The Difference Between Wired & Wireless Headphones

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The Discrepancy Between Wired & Wireless Earphones

Consider the number of gadgets and gizmos you will have in operation in your house, right now.

As I type this, I am obviously using my computer (a trusty aged eMac that I bought in 2005), the washing machine is bringing its second cycle to a end and my girlfriend is concurrently doing the ironing, viewing a DVD and checking her Facebook with compulsive regularity just in case anything interesting occurs.

Were both coupled to the Internet (despite being a whole room apart) and shes watching her film via a DVD player that is linked to a surround sound system which is consequently connected to that TV. My intention? It is my opinion we have now enough cables in the modern world to last us eight billion lifetimes. That is far too many. Wireless technology may be the way forward, you just see if it is not.

They have to be.

At this speed, if we did not have wireless technology, wed all have to be cyborgs with the next ten years, just to make space for all the cables, that is how disorderly and out of control cables can be.

Because you have no doubt surmised by now, wireless earphones are simply this, headphones without cables, headsets sans cables, headsets sin cables. That, being entirely honest, is the main difference, but scientifically, there are two other discrepancies.

Wireless headsets usually work via a transmitter that connects to your player. They are companionable with just about everything, but its worth checking out that the device will support the headsets before you get them. Just in case.

Wireless headphones are predominantly used in 3 areas, these are:

1) Sports: The advantages of not having wires tangling around you whilst jogging, exercising or weight lifting are obvious. Even if youre serious about music and equally serious about your sporting activities, you really want wireless headphones.
2) Games: Being able to speak with other gamers whilst on line is increasingly more in demand nowadays, again, you do not want to accidentally rip out the cable in the center of the fantastically verbose and overtly scatological, multi lingual stream of abuse that took you hours to track down on Google Translate, do you? No, I did not think so. Today, most gamers prefer to go wireless.

3) Phone Calls: Mobile phone calls are an additional section where it really pays to go wireless. Bluetooth earphones are a large hit with commuters, corporation people and every day clients alike.
Though technically different, wireless headsets are well-matched with most stereos, pcs and mp3 music players. The main divergence, as we said, may be the lack of a wire. You wont be making much of an development when it comes to noise quality, but you will be making your first down payment to a wire free prospect.

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Mulling over population, no one could ever imagine that noise pollution would someday be as acute a concern as air pollution.
The primary reason for this is the loud noisy city backgrounds and the heavy industrial works that are carried on at large scale. Industries such as metallurgy, mining, aviation, construction, and few others have played an active role in contributing to the overall noise pollution, especially in the urban areas.
This is the reason why, numerous organizations are adopting smart and innovative techniques of noise controlling devices so that their workers are safe while they are working. At the same time, these unique and advanced devices help them from adverse hearing loss and other nerve ailments.

One of the devices that have been instrumental in curbing down the noise and its harmful effects are the noise cancelling ear muffs. These devices are designed and set up in a way that it reduces the excess noise as well as results in speech enhancement. These earplugs are suitable for mobile phone calls and offer a two-way radio communication.
They improve the user’s ability to hear the sound amidst high noise backgrounds. The advanced in-built technology efficiently suppresses the excess sound and brings it down to a stable level simultaneously maintaining the original sound quality. Hence, users are able to retain an awareness of their surroundings as they continue their work.

These electronic ear plug protect the wearer against all types of noise. They effectively safeguard the worker from the following kinds of loud sound atmosphere:-
1. Intermittent – workshop, machinery, heavy vehicles
2. Continuous – compressor, motors, pumps
3. Impact – hammer, gunshot, explosion

These earplugs are equipped with an advanced SENS technology that refers to speech enhancement and noise suppression and therefore, offer a total communication solution for enterprises. Some of the advances features of these devices are listed below:-

1. Face to Face – anyone in vicinity
2. Short Range – up to 50 meters to another user
3. Long Distance – Easy connection
4. Two Way Radio or Bluetooth Cell Phone

Today the need to communicate effectively without any hindrance in a high noise surrounding has become extremely important. No matter whatever is your requirement, the market would offer you the best earmuffs and other noise cancelling earplugs that cater to your organization needs and requirements.
Each of these products have to undergo a strict scrutiny process that certifies whether they are fit as per the industry standards. Furthermore, these innovative ranges of earmuffs and earplugs are rugged and perform sound under diverse conditions. At the same time, they are comfortable to ear and the user can modify it according to his suitability with the help of the tactile buttons.

CCFC award the ipotty as 2013’s worst toy

When we found this article we were so excited, having searched for over one year for this, finding it on this website was an thrilling day for yours truly.

headset. earphonesThe Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) has officially selected the ‘iPotty’ (from CTA Digital) as the worst toy of 2013.

In case you’re wondering, the iPotty consists of a basic potty setup, but with the added innovation of a stand for holding an iPad (apparently an aid to toilet training). I’m also assuming that there is an app. There’s always an app.

Once the infant is placed on the potty, the iPad can be rotated 360 degrees around the seat on its stand, meaning that the device can be switched between vertical and horizontal views. The iPotty even has a protective touchscreen for use in case of…Well, you get the idea.

However, that’s not all. You’d think it would be, but it isn’t. The iPotty also has a clip-on cover that converts it into a regular seat, so your child can enjoy a quiet, insular, sedentary activity in the exact same place they just took a dump.

The CCFC’s TOADY (Toys Oppressive and Destructive to Young children) award, a dubious honour that the group bestows upon the worst toy released over a 12-month period, is a rather damning indictment of the iPotty’s usefulness.

Despite being described by its manufacturers as a “comfortable and fun place to learn to use the potty”, the CCFC’s Michelle Salcedo said that, “Children should be aware of the cues in their bodies as they learn. This toy takes this social/emotional focus out of the process and substitutes the hypnotism of a screen,” CCFC voter Alex Reynard added that the iPotty, “not only reinforces unhealthy overuse of digital media, it’s aimed at toddlers. We should NOT be giving them the message that you shouldn’t even take your eyes off a screen long enough to pee.”

He’s got a point.

According to the CCFC, potty training ought to be a time of positive interaction between child and parents. Sigmund Freud also famously suggested that potty training is a vitally important time for the development of a child’s psychology.

The iPotty is available online for about £30, but the iPad itself will need to be sourced separately (they start at about £400, so I’d suggest instructing your child to read a book instead, like the rest of us do).

Evidently, a parent did not design this device, as any parent knows that it is hard enough to get your child to focus on the task at hand in the first place, without throwing a few levels of ‘Angry Birds’ into the mix as well.

Amazingly, were CTA Digital to have marketed this product to a certain variety of adult, I personally believe that it would have been very popular indeed.

Anyway, that’s all from me this year!

Review: Life Blue Tube Air Radiation-Free Stereo Headset

Can not get over how inexpensive the radio accessory is, a tremendous deal for any top-end product!

Over the past several years, cell phones have grown to the point where they have become a very important part of our society. According to International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, CTIA, the percentage of population within the United States which were subscribed to a wireless connection as of June 2010 was a staggering 93%. And if you think about, this does make sense. There are cellular devices available within all price ranges and on a variety of networks which offer various plans depending on the usage required for each person. As a result, it is easy for any person to find the perfect device for them. The largest reason as to why cellular phones have been able to become so important for our society has to be due to how effective a way they are for us to keep in touch with the world surrounding us. It is pretty much essential to have a cell phone in the case of any emergency and it is probably the easiest way, for most people, to reach any family member, friend, co-worker or acquaintance at any time in which they need to. And the capabilities of cell phones has also been growing over the past few years. It is almost getting to the point where having a cell phone is like having a tiny computer in your pocket. There are many cell phones today which are able to connect to the internet wherever network coverage is existent and there are many cell phones which have advanced capabilities such as surfing the web, sending/receiving e-mails/instant messages, GPS navigation, editing documents, viewing attachments, playing games along with the ability to send and receive phone calls and text/picture messages. There are even many phones which include cameras to give you the chance to capture any moment whether it be through picture or video. Many people can agree that cell phones are able to help make our world seem smaller.

While a high majority of people require the use of cellular devices, there are many are not aware of potential long term health risks that can arise from them. Over the past several years, networks have been transmitting signals over high radio frequencies. As a consequence, our heads are closely exposed to radiation. And while there is a proven link between radiation and cancer, the link between cancer and cellular phones has yet to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This is mainly due to the fact that few years in which cellular devices have been transmitting these signals over high radio frequencies is not a large enough period to determine how existent and how serious the risk is. For example, people who start smoking cigarettes and smoke on a regular basis, if they get cancer, usually do not get it until 20-40 years down the line.

These health risks should be enough concern for anybody to look into smarter ways to communicate through mobile devices. There are many experts who recommend using a headset yet they do neglect the fact that for most headsets, the radiation is transmitted through the wire and a percentage of it is transmitted directly inside of the ear, very close to the brain. And Bluetooth headsets do not solve this issue as they too transmit signal through high radio frequencies. This should be troubling since there are so many people within our society who use a cellular device (with our without a headset) including young children.

Up until now, we have yet to see a viable solution which completely eliminates the risk of cancer from the radiation transmitted through cellular phones. Life Blue has created a highly innovative product which can save you and your family from this hazard which can be posed by this vital technology. And as a result, can allow you to continue utilizing cellular phones without having to worry about this major threat. It is a headset which features a design that utilizes a hollow tube similar to a stethoscope to eliminate the possibility of radiation reaching your head. This tube also acts as a special sound pressure chamber to enhance the sound and deliver crystal clear sound quality.

I was recently able to get my hands on one of these amazing headsets to test it out. I came away with a very positive impression by the overall quality of this headset. The first thing which really surprised me, in a good way, was the quality of the sound. Given that it sends sound through a tube and is different from the design of any other headset on the market, I did not know what to expect in terms of sound quality. And, I must say that it sounded similar to the expensive Bluetooth headset that I use on a daily basis. While, I rarely ever use corded headsets, this particular one stuck me as very practical. It features a tangle free expansion cord that can be adjusted to the perfect length so that there is no messy wire hanging out from me. This particular headset is also a stereo headset meaning that it can be placed into both ears. I have found it to be perfect for use with both cellular phones as well as MP3 players. Also, this headset includes two jacks, one 2.5mm and one 3.5mm. And can therefore work with most mobile phones and MP3 players including devices by Apple, RIM, HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and more. It is made up of a durable plastic and in terms of build quality, seems like it can rival many more expensive headsets. While I had never given much thought to these health risks of mobile phones up until recently, the research I have done has helped me see that the smartest thing I can possibly do is to protect myself in whichever I can. After being able to test this headset. I have little doubt that the most intelligent thing I can possibly do would be to carry one wherever I go and use it whenever I possibly can. So I had to purchase one for myself and highly recommend that you check it out as well.

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I had used several headphone till date and most of you must have as well. However, most of them – affordable or expensive – do have some missing aspects. But Zoook – a new entrant in the Indian handset market – has come out with a headphone called Zoook ZB BHP110L which is armed with all features that you would expect in such a device.
Here is our take on the Zoook ZPBHP110L headphone.

Features
The Zoook ZB BHP110L comes with all the features that you can thing of in a headphone. To start with it can be used as a Bluetooth headphone and even a wired headset with the use of a supplied cord. It has got a micro SD card slot as well, so you just need to load your micro SD card with songs and music that you want to listen and you are good to go; so it eliminates the need of another music device like phone or tablet. Moreover, you don’t need to remove the micro SD card to load it with songs; just plug it into a PC using the supplied connector (you can use any regular micro USB to full USB connector too) to transfer your music from PC to this headphone.

Besides, ZB BHP110L has FM radio as well. Just tune it once and you are good to go. Since it comes with Bluetooth functionality, you can anyway connect it to a Bluetooth device to enjoy music as well.

The Zoook ZB BHP110L has a 400 mAh Li-Polymer battery of its own which, according to the company, gets charged within 4 hours and provides 6 hours of play time, or 10 hours of talktime, or 100 hours of standby.

Now let’s look at its design and performance part.

Design
The Zoook ZB BHP110L looks like many other headphones but its design makes it comfortable to use. To start with, it has got an adjustable head gear. The over-the-ear earpiece is separated from the headband by another multi-directional swivel, providing the needed adjustments.

The right side earpiece harbours an LCD display where you can see various modes – Bluetooth, FM, micro SD card. It has the micro SC card slot, volume rocker, micro USB port and the auxiliary port. The volume rocker is also meant to change the tracks and modes. An LED indicator is also there that informs you about the FM radio and Bluetooth related status. The left side earpiece has the power button, a call receiving/rejecting button, and an LED indicator.

As far as looks goes, the Zoook ZB BHP110L does not disappoint either. The headphone comes in black colour but Zoook has wisely provided blood red colour stripes around the cushions and in the head gear that not only break the monotony but also enhances its look by multifold. The black cushions look does not look cheap and are quite comfortable; no matter how long you use, it won’t strain your ears.

The headphone look quite sturdy but the absence of a proper travel charger makes it difficult to carry it around. If you keep it in your bag along with your other stuff without any covering, there may be a chance to damage its body or the cushions.

Performance
Due to so many options, you may feel a bit odd to use it. Hence you should first read its manual thoroughly as it contains all the vital elements. Playing music via TF card is the most easiest option. Just connect the headphone with the PC and load it with your album. Then using the volume rocker, choose the TF card option (it will be displayed in the LCD display). Once done, it will start playing songs from the SD card. To change to the next track you have to short press the volume rocker towards the forward icon; a short press towards the backward icon will play the previous icon will play the previous song. To increase the volume, you have to press and hold the rocker towards the forward sign; similarly press and hold the volume rocker towards the previous sign to decrease the volume.

Connecting to Bluetooth devices is also quite easy. Note that this device is by default switch on with Bluetooth mode. If you are using the TF card mode it will start with TF mode itself. As per Zoook, you need to press and hold the Play/Pause button to activate Bluetooth mode from TF mode but that seldom happens and the device jumps from FM radio to TF mode. The search for devices from your phone/tablet; this headphone will be shown by the name – Zoook ZB BHP110L. Select it and click OK on your mobile phone. If password is needed then input 0000. The device will indicate with the green light flashing for 3-5 seconds until the connection is successful.

In the same way you can connect to the FM radio. But in FM radio mode, to change volume you have to press and hold the pause button while to change frequency short press the volume rocker towards the forward/backward icon. When you first get into the FM radio mode a short press of play/pause button will let the headphone to search the frequencies.

Though it sounds easy, it is quite difficult to change frequencies and volume in the FM radio mode as the volume rocker is relatively tiny (especially for those with fat fingers). Also you need to practice a lot before you could master the control. Also, the phone does not properly search for the frequencies.

As far as battery back up is concerned, we have no differences with the official claim. It does provide about 5-6 hours of playback and it does able to hold on to charge for about 3 days comfortably. The headphone also have no issues whatsoever when it comes to Bluetooth connectivity.
However, the headphone lacks the essential bass levels which thus results in a little bit below par experience. Slightly better bass levels would have made this an awesome device.

Conclusion
The Zoook ZB BHP110L is no doubt is the best headphone in the market (at its current price of around Rs 2,600) as it provides ample features including FM radio, TF card, and Bluetooth. It has got its own battery which too offers decent back up. The headphone has an attractive design as well.
Zoook ZB BHP110L
A slightly better bass level and a less clumsy volume rocker would have made this irresistible. Zoook should have thus armed it with a separate button to change tracks/frequencies/modes.

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PC gaming is poised to break free from the desktopit just needs a device that delivers fast frame rates and lush graphics in an affordable, portable package. Enter the Razer Edge Pro, a Windows 8 tablet built expressly for playing PC games on the go. The hardware even comes with an optional controller accessory that turns the tablet into a handheld game console.

But Razer’s pitch goes way beyond gaming. The company is marketing the Edge Pro as a multi-purpose machine that can replace your laptop, desktop, tablet, and, yes, even your Xbox, PS3 and Wii. After using the premier version of Razer’s new tablet as my primary device for a week, I think it comes close to delivering on its multi-disciplinary promiseif you’re willing to make some compromises.

In terms of raw processing performance, sure, the tablet can do everything.
First, the good news: It works. Thanks to a Core i7 processor and discrete Nvidia graphics, the tablet is powerful enough to run Far Cry 3 and Dishonored at decent frame rates. And thanks to Windows 8 Pro, it can run legacy desktop applications, including essential gaming utilities like Steam, uPlay and the launchers for World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2. The Edge Pro also easily chews through productivity applications, handling the processor-intensive Photoshop with aplomb.

The bad news: Whether youre playing games, watching movies, editing images, or writing tablet reviews, the Edge Pro requires significant compromises. In terms of raw processing performance, sure, the tablet can do everything. But in terms of ergonomics, convenience, display quality and price, the tablet falls short of more specialized, cheaper devices. We reviewed the highest spec’ed version of the Edge Pro, and at $1450, it proved to be a luxury product for hardcore PC gamers only.

But at least it’s a luxury product that solves a nagging PC gaming problem: Finding killer performance in a reasonably portable package.

Durable chassis with a disappointing display

Compared to the Surface Pro, Razers matte black Edge Pro feels chubby. It weighs roughly 2.25 pounds and measures just over 20 mm thick, whereas Microsoft’s high-end tablet is just 2 pounds and 13.5 mm thick. Razers tablet is durable: it doesnt have the advantage of Gorilla Glass or a fancy VaporMg chassis, but it survived a week gallivanting around San Francisco in my crowded messenger bag without so much as a scratch. Its composite aluminum body feels cheap to the touch, yet holds up under significant wear and tear.

Even when using the Edge Pro as a regular Windows 8 tablet, sans accessories, the weight of the hardware is noticeable.
While certainly functional, the Edge Pro’s 10.6-inch, 1366-by-768 pixel screen is a letdown when watching movies, playing games or doing pretty much anything thats predicated on visual fidelityin short, everything that the Edge Pro is designed to excel at. Its a serviceable platform for playing Skyrim, but I cant help but envy the iPad’s Retina display or even the bright, 1920-by-1080 screen on the Surface Pro. The Edge Pro looks shabby by comparison, and its just not bright enough to use in direct sunlight. This is hardly a deal-breaker, but it does mean youll need to draw the shades during daylight gaming sessions.

Razer earns respect for cramming so much processing performance into a tablet chassis. But with PC power comes PC problems.
The 10-point capacitive touchscreen is big enough for playing games, as long as you run them full screen. I had no issues browsing the web or using Windows 8 apps, but I felt cramped while trying to manage multiple desktop applications on the Edge Pros limited real estate. Its a problem thats easily solved by hooking up the tablet to an external display, but youll have a difficult time doing so without purchasing the dock accessory, as the Edge Pro tablet itself sports just a single USB 3.0 port.

Bottom line: To use the Edge Pro as a full-fledged desktop PC replacement, an HDTV gaming console or a mobile gaming machine, you must invest in Razers portfolio of pricey peripherals.

If you choose to shell out $99 for the Edge docking stationwhich packs three extra USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI out port, a mic jack, a stereo port, and a jack for the power adapteryou wont have any trouble outputting to a full 1080p display. I connected the tablet to both a 24-inch Gateway monitor and a 40-inch Mitsubishi HDTV via HDMI, and it effortlessly drove each display at 1920-by-1080. To this extent, the Edge Pro actually doubles as a decent desktop gaming PCif youre willing to pay for the docking station and deck it out with a keyboard, mouse, monitor and headset.

Razer earns respect for cramming so much processing performance into a tablet chassis. But with PC power comes PC problems. Play a processor-intensive game like Dishonored for more than a minute, and youll feel the heatliterally.

Despite the integration of heat-dissipating grilles along the top-rear edge of the tablet chassis, the tablet consistently became almost too hot to handle during gaming sessions. I passed it around to a few friends and nobody found it painfully hot, but we all agreed that the Edge Pro is uncomfortably warm to the touch while running PC games. Its not a deal-breaker, but Razer might consider adding lap warmer to the Edge Pros already lengthy list of functions.

As far as fan noise, the Edge Pro emits a noticeable hum during processor-intensive use. I found it inoffensive and easy to ignore, but your tolerance may vary.

Best-in-class performance

The Edge Pros go-for-broke hardware helped the tablet earn top marks in PCWorld’s suite of performance benchmarks. Razer sent us the premium version of the tablet, so our tests were able to tap into a 1.9GHz Core i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a discrete NVIDIA GT 640M LE GPU alongside the standard Intel HD 4000 graphics chip.

Our review unit, which you can order now on Razers website for $1450, also came with a 256GB SSD. The standard $1300 Edge Pro comes with a more modest 128GB SSD. And if you want to spend even less money, a cool $1000 will get you the basic Edge tablet, which sports the same discrete Nvidia GPU, but comes with a Core i5 processor, a 64GB SSD, and just 4 GB of RAM.

The top-of-the-line Edge Pro tablet runs contemporary PC games like Crysis 3 at playable framerates.
The premium-priced Edge Pro delivers fantastic performance that helps justify its $1450 price tag. For one, we saw 73 frames per second running Dirt Showdown at native resolution. Thats more than twice what Microsofts Surface Pro was able to deliver in the same test, and confirms that the Edge Pro is the best gaming tablet on the market.

Razers beast also outperformed the Surface Pro, The Acer W700 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 in our PCMark 7 suite of productivity tests, including our Photoshop CS6 image editing tests and the 3DMark11 graphics rendering tests. Granted, the Edge Pro has a lower native resolution that the competition, and this makes it easier for the tablet to deliver high frame rates in games. But when you view all the benchmark results together, it’s clear the machine is purpose-built for performance.

The flipside of all this fantastic performance is poor battery life. The Edge Pro was pitiful in our battery rundown test, burning through a full charge in just under four hourssix with the extended battery attached. Of all the Windows 8 hybrids weve tested, only the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist fared worse. And thats just in our lab tests, which are actually a little forgiving because they rely on looping video playback and automated PCMark 7 tests to drain the battery. While running demanding PC games on the Edge Pro, I routinely ran the battery dry after two to three hours of continuous play.

This presents a significant problem for real-world use: The utility of a portable gaming machine that can only run for a couple of hours is dubious at best. The brief battery life isnt an issue if youre just puttering around your Steam library from the comfort of your couch, but its a complete deal-breaker if youre on a long plane trip or otherwise isolated from a power outlet for more than a few hours.

The 256GB SSD in our review unit was more than spacious enough to install Windows 8, a few productivity programs, benchmarking software, and a handful of games with large storage footprints (Skyrim, Far Cry 3, XCOM and Sleeping Dogs) with plenty of space left over. Even the 128GB SSD in the basic version of the Edge Pro seems spacious enough if you dont load it up with an excess of music, movies and games. The 64GB SSD in the base Edge tablet concerns us, though, given the storage requirements of Windows 8 and most modern PC games.

Accessories required

Its impossible to discuss the Edge Pro without delving into its accessories, which Razer sells separately at premium prices. Three are available at the time of this review: a $99 Docking Station, a $249 Gamepad Controller, and a $69 Razer Edge extended battery, which inserts inside the Gamepad Controller. Razer’s engineers are also working on a keyboard dock, which should be available by the holidays. Its price is still unknown, but it’s slated to support the extended battery.

The docking station resembles a sleek USB hub. Along the rear are three USB 2.0 ports, audio out and mic jacks, an HDMI 1.4 port, and a power jack for the Edge power supply. The idea is to set up the station next to your PC or TV, plug in all the requisite cables for your display, mouse, keyboard, and so on, and then just plop the Edge into the dock when you get home and use it as your desktop PC or gaming console.

Plug the tablet into the docking station (sold separately) and use it’s suite of ports to hook up three additional USB devices and drive external hardware via HDMI and audio out.
I did both, and Im happy to report the Edge Pro performs very well in either capacity. Its a little challenging to find decent PC games that support multiple players using gamepads, but my friends and I had a fantastic time playing through Double Fines The Cave on a 40-inch HDTV. The Edge Pro performed equally well when docked with my mouse, keyboard and 24-inch monitorthe extra screen space and input control make the Edge Pro shine as a desktop replacement.

Of course, if youre away from the docking station and want to play anything other than simple touch-based games on the Edge Pro, youll need to either plug a controller into the tablets sole USB 3.0 port, or jack into the optional $249 Gamepad Controller, which cocoons the tablet in a considerable amount of extra hardware.

The Gamepad Controller gives you console-style button controlsa welcome feature when playing many PC games. But the accessory is also a hefty investment in terms of both price and poundage: When you slot in the extended battery, the machined aluminum chassis adds more than two pounds and almost four inches to the tablet. This expanded form factor is manageable, but I needed to curl up on a couch when using the Edge Pro in all its mobile gaming glory for more than 15 minutes at a stretch. The ergonomics are challenging, and many seating positions just won’t work.

The Edge Pro is at its bestand heaviestwhen jacked into the gamepad chassis (which conceals a slot for an extended battery.)
The chassis is sturdytheres no danger of snapping the thin supports that link the hand grips to the shelland conceals motors that deliver surprisingly satisfying vibrational feedback during game play. Razers design clearly duplicates Microsofts Xbox 360 for Windows gamepad, with two analog joysticks, a directional pad, four face buttons (A, B, X, Y), and the requisite Start and Select buttons.

Six triggers crown the two cylindersthree on either sideand all are within comfortable reach of your index fingers. Using the directional pad and face buttons isnt as comfortable, because each button cluster is nestled about an inch beneath an analog stick. This is a cramped arrangement, and when you’re quickly moving your thumbs back and forth between the controls, fatigue sets in quickly. Given how much real estate is available on each cylinder, its hard to understand why Razer built the buttons and sticks so close together.

Can a tablet really fulfill all your gaming needs?

The Razer Edge Pro is the most powerful Windows 8 tablet PCWorld has ever seen. Sure, its not as sleek as the competition, but the extra girth is an acceptable compromise in exchange for the power of an Nvidia GPU and a Core i7 processor.

More importantly, its solid proof that Razer can successfully build a Windows tablet that runs the latest PC games at playable frame rates. The Edge Pro is expensive and cumbersome, but it works: It lets you play Skyrim in bed, and that alone makes it a must-buy for a subseta very, very rich subsetof PC gaming enthusiasts.

My biggest problem with the Edge Pro is that its so clearly a luxury product. Razer built a Windows 8 tablet that only gamers could love, and even then only if they shell out almost two grand for the premium model with all the optional accessories. For that price, you could pick up an Xbox 360, a Nexus 7 and enough hardware to build your own gaming PC, and still have a little cash left over for games. The Edge Pro simply isnt a practical replacement for any device save perhaps a Windows tablet, and even there it cant match the price, portability or convenience of the Microsoft Surface Pro and its Type keyboard covers.

The Edge Pro is an amazing piece of kit, but it’s hard to recommend it to anyone but a hardcore PC gaming enthusiast. If you want a Windows 8 device for any other purpose, you’d be better served by a Surface Pro or a Windows 8 hybrid, at least until Razer improves upon the Edge Pro’s design shortcomings. It’s just a few ounces, inches and dollars from being a game-changing product.

Review: Beats Studio by Dr Dre Hi Def Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones

When we found this informative article we were so pleased, having searched for over a year for this, discovering it on this website was an thrilling day for me.

My Beats Studio By Dr. Dre Review…If you are wondering whether the Beats Studio by Dr. Dre – Hi Def Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones are worth the money, I am hopeful by the end of this article you will have a better idea of the answer.

I do enjoy music and have been known to buy various gadgets before but never in my mind did I think I would spend this much on a pair of high def headphones. In my review, I will cover the features and reasons that helped me open my pocket book. Was it a good choice? Read on to find out…

There is one disclaimer to this review. I am not some major audiophile and don’t understand the science behind the sound. This is not going to be a hard core audio review. I’m just a regular guy that enjoys great sound. So please keep that in mind as you are reading my musings.

Before purchasing the Beats Studio by Dr. Dre I compared them to the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo. I decided on the more expensive Studio because of the better sound quality and greater amount of noise canceling.
>>>> Click Here To Buy Now <<<<Black – Beats Studio See all 3 photos White – Beats Solo See all 3 photos The Features That Stood Out…So what are the main features of the Studio headphones?

Although the size at first may scare you off, the benefit is a larger speaker which provides deeper rich bass

The cables are made my Monster which provide a clear and balanced sound

The ear padding is spacious and comfortable

The cable has built in buttons which lets you take calls on your iPhone as well as other smart phones

The headphones were designed to eliminate external noise for maximum noise cancelling effect

The headphones have a folding design with a nice case

Style. These headphones look great. From the packing to the quality these shout style.
The Beats Studio by Dr. Dre – Hi Def Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones come in two colors: black and white. The black one’s are sleek and have vibrant red on the sides. The cables that come with the headphones are very sturdy. This is not some flimsy wire that will become defective in a month or two.

Even though the Studio and the Solo fold and fit into a case, I doubt you will be lugging these off to the gym — they just seem to bulky for that. In theory, you could but the ear buds version probably are more practical for carrying around.
Although some reviewers of this product felt differently. One reviewer wrote “for taking the headphones on-the-go and for traveling, the Monster Beats win again in terms of portability. The Monster Beats can be collapsed nicely and comes with a nice protective case to store it in”. Once again, for my purposes I will not be carrying these around but I do see how others might want to bring them everywhere.

Thumbs Up For Beats Studio… See all 3 photos Why I Bought The Beats Studio Headphones…So what sold me on these? It comes down to the sound. I’ve read some of the techno folks negative comments but to my untrained ear the sound is mind blowing — to me worth every penny. The high def sound is rich and deep. One reviewer wrote “the sound quality is awesome while listening to music, even watching regular TV on the treadmill is an enhanced experience.” I agree with these comments and do feel that my overall listening experience has increased because of the rich sound quality.

The noise cancellation is a great feature too. While in the same room as my girlfriend who is watching TV, I am oblivious with my Beats Studio on. In the past, the sound from the TV would bleed into the ear buds I would be wearing. Blocking out the external noise is great and adds to my overall enjoyment. It makes listening to just about anything fun!

One other pleasant surprise about Beats Studio by Dr. Dre – Hi Def Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones was the integration with my iPhone (and other smart phones). I can take a call while wearing these which is an added benefit.

Is there anything negative to say? Well, yes but it is a minor one, the Beats Studio require 2 AAA batteries. Frankly, for me, this is not a big deal. You can get batteries for nothing now days and so far I haven’t needed to change them. I can see leaving the switch on though and probably needing to replace the batteries sooner than I like but all in all not a big deal. By the way, The Solo’s do not need batteries so if the batteries scare you off — check out the Beats Solo. If you value sound quality and noise canceling, don’t let the need for batteries scare you off.

Overall, I feel my money was well spent on these. Frankly, I fully expected to return them but after using them they are a keeper.

I hope after reading my Beats Studio by Dr. Dre – Hi Def Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones review you have a better idea of whether these are the headphones for you.

The listening experience alone is enough to make you want to buy a set of Dr. Dre Studio Beats Headphones. Add to this an extremely stylish and clean design, you have a definite winner on your hands.

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