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Unboxing: Compro IP60 Network Camera

A Taiwan-based company, Compro Technology Inc., through its local distributor Advance 2000 sent us a review unit of one of its latest HD Network Camera series – the Compro IP60 Network Camera.

The Compro IP60 is a plug-and-play network camera that is ideal as a surveillance solution in small businesses, hotels, shops, restaurants, or in your own home. An upgrade to last year’s IP55 camera, the IP60 now offers H.264 video compression to stream HD videos and it has also been integrated with Seedonk technology so the camera can be accessed remotely via Seedonk platform.

Noontec MovieDock A6 II NAS Media Station Review

I finally unboxed this media player from Noontec that has been on the shelf for a couple of weeks ago. Noontec called this as MovieDock A6 II NAS Media Station — basically a type of high-definition audio and video player that you can also hook into a local network as a full NAS (Network Attached Storage), hence the name. I’m honestly new to Noontec’s line of media players (I also have here the N5 and V8) but will try my best to get familiarized with such products so I can give you a detailed review of each. And to get started, I’ve been playing around with this MovieDock A6 II first and will have the full review of the other models in the next few days.

Overview

As I’ve said earlier, Noontec MovieDock A6 II NAS Media Station is a high-definition media player capable of playing a variety of popular audio and video formats. Though I haven’t tried playing all types of formats supported, the user manual says it can play HD formats like RMVB (.rmvb) from RealNetworks, Blu-ray movies, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, and TS/TP stream HD video files. The A6 II doesn’t have a built-in HDD, but it has several interfaces for portable storage like USB port for Flash drives and U-Disk and SATA port for mobile hard drive.

ASUS Revamped Eee Pad Transformer Prime: New Backside Design, Higher Resolution Display and 2MP Front Camera

Guys, I need to tell you this. If you have been waiting for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime to hit local shelves, don’t rush of getting one just yet. Well, at least for the first model known to be plagued with wireless connectivity issues. What I’m talking about specifically is the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, model TF201. Apparently because of its metallic back-plate, the said ASUS tablet has issues on Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity – perhaps an unwanted signal noise and interference similar to the case of the iPhone 4. Though ASUS continue selling the TF201, I’d really convince you hold back for now. Instead, wait for the newer version of this slate, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime model TF700T.

The newer ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime model TF700T has been revamped so the backside won’t cause any problem anymore with the overall performance of its Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Huawei Ascend P1 S Slams Motorola DROID RAZR as the World’s Thinnest Smartphone

I was thinking even before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) that LG or Sony Ericsson might unveil a new handset that would beat the recently-launched Motorola DROID RAZR as the thinnest smartphone. I thought of the possibility for LG and SE ‘coz they were actually the phone makers who unveiled two of the thinnest smartphones in CES 2011 – the LG Optimus Black and SE Xperia Arc, respectively. But no, just announced at this year’s CES is an ultra-thin and sexy handset from Huawei named as Ascend P1 S.

The Huawei Ascend P1 S, built at a mere 6.88mm profile, is now the world’s thinnest smartphone beating the 7.1mm DROID RAZR. Sporting a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it and rocking a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor coupled with a SGX 540 GPU and 1GB RAM, definitely the Ascend P1 S got what it takes to go head to head with this year’s high end phones.

Toshiba Excite X10 is the AT200 Tablet, the World’s Thinnest 10-inch Slate

Toshiba showcased once again at this year’s CES the company’s tablet first known to us as Toshiba AT200. First spotted in last year’s IFA event in Berlin, the AT200 will be out in the US as the Toshiba Excite X10 with an expected release date some time in late February or early March this year. This actually has been released in Japan as Regza AT7000, but I’m crossing my fingers Toshiba Philippines will launch it locally as Excite X10 as well.

The Toshiba Excite X10 sports the same 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor known to its previous pseudonym, and is packed with 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, Wi-Fi module, and features “micro-interfaces” for HDMI, USB, and SD devices — making it possible for Toshiba to achieve a very thin form-factor. In fact, just at 7.7mm thin, the Toshiba Excite X10 is holding the title as the world’s thinnest tablet to date.