Last month our team liked the new update to Ebay caled ‘Image Search as well as the exciting Amazon Echo Show and the brand new smartphone from Razer.
Ebay have now introduced ‘Image Search’, if you have previously heard of Pinterest’s ‘Visual Search’ then you may be aware of the concept. Ebay have now unveiled their new feature to the app, simply take a picture or pull up an existing photo from your camera roll of something that you like and this will produce an ebay search of the exact match or similar items. So if you have seen an item in a shop or in a picture that you like but want to find it online and are unaware of the name, then this is ideal for you. This feature has been rolled out onto both the Android and Apple app.
Razer are a globally popular gaming hardware and peripheral company and they have just announced they they will be releasing a high spec phone with its emphasis being on entertainment. There are many great features on this new smartphone. UltraMotion technology backs a stunning screen that delivers refresh rates up to 120 Hz for a smooth, lag free vibrant experience. The ‘true-to-life cinematic audio’ sound experience comes from the Dolby ATMOS standard which is produced through front-firing speakers and dual amplifiers. It has superior battery life with a 4,000 mAh battery, allowing you to enjoy your gaming experience for longer. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM, you canbe sure that you are getting the ultimate viewing excperience. With 12MP cameras and dual tone flash, you will always get a natural and balanced image. The Razer Phone also comes with Game Booster which optimizes the phone for game play. The Razer phone will set you back by £699 and you can now pre-order it on Three for £41 a month contract with a 49 up front fee. If you’re an avid gamer, then this smartphone is what you need.
The Amazon Echo Show is a new product from Amazon. The Echo Show has all of the Alexa features from the original Echo, but now Alexa can show you things too. With an additional 7-inch screen and a 5 megapixel camera, you can now enjoy a more interactive experience. The screen will show you brief videos, Amazon audio content, music lyrics, recipes, security camera, weather forecasts, photos, shopping lists and much more. You are able to make hands-free video calls to anyone with an Echo Show or Echo Dot with the Alexa app. In terms of audio quality, the Echo Show has “Dolby processing speakers [with] crisp vocals and extended bass response.” With 8 microphones and beam-forming technology, Alexa can hear you from across the room. This really is a great product within the line of Amazon Echo products. You can pre-order the Amazon Echo Show for £199 right now. Amazon even has a deal on that when you use the code ‘SHOW2PACK’ after placing 2 Echo Show’s in your basket, you will then receive £100 off. Do not forget to check the terms and conditions.
Our pick of this month’s best gadgets includes the latest from CES 2017, language education apps and headphones. Our team has taken a look at what new developments have taken their fancy throughout this past month, read on to find out more!
HP recently debuted the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017. It houses a 2D and a 3D scanner, as well as this there are cameras, a projector and a touch mat with a stylus. The touch mat and stylus is used to work on the objects in real time once they have been scanned. With a dual multi-touch display, a unique 20-point Touch Mat and hi-res cameras, you can have a highly visual and hands-on experience. The Sprout G2 was designed to be fuss-free.
In comparison to the older model there is now a higher resolution projection, more powerful processing, advanced 3D scanning and more accurate pen drawing. It should also feel faster, more precise and more realistic than before. It has a 23.8″ display which is larger than the 23″ model beforehand. The prices have not yet been released, however the model last year was around $2,199. So guesses are it won’t be too far off of this price. Take a look at the live example below!
The LG OLED W7 was also showcased at CES 2017. It is a television so thin that it has been called a picture on the wall. At only 2.57mm thick, it is one of the thinnest of its kind. This television is available in 77in and 65in. With a new wall-mounting system means that the television can be mounted with ultra-slim magnetic brackets. This really is a stunning screen with active HDR and 4K resolution. IT also has cinematic colour on perfect black which means the colours pop and images come alive. The LG OLED pixels are what makes this possible. With Dolby Atmos audio gives it a cinema-quality experience.
DuoLingo is an app that helps you learn a new language. You can download this onto android, windows and apple devices enabling you to learn anytime, anywhere. Each lesson in DuoLingo includes a variety of listening, speaking, translation and multiple choice challenges. You then have in-lesson grading which shows you what you got correct and then it will quickly show you how to improve. You can get a streak count by DuoLingo recording how many days in a row you stay on track with learning a language. DuoLingo is now also available for schools. Thousands of teachers are already using it to enhance their lessons. The classroom addition has a general dashboard for teachers to see their student progress.
One of our team love these headphones this month! At such a great price, you get the quality of something you would expect to cost a whole lot more. Get deep bass and crystal clear acoustics from the 9mm High Definition speaker driver. Having been optimised for multiple players you can use these headphones with iPhones, iPads, iPods, MP3 and portable media players. They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. Priced at only £10.95 they are a bargain!