Moto G 2015, Moto X Play and Moto X Style – Australian Availability

Moto G 2015, Moto X Play and Moto X Style – Australian Availability

Aug 18, 2015

Moto G 3rd Gen Moto X Play Moto X Style Moto X Style Motorola Australia announced the availability of Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style. After a strong start in the Australian market – Motorola AU is hoping that same result will happen, if not, better. Moto G  The Moto G is the low-end version of Play and Style. It packs a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 8GB/16GB storage, 1GB/2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and 2470 mAh battery. It’s also IPX7 rated which means there’s no need to worry about dropping it into water. *Available later in 2015 for MSRP of A$369.* Moto X Play The mid-range (if you sees it as a mid-range) Moto X Play offers a massive 3630 mAh battery which will easily get you through the day, and with its lower resolution and less power eater compared to its big brother – the Moto X Play is easily the best pick if you’re about the battery life and just enough power to run games and multi-task. *Available from September 2015 from Vodafone for $5 a month on a $40 plan over 24 months.* Moto X Style This is Motorola’s flagship for this year and will have a bamboo back cover edition which is new for Australians. A generous 5.7-inch QHD edge-to-edge display at the front of the device, as well as dual front speakers for better sound experience. Thanks to some fast charging tweals – with Moto X Style, it should get an additional 10 hours of battery life in just 15 mins of charging. Another big improvement over the Moto X is the camera. The 21-megapixel is supposedly one of the best cameras in the industry, so far, based from my tests, white balance and colour saturation are much improved but of course I can’t comment on it yet. There’s also a 5MP front facing camera for videos calls and selfies. It’s packing a Snapdragon 808, Adreno 418, 3GB RAM and storage options of 16/32/64 GB. The use of Snapdragon 808 instead of Snapdragon 810 is most likely because of heating issues that it’s causing. *Available from September 2015 from Vodafone for $3 a month on...

Editors Keys launch Kickstarter Campaign

Editors Keys launch Kickstarter Campaign

Oct 16, 2014

    Editors Keys has launched a Kickstarter campaign for making the world’s first Backlit editing keyboard. “Although backlit keyboards have been around for a few years now, up until today there has never been a shortcut keyboard available for video editors, audio producers or graphic designers. Editors Keys hopes to right this wrong, by launching the world’s first ever backlit editing keyboard on Kickstarter.”     Editors Keys have used a new production method in this keyboard. Rather than a small portion of the kay having back lights shine through, the entire key lights up. This helps the user see the shortcuts, text reference and Key’s letter which will speed up the editing process.     The company chose to use Kickstarter to enable a much quicker roll out for the product line. “As we’re quite a small business, we usually have to launch the product in one region, then slowly roll out to other countries, which means it can take a long time for some customers to get the products. We hope by running a Kickstarter campaign we can let our fans join in on the journey and help create an instant global roll out.” Says Founder Mark Brown. The keyboard will come in a gloss black color imitating a Piano. While it is being designed and marketed for editing, the keyboard can also be used for standard apps, like Word, email and internet browsing. The first batch of keyboards will be available for programs such as Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, EDIUS, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Sonar X3, Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One and Adobe Photoshop. Check out their Kickstarter campaign, and back it if you like the...

Australia, Say hello to Mobile VR!

Australia, Say hello to Mobile VR!

Sep 24, 2014

Samsung Australia has today announced that they will be bringing the Gear VR to OZ. The result of a partnership with Oculus, the creator of the RIFT, the Gear VR creates a Mobile Virtual Reality experience like never before. Built with soft, lightweight and Cushioned materials, the Gear VR is completely wireless so you can enjoy it without being tethered to a computer. “The Samsung Gear VR in Australia is the most exciting piece of technology to enter our mobile device portfolio and represents our relentless focus on delivering products that have the ability to change mobile experiences for our customers,” said Arno Lenior – Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The Gear VR will offer Australians the ability to experience content on their Galaxy Note 4 screen using an immersive headset we have developed with the amazing Oculus platform for virtual reality technology.” You can download a selection of optimized content for the Gear VR from the Oculus online store. Priced at $249, it will be available at leading retailers starting November. Specs: Optical Lens 96 ? Field of View Sensor Accelerator, Gyrometer, Magnetic, Proximity Motion to Photon Latency < 20ms Focal Adjustment Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes Interpupillary Distance Coverage 55 ~ 71 mm Physical User Interface Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key Connection microUSB 1.1 connection to the Galaxy Note 4 Dimension (Headset) 198(W) x 116(L) x...

The iPhone 6: How is it made?

The iPhone 6: How is it made?

Sep 22, 2014

Have you ever wondered why every product you own (Well, a vast majority anyway) is Made in China? Why not Europe, or the US? Well, it turns out, it’s not because of the Cost persay, but also because of the scalability of operations. Setting up an assembly line in the US could take upto 9 months, when the same can be had in China in a mere two weeks! Now, we come to the iPhone. Apple has a worldwide process for manufacturing the iPhone, which ranges from being Designed in California to Assembled in China, with parts sourced along the way. Sources say the iPhone would cost just $4 more if it were manufactured in the United States, so why does Apple choose China? The following Demographic (Used with permission from CompareCamp) will...

Introducing the Moto 360

Introducing the Moto 360

Sep 5, 2014

Motorola today has finally introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch.  With an iconic round display and stunning design, the android wear we’ve all been waiting for is here. The Moto 360 is the first smartwatch which has garnered genuine excitement. More to the point, it is the first smartwatch many people would consider wearing and the promise of its numerous teasers has been fulfilled. With a 1.56″ 320X290 display complete with Gorilla Glass 3,  the Moto 360 is IP67 rated, which means you can take it swimming with you. (I’m just kidding – Don’t – It’s just water resistant) The device is powered by a TIOMAP 3 processor, and chugs along with 512MB of ram. It has 4GB of in-built storage (God knows why), and a 320Mah battery which should hopefully get you through a day of use, considering the device uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology. The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device that features a Genuine leather strap, as well as a stainless steel option. This is not the Rubber and plastic you get with the other Smartwatches, this is high quality premium stuff. There are brains behind the beauty too with a heart rate monitor and pedometer to show its fitness credentials and dual microphones in addition to its fast-evolving Android Wear operating system. Apart from this, the Moto 360 pretty much is the same as the competition. It can run Android Wear apps, it connects to your smartphone and shows you notifications, you can access Google Now with it, and, being a watch , tell time with it.   Price? Well, Motorola is going to sell this at $249 in the US. It may be a littly pricey, but my best bet is that this will still be the most desirable smartwatch out there. Watch our unboxing of the Moto 360 here. Review of the device will be coming soon, so you might wanna sub to our YouTube channel! From the Manufacturer: Compatibility Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility at g.co/WearCheck) Operating system Android Wear™ Display 1.56” 320 x 290, 205ppi Backlit LCD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Watch case & dimensions 46mm diameter by 11.5mm high Weight Leather band model:...

HTC One (M8) is Here

HTC One (M8) is Here

Mar 26, 2014

  YES! The HTC One (M8) is here! Since last years announcement of the HTC One many have been waiting and curious about what HTC could do to raise the bar with the follow up to what is called the ‘Best phone of the year’. The HTC One of 2013 had many design features that made it stand out and earn a place at the top of handsets. It’s premium metal construction was a huge advantage to the competition, but also had some plastic pieces that many were hoping to be approved upon in the new design. With some leading edge innovative features included in the HTC One, the follow up device would have to step to much higher anticipated goals to keep the forward movement needed for HTC in the sales department. The new HTC One (M8) has stepped higher and brought a very high quality device to satisfy the highest critique. The Design The first look will relieve your anxious bones and satisfy your thirst for a beautifully crafted device. The HTC One is completely redesigned to have a 5 inch 1920 x 1080p 441 ppi screen compared to the 4.7 inch 1920 x 1080p 468 ppi screen of the HTC One M7. The size brings it along side many competitors devices and has the image quality to stand out as a leader. The screen tapers to thinner edges with softer curves to make the design feel smoother in the hand. Gone are the sharp edges, bringing a smooth small feel to the device. It now measures 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm (5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches) and weighs 160 grams (5.64 ounces) making it bigger and heavier than the competition. Even though the device is bigger, I felt like it was smaller and lighter due to the nice form. HTC Sense is also in the new HTC One and updated to version 6 which HTC likes to call the Sixth Sense (they sure do). It now features customisable themes and colors. The HTC One will also be available in a Google Play edition which can be pre-ordered now and will soon be available on Google Play. One of the first design changes...

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