Dell vs HP – CES’s Innovation Award Honorees

While at CES I was able to meet up with some of my friends from Dell and HP that I use to work with. At CES this year HP and Dell both had products that received the Innovation Award as honorees. I decided to do a HP versus Dell article to see the difference between their products launched at CES. What’s wrong with a little competition?  Since I have worked for both companies I will not be bias on one product versus another. Below is the comparison and also videos from CES about their launches including AMD.

DELL

This year Dell had 7 products that received CES’s Innovation Award as honorees. The products included the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell Ultrathin Monitor, Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series, Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1, Dell Canvas, Dell XPS 27 AIO, and Dell XPS 12.

The two products I liked checking out at the “Dell Experience” during CES was the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D and the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 PC. I also loved that they had Irish coffee but that has nothing to do with one company’s or another in technology.

The Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D is the world’s thinnest monitor in its class with superb front-of-screen performance, Dell’s premium QHD ultrathin consumer monitor (S2718D) integrates elegance and cutting-edge HDR technology in a sleek, state-of-the-art design. The Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor will be available in the United States on March 23, 2017 for $699.99. Worldwide availability will follow soon after.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has an InfinityEdge display that is now available for the first time in a 2-in-1 laptop. Designed for maximum mobility, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is the smallest in its class, while being thin, light and providing long battery life—up to 14 hours. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available beginning January 5, 2017 on Dell.com and at Best Buy in the United States for $999.00.

HP

HP also had a some wins for CES’s Innovation Awards as honorees which included the HP All-in-One, HP Elite x3, HP Spectre 13, HP ENVY Curved All-in-One, HP Spectre x360, HP Sprocket  and Photo Printer.

The two of all of the HP’s products I liked were the HP Sprocket Photo Printer and HP ENVY Curved All-in-One.

My favorite HP product was the HP Sprocket Photo Printer and have been wanting this since it first came out. Using the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, you can create instant 2″ x 3″ stickable snapshots. Everyone knows HP has great printers and with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer I’m sure it won’t be any different. Currently you can purchase the HP Sprocket Photo Printer on HP’s site for only $129.00.

The HP ENVY Curved All-in-One is the world’s widest curved All-in-One1 PC. The 21:9 aspect ratio, high resolution WQHD (3440×1440)2, 34-inch diagonal curved PC is pure sensory overload. The specifications include an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 12 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage, 34″ WQHD WVA display, Intel® HD Graphics 530, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960A (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated).

I had a chance to check this out while at CES and I was blown away by the sharpness and graphics. The HP ENVY Curved All-in-One goes for $1599.00 and if you want more information or want to purchase a HP ENVY Curved All-in-One click here.

AMD

Since both Dell and HP use AMD processers I wanted to include my AMD booth visit. During CES  AMD unveiled preliminary details of its forthcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Per AMD‘s site Vega is world’s most advanced GPU memory architecture and has an advanced pixel engine. At their CES booth AMD showcased both RYZEN and an early version of Vega. I also interviewed Jason from AMD who gave me insight on what we can expect from AMD in 2017.

Please note that GPU products based on the Vega architecture are expected to ship in the first half of 2017 so you will have to wait a couple months but the wait will be worth it. For more information about Vega or RYZEN click here.

This concludes my Dell vs. HP products for CES 2017. Stay tuned for more interviews and product demos from CES 2017 and SXSW 2017 in the near future!

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CES Innovation Awards Honorees

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Every year CES has the Innovation Awards and given how fast technology is moving this years winners of the Innovation Awards must have worked hard to make the cut. Products entered in the Innovation Awards program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

This years honorees at CES 2017 include: HP, Moto, Lenovo, Xooloo, Google, Crazybaby, Contenintal, Sleep Number and many more. To see the full list and learn more about all these new and innovative products click here and click here for more information about each honoree.

I hope to see all of my geek fans at CES 2017, it’s almost Vegas time!!!

 

Product Review: JayBird FREEDOM Wireless Earbuds

 

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We are in a time where we are all migrating to wireless especially since the iPhone 7 does not have a 3.5mm jack. There are rumors that all consumer electronics will be wireless sooner than we thought. That said I have been reviewing more wireless products since that announcement and my favorite so far has been the JayBird Wireless Buds.jay

The JayBird Wireless Buds are micro-sized, sweat-proof premium metal buds that offer superior audio performance rivaling with the best in wired headphones thus far. I walk 5+ miles about 3 to 4 times a week in Austin, Texas and durable plus reliable wireless ear buds are key in this 100 degree heat.

What JayBird Wireless Buds offer is 8 hours of play time with on-the-go listen-while-you-charge mobile charging (4 Hrs on-board + 4 Hrs with the included Charging Clip). The 4 hour charging clip has been my saving grace when I decide to walk more than just 5 miles and music grove to walk more. The patented secure-fit buds are ready for anything you can dish out on the trail, on the streets, in the gym or on the slopes. I don’t ski and for good reason but I can attest that these buds are not only durable but the sound quality withstands most elements. Continue Reading →

TEKFORCE SERVER CRASH- 011

tekI’ve been listening to rap most of my life time and I honestly don’t know the correct vernacular referencing a newly released song or rap or album. Maybe I should create my own word so-rap-bum?!

One of my newest technology pal, musician and Emsee TEKFORCE just released another new song named “011” featuring Halo Sama” that you guys should check out.

In August I also covered TEKFORCE’s other new single called RetroDreaming and you can find the article here. For more information on performances and new “so-rap-bums” (my new music term) click here.

Enjoy!

KIDZ GEAR WINS DR. TOY’S AWARD 2016 “BEST VACATION CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS”

 

StampI don’t have kids but I have beautiful nieces and an awesome nephew. The inner child in me tested these myself and I was very impressed. The Bluetooth stereo headphones were amazing and I tested how far I could roam from my iPhone with no interruption.

I must admit I love maxing out headphones or earbuds with Rap and these guys held up to the challenge plus they are super durable. They held up to my purse challenge without the cases and the outcome was successful. I have yet to break them!

Huge congratulations to Kidz Gear Wins for Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

Below is the Official Press with more details along with links to their sites. kidz-g

 

September 7, 2016, El Dorado Hills, CA — Kidz Gear™ www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today that their new Kidz Gear Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for kids has been awarded Dr. Toy’s Award 2016 “Best Vacation Children’s Products” for their wireless Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for children – the best way to keep kids entertained during vacations. See: http://drtoy.com/Best-Vacation-Toys-of-2016 for award info. 

Outstanding Sound Quality with Comfort & Durability 

Dr. Toy’s Awards were established by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Toy). In presenting the award to Kidz Gear, Dr. Auerbach said, “The latest product from Kidz Gear is the new Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones that are perfect for travel or anytime. These headphones combine outstanding sound quality with comfort and durability. An added feature is a unique removable and versatile Boom Microphone for use when learning a foreign language, taking a test in school, gaming, or Skyping.”

Kidz Gear Encourages Smart Play While on Vacation

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy’s Awards for “Best Vacation Children’s Products” are carefully chosen from among hundreds of products reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun. The awards are designed to assist children to play and learn at home with products that support STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts, and math] and explore nature while on vacation.  “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these ‘Best Vacation Products’ encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation.”

“Dr. Auerbach has for some time now led the charge for parent awareness of products that are the best for their children,” said Laurie Peterson, Kidz Gear founder and mom. “We are honored to have received this award from Dr. Auerbach and the like-minded parents at Dr. Toy.”

Kidz Gear headphones are available immediately, with Bluetooth Headphones value priced at only $39.99. Additional Kidz Gear Headphones are available with Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones priced at just $19.99 each. All Kidz Gear products are available directly from Kidz Gear at www.GearForKidz.com, and select retailers and online sites. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. For more information on Kidz Gear, see the website: www.gearforkidz.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GearForKidz, and Twitter: @GearForKidz, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

About Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Award:

Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Awards are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, and provide children with exciting new learning tools that help them not only do better in school, but also provide more constructive activities while traveling or on vacation. The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests. For more information, see http://www.drtoy.com.

About Kidz Gear — Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids. Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, the Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item. Incorporated in 2001, the San Ramon, California based  Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children. Kidz Gear is the winner of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2016 Inc. 5000 Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!

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TekForce’s New Single: RetroDreaming