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My 5K Dual Monitor Setup

My 5K Dual Monitor Setup
My 5K Dual Monitor Setup

What’s up, everybody?Welcome to my first set of article. This is my ultimate five K dual monitors setup. This took a long time to build because I wanted it to be perfect. I went for a simple, clean and natural look with a darker theme.

I think it looks amazing. So let’s jump right in. I’ve had this amazing deskin monitors for a while.

Then human scale gave me their freedom headrest and a monitor arm, an element disc test like to try and color where and Grove made came through on the keyboard and trackpad and the rest is history.

The foundation of this setup is the VDI sequel Lift Desk in a natural walnut finish. I get questions about this desk all the time. This is a premium sit and stand desk with multiple programable settings.

And I chose this desk because it has a very unique tempered glass, matte black top on it.

And I think the color combo with the walnut finish is incredible. The motor is incredibly smooth. It’s easy to control and it’s almost silent. It’s one of the best motors that I have used on a sit in stand desk so far. Some people love them and some people hate them.

But I find it useful for breaking up long editing cycles and research sessions.

It’s good for you to get up once in a while, and I find it that it makes me a little bit more productive at times. I do fight getting up sometimes because I think I found the most comfortable desk chair ever.

And this is the human scale freedom headrest all wrapped up in this beautiful dark brown leather. I’ve had a ton of office chairs and none of them have been this good.

Scott, perfect lumbar support. It’s fully adjustable in every way, from the headrest to the back support. I’ve been using this for months now and loving it. And sometimes I just kick back and catch up on my favorite article and his chair is just too comfortable.

This is a high end chair, and while it’s not the cheapest option, it’s worth every penny.

In my opinion, the dual monitors you see here are the LG ultrafine five K since this is a Mac setup. This was the perfect choice for me. This is the same panel pretty much as in the five K IMAX.

It’s color accurate. It gets nice and bright. And while I admit they’re not the most attractive monitors in the world, I think they fit this setup really well to give it a cleaner look.

I took them off the stands and placed them on the human scale. Freedom, dual monitor arms.

The install was super easy. It’s just a clamp mechanism and it’s very sturdy and also fully adjustable to whatever angle you need for the best viewing angle. All of this is powered by the 15 inch MacBook Pro with touch bar on a rain design space gray and stand connected with two Thunderball, three cables. And that’s it.

The MacBook is fully powered by those cables. So for video editing, this gives me a ton of real estate. I can see my final cut pro timeline on one display and see my article and color information on the other.

Most people struggle with cable management, but for me it was super easy.

The cables from the monitor just got tucked into the built in slots on the monitor arm and the BD icicle lift is unlike any other desk that I’ve ever had.

There are so many cable management features that are built in right on the leg itself.

Even on the bottom of the desk, cables for the motor are notched into the desk for a super clean look. The motor is tucked into the frame and all the cables are held together with built-In straps.

And there’s even a provided cable tray that you can mount on the side of your choice to pack away your power strip and all of your plugs.

So basically, the cable management is taking care of for you if you want an all in one solution. You won’t be disappointed with the sequel lift. All you see visible is just one cable going into the wall to get more storage on my sequel Lift. I went for the optional draw.

You don’t see this much on sit and stand there. So I was excited to put it on.

I’m able to keep all of my accessories in here that I need right away. So with that MacBook Pro, you know, you have to have some dongles. That’s just a reality. I thought about keeping my MacBook in here instead of putting it on the stand because there are cutouts for cables.

But I was afraid of the ventilation and thermals where you can easily put Hub’s or Dotson here with no problems. I also went with the side file cabinets storage option.

It matches perfectly and also extends my desk area some. And of course, instead of files, I keep a lot of my tech in here, stuff that I’m reviewing or miscellaneous stuff.

It’s really handy. You can extend the desk even more on the opposite side. But this room the desk is in doesn’t support that without blocking the door.

So I decided to use it as a secondary desktop. I have my Microsoft Surface book here.

Amazon Echo Dot. And my test headphones of the month. And above that, I have the nano leaf Aurora lighting system there. You might have seen this in some other setups before, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a modular lighting setup that you can control with your phone and even has home kit support for voice control with your iPhone.

There are a ton of color options and presets. I like the unique look that it gives the office, especially in the dark. I added a life in ze light strip to the desk to give it the ability to add some color to it, depending on my mood.

But most of the time I just leave it off to keep that clean and natural look.

On the right is my wall. Audio headphone Stan. This is the black model and this thing is built like a tank with its full metal build. It’s easy to adjust the height of the stand it holds to headphones. And right now I am rocking the fan favorites.

The Audio Technica and 50 X with a sick black and gold D brand skin on it and one of my favorites of all time. The Opal p.m. 3s. For the inputs, I decided to go wireless for the cleanest look. I decided to stick with the Apple magic keyboard and the Apple magic trackpad.

Both of these are custom colored in matte black by color where they look absolutely incredible and match this setup so well. The walnut accessories for the keyboard and trackpad are beautifully constructed by Grove made.

They don’t affect the function of the keyboard or trackpad and tie in that walnut and black theme perfectly. But if you prefer, Maple Grove made also has that available.

I made a separate article about this keyboard combo, so I’ll link that below if you want to see more about it. I wanted to add a lamp to complete the setup and I think sometimes this is the hardest thing to do and I think I found the perfect one. This is De Jet-Black, human scale element disc LCD Light.

It fits the modern look of the desk. It gives me the flexibility to charge my smartphones or tablets with a built in USB port and also an AC plug just in case I want to charge my camera batteries or whatever I want.

It has a three hundred thirty lumin output with only using seven watts of power and you can turn on the lamp with the power button or change the brightness easily.

But the mode I keep it in is where it uses the built-In sensor.

So the lamp turns itself off when you’re not there. But when it senses that you are there, it turns on the lamp automatically.

This is an awesome feature. So what do you guys think of this black and walnut themed dual five K monitor setup? Let me know in the comments section below.

OnePlus 5 Unboxing In All Colors

OnePlus 5 Unboxing In All Colors
OnePlus 5 Unboxing In All Colors

What’s up, everybody, And today we’re going to unbox a secret package from one plus it’s going to be epic. Let’s get into this. So think of this as the ultimate one plus five unboxing. Oh. Got some cool accessories here, too.

We’ll take a look at all that later. But what’s important is what’s in this box right here.

So let’s get into this. So this is a little bit of a special package, because what I have here is the brand new soft gold one plus five, but we’re not going to stop there because what we’re gonna do is we’re going to unbox every single color here.

I have all three with a little blade out. And let’s go ahead and cut into this plastic real quick. Let’s go ahead and start with the brand new one first. They just announced this today.

So if you want to pick one up, I’ll leave a link down below for you.

And there is the soft gold right there. And both of these have black fronts on them. So this is the first one plus five with the white front. I actually think that looks really nice. And wow, look at that gold color. This is beautiful.

This is the same as the soft gold that came out with three and three t looks really, really nice.

And then let’s go ahead and pull off this one. And this one is fine. Get another. This one is the slate gray. And I’ve actually never seen this one in person either. I’ve always owned the Midnight Black one. So while that is also really nice, I like that color. I might actually prefer this over the black. And then let’s go ahead and pull off this one.

There we go. And now we’re looking at Midnight Black.

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of one plus five on boxing’s, but hopefully this is the most epic one that you’ve seen. And if you haven’t seen a one plus five being unbox before, then here we go. I’m going to only unbox one of these because the same stuff comes in, all of them.

You have this cool little picture here. And then you have a personal note from Carl Pei, co-founder of One Plus, you get Dasch Charger and you get USP type C core.

So you don’t get a whole lot in the box here. But dash charging is definitely a go.

And if you want to know what is in here, you get a QuickStart guide, Cemre removal tool. And you can’t forget about the one plus stickers here, all three of them right here. Let’s take a look at the one that is brand new. This is the soft gold. Let’s take the plastic off the back.

We’ll take this sticker off, too. And there it is. This is a very subtle gold, a different gold than you’re usually used to. I’m actually not a huge fan of gold, but this looks really, really nice. And I am digging that front white color, too.

It actually gives the one plus five a different look, and I like it. We’ll take a look at the slate gray. Now, I really like this color.

It’s like a gunmetal color. I’m digging this for sure. I’m used to seeing the Midnight Black, which I’ve been using now since launch, but this is a really nice color as well.

Let’s go ahead and split these two over so you guys can see side by side here. And then last one we’ll take a look at is the midnight black. Take that. I’ll take this off to.

And there it is. So people that love the matte black, you’re going to really like this color as well. But actually, these two look kind of similar on camera.

But this one is probably like two or three shades lighter. If you can see.

So let me know which one is your favorite out of these three? We can even make it a little crazy and bring a fourth one in. And this is my D brand Dragon Skin version. And that looks amazing as well. So we can actually save for.

So if you want to pick up a different skin, I’ll leave a link in the description for you. And this has been my daily driver since I love this dragon skin. Looks so good on the one plus five.

So if you’re not familiar with the one plus five, I did a full review on this phone and I also did a dedicated review on the dual camera system on the back.

So I believe both of those linked Downbelow, if you’re interested. My thoughts haven’t changed too much since the original review, so I can still stand behind it. I think it’s still one of the best phones you can buy for under five hundred dollars right now.

So when it comes to costs per performance ratio, I still think this is one of the best.

It hasn’t been perfect, though. There’s definitely been software bugs along the way. But I have to give them props for pushing out a ton of software updates. I think since I’ve own this phone, I’ve had like five to six software update since then.

They’ve improved the camera quite a bit since then. And they also finally added stabilization to four K video recording. So if you’re thinking about buying a one plus five, but you’re waiting on that soft gold model, go for it. It looks beautiful in person.

So that’s available now. And let me know which color is your favorite out of all of these you see here. And I probably don’t need all of these phones, so I might be giving one away.

Let’s just say that if this article hits a thousand likes, we’re going to have one of these away. So let me know what you guys think of the soft gold.

One plus five is the color that you were expecting or waiting for or do you want them to come out with some other colors?

Wifi Asus Lyra Review

Wifi Asus Lyra Review
Wifi Asus Lyra Review

Dead spots in home Wi-Fi suck, and chances are if you’re watching this article, you’re encountering that same problem.

And the truth is that most single router solutions are not enough for modern homes. So this is where mesh networking comes in. And this could change the way that you experience Wi-Fi. What I’m going to do is I’m going to gear this article towards non tech savvy people.

We all can be I.T. geniuses, everything in simple terms.

This is an easy way to fix your crappy Wi-Fi. I’ve tried a lot of products with no luck.

I’ve even tried Google, Wi-Fi, multiple extenders and repeaters. Now, those are good for actually boosting Wi-Fi signal, but they can actually cut your speeds in half, which is not good.

And none of the systems have compared to the results that I’ve gotten from the ACS Lyra, which they sent out for me to check out. If you pick one up, here’s what you can expect. Everything you need to get started and setup is here in the box.

All you need is a smartphone with the Lyra app installed. You get three Wi-Fi nodes which have a subtle and low key design.

So I think it matches well with most modern design homes. All the ports you need are on the back, including Ethernet, all the power cables you need, and a Ethernet cord is included, which is nice.

You really can’t mess up the setup. You just plug in your first node.

You fire up the app and it will tell you step by step exactly how to set everything up, including how to place your extra nodes. You can play with the no placements to get the best results. Just make sure you minimize the obstacles. It couldn’t be easier.

The entire process took me about 10 minutes. So if you have no idea what a mesh network is. Let me draw this out to show you how it works.

If you are on a single router system, you are only getting one source of signal that may not reach all parts of your house. Creating a dead spot in certain corners.

What mesh systems like Lyra do is take nodes and place them throughout your home. So you’ll get more extensive coverage and eliminate those weak signal areas. The liora can actually cover up to six thousand square feet. If you’re a baller.

So most normal houses like mine. It’s no problem. What’s cool about the Lyra is that it’s a tri band system, which means there are three bands altogether. One fast five gigahertz band just to be the backbone of the system.

So your nodes have a dedicated band just to talk to each other.

Then you also have a two point four gigahertz and a five gigahertz band for your devices.

So no matter if you have older tech that uses two point four or newer devices like your phone or TV that uses five gigahertz, that Lyra will automatically connect to the right band. Plus, if you’re moving along your house, it will automatically switch to the fastest and closest node.

So you will get the fastest speeds. If you’re having any problems at all, make sure that you have the latest version of the software within the app.

That takes a few minor problems that I was having after setup. Everything is controlled through the app. It shows you if everything is good and connected or if there are any problems, the app will let you know. There are some awesome extras here, like extra security protection to keep your network safe.

There’s real time monitoring. You can see how many devices are connected and see them individually.

And with this family member feature, you can limit the time on certain devices. So let’s say that if I want to cut off my son’s iPod one hour before bed, then I can do that right through that. This is genius. So all of this means nothing if it doesn’t work.

So let me show you the results after I installed it in my house.

So the biggest dead spot for me is my upstairs master bedroom. Frequent drops in signal and inconsistent speeds. But after I installed Lyra, I more than doubled my speeds. So you can see how much of a difference that made in my bedroom. Another spot that I have a weak area in is my back porch area.

I was only getting about 20 megabits per second down, but with Lyra I was able to double that speed. So I’m definitely happy with that.

I actually just took this to the next level and I went across the street where I had zero signal without libro and I gave it a test and I was able to get over 30 megabits per second down across the street, which is insane. So if you have a really large back yard or a garden, then this is going to be perfect for it. So you can get good signal strength out there.

So I hope you guys enjoyed the simple breakdown of mesh networking in general and the ACS Lyra. There are a lot of systems out there, but I think this is one of the easiest to set up.

And these are some of the fastest speeds that I’ve seen from a mesh networking system.

So this is perfect for people that have fast Internet speeds like gig, which I really miss. If you’re interested, I believe a link down below for the most update pricing and more information on the Lyra and make sure we hit that like button.

Macbook Pro With Some Accessories

Macbook Pro With Some Accessories
Macbook Pro With Some Accessories

What’s up, everybody? This is the 15 inch MacBook Pro, and this is my machine of choice when I’m on the road.

This is what I edit most of my article with. And even though it has four USP type sports, if you’re into video editing or any kind of creative work, you need some legacy ports to make this work. So you’re going to have to carry around some accessories.

So I’m going to show you my favorite accessories that I’m carrying around right now in early 2018. So let’s just get right into it.

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The first thing you need is some type of hub to give you back all those ports. And I’ve been using the case, the nuclear arms, since the beginning of this year.

I did a full article on that, so I’ll leave it link somewhere so you can take a look at that.

But it gives you back all the ports that you need, including HDMI, micro, SD card, SD card to GSB, EHS and even to USGBC one with power passthrough.

So if you like this cable type design that’s built in, then you’re going to like this case to nuclear. But if you like this side mount design, then this is the one that I’ve been using lately, and this is by, say, techy.

And this one takes up to USGBC ports, but it does give you back a Thunderbolt three port.

So if you’re doing AGP you stuff, you can definitely do that faster drives. And it has all of the other ports that the nucleus has as well to USP, a USGBC with power pass through.

So they’re very similar, but they’re just two different designs. But these are the two that I’m using right now. The second thing you’re going to need is a good USP type C cable and not old cables are created equal. Trust me, a lot of them are frail and they break right away.

But this one is from Nomad. This is new. And this is super thin. You can see how rugged this is. This is made out of ballistic nylon. It’s braided. And this thing is a tank. And you can see how thick this is. And this cable is pretty awesome.

What makes this cable unique is that it supports USP three point one gen, two speeds.

So you’re gonna get really fast drive speeds and things like that with it. And it also supports up to 100 watts. So no problem charging your MacBook Pro even up to the 15 inch. You got plenty of power delivery for that.

And it also supports the four K video. So with this one cord, you could kind of do it all.

Plus, I carry around a lot of Android phones so fast, charging on all USP type C devices that I have is going to be able to happen with this cord. So I would definitely recommend this cable coming. Come on, this thing is super tough. I mean, you could try to pull it.

You can do whatever you want. This thing’s not going to budge.

The third thing you’re probably gonna need to get is some kind of compact storage because the storage options on a MacBook Pro are pretty ridiculous. But you can get some small SSD like this one. This is the Samsung T-3 and this is the older model.

They do have a T5 out right now that supports USP three point one gen, two speeds.

So they’re about the same price. I’ll leave that link down below. But this one’s fast enough, so I found no need to actually upgrade myself because this does everything that I needed to. I have a one terabyte version here. I can backup a lot of my files. I can even edit for a video of this if I want to. I just really like the construction of this. It’s really small.

It fits into a pocket very easily and I highly recommend one of these. So the sand from T five comes in that really cool blue color too.

And I’ll probably get one of those in soon, but I really recommend the Samsung portable SSD.

They’re fast, they’re compact and they’re built like a tank. The next thing that I recommend is some type of headphones. And even though it’s got a headphone jack, you can use whatever headphones you want.

But my wireless choice, I know I get a lot of flack for this, but they are the Apple air pods.

They work flawlessly with the MacBook Pro and I am an iPhone users, so I can switch in between them flawlessly because of the W one chip and its functionality. So I really like taking these on the road.

They’re so easy to use and the battery life is absolutely insane. And yes, the sound quality is not the greatest, but it’s works perfectly for audio edits and things like that.

So when I’m editing these last actually forever, I don’t even have to charge these. I probably charges seriously once every two weeks. So Apple Air Pods, I love a lot of you are probably wondering how I got this MacBook to look this fire. This is a D brand scan and this is the Red Dragon.

And there’s a ton of different skins that you can get.

And Debrett has them all over the Web site. So we should check that out if you’re interested. I will leave a link down below for you and instillations pretty easy and I can give it a nice fresh look. And I even have the marble look on my 13 inch MacBook Pro.

Not only does it freshen things up, but also protects the metal one here because, you know, illumined scratches pretty easily.

So highly recommended skins. I just love the way they look. The trackpad on the MacBook Pro is absolutely humongous and. Times I just used that.

But if you’re a fan of mice and you want something small and compact to take with you on the road, then this is definitely the one to get. This is the imex anywhere to s mouse.

And he’s got a ton of features, but it’s really simplistic and that’s what I like about it.

First is super small, so it fits in any size bag. And second, the tracking is awesome. I love the first one, but this one is way more responsive and I feel like it’s the perfect size for a travel or desktop mouse.

The scroll wheel is nice and responsive to a you have some easy to get to and programable buttons here on the side is very easy to switching between computers with just a click of a button on the bottom of the mouse.

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Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone

Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone
Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone

It’s very rare that we see something totally different from the smartphone space these days. Now, don’t get me wrong. Smartphones are awesome right now.

Incredible displays, superfast processors and great cameras. But when it comes to design, you can put some of these side by side and you can’t even tell the difference. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I miss that innovation.

I miss that wow factor. When you first see something. So today I partnered with ZTE to show you one of the most unique Android phones that I’ve seen in a long time.

This is the Axon M, a smartphone with not just one, but two displays. First, let me show you what comes inside of the box.

And by the way, stick around until the end of the article.

There’s a little surprise for you. I want you to try this out for yourself. It’s pretty awesome. First, you get the phone itself.

Then you get some paperwork and some warranty stuff. You get some headphones, which is nice to see included in the box. A power break, a USB type C cord and also a SIM removal tool. And a micro USP to USGBC adapter. Let me show you what makes this phone so unique.

The axon end is foldable. So it looks like a regular smartphone. But when you open it up now, there are two displays. So when you fold it out. Now the two 5.2 inch, 10 ATP displays turn into one large six point seven five inch display. So now you can use extended mode and have more of a tablet experience.

There is a midsection in the way, though, but it’s caught nonetheless that you can do this with your smartphone.

There are some different dual screen modes that you can access right from the navigation bar. I like to split screen mode. I can see my desktop and my apps at the same time.

And what I like is that I can run two separate apps side by side. This is awesome. So if I want to be on Twitter and Facebook at the same time, I can do that. I can go crazy if I want to or more practical for me.

I can check my email, respond to comments, all kinds of stuff. This is awesome. One of the most that I didn’t think was going to be useful is the MIRA mode. And if you’ve ever wanted to share article with somebody and you to share the same screen, you might have to get a little closer.

It might get a little uncomfortable, but with the X on M,There is a dedicated button on the side that has two functions. If you double tap it, click, opens the camera or if you long press it, it brings up the TV mode.

You can choose what app is launched in the TV mode menu, including direct TV now or YouTube. But I have mine set to Netflix since I asked my media app of choice. The sound on this thing is also legit. It’s got dual speakers.

There’s one on the bottom and one inside the earpiece. There’s Dolby Atmos support and there’s also a dedicated audio chipset with a three point five millimeter headphone jack.

So if you want to know what it sounds like, everybody, this is Danny. Phones are just getting better and better and you can get free.

Sounds pretty good. This is also perfect for my kids. They can watch the exact same thing while sitting across from each other and not fight. They can be cool.

So this phone already wins on that side. Parents. You know what I’m talking about. Gaming also could be a cool possibility on this phone. Let’s say that you’re playing something like battlefield or you’re playing a multiplayer game that shares the same screen.

You could probably hook up a Bluetooth controller to this.

The possibilities are pretty crazy. And there is something kind of cool about playing a game in this extended mode.

Even with this split in the middle, the gameplay is smooth, by the way, with some nice frame rates. The bill quality on this is very nice. It’s Gorilla Glass five on the front and back with a nice metal frame. The hinge is very satisfying.

It’s also nice to know that no matter where you go, you always have a built in kickstand for your phone.

And also, if you buy this phone, you’ll end up getting into the passport program where you’re going to get a warranty for two years, where most standard phones you only get one year.

Let’s take a closer look at the X on M. This is being powered by the Snapdragon 820 one chipset with four gigabytes of RAM 64 gigs of internal storage with a micro SD card slot.

There’s a three thousand one hundred and eighty million power battery and there’s also a fingerprint scanner on the power button on the side. It’s a little recess, though, which is kind of weird, but it works really well. No problems there.

And you can see there’s only one camera on this phone, but that’s OK because you’re going to get the same quality from your cell fees that you would get in the main sensor.

So taking 20 megapixel selfies is kind of crazy. And here’s an example.

If you’re wondering how this works and if you want to take a picture, that’s not a selfie. The screen just flips to the other side. Here’s a few camera samples that I took this week. Let me know what you think.

The Exon M can also shoot for a video and has a manual mode to dial in that perfect shot.

If you’ve ever used an Android phone before, the software is very familiar. It’s running a light skin version of Android seven point one at this time.

ZTE stated that they are dedicated to the updates, including an update to Android Auriel. There are a few concerns that I have about this device. And even though it’s really nicely built and has Gorilla Glass on the front and back, it is glass on both sides.

So we have to see what durability is going to be like there.

There are also a few software quirks and there is that bezzle down the middle and some people might not like that. But what I’m excited about is the potential of the axon end.

And one other form factors in devices that may come after this. I can’t wait to see if this form factor is going to succeed and how well it’s received.

I think it’s always hard for a company to actually take risks and come out there with something unconventional in this market, in this space. So even though I don’t think this is for everyone, I do commend ZTE for bringing out a product like this.

Your opinion might be different than mine. So I want to give you a chance to try out the accent in me. And ZTE partnered up to give one of these away.

So what I want to do for this give away is something a little bit different.

Take it to Twitter. So the tweet that’s going to make this article live is going to be in the description section below. Find that tweet retweeted and favorite it and then comment on that. And let me know what gets you excited about the X on M.

And what is your favorite feature and how are you going to use it in your daily life?

And we’re going to pick a winner from that thread. So it’s really easy to enter. Make sure you do that now. And thank you for the support and thank you for watching guys.

Bose Soundbar Review

Bose Soundbar Review
Bose Soundbar Review

What’s up, everybody, And Up teamed up with Bows to show you both of their new sound Borrus The Sound Bar. Five hundred.

And also the Sound Bar. Seven hundred. So what I want to do is I want to break down the feature sets of both, and I want to compare them a little bit to show you the differences between them. So if you’re in the market for one of these awesome sound bars, that this should help you make that right decision when you pick one up.

So make sure you hit that link down below to check current pricing because you never know when these things will go on sale. First, let’s talk about sizing the bow.

Sambar 700 is a larger one, other two at thirty eight point five inches across and the bow sound bar 500 is thirty one point five inches across. So if you’re looking to put this on top of the console next to the TV where both suggested should be, then you should be fine with either of these.

But if you’re looking to fit one inside of a medium console, you might want to go with the 500, because this is the one that I was able to fit inside my VDI elements console where the seven hundred was a little too big to fit inside.

Both of these have Amazon Alexa built in with an eight microphone array setup.

So it picks up extremely well even if you’re further away in the room. My five hundred is inside of my slot Amidi cabinet and the voice picks up perfectly from there as well.

Now there is a mute button on top so you can meet the microphones if you don’t want to use Alexa. But I like that you can control your smart home setup and all of that with this. Now they did also say that airplay too is coming to both of these sound bars, including other voice assistance. So we’ll see that in a future software update.

The Sound Bar. Seven hundred has a glossy glass finish on the top where the five hundred has a matte finish.

They both look amazing, but the map finish is much better on resisting fingerprints. The bill faulty on both are fantastic nice aluminum grills with a simple modern design.

I really like how clean it looks. If your TV is wall mounted, don’t worry.

There is an optional wall mounted kit that you can buy to complete that look. The poor selection is the same on both, but they are arranged a little differently. The power input is on both of them, but on the five hundred you’ll get an external power supply since a smaller were on the 700. You don’t get that.

They both have HDMI ports with audio return channel, which makes things extremely easy to setup. I really appreciate this.

And there’s also support for enhanced audio return channel for the future, which is great.

Then you also get a USV service port. You get optical tost link. You also get either Ethan Airport and then you also have a few different ports here to expand the system if you want to, which we’ll talk about a little bit later.

There are a few minor differences in the box. So if you plan to pick up a sound bar, five hundred, it does not come with an optical cable where the seven hundred it does. So if you plan to use that input method on the five hundred makes you just pick up an optical cable beforehand.

The remotes are also different. On the 500, you get a simplified remote to control the sound bar and the 700 you get a full universal remote.

And I love the look of this remote. It lights up when you pick it up. It feels solid and heavy. So I love the bill quality of both. And I also love it because it only lights up the buttons for what you need.

So like if you’re controlling a TV, it only lights up buttons for the TV controls, which makes things extremely simple. If you want this for the sound bar five hundred, you can pick it up separately. Setup is really easy.

It’s all done through the Bose music app.

You download it and know basically walking through step by step on how you can set it up and connect it to Wi-Fi. And both of these sound bars come with this headband that is used for their adaptive technology.

You run this on the app and it basically sends out signals to your room and has you move around to different places to calculate the best soundstage for that part of the home.

So let’s get to the most important part. How do these actually sound?

So I’ve been using both of them for about a week now and they both fill up rooms and they both sound fantastic. So if you have some not so good speakers on your TV right now, it’s going to be night and day difference. You’re gonna get crispier vocals. You’re gonna get better mids. You’re gonna get a lot more bass.

Now, the sound between the two. They are both great. But I have to say to 700 does fill out the room a little bit more.

You’re going to get a little bit more bass. You’re gonna get just a little bit better vocals.

I think the mid range in the soundscape is a little bit broader. On the seven hundred. And it’s natural because it should. It has some more drivers in here is about 250 dollars more. So if you’re looking to fill up a larger room, I would look at the seven hundred.

But five hundred is absolutely no slouch. It should fill up most modern rooms with no issue.

And it sounds great, too. What’s great is on both of these, if you need just a little bit more sound, you can add to the system later with those ports that I showed you earlier, with both surround speakers and a bass module, or if you have compatible Bose speakers like I do already like this, both Speaker 500.

You can also multi link these speakers to complete your home theater setup to wrap things up.

Let’s talk about the compatible audio formats. They both support Dolby Digital, which is great, but the Sound Bar 700 can also decode. Yes. As well. So keep that in mind.

I was hoping for Dolby Atmos support on both Lee Sound bars, but they aren’t here on this generation, so hoping for that and D TSX on the next ones. So to recap, the seven hundred is a bigger sound bar with more drive.

First, it comes with the universal remote and an optical cable has a gloss design compared to the mat finish and has the ability to decode D2. Yes. So determine if those features are worth the extra two hundred fifty dollars for your setup.

There’s really not much more to say. They’re both great looking sandbars and they both sound fantastic and they’re really easy to setup and use.

And if you look at the pricing, especially with a competition like Sonas, they are definitely priced to compete.

I was really surprised on the pricing. So if you’re looking for a sambar right now, I would definitely look at these two before you make that purchase decision.

I’ll leave a link down below so you can check current pricing and look at more information on them if you need it. But definitely look at these two before you hit that buy button. So let me know which one that you like better or which one that you rather pick up in the comments section below.

The TECH of CES Review

The TECH of CES Review
The TECH of CES Review

What’s up, everybody,There is so much awesome tech at CBS this year, so it’s impossible for me to show you everything. But I want to show you five things that really impress me at this year’s show.

And the first one is Raiser’s Project, Linda. Now, you guys know that I’m a razor phone user.

Surles excited to see this. It’s basically a prototype blades. They’ll show, which uses razors, phone to power this thing. And the speakers are so good on the Razr phone.

They decided to use the phone’s audio, which I can’t hate on it docks into this cut out with an awesome mechanical USGBC connection. And the next thing you know, you have a full on Android laptop experience.

There is a built in battery to charge the Razr phone over three times USGBC port on both sides, one for peripherals and the other side for power pass through.

And of course, that four RGV keyboard is here to give it that Razr touch. And I was really surprised just how well this thing work for being a prototype scrolling work really well using the phone’s display as the track pad.

It felt good and I hope this thing does come to market, but we’ll see, since we aren’t sure if the Razr phone will stick to this form factor that long to even see this happen.

This is just a concept and this concept isn’t new, but it’s one of the best execution’s that I’ve seen. And this means that the future of the Razr phone looks pretty bright within a company’s pipeline.

The second thing that blew me away was over at the Sennheiser booth. These are the new HD, a twenty’s. I’m a proud owner of the HD eight hundred s which are opened back and to see these unique curved gorilla glass close back headphones displayed, I was immediately intrigued.

The bill quality is what you would expect is the same connection and cable.

Some metal mixed into a lightweight plastic form factor. They were extremely comfortable as usual. But the soundscape is very unique because they are close back, but they sound like a monster hybrid of both of them.

You get the same spatial effect as open back, but a little bit more direct.

Sound like close back. So I fell in love with them. You will be mine this summer. Much respect to Sennheiser on the HD 820. Over at the LG booth, they had a canyon where you could walk to a hall of curved old displays.

Tons of people, they are checking it out. It was a sight to see for sure.

You really had to be there to appreciate it. So I wonder what the cost of that was. But anyways, they had cool new LEDs, which I will cover in my best teams of 2018 article, which I will link down below.

But I really like their new laser four K projector it at a standing design, which is nice because it makes it more flexible.

You can put it anywhere in your home or technically take it outdoors if you want. It has twenty five hundred lumens of brightness, web OS, TV software built in which I’m a huge fan of and it supports HDR, which is awesome and it looks like it will come in under three thousand dollars, which is very reasonable with these type of specs.

Also, LG had my next monitor on display. This is the 34 inch, five k ultra wide 21 by nine display.

I’m a Mac user so I can’t wait to get this. My complaint about the five K ultrafine displays with a bulky bass which they change here to this beautiful slim and curved one, and the crazy large bezels were on the ultrafine five K, but they did not include this in this new one, very thin bezels. So I really love the way this looks.

The specs look great. Also, 98 percent of DC IP three color space six hundred and NYTs of peak brightness, which is really great but doesn’t have just Thunderball three but also has HDMI port. So you can use it with pieces as well, which is nice.

They had updated four K monitors here too, which look amazing for dual monitors setups because these displays even have thinner bezels.

They really looked incredible. Colors in brightness were on point. So these could be great for people that don’t need that five K resolution with the same type of specs. The coolest TV by far was the wall by Samsung.

This is a hundred and forty six inch a K micro LCD TV. Everyone was crowding round to see what the hype was about. What makes this special is that this is a modular system.

So since this TV is built out of individual micro LCD panels, you could essentially buy the size that you actually need in an expanded later if you want to.

Also, this makes commercial applications possible. So let’s say that you wanted a weird aspect ratio to put a fireplace on a wall in a restaurant.

You could buy that specific size. There’s a lot of unanswered questions here, like if you can add the panels yourself or you have to send it in. But the two thousand Nizza peak brightness, AKCA and HDR looked absolutely incredible, all built in with his AK upscaling tech that they talked about.

So this year is gonna be an awesome year for TV. Last but not least is the Panasonic G.H. five s. I got a little hands on time with this.

The body looks identical besides some red accents. The big key here is the new lower resolution sensor that is much better in low light.

We did a little bit of testing here, pushing it. 10000 eyes, so on this micro fourth, third sensor, and it seemed really clean. So I can’t wait to get this to try it. They did remove in body stabilization, which sucks. But let’s see if that really matters for the application.

Panasonic intended this to be used as. Stay tuned for more for. I’ll be getting this in house very soon and I’ll be doing some more coverage. So that’s about it, guys. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know which products that you like best.

I missed a few key things, like the video phone with Synaptics built in display fingerprint scanner because honestly, I couldn’t find it.

Sony XZ Premium 4K HDR Display

Sony XZ Premium 4K HDR Display
Sony XZ Premium 4K HDR Display

What’s up, everybody,I got to look at a ton of cool phones at MWC, but there was one in particular that really drew my attention.

And this is the Sony XY premium. Sony actually released a bunch of phones, including the A one X one ultra, which is their mid-range and then their other flagship, the XY. Yes.

But I got my hands on time with those two, so I’ll make a separate article on those. But for today, let’s focus on the XY premium. There were a couple reasons why I was so drawn to this phone. And the first reason is that this is the world’s first 5.5 inch four K HDR display.

This thing has a crazy eight hundred and seven pixels per age. If you remember, the Zevi premium actually had a Fourcade display. But if you look at them both side by side, you can see that the HDR makes for better colors on the panel and the XY premium is much brighter.

I’m pretty sure that’s gonna be the same setup as Z fi premium where the UI is probably intended DP.

And then for K content gets supported in Sony’s own apps. But this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The other feature that really drew me in is that this camera can shoot video burse up to a crazy nine hundred and sixty frames per second.

This phone is still in preproduction when I checked it out so I couldn’t get them to show me on the actual premium itself. But they demo this feature on the XII’s and I got to play around with it and it was nothing short of amazing. If you look, you can actually see the individual blades on the propeller, even though this is recorded in 720 P.

It was just incredible to see a mobile phone do this. So how this works is that this is a brand new Exmoor are a sensor is 19 megapixels F 2.0. And this is a stack sensor.

So the stack actually has memory built into it. So that’s how these 960 frames per second burst happen. You just hit it on the UI. You’ll see it only takes about a point to second stint of what’s happening right there. And then it translates it to the super slow mo.

I believe this is an industry first. The camera’s also loaded with laser and face detection autofocus, an infrared sensor that allows a sensor to just wipe balance on the fly.

Some really cool stuff. I personally am super excited to try out this new Exmoor are a sensor. Of course, it can shoot four K up to 30 frames per second.

And the front facing camera is not too shabby either as a 13 megapixel F 2.0, 22 millimeter wide angle lens. It doesn’t look like this phone will be out until the summer, but there’s plenty to be excited about.

The design looks incredible to me. In a stunning chrome color.

It’s all covered in Gorilla Glass five. Of course, it’ll be a fingerprint magnet. So I’m sure De Brand is doing this right now. But there’s also a black color.

If you want to be a little more low key, both of them could be used as a mirror, though. So, ladies, no need to carry one. If you buy this phone when it comes to specs, this phone is loaded. It has the newest OCTA core, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor with four gigabytes of RAM.

It’s IP 68. Water-Resistant has a micro SD card slot for easy expansion beyond the 64 gigs of internal storage. It runs Android seven point one.

Newgate has a three thousand thirty million mPower battery front facing stereo speakers, which is awesome and a USB type C port with quick Char’s 3.0.

And besides it being a little bit bulky and the design being a little bit last gen, I think this phone could be the one to beat in 2017.

So what do you guys think of the XY premium? I think it’s really going to be a toss up here.

You going to love the design? You’re going to hate it. I think that it’s not the most futuristic design. It definitely has a huge four head and a huge chin. My hands on time with it, though. It feels super solid, really well constructed. So I can’t wait to get this one in for review.

And check out my other coverage from MWC and also a lot more smartphone coverage. It’s just that time of year.

The Future of PC Cooling

The Future of PC Cooling
The Future of PC Cooling

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So I was walking by the gigabyte booth and I saw something extremely interesting and I had to let you guys know about it because this could be the future of PCI cooling.

And I just couldn’t help it. I came back so I could actually make article on this. So check this thing out right here. You’re gonna see, like, how is an entire P.C. or server in water? It’s kind of interesting, right?

So I wanted to come by and get somebody to actually explain what is happening here. So what is what is this contraption here and how is this thing underwater? I mean, it’s super interesting.

So, first of all, does not water. It’s a floor chemical develop by 3M. They named it Novak.

So it’s non electrically conductive, non corrosive, nontoxic and environmental friendly. Technically, any electronic device works well and under water under this liquid, not water. It’s contagious. All we have here is our two face liquid emergen cooling.

We’re keeping the whole system cool by just immersing it into water. This cooling method is forth up to 4000 times better, more efficient than air cooling itself.

Wow. So all that bubbling here that we’re seeing now, that’s all the heat that’s dissipating and keeping us cool. So he said how this is boiling, it looks like.

Yes. So right now, when the cars are under full load, the processor, the chips get so hot that’s transforming the liquid into a gas state.

So when it’s transformed, the heat is transforming the liquid into gassy. It’s removing a heat from the chip. And the gas is collecting up here in this space. Now, once it’s collected enough, we have a condenser in the back that we kept keeping cool the with the radiator in the back. It condenses the gas back into a liquid form. And that’s our second phase of cooling.

Wow, that’s incredible. So this is warmer on the outside. I can touch here, but all of that is just being kept cool. So what do we have inside of here, actually?

So this is our two system. We normally have it and a rack mount. But right here we modified it. We took our order. He sinks and you can we attach 16 graphic cards in the system, 16 graphics card.

Do you know what type of graphics card? I’m not allowed to say some new of it, but yeah. This is super interesting. So this 3M material. So this I saw a demo earlier where somebody took some just like a dollar bill, took it out. So it just doesn’t stick to whatever material it’s in.

Right. So it’s right over here. This is a same liquid as in the container.Take it out. Trip it out of it.

And you can see it’s almost complete. This is crazy. That is literally as dry. It’s not. Wow, that is incredible.

So what are the chances that this is actually gonna come to anything that’s consumer related for gaming, for P.c as a whole? I mean, obviously, this is built for servers, but do you think that this is going to come to the home? Possibly.

It’s just not affordable for consumers. Because for big data centers today spent especially a lot more on cooling the whole Sistan, the whole platform than compared to the home user.

Would they just need to keep in their room or keep your room condition, air condition.

This and this method data centers can save up to 90 to 95 percent and electricity calls on just cooling. But for home use, it’s probably not as efficient as a may be able to overclock it more. But you’d probably need a better design, keep more space for the atmosphere and a better radiator.

So for now, it’s more we’re gearing towards the data center. We’re hoping for more customers and more companies, even competitors, to pick it up so we can expand and have a more environmental friendly cooling method, maybe once expense enough will get to consumers in a more viable solution.

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Galaxy Note9 Is A Fantastic Phone

Galaxy Note9 Is A Fantastic Phone
Galaxy Note9 Is A Fantastic Phone

I have no doubt in my mind that the Galaxy Note nine is going to be a fantastic phone, hasn’t been a ton of coverage.

But what I wanted to do is I wanted to revisit the Galaxy Note eight after almost using this for a year on and off. And I need to do a lot more these articles, because I think a lot of people are curious on how these devices hold up over long periods of time.

So if you want to see more of these kind of articles, maybe you let me know in the comments section below. But let me go ahead and share my experience with the Galaxy Note eight in almost a year.

So first, let’s talk about the hardware. It’s actually held up very well over time. I usually use a skin on the back of this. I took it off for the article, but I don’t have any scratches on the back or actually surprisingly on the sides.

But on the front, I do have some deeper gouges in the glass.

Now, I don’t usually put any kind of keys or anything like that in my pocket. Sometimes I do put this in a backpack. That’s probably where I got it from. But even though the scratches aren’t as bad as something like my iPhone 10, which is completely jacked up.

This is actually held up pretty well in about 11 months time. The display is still gorgeous.

Six point three inch quad HD plus. It still looks amazing. It’s bright. It’s colorful. I still think that this and the Galaxy series have the best displays on the market. Peery, this phone is so good when you’re catching up on content and watching movies on it.

Now, my biggest complaint about this is the single speaker on the bottom is so easy to cover up, but the Galaxy Note nine is going to fix that. But, Elise, you have a headphone jack, though.

It’s almost said that in two thousand eighteen, I am looking at this display and I can notice the bezels on the top and bottom because of phones like the Vevo necks and the Opal find X.

But it’s been a great experience so far. No, not of course. And you do have the iris scanner. So I’m using that most of the time.

Now the fingerprint scanner on the back. That’s one of the big complaints for me as well. And that’s going to be fixed with the Galaxy Note nine is just going back to this. I can definitely notice the placement when I was using this phone more regularly.

I got used to it. But going back to it, you really notice how bad the placement is.

So the Galaxy Note nine is definitely going to fix that when it comes to software.

I do have the unlocked note model here and I’m surprised how many updates that this phone has actually gotten. It did get a jump to Android eight point no ORIO, which is great. It is not eight point one, which would have been better.

But what I’m assuming is they’re gonna jump straight into android pie, which I’m hoping that’s what they’re going to do.

But when it comes to security updates to I have the July security patch on here it is early August, so I’m surprised how well they’ve kept up with that. Now, when it comes to carrier stuff, I’m not quite sure because I’ve been using the unluck model the entire time.

But I am surprised that the note is getting that many updates over time.

So hopefully that continues even if you buy this phone today. I can see the keyboard just going off like crazy right now. What about that Samsung lag? And I really haven’t experienced it on the Node eight.

And the great thing is the later Samsung phones that have come out, I really have an experience that they used to be really terrible in the past.

So Samsung, like I haven’t really seen it on this phone. Snapdragon eight thirty five with six gigabytes of RAM is held up very well.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some stutters here and there when it comes to the interface. But over time, you would expect it to get worse and sluggish.

But this phone actually performs really well. So I think even if you were to buy this phone today, I think that you would be very happy with it when it comes to the Espin. I have to tell the truth.

I forget that. Is there a lot of times and I don’t use it as much as I should.

But when revisiting the device, I use it and really notice how powerful the Espin is. Like editing photos on this and having that precision is very, very nice.

So that’s the one thing that I’m going to do and I’m going to commit to myself on the note nine and its review and its coverage that I’m going to use the pen a lot more. And I know some people that just cannot even live without the Espin.

They are hardcore Espin users. And I can see why, because it’s great. So I keep thinking, like, who else does a pen in a flagship device and who can really even compete with Samsung in the space right now? At least not in the US. So let me know in the comments.

I know there are some other notes, series type phones overseas. So let me know which one actually competes with the no series anywhere.

I mean, I think they pretty much have this market on lock the dual twelve megapixel cameras even after a year. I think they still hold up very well. The images still look great. And even though the improvements have been made across the Galaxy s nine plus, which I’m sure we’ll see that in the No.9 as well, the node eight still takes a great image.

Shutter is still fast. You still get life focused, which is like portrait mode. So I think that even today, most people will be more than happy with this camera.

Those of you that are watching right now that have a Node eight, let me know how your cameras held up over time.

Of course, there’s going to be improvements on a note, nine like probably HDR processing all the functions that come with the Snapdragon eight. Forty five, like four K 60 frames per second. But if you.

Care about those things, then you’re going to be perfectly happy with the notates camera. One of the biggest things that I’m looking forward to and they note nine is the bigger battery size. They note eight has a 30 300 million power battery.

And depending on your usage, you can probably make it through a full day. But if I push his phone hard, I couldn’t make it through a full day and it was makes. So sometimes I would make it through and sometimes not. And that’s kind of weird for me.

I expect better from this phone. But with that large display, a lot of times I keep it at least 50 percent, 75 percent, and sometimes I just go crazy and do 100 percent, but I expect a little bit more. Now, what’s great is that you do have a lot of accessories so you can buy different battery cases and things like that.

And there’s wireless charging in here, too, and fast charging. So you can top up however you want to.

So if that’s not an issue or if you work primarily at the office or something like that, or if you’re in a long commute and you can charge the phone, that’s fine. But that’s the one thing that I was kind of disappointed with. The note eight is the battery life.

So let’s just wrap this up by asking, is the note eight still worth buying in two thousand eighteen?

And I’m going to answer that by saying yes, because this is the great thing about phones is there’s choice. So a good thing about the No.9 coming is that the note eight is going to become even cheaper.

So if you can pick up the note at a discount and you don’t care about all the new features that are coming to the Node nine, then this is going to be perfect for you.

If you wanted a pen and that big display and that powerful processor and that nice camera, then I think the Node eight is still relevant in 2018. But of course, if you don’t own a node at all and you want to go to the note, of course, by the Node nine, because it’s going to be their latest and greatest.

But I still think that the Node eight is going to be a good bye for a lot of people that don’t care about the new features and that are on a budget.

So let me know what you think. There’s going to be a full Node eight versus Node nine comparison. I’m going to test everything and I’m going to let you know if it’s actually worth upgrading to.

There’s going to be a ton of note night coverage as well. I’ll be getting that device very soon. So make sure you stay tuned for that. And let me know if you want to see more of these type of revisited videos and I’ll revisit some other phone. So let me know which phone that you want me to revisit in the comments section below.