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Intex car inverter charger full review

Intex had launched this multipurpose car inverter charger which can be used to convert car 12-14V DC battery power to 200V AC power. Now this can be used to plug in chargers of laptops/mac or if need be you can even plug in some light load appliances. This is one amazing device as one can gain benefit of charging laptop inside a moving car(dream come true right!). Apart from that there are some other charging features too. We did a complete review after using the product for a sufficient amount of time. So let us share our Intex car inverter charger full review.

What is an inverter?

Well in terms of electronics an inverter is something that converts direct current DC to alternating current AC. Our phones and laptops normally use chargers to convert AC to DC and then charge on DC power supply. Every car battery is a DC supply of around 12-14V that cannot be directly used to charge our laptops. Now using an inverter we will convert 12-14V DC to 200V AC and then use a charger to again convert it to suitable DC voltage of approx 19V in most cases. So in short apart from mobile charging, you can now charge your tablets and laptops while travelling in a car.

Intex Car Inverter Charger Full Review:

So Intex Car inverter DC-200 is a highly portable device and has a shape of small dustbin. Well it is shaped more like a cuboidal glass with tapering bottom. The reason behind this is you can easily place it in a glass holder which are already present in most of the cars. On the bottom there is a small fan which keeps the inverter cool enough to shed of some heat. Prolonged usage may lead the inverter to get a bit warm I would say. Also if you try to draw more current then also it will get warm but that is not something to worry about. There is a lid on top of the charger inside which are all the ports that you need. There is a standard 3 pin plug which gives output of around 200V AC when measured. Next there are two USB ports one with 2.4A written over it and other with a Auto range of 0-2.4A. There is not much of a difference as the current will be drawn based on your smartphone. These two usb ports can be used to charge your smartphones. Next you also have a cigaratte lighter slot in case you plan to use it or else you can again plug a car charger inside that. Now to turn things on/off we have a small white toggle switch and a indicator LED(power/fault). The design is great and the build is good too. You get a cable with car charger plug that goes into your car’s cigarrete lighter slot.

Features:

  • 3 Pin AC Plug for laptop chargers and other appliances
  • 2 USB 2.4A ports to charge smartphones
  • 1 car charger slot/cigarrete lighter

To get into some more technicalities, it is 200W rated with 250W max output and that can go up to 500W peak power. The USB ports are rated at 5V 3.4A rated.

Overall the device is a saviour for people like me who wish to carry their workstation inside a car. Your devices like laptop, smartphone, tablet charged along with some good internet is what you need to spend your life travelling in a car.  Never miss client’s call or  quick skype meeting if your laptop battery ran off. Also we tried powering Nvidia Jetson board with this and it worked pretty well. Just remember that you don’t plug in any heavy loads and even if you do it by mistake then there is a fuse and overcurrent protection on the inverter. The price of this device Intext DC-200 car inverter charger is around 2750 INR on Flipkart and Amazon. Let me know your views on this amazing car accessory and whether you will go for it or not in the comment section.

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Delta ID announces ActiveIRISIris for Aadhaar Authentication

Delta ID Inc., a leader in consumer-grade iris technology for mobile devices, announced today its ActiveIRIS software is amongst the first to pass the Performance Testing of integrated mobile devices used for Aadhaar authentication. The Performance Testing was held by STQC, in collaboration with C-DAC and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), under the Ministry of Electronics & IT of the Government of India, during May 2016 in New Delhi. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS software integrated in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris was also the first to be awarded provisional certification by STQC prior to the Performance Testing.

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“We want to congratulate Delta ID on passing the Performance Test for its iris software for integrated mobile devices for Aadhaar. The Performance Testing required a pass rate of better than 99% when tested with 5000 residents,” said Mr. Umesh Kumar Nandwani, Director General of STQC, “With the availability of iris integrated mobile devices we hope to make the use of Aadhaar even more convenient and reliable for our residents.”

With Aadhaar enrollments crossing the 1 billion mark, the use of Aadhaar for resident authentication and eKYC is expected to rapidly spread across services for government and private enterprises. The need for a biometric modality that works reliably is critical for the use of Aadhaar, a key component of the government’s Janadhan Aadhaar Mobile (JAM) led initiatives. The iris is widely accepted as a more secure and reliable modality to identify and authenticate people. The iris works across a broader population, across all age groups and occupations.

“I believe we are at that the cusp of a major change in how biometrics, particularly, iris will play a role in enabling access to a variety of services we use in our daily lives,” said Dr. Salil Prabhakar, President and CEO of Delta ID Inc., “We thank STQC and UIDAI in planning and conducting the rigorous Performance Testing in the most competent way. This effort will serve both the government and residents of India by ensuring only the most reliable iris integrated mobile devices are used for Aadhaar authentication and eKYC applications.”

Delta ID has made remarkable advances in bringing iris technology to consumer mobile devices and applications. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS® technology includes software for iris capture and segmentation for authentication with UIDAI servers. When combined with UIDAI standard compliant iris hardware components, ActiveIRIS software enables iris based Aadhaar authentication and eKYC that works reliably across the population in conditions and scenarios where users typically use their mobile devices.

Something about Delta ID

 

Delta ID was founded in 2011 with the mission to bring secure and convenient biometric authentication to mass market computing devices. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS® technology includes patented software and hardware design to enable iris recognition using simple hardware that can be easily integrated in mobile and PC devices. Delta ID is based in Newark, California and backed by Intel Capital and other strategic investors.

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Penta T-Pad WS704DX tablet launched for Rs. 4999 exclusively on HomeShop18

Pantel technologies recently announced the launch of their latest tablet Penta T-Pad WS704DX. Most of the users do prefer Tablet over Smartphone while watching movies and playing games. Lets checkout the specifications and see if it’s worth buying.

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Specifications of Penta T-Pad WS704DX tablet

Penta T-Pad WS704DX has a 7 inch TFT LED multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It runs on a 1.3 GHz Dual Core processor with 1 GB RAM on board. Along with the powerful CPU, it has MALI 400 GPU that helps to boost the gaming performance. The tablet comes with 8 GB internal storage that can be extended upto 32 GB with an external SD card.

The Penta T-Pad has a rear auto-focus camera of 2 MP(2592×1936 Pixel) with Flash. The front camera is of 0.2 MP(720×432 Pixel) which can be used to take selfies. This tablet can record 720p videos. The camera doesn’t seem that impressive, but we can only know for sure after a hands-on review. The T-Pad runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is not the latest Android version. It supports Dual SIM with 2G & 3G technology which is quite impressive for a low-budget tablet. The T-Pad has a 3000 mAh battery which surely will give you a good backup. Apart from that connectivity options include bluetooth, Wifi, and GPS. It is available in two colours Red and Blue.

Vijender Singh, MD of Pantel Technologies quoted “Penta T- Pad WS704DX is a Tab which gives you all the facilities you want in a tab in such a reasonable price. We want our products to reach one and all without compromising on their budget. We have collaborated with Homeshop18 to make shopping experience for our customers memorable“.

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The tablet is available just for Rs. 4999 which makes it a low budget device. You can buy Penta T-Pad WS704DX exclusively through HomeShop18. You also get keyboard and 2 OTG cables free with the tablet that can be easily attached to it. Comparing it with other tablets of this price range, it is one of the best tablet according to the specifications. We will post a full hands-on review when we get the device for review.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME581CL in-depth review

The new ASUS MeMO Pad 8(ME581CL) was launched in last year, which is a successor to the previous model ME180A. The new MeMO Pad 8 has some amazing upgrades as compared to its predecessor. Let’s take a in-depth review and find out if this device is worth your money.

Design

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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has a glossy back consisting of multiple layers made up using NVCM(Non-Conductive Vacuum Metalizing) technology. The MeMO Pad weighs only 299g and is 7.5mm in thickness. You can easily use the device for hours without any troubles as it is light in weight and easy to hold. On the front it has simple look with a ASUS logo at the bottom of the screen. It comes in three colors white, pink and blue. On the right you have the volume rockers ,power button, SIM card slot and a microphone may be secondary. On the top you have the headphone jack with Micro SD card slot on the left. The micro USB port is at the bottom of the MeMO pad and speaker grill on the back. Along with it you have ASUS logo with a NFC label just below it. In all the design is decent and the device doesn’t feel cheap in your hands.

Display

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Asus MeMO Pad comes with an 8 inch IPS display having screen resolution of 1200×1920 pixels which counts upto 283ppi. This is an upgrade if we compare it to the previous model which had a resolution of 800×1280 pixels. The device has highly sensitive fluid display which makes it possible to write using any pen or pencil with a tip radius of 0.75mm or above.The screen is protected by corning gorilla glass 3 which avoids any fine scratches and screen damage. The touch is very smooth and the screen is covered with a anti-fingerprint coating that prevents fingerprint marks. The viewing angles are just great which makes it a good device to watch movie together with your friends and family. It has a 10 point multi-touch display. ASUS has done a great job in terms of screen so you can consider it a heads up in this feature.

Performance

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The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has a 64 bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad core processor clocked at 1.83 Ghz. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16/32 GB variants in internal storage. We faced no lag while multitasking and heavy usage due to the amazing hardware present on the device. Coming to the graphics it has PowerVR G6430 GPU which does an amazing job of running high-end games on the device. The device heats up from the back while playing high graphic games. But overall the device performs great in terms of gaming and heavy usage. The tablet has Android 4.4.2 Kitkat installed out of the box and currently there is no news of lollipop update. On the operating side, it has Zen UI installed and there are some pre-installed applications which comes along with the tablet. The Antutu Benchmark score for MeMO Pad 8 was 40837 which was above MI3 and below S5 and other high end devices.

Camera, Sound and Connectivity

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ASUS MeMO pad 8 has 5MP rear camera with a resolution of 2592×1944 pixels. The auto and touch to focus works really fast and accurate in this tablet. Front camera is of 1.2MP which is capable of clicking decent selfie. With good light conditions you can click some nice snaps. Coming to the video recording, you can record full HD video with this device. The camera App for ASUS has many features that you can use to enhance your picture quality according to the condition.

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The MeMO Pad 8 has dual stereo speakers at the back side of the tablet. The sound from these speakers is loud and clear that would make your movie watching experience even better.

Coming to connectivity, ASUS MeMO Pad 8 has 4G LTE support and it has a GSM SIM card tray at the right side. Along with that we have GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Wifi and NFC so that you can stay connected all the time. The device supports USB OTG feature and we tried connecting a USB drive to it which worked fine.

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The device has a non-removable Li-Po battery which can last up to 9 hours according to ASUS. We tested and found that it lasted for the same with above normal usage. You also get some nice features like the dual Apps and reading mode with MeMO Pad 8. The dual Apps was a bit laggy when used with Apps that require internet connection, but its a very useful feature. You can also use Miracast to stream videos and other content directly to your TV.

Pricing and availability

It all comes down to the pricing where the tablet is a bit over priced. It would be launched for Rs.19,999 and would be exclusively through Flipkart. The device comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty. We are getting in touch with Asus to find out when the device will be available, till then stay tuned.

Do let us know if you would go for this high-end device or not through the comment section below.

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Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG (2014) review

Tablets are still preferred by the people who love to watch movies and play games. They have perfect screen size to enjoy movies and carry them around. Choosing a lost cost tablet with a nice brand name can be difficult. The Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG which was launched in 2014 as a upgrade to the previous model, is a perfect fit for low cost tablets. Lets see what it has to offer and find out if its worth your money.

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Body and Design

The new Asus Fonepad 7 has a texture on the back with plastic case which looks very firm in the hands. The build is quite good and it will do good with rough and tough use. The front looks better with a slightly thin bezel and sturdy finish. The tablet doesn’t looks cheap in terms of build and design. Though the power button and volume rockers are a bit difficult to reach as they are not exactly on the side.

Screen

The Fonepad 7 has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 600 x 1024 (~170 dpi). The screen is average and not too much attractive due to the resolution. The touch is smooth and it supports 10 point touch.

Hardware and software

Fonepad 7 is a dual sim tablet which supports 3G, so you can enjoy high speed internet connection. It runs on Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2Ghz. Though its a dual core processor, Intel’s hyper threading makes it perform like a quad-core. It has 1 GB of RAM which is enough if you don’t go for high end games. Multitasking works great with Fonepad 7 and there is no lag experienced while usage. From my review, I can assure you that performance is quite good and you will have no complaints while playing games, watching videos, or multitasking. You get different storage capacity according to the money you spend, we have 4 GB and 8  GB internal with an expansion capacity upto 64 GB.

On the software side, we have Android 4.3 Jelly bean pre-installed, which can be upgraded to 4.4 Kitkat. There is no news of lollipop update. We have the Asus ZenUI running on this tablet, which have some very nice mods installed. I prefer ZenUI over the stock UI of android.

Camera and Sound

On the back we have a 2MP camera which can click a photo of 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution. Now this is one of the negative points of this tablet, as its a below average camera. The front camera is of 0.3 MP again not of much use. Though you can turn on HDR and click photos in daylight to get some good results. Asus has some nice camera modes to enhance your photography performance. It can record 720p videos, again with a average quality.

Audio quality is quite good on this device. We have the speakers in front-top of the screen. They are not too loud, but gives clear sound.

Along with 3G we have Wifi, bluetooth connectivity. and GPS. Fonepad 7 also has a support for USB OTG, so you can directly attach pen drive to read write files.

Battery

We have a non-removable li-po battery of 15 Wh (Watt-hr) which gives a very nice battery backup. The charging of the battery takes time, but once fully charge the battery can last a day with heavy usage too. So one important factor i.e. the battery backup is one of the strong points of Fonepad 7.

The Fonepad 7 8GB model is available in Rs.7999 on Flipkart. There are many offers going on Flipkart, so you can probably get a nice discount on this amazing tablet.

My verdict

At this price range, this tablet is just perfect and I recommend it to you. Apart from camera, all other features are good. You will face no problem in multitasking and playing normal games. Games like Asphalt 8 and dead trigger were running smoothly at low graphics.

If you have any doubts regarding this product, do mention it in the comment section below. Need help in buying new electronic gadget, contact me anytime.

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How to compare tablet prices online?

Tablets

Are you looking to buy a tablet PC? It is a general notion among the people that buying cheap tablets is useless but if you check and compare the different models you may be surprised to find a tablet with amazing features as the leading brands but for a much cheaper price.

While buying a table it is advisable that do your research well and compare the different models based on size, performance, operating system, battery back and more importantly the price. One of the best ways to compare tablet prices is to visit the price comparison site.

These sites are a one stop destination for comparing the prices of different tablets available in the market, rather than browsing through different online shops individually, you can get all the information under one roof.

Although, the online price comparison websites are still gaining popularity among the online shoppers, it is increasingly used by the online retailers and e-commerce websites. Just as the online shopping sites are gaining more and more popularity and are adding various attractive features to attract customers, the price comparison sites too are improving and are including various features and tools that are easily accessible to the buyers.

A significant feature of these websites is that they contain user reviews and testimonials. You can read the reviews posted by the people who have purchased the same tablet that you wish to buy. This will give you a fair idea about the functioning of the tablet and what people feel about the product. The reviews are immensely useful for first time buyers who have no prior experience in buying from an online store or using the product.

When you compare tablet prices on the price comparison websites, you must know that there are plenty of similar websites and each site compare the prices using different verticals. Apart from providing you the information about the online shops that provide tables at the cheapest price, these websites also allows you to actually view the products so that you can be choosy in relation to the color or their specifications. To provide better user experience to the online shoppers, the price comparison sites offer different types of tools to compare the products which you can choose as per your preferences.

Apart from using the comparison websites, you can compare tablet prices on your mobile phones too. There are various services that send the price list of different tablets or any other product that you want to buy through text messages.

This is an effective alternative to browsing the site and compare prices easily sitting in your home. Not to mention, there are different online forums where people talk/discuss about a particular subject you can find a forum where people talk about tablets and other gadgets and post your queries about which online retailer is offering the best price for the tablet model that you want to buy.

Thus, you can get a good quality and cost efficient tablet if you compare the price online and do a good amount of research upfront before making your final choice.

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Asus Fonepad 7 Review

Asus Fonepad 7 is a 7 inch tablet which supports voice calling and is a successor of the previous Fonepad. It is much better in specifications from the original Fonepad. It comes with 4G LTE facility, and is a worthy tablet in its price range. We got hands-on Asus Fonepad 7, used it for some days and below is the review.

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Design

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Back panel

Fonepad 7 has a glossy plastic body, with a fingerprint like texture on the back. It comes in two color variants white and black. At the front we have two speakers on the top and bottom of the screen. The 7 inch screen may look little small in size due to the thick bezel. The overall build quality of the tablet is quite good. One disadvantage is that, the front and the back both are fingerprint magnets though it can be easily cleaned. One advantage of using the plastic cover is that, it makes the tablet light-weight and easy to hold with one hand.

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At the left we have micro SIM tray followed by the volume rockers, power button and microSD slot on the right. At the top we have headphone jack, with micro-usb port and microphone at the bottom. At the back we have a rear camera with Asus Logo embedded. So the tablet was easy to hold and use for a prolonged period due to its light weight. The tablet has a thickness of 10.5mm and weighs 328 g.

Display

Asus Fonepad 7 has a 7 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. The display is vibrant and looks attractive with a pixel density of 216ppi. In the front we have 2 speakers on the top and bottom of the screen which can be used while watching movies and playing games. We also have proximity sensor and light sensor at the front above the screen. The tablet can be set for auto-brightness which works pretty good, and is effective in different light conditions. Other than that the display is highly reflective. The touchscreen was very responsive and there was no issues using it. It supports 10 point multi-touch, which will enhance the gaming and typing experience. Fonepad 7 has a much better display and color reproduction,than its competitors like Samsung Galaxy tab 3. Also the viewing angles were quite good while watching videos.

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Performance

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Gaming

Asus Fonepad 7 has an Intel Atom Z2560 Dual core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. Along with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU it provides amazing graphics while playing high-end games. It comes with 1 GB ram and has 8/16/32 GB internal storage variants. The processing power of tablet is excellent, and there was no lag in multi-tasking or while playing games. The storage can be extended upto 32 GB through microSD card. Though it has only a Dual core processor, the device performs surprisingly well and consumes less amount of battery too. The gaming performance was pretty good with some high end games like Dead Trigger, Asphalt 8 etc. There were no issues in performance point of view, and the benchmark test turned out to be good.

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AnTuTu benchmark

Camera

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5Mp rear camera

Asus Fonepad 7 has a 5 Mp rear camera with a picture resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels. The camera has autofocus with absence of LED flash which is quite common in most tablets. Interface of the camera is simple and easy to use. You can take upto 100 shots at once, and it has various modes like HDR, Beautification, Panorama, night, Smart Remove, all smiles and gif animation. So you can do various editing part in the default camera settings.

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Camera modes

The front camera is of 1.2Mp and is quite impressive. You can use it to do video calling and take selfies as the camera quality is good. Fonepad 7 has a mirror app which shows your image by using front camera. You may experience some noise in the image when camera is used in low light conditions. So overall the picture quality of Asus Fonepad 7 is pretty nice in daylight.

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camera interface

Asus Fonepad 7 records full HD video(1080p) at 30fps which is quite impressive. But the autofocusing while recording video was bit slow, so you may have to manually do it. In good light conditions the video quality was good.

Software Specs

Asus Fonepad 7 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, while you can upgrade to 4.3 Jellybean. The User Interface of the fonepad is customized by Asus, and given a nice touch and feel. We have 4 on-screen buttons which includes back, home, app switching, and a newly introduced floating app button. Floating apps are similar to Samsung’s multi-window as we can simultaneously run multiple apps on the screen. Floating apps include calculator, audio wizard, Dictionary, video player, countdown, converter etc. The tablet supports voice calling with no problem except the sound is soft.

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The notification bar is also customized with some toggle buttons like reading mode, smart saving, instant dictionary along with the regular wifi, bluetooth, mobile data, wifi hotspot etc. Reading mode optimizes screen brightness, so that one can read for a prolonged period of time without any strain on the eyes. On the main screen we have the option of setting 5 homescreen containing apps and widgets. The keyboard is not stock android keyboard, but is made to reduce errors while typing and has a clean layout of buttons. Fonepad 7 comes with some default apps like amazon kindle, aolink, flipboard, mirror, mybitcast, supernote, zinio etc. Some of the apps were quite useful, but all these default apps will take up the space as they cannot be removed.

Battery

Asus Fonepad 7 has a battery capacity of 3950mAh which may seem low, but the tablet can easily last for more than 1 day with a medium usage. We also have a smart saving option to save battery life. So the tablet is made to last long in terms of battery backup.

Pricing

The 16Gb version was priced at Rs. 17,499 and the current price may be somewhat less.

The only thing that bugged me was the sound, it was not loud enough, and also the sound breaks when used at full volume. In voice call too the sound was soft. Though the speakers were useful while watching movies and playing games, still it can be improved. Performance wise the tablet showed some amazing features. In this price range you can definitely go for Asus Fonepad 7 over other competitors.

We would like to know your views about the tablet whether you would go for it? Also if you have any doubts regarding the tablet, do mention it in the comment section below.

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