Do you prefer going to cinema or having your own home cinema? Personally I still prefer watching latest movies in cinema, but many of my friends disagree with me and they stopped going to cinema years ago, their explanation is that Kuwait cinema ruins their movies experiences with the strict censorship, also some of the customers scream and talk in the movie which is also annoying, and finally they say they can’t always find good seats.
Yesterday myself and El Toro were at X-Cite in the Avenues, I saw they started building Home Cinema theaters, so I asked their staff if they could explain the main features. Their new customized Home Cinema resembles Cinescape VIP theater, the seats can be automatically adjusted, HD projector and 150-inch screen, the most important element (speakers) were 9.2 from British brand B&W which are hidden in the acoustic-designed walls, I mean having 9 speakers surrounding me is new, last time I checked it was DTS 6.1 and THX 7.1 , I don’t know where they will go with this?
My brother just got his solar charging backpack of brand Infinit, that he ordered for KD50 and gave me to review since he knows how much I like green energy. The idea is simple and smart, backpack has a solar panel and 2200mAH hidden battery and 8 sockets to recharge different devices. It produces 2.4W which is enough say for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S, MP3 players, GPS, pocket gaming consoles… etc.
The backpack felt light, I think about 1.5KG and it can fit 15″ laptop, there’s also a dedicated iPod and iPhone sockets. The nylon material seemed of good quality, I find this backpack excellent for road trips, travelling, gym, school or college. The downside here is clearly the price, if you like it you can get it from Amazon or this website
I went over to Samsung dealer in Kuwait and found that the world’s thinnest laptop, Samsung Series 9, has just arrived to their showroom for KD480, I was waiting for this laptop for sometime now. Literally I could carry it with one hand since it only weighs about 1.3 KGs, the dimensions are 14.0″ x 9.3″ and thickness is 12.9 mm (that’s so slim).
It’s not just slim but also fast (booting takes 9.8 seconds only) because it uses Intel i7 1.9/2.4 Ghz processor, and has 4GB Ram fixed. The hard drive capacity is 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) which is faster and quieter than the traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drives). The screen size is 13.3 inch and can produce 1600 x 900 resolution, the keyboard backlight also looked cool and there are fast USB 3.0 ports. The downsides that it doesn’t inlcude Blu-Ray drive and I wish if they had the 8GB ram version, I’m considering to get one to use it for travelling and my office works.
I was looking for a mini DJ Mixer for music and songs, and I found this really tiny and very light DJ Mixer that fits in your pocket called Pokket Mixer for KD35 at Eureka in Salmiya, they said it just arrived. It can be connected to iPod, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy SIII or any music source and you can output the your remixed music on any speakers.
I find it ideal for parties or simply to re-mix your favorite songs for say the gym or beach walk.
I got my hands on the awaited smart watch i’m WATCH which has just arrived to Kuwait, first I liked that it has a touch screen and that it has a multi-tasking capability. It can be connected to iPhone, Androids, and Blackberryvia bluetooth and there were many functions like making phone calls, checking twitter account, facebook, read emails, listen to music, check weather, set appointments.
There was an application that is compatible with Instagram that will be released soon, the screen was sharp and based on TFT display and the resolution was good. As for the the size (see below) it was slightly big (I happen to like bigger watches) and weight was about 70 grams.
It supports both Arabic and English and comes in black and white color but they said new colors will be available soon. The shortcomings are that it’s not water-proof and high price tag other than that it’s pretty cool. i’m WATCH is only available at EUREKA, the price is KD169
I’m in the process of making my own business card since I don’t have one yet, but instead of having traditional business card I’m working on a smart one that supports NFC. If you don’t know what NFC is all about, then let me briefly explain; it stands for Near Filed Communication and it allows people to share media files, data, URLS, phone numbers, emails… etc. instantly by tapping any NFC-Enabled devices together. All new smart phones come with NFC-option like Samsung Galaxy S III, BlackBerry, Windows phone, and I’m sure Apple will include it in their upcoming IOS 6 update.
A business card with NFC stores all your information like email, mobile, website, phone, address, P.O Box…etc. and can share them with anyone by simply tapping the business card with his phone or any other NFC-enabled device so all your data will be saved on his device, futuristic. The awesomeness doesn’t end here, imagine you are swimming in the pool or exercising in the gym and wearing a small NFC bracelet that has all your contacts stored so you can share them with anyone near you.
I’m sure NFC technology will change many things in our daily lives, we can use it to pay with our mobile phones or access data from civil ID cards or passports, the possibilities are limitless.
I went to look for Macro lenses at A.A.B International Photographic Company (whew that was long) and saw they released the new Canon 650D for KD299.950 (ok KD300 I’ll pay the 50 fils). I was told the 650D is 18-megapixel and produces 5184 x 3456 pixels images, that’s big enough for A3 print, cool. It’s 6 times faster than 600D with 5fps shooting rate and has 2 new modes HDR Backlight Control and Handheld Night Scene, it also has touchscreen.
I was checking my email Hotmail (yes I still use it after 15 years) and I received announcement from Microsoft that Hotmail has been ditched and replaced with new Outlook email. I checked it and noticed that it has sharp new look and it can be integrated with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and SkyDrive accounts.
The new Outlook email design is based on Windows 8. Since it was just launched then there are big chances that you can get your desired username for your email account, I think “Tazmania@outlook.com” would look cool. Sign in Outlook email here
I got my hands on the new DSLR Nikon, D3200, that arrived to Kuwait a few weeks ago. I heard it’s very competitive especially that it has some cool features such as 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 4fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi support (allows transferring High-res pictures), and HD video quality for a fair price. D3200 is also Nikon’s 2nd high highest-resolution DSLR after the 36-megapixel D800.
I opened the box to see that it comes with a charger, CD manual, Battery, USB cable, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lenses, and nice Nikon strap but no SD card, though ABB stores gave me a 4GB SD free of charge. As I held the camera, the weight and size were almost similar to my present Canon 600D.
قمت قبل قليل بقراءة ملخص مؤتمر شركة أبل الذي عقدته مساء اليوم وقامت من خلاله بالكشف عن آخر التطورات والمنتجات للشركة وخلاف ما كان متوقع لم تقم الشركة بالاعلان عن الجهاز المنتظر لدى الكثيرين آي فون 5, والآن سأقوم بشرح بشكل سريع لما جاء بالمؤتمر.ا
نظام تشغيل ابل IOS 6: حسب ما ذكره المدير التنفيذي للشركة ان نظام التشغيل الجديد لاجهزة الآي فون والآيباد سيكون الاكثر تطورا بالعالم, وسيضاف اليه خاصية التكامل مع موقع التواصل الاجتماعي فيس بوك بالاضافة لمزايا اخرى سأشرحها بالتفصل عند طرحه للمستخديم.ا
جهاز MacBook Pro: اعلنت الشركة انه سيكون هناك جيل جديد للجهاز بحجم ذاكرة اكبر 8 جيجا بايت ومعالج اسرع وشاشة ذات مقاس اكبر 15.8 بوصة بتقنية “ريتينا” وكثافة 1800 * 2880 بالاضافة لوزن 4.5 رطل وسمك 0.71 بوصة ومساحة تخزين 256 جيجا بايت وسعره ابتداء من 2,229 دولار, نعم انه خفيف ونحيف جدا.ا
نظام تشغيل OS X Mountain: ستطلق الشركة نظام التشغيل الجديد لاجهزتها بسعر 19.99 دولار ابتداء من شهر يوليوا القادم.ا
تحديثات لخدمة Siri: صرحت الشركة انها قامت بتحسين خدمة سيري باضافة اكثر من 200 ميزة جديدة لها.ا
نظام الخرائط والملاحة الجديد Turn-by-turn navigation: اعلنت الشركة عن نظام جديد للملاحة يقال انه سيتفوق على برنامج خرائط قوقل وسيشمل على رسوميات توضيحية ثلاثية الابعاد للمدن والشوارع وسيساعد كثيرا للوصول الى الوجهة المطلوبة.ا
I’m looking for a good headphones to use for the gym and exercise since music can really help, I know Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones are good but I wanted something new. The new SMS Sync by 50 Cent wireless stereo headphones were just released in Kuwait, but the cash price is KD108 which isn’t cheap.
Quality-wise, I was impressed with the 16-bit digital sound experience, the bass was awesome plus the design is cool and being wireless gives freedom. The battery lasts for approx. 17 hours and the wireless allows you to be 15.5 meters away, great. There is also this nice feature which allows group listening, and the passive-noise cancelling technology is amazing.
The wired version costs KD81 but I loved the wireless one, you can find it at Eureka Salmiyah.