Thursday, January 2, 2014

Action Cameras are the current rave now

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Above is the marketing video for the action camera GoPro Hero3.
Makes you feel like you can instantly become instantly sexy and become an expert of :

Snowboarding
Skiing
Motorbike Racing
Scuba Diving
Skydiving
Surfing
Parkour
White water rafting
and other extreme outdoor sports

 but in reality it'd probably be like these videos below





And yes, spending $600 on an action cam does not make you sexy or sporty or an instant expert in outdoor sports.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

A clone tablet that is surpasses mainstream Android tablets

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For anyone wanting to buy a tablet, most will usually shun at the thought of clones that are "Made in China" (MIC). Once it is known that the tablet is a MIC tablet and the branding logo is unheard of, we'd usually brand it as unreliable and of poor support.

However, we tend to forget that nowadays, almost all electronics are MIC, even the big brands such as Apple, HTC, Asus have manufacturing plants(or outsourced) in China producing their smartphones, laptops and tablets.

With the high number of devices being made there in contract plants and factories, it is no wonder when cheap remakes of the original models are produced with lower specifications but with a similar outlook. Seen here at Ubergizmo comparing the Samsung Note 2 with its clone counterpart that looks identical but with inferior specifications. Only the appearance count for some.

That being said, there is also a genuine demand for tablets with better specifications regardless of the branding. And in the month of May 2013, Yuandao(原道), a company that has been producing their own brand of tablets for some time, actually came out with a tablet that is reasonably priced with specifications that surpasses some of the major brands.

The Vido Mini-One is claimed to have a slimmer profile than the Ipad Mini, and with the weight of 300g, it is quite the tablet to carry around effortlessly. Though shamelessly taking after the form factor of the Ipad Mini, this MIC tablet does not have any front facing buttons.

Image from Yuandaocn.com website


The IPS screen is also another feature that is desirable with a wider angle of viewing and colors that are more brilliant and vivid. According to the Yuandao website, the screen bezel is also thinner around the screen's edges, ie more viewable area compared to the Ipad Mini.

This tablet runs on a lesser known processor aka Rockchip. However, in terms of the processor architecture, it is still largely ARM. The Rockchip Quad Core(rk3188) processor on this tablet is a Cortex A9 processor of 1.8GHz with 28nm process technology. It comes 2gb ram and 16gb built in flash storage and a Micro-SD slot that supports up to 32gb cards.

With a 4000mah battery and only wifi connectivity, the tablet seems to be quite light on power consumption, likely due to the 28nm process technology.

After using the tablet for 3 days, the only negative thing I have to say about this tablet would be it's wifi range. Compared to my other hand held devices, the Vido Mini-One is more prone to disconnecting with my wifi access point at the same range of distances. Perhaps a future firmware update may solve the issue.

This tablet will almost definitely appeal to those whom are into the aesthetics as the appearance of the tablet very much resembles the Ipad Mini. Techies will be attracted to the Quad Core CPU that benchmarks higher than some of the other Quad Core CPUs such as the Tegra 3.

To see the full specifications and features of the Vido Mini-One, please head on to the company's product page here.




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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Swim with Aquaman's webbed fingers!

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Coming from innovative Japan, this fancy gadget will make you swim faster with each pull of your desired swimming stroke.



Introducing, webbed fingers attachment, from Donya.
With various sizes to choose from, and fits comfortably..

Makes one wonder when will this be used in Olympics?
Perhaps a more transparent version so as not to draw attention...

Sexy.


Source : Akihabaranews.com
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miniature Toy Camera Spycam

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This little nifty pin size camera miniature.....

is a real camera!

Snaps and saves video onto micro-sd cards!

Good for 36mins of voyeurism.


Only the japs are able to think of this.
Buy one at ~US$100 from the japs here!
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Monday, July 19, 2010

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sealing With A Hinge

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This duct tape makes it looks like there's a real hinge attached to the 2 sides on the materials that you are trying to tape up

Yanko Design never fail to surprise us with new products...



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