Running dual operating systems, and switching from one to the other is simple.
Screen offers good viewing angles and vibrant colors.
Premium build material.
Robust keyboard connection.
Decent battery life.
Extremely slow to charge.
Very little improvement in performance compared to the Bay-trail powered tablets.
A lot heavier than the Surface 3.
Once considered a novelty, headphones with armature drivers are now more common as many Chinese brands such as Astrotec, Dunu and Sound Magic have released a variety of less expensive armature and hybrid headphones in recent years. No brand went as far as Xiaomi, though, pricing its hybrid dual driver in-ear-headphones at only $17.54, which is truly affordable to everyone.
1more is a fairly new Chinese brand specialized in making headphones, but they did come with lots of promises. The fabulous packaging, refined design and moderate pricing showed their determination in making it big. Having released several entry-level iems and gained a lot of positive feedback, they finally aimed at the higher-end of the market, releasing an all new hybrid model – the 1more E1001 hybrid 3-way in-ear headphone.
Type: Closed, hybrid
Power handling capacity: 5mW
Driver unit: HD Hybrid 3-way (16mm dynamic + 2×Balanced Armature)
Frequency response: 20-40,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 99 dB/mW
Impedance: 32 Ω
Cord type : Approx. 1.25m, enameled copper cord
Plug: Gold-plated straight stereo mini plug (3.5mm)
Xiaomi has announced several smartphones this year, including the Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3 Pro and the company’s flagship, the Mi 5. That being said, Xiaomi is planning to release some new hardware on May 10th, the company has confirmed that the Xiaomi Max (also referred to as the Xiaomi Mi Max) phablet and MIUI 8 OS are coming, while the Mi Band 2 fitness tracker is also a possibility, even though it wasn’t officially confirmed that it will launch. The company’s CEO has already released real life images of the Xiaomi Max and Mi Band 2, and the fitness band has surfaced in a new image yesterday as well. As it usually goes, new leak surfaced once again, read on.
The new Xiaomi Smartwatch release date is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. As its release is confirmed to be in the second half of this year, as per Tech Times. This particular wearable smart device though would not be like their Mi Band that targets health-conscious adults. This highly anticipated Xiaomi Smartwatch release is targeted for kids and, appropriately, named Mi Bunny. Like many smart devices, it is expected to have both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. This cute and functional smartwatch is expected to be priced at $45.
12.2-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:10 greatly enhances experiences
Redesigned keyboard cover makes the i9 even more portable than its smaller predecessors
Cube i9 is reasonably priced, much more affordable than the Microsoft Surface Pro4
Battery life is only slightly better than the Cube i7, but still mediocre among high-end Windows tablets
Compared to last year’s i7, the i9 doesn’t offer a lot of improvement in overall performance
Cube i9 doesn’t support Wacom pen like the i7 Stylus does
Rear side of the tablet offers little resistance to scratches
The bottom line
The Cube i9 squares up to the Surface Pro with great versatility, and a stunning screen, and it’s just as good value when bought with its best peripherals. The Surface Pro 4 might look more premium and offer more options, but the i9 has enough power to get the job done – if you need a tablet for work, you won’t be disappointed with this.
Tablets for work are almost as popular as tablets for play, so it’s no surprise to see Cube at the forefront of this growing market. Last year, Cube enjoyed an enormous amount of success with the Cube i7 Series tablets, all of which were powered by the Intel Core M 5Y10c processors and could even rival the Surface Pro 3 in terms of performance and productivity. With prices even lower than the basic model of the Cherry Trail powered Surface 3 (2GB, 64GB), the Cube i7, Cube i7 Stylus and Cube i7 CM became very popular among younger consumers in China.
Striving to keep its dominance over fellow Chinese brands such as Teclast and Onda, Cube released a new flagship corporate machine – the Cube i9, and even held a grand launch event in Beijing earlier this year to promote it. The Cube i9 comes with a Skylake Core M 5-6Y30 dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, dual-band 802.11n wireless and a stunning 12.2-inch IPS display at the resolution of 1920*1200. With specs which could even rival the Surface Pro 4, the Cube i9 is only priced at RMB2,999 ($463) in the domestic market, prices in other part of the world may vary as a result of taxation and exchange rate.
Cube i9 main specs:
• OS: Windows 10 Home Edition (64-bit)
• Screen: 12.2-inch IPS, 10-point multi-touch, IGZO
• Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (16:10)
• CPU: Intel Skylake Core M3-6Y30
• CPU Frequency: 0.9GHz (Base clock) – 2.2GHZ (Turbo clock)
• GPU: Intel HD 515
• RAM / Storage: 4GB DDR3L / 128GB SSD
• Connection: Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
• Camera: 5MP back camera, 2MP front camera
• Battery: 8.7V – 5,000mAh
• Ports: Micro SD Card Slot, USB 3.0 Port, USB Type C Port, 3.5mm Headset Jack, DC Charging Port
• Size: 302.9*194.9*10.5mm, Weight: 978g
Gearbest is holing a Flash Sale for Beelink’s latest Android TV box, the Beelink MiniMXIII for only $43.29 including shipping. The device is powered by Amlogic S905, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage.
The MiniMXIII runs Android 5.1 with Google Play Store and Kodi preinstalled. The device supports hardware H.264/H.265 HEVC decoding and has the new HDMI 2.0 port with output up to 4K 60fps. For networking, it supports 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Gigabit Ethernet.
Zidoo just announced their latest high-end model the Zidoo X9S, the device is scheduled for sales some time in May. Zidoo X9S is powered by latest SoC from Realtek, the RTD1295 which offers lots of high-end features like, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, SATA 3.0, HEVC/VP9 decoding and more. Read more »