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Intex Smartwatch iRist becomes the first Android based smartwatch by an Indian smartphone player : 600mAH Battery, Camera with Face Recognition …

Wearable tech is the latest trend in the tech World. Both consumers and the makers are trying to get a perfect wearable tech gadget. Intex Technologies, the second largest smartphone maker of Indian origin, with a market share of 10.5%, just hours ago launched its first wearable gadget, the Intex smartwatch iRist. Intex launched its iRist smartwatch at MWC Shanghai.

Intex Smartwatch iRistLook-wise the Intex smartwatch looks okay (Aesthetics are not stunning).

Obliviously, Intex smartwatch IRist is a smartphone like device to be worn at wrist.

Intex smartwatch IRist Specs and features

  • Scratch free 1.56 inch Sapphire glass display with 240×240 Resolution that reproduces 16million colors.
  • The Intex smartwatch comes with with an in-built 3G SIM support that enables the user to make/receive calls through IRist independently without carrying their smartphone. Thus the Intex smartwatch Supports 3G Sim and standalone calling feature.
  • iRist_orange_ intex smartwatch iristA complementary app for iRist called iConnect syncs with your smartphone giving info on missed calls, unread messages and call logs of the phone.
  • Has a powerful 5MP camera; one of the best in the category of smartwatches and with a Face Detection feature. Another rarity.
  • 32GB extendable memory & 600 mAh battery, a rarity in smartwatches, offering a standby time of up to 200 hours or 8 days; and a talk time of up to 4 hours.
  • Enables messaging and mail using voice command as well as a fully functional keyboard. The voice command feature is also being pitched as a voice assistant that sends emails, messages, dial numbers, opens and closes apps et al at the command of your voice.
  • Features an inbuilt pedometer to help you keep a track of every step you take. Makes it a fitness band as well, that’s it keeps track of every step you take and the caries you burnt. iConnect app will have fitness section to it as well, so that your fitness effort is safely stored, so that you can see your fitness history and milestones reached. 
  • The iRist can act as a navigator as well. It can guide your way to your destination as the IRist is GPS navigation enabled.
  • intex smartwatch iristThe Intex smartwatch iRist comes with a Bluetooth headset giving you the convenience of answering calls, listening to music track.
  • Besides, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features enable seamless internet access and file sharing. Such as clicking the vivid images with Intex IRist and sharing them with friends anytime on the go. How smoothly and quickly, only hands-on experience can tell ?
  • Storage : 4GB Inbuilt Storage and a 512 MB RAM. The storage can be extended further 32GB that is a rarity in smartwatch category.
  • Packed with a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor, the IRist runs on an Android OS, Kitkat 4.4.2 and has an in-built PlayStore App.

On the launch Mr. Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies said,

“We are stepping into a new era of innovation with the launch of the IRist. Today through this platform we have established our brand as a global dimensional entity that believes in bringing the best in class technology through its products. With the announcement of this new wearable by Intex, we are introducing a different category of products to our audience. We aim at taking home the advanced technology by our brand in order to familiarize the masses with the feature rich products which add convenience to their lives. We have always believed in improving the quality of life of people by empowering them with latest technological products at affordable price.”

 

Intex Smartwatch IRist comes in three colors : Black, Pink and Orange.

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I hope you may also be aware of the launch of Mi Band from Xiaomi. It’s a kind of band which you wear on your wrist and it monitors your activity. What makes Mi Band really special is it’s price. It’s just Rs 1000 approx.

Xiaomi Mi Band Review

Alright the Mi band doesn’t have the features, many existing fitness or health monitoring bands in the market have, but look at their price as well. Some of the top fitness bands in market today cost Rs 5000. Mi Band is being offered at one-fifth or 20 percent of their price.

The Mi Band works on the Bluetooth low energy technology. Sync with the Mi Band app in real-time via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to view your fitness and sleep. The company claims that the Mi band lasts 30 days on one recharge. Although, I didn’t find that to be true. But it surely lasts 15 days.

What Mi Band records?

You activity and your sleep. That’s the number of steps you walked ran; and how better you slept the previous night. Better sleep means the number of minutes of deep sleep. Usually for an average human being out of total sleep duration, the deep sleep constitutes 70 to 80 minutes.

Thus if you wear your Mi band during jogging or walking, it record the number of steps walked, distance covered in miles or kilometres, the calories and the number of grams of fat burnt.

If you wear the Mi Band during sleep, it will tell you the duration for which you got deep sleep.

That apart you can choose to get alerts on your Mi Band for your incoming calls on the connected phone (the phone where you installed the Mi Band App).

That apart you can set alarm alert, so that your Mi Band vibrates to alert you.

The mi Band app ot Mi Fit also records yours activity and sleep history.

You can use your Mi Band as additional security for your smartphone too. That’s only you with the mi Band can unlock the device.

Pretty basic right? But look at the price. In addition, if you have an Android smartphone, then all you have to do is buy this band.

I don’t wear Mi Band all day long; but I do wear it during my morning walk. And tell you, it’s effective. Set for yourself, the “number of steps” goal and it keeps counting every step you take. Not only it tells you when you reach your goal, it saves your previous achievements too.

How To Sync Your Mi Band with Mi Fit App

Set up you Mi Band (don’t forget to charge the received the first time you open the Mi Band box). After that go to the Android device, which you want to sync with your Mi Band, and install Mi Fit app from Google Play app store. After installation, just sync. And you are ready.

NOTE: Even if you choose to wear your Mi Band 24 hours a day; you don’t need to carry your mobile along. The data will be updated the next time you are close to your mobile.

To tell you, Mi Band has pretty decent range; and updates quite quickly.

You can use Mi Band with other Apps such as Google Fit as well. But from my experience, Mi Fit app is most accurate.

The Quality of the band is very good.

 

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ADATA new Products for Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015.

ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, showed new technologies covering eSports and Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT applications from June 2-6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 in Taiwan’s Taipei World Trade Center. In keeping with its “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme, ADATA invites you to see the hottest new technologies including ADATA’s XPG high performance gaming products, Solid State Drive solutions, Type-C mobile accessories, ruggedized products and the latest creations made just for Mac and iPhones.

 

XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) Gaming ProductsADATA new Products

XPG gaming DDR4 memory modules and gaming SSDs deliver a screamingly fast yet stable, smooth and playful experience – designed for PC Enthusiasts in pursuit of extreme speed!

 

The Latest High Performance SSDs and SSD Solution for Cloud and IoT Business

ADATA will show off its full line of high performance SSDs for consumers as well as Cloud / IoT segments. You’ll see ADATA’s newest USB3.1 SSDs, high speed NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSDs and the best bang-for-the-buck 2.5″ SSDs.

 

New USB Type-C Storage and Smart Mobile Accessories

Get ready for the latest Type-C technology destined to link various mobile devices, notebooks, PCs and consumer electronics. ADATA gives you the thumb-pulse on the latest in Type-C solutions, including OTG flash drives, external HDDs, SSDs and cables.

 

Ruggedized Series – Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof

ADATA will present its lineup of ruggedized products designed for the best in heavy-duty. You’ll see external HDDs that are rated to the highest industrial standards: IP68 waterproof, dustproof and military grade shock-proof, and also other rugged USB flash drives and power banks.

 

Apple Series Storage and Accessories

ADATA’s Apple series of products for Apple computers and iPhones include rugged external HDDs, OTG flash drives, Lightning cables, USB Type-C cables and Apple computer memory.

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What is the USP of Sony M4 Aqua? It’s water proof and it can be washed.

How is Sony promoting M4 Aqua?

By telling the World how Dirty their phones are. So dirty that there is only one way to clean them — By washing the phone.

Alright? You will not do the stupidity of washing your phone; but that’s the whole point of Sony telling you to urgently wash your phone.

Sony has launched a website named Dirty Phones, which tells you that your phone can be more filthier than a public toilet. It also gives you a questionnaire to let you know how dirty is your phone. It also recommends the solution: Wash your phone. Which Sony knows you can’t. For that you have to buy M4 Aqua. Clever promotion Right?

Don’t get crazy about your phone’s cleanliness. With toilets inside homes, everything in your house already contains fecal bacteria. That apart, everything humans touch gets fecal bacteria : Door knobs, tables, chairs etc. So why treat your smartphone as an exception.

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The idea of an Online life for Children 6-12 year olds may look enticing. But there are reasons why Indian Parents must think twice!

Amitabh Bachchan may not have fully emerged out of the Maggie noodles issue; but he’s already gaga about another product. A product which is for 6-12 year old kids. Amitabh Bachchan is endorsing worldoo.com. An online platform which is a virtual World created for Children 6-12 year olds. You can see it as Second Life, of kids.

According to the founder Monish Ghatalia, the virtual World for kids helps children take their first step onto the world of internet.

Launched in association with Amitabh, worldoo.com helps children take their first step onto the world of internet. The platform offers a wide range of interaction and engagement for children on the internet.

Amitabh Bachchan, who can endorse almost anything from Insurance to oil to Instant food, said this about the product,

“Just like we hold our child’s hand and teach them to walk, in a similar way, guiding them to take their first steps on the online world is immensely critical. worldoo.com is just one step in this direction which we can envision to be a community effort going forward,”

Although the company and its Brand ambassador are defining Worldoo as the concept of responsible internet, where avatars (an icon or figure representing a particular person in a computer game or a virtual World or Virtual Life ) are co-created on the basis of feedback from parents and educators around the country during the brand’s feedback campaign earlier this year; and blah blah, you as a parent must think twice before introducing your kid to this online life. There are some reasons.

First and foremost is the necessity. What is the necessity of introducing the kid to the virtual World, when much is being learned in the real life.

Second, for most parents, seeing their kid getting smart with various mobile screens is a proud feeling. But there’s a flip side to this as well. The shortening of attention span. That apart, the kid will lose his/her interest from other learning mediums — such as books.

Third, is the activity. Virtual Worlds such as Second Life or Worldoo, require an avatar to act daily. Or sometimes many times a day. Set aside kids, such constant checking is a major distraction for even adults.  This constant distraction for Kids means decrease in focus; and real physical activity, such as playing outdoor games.

Fourth, how can you be sure that only 6-12 year olds are online?

Hence, dear Indian parent, take into account all these factors before introducing your kid to Worldoo.

 

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Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet : Dust resistant, Keeps the internal components clean. 15″ graphics cards slot. 3 pre-installed 120mm fans. USB 3.0 Ports.

 

Antec Inc. has announced the availability of the Antec GX505 window gaming cabinet. the Window gaming cabinet offers spacious interior design for efficient cable management and a 15″ slot for graphics cards. It comes with three pre-installed 120mm fans and has ample space for liquid cooling, SSD support and USB 3.0 ports. It also has a windowed side panel and a washable air-filter to keep internal components clean and agile.

Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet

On the launch of Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet, Kevan Li, Business Head – India at Antec Inc said,
Antec is ready to introduce the ‘bold’ GX505 cabinet in India. Given the enthusiasm for PC gaming among the aspiring youth this cabinet will now be available in India. The design and build for Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet is fresh and appealing to gamers. It is a big launch for Antec in this series after the much appreciated GX900 cabinet. We are confident that Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet will be a bigger hit.

 

Antec GX505 Gaming Cabinet Features

  • Advance cooling system – includes 3 fans, and 3 additional fan mounts
  • Fan Control (High/off/Low) to achieve the balance between high performance and quiet computing
  • Extra space behind motherboard tray for easy cable management
  • Supports up to 15″ (380 mm) extra-long cards for high performance users
  • 2 front USB 3.0 ports – up to 5 Gb/s Super Speed transferring rate
  • Washable air filter for PSU and front intake to keep the system clean
  • Tool-less 5.25″ and HDD bays
  • CPU cutout for easy CPU installation
  • Easy access to the front and the top bezel for easy system maintenance
  • Extra-large feet to increase unit stability

 

Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet Specifications 

Product Name GX505 Window
MotherBoard Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
7 Drive Bays
  • 2×5.25″ tool-less drive bays
  • 4×3.5″ tool-less HDD bays
  • 1×2.5″ SSD bay
Expansion Slots 7
Maximum Graphics Card Size 15″ (380 mm)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height 6.2″ (158 mm)
Cooling Systems
  • 2×120 mm top fans
  • 1×120 mm rear fans
  • 2×120 mm front  intake fans (optional)
  • 1×120 mm side fan (optional)
  • Fan Control Switch
Washable Dust Filters
  • Front Intake
  • Bottom-mount PSU intake
Top I/O ports
  • 2xUSB 3.0
  • Audio In/Out
Safety /Certificates RoHS, CE
Product Warranty 3 years (24/7 support)
Unit Dimensions 19.0″(D) x 8.1″ (W) x 18.5″(H)
Net Weight 4.8 Kg/10.8 lbs

 

Antec GX505 Antec GX505 Window Gaming Cabinet Price and Availability :

The gaming cabinet will be available across India.

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Day before yesterday, Lenovo launched its new smartphone, Lenovo S60. The new mid-range smartphone from Lenovo’s popular S-Series, is targeted at those Indians who are quite active on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc… and love clicking and sharing a lot of photos, including Selfies. The Lenovo S60 smartphone comes pre-loaded with Lenovo’s super camera software that offers multiple photo filters along with selfie enhancements and gesture controls for taking photographs.

Lenovo S60 – A mid-range smartphone for those Indians who love Snapping, Sharing and Socializing

The Lenovo S60 mid-range smartphone is claimed to have an ergonomic design enclosed in a smooth rounded poly-carbonate shell. Below are Lenovo S60 specs and features.

Lenovo S60 Specs and Features

  • Sports a 12.7 cms (5 inches) HD screen to enable watching videos in high definition
  • 64-Bit 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor
  • Runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (upgradable to 5.0)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage which is expandable upto another 32 GB
  • Cameras: 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with wide-angle for the selfie-lovers
  • Battery: Powered with a 2150 mAh battery claimed to offer a talk time of up to 30 hours and standby time of up to 14 days
  • Connectivity Options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Lenovo’s P2P sharing app SHAREit that provides the fastest way of sharing your content with a friend without Wi-Fi, Data or Bluetooth.

Lenovo S60 Price and Availability

The Lenovo S60 is priced at Rs. 12,999/- and will be available in all leading retail outlets soon.  Check Lenovo S60 price at Amazon also. The S60 has high gloss ergonomically advanced rear cover and bright yellow colour so that it appeals to the fun young crowd (really!).

Opinion: Price looks a bit high.

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Lenovo A6000 plus to be available on Open sale on 25th and 26th May, 2015 on Flipkart.

Lenovo is conducting an open sale for the Lenovo A6000 plus on the 25th & 26th of May. This coincides with Flipkart electronics sale.

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Post the 2 day open sale date the phone will go back to the boost flash sales model where consumers will have to register on 2nd June flash sale.

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ADATA PV120 Power Bank : Leather finish power bank with Opulent for premium look. 5100 mAh Battery to charge 2 devices at a time.

Leather Finish Power BankADATA Technology, has recently launched PV120 Power Bank, featuring a leather-textured exterior or leather like exterior with smooth metallic side-striping, a bright LED power level indicator indicating the power remained for charging. The Leather Finish Power Bank ultra-slim PV120 Power Bank comes with metallic-trimmed siding in black, white, or blue and packs a sizable 5100mAh capacity for those mobile users who need to charge up to two mobile devices at once. The leather finish power bank comes with opulent, a kind of finish, that’s the exterior is lacquered and is finished with shellac.

 

Leather finish Power Bank means Premium Look

 

Leather Finish Power Bank | ADATA PV120 Power BankA leather finish power bank means having a power bank with premium or expensive look. In addition, the leather finish with elegantly streamlined easy-grip design, helps you carry the power bank with ease,

With a smudge-free leather-textured exterior colored in your choice of black, white, or blue, the opulently stylish PV120 Leather finish Power Bank sports a single 2A input for faster self-charging, and 1A / 2.1A outputs so you can charge up to two devices simultaneously.

The PV120 comes with a whopping 5100mAh charge capacity – enough for nearly 2 charges on an iPhone 6 and more than 1 charge on an iPhone 6 Plus.

To save your time, the PV120 supports simultaneous charge and discharge for improved efficiency. No need to wait for the PV120 to be fully charged: you still can charge your mobile devices simultaneously while the PV120 is being charged.

 

Power Bank with Extensive Safety features

 

Leather Finish Power BankThe PV120 provides higher conversion efficiency, thus delivering a fuller battery capacity for outstanding quality and reliability.

To help ensure your own safety while ensuring a long and steady service life, the PV120 leather finish power bank  comes packed with six safety features including Over-Temperature Protection, Over-Charge Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Over-Voltage Protection, Over-Discharge Protection and Over-Current Protection.

Its flame-resistant shielding offers greater safety, and RoHS-compliant materials make the PV120 Power Bank an eco-friendly product.

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Data Transfer Solution for Apple Users : PhotoFast i-Flash Drive EVO in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Capacities. An easy Data Transfer Solution for Apple users, devices.

PhotoFast iFlash Drive EVO 16GB Data Transfer Solution for Apple UsersCreative Peripherals, one of the India’s leading distribution network in IT, Imaging, Telecom and Lifestyle products today announced the launch of Photofast i-Flash Drive EVO for Apple users. Photofast i-Flash Drive EVO is an OTG device which is made to ease the hassles of data transfer in Apple devices. It comes with four variants 8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB. The device has in-built software similar to iTunes which simplifies the process of sharing content among multiple devices without the need of internet connectivity.

Technical Specifications

 

Variants 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB capacities — Data Transfer Solution for Apple Users
Platform Cross Platform (Windows, iOS, Linux)
USB 3.0
iOS App on iTunes i-FlashDrive ONE
Android App on Google Play i-FlashDrive HD
Supported File Types Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents

 

Ketan C Patel, CEO at Creative Peripherals said,

Photofast i-Flash Drive EVO is an exceptional product. It has minimized the hassles of data transfers between multiple platforms and multiple devices. It is the only device that is compatible with iOS devices as well as Windows based systems. An virtue for Indian users where Windows PCs are a norm. As a consumer of premium Apple products, the PhotoFast EVO is a solution towards multi-platform needs . The solution offers hassle free data transfer solution for Apple Users

USB 3.0 data transfer solution for Apple Users

The i-Flash Drive EVO is ultrafast with its USB 3.0 port. The device works without any wireless network and can expand the capacity of a device by up to 64GB. It also comes along with a free app ‘EVO‘. This app has an amazing utility and can sort data based on its type. The app comes with a lock/unlock feature that makes our data safe from unwanted use. 

Availability and Pricing

The PhotoFast i-Flash Drive EVO is available in 64GB, 32GB, 16GB and 8GB with exclusive distributors Creative Peripherals & Distribution Pvt. Ltd. The EVO data transfer solution for Apple users, Android, Windows and Linux users comes with a warranty of 2 years. Pricing is shown below:

EVO 64GB – Rs 14,650

EVO 32GB – Rs 7,300

EVO 16GB – Rs 5,850

EVO 8GB – Rs 5,100

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