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Hands On: Xiaomi Mi 4i – Inspired By India, Built For The World

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 11 Comments · 6.5k views

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As promised, Xiaomi yesterday officially unveiled its brand new global smartphone in the form of the Mi 4i in New Delhi, India. This is the first time that the company has launched a product that is specifically targeted for markets outside of China, and the device apparently has been under development for the past 18 months according to Hugo Barra, the Vice President of Xiaomi Global.

Hence, it is not surprising to see that the country is the first market to receive the new smartphone but worry not, Mi Fans in Malaysia: you can expect to see Mi 4i to be on sale starting in May. In the meantime, read on further to have a closer look at the new smartphone.

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Review: OnePlus One – The Affordable Flagship Killer

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 7 Comments · 5.7k views

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2014 was a watershed year for smartphones. With the emergence of the Chinese smartphone makers, virtually every major smartphone company was caught off-guard. Consumers now had access to better made smartphones at significantly lower prices; who would want to pay double the amount for virtually the same phone?

In the midst of all this, another smartphone maker came virtually out of nowhere. Calling themselves OnePlus, the company released the OnePlus One or what it called the “2014 Flagship Killer”, boasting premium hardware for about half the price of, say, the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Now that we’re into 2015, is this still one of the best value-for-money smartphones you can buy?

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge – The Empire Strikes Back

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 6 Comments · 6.1k views

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“Dude, is that the new S6 edge?”

It was like a scene right out of a TV commercial. But there I was, in my neighbourhood mamak coffee shop with some friends when I took the Galaxy S6 edge out of my pocket when my non-tech savvy friend asked that very question. I’ve had my fair share of curious glances and questions with the devices I use, but this, frankly, was the first with a Samsung.

This on its own is already a big win for Samsung, but read on.

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Review: Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse – Superior Mouse That Comes At A Cost

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 787 views

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Corsair recently rebranded their gaming division, bringing along a new logo and a more straightforward name – Corsair Gaming. The Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse is one of the new products spawned under the redesigned Corsair Gaming division.

It is a gaming mouse with an 8,200 dpi laser sensor, Omron switches, 8-programmable buttons, sold for RM269 inclusive of GST. Is it a gaming mouse that is worth the bang for buck, or is it just another overpriced gaming product?

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Hands On with Microsoft Surface 3: The Thinnest and Lightest Surface Tablet To Date

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 4.3k views

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Almost 10 months after Surface Pro 3 was first revealed to the world, Microsoft has decided to unleash yet another Surface tablet last month in the form of Surface 3. In many ways, it can be seen as a more affordable version of Surface Pro 3; just like how Surface RT and Surface 2 were to Surface Pro 1 and Surface Pro 2 respectively.

Instead of running Windows RT which has been discontinued for good, the Surface 3 runs on full-blown Windows 8.1 which means users are able to install proper desktop applications on it alongside Windows 8-style apps. Read on further to have a closer look at the latest addition to Microsoft’s family of Surface tablets.

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Review: Honor 4X – Excellent Mid-Range Smartphone with Little Flaws

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 11 Comments · 11.3k views

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Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, definitely turned more than a few heads when it unveiled the Honor 3C. More recently, the Honor 6 is also quite a noteworthy device, boasting flagship hardware with a very affordable price tag of RM999 – well, RM1,059 now due to GST. That being said, how did the Honor 4X fare? Can this RM619 smartphone live up to its siblings’ popularity?

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[Update: Now With Video] Review: Aorus X7 Pro – A Roaring Gaming Beast Unleashed

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 3.2k views

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Aorus unleashed this beast, the X7 Pro and it got us thinking, is this just another gaming laptop or does it have more to offer? The design and quality build screams gaming as it does not want to be locked up in an office room. Sporting an intimidating all black exterior and two graphic cards powered with a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Aorus X7 Pro is definitely a performer. The real question is: Is it worth the price?

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Hands-On: HyppTV Everywhere For DiGi Customers

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 2.1k views

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In case you missed our earlier report, TM will be announcing HyppTV Everywhere service that is formulated exclusively for DiGi customers on 13 April. However, it turns out that DiGi customers already able to utilize them immediately according to what we have experienced just moments ago.

Not only that, the FAQ on HyppTV Everywhere’s official website has been updated with information regarding HyppTV Everywhere for DiGi customers. Read more below to discover what we’ve learned regarding the service.

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Xiaomi Mi Headphones: A Sound Engineer’s Review

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 32 Comments · 18k views

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Xiaomi’s first entry into the premium headphones market is here. The Mi Headphones are targeted at audio enthusiasts seeking for “true sound representation” priced at a level that is accessible by more than just enthusiasts. From our review of the Mi In-Ear Piston earphones, we already know what Xiaomi is capable of with its audio products, but how would these headphones fare in the trained ears of an audio engineer?

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Review: The Order 1886 – Great Game, Poor Execution

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 2.1k views

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The Order 1886 had a lot of promises. This PlayStation 4 exclusive caught many gamers attention with its “cinematic approach” and beautiful graphics. After spending a good five to six hours with it, I was unfortunately left a little disappointed. However, I do need to clarify one thing: The Order 1886 was a very enjoyable experience.

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Review: HP Omen – Premium Looks with a Price to Match

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 5 Comments · 3.9k views

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HP definitely surprised a few of us when it unveiled the Omen. This particularly sleek gaming laptop marks the company’s return to the gaming laptop market; since HP hasn’t exactly ventured much into this market, it is definitely planning to change that with the Omen. However, how does it stack up against other gaming laptops? Is the Omen more style than substance?

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Hands-On and First Impressions: ASUS ZenBook UX305

by Terry Bass · 1 month ago · 18 Comments · 6.1k views

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Just yesterday, ASUS officially launched its latest iteration of the ZenBook series, the ZenBook UX305. This new laptop receives several hardware changes from its predecessor, the ZenBook UX32VD. Boasting speed, slimness and aesthetics, the ZenBook UX305 is indeed pretty on the eyes, so we were more than happy to take a quick look at the new ZenBook.

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