Autowind mechanical does the job, you can get them from China foir a tenner if you are a skinflint.
94 posts • joined 24 Sep 2010
Then there is JiaYu
A JiaYu G4S with 2 Gb RAM, and 16 Gb of storage, 720p Gorilla Glass 2 IPS screen dual sim both 3G, 13 MP main camera with backlight sensor, anmd up to 64Gb Micro SD support but no 4G can be bought from China if you are willing to take the risk. for around £130, Amazon around £150 (some on there are the quad core earlier version) Winning feature with that one is the 3,000Mah battery, that still shows 60% after a hard days use. qith two sSIM cards active Shocked my son by benching similar to his Nexus 5 at "7,000 odd in Antutu, but he is in battery panic and on the charger by lunchtime. There are other cheaper JiaYu phones also, along with otheer good Chinese brands. An option if you need dual sim, as in why carrty two phones when one will do?
Life in the old dog yet
For music a good [air of floorstanders, even the old Tannoy Dual Concentrics powered by a valve amplifier will sound better than many modern systems, fed from whatever source.
a Sheffield Labs Gold CD on a Cambridge or other decent sounds as good as a 24 bit 96Khz sampled file from a device to many. A sony Mp3 player sounds OK also played through a valve amp and decent speakers, certainly better than many of the other sound systems.
OK for some but.......
No SD Card and non replaceable battery kills it for me, over to JiyaYu or Faea, or Oppo I go. You can see where the corners are cut 5 Mp camera, etc. Still it will suit many who would otherwise have had to go for a Galaxy Ace or something with 256 Mb RAM from Carpphone Warehouse sim free for £150
You pays your money and mazke your choice, at least the punter should be told that it has no realistic chance of repair if anything should fail. Mind you if it is a business machine, it will go agaionst tax foir the replacement
Re: Last line of the review doesn't seem to have any evidence to prove it...
It's enough to make one upgrade to Linux....
Re: The chicken and the egg
Touch screen controllers on phones and tablets are mainly pants, no tactility means no real control.
Re: A hasp! A hasp! My kingdom for a hasp!
Good idea, if jossled on the bus or tube you won't drop it and get trampled trying to pick it up from under all those feet. Kobo Mini is a bit of a bargain, but too small for some I picked up the Kobo Touch for £39.99, and it seems a good device, certainly E-ink ia great for reading unlike the e reader app on my tablet.
Now where did I leave that Nokia 3030?
there are some decent phones to buy from China, just make sure the frequency bands on the phone are compatible with your location, the Faea F1 should be fine on 3G in UK, it has 900/2100 for 3G, but the Faea F2 and othereds are 850/2100, so wilkl be flaky
Xiomi produce a good product, Chinese phones in general are getting better with Xiomi, Oppo, Zopo, JiaYu, amongst othere producing decent phones at a great price, Ones to watch are Faea whose F1 has a Qualcomm quad core CPU, a gig of RAM, OK so only 4 Gig storage, but has MicroSD slot, dual SIM, NFC and a 720p screen for around £120 delivered.
I want a watch to tell the time, nothing more, so my trusty mechanical, as in wind up Aviator Chrono will do nicely. besides it doesn't need charging it winds it self as it is worn.....
Re: No chance
Yes definitely, Boys From The Dwarf, imagine the paroies,and parodoxes if you put Rimmer up against the cardassians, or Shadows. Mr Morden and his Associates, being screwed over by the twisted hologram, and the Shadows being rendered visible by Lister vomiting curry all over them. Meanwhile Kryten gets into the Vorlon computer systems, and sends a planet killer to Mars or someplace
I will go for something different
I am still using my trusty HP Pre 3, but likely go to the robot OS next, so i have the Oppo Find 5 and the Umi M2 in my sights
Bought a 7" from Amazon dual core Rocckchips 3066, 1.4Ghz quad core Mali 400 GPU 1 Gb Ram 8 Gb onboard, £64 delivered 3 quid for a case with built in usb keyboard and there you go, none too shabby, a netbook the size of a Filofax, remember them? it has hdmi out usb out so can be connected to the TV like a Raspberry Pi, and stream HD video. OK the resollution is only 840 x 480 or thereabouts, the touchscreen is responsive, but this one will do until a 10" model with quad core comes in around the $100 mark. Stuff olike Temple Run, Angry birds fly sic, on it. dead Trigger flies also, DJpro , and Caustic work fine with low latency; so all in all the Chinese have upped the game significantly.
Would I buty another yes, people who have seen it reckon it is OK, and wanted to know where i got it. So there we go, why buy into the wallwed garden?
Re: Not just that....
For a cheap cheap solution, an android pc on a stick, with a Rockchip dual core Arm CPU with full HD video capability, , or even a tablet via the HDMI. add a wireless mouse/keyboard dongle, into the tablet USB, and you are good to go
Power Users, Circa 1994
I had a 486 DX2 66 (the intel, version not AMD) 8 Megabytes of RAM, and was considered a power user by mates with that spec, at least it ran the software of the day well, and I didn't need to fiddle with Config.sys and Autoexec.bat for Doom and Rise of The Triad. these days I use AMD processors in a build, as I can put a better graphics card in a build whilst getting a reasonable baseline performance. on a budget
I keep an old Nokia 3330 with a PAYG sim as an emergency phone in the motor, well it picks up signal where a smartphone struggles and still gives good call quality. Snake is also OK for a bit of retro gaming.
O2 = Fail
A well known distribution company uses O2 for data transmission of delivery data for it's realtime parcel tracking system. Guess what? on many routes especially rural, no signal, and an entire delivery run can be out of signal for it's entire duration.
Re: Sheltered Life
Buy what you want, within your budget, and don't worry, want an I-Pad mini, have the cash? buy one, if you have £100 buy a GooPad, and a 32Gb transflash.m there are plenty of good tablets out there to suit all pockets. most are none to shabby these days.
Here we go again
Well at least the dead pixels will be smaller, but equally annoying.
Re: I'd murder for...
Don't know about the 720p at 4.3, but i would like one of these:
Full HD 4.5" screen
Re: "I wish there was an option to just use DPD or Royal Mail...."
Cancelled my Prime precicely because Amazon used Royal Fail, 90% of deliveries to me wrere late due to Royal Fail
Re: Slightly longer period
Could be worse they could use Royal Fail, waste of time using an express delivery option if like Amazon they ship Blu Ray and the like with Royal Fail (Mail), you are lucky if you get it within the free economy saver delivery time window.
It's DRM Jim , but not as you know it Captain! So after a year they will offer you another licence to stream it, at the original cost of the Disc and UV copy no doubt.
Buy Class 4 or above, preferably Class 10 you know it makes sense
Re: With an SD card you're gimped by the FAT32 file system aren't you?
You could try formatting it NTFS, whether the device will read it is moot.
Re: Google can
Yes like dual core chips, 8 gb storage 1gig RAM, and micro SD Jellybean HDMI output for 60 quid or so., or 50 smackers gets a 1 gghz A8 or A9 Coretex CPU, and 512 Mb RAM, and 4Gig with Ice Cream Sandwich on a 7". Yes they are coming, and for many or for the kids will be perfactly adequate.
Re: Never seen
Exactly, seen plenty of people using el-cheapo chinese tablets sourced from ebay, for around £50 you know the ones, 7" screen , Boxchip 1 ghz cpu etc etc, less of a hit if lost or stolen,.
Ok they are no nexus, or I-Pad but they are ok for some.
It woukld appear to be so, with many SD channels on the freeview, and especially Freesat, pushing blocky pixellated sub VHS quality output that is unwatchable on a HD Tv due to the upscaling engine in the TV mashing it up further trying to improve crap, and displaying worse crap.
Re: Why aren't others doing this?
Would love another Nokia, just not a Windoze one, that is overemphasising twatter and Facebork, and Symbian is soo 20th Century.
preferably with an option of 2 phonos also
Oh No Not Again
It would be logical if there were more HD channels coming on, but the sparse selection of free HD is apalling, so people are forced onto pay TV for HD.
Well I suppose a fabboi with more money thath sense may want one, but otherwise beyond the pose value, it's a crock of shit
Re: Not Symbian
I keep a C6-01 as spare and for use as sat nav, the maps are brilliant; only problem is one of my sons has "borrowed" it as his Blackberry has died, damn and cuss, I would love a Pureview 808 as i have a professional use for the camera facility but as the UK big players won't touch it I cannot afford the coin to buy outright at the minute, and I am not a fan of Windows phones.
If all you want is phone, text and social networking, it doesn't matter what the OS is as long as it works, and the phone is responsive, natural competitors are the cheapo $30 - 50 dollar Chinese phones most of which are dual sim, so Nokia shold beat them on quality and longevity, albiet at more than twice the price, as you can get a dual sim Chinese Android for that coin.
Re: Smart move by Google.
The maps on even a so last decade Symbian Nokia, make Apple's maps look like they were designed by a three year old in a tantrum. Come to think of it, the maps on my Nokia C6 i keep for satnav and a spare are far better, than ones on IoS6
Looks like it may fall between two stools, too big for a phone, but not big enough for a tablet, it depends on the pricing from the likes of Vodafone, and o2 .
Re: Can't be "Hand Designed" by apple...
Do they have "Thermal Vortex" (tm) cooling?
What? don't worry I made it up. Thermal Vortex is my copyright and trademark . Apple my lawyers are wathing, just don't claim that cooling system, it will cost you...........
Re: Gosh. Someone gets it. Finaly
Well yes, when electric cars were slightly in vogue last time around, they came with poles to charge from the trolleybus and tram overhead cables, especiaslly in the USA. well this was the end of the 19th century after all.
Now where is that trolleybus?
It would disintegrate in a very short timeif made from chipboard once the veneer had worn. What next DIY kit from B & Q?
Seriously wouldn't mind one, but what will it be like for gaming?
Many Turbo diesels are identical in construction, and a manufacturer offers a variety of power outputs at varying price points, it is usually only the ECU mapping that varies the power, so chipping for more power/torque is a relatively safe bet for lesser vehicles, but best uprate those braks as well.
Re: Peugeots + electrics =
A 306 would vbe fine and dandy, but newer common rail systems cannot handle bio, VAG group motors, and newer Mercedes Sprinters don't like more than 10% biofuel in the blend, so that rules out chip fat.
Along with every zit, open pore and blackhead
Re: So what
What about a dual core netbook running Xubuntu,? am looking for one now to run Mixxx for a DJ system, so bye bye windows. Any ideas of a suitable xcandidate?
Re: Oh my here we go.
Looks like that is the end game desire in the impregnable Cupertino Bunker, what next Tractor Beams to draw Sammy phones from pockets to be zapped by a hidden laser in an adjacent I-Phone?
They will try won't they
The government want more moolah selling off frequencies in the FM band so they want us to buy power hungry, digital radio to replace the trusty FM we know and love,
Digital has it's plac3e but so has FM
Re: SSD Mounting kit
LoL Duct tape, Apollo 13?
Now how about it here
Great move cobbers
The interface may be fine and dandy for touch screen and tablet, but we are a way off ubiquity for office workers wandwering around with a tablet and headset in a corporate environment. take Housing management, or transport, they are just getting to grips with virtualisation and Windows 7, having loads of legacy apps that have 16 bit code that Win 7 won't run. The wannabee execs no doubt prance around with tablets, but in that market the fanbois want I-Pad, not a borked Windows tablet.
Back to the penguin and Xubuntu, at least you can customise it it's quick, and hasn't got the Linux equivalent of Metro, Unity.