ASUS S1 LED Projector Review

ASUS recently released a portable and rechargeable projector last January of this year and it has a smooth Zen inspired-aluminium housing. The S1 Mobile LED Projector’s 0.3″ DLP can be viewed to a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The size of this device makes it ultra-portable, yet does not compromise its quality and versatility. This device boasts with 200 lumen light output, top-of-the-class short-throw projector that delivers a diagonal display at 1 meter. Know more about this projector through this ASUS S1 LED Projector Review.

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The S1 runs instantly (a plug and play device) and projects a 41-inch image of whatever you want, like the images, movies, or any presentations in powerpoint from your mobile device – either a phone or a tablet. This device offers an impressive short throw ratio, which means you can get a real nice 41-inch image even if the projector will just be a meter away from where you are projecting it on.

What are the best features of this LED Projector?

The ASUS S1 Mobile LED Projector has the dimensions 110.5 mm x 102 mm x 30.7 mm and it weighs around 342 grams. It’s indeed palm-size making it very much easy to take it with you when travelling, and this ideal for mobile professionals. These dimensions are compact enough to put into your pocket or briefcase. The built-in rechargeable battery of this device is expected to run up to 3 hours in battery mode in a maximum of 50 lumens and up to 1.8 hours in presentation mode if in a maximum of 70 lumens. There is an integrated 2W speaker for its audio that is built with ASUS SonicMaster Audio technology that makes this projector provide high fidelity sound in a small area of presentation with minimal noise in the background.

This eco-friendly device has a 30,000-hour lifespan, which means it gives the user quite a long-term of savings not having the need to replace the lamp all the time. The S1 is also perfectly is compatible with laptops, media players and game consoles thanks to its HDMI port. Not only that, it may also serve as a 6000mAh power bank which allows you to charge your mobile devices even when the S1 is off.

PROS

  • Sleek, sexy and modern design
  • Small, lightweight and ultra-portable
  • Delivers bright and crisp projections
  • Mercury-free, eco-friendly LED lamp
  • Rates at 30, 000 hours of lifespan for the LED lamp at 200 ANSI lumens
  • Outstanding color quality and detail
  • High quality projections with  100% NTSC color saturation and full color RGB projections
  • Great for presentations in confined spaces (short throw)
  • With built-in rechargeable 22Wh battery
  • Can also be used as a power bank for your mobile devices
  • HDMI and MHL port available (compatible with a lot of IT, multimedia and mobile devices)
  • Quick set-up and easy to  use

CONS

  • No wireless (WiFi) capability for easier sharing
  • Battery can only last up to 3 hours of cable-free projection time in a single charge

This device is an easy choice for those who are looking for portable or mobile projectors that best combines brightness and portability. Its price range may be a little bit high than other projectors of the same size but it pays off as the quality of this projector has a higher reliability.

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Epson L555 Multifunction Printer Review

Bringing the world’s first multi-functional printer with ADF feature and wireless connectivity that uses an ink tank system is the Epson L555. This printer is very much budget friendly with its low printing cost without compromising the print color and quality.  Know more about this printer through this Epson L555 Multifunction Printer Review.

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This multi-function printer’s integrated wireless connectivity makes it very easy easy for users to share files and print from mobile devices. It is dependable and flexible that makes it well suited for small offices or home office environments.

What are the best features of this Multifunction Printer?

For a printer with size dimensions of 14.8 x 18.7 x 8.9 in inches and weighs approximately 13.7 lbs pounds, the Epson L555 is compact and will be great for those offices with little space. Notwithstanding its size, it has quality performance that will ensure an increase productivity. This printer’s speed goes up to 33 ppm for draft black-&- white and 9ipm for standard black-&-white print quality. For those busy offices that have high volume print jobs, Epson’s original ink tank system will be an additional piece of good fortune as it ensures fast and reliable continuous printing performance.

The L555 also highlights Epson’s fast ink top-up technology for simple and neat refills. This technology gives this printer special tubes to make sure of a smooth and reliable ink flow. With its Variable-Sized Droplet Technology, you can get an impressive high resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi for your prints. And in using original Epson formulated inks, you can expect a high quality printing outputs that will definitely be ideal for you business or school projects.

PROS

  • Small and compact design perfect for small/home offices
  • All-in-One Function Convenience with Fax and ADF
  • ADF (Auto-Document Feeder) of up to 30 sheets
  • Impressive quality prints (high resolution of 5760 dpi)
  • Epson’s Ink Tank System give low running cost
  • WiFi connections available for direct printing from mobile devices
  • Epson genuine ink bottles produces lasting quality prints at a low cost
  • Print speed of 33 ppm
  • Manual double sided printing
  • Scanner optical resolution of 1200 dpi x 2400 dpi with a maximum scan area of 216 x 297mm (8.5 x 11.7″)
  • Page memory for fax can store up to 180 pages
  • Epson IPrint compatible

CONS

  • The ADF function of this printer supports plain paper types only
  • Flatbed scanning only (does not scan from the feeder)

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PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam Review

Upon its entry to the US market last year (2013), PAPAGO! has made quite a head-turn especially with their pioneered dashcam products like the PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam, which is a product that will not fail to be your witness on those unforeseen occurrences on the road. This car dashcam has a 130-degree wide viewing angle and most impressively records in Full HD. Although this device is not the latest amongst its products (P3, P2Pro are the latest models), its features has gained its merit and popularity in Russia, China, Singapore, and Japan. Know more about this device through this PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam Review.

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Thanks to its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function and 3.5 mega pixels CMOS sensor, this dashcam records a better quality video even in situations where there is poor lighting. It offers many safe driving alerts as well as temperature protection. It also has an HDMI output for an easy HDTV playback.

What are the best features of this In-car Dashcam?

The PAPAGO P1 Pro Dashcam has the dimensions of 3.75″ x 2.50″ x 2.40″ and it weighs around 0.25 lbs. It has a glossy white finish and a 2.4” LCD panel with 320×240 pixels resolution display. The best part that makes this device ahead of the other dashcams in the market are its safety features. These safety features are the Stop and Go Alert that tells you to go when the front vehicle has moved, a light reminder that will tell you to turn on the headlights when driving in the dark, and lastly a driver fatigue alert at which a timer can be set to remind the driver to rest after a specified hours of driving. All these three features can only be found in PAPAGO! driving recorder series products.

The recording features of the P1 Pro will make you like this dashcam even more. Aside from its auto-recording feature that allows non-stop loop recording upon turning the device on, there is also a G-sensor that instinctively backs up the video to prevent overwriting on the files in situations where there are unexpected force to the driving recorder. The temperature sensor also makes sure that the device is protected for high and low changes of the temperature in the environment.

PROS

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • 2.4″ LCD display for viewing from driver’s side
  • Uses Aptina 3.5 Mege-Pixel Image Sensor for clearer images
  • 130 Degree Wide Viewing Angle field of view
  • Records Full HD 1080P high resolution video 30 in frames per second
  • Diagonal WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology creates clear and balanced videos
  • Snapshot Feature can take still photos
  • HDMI output is available for HDTV playback
  • Can be mounted in the car’s windshield or dashboard
  • Loop recording allows old file to be replaced automatically with new files
  • Car safety features: Stop and Go, Driver Fatigue Alarm, Lighting Reminder
  • Protects the device on low and high temperatures
  • Can extend external storage to a 32GB SD Card HC

CONS

  • No GPS capability (but this feature is available in Papago! P2 Pro Dashcam)
  • Does not have the best resolution on its LCD display but nonetheless give out quality HD videos on playback.

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Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder Review

Last January of this year, Canon announced their release of their revitalized VIXIA HF R-Series lineup of camcorders. The Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder is one of these new products in the line-up. This video recording device records Full HD with 1920 x 1080p resolution straight from a removable memory card. Know more about this camcorder through this Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder Review.

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This digital camcorder boasts on its top class quality images along with its easy and convenient shooting capabilities. Thanks to its  3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, this device is able to capture exceptionally striking and realistic 1920 x 1080 on 60 frames per second in Full HD video.

What are the best features of this Digital Camcorder?

The Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder is a compact camera that weighs approximately 10.1 ounces including its BP-718 battery, memory card and grip belt. From its size and weight, it makes it very convenient to bring it along wherever you go. It features a 57x Advanced Zoom that marked the upgrade from previous the model. Users will certainly experience enhanced the image quality along with its dual function capabilities with live streaming and high-quality remote monitoring. It also has a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, and a three-inch capacity touch panel LCD on a fast and intuitive interface.

The SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization is a really useful feature of the Canon VIXIA HF R500. What it does is that it corrects camera shakes almost instantly, which makes it very ideal for those who does not have steady hands (more likely not a pro). Hence, even if a handheld video is taken at long focal lengths it will appear to be sharp and steady. This Dynamic Image Stabilization system of this camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake where the entire zoom range will also be continuously adjusted, making corrections to a broad range of motion.

PROS

  • Lightweight and small (easy to bring when traveling)
  • Capacitive 3″ LCD Touch Panel Display
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Canon 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • Supports AVCHD & MP4 Recording Formats
  • Advanced Baby Mode
  • 57x Advanced Zoom
  • Records up to 1920 x 1080 in 60 fps HD Video
  • Intelligent IS with Four Shooting Modes
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • Smart AUTO & Audio Scene Select
  • With SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • With microphone input and headphone jack (also with HDMI, USB and A/V terminal)
  • High-capacity battery pack (BP-718)

CONS

  • No Built-in Light/Flash
  • No Wi-Fi capability

The best feature of the Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder would be its ability to control the horizontal, vertical and roll axis rotational camera shakes. This enables any user to get a smooth and distortion-free video – even when you’re walking while shooting.

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AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle Review

AudioFlood took a rather exceptional track for their product by essentially making the iPod Shuffle itself waterproof instead of making a waterproof case.  Yes, you have read it correctly. With this device, there is no special case or visual covering over the device.  Truth of the matter is, there is no visual difference of it to a standard iPod Shuffle except for the fact that it is fully waterproof for a depth of up to 200 ft.  Read more about this device through this AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle Review.

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To make clear, the company AudioFlood is not in any way affiliated with Apple. This company is an independent company and they specialize in waterproof solutions of devices. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

What are the best features of this Waterproof iPod Shuffle?

The latest generation iPod Shuffles manufactured by Apple is expertly waterproofed by AudioFlood. This device that comes with a built in clip can be easily attach the iPod to your goggle strap (when swimming) or to your shirt collar, or even to work out clothes without having the worries of the device getting wet with your own sweat while working out. With regular playtime, it lasts for about 15 hours of battery life and has ample storage for approximately 500 songs (for a 2GB capacity). The device’s  VoiceOver button is also tell able you song title as well as the playlist name or even its battery status.

The AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle is the only device with a true short cord waterproof headphones that you can find in the market. With this feature, the user does not have to worry of excess dangling cord that annoyingly tangles or sometimes even dragged in the water. Its large speakers deliver a better sound quality and also includes six soft rubber ear piece options to makes sure to find a perfect fit. The Headphones has an extension cable if in any case that you would want to use them as standard length headphones.

PROS

  • Great and durable quality
  • Unique waterproofing process made it one of the highest rated waterproof MP3 players in the market
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Impervious to chlorine and salt water
  • Short cord headphones make it convenient to use while swimming
  • Long battery life (15 hours)
  • Genuine 5th generation (newest) Apple iPod shuffle
  • Built in clip allows the device to be easily attached anywhere
  • Can store approximately 500 songs on a 2GB storage
  • Six ear piece options available to find perfect fit
  • Extension cable available for other uses aside from swimming

CONS

  • Ear bud holders are a bit bulky but minimally burdensome

The AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle is an easy choice for a waterproof MP3 player. What makes it ahead from other waterproof players in the market is its unique waterproofing processes, where they have completely encapsulated the electronic components in sealant. The inside of the shuffles are entirely filled with sealant resulting in no voids or empty air spaces so there is no way for water to access the electrical components.

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