Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II, a comfortable and wireless noise-cancelling headphone, can be said as the best headphones ever created. Its features are just like  Bose Quiet Comfort 35, but this time with a twist. The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II is the first headphone to integrate Google Assistant.

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Instead of talking to your phone to access Google Assistant , you can just press and hold the Action button on the Quiet Comfort 35 II and issue commands such as “Tell me what is the weather today,” “call Troy” and “What are some good Korea restaurants nearby?” You can also use your voice to control your music playback and compatible smart devices in your home. There is also a app “Bose Connect app”, choosing noise-cancellation levels, toggling between Low, High and Off with each button press. It is an important feature for those who may be sensitive to the feeling of light pressure that can be the by-product of active noise-cancellation.

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This awesome headphone is also comfy fit and top-notch noise cancelling. For iPhone users,  you can access Siri on iPhones and having long lasting battery life at up to 20 hours in wireless mode with noise cancelling on.

I think that Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II  is the best product for 2017 because of its dedicated button for Google Assistant, but it can be programmed for other functions. Retains its predecessor’s top-of-the-line active-noise canceling, excellent wireless Bluetooth sound and extra-comfortable design. Works in wired mode with included cord if battery dies. Which makes me say that the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II is worth its price and a need for music lovers to have it.

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Now lets talk about the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II disadvantages, its battery isn’t replaceable and has same apparent design and performance as previous model, Bose Quiet Comfort 35. These disadvantages is not much compared to Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II design and advantages.

Overall, i think that Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II is worth its price, but Quiet Comfort 35 owners don’t need to upgrade,as the addition is only a dedicated Google Assistant button, which gives the already excellent wireless noise-cancelling headphone an extra bit of personality.

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iPhone X

 

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The iPhone X, which was released a month ago, is a better version of iPhone 8.  It has a dual camera and it now has face ID function like Samsung S8.  And the picture quality of iPhone X is very good. When you see your own selfie, you feel like you are much younger. And iPhone 8’s battery have been tested on 22 December 2017. Like Samsung S8, iPhone X’s face ID function is making customers having quite a hard time unlocking the phone. There is also an improvement in adjusting the apps and swiping the phone. Also, iPhone X also has wireless charging.

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(How it looks like when it is being wirelessly charged.)

Instead of swiping down the functions like torchlight from the bottom, now iPhone X functions are swiped down from the top. This product changed people’s impression of apple as this was the only phone that does not have the home button anymore in apple products. But as always, iPhone is expensive. Converted into Singapore dollars, it is $999 for one. Although iPhone X looks big, but the black sides of the phone are actually not the part of the display screen of the phone. It is the front camera and sensors. iPhone X’s resolution is better than all the other apple phones. The color of the iPhone X is amazing that it can even blend in the dark. iPhone X’s battery life is around 11.45 hours. Portrait mode is a mode that allows you to take a very clear picture of yourself but in exchange for your background not being as clear. Normally, face ID requires your eyes to unlock it, but you can deactivate it by going to settings. That is very special, which other phones are unlikely to be able to do it. All this features makes this phone that expensive.

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(Colors of iPhone X)

You will have to buy a case to protect the iPhone as it is fragile and just one drop is enough to break it. I think this phone is something who wants to buy a phone that can last very long. Repairs for iPhone are very expensive so I think buying a case would be safe.

 

Credits:

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-x/review/2/

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apple-iphone-x-4258

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-x-vs-8-plus-7/

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OnePlus 5T

Just like the previous One Plus 5, One Plus 5T comes in with a bang, being an awesome phone with the right price, making it one of the best value phones you can buy anywhere. With dual cameras which allows better pictures to be taken. Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. A highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras that help you capture crystal-clear shots.

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One Plus 5T and One Plus 5 has almost the same name, but what is the difference? One Plus 5T has a larger display, measuring 6 inches instead of 5.5. With the aspect ratio has going from 16:9 to 18:9. Like iPhone X, One Plus 5T has Face recognition system with really helps with people that are lazy to unlock their phone by typing. It also has few software tweaks which are useful in small ways. With all this, it makes One Plus 5T a great and affordable phone . 

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Having a 6-inch AMOLED display, you can see web pages clearer and bigger, which is awesome people that does not have good eyes. Now lets talk about One Plus 5T’s design. With an industrial aluminium uni body design, even if it’s basically the same as the One Plus 5’s. The edges are nicely curved, it’s not too big and it’s really thin. The biggest design change  from One Plus 5 to 5T is that the fingerprint scanner now sits below the rear camera sensor, rather than on the phone’s front. One Plus having to go through multiple variations of this scanner just to get it right and had even tried colour matching it completely to the device, but in the end it stuck with the same ceramic construction as previous phones. But scanner itself is on the small side for my liking, but it’s perfectly positioned just where your finger naturally rests. 

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The only thing i find odd is its slightly odd 2160 x 1080 resolution which i think does not work well. Further more, about the bad things the phone’s face unlock doesn’t authorize payments and its dual camera’s digital rather than telephoto zoom is a step back. There’s no expandable storage, and it’s not rated for water resistance.

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AirPods : Wireless earphones by Apple

AirPods : wireless earphones 

Product made by Apple

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The AirPods is Apple’s latest wireless earphones that are very convenient. They contain apple’s latest own custom designed chip called the W1 that helps optimize battery use and processes the Bluetooth connection as well as audio. It has up to 5 hours of usage time while the box to contain the AirPods has up to 24 hours worth of battery to charge the AirPods, 15 minutes of charging is equivalent to 3 hours of use. The Air Pods are immediately connected to your devices when it is taken out of the box and can be used straight a way with the box charging the AirPods the moment they are kept. The AirPods also have sensors to sense if it is in your ear or not so that it can play and stop when it is in or out of the ear respectively with the ability to use one or both of the AirPods at any one moment. The Airpods also has a voice accelerometer that recognizes when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice. AirPods provide rich, high-quality AAC audio and wireless charging. It also has sensors to detect your touch so that it can activate Siri with just a double tap, of which can be changed in settings so that the AirPods can do what you what when you double tap.

There are also some complains about the AirPods like the battery’s idle discharge being too high, people thinking that the AirPods can fall out and go missing when in use and the high price of SGD$238. The battery problem has been solve when Apple upgraded the AirPods’ firmware to 3.5.1 while the Airpods falling out is almost impossible as it is made to fit perfectly and for the high price, it is very worth the price that it cost.

AirPods
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For more info of AirPods, Apple’s latest wireless earphones, click here to go to Apple’s website.

iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017)

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iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017)

The iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) is a great update to the already amazing iPad Pro (9.7, 2016). With its larger screen and very fast processing, the new iPad Pro can even stand in some laptops.

Features

The new iPad Pro comes with a handy stylus with you can use to interact with the the tablet with more precision, and helps when you try to draw some picture. The iPad also has a a 12-megapixel rear camera with a True Tone flash feature and a 7-megapixel front camera, pretty good cameras in you intend to take pictures with it. It also has touch Id, allowing you to lag in using your finger tips.

Operating system

The current operating system that the iPad Pro is currently using is IOS 11, allowing users to drag and drop and open three apps at the same time with  one hovering above the other two splitscreen ones.

How it compares to other devices

Against:

iPad Pro(9.7-inch,2016):  iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) is a slightly superior version of its predecessor, with a quicker Touch ID button, slightly bigger key board and slightly bigger screen, without sacrificing much in the factor of weight. It is clearly the better device.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017): The Microsoft Surface Pro runs Windows 10, which trumps over the iPad Pro’s IOS 11, with Windows 10 being able full versions of traditional Win32 software as well as Java apps and Flash, all of which the IOS 11 cannot compete with. Not only that, the Windows 10 can multitask with 3-4 tabs, more than the 3 of the IOS 11. For the Microsoft Surface Pro, they have basic Type Cover is $129 with fancier color versions covered with Alcantara fabric for $169. For the iPad Pro, Apple’s Smart Keyboard is $159. Both keyboards provide an amazing typing experience, but the basic Microsoft keyboard is cheaper, has hinges to adjust the screen and has a track pad, beating Apple’s Smart keyboard out of the water.

Specifications

Price Starts at SGD$968
Display 12.9-inch, 2,732×2,048 resolution (264 ppi)
Processor A10X Fusion chip
RAM 4GB, 1600MHz
Storage 64GB, 256GB or 512GB
Wireless Dual-band 802.11ac; Bluetooth 4.2
Ports Lightning connector, Smart Connector 3.5mm headphone jack
Cameras Front: 7-megapixel; Rear: 12-megapixel
OS iOS 11

Pros

The iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) is a clear improvement over the previous iPad Pro, making it the superior iPad, almost able to replace some laptops.

Cons

With worse accessories and operating system compared to the Microsoft Surface Pro(2017), it is objectively the worse than the Microsoft Surface Pro(2017).

Overview 

Despite being a great device, that people who love the Apple brand should enjoy.

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Dell XPS 27

The Dell XPS 27 is a Windows 10 PC. It has excellent display and reasonable performance. More notably, it has the most refined sound system built into a PC, and a UHD 4K display, making it very suitable for home entertainment.

It provides the choice of Core i5 or i7 processors. You can choose a touchscreen display or a non-touchscreen but brighter display. It has a total of 10 speakers(although only 6 is visible) that provide great audio. It can provide extremely loud audio with little distortions. It provides rich, accurate sounds at low volumes, proving its audio system very sophisticated.

Dell XPS 27 AIO (2017)

Price $3720.15
Display size/resolution 27-inch 3,840 x 2,160 touchscreen display
PC CPU 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-7700
PC Memory 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
Graphics 8GB AMD Radeon RX 570
Storage 512GB SSD, SD card slot
Connections 1 x Ethernet, 2 x USB-C/Thunderbolt, 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A; 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI out; audio out, headphone jack
Networking 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

While it isn’t usually used for gaming, it certainly can be. It can provide midlevel-frame. As long as you aren’t too hung up on the frame rate or need to max the quality settings. You can configure it to deliver decent game play with basic VR capability.

It does have its downsides though. It has cables that run from the back which might be fine for some people, but if you need to use the USB ports regularly, you would face several difficulties. In order to reach the ports, one would need to contort their hand awkwardly to reach it, and one would have to try to reach blindly. Otherwise they would have to rotate the entire PC which is difficult as it has rubber legs that increase friction. It also weighs about 17kg. It doesn’t have the best design for an all-in-one, and the webcam is poorly placed.

Overall this PC has terrific audio quality, excellent visuals and although not designed to do so, it can be used for gaming as well. Though it does has its downsides, I would say that its worth the money and I would recommend it to friends and family if they are in need of a decent PC for a reasonable cost.

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Razer Phone

 

 

 

The Razer Phone is a new device released by a well known company called Razer. They have one of the best gaming computers in the known world. Many gamers from around the world all want to have their hands on any Razer device, even me. You probably be asking yourself, whats the difference of the Razer Phone and a normal typical phone ? Well, the main audience that the phone targets are teenagers, normally gamers. Once more, you’ll be asking yourself why should I get it even though other phones can run games ?

Well, the phone is specially made for gamers, with high end specs, smooth screen and powerful stereo speakers. Some people who are not gamers also got the phone. Why ? Its because of some new camera features inside the phone. For example, Razer added a 2x zoom to an app after downloading the new patch. Furthermore, Razer claims that the image sensor produces less noise in dark places and clearer and thus, clearer shadows. Best of all, Razer says that users would find that this device takes better photos than before.

With so much competition in the market, and companies offering great screens and a whole lot of power for gaming, the Razer Phone should have quite a number of people already getting the device as its made by a well-known company called Razer, for those who did not know.

This device has a 5.7 inch display which packs the world’s first 120Hz refresh on a smartphone. Not only that, it also has Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo speakers which is located at both sides of the device in a rectangular shape. The Razer Phone is focused on two core elements which are the screen and sound. Because of the specs that the Razer Phone has, it has some strong advantages when it comes to visuals and audio and with plenty of power under the hood, it will easily beat other phones maybe, computers in terms of visuals and audio.

Currently, the Razer Phone sells at $700. Though the device is used more for gaming compared to taking photos, I still recommend this device to gamers out there in the world as this device would really put their gaming experience on a whole new level. Even though the Razer Phone is meant for gamers, it has some features which would please the non-gamers too.

I do recommend on getting the phone, even though its price is quite costly, I do believe that its worth getting it as there are more advantages compared to disadvantages. Personally, I would get this device as I find this not only convenient for gaming, but even more convenient to carry it around with you as the device is considered light.

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Rules of Survival

Rules of Survival is a battle royale type of game in which you are sent into a world with other players. You all are driven by an aeroplane and the player must decide where to alight anywhere on the map. Once you eject the plane, you freefall down then until halfway you parachute down. When you eject down there is a joystick for you to control the speed of how fast you want to drop to the ground. Once you reach the ground, you are without weapons, you have to go houses and other places to find guns and equipments. (i.e. Ak-47, 2x Scopes, med kit, helmet, backpack etc.)

And there will be a restricted zone where you can go only. Once you exceed the safe zone, the screen will turn green , signalling that you have exceeded the zone and chipping away at your life points constantly.As more and more people gets killed, the safe zone will also shrink, eventually forcing the remaining survivors to meet each other and kill each other.The last man standing wins the match. As you win a match, you earn points and your rank goes up.

You can play with your friends as there are different kind of game modes. You can play with your friends by inviting him. To prevent your account from being lost and to allow your account to be transferred to another phone, I suggest you bind your account via Facebook, google play accounts or game center. Those who wants to get accessories to mod your character, you can do so by choosing what you want and pay via app store or google play. You can also earn credits to buy accessories by playing matches.

Overall, I think Rules of Survival is a pretty interesting game that tests your skills and luck. I think people who love survival games should try this game.

Credits:

http://fandom.wikia.com/topics/tv

http://www.amirapress.com/tag/rules-of-survival-ios–android-gameplay

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rules-of-survival/id1307961750?mt=8

Free Fire – Battlegrounds

Free Fire

Free fire, a third person shooter about survival in the form of battle royale. The name Free Fire – Battleground, comes where you can freely fight and fire in the battleground. This game is just like the movie Hunger Games, where you get sent to a island where you would not know whats going to happen.

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The meaning of battle royale refers to a fight involving many combatants that is fought until only one fighter remains standing. Free Fire is a game like H1Z1 Player Unknown Battleground which puts you in a island where you wait for a plane that travels you to another bigger island where you drop at a certain area to get items to survive and fight till you are the last man standing.

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Some of the items in the game are : Med kit(used to heal yourself), Guns(AK, M4A1, M14, AWM with scopes for each gun) . This items are used for you to survive through 50 plus people that are sent to the battleground. To make the game even more interesting the battleground shrinks as time goes on, forcing players to engage each other in a tactical and diverse environment. The blue circle that shrinks as time goes on does 7 damage to you per second if you outside. But do not worry, the circle shrinks very slowly and so you can catch up to it.

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Overall, Free Fire is a great game with realistic graphics and easy-to-use controls. The map and items in the game are really easy and simple to use.

The only bad thing about this game is that the guns recoil and aim assistance. The aim assistance is simply too much that it is too easy to kill opponent or what i can say that it is a soft aim lock where your cross hair locks onto opponents. The recoil is just too less and too easy to control unlike other battle royale games. Also in my opinion Free Fire should come out with a custom head-up displays and cross hair and so allows players to be more comfortable with their settings. To end it off, i would say Free Fire is a good game and you should check it out yourself !

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Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

Probably the most frustrating game I have came across, Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy uses a simple concept of flinging yourself up using a tool and made it a extremely addictive (and frustrating) game to play.

The game uses different surfaces to make each “stage” more difficult. By that I mean from climbing normal rocks at the start to ascending icy mountains. Bennett Foddy design the game in such a way that when you fall from a section you are most likely to end up not too far behind. However if you are to fall down again, you will end up even further back. Therefore it is essential that you be alert when you fall not to fall again and lose more progress. Aside from flinging yourself up to ascend further. You can place the hammer under you and push yourself up. Be careful of how you position yourself as your character’s lower half is replace with a cauldron so you can slide off the surface in a matter of seconds.

The experience of the game can be both satisfying and annoying at times. Imagine reaching the last level of a game and losing your progress in one wrong move, repeatedly. The satisfaction comes when you finally get over every obstacle that you may come across. Bennett Foddy created the different “stages” by making a way in which will be hard to fall even further back so it works like a checkpoint. The game used the simple concept of flinging yourself up with a hammer and made the game challenging by testing you on how well can you put that concept into action and be flexible about it. Once you reach the top, you will be shown the credits and a short note from Bennett Foddy himself. After that there will be a secret reward.

The game is developed by Bennett Foddy. The game was released as part of the October 2017 Humble Monthly, on October 6, 2017 where it was played by over 2.7 million players. A Steam version of the game was later released by him on December 6, 2017. The game was also released on iOS that same day.

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