Oppo N1 mini now available in West Malaysia

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


The Oppo N1 mini with its unique rotating camera is available starting today throughout its dealers in West Malaysia. Meanwhile those over at East Malaysia may need to wait a while and it is likely to be available right after the Hari Raya holidays.

Priced at RM1,398, the Oppo N1 mini is the smaller sibling of the original Oppo N1. With a 5″ HD 720p screen, the N1 mini is more practical to hold compared to its larger 5.9″ sibling . In terms of specs, it gets a mid-spec 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of on-board storage which unfortunately isn’t expandable.

While the camera is a similar 13MP shooter as its bigger brother, the N1 mini gets additional features including Animated GIF and a UltraHD mode which produces a higher 24MP image. Another plus point is that the N1 mini supports 4G LTE which was lacking on the original N1. Out of the box, it runs on a Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and keeping the lights on is a adequate 2,140mAh capacity battery.

Perhaps the biggest conundrum is the price. With an extra RM200, you can get the Oppo Find 7a that comes with significantly better specs. So who should be getting the N1 mini? If you love taking Selfies, the 13MP shooter offers the highest pixel count for front facing shots. In addition, the N1 mini also comes with photo beautification tools which is likely to be a hit among the ladies.

You can see how the Oppo N1 mini compares side by side with other 5-incher smart phones over here.


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What the hell is this?

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


In a bid to promote its new Surface Pro 3 and OneNote in a lighthearted way, the folks at Microsoft had released a parody video of LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It.

No doubt they are trying to appeal to the younger crowd but this could have been better. Apparently, this silliness is a long line traditional for Microsoft. Watch the video including a couple of previous ones starring Bill Gates and Steve Balmer.

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GREAT SCOTT! A Flux Capacitor that can charge your phone in the car

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   

140725-Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

If you use Waze a lot, you definitely need a car charger to keep your smart phone juiced up at all times. Want something that looks extra cool? Check out this awesome little gadget from ThinkGeek that looks like a tiny Flux Capacitor from the popular time travel movie, Back To The Future.

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Access All Your Media through One Device with the New WD TV – Personal Edition

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


Western Digital has launched a new Wi-Fi enabled media player, the WD TV – Personal Edition priced at RM359. With support for numerous popular formats, the WD TV can play video and music, and displays photos from any computers, storage devices and also cameras and camcorders that are connected through a home network. And if your mobile device is Miracast enabled, the WD TV can wirelessly share its screen onto your TV in 1080p full HD.

“Consumers have increasingly large libraries of disparate personal content types on a variety of storage devices, from portable USB to network attached storage and personal computers,” explains Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “WD’s ecosystem of apps and media players ensures that viewing that content is seamless on all screens, from mobile devices to the HDTV. WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience, providing the easiest way for consumers to playback all of their personal videos, photos and music.”

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People think this cheap Casio is Apple’s next big thing

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    1 comment   


Jimmy Kinmel crew is at it again and this time they went to the streets of New York to see if they can trick people into thinking that a thinly disguised US$20 Casio is a smart watch from Apple.

It gets funny when the poor unsuspecting victims go gaga over simple features like a large hours and minute display and a built in stop watch.

Watch the short skit after the break.

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ASUS ZenFone 5 with 4G LTE now available

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


The ASUS ZenFone 5 with 4G LTE is now available in Malaysia. Announced recently in Taiwan, the LTE version gets a couple of hardware tweaks with the usage of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 processor instead of its usual Intel Atom processors. It is available now through retailer DirectD at RM859. Do note that these are imported sets (AP set) which means they won’t be covered officially by ASUS Malaysia.

The current ASUS ZenFone 5 that’s sold at RM599 runs on a dual-core Intel 1.6GHz Atom Z2560 processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. For the 4G LTE edition (A500KL) that’s being offered by DirectD, it runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM and a large 16GB of storage. The rest of the specs remains the same with a 5″ HD 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3, 8MP camera with PixelMaster, microSD expansion slot and a 2,110mAh battery. Out of the box, the ZenFone 5 with 4G LTE is running on a newer Android 4.4 as opposed to the original ZenFone 5 that’s still running on Android 4.3.

At RM859, it is cheaper than the Ninetology U9Z1T and it is a better alternative to the Moto G 4G LTE version especially with its 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our camera comparison of the ASUS ZenFone 5 versus other cheap and cheerful smart phones.


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LINE releases Lebaran Themes and Stickers for Hari Raya

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


Just in time for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration, popular messenger LINE has released its exclusive Lebaran Theme for its Selfie Sticker App. This adds a dash of fun when you send customised greeting stickers during the festive season. On top of that, they are also releasing 12 Eid Mubarak sticker sets featuring Brown, Cony and Friends. They are all available for download through LINE’s sticker shop within the app.

From 15th until 31st July, LINE has teamed up with BHPPetrol and Sony to give out exclusive LINE green packets when you purchase selected products at BHPetrol’s store. You’ll find a QR code inside each packet where you can download Eid Mubarak Mubarak stickers and a chance to win Sony Xperia smart phones, accessories, cash vouchers and exclusive LINE Dolls. If you buy a Sony Xperia smart phone, tablet and accessories from now until 3rd August, LINE is also giving out special gifts as well.

If you’re not using LINE, you can download the app from the links below:
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Microsoft says the Lumia 530 is the best smart phone for the least money

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    No comments   


The Nokia Lumia 530 is Microsoft’s most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device that’s priced below €100 (about RM430). To prove that this is the best smart phone for the least amount of money, they have released an ad comparing the specs of other cheap and cheerful devices that are available internationally. This includes the Moto E, HTC Desire 210 and other entry level offerings from Samsung, ZTE, Huawei Alcatel, LG and Lenovo.

From Microsoft’s comparison, the Lumia 530 stands out as being the only device to support up to 128GB microSD card, a Quad-Core processor (1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200) and it runs on the latest OS (Windows Phone 8.1). Obviously they didn’t include the Xiaomi Redmi 1S which isn’t widely available worldwide. Nevertheless, the Lumia 530 is a new choice in a low price segment that’s dominated by Androids. For an even lower budget, there’s also the ZenFone 4 that’s priced under RM300.

Watch the video after the break.

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Lenovo’s new K920 flagship to be announced next month

Posted:  July 25, 2014   By:    2 comments   


Lenovo’s upcoming flagship, the K920 or also known as the Vibe Z2 Pro will be launched in China on the 5th of August. In the invite image shown above, we can see its main 16MP camera, twin LED flash and its Optical Image Stabilisation label.

The new K920 / Vibe Z2 Pro had appeared earlier and it is a monster compared to its current Lenovo Vibe Z K910. The new model is expected to get a Quad HD 6″ display that does 2560×1440 pixels resolution which gives a pixel density of 490ppi. Powering the device is the current top-spec 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM and it is likely to pack a higher 32GB of storage on-board.

Despite having a large display, the K920 is said to be just 7.7mm thick and it still manages to pack a huge 4,000mAh capacity battery on-board. While the back gets a 16MP OIS camera, the front shooter is said to be a 5MP unit. You can check out more images of the Vibe Z2 Pro over here.


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Samsung Galaxy Alpha smart phone leaks. Metal body with mid-spec internals?

Posted:  July 24, 2014   By:    No comments   


Everybody has been talking about Samsung’s upcoming premium smart phone and we’ve heard various names like the Samsung Galaxy F and most recently Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Now a collection of photos have confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Alpha and it reveals a more upmarket build. This looks quite legit as both Sammobile and tinhte.vn had acquired photos of the same model.

Initially thought as a more premium Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Alpha appears to be having a smaller 4.7″ display which leads a possibility that this is a model positioned below its current Galaxy S5 hero product. As comparison, the Galaxy S5 mini is having a 4.5″ display that does HD 720p resolution.

The screen resolution is still unknown but it could doing either a HD 720p or a Full HD 1080p resolution. From the photos, the back also comes with a heart rate sensor which is placed vertically on the left side of the camera. It also uses the same perforated design but the dots are much more finer on this new model. Faster 4G LTE-A support is seen as well from its boot up sequence.

With Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch around the corner, it is likely that this would be a mid-spec device as it doesn’t make sense to have 2 flagships launched around the same time. What do you guys think? Check out the rest of the photos after the break.

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