The new Plextor M6V SSD

Compared with the company’s previous M6S, the new Plextor M6V SSD is considered to be a lower-tier product. However, even if the price is a little bit lower, this doesn’t mean that the new M6V is bad. As a surprise for customers, this new SSD turns out to be better both in terms of cost and performance. 

Compared with other budget SSDs, the new Plextor M6V is considered to be the fastest on the market. Customers will find this new SSD at the prices of 66 dollars for the 128GB version, 100 dollars for the 256GB version and 190 dollars for the 512GB version. 

However, even if the prices are affordable, customers can expect to find the actual street price to be even lower. To be added that the new Plextor M6V also has some downsides, because it doesn’t include any accessories or software, for example a bracket to better fit inside a desktop computer or a drive-cloning application. Moreover, the 3-year warranty can be considered to be short by many customers. However, for those who are using a computer and are having a traditional hard drive, the new Plextor M6V SSD is the perfect upgrade.

As for design, the new Plextor M6V looks like a traditional internal SSD, featuring the well-known 2.5-inch design. This means that Plextor M6V can be used either in a desktop or laptop. Therefore, with its 7mm thickness, this SSD will fit perfectly inside most notebooks.

The most challenging part will be at desktop computer users, because this SSD doesn’t come with an adapter bracket to increase its physical size. However, this will not be a big problem, because an SSD doesn’t have moving parts, meaning that it can be left loose inside the computer. Users who want to be sure can also buy a bracket separately. 

Probably, the main attraction on this new SSD is the unique feature called PlexTurbo 3.0. These features are known as a smart-caching technology that will allow the machine to boot and perform frequent tasks faster. The new Plextor M6V is without a doubt one of the most attractive SSDs at its price range. 

A great sound with Yamaha YSP-1600

During the years, Yamaha has launched a few successful sound bars. Famous models like SRT-1000 and YAS-203 have conquered the market in the past few years. With these two models Yamaha also managed to take out its most serious competitor, Pioneer. 

Now, Yamaha is back and released a new sound bar called, YSP-1600. This new sound bar probably sums all the company’s experience until this day. So, the new Yamaha YSP-1600 comes with interesting features, like Wi-Fi multiroom music, Bluetooth and HDMI. Customers will be able to buy this new product at the price of 499 dollars.

However, probably many users will say that the new Yamaha YSP-1600 is not as good as Yamaha YAS-203, which is also cheaper. This is because the new model lacks a dedicated subwoofer. This means that Yamaha YSP-1600 is not capable to deliver all the bass that a sound needs. With this huge lack, probably that Yamaha will lose the battle with its serious competitor LG Music Flow LAS751M. However, the new sound bar also comes with some pluses. Probably, the main attraction is the ability to beam surround sound around the room. Neither of the other devices on the sound bar market can do that. 

As for design, the new Yamaha YSP-1600 looks pretty good and the MusicCast architecture is without a doubt one of the best on the market. Even if Yamaha has accustomed clients with devices that had feet under, now the new Yamaha YSP-1600 is flush with the ground. This means that this device will fit perfectly underneath TVs. Making a quick comparison between 1600 and the curvy 1400, the arrangement of drivers is exactly the same. As for the remote control, this one is user-friendly, homing all the necessary buttons and also comes with a wide flat shape. 

In the end, the on-screen menu system is pretty decent. Probably, users will say that it has some flaws and that it is not very powerful. However, this new sound bar also promises playback from Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, music stored on the phone and Internet radio. 

Facts about Bose SoundTrue In-Ear

Everyone knows that Bose has made some spectacular headphones during the years. Moreover, this company has launched different variations of its in-ear headphones.

Therefore, customers probably had many models to choose from, which is without a doubt a good thing. However, some of the most famous and recent models are the SoundTrue Ultra and SoundSport In-Ear. 

It is worth mentioning that SoundTrue Ultra is the company’s first noise-isolating in-ear headphone. To be added that Bose also released a special SoundTrue In-ear edition, called Freestyle.

The new model is basically the SoundSport with a different color. What it is more important about this new model is that it comes with a good discount.

As we know, Bose has made some new changes to the line, meaning that SoundTrue In-Ear comes with some new features. Probably, all the “open” in-ear models deliver the same sound, with the exception of active noise-cancelling QuietComfort 20, which is way more expensive. 

So, Bose SoundTrue In-Ear is available at the price of 130 dollars with an inline remote/microphone. If customers don’t want the inline remote/microphone feature, they can opt for the simple model that comes at the price of 100 dollars. Probably, the main attraction of this headphone is the earbuds. Bose has designed the buds to sit comfortable in user’s ears and are recommended for those who don’t want to have eartips jammed into their ears. So, Bose SoundTrue In-Ear are designed to sit loosely and comfortable in user’s ears and they are held in place by the company’s StayHear tips.

Bose SoundTrue In-Ear comes with a 45.2-inch cable, which is a medium-length cable, not too long but not too short either. To be added the SoundSport’s cable measures 42-inches, meaning that it is 3 inches shorter. Therefore, SoundSport headphone are specially designed a little shorter for athletic activities. 

As for performance, Bose SoundTrue In-Ear delivers a pretty well balanced sound and a good bass performance. At the price of 130 dollars, Bose SoundTrue In-Ear is without a doubt a good headphone at its price range. Bose SoundTrue In-Ear makes most music genres sound pretty good. 

Blizzard Buys Candy Crush Creators

Without a doubt, Candy Crush is one of the most played games at the moment. Approximately all smartphone users have this game installed on their devices. Due to its huge success, potential buyers have become interested in acquiring its creators, more exactly King Digital Entertainment. 

So, Activision Blizzard has declared at the beginning of the week that they have serious plans to buy the creators of Candy Crush. Now, probably the most important thing in this news is the amount of money that Blizzard is willing to pay for King Digital Entertainment, which is 5.9 billion dollars. 

Why is Activision Blizzard so interested to buy this company? Well, mobile games are going even deeper into the daily lives of consumers and it is pretty obvious that Blizzard is interested to enter this area. To be added that Activision Blizzard is the famous company behind successful games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. 

“Mobile gaming is the largest and fastest-growing opportunity for interactive entertainment,” has declared Activision’s CEO, Robert Kotick, “and we will have one of the world’s most successful mobile game companies and its talented teams providing great content to new customers, in new geographies throughout the world,” he continued. 

When talking about King Digital Entertainment, it is known that this company has been founded in 2003 and has approximately 180 games under its name. However, the most famous and played game is Candy Crush Saga. The company has declared that this game has approximately 157 million daily users and more than 1 billion daily game plays. 

To be added that the social-gaming company is very thankful for users Facebook habits, because after it debuted on the social-network in April 2012, Candy Crush has quickly become one of the most played games in the world. Therefore, a year after Candy Crush has debuted on Facebook, they managed to surpass FarmVille 2 and became the most downloaded iOS app of 2013.

“They built an incredible business,” has declared Robert Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s CEO. To be mentioned that after the deal will be completed, King CEO Riccardo Zacconi, Chief Creative Officer Sebastian Knutsson and COO Stephane Kurgan will continue to be in charge of King, which will be operating as an independent unit. “We will combine our expertise in mobile and free-to-play with Activision Blizzard’s world-class brands and proven track record of building and sustaining the most successful franchises,” has declared Riccardo Zacconi.

Interesting facts about TiVo Bolt

Well, it looks like TiVo has given up making DVRs and oriented its attention to entertainment systems. This means that it has changed the design, going from a traditional big black box to a thinner, smaller and more attractive device. 

An interesting fact is that the new TiVo Bolt doesn’t home any buttons or external lights and has an attractive bend that helps that box stand out and be suitable for every living room. The new TiVo Bolt is probably the perfect device to sit under a TV. 

Along with TV shows, the new TiVo Bolt offers direct access to individual apps like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Plex, Vudu and many others. Another interesting fact is that TiVo Bolt is the first device from the company that support 4K-resolution video Netflix and YouTube. 

As everyone knows, 4K support is now the latest feature that every company tries to introduce on their streamers, smartphones and TVs. Therefore, 4K support is the new feature for this sixth-generation TiVo and to go along with the new design, the company also introduced a new look of the program guide and added station graphics. Now, the guide can be filtered by users, allowing them to view a list just with football games or kids’ channels or action movies. 

The new TiVo Bolt is available at the price of 300 dollars for 500GB of storage and 400 dollars for 1TB of storage. To be added that at 500GB of storage, users will be able to store approximately 75 hours of HD content, while on the 1TB version they can store 150 hours of HD content. 

However, probably the main attraction on this new TiVo Bolt is the service fee. For starters, customers’ need to know that in the purchase price there is included a year of service, but after that, they will have to pay 15 dollars a month or 150 dollars a year. Moroever, TiVo has decided to go further and they have included a price of 600 dollars for the life of the product. The company has called this “All in pricing.”

The new iDevices Thermostat

Probably, the main problem that every thermostat has is its expensive price. Yes, approximately all the thermostats on the market have the price of 250 dollars. So, the new iDevices Thermostat is like a fresh air on the market, because it has a starting price of 150 dollars. 

To be added that iDevices is the company behind Switch and iGrill, both being considered to be solid products on the market.

However, its lower price also comes with lower expectations. Once customers will put their hands on the new iDevices Thermostat, they will probably discover some serious minuses. Why? Because the Thermostat software lacks some major features. 

However, even if the software is capable of Bluetooth connectivity and it will be soon updated, right now, the new iDevices Thermostat is just a simple device that it is not so “smart.” Therefore, the new iDevices Thermostat is probably perfect for those who are willing to invest in Homekit’s future. 

After seeing what recent smart thermostats can do, customers could be disappointed by the new iDevices Thermostat. For starters, this Thermostat requires for users to screw in the wires using a screwdriver that is not included in the package. Now, this seems to be an uncomfortable way to setup the device, compared with the Nest Learning Thermostat that provides nodes for the wires to plug into. To be added that those nodes can be clamp shut with the push of a button.

Moreover, the iDevices Thermostat can be complicated, so there are high chances that users will not make it work from the first time. So, they need to read very carefully the instructions guide. As for design, the Thermostat looks pretty nice, featuring a glossy white face and four buttons around the small rectangular screen. To be mentioned that the buttons are touch sensitive and their placement will offer a nice visual structure to the device.

However, this doesn’t mean that iDevices Thermostat is a bad thermostat. For the price of 150 dollars, this device works well and after it is wired and set up, it will heat and cool the house as well as a more expensive thermostat. 

OnePlus X will be released in November

It had passed approximately three months since OnePlus has unveiled its new high-end device called OnePlus 2. Well, it looks like the Chinese-based mobile manufacturer has some new surprises for its clients. What surprises? More specifically, a new smartphone, called OnePlus X. 

The new product was unveiled during a London press event. The new device is cheaper and smaller compared with the OnePlus 2 released earlier this year. Moreover, the new OnePlus X is considered to be the company’s mid-tier option, because OnePlus has now three devices on the market.

Like all their devices, the new OnePlus X will be available by invite only. Customers will be able to buy the new product at the price of 249 dollars and it will be available on November 19. Moreover, a special Ceramic edition will be released in Europe on November 24 and it will cost £269. 

However, the new OnePlus X comes with an elegant design with glass panels on the back and front, and a metal trim. Unfortunately, the materials from which the device is manufactured makes it a little bit slippery, but this happens all the time which glass-clad devices. OnePlus X will come in two versions. The first version will be in Onyx, while the second version will be more expensive and it will be made from Ceramic. To be mentioned that the Ceramic version will only have 10,000 units.

Probably, customers will prefer the Onyx version, because the smoothness of the glass offers a better feeling and it is more comfortable. Compared with OnePlus 2, the new OnePlus X also comes with a physical button that can be used to turn on and off notifications and sounds. As for hardware, these devices hide under the hood a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage that can be raised up to 128GB with a microSD card.

Other interesting features are a 2,525mAh non-removable battery and a Micro-USB port for charging and transferring files. The new OnePlus X also has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera that has the ability to record up to 1080 HD videos, while in the front there is a 7.6-megapixel camera.

An incredible fitness tracker, Microsoft Band 2

Last year, Microsoft has unveiled an ambitious fitness band that has also conquered the fitness track market. The original Microsoft Band had features like heart rate monitoring, the capability to load workouts on-band, sleep tracking activity, mini apps and notifications from the user’s smartphone. 

Well, Microsoft has released a new band this year, called Microsoft Band 2. This new band is available at the price of 250 dollars and promises to be better than the original model.

The new Microsoft Band 2 comes with an incredible design and homes new features compared with the previous model. So, this new fitness tracker has new features like improved UV and heart rate sensors, barometer for stair-climb counting and a much beautiful design with a curved OLED screen. 

Therefore, Microsoft Band 2 costs approximately 50 dollars more than the original model. Compared with other high-end bands, like Jawbone Up3 or Fitbit Charge HR, the new Microsoft Band 2 has made some important steps, but still remains under their performance. Even if it has new features that are very useful for owners, Microsoft Band 2 doesn’t have everything that it needs. Moreover, Microsoft didn’t improve some important facts, like battery life or automatic coaching. 

This doesn’t mean that Microsoft Band 2 is a bad fitness tracker, because it is not. This new band will definitely be a huge competitor on the market. With its new features, Microsoft Band 2 will be an interesting attraction for clients. 

So, what’s new on this band? Well, as it was earlier mentioned, Microsoft has improved the heart rate sensor, it added a barometer that tracks stair-climbing and the UV sensor has the ability to automatically measure that user’s exposure over time. As for design, Microsoft Band 2 comes with a softer, comfier and curved design. This means that the new fitness tracker is much comfortable to use. 

There is also a curved screen on top that comes with a chunky metal clasp situated on the bottom that will protect the screen from scratches. The new Microsoft Band 2 was designed to stay on the user’s wrist all the time for tracking steps, heart rate, estimated calorie burn, stair climbing and sleep.

Is LG V10 a good smartphone?

LG has announced in the past that it intended to release a new line of extra-premium devices. Well, it looks like it kept its word and unveiled its new LG V10. This new device comes packed with all the luxury features that can be found in other high-end flagship phones. 

This means that the new LG V10 comes with a fingerprint reader, two displays, two front-facing cameras and other interesting photo tools. Moreover, this phone has something that other phones have started to quit: a removable battery and expandable memory.

Releasing a new family line, LG now has the opportunity to experiment with its handsets, meaning that we will have the opportunity to enjoy so interesting devices in the future. However, the new LG V10 isn’t meant for a wide audience, compared with the famous G4. This means that the new device is meant for a small group that are fans of premium features, especially of high-end cameras. 

However, its price isn’t encouraging for average smartphone users, because the new V10 comes at the price of 600-700 dollars. It’s an expensive product, probably being more affordable compared with the cost of other larger-screen dual-displays, like Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Probably, the main attraction on the new LG V10 is the secondary display, which is pretty useful and makes the device unique. Located at the top of the main display, the 2.1-inch secondary display homes six shortcut menus to swipe through. Here, users can keep five of their favorite apps that can arrange or choose, music player controls, five of their favorite contacts where they can tap on a contact to call or text them. Another interesting feature about the second display is that even if the main display is off, the secondary display can stay on continuously to show battery status, time, date or the current weather. 

The new LG V10 also packs a 1.8GHz six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can go up to 2TB of expandable memory. The 3,000mAh removable battery has a satisfactory usage time. 

Interesting specs of Bose SoundSport In-Ear

Over the past few years, Bose has released a high variety of in-ear headphones and every one of them had a big success on the market. These days, the company has released a new model, called Bose SoundSport In-Ear. 

This new model is available at the price of 130 dollars and comes with an inline remote/microphone, but customers could also opt for the model without an inline feature, which costs 100 dollars. To be added that the remote will work perfectly with Apple iOS version and comes with several sporty colors. Sadly, the Android version is more limited and doesn’t have such a large array of colors.

As Bose used its customers in the last period of time, the company released an In-Ear model, which is recommended for those who don’t like to have eartips jammed into their ears. So, the buds from the new Bose SoundSport In-Ear are designed to sit loosely in the user’s ears and they are held in place by Bose’s Stay Hear tips. 

These tips are featuring a soft silicon wing-like design and are available in three different sizes. This is an excellent choice for customers, especially because the buds are held very well in place and are recommended for running. Without a doubt, everyone will find these new Bose SoundSport In-Ear comfortable, but they should know that they have an open design, meaning that they are recommended in noisy environments. 

The new Bose SoundSport In-Ear comes with a 42 inches durable cable, approximately 3 inches shorter compared with Bose’s original SoundTrue In-Ear. Probably, the new cable was designed shorter because users don’t want to have a larger cord dangling down when they are running or practicing another athletic activity. 

Another interesting feature is that the new Bose SoundSport In-Ear is sweat-resistant, which is perfect for athletes. Moreover, Bose has declared that “The SoundSport in-ear headphones feature a weather- and sweat-resistant design, which provides improved durability and splash-resistance — but they should not be submerged in water or used for swimming.”

In the package, customers will also find a carrying case that could be perfect for traveling.