Copy of ROG Zephyrus S_GX531GX+GW+GV_Product Photo_10_lighting

ASUS ROG GX531 first impressions | RTX 2070

ASUS has manufactured several gaming laptops with amazing features that are necessary for any hardcore gamer. ASUS now introduces another brand-new machine, ROG GX531 (ROG Zephyrus S), it comes with RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H generation processor, 512 gigs of SSD and 1080p 144Hz display.

 

Speaking of the looks, the clamshell of ROG GX531 looks quite satisfying, the top of clamshell has ROG logo with a dim red light which gives a premium gaming look to it. Bezels in this machine are thin to provide a lifelike gaming experience, the chassis of this machine is so sleek and slim with a big amount of power packed in it. Incredible!

The weight of the machine is more towards the keyboard which makes the machine stable while lifting the lid up even with only a single hand. The display in here is amazing with a 1080p 144Hz 3ms response time which gives an amazing experience while gaming. However, the refresh rate may drop to 60Hz when not connected to any power source which is still quite enough. At the end of the day it is a laptop, hence the bottleneck.

Moving forward with the keyboard, the keyboard here is pushed down for mainly the cooling process so the RTX doesn’t burn the fingers off. The keyboard can only be used comfortably when used on the desk or a table and gives awkwardness when used on the lap. The trackpad is moved at the right side of the keyboard mostly for gaming purpose but apart from gaming it’s very convenient to use the mouse on the right side regardless of the position you are in, you can even click and navigate through your thumb which brings ease. The trackpad also replaces the num pad, the only task you must do is switch to the num pad mode by clicking a button provided above the trackpad. So now your trackpad also has numbers displayed on it with lights. Amazing! isn’t it?

The ports in ROG GX531 consist of 2 USB 3.1 ports Gen 1 Type A, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Type-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack.

Gaming on RTX is second to none. GX531 comes with the latest RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card which enables a gamer to experience gaming to the whole new level. The new RTX makes the game to look more stunning and makes the launching quicker. With the help of RTX, the laptops can even be made thinner as compared to GTX. Video and image processing are great on RTX. The game which was played on this machine was PUBG on ultra-settings and got up to 93 fps on an average which is quite enough considering it is on ultra-settings. The graphics were quite intense and appreciable, again thanx to RTX 2080, the fan makes a little noise when played on the ultra-setting which is considerable, taking in account it is a gaming laptop with such a power packed in it.

Overall, the first impression of the ASUS ROG GX531 was good. We can give you more information once we have complete hands-on the device. Till then stay tuned and let me know if you have any comments/doubts in the comment section below.

Thermal camera car

Top Benefits of Using Thermal Cameras for Your Vehicle

The technology installed in vehicles for safety and convenience has been advancing rapidly. Innovators are developing new and improved options every day as witnessed in the new models on the road. However, most of the devices can be accessed as aftermarket options and installed on older models to make sure that they enjoy the benefits of the same technology. For today, we will discuss thermal cameras. They are the latest surveillance technology in vehicles, especially fleet vehicles. They have the following benefits.

Enhances Vision in Bad Weather

Even if you turn your high beams and fog lights on, some weather can be too harsh to see clearly. This is where thermal cameras come in. If you are driving through a storm or rain or fog, these cameras can still pick out the images of objects as long as they emit warmth. Therefore, it is an additional safety feature for drivers. You can see these images on a dashboard screen in your car in order to see more clearly when driving.

Saves Time and Lowers Cost

Fleet owners can save a lot of money if they rely on this device amongst other technological solutions. The benefits are even greater for those vehicles that are operated where thermal cameras are needed most. For example, accidents can be avoided in arid regions that experience sandstorms and products can be delivered on time. Safety is also improved for those who live in areas that frequently experience fog, mist and heavy rains.

Driving in Darkness

As weird as it may sound, there are times when your fleet drivers might need to drive through the darkness. For instance, if the vehicle headlights fail while a driver is out in the middle of nowhere, the driver can still make it to the nearest safe destination using the thermal cameras. Also, the thermal cameras can become useful when a driver feels threatened and the headlights make the vehicle an easy target. This is why you should visit Eyerideonline to upgrade your fleet technology.

Improved Visual Accuracy

Most thermal cameras can detect the distance of the object ahead accurately. When used during the day or night, drivers can tell how far away a certain object is. This is helpful during vehicle parking or any other time when drivers must know this information. Since thermal cameras do not require any light to work, they become even more useful at night when the visibility on the road is poor despite the use of headlights.

Recording Activities

Ordinary cameras may miss some activities if there is no light at all. However, thermal cameras can record a theft or any other occurrence regardless of how much light is present. Although a face cannot be identified using thermal cameras, they will provide a clue of what happened instead of working with speculation alone. These cameras should be left on in fleet vehicles to record any attempted break-in.

From this information, it is evident that thermal cameras are worth installing both in fleet or private vehicles. They have many benefits including the most significant ones outlined above.

 

hyperx cloudx gaming headset

HyperX Launches Official Xbox licensed Gaming Headset in India

HyperX CloudX Gaming Headset has been tested and approved by Microsoft and delivers signature HyperX comfort, durability and amazing sound for serious Xbox gamers. CloudX has convenient in-line audio controls that sidestep system menus and put control directly at your fingertips. The sturdy aluminium frame is designed for long-lasting reliability and to withstand the harsh rigours of daily gaming life. The 100% memory foam ear cushions and leatherette-padded headband provide award-winning comfort for those long weekends and late nights of gaming. 53mm drivers and enhanced bass reproduction pump out crystal-clear high, mids and lows, and the closed-cup design mutes the outside world to completely immerse you in your game. The noise-cancelling microphone can be positioned just the way you like it, and also eliminates background noise so that you’ll come across loud and clear. CloudX is also compatible with mobile devices1. When you’re ready to listen to music, simply unplug the microphone and stow it for later.

The HyperX CloudX gaming headset is available in Indian retail and e-tail outlets with an MRP of INR 9,990/- and on Amazon fro Rs. 7,490

FEATURES

  • Official Xbox licensed headset: CloudX was tested by Microsoft and works with Xbox One controllers that have a 3.5mm headset jack and Elite Wireless controllers.
  • Signature HyperX comfort: Cloud’s award-winning comfort will keep you gaming strong during those marathon gaming sessions.
  • Durable aluminum frame: The sturdy aluminum frame provides reliable durability and stability.
  • Immersive in-game audio: Enhanced bass reproduction and crystal-clear lows, mids, and highs help fully immerse you in your gaming
  • In-line audio control: The flexible, detachable mic can be easily positioned as you like it and removed if you’re enjoying music.
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
  • Two Year Warranty

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Headphone
Driver: Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency Response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
Impedance: 41 Ω
Sound pressure level: 95dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: < 2%
Weight: 325g
Weight w/ mic: 337g
Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m)
Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole)
Microphone
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Noise-cancelling
Frequency response: 50Hz-18,000 Hz
Sensitivity: -39dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

 

Spotify India

Spotify for India launched | Get it for Free

Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), the world’s leading music streaming service, is available in India today with all-new features tuned to Indian music fans’ personal tastes. Spotify offers the best listening experience in local and international music, with the app available to download for free, or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium for only INR 119* per month. The Spotify app is now available on mobile, desktop and tablet and can be played on a wide range of speaker and home devices.

To enjoy music the way you want it, download the Spotify app today via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to Get SPOTIFY Free

“As Spotify grows, our goal is to bring millions of artists and billions of fans together from every country and background ,” says Daniel Ek, Spotify founder and CEO. “India has an incredibly rich music culture and  to best serve this market, we’re launching a custom-built experience. Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we’ll also bring the world’s music to fans across India. Spotify’s music family just got a whole lot bigger.”

All of Spotify’s Favourite Features

Spotify comes to India with our unrivalled mix of features that have made us the world’s favourite music app, including:

  • The best music from all over the world: More than 40 million (4 crore) songs and 3 billion playlists (300 crore) offering your favourite music in Indian and international music, across moods and moments.
  • Unrivalled playlists tuned to your individual tastes: Your very own playlists based on your preferences, updated daily. The more you listen, the better Spotify’s recommendations get. On the home page, choose playlists based on your moods and moments.
  • Made for you: Stay up to date with all that’s hot with a personalised Home Page. Your personal DJ featuring the latest releases and all your favourite music, updated daily.
  • Play everywhere: Play Spotify in your car, on TVs, voice and wifi speakers, plus explore integrations with Google Maps, Tinder and Instagram, amongst others. Spotify is available on over 500 products across 200 hardware brands globally.

Tuned to India

Spotify has redesigned the music experience for India with a fresh set of exclusive features:

  • Multi-language music recommendations: With many Indians speaking several local languages, Spotify’s music recommendation engine can now be tuned to Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. Indian users can select their preferred language(s) to receive tailored Daily Mix, Home, Radio, Search results and recommendations.
  • Spotify Free with total control: For the first time ever on Spotify Free, smartphone users can play every song on demand.
  • Playlists made for India: Expertly curated and regularly updated by our team of Indian music experts, new playlists include IndiestanRap91Namaste LovePunjabi 101Bollywood ButterTop Hits in HindiTamilTelugu and PunjabiThese sit alongside our celebrated international playlists including MintRap CaviarViva Latino and the This is… artist compilations. Add billions of creator and fan-built playlists to the mix and Spotify has a playlist for any mood or moment.
  • Spotify goes to the movies: Introducing Starring…, a series of playlists featuring the best music from the most popular Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, and Punjabi actors. Spotify’s recommendations will also include songs from India’s favourite movies and actors.
  • City playlists: Find out what’s hot in the city, with new algorithmic playlists tracking what’s trending in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

Amarjit Singh Batra, Managing Director, Spotify India, adds: “Indians love music. It’s an inherent part of our lifestyle and culture, whether we pray, work, or relax. The mobile internet revolution has led to a rapid rise in the number of connected Indians, making music streaming the preferred way to enjoy music here.”

He continues: “Spotify pioneered music streaming a decade ago, and has constantly reinvented itself to bring the best music experience to the world, and now to India. Through our unmatched personalised experience, we want users to find the best music from India and the world, and empower Indian artists to find new audiences in India and worldwide.”

In addition, One Plus, Anheuser-Busch InBev and GoUSA will be Spotify’s exclusive advertising launch partners in India.

AQ-FIT Smartwatch Fitness_3

AQ-Fit plans to launch fitness smartwatch

Technology startup AQ-Fit smart fitness brand is all set to launch a new smartwatch with an ideal feature in the midweek of this month. AQ-Fit aims to keep its clients furor with the astonishing release of fitness smartwatches. The novel idea of being updated social media and stands at the top in the industry at economic pricing. W8 introduction boosts demand for customized watches on the market. The advantages of this are

  • 24 hours Health monitoring( heart rate, Blood Pressure, Sedentary, SPO2 etc)

  • Pedometer, calorie monitoring, multiple sports mode trackers

  • Smart app updating social media

  • Call / Message / alarm notification

The few additional benefits in W8 are the material used is Zinc Magnesium, Silicon. The time for charging its battery is just two hours that lasts for 5 days. It can be connected through Bluetooth on your mobile phone by downloading its Da Fit app. The mode can be manipulated according to the client’s mood and style.

“We are open with new launches and are focussed to achieve top 5 smart fitness category in 2020”

– Sanjeev Singh ,Business Head

The best feature is the waterproof material. AQ—Fit drags its customers to experience the excellent track record of the fitness and activity on a daily basis for future reference along with sleep monitoring. The watch parts are convenient and removable for cleaning. The power consumption is reduced by 50% with 40% higher chipset capability. The W8 smartwatch is extremely accurate. This is expected to be a great hit in the watch production. W8 is available at all online website shopping portal such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, shopclues.

ASUS ROG Strix II

ASUS ROG STRIX II GL504 review | Benchmark

ASUS has made a lot of gaming laptops till now, but the one we are reviewing today can be one of the best in terms of design. ROG series laptops are specially built for gamers keeping all the parameters in mind. Today we have ASUS ROG STRIX II GL504 gaming laptop for review. As I said, it was built considering the design aspect in mind. So let us take it for a spin and find out if its really a worthy gaming laptop or not.

 

ASUS ROG Strix II GL504 review

Design: 9/10

We will start with the key point of the laptop which is design. ASUS ROG STRIX II has a very compact build considering its a gaming laptop. The chassis is all made out of plastic – good quality one. This helps keep the weight of the laptop in check. There is some camel print design on the laptop which doesn’t look that impressive as compared to other designs available in ROG laptop. Some might like it, but I didn’t. The hinges are really good such that it stays at once place in any position. One can lift the screen with one hand, so the laptop has good weight on the bottom side too. On the top of the plastic lid, it has brushed metal-like finish with the glowing ROG logo. It looks pretty cool to see the ROG logo shining in the dark with all the breathing RGB led. One of the most attractive thing on the laptop is the RGB LED strip on the front edge. The keyboard is all RGB too, with see-through WASD keys. Overall the build quality and design of the laptop is great and you will have no complaints in terms of design.

Connectivity: 9/10

Most of the ports are on the left side of the laptop, giving you enough room to keep the mouse without any tangled wire issues. On the left, you have the power jack, RJ45-LAN port, mini-display port, HDMI, 2 USB 3.1, USB 3.1 type-C, and the 3.5mm audio jack. On the right-hand side is the USB 3.1, SD card reader, & Kensington lock.

Display: 9/10

When you first lift the lid, you will notice that the display has little bezels on left-right & top. On the bottom, it has a thick strip where you can again find the shiny ROG logo. To adjust the height of the bottom, they had to keep the thick bezel. The display on ASUS ROG Strix II has a 144 Hz refresh rate with 3 ms response time. It is very fast in terms of response time as you don’t want any lag in terms of gaming. Its a great full HD display on the ROG Strix II which is best suited for hardcore gamers where every frame matters.

Performance

The model of ASUS ROG Strix II that I received came with Intel i7-8750H latest processor. It had 16GB of RAM clocked at 2666 MHz. As for the storage, it had 256GB of SSD and 1 TB of SSHD. The SSD is enough to have the operating system and some games for quick loading, rest can easily go in the SSHD. The specs for processor, memory, & storage are well suited for any heavy editing or multitasking work. Coming to the key parameter which is the GPU, ROG Strix II comes with 6 GB of NVIDIA GTX 1060 GDDR5. You can play almost all the games on high settings to get decent FPS. Dual fans inside the laptop keeps the laptop all cooled down while gaming, though they may make some noise while running. The wents are on the back end, front-top and on the right side. I had no issues as I was all plugged in while playing games. So I guess fan noise doesn’t matter much while gaming, does it?

As for the in-game testing, we tested the laptop with Rise of Tomb Raider. Here are the scores that we got with the in-game benchmarking tool.

Also for heavy graphics intensive games like Witcher III we got around 60-70 FPS on an average. I disconnected the power source from the laptop and ran it on battery power to find out that FPS dropped and after a point, I could feel the lag. So keep in mind that, to get optimum performance you will have to always keep the laptop plugged in. Overall in terms of gaming, I had no complaints and the gameplay experience was great.

Sound

ASUS ROG Strix II have 2 speakers of 1W each. The speakers are not that impressive in terms of audio quality. The sharpness in the sound especially for the high notes was missing. Different audio types in a game were not played to perfection. This is one segment where the ROG Strix II could have improved.

Battery

As for normal surfing and working, the battery will last for around 3.5 hrs. This is kind of below average battery life for a normal battery. Something over 4 hrs could have been a great thing for this kind of laptop. Gaming over battery creates an issue with the gameplay as it lags and frame drops appear. So I won’t suggest playing many heavy games on battery power.

Overall the ASUS ROG Strix II laptop is good in terms of design, display, performance and somewhat in cooling too. But it still can improve in battery and sound. As for the price goes, the laptop is priced at 1.42 lakhs on Amazon. You have all the parameters laid out in front of you, so you can decide which one to weigh more and accordingly conclude. If you leave the sound & battery thing, then you can go for this stylish powerful laptop.

 

Petersen Museum

Best Automobile Museums for car lovers

Automation Has never been out of trend. It’s always great to see the wonders of Engineering in this field. There are Many Places which are must visit for Car lovers around the world. Here’s some of them

1. Petersen Museum, Los Angeles

Situated in Los Angeles it is one of the most amazing Automobile Museum not only in United States But in the world. It was established in 1994 by a magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen.

The Museum has over 100 vehicles on display in 25 galleries. And that’s not all. The remaining half of the collection is kept at basement level of building. There are age restrictions if you want to visit this Vault collection as they call it.

The Main Highlights of the Museum are:

  • 1939 Porsche (One Of only two in existence)
  • NASCAR Herbie (Used in Movie Herbie:Fully Loaded)
  • Lightning McQueen (From Cars and Cars 2)
  • 1967 Ford MKIII GT40
  • 1956 Jaguar XKSS (owned by Steve McQueen)
  • 1992 Batmobile (From Batman Returns)

These are just a few of them. There are loads of them.

2. BMW Welt And Museum, Munich

The BMW Museum is Dedicated entirely to the history of BMW Automobile. It is located at Munich, Germany. It was established in 1973. The Museum consists of the cars established from The first BMW 501 Sedan to all the new models till date like 2018 BMW M4 COUPE.

This Museum is the best choice for all the BMW lovers.

(P.S. BMW started by producing Engines for Fighter Planes, Helicopters etc. So the logo of BMW represents The Propellers of helicopter.)

3. Cité de l’Automobile, Mulhouse

Cité de l’Automobile is the Mecca of Classic Cars. This museum has largest displayed collection of automobiles and contains largest and most comprehensive collection of Bugatti Motor Vehicles in the world. It was established in 1978. It is situated as Mulhouse, France.

The Most amazing classic cars sit on the display in the Museum.

  • Serpollet Double Phaeton Type A, 1902
  • Peugeot VIS-A-VIS Type 26, 1902
  • Mercedes Double Phaeton
  • Lancia Torpedo Type Epsilon, 1912
  • Ferrari Coupe 250 LM, 1964
  • Alfa Romeo 8C 2900

And many more to count.

4. Audi Museum Mobile, Ingolstad

Museum mobile is an Automobile Museum owned and operated by Audi AG situated at Ingolstadt, Germany. Established in 2000, it is devoted to the history of Audi.

In the building there is permanent exhibition of 50 cars and 30 motorcycles and Bicycles. As well as there are numerous other exhibits relating to History of Audi, DKW, Horch, Wanderer and NSU.

There is a Paternoster which is the main attraction. Here 14 cars are displayed in constant motion.

5. Porsche Museum, Stuttgart

The Porsche Museum located at Stuttgart, Germany was established in 1976. Any variants of the Porsche car which is out there in the world is present in the Porsche Museum.

The most popular cars in the exhibit consists of :

  1. Porsche 360 Cisitalia, 1947
  2. Porsche 356 Nr. 1 Roadstar, 1948
  3. Porsche Type 804 F1 Racing car, 1962
  4. The 612 hp Carrera GT, 2003

6. Museo Ferrari, Italy

Museo Ferrari is a Ferrari company museum dedicated to the Ferrari sports car marque. It is not purely for cars. There are Trophies, Certificates and other memorabilia connected to Italian Motor Racing Industry.

The Museum has Combination of Ferrari road and track car. Many of the Ferrari’s most iconic cars from throughout its history are present in museum.

  • Ferrari 250 TR, 1957
  • Ferrari 288 GTO, 1984
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, 2013

 

Data as Oil

How Data will be the next Black Oil?

You must be wondering how data can skyrocket a business revenue from very low to a new higher level. Well, when it comes to advancement, this new digital world is standing over the use of valuable data driving its growth in numerous ways. Whether it is about artificial intelligence resulting in voice assistance like application development or machine learning influencing prediction making for an organization- data is the key player behind it all. These incredible tasks are incomplete without utilizing healthy data sets.

The data is being generated at an unstoppable pace. By the end of 2020, almost 1.7 megabytes of data will be generated by every person on the earth.

And, we are not entirely sure whether this information will be structured or unstructured. Even today we can see data emerges from almost all business operations and processes. In industries such as manufacturing, connected IoT devices for performing operations like sensors, mass flow meters, actuators etc., throws a significant amount of data. Similarly, FinTech sector leveraging PoS, internet banking, fraud detection algorithms etc., generates data at each point of their business operation.

Now, to deal with this data, companies require data scientists. The Introduction of Data Science is marked with the analysis of huge data sets fetching valuable insights from them. The role of data scientist has become very useful for every industry. These days organizations looking for talents with great potential to deal with data. Here is how data is transforming our today’s world:

Predictive Analysis:

Predictive analysis has become the most important resource for dealing with critical business scenarios. Companies are using machine learning based predictive models to make predictions for future outcomes.

In a stock market, companies analyze historical and real-time data sets, behaviors, patterns to understand the profit or loss statement for the future. Thus, they can know which stock will be good for investment and which one will face fall in the upcoming time.

Critical Decision Making:

With smart data sets and analytics available in the form of statistics, numerics, graphs, figures, tables etc., enterprises can make quick and accurate decisions in a simple to the most critical scenario. The data collected from various sources such as social media platforms, customer engagement, surveys, operations, feedback and many other thousands node generating this information helps organizations in numerous ways. With that, a company can streamline their business operation in an effective way with improved revenue, throughput and hence brand name. Now companies are using data to manage planning to supply and distribution phases of their business.

Marketing:

Those days are gone when companies had not much access to reach or target every geographical customer. But now, with this advancement as more and more technologies are introduced such as mobile phone, apps, websites, cloud computing models, IoT, machine learning, blockchain etc., peoples are becoming more intelligent. Today’s market has become more consumer-centric where a customer performs a pre-background assessment of a service or product they are willing to buy. Until they don’t find it worthy for them, they will not buy it.

Thus, the modern marketing strategies are also transforming with this change. Businesses are leveraging websites and apps to generate qualified leads and convert them into a customer. The use of recommendation engines, automated chatbots, etc., also increases a visitors engagement converting them into a customer. Voice or text-enabled chatbots are helping organizations to provide virtual assistant to the customers. These smart agents are powered with conversation and other useful data sets with the ability to learn from the past events.

Also, advanced CRM tools are driving the growth of businesses adding intelligence to them. Tools like Eienstien analytics assist teams in cracking a deal in the most effective way. In already contains all the details of a lead so that executives can deal with them without any hurdle. Without data, these operations would have gone very challenging.

Pattern Analysis:

With pattern analysis, complex ML algorithms can observe a person’s activity data such as past shopping experience, buying behavior, search etc. Thus, the can understand the next move of a visitor and executives can pitch them in a more effective way.

Improvement in Application development, Infrastructure, testing, marketing, selling, etc., is leading organizations to a whole new environment where the main motive will be achieving accuracy. And, it can be only achieved with the most valuable asset of the future: DATA.

IMG_20181217_111459

Digisol DG-WR3001NE wireless repeater review

WiFi is like the core of any house when it comes to connectivity from the outside world. If you have a complex home with too many walls or if the router is not having good coverage, then you won’t get the network in all the rooms. This is a common problem for many homes and people use a device called repeater to extend the WiFi range. One such device from Digisol is the DG-WR3001NE wireless repeater. It’s a universal repeater which means you can plug it anywhere and repeat wireless signals which the device is in range of. Also, it has AP mode which lets you extend the wired network to a wireless medium. Let us check out the Digisol DG-WR3001NE wireless repeater review to find out if it is worth buying. I have used this repeater for 3 weeks and I am sharing my views through this review.

Digisol DG-WR3001NE wireless repeater review:

Design

The design of DG-WR3001NE is very basic with a cuboid like casing. What is noticeable are the two external antennas to provide better range of the extended network. The adapter is fit inside the repeater so that the whole thing gets plugged in any wall socket you want. On the bottom of the repeater, you will find the LAN port and USB charging port. On the left is the reset button and the WPS/power led with WiFi range meter, LAN led, WPS button on the front. The color for the repeater is plain white and has some grills on the left & right for heat dissipation. Overall the build and design are decent for the repeater.

Performance and features

The repeater DG-WR3001NE can work as a wifi Universal repeater which can repeat any wifi signal within its range. Also it has a feature of AP mode where you can plug a LAN wire which is a wired network and make it go wireless. It has a LED light to notify of LAN connection. You can also know the original wifi router signal strength using the LED bars. One can easily connect the repeater to a Wifi router using the WPS button. There is a USB charging port below the repeater to charge your smartphones in case of need. So it will work both as a charger and repeater if it is occupying the socket. But the current rating for the USB port is just 1A which is less as compared to fast chargers out there.

Position of repeater explained

It is said that there should be some distance between the router and the repeater for it to work properly. If they are too close then there might problem while switching between router and repeater wifi. But if it is too far such that the original router wifi has a very weak signal then also it will not work properly. So you need to decide such a spot where the repeater gets some good signal from the original router like two bars are enough and it is not too close to the router to cause interference in switching.

Configuring DG-WR3001NE

  1. Plug the repeater into wall socket by keeping in mind the position explained in the last point.
  2. Connect to the repeater hotspot which will be open by default with the SSID as DIGISOL.
  3. Next go to browser and type 192.168.2.1 and enter admin as username and 1234 as password. These are the default settings.
  4. Now the web panel opens up and it will ask you to setup SSID and password for the repeater. I would suggest you to choose clone the router settings option as it will not create any confusion with two wifi networks in one single home.
  5. Next you will see a table with all the Wifi networks in range to the repeater. You can choose the one which is your router wifi name/ssid and type the password.
  6. As soon as you do this, press finish and the repeater will restart and connect to the router. Once it connects successfully it will start extending the Wifi and you will have a connection.

The speed at which DG-WR3001NE was able to repeat were great. Hardly any loss in speed. But if there are walls or obstruction in between the repeater and our device then the speed drops. So in terms of penetration, it gets you the connection but the speed will drop so bear that in mind. I did connect like 4-6 devices to the repeater and it worked smoothly. Again there is no need of unnecessary restarting of the repeater as it works without any lag or hang. The only issue I faced was, it takes a bit of time to switch from router to repeater sometimes. In best case when you change the zone from router to repeater just toggle the wifi off and on once so that it connects to the repeater one. Same is applicable for the reverse case while moving from repeater zone to router. Apart from that the repeater is pretty easy to configure and works in a decent manner.

Price

The Digisol DG-WR3001NE repeater will cost you around 2,999 INR but it is available on Amazon for 1,949 INR. Now this is where I feel that there are other repeaters like TP-LINK which will cost you bit on the lower side. Digisol should have kept the price a bit competitive so that people could go with their products as performance wise it was good.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

DreamHack Mumbai 2018: Experience

From 21-23 December, the world’s largest gaming festival DreamHack, organized by NODWIN Gaming in partnership with Viacom18 brought together gamers from across India for one of the world’s largest eSports competitions alongside cosplay competitions, music acts, and stand-up comedy performances.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The 72-hour gaming marathon which featured the world famous 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party and India’s biggest Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) was supported by Monster, HyperX, and BookMyShow. The festival was also supported by Alienware, Dell Gaming and Zowie, a brand by BenQ.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

Held across 5 stages – DreamHack Invitational Stage, KO Fight Night Stage, PUBG Stage, Mobile Cricket Championship and Performance Stage, the festival included a massive prize pool of INR 1 Crore and various merchandise giveaways.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

Gaming enthusiasts saw their favourite CS:GO and DotA 2 international teams battle it out across the, day festival. Team Mineski emerged as the winner of the DotA 2 tournament and Bravado emerged as the winner of CS:GO, each taking home INR 15 Lakhs.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The winners of KO Fight Night Championship, which was hosted by DreamHack Global Fighting Game Director and CEO Tournament Founder Alex Jebailey, include Ayaan Biswas for Street Fighter 5, Hugo Randez for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Abhinav Tejan for Tekken 7.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The winners of Mobile Cricket Championship include Mohd Imran Naushad for World Cricket Championship 2 and Muthukumar Boomikaalai for Sachin Saga Cricket Championship.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The festival also saw fans interact with games from the yesteryears like PacMan, Super Contra, Mario Brothers, Road Fighter, Tetris, Galaxian and Bomberman. Traditional card and board games also put Foosball, Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons, Carrom, Uno and Monopoly in the limelight at the festival.

The cosplay competition was judged by popular cosplayers Cinderys, Han Jones and Lily on the Moon. Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival also saw popular music acts Spindoctor, DJ Skip, DJ Ishani, Shaan, Sartek and Zenith perform to an excited crowd. The third day of the festival had stand-up acts by Saurav Mehta, Azeem Banatwalla, Sorabh Pant and Niveditha Prakasam.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The DreamExpo also allowed visitors to indulge in the latest innovation in technology showcased by HyperX, Dell Gaming, and many others. Gaming enthusiasts could also shop at the merchandise store where apparels of their favorite Esports teams to collectibles and official DreamHack merchandise, were available.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

The PC Modding Competition where some of the most innovative PC mods with the most innovative builds and the top specifications were on display, declared Bilal Mooji, Mukul Sabhani, Pramod Hambir and Nishikant Bhavsar as the winners.

“There’s nothing more that brings sheer delight to everybody at Nodwin Gaming than to have wrapped up the three days of DreamHack Mumbai. I know the efforts have paid off when I see smiling faces across the crowd who came over with a lot of varying expectations. The sponsors, partners, crowds all loved the experience and I would really like to say a heartfelt thanks to all the talent and community of gamers on this milestone of a journey”, said Akshat Rathee, Founder and CEO, NODWIN Gaming.

Dreamhack Mumbai 2018

Marking the completion of the first-ever edition of DreamHack in Asia, Sidharth Kedia, Head – Corporate Strategy, M&A, Data Sciences & Dy. Chief Commercial Officer, Viacom18 said, “Testament to India’s rapidly burgeoning esports market, the first edition of DreamHack has seen phenomenal response from gaming enthusiasts across the country. We had over 100 gamers waiting for the gates to open at 7 AM on day 1, a number that surpassed all our expectations by the end of Day 3. It was overwhelming to see families, kids and women enjoy at an event that is perceived to have a male stronghold. Apart from PUBG, CS:GO and DOTA 2, there was live music and comedy that enthralled the casual and serious gamers alike. Viacom18 along with NODWIN Gaming is delighted to have brought the world’s largest gaming festival to India – DreamHack, which has truly opened a new world of eSports genre in the country.”

Image Credits: NODWIN gaming