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Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX! A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Pad. Part 2

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Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX!
A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Pad. Part 2

So, did we whet your appetite in Part 1 for more features and a cheaper price point for the Samsung DeX Desktop Experience?

Let’s have a close looks at the DeX Pad which Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S9 series.

Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX! A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Station Part 1

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Alright, so what is DeX?

DeX stands for Desktop Experience – allowing your Android phone to be used with a big screen through an HDMI cable connected with either the DeX Station or the DeX Pad.
In a way it’s similar to Microsoft’s Display Dock for the Windows 10 phones. Which was not a great success a few years back...

Will Samsung’s DeX really give you a good Desktop Experience? Can we throw out our laptops?

This review consists of 2 Parts: we’ll check out the DeX Station that came out with the Galaxy S8, followed by the even handier DeX Pad that was announced with the Galaxy S9.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Revisited – Did Time Stand Still?

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Sometimes it is just nice to revisit a golden oldie... But in this case we are talking about a smartwatch that hit the shelves less than a year ago: the Samsung Gear S.

When it came out I was stunned at the supremely curved display and the fact that you can use it with its own Sim card.


There are dozens of reasonably capable smartwatches to choose from but this particular model still holds its price it seems so let’s have a quick look at some of the main features of this watch and where in some aspects where it falls down a bit...

Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller

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For some trades an industrial labeller is essential. For others it’s a nice to have tool. I am one of those folks that hate to label people but love to label things....


So when 4Cabling sent us the Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller, we were keen to have a look at what can be done with a fully featured labeller.


And yes, I can see that it would be very useful beyond its intended target group.
I’ll show you why.

Sony SmartWatch 2: Still a Good Buy?

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It's been nearly 2 years since we took a good look at the Sony SmartWatch 2 which had just been released then. It is a bit surprising that this watch is still being offered for sale well after its successor has become available. So what made this one a stayer? Can it still compete in the marketplace?


Sometimes it's good to have a look at a product when it is fully mature and when MobileZap sent us this one rather than the anticipated Sony SmartWatch 3 we departed from our usual approach to write only about the latest and the greatest...

So is the Sony SmartWatch 2 still worthy of your consideration?

 

Sony SmartWatch 2: Smart Enough?

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There is no denying it: there will be a smart watch in your future!
There are dozens of manufacturers having something up their sleeves, literally. We have already seen the likes of Samsung Gear, Garmin, and Pebble.

We also had a look at the COOKOO connected watch which was rather disappointing as to its functionality both as a watch and regards its additional features.
And so was the Sony SmartWatch in its original version.

Does the SmartWatch 2 fare any better?

Want a more Active Lifestyle? Hands On with the Jawbone UP Tracking and Monitoring Wristband

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There is a lot of emphasis these days on living an active, healthy lifestyle and there are a plethora of gadgets and devices to help us achieve that. One of them is the Jawbone UP wristband. It is not only an activity monitor but it also keeps track of your sleep patterns. And for good measure it can monitor your food intake and calculate the calories that you then have to walk off....
But there is a bit more to this wristband so let me "walk" you through it.

Pocketbook Touch: Just Another Ebook Device?

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When our favourite distributor AlTech took on a new line of products from Pocketbook and sent me one of the top models, the Touch, I had to wonder where the market for e-book readers is going to take us in the coming years.
With the proliferation of large smartphones and tablets, some of them as cheap as dedicated e-book readers, will there still be a market for the likes of Pocketbook Touch?

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