Well we got the name correct in our original blog. The leaks were actually accurate, i.e. Apple may not be as good as before at keeping secrets.
So the cat is out of the bag, actually is the daddy cat now. It has put all 7 inch tablets on notice. The specs are outstanding, the apps are comprehensive and the price is slightly higher as would be expected from a premium product.
So do you go and get this at launch? NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. There are many contestants in the 7 inch space. So we recommend trying this one out first and seeing if you really need this. We will have this at launch at www.gizmotakeout.com for trial for a limited time introductory cost of 39.99$. Try it out and enjoy.
1,024 x 768 display.
All apps will carry across without any resizing.
7.2mm thick, .68 pounds with the same anodized edges as you’ll find on the iPhone 5.
A brisk A5 CPU.
10 hours of use despite the constrained space for a battery. Pre-orders for the $329,
16GB WiFi-only model
We will be available on November 6th 2012, depending on availability.
Google has really impressed us with this one. They are obviously hard at work trying to create a non-Microsoft commercially viable laptop and they nearly get there with this one.
The Chromebook gives a complete laptop experience and is in essence a completely cloud based device. This has inbuilt WI-Fi to connect to the internet right away. The boot times are extremely fast and you are up and going right away. This is excellent for those who regularly use the Google cloud with Google Docs, Google Drive, and G mail. You have access to pretty much the whole internet and the Chrome App store.
3. 11.6″ LED high-definition display 1366 x 768 resolution
4. 16GB solid state drive
5. Built-in 0.3MP webcam with microphone
6. 3-in-1 media reader Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC formats.
7. 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth, Headphone mic ,
8. Built-in Murata high-speed wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
9. Weighs only 2.4 lbs. and measures just 0.7″ thin
10. Runs Google Chrome OS with an AMAZING 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years and Google Now Integration.
The design is compact and slimmer than the 11 inch Mac Boom Air. All in all we recommend this to our technology addicts wholeheartedly. Many will be worried to purchase this as it is still an unknown. So we have it available for the limited time introductory price of 29.99$ for everyone to try out to their heart’s content at http://www.gizmotakeout.com. Enjoy.
If anyone wants a serious rush of adrenaline, without imbibing prohibited substances, we recommend going to the home page of Go Pro Hero 3 at www.gopro.com. The introduction video loads up automatically, just close your eyes and listen to the music or else watch the video; you will feel like doing things.
That aside, the idea of strapping on an awesome camera to yourself and recording some amazing videos for ever, is AMAZING. Everyday mundane activities like jogging, biking, surfing, climbing, driving and swimming just come to life in an amazing burst of high-definition color. The videos need to be recorded just to see what you do daily through the eyes of an unobtrusive lens.
Most people have not done this below, but the possibilities are endless. We are introducing the Go Pro 3 for our technology fanatics for a limited time introductory price of 29.99$ at http://www.gizmotakeout.com. We will have available the Silver Edition when it goes live for ordering. Use this and share the videos with your family and friends. See if you really like this way of seeing your own activities come to life. Enjoy this amazing new experience. This compliments the Kodak Playsport we already offer so that fanatics like ourselves can compare various devices.
Microsoft is trying to do something that has not been done ever by a company, i.e. it is trying to combine both the tablet and PC operating systems into one package giving you a seamless experience whether you are using a tablet or a PC. This seems to make sense but has never been the norm. Case in point, the Apple Ipad uses a IPhone style interface while the Mac line uses an altogether different OS.
In addition they are getting into the hardware game (again… they did release the Xbox) with the gorgeously styled Microsoft Surface tablet. The pictures are stunning with it being released in several colors. The hardware specs are below
An angled, Vapor Magnesium sturdy case that weighs just under 1.3 pounds,
NVIDIA-made ARM chip
A very creative sturdy built-in stand
Twin 2×2 MIMO antennas for WiFi, and a 10.6-inch optically-bonded, Gorilla Glass 2-covered HD display.
A magnetically attached cover, which doubles as a full multi-touch keyboard and trackpad.
Ports include one each of HDMI, microSD and USB 2.0 as well as 32GB of storage.
As with the strategy adopted by Apple and Google with the Nexus line, the Microsoft Surface promises to be the perfect harmony of Windows 8 with gorgeous hardware. We wholeheartedly recommend it both as a stylish device and as a halo Windows 8 device. Other OEMs watch out, you just got surfaced.
As gadget lovers we will have this device at launch for 49.99$ for our users at http://www.gizmotakeout.com, under the upcoming devices section. We invite you all to try it out with us inexpensively and tip toe into the amazing waters of Windows 8.
I think it would be fair for readers to ask what the **** does the title mean? I mean what could the similarities be between the recently concluded VP debates and shopping for a seven-inch tablet?
This actually struck me as I was multitasking watching the debate while working on my blog about the various seven-inch tablets and how I could help simplify the choices ? It is significant given that Apple is scheduled to release its own seven-inch game changer. So without further ado let’s go in.
Mostly everyone in the middle agrees the debate was a draw, really two opposing positions, with no common ground. Same with the seven-inch tablets. If you are part of Amazon Prime, the Kindle Fire HD makes most sense for you. If, like me, you like physical Barnes and Noble Stores and reading E-books in them for FREE, then the Nook tablet is for you. Both keep you enclosed in their own ecosystems. If freedom is your cup of tea then the Nexus 7 Android tablet is the one for you. The Google Play store has both the Amazon and Nook store apps and all your content can be accessed from there. The Apple Mini iPad (or whatever name it will have) will be a no brainer really and you can’t go wrong. Hopefully they will have better mapping software and no camera since they got both of it wrong with the iPhone5. Our recommendation remains to try it out inexpensively through us and see what works for you. Then, spend your hard-earned money purchasing one. A cheaper Android tablet is what most people need.
The oft-repeated fear of the future. Both candidates insisted that the future the other person offers is scarier than the future they offer. Sadly the same applies when you go tablet shopping. The platform you choose will lock you in the future to being loyal to that platform even if the pace of innovation is slower in that platform. The Android platform has evolved enormously recently with several newer features, however it requires you being a little more tech savvy. The Kindle, Nook and Apple simplify things in their own ecosystem. We recommend trying out various tablets before settling. Else beware of the future.
Foreign policy disagreements. The best hedge for opposing foreign policy statements, the Apple iPad. If anything might work it is this. The Androids are next. The Nook or Kindle may ignite hostilities as they may not work.
The deficit issue: One believes in more government spending, the other believes in cutting back and letting customers spend. In tablet land, Amazon and Nook tablets are sold pretty much at cost relying on a steady stream of purchases down the line to justify the cost. The Apples of the land want you to spend big bucks upfront, and then eat what you want only.
Hopefully, this tells you how confusing it is now to buy a seven-inch tablet as much as it is for independents to vote in a new president. Unlike politics where there is no recall, in real life you should rent a tablet, make sure it meets all your needs and then only buy it. That is what we at http://www.gizmotakeout.com are all about. Enjoy
A non-Apple Trendsetter: The Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Samsung Galaxy Note was a big gamble at release. Who would have wanted a BIG 5 inch phone/tablet with a stylus? Pretty much everyone shrugged it off, except that it was a sleeper hit and millions of units were sold globally. So what was the secret? Simple …. Once people tried it they liked it and found it useful for their day to die activities. The pundits were simply wrong.
The sequel to this is obviously the Galaxy Note II. In a nutshell this device is a MUST TRY. You never know if you will like this until you try it out. Well that is what we at gizmotakeout are all about….”The freedom to try out cool gadgets at an awesome price.”
A huge phone 3.16 inches (80.5mm) wide, 5.95 inches (151.1mm) tall and 0.37 inches (9.4mm) deep, the Note II is actually slightly thinner, narrower and taller than its parent.
8 MP camera with LED flash
A removable 3100mAH MEGA battery
1280×720 Super AMOLED display
Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1
The S Pen, now that is an experience in itself
This is a fabulous device to experience. DON’T MISS IT.
Since we are all about trying devices, we plan to have this available to our users for 19$. All those interested in getting this device for 19$ prior to official US launch, E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google has a Nexus program that allows handpicked hardware manufacturers to release their best phones with the latest versions of their Android software. The pedigree so far includes the Nexus, Nexus S amongst others. These are always outstanding phones with the hardware designed around the software. No manufacturer software is allowed. This give the devices an almost Apple like quality since the hardware and software are in perfect Google approved harmony.
1. These always get the latest Android versions first. Almost every other phone will get the update maybe in six to twelve months and most will never even see these update.
2. Top quality hardware.
The next Nexus device is rumored to be The LG Optimus G Nexus. we believe the device will be released soon into the US market.
1. The world’s first phone packing Qualcomm’s Fusion 3 chipset which pairs a 1.5GHz QUAD CORE Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2G / 3G / LTE radio.
2. 8.45mm (0.33-inch) thin, 2GB of DDR RAM and a 4.7-inch 1280×768 (320ppi) True HD IPS display with Zerogap Touch (in-cell touch) technology.
3. The mammoth 2100mAh Li-polymer battery powers this beast .
4. The first and only phone for a while to run Runs Android 4.2.
5.The rear camera sports a 13 MP backside-illuminated sensor
6. There’s 32GB of built-in flash storage
All gadget lovers who would love to try Android 4.2 FIRST (no other phone will get it for a while) on a monster of a device are welcome to try it through us. Enjoy.
The gadget world is always in flux. Device manufacturers seem hell bent on one-upmanship with new Halo devices being released every three months or so. At Gizmotakeout we would like everyone to be able to experience these devices without having to lock yourself in expensive contracts or get stuck with too many gadgets.
“Googorola” (aka the Google + Motorola hybrid) unveiled their newest halo device The Droid Razr Maxx HD.
4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display 1280 x 720 resolution
Featuring Qualcomm’s latest 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM and 32 GB of storage.
A premium feeling phone with a slim profile, Kevlar back, edges ringed with metal.
8 MP rear camera
Android Beam and NFC capabilty
4G LTE capable.
3,300 mAh massive battery for 21 hours of talk time, 27 hours of streaming music, 10 hours of streaming video, or 32 hours of “mixed use” time.
The last feature makes this a contender for the best Android phone in the market. We pretty much doubt any phone even comes close to this one. We welcome all new smart phone buyers to try this device with us, or if you already have a smart phone try this one to see if you need an upgrade.
Fitness has become a craze fueled in part by necessity to avoid sedentary lifestyle associated diseases like diabetes and hypertension, and also in major part by the epidemic rise of being body image conscious. Most attempts however at building fitness fail miserably, leaving behind its victims in a prison of shame and frustration. The reasons are manifold including work commitments, time constraints, boring fitness regimens, poor eating habits, lack of motivation and many more. All of us can add to this list.
Technology promises to make great changes to the fitness industry. The fitness gadgets are amazing in that they catalog all activity without having to input any data and translate that to actionable data. This allows for instant gratification and allows for attempts at self-improvement, all of which allows for more calories burned. Many of these programs include free diet checkers and sleep improvement aids. All in all they promise to well round your lifestyle and give you that body you crave.
How does one select a fitness gadget? Should you just go and buy any gadget? That is not advisable as each of these gadgets are expensive, individually different, with different capabilities and styles. For your fitness gadget to work you must try out all the best devices available and then buy what works for you. At http://www.gizmotakeout.com we have a Sports Gadget section (Under Categories) stocked with the best fitness gadgets for under 20$ each. Go ahead try it out and buy only what you need after you like it. Also if you have a fitness gadget you can put our selection to the test against yours and see if you need an upgrade. Go on and get started on the path of health…. Inexpensively.
In our future blog posts we will discuss the following fitness gadgets all available for 20$ for trial, stay tuned.