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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Hi girls ! Today I would like to tell you about the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer . I do not know if you have heard of it recently, but in any case when I saw it I fell in love! It should be known that for years I no longer use hair dryer because otherwise 1) I look like a lion 2) I put two hours to dry my hair with. In addition, when traveling it is not very convenient to take away or the hotel's hairdryer is not powerful enough ... You know what! So I leave my hair dry all the time naturally but as you suspect, winter is not great ... Finally I imagine that I am not the only one to resort to this method.

Dyson has recently released a new "revolutionary" hair dryer, the Dyson Supersonic. You are surely wondering what can be so revolutionary in a hair dryer! That's what I'm going to talk about today.

What is revolutionary?

Design of the Dyson Supersonic
Already, its appearance! It has of course a handle, like other hairdryers, but this time the body is much less, as you will see in the picture below. It is therefore super convenient to carry it because it can slip everywhere

Moreover, the body of the Dyson Supersonic is not "full", but has a hole in the middle, all so that the weight of the hair dryer is balanced.

Weight of the hair dryer
Which brings us to its weight: much lighter than traditional hairdryers , it weighs only 618 grams versus about 800 grams on average for a traditional hairdryer. And in addition to being light, it is balanced and therefore much easier to handle. This is due to the fact that the engine is a "miniature" engine that has been redesigned and placed in the handle of the hair dryer instead of being located in the body. Moreover, the fact that the body is shorter allows drying less difficult because we are not obliged to hold our hairdryer at arm's length because of the length of the body.

Creation (engineers and pros)
It should be said that the Dyson Supersonic was designed by real hairdressing professionals as well as engineers after 4 years of research. The tests of this hairdryer were realized on real hair so that it has an optimal efficiency.

Heat control and hair protection
The problem with usual hair dryers is that they burn our hair. The Dyson Supersonic has a technology that allows to control the temperature 20 times per minute and to regulate it to avoid burning the hair and to avoid damage due to the heat. It thus helps to preserve the natural shine of the hair. In fact, as soon as the air becomes too hot, the hair dryer cools it to avoid damaging the hair.

Drying time
The drying time is considerably reduced with the Dyson Supersonic. Indeed, it is equipped with a motor that can rotate up to 10,000 revolutions per minute , which allows a much greater airflow than on traditional hairdryers (13 liters of air per second ). It is therefore really powerful despite its small size and practicality and allows to limit the drying time of our hair. For maximum efficiency, it is necessary to dry hair from the top of the head and not the sides.

settings
The Dyson Supersonic can be controlled by just 4 buttons. No big innovation, except when you notice that one of the buttons allows you to choose the speed of the hair dryer (fast drying, normal drying and blow drying) and another to adjust the heat (115 ° C, 87 ° C, 65 ° C and 31 ° C). The other two buttons are used to turn on the hairdryer and send only cold air. A perfectly adapted use for all and very intuitive.

Hairdressing
As I said right above, you can set your hair dryer in " blow-dry " mode to dry and style your hair simultaneously, which is super convenient since the Dyson Supersonic makes the hair more shiny and flexible And makes you have less hair everywhere. You can also use the appropriate tips, like the concentrator for example, to achieve your perfect blow-dry. The fact that the airflow is very powerful and that it is concentrated on a lock of hair thanks to the tip will allow you to comb your hair by wick and thus a better rendering. In addition, the Dyson Supersonic equally distributes the air to avoid frizz and make the hair look more natural.

Magnetic accessories
The accessories sold with the Dyson Supersonic such as the concentrator or diffuser are all magnetic , so they are very easy to set up and remove. Moreover, they are always cold even after a long use (finished the burns when you want to remove the tip of the hair dryer!). Three accessories are included in the box of the Dyson Supersonic: the smoothing tip , which allows to straighten the hair quickly with our hands, the concentrator of blow-drying , which allows to make a perfect brushing with the aid of A brush without burning the hair or the skull and finally, the diffuser that allows to dry its hair naturally giving them a good setting.

Technology
As I said above, the Dyson Supersonic has been designed to control the heat permanently, all thanks to a built-in microprocessor in the head of the hair dryer . This is a real revolution in hair dryers and this also explains its price.

Power
Thanks to its 1,600-watt power output , the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer triple the airflow for faster and more efficient drying. That's where the whole innovation is: a much smaller engine but much more powerful. Which gives: a hair dryer much easier to handle AND much more efficient, we love!

Less noisy
The Dyson Supersonic has a much less noisy engine than traditional hairdryers not only because it is much smaller but also because it was designed to be quieter than other engines.

Static electricity
Negative ions are present in the air sent by the Dyson Supersonic, which limits the static electricity and contributes to the shiny appearance of the hair.

All this to say that we are convinced before we even tested it! Dyson managed to solve all the disadvantages that could be found in a hair dryer, that is to say its weight, the place it took, the airflow insufficient, the temperature too high ... Even If it is quite expensive, I think it is really worth the blow given the quality of the device! Let's say it's an investment.



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

cheap Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinners are currently the new hype in every country.

Fidget Spinner - the new hype


  • The Fidget Spinner has just been voted "Must-Have Office Toy 2017" by the well-known economic magazine Forbes.
  • The hype around the gadget has only been used with us now, but it is not new. In the US, the small anti-stress toy has been used for therapeutic purposes for several years.
  • Especially when working with children who suffer from neurobiological diseases such as attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder or autism, the Fidget Spinner is gladly used.
  • Meanwhile, the small toy has already conquered the schoolyards and offices.
  • The most common is the so-called Tri Bar Spinner, which is reminiscent of a Ninja star. You get the anti-stress toys but also in other variants, like the Dual Bar Spinner.
  • Originally the Fidget Spinner was mainly made of plastic, now you get the gadget in the most diverse quality variants and price classes. You have the choice from plastic to metal to wood. 

Fidget Spinner: Click to search directly at Amazon 


What can the Fidget Spinner?


  • The small Fidget Spinner weighs only a few grams and lies well in the hand.
  • In the middle of the toy is a ball bearing, which you hold between the thumb and the index finger. When you get it moving with enough momentum, the gadget will spin in your hand for a while. If you can not get the spinner moving with enough momentum, try using the middle finger instead of the index finger.
  • If you have developed a feeling for the sedative toy, the time has come for small pieces of art with the Fidget Spinner.
  • For example, throw the gadget in the air and catch it again or change the spinner from one hand to the other. The Fidget Spinner must of course continue to rotate.
  • On the Internet you will find lots of suggestions for simple and tricky tricks with the Fidget Spinner.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sony Xperia X Compact Review

Sony Xperia X Compact

The Sony Xperia X Compact  looks very similar to another device of the prestigious brand Xperia X. In reality, it is derived from it, and therefore presents several similarities. However, it should not be forgotten that we have a medium-range phone, and therefore has its own characteristics and features. But, to know more about him, I decided to put the device to the test to see what it has in the belly, and here are the results as well as my opinions. This will most definitely let you know whether you should buy or not the Xperia X Compact from Sony.


Design of the Sony Xperia X Compact

The Sony Xperia X Compact is a 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm camera for 135 g, which for a smartphone can actually be considered compact. The manufacturer has opted for a somewhat singular aesthetics here, because the phone has straight corners, with sharp lines and contours, and edges still slightly rounded. It is the grip that is improved, even if the layout of the keys (very low for the volume and the photo) does not allow full enjoyment, at least not for right-handers.

Sony Xperia X CompactIf the plastic shell has importance in the lightness of this phone, it is not waterproof. What is deplorable, the brand having accustomed us to this characteristic. It frames all the same a screen of 4.6 inches that I would have preferred a little wider. It is to wonder what serves the large space left above and below the slab. At the finish, the manufacturer presented a design much perfectible for his phone. Now let's see what the screen offers!

Sony Xperia X Compact screen

It is a 4.6-inch IPS LCD screen using Triluminos technology (purer and sharper colors) and offering a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is not bad certainly, but I consider that for a product of its range, one can expect a higher resolution. However, the visual quality is good, although not the best in the market, and Sony could do better. Moreover, it is due to the small size of its screen, the comfort of use of the Sony Xperia X Compact seems to me a little too just. It is common knowledge that the wider the slab, the better, and if you are happy to have a Sony Xperia X Compact Displayrelatively compact Smartphone, I find again that the space could have been better exploited on the front.

Sony Xperia X Compact Software and Performance

As you will see, it is right with the Sony Xperia X Compact to a performance of good invoice. The Smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 six-core processor, including 2 ARM Cortex-A72 and 4 ARM Cortex-A53. It is powerful enough to offer a smooth and lag-free use, especially as it is reinforced by an Adreno 510 graphics chip that can be seen during game sessions or video viewing . The RAM is 3 GB while the internal memory is 32 GB.

Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact
The Sony Xperia X Compact runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and displays the home interface that many have come to appreciate because of its simplicity and charm, myself included. There are a lot of interesting features and features here, including the very successful fingerprint sensor, the Gorilla Glass screen protector and the microSD slot where the drawer also houses the sim card. Note that storage can be expanded up to 256 GB with a memory card, and that the 2700 mAh battery incorporating Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology can hold up to 9 hours in intensive use. Other devices offer a much better range than that!

Sony Xperia X Compact Camera

It is at this level of the Sony Xperia X Compact that the manufacturer has chosen to put the package. The lovers of the catch of the beautiful images will certainly be delighted. For my part, it's really a pleasant surprise to see that the camera displays 23 Mpixels of definition, performance that is clearly superior to that of many high-end phones. The manufacturer has integrated the triple-image detection technology, which makes it possible to obtain sharp pictures even when photographing a moving target.


Who Should Use And Why Should I Buy The Sony Xperia X Compact?

In short, we have here a solid Smartphone that, without defraying the chronicle, has however some features and functionality that are worth it. I particularly liked the USB connector which is very convenient for fast data transfer, and also the fact that the device supports 4G LTE. The user interface is very simple, and you can play, browse or watch videos without observing bugs. Also, the captures of photos are rather cool with its camera of 23 Mpixels. You can say that the Sony Xperia X Compact is the ideal Smartphone for anyone looking for a powerful device without being terrible, and that could help them make beautiful pictures.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

The 360 ​​Cool Air Comfort is the latest addition to our popular 360 collection. The breathable 3D Air Mesh keeps the baby at the right temperature all year round. The structured shawl seat, the padded shoulder straps and the wide, supporting waist belt offer exceptional comfort and ergonomics in all four types of wear.
Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

The cool air 360 ° 4-position baby carrier has a breathable net mesh lining , which keeps baby cool all seasons. This will be perfect for this summer and for all those who enjoy hiking with their child. We often criticize the means of wearing to keep warm in the summer, there you will have no more excuse not to carry your child even when it is nice and warm. That said, the heat had not prevented me from carrying my baby in Ergobaby Original in summer. But there, with its airy net, portage will be better! The second feature of this baby carrier is that it allows us to carry our child in several positions : front, back, On the hip and even in front of the world! Although surprising, the ventral position in front of the world remains nevertheless ergonomic thanks to the structured bucket seat easy to regulate which guarantees a position of the legs "in frog" as it is recommended when it is wished to carry its child in the rules of the " art. The Ergobaby 360 ° cool air is different from my old baby carriers for several reasons that I am absolutely delighted to discover: the ventral portal facing the world & its airy net. As is recommended when you want to carry your child in the best way. The Ergobaby 360 ° cool air is different from my old baby carriers for several reasons that I am absolutely delighted to discover: the ventral portal facing the world & its airy net. As is recommended when you want to carry your child in the best way. The Ergobaby 360 ° cool air is different from my old baby carriers for several reasons that I am absolutely delighted to discover: the ventral portal facing the world & its airy net.
Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier
Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier 

FOUR ERGONOMIC CARE
For the first time, Ergobaby gives parents the option to carry their baby in four comfortable and ergonomic ways: front-facing with a view to the front, abdomen, back and waist support.

MAXIMUM COMFORT FOR PARENTS
Our new wide waist belt offers extra comfort in combination with the padded shoulder straps and distributes baby's weight evenly on the body.

COMFORT & HEALTH ERGONOMY FOR THE BABY
Our unique shawl seat ensures that the baby is in all four carrying positions in the ergonomic anch-spreader position: with the legs well-crouched and the spine slightly rounded.

Ergobaby 360 Carrier Pros

1 MAXIMUM COMFORT FOR PARENTS:
The padded shoulder straps together with the wide waist belt provide extra comfort and evenly distribute the weight of the baby to the wearer's body.

2 ADJUSTABLE BACK PANEL:
Adapts to the growing baby and offers the best possible support.

3 KEEP COOL:
The breathable mesh material ensures optimum temperature in all four wearing positions.

4 ERGONOMIC FOR THE BABY:
The newly developed shawl seat ensures that the baby is in the ergonomic anch-spreading position for all 4 types of wear.

5 HIGHER OR DEPTHABLE:
Waist belt with lumbar vertebra protects the lower back and can be worn higher or lower to achieve maximum comfort.

Conclusion
We are a fan of the Ergobaby 360 model which replaced our stroller in many situations and allowed us to make many walks with baby that we could not have done otherwise.

Comfortable and secure, the baby is placed in an ergonomic position which ensures an excellent position for his back and hips. Parents are not left behind with a system of sling and headband on the hips that keeps baby while forgetting its weight.



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


Launched at the end of 2015, the KEF Muo is the first test of the "hifist" brand in the world of nomadic audio. Although it works wirelessly, this model promises both surprising power and precise and defined sound. Let us see what the expertise of the English manufacturer is worth in such an enclosure.
KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

KEF Muo is an enclosure that remains massive despite its compact size. It is largely covered and protected by an aluminum part, complemented by two plastic parts. The assembly is harmonious, exudes solidity and no manufacturer defect is detected. During our trial period, the enclosure did not show any sign of weakness. A drop of about one meter on one of its corners only damaged it very slightly, without compromising its proper functioning.

Due to its size, weight and design, the enclosure is not designed for off-road trips, so it should be kept away from water points or sand, for example. In addition, no carrying case or case is provided to transport it more easily and protect it.

The KEF Muo has two small rubber pads that allow it to be laid and oriented slightly in a horizontal position, but also to reduce the vibrations a little. It is also possible to place it vertically so that the buttons are always accessible. In both orientations, the enclosure holds fairly well in place (however, beware of shocks in vertical position).
KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

This loudspeaker offers a good experience of use. The list of controls is far from exhaustive - a multifunction button for reading management and navigation between tracks would have been welcome - but we appreciate the presence of many sound indications and some bright indications on the button d (Speaker status, pairing and four battery levels). The pairing is done fairly quickly and can be accelerated with the integrated NFC chip. If you decide to buy two, the manipulation to pair them is simple once you know the procedure: a passage to the notice or via the mobile application will still save you time. Once the manipulation has been carried out, Use two mono or stereo dual speakers wirelessly, regardless of whether the source is wired or wireless. A small tone sounds when the speakers toggle to indicate the switch in one mode or another. In terms of connectivity, the KEF Muo is simple: Bluetooth for the wireless (aptX), a 3.5 mm mini-jack and a micro-USB port for charging. In view of the size of the beast, a USB port for recharging would not have been too much, or even a microphone for the handsfree function. However, the USB cable for charging comes with an AC adapter and two different tips. For its part, the KEF Muo application does not add much in terms of ancillary functionality. Apart from the audio player, basic,
KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The KEF Muo promises 12 hours of autonomy, which is little given its size, weight and compared to what the competition offers. Unfortunately, it is difficult to reach this threshold in reality. At reasonable volume, I approach 9 to 10 hours of use. At extremely high volume, the service life drops to 6 hours. To save battery power, you can still count on the automatic power off function, which activates after 10 minutes of no signal. Another small point to know, it is possible to use the enclosure while it recharges (3 hours of recharging approximately on mains).

The KEF Muo is equipped with two 50 mm Uni-Q miniature speakers and a radiator for bass flattering. To maintain a certain sound quality, KEF immediately announces the color: the Muo only diffuses in mono, even in horizontal position. It is a particularly confusing choice that we have decided not to sanction too hard, as it is clearly specified and assumed by the manufacturer. In addition, this speaker sign a tour de force by proposing a very beautiful sound.

All in all, this portable speaker is obviously not at the same level as its big sisters, but for its size, we really must welcome the performance. The first striking element is the way in which the speaker reproduces the spatial depth, especially when one knows that the rendering is monophonic. Each stratum of the mix is ​​present, without artifice and it is possible to identify them quite easily. The room effects and the most discreet instruments are not forgotten. The whole remains legible that this is at a low or sustained level of listening,

As far as sound reproduction is concerned, the Muo is not the type to do in the higher bid, but keeps its small character in the low / mid-medium and in the treble. On the one hand, we have a low enough to bring a minimum of sound and sound heat while staying hard, even if we would like the speaker to tap lower. On the other hand, there is a very slight accentuation of the shine and the presence, but the Muo behaves well so as not to awaken sibilance or be aggressive, even on very sensitive pieces on this point. In between, we find a medium well balanced and defined. The different sources are naturally expressed and detached well between them. The voice also comes off very well and is rendered in a clear and perfectly intelligible way. In addition,It is by using two stereo speakers that the Muo expresses its full potential. The sound reproduction is simply amazing for speakers of this size, both by the detail and precision of the reproduction of the sound scene and by the frequency balance. We regain a little more depth in the low and the small bright trend is still current. Stereophonic depth and width are simply excellent, even in relatively narrow configurations. If this is not at all its primary use, this duo can clearly compete with the best PC 2.0 kits on the market.

The Muo offers an excellent size / power ratio, while mastery. The distortion is contained at an extremely low level. 70% of its maximum power is large enough to sound a room of a good size (about 20 m²). You can always push it even further if you want, but it will accentuate the shiny and sharp side in the optimal listening axis.

Let's conclude with communication latency in Bluetooth. This is about 150ms, which allows to follow a video without suffering too much of a discrepancy between the image and the sound. If you have the possibility, do not hesitate to compensate it again to be totally at ease.


STRONG POINTS
Very nice sound balance.
Very good accuracy.
Excellent size / power ratio.
Very low distortion.
The stereophonic rendering totally bluffing with two speakers.
Easy to use, numerous indications.
Careful manufacturing.

WEAK POINTS
No stereophony in horizontal position.
Low battery life.
No USB port for charging devices.
A little more depth in the bass would not have been too much.

My Rating: 4.5/5

CONCLUSION 
As much as prevent from the start: if you are already frustrated at the idea of ​​enjoying only a monophonic sound with a portable speaker of this type, think twice before you let yourself be seduced. If this is not a brake for you, you will enjoy the very beautiful sound performance of the Muo, especially given its format. Although some choices may seem strange, this model remains completely consistent in its approach and it shows a rarely observed control on a portable speaker, while remaining very easy to use. If for you nomad must above all rhyme with versatility, look rather on the side of the Zipp Mini . And for even more compactness, the Bose SoundLink Mini II is all designed.


GoPro HERO5 Black Review

GoPro HERO5 Black Review

The new Action Cam from GoPro is finally there and is subdivided with the name "HERO5 Black" into the well-known hero camera series. In the run-up, the new action camera of the most famous manufacturer in this division was speculated and discussed. So much can be said right now, many functions have been improved or expanded in the GoPro HERO5 compared to the previous model. There is only one version with the HERO5 Black and you do not have to decide like the predecessor between Black and Silver. Users can also look forward to new features such as voice control. How the HERO5 performs in the test and what it actually can, is detailed below.
GoPro HERO5 Black Review

First of all, it is important to clarify what is included in the scope of delivery and what is also needed. The scope of delivery is usually small at GoPro and thus also with the GoPro HERO5: In addition to the Action Cam is a battery, whereby the HERO5 is supplied with energy. The well-known waterproof housing is not included in the scope of supply. It does not have synonymous, because the HERO5 is now waterproof without housing (up to 10 m depth). In order to be able to attach the camera to different brackets, there is a frame which once passes around the camera and is fixed to the brackets using the typical screw.
GoPro HERO5 Black Review

There are also glue holders (flat and curved) to attach the HERO5 to various things such as a helmet. In addition to the mounting clip, the USB-C cable is also included in the scope of delivery, whereby the HERO5 can be connected to the PC or to an adapter with the socket.


  • GoPro HERO5 Black Action Cam
  • battery pack
  • frame housing
  • Adhesive brackets (flat and curved)
  • mounting clip
  • USB-C cable


Technical characteristics of the GoPro HERO5 Black

Who now hopes for an 8K resolution, unfortunately, must be disappointed. But anyone who has once thought about a 4K resolution should realize that this is completely sufficient and a resolution increase would bring many problems with it. Nevertheless, the HERO5 has very good technical characteristics, which are located at the top of the Action Cam division. Let's begin with the video recording. The following resolutions are possible here:
GoPro HERO5 Black Review

4K at 30 fps
1440p at 80 fps
1080p at 120 fps
The photo recording is also good enough with 12 MP and ensures sharp shots. More exciting, it is now with other technical functions of the HERO5 Black.

The HERO5 has a 2-inch touch-screen, with which the camera can be operated well and the film can be tracked directly. It can even be viewed on the camera and cut. Waterproof up to 10 m, the GoPro is now even without a housing. If you want deep diving, you should get an additional housing. With the 1-button operation, recordings can be started quickly without having to select a mode first.

But there are also very new abilities of the action camera, which inspire while reading. Voice control, good image / video stabilization, direct cloud upload, exposure control, GPS and RAW & WDR photos. These new features are discussed in the text below.

Operation and processing

If you ever had a cheap version of an action cam in your hand and now get the GoPro HERO5, the difference will immediately notice. The processing of the materials and their surfaces is very good and has an extremely high quality. Very well also the operation of the touch screen, here is only a little fingertip feeling is required. Likewise, the operation works by means of the voice control, more about this below.

New features

The new functions of the HERO5 have of course deserved a special consideration and these are now under scrutiny. Anyone who still has questions after this section, should be happy to comment on them in the comments section.

voice control
The control from a distance or without touch has so far only been possible with a radio remote control or by smartphone. The remote control costs however however additionally money and the WiFi for the smartphone control has scratched quite at the Akkulaufzeit. Therefore the language control is a super feature, to be able to trigger the GoPro at no extra cost, without additional equipment and without a hand. The following functions are available for voice control:

GoPro Start recording video
GoPro HiLight
GoPro Stop video recording
GoPro photo shoot
GoPro Start recording
GoPro Start Time Recording
GoPro stop time recording
GoPro video mode
GoPro Photo mode
GoPro serial image mode
GoPro time-lapse mode
Turn off GoPro

The voice control really works great! If you do not reach the camera by voice, because you are in action or the camera is placed too far away, a remote control with microphone can be used.

Good video stabilization
Through an advanced stabilization, videos should be even more professional and liquid. What for the hobby filmmaker may be rather secondary, can be for a (semi) professional filmmaker quite an advantage. Because quality is synonymous with video recordings through, and especially in the action division, smooth shooting is particularly important. In the test, the video stabilization has so far convinced, but this must prove above all at fast speeds with strong position changes.

Cloud upload
As we already know from many other areas, GoPro now also offers a cloud service. This must be activated as a GoPro Plus subscription and the HERO5 uploads the photos and videos directly into the cloud. What is exciting is how this function affects the battery life. Likewise, the user has running costs, which are paid by monthly contribution. However, the cloud service is a great feature to be able to access the recordings and share them with other devices regardless of the location.

GPS data
Recordings now receive GPS data, which allows position and speed to be accurately output. The speed display will surely soon become popular with action videos and so will be measured directly on ski runs or mountain biking tours now with GoPro video.

Rating 7.5/10







Giro Atmos II Helmet Review


Giro Atmos II Helmet Review

Giro Atmos II Helmet

A good helmet provides active and passive protection, comfortable carrying characteristics and easy handling. A simple assessment of the safety is also not possible for the technically skilled buyer. Not only the stability of the helmet shell is important, but also the damping of the impact so that the cyclist does not suffer permanent damage during a fall

This highly adjustable Giro lid is more air vent than helmet. The 2013 edition of Giro's doing well Atmos does not let down. With easy adjustability and huge cooling vents, the Latest incarnation of this high end offering gets the job done.

Aesthetically speaking very little has changed from previous models. The Atmos is still a compact helmet that sits tight to the head and does well at avoiding the dreaded 'mushroom' look. The particular black, white and blue model that I tested might not be to everyone's taste, covered as it is in what looks like text from a promotional poster.

If you take the time to look you'll find the words 'Easter Sunday' and 'Proudly Presents' scattered around the top of the Atmos. Why? I have absolutely no idea, and I feel it would be a bit too geeky to email Giro and ask. Personally I like the look of it. From a distance especially, the flecks of white and blue jump out and look great.

As we would anticipate for a helmet at this price spot, it's reasonably light. Giro list the weight as 280grams but our test model (in medium) came in under that at 256 grams.
It's easy to see where the weight savings have been made. For starters, most of the helmet is air. The vents that keep your head wind cooled and supposedly make it more aerodynamic are enormous. The buckles are super light, the strapping is very thin and Giro's Roc Loc 5 fit system continues the minimalist theme.

There are lighter helmets on the market for this budget, but the weight of the Atmos is more than respectable. This is not a helmet for true weight weenies though. They will be looking higher in the Giro range to shave more unwanted grams.

Once it's on your skull, the Atmos' adjustability is very fine. Giro provide the Atmos with ample chin strap slack for its customers to find their ideal fit. The Roc Loc 5 system is carried all the way through into 2013 from earlier Giro helmet ranges and it continues to do an admirable job of allowing one handed changes to the fit of the helmet while in the saddle.

Lateral correction is made with a twist of the 'micro dial', a small rotating disk placed at the back of the helmet. With exposed fingertips you have no problem making changes on the fly but it might prove difficult to adjust whilst wearing full fingered winter gloves. However that is a problem shared by the majority of helmets.

Vertical movement is slightly more awkward. There are three settings to choose from and they are best selected while the helmet is off your head as it is hard to determine which setting you are using without looking at it.

You are far less likely to need vertical adjustment when you are riding though. I haven't moved it since I initially put the helmet on and set it up for my head. Any changes I have made were to the width of the fit, to accommodate for a cap.

With the range of sizes (small/medium/large) and the built in adjustability of the Atmos, Giro have designed a helmet that will be a reasonable fit for most people. Added to that, there is a women specific version, the Amare, that will be added to the Giro range for 2013.

Despite the range of fit, everybody's head is a different shape. Some people find that the top of the helmet sits too low in the centre and presses to some extent on the top of the head in one small spot. For me it's as though there is a lump in either my head or the helmet.

You don't feel it when riding though, only when you initially place it on your head. It is particularly noticeable if you are wearing a cap as the bunched seams and material exaggerate the problem. At first I thought this would upset if you were to collapse in the helmet, but as I would find out on numerous occasions during a very wet and slippery cycle race, it doesn't.

In fact the Atmos performs admirably at its primary objective, protecting your head when you and bike part company. Despite repeatedly crashing on it, there was very little wear on the helmet, a small dent in the back and a lot of mud, but nothing that would worry me.

Review:
Rating: 8/10
The Giro Atmos II Helmet is just great. Well-made, also visually appealing helmet. The Giro Atmos II stands out from the competition. I like it very well, therefore quite suitable for round headforms. Because of the low weight and the good wind tunnel, it is hardly noticeable even on hot summer days. Visually, I also find it very appealing.

With a not overpriced price, he can, in my opinion, also compete with far more expensive models. It can be quickly adjusted to the head shape and is very light. In the summer the head gets enough cooling and everything is good.

Seats perfectly and is well adjustable. Also the price is right. The setting of the tapes is just a longer gimmick.

On the whole a top helmet.





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Acer XR382CQK Review

Acer XR382CQK bmijqphuzx 37.5” UltraWide QHD (3840 x 1600) AMD FreeSync Monitor (USB 3.1 Type-C Port, Display Port, HDMI Port)


ACER XR382CQK bmijphuzx 95cm (37.5 ") LED Ultra Wide Curved QHD Monitor
For multimedia fans, gamers and other professionals with the highest demands, Acer introduces the XR382CQK. The monitor with Curved Display combines an inimitable and clever design with an ultra-fast QHD resolution (3.840 x 1.600), FreeSync function and extensive multitasking features.Acer XR382CQK is a 38-inch monitor with a 2300 R curvature and an ultra- widescreen  (21: 9) display. The Acer proposal is capable of delivering a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels . Getting into the more technical details, the monitor has a response time of 5 milliseconds , a maximum brightness of 300 cd / m² and supports 10 - bit color (1,070 million colors), which ensures a high fidelity in the shades the scenes. The response time of the screen is 5 milliseconds , we may end up closing for the most enthusiastic players, although it comes with AMD FreeSync technologies and a refresh rate of 75Hz. Acer XR382CQK features DisplayPort 1.2ay HDMI 2.0 video inputs, a USB 3.0 port hub, 7-watt stereo speakers and VESA support. For a monitor of this size and also ultra-panoramic, you will need a desk at least 90 centimeters, which will withstand its 10 kilograms of weight.



Highlights:
37.5 "(95cm) Curved 21: 9 Ultrawide Monitor
Resolution: Ultrawide QHD (3840x1600 pixels )
IPS technology and 100% sRGB color gamut
Adaptive Sync Support for smooth, smooth images
AcerVisionCare for eye protection
Curved 21: 9

The 95 cm (37.5 inch) curved display is the perfect entertainment experience that seamlessly adjusts to the natural shape of your eyes by providing the same distance to the eye at every corner of the screen. The wider field of view creates a unique, charming atmosphere.

UltraWide QHD display


With a QHD resolution, a refresh rate of 75 Hz and a response time of 5 ms, the Acer XR382CQK captures live images on the display. FreeSync adjusts the rendering speed of the graphics unit and the monitor to produce smooth optics without tearing and jerking effects. The monitor also has a modern aesthetic with a special device at the back to organize cables and keep the desk tidy.

FreeSync technology


The Acer Predator XR2 is equipped with the AMD FreeSync technology, which prevents tearing and switches off delays. With AMD FreeSync the frames of the monitor are compared with the frames of the graphics card. Thus the playing experience is guaranteed.

Zero Frame

Extend your perspective with multiple monitors connected in series. With the Acer Predator XR2 in the Zero Frame design, the frame disappears and provides a great landscape for seamless multitasking across multiple screens.

Wide viewing angles and life-like colors

The IPS (In-Plane-Switching) technology complements the curved Ultrawide QHD display with a breathtaking view angle of up to 178 °. In addition, the 100% sRGB color correction technology will amaze you with the high accuracy and fascinating color scale.

EyeProtect technologies


The Acer Predator XR monitors are designed to relieve and relieve the eye. That's why they have Acer EyeProtect technologies that minimize eye strain. The BlueLight filter reduces the exposure of harmful blue light, while the Flicker-less technology optimizes the refresh rate to relieve the eye while using the monitor.

Two channels - one screen

Various features increase the productivity of professional users by making multitasking and multimedia usage easier than ever; Whether film cutting, streaming or photoshopping. For example, Picture-by-Picture allows you to use two inputs for the same monitor to display different content on one screen side by side and to work on two projects at the same time. It also lets users view their favorite movies or videos while they are creating content, paying bills, or doing other tasks.

Fast connectivity


The Acer XR382CQK offers a wide range of connectivity options. HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort v1.2 and a four-way USB 3.0 hub with connectors on the side and below the display enable a fast connection of the mouse, keyboard, gaming headset and other devices without leaving your chair. The monitor also has a USB 3.1 Type C connector (Gen 1) for fast data transfer of up to 5 Gbps.

Designed for comfort


Those who spend many hours in front of the computer will appreciate the ergonomic stand. It allows you to tilt the monitor (-5 to +35 degrees), rotate (+/- 30 degrees) and adjust the height (up to 130 mm). Equipped with Acer EyeProtect, the new monitors are flicker-free, have a Blaulicht filter, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies to prevent screen shading and over-lighting. This can help to relieve strained eyes during long sessions. Two 7-W loudspeakers with DTS ® sound are provided for the musical background .

Our opinion: Convincing with excellent 21: 9 UltraWide QHD presentation