. Underneath the hood, are nine solid thumping speaker, three tweeters and six midrange located under the mesh for a uniform audio spread.
  • No matter where you place the bar, it detects its position with an inbuilt accelerometer.
  • Once detected, the Playbar recalibrates the speakers to suit its new position and provide good audio output.
  • The best feature of the Playbar is its ability to get on the same network as your other Sonos speakers for a multiroom setup.

The config is simple. Adjust the bridge to pairing mode and hold the volume and pairing buttons on the Playbar. The device from Sonos can connect to and play from your MP3 music collection using the Controller’s Spotify app.

It also features an internet radio. Another great feature is the lack of an additional remote. The Playbar uses youth TV’s remote and its Controller app to play music.

Playbar Wireless Speaker Output

Without your TV on, just the music library running gives you a good idea about the quality of audio output you are getting for your efforts. Inside look shows all the speakers of playbar

  • Brilliant! Loud, clear, sharp sound that does not wobble at high or low frequencies.
  • Good depth to the output especially when using the Sonos Sub.
  • The Playbar adjusts the frequency levels when the Sub is being used so that the bass is in control and does not drown everything else. With the TV on though, it is a whole new ball game with thee surround sound effect!

The wireless multi-room setup goes a long way in adding a new layer of sound output from the TV.

Conclusion

If you are a die hard music fan, and an avid movie buff, go for it! Fantastic surround sound, you forget all else when enveloped in a vortex of sounds and music. On the higher rung in the pricing ladder, the price is justified though.

A device that can be placed just about anywhere and still gives you the same audio effect is worth your money and all your time in front of the telly!

The unboxing video of playbar wireless speaker.

Yet another detailed speaker review and notes on setup !

[amazon_link id=”B00AEMGGU2″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Get your Playbar here[/amazon_link]

Apple TV MD199ll/a Review

Apple has broken all barriers to become the biggest electronics brand to ever exist in the world of technology.

From iPhones to iPads to iPods and now foraying into the television sector, Apple’s products are sleeker and tinier by the generation and pack way more power than its predecessors, even if it is only a single generation apart.

Not one to rest on laurels, the company in constantly innovating to push frontiers mankind didn’t know existed. Mark of a true genius.Apple TV MD199ll Design

The Cupertino based company has come out with the newest version of its entertainment powerhouse – [amazon_link id=”B009IUE4G4″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]the Apple TV md199ll/a[/amazon_link]. Apple TV is the company’s source for great movies, video and audio content in 1080p HD. Way to go Apple!

  • The md 199ll/a is the 3rd generation Apple TV that delivers to all its consumers the best content from iTunes- Movies, games, videos, photos, sports and music all in 1080p resolution to fit your widescreen TV perfectly.
  • The ensemble includes the Apple TV, a remote and a power cord.

Here’s looking at the features offered by the device that makes it the most popular tiny box to have at home today.

Apple TV Remote ControlApple TV runs on a A5 processor and provides Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless internet connection or a Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet cable for wired connectivity.

The device interfaces well with Apple’s PC and MacBook range.

High Resolution content

Apple’s iTunes store has a collection of the best movies and videos that been been released over the years. Watch fantastic movies, thrilling football matches and nail biting reality TV with a fantastic 1080p resolution.

The TV also provides uncompressed links for top quality audio and video. With a strong antipiracy policy, the TV steers clear of pirated sites and instead supports HD broadcast content that is copy-protected. Clear, crisp and sharp.

Photos never looked this good!

Video and Audio formats

The device is tiny, about the size of a palm. For a gadget that small, the output is excellent. And it is highly energy efficient, uses less power than a night lamp when the device is idle.

  • Apple TV supports a range of video formats including mpeg4, motion JPEG PCM stereo audio in .avi format and H.264 up to 1080p resolution at 30 fps.
  • The device does well in the audio section too with support for HE-AAC, AAC, protected AAC from iTunes, Dolby Digital Surround sound pass through, AIFF,WAV, MP3 and MP3 VBR.

Support For AirPlay and iCloud

Apple’s AirPlay feature allows you to stream to your TV using an iPad, iPhone or iPod running iOS and above.

The iCloud feature lets you stream directly to your Widescreen TV without having to download or sync your iTunes store. You can avail from a gigantic list of movies, videos, music and photos.

TV compatibility

Apple TV is compatible with most widescreen HDTV’s so you are not forced to buy one product that will have monopoly over the market and skyrocket prices. Apple TV MD199ll With Connectivity

Any TV with an HDMI interface that is capable of playing 1080p or 720p content is a great candidate for Apple TV. You are spoilt for choice with a range of manufacturers from LG, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Sony, Pioneer, Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba. Take your pick!

Apple TV Video Review

You can find more information about the [amazon_link id=”B009IUE4G4″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Apple TV MD199LL/A [NEWEST VERSION] with Mini Tool Box (fs)[/amazon_link].

Yet another review that shows unboxing and more details.

Innovation is Apple’s catchword with Retina technology, Siri, Winston and best yet, the curved iWatch, Apple has swept the world into a new era of technology and gadgetry. The best part is Apple takes everything in its stride.

Outstanding features for a device so small, third-Gen Apple TV is the ultimate family entertainment gizmo!

Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player review

This SMP-N200 is a WiFi enabled streaming player from Sony. You can watch all your favorite streaming content videos from your home wirelessly. It supports 3D as well as High Definition (full HD) video and also, you can set it to share audio across rooms (using Sony HomeShare).

Streaming entertainment had peaked to heights in the recent years and the online web sites like: Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Crackle are extremely popular. With Sony SMP-N200, you can throw away your cable set-top’s and replace it with this tiny wireless box. No messy cable connections that you can watch everything wireless.

Interestingly, you don’t need to wait for the program to arrive instead, you can choose the program and play it anytime you like – that’s the greatest advantage of streaming player over cable set-top’s.

Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player

Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Player

All you need a high speed Internet connection in your home that you may be having already. The Sony SMP-N200 works with your existing broadband connection.

You can find all the [amazon_link id=”B005MR6CNK” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]SMP-N200 user reviews here[/amazon_link] and also, more information on the cost, shipment.

Streaming 3D, HD and Connectivity.

This is the latest streaming player that supports advanced video formats like: 3D, full HD 1080p. You can watch all high quality videos using this streaming player that you can choose from the collection of movies, TV shows, music etc.

You can also connect this streaming player to your HDTV using HDMI cable and watch HD, 3D videos same like your existing cable box setup. It also supports DLNA a home network standard and hence apart from TV, you can watch videos on other DLNA compatible devices (say, your windows 7 laptop) or stream content from devices.

It also comes with USB port to interface with your pc/laptop anytime or you can connect a Digital Camera to watch your favorite moments on a bigger screen.

SMP-N200 showing USB, HDMI Connectionsq

SMP-N200 showing USB, HDMI Connections

Sony HomeShare for Streaming Audio.

HomeShare is a wireless Multi-Room audio access feature defined by Sony. This helps to setup multiple speakers throughout your home and you can control them from a single place (say, smartphone app).

  • Interestingly, you can play music from variety of devices. For example, you can hear to audio while watching video on Sony SMP-N200 or you can simply switch ON your iPhone and start a music that rocks throughout your home.

Watch the below video to understand more about it.

You get a free App for your iPhone/iPod or Android device that you can use it as a remote control. You don’t need to struggle with an extra remote or it is not like harder to setup an universal remote. Just touch your iPhone/iPod/AndroidPhone that you already have in your hand.

This streaming player also support input noise reduction technology that corrects any audio/video content corruption and delivers high quality output best viewable on your existing HDTV.

Here are the list of items, you may need to use this Sony’s streaming player:

  • HDMI cable
  • HDMI, 3D, HD supported TV
  • 3D Glasses, if you are interested to watch 3D content
  • High Speed WiFi Internet connection
  • Access to streaming content

The streaming player measures 5.9”(H)x1.7”(D)x5.9”(W) and hence it doesn’t occupies much space on your living room. It weighs around 3 pounds only.

Video Review of Sony Streaming Player.

The below video walks-through the features of SMP-N200 player.

Yet another detailed review right from unboxing to playing content, don’t miss it.

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Samsung Galaxy 3.6 Android MP3 Player Review

If you are looking for a high end Android MP3 player then you can order this Samsung Galaxy 3.6 MP3 Player. Loaded with Android Gingerbread OS and powered by a 1 GHz processor, you can do multi-tasking on this MP3 Player. For an MP3 player, this is the highest configuration as you may not need all these hi-end features, if you just want to hear music.

This Samsung Galaxy 3.6 Player is more than a MP3 player, you can play videos, watch online YouTube videos, access to Android Apps, WiFi connection etc.

Samsung Galaxy 3.6 MP3 Player

Samsung Galaxy 3.6 MP3 Player

With the Apps, you can turn this MP3 player into a full-fledged Radio and double your entertainment too. You can also load unlimited Apps as you like from Google Play. It is integrated with Google services and you can access YouTube video’s as well as Google Play (the App marketplace).

  • It supports WiFi connectivity (standard) 802.11 b/g/n so that you can connect this Galaxy 3.6 MP3 player to your favorite network on-the-go.
  • The display is multi-touch enabled and it has 480×320 VGA resolution supported. The display screen measures 3.65” in size. It has auto brightness adjustment, font setting, wallpaper setting that you can configure according to your taste.
  • It comes with built-in FM radio and also, supports GPS navigation system.
  • With built-in 8 GB memory and expandable 32 GB (microSD card) memory, you can store all your favorite music’s on this MP3 player.
  • It also comes with 2MegaPixel rear facing digital camera.
  • The earphone has options to play, pause the ongoing music.
  • It supports different video formats like: AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, FLV Audio formats like: MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV.
    You can also access document files like .DOC, Excel, PPT, PDF etc.
  • It supports Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 connectivity.
  • You can setup Alarm, create playlists, music library etc. It is compatible with Windows systems including Windows 7.
  • It has Li-ion rechargeable 1200mAh battery that stands up to 5 hours on continuous video playback and 30 hours on audio playback.
  • This Android MP3 player measures 2.45(W)” x 4.52(H)” x 0.38(D)” and weighs 3.74 oz (approx. 108 grams).
  • See what the users are saying about this [amazon_link id=”B007M6EYU2″ rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Galaxy 3.6 player here[/amazon_link] and more technical information.
Samsung Galaxy 3.6 - back view

Samsung Galaxy 3.6 - back view (image:samsung.com)

Technical Specification.

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB built-in Memory
  • 32 GB microSD expandable Memory
  • 480×320 HVGA display, 3.65” screen
  • Multi-touch screen support
  • 2MP Rear camera
  • Supported audio files: MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV
  • Supported video files: AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, FLV
  • Bluetooth 3.0 Support
  • USB 2.0 Support
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Support
  • Supported image files: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
  • Android App Market (Google Play) access
  • Google services enabled (Maps, YouTube etc)
  • Up to 30 hours battery backup on Audio playback
  • Earphone with Pause/Play buttons
  • USB cable, Travel Adapter
  • Supports doc, excel, powerpoint file access
  • You can do multi-tasking operation
  • Supports Clock, Alarm, GPS, Embedded microphone/speaker
  • Access to Kies PC application for file management
  • Measures: 2.45(W)” x 4.52(H)” x 0.38(D)”
  • Weight: 3.74 oz (approx. 108 grams)

Video Review.

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5 Waterproof MP3 Player For Swimming With Joy !

If you want to enjoy you swimming time with an MP3 player then you are in the right page today. There are lot of Waterproof MP3 Player’s available in the market and i see like most of them are rated average. I browsed through the stores and searched the web for more than 30 minutes finally, made a choice of MP3 players that may help you today.

Your smartphone is already having a built-in MP3 and you may have a feel that why do you need to buy a player separately. It is also a good idea to buy a waterproof case for your smartphone and use it as Waterproof one.However, you could not take your smartphones underwater.

If you want to buy waterproof MP3 player’s then check the below list….

#1 QQTech Waterproof MP3 Player.

This is a 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player with FM Radio that you can take along with your swimming or any other water sport. The earphones are also waterproof and don’t need to worry about water getting into it. The design looks elegant and never compromises the style when you wear it.

The battery is rechargeable and stands up to 8 to 12 hours of continuous usage. It supports both MP3 file format as well as WMA file format. It is also compatible with your windows PC, Mac. It is less weight only 6.1 ounces and measures 6.5″x4.2″x1.5″ in size.

You can find more detailed information/technical specification of [amazon_link id=”B006MJGW6O” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]QQTech Player here[/amazon_link].

QQTech Waterproof MP3 Player

QQTech Waterproof MP3 Player

#2 Go SweatProof/Waterproof MP3 Player.

[amazon_link id=”B007VQPNGC” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Go is a tiny MP3 player[/amazon_link] weighs 2.4 ounces only from JLab. Its really tiny and you never get a feel that you are connected to it. It comes with 2 GB built-in memory. The MP3 player and ear drums are waterproof, it has noise-isolation technology that eliminates the surrounding noise. The rechargeable Lithion battery stands up to 10 hours.

You can connect to your PC/Mac through the Mini-USB port and it comes with 1 Year limited warranty. Even you can take this MP3 player underwater, it stands waterproof and delivers the perfect audio underwater. It also supports MP3, WMA file playback.

#3 Waterfi WaterProof MP3 Player.

The next one is [amazon_link id=”B00474HQAM” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Waterfi[/amazon_link] that you can take up to 100 feet underwater. It comes with 5 different colors and you choose whatever color you like.

This is one of the “best rated waterproof mp3 player” on Amazon. You can see there are more than 400 customer reviews, check [amazon_link id=”B00474HQAM” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]here[/amazon_link].

It comes with 2 GB built-in memory and it stands up to 15 hours of usage. It weighs 4 ounces and has a USB port for external connectivity. The voiceover feature speaks with you telling the artists and name of the song that plays. It comes with 1 year waterproof warranty, ideal for rough underwater usage.

#4 FINIS Xtrea Waterproof MP3 Player.

Slightly bigger MP3 player which measures 7.9″x5.9″x3.9″ in size and weighs 9.9 ounces. You can use it while water sporting, workouts, jogging etc. You can take this MP3 player underwater up to 15 feet’s only. It comes with 1 GB expandable memory, it supports both MP3, WMA playback. Like any other MP3 player, it is compatible with Windows PC as well as Mac systems. The battery stands up to 8 hours playback.

Find more information on [amazon_link id=”B002LBQWPS” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]FINIS Waterproof MP3 player here[/amazon_link].

#5 Speedo Waterproof MP3 Player.

[amazon_link id=”B00172TUFQ” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]Speedo 1 GB Waterproof MP3 player[/amazon_link] is the one that you can use up to 3 meters underwater. It supports both MP3 playback and WMA playback. It weighs less only 35 grams and comes with USB interface, 1 Year warranty.

It comes in 2 different colors: black, pink and the design looks great that you cannot identify it as a MP3 player. You can attach this MP3 player to your Goggles, bikinis comfortably as it is less weight.

These are the 5 best Waterproof MP3 players better-suit for swimming, water sports and workouts all with joy ! As i mentioned earlier, if you are willing to buy a Waterproof MP3 player you can pick any from the above list.

At the same time, if you consider replacing your smartphone cover with a Waterproof one then check [amazon_link id=”B004JL7V8A” rel=”” target=”_blank” ]here[/amazon_link].

If you ask me, i won’t be comfortable to take my waterproof smartphone underwater instead, i will always prefer to carry a tiny MP3 player that will be comfortable enough than a smartphone.

Thanks for your time.