Author Archives: John Hoff


Parrot RNB6: Android Auto for everyone

For DIY-enthusiasts and those who have the ability to install their own car infotainment system, the Parrot RNB6 will be on display at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and is something we recommend you look at. Most high-end car infotainment systems end up on high-end cars as well, or are very expensive add-ons to your car purchase. Well, this will probably solve your need for an efficient Android-based car infotainment system on a not-so-high-end car.

ZTE continues push for US entry-level market with Imperial II

A lesser known fact about ZTE is that it is in fact the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the US market, mostly due to its entry level phones in the off-contract market. The China-based smartphone manufacturer now looks to consolidate its market share with the Imperial II smartphone, an entry-level device LTE-capable device.

Xiaomi launches Redmi 2, an improved entry-level smartphone

Usually, it is Xiaomi’s flagship devices that get all the attention – as well they should. But if we’re going to be straight about it, it was the Redmi – the Chinese manufacturer’s budget phone – that accounted for most of their per unit sales last year. Now Xiaomi is back with a better, much improved Redmi 2.

ZTE launches WiFi-only version of portable wireless projector

At CES last year, ZTE displayed a curious gadget that was a combination of a WiFi hotspot and a portable video projector. That device got launched in July 2014 as the ZTE LivePRO. Early this year, we’re seeing a new device along these lines – mostly the same functions but without the hotspot capability – and ZTE is calling it the ZTE SPRO, a portable WiFi-connected Android-based wireless projector.

Archos opens CES 2015 with midrange 4G smartphone, tablets

CES 2015 is arguably the biggest consumer tech show of the year, and it’s going to start rocking in Las Vegas in around a day or so. Archos, a device manufacturer known for their mid-tier and entry level devices, is hyping up their stint at CES 2015 with two new 4G devices with mid-tier prices but robust specs.