Intex DJ Speakers – Party Hard!

At home, I use a pair of Intex Dj speakers. They were great value for money.  Relatively basic, 2.1 sound good enough for home use for me, since I didn’t need any surround sound for music. Ten years on they still serve me quite well with no problems; as a value for money product they served exceedingly well.

For top of the line equipment, the budget can be extended to virtually no limit..  But for us folks how have a realistic budget to work with (or work around) Intex now has a new range of their Intex DJ speakers for those who like to part. The newly introduced range includes four models – DJ 215K SUFBTDJ 420K SUFBT, DJ 220K SUF and DJ 230K SUF designed to generate loud and powerful performance.

The DJ 215K SUFBT and DJ 420K SUFBT have integrated Bluetooth so you can wireless stream music from any Bluetooth enable media device. To add to that you also have an Aux input as well as usb/MicroSD support..

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The DJ 420K SUFBT, DJ 220K SUF and DJ 230K SUF come with dual cordless mics, so you can really have a great time at a party,  address a gathering, yell at unruly guests to your hearts desire..

Here’s  a more detailed breakup of the new Intex DJ speakers as well as their included prices.

ModelDJ 215K SUFBDJ 420K SUFBTDJ 220K SUFDJ 230K SUF
Output Power60W + 60W60W + 60W60W + 60W40W + 40W
BluetoothYesYesNoNo
Cordless MICSingleDoubleDoubleDouble
SUFYesYesYesYes
Remote ControlYesYesYesYes
Frequency Response50Hz – 20KHz50Hz – 20KHz50Hz – 20KHz50Hz – 20KHz
FM Frequency range88Mhz to 108Mhz88Mhz to 108Mhz88Mhz to 108Mhz88Mhz to 108Mhz
Sensitivity< 550mV< 550mV< 550mV< 550mV
S/N Ratio>=60dB>=60dB>=60dB>=60dB
Seperation>=40dB>=40dB>=40dB>=40dB
Impedance4 ohm4 ohm4 ohm4 ohm
Speaker Unit25.4cm (10″) x 2 + 7.62cm (3″) x 625.4cm (10″) x 4 + 7.62cm (3″) x 630.48cm (12″) x 2 + 7.62cm (3″) x 625.4cm (10″) x 2 + 7.62cm (3″) x 4
Size of Appearance(360 x 290 x 620mm) * 2(352 x 300 x 860mm) * 2(373 x 297 x 622mm) * 2(332 x 297 x 628mm) * 2
AC 200V – 240VAC 200V – 240VAC 200V – 240VAC 200V – 240VAC 200V – 240V
50/60Hz50/60Hz50/60Hz50/60Hz50/60Hz
Box Dimensions40.0 x 67.0 x 63.5 cm38.5 x 35.0 x 88.5 cm43.0 x 35.0 x 68.5 cm64.5 x 38.5 x 75.8 cm
PackagingSingle packingSeparate packingSeparate packingSingle packing
MRPRs. 11705/-Rs. 17000/-Rs. 14275/-Rs. 10090/-

 

 

Krrish 3 The Game Reviewed

So I tried my hand at Krrish 3 The Game! I’m not too well versed with the Krrish franchise.. i know the basics.. and thanks to the media frenzy surrounding the movies, i think i know most of the storyline as well. Straight off the bat, Krrish looks good.. The graphics are pretty darn good. The facial features are pretty detailed, and the basic layout is  simple enough to start playing right away.



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Gameplay

There are a few bugs, with the controls.Why not give players an option of buttons, an option of tilt to play? Swiping furiously is not necessarily the future of touch gaming.
The game is not difficult, but the view angle and perspective is fixed and not speed dependent.. This is so annoying! If my character is walking, i can see X feet in front.. but if the character is hurtling forward at full tilt, i can still only see x feet in front of the character.. Invariably resulting in me falling off too many buildings and running into too many walls..

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Pros

Great graphics

Nothing bad to say over here, the character modeling is great. and the game runs quite smoothly.. The backgrounds are clear. (Though at times they seem to merge with the foreground, making gameplay plain annoying)

Game Play

The game is effectively a runner format, with little bits of combat thrown in. The ability to create matches is great and definitely should be used often. Hopefully Play Games integration would enhance the multiplayer experience immensely.

Cons

The Ads

Oh god the ads… at every menu function there is a pop-up ad.. at some points you know the QA has not been done because, the close button for an ad, overlaps with a game menu function. So thanks to that i was not able to even access some of the menus..
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Crashes

I will have to clarify this one. During play the game never hung or shutdown. But It seems to run in the background, and is constantly throwing error reports while I’m not even playing..

To sum it up

I’m not a follower of the franchise, and initially i was not too impressed by the game. I’ve had the game for a week and there have already been two updates for bugs – which is great. On the whole it’s a fun game, not what i was expecting. Few tweaks to the gameplay and you could have a great game. Unfortunately with most “theme” games, they tend to die out after the event has passed, i.e. the movie stops screening.. It would be interesting if the producers pushed their audience to play the game more..

Definitely worth downloading!

Download Links

iOS Download

Android Download

Krrish 3: The Game
Krrish 3: The Game
Developer: Vroovy
Price: Free+

Windows Phone Download

Gameplay Trailer

Motörhead Audio Gear is here!!

Are you Ready to ROCK??

Well, lets assume you are.. Most of us who listen to rock music, need to listen to it LOUD! If you don’t, well then you’re just doing it wrong. Listening to loud music is great on a solid set of speakers, but invariably when you want to switch to the portable world of music, most of the bass is left want, treble gets tinny and well the bass is just reduced to ear jarring vibrations.
Motörhead brings you the latest in portable audio gear.Lets first check out the more portable versions they have on offer.
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Overkill

Overkill is aimed at the smartphone user, equipped a microphone and music controller as well. Which will handle ass the basic phone and music player controls. The earphones feature an all metal construction and have excellent audio quality throughout the entire range.
The Overkill is priced at Rs. 3,899.

Trigger

These little guys will deliver the entire audio range maintain clarity and quality throughout. To make them Motörhead proof, all parts are made of the most durable Swedish metal. It features a right-angled metal connector. Which takes less space, is more durable and a lot tougher to break.It comes in 3 finishes- brushed metal, metal black or brass.
The Trigger is priced at Rs. 2,999.
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Now on to the big boys. All the versions comes with smartphone compatibility as standard. More geared towards the smartphone user who sacrifices size for comfort.
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Bomber

Big guitars, fat drums and rumbling bass. That is what the Bomber is all about. With 30mm speakers these guys can definitely handle and dish out serious power.
The Bomber is priced at Rs. 6,399.

Ironfist

Meant for the person who wants a mighty punch without having to carry a boombox around! The 40mm speakers, pack the bass without losing clear mid-range and distinct high. The mid and the high frequencies are so clear you easily can separate the instruments from each other. Iron Fist is delivered with both a 1m cable for mobile music players and a 2.5m cable for listening at home or where you find it comfortable. The cable is woven and of course single sided as on all professional headphones.
Ironfist  is priced at Rs. 7,499.

Motorizer

Over-the-ear, Over-the-top. Equipped with 40mm neodymium high power speakers these heavy-duty headphones give you smooth warm bass, bombastic drums and clear mid-range plus distinct high-end.  The headphones are designed with DJs in mind, with turnable ear cups for single side listening. With Motörizer you get our own Controlizer, a smartphone ready microphone/controller which can adjust the volume, pause, play, play forward and what else you would expect from headphones
The Motorizer is priced at Rs. 8,299.
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One thing Motörhead stresses on is their excellent build quality, I guess they do know their target audience quite well! If you’re not sure of what kind of people back these products, this link should set you straight. For Rockers by Rockers has never been more true.

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Nokia E6: Camera Shots

The Camera on the E6 sports a lovely 8 Megapixel lens (not Zeiss) but has a blinding dual LED flash. My biggest grouse with the camera is that it has no auto focus feature available. But you can still take some excellent shots with it. I just thought i’d share a few of the photographs taken on the E6.

Rear View- Low light, Outdoors, Sepia
Rear View- Low light, Outdoors, Sepia

 

Flat Tire- Sunlight, OutDoors
Flat Tire- Sunlight, OutDoors

 

Empty Stretch - Bright Sunlight, Black and White
Empty Stretch - Bright Sunlight, Black and White

 

Franken-Ice-Cream- Day light, Full Auto
Franken-Ice-Cream- Day light, Full Auto

 

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Nokia E6: Interface

The best way to show off the E6 to a person is to just give them the phone and allow them to use it for a few minutes, only to inform them later that it’s also a touch screen phone. While most will dismiss this example as the touchscreen is redundant, honestly it just shows you how versatile the interface it. with most Nokia touch and type phones, I meant the one with a touch screen and a physical keyboard, like the E7 and dare I mention the N97. The touch is the main method of interface while the keyboard is just there to complicate matters. it’s almost as if the keyboard was just an afterthought to make the phone “cool”. but with the E7 and N97 the interface was frustrating. there was never a seamless way to navigate menus just by using the keypad, and you’d end up pawing at the screen in a hapless attempt to get something to work. The N97 was worse which made me want to gnaw it to bits with its horrible horrible interface.  Before I get bogged by the slew of miserable touchscreen devices Nokia has palmed off onto us, let me get back to the E6.

It is brilliant.  I could just end the review here. But honestly it is, the interface is slick, the screen is beautiful. If only Nokia coined the term “Retina Display”, that’d make people sit up and realise how good this screen is. This is honestly the best Nokia touch device I have used.

Over all Interface:

Home Screen
Home Screen

If you’ve used any of Nokia’s Symbian^3 devices you’ll be at home with the home screen of the E6, slick and easy to use. The multiple homes screen are really useful. Especially since this is a business phone, you don’t want to waste time traversing menus searching for your most used applications. The beauty of the layout is that you aren’t forced to use the touchscreen at any point. Well apart from the base line keys which are now touch based. either way, if you’re shifting from a 3rd Edition Symbian device to the E6 you’ll adjust immediately. It’s exactly the same case with adjusting from a 5th Edition Symbian device.

Nokia has done a brilliant job integrating touch into an OS which holds its background in a non-touch environment.

Menu
Menu

Apart from the touch functionality the E6 functions as well as any Symbian 3rd edition device.

Web Browser:

Browser 1
Browser 1

The biggest improvement on the application front is the Native Browser. No longer will i need to try divert links to Opera and rue the utter uselessness of the standard Symbian browser. The new one has tabbed browsing, and actually looks like a proper web browser. Its been long over due, and this one really makes a case for using the standard browser on Nokia phones. I really hope this browser is soon ported to earlier versions of the Symbian OS. This definitely gets  10/10 for improvement over the previous native browser.

Browser 2
Browser 2

 

Ovi Store:

The Ovi Store
The Ovi Store

This is what the Ovi Store looks like on the E6, and pretty every Nokia I have. Just one constant loading screen. Invariably whenever I use the Ovi store, I’m prompted to download the latest update. In the hope that there will be an improvement, I foolishly sit on my miserable GPRS connection downloading the latest version.  Only to be faced with this constant error. Sure it works once in a while, but really? Once in a while?! i used the Ovi store to browse through the applications i wanted and when the Ovi Store refused to download them, i was forced to access the individual websites and download them from there. Honestly even with my current E72 I have given up on using the Ovi Store, it’s far too buggy and unreliable.

I don’t want to be petty, but if a Mobile communications company the size of Nokia cannot get its own store to work properly, it really is a shame.

E-mail:

Email 1
Email 1

The email interface on the E6 has really improved, this is also due to the touch interface which honestly does make things easier. The slick interface is really easy to use and isn’t very different from previous versions of the mail client. The ability to have a physical keyboard as well as touch on a business phone makes it so much easier to send out a quick email or two. The overall functionality of the email app has improved greatly over the versions present on the non-touch variants.

Email 2
Email 2

 

 

O:n the whole the E6’s interface is a great step forward as compared to their current slew of mobile phones. This is primarily because of the combination of touch and qwerty. If you’re looking for a Nokia phone primarily for your Business needs, look no further than the Nokia E6.

 

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Nokia E6 :First Impressions – The Build

The first thing i noticed when i held the new Nokia E6 in my hand was the absolutely solid feel it has. The robust design harks back to the days of  the first N-Series phones. But don’t get me wrong this is an E-Series phone and you’ll never mistake it for anything else. It looks exactly like the current slew of E-Series phones.

The Nokia E6
The Nokia E6

The E72, E71, E63 and the E6 clearly share the same bloodline. But what really sets this phone apart from the others is the Operating system and the touch screen. The Screen is excellent and has a resolution comparable to the iPhone’s famed “Retina Display”. The screen clarity is astounding and allows for an enhanced browsing experience, some may complain the font sizes end up being too small, but that can be easily remedied by adjusting the settings or your glasses.

Side Buttons
Side Buttons

The slide to lock/unlock spring loaded button is an excellent option, if i could i’d retrofit it onto my E72, an excellent feature not seen on Non-touch Nokia phones. But once you get used to it, you’ll really miss it. The Volume Rockers have an excellent feel to them and provide excellent feedback. The Voice function button has a nice raised feel to it, but i wish it could be reprogrammed to be used as a camera function. If any of you have a solution to that one, please let me know.

Micro-USB Port
Micro-USB Port

The micro-USB port is easy to open and is rugged enough to sustain extensive use, at no point during normal operation would the connector be stretched, an improvement over previous designs.

8 Mega-Pixel Camera, Xenon Flash and Speaker on the back
8 Mega-Pixel Camera, LED Flash and Speaker on the back

8 mega pixel camera, awesome news, fixed focus?! Boo, more on that in a later post.. Led Flash is great, really blinds everyone around, but can’t use it as a flashlight? I’d trade the super bright flash for a useful LED torchlight feature any and everyday of the week.

The main speaker is placed on the back of the phone. This honestly works well in a table setting , but if the phone is lying flat on a bed or in a trouser pocket there are times you’d be hard-pressed to hear the phone ring at all.. Very inconvenient when you’ve set a bunch of alarms.

Power Button, 3.5mm port, SD-card Slot.
Power Button, 3.5mm port, SD-card Slot.

Good luck trying to open the SD-card slot, i struggled because the opening isn’t enough to fit a human nail in. But eventually the slot seems to open..  Honestly i’d have preferred if the 3.5mm jack and the Power Button traded places.

On the whole the build is excellent, and the features are well rounded. The E6 is really shaping up to be a great phone from Nokia, and possibly one  worth saving up for.

Stay tuned for more E6 reviews! For regular updates, follow us on Twitter, we’re @MyPortableWorld!

TehkSeven Theme for Symbian^3

TehkSeven by ThaBull
TehkSeven by ThaBull

If you’re looking to jazz up your Symbian^3 handset, TehkSeven might be a good option to try out. The simple white layout makes it very easy to navigate and there isn’t much to distract you. I normally prefer my themes to be black bland and boring, but this seems like a good alternative. The subtle orange adds a nice contrast to the overall theme.

To download this theme head on over to their download page.  While you’re there be sure to check out more of the themes on offer at the TehkSeven website!

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Nokia rolls out updates for Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 devices

Good news everyone! Nokia hasn’t forgotten the phones you’ve bought and have been using for the past few years. They’ll finally be getting a seemingly major overhaul with regards to their operating system. This is an excellent move by Nokia considering the current beating Symbian has been taking by virtually every other OS in the mobile phone market.

One of the biggest updates will be the native browser v7.3, there will be updates to Ovi Maps as well. The browser is a major overhaul from the previous version which used to be included in Symbian, the new browser comes with IPV6 support and International domain names which include non-english characters like Chinese and Arabic.

Currently the updates are out only for the C6-00 and the 5230, we tried out the update on the Nokia 5230 and the response was immediate, the phone was immediately faster. More updates on that over the next few days. Personally I’m really looking forward to the E72 update, expect a mini review on that when the update is finally out.

The list of phones that will be getting the updates

Symbian 3.2

  • Nokia E72
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia E5
  • Nokia C5-00
  • Nokia 6700 slide

Symbian 5.0

  • Nokia C6-00
  • Nokia C5-03
  • Nokia 5230
  • Nokia 5235
  • Nokia 5250
  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia N97 mini
  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

For the official Blog post head on over to Nokia Conversations.

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The Nokia E7: Entertainment Experience

The E7 is touted as a business phone, but with USB-on-the-Go, an 8 Megapixel Camera, an HDMI cable and a 4″ AMOLED screen you’d be foolish not to use it for a little entertainment around the office.

The Camera

Unfortunately one of the biggest let downs is the camera. 8 mega pixels are all fine and dandy, but if i can’t take macro shots i see no point to it.

Yes the E7 has a fixed focus, no auto focus!

Frankly a stupid move by Nokia because if i’m spending close to 30k on a phone i’d really like to able do whatever i want with it. Especially if it’s being sold with a massive 8 Mega pixel camera. I’m sure the justification is that, since its a business phone and not an imaging flagship, there is no need to give the consumers what they want. But without a macro function there is no future for the E7 in the world of industrial espionage. My E72 is a business phone and has the ability to focus wherever I want it to. I may keep my undercover activities to a bare minimum but atleast I can use my E72 to photograph business cards with ease.

No clarity close up
No clarity close up

Though I did mention that, in the photograph, the clarity close up is quite terrible, but the E7 does take respectable pictures at a distance. The picture below is pretty clear up close, but taking the camera too close to the subject ruins it completely. The advantage of having 8 Mega pixel camera is that you can crop out the offending bit and still have a great picture. Still, not at all a substitute for a proper macro function.

Bright Light, Indoors
Bright Light, Indoors

One issue with the flash was that it seemed to diffuse onto the lens, which caused the left hand side of pictures to be overexposed. I faced a similar issue with the N97, so its surprising that this issue hasn’t been resolved. If you just want to point and shoot the E7 does its job well enough. Don’t bother trying anything fancy, leave those tricks to the N8.

Low Light, Flash
Low Light, Flash

 

The Display

The 4″ AMOLED screen is a boon, and should not be wasted. The software for reading PDFs is a bit slow, but that shouldn’t be a problem if the file is on the mass memory.  I would suggest getting a good comic book reader to while away all those hours of overtime at the office.

Pdf on AMOLED
Viewing PDFs on the AMOLED screen

A neat design feature is that all the cables and paraphernalia that need to be attached to the E7 remain on one side. really does reduce the cable clutter especially when the phone is in portrait mode.

The E7 supports HD 720p Video playback on HD TV through HDMI cable and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound when played with HDMI and a home theatre. A good way to make use of an empty conference room. Playing HD videogames from your E7 on a massive HDTV screen is definitely something to be experienced.

All plugged in
All plugged in

 

USB On-the-Go

One of the features I love on Symbian^3 is USB-on-the-go, for all the inadequacies of the Symbian OS this feature really does make up for some of them. The flexibility offered by USB-on-the-go is unparalleled. I mentioned the E7 has no memory slot, but after a few minutes of using it  i realized it didn’t need one. Accessing data from a usb stick makes life a lot easier, and your colleagues will love being able to borrow movies that you have stored on the phones 16 Gb of mass memory.

Movies Galore
Movies Galore

Playing movies off a pen drive is a luxury most phone users don’t have , so I would suggest flaunt it as much as possible before other manufacturers discover that they missed the bus and try and play catch up.

The E7 supports H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10 as well as Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark. so you won’t have to worry too much about what you can and can’t play.

More E7 reviews will be coming up soon! Stay tuned to our Twitter channel for more updates, we’re @MyPortableWorld!

 

 

 

The Nokia E7: First Impressions – The Build

When you first open up the box what strikes you immediately is how good looking the E7 is. Nokia’s new set of designs are definitely heading in the right direction, and we are no longer saddled with the smartbricks they used to churn out before. The Black E7 is a stunner and I suspect the Grey metal version available will look even better.

QWERTY all the way!
QWERTY all the way!

If you liked the look of the N8, you’ll love this phone mainly because from a distance they look almost identical. Hiding a full qwerty keyboard in a phone which has similar dimensions to the N8 is just astounding. The brushed finish is definitely the way forward in terms of design and prevents smudges on the surface.

Super Shiny Screen
Super Shiny Screen

The build quality of Nokia’s phones has always been excellent. and the E7 does not disappoint at all. The phone feels solid and at no point seems like it will fall apart. The keyboard slider opens and shuts with a well built “snap”.

4" AMOLED
4" AMOLED

The keyboard is well laid out and easy to use, unfortunately accessing the keyboard is another story. Due to the slim nature of the E7, the slider access is a bit tricky at first. Most people who got a chance to check out the phone needed both hands to snap it open. With a 4 inch screen you have no choice but to use both hands while using the physical keyboard. though this is more a matter of getting used to, and shouldn’t really be a problem in the long run.

Wide Angle
Born to be Wide

The external buttons on the E7 don’t seem as well built as the ones on the N8. The menu button seemed a bit jiggly lacking the usual solid feel. The Spring loaded volume slider works well for zoom functions, but as a volume control I miss the feedback offered by conventional buttons. The camera button is a bit too flush for my liking and accessing it is a pain, as the variation in finish is too subtle.

Jiggly Bits
Jiggly Bits

But no option for a memory card slot? That’s a worry, but i guess the USB-On-The-Go feature makes up for that loss of extra space. The Sim Card slot seems to be hot-swappable at first glance but unfortunately even if you do try, the phone just restarts.

Designed in Finland
Designed in Finland

We’ll have more posts on the Nokia E7 coming out soon!  Stay tuned to our Twitter channel for further updates! We’re @MyPortableWorld!