Monday, February 10, 2014

HTC BoomBass Review

Continuing from my previous post, the second and last part of the review is on the HTC BoomBass speaker accessory. I was sent an HTC BoomBass to test out together with a HTC One Max.  On it’s own, the HTC One Max is already quite an entertainment powerhouse.  The large 5.9” display and the HTC BoomSound dual front facing speakers can stand alone in delivering both high quality video and audio in the smartphones category.  Using the HTC BoomBass (which is also compatible with the HTC Butterfly S  and HTC One0 was easy straight out of the box which is what I like most about it.  It connects wirelessly to the HTC One Max with just a simple NFC (Near Field Communication) tap on the cute 64 x 64 mm (2.5 x 2.5 ")speaker cube  and it disconnects the same way too.

It also works as a reclining stand as the base slides out for one to position the phone in place, making it easy to watch videos and movies. The built-in-battery has lasted me quite a while, I have lost count of how long I have been using it on a one time charge.  So no worries about battery unless we ourselves forget to recharge it! :o)

Here's the HTC One, reclining on the HTC Boom Bass (that's Once Upon A Time, if you're wondering what show that is...)

The HTC BoomBass does not increase the audio volume but enhances audio the way a sub woofer does, adding bass (hence the name) for  a richer and deeper tone.  This is clearly notable when I am watching movies, the HTC BoomBass gives me a more enjoyable mini-cinema experience especially when I am watching on the HTC One Max.  For music, it depends on the original quality of the audio files firstly.  I find that it works better for ballads, classical and instrumental music whereas it seemed a tad “overworked”  and strained for trance tracks.  Check out the full specifications HERE

Overall though, it’s a great accessory to have around especially for on-the-go sharing video/movie viewing and music experience with family and friends.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

HTC One Max Review

If some of you can recall, I received a HTC One Max unit from HTC for my testing and review sometime back in mid Dec 2013.  My opinion of the HTC One Max is not one full of technical jargon but of one of a “layman” view of the phone.  Now as a user of the HTC One, the HTC One Max looked huge when I first laid my eyes on it.  However, after using the HTC One Max for about two months now, my HTC One is now such a small phone to me whereas the HTC One Max has now become my favourite and feels just spot on right in my hand.  Some parts of this post were taken from the previous post but I have elaborated further with my own experiences in each of the highlighted features.

The HTC One Max oozes pure entertainment excitement with great performance specifications.  The phablet size HTC One Max running on Android 4.3 with a 5.9" full HD 1080p display looks simply awesome.  Weighing at only 217g, this phablet packs a punch!  While most of the HTC One specifications are found in the HTC One Max with the same premium design. there are several additions to take note of:

  • A micro SD card slot has been added (up to 64GB) plus a  free 50GB of online storage on Google Drive for exclusively for HTC One Max owners.  I personally rejoice with this addition as I take a lot of photos (I really mean A LOT) and being able to store my photos on the SD card is great news to me! I really love the photos that I take with the HTC One Max.
Here's a shot I took of a sunset view at Mont Kiara

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Owen's Dessert Creations

It's truly a blessing to have a nephew who likes not only to bake but to bake no matter when inspiration hits him be it in the early morning or late at night! Hahaha.... Fortunately for me, he gives me a notice each time he does (well, almost every time ... I remember that recent one time when I just so happened to drop by when he was doing a batch of Red Velvet cupcakes for a friend).  I have taken a few pics now and then when he creates something.  Thanks Owen for making these desserts in the past.  His skill has been improving as time passes by.  May there be more desserts! Yay!

Fresh Strawberry Swiss Buttercream Cupcake

Sunny Side Up Cupcake