Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monitor Audio - Bronze or Silver series?

Few that are serious about audio equipments would be ignorant of Monitor Audio. Lately when exploring options to upgrade my home theatre system, one of the major considerations and dilemmas I had is the speaker system.

For this, I was advised of the Bronze and Silver series of Monitor Audio which both have excellent reviews online. Sitting in a room with the speakers blasting around you, you can feel the room come alive with sound and music. Ultimately, it came down to whether you would be spending more time listening to high precision music or watching high definition movies, and of course, a difference in price tag of over $2,000. For the later, just a bronze system would suffice saving me a chunk of my budget for a better projector.


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体重: 48
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i

It is actually quite exciting to get your first SLR camera. I was erupting with excitement as this will be mine. This promises to be not just another toy, I promise you all.

The Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i is a 15.1 megapixel Digital SLR camera featuring CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12800), 14-bit A/D conversion, 9-point wide area AF with cross type centre point, 3.4fps with up to 170 JPEG burst , auto Lighting Optimizer, Full HD (1080p) movies with HDMI output, Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, and a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coating. The camera measures 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm and weighs approx. 16.9oz./480g (body only).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Samsung Wave

Just got myself a new cell phone after two years with the Iphone. Simply love the Wave's presentation (even more so than the new Iphone). I was torn between getting the incredibly hot (ridiculous waiting time) Iphone 4 or the new and innovative Samsung Wave. Guess after Steve Job's last conference where he shirked all responsibilities about the flaws of the new Iphone, I was inclined to go the other way. For style points and phone signals, Wave already has Iphone beaten.

The good: The Samsung Wave has a gorgeous, crystal-clear Super AMOLED touch screen. The 1GHz processor keeps the phone running smoothly, and the Wave has great call quality. The Wave also has a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capabilities.

The bad: Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface is much improved over its previous versions; however, it is not as intuitive as others are, particularly as you get deeper into apps. No chinese input. Samsung App store is really limited. Running on the new Bada system has pros and cons, obviously most people would have preferred the Android.

The bottom line:

Samsung unveiled the Wave at Mobile World Congress 2010 and it is the first phone to run Samsung's Bada mobile operating system. Samsung didn't design the OS to compete with Apple's iOS and Google's Android, but to bring the smartphone experience, regardless of cost or geographic location. As such, the Wave and Bada particularly affect markets where smartphones aren't normally subsidized by carriers and thus cost a premium to own. The Samsung App Store are attracting developers through events and updates can be expected.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010