WHICH EARPHONES TO BUY?
CREATIVE EP-630 EARPHONE IN-THE-EAR HEADPHONE (Rs. 930)
- Once you up the decibel, you’ll get a truly gratifying music experience. The bass and treble on this earphone easily outperforms its competitors.
- Unlike the offering from other brands, comes in a variety of colours. Also, a warranty with the earphone.
- The build quality isn’t all that great and raises doubts about its durability.
- Vulnerable to a quick end unless you take very good care of it.
SENNHEISER MX 270 HEADPHONE (Rs. 890)
- The build quality of the MX 270 ensures that it has a longer duration than what you expect from normal earphones.
- You get a 2-year warranty with the earphone.
- It has decent bass but if you’re a hardcore rock fan, you may want to look elsewhere.
SKULLCANDY S2INCHZ-033 (Rs.990)
- This earphone stands out on the basis of its looks alone.
- Doesn’t get entangled that easily.
- Its subtle bass and treble ensures that it plays most kinds of music perfectly.
- Durability isn’t one of its stronger points as its build is susceptible to damage.
JBL TEMPO IN-THE-EAR J01U HEADPHONE (Rs. 899)
- Vocals are an absolute delight to hear on these earphones.
- The sound quality of the JBL Tempo gives you value for your money.
- This isn’t the best in its class when it comes to bass.
- The build of this earphone isn’t sturdy by any mile and ranks low on durability.
FINAL VERDICT: Considering its performance in different genres of music as well as its bass and treble quality, we would suggest going with the Creative EP-630 earphone. However, if your usage is the rough and tough kind, we recommend the Sennheiser MX 270.
CYBERPOWER USB TAB CHARGER CPBS 10400 (Rs. 4,500)
- Can be used to charge any USB device without the use of a power source
- Designed for powering mobile devices such as tablets, phones, mp3 players, laptops and hand held gaming devices
- Rechargeable battery that can last up to 200 hours
- Compact and Portable Design
- Battery capacity LED indicator
- Attached USB charging connector
- LED Flashlight
FINAL VERDICT: An extremely expensive gadget that is highly convenient to charge your cell phone when travelling.
KARBONN TITANIUM S5 (Rs.11,990)
- 5-inch screen
- 1.2 quad-core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP camera, 2 Mp secondary camera
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Memory expandable up to 32 GB
FINAL VERDICT: It’s not the best smartphone out there because of a few hiccups in its performance. But the Titanium S5 isn’t the worst choice because of its value-for-money features.
FREE APPS of the MONTH
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Description: A photo-sharing app that comes with 14 different filters, Molome is one of the better alternatives to Instagram.
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Description: Discover and view a variety of new videos posted on Twitter’s Vine app in real time. Videos can range from the useful to the weird to the downright silly.
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