The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra

Hi Friends, 

Sony recently launched the second versions of the hit series of smartphones enhancing their capabilities and in some places changing the whole design of the smartphone as compared to the last year's version of the phone. I loved the Sony Xperia XA Ultra smartphone last year and there are a lot of images I shared on my instagram channel using the smartphone. 
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
This year I got the review unit for 2 weeks and it came in dashing Gold color which looks amazingly beautiful. I totally fell in love with the same and it was heart breaking to let it go back to the PR company. But anyhow, here are some of the features of the smartphone which I really liked and loved. I thing I observed is that all smartphones from Sony in this range has USB Type-C but still has a headphone jack intact.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
I feel I am attracted to the devices which have 6 inch display screens and XA1 Ultra has Full HD (1080p) display which acquires the whole property of the smartphone. The six inches of screen covers edge to edge and only top and bottom portions have some metal on this Sony's marvel design.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
Low Light Photo at Water Circus Show at Silverstar Casino
This really looks wonderful when you are playing HD games or watching some Youtube video's at 720p or 1080p resolutions as this also includes  the Sony's trademark image enhance technology. The best part is that this smartphone is only 8.1mm thick and display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D. The text and images both looks great and sharp.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
The Globe at Silverstar Casino
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is equipped with 23MP rear camera with Hybrid Autofocus, Steadyshot and 5X Clear Image Zoom. I loved the Exmor RS mobile image sensor on this device as it had the capability of ISO to go upto 6400 which can help in low light photos. Talk about the front camera and you will be swooshed to the floor as it takes amazing selfies with its 16MP OIS enabled (Optical Image Stabilizer) and a smart selfie flash is added in the front too instead of screen going white to glow. As in all Sony Smartphones, this one also has a dedicated camera button to open the app in an instance and comes with all the extra apps that you can find in any of the Sony Xperia smartphone like AR effect, Creative effect, Sound Photo, Timeshift burst and Panorama as pre-installed.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
Shot at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is powered with MediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad Core 2.3GHz + Quad Core 1.6GHz) processor and 4GB RAM and internal memory on the review unit was 32GB which can be expanded upto 256GB using microSD card. This smartphone has 2700mAh battery which seems small on paper but it performs for a day's operation and can be quick charged using Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology powered by MediaTek Pump Express Plus 2.0.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
Shot at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

In the end, this smartphone weights only 188 grams and is a single SIM phone which takes Nano-SIM to connect you to 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The out of the box smartphone runs on Android v7.0 Nougat and offers amazing features. As in all Sony products, they are known for their audio and video capabilities, this one too doesn't need any introduction. I truly loved this one and here are some of the images I took with this smartphone. The smartphone is retailing at around ZAR 7000 and can be bought during the Black Friday sale if you are looking for a smartphone in that price range.
Product Review - @SonyXperiaZA XA1 Ultra #Android #Smartphone #XperiaXA1Ultra
Selfie using front 16MP with flash ON

At one point of time way back in 2010-11 in London I used to have so many Sony products (from earphones to headphones, ebook reader to iPod dock, CD player to cassette player, mobile phone to Noise cancellation headphones) around me but currently I am not using even a single one. All of those were bought by me in London or gifted to me by my brother back then.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone

Hi Guys,

LG Electronics have been the front runners in the mobile phone industry along with their South Korean counterpart Samsung. Going on facts which will soon be true or must be true that both of these must be having more than 40-45% shares in the World's Home Appliances and Smartphones industry. They are not as aggressive as Samsung is with their marketing campaigns but they have some great smartphones with top of the edge technology to separate them from other brands. I totally fell in love with the back buttons on LG G2 and the trend continued till LG G4. LG G5 was also launched with its revolutionary modular battery design where they had to go away with rear buttons design. 
Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone
I got LG G4 Beat unit to review for two weeks and share my experience with the world. It happened since I went to the launch event of LG G4 and the PR company wanted me to review this particular model. Not as powerful as LG G4, G4 Beat still beats your heart at much cheaper price tag. 
Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone
The first thing that caught my attention was the removable covers in black and brown leather and metallic textures. Once installed on the unit, they really gives a different touch and feel to the handset which can go depending on your mood and setting. I simply loved the black leather cover. The smartphone weights only 140 grams. The phone takes micro SIM which can have network capability to LTE Cat4, HSPA+, EDGE and GPRS.
Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone
LG G4 Beat is equipped with 8MP rear camera with manual mode and also fast laser auto focus so that you never miss a moment. LG G4 Beat has 5MP selfie camera is equipped with gesture controls to take multiple selfies in succession. The smartphone has 1.5 GB RAM and 8GB ROM but that can be expended using micro-SD card upto 32GB.
Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone
LG G4 Beat has Qualcomm MSM8939 1.5GHz Octa Core processor along with 2300 mAh battery which runs on Android Lollipop (5.1) operating system. The screen size is 5.2 inch full HD display with True IPS display and In-Cell Touch Technology which means that touch sensors are integrated into the display.
Product Review - @LGSouthAfrica G4 Beat @LGMobileSA Android #Smartphone
Along with that there are many more features which has been incorporated into the smartphone like the state-of-the-art, infrared-sensitive color spectrum sensor which analyzes and measures all of the visible light within a scene before a short is snapped, ensuring that an image’s colors appear natural and vivid even in dim conditions. There are multiple other applications like Glance View, Knock code, Q Slide and Q Memo+.

In  the end this is the last smartphone from LG which has buttons in the rear of the smartphone and I really liked the same. 8MP camera is enough as it gives you power to control the camera with manual mode. The smartphone is going at around ZAR3-4k but still a wonderful device to have.


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Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone

Hi Friends, 

Vodacom launched a series of their own branded smartphones for the mass market in South Africa. The price range is good enough for those who really needs an android smartphone and looking for a budget feature rich phones. I had the opportunity to go their office for the media launch and was given these 2 models to review for 8-12 weeks. The models given to me was Prime 7 and Turbo 7. I didn't wanted to take them on my first instance as those were the bottom models and I didn't wanted to waste my time reviewing them. But to maintain the relationship with the brand, I took them home and used them for a while. Here are the pointers for these Value for money smartphones:
Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone
Vodacom Smart Prime 7
Vodacom Prime 7 is a smartphone for Selfies enthusiast as the same has a 5MP front camera and rear camera is 8MP which takes ok photographs but don't expect much from this auto-focus camera. I don't think the camera has OIS (Optical Image Stabalizer) but at the price range the product itself has many features which other brands are not able to provide. It has internal RAM of 1GB which is sufficient but not enough but atleast better than many other smartphones coming at 512MB. 
Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone
Display is 5 inch gives bright colors on its High definition screen powered by Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 processor which is Quad-core 1.3 GHZ. This smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The smartphone is available in 2 colors and internally provides 8GB storage and expandable using the microSD card.  The smartphone has cellular data LTE, HSPA+ enabled with Battery Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery which provides enough power for a single day. 
Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone

Vodacom Smart Turbo 7
Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone
 Vodacom's Turbo 7 is equipped with 5inch FWVGA display (480x854) which is driven by a Quad Core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM. The smartphone is expandable upto 32 GB using the micro-SD card slot. Available in Silver and Dary Grey colors, the maximum retail price of handset is around ZAR 999. The smartphone has 5MP rear camera with flash and front camera is only 2 MP. Powered by Android 6.0 marshmallow operating system, there won't be any updates on these value for money smartphones. They look good at the price range and does most of the daily tasks. The Vodacom's Turbo 7 has a battery capacity of 2000mAh which is enough for half a day usage at ful capacity. The smartphone weights only 168 grams and has sturdy design which will last long. 
Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone

In the end, Vodacom always has some or the other schemes running to sell their branded products and you can visit any of the Vodacom shops or the Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg for a walk through to check out all the models the brand has in its store. May be you might like something which will bring you fun.
 Product Review - @Vodacom Smart Prime 7 and Smart Turbo 7 #Android #Smartphone
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Product Review - Bang & Olufsen H3 ANC #Earphones @BangOlufsenSA

Hi Friends, 

Bang and Olufsen needs no introduction as their products are unique audio products each worthy of drooling over before you start using them. H3 is another one of their marvellous product designed by Jakob Wagner and this time it has an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) unit attached to these small wired earphones. 

The ANC unit is attached next to the 3.5mm jack as then it can stay connected to you phone and can be left hanging or inside your pockets. But it's an odd looking circular device with a micro USB charging port and an On-Off button on the body. I didn't like the circular unit as it only has Bang and Olufsen branding. If it has some clip to attach the same to pockets or if there was something like where wires can be tangled, it would have served a better purpose because now the center of gravity of the earphones due to this unit's weight is not proper. 
Product Review - Bang & Olufsen H3 ANC #Earphones @BangOlufsenSA
Let's come to the unit itself, which is crafted using extremely light weight metal which feels good quality and robust to use. There are 29 air vents drilled into the housing of Beoplay H3 ANC to provide amazing acoustics. This was the first time I was using ANC in these kinds of earphones and though they are internally noise isolated because of the memory foam based eartips, you feel a little bit later that the noise cancellation has kicked in already when someone comes to talk to you. Noise cancellation is not as effective as in the over ear models or on ear models from the same brand or any other brands in the market.
Product Review - Bang & Olufsen H3 ANC #Earphones @BangOlufsenSA
The ANC unit can provide around 20hrs of playtime with its rechargeable battery capacity of 350mAh. The device can be fully charged in around 2.5 to 3 hours. You can switch On and Off using a small button on the side of the attachment. The overall weight of the earphones is 40 grams and cord length is 1.35m. The cable also has a remote to control the music and receive the calls etc which works better with iOS devices. The inbuilt microphone is good enough to talk and works on Micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) as called by Bang and Olufsen.
Product Review - Bang & Olufsen H3 ANC #Earphones @BangOlufsenSA
The sound quality is unmatched and gives you amazing details in all kinds of music genres. The speakers inside the earplugs is electro-dymanic 10.8mm drivers. The frequency range of the product is 20 to 160000 Hz and is available in Gunmetal Grey color. The packaging also includes a carry case along with a flight adapter and silicon ear tips.

Overall, I would say it's a nice ANC earphones but if you are running short on budget, you can always buy the normal H3 earphones. Some of the Bang and Olufsen products are on Sale at Mall of Africa showroom at the moment. Check out the same and this review was done on a review device which was taken back after 2 weeks. 

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

Hi Friends, 

Samsung Electronics is one of my favourite brands and why not - I have been the winner of their first ever Blogger's Challenge in South Africa. I have been asking them to send me one of the Level Over-Ear headphones but it was only some time back I got to test the same as they were in-between PR company changes. Samsung is not made to do small things, they always Aim and Achieve Big Things.  Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA
As I simply love headphones and earphones and I attract a lot of them in my life for example if I win some contest - the prize will be headphones, If I attend some event the goodies bag will have headphones or earphones etc. So my whole life revolves around Earphones and Headphones. But now I really want to have a smartphone as my need and desire on my 5th year anniversary of The Life's Way.
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA
Samsung Level Over Headsets are Bluetooth (3.0) and NFC enabled which covers your ears comfortably and can be wore for many hours without any discomfort which has been made possible due to the soft and supple polyurethane cushioning on both headsets. The Level-Over Headphone has ergonomic features and a sleek, minimalist design which not only makes good to look at but a beauty when you wear the same on your ears. Not only this, once you switch ON the ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) you are in your own world as it totally cancels the exterior noise and you can focus on the task at hand.
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

The Samsung Level Over also gives the option to work wirelessly (bluetooth range is upto 10 m) and with wire when you forget to charge the unit or due to extreme travel you could not. Music will never stop on this headset and with NFC you can just connect it to any smartphone with just a TAP. The headset comes with a carry case and cable with 3 button remote controller and MIC. The headsets Li-Ion battery is charged using the micro-USB cable supplied in the package. The battery provides with play time of 15h (Bluetooth Mode with ANC), 30h (Bluetooth Mode without ANC), 25h (Wired Mode with ANC), Unlimited Listening Time (Wired Mode without ANC).
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

Samsung Level Over weighs around 350 grams and comes with 1.2 M cable with 3.5mm headphone jack to plug into your devices. Samsung has also introduced several little features in to the device such as Volume monitor which cautions users to reduce the volume in case you are exploding the headphones at full volume for long period of time. Also, when you are calling someone from a noisy environment, voices can still be clearly heard. While you are listening to music, you can enable the message alerts and scheduling reminders to be heard on the Level Over as notifications.
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

The next best feature is the smart touch panel on the side of the headset to control the play, pause, song movement and volume up and down buttons along with call receiving and call rejection. This takes time to get adjusted to in case you are using touch kind of headphones for the first time. The smart touch panel works with S-voice or may be Bixby now if you are connected to a Samsung smartphone only.
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

In the end, let's talk about the feature we all buy headphones is for it's sound quality. Powered by 50mm driver unit with high-quality neodymium magnets this Samsung Level Over produces an amazingly strong and realistic sound. I really loved listening to some of the bollywood tunes as well as my favourite singer Taylor Swift. Samsung's Sound Alive equalizer gives more customized features in case you are using Samsung smartphone. The impedence of headsets is 41 Ohms and 50mm speakers are fitted with Bio-Cellurose Diaphragm. The sound is balanced with not too much of bass but you can control that with Sound alive to make it as you like it. I generally like the Classic equalizer setting or on the Voice mode.
Product Review - @SamsungSA Level Over Ear #Bluetooth #Headphones @SamsungMobileSA

In the end, this model is now out of market (launched in 2014) but as I have received it later in it's life (August 2016), I just wanted to finish using those images I have taken of the headset. The new model is already launched by Samsung as Level Pro, go check out the same and I know you won't be disappointed with the quality.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore

Hi Friends, 

Continuing the trend of posting a product review everyday in these months, I am finishing reviews of all the devices I have received but could not due to time issues or work pressure. I do apologize to all the brands for the same but sometimes you gets lost in the ROI calculations or the value which you are getting in return from the brands. Here I am going to discuss an amazing android smartphone, which came to me a long time back and I simply adored the camera and the hardware it has on it. 
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
We are talking about the revolutionary LG Mobile V20 also called as LGH990 and this is after I had extensively used LG G5 and fell in love with it's camera and gaming capabilities along with modular design. LG V20 the first thing I loved was it's dual camera which is 16MP standard (normal 75 degree camera) and 8MP wide 135 degree camera lens which is just in continuation of the LG G5 cameras. But with LG V20 the front camera which is 5MP also offered wide (120 degree) and standard (83 degree) selfies mechanisms. More than this hardware on the device, there are many hybrid auto focus which utilizes LDAF (Laser Detection Auto Focus), PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and Contrast AF technologies to capture every moment of fun. 
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
The second feature I loved in LG V20 is it's Second Screen on the top portion of the smartphone which can be used independently to showcase and access recent apps, quick tools and shortcuts. I simply loved writing my name on the second screen in a cursive font making it a unique feature to the overall smartphone. Also the second screen option offers quick replies to text messages if you are involved in other applications like any games or so.
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
LG V20 Smartphone is loaded with Android Nougat Operating system (7.0) and powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which a Quad-Core 2.1 GHz processor which never slows down the smartphone. The RAM on the V20 is 4GB which is enough to handle all kinds of applications and resolution of the 5.7 inch screen is 2560 x 1440 QHD at 515ppi. The device weights around 173 grams and has removable battery of 3200mAh. The smartphone also offers expendable storage capacity via micro-sd card upto 2TB and works on a nano-SIM to connect to 4G LTE network. The internal memory that this smartphone offers is 64GB which is enough to fit into your daily needs.
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
Wide Angle Photograph taken at Gallaghar Convention Centre, Midrand
LG Electronics went way more advanced in terms of video and audio capabilities on this smartphone. Let's talk about the video features first as this smartphone comes with Steady Record 2.0 which can minimize the unintentional hand shaking to capture sharp, smooth and crisp videos. We can think of Steady Record as the smartphone Gimble but on the smartphone rather than external handle. 
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
Bokeh is amazing in V20 camera mode
Along with this the smartphone LG V20 gives you power to manually record videos and customize your sound so as to eliminate noise and amplify the story and moments you want to capture. This is done using 3 High AOP (Acoustic Overload Point) Mics which is claimed by LG that it can record loud scenes at sporting events without cheering fans distorting the sound. The 2 mics are on the top of the smartphone and one is at the bottom. The audio files can be then saved in lossless audio format with Hi-Fi Recording. LG V20 also offers HD Audio Recorder and Studio modes to take your audio recording to the next level. In the manual mode for video's you can adjust the white balance, ISO, shutter speed, EV, Auto-exposure Lock, manual and auto focus along with Hi-Fi audio at 24 bit, 49kHz. With so many features you will feel like a director of the movie and even can become one when phone is operated on your voice commands using Audio Directivity Control.
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
Captured the Flames and the red essence on the end of burning woods too
LG V20 also features Quad DAC which lets you listen to music that’s closer to the original sound by reducing white noise and up-sampling music files to Hi-Fi quality—allowing you to feel like you’re at a live performance. The package also contains special LG noise-isolating earphones and if you are buying the smartphone, I think you get Bang and Olufsen earphones too. My review unit only has LG earphones along with a fast charger and type-C charging cable. The smartphone feels great in the hands with its sleek metal body and easy to reach fingerprint scanner on the back cover to lock and unlock the phone easily. The back cover can be taken off to insert the battery or the micro-SD card using a small button on the right hand side of the phone.
Product Review - @LGMobileSA V20 Android #Smartphone @LGSouthAfrica #PlayMore
Family at the other end of swimming pool using wide angle rear camera of LG V20
Overall, I felt the LG V20 is technology marvel and now I am looking forward to check out the recently launched V30 which is getting appreciations all around the globe. As is always the case, when the new version is launched the previous versions comes at a deal price of around ZAR 6500 to 7000 so in case you are short on budget, you can definitely buy this LG Electronics Smartphone V20 where Life's Good when you Play More!

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector @PredatorGaming

Hi Friends, 

I fell in love with the Acer C205 portable projector when I first received the same to review and still have the longing to have it back in my hands. But when I received a heavy box similar to what can be the box of Desktop PC Case, I was thinking what's the little beast inside which has taken so much of space and not so easy to carry around. As I went back to my home in the evening, the first thing I did was to open the box to see the contents inside. It was the awesomely awesome Acer Predator Gaming Projector named Z650. 
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
As I setup the device and connected my laptop to the same using the HDMI cable, I was simply awestruck by the clarity of picture and the sound this device produces. I found it difficult to find a wall in my home to do justice to this technological innovation from Acer. Predator I always used to like the logo and the products they manufacture for gamers but using the same is a different experience in itself. 
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
Acer Predator Z650 comes with a carry bag (suitcase type) so that the same can be carried around easily and is made up of good quality stuff. Quality shall not be a concern when you are spending ZAR 25000 on a projector, be rest assured everything will be taken care of. As I unzipped the carry case I came across the lovely beast in Red and Black color combination and immediately fell in love with this gadget. Also the package included a pair of 3D glasses with its charging cable. 3D glasses works only if the same are charged and my parents loved Avatar movie projected on the wall using the Predator Z650 3D enabled ON. 
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
Let's talk about the several feature of the Acer Predator Z650 projector - the best among them I liked the most is the built in Stereo Speakers with 10W power output for each speaker. The DTS sound quality was high enough to be able to hear to the dialogues of the movie or TV series whichever you are watching. I had to reduce the same literally so that my neighbors doesn't knock the door and ask me to lower the noise.Though the internal fan makes some noise about 30-33 dB but if you are not sitting next to the projector, you won't listen to the same during your movie night. One thing to warn here is that don't block the air vents next to the projector fan as it can build up extreme temperatures and I found out that it can easily keep my tea lukewarm in a bone china mug.
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
Second feature is of-course the resolution quality of the projection on the wall and this Acer DLP (Digital Light Processing) Predator is capable of Full HD 1920X1080 resolution at 16:9 aspect ratio. The lamp can illuminate the 2200 lumens of brightness levels in economy mode. The contract ratio is also great at 20000:1 and 1.07 billion colors can be produced using the latest tech Acer has built inside this projector. The lamp life depending on various modes (normal, economy and extreme eco) is between 3000-6000 hours. The focus can be adjusted using the manual ring and the height using the adjustor under the front portion of the projector and one of the legs can also be adjusted to keep the projectors line of horizon balanced. 
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
The Acer Predator Projector has built in Bluetooth in case you don't want everyone in the house to keep awake while you play games, you can connect your Bluetooth enabled headphone with Z650 projector. Z650 also has Wireless HD capability using a special kit to stream loseless 1080p content wirelessly. The build quality of this device is awesome and it will definitely last many years in your house or man cave. It's a must buy gadgets on my wish list from Acer. There are several kinds of audio and video connections on the back side of the device including HDMI, MHL, USB, RS232, VGA in/out and many others.
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
As I was using this projector, it came to my mind that I should sell my TV and buy this projector for life as it has better and bigger screen size with Full HD resolution, capable audio outputs, portability to carry it around, easy connecting ports, 3D content conversion capability with 3D glasses, Game Mode and many more features which requires so many blogposts. The power consumption of Acer Z650 is around 424 Watts and the whole unit weights around 3.5 kilograms including carry case. 
Product Review - @AcerAfrica Predator Z650 DLP #Gaming Projector #Gadgets
In the end, it's surely a device which can create a Cinema inside your house but comes at a price but can save you from standing in the queue of tickets or popcorns and soda at the actual multiplexes. I would love to again have the same for some weeks to watch Game of Thrones all seasons till date and to watch Lord of the Rings series. Thanks Acer Africa for the opportunity to have a Predator at my home for some days. 

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@EdgarsFashion UNiTE Orange #6KM Run On 2 Dec 2017 #BreakTheSilence @EdgarsOrangeDay #Jozi

Hi Friends,

On 2 December 2017, Edgars and its partners will seek to mobilise thousands of people to take to the streets of Sandton to support the Edgars UNiTE Orange Run – an initiative that aims to create awareness about gender-based violence.

The Orange Run forms part of the Edgars UNiTE Orange Day Campaign which was initiated by Edcon on 25th November 2015, in partnership with UN Women, the Gauteng Departments of Social Development and Community Safety, and the South African Fashion Council. Edcon launched the Edgars UNiTE Orange Day Campaign in an effort to #BreaktheSilence and say NO to violence against women and girls.
 
This flagship Edcon initiative seeks to support women survivors of gender-based violence by developing their skills in the world of fashion design and sewing through workshops and accredited training courses. This will result in tangible opportunities for job creation in the local manufacturing market, financial independence and enterprise development. This initiative is ultimately aimed at allowing survivors to reclaim their dignity and lives and to become self-sufficient.
Edgars UNiTE Orange Run #BreakTheSilence @EdgarsOrangeDay 2 Dec 2017 #6KM #Sandton #Jozi
Since the inception of the Edgars UNiTE Orange Day Campaign in 2015, Edcon has successfully rolled out the campaign in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, empowering over 120 women by providing them with skills and knowledge in fashion design and product development.
 
“The Edgar’s UNiTE Campaign is more than just a programme, it’s a long-term commitment towards empowering women. Our strategy is to ensure that the women we train are skilled enough to produce garments that can help them generate an income for themselves, be it as employees or entrepreneurs with the potential to grow into suppliers for the retail markets,” explains Bernie Brookes; CEO and Managing Director of Edcon. “We’re excited about the Orange Run and its ability to generate far-reaching awareness about gender-based violence and educating people about how to get involved so we can collectively address this significant problem we have in our society.”

As part of creating awareness around the 16 days of activism - which commences on 25th November - and to pledge your support towards the campaign against gender-based violence, Edgar’s invites you to take part in the 6km Orange Run which will take place at Mushroom Park - Sandton, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2nd December 2017.
Edgars UNiTE Orange Run #BreakTheSilence @EdgarsOrangeDay 2 Dec 2017 #6KM #Sandton #Jozi
Tickets are R120 per person, and every participant will receive a goodie bag. The first 8000 entries will receive the official Edgars UNiTE Orange Run T-shirt. Children between the ages of 10 - 12 can participate at no cost. For the younger ones, there is also a dedicated play area.

Tickets are open and available at www.orangerun.co.za or in-store at your nearest Edgars. Buy them in large numbers and all the proceeds will help someone in need and it can definitely change their small world.
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones

Hi Friends, 

I simply love earphones and since the launch of Bluetooth versions in all kinds of earphones and headphones, it has became more and more useful to a lot of people around the world. No more tangling and snipping of wires as you run to catch your morning bus or trains. I have been using my Bose in-ear earphones wired ones since many years now and the cable now has starting showing the wires inside and on the verge of breaking down so I was looking at all those new product launches by several brands like Samsung, Bose, Apple, Sony and many others. The price range is too high and there are not many features in any one of the model as compared with Bragi Dash. 

I was invited to rAge Expo 2017 and as a part of media kit, I got the choice to choose between Astrum slim speaker and other Astrum True Wireless Headset ET300 in white color. I immediately chose ET300 model so that I can try out their products at my leisure and enjoy the music wirelessly. 
Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones
Let's checkout some of the product features which I found to be useful and loved the most. The first being the Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity but the product can only work within the boundaries of a room of 10m as beyond that the connection loses with your smartphone or tablet. And the best part is that each earplug can work independently in case you don't want to use both of them together. You just have to switch ON one of them by pressing on the middle portion of the unit and by long pressing it starts blinking blue and red meaning that bluetooth pairing is ON. As you put them into your ears, it tells you by voice command which side is which. If you just want to use both of them, then simply switch them ON and they get automatically connected to one another and then you can long press one of them to get connected the unit to your bluetooth enabled devices. 

Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones
Both the earplugs gets settled in your ears easily and comes with various silicon earbuds in small, medium and large sizes and one pair of ear hooks to keep them on your ears in case you take them to running or gym etc. The sound quality on Astrum ET300 is awesome in the price range at which it's available in the market which is around ZAR 600. I simply adored the audio quality and was amazed at how good it is considering Astrum was not a well known brand to me.
Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones
The device comes with a case which doesn't have any internal battery but can be used to charge the earplugs and to take them with you while not in use. The only con here is the plastic cover of the charger which comes out of the socket easily as it doesn't have any locking mechanism and can be lost in your bag while you travel. The ear units are magnetically attached to charging pins inside the charging unit. I was expecting the case to have some battery backup but at this price range it's difficult to ask. 
Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones
The total product weight is around 50 grams and each unit has around battery capacity of 40mAh which easily gives music time of two and half hours max and can be charged to full capacity in around 60 minutes. These can be charged using the case with a micro-USB cable provided inside the package or from your android smartphone charging cable. The cons here is that ear units can't be charged if they have ear-hooks on them which is a pain to take out all the time after every 2-3 hours because you first have to take out ear buds and then ear-hooks. When the battery is low, voice prompts warns you to charge the device before finally switching off the device automatically as the battery voltage lowers 3.0V value.
Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones
The Astrum headsets ET300 can also be used to take hands-free calls and when the call is over, you will go back to the music if that's being played earlier. You can use the earphone to accept the call using the central button to answer the call by shortly pressing the same. If you press the button for 2 seconds, it can also reject the call and will voice prompt the same too. You can mute the microphone during the call by double clicking on the central button and same to undo the same. 

Product Review - @AstrumSA ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headset #Bluetooth #Earphones

Overall, in the end I must say that I love the Astrum ET300 headsets and is using them daily for atleast one charge though I would have loved it more, if it would have come with a charging case with some battery backup. Go checkout the device at many of the online retailers or at Tech House in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. 

As I was checking online, I just saw that a new version of the device ET300 has been launched with all the cons taken care of which I have written for the review of the White ET300 True Wireless Freedom Headsets I received in my media pack but looking forward to review them too. 

Cheers!!!

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