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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Vainglory

MOBA (muliplayer online battle arena) games are without a doubt, currently dominating PC gaming. with League of Legends and DOTA2 taking the top spots on the most played PC games currently. League of Legends has grown so much that it has 70 million players playing the game a month, clocking over an amazing billion hours of playtime in total by the players.

However, a good MOBA game for mobile hasn’t appeared until late 2014, when Super Evil Megacorp released Vainglory on the Play Store and on the App Store a few months later. It is said by the developers to be a “MOBA perfected for touch” and it certainly lives up to that.

Vainglory is a free to play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game, where players fight against each other in 2 teams of 3 in an arena, the Halcyon Fold. Players get to pick between 27 different heroes (as of 17 September 2016) and fight against each other , leveling during the match and gaining gold to buy different items to ultimately destroy the enemy’s vain crystal and secure a win.

One thing I love about vainglory is that it is entirely skill based, which means that no matter how much money you spent on the game, it doesn’t give you an advantage in the match. The game has a free hero rotation every week, allowing players to play the heroes for free. You can however spend glory which can be obtained by completing objectives given to you daily and completing matches, to buy heroes which then allow you to play the hero whenever you want. There is also a currency called ‘ice’ in the game that can be bought in the store for real money, allowing you to also purchase heroes too, saving you time from farming up glory just to get that one hero you really want. There are ‘skins’ in the game which are basically a cosmetic item, giving a hero a special look, which can be obtained by ice or ‘weaving’ them with cards you get while playing the game.

Now on to the gameplay. Players can play along with their friends or alone, facing off in 2 teams of 3. You will get to pick one of the heroes, each with different abilities, weakness and strengths. When the game starts, you and your teammates run off to one of the 2 general places on the maps, the lane or the jungle. Unlike League of Legends and Dota2 which have 3 lanes, Vainglory has 1. Players level up their characters and upgrade their 1 of 3 skills that they have and also gather gold from the enemies’ minions or from jungle camps in, well, the jungle. The aim of the game is to destroy the enemies’ vain crystal crystal and to also protect yours. Along the way are turrets placed on the lanes that you are required to destroy.

Just like the game, the developers are also great and seem very devoted in improving the game. They are really putting in a lot of effort in the game, updating and adding in new things and also brand new heroes consistently.

Do I recommend this game? Yes, definitely, even to people who don’t really enjoy MOBA games on the PC like me. Its great to play along with your friends and there is an abundance of features such as guilds, competitive rank, opals that I have not even touched on. The game has so much depth in it, with thousands of different skill combinations that can be executed. Vainglory is truly a remarkable mobile game and you should certainly download it, since its free anyway. Who knows, this might be your next favourite game.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is a high end wireless mouse that is similar to the Logitech MX Master but more mobile. It is small and weighs at 106 grams making it a very portable mouse and great for people who travel a lot. The Logitech Darkfield Laser Technology allows it to work on almost any surface, even glass.

It has a very long battery life and depending on how you use it, it could last for 60 days in one charge. You can charge the mouse with Micro-USB cable and in just one minute of charging, it can last for 2 hours. The speed adaptive scroll wheel can be switched to hyper-fast scrolling and is very precise. However, there is no page switching and side scrolling.

You can connect the mouse with Bluetooth or the Pico Unifying Receiver that is included which can connect to Logitech keyboards. If you connect with Bluetooth, you can switch between 3 different devices using the easy switch button. With the Logitech Options software, you can customize and change the function of the buttons on the mouse to suit your liking. If you are a Mac user, you can control most of the multi-finger trackpad gestures by just holding down a key

Sadly, the MX Anywhere 2 does not come with a carrying pouch like the MX Anywhere.

The MX Anywhere 2 is priced at S$107 and is definitely worth it. Being small, light and can be used at almost anywhere, I would recommend this mouse to anyone who travels frequently.

 

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