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honor 5X Hands On: A Mid-Range Device with a Premium Touch

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 0 views

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honor Malaysia has just launched the much anticipated honor 5X on our shores. Although it is the successor to the honor 4X, the 5X is a markedly different device with a much more premium metal construction; the 4X only had a plastic body. While honor Malaysia has not revealed the price and availability of this device yet, our initial impression of the honor 5X is quite favourable.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom Hands-On: The Photography-Oriented Flagship Smartphone

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 0 views

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Even though we managed to check out the ZenFone Zoom (behind a barricade though) at Mobile World Congress last year, the smartphone has been in development for so long that I seriously believe that it will not see the light of the day. As it turned out, I was wrong as ASUS finally released the device into the market starting in Taiwan last month and followed by Malaysia towards the end of January 2016.

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Lightning Review: Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn – Built for Gaming

by Andrew Cheng · 2 months ago · 1 Comment · 0 views

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Logitech is no stranger in the peripheral business, especially when it comes to gaming mice. In the mechanical keyboard world, however, the company isn’t as well-known. Since the company’s introduction of Logitech G, it is starting to change that.

The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard designed with gamers in mind is the latest from the company. What differentiates this mechanical keyboard from its competition is one thing: the choice of switch. Instead of the more conventional Cherry MX switches, Logitech decided to equip the G310 with its own Romer-G ones. Let’s find out just how different these switches are and how they affect the overall usability of the G310.

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HP Spectre x2 Hands On: A Promising Surface-like Windows Tablet

by Andrew Cheng · 2 months ago · 7 Comments · 0 views

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Just yesterday, HP has officially brought in the Spectre x2 Windows tablet to Malaysia. Retailing at RM3,999, it is by no means an affordable machine. That being said, it’s an interesting alternative to the base model Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which goes for the same price. Here’s our initial impression of the Spectre x2.

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MSI GS40 Phantom Hands On: Light and Capable Gaming Laptop

by Andrew Cheng · 3 months ago · 4 Comments · 0 views

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Officially unveiled to the world just last month, the MSI GS40 Phantom is now available in Malaysia. With a retail price of RM8,999, this is not an affordable gaming laptop; but what do you get for that kind of money? Well, a few things, which may or may not matter to you as a gamer.

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Samsung Gear S2 Hands On: An Interesting Alternative to Android Wear

by Andrew Cheng · 3 months ago · 1 Comment · 0 views

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The Samsung Gear S2 is a far cry from its predecessor, the Gear S. It is sleeker, smaller, and most of all, doesn’t look like a small computer on your wrist. In fact, it looks every bit like a regular wristwatch, which is a step in the right direction if smartwatches were to be widely adopted. After spending some time with the Gear S2, I can say that it’s one promising wearable.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Hands On: The Disruptor

by Andrew Cheng · 3 months ago · 36 Comments · 0 views

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was just launched today in Malaysia at Xiaomi’s first-ever regional event in Kuala Lumpur; even Hugo Barra himself came down here to unveil the device. It’s quite clear to us that the Chinese company is very proud of its latest affordable device, and rightly so: the Redmi Note 2 gives the term “value for money” a whole new meaning.

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Lightning Review: Kingston HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset

by Andrew Cheng · 3 months ago · 5 Comments · 0 views

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Gaming headsets. The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions “gaming headset” is usually too much emphasis on bass and nothing else. The Kingston HyperX Cloud Core, on the other hand, is different. It actually sounds decent with good build quality to boot.

On top of that, this is by far the most comfortable headset I have ever used. For only RM269 (it can even be cheaper if you know where to look), this is one amazing value for money gaming headset.

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A Closer Look At The New Surface Pen, Microsoft Band 2, and HoloLens

by Chief Chapree · 4 months ago · 7 Comments · 0 views

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The recent Windows 10 devices event in New York few weeks ago was a truly massive moment for Microsoft. While a lot of attention were given to the event’s main stars such as Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 XL, there were still couple of additional new products that we managed to briefly see at the event.

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Hands On: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, One of The First Windows 10 Flagship Smartphones

by Chief Chapree · 4 months ago · 10 Comments · 0 views

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First announced at Microsoft’s grand Windows 10 event in New York few weeks ago, the Lumia 950 XL is one of the first smartphone to feature Windows 10 as its native operating system alongside Lumia 950 and Lumia 550. What made it special though is that the Lumia 950 XL is not only the largest device among these new phones but it is also the most premium Windows 10 smartphone at the moment.

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Hands On: Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

by Chief Chapree · 4 months ago · 2 Comments · 0 views

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We now have come to one of the most awaited times of the year for Apple and smartphone enthusiasts out there: the release of a brand new iPhone. As 2015 is an “s” year for the iPhone, this means the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus does not get a huge makeover – though they still come with new features and updated hardware that may prove compelling enough for consumers.

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Hands On: Dell XPS 15 – Not Just a Bigger XPS 13

by Andrew Cheng · 4 months ago · 5 Comments · 0 views

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When the Dell XPS 15 was first shown to the world at Computex 2015, it’s easy to say that it’s just a bigger variant of the XPS 13. At the launch of the XPS 15 today, I managed to spend some time with it. Having previously owned an XPS 13, I can say this with confidence: there’s more to the XPS 15 than size alone.

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