Huawei announced a new pair of Android Wear smartwatches at CES today in the Jewel and the Elegant, two watches aimed squarely at women. And like most Android Wear watches, you should know exactly what to expect when you wear one. Nothing about the two watches breaks much ground or really improves on what came before… but they sure look beautiful.
Since the introduction of Intel Atom Cherry Trail series processors, the netbook industry has been revitalized. The ONDA oBook11 became an instant hit when it went on sale. In order to capitalize the success before it is gone, ONDA announced that they would soon release the enhanced edition of the ONDA oBook11 netbook.
According to ONDA, the enhanced edition will feature 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMc built-in storage (the original edition has 2GB/32GB), while keeping the 11.6-inch IPS capacitive screen (1920*1080px) and the Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 processor.
China’s Letv is the first company to release a smartphone product with the all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
Letv will use the Snapdragon 820 chip in its upcoming smartphone, dubbed the Le Max Pro, which made its debut appearance at the 2016 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Besides the mighty Snapdragon 820 processor, the le Max Pro also features a 6.33-inch IPS display at the resolution of 2560*1440, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint reader, a 4MP front camera and a 21MP main camera.
PIPO recently announced their first netbook product – the PIPO W9S, which features a 14.1-inch IPS display, an Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD. According to PIPO, the W9S will be on sale in Hong Kong and mainland China soon. The availability in other parts of the world may come later.
THE GOOD: The Ausdom M05 headphones are compact, comfortable and sound great. They also function as a headset for phone calls, and battery life is decent at 12 hours.
THE BAD: Slight drop in volume and bass fullness in wired mode, and the buttons are not easy to operate by feel.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Ausdom M05 is one of the best — if not the best – over ear wireless headphones below $80.
Thanks to a new wave of 8-inch Windows 8 and Windows 10 tablets, Microsoft’s flagship OS is becoming more portable and cheaper than ever. The Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is one of the latest slates to put Windows 10 in your pocket, touting the latest Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8300 processor and a bright 1280 x 800 IPS display. But how does it compare to those Bay-Trail powered 8-inchers such as the Acer ICONIA W4 and Cube’s very own iWork 8, you will find out in this article.
Cube iWork 8 Ultimate specs:
• OS: Windows 10 Home Edition
• Display: 8-inch IPS, 5-point multi-touch, IGZO
• Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 (16:10)
• CPU: Intel AtomCherry Trail X5-Z8300 Quad-core Processor
• CPU Frequency: 1.44GHz – 1.84GHZ
• GPU:Intel HD Graphic Gen8
• RAM / Storage: 2GB / 32GB
• Function: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG
• WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
• Camera: 2MP back camera, 2MP front camera
• Battery: 3,300mAh
• Extend Port: TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
• Weight & Size: 339g / 213 x 127 x 9.8mm
It would be fair to say that Cube was one of the pioneers in the convertible Windows tablet lineup in China. At the very beginning of last year, they created the iWork Line with the introduction of the Cube iWork 10, which comes with an Intel Atom Bay-trail Z3740D processor, a 10.1-inch IPS display at the resolution of 1280*800, and a foldable keyboard cover. And then since the beginning of 2015, they went a little bit further by introducing the Cube i7 series, an enhanced lineup of ultrabook & tablet hybrids powered by the much beefier Core-M 5Y10c processor. Although the Cube i7, the Cube i7-CM and the Cube i7 Stylus received positive feedback from their users, their price tags can be a little uninviting for customers with a tighter budget. And the relatively shorter battery life of those Core-M powered systems (compared to tablets running on Atom SoC) is also proven to be unacceptable for some.
Here comes the all new Intel Cherry-trail SoC lineup, Intel’s very first Atom chips built on the 14nm process. With a stronger CPU setup and an upgraded Intel Graphics HD Gen8 GPU, they are promised to boost the performance by up to 50% compared to the Bay-trail series SoCs with even less power consumption.
We reviewed the Cube i7 Stylus (Core-M 5Y10c, HD Graphics 5300) a few weeks ago — now all we have left is its 10.6-inch sister model, the Cube iWork 11 Stylus. Both devices are complete Windows tablets, and each can be paired up with an optional keyboard dock and an optional Wacom pen. Externally, the two devices look the same. But when it comes to their technological inner workings, there are a few big differences: the i7 Stylus runs on a Core-M processor, whereas the iWork 11 Stylus is equipped with an Atom processor. The i7 Stylus has a Solid State Drive, whereas the iWork 11 Stylus comes with eMMC storage. Also, the iWork 11 Stylus runs the 32-bit version of Windows 10 instead of the 64bit we’ve seen on the i7 Stylus.
Xiaomi, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, released the highly anticipated Xiaomi Pad 2, which runs on the latest Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 SoC. To everybody’s surprise, there are two editions running different operating systems.
Only weeks after the original Cube T8 was released, Cube, the dominant Chinese brand in making tablets with smartphone functions, introduced the enhanced version – the T8 Plus, which features a more vibrant Full HD IPS display, a more powerful octa-core processor as well as better cameras. It is made to woo buyers with a higher demand for specs and performance, buyers whom the T8 just failed to impress.
Cube T8 Plus specifications
•OS: Android 5.1
•Display: 8-inch IPS, 5-point multi-touch
•Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (16:10)
•CPU: 64-bit MT8783 octa-core processor (8 cores of Cortex-A53)
•CPU Frequency: 1.3GHz
•RAM / Storage: 2GB / 16GB
•Function: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, OTG, Miracast, FM Radio
•WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
•GSM: band2, band3, band5, band8
•TDS: band34, band39
•WCDMA: band1, band5
•TDD: band38, band39, band40, band41
•FDD: band1, band3, band7
•Camera: 5MP back camera, 2.4MP front camera
•Extend Port: TF Card Slot, SIM Card Slot, Micro SIM Card Slot, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
•Weight & Size: 354 g / 215*122.9*9.85mm
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Pros: Ergonomic design, ease of use, impressive sound, Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
Cons: Cheap material, relatively short battery life.
Introduction to Mixcder Basso
Mixcder Basso is a self-powered, rechargeable Bluetooth iem (BT iem) that supports BT 4.0 and aptX codec for enhanced audio quality. It is compatible with many Android, iOS and other devices that have BT 4.0 support.