Review: Lytro Camera [year] 2

Review: Lytro Camera 2022

June 17, 2016 PTdrivers 0

When cameras went from analog to digital, it was one of those once-in-a-generation shifts, like going from black-and-white film to Kodachrome. But whether you're using a 35-millimeter or a point-and-shoot, the steps you take to shoot a picture have remained the same: you focus on something, then push a button to record the image.
But what if you could take a picture and refocus it after you had taken it? What if, just by clicking around a photo on your computer screen, you could choose which part of the image should be clear and which part should be blurry?
You can with a new camera called Lytro, and it's astonishing. With a Lytro, you take a picture as you would with any camera, but the digital file it creates can be refocused after the fact.
Inside the Lytro: An example of how the Lytro works can be found here.Inside the Lytro: An example of how the Lytro works can be found here.
This is fairly mind-blowing. Imagine a wedding photo with the bride in the foreground and the w..

Videocon 40-inch Liquid Luminous Full-HD TV (KV40FH11CAH) Review 4

Videocon 40-inch Liquid Luminous Full-HD TV (KV40FH11CAH) Review

July 5, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Videocon is one of the oldest electronics conglomerates in India, and a trusted name when it comes to appliances. The company also now has significant presence in other industries, such as mobile phones, telecommunications, direct-to-home television services and large-format retail. But if there's one thing the company is known for above all else, it is televisions.
Videocon's latest innovation in the field of televisions is a home-grown LED-LCD based television technology that it calls 'Liquid Luminous'. The range is claimed to reproduce 95 percent of the colours that the human eye is capable of perceiving, compared to the 72 percent that most conventional TV panels reproduce. Today, we're reviewing the Rs. 39,790 40-inch (KV40FH11CAH) model. Does this technology result in a better picture and improved performance? We find out in our review.
Design
The Videocon Liquid Luminous TV isn't the kind of television set that you're likely to give a second gl..

Swans M10 [year] 6

Swans M10 2022

February 23, 2016 PTdrivers 0

A small but growing company, Swans enjoys a fair amount of recognition and success in audio enthusiast circles. The company is based in California, but has its production base in China and develops a wide range of speakers and home audio products. One of its most popular products is the Swans M10 2.1 speaker system.
Made up of two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, the Rs. 7,499 M10 is meant to be used anywhere at home but is ideal on a desktop, handling your computer's audio. This is a popular model the world over for its price-to-performance ratio, and we're keen to try it out. Read all there is to know about the Swans M10 system in our review.
Design and specifications
The Swans M10 package consists of two satellite speakers with 20mm dome tweeters and 3-inch woofers, with a frequency response range of 140-20,000Hz. The combined amplifier and subwoofer has a 5-inch woofer unit with a frequency response range of 42-5,000Hz. The front of the unit has only a volume knob, whi..

Strontium Nitro Plus On-The-Go USB 3.0 and Micro SDHC UHS-1 With OTG Card Reader Review 7

Strontium Nitro Plus On-The-Go USB 3.0 and Micro SDHC UHS-1 With OTG Card Reader Review

February 11, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Strontium seems to have jumped into mobile storage in a big way. After our encounter with the Nitro iDrive for iOS, the company brought our attention to a couple of products aimed at Android devices which support USB On-The-Go. We've seen flash drives with Micro-USB connectors before, but we haven't seen an external card reader.
An increasing number of Android smartphones do not allow storage expansion, and some older ones don't support high-capacity microSD cards. Putting new data onto a card and sharing large files with others is sometimes a pain, requiring you to take your phone apart and pull out its battery or plug your phone into a PC.
USB-OTG can come in handy in some of those situations. While a flash drive sticking out of your phone is no substitute for a tiny microSD card, it can be really handy. You can store large files such as movies that you don't need immediate access to all the time, without filling up your phone's limited storage space. You ca..

Five Gadget Gifts Between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 8

Five Gadget Gifts Between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000

March 7, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Planning to buy something for a friend or a loved one this Diwali? The best kinds of gifts are the ones that last many years, and a well-timed tech gift could be the hit of the season. There's a broad range of products that you can buy for someone, and we decided to break this up by budget. If you're looking for gifts between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000, you've come to the right place.
(Also see: Diwali Gifts Shopping Guide: Best Ideas Under Rs. 5,000)
Everyone has different tastes, but we've got a list below that covers all the bases, and you should be able to find something for everyone. Some of these recommendations are picks from our reviews section, others are based on groupthink, distilled from reviews of the professional tech reviewing fraternity.
1) Mi Redmi 2 Prime 4G (16GB)
The Redmi 2 Prime 4G is one of the best value-for-money devices in the high stakes entry-level smartphone space – it offers expandable storage, an above-average camera, and MIUI is wel..