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This post is not sponsored by BenQ. Views and opinions shared here are totally mine and not influenced or altered by BenQ.

I’m pretty sure whenever the term “Gaming Keyboard” pops up, the first image that’d pop in your head would be of a keyboard screaming “Gamer aesthetic” at your face with RGB lights and fancy lighting patterns.

Zowie attempts to subtly break free from that trend with Celeritas II.

The word “Celeritas” literally translates to “Swiftness” or “Speed” which bears true for BenQ Zowie Celeritas II.

How so? Allow me to explain.

Design

Donning a black & red colourway, Zowie Celeritas II is a full sized keyboard with a plastic build. Don’t get me wrong, that plastic is pretty rigid with zero flex. …


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No, this is not a fan-made concept.

Way back in September 2015 when Nextbit launched their Kickstarter, people were taken by surprise. Cloud and Smartphone? How? What? Where?

Fast forward to January 2017, Nextbit got aqcuired by Razer.

What happened in between is pretty interesting.

In case you can’t recollect, here’s a quick recap of Robin’s specs:

  • Memory: 3GB RAM / 32 GB onboard / 100 GB cloud
  • Screen: 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 13MP with PDAF, dual tone flash
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2680 mAh
  • Dual front facing stereo speakers
  • Side mounted Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 72mm x…

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Ultimate Ears’s Boom series speakers are well-known for being LOUD and virtually indestructible. Their latest offering, UE Wonderboom, is no slouch and continues the tradition.

Design

At first glance, it looks like a smushed UE Boom 2 but don’t let it deceive you. On top and bottom, it has a soft rubber finish with fabric mesh running across the middle of its cylindrical shape. This provides ample of cushioning for its 1.5m Drop Proof rating.

Looking on top, it has a loop to hang it anywhere you like and 3 buttons: Pair, Play/Pause/Skip and On/Off.

All 3 buttons are crafted meticulously; Pair button is convex and has a circular motif, Play/Pause/Skip button is literally under the “Ultimate Ears” branding and On/Off button is concave and has a vertical bar. Hence, you can easily distinguish all buttons even when not looking at them. …


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This post is not sponsored by OnePlus. Views and opinions shared here are totally mine and not influenced or altered by OnePlus.

If there was one word to encompass OnePlus, it would be: HYPE.

Since their inception, OnePlus One, the company has been generating hype and it has indeed worked in their favour….mostly.

Remember OnePlus 2? Yeah…that happened.

Leaving their past behind, OnePlus redeemed themselves with the OnePlus 3 and introduced the concept of a mid-cycle refresh, OnePlus 3T.

Following the traditional launch cycle, in June 2017 they introduced the OnePlus 5, or as people exclaimed: “iPhone 7 Plus running on Android”.

Fast forward to December 2017 and world witnessed the launch of OnePlus 5T. It was OnePlus’ debut into the world of “bezel-less” displays with its taller 18:9 (2:1 for you math nerds) aspect ratio display. …


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The following is a response to an opinion piece published on TechPP.

Let’s get one thing out of the way; when I term myself as a “gamer” I’m not implying or painting a facade that I’m a pro gamer with ultra high-end equipment, screaming on the microphone while streaming on Twitch, snacking on Doritos and drinking Mountain Dew to chug it down.

No, consider me as a gaming enthusiast who loves to play games and appreciate the work which goes behind it.

Context

In a nutshell, the aforementioned article set the premise that a “gaming” smartphone is no different than your average flagship smartphone.

I…uh…tend to disagree here.

So, what defines the dedicated “gaming” aspect of a device? …


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4 years and 9 months later, I’m leaving Droid-Now.

Ivan, Dario, Alejandro, Patrick, Marné, Sam, Gio, Mads, Amit, Christine, Raunaq, Samyak, Avi, Kyle, Brie, Ashrit and Menachem;

Thank you for being an amazing team! I couldn’t have asked for more (maybe I could, YOU LAZY AS…)…astounding work, we’ve achieved in our run!

I know we’ve had our differences, ups & downs but we’ve stuck together as a team through thick and thin.

Started from scratch, and now we’re… somewhere.

Ivan, thanks for giving this kid a chance to stand out on the internet.

While it has been immensely fun, it’s time to move on. …


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This post is not sponsored by Nokia/HMD. Views and opinions shared here are totally mine and not influenced or altered by Nokia/HMD.

Nokia.

The word itself is enough to take you down the memory lane and surround you with nostalgia.

There was once a time when Nokia ruled during the Symbian era. Then Microsoft happened and now, it’s time for Nokia x HMD to bring Nokia into the Android Era.

Design

On the front, Nokia 5 has a 5.2" HD (720p) display, 8MP selfie camera, earpiece, and a fingerprint sensor flanked by Back and Overview buttons on either side (Thankfully, they’re backlit).

In the realm of smartphones equipped with 1080p displays as a standard with flagships leading the pack with 2K displays, Nokia 5’s 720p display in 2017 is a joke. …


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This post is not sponsored by Comio. Views and opinions shared here are totally mine and not influenced or altered by Comio.

Admist plethora of smartphone competitors, Comio has attempted to enter the crowd. Does the Comio C1 stand out with it’s price tag of Rs. 5,999?

Let’s find out!

Design

On the front, Comio C1 has a 5" HD (720p) display, 5MP selfie camera, earpiece, and three navigation buttons (Overview, Home, Back) which are not backlit.

The display won’t win any awards but it is decent at best. Given the price, you really can’t complain about the resolution, viewing angles and colour reproduction but hey, sky is the limit!

On the back, it has a 8MP camera coupled with flash, a plastic rear panel and a loudspeaker at the bottom-rear which is surprisingly powerful. Considering it’s price, I totally didn’t expect it to sound that good! …


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This post is not sponsored by Samsung, although they did lend me a Samsung Galaxy A5 for trying out Samsung Pay. Views and opinions shared here are totally mine and not influenced or altered by Samsung.

In the advent of Digital India, modes of digital payment have piqued the interest of Indian citizens. Such modes are being pushed to the consumers for their betterment and convenience.

Readily available internet has also helped in fueling the tremendous adoption rate and people have started becoming comfortable with using the digital payment methods.

One of these digital payment methods is Samsung Pay.

What is Samsung Pay?

Samsung Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service which allows users to make payments using NFC, MST or e-wallets.

How does it work?

Samsung Pay works on 2 main components, NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). …

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