by | September 21, 2015 | Reviews

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THE GOOD: The Astrotec BX50 In-Ear-Monitor offers nice wireless sound via Bluetooth, a comfortable fit, and easily connects to your smartphones, tablets, laptops or any device which has Bluetooth.

THE BAD: It doesn’t beat wired systems of similar price in terms of bass and overall sound quality, and the battery life of the BX50 isn’t very promising.

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Astrotec BX50 is easy to set up and delivers decent performance for both movie watching and music listening, it is arguably the best Bluetooth IEM under $50 and an especially worthy investment for those who enjoy gym and jogging.

It’s not easy being a Chinese headphone brand, with stiff competition from internationally leading brands such as beats, Monster, Sennheiser and Bose, as well as domestic rivals such as Sound Magic, Somic and Dunu, many Chinese brands just couldn’t survive after struggling for a few years.

However, Astrotec manages to survive and even thrive in the headphone industry, releasing a wide range of IEMs and headphones every year, from entry-level models such as the $26.5 AM700, to the premium models such as the $628 AM1000, they just seem to have a solution for everyone.

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by | September 18, 2015 | Android TV Box

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Zidoo started the mass production of their latest Android TV media box the Zidoo X6 Pro, previously called Zidoo X6. Retail price is 99USD including free shipping, shipments are expected end of September.

The device is powered by latest Rockhip RK3368 octa-core 64bit processor and PowerVR G6110 GPU which promises to support 4K@60fps, H.265, 3D BD-ISO , 7.1 pass-through audio (including DTS-HD MA and TrueHD).

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by | September 14, 2015 | Windows Tablet

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Earlier this year, Cube astonished us all with the i7, also known as the first Core M powered tablet from a Chinese brand. The tablet itself enjoyed great amount of success in the domestic market, winning numerous awards and receiving more than 99% of positive customer feedback on JD.com (higher than the iPad Air 2). However, the RMB3,599 ($565) original price was a little bit uninviting for consumers with a lower budget. Trying to attract more buyers, Cube released two more Core-M powered Windows tablets – the i7 Stylus and the i7 CM, and priced them at RMB1,999 ($314) and RMB2,499 ($392) respectively.

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by | September 8, 2015 | Android Phone

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PPTV, a Chinese company specialized in providing online videos, released two smartphone models in Beijing on Sept, 7th: the PPTV King7 and PPTV King7S. Both handsets have a 6-inch IPS display at the resolution of 2560*1440px, a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 3610mAh battery, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 13MP rear-facing camera, Hi-Fi chip, rapid charge function, dual 4G support (TDD and FDD), they both run PPTV’s own JU UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The King7S even supports glass-free 3D.

 

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by | September 8, 2015 | Windows Tablet

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PIPO revealed their all new Windows tablet – the PIPO W1S, which features the latest Atom Cherry-trail X5 processor, a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display, and the latest Windows 10 OS. The standard edition of the W1S has 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMc storage, while the enhanced edition has 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMc drive. PIPO has also designed a new keyboard base for their new Windows tablets, which has a nicer touchpad (with left and right buttons) and a full USB 3.0 port. PIPO hasn’t revealed the release date or the price of the tablet yet.

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by | August 26, 2015 | Android Phone

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Smartisan released their new smartphone Nut U1 in Shanghai on August, 25th. The handset features a 5.5-inch IPS display at the resolution of 1920*1080px, a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage, 2900mAh Li-Po battery, a 5MP front camera and a 13MP main camera with F/2.2 aperture. It also has two SIM card slots, which support both TDD and FDD. The smartphone runs Smartisan OS 1.5.2 on top of Android 5.0, and the later upgrade to Smartisan OS 2.0 has been scheduled.

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