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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nokia 6.1 (2018) with Fingerprint Price and specifications

Nokia 6.1 (2018) with Fingerprint Price in Nigeria

The Nokia 6.1 is the successor to the Nokia 6 phone released by Android last year. It offers an improved processor, Android Nougat with the likely update of Oreo software and a fingerprint scanner. You can check other lists of Nokia smartphones here.

Where to buy Nokia 6 (2018)

Nokia 6.1 (2018) Key Specifications and Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS screen, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core CPU with 4 GB of RAM
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • 32 GB / 64 GB storage, memory card up to 256 GB
  • 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE data (download up to 150 Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3000 mAh battery with fast charge

Design and visualization Of Nokia 6.1(2018)

Like the original Nokia 6, the new Nokia 6 (2018) shows an impressive construction. Its monoblock design features a 6000 series aluminum plate and a diamond-lapped finish. But it is thicker than the Nokia 6 2017 with 8.15 mm.

Get the same 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. There is a tough Corning Gorilla Glass in the mix for protection against scratches.

Nokia 6.1(2018) Camera

In the camera department, you can hardly distinguish the difference between the Nokia 6 (2018) and its predecessor on the surface. At the back, you'll find a 16MP processor with f / 2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). There is still an 8MP selfie shooter with a wide angle lens of 84 degrees.

A notable new addition in Nokia 6 (2018) is a dual vision feature. This allows you to capture images with the main and secondary cameras at the same time.

Hardware and Software of Nokia 6

Equipped with a more robust Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, the Nokia 6 (2018) promises better performance. The original model came with the basic Snapdragon 430 by comparison. RAM also increases to 4 GB to give better support to the new octa-core processor for more enjoyable multitasking.

Internal storage is still maintained at 32 GB; this is expandable using a microSD card. There is also a 64 GB variant. The Nokia 6 (2018) comes with Android Nougat, but HMD Global has started the stable deployment of Oreo.

Other specifications and features of Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 (2018) comes with an enhanced Bluetooth 5 port and a Type C USB port. You'll find a fingerprint scanner on the back to protect your sensitive information.
A 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery provides juice to the phone. This is backed up by a fast charging technology that raises the level to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging.

Nokia 6(2018) Prices and Availability

Nokia 6 (2018) is not yet officially available in Nigeria but is currently being offered at Jumia Nigeria by a Jumia Global partner for about 128,000 Naira. When available, you can buy Nokia 6 (2018) at leading online stores in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. The price of the Nokia 6 (2018) in Nigeria should range from 90,500 Naira to 125,000 Naira, depending on its location.

Nokia 6 Specifications

Here are some of the specifications of Nokia 6 (2018):
General features
  1. Platform: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  2. Processor: Octa-core processor: Cortex-A53 2.2 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 630)
  3. GPU: Adreno 508
  4. Memory: 4GB of RAM
  5. Colors: black, silver
  6. Dimension: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
  7. Weight: 172 g
  8. SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  9. SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby

  • Display: 5.5 inches, touchscreen IPS LCD, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protector: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

  • Rear camera: 16 MP camera, f / 2.0, 1.0 μm, 1080p HD video at 30 fps
  • Rear camera features: phase detection autofocus, two-tone flash with dual LED, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front camera: 8 MP camera, f / 2.0, 1.12 μm, 1080p HD video at 30 fps

  • Integrated storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Compatibility with memory cards: Yes, up to 256 GB
  • Cloud Storage included: -

Network support
  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: -
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: -
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE 1 (2100), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 7 (2600), 8 (900), 20 (800), 28 (700), 38 (2600), 40 (2300 )

Connectivity to the Internet
  • GPRS: yes
  • EDGE: yes
  • 3G / WCDMA / HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA +: Yes, HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: -
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi access point: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: no
  • Infrared trigger: -
  • USB port: Yes, reversible connector Type-C 1.0

  • SMS / MMS: yes
  • Instant Messaging: yes
  • Send emails: yes
  • Email protocol: -

  • Music player: Yes, MP3 / WAV / eAAC + / FLAC player
  • Video Player: Yes, MP4 / H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: yes
  • 3.5 mm jack: yes

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: yes
Sensors and control
  • Digital compass: yes
  • Accelerometer: yes
  • Proximity sensor: yes
  • Light sensor: yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: no
  • Pedometer: no
  • Heart rate monitor: no
  • Gyroscope: yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: yes (back)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face unlocking: no
  • Smart digital assistant: -
  • Motion Sensor / Gesture Control: -
  • Voice control: -
Other features
  • Video streaming: yes
  • Active noise cancellation: -
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Integrated mobile payment: no
  • Water resistant: no
  • Dust resistant: no
  • Image editor: yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document viewer: yes
  • Document editor: -

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
  • Talk time: -
  • Waiting time: -
  • Quick charge: yes

Friday, June 8, 2018

Why iPhone X 8 7 6 battery drain too fast after upgrade to iOS 11.4? Here is Solution

iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.3 is reported with poor battery life by many users who upgraded their iPhone to latest iOS 11.4. After update to iOS 11.4 battery is draining at an alarming rate. Battery life has been reduced by ~50% with iOS 11.4 within 30 minutes. The battery life is very poor in ios11.4 as the battery drain really fast on iPhone/ and iPhone 7. Even iPhone X and 8 are also reported with battery drain in the iOS 11.4 release. It is surprising that even with iOS 11.4 update, all of the asudden caused battery to drain at least 3-5x faster than ever before for some users. This is really annoying from apple that for every new iOS release the battery life becomes poor for many iPhone users.

Why iPhone X 8 7 6 battery drain too fast after upgrade to iOS 11.4? Here is Solution

Almost all phones including iPhone x and iPhone 8/7/6 have been reported getting affected with poor battery with an upgrade to iOS 11.4. And the battery drain is immense and consumption is too high by the system. It’s like 3 minutes users are losing 5% of battery.

How to fix battery drain in iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4:

To save the battery of iPhone first please check which app is actually consuming too much battery. Go to settings > Battery. To see how long each app has been open and running in the background. If it is some third party app uninstall it and check the performance. Or

1.Hard Reset your iPhone:  
For many users, the iOS 11.4 battery drain is fixed by hard resetting the device. You should also try that.

2. Turn off Location services – Quite possible that iOS 11.4 upgrade has put some apps stuck in a loop and trying to access location causing too much battery drain. Turning off the location can fix the issue temporarily until Apple comes up with a fix.

3. Try Turning off data: As said earlier, there could be apps those could not be upgraded properly and causing battery drain. Some apps might try to use the internet too much to work properly and causing this issue. Try turning off data and test the results.

4. Leave iPhone charged and internet connected:  Its normal behavior after upgrade process initially. After installing, the system will need to re-index and it should settle after 24 hours. As iOs uses so much battery because it needs to upload Message to all iCloud so depending on your message history it could take a while.Syncing/Downloading them on another device also takes a while. It’s best to leave it on charge overnight while it’s doing its thing and applying encryption.iPhone settings as this can be a potential battery consuming task to sync all data of your iPhone

5. Downgrade to the previous version:
If none of the above steps helps you and you desperately want to fix the issue, one working way to downgrade to an earlier version of iOS that you were using ie iOS 11.3.1 and battery issue should be fixed now.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases
The Galaxy S9 and S9 + are very similar to the models they replace, but they are not exactly the same. Put them side by side and you'll see a difference in size and shape enough that the old S8 series will not fit. So that means you need a new one. 
Here are our favorites so far:
Even if you're just looking for a simple case that adds some protection and grip to your Galaxy S9, you'll still want something stylish. These cases offer a simple and robust protection for your S9, but still, provide a touch of style.

Incipio Carnaby Esquire

Colors: blue, gray
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love this: 
The Incipio Esquire series has always been a case line that catches your eye, regardless of the device you are on. The soft fabric cover on the back adds a modern touch and elegance to your phone, but the appeal of this case is not just its appearance: the Esquire case is sturdy enough to withstand a drop of up to six feet. Usually, you will not find a thin, attractive case with such sturdy protection, so it's one of our best options.
The Incipio Carnaby Esquire is our current selection for the best cover for Galaxy S9 and S9 +.

Tech21 Evo Check

Colors: light, black, blue, purple, aquamarine, pink
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love it: 

we are big fans of the Galaxy S9's design, so we do not want to do much to hide it. The Tech21 Evo Clear case achieves a perfect balance between protection and presentation. A subtle 'check' pattern breaks the case, which otherwise would be simple and thin. The wraparound edges add a good grip and a touch of color if desired.

Speck Presidio Grip

Colors: Black, Gray, Blue, Purple
Wireless charging: yes

Why We Love it: 

Speck's Presidio Grip is a classic phone case that does not detract from its successful design. The back of the box has a simple battery of lines on a smooth hard plastic exterior. The rubber ridges stop at the camera cutout to leave the center exposed and also extend along the sides in a way that emulates the Infinity screen. The raised lines add good adhesion to the sides of the carton, which is good because the plastic can get a bit slippery to the touch, and each corner has its own layers of cushion.

Strong Griffin Survivor

Colors: gray / white, black, gray / light pink
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love it: 
slim but robust, the Griffin Survivor Strong case has a discreet sobriety that belies its simplicity. The flat back adds grip without attracting dust or gets stuck inside a tight pocket, and the line design adds a touch of style without drawing much attention to itself. But even if you choose the smoked transparent model, you will have a great cover that wears and protects your S9 without adding too much volume.

Peeling Super Fine

Colors: black, blue, silver
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love it: 

If you hate covers, but still want to protect your S9 completely from scratches and bumps, then this is your case. The Peel Super Thin case is the finest case we've ever used on a phone. In fact, SuperThin lacks praise for military protection and probably will not withstand a terrible fall, but it looks good and will protect your phone from scratches and occasional drops.

Patch level ITG

Colors: Black, Red
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love it: 
Although the Patchworks Level ITG case is not stylish, we still like it very much. It covers your phone, comes in two colors and protects your phone from occasional drops with a sturdy double-layer design. The buttons are firm and have a good audible click for them, but our favorite feature is just below them. On both sides of the box, you'll find a "side bump" that helps keep a firm grip on your S9.

Tauri Fashion Glitter

Color: pink, green
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love that: 

Everything we really want in a slipcase is something that looks good, fits well, does not cost much. The Tauri Fashion Glitter case confers all the boxes. Although their shiny backs may be too ostensible for some, they add good adhesion and texture (as the shine is on the outside of the cabinet), as well as an additional layer of protection for hard drops.

Surviving Strong Tap

Colors: clear, blue
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love that: 

The Griffin Survivor Strong case has a soft plastic feel, with colored lights that make it look more like a leather case than a plastic one. The rear is sturdy enough to withstand seven-foot drops in particular, and the external bumper is good for keeping a firm grip on your S9. Its only disadvantage is the lack of lining inside the cabinet so it can leave small scratches over time. However, this is a solid case for a solid price.

i-Blason Luna

Colors: rose gold, black, blue, marble
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love that: 

The Luna case of the i-Blason is exactly what we want in a case: cheap and colorful. The wave pattern on the back of the case is divided into two sections, one half being rigid plastic and the other soft and soft to the touch. The rigid plastic case is removable so you can exchange different colors, and we liked how thin and light it was, even if it is not the most protective we tried.

Patchworks Mono Grip

Colors: black, taupe
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love it: 

Similar to the Patchworks level ITG, the Mono Grip box offers excellent fall protection while adding a bit more style. The appearance of the Mono Grip is hard to ignore, even if you prefer firm buttons in the case of the Level ITG.

Forming a hard exterior, the Mono Grip has a smooth back that is not slippery. Patchworks also use an exclusive aluminum layer to protect the camera and the fingerprint reader, an approach that does not increase the overall weight of your S9.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Urban

Colors: black, bronze, burgundy, blue, silver, pink, purple
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love this: 

The Neo Hybrid Urban is a simple and discreet case, with a unique combination of metal and rubber that adds a touch of class and a nice advantage. The fishbone pattern on the back adds an anti-slip texture and a nice design element. As a bonus, you can remove the metal wrap and mix and match with a different case if you buy two.

Skinit Pro

Various colors
Wireless charging: yes

Why we love that: 

No matter your taste, Skinit has a case for you. The Pro we tested had a legal motive for ink splash on the back, but there are hundreds of designs to choose from. You can also create your own appearance if it's more your thing.

The two-layer design fits perfectly on the S9, with rubber buttons that cut the sides of the cabinet and large holes for connecting headphones or a charging cable. The design on the back is smooth, but it adds some edges, but above all, you will love the great variety of designs.

Here Are The 5 Best iphone 6 and Iphone 6 plus case You can protect Your Phone With

Best iphone 6 and Iphone 6 plus case
I've been on a quest to find attractive and protective iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases. I want something that looks good on my cell phone, but it's protective enough to take a fall or two. I stopped wearing bags that did not have a raised lip at the corners of the screen and I prefer those that can be easily changed since I often change the cover of my iPhone daily.

Yes, every day. I know. Some women love shoes and handbags, but for me, it's all about my best iPhone case. Here are the ones I'm using on my beautiful new iPhone 6 Rose Gold, and I also tested it on the iPhone 6S Plus.

Incipio Case for iPhone 6S

This protective case comes clear to show off your iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for everyone you see, or you can choose a fun colored bumper to match it. Of course, Octane cases are also available in color. The Octane line has been subjected to military drop tests and has a scratch resistant finish, which is especially important for transparent cases! My favorite feature in such cases is the black ring around the camera cut, designed to optimize the color of your images and prevent glare.

Otterbox Symmetry Case

The iPhone's protective leader has stepped up a bit and started offering thinner, more colorful boxes, and I love it. Its Symmetry line is my favorite, one piece, thinner than the traditional Otterbox boxes, and very protective. The Symmetry line is available in solid colors or designs.

Pelican Voyager Case

With its deep, beveled edge to protect your screen from the drops facing down and the silicone covers for all openings, Voyager is one of my favorite and best iPhone 6 cases to carry my iPhone on foot or up, or even to the backyard. The included belt clip works perfectly in a backpack and keeps my phone safe and within reach. Did you know that Pelican offers a lifetime warranty? If your case is broken, they will replace it for free.

Speck Candyshell

This is one of my tried and true cases to go anywhere. I love being able to show my phone with a transparent case, and one that resists yellowing like CandyShell Clear is an advantage. Another advantage is the slightly matt appearance on the back of the case caused by the material used for the inner layer. The SuperThin CandyShell (0.16 inch) Speck Case is the perfect combination of protection and style.

Urban Armor Gear

Some of our favorite family cases are from Urban Armor Gear. Their cartons are sturdy on the outside but provide a soft, impact-resistant material inside. They are not very flashy, offer military-level protection and are super-light. Available in nine colors.

What's your favorite "go for" case for your iPhone?

Friday, May 25, 2018

Top 10 Android Accessories to Buy in 2018

Top 10 Android Accessories to Buy in 2018
The best thing about the Android ecosystem is its compatibility with a wide variety of products, thanks to its open source platform. While everyone uses their phone a little differently, there are many reasons to look at the huge aftermarket and complementary gadgets. From waterproof cases, to set lenses for your phone's camera, to portable chargers to keep you in shape, check out the best Android accessories.

Best Selfie Stick: Mpow iSnap X Selfie Stick

Tired of reaching out when you take a selfie just to have a little view of the landscape behind you? Fortunately, selfie sticks like Mpow's Stick Selfie iSnap X allow you to see a bigger picture. Activated with Bluetooth, you can take perfect selfies with one click. Mpow's highly portable design collapses to just 7.1 inches and can easily fit into your purse or pocket, making it ideal for traveling. Compatible with any smartphone from 2.1-3.3 inches wide, the robust silicone clip securely fits your phone and allows 270-degree rotation. The handle is available in black or black with a bright blue or pink border and extends up to 31 inches, making it ideal for capturing panoramas or group photos.

Best portable charger: Lumina 15000 mAh ultracompact portable charger

There is nothing worse than a weak battery when trying to meet friends or navigate to a new place. Fortunately, if you have a Lumina power bank, you'll never have to worry about the red zone again. It has a battery of 15000 mAh capable of charging your phone from 0 to 100% about 4 times before having to restart it. (When you give a small movement, you will see small LED lights that indicate how much energy remains.) It has two USB outputs, so you can charge up to two devices at the same time, plus an output of 4.8 A, a high speed charging technology. The bench has a durable aluminum alloy outer shell, but on the downside, it weighs about a pound, which is quite heavy compared to alternatives that exist. Still, it's a small price to pay for the total peace of the battery.

Best Speaker: JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

With over 12 hours of playback, waterproof IPX7 rating and wireless connection to two phones at once, the JBL Flip 4 is an excellent portable speaker for Android users. Capable of diving into three feet of water for 30 minutes, the 3000 mAh battery guarantees all-day playback and, at the same time, provides excellent sound thanks to its two external passive radiators.
Available in six different colors, this multifunctional companion for all echo cancellation and built-in noise functions for dual use as a speaker and the JBL Connect + technology that wirelessly connects over 100 JBL Connect compatible speakers + for Superior Audio Amplification. An added benefit for smartphone owners with Android is the use of Google Now directly through the speaker. Beyond functionality, dynamic design gives the Flip 4 the ability to stand vertically or "rock" to sit horizontally. The removable cord offers additional use cases, such as hanging the Flip 4 from a showerhead, a backpack or even outside on a branch.

Best Earphones: SoundPEATS QY7 V4.1 Bluetooth Mini Lightweight Wireless

Bluetooth headphones are another category that seems to have an endless supply of competitive products. After a point, and in a certain price range, they all work the same way. In the $ 20 range, SoundPEATS QY7 V4.1 are some of the best you'll find. They have an enveloping design with a wide variety of color options. In this price range of $ 20, you are not likely to enjoy the best sound you can buy, but most people who simply want an uncomplicated exercise helmet, the SoundPEATS will do.

Best camera lenses: Amir 3-in-1

The Amir 3-in-1 will add versatility to the photography of your smartphone. The kit comes with three solid aluminum lenses that use a sturdy black plastic clip to fit securely into your smartphone's camera. The kit includes a 180-degree fisheye lens, a .36X wide-angle lens for panoramic shots, and a huge 25X macro lens that lets you capture close-up details. The Amir 3-in-1 is perfect for taking your photography to the next level.

Best keyboard: 1byone folding Bluetooth keyboard

Smart phones have become so powerful that for many people they serve as the main computer. The only problem with this is typing. Touch keypads are improving, but some people still prefer the tactile familiarity of a physical keyboard. For these people, there is an increasingly diverse range of Bluetooth keyboards compatible with Android devices. And the best is probably the 1byone Bluetooth folding keyboard. It has a triple design that allows you to fold it into a pocket device. The Li-ion battery allows up to 114 days of use without recharging, and the intended design ensures comfort when writing. It even has support for your mobile device.

The best wireless charger: Satechi fast wireless charger

With an appealing design, the Satechi Wireless Fast Charging Platform is stylish and allows any Qi-compatible device to power up without the need for additional cables. With a fast charge on board, the Satechi can be recharged up to 1.4 times faster than standard wireless charging tablets. Fortunately, the inclusion of fast loading does not ignore the devices of the previous generation, since the Satechi is compatible with all devices enabled for Qi.

Once a Qi-compatible device has been placed on the charging platform, the Satechi will inform users if fast charging is active via the integrated LEDs. The aluminum construction offers four unique colors for your personal design or for the best fit with your existing device. The ultra-thin profile measures only 4.4 x 7.5 x 1 inch in total size and weighs a minimum of seven ounces.

The best waterproof case: OCASE waterproof case for the phone

Whether you spend the day on the beach, by the pool or just on the elements, it's important to protect your smartphone. The waterproof OCASE phone case is a waterproof bag with a universal fit for devices up to 5.7 inches. The design is minimalist and consists of touch-sensitive windows, ultra clear, in a black or white frame with a simple closure that locks your smartphone securely. Just slide your Android into the bag and you'll have waterproof protection up to 100 feet underwater. The touchscreen allows you to use your phone without removing it from its case, and can even take clear photos and videos underwater. A convenient strap attaches to the top of the case so you can keep your phone at your side in any adventure.

Best Bike Mount: Tautronics Universal Cradle Clamp

Cyclists tend to be very serious about cycling. For long journeys of 10 or 15 miles, it is useful to be able to follow your location. Why not use your phone? There are a lot of frames and stands for your phone, but not all of them are well made. The Taotronics universal cradle has a non-slip rubber grip and can rotate 360 °. It is compatible with all devices up to 1.97 to 3.94 inches, which means virtually all phones on the market, even with the protective case enabled. It also supports a variety of sizes and types of handlebars. Phone mounts do not have to be complicated to work well, and that's the beauty of Taotronics: simplicity.

The best tripod/stand: Spigen S310 mobile phone holder

Simple and basic, the Spigen S310 is a fantastic option for no-frills smartphone support or extras. Aluminum stand and fixed TPU stand provide a scratch-free experience for devices, but more importantly, combine to deliver a rock-solid feel that does not tilt or wobble when there is a smartphone in the phone. base With gel corners on the bottom for extra grip that prevents slipping, Spigen adds a convenient cut to fit a load cable directly (and still has a higher lift to prevent the cable from bending too much during loading ).

With 0.31 x .59 x .39 inches and weighs 10.6 ounces, the Spigen can almost disappear at a desk while you still have big and small smartphones. Fortunately, Spigen's design is so general that it is guaranteed to be ready for the future for Android smartphones that should be launched in the years to come. The gap of about 11mm between the clip and back plate even allows smartphones with rather thick housings (think Otterbox) to stay on while the phone is in the base with room to spare.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Best Technological Gadgets and Gizmos of 2018

Technology is rapidly and constantly improving and evolving. Consumer gadgets get faster, better, brighter, smaller, larger, and more capable with every improvement in software and hardware.

No matter what you’re shopping for, chances are the newest version is the best one yet.

Here are some of the best on the market right now.


Mirrorless technology is here to stay. While certain applications may still call for a traditional mirrored DSLR, optical quality, resolution, speed, and performance of mirrorless cameras rival DSLRs in every way.

And, these mirrorless cameras offer many additional benefits, including electronic viewfinders which allow you to see the way the picture will turn out before you take it, unlike traditional optical viewfinders which essentially show you what the world looks like instead of how your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO will affect the final product.

As mirrorless sensors and lenses mature, a few brands have taken the technology to the next level.

Sony just released the third generation of the A7 series, known as the A7iii. While the ultra-high performance version, the A7Riii, is the ultimate realization of full-frame mirrorless camera technology, its (slightly) lower-end stablemate, the A7iii, offers a stunning value and virtually all of the same features at a much lower price.

Sony also continues to push the envelope in the point-and-shoot realm, and with its mirrorless crop sensor RX100, it offers a camera that delivers image quality of last-generation professional cameras in a camera that will fit in a large pocket.

Fuji has also embraced the mirrorless future, and its full line of cameras from the XT-2 and XPro2 to the medium format GFX are bringing retro aesthetics, tactile controls, and stunning color rendering to smaller and joyful camera bodies. Fuji’s ground-up lens system is also maximizing available technology, creating world-class images with small, sharp glass that pairs perfectly with its high-tech, yet familiar, camera bodies.


Google’s Pixel 2 is the second-generation of the tech giant’s first fully in-house smartphone. Offering arguably the best camera on a smartphone and perfect integration with the full Google software suite (and no bloatware!), the software specs are top-notch and the hardware is competitive with every high-end smartphone. If your carrier offers the Pixel 2 and you’re open to something other than the iPhone, the Pixel 2 is the phone to beat.

The Apple iPhone X is the newest, and thus the best, iPhone yet. With a stunning camera, the fastest processing and highest screen resolution yet, and a nifty screen that wraps up around the earpiece, the phone appears to be impossibly made out of almost entirely screen. If you’re an Apple devotee, there’s little anyone can say to change your mind. In that case, the iPhone X is the best option yet from reliably high-end (and high-priced) Apple.


The Apple Watch continues to lead the smartwatch game, offering seamless integration with iPhones and the type of slick design and interface users have come to expect from Apple. For the user who has bought into the Apple product line, the latest Apple Watch is a truly stunning piece of technology, cramming a higher-resolution screen than early smartphones and full phone augmentation capabilities into the same real estate as a traditional wristwatch.

For the Android user, the upstart Ticwatch E offers traditional aesthetics and fully modern capabilities that pair with virtually every smartphone to offer a stunning combination of fitness and smartphone capabilities to offer a fully-connected wearable experience.


DJI is the name in drones. With its all-new Spark, the drone giant brings specs that a few years ago seemed impossible for any drone in the entry-level market, offering new users the ability to start flying immediately, without even requiring a smartphone or fancy remote control.

For those who simply want to experience the joy of flying and capturing aerial images, there has never been an easier, more capable, or more affordable entry into the drone market than the Spark. With DJI’s know-how, we are witnessing an unthinkably entry-level product with serious flying capabilities. It may not have the range or the professional-grade optics of high-end drones, but the average user gives little up and gets a seriously affordable alternative to DJI’s other products (or competitors’ alternatives).


As with most every tech category, there are the Apple devotees and then there’s everyone else. Laptops are no exception, and while the newest Macbook lineup is undoubtedly the most advanced yet, it is also priced with a serious Apple tax. The competition is stiffer than ever, and many mainstay PC brands are pushing the envelope on hardware specs, software capabilities, and creative packaging.

Microsoft’s Surface laptop is the first full-on laptop offering from software giant Microsoft. Its previous hardware devices were all tablet-PC hybrids with somewhat specific use cases, but the Surface laptop promises to be an elegant solution for those who lean heavily on web browsing and the Microsoft product suite.

Much like Google’s Pixel smartphones and Chrome web-based laptops, the Microsoft Surface laptop integrates neatly with the brand’s software and offers a serious value and performance proposition for the user who knows and needs Microsoft software.

In the flagship category, the Dell XPS laptop lineup offers high-end specs, elegant, durable design, and prices that undercut Apple significantly for cthe omparable processor and screen size.

Gaming Console

The days of epic shootouts between Nintendo, XBox, and Playstation may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the gaming giants have rested on their laurels. As personal tech devices have become more ubiquitous, many gamers have turned to their smartphones or tablets for playing video games, but consoles still offer a more immersive and engaging experience.

Nintendo’s Switch brings the holistic capabilities of today’s technology to the game console world, offering traditional console-controller-TV interface or a more portable controller-tablet hybrid that allows you to take the same living-room games with you on the road. It is also designed with some of the most immersive and comprehensive smart TV integration yet, making it a great single companion to today’s ever-more-affordable and HD TVs.


Virtually every TV on the market in 2018 offers a staggering array of features, from resolution to WiFi connectivity to built in software that integrates neatly with the evolving programming options from Netflix and Apple TV to traditional cable and satellite providers’ new web-based delivery.

TCL may not be a household name, but its televisions offer top-shelf specs at upstart prices. For most people, it offers everything you could ever want out of a TV with none of the inflated pricing typical of the larger brands.

For those who want higher-end aesthetics and the last bit of performance, the Sony X900E offers a design that looks good whether it’s on or off and delivers seriously impressive resolution, though it is only a few points better than the TCL which is half the cost.


We truly are living in a technological wonderland. And while technology might not be all roses (see Facebook and Cambridge Analytica), it certainly offers unique pleasures that weren’t previously available.

No matter what your preference, there truly is something out there for everybody.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your favorite gadget?

With permission from IQS Directory

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