Thursday, March 31, 2011

Casio G-Shock GW-3500B-1AER

Before you start getting any interests in this watch, look at the price to see if you can afford it. It's available for around $300. I can hear you saying: "What??!". Yes, this is very expensive, but take a look at the quality and, ofcourse, the brandname too. Casio has always made great watches, available for every budget, but this one is outstanding.

Lets take a look at the specs;
- Fully automatic LED-light that lights the display in a dark environment if you twist your wrist
- A shock-resistant construction makes this watch impossible to break
- It is solar powered, no batteries needed anymore
- Radio-connection to show the exact time, always, everywhere, in every timezone
- World clock: it can show the time of 29 different time zones
- Timer: use it as a stopwatch
- 5 different alarm sounds and a scheduled alarm system
- Snoozefunction: this makes you able to use the watch as an alarm to wake up too
- Mineral glass: this just means that you will never see any scratches on your watch, ever
- Resin bracelet made from natural resin for an extremely flexible and durable bracelet
- Water resistant up to the bottom of the ocean

You never expected so much from a watch, did you?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fake (?) earphones from Chinese webshops

In this post: some interesting information on Earphones with populair brandnames on them from Chinese webshops, the Sennheiser CX400-II in particular.

There are alot of Chinese webshops on the internet, you may already know, or As the .com reveals, these webshops are not made for Chinese shoppers, but for the rich Europeans and people from the United States. 

Products with a popular brandname on them are seen frequently on these webshops, I don't want to pull attention to one webshop so I won't be giving out URL's of fake products here. Usually, the fake earphones are hard to find, because no brand name is mentioned in the description of the item. If you take a closer look at the product pictures, sometimes you notice Sennheiser, Skullcandy or another famous earphone brandname on the product, or reviews tell you that it comes in the original packaging. 

Recently, I ordered a so called "CX400-II In-ear headphones" from a Chinese website for $15. Sennheiser, which produces earphones with the label CX400-II, is not mentioned at all in the product description. The Sennheiser CX400-II's cost around $70 in a local store in my neighbourhood. After receiving the earphones from the Chinese webshop, I compared them with a pair from the local store. Here is my conclusion:
Price: around 5 times cheaper
Package: exactly the same as the original product, as you can see in the picture
Building quality: exactly the same
Sound quality: exactly the same
Value for money: more then worth the $15

But are they real or not? I can tell you, real or fake, it does not make a difference. If these are fake, China is a professional imitator, which is kinda plausible because they make all your Bose, Sennheiser, Skullcandy and Sony headphones themselve. If you want to see this yourself, go to a Chinese webshop and look around in their earphone section, check if you see some brandnames on the product pictures and order your cheap brand products.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Logitec LAN-SW/PS Ultra Compact 100Mbps Ethernet Hub

Logitec today launched a new series of 100Mbps Ethernet Hub, the LAN-SW/PS. Available in 3, 5 and 8 LAN ports, the Logitec LAN-SW/PS requires only 82% less energy compared to the previous model. The device comes equipped with both a miniUSB or a microUSB port as a main source of power. Folks in Japan are able to buy the Logitec LAN-SW/PS ultra compact 100Mbps Ethernet hub for around 1,600 Yen ($19) to 2,700 Yen ($32).


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Control you PC up to 1 kilometer away with the Matrox Extio F2208

Ever wanted to use your computer remotely up to 3280 feet (1 kilometer) away? This is your chance! Matrox Graphics Inc. today introduced this new unique device; the Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender. Equipped with the latest Matrox KVM technology, the Extio F2208 extends the bus via a PCIe bus interface card while the fiber-optical connection guarantees a good performance without hidden/dropped frames, data latency, and artifacts as seen with compression-based solutions. It is designed specifically for process control rooms, dispatch centers and other mission-critical performance. The Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender allows critical parts of the computer (like the hard disk) to be stored in a secure location. There is no info on pricing or availability so far. Checkout the Product page.