- Azulle Access PC Stick & Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus Bundle Fills the Gap Between TV-Sets and Computers
- 11 Nerdy Pajamas to Geek Out Your Sleepwear
- Sennheiser’s Best Headphones Yet Cost a Whopping $55K
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 10:01 AM PST
Smart TVs running Android or proprietary operating systems may be great for entertainment, but they’re still very far in terms of versatility and productivity from fully fledged computers. Azulle Access PC Stick solves that by running Windows 8.1 on a very capable hardware configuration, all in a package that fits in your pocket.
In the past few years the world has seen hardware manufacturers struggling to miniaturize everything. As a matter of fact, the idea of using a Windows PC that’s slightly larger than an USB flash drive was inconceivable a decade ago. Now, the market is flooded with such sticks, and while most of them are running Google’s Android OS, it is Windows 10 and PC sticks such as Azulle’s Quantum Access & Logitech® Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus bundle that offer a complete experience.
Measuring 4.33 x 1.53 x 0.47 inches (or 11 x 3.88 x 1.2 cm), Azulle’s Access PC Stick fits very comfortably in the palm of your hand. More important than its dimensions, however, are the technical specs, and this mini PC certainly doesn’t disappoint in that department.
Quantum Access is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core CPU clocked at 1.33 Ghz, along with 2GB of DDR3L RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be expanded further by adding a microSD card. On the software side of things, the stick runs a full version of Windows 10, which as we all know.
The Access PC Stick relies on an HDMI connector to turn your telly not only in a smart TV, but even in a fully fledged computer. Besides that, it includes a full USB 2.0 port and a micro USB one for OTG connectivity. As far as wireless connectivity is concerned, the Quantum Access sports not only Bluetooth 4.0, but also Wi-Fi b/g/n. Using the former, or the wired USB connection, the PC stick enables you to use both wired and wireless USB mice and keyboards.
Azulle took that into consideration, and bundled a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus with the HDMI stick, so you don’t have to go shopping for peripherals after buying the mini PC. From experience, I can attest that using a TV box or HDMI stick just with the provided remote control is very frustrating and takes a lot of time, so a wireless keyboard that includes a touchpad could work wonders, especially since this one has a 33 feet range.
The Quantum Access PC Stick & Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is a perfect example of synergy, a whole that’s greater than the simple sum of its parts, not to mention that by getting them together, you can also save some money. The Windows UI is a lot easier to navigate using a fully fledged keyboard such as the Logitech K400 Plus, while the keyboard and touchpad combo is a lot more convenient than having separate peripherals. It doesn’t really matter if you’re running home theater software such as Kodi or office suites, the Logitech K400 Plus keyboard will save you a lot of time. On top of that, if you’re used with touch typing on regular, desktop keyboards, then you should have no problem using the Logitech K400 Plus. The slim, compact design, along with the wireless operation, and a battery life of up to 18 months make this keyboard the perfect companion for Azulle’s Quantum Access PC stick. Your media interactions are enhanced with comfortable keys, easy-access volume controls, and an arrow-key layout that simplifies navigation. A second left-click button permits two-hand navigation and selection. Shortcuts simplify control. Hot keys work right from the box—no configuration is required. Enjoy your navigation on your PC stick connected to the TV the way you like it – from the comfort of your couch
Despite its small dimensions, Quantum Access proves to be a very versatile PC for the entire family. It could be used by kids in the living room for playing games or doing their homework, or by grown-ups in the bedroom for streaming music and surfing the Web. Needless to say, Quantum Access could provide endless nights of watching movies for all of them. But all of these can also be achieved with an Android stick, so what does Azulle’s product bring to the table? The answer is quite simple: the versatility of Microsoft’s operating system. Windows 8.1 can be used for Office apps that are far superior to the ones available on Android. On top of that, multitasking is at home with this OS. With the right software, Quantum Access is a productivity beast, at the office and at home.
Azulle sells the Quantum Access PC stick and Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus bundle on Amazon for $159.99, which is more than decent, considering the potential of this mini computer. Separately, the Access HDMI stick is $129.99, and the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus costs $39.99, so if you’re interested in revolutionized entertainment and increased productivity, getting the bundle is definitely the way to go. Discover the Azulle Quantum Access PC stick and Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus bundle here
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Posted: 22 Nov 2015 12:53 PM PST
Although we usually spend our nights binge watching sci-fi series or playing on our console/PC, we still have to go to bed from time to time because coffee can only do so much. We love to dress up too, but our choice of clothes might not be considered typical and the thing that makes us geeks is that we don't shy away from showing everyone the things we love.
We love cosplay and these choices give us a way to do it ourselves even when we are in our bed. Even better, since the holidays are getting close these will make perfect gifts for your geeky friends or loved ones. These pajamas are certain to make your dreams more heroic and all of them use materials of the highest quality.
Doctor Who Pajama Pants
These are really comfortable and are the perfect outfit to watch Doctor Who in since they are officially licensed apparel. They come in four versions: the All-Over TARDIS, the Scarf print which has the pattern of the 4th Doctor stripes, the TARDIS with a blue overall tone and the Weeping Angels which have a darker tone with grey angels. They have two side pockets and the waistband is elastic with drawstrings to ensure you are comfortable. The material is jersey knit cotton and you can purchase them for $19.99
Star Trek TNG Pajama Set
The Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform is probably the most easily recognizable of the choices and if you remember from the series each color represents the title the person has on the ship. The red one is for command posts, the blue is for the science specialization and the gold is for operations. Each of them is a two-piece with Rank Pips embroidered and the obligatory Communicator Badge. They are made of cotton and available for $39.99
Star Trek Original Series Ladies' Sleep Shirt
Similar to the TOS female uniforms, these pajamas are really comfortable and made of cotton. They have rounded neck and the insignia is imprinted on the chest. As with the previous version they come in 3 colors, but this time they are a bit different in significance, since Kirk wore gold, Spock wore blue and Scotty was dressed in red. Available for $29.99
Star Wars Women's Pajama Set
This Star Wars pajama set is really comfortable and comes with a beautifully decorated Darth Vader head on the shirt to keep you looking amazing even when it's time for sleep. The color is really pleasant and relaxes you and the fabric is of a high quality. Made from cotton, you can get one and travel in a galaxy far away when dozing off. Available for $19.99
Women's Batman Cozy Fleece PJ Set
Although it looks similar to the previous item, this one is made of polyester and comes with a lovely pink Batgirl sign on the chest. If you want to pick look you can never go wrong with Batman since he is one of the most beloved characters ever made. Geek by day, super hero by night, this is the perfect pajamas for someone who loves comic books. Available for $24
Ninja Turtles Lounge Pants
These pants are really comfortable and are made of cotton and are really comfortable, so you can relax all day in them while watching your favorite shows. There are images of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo on the left leg, while the right one has a print of the series logo with an overall green tone that fits the theme. You can purchase your pair for $19.95.
Game of Thrones Adult Onesie
These pajamas are handmade and each of them comes with a house sigil embroidered on the left chest and its name down the left leg. Since they made them when you order you can have various other things written on the leg (Khaleesi is the most popular option if you were wondering). They have side pockets and are made of polyester. The great thing about them is that they are really soft and warm so they'll keep you cozy even during the winter that is coming. You can buy yours from this link.
Batman Ombre French Terry Jogger
They are made of a moisture absorbent fabric which combines cotton and French terry polyester and you can get them here. The yellow and black combination is the typical color choice for Batman and it also represents the universal warning sign. There are two pockets on the sides, elastic waist with a drawstring to make sure they are comfortable and the cuffs on the legs will keep them tight and warm. The merchandise is officially licensed by DC Comics and thus you are certain to get the best quality possible. Available for $29.99
Doctor Who Adult TARDIS Pajamas
The best look for a time traveler is this classic TARDIS design which comes with removable feet, thumb holes and really soft and comfortable fabric. The quality is great and they are officially licensed, so you can get your from this link. Make sure you check the size though because they are made a bit bigger than the usual numbers, so check twice. Available starting $35.45
Batman Grey Union Suit Pajamas
You'll be ready to fight crime and super villains with this officially licensed Batman pajama that comes with its own cape and cowl. This could easily be a Batgirl costume since it is unisex and the material is really soft polyester so you will be completely comfortable in the suit. To make it even better it is really cheap and has deep pockets to keep your snacks, phone or iPod handy while relaxing at home. Available starting $41.99
Wonder Woman Superhero Pajamas
This two piece Wonder Woman costume wants to capture the essence of the super hero while still keeping you warm at night with a red sort sleeved top that features the logo of the character and blue bottoms with white stars. They are made out of cotton and have a drawstring closure so they are cute and functional at the same time. Even if it is officially licensed, make sure you check the size twice though because they run quite small. Available for $39.99
Posted: 22 Nov 2015 12:50 PM PST
The German audio equipment producer has launched the successor to their Orpheus line, what might be not only the best product in their portfolio, but also the world’s best headphones.
The first generation of Orpheus headphones saw the light of day in the ’90s, when the company simply asked its engineers to come up with the best headphones in the world. Back then, they created 300 sets of headphones, each selling for $16,000. Obviously, a lot of progress has been made since then both as far as materials are concerned, and the processes of quality assurance. What the company has launched now is touted to be probably the best pair of headphones in the world, but at $55,000, it’s clear that only wealthy audiophiles will have access to them.
Needless to say, the engineers who developed the new Orpheus headphones didn’t do it overnight. As a matter of fact, they spent over a decade producing these, updating the electrostatic design and separate amplifier of the previous generation. That electrostatic design is precisely what makes the headphones so expensive, as a static electric charge needs to be placed on a thin film that’s positioned between two plates. The lighter-than-the-air-surrounding-it film oscillates and produces sound whenever audio signal voltage is applied to it. Because of the light weight, there are no resonances or damping sounds, and the resulting sound is spectacularly clear.
According to Sennheiser, the amp “combines the superior impulse processing of a tube amplifier with the low distortion of a transistor amplifier.” The audio engineers added in a press release that “The decoupling of the tubes in combination with the damping properties of the marble has the effect of reducing structure-borne noise to an absolute minimum.”
The Carrara marble on which the eight vacuum tubes are positioned simply makes the amp look like something the ancient Greeks or Romans would have used. Sennheiser explained that the MOS-FET transistors used in the amp “have a square characteristic curve to prevent the hard distortion that occurs in amplifiers with bi-polar transistors.”
A 2.4 microns-thick platinum-vaporised diaphragm positioned between two gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes is used for producing the actual sound. This component adds to the prohibitive price of the final product.
Digital music is handled by the ESS SABRE ES9018 chip that’s aided by eight internal DACs to convert audio data at a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 384kHz.
The on-off button of the entire ensemble triggers the controls and the vacuum tubes to rise out of the marble, and raises a protective glass cover that protects the headphones.
As far as the sound quality is concerned, Sennheiser’s Axel Grell claimed that “in some music pieces that I had known for years, I suddenly became aware of details which I had never perceived before. I found this really moving.”
Just in case the new Orpheus headphones and amplifier are slightly out of your budget, you might want to check Amazon for some earthly priced Sennheiser products.
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