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Design,Form Factor

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In the Hands-on, we did mention about how compact the Redmi 2 was, and the only concern could be about the 1gig of RAM, not the design. Slimmer bezels, a non-glossy back and the smooth curves on the sides sum it up on why I like the form factor of the Redmi 2. While the smooth finish on the back doesn’t retain fingerprints and the smuges often noticed. The screen is a fingerprint magnet and just below the displat are the 3 navigation buttons with the LED notification light that lets you know the notification and even let you know that the battery is charged or is low and needs to be charged.
It has a 4.7 inch screen with multi-touch capability,that makes you feel comfortable.The removeable back cover that wraps and protects the egdes to the meet of the screen panel. It has 2 SIM-Slots and a MicroSD slot with along side a 2200 mAh user-replacement battery.Now let’s swith to it’s display.

DISPLAY

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The display o Redmi 2 has the same resolution i.e. 720×1280 pixels, while it comes with the AGC Dragontrail glass protection that helps you to protect from the scratches. The screen is reflective and this is the only issue with regards. As the display is actually very good with the colors, and the sharpness was quite there.

OS, User Interface
The Redmi 2 has the MIUI v6 on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, and unlike what we felt like on the first impression, the MIUI v6 feels much smoother than the v5, and speedly in response. everything including navigating b/wthe screens, transitions, opening and closing apps is very smooth now, and that is quite a good news, for those who hated the previous version of MIUI for being slow in response. Its has an in-built NAVI Launcher.
The notification panel wastes quite some space on the sides, making it look smaller and thus, not easier to navigate and access the notification.Even in the quick settings, the music player widget seemed to have taken much space, making the quick settings available on scrolling down. But get into the settings, and you are welcomed by some very good options.
The floating notifications come very handy when you are using any full screen apps, as games and camera app take up entire screen area, and incoming calls usually distract in such cases, but the floating notifications are little widget-like pop ups that appear on the full screen apps. There is some bloatware but a worrying lot, as most of the apps that are pre-installed, come handy at times.
Under the settings, some important ones are Do Not Disturb, Lite Mode, Notification light settings, Options to toggle navigation button functions, and the connectivity settings we’ll talk about, below. For someone who wants an even simpler interface, the Lite Mode should be a good one, presenting with a Windows Phone-like UI, having large tile icons for important apps, and nothing else.

CAMERA

Camera Test

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Now you might think of camera. Am I right?
So now let me tell you abou the Rear camera. It has 13 Mega Pixels with auto focus, LED Flash, geo-tagging, touch focus,face/smile detection and HDR. This is all about the rear camera. Now let’s switch to the front camera. It has 2 Mega Pixels and 720p that is really too much high for video callings.
The camera app lets the user scan QR codes, and set the picture quality between High, standard and low. Just like the other Xiaomi devices, even this one tries to detect the face and let you know of the gender and approximate age.

Performance

The redmi 2 is not for all-time phone gamers, and it never breaks down when you are using it for browsing the web, camera and standard calls. If you are looking for the better graphics loaded games than you may be dissapointed.
The RAM management and heating issue was something worring in the Redmi 1s, and that is there a bit here as well. Especially the latter one, as just about 10-15 minutes of Skype call made the device heat up on the back, but the device indeed stayed on to continue the call for about an hour. The heating is not more about the RAM, we felt, as the continuous camera use foes heat up the phone, but it was more than natural in case of Redmi 2

BATTERY
The Redmi 2 features a slightly bigger 2,200mAh battery, in comparison to the 2,000mAh battery powering its predecessor.

The new HTC One M9 is absolutely gorgeous, but hardware has not moved on much so can it complete with iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6?

ANNOUNCEMENT…

The HTC One M9 is the Taiwanese firm’s flagship smartphone of 2015. It was announced on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy S6 which is one of its main rivals-at least unit LG and Sony unveil their new premium handset.

NOTE:-The software on our HTC One M9 review until is not final so we will be updating this review on 23 March with more details including benchmarks. until then, this is a hands-on review of the phone.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE:-
The HTC One M9 will hit the shops on 31st March 2015 and the official price is Rs.53,945($850).
The HTC’s price is acceptable, but more than was the HTC One M8 when it launches on 10th April. Unusually the IPhone 6 is now a cheaper option as it starts at $550.

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Design and Build

HTC One M9 is much compared to the M8 exept the camera style. The case design is much similar to the look of the awesome car that is PORCHe 911.

The look of HTC One M9 is made from a similar metal block to that of M8 and uses the same curved style.
HTC One M9 review hands-on: Hardware and specs
HTC has decided to stick with a 5in screen for the M9 and has also kept the resolution at Full HD (1080 x 1920).
5in is a solid size which is neither too big, nor too small but we can’t help but feel disappointed that HTC has done nothing here to upgrade. We’ve seen Quad HD on the LG G3 and now the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it’s simply better. The M9’s screen looks good but the aforementioned rivals look incredible.

There are some other things which remain the same too, such as 32 GB of internal storage (around 21 GB available) and a microSD card slot capable of accepting up to 128 GB cards.
wireless setup remains strong with 11ac dual-band wi-fi,Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX,NFC and an IR blaster.The M9 also supports 4G LTE networks via the nano-SIM slot if you have the right tariff .
Memory has been boosted by 50 percent to 3 GB and there’s a new processor in the form of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 which is both octa-core and 64-bit (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57). It comes with the Adreno 430 GPU and we really can’t fault the performance. It’s really only the camera app which doesn’t open instantly.

Camera

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As you’ve probably noticed from the photos, the HTC One M9 no longer has the Duo Camera setup consisting of two camera lenses. Instead, HTC has gone for a 20 Mp rear camera with the same dual-LED flash.We like the stylish and easy to use camera app which has various modes. There’s Camera, Selfie and Panorama but you can add more like Bokeh and Split Capture. With 20 Mp on offer, there’s plenty of detail and we found the camera accurate at auto focussing and shooting quickly. The M9 does crop to 16:9 by default though, so you’ll need to head into the settings to get all those available pixels.
You can shoot in a regular mode, but quickly switch to others such as HDR, Night and Macro. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can enter manual mode and start fiddling with the white balance, ISO, shutter speed and even focus. It’s displayed on the screen in bars like the Lumia 1020.

On the video side it can now record video in up to 4K resolution and uses a ‘dynamic exposure algorithm’ to mimic the human eye, we’re told. Default is Full HD, though and to rival the iPhone there’s a Slow motion mode which can do up to 120 fps.

BATTERY LIFE
HTC increased the battery size from the original HTC One to the One M8 and has done so again with the new One M9. It’s now 2840 mAh compared to 2600 mAh which is a slightly smaller jump from last time around and the battery is still non-removable which is the same across most flagship smartphones.

Despite the larger capacity, we’ve found the battery life to be no different to the HTC One M8. With an average usage pattern, the M9 lasted us a couple of days before needing to be charged. That’s still a good effort with many phones only managing just one day.

NOTE: The final software may affect battery life.

There’s no wireless charging which is a shame but HTC still offers its Extreme power saving mode which put the M9 into a basic mode (although not greyscale like similar features on rival phones), allowing access to a small selection of simple functions like phone and messages.

Software
As you would expect HTC One M9 runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) which is the latest version. HTC doesn’t leave it as is so puts its own skin or user interface over the top. The M9 introduce sense 7.0 which means HTC’s style including icons and apps and also some new features.

Taking of customisation this is the main emphasis of sense 7.0 so there’s a new themes app where you can download various user interface themes app where you can download various user interface themes. you can edit details yourself such as icon styles and fonts. The Software will also generate a theme for your based on photo which is cool.

 

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Celluon Epic Laser projection keyboard

Today more and more people use smartphones and tabets as their main computing devices. But these devices typically don’ t have physical keyboards, and that leaves the door open for innovation and creative alternatives. Take, for example, the Celluon Epic projection keyboard. Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on with a device that will turn any flat surface into a full QWERTY keyboard.

What is it actually?

The first thing to know about the celluon epic is that,yes,it does work.Prop the tiny(70 x 35 x 20 mm) gizmo on a desk or other flat and opaque surface, near your PC or mobile device. Pair it via Bluetooth with your computer, and you can start typing. Tap your fingers on the projected red laser keys, and the letters pop up on your screen. It can even serve as a mouse or touchpad for your Windows PC or Mac.If you’ve never seen a projection keyboard before, it makes for quite the “whoa” moment. Sometimes you have to shake your head and marvel at what technology is capable of, and using your kitchen countertop as an iPad keyboard is one of those times.
Of course, like any magic trick, there’s actually something very specific happening behind the scenes that creates the illusion. Here we’re looking at infrared light that’s emitted from the lower end of the Epic. When your finger (or any other object) passes through a key’s projected area, the sensor detects the infrared light reflecting off of it, and computes it as a keystroke.

Typing with Celluon Epic

So, with the Celluon Epic, we have something that is sure to grab any gadget- or technology-lover’s attention. But is it something you’ll actually want to use on a regular basis? Is this worth considering instead of a physical keyboard?

Unfortunately, unless you have a lot of patience, I’d say probably not. The Epic is about as accurate as you’d expect it to be, considering the technology behind it, but it’s a far cry from using a physical keyboard. In fact, it’s even a far cry from an iOS or Android multitouch software keyboard.

What is its purpose?

Here, we keep a close eye on exciting and interesting new technologies and technology products. So we do have a certain appreciation for products like the Epic that swing for the fence and try to do something new and exciting. But apart from gadget lovers who want a cool party trick, the US$170 (discounted for $150 on amazon)Celluon laser keyboard probably isn’t worth it. Perhaps future versions will offer infrared typing that works to perfection, and provides a legitimate alternative to the keyboards you already have. But in its current form, it’s hard to recommend.

4 Best Fitness bands you can buy in India.

SmartBand is a wrist-worn activity tracker that not only wants to monitor your fitness but also log every other aspect of your life. Whether it’s how much you check in on Facebook or the amount of photos you snap on a daily basis, Sony wants you to be able to record it

An activity tracker, also known as a fitness tracker, is a device or application for monitoring and tracking fitness-related metrics such as distance walked or run, calorie consumption, and in some cases heartbeat and quality of sleep. It is a type of wearable computer. So make sure you go for the best gold’s gym palm springs.

1:)Mi Band

Depending on your budget,you could pick from a simple tracker without a screen,to a full-scale watch with GPS and heart rate moniter.The Mi Band[Rs.999]lacks in display screen,but you can connectit to Mi Fit(for android and iOS) to monitor your physical activity,calories burnt,sleep quality and wake up time.When used with a phone, the band can track your walking route using GPS. While it works with all handsets, you get extra features when used with a Xiaomi phone: The Mi band vibrates just before your morning alarm sets off to wake you gently and buzzes when you have incoming calls. This band is good for those who own a Xiaomi handset and need a feature-packed device without breaking the bank.

2:)The GetActive Tapp

It costs around Rs.4,999. It connects to its app on smartphones and an online dashboard.It calculates the numbers of steps and calories burnt.On the web dashboard,you can view the records by day,monts,years;add and complete with others GetActive users-and a service even award vritual bandages for completing fitness milestones.The’bandges’ make the service goal oriented-and the fact that you can add friends to your profile makes it very competative.Trained coaches use this information to suggest changes in lifestyle. Goqii’s subscription works well for users who need motivation to exercise. Daily conversations with coaches along with real-world advice make this service ideal for those who want to change their lifestyle, but need constant encouragement and guidance.

3:)Goqii Band

It costs Rs.3,999(first 3 months) and then Rs.11,999(for one year) . The band displays the number of steps taken, the distance covered in kilometres and calories burned. Users are encouraged to log details of their sleep time, their water intake, and also post pictures of the food they’ve consumed.Trained coaches use this information to suggest changes in lifestyle. Goqii’s subscription works well for users who need motivation to exercise. Daily conversations with coaches along with real-world advice make this service ideal for those who want to change their lifestyle, but need constant encouragement and guidance.

4:)The TomTom Runner

It cost Rs.12,500.It come with GPS technology for precision tracking of running routes.It connects with the TomTom MySports Connect software on the Pc where you have to key in your age,weight,height and gender for more accurate data analysis.Besides, it comes with a heartrate monitor that lets you keep an eye on your ticker while you exercise.The Runner comes with different training modes including Goals (where you can enter the distance you want to cover, the time you want to run, or calories you want to burn) and Zones (that calculates your pace, heart rate and more). Users can also sync this device with the TomTom MySports app on their phones. This sporty-looking wristwatch is geared for the serious outdoor fitness enthusiast, who might perhaps also use the collected data to work along with professional trainers.