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The Blackberry 10


The Blackberry 10 is the newest big name gadget for us gadget lovers. Whatever the world says, BlackBerry is here to stay. There are too many Crackberries in the world that would dig this. The specs of this device are still rumored, so take the picture and specs with a pinch of salt.

  • Specs:
  • Processor: Suspect Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
  • Radio: Quad Band HSPA+ / UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) Quad Band GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800MHz) Quad Band LTE: Bands 2,4,5,13,17 (700, 850,1700, 1900MHz)
  • Display: 4.2″1280×768356PPI 24 Bit Color 15:9
  • Camera: 8MP Auto Focus 2MP Front Facing Flash 1080p Video Recording
  • Memory: 1GB RAM 16GB Internal Storage
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz
  • GPS: Autonomous A-GPS
  • Battery: 1800mAh Removable
  • Sensors: Ambient Light Detector Accelerometer Magnetometer Gyroscope Face Detect for phone calls
  • Connectivity: NFC microUSB microHDMI-Out Bluetooth 4.0 LE

    We highly recommend everyone tries this out. We hope to have this available at launch for a limited time for 39.99$, if it is released unlocked. We hope you will enjoy this, Let us know in the comments section if you have any thoughts or would like to be first to try this out..

The Tech-vacation: Gadgets can make your vacation more enjoyable

The Ipad Mini: An excellent vacation companion
The Ipad Mini: An excellent vacation companion

Most people dream of a vacation without any technologies, no Blackberry, no laptops, no pagers, no cellphones, just you and nature. Unfortunately we always take every gadget we can think of on every vacation. Worse still we use them and then feel guilty of ruining our holidays. Sounds familiar right?

We are coining a new word the “tech-vacation”. This refers to using gadgets during vacations to enhance the vacation experience. Yes gadget lovers, your gadgets are part of your vacation and you use it to your heart’s content and feel happy about it.

Let me describe our family’s latest tech-vacation, and how wonderful it felt

  1. The adults got an Ipad Mini to try out. We got to read our E Books on the Nook App on that gorgeous screen. Casual surfing, You-Tube videos, Angry Birds all completed the experience. The experience of using a new gadget was priceless.
  2. The older child typically is a clinger; he just stays stuck to us. He got a Vinci 2 tab to try out. Our joy was endless watching him play Fruit Ninjas. We even enjoyed the tab ourselves with the adults section which kids cannot access. Then he played some more pre-installed games.
  3. Every one shared the Nook Tablet especially when we visited the local Barnes and Nobles.

This was an outstanding vacation, without any guilt. The technologies tried were new and kept us engaged when we were not on the beach. In between we got some work done too. So may we recommend the tech-vacation to all? Just get your gadgets from http://www.gizmotakeout.com and enjoy your vacation.We look forward to your comments for more ideas of gadgets to take on our next vacation.

The Livescribe sky Wi-Fi Smart pen

Livescribe sky wifi
The smartpen

The pen and paper is as old as writing with no innovation forever. Well the drought is over with the Sky Wi-Fi smart pen. With this amazing pen anything you write on the dot paper is stored on Evernote online and accessible for free on your PC or tablet or mobile device. It also records audio simultaneously and plays it as you review your notes.

Imagine being a college student in class, you want to take notes while trying to listen, well this is the technology for you. Same goes if you are in a meeting, the pen listens while you doodle the important stuff.

We love it when everyone tries out new stuff. This one is one of our favorites,  try this one out, you just can go wrong.


  1. Holds up to 200 hours of audio* and thousands of pages of notes
  2. Wirelessly syncs notes and audio to your Evernote account
  3. Seamlessly syncs your smartpen content across any computer or device running Mac OS X®, Windows®, iOS®, Android™ and more
  4. Includes, exclusive Livescribe plan for Evernote, with 500MB additional monthly upload capacity for smartpen notes and audio


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 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.”


  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 Google Nexus Optimus

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.

Speculated specs:

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 Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD: The battery life to beat among cell phones

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.

Droid Razr Maxx HD

“Googorola” (aka the Google + Motorola hybrid) unveiled their newest halo device The Droid Razr Maxx HD.


  1. 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display 1280 x 720 resolution
  2. Featuring Qualcomm’s latest 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM and 32 GB of storage.
  3. A premium feeling phone with a slim profile, Kevlar back, edges ringed with metal.
  4. 8 MP rear camera
  5. Android Beam and NFC capabilty
  6. 4G LTE capable.
  7.  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.