News tagged ‘Remote Control’
iFixit Performs 4th Generation Apple TV Teardown [Images]
The iFixit team has recently posted a teardown of the recently-announced fourth-generation Apple TV. As it turns out, the set-top box features a wide number of internal changes and new components that make its performance noticeably higher. The images of the disassembled Apple TV 4 are available below, so you can take a look at them right now.
Apple Announces New Apple TV Set-Top Box
Apple has just announced a completely revamped Apple TV set-top box featuring new remote control. If you want more datails about the device, you will find them below.
Gaming Will Become Main Apple TV Selling Point - Rumor
According to the latest report from the New York Times reporters, Apple is planning to make gaming the main selling point of the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be announced later this week. Although this report is a bit surprising and controversial, it may actually be the truth. and here’s why.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is time to discuss the most popular posts of the past seven days. It was very difficult to choose only ten articles since this week turned out to be full of events and rumors worth your attention.
New Rumors About Apple TV Remote Surface Online
Earlier this year, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting Apple was planning to release a new Apple TV with an A8 chip and a completely redesigned remote control. Last Friday, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch confirmed the rumor and claimed the new remote will feature motion sensors, physical buttons and a microphone for Apple’s virtual assistant Siri. Apple will also let developers create apps and games for the upcoming set-top-box.
Apple Files Three Patents Describing Biometric Input Devices
The guys from Cupertino have recently filed three patent applications that describe a technology capable of gathering user’s biometric information, storing it and associating this information with a certain user’s profile that can be used to control other device or devices remotely. Looks like Apple is seriously planning to release a remote for its long-awaited television set or Apple TV set-top box that will allow to identify users and configure their accounts and settings using biometric sensors detecting fingerprints, voice or other personal characteristics.
Last Year, Apple Decided Not to Release Its Own Television Set
According to the latest report released by The Wall Street Journal, last year, Apple decided to postpone the release of the television set. As noted in the report, the guys from Cupertino planned to add a 4K display, a FaceTime camera and a bunch of other interesting features to their TV-set. They even managed to create several working prototypes. However, the company executives decided not to enter such a competitive market and cancelled the release of the new device.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past several days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Apple Hasn't Yet Reached Licensing Agreement with Music Labels Ahead of Launch of Its New Music Service
This year's Worldwide Developer Conference is expected to be very interesting and full of events. As you already know, the guys from Cupertino will officially unveil the next-generation Apple TV with a redesigned remote control, A8 processor inside and the support of Siri and its own App Store. Earlier it was reported that Apple is also planning to announce the redesigned Beats-based streaming music service, which may be integrated directly into iOS 9. According to the latest report from Billboard, the debut of the new music service may take place a bit later as Apple hasn't yet reached the agreements with music labels, which are required for the launch of Beats-based service this summer. Some sources believe Apple will manage to reach the licensing agreements by June, others say it is impossible.
New Apple TV Remote Control to Feature Touchpad and Two Physical Buttons?
According to the latest report from reliable sources, the remote control for the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveilled in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, will feature two physical buttons, possibly Play/Pause and Mute, and a touchpad instead of the ring-shaped button for navigation. The remote will become a bit thicker, insiders believe. It should be noted, however, that the aforementioned report is based purely on the rumours and experts’ predictions, so you should take it with a few pinches of salt.
Portable Wireless Speaker Creative MUVO 20
With growing popularity of smart devices, like smartphones and tablets, most users demand wireless and mobile features from audio systems. That is why most modern speakers support bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth helped us to get rid of audio cables. But what about power cords? Today we will take a look at Creative MUVO 20 - portable mobile wireless speaker with internal battery.
Bluetooth wireless audio Creative T30 Wireless
It is always hard to choose good stereo system for home or office use. With growing popularity of smart devices, like iPhone or iPad, most users demand wireless features, for example, bluetooth support. Today we will take a look at Creative T30 Wireless - 2.0 Wireless Speakers with NFC. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $200.
Creative Hitz WP-380 review
Many users think of buying new modern wireless headphones to replace original old-type ones that came with a player or a smartphone. Today we will show you Hitz WP-380 headphones from Creative.
First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz WP-380 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 34mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz WP-380 can be used to make calls as well. Official web page positions Hitz WP-380 as a Lightweight On-ear Bluetooth Headset with NFC.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, standart 3.5mm audio cable and user manual.
The design is simple and modern. The quality is very good, just as you'd expect from device made by Creative. The headset sits comfortable and can be adjusted in several ways. The cups do fold, which is good. We find these headphones fairly comfortable and experienced no problems wearing them for a long time. WP-380 weights just 5.3 oz (150 g).
The microphone is hidden in the earcup, it's a little far from the mouth, it is it is hard to use the WP-380 headset in a noisy place.
It is very easy to start listen to the music: you need is to turn on WP-380 and keep holding on/off button. The light goes blinking blue, which means it is ready to connect to some gadget. On the iPhone just navigate to Settings - Bluetooth, then find and select Creative WP-380 in the list of found devices. That's it. Easy! The working distance is approximately 33 ft (10 meters), which is enough to walk around the house with no need to carry your player or smartphone with you.
WP-380 can also connect to devices with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). Unfortunately Apple smartphones do not support NFC, while Android users will be happy to try NFC.
Another interesting fact about WP-380 is Creative ShareMe and Creative Multipoint. Creative ShareMe (one source, two headsets) allows you to share your music wirelessly with your buddy or loved one using another Creative ShareMe-enabled wireless headset. Creative Multipoint (two sources, one headset) allows you to pair two separate devices to the headset at the same time. This means that you can easily switch your music source between these two Bluetooth stereo devices.
There are several buttons to control the headset. The on/off button is used to turn headset on and off, to set up BlueTooth connection, and to answer the incoming call. Using next, previous, play/pause (combined with on/off button) is is possible to control the music, stop/play, skip to the next track or play the previous one. Volume buttons are used to control the volume. Unfortunately it is not possible to use Siri voice assistant on the iPhone, there is just no button for that.
The quality of the sound is very good. This is not a surprise, since Creative uses different software and hardware trick s to improve sound playback and recording quality. Middle and high frequencies are well done, bass is good as well. The built-in speech microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear.
By the way, users of iPad tablet and iPod Touch player can use this headset to talk via Skype and similar voip apps.
The compatible list of devices is quite high. Hitz WP-380 works with Bluetooth enabled devices as well as with with every phone and player that has a standart 3.5mm jack.
Creative WP-380 charges in about an hour. Internal battery gives us approximately 12 hours of playback time.
- Wearing Style: On-ear
- Weight: 150g (5.3oz)
- Adjustable Headband: Yes
- Color: Black
- Included Accessories: 1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m)
1 travel pouch
1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft)
- Product Type: Wireless Headset
- Volume Control: Yes
- aptX: Yes
- Drivers: 34mm (1.33 inches) Neodymium magnet
- Frequency Response: 18Hz ~ 22kHz
- Impedance: 32ohms
- Connector Type: Bluetooth 3.0
2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
- Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.9ft
- Cable Style: Detachable flat audio cable
- Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
HFP (HD Voice ready*)
*HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
- Audio Codec: aptX
*FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver.
- Content Protection: SCMS-T
- Operating Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
- Battery Specifications
- Type of Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 430mAh
- Battery Life: Play time: 12 hours
Talk time: 14 hours
- Recommended Usage
- Wireless Streaming: Yes
- Music/Movies: Yes
- Chats: Yes
iPhoneRoot thanks Creative and Powersales International for providing Creative WP-380 review sample.
New Apple TV Concept by CURVED/labs - Images
Very often we have to deal with iPhone, iPad or iWatch concepts, but very rarely designers come up with their Apple TV models. Today I’d like to share with you an 'Apple TV touch' concept that was created by CURVED/labs and features a touchscreen remote.
Creative Hitz MA2600 review
After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.
First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.