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Garmin Vivofit review: a truly fitness-focused activity tracker BY JAMES TREW

01/08/2014

    Keep moving. That’s the message you’ll get from anyone offering up fitness advice these days. It’s snappy, simple and probably quite valid. The problem is that it can be hard to quantify how much activity is merely part of our basic existential requirements before we get to the part that counts as extra, […]

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แชร์ประสบการณ์ความคิดเห็นต่างๆ จากลูกค้าต่อผลิตภัณฑ์ iRobot

29/07/2014

ในระยะเวลาที่ผ่านมามีลูกค้าแวะเวียนเข้ามาแชร์ประสบการณ์ทั้งทางหน้าร้านและทางเว็บไซค์เกี่ยวกับเจ้าหุ่นยนต์ทำความสะอาดอัจฉริยะ iRobot ทาง GIZMAN จึงได้รวบรวมความคิดเห็นและประสบการ์ต่างๆ มาแชร์ให้ผู้ที่สนใจ iRobot ได้อ่านเพื่อประกอบการตัดสินใจก่อนจะรับเจ้าหุ่นยนต์ทำความสะอาดอัจฉริยะไปดูแลบ้านท่าน   ความคิดเห็นจากคุณ : ลูกเจี๊ยบ “ เพิ่งซื้อคอนโดใหม่ค่ะ อยู่ใจกลางเมืองเน้นความสะดวก เพราะทำงานหนักมาก ไม่มีเวลาแม้กระทั่งทำความสะอาดห้องมาเจอเจ้าหุ่นยนต์นี้หลังจาก SEARCH หาใน INTERNET ที่เลือกเพราะ เราไม่ต้องไปยุ่งอะไรกับมันเลย แค่ตั้งเวลาปิดเปิดไว้แค่นั้น ที่เหลือเจ้าตัวนี้จะทำงานตามหน้าที่มันเอง ไม่มีการชนอะไรล้มทั้งสิ้นเพราะมันมีระบบเซ็นเชอร์ แถมจำได้ด้วยนะว่า ตรงไหนไปทำความสะอาดมาแล้ว บอกลาเครื่องดูดฝุ่นแบบด้ามจับได้เลย “ ความคิดเห็นจากคุณ : สมร “ ได้เจ้าหุ่นยนต์ตัวนี้มาเป็นของขวัญวันเกิดจากสามีค่ะ เขาเห็นเราเหนื่อยจากงานบ้านทุกชนิด ดังนั้นอะไรที่ทุ่นแรงเราได้คุณสามีจัดหามาให้ ตอนแรกบ่นเพราะราคาแพงจัง ทนหลังแข็งใช้เครื่องดูดฝุ่นแบบเก่าก็ได้นะ แต่พอดีสามีมีคะแนนสะสมแต้มจากการเป็นสมาชิกร้านอยู่แล้ว เลยใช้เป็นส่วนลดเยอะเลย ตอนนี้ดิฉันก็ตัดปัญหางานถูบ้านไป ปล่อยให้เจ้าหุ่นยนต์ทำงานของเค้า โดยที่ดิชั้นไม่ต้องไปยุ่งอะไรเลย  ชอบมากค่ะ ดิฉันรีดผ้า เขาก็ดูดฝุ่น ชอบมาก เป็นเพื่อนร่วมงานที่ดีมากเลยค่ะ ” ความคิดเห็นจาก User : thanawatt24 ‘’ ผมตกแต่งออฟฟิสใหม่ครับ เน้นสไตล์โมเดิล […]

iRobot Braava 320 Review by PC Mag

03/06/2014

iRobot’s Braava 320 floor sweeper and mop robot is low on concept and high on simplicity. Instead of trying to run special solutions through it or bothering with virtual walls, the Braava relies on existing floor-cleaning technology—namely Swiffer dry and wet cleaners and one or more NorthStar Navigation Cubes (or beacons) to help keep track of where it […]

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Beats Pill 2.0 Review by ComputerWorld

04/04/2014

It’s immediately obvious why the Beats Pill has been given that particular moniker: It’s shaped very much like a the kind of capsule you find in a medicine bottle — although at 1.8 (diameter) x 7.5 in. and 11.5 oz., it’s a bit large for human consumption.

The Pill’s speaker grille (which protects four small front-facing speakers) is divided in the center by a solid strip of plastic that holds a large LED (decorated with a prominent “b”) that shows when the power is on; above it are the volume up/down buttons. On the back of the device are the power button, a 3.5mm line-out port, an audio-in port, a small LED that shows you if Bluetooth is engaged and a micro-USB power port. According to the vendor, the Pill offers about 7 hours of play time.

Alone of the four speakers reviewed here, the Pill comes with NFC — if your smartphone or tablet is similarly equipped, you can to tap it on the Pill to connect it. A small light on the back indicates whether an NFC connection is in use. I tried it with my Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and after a few seconds of holding the phone to the Pill, it made a Bluetooth connection. Which was fun, but to tell you the truth, just pairing it normally via Bluetooth was a lot easier.

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Marshall Stanmore Review by PC Mag

03/04/2014

Marshall amps have been an iconic aspect of rock and roll for decades. They’ve been the speakers many top-name musicians and bands have played with since 1966. They haven’t really been consumer products (not counting garage band members) until recently, though, with the Marshall Monitor headphones. Marshall is expanding on that idea with the Stanmore and Hanwell, big Bluetooth speakers that evoke the aesthetics of Marshall amps but offer performance and connectivity suitable for any music lover with a smartphone. We tested the $400 (direct) Stanmore, and while pricier and less portable than most Bluetooth speakers, its sound quality and power is top-notch and its design is a look at rock and roll’s past. It’s our new Editors’ Choice for high-end Bluetooth speakers.

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Sol Republic Master Tracks XC Review by Pocket-Lint

25/03/2014

When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary?
But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had to get a pair in and listen to as much music as we could to see if these over-ears could deliver on the three-point mantra that any good pair of headphones needs to achieve: they need to be solid, comfortable and deliver great sound.

Tick boxes at the ready, it seems like our gut reaction was bang on – and there’s more to these cans that just a well-known producer flogging his name to shift a few more pairs. Are the Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones able to earn their keep for the £230 cover price?

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iRobot Roomba 780 Review by TrustedReviews

25/03/2014

How busy are you, really? If you are considering spending the best part of £500 on a device to assist with the vacuuming then the obvious riposte would be to suggest you take a long, hard look in the mirror. The surprising news, however, is in this case you may come away from it smiling. 

iRobot has been in the robot vacuuming business since 2000 and the ‘Roomba 780’ is the company’s latest and greatest. After selling 7.5m units worldwide over the last 12 years the circular form factor is well known, but much of what is inside the 780 is brand new.

The 780 is the flagship of iRobot’s new top of the line 700 series and core to this is the upgraded iAdapt navigation system. This monitors the surrounding area making 64 checks per second to both track its way around objects and to gradually learn the complete layout of its cleaning environment. The result is the 780 can then apply the most relevant cleaning motion to each space, be it long sweeps, circular motions when detecting dirt heavy spots (iRobot calls this ‘Persistent Pass Cleaning’) or free form movement around cluttered or small spaces

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Gopro Hero3+ Black Edition Review by CNET

24/03/2014

The GoPro Hero3 is 25 percent lighter than the previous-generation Hero 2’s camera. It’s also 30 percent smaller. However, all of that reduction manifests in reduced thickness with a new depth of only 20mm. The height and width (42mm by 60mm) are unchanged to maintain compatibility with GoPro’s line of BacPac add-on modules and rear doors for the clear plastic shell.

On the front panel, you’ll find the new f/2.8, six-element aspherical lens that is supposed to offer twice the image sharpness and reduce the amount of barrel distortion at the extremes of its 170-degree field of view. However, the characteristic fish-eye look of the video and photos captured by the Hero3 hasn’t been totally removed, as it’s sort of a hallmark of the action-camera style, adding a bit of drama to scenery as it speeds by.

The Hero3 uses the same improved LCD of the Hero 2, with its monochromatic dot-matrix display. I found the screen to be easy enough to navigate using the GoPro’s combination mode/power button to change modes and the shutter release to make selections. However, there is a bit of a learning curve. Expect to spend a bit of time on your first outing just looping through the menus and getting used to where the options are. I also found the LCD to be a bit difficult to read in direct sunlight.