Samsung has released the Galaxy View

The new Samsung Galaxy View is probably the best alternative for those who want to watch a movie or a TV show. This new tablet is smaller than a TV, but bigger than a laptop, making it a good alternative for those who are willing to have a tablet with a bigger screen. 

Samsung Galaxy View is probably a new kind of hybrid on the market, being part tablet, part TV. This tablet is perfect for those with a small house who are not intending to buy a bigger TV.

So, Samsung Galaxy View comes with an 18.4-inch screen, which will probably enter into TV territory, but it doesn’t have HDMI or Ethernet ports. To be added that it has a main screen dedicated to famous streaming sites, like Netflix and full Android capabilities to access all content in Google Play Store. 

So, why use a tablet instead of a TV? Or why choose a tablet over a laptop? Well, probably due to the same main reason: it is a more comfortable portable option. Of course, the new Samsung Galaxy View is pretty big, compared with other 12.9-inch tablets on the market, but it comes with a useful built-in kickstand with a handle. This kickstand will help users easily move the tablet from room to room.

To be added that Samsung Galaxy View also comes with some useful features, like a micro-SD card slot and a SIM card slot. Unfortunately, the price is a little bit high, it costs around 599 dollars, which makes it less recommendable. The design is beautiful, the back panel is not removable, but the kickstand it is pretty useful when it comes to positions. 

Besides being a small TV, Samsung Galaxy View is perfect for casual tasks like browsing social media, checking emails, surfing the Web or playing games. This huge tablet has a strong Wi-Fi connection, meaning that Web pages are loading quickly and runs consistently smooth. As for games, Samsung Galaxy View offers a satisfying gaming experience, especially for a set of certain games. 

The new Huawei Mate S

Huawei has brought some incredible surprises this year, releasing a new device that will definitely have a huge impact on the market. Without a doubt, the main product that already has a huge success is the Nexus 6P, which is manufactured by Huawei. However, there is also the Huawei Watch, an incredible smartwatch. 

Well, it looks like the huge manufacturer doesn’t intend to stop here this year and it has released a new device, called Huawei Mate S. Facing giants like Samsung and Apple on the smartphone market, Huawei seems to be able to handle pretty good the competition. 

Like many other Chinese manufacturers, Huawei’s winning tactic is to release high-end phones, with good configurations at a lower and more affordable price. However, even if it’s not more expensive than the Galaxy S6 or iPhones 6S, this device is not cheap. The new Huawei Mate S is available at the price of 642 dollars SIM-free. 

This new phone comes with some good configurations, but at this price range, it has some serious competitors, like LG G4 or HTC One M9. Comparing it with these high-end phones, probably Huawei Mate S will not justify its price. Most likely, the main problem for Huawei is that it lacks the brand appeal to tempt customers to choose its products. 

Moreover, the brand appeal problem is not the only problem that this company is having right now. Another issue is that clients are having a hard time to find Huawei’s products. Of course, they could find them on Amazon, among other similar products, but Huawei doesn’t have any dedicated shops in Europe or US. Returning to the Huawei Mate S, this phone comes with an all-metal body design, measures 150×75.3×7.2mm and weighs approximately 5.5 ounces. 

Probably, the main attraction on this device is the fingerprint scanner, which is located on the rear of the phone. This is the exact location as it was on the Mate 7, being a perfect and very comfortable position. This feature can be used to unlock or wake up the phone instantly. Moreover, the fingerprint scanner can be used for other functions, like to take a phone, selfies for example, swipe it to browse through photos, touch and hold it to answer a call or to stop an alarm. 

Fibaro Flood Sensor comes with a clever design and complementary sensors

Nowadays, many people are having major problems with flood damage, especially because many home insurances don’t cover these types of damages. Therefore, these people have to pay from their own money to repair the house and we all know that a flooded house is one of the most costly disasters. 

So, that’s why it is recommended to buy a flood sensor, because it can be as important as CO2 or fire detectors. The new Fibaro Flood Sensor promises to be more than just an average flood sensor, as this device can do a lot besides that.

First of all, we must say that on the market, customers can find a large variety of flood sensors, like the Aeotec Sensor or SmartThings Sensor. These two, for example, are very good sensors that can do their job without any kind of problem. These flood sensors have the ability to send the alerts using low-power communication protocols, ZigBee for instance. 

For those who don’t know, this kind of communication requires a hub to translate them into languages that a phone can receive, for example push notification or text messages. So, the new Fibaro Flood Sensor also depends on a Z-Wave hub, but it also has some new features and an incredible design that make it one of the most attractive and intelligent flood sensor on the market.

The new Fibaro Flood Sensor is available at the price of 60 dollars, which is a little bit expensive. With that money, customers could buy approximately two average flood sensors. The question is: is this flood sensor really worth the money? Well, yes. Especially for those who are living in a house and their basement has been transformed into a large reservoir of water. Besides its clever and attractive design, the new Fibaro Flood Sensor will detect any water that will touch two of its probes. Moreover, this sensor will alert users if it is removed from where it is supposed to be. 

The new Fibaro Flood Sensor is a good sensor that has an amazing Z-Wave range, integrates with SmartThings and detects water. This sensor is highly recommended for clients who are living in a flood plain, their basements flood often or their pipes have the intention to burst. 

Lenovo has released the new Yoga Tab 3

As we know, Lenovo has released one of the most unique tablets on the market. Due to their interesting design, Lenovo Yoga tablets had a great success on the market, offering something new to their clients. Now, the giant company has released a new tablet, called Lenovo Yoga Tab 3. 

This new device is available at the price of 200 dollars, which is a pretty affordable price, knowing the fact that the tablet market is filled with high-end devices at much higher prices. Now, the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 aims to attract clients who don’t want to pay a high price for a table that will be used for casual situations.

The new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is considered to be a special tablet, because its design deviates from the traditional Yoga tablets known by clients. Why? Because this one comes with a cylindrical spine. Now, to be said that the aluminum clad edge is pretty comfortable and users will be able to hold the tablet in one hand. However, Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 also features a built-in kick-stand in the back, like all the Yoga tablets and it is perfect especially when users will want to enjoy a movie.

Moreover, this tablet comes with an immersive pair of front-facing speakers that sound pretty good, especially for movies, creating a great watching experience. Besides these impressive speakers, there is something else that can be considered much interesting and that is the camera. 

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 comes with an 8-megapixel camera that is situated in that spine and it rotates 180 degrees, meaning that it can double as a front and rear camera. Moreover, this camera also makes some incredible photos. Even if it cannot be compared with cameras found on high-end smartphones, this camera makes good photos with accurate colors.

The new Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 comes with a pure version of Android 5.1.1 and also has some preloaded software. Under the hood, there is a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8009 processor, Adreno 304 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Moreover, it has 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that can go up to 128GB. Other additional features are a Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. 

The Interesting new Specs of LG Gram 14

Entering the laptop market, the new LG Gram 14 has made a good first impression, being a real attraction for many clients. The first question is what not to like at this laptop? It is really powerful, it is very slim and it is good for portability. 

Without a doubt, the biggest selling point and great attraction is that it is very light, especially for a 14-inch laptop that homes a pretty powerful Intel Core i7 processor. 

However, after a closer look, clients will probably notice that it also has some minuses. Probably, the first big minus is that this laptop doesn’t come with a touchscreen and a backlit keyboard. Another minus is that its display resolution tops out at 1,920×1,080-pixels, which is not very good, especially for a new Windows laptop that has such a big price. 

In the end, most likely, the most surprising thing for laptop enthusiasts is that LG is selling laptops. As we know, LG is a huge brand which is very famous in other compartments, from TVs to appliances. However, this is not a bad thing, because LG has done a great job with the new Gram 14, as this laptop totally is worth the money. 

LG has probably noticed that they have entered on a very crowded computer market, where huge brands are fighting. Therefore, the new LG Gram line includes three fixed-configuration models. The first model is a 13-inch laptop and the second and third models feature that same 14-inch screen. 

Moreover, all three models are coming with slim, lightweight bodies and home Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. As for the price, the LG Gram 13 and LG Gram 14 models are available at 899 dollars to 1,399 dollars. 

At this price range and at this configuration, LG has some serious competitors, for example Lenovo Vie Z and Dell’s famous XPS 13. These two laptops are the closest comparable configurations, and surprisingly, the same 1,920×1,080 non-touch displays. 

Moreover, these laptops also share the same 8GB of RAM and 256SSD. LG Gram 14 is an interesting alternative on the laptop market, which will definitely attract a lot of interest. 

Learn more about Pebble Time Round

For more than two years, Pebble has released some interesting watches that have gained some success on the market.

Even if these watches are not coming with high specs and are not built from expensive materials, they are very successful and won a front place on the smartwatches market. 

Moreover, Pebble watches are easily recognizable due to their amazing battery life that can get over a week on a single charge.

Another interesting feature is that users can swim and shower with it. Now, if these specs have not convinced customers, there are many other features that will sure do. 

Now, the new Pebble Time Round comes with a surprisingly twist of features. Why? Well, it looks like this new watch has given up the things that made these watches so unique. The new watch comes with a sharp design and a super-slim body. The worst thing is that its battery has been reduced to approximately two days on charge, which will be a huge disappointment among Pebble fans. 

In the end, the new Pebble Time Round will not be able to run all the apps that other devices from this brand can. However, this new Pebble Time Round is without a doubt the lightest, thinnest and most comfortable Pebble watch released until now. 

To be added that the new Pebble Time Round is the third watch that was released by this company. However, the Pebble Time Round is part of the same family as the Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time, so clients will probably choose this watch just for its round shape. 

So, if clients want to choose the round design, they will have to pay 250 dollars. It is not a very expensive price, especially for customers who value style over battery or full app compatibility. This doesn’t mean that the new Pebble Time Round software is limited, because it is functional, more simple and elegant. Therefore, the Pebble software looks like getting better, receiving notifications from the user’s phone and staying up until dismissed. 

The new Pebble Time Round is made from a stainless steel body and has anti-glare Gorilla Glass-covered display that is pretty great.

Learn more about Toshiba Q300 SSD

Known on the market as a solid-state drive, the new Toshiba Q300 SSD promised to be a strong competitor on the market. This new drive will probably compete directly with the newest Plextor M6V, which is cheaper and offers fast performance. 

Unfortunately, the new Toshiba Q300 has some flaws, and the biggest one is that it comes at a pretty expensive price. Besides the price, the Q300 also has slow performances compared with other SSDs on its price range.

So, the new Toshiba Q300 is available in four versions: 120GB, 240GB, 48-GB and 960GB and the prices are 99.99 dollars, 159.99 dollars, 309.99 dollars and 449.99 dollars respectively.

This means that the Q300 is one of the most expensive SSDs that are now available on the market. Customers could say that this SSD is more expensive than other high-end drives. 

Moreover, Toshiba Q300 doesn’t come with some interesting features and the short three-year warranty will probably make some customers unhappy. However, this doesn’t mean that Toshiba Q300 SSD is a bad product and doesn’t offer a good quality built to users. This SSD has a decent performance and without a doubt, that will boost the performance of a desktop computer that runs on a typical hard drive. 

So, probably the best thing for customers is to wait a short period of time, because probably the prices will come down and the device will become a great deal. As for design, this new SSD is a standard internal SATA drive, meaning that it has a 2.5-inch design and homes a SATA port on one of its sides. Therefore, like all traditional SSDs, this one also supports the latest SATA 3, but will also work with SATA and SATA 2. To be added that this SSD is 7mm thick, but in the package users will find a 2.5mm spacer that will fit perfectly into the space of a standard 9.5mm laptop hard drive.

As it was mentioned before, the new Toshiba Q300 comes with a three-year warranty, which is probably a little bit short, knowing that fact that it has such an expensive price.  

The new Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Now, customers should be aware that there is a new Wi-Fi router on the market that comes with some incredible features. We are talking about the new Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 that is now available for purchases. The new Wi-Fi router costs approximately 400 dollars, which is very expensive compared with other routers, especially those which cost as little as 20 dollars. 

So, why should customers spend this big amount of money on a router? Probably, those who are searching for a router to cover their apartment and nothing else will opt for the 20 dollars version.

However, those who have a strong network connection and are searching for a router that offers incredible signal stability, the Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 is an option that needs to be considered. To be mentioned that X8 is probably the first router to support the AC5300 standard. With this feature, it means that this new router has a top speed of 2,166Mbps. 

This is amazing, but there is a problem, because tablets or laptops that support X8’s top speed do not exist at the moment. The new Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 also has some serious competition on the market, for example the Asus RT-AC3200 that costs around 100 dollars less and offers that same amount of speed. 

Another interesting fact is that Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 is considered to be the first router on the market that comes with six Gigabit LAN ports, compared with others that come with the traditional four ports. The extra two ports found on this router can combine into a single extremely fast wired connection. This means that users that have a high-end NAS server that features multiple LAN ports, will the X8 that will deliver an incredible speed, making backups, media streaming and file data sharing happen much faster.

The new Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 comes with a great design that can match every room design. It features four antennas on the top, while on the back there are six Gigabit LAN ports. To be added that this router measures 12.44 x 10.39 x 2.44 inch and weighs 3.7 pounds. 

Learn more about Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum

In the last period of time, the vacuum cleaner market has started to be attacked by many brands that are trying to bring something new on their devices. However, the robot vacuum was probably the first smart device that was launched before cloud or smartphones. 

Of course, the first robot vacuum wasn’t so intelligent; its main mission was to clean the cat hair from the rug. Well, the days have passed and now “smart” robot vacuum cleaner means more than it did before. This new device has now the ability to navigate into picture and it is equipped with Wi-Fi.

The new Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum has some new features that will definitely attract a lot of clients. So, Neato Botvac is Wi-Fi equipped, meaning that it can be paired with its app on the user’s iOS or Android devices. Once they have paired it, they will be able to start, steer it from the phone or schedule. This is probably one of the best features that a vacuum cleaner can have. During the years, no one has thought to add a remote control to a vacuum cleaner, but now, Neato Botvac can be commanded from the phone.

To be added that Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum is available at the price of 700 dollars, which is a little bit expensive compared with other vacuums on the market. Therefore, this new model costs approximately 200 dollars more than other vacuums from Botvac D Series, but the addition of Wi-Fi features will probably be worth the money.

The new vacuum cleaner remained at the traditional design that already exists in the line of Botvac models. However, there is a minor change to the color scheme, but it remains the same. This means that it comes with the same accessories, the same D-shaped cleaner, the same brushrolls and the same approach of covering the floors.

As for the app, this is called Neato app and comes with new additions to the Botvac experience. Moreover, this app is probably the main reason why this vacuum cleaner costs 200 dollars more compared with the previous models. This app is pretty simple and works like a charm when it is paired with the cleaner. 

A durable and fast drive called G-Tech G-Drive ev ATC w/Thunderbolt

Probably, the new G-Tech G-Drive ev ATC w/Thunderbolt is recommended for those who are searching for a device that is durable and weather-proof. Without a doubt, those who already owned other products from G-Tech will also love the new portable drive. 

The new G-Tech G-Drive comes with a solid construction that will handle drops from approximately 6.6 feet and is perfect for dirty and wet environments. Another interesting attraction is that this portable drive can work with Thunderbolt or USB connection and can fit in other EV housing units. 

Therefore, the new G-Tech G-Drive is probably the fastest portable drive on the market, both via USB 3.0or Thunderbolt.

To be added that this new portable drive is available at the price of 150 dollars, which makes it pretty affordable for all clients. At this price range, the new G-Tech G-Drive EV ATC is a better solution compared with the newest Sony HDD HB, which is more expensive and is not watertight.

However, this new portable drive will probably have some problems when it comes to home users, because they don’t need all these rugged features. Probably, those users will opt for Seagate Backup Plus Slim or WD My Passport Ultra.

To be added that G-Tech G-Drive EV ATC measures 6.46 x 4.25 x 1.2 inches and weighs 0.82. So, due to its shock/drop-resistant outer shell, this portable drive is pretty bulky, but surprisingly, is quite light. One of the best things about this drive is that it comes with an integrated Thunderbolt cable that hides around its side. The company also declared that the new G-Tech G-Drive EV ATC can handle several drops, some of them can be even from approximately 6.6 feet. Moreover, the drive can be dropped into water and will float right up immediately. After it is dried up, the portable drive can be used normally again.

After opening the case, users will see that inside it is a G-Drive EV RAW, that is very compact and measures 5.14 x 3.29 x 0.65 inches. This one also has a standard Micro-USB 3.0 and a SATA port.