The Ipad Mini

The Apple Ipad Mini
The Apple Ipad Mini

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.

Specs:

  1. 1,024 x 768 display.
  2. All apps will carry across without any resizing.
  3. 7.2mm thick, .68 pounds with the same anodized edges as you’ll find on the iPhone 5.
  4. A brisk  A5 CPU.
  5. 10 hours of use despite the constrained space for a battery. Pre-orders for the $329,
  6. 16GB WiFi-only model

We will be available on November 6th 2012, depending on availability.

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The non-Microsoft Laptop : Samsung – Series 3 11.6″ Chromebook – Silver

The non Microsoft laptop

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.

Product Features

1.      Samsung Exynos 5 dual processor: Delivers powerful performance.

2.      2GB DDR3L memory For multitasking power.

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.

The Go Pro Hero 3 Action Camera

The Go Pro Hero 3 Silver Edition Package

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.

The encourage you to visit the website for full details at http://www.gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-silver-edition

Key features of the Silver Edition

  1. Hero 3 Silver Edition Camera 1080p30/960p48/720p60 fps
  2. 11MP / 10 fps Burst
  3. Wi-Fi Built-In
  4. Wi-Fi Remote + App Compatible
  5. Mounting hardware
  6. 197 feet/ 60 meter Waterproof housing
  7. Rechargeable battery
  8. USB cable

Hopefully you will enjoy the experience. Please let us know if you would like for us to get the Sony Action Cam.

The Microsoft Surface: The tablet evolved

The Surface Tablet
The Microsoft Surface Tablet

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

Features

  1. An angled,  Vapor Magnesium sturdy case that weighs just under 1.3 pounds,
  2. NVIDIA-made ARM chip
  3. A very creative sturdy built-in stand
  4. Twin 2×2 MIMO antennas for WiFi, and a 10.6-inch optically-bonded, Gorilla Glass 2-covered HD display.
  5. A magnetically attached cover, which doubles as a full multi-touch keyboard and trackpad.
  6. 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.

The curious similarities between the Vice Presidential debate and shopping for a seven inch tablet

Kindle Fire HD

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

The Samsung Galaxy Note: A perfect phablet for many

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.”

Features

  1. 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.
  2. 8 MP camera with LED flash
  3. A removable 3100mAH MEGA battery
  4. 1280×720 Super AMOLED display
  5. Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1
  6. The S Pen, now that is an experience in itself
  7. 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 admin@gizmotakeout.com.

The Ipad Mini: The rumored best 7 inch tablet

The rumored Ipad Mini
The Ipad Mini

Apple is rumored to release the Ipad Mini soon. The actual specs are unknown and pictures are purely hypothetical.

Rumored specs

1. 7.85 inch screen which makes it larger than the Kindle HD and the Nexus 7

2. Looks more like the Iphone than the Ipad

3. Cellular connectivity is present that is not available on other 7 inch tablets

We love our readers and we will make this amazing device available to our users at launch date for 15 $. You can find this is listed under the categories section at http://www.gizmotakeout.com.

That will help everyone check it out and if they really like it then spend the money to buy it. Also if you already have a 7 inch tablet trying this out may show you what you are missing.