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Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook pixel is an amazing device. It was rumored for a while and then surfaced with mind boggling specs and a migraine inducing price to boot.

This device should be looked at like the Lamborghini of Chromebooks, one that is too expensive to be owned but one that HAS to be tried.

Google Chromebook Pixel

Lets go over the specs

1. 4.3 million pixels on the screen , 2560×1700 , this is the worlds best screen, this feature puts Apple to shame and is the main reason why you HAVE to try this beautiful device at http://www.gizmotakeout.com.  You don’t know what you are missing until you see this screen.

2. This is a touchscreen laptop.

3. Sleek design, live life in the Google ecosystem.

4. Experience life working in the cloud.

This is a must experience device. We are starting a wait-list of mainland US based users who want to try out this device but do not want to buy this yet. Once we get over 20 interested users we will get the device and ship it to users on a first come first serve basis. Share this with your gadget loving friends.

To enroll, please visit us at http://www.facebook.com/gizmotakeout or visit out website at http://www.gizmotakeout.com and leave a message in the “Suggest a Device” section.

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The Sony Smart Watch: A mobile android device extension

The Smart Watch Revolution is upon us and let us welcome it as a welcome change.

Over the last six months the gadget curators at gizmotakeout have been following the renaissance of the “smart watch”. So what are our thoughts, read on?

There are some high profile contenders in this space like the Pebble smart watch, The Sony Smart Watch; the I’m watch and then a slew of unknown brands in this space. The review will concentrate on the Sony Smart Watch. Stay tuned for our review of the I’m Watch. We will wait till we can get our hands on the Pebble smart watch. Overtime we will dedicate a segment to the unknown Chinese brands as I am sure there are some cheap gems there also.

The Sony Smart Watch

This device is best considered an extension of your mobile Android phone. It does not work with IPhones. Of all the phones we find this the most useful as it does not try to do too much but does few things well. So what all can it do

  1. In a nut shell you can see Text Messages, Phone Book, Facebook, Twitter, Find Phone, Music Player Remote, Calendar Reminders, Weather, Missed Call Notification, Call Handling, Phone Battery/Signal Status, and Gmail Notifier.
  2. Actually you can download aver 200 widgets to this screen.
  3. It does display the time if you really need to know
  4. This is the perfect watch to have when you leave your phone for charging (which has to happen with many Android phones) or if your phone is in your bag (which has to happen with several large form factor Android phones) or if you have a big house and your phone is ringing far far away, or if your …. I think you get the picture right.
  5. Oh by the way, it looks good and has several straps you can use, making this a perfect fashion accessory.
  6. Everyone should try out this watch; it will work perfectly for a few with constant use as we are looking for ways to NOT carry our phones everywhere.

We will be carrying this at www.gizmotakeout.com for a special introductory price of 39.99$ for all gadget lovers to try out. Enjoy

The Google Nexus 4: The Android Phone champion

I think everyone with a computer knows about Google’s Nexus line. In essence it is Google’s answer to Apples model of controlling the hardware and software completely to give users the best possible experience. The Nexus lines of android mobile smart phones, tablets have been winners so far. There have been some missteps so far like the Nexus Q (enough said…right)

The Nexus 4 is the latest Google smartphone. It is THE BEST ANDROID PHONE out there currently. Right out the box it carries Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with a whole host of features that your current Android device does not have. Therefore this needs to be tried out right now by everyone who is locked in a contract, just to see what you are missing out on.

Specs

  1. 4.7 inch screen, 1280×768 pixels, Gorilla Glass 2, 139 grams, 9.1 mm thick.
  2. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC.
  3. Android Jelly Bean, Google Now, Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps

This device is pretty much sold out at most stores. So go ahead and rent this out and see what you have been missing. It is available at www.gizmotakeout.com for a special introductory rate of 29.99$.

The Nabi Jr

 

The latest childrens Tablet
The latest childrens Tablet

 

When we were kids a gift was popcorn and a tablet was the big ugly thing you took when you were sick. Kids now days seem to have so much in terms of choice, which becomes a source of headache for the parents. I mean what do we get our kids?

At gizmotakeout.com, our most popular category has been the Children’s Tablet section. We have a huge selection of tablets for parents to try out for their kids. There is a new entrant the Nabi Jr. This is targeted at younger kids.

This is slated for a mid-December 2012 release. The specs are below

  1. 5-inch form factor
  2. Dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor
  3. 800-by-480-pixel screen
  4. Wings Adaptive Learning System, covering common core curriculum for students from Pre-K through sixth grade.
  5. Wi-Fi-enabled
  6. Rotating camera

We will have this available in mid-December 2012 for all parents to try out to see if it works for their kids.  As always there will be a special introductory price at http://www.gizmotakeout.com

 

The Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Wireless Spy Tank

The Amazing App controlled Spy Tank
The Amazing App controlled Spy Tank

It’s wrong to say that we are gadget lovers, we are actually gadget fanatics. And all gadget fanatics love the concept of a Wireless Spy TANK….. That’s right a tank.

Introducing the Rover 2.0. At first glance this seems right out of a James Bond movie. This 10 inch tank on wheels is controlled by your compatible Android or iPhone or Ipad device (you need to download a free app from the App store). You navigate with on-screen controls or “steer” using your control device’s accelerometer which is a lot of fun.

The Rover generates it’s on Wi-Fi signal and does not need your home network. The stated wireless range is up to 200 ft. unobstructed, and 100 ft. around walls and into other rooms, meaning you can drive this thing far away from you by looking at the images on your tablet or phone. How cool is that?

As if that is not enough, you can see in the dark using the Rovers night vision, stream and record videos and photographs and post to Facebook, YouTube or twitter right from the device. The fun doesn’t end there, there are headlights and two-way audio meaning you can drive this thing to the kitchen and ask “mommy” for snacks.

The potential is limitless here and it is just so much fun. This will make a very cool holiday or vacation gadget for everyone to try out. Please sound off in the comments section about your cool Rover stories. We have this at http://www.gizmotakeout.com for a special introductory price of 29.99 $ for a week.

Happy Holidays all!!!

Features:

  1. Drive it with your iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® device, or with      Android™ smart phones and tablets
  2. See in the dark using Rover’s built-in night vision
  3. Stream and record live video and stills
  4. Upload videos and stills to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter right from the App
  5. Control the angle of the video camera remotely
  6. Its wide-angle lens captures more of its surroundings
  7. Listen to sound from Rover’s travels and transmit your own audio      back through Rover’s built-in speaker.
  8. Navigate with on-screen controls or “steer” using your control      device’s accelerometer
  9. Built-in headlights can be controlled remotely
  10. Wireless range up to 200 ft. unobstructed, 100 ft. around walls and      into other rooms
  11. Free App from the iTunes® App Store and Google Play
  12. Warning: Choking hazard due to small parts. For ages 14 years old and up with adult supervision.

The Google Nexus 10 Tablet

The Google Nexus 10
The awesome Google Nexus 10 Tablet

The holiday shopping season is upon us. Guess what the folks at Google decided to gift us; you got it the Nexus 10 tablet. This is another Google foray into hardware design and follows the general trend of software companies believing that they can make better hardware than dedicated OEM’s.

So what’s special here, lots actually

  1. Google called out Apple with the screen here, a dazzling 2560×1600 display is the highlite. For everyone with an older tablet this screen is worth checking out.
  2. It is 8.9 mm thick weighing 603 grams
  3. This tablet has speed in mind with a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and advanced MIMO WiFi, giving you claimed web browsing speeds up to 4x faster than normal WiFi.
  4. The tablet has separate homescreen, apps, email, photos and storage for everyone with different profiles
  5. Nexus 10 lets you video chat with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts.
  6. This one is for Google fanatics with the latest version of Android and comes with Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Google+, YouTube and Chrome.
  7. Google Now, this is an interesting feature that tells you today’s weather before you start your day, upcoming concerts for your favorite artists, flight and hotel reservations, your favorite team’s score while they’re playing, and more automatically.

If you already own a tablet and want to see what the latest and greatest is out there, you owe it to yourself to try out the brand new Nexus 10 at www.gizmotakeout.com.  Our special introductory of 29.99$ is there as always for our gadget lovers. Enjoy

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