2013-12-28

LCD Screen for Samsung Galaxy S4, S IV, GT-i9500 Is Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $206.79

- Repair parts for Samsung mobile phone 
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel 
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79) 
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer 
- Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy S4, S IV, GT-i9500)

2013-12-23

Assemble LCD Screen for Sony Xperia Z1 Is Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $111.79

- Repair parts for Sony mobile phone 
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel 
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79) 
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer 
- Compatible with: Sony Xperia Z1 (Assemble With Dig

2013-12-22

LCD Screen for ZTE Engage V8000 Is Available Now

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $26.79

- Repair parts for ZTE mobile phone 
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel 
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79) 
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer 
- Compatible with: ZTE Engage V8000

2013-12-20

LCD Screen for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5, LS5 Released

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $22.79


- Repair parts for Panasonic DC
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer
- Compatible with: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5, LS5

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2013-12-15

Battery for Asus Eee Pad MeMo EP71, EP71 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $57.79

- Capacity: 4400mAh 
- Li-Polymer battery
- Output: 3.7V
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected]
- Compatible for battery with part number: C11-EP71

2013-12-11

Battery for Apple iPhone 5C, iPhone Light 32GB Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $29.79

- Capacity: 3.8V / 1500mAhmAh 
- Li-PL battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected] 
- Compatible for battery with part number: 616-0667, G69TA007H

2013-12-10

Battery for Acer Iconia Tab A110 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $59.79

- Capacity: 3420mAh 
- Li-Polymer battery
- Output: 3.7V
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- Advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected]
- Compatible for battery with part number: BAT-714, (1ICP4/68/110), KT.0010G.001

2013-12-06

X'mas and New Year Holiday Announcement

Greeting to all of our customers,




Greeting from Xell Telecom for your 2013 Merry X'mas and Happy New Year.

Announcement for the holiday break of our service. Our email enquiry service and order dispatch during 24 Dec - 27 Dec and 30 Dec - 4 Jan will be paused. Order received and email enquiry within the stated period will be dispatched and replied after the holiday break. 

Thanks again for your continual support on Xell Telecom. Wish all of our customers Merry X'mas and Happy New Year in 2013 and with a better and wonderful year in 2014.

Regards,
Cathy Liu
Logistic Department Manager

2013-12-04

Hands-on with the YotaPhone: the e-ink Android phone that nobody expected

Article from engadget.com cited by Smartphonebay.net
There was a moment, back in 2012, when we had some quiet doubts about the YotaPhone. The first prototype was desirable, useful, and far beyond any kind of gimmick -- but it also seemed like it'd be hard to manufacture for a reasonable price, especially by a company that has never built a phone before. After all, this is effectively two devices rolled into one: an LTE Android phone with a 4.3-inch LCD display on one side, plus an e-reader on the other side, offering always-on notifications from the OS and the luxury of over 60 hours of e-book reading time thanks to good old E Ink technology.
Fortunately for us, and for any other phone lover on this planet who appreciates fresh ideas, such fears were unfounded. The Russian engineers at Yota Devices have overcome the many technical challenges that stood in their way, and the fruit of their efforts will go on sale in Europe later today via a dedicated online store, priced at a not-so-wacky 499 euros ($675). Admittedly, that may seem like a lot to ask if you focus solely on the specs -- like the 720p resolution of the LCD or the mid-range Snapdragon S4 Pro processor -- but it starts to make sense when you take a look at just how unique this thing is. And now that we're holding the final hardware in our hands, we're able to do just that.

2013-11-28

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: What You Need To Know Before Buying





Article Cited from Forbes.com by Smartphonebay.net

Tablets are a tough market.  Unless you are Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, or ASUS, the tablet market hasn’t been very kind to you.  Just because you do well in smartphones or personal computers doesn’t guarantee you will do well in tablets, either.  Tablet makers will do everything to differentiate their tablets. Amazon subsidizes their cheap tablets with a proprietary app and media store and also has direct video chat with a “helper”.  Apple had first mover advantage and now differentiates on experience, quality, the biggest tablet app store, and brand.  Samsung has adopted the ” spray and pray” approach that actually works well for huge, 800 pound gorilla companies. Whatever the input method, screen size, or price, Samsung will have something to offer you.  One of Samsung’s biggest methods of differentiation is on input method, featured in the Samsung Galaxy Note product line with the S-Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note line of tablets use a pen, the “ S-Pen” to control the tablet, but also to draw with, take notes and annotate.  I had the chance to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for a month and I wanted to share information that should help you decide whether you buy one or not.  This isn’t a comprehensive review.  You can find those all over the web.  This is is a list of important things based on my nearly 25 years strategizing, analyzing, planning, developing, launching and managing 100′s of products in my career.
Here are some things you need to know:
  • Finicky Pen Interaction: The S-Pen isn’t as easy to use as pen and paper and takes some getting used to.  First, the “S-Pen” is tiny at 5.5mm.  It’s like writing with one of your kid’s broken pencils they use in kindergarten.  It’s short, skinny, and narrow. Secondly, only apps deigned to work with the S-Pen will work.  Standardized on Evernote or Microsoft OneNote?  You are out of luck as you cannot use the S-Pen do write notes or draw pictures.  Samsung does include apps with the Note, like aNote HD, S Note, and paper Artist, but they’re not best-of-breed apps.
  • Feels Dated: As Apple, HTC and stock Google Android phones moved to more modern looking icons combined with the always-modern look of Windows Phone look and feel, the Samsung Galaxy Note did not.  But if you like the skeuomorphic look of the Apple of yore, you are in luck, all the way down to the feather screen background and leather-looking cover of aNote HD and S Note.  Heck, even the pen is brown and the packaging has wood grain as if it is inspired by wood.
  • Feels Plasticky: Most tablets are made of some kind of plastic, but not all feel like it.  The Samsung Galaxy Note definitely feels plasticky.  Compare that with the Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nvidia Tegra Note that are both made from plastic, but have rubberized coatings so they are less slippery, more resistant to fingerprints, and don’t feel cheap.  iPads definitely don’t feel cheap as they are made from machined aluminum, not cheap-feeling plastic.
  • Back Button Reversed: Most every new Android device has the back button on the left side of the tablet.  The Samsung Galaxy Note has it on the right. I cannot tell you how incredibly difficult this was to get used to given every single Android device I have has it on the other side.  Sometimes being different isn’t good.
  • 8″ Display: The Galaxy Note has an 8″ screen like the iPad mini, but larger than both the Nexus 7 (7″) and Tegra Note (7″), giving it around 8 square inches or 37% more viewable image  area.  That should be balanced against the Note’s lower resolution and PPI.
  • Low Resolution and PPI: Tablets priced between $399 and $349 have screen resolutions like 1,920×1,280 with the Nexus 7 or 2,048×1,536 with the iPad mini with Retina. The Samsung Galaxy Note operates at 1,280×800.  Why does this matter? Well, on the mini and Nexus 7, you will see between 2.4 -3X more detail, or pixels, on the display when compared to the Galaxy Note. There is a big pixel per inch difference, too as the mini (Retina) and Nexus 7 (2013) have between 72-75% higher PPI, meaning you will see more details and less pixels.
  • Decent Camera: Most tablets have crummy cameras, particularly Android tablets, and  Apple and Nokia have really had the lock on decent tablet cameras.  The Samsung Galaxy Note has a pretty good camera.  It’s not great like the iPad, but it’s good, and certainly better than the Nexus 7.
  • Cool Features:  If you are into exploring technology, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a great choice as it is a geeky Swiss Army Knife of geeky features you may, or may not ever use, but they are cool.  First, it has WiFi Direct, meaning you can connect to any other WiFi Direct device without the need for a router.  It also has Miracast screen sharing meaning you can show what is on the tablet on a TV that has Miracast.  The Note also has “Smart Screen” where as long as you look at the tablet, the screen will stay on.  You can even take a picture by saying, “Cheese”, “Capture”, “Smile” and “Shoot”.  It does work, for real.
  • Pricey: The Galaxy Note is expensive and has a suggested retail price of $399, but you can find it at $349 at certain retail stores.  You can get an iPad mini for $299, and iPad mini with Retina for $399, and an Nvidia Tegra Note 7 for $199.  The Galaxy Note is overpriced, but if you can get it at $249, it would be a good deal.
  • Slow Benchmark Performance: The Galaxy Note 8 is a very poor benchmark performer when compared to other products in its class like the iPad mini with Retina display, Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nvidia Tegra Note 7. This low benchmark performance plays out in benchmark after benchmark.  I attribute this to a very slow, home-grown, Samsung chip, the Samsung Exynos 4412, which uses an ARM Cortex A9, used primarily in mid-range phones, not premium-priced tablets. Other premium tablets use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 600, Nvidia Tegra 4, or ARM Cortex A15 based SoC.  I do want to add that the Note did have “snap” when opening folders and moving between panes, which I attribute to decent 2D graphics.
  • Short Battery Life: I thought the battery life felt short when I used it.  Anand over at AnandTech pegged battery life pretty low with his benchmarks and reinforced my non-technical experiential perceptions.  The Note has particularly low battery life when hitting 3D functions that can be found in games.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t a bad product, it just isn’t remotely competitive where it is priced.  Priced between $399-349, if you are looking for pen interaction with really good performance at nearly half the price, you are better off with Nvidia’s Tegra Note 7.  If you are looking for the top of the line experience, great overall performance, the highest quality workmanship, you are better off going with the iPad mini with Retina at $399.  If you are looking for a very good balance of features and performance, you are better off getting the Nexus 7 (2013) at $249.  Let me know if you agree below.
NOTE: While most of my product evaluations go directly to my analyst client base, I will do some evaluations publicly for a broader audience like Forbes.  These public evaluations are for high-volume, well-distributed or unique products.

2013-11-27

Samsung gives Galaxy Note 3 owners free $50 Google Play Credit, hackers ruin the fun

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Samsung had a great deal for Galaxy Note 3 owners earlier today and it has since been deactivated. Hacker soiled the deal and Samsung was forced to pull the plug. If you got in earlier today and were able to redeem your code, you’re one of the lucky few who were able to take advantage of the $50 Google Play Credit for Galaxy Note 3 owners.

The deal was supposed to last until January 6th 2014 and it has been taken off line. Some hackers managed to steal thousands of dollars in codes and have them up for sale on eBay and other outlets. I wouldn’t waste my money on trying to purchase the codes as they are all coming back invalid. Unfortunately some of you who legally acquired the code might not be able to redeem it as well hopefully Samsung is working on a fix and a better way to verify ownership and will active the promotion again.
Comment from Smartphonebay.net:
Hackers are now everywhere and getting more outrageous. They spoil the game rules, steal money online, create fraudulent transaction. They affect the user experience for purchasing and gaming online, spoil the social network and sometimes trying to threat others' online activity. Government from every country should take hackers as a serious issue and criminal case to stop this from happening again and again!!!!

2013-11-24

Leaked Samsung Memo Points to January KitKat Release for Galaxy S 4 and Note 3, S III and Note II by April


When Google released Android 4.4 KitKat 23 days ago, we all knew that it would be quite some time before most users would have the chance to play with the OS on their own devices. Sure, the Google Nexus 5 launched with the OS, but what about those with older phones? Thankfully, the update news has been gradually coming through, with most manufacturers giving timetables as to when the the updates will come. Then there’s Motorola, which has gone above and beyond by actually starting the rollouts on certain variants of the Moto X.
Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to officially state when their Galaxy line up will receive the KitKat goods. Moreover, they haven’t even said which devices will receive updates. But now thanks to a leaked internal memo, it looks like the updates are at least in the works. Naturally, the company’s new flagships (the Galaxy S 4 and the Note 3) will receive the updates first. This leaked memo states an anticipated January 2014 date. Next up are the Galaxy S III andNote II, which should receive the goods between March and April.
While the update won’t be here in time for the Holiday season, at least we now know that it’s (probably) coming relatively soon. Are you pleased with Samsung’s update schedule, or are you disappointed that the updates are lagging far behind Good Guy Moto? Let us know in the comments below!

2013-11-22

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tips and one-handed tricks

Article cited from http://www.pocket-lint.com By Smartphonebay.net
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Big phones are the best phones, that's just a simple fact. Follow the logic from your TV, a bigger screen is better, makes TV more enjoyable and more immersive. So phones should be the same. Well, yes, in theory.
The problem is, a phone is held in one hand and carried about, a TV isn't. But Samsung knows that most normal-handed people will struggle with the larger size of the Note 3. So to help it has built in some thoughtful features that make it easier to use.
In this video, we've taken a look at the best ones, explained how to get them to work for you and shown the process. We hope it helps, but remember, the Note 3 is an amazing device, on of the best phones on the market, so don't rule it out just because you think it might be too big, because we can help.
As you might know, Samsung has for some time included a keyboard that is capable of one-handed operation. In this mode, you can push the keyboard to one side of the screen or the other. This enables you to type with just your thumbs but it also extends to the unlock pattern too, which we've found most useful.
Even better though, is "use for all screens" which basically creates a smaller screen within the main screen for you to use any app, and even the homescreens with a single hand. Activated by a simple gesture, this function means that you can use the whole phone when you're on a single hand.
We trust this is helpful, but if you have more questions, you can always ask in the comments below, and we'll try and answer them for you.

2013-11-21

Extended Battery for Samsung SM-N900, SM-N9005, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note III Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $27.79

- Capacity: 6400mAh 
- Li-ion? battery
- Compact and light weight battery for daily use.
- With CE and ISO9001 certificate for quality assurance
- RoHS approved for toxic free 
- advanced Li-ion technology provides improved energy density.
- Cadmium-free to make sure toxic free
- Battery can be used more than 500 times (charge and discharge)
- With 12 months warranty and we guarantee the battery quality within one year of delivery.
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected] 
- Compatible for battery with part number: B800BE, B800BU, B800BK

2013-11-15

Battery Grip for Canon EOS 1100D, EOS KISS X50, REBEL T3 Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $67.79

- 2 Step Vertical Shutter
- Battery Holder for 2pcs LP-E10 Battery Required
- The battery grip is made in Hong Kong.
- With short circuit protection
- 12 Month warranty
- With safety insurance
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected]

2013-11-14

Battery Grip for Sony alpha SLT-A77, alpha SLT-A77V Released

Selling at Batterybay.net: USD $79.79

- 2 Step Vertical Shutter Command Dial AE-L Exposure Button 
- Multi-selector
- AF/MF/Enlarge button. 2pcs NP-FM500H Battery Required
- The battery grip is made in Hong Kong.
- With short circuit protection
- 12 Month warranty
- With safety insurance
- The online sales price already included the shipping cost to worldwide.
- Any enquiry or wholesales request, contact us at [email protected]

2013-11-13

Comparing IPAD AIr and Surface 2, Which one you choose?



Last month was clearly a month for in-your-face tablet wars. While the leading brand in the space - Apple - announced a new name for their latest 'thinner, lighter, and more powerful' iPad - iPad Air, the underdog-in the space - Microsoft - started selling Surface 2 at Microsoft Stores and elsewhere, and far from all this, in Abu Dhabi, Nokia announced their first ever tablet device - Nokia Lumia 2520 - backing
Microsoft with the much, although unnecessarily, maligned Windows RT platform.

I use a first-generation Surface RT as my primary machine, and since I got it around the launch last year, my iPad 3 has been relegated to the closet. My work as a columnist and consultant needs each of the following five features, and that makes me pick the Surface 2 over iPad Air. Or Nokia Lumia 2520 now, maybe.

Office

None of the Surface marketing campaigns is without the showcase of Microsoft Office. Not just a business use case, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are the go-to productivity apps for students, independent professionals, employees. An essential for business users, Microsoft also brought Outlook to Surface with the Windows 8.1 update that Surface 2 comes bundled with. Apple's iWork, or other alternatives on iOS, are only poor man's Office.

Keyboard

If there's one accessory that defines a product it is made for, it's the keyboard cover for Surface. Backlit, thin, and smartly designed for easy attach and disconnect, Type Cover and Touch Cover double up as a screen cover, shutting down display when closed to preserve battery life.

With a QWERTY keyboard, a full row of Function keys (F1-F12), Windows shortcut keys, media controls, and a trackpad, the Touch Cover and Type Cover marry the speed and comfort of a classic keyboard with super-thin, lightweight design. And it's available in many colors!

USB

How do most people transfer files, or exchange quick files with friends and colleagues? No, not Dropbox or SkyDrive or any other similar cloud service. The answer is pen drives! All my files live on the cloud, but not everybody in my family and friends are all in on the cloud.

Also, the USB 3.0 port on Surface allows one to use older peripherals which use a transceiver (like the Microsoft Arc Keyboard that I use), external hard disks, charge a phone or gadget, or instantly transfer photos from a camera. The lack of USB port on iPad has been a forever crib for most.

MicroSD

Surface offers a microSD card slot, supporting up to 64GB of additional, swappable storage. Take that, iPad! You can move your traditional documents, pictures, and music folders to the microSD card for a seamless integration with the file system.

Camera

While I don't usually point to specifications in a debate, the front camera on iPad is a 1.2MP is a downer in front of the 3.5MP camera on Surface 2. For Skype calls and Lync meetings, that's a good edge to have.

2013-11-08

Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra might go directly to KitKat in January, Xperia Z, ZR, ZL getting Android 4.3 first


Owners of the flagship Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra will be delighted to learn that their devices might go straight to Android 4.4 KitKat in the end of January/beginning of February timeframe, insiders have indicated.


Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra might go directly to KitKat in January, Xperia Z, ZR, ZL getting Android 4.3 firstThey will skip the jump to Android 4.3 and get the latest directly, but the older Sony phones from this year, such as the Xperia ZZL and ZR, are going to get Android 4.3 first, as scheduled by year-end, and then eventually receive the KitKat sweetness.

Sony already tweeted that it will have more news about the Android 4.3 and 4.4 updates this week, so it should be confirming soon whether this rumor about a direct jump to KitKat for the Z1 and Z Ultra will pan out.

2013-11-07

Replacement LCD Screen for Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Released

Selling at Smartphonebay.net: USD $82.79

- Repair parts for Samsung DC
- Fix broken or dim malfunctioned LCD panel
- Low cost tools set are offered to you (click the above option to get it at USD 4.79)
- OEM product, 100% work guranteer
- Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100

2013-11-06

Xell Telecom Staff were invited to join Google Digi Camp on 6 Nov 2013

Xell Telecom were invited to join Google Digi Camp


It is honorable to announce that Xell Telecom is being invited to participate in Google big events in Hong Kong. Xell Telecom staff were invited to join Google Digi Camp on 6 Nov 2013 to share information and users experience with other google users. Within the venue, we got lots of useful information and also pioneer technology service of web application. Also with the sharing of Google Marketing Director about creativity and advertisment, we are inspired to produce more interesting advertisement in the coming quarter. Thanks Google and thanks to all others who supported Xell Telecom. Last but not least, we greatly appreciate our customers continual support to help the growth of Xell Telecom!! Thanks all!!

Demonstration of successful marketing campaign on YOUTUBE


  Demonstration of new google product


Presentation by Google Asia Pacific Creative Director 


Art, Copy & Code Application and Demonstration by Blurberry and Volvo

Nice Venue Setting and great refreshment provided with wine and Volka


  

iPad Air Has Blockbuster Opening Weekend

According to data from app marketing platform Fiksu, the iPad Air is “is seeing five times the usage the iPad 4 did two days after launch – and more than 3 times that of the iPad mini.” The new iPad Mini with Retina Display has yet to launch.
The data come from “millions” of iOS devices using Fiksu client apps.
iPad Air launch
At this early point “the iPad Air is seeing twice as much usage as the iPad 4 and the iPad mini combined,” according to Fiksu.
The iPad Air received very positive reviews across the board. It’s likely to have a very strong holiday season, notwithstanding competition from Google, Microsoft and Amazon tablets.
The new iPad Mini launches later this month. We’ll see whether that impacts iPad Air momentum or simply grabs more tablet “shelf space” for Apple.

2013-11-05

Google Chromebook Goes Green: New Laptop Packaging Made From Blend of Sustainable Plant Fibers

Google has long been known as one of the world’s most innovative companies and they are once again raising the bar for packaging of high-end consumer electronic goods by choosing to launch the latest edition of the Chromebook laptop in a custom designed plant fiber tray.  Google partnered with Be Green Packaging to develop and ultimately manufacture the tray in the company’s state of the art production facilities.
Google HP Pack Closed with Band
This past year, Be Green Packaging had major R&D breakthroughs which led to the introduction of zero degree draft angle technology, making it possible to execute complex designs that the tech industry had been demanding.
“The new technology that Be Green has exclusively developed opens the door to a whole range of design capabilities that allow us to take tree-free, plant fiber packaging into new markets and areas.  In every sense, this is the future of packaging.” stated Robert Richman, Be Green’s President of Manufacturing.
Be Green’s proprietary plant fiber blend offers a number of benefits over traditional forms of packaging such as paperboard and plastic.  The fibers Be Green works with are rapidly renewable, abundant and grow like weeds in many parts of the world, unlike trees, which take years to develop and mature and are being cut down faster than they can be replenished.  Unlike plastic, no petrochemicals are used in the manufacturing of Be Green’s plant fiber blend.  Furthermore, the company holds seven eco-social certifications from some of the world’s most respected, independent organizations such as the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Non-GMO Project, the Biodegradable Products Institute and the USDA Biobased Product Program, among others.
google chromebook plant fiber packaging
As a founding principle of the company, Be Green Packaging’s current business model has been shaped in thought and practice by adherence to the triple bottom line philosophy.  “Embracing the environment and social equity in addition to profitability is part of our overarching goal of being a truly holistic, sustainable enterprise,” said Ron Blitzer, CEO, of the company’s ideals.  “Our commitment to getting our products, facilities and operations independently certified is helping us lead the industry in terms of accountability and transparency and forward-thinking companies like Google recognize and appreciate that.”
Google’s new Chromebook laptop has begun shipping from online retailers worldwide and will be hitting retail shelves in the coming weeks and months.
*No sustainability claims are yet being made for the new Google Chromebook packaging and it is currently undergoing testing for a potential Cradle to Cradle Bronze certification, although nothing has yet been awarded.  All sustainability claims are made only for Be Green Packaging’s plant fiber blend which is used in all Be Green Packaging products.

2013-11-01

iFixit tears apart Apple's new iPad Air

Article cited from engadget.com by Smartphonebay.net

Apple's new lighter and thinner full-sized iPad has only just embarked on its world tour and already the intrepid teardown specialists at iFixit have had the thing in pieces. So, what's the verdict? Like its older sibling, the iPad mini, the iPad Air didn't perform too well on the repairability scale, scoring two out of 10. To be fair, Apple has ensured that the LCD and front glass are separate components, aiding any future replacements, with LG supplying a thinner display for this particular model. However, while the two-cell battery isn't soldered tight, iFixitmaintains that the liberal application of adhesive makes it one of its most "difficult battery removal procedures to date." With a combination of glue and sticky tape hindering access to the Air's internals, Apple ensures at-home repairs are less than ideal, but that won't affect your decision to purchase one, right?

Buy IPAD AIR Replacement Parts, LCD, Digitizer and Housing Here!!

2013-10-31

Roundup: The first hands-on reviews are full of praise for Apple’s iPad Air

Article cited from devicenews.org by Smartphonebay.net

Apple’s fifth-generation full-sized tablet, the iPad Air, was announced on October 22 — and the first reviews are out now.

With the new iPad scheduled to start shipping this Friday in 41 countries, here’s what the first folks to get a hands-on are saying.

Damon Darlin, The New York Times

Darlin is very much appreciative of the new iPad’s ‘Nose Bonking Reduction’ due to it being “noticeably lighter than its predecessors.”

Those 6.4 ounces make all the difference when, as you recline while reading or watching a movie, you conk out and the iPad falls forward to bonk you on the nose. The Air won’t hurt you the way the old iPad did.

However, he notes that the changes Apple has made for the new iPad are “incremental, not revolutionary” and questions the need for someone to upgrade if he/she already has an iPad.

For new users though, Darlin praises the iPad Air as “a delight to use and will bring you more hours of enjoyment than any other electronic device I know of.”

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Walt Mossberg, All Things D

Mossberg calls the iPad Air the “best tablet” that he has ever reviewed. Though he notes that the new iPad isn’t a “radical rethinking” of what a tablet is, “it’s a major improvement on a successful product.”

In particular, he is appreciative of the battery life, the lighter weight which makes the iPad Air more comfortable to hold for long periods, and how it is “noticeably faster” than previous iPads.
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In my tests, the iPad Air far exceeded Apple’s claim of 10 hours of battery life. For over 12 hours, it played high-definition videos, nonstop, with the screen at 75% brightness, with Wi-Fi on and emails pouring in. That’s the best battery life I’ve ever recorded for any tablet.

Mossberg concludes that if it’s within your budget, “the new iPad Air is the tablet I recommend, hands down.”

Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch

Etherington says the iPad Air makes big tablets beautiful again and “breathes new life into Apple’s original slab-style game-changer.”

The iPad Air makes the argument anew that there’s still room for big tablets in people’s lives, and it might just help usher in an era of computing where households own more than one kind of iPad, and PCs are harder and harder to find.

He notes that despite the reduction in weight, performance-wise ”Apple’s latest iPad soars.”

Anand Lal Shimpi, Anandtech

In a comprehensive review, Shimpi notes that Apple has re-imagined the iPad, making the iPad Air smaller, lighter and faster, but “with absolutely no tradeoffs made in the process.”

He says that many had thought the 10-inch tablet market “was done for, with all interest and excitement shifting to smaller, but equally capable 7 or 8-inch tablets” — but the iPad Air “breathes new life into the platform.”

I’ll always take lighter, but the iPad Air strikes a good balance between weight and material quality. There really isn’t another tablet of this size that feels anywhere near as good.

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Ben Bajarin, Tech.pinions

In a review that basically recommends the iPad Air as a replacement PC, Bajarin says the iPad Air is “easily the best designed iPad yet” and that after using the iPad for a week, he is “convinced that the iPad Air is the perfect personal computer for the masses.”

The iPad is not computing dumbed down; it is powerful computing simplified. And simple solutions require sophisticated technology. That is exactly what the iPad and the new iPad Air is–powerful computing. For many consumers the iPad Air will be the most empowering personal computer they have ever owned.

He notes that the A7 chip Apple has placed within its iPad Air has made it extremely powerful and laid a new foundation for mobile computing, which will help to “future proof the iPad Air helping to extend its life and the performance of the tablet well into the future.”

Jim Dalrymple, The Loop

Dalrymple says Apple set high expectations for its new iPad by using the word ‘Air’ in its name, drawing comparisons with the MacBook Air as a lightweight, powerful and professional device – but the iPad Air “lives up to all of those expectations and more.”

In particular, Dalrymple appreciates how light the iPad Air is, and says the smaller size of the new iPad is “great.”

It’s very hard to describe how good the iPad Air feels in your hand without actually picking one up. It’s kind of like the first time you saw a Retina display for the first time—shock.

Tim Stevens, CNET

In summary, Stevens says that the iPad Air “delivers more performance and comparable battery life in an attractive and impossibly thin-and-light package.” He describes picking up the iPad Air as a “wow” moment, and that he is a big fan of how the new iPad looks and feels now.

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Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.

Performance-wise, Stevens notes that apps load “noticeably faster” on the iPad Air, “Web pages render more snappily, and overall responsiveness of the operating system is improved.”

However, he laments the fact that the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which was rolled out on the iPhone 5s, is absent in the new iPad — and that the iPad Air is still expensive compared with the competition.

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Brad Molen, Engadget

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Molen says Apple’s latest iPad is “ridiculously small and light compared to previous models” and concludes that the “iPad Air is the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we’ve ever used.” He also acknowledges how fast the iPad Air is, especially when it involves intense, processor-heavy activities such as games or the use of iMovie.

Not every manufacturer can produce a thin and light device without also making it feel cheap or flimsy, but Apple nailed it. Factor in a sizable boost in performance and battery life, and the Air is even more compelling. The last two iPads served up relatively few improvements, but the Air provides people with more of a reason to upgrade or even buy a tablet for the first time.

Molen makes an interesting observation in his review as well: the backside of the iPad Air didn’t heat up as much compared with its predecessors, even after Engadget taxed the processor for an extended period of time.

Matt Warman, The Telegraph

Warman says that the iPad Air is really not very different from its predecessors after all, making it “probably compulsory to call it an evolution rather than a revolution.” However, he says if you look at it another way, “the Air is radically different.”

He notes that almost entirely due to the 475,000 tablet apps, the “iPad Air is the best tablet on the market.”

Its light weight and thin form mean it gets out of the way – you don’t notice it, but you notice what you’re doing on it. That, potentially, unleashes a new generation of tablet-based productivity. The fact that Apple is now giving away even more software means that perhaps the rebranding is, therefore, more than simply a marketing exercise. Air may yet be the oxygen for a new wave of uses for the iPad.

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The pundits have mostly pinned the new iPad as one of the best tablets — if not the best — on the market right now. What are your thoughts on the iPad Air versus its competition, and will you be buying an iPad Air, an iPad Mini or any of the other tablets that other companies are rolling out for the festive season?

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2013-10-30

Battery Grip for Sony alpha SLT-A77, alpha SLT-A77V Released

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- 2 Step Vertical Shutter Command Dial AE-L Exposure Button 
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2013-10-25

Service upgrade announcement by Batterybay.net

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2013-10-24

Amazon takes aim at the iPad Air with new Kindle Fire banner


 

Amazon takes aim at the iPad Air with new Kindle Fire bannerArticle cited from phonearena.com by Smartphonebay.net

The competition in the mobile world rarely pulls punches when it comes to taking down a newly announced product, but Amazon's new banner is a relatively subtle jab at Apple's new iPad Air compared to what we have seen from some companies like Nokia in the past. The banner went up on Amazon's site not too long after Apple's announcement yesterday.

The banner is for Amazon's flagship Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet, and reads "Lighter than Air." The line is an obvious reference to the main hype-point of theiPad Air which is that Apple managed to slim down the tablet by nearly half a pound to get it down to about one pound. Amazon is simply reminding customers that its Kindle Fire HDX is even lighter than that, weighing in at .82 pounds. 

Of course, you would likely expect the HDX to be lighter than the iPad Air since the Air has a 9.7-inch display and the top-of-the-line Kindle Fire HDX has an 8.9-inch display. If Amazon couldn't make a new device lighter when it offers that much less screen real estate, that would be something of a bungle of engineering. Of course, Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7 follows suit being lighter than the iPad mini 2, and once again it also has a smaller display.