A new ray of entertainment - The new Sony Blu Ray DVD player.
We like: It greets you with a ‘welcome’ flashing infront of the sleek start-up panel. That’s the starting point of a pretty feel-good experience to follow. Easy to use, great picture and sound, Internet video streaming along with a selection of entertainment apps like YouTube, Blip.tv, Concierge.com, STYLE.com, Golf link, LIVESTRONG.com — this one’s loaded. It is also wireless LAN ready.
We didn’t like: There is nothing much that you will not like because it is such a simple gadget in itself. But the costly Blu Ray discs, as of now atleast, is a put off. A VCD and MP3/4 option could have made it perfect for the present and emerging local market.
Go for it? At Rs 9,999, it does seem to be a touch expensive, specially with so many DVD players in the market at a lesser price. But, thinking with a futuristic mind, this may seem to be good option as Blu Ray discs are the future.
Carry your jewel
The Samsung Star Diva — this one is for girls, and there are no qualms about it.
We like: A palm sized clutch should be its appropriate definition — to big to call it a ‘golden diamond’. And it’s pretty light as well. The golden fascia at the backside can act as an attraction as well as a deterent. Fluffs aside, the touchscreen works really nice and is much convenient than few other latest innovations from the makers. Descent 3.2 MP camera, good sound volume for speaker phone and music, Internet and social networking apps — it has the necessary, and basic, prerequisites of any phone in this category.
We didn’t like: There is no 3G or Wi-Fi. While the design is it’s highlight, sometimes it seems too shiny to be sophisticated.
Go for it? At Rs 15000, this is not a bad phone, and neither it is a wow features wise. Yes, it does make you take a second look.