Published by Chitiz, on May 8th, 2013, in the categories: Computer backing storage
It's the toughest, roughest flash drive that will revolutionize the USB drive industry for sure. To make it strong and protected, it is enclosed by a metal alloy and is sealed by a rubber ring to avoid moisture and dirt entering inside the flash drive.
This drive has been designed in a manner that will make it stand in any kind of unfavorable conditions including varying temperature, submersion in water (200 meters), shock etc. So whether you toss it down the stairs or run over by the car, your LaCie XtremKey flash drive remains secure. Open the metal alloy cap and you will see a simple looking USB drive. This drive when enclosed measures 2.9 x 0.9 x 0.9. It has a narrow design along with a round, allowing it to stand. Even though there is no fault in its design but for some, its sleek shape could become an issue. Although the drive is too smooth to make a grip upon, thanks to its knurled cap that would help you to open the drive easily. In order to carry most of the important files, one should have a portable and small USB flash drive but its chances of getting damaged increases the more you take it out. Luckily LaCie understands these points and come up with the new XtremKey USB drive that has got sleek and eye catching design. The LaCie XtremKey flash drive features solid built design, which allows you to safely store your files on it. So now you don't have to worry about accidental damage (flash drive) and loss of your files and data.
Apart from superb designing features, there are some other added qualities as well. This flash drive is well protected with 256-bit AES software encryption favored with LaCie Private-Public password protection. Also it comes with 32GB of Wuala Secure Clouds Storage (valid till 1 year). So you can now create backup of your files to the cloud as well. Moving ahead, LaCie's USB drive can be used to protect your PC as well. Its Genie Timeline and Intego Backup Assistance allows you to create backup of Mac and Windows. All these features make it an undisputed winner in the category of flash USB drives for sure. It's the only option available for those who want to keep their data safe in any kind of favorable and unfavorable conditions. LaCie's XtremKey is the toughest drive you have ever experienced. Its incredibly solid structure, decent storage capacity, eye-catching design, cloud storage facility and fast USB access makes is sufficient enough to make it visible in between other USB drives available.
If you compare it with any other USB drive, you will find LaCie XtremKey a bit heavy, but it was necessary so as to protect it from any kind of accidental damages. It may not become the best recommended flash drive for every single PC user but for those who want to keep their file safe and secure, then LaCie XtremKey should be their first preferred choice.
Published by Chitiz, on April 3rd, 2013, in the categories: Gaming
The new Razer Edge is a Windows 8 enabled tablet having PC gaming guts. A dedicated graphics card, i7 processor, 256GB SSD hard disk and 8GB RAM is all required to convert this Edge into a 10.1-inch handy gaming console.
Talking about its design, the Edge is a thick tablet packed in a plastic and aluminum case, giving you the comfortable feeling while holding it. Even though it has a matte finish and a curved back rim, it's still too heavy. The gamepad controller made of anodized black aluminum, alone weighs 2 pounds and when attached to the tablet, it weighs up to 4 pounds, which makes it quite difficult to hold and play games. The gamepad has two large bars on both the sides with Xbox controls framing the tablet during landscape mode, adding joypad like functionality to the tablet and you don't have to even tap your fingers on the screen. Even though it's a Windows 8 enabled tablet, you can attach an external keyboard to it and can use it as a laptop. The last interesting mode of the new Razer Edge is a dock that allows you to connect this tablet to a bigger display, game controllers, keyboard and mouse using the USB ports at the rear side of the dock.
The gamepad controller uses Xinput tech, which means that all the PC games that works with an Xbox controller can be played using this gamepad controller on a Razer Edge tablet. The only issue attached is the combined weight of the controller and tablet, which makes it difficult for you to hold it and play. Even the battery life is not too great, which is a disappointing factor for such mobile and handy gaming device. To use the Edge tablet as a console, you need to purchase a Console Dock, which supports an HDMI port, 3 USB ports and charges the tablet. Using this dock, you can pair Windows 8 to a big display and by plugging in controllers in available USB ports, you are all set to experience PC gaming at better display.
While using the Razer Edge as a tablet, you won't find it satisfying because of its heavy weight. Even though it has better graphics quality but the fact is that PC games are not optimized for touch option and gamepad controller will be required for playing PC games. Even though the traditional laptop case for this Razer Edge tablet isn't out yet, using a 10.6-inch tablet as a computer screen is not a great idea, especially when you have already experienced bigger screen sized laptops.
Overall, it's a great piece of gaming gadget designed by the Razer. With so many in-built features and additional supports, the Razer Edge tablet is a must to go for. But when we look at its heavy weight issue along with its whopping price tag, we really doubt - How this PC gaming enabled tablet will set its place in the competitive market.
Published by Chitiz, on March 30th, 2013, in the categories: Gaming
Even though the console looks identical to its previous models, the controller has been revised with significant features as per the developers feedback. The previous controller was having a raised touchpad in the center, followed by a disk d-pad and thumbsticks. But the new controller features convex thumbsticks, four-way d-pad and a flat touchpad. The controller has a decent weight, which gives you fantastic feeling. Even the gaming buttons are spring and well responsive. The Ouya Game console connects to TV via HDMI port and uses built-in Wi-Fi feature to get connected to the internet. Other than wireless connectivity option, it supports ethernet cable as well. Initially, Ouya Android Game console has 8GB on-board storage and can be extended using external USB drives.
The most interesting part of this Ouya Android console is its game library. Most recent available games are Canabalt, Zombie SIM Organ Trail, Gunslug and many more. In addition to this, there are few full-length AAA games available such as The Ball from Tripwire Interactive and Fantasy III from Square-Enix. Even though this new game console has not been launched, with 8,000 Ouya consoles in hand, game makers still have time to build more games for the library. Most of the Android games available in the library offers high quality graphics and you would live to spend spare time playing such games. However, there are certain games that you would love to play on your tablet or iPad rather than any game console. So many gamers may not be sure whether they would be able to enjoy games on Ouya as much as they do on their tablets or iPads.
Just like its hardware specifications, even the user interface is awesome. Four simple options will be presented to the user upon booting the console:Make, Manage, Play and Discover. Play menu option is used to access the downloaded games. With the help of unusual and interesting Make menu option, developers can add new latest news and tools related to Ouya game console. Overall, you can say that the basic UI is quite attractive. It only take 3 to 5 seconds to boot from the menu to the Ouya game and at 40" demo display, all the titles looks great.
As it's a gaming console, most of the games designed for this Ouya gaming product are "TV Exclusive". For example, there is a game called Save the Puppies and is available on your Android Phone, tablet. But if you want to play the same game on TV, you have no other left than to get one Ouya Android game console.
It's a great console device having great controller, great ideas and guarantees to bring a new gaming experience for Android gamers.
Published by Chitiz, on March 30th, 2013, in the categories: Keyboards
During this time period, keyboards are modified with backlights, USB ports, macro keys, wireless connectivity, folding option and many other features. So here we have rounded some best known keyboards to try your hands on.
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750: Its headline feature is that it's a solar keyboard that boasts two solar panels, so you don't have to keep replacing the batteries. So for those who had an experience of using the last remaining batteries of their wireless keyboard, the new K750 could be a big plus. Keep typing as long as your keyboard gets enough light. Even in complete darkness, this keyboard can work up to 3 months, which is good. And if you have unused for keyboard for a long time, a quick press of any button would let you know the remaining power left. By removing the concept of disposable batteries, Logitech introduces the K750 wireless solar keyboard as an eco-friendly keyboard that comes with 100% recycling packaging. Its thin size makes it portable and easy to store. Its keys are quite similar to that of the laptop keyboard. So those with the good practice of using a laptop keyboard can take work out of this wireless keyboard.
Microsoft Sidewinder X4: Even today, most of the keyboards share a common problem. They stop you from pressing too many keys at the same time because they can't take that many inputs at the same time. This problem is known as N-key rollover and this is where the new Microsoft Sidewinder X4 comes in use. This gaming keyboard takes a different approach and allows you to press multiple keys at the same time. So now you can press multiple buttons simultaneously during the game and can use this keyboard to its maximum limit.
SteelSeries 6Gv2: Certain keyboard manufacturer will try their best to make their keyboard noticeable but not the SteelSeries 6Gv2. It's a pro gaming keyboard that gives you the feeling of considering it as an official keyboard. The strong point of the SteelSeries 6Gv2 wireless keyboard is its multiple key press. This keyboard is designed from the gaming point of view and has a solid weight. All the keys are well responsive and can bare a lot of wear and tear. With its mechanical keys, you may not find it comfortable enough to type long documents but yes, for PC gaming, this keyboard is all set to give you a memorable experience.
Razer Black Widow: It's the first mechanical gaming keyboard specially built for gamers. It took more than 3 years to Razer to complete the designing process of this gaming keyboard. Today most of the mechanical keyboards are rebadged as gaming keyboards but in real they aren't like that. Their stiff keys decreases the gameplay performance. This is where the new Razer Black Widow comes to highlight. It's the first mechanical keyboard ever designed by the Razer, involving a serious team of professional gamers. In the same month of its release, Razer has launched the new Razer Black Widow Ultimate that features individual backlit keys having 5 levels of lighting and 3.5" of audio and microphone jacks along with a USB port.
You can grab any of these wireless keyboards, depending upon your requirement (official or gaming purpose).
Published by Chitiz, on March 29th, 2013, in the categories: News
Featuring the body of D5100, the new Nikon D5200 takes 24.1 MP image sensor from its D3200 model, auto-focus system from D7000 model and image processing engine from the professional D4 Nikon model. With so many splendid features, you can expect some exceptional image quality from this handy camera.
It uses an APS-C image sensor along with a crop factor of 1.5x. Though its dial placement is almost similar to other Nikon models, you will find it comfortable enough to operate this new D5200 camera. To the top-right side of the inbuilt flash resides the mode dial button and the live mode switch is located just below the dial. The release mode (used to select single, multiple, high and low number of frames) is at the right side. You can set the self timer using this switch. Memory card slot supports SD, SDXC and SDHC cards and is located on the right hand side of the camera grip. However, all the accessory terminals including USB ports, A/V and wireless options are on the left side of the camera. Using the new Wireless Mobile Adapter option, you can transfer pictures directly to Smartphones and tablets. Also, there are WR-T10 (transmitter) and WR-R10 (transceiver), which allows you to control the camera from longer distances. All the three exposure triangles (Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed) are displayed as circles as soon as you turn on the camera.
The new Nikon D5200 is among those few DSLRs who have stereo microphones and speakers installed on the top of the camera. Also, you can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone. The flash unit (internal and external) synchronizes to 1/200 per second, which is the standard synchronizing rate for most of the Nikon digital cameras. Using "Rear Curtain" and "Front Curtain" modes, you can click amazing shots for fast moving objects. There is a Live View mode, which allows you to zoom-in, so as to check the sharpness of any particular area. The monitor located at the back side can be swiveled and rotated easily up to 180º that makes it handy while clicking for self-portraits. In case you want to record the ongoing activities in an area for longer period of time, use the Time Interval mode and set the time between 1 to 24 hours. Later on, those shots can be used for making time-lapse videos.
The new Nikon D5200 allows you to record HD videos as well. During the video recording mode, you will see the crop indicators, which determines the composition of the dot. Build quality of the Nikon D5200 is pretty cool, making it quite handy in your hand. All the dials and buttons can be easily accessed using your fingers, making it convenient for you to operate. You have to concern a bit more about the swiveling monitor and remember to flip and close the screen before putting it inside a small camera bag.
In case you are passionate about photography and you are looking for a convenient, handy and easy-to-operate camera then the new Nikon D5200 digital camera should be your call.