Reviews

SmartQ V3 Review

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

A bit late, but here is the full review of the SmartQ V3, another 4.3″ SmartQ tablet with Linux and Android. The SmartQ V3 is very similar to the SmartQ V5, but costs only $109.99/€78.39.

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SoundMAGIC PL50 Review

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Priced at $52/€40.86, the SoundMAGIC PL50’s are the cheapest in-ear monitors with balanced armature drivers. After my Shure SE120 IEMs died and reading some raving reviews, I decided to put these earphones to the test to see if they live up to the hype and are able to keep up with the more expensive SE120’s. Full review and unboxing video after the break.

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Teclast C700 Review

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


A portable media player with a 7″ 1024×600 screen, 1080p video support and lots of connectivity options for a mere $129.99. Looks like the perfect device on paper, but is it? Read on to find out. With videos, as usual.
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Ramos W7 Android MID Review

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Ramos W7 was announced somewhere late in 2009 and after countless delays, it’s finally released. It’s probably one of the most anticipated devices from China. The specs look good on paper: a 4.8″ capacitive touchscreen, Android and 8 or 16GB internal memory all for a relative low price. Read on to find out if it can live up to the expectations.

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SmartQ R7 review

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The SmartQ R7 is the latest mobile internet device in the popular SmartQ series. While still called a MID, it’s obvious that Smart Devices put their focus more on eBook reading with the SmartQ R7. The R7 both adds and loses some functionality compared to the other (cheaper) SmartQ devices. Read on to find out if they still stepped up their game of if you should stick to the older MIDs.
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Ainol V9000HDA review

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Hooray, another PMP review. This time it’s the Ainol V9000HDA, a media player with a 4.3″ 800×480 touchscreen, 1080p video playback, FM radio / transmitter and a rather slick design. Read on to find out if it can hang with the other portable players from China.
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Ramos T17FHD / T17HD review

Monday, April 19th, 2010

After reviewing the Ramos T11TE, I was wondering how well the Ramos T17FHD / T17HD would perform compared to it’s bigger sibling. The Ramos T17FHD / T17HD is a portable media player with a 800×480 4.3″ screen, 16GB of memory, HD video playback and HDMI output, selling for just $118.99/€88.35 at AllPMP. Read on to find out if it’s worth your money.
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Ramos T11TE review

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Portable media players from China have quite a bad reputation, but lately it seems like things improved considerably. The Ramos T11TE is the latest flagship device of the company, boasting impressive specs like a 5″ 800×480 touchscreen, HDMI output, USB-OTG and 1080p video playback, while still keeping a very attractive pricepoint of $148.99/€109.97. Read on to find out if this device is as good as it looks on paper.

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Mini Bluetooth keyboard review

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

A small Bluetooth keyboard for $24.73/€17.70, that’s quite a steal. But is it any good? Read on the find out.

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SmartQ V5 Review

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Here it is, the world’s first review of the SmartQ V5, the so called HDMID, a high definition mobile internet device. The SmartQ V5 is the successor to the SmartQ 5, a nice and affordable gadget that gained a modest, but active following of tech and Linux enthusiasts. China-based Smart Devices tried to address the shortcomings of the SmartQ 5 and added new features to the SmartQ V5, like 1080p video playback and three pre-installed operating systems. Read on to find out if they succeeded.

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