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Google announces the new Nexus 5x!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

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SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD Review

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

Hard Drives (HDD) have come a long way, you probably even have a couple right now all running at the same time to keep all your important files. Portability wise, it has been more compact therefore they are now easier to pack on the go. The Extreme 500 Portable SSD from Sandisk is one them, and yes portable SSD’s are here! SSD’s are ususally used as your computer’s internal storage, but not anymore. Not only will these next generation drives be compact but will also boost the media transfer speed by 4X faster than a standard USB 3.0 hard drive. The packaging is simple and minimal. You get a tiny booklet, a micro-USB cable and the SSD drive itself. It’s a plug and play drive meaning you don’t need a special driver to run it. Design wise – it is rugged thanks the rubber frame around it that also absorbs impact from drops. It can also handle hot and cold temperatures between -20C to 70C. My only concern is that it is a little flimsy when it comes to overall build...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review – Is it worth upgrading?

Posted by on May 18, 2014

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I got the S5 and it’s time for me to give you my final thoughts with it. Enjoy the review and if you have any questions then feel free to tweet me or leave a comment in the comments section and I’ll try to answer it the best I can. Display – 5.1 inch HD Super Amoled Resolution – 1920 x 1080 (432 PPi) Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Graphics – Adreno 330 RAM – 2 GB Storage – 16GB/32GB Camera – 16MP/2MP Connectivity – LTE, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, 150Mbps Software – Android 4.4.2 KitKat Battery – 2800 mAh Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Win a TCL UHD TV & Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation goodies (CLOSED)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015

As the proud partner of this year’s must-see movie, Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation, TCL is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a brand new 40” 4K UHD Smart TV, a double movie pass to see the film, as well as an official Mission:Impossible spy pen and USB cufflinks.   Pen Cufflinks What better way to prepare for the latest installment of the action-packed Mission:Impossible series than watching the previous four movies on one of TCL’s newest 4K UHD TVs, which boasts a 3840×2160 ultra high definition resolution, as well as brand new quad core graphic and computer processing chips for an unrivalled viewing experience. As one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers, TCL has also introduced a number of exciting product and software launches on its new models this year, including a slick new Android operating platform, updated App store, and Go Live 2.0, which provides access to hundreds of popular global TV channels. To be in with a chance of winning simply: WIN A 40″ TCL UHD TV & Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation Goodies For more information on...

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Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

Aug 27, 2014

Over the past few months I have checked out different fitness tracker with different key features and it’s just a matter of what you really need. Whether you want a wearable for communication or fitness it’s out there. You can even browse the web on some of them. The newest addition to the list is Garmin’s Forerunner 15 – a full on sports dedicated watch to all the fitness lovers. Packaging Inside the box you’ll find a proprietary cradle for charging and syncing, a micro-USB charger and some literature. Garmin was also nice enough to send me a heart rate monitor to complete more workout session. In regards to the cradle, I would’ve appreciate it more if there was no need for it or perhaps it shouldn’t have to be that big as I don’t like to carry them around. Hardware Comparing the Forerunner 15 to the competitors on the market – I find the Forerunner 15 to have a slightly bigger built but not very noticeable though. It also has a very sporty design, as expected, and pretty light-weight which is what you’re after since you’re going to be running with this. There’s a tiny as well with a resolution of 55 x 32 pixels and built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery. Garmin sent me the black edition with blue accents which I was really hoping to receive and in my opinion this is the best colour scheme. The straps are entirely soft plastic, not rubber, like the ones on the Magellan Echo watch. My main issue with it is it tend to hurt the side of my wrist as it’s not as flexible as rubber – after using the watch I would have marks on my wrist already. On the other hand – the watch felt very secured on my wrist, thanks to the metal buckle. Not just the buckle, overall in my opinion this is a one durable watch that you can just throw around and will still survive. Performance Using the Forerunner 15 was a great experience, it reminded be of the Fitbit Flex so much because of how it was tracking my movements. If I stopped working out it will...

Best Budget Smartphone? Lumia 530

Best Budget Smartphone? Lumia 530

Aug 26, 2014

Steve Lewis,The Nokia 520 was the king of the budget smartphones last year. The Windows Mobile device dethroned basically every other budget device in terms of performance, reliability and overall features and styling. This year, Nokia has come up with an upgrade to this Budget Beast: The Lumia 530. Steve Lewis,Powered by a 1.2GHZ Quad core processor and 512MB of ram, this WinMo 8.1 device has 4GB of in-built storage which can be expanded to 128GB with the help of a Micro-SD Card. With popular apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber and WeChat, plus Games like Asphalt 8, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 delivers a fast and Lag-free user experience on the 4-inch LCD Display. Steve Lewis, General Manager at Microsoft Device Sales AU/NZ said: “With high end apps, features and exceptional build quality at an amazing price, the Lumia 530 sets a new benchmark for affordable smartphones.” “Steve Lewis, The Lumia 530 builds on the momentum of the highly successful and category defining Lumia 520 and demonstrates our focus on welcoming more people to the Windows Phone ecosystem with amazing devices for work, home and play,”  Mr Lewis added. You’re all set for media with this new Microsoft Mobile, which brings great apps like MixRadio, and a 5 MegaPixel camera which lets you take Voice-Guided selfies. Steve Lewis,Optus will be launching a prepaid bundle for $129, available from retailers from the 1st September and online from the 8th September.This handset will also be available through leading retailers later in the month. Will you be getting the Lumia 530? Let us know in the comments below! Tech Specs: Operating System Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan Display 4.0” FWVGA LCD display Battery Upto 22hours standby, 13 hours 2G talktime. Battery capacity: 1430mAh Connectivity HSPA+ 21Mbps/5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), BT 4.0, micro-USB Processor 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Camera 5MP Memory 512MB RAM, 4GB eMMC with up to 128GB micro SD card support   Hey, I’m Srivas, and I’m one of the new writers here at Tech4Geeks. My love for tech began one rainy day in ’01, When I got my Playstation 2. I fell in love with the console. Me and my friends would spend long days and...

Ever wanted to experience what being a Mountain feels like?

Ever wanted to experience life as a Mountain? Well, Neither did I. But apparently, some people do, and Double Find Presents has got you covered. After Goat Simulator and ROCK simulator (Yes, that was a thing. I think it still exists on steam), there now exists ‘Mountain‘. Mountain is a ‘Game’ (I use quotes because it’s actually just a glorified live wallpaper) that lets you experience what it’s like being a mountain. For $0.99, you can experience virtual life as a mountain. You float in empty space, experience storms, play host to an ecosystem and enjoy slow rotation. The developer describes the game like this: Leave it open – it’s designed to run in the periphery of your life. Only interact with it when you feel like it. You can play Mountain while playing other games. If you are not playing it, it will play itself. Come on people. Is anyone actually going to play this stuff? I think Steam is going overboard with the Simulators. Leave a comment below if you’re interested in these sort of games. Hey, I’m Srivas, and I’m one of the new writers here at Tech4Geeks. My love for tech began one rainy day in ’01, When I got my Playstation 2. I fell in love with the console. Me and my friends would spend long days and nights playing ATV Offroad fury on it. I got my first smartphone in ’09, the iPhone 3GS. I was really mesmerized at the things I could do with, well, what was essentially a Phone. With that, I began writing on blogs and making video reviews about...

D-Link DIR-880L Review – Performance and Simplicity

D-Link DIR-880L Review – Performance and Simplicity

Aug 10, 2014

D-Link’s brand new router is the DIR-880L, a true 802.11ac router capable of a blazing speed of up to 1,300Mbps using the 5GHz frequency band and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency band at the same time. AC routers have been out for quite a while but hasn’t got much attention unlike your typical dual band router that has been out for years. In able to maximize the best speed you must have a supported devices but if you don’t have them don’t worry, you can still use you old devices. Most features on today’s router such as QOS, Firewall, Web-filtering, Port-forwarding, VPN support using L2TP over IPSec and so on. What separates this to other routers is the cloud feature which will enable you to manage your home network over the Internet using MyDlink portal. In order to get it working you will need an account to access – it’s free. Once you’re good to go you will be able to check your router’s status and manage it. There’s a support for VPN server which you’ll need a profile if you to access your home network securely. A VPN client must be installed – and setup Dynamic DNS to get the most out of this feature. Design The DIR-880L isn’t the most sleek or slim routers on the market but don’t take that reason for not buying this – that would be crazy. The addition of USB 3.0 is a bonus for better response and transfer time. Although the biggest issue I’ve experienced was it took ages to load my 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, I’d say around the 3 mins mark. If you’re going to be mounting your hard drive (FAT32/NTFS) expect a longer waiting time. Once it’s loaded though the experience have been great. I’ve loaded a few of my videos and I was able to stream the with no issues. There’s about 5 seconds buffer to load the video, as expected but that’s about it. Interface   As person who purchased a D-Link router before, I am quite shocked at how far they’ve come in terms of web portal UI. I love how it looks, it’s a lot simpler,...

LG G3: An Overview

LG G3: An Overview

Jul 30, 2014

‘It shoots video in 4K, sir’. This statement pretty much sealed the deal when I was checking out phones yesterday at a store. I walked in expecting to get a One M8, and instead walked out with a Brand new LG G3. At 534 PPI and a whopping resolution of 1440 x 2560, the G3 easily has one of the best displays in the market right now. LG G3’s screen is, quite obviously, crisp and text, videos and games appear extremely sharp. The display is bright, colours appear quite natural, identifying individual pixels is nigh impossible, and sunlight legibility is great. Viewing angles, however, are not great and viewing LG G3’s screen from the sides shows definite colour loss. With a top-notch smartphone, you get top-end hardware. Apart from the best-in-class display, you get a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3,000mAh battery, 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 2.1MP front camera and all the standard connectivity features, including infrared and NFC. It even has wireless charging support and Dolby mobile for enhanced sound.  The LG G3 takes design cues from it’s predecessor. But instead of the glossy plastic from last year, LG has now gone for the brushed metal look. My White version has a textured feel on the back. The design language followed by LG is called Floating Arc. Therefore, the phone is characterized by a curvy design. The back panel is arched, so holding it is very comfortable. You can see slight curves on the edges as well. The design is pleasing to the eye. With the G3, LG has once again positioned the volume and power keys on the back. Just below the camera are the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, with the Power key between them. The volume keys features a textured pattern this time around, while the Power button is circular. These new designs for the buttons look good and make finding the keys with the finger easier.             The Quick Circle case is also a pretty great accessory. It kind of reminds me of the Motorola Razr series. Obviously putting it on is pretty easy, just slide it in. And by default...