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Product Review: Bluei Echo 3 Wireless Neckband

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The trend of having wireless neckband is gradually increasing among millennials but finding the right one becomes very challenging. Also, you cannot judge any neckband earphone based upon its looks and design, you need honest and detailed reviews to understand the performance which makes the biggest difference. We have reviewed a recently launched wireless neckband named Echo 3 from brand Bluei. This is a budget category earphone and comes under 2K. Does Echo 3 neckband really make difference in its category, let’s check it out-

Echo 3 Design and Build Quality

Unlike other neckband earphones available under the 2K price segment, which seems fancy, the Echo 3 comes in a very decent and simple design. You will not be disappointed though, as it looks very classy even in a simple design. The neckband is quite flexible and is not made of hard plastic which causes discomfort when you wear it around your neck. Even, you can keep it in your pocket after turning it. The build quality of the Echo 3 is average and you cannot expect premium type quality under this budget. The color of this neckband is black and every part of the neckband stick to black even the earbuds as well. The earbuds are also made of plastic and rubber cups are not found at the end of these earbuds. The drawback of earbuds made of plastic is that if you are wearing neckbands for a long time, you will feel pain. Rubber cups prevent this kind of trouble, but here you are not getting it. The earbuds have their mouths inward, allowing the music to reach your ears directly. Earbuds carry a comfortable design and fit securely in the ears.

The latch of the Echo 3 neckband is also made of hard plastic and has multifunction buttons for play / pause, volume up and down. Pressing the buttons seems a bit difficult as the quality of the button is a bit average. The size of these buttons is satisfactory, so you can easily use them. The Echo 3 neckband has a magnetic latch to help manage it while wearing it. Micro USB port is provided near the latch for charging. The neckband does not take much time to charge as you can charge it in about 1.5 hours. 

Specifications 

The Echo 3 neckband boasts an array of top-notch features for an enriched user experience. The neckband is based on Bluetooth 5.0 technology which helps in a stable connection with the device. The pairing is very easy and when we paired this neckband with our smartphone, it got connected within a few seconds so the connectivity is really impressive. Also, the Bluetooth range of this device is 10 meters. This transmission range is average as you get the same range in other neckbands available in this price range. A surprising factor about Echo 3 neckband is that it has a waterproof design so there will not be any issues with water dropping on the neckband. Or in case the neckband falls into water, it will work flawlessly. So it is nice to see that this budget category neckband comes with a waterproof design as now you can use it in rough conditions too. 

Battery Life

Bluei Echo 3 neckband comes with a 200 mAh rechargeable battery and Bluei says that the neckband can give up to 10 hours of playtime and 150 hours of standby time. But when we used it, we got around 8 hours of battery backup. However, the battery life depends upon the volume at which you use the device. According to Bluei, you get 10 hours of playtime when you use the device at 70% of volume. So, the battery performance can vary according to one’s usage. We used the neckband at 100% volume thereby we got 8 hours of playtime. Eventually, 10 hours of playtime is pretty much and as you can charge it in 1.5 hours, there won’t be any battery-related issues. 

Performance

Everything depends upon the performance of the product and we used it for a long period to evaluate the performance of Echo 3. First of all, Bluei has gone into deep technicalities to ensure the best sound output. The Echo 3 neckband has a frequency range of 20Hz to 20 KHz. Also, the sensitivity is kept at 102 Decibel on 1 KHz. The sensitivity of Echo 3 is really impressive because, at 102 decibels, we were able to feel the music even at a very low volume. We were able to notice very small changes in the music and every detail was clear and smooth. In our opinion, the music quality is very good and soft bass made our listening experience par remarkable. 

When we played the music on low volume, the bass was coming in a soft way and smoothly flowing through the ears. And when we played the music on high volume or we can call it maximum, the music was punchy and bass thrilled us. The overall listening experience was totally amazing and we did not really expect such nice sound output knowing that the neckband falls in the budget category. 

Telecom Today Verdict

This is a good option for those who want to buy a good wireless neckband under 2K. It offers superior sound quality, battery life and comfort. Although the design is very simple, it does not let you down in terms of sound quality. This is different from the other neckbands available in its range, except for one factor in the Bluetooth range, which is similar to the others. You can consider this Echo 3 neckband if you are looking for a value for money device as you can buy this at INR 1849/-. 

Pros: Nice build-quality I Comfortable I Decent sound quality I Solid bass I Easy to use 

Cons: No rubber cups on earbuds

Rajeev has witnessed the growth of technology across all verticals since he started his career in journalism. With a vast experience of almost 11 years in the technology market in India, he has worked closely with the industry leaders and has been part of this revolution in IT & communication market in India. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 2009 in the technology world. Currently, he is Director of News Dot Media Pvt. Ltd., Chief Editor for Digital Terminal (Magazine & Online) & Telecomtoday.in  

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Product Review: AVITA Essential

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AVITA recently launched its latest budget-friendly laptop AVITA Essental in India. We received this laptop for review so let’s check out what this laptop has to offer.

AVITA Essential Laptop Design

AVITA Essential is a quite modern and stylish laptop like the other models being offered by AVITA. The laptop seems to be an attention driver as its design and texture is really unique. The laptop comes in a cloth texture design and has a plastic body so it is slightly lightweight. Its actual weight is 1.37 Kgs which is not so heavy and allows you to carry it easily anywhere. However, the AVITA Essential is a budget-friendly laptop but due to its slim and unique design, it will give you premium laptop feel.

Apart from its design, there is nothing to see except the connectivity ports that are given on the backside of the laptop. It is to make this laptop free from tangled wires on the left and right sides. AVITA Essential laptop has one jack to power the laptop, 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one full-size HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are two 0.8W speakers underneath the laptop which are provided on either side to make a balance for a good audio output.

Keyboard for comfortable Typing

AVITA Essential laptop comes with a big keyboard which allows you more comfort while typing. The typing speed gets enhanced with a full-size keyboard and makes the typing experience even better. The keys of the laptop are designed in a way to provide perfect gripping. Apart from it, the touchpad of the laptop is a little bigger than the usual size.

Anti-Glare Display with Narrow Bezels

Today most of the budget category laptops don’t come with a narrow bezel display and carry the conventional display with thick bezels. But AVITA has gone an extra mile to provide a great viewing experience to its users by bringing a laptop with 4mm thin bezels. This is an anti-glare display so it doesn’t fend-off the quality of the content when we watch anything from side angles. Also, the display has 1920 x 1080 resolution to support HD content. However, the screen is not so much brighter and vibrant which disappoints to an extent.

The 2MP webcam has been given near the keyboard because of the narrow bezels. This angle is a little disappointing because it might not show the face correctly and you will have a bit of disappointment while being in a virtual meeting or doing video chat.

AVITA Essential Specifications and Performance

The laptop falls under the budget category but it doesn’t make any impact on its performance as the laptop is packed with some good features. AVITA Essential comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor. Also, the laptop has Intel UHD graphics inside so it will let you have a smooth user experience. AVITA Essential comes with a 3200mAh battery and AVITA commits upto 6 hours of backup. During our review, we got around 2-3 hours of battery support which is not so bad. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home for a smooth and secure user experience.

As far as storage is concerned, AVITA Essential has something great to offer. The laptop comes with 4G DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 SSD. Due to the inbuilt SSD, the performance of the laptop has got a boost and we don’t see any lagging issues on the device. Moreover, the boot time of the laptop is nearly 10 seconds which is great.

AVITA Essential Price

MRP of AVITA Essential is INR 27,790 and it is available in three color variants, Matt White, Matt Black, and Concrete Grey. Pricing may differ depending on purchase platform.  

Telecom Today Verdict

AVITA has done a quite good job as AVITA Essential is really a nice laptop under budget. It is one of the ideal laptops for budget-conscious consumers who don’t want to spend much and want good features. The design of the laptop is really outstanding and it won’t let you feel that it is a budget category laptop. Also, the performance is good according to the features given on the laptop. People who are working from home and students who are learning from home can once consider this laptop for their daily work.

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Product Review: Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SDCG3 MicroSD Card

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Kingston recently upgraded its Canvas portfolio of SD cards with the launch of its new Canvas Go! Plus microSD cards. The Canvas Go Plus series offers storage capacities starting from 64GB and goes up to 512GB. We received the 256GB variant microSD cards for review. The microSD card comes along with an optional SD adapter. We tested the canvas series storage product on various parameters during the review. Read below the complete and detailed review:

As per Kingston, the Canvas Go Plus memory card support blazing fast read/write speeds up to 170/90MB/s. These storage products can help you shoot 4K UHD videos and high-quality pictures with ease. These memory cards are ideal for those who love to shoot on DSLR/GoPro cameras for excellent pictures and videos. Additionally, Kingston stated that Canvas Go Plus memory cards are waterproof, temperature proof, shock and vibration proof and X-ray proof. So we were quite happy with the review of this product from Kingston. 

Performance

Although, the company says that it can deliver 170/90MB/s read and write speed, but we wanted to be assured from our end. So we went through a speed test for its read and write speed. First, we checked its write speed which generally means that we transferred a 4GB file from our Lenovo AIO PC to the Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD card. The data file included high-quality pictures, MP3 files, MP4 files, ZIP files, some word documents and etc. The memory product recorded data transfer speed upto 82.5MB/s. Such write speed is considered good and it can save your time while being in an urgency to copy your data from any device to the SD cards. 

After checking its write speed, we moved ahead to check the read speed. The read speed means transferring the data from the storage device to your local device. We transferred that 4GB data file from the Canvas Go! Plus memory card to our Lenovo AIO PC. The read speed was also commendable as the memory card recorded 158.2MB/s speed. 

The read/write speed of the Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD card is amazing and there is one more good news for those who are looking to buy the Canvas Go! Plus device. The memory card comes with a lifetime warranty which means you do not have to worry about its quality. Kingston has shown a commitment to the quality of its product by offering a lifetime warranty. 

As the microSD card is capable of shooting the 4K videos, we used the memory card for shooting videos in our DSLR camera. The overall experience while shooting the videos and clicking the pictures was truly overwhelming. We can say that this device is good for professional photographers/videographers.

Price & Availability  

The Kingston Canvas Go! Plus microSD Card is priced at INR 4600 and available across online platforms. 

Telecom Today Verdict 

The Canvas Go! Plus microSD card from Kingston is really a great offering and it is good for today’s content creators who work on big storage files. Data transfer used to be a tough task but with the Canvas Go! Plus storage, it is no more a challenge as per our own experience. The data transfer speed which we experienced was really great. Moreover, its compatibility is also noticeable. The memory card worked well with our DSLR and we did not face any issue while shooting the videos or while copying the videos/pictures from the SD card to our PC. This Canvas series is aimed at professionals who can boost their performance. We find Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD worthy in our review and we give it 4 stars out of 5.

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Product Review: AVITA Essential

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AVITA recently launched its latest budget-friendly laptop AVITA Essential in India. We received this laptop for review so let’s check out what this laptop has to offer.

AVITA Essential Laptop Design

AVITA Essential is a quite modern and stylish laptop like the other models being offered by AVITA. The laptop seems to be an attention driver as its design and texture is really unique. The laptop comes in a cloth texture design and has a plastic body so it is slightly lightweight. Its actual weight is 1.37 Kgs which is not so heavy and allows you to carry it easily anywhere. However, the AVITA Essential is a budget-friendly laptop but due to its slim and unique design, it will give you premium laptop feel.

Apart from its design, there is nothing to see except the connectivity ports that are given on the backside of the laptop. It is to make this laptop free from tangled wires on the left and right sides. AVITA Essential laptop has one jack to power the laptop, 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one full-size HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are two 0.8W speakers underneath the laptop which are provided on either side to make a balance for a good audio output.

Keyboard for comfortable Typing

AVITA Essential laptop comes with a big keyboard which allows you more comfort while typing. The typing speed gets enhanced with a full-size keyboard and makes the typing experience even better. The keys of the laptop are designed in a way to provide perfect gripping. Apart from it, the touchpad of the laptop is a little bigger than the usual size.

Anti-Glare Display with Narrow Bezels

Today most of the budget category laptops don’t come with a narrow bezel display and carry the conventional display with thick bezels. But AVITA has gone an extra mile to provide a great viewing experience to its users by bringing a laptop with 4mm thin bezels. This is an anti-glare display so it doesn’t fend-off the quality of the content when we watch anything from side angles. Also, the display has 1920 x 1080 resolution to support HD content. However, the screen is not so much brighter and vibrant which disappoints to an extent.

The 2MP webcam has been given near the keyboard because of the narrow bezels. This angle is a little disappointing because it might not show the face correctly and you will have a bit of disappointment while being in a virtual meeting or doing video chat.

AVITA Essential Specifications and Performance

The laptop falls under the budget category but it doesn’t make any impact on its performance as the laptop is packed with some good features. AVITA Essential comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor. Also, the laptop has Intel UHD graphics inside so it will let you have a smooth user experience. AVITA Essential comes with a 3200mAh battery and AVITA commits upto 6 hours of backup. During our review, we got around 2-3 hours of battery support which is not so bad. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home for a smooth and secure user experience.

As far as storage is concerned, AVITA Essential has something great to offer. The laptop comes with 4G DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 SSD. Due to the inbuilt SSD, the performance of the laptop has got a boost and we don’t see any lagging issues on the device. Moreover, the boot time of the laptop is nearly 10 seconds which is great.

AVITA Essential Price

MRP of AVITA Essential is INR 27,790 and it is available in three color variants, Matt White, Matt Black, and Concrete Grey. Pricing may differ depending on purchase platform.  

Telecom Today Verdict

AVITA has done a quite good job as AVITA Essential is really a nice laptop under budget. It is one of the ideal laptops for budget-conscious consumers who don’t want to spend much and want good features. The design of the laptop is really outstanding and it won’t let you feel that it is a budget category laptop. Also, the performance is good according to the features given on the laptop. People who are working from home and students who are learning from home can once consider this laptop for their daily work.

Pros

  • Good Design
  • Nice Built-quality
  • Thin and Lightweight
  • Excellent Performance
  • Impressive battery backup

Cons

  • Non-brighter display
  • Placement of webcam

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