Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi MiPad [year] 1

Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi MiPad 2022

April 2, 2019 PTdrivers 0

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 2 and MiPad for the Indian market on Thursday. The two devices offer the typical Mi package – great specifications at affordable prices. While the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is priced at Rs. 6,999, the Xiaomi MiPad tablet will be available in India at Rs. 12,999.
We got some hands on time with the Redmi 2 and Mi Pad at the launch event in New Delhi, and while we'll reserve judgement until our full reviews next week, here are our initial thoughts on the design and some of the software elements.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications)
The first thing you notice about the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is that it is lighter than the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and overall easier to hold thanks to the edges that appear smoother than before. The build quality of affordable smartphones has come a long way in the last 12 months and the Redmi 2 is a testament to this. The device doesn't feel cheap in any way, though we can't say the same about the Xiaomi MiPad, which comes across as plastic..

Xiaomi Mi Pad [year] Review 2

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2022 Review

April 9, 2019 PTdrivers 0

After taking the smartphone world by storm, Xiaomi is trying to repeat its success where tablets are concerned. We've been almost universally impressed by what the Chinese company has managed to produce given the prices it charges, and the rest of the industry has had to scramble to match this new competitive force. As customers and compulsive bargain hunters ourselves, Xiaomi has brought nothing but good news this past year.
Recent launches haven't had as much of an impact as the first few did, but that's set to change again with the new Xiaomi Mi Pad. While there are plenty of Android tablets in this price range already, the company is promising high-end features and the kind of quality that competitors do not deliver. Apple, in particular, stands out as the prime target – not the horde Android manufacturers offering oversized phones.
Xiaomi's biggest constraint has been its strategy of hosting weekly online flash sales, which might be great for generating some in..

Strontium Nitro iDrive USB 3.0 Review [year] 3

Strontium Nitro iDrive USB 3.0 Review 2022

April 22, 2019 PTdrivers 0

Since the very first iPhone came out over eight years ago, Apple has adamantly refused to let users manage their own storage. Not only has there never been support for storage expansion, but you are restricted from browsing through the contents of your device so you can at least see what's going on. The idea is that users never have to be faced with pointless choices about what goes where, and security barriers are more important than interoperability.
Apple has not exactly been generous with storage, and most people buy base models with less space than they'd ideally like because of the high cost of stepping up. 16GB fills up very quickly when you take lots of photos and videos, or if you need lots of apps.
Strontium is one of a few companies launching external modules that plug into iOS devices' Lightning ports for a storage boost. While the Nitro iDrive USB 3.0 looks and feels like a standard pen drive – especially the dual-connector ones now available for use with An..

Acer One [year] Review 4

Acer One 2022 Review

April 29, 2019 PTdrivers 0

The budget PC market has always been highly competitive, and pretty much every manufacturer is in a race to the bottom in terms of pricing. Surprisingly, though, that hasn't stopped them from trying out all kinds of designs and throwing in popular features to tempt users. Touchscreens and 2-in-1 tablet designs have trickled down from the high-end to the budget segment, giving customers more choices than ever.
However there has to be some give and take. You can't expect to have every possible feature at this price level. Most of what we've seen are basically tablets with flimsy keyboard stands, such as the Notion Ink Cain, Swipe Ultimate and Croma 1177. While these are portable and affordable, they use slow processors and aren't easy to use in many situations.
Acer has a slightly different take on the idea. The new Acer One, which the company says was designed especially for Indian buyers, costs around the same as the aforementioned products but looks a lot more like..