Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge .. Is it worth it?

Samsung has been ever improving its mark in the market and come out with these two flagship phones. The 5.1 inch Samsung s7 and 5.5 inch Samung S7 Edge are two phones many have been anticipating to be a breakthroug.
These are the phones which have me thinking if they really are worth the buy?

Let us see first all the new features that have been added in the phone.




EXTERNAL MEMORY SLOT

The previous version of the phone had let go of the MicroSD card slot which was a big turn down. I personally am always on the phone and my memory runs out within a month. Clicking pictures to video chatting and also working on the phone at all time does use up memory and no one would like to be restricted when it comes to storage.
Samsung is back with the memory card slot which can expand the memory up to 200 GB. 

WATER RESISTANT

Samsung S7 and S7 edge are water resistant. They're IP68-certified and thus dust- and water-resistant, meaning they can be submerged in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. So if your phone accidentally falls in to the swimming pool or say the toilet.. it will be safe and sound.

BETTER CAMERA

Even though Samsung has reduced the camera from 16 MP to 12 MP, it has come up with the Dual Pixel Technology which in turn gives a much better picture quality. It means it has a brighter lens, wider aperture and bigger pixels. 
The auto focus works like a charm and captures the perfect picture within seconds. The 5 MP front camera gives really nice and crisp selfies. This phone can take night pictures even better and brighter. 
LARGER BATTERY
The Galaxy S7 is going to have 3000 mAh non-removable battery while the S7 Edge variant will have 3600 mAh battery. Comparing this with Galaxy S6 (2550 mAh), this year we got far better Galaxy Smartphone. It is expected to offer approx. 70 hours of music play, 18 hours of video playback and a whole day (24 hours) talk time which is really impressive.

The pre-booking has started and there are many good offers out there. Make sure to check out the stores for various offers to suit your needs. 

SAMSUNG S7 Specs

Specifications
XLTE ReadyDoubling our 4G LTE bandwidth in cities coast to coast.
World DeviceWorks in over 200 countries
Camera12 MP
Width2.74 in
Weight5.36 oz
Height5.61 in
Screen5.1” Quad HD, Super Amoled, 577 PPI; Full Touch Bar
Battery3,000mAH, Non-removable
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow (6.0.1)
StorageRAM: 4G, Flash 32GB (Actual formatted capacity is less)
Expandable MemoryRemovable microSD up to 200GB (sold separately)
ColorsBlack Onyx or Gold Platinum (Subject to availability)
SARHead 1.24 W/kg; Body 1.41 W/kg
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM4/T3
NetworkCDMA 1X and EvDO Rev 0/RevA; LTE (Domestic) B13, B4, B2, B5
Global NetworkLTE (Global) B3, B7, B20; GSM Quad B5, B8, B3, B2 (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) UMTS Quad B5, B8, B2, B1 (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); TDS CDMA 34, 39 TDD LTE 38, 39, 40, CAT 4 / CAT 6 / (CAT 9 capable)
HD VoiceExperience HD Voice, Video Calling and Simultaneous Voice & Data. Enable Wi-Fi Calling and make calls anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.
























SAMSUNG S7 EDGE Specs

Specifications
XLTE ReadyDoubling our 4G LTE bandwidth in cities coast to coast.
World DeviceWorks in over 200 countries
Camera12 MP
Width2.85 in
Weight5.53 oz
Height5.94 in
Screen5.5” Quad HD, Super Amoled, 535 PPI; Full Touch Bar
Battery3,600mAH, Non-removable
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow (6.0.1)
StorageRAM: 4G, Flash 32GB (Actual formatted capacity is less)
Expandable MemoryRemovable microSD up to 200GB (sold separately)
ColorsBlack Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium (Subject to availability)
SARHead 1.03 W/kg; Body 1.39 W/kg
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM4/T3
NetworkCDMA 1X and EvDO Rev 0/RevA; LTE (Domestic) B13, B4, B2, B5
Global NetworkLTE (Global) B3, B7, B20; GSM Quad B5, B8, B3, B2 (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) UMTS Quad B5, B8, B2, B1 (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); TDS CDMA 34, 39 TDD LTE 38, 39, 40, CAT 4 / CAT 6 / (CAT 9 capable)
HD VoiceExperience HD Voice, Video Calling and Simultaneous Voice & Data. Enable Wi-Fi Calling and make calls anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.

























Cost-
Samsung S7 - $672 approx
Samsung S7 Edge- $792 approx
Worth it or not.. I think so. What do you guys think ???


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KEDSUM 70GPH Power Filter Hang-on Aquarium Filter for 20-70 Gallon Tank

Product Description

Size: 4.8W

KEDSUM Power Filter 20-70 Gallon
Our patented designs include unique features to enhance water quality and clarity, increase oxygen levels and lessen noise. KEDSUM Power Filters feature Multi-stages of filtration-mechanical, chemical, biological for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water. Add remove Film function.Higher flow rates ensure higher dissolved oxygen content for healthier, more active fish. The internal pump design helps dampen noise, eliminates leaks and starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.

Higher Flow Rates
KEDSUM filters have higher flow rates than the competition to ensure proper turnover for cleaner water and higher dissolved oxygen content, making fish healthier and more active.The patented flow control feature allows for customized filter performance.

Multi-stages Filtration
KEDSUM Power Filters feature Multi-stages of filtration-mechanical, chemical, biological for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water. Add remove Film function.

Specification: 
Max flow:290L/H 70GPH
Fitfor the tank :20-70 US Gallon Fish Tank
Input Voltage :AC110V 60Hz
Power :4.8W
Length of Power Cord :1.5 m/5ft

Package Include :
1* KEDSUM Aquarium Power Filter
Accessories: Intake Tube + filter sponge 

REVIEW
This is a very good aquarium filter and asthetically I like it as well. If you are well versed in aquarium maintenance then you must have heard of aquaponics. Well the design of the filter is great for working out aquaponics in it as well.

The filter works great and has my water cleaned out pretty good. I have attached this in my 13 gallon aqueon aquarium and even though I do not need such a heavy filter but that is alright. I just wanted to point out that it fit on the aquarium really well.

Only one minus point was that the filter did not have any instruction manual so it took me a little time figuring out how to attach it. I have made a video with all the instructions so I hope it helps.

Sample received at discount or no cost for honest opinion.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Xbox one elite controller- Unboxing

Improve your performance and fit

Swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalized control and ergonomics. Discover configurations that can improve accuracy, speed, and reach with thumbsticks of different shapes and sizes. The Xbox Elite controller adapts to your hand size and play style. You’ll experience better control whether you play FPS, racing, fighting, or other genres. The new, faceted D-pad enables easier and more reliable combo execution, while the traditional D-pad provides precise control to change weapons or call in a strike.

Control, combinations, and confidence
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has four slots for interchangeable paddles. Easily attach and remove them without any tools. Choose to attach some or all of the paddles, and configure the controller to what’s best for you.
The paddles give your fingers more control, so you can execute devastating moves and experience more efficient control. Now you don’t have to take your thumbs off the thumbstick to execute intricate jump, aim, and shoot combinations. With the app*, you can assign a wide range of inputs to each paddle.
*App available on Xbox One and Windows 10

Specifications

System requirements: For use with Xbox One systems and PCs running Windows 7 or later. PC use requires included USB cable or Wireless Adapter (available Holiday 2015). Drivers available at xbox.com/xboxone/PC-controller.
Xbox Accessories App requirements: Available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Audio: Includes 3.5mm stereo headset jack. Also compatible with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and all other 1st party Xbox One controller accessories.
Haptic feedback: Features Impulse Triggers* and rumble motors. Motor control can be adjusted in the App.
Weight: 348g (+/- 15g) when using with 4 paddles, faceted D-pad, AA batteries and standard thumbsticks attached.
Connectivity: Wireless, or wired using included 9’ USB cable. Data transfers through the USB cable when connected to the controller and console/PC.


Aqueon 13 LED Widescreen Aquarium Kit

Features a low profile hood with built-in LED modules and 60% larger viewing area

The 13 gallon LED Widescreen aquarium is taller, wider and sleeker than traditional aquariums and provides more than 60% larger viewing area than a standard size 10 aquarium. Also featured is a uniquely designed low profile hood with built-in LED modules. Cool white LED lights accentuate the natural colors of fish and aquatic plants. Take in more of the natural beauty of your aquarium with a larger viewing area in a compact design.

Kit Includes:

  • Size 13 Glass Aquarium
  • Low Profile Full Hood with LED Lighting
  • QuietFlow™ Power Filtration
  • Filter Cartridge
  • Submersible Heater
  • Premium Fish Food
  • Water Conditioner
  • Set-Up and Care Guide
  • Net
  • Thermometer


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Free Oscars-Inspired Nail Gift ($56 value) from Julep with any purchase of $30+

It’s Red Carpet season, which means star-studded nights filled with of glitz and glam. Mimic your favorite celebs with some sparkle from Julep’s After Party rewards-inspired catalog. PLUS, get a free three-piece glitterati-worthy gift worth ! The free gift includes Oscar (a multi-dimensional gold glitter polish), Kerry (a gold-fluted polish), and the Party’s Over Glitter Nail Polish Removal Kit. To redeem your gift, add the On the List Gift Set to your cart (along $30+ of products) and use code AFTERPARTY at checkout.


Offer expires 2/29/16 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Code AFTERPARTY must be entered at checkout, and is valid for 1 free gift per order. To receive free gift, add the ON THE LIST set to shopping bag, in addition to $30+ of other products. Promotion excludes the Savvy Deals, Julep add-ons, Sweet Steals and Secret Store catalogs and not valid for purchase ofjulep.com gift cards, Gift of Maven, or Mystery Boxes. No exchanges or returns on free gift. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.

Artisan Dress Shoes Reinvented for the Modern Gentleman



The Italian craftsmen at Ace Marks are the same men and women who work for some of the most renowned luxury brands in the world. Their craftsmanship is deeply rooted in tradition and they have been thriving for four generations. Together, we created an attainable,handcraftedultra-luxury dress shoe that comes packed with features and is designed forcomfort. Their traditional construction is combined with our innovative design and boldattitude. Ace Marks shoes are built for the modern gentleman.

Ace Marks is the first and only luxury brand that will buy back its shoes. Kickstarter supporters will be able to send back their old Ace Marks for a $60 credit towards a new pair. Wepartnered with Career Gear, a leading national organization helping men in needto donate your old shoes and help men get back on their feet and re-enter the work force.

Check out- www.acemarks.com






Becoming one of their backers means much more than just buying a world class shoe at an amazing price. Each backer at any pledge level:
  • Will be Added to  Ace Marks Elite to get exclusive access to limited run shoes and colors. 
  • Will be able to sell their old Ace Marks Italian Luxury Statement shoes back for $60.


Quality. We spent a lot of time finding the best artisans in Italy that have the materials, the facilities, the pedigree and, most importantly, the experience to create a world-class luxury shoe. We spared no expense to make sure that you will get only the best.
Affordability. By implementing a disruptive business model that delivers your shoes straight from the artisan's hands to your doorsteps, we eliminate the need for retailers, wholesalers, and other middlemen. The workmanship and luxury you will experience with our shoes isincomparable, at a price that is unparalleled. Less than $200 for a $600-$1,000+ shoe. We did it for YOU.
Communication. Your commitment to us is the start of a long, beautiful relationship. We are committed to you. We will keep our relationship strong by delivering amazing products andcommunicate with you every step of the way. You will get regular updates as we fund, produce, and ship out your one-of-a-kind shoes. If you have an itch to talk to us, just get in touch any time!  
Consistency. Every Ace Marks shoe is hand crafted and hand dyed, meaning that no two pairs are identical. However, each pair goes through a thorough inspection process to assure the quality you expect from a world-class luxury brand.
Experience & Reliability. Ace Marks was founded by a team with a lifetime of experience in the luxury footwear industry. We don't make commitments that we can't honor. We have the infrastructure to assure a smooth process from taking your order thru delivery. We want to be your go-to brand for all things men's luxury, and we will earn your confidence
We are building more than a shoe, we are building a family. The Ace Marks Family!
You can check out about their project here- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/acemarks/artisan-dress-shoes-reinvented-for-the-modern-gent/description



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