Mimpi Dreams Review 1

Mimpi Dreams Review

May 9, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Pleasant music, beautiful art, and engaging gameplay, make Mimpi Dreams, a puzzle platformer made by Silicon Jelly featuring a cute little dog as the protagonist, one of the nicer indie games that we've seen. It's a sequel of iOS game Mimpi, and it tasks you with helping out princesses in distress. The entire game is set in the dreams of Mimpi, the dog protagonist. You'll have to help the dog think its way out of several puzzles, which don't necessarily adhere to real-world rules of physics. It's all a dream and the goal of the game is perhaps to ensure that the dog wakes up happy, which was good enough for us to allow the developer some creative liberty.
With pleasant music playing in the background, we took up the task of helping Mimpi solve puzzles in the game. The basic gameplay mechanic is similar to most puzzle platformers. You can move Mimpi towards the left or the right – as with most side-scrollers – and the dog can jump over obstacles. There are five..

Onida i4G1 Review 2

Onida i4G1 Review

May 17, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Onida is a well-known name in the Indian electronics market, and one that is highly associated with televisions. One of India's earliest home-grown manufacturers of TV sets, the company started its operations in the early 1980s in Mumbai and has now grown to become a respected name in home appliances alongside its traditional strength base in televisions and home entertainment.
As with any company looking to grow, Onida has made its way into the competitive but highly lucrative smartphone industry. The company's current flagship device is the low-cost Onida i4G1. Priced at Rs. 8,999, the Onida i4G1 hopes to offer budget users a quality Indian option with good specifications. Whether or not it lives up to expectations is the question that we hope to answer with our review.
Look and feel
When it comes to looks, the Onida i4G1 doesn't break any new ground and is far outmatched by lower priced competitors. At the front, the phone looks plain and ordinary, with no real stylin..

Nikon Coolpix L830 Review: Swivel and Zoom 3

Nikon Coolpix L830 Review: Swivel and Zoom

May 23, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Nikon recently updated its Coolpix range of cameras including the Life (L) series. At the high end of the L series is the Nikon Coolpix L830 which is an update to the Coolpix L820. This is a bridge camera with a 34x optical zoom lens, which is slightly lower than Sony DSC-H300's 35x optical zoom.
While the Coolpix L830 seems to have a lot going for it, we find out if this camera has the actual chops to capture great images.
Design
Truly bridging the gap between DSLRs and compact digital cameras, the Coolpix L830 is a super-zoom digital camera trapped in a DSLR frame, only much smaller. While it is available in plain black as well as red, the plum colour variant which we got for review is very striking. The body is made entirely of plastic with a glossy coat of paint on top, but it does feel sturdy. On the whole, for the amount it costs, the camera looks premium.
The most striking feature of the camera is the variangle LCD monitor which can be tilted and lowered to an angle of a..

Asus MeMO Pad ME172V review 4

Asus MeMO Pad ME172V review

May 23, 2016 PTdrivers 0

The tablet market in India seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. The Taiwanese tablet maker Asus is now trying to get a slice of this pie with the launch of the Asus MeMO Pad ME172V. This is the first sub Rs. 10,000 tablet that the company has launched. It is a 7-inch tablet that runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor. The company is targeting to capture 15 per cent market share in the country banking on this tablet.
It is noteworthy, that Asus is known more for its popular Nexus 7 tablet that the company has launched in the global markets in conjunction with Google.
In the recent past, we have seen Indian brands such as Videocon, Lava and international brands like Acer and Swipe launch their Jelly Bean tablets too under the price bracket of Rs.10,000. So is Asus MeMO Pad ME172V a compelling challenger in this category? We find out in this review.
Build & Design
The Asus MeMO Pad ME172V is a 7-inch tablet that sports an elegant look. Though t..

Nexus 5X, iPad Air 2, Intel Compute Stick, TVs 5

Nexus 5X, iPad Air 2, Intel Compute Stick, TVs

May 23, 2016 PTdrivers 0

This week's best deals feature a smartphone, tablets, and a PC, apart from other gadgets.

1. Apple iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular
If you are in the market for the high-end variant of the iPad Air 2, Paytm is offering a cashback of 8% on the 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular variant. You can grab the tablet for as low as Rs. 53,217 (effective). The same variant of the iPad Air 2 normally sells at the Rs. 57,500-57,800 price point. The iPad Air 2 is powered by Apple's A8X chip along with the M8 motion co-processor. It features a 9.7-inch Retina Display. There's an 8MP primary camera at the back and a 1.2MP front-facing camera for video calls. This variant allows you to use a cellular connection so you can get internet access while you're on the move.
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2. Intel Compute Stick

If you're looking to setup a barebones computing environment, the Intel Compute Stick is one pretty decent option. You can simply hook it up to ..

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 Review 6

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 Review

May 27, 2016 PTdrivers 0

On January 27, 2010 Apple boss Steve Jobs introduced the world to a little something called the iPad, and suddenly tablet became something other than what you take when ill. A flotilla of other tablets, mostly Android, followed but failed to crash Apple's party. Samsung, with its original Galaxy Tab starring a 7- inch display and Android Froyo, led the charge but to no avail. A year later, here are the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, both are running Google's tablet OS, Honeycomb. But are they any different from the slew of Honeycomb tablets already flooding the market?
Packaging and Content
Our jaws dropped when we first saw the packaging – a humongous cube like box. Clearly, size does matter to Samsung. The box could probably fit two full frame DSLR cameras. But we are not complaining! The outsized packaging makes the device supremely secure – so secure, it would probably survive even if thrown out of a moving vehicle. Overall, the packaging was very similar to that of the Galaxy ..

Nikon Coolpix L120 Review 7

Nikon Coolpix L120 Review

May 27, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Introduction
The Nikon Coolpix L120 is a true mixed bag with its features and performance, giving you the feeling of being a point and shoot in a prosumer's body. The camera lacks a viewfinder and runs on AA batteries but has a fantastic 21x optical zoom and is easy enough for the most amateur photographer to pick up and use. But do the pros outweigh the cons? Read on to find out.
Design and build
The Coolpix L120 is designed as a prosumer and is very compact and comfortable to hold. It isn't very heavy on it's own but four AA batteries really add some weight to it.
The camera has a black matte finish to it with the grip under the shutter button textured for a good hold.
There is only one major flaw with the device – the lack of a viewfinder. Apart from this, the complete design and build feels really good.
The top of the device has the shutter button along with a zoom toggle surrounding it. The on/off button rests just behind this and is very convenient to switch on and..