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Hands On: honor Zero Smartwatch

by Andrew Cheng · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 2.2k views


When honor launched the honor 7 in London, it didn’t come as a surprise; but no one expected the company to reveal that the honor Zero smartwatch will be making its way to Europe in the fourth quarter of 2015. The fact that consumers can decide what it will be called is even more surprising, seeing how the winner will get the opportunity to try out honor products for the next five years.

While this is very exciting news for fans of honor and smartwatches in general, how does the honor Zero fare as a smartwatch?

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Hands On: honor 7 – the Most Premium honor Device Yet

by Andrew Cheng · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 2.6k views


honor has just launched its new smartphone, the honor 7, in London. As the company’s latest flagship device, almost every single aspect of the honor 7 has been improved over its predecessor, the honor 6. In some ways, it even surpasses the honor 6 Plus. After spending some time with it, I can safely say the honor 7 is the company’s best offering yet.

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Review: Asus ROG G501 – a Slim and Light Premium Gaming Laptop

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 11 Comments · 6.3k views


Asus has been releasing one slim laptop after another. The UX305, for one, is an extremely slim and lightweight laptop that offers plenty value for money. The ROG G501, on the other hand, is a much beefier offering. While it’s not as slim or light as the UX305, it’s one of the thinnest and lightest gaming laptops in the market with a gorgeous chassis. The top-of-the-line model even comes with a 4K display. But the question is: is the ultra-sharp display more of a gimmick, or is there a practical side to it? 

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(Update: Now With Video) Hands On: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 2.1k views

Alongside the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung also introduced a new addition to the Galaxy S6 family. Call it a crossover Galaxy S/Note hybrid, but the S6 edge+ is the first flagship phablet from Samsung that isn’t a Galaxy Note.

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(Update: Now With Video) Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 12k views

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note is here. The Galaxy Note 5 has been officially unveiled a few weeks earlier from its traditional IFA launch at a separate Samsung Unpacked here in New York, where we were able to take a closer look at the company’s greatest flagship phablet yet.

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Hands On: ASUS ZenPad 7.0

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 2.7k views

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Back in June at Computex 2015, ASUS has unveiled plenty of new devices under its Zen series which was previously rather limited to notebooks and smartphones. One such device is ZenPad 7.0 – itself is just one of several ZenPad tablets that the Taiwanese company launched at the event.

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Is the 2015 MacBook Pro the Ultimate Portable Laptop?

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 64 Comments · 11.6k views


I used to be a Windows-only guy. If you asked me a few months back if I would ever get a MacBook over any Windows laptop, I would’ve glared at you…intensely. Never in my lifetime would I imagine using a MacBook as my daily driver.

All of that went out the window (pun intended) after spending some time with my 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Quick Look: ASUS Z170 Motherboards For Intel 6th Gen Core Processors Pt. 1 – Signature Series and Republic of Gamers

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.4k views

ASUS Z170-Deluxe and ROG Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme

After much delay, Intel’s 6th generation Core processors which are also known via their codename Skylake are finally here (more on that shortly). At the same time, Intel has announced the availability of the equally new Z170 chipset that are designed to support the first two Skylake chips – Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K – which are meant for enthusiasts.

As expected, ASUS is one of the manufacturers that already prepared Z170-based motherboards for consumers to get their hands on and we managed to get a sneak preview of them during a regional media preview in Bangkok few weeks ago.

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Review: vivo X5Pro – When Only Looks Matter

by Andrew Cheng · 4 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 2.2k views


vivo made headlines when it first unveiled one of the thinnest Android smartphones in the market, the X5Max. The X5Pro, on the other hand, isn’t as thin (6.39mm vs 5.08mm). In fact, both devices have almost the same specifications, although the X5Pro is priced lower at RM1,599 (the X5Max goes for RM1,799). That being said, that price is still quite high for a Snapdragon 615-equipped smartphone.

Giving it the benefit of the doubt, I took the X5Pro for a spin and spent a good few weeks with it.

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Hands On: HTC One E9+, an Affordable Version of the Flagship One M9+

by Huei Song · 1 month ago · 5 Comments · 2k views

HTC One E9 Plus Hands On

The HTC One E9+ has finally landed in Malaysia. The device packs the best of the company’s flagship, HTC One M9+, but into a plastic shell and with a much more affordable price tag of RM1,899. We spent a couple of hours with the device, and here’s our first impression.

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Hands On: Armaggeddon MKA-5, MKA-11 and MKA-13 RGB Mechanical Keyboards

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 1.6k views

armaggeddon-mech-keyboards-hands-on-8The Armaggeddon MKA-11 Spectral Hawk.

Earlier today, Armaggeddon has unveiled three new mechanical keyboards: the tenkeyless MKA-5 Black Hawk and the full-sized MKA-11 Spectral Hawk and MKA-13 Chroma Hawk keyboards. We were told these boards will be affordable, and if it’s true, mechanical keyboard lovers will want to give these a consideration.

For what it’s worth, I had a quick hands on session with these three keyboards, and I’m rather impressed.

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Hands On: Acer XR341CK 34-Inch UltraWide QHD Curved Monitor, With Adaptive-Sync and Flicker Free Tech

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · No Comments · 1.8k views

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Curved design first hit the TV scene around two years ago and it doesn’t take long before the trend spill over to monitors. At this moment, plenty of established monitor brands have their own curved offering including Acer which has just launched its brand new XR341CK Curved Monitor in Malaysia earlier this week.

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