Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Sony Xperia SP Price Is £250, Now Available for Buy in UK

Sony-Xperia-SP

In case you are looking for a mid-range smartphone built from quality materials, you can opt for the Sony Xperia SP. The device is making is way in the worldwide markets, and as of yesterday it has been made available for purchase in the United Kingdom. Even though the SP is the cheaper version of […]

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Nexus 5 Release Date, Specs, Price and Rumors (Slow News Day)

Nexus 5 release date specs price

With the Google I/O event fast approaching, the rumors about Nexus 5 release date and specs are starting to pile up. Since today seems to be the day the Android world stood still, I thought we should talk about the yet unannounced flagship smartphone developed by the Mountain View-based giant. What do we know so […]

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HTC 608t Will Be Launched in China with Stero Speakers and Attractive Design

HTC 608t

So far, The guys at HTC have took their time with the smartphone launches for 2013, as they seem to focus on the recently launched HTC One, the company’s flagship device and one of the strong contestants for the smartphone of the year award. Now we are talking about an alleged new HTC smartphone that […]

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RHA MA-350 earphones review

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One of the first things we typically do with our new smartphones is toss aside the headphones that come bundled in the box. As good as they are, we’d rather spend a few more bucks for something a little nicer. And, while not many of us can afford to drop $100 or more on a set of headphones or earbuds, we often find that $40-$60 is a good price point. It’s here where you’ll find a wide variety of accessories to choose from, many from brands we’ve come to love. Such is the case with the RHA MA-350 earphones.

rha_ma350_pouch_bundleBuilt of aircraft grade aluminium, these stylish headphones surprised us with the sound and overall value. Without getting too deep into specifics we would have been happy paying another $20 or so for the MA-350′s.

You’ll find plenty of bass and crisp, clean highs in the earphones and the soft, silicone tips feel great in ear. Noise isolation helps drown out your background chatter and sound however it’s not perfect. If you’re looking to get true noise cancellation without turning volume levels up you’ll need to look elsewhere. With that said, these work wonderful on bicycle rides, on the beach, or on the daily commute to work. These worked very well on our phone and laptop when used on cross-country flights.

We found the MA-350‘s to be very comfortable in extended use; the three sizes of tips fit just about any ear we tried without slippage. The braided cord kept us from tangling or getting twisted up however we did detect, on occasion, a buzz or vibrating sound when bumping against them. This wan’t a persistent problem and we’ve seen this on more expensive models.

Drivers 10mm Mylar
Frequency range 16-22,000Hz
Impedance 16ohms
Sensitivity 103dB
Rated/max power 3/10mW
Weight 11g
Cable 1.2m Fabric braided
Connections 3.5mm Gold plated

In terms of build quality we get the sense that these earphones are in it for the duration. We didn’t see anything that looked like it was going to fall apart or weaken with age. A carrying pouch comes with the earphones and keeps them protected and away from the elements (or the curious hands of children).  Speaking of the long haul, we really liked that these came with a 3-year warranty.

Includes:

  • Unique aerophonic design naturally transfers sound from the speaker to the ear
  • Soft silicone tips provide comfort and noise isolation
  • Machined from solid aluminium
  • Fabric braided cable eliminates tangling and prolongs cable life
  • 3.5mm gold plated connections
  • S/M/L size tips
  • Carry case

What we liked:

  • Good value for the money
  • Soft tips lend to more enjoyable experience on long term
  • Stylish design – looks more expensive than really are
  • 3 year warranty

Room for improvement:

  • Bass is deep but sometimes sounds “muddy”
  • High volume levels do not provide the same consistent sound – occasionally tinny

Where to buy: You can learn more about the RHA MA-350 earphones on RHA’s website. To purchase them, you’ll end up redirected to Amazon.com. We currently see them listed for only $39.95, a great price for the bundle.

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Install CM 10.1 Alpha build for HTC One

Install CM 10.1 early-alpha custom ROM for the HTC One

CyanogenMod 10.1 early alpha build is now available for the HTC One device. You can learn how to successfully flash this custom ROM on your device at your first try. Note that this is ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. CM 10.1 is one of the most popular Jelly Bean custom ROMs and, now, […]

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Flash Omega Jelly Bean 4.2.2 custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Install Omega Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM

The OMEGA ROM is a custom OS based on Android 4.2.2 JB. It can be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S2 model number I9100 using the instructions listed in this post. Read the entire post and you should be able to complete the installation in no time. OMEGA Jelly Bean custom ROM is based on […]

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Install PACman Jelly Bean 4.2.2 custom ROM for the Sony Xperia Z

Install PACman Jelly Bean 4.2.2 custom ROM for the Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z has been launched some time ago and, now it has received a new custom ROM that you install it using this tutorial. The PACman custom ROM is a file released by the PACTeam and it is gathers tools from CM 10.1, AOKP and Paranoid Android. Read the entire post and you will […]

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NEC Terrain leaks, headed to AT&T with Android and QWERTY keyboard

ATT NEC terrain

Smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards are a dying breed, especially the ones with portrait keyboards. Despite that, AT&T appears to be planning on releasing the NEC Terrain to the masses, which is a candy bar style phone, complete with an unspecified Android version and a physical keyboard. It’s not exactly a visually appealing device, and there’s no official specs for it, but I could definitely see it as a cheap gateway phone for old Blackberry holdouts. (Believe it or not, they still exist)

We’ll just have to wait for NEC or AT&T to make this device official.

source: evleaks

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Steve Kondik of Cyanogenmod confirms AT&T Galaxy S 4 ships with a locked bootloader

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If you’re the tinkering type and you’ve been eyeing the Galaxy S 4 on AT&T, you may want to rethink your options. According to Cyanogenmod founder Steve Kondik, AT&T’s S 4 does indeed have a locked bootloader out of the box. While the locked bootloader doesn’t necessarily mean custom ROMs and kernels won’t come eventually, it’s going to take a little longer than usual. Of course, with the inevitable popularity of the S 4, there’s likely going to be a crazy amount of dev work being done on the device right out of the gate, so an unlocking method will likely come along sooner or later.

I don’t expect this to make a huge impact on S 4 sales on AT&T, but for the modding community, it’s a bit of a let down.

source: Google Plus

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Sammy Brags about Samsung Galaxy S4 Design Philosophy

Samsung Galaxy S4 design

Even though I wouldn’t say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most original smartphone of all times, the South Korea-based company is trying to convince us the contrary. “Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.” This is how the popular phone maker is characterizing its latest flagship, the Galaxy S4, in a video posted a couple […]