For those not in the know, Android One is a Google initiative to put stock Android into more consumer hands, especially those in developing markets. You may argue: What? Another derivative of Android? Isn’t it super fragmented already? Well, no and yes. Android One is the purest form of Android packaged into uber accessible devices, some as low as USD100. Yes, Android is fragmented, but Android One ensures users get the latest and most secure OS updates promptly. Continue Reading50 0
Xiaomi has always been known to be a company that has a knack for surprising new and even old fans. While the company has ventured into many other product segments i.e. notebooks, smart TVs, air purifiers and even luggage, I’m very glad to know that they haven’t neglected what made them a household name in the first place. Feature-packed and attractively priced smartphones that are at most most times, a fraction of the asking price of competitor devices.
As expected during a launch event about three weeks ago, the company announced the arrival of the Mi Mix 2, Mi Notebook Pro and the Mi Note 3. While those 3 devices definitely got tongues wagging, the device that really got everyone talking was the Mi A1, the company’s very first pure Android smartphone that is part of Google’s Android One programme. Yes. You read that right. PURE ANDROID and MIUI is nowhere to be found on this device. So how does the Mi A1 fare? Read on to find out.228 0
Imagine a smartphone that withstands drops, is impervious to water and dust, scoffs at shocks and is even “kid-proof.” OK, continue imagining. Not going to happen. Aside from purpose-built tough cookies like Caterpillar’s CAT60, smartphones aren’t the hardiest of devices. This is where a rugged protective case like the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPhone 6s comes in.376 0
The budget monitor segment is no longer the same cosmetically-challenged, plasticky-built, I-bought-because-I-have-no-money-type gear. At least not if HP can help it. Because however you look at it, the HP 23es 23-inch monitor is stunning – from its impressive edge-to-edge, bezel-less design to its baffling side profile. It is in fact, HP’s thinnest LCD yet. And guess what, it costs under MYR700/US$151. OK, close that mouth.1268 0