There’s a few more weeks of summer left, and school is right around the corner! Like all good things, summer goes by very fast, so be sure to check out some of the most sort after 2015 wireless tech must-haves (ie., mobile phones, chromebooks, cloud storage systems, e-readers) that will not only help make the most out of summer — but will last well into the fall and holidays.
ASUS Zenfone2 is ASUS’s best smartphone so far and is available for a low unlocked price of only $299 for its top of the line model. For those looking for a great looking high end mobile, but want to save some money to shop for back to school, ASUS’s more affordable model is just $199! Other top tier unlocked phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 is $599 and the LG G4 is $629, so the ASUS Zenfone2 is definitely the best smartphone for those who want a high end phone with a large screen, good camera, great performance at a low price! It’s a gorgeous, sexy, super skinny phone with ergonomic arc design that makes it very comfortable to hold for both right and left handed users. The ASUS Zenfone2 charges very fast, in which 60% of the battery capacity can be charged in approximately 39 minutes, so it’s great for travels and those who are always on the go. It has lightening fast LTE (up to 150Mbits), is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Super Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and is the first cell phone with 4GB of dual channel DDR3 RAM! The hardware is mostly plastic, so it’s less durable than as other top tier devices. It’s slim, looks luxe, performs great (go ahead and see for yourself — play games, read/send emails, snap pictures, surf the web, text, switch from app to app and screen to screen) and the price is right, so the ASUS Zenfone 2 is surely the best unlocked top of the line phone for the price conscious.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 launched recently last month. What’s special about this ultra portable Chromebook is its versitality — it’s both a tablet and a notebook! This is perfect for travels (long flights, bus or train rides) and back to school (it’s great for taking notes). It’s incredibly lightweight at just a little less than 2 lbs, slightly over 1/2″ thick, and it turns on in seconds. The premium aluminum metal chassis looks and feels solid and top quality (unlike many other Chromebooks that are mostly plastic), and its battery life can last all day — up to approximately 10 hours. This 10.1″ flip Chromebook has an impressive display that offers 1280 x 800 resolution, and IPS technology for greater wide viewing angles and true representation of color. It flips from 0 to 360 degrees, to instantly transform from a notebook to a tablet, with a comfortable full size keyboard to a slim tablet and even offers a convenient handwriting capability for text input. Thus, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is definitely the ideal Chromebook for travels and to go back to school with. Go ahead and give this a try — email, surf the web, watch videos, Netflix or Hulu, and chat with friends via Hangout. After using this, you may not want to go back to a tablet (especially an iPad) or a laptop! This is much more affordable (save money on hardware and software) and can be both a tablet and a notebook. It’s definitely a must try for those who prefer Google Apps and cloud storage. Finally, it’s possible to enjoy more options of having a “desktop” experience on a tablet!
Amazon, the largest Internet based retailer in the USA that sells practically everything such as Blu-rays, Clothing, DVDs, electronics (Fire tablets, Fire TV, Fire Phone) , food, furniture, jewelry, hardware and software, toys, video games and many more, has the best Kindle for books — Amazon Kindle Paper White 6″ High Resolution Display with Built-in Light Free 3G and WiFi. This e-reader comes with an innovative built in light technology. It’s the best Kindle for all those who love books, as the light evenly illuminates the entire display screen. The fibre optic cable is flattened into a sheet and incorporates LEDs to distribute light entirely and evenly on the displays, so this is definitely a must for all book lovers. It’s very light (less than 8 oz) which is a treat compared to having to carry actual books. It makes it possible to read in bed without disturbing that significant other who is a light sleeper or in the dark while on an overnight flight. The Amazon Kindle Paper White’s screen also enhances readers’ experience in the bright lid environment or outdoor. Per Amazon, the latest and greatest PaperWhite has 25% higher contrast and higher pixel density than previous versions, so the even the tinest text is clean, clear and crisp. Its battery life is very impressive, as it delivers more than two months of battery life with the WiFi off and brightness set to no more than ten. Also, Time to Read is an excellent new feature that actually determins how long a user takes to complete a chapter or the entire book based the reading speed t updates based on each individual’s reading style.
BeyondCloud by Synology keeps everyone connected, no matter where they are or traveling to. It saves money, because there’s no need to spend so much on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system or more hard drives, so users can access and share files from a central location! With Synology’s BeyondCloud, users can be any where, even travel internationally and still be able to get things done anywhere, any time, as long as there is internet access. BeyondCloud is more than just a NAS, because Synology offers downloads of Audio Station, Note Station, Photo Station, Cloud Station, and Video Station to create a private cloud and multimedia hub. BeyondCloud’s Photo Station helps orgnaize, backup and share pictures, music and videos, and it’s so easy to create and share albums by allowing friends and family to connect online to DiskStations which is perfect for staying in touch with family members during travels and holidays. Users can also upload images to Facebook, Picasa Web Albums, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube with Photo Station. For easy organization, the application has functions to tag people, objects, locations, and geographic coordinates for interactive maps. Photo Station also has a feature to create blogs directly from the app, making it easier share their experiences via photos.
LG G4 launched a few months ago for $199.99 with contract, and $649 without contract at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Amazon, Best Buy and at approximately 180 carriers worldwide! The LG G4 has a better resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) than the iPhone 6 Plus (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and more pixels per inch than the iPhone 6 Plus (534 vs 401). It’s LG’s best smartphone to date and offers a lightening quick processor, bright and large display, and a 16-megapixel camera that can shoot both JPEG and raw file formats. This sexy smartphone has expandable memory and a removable battery, and its camera features a rare-in-smartphones F1.8 aperture lens, which allows 80 percent more light to hit the image sensor than in the LG G3. The back of the device is slightly curved and feels perfectly on any size palm, and the rear button location is very clever as it allows the finger to naturally rest on it. The back is removeable and the materials used in its newest flagship phone is simply gorgeous. It’s available in plastic, and for those who want only the best — it’s also available in genuine full-grain leather in six gorgeous colors! The meticulous tanning process employed is an age-old tradition that requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye the leather. The colors of the leather on the G4 are rich with warm tones that look authentic, natural and change over time. Other material options for the G4 rear cover include pure Ceramic White with 3D patterns, artisan-forged Metallic Gray as well as lustrous Gold. The LG G4’s design is defined by the Slim Arc, which runs along its entire body with a subtle curvature and offers 20 percent better durability than a flat smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 launched over the spring and is available at AT&T and Amazon for $129.99, and at Verizon for $149.99 with contract and $599 without contract. All loyal fans of the S3, S4 and S5 will love the luxurious new Samsung Galaxy S6, thanks to its amazing specs, beautiful, smooth glass and matte metal body, improved fingerprint reader and convenient new camera shortcut key, which make the S6 a must-have! The new S6 is super slim, due to its built in battery and Samsung’s decision to leave out a microSD card slot. It’s very comfortable to hold, thanks to its all metal bezel and sophisticated glass to create this incredibly slim and lightweight device. What’s also great about the new S6, is that it’s durable, strong and looks rich due to its matte aluminum alloy frame and Gorilla Glass on both the front and back. This is a huge improvement from its five older siblings, which consisted of plastic construction. Selfie fans love the S6’s awesome new feature that enables users to double tap the home button to launch the camera even when the device is locked. The new fingerprint scanner can be used to securely unlock the phone, which makes it faster and safer. The S6 has a 16 megapixel camera and a sensor arraywith LED flash and heart rate monitor. The screen display is very bright, clear and crisp, which is very impressive. The new S6 has an Ultra Power Saving Mode, charges fast and can wirelessly charge to extend its battery life when it’s running low. It’s now possible to spend more time using a smartphone and less time charging, thanks to the new S6. Simply tap its Ultra Power Saving Mode at 10% charge for up to 24 hours of talk and text time. Use Fast Charging to power up to 50% in about 30 minutes, or cut the cord and recharge wirelessly (wireless charging compatible back included with device; wireless charging pad sold separately).