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Ultra-bright and super touch RuggON Rextorm 10.1-inch tablet

Posted by Tom January - 30 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

RuggON has announced three versions of the RuggON Rextorm 10.1-inch tablet. None of them are scared of getting bashed about and each sports an ultra bright readable display for outdoor action.

The Rextorm has a Gorilla Glass display and apparently meets military standards for shock and vibration protection. It’s as bombproof as a horse.

The tablet runs on options of an Intel Core i5 Haswell or Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and has the choice of 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM and 120 or 240GB SSD storage.

The ultra bright display is down to the 1000 nits, which each model – PX-501, PM-521 and PA-501 – offers.

They also have a hot swap dual battery and the P-521 has the option of Windows 7 or Windows 8 Pro.

Android versions are also available.

They have LTE connectivity, microHDMI output and microSD expansion.

Price and availability TBA.

Microsoft Office drops Word, Excel and Powerpoint on Android for free

Posted by Tom January - 29 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint are now available for free for Android tablets.

These are basic versions but don’t restrict the most useful features, such as saving and printing, so worth downloading to try out.

They are compatible with an Office 365 subscription and will work on tablets over 7-inches with at least 1GB of RAM, an ARM-based processor and Android 4.4 KitKat and up.

Via pocket-lint

Ployer MOMO8W dual boot tablet runs Windows and Android OS

Posted by Tom January - 28 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

Ployer’s been pretty quiet with newsworthy products of late but its new MOMO8W tablet is a dual boot device worth looking at.

The tablet runs both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 and is powered by an Intel Z3735F quad-core processor clocked at 1.33GHz.

The tablet has an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 2GB of DDR3L RAM and 32GB storage.

It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and HDMI out and is going for the business with Windows, fun with Android angle.

Via igadgetnews

DIY mod for hard-to-press Nexus 9 buttons now available

Posted by wicked January - 27 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

We’ll be honest: We love the HTC Nexus 9. We’ve raved about it before — how sleek and elegant it looks, about its 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with dual Denver cores running at 2.3GHz, and that vibrant 8.9-inch display (2048×1536 pixel resolution). Now if only those really iffy volume and power buttons would have an easy fix. It turns out, there might just be hope for us and the rest of the tablet world who use Google’s premier tablet.

Users of the Nexus 9—specifically the early versions—have complained of difficulties with the volume and power rockers on this otherwise impressive device, noting that these buttons were quite hard to press and provided hardly any feedback to work with. Up until now, the solution had been to buy a later release of the Nexus 9, where the problem apparently had been corrected by HTC.


Thanks to XDA member “lfrst05″, there’s no more reason to dispose your early release Nexus 9 prematurely, as there is now a way to fix those troublesome buttons. The ingenious modder has noted that the volume and power rockers on his unit were not raised high enough above the surface of the body and speculated that this might have been a production error.

This DIY mod for the Nexus 9 is relatively simple, needing only a small Phillips screwdriver, a pair of tweezers, and a piece of paper—along with nerves of steel and steady hands, as, with any modification, this has the potential for disaster if you can’t figure out what you’re doing. If you really want to improve the performance of your Nexus 9 on your own, you can check out the official XDA forum thread (see source link below) for the mod and try for yourself.


Metal case Ramos i11 Pro tablet with Intel Core M processor announced

Posted by Tom January - 24 - 2015 - Saturday Comments Off

Ramos has announced the Ramos i11 Pro tablet.

The tablet sports a metal shell and is available in black or silver. It runs on an Intel Core M processor and is expected to come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, microSD expansion and a 3MP rear camera.

Details are to be confirmed but tablet-news things it’ll be an 11-inch tablet with a full HD or Retina resolution. It’s also expected to be an Android device.

Full details on here when they’re announced.

Via tablet-news

Creative Sound Blaster JAM wireless headphones for smartphones and tablets

Posted by Tom January - 24 - 2015 - Saturday Comments Off

With the announcement of the Sound Blaster JAM headphones, Creative wants to be your headset for smartphones and tablets.

The headphones support Bluetooth 4.1 audio streaming and NFC for easy pairing.

They’re designed to be lightweight (83g) for out and about use and have comfortable ear cushions, a long battery life (12 hours) and controls on the earcup for easy use.

They incorporate neodymium drivers and have a built-in mic with noise reduction and acoustic echo cancellation for voice clarity during Bluetooth calls.

It can also be used with PC and Mac computers via USB to act as Sound Blaster audio-enhanced headphones.

Via fareastgizmos

Torque Droidz Axis Tablet has rotating camera, all the better to selfie with

Posted by Tom January - 22 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Fresh from the Philippines is the Torque Droidz Axis Tablet, which takes a leaf out of the Oppo N1’s book by incorporating a rotating camera for stylish selfies.

The table has a 7-inch IPS LCD display at 1280 x 800 pixels and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat. It carries 1GB of RAM and has 8GB storage.

It runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and camera is 8MP.

It’s also a dual-SIM model and supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Axis tablet is prices at £127.

Via tablet-news

Wrinkly fingers: Waterproof Fujitsu Arrows Tab F-03G Android tablet for bath time

Posted by Tom January - 21 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

The new Fujitsu Arrows Tab F-03G Android tablet has a unique demographic – bath-time tablet users.

It’s always tempting to take Netflix or an ebook in the tub but with a regular tablet that’s a lot of tech to be washed out if it gets water damaged.

Now Fujitsu has made a waterproof option for digitally-enhanced soaking.

The tablet has a large 10.5-inch display and is 8.5mm thick.

It’s powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, has 2GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

The battery’s a 7840maH unit and it also has a nano SIM card slot and GPS.

Price TBA.

Via tablet-news

Elecom Quill Stylus adds a touch of class to desks

Posted by Tom January - 21 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

There’s a good reason to use a stylus with tablets, and Elecom has added another with the Quill Stylus TB-TPLST01.

The classy looking desk accessory lends a retro look to a desktop and comes in black or silver.

It measures 182mm x 6mm and will be out in early February.

Via akihabaranews

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK GH77/T tablet and desktop PC hybrid blurs lines

Posted by Tom January - 20 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

Fujitsu is looking to sew up two markets with one product, with the release of the tablet/PC hybrid LIFEBOOK GH77/T.

The tablet segment is a 15.6-inch full HD unit that docks onto a static base unit that’s powered by an Intel Core-i7 4712HQ CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, with Intel HD Graphics 4600.

The Windows 8.1 unit has 8GB of RAM, a 2TB SATA HDD and supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

It’s out in Japan on 23 January for ¥240,000 (US $2,000).

Via akihabaranews

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