There are a few big players in the virtual reality field, Occulus Rift amongst others comes prominently to mind. There are a few other players in the field however, and some are going down the lo-tech path. VR is hardly a new idea, having been kicked around for ages in real life, and far longer in movies and TV. The high tech path is still an expensive proposition, but there are cheaper alternatives becoming available. With thanks to MobileZap, DigitalReviews got to try out the Archos Virtual Reality Glasses.
I have read that Polaroid was making a come back post you know, Polaroids. The cycle of traditional tech giants going under and reemerging continues with a new line of products. The Polaroid Cube is a ruggedised pocket camera that takes video and still shots. Is there a market for something that you can take everywhere and anywhere, reasonably unobtrusive and stick to any magnetic surface? Is it worth carrying on top of what your smart phone can do? Should GoPro lose sleep over it?
Now that I can charge up my Galaxy S6 in next to no time (relatively speaking) through its proprietary fast charge unit, I want every device that I possess to be able to have that capacity.
This is where PortaPow saw the need and has come to the rescue with its PortaPow Fast Charge Data Block Adaptor and Cable.
Does it work?
(This review was written by our latest contributor Roel Verhoeven – Ed.)
Over the last years I have occasionally wondered if I should invest in a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box. I, like most people, have amassed lots of pictures, home videos, music and more. All of these are stored on my laptop and I regularly back these up on an external USB harddrive which I keep at work.
If, like me, you've not owned a NAS before but are interested in what it can do for you, then this review is written for you. Note that this NAS has many features aimed at (small) business users which I've only partially covered, this review has a home user in mind.
So how did I go?
This time around we also stuck with the original Samsung products in the hope of a better user experience.
We might change our mind on one of these products though...
Whenever a storage company announces a new model you can be sure of one thing: the first paragraph in their press report will read something like this –
Synology® today launched the new DiskStation DS1515, a powerful and expandable 5-bay NAS offering a high-performance, reliable, and full-featured network attached storage solution for growing small and medium-sized businesses.
Of course we expect high-performance and the utmost in reliability. That's a given.
And nothing less than full featured network features will do. After all, that's why we buy a network attached storage system.
So what makes the DiskStation DS1515 different from all the others we have reviewed?
Let's have a quick overview.
The QNAP TS-451U is the entry-level rack mounted NAS for SoHos and small businesses. Does this low(er) cost, 4-bay 1RU rackmount unit have what it takes to do the job? With thanks to QNAP, DigitalReviews gets to check out this unit.
"In the entry-level rack-mountable NAS segment, we are glad to be the first NAS company to introduce the energy-efficient, 64-bit Celeron®-powered TS-451U, which is designed for budget-conscious SOHO users to store and back up data without sacrificing performance," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. "Coupled with feature-rich business applications, QvPC Technology, Virtualization Station and 1080p video transcoding, the TS-451U delivers the best cost-effectiveness for growing business data needs."
Terms like virtual reality and augmented reality have been around for some time and it is only fairly recently that we have some applications and hardware available for consumers to test out these concepts.
One of the arguably better headsets seems to be the Zeiss VR One, which is the one that MobileZap sent us to test out.
Did it live up to expectations?
Well, it shows great potential, but...
let's see how it all panned out for me.
Late last year we took a look at the revolutionary Beddit Sleep Tracker and Wellness Coach and loved the non-wearable concept.
In February Beddit introduced a cloud based web portal to enable groups to gather and compare their sleep data.
To put it to the test, the members of my family have each been using a Beddit Sleep Tracker and via the new Family portal, collectively shared our sleep data for the past few months.
Read on for our experiences.