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Toshiba NB255-N250 Netbook Review

Hey guys, and merry Christmas! Today on CB, I am reviewing the Toshiba NB255-N250 netbook. This netbook is great for writing documents, watching videos, and browsing the web.

If you would like to purchase one of these netbooks, they are around $300 on Amazon.

Thank you guys for watching!

I’ll have my hands on a Transformer Prime in a few days, and I will be reviewing it for you guys! So subscribe to be notified when this review is released!


Samsung Galaxy S2 Review

Are you ready for this amazingly fast Android Gingerbread-wielding phone? No… not phone. BEAST. Yes. This phone is a beast in every way, whether your watching a movie on its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (that’s a mouth full), or filming a full HD (that’s 1080p) video of your cat, or even if your sitting back and playing Need for Speed on its 1.2GHz dual-core processor. If that doesn’t sell you, I’m not done.

With its 18-hour talk time, you can chat with your friends as much as you want, and since its 4G-capable, you can watch HD movies and download apps and games wherever you go. And this phone just looks physically amazing. It’s thin, its big, and it is extremely light, weighing in at less than 120g.

Just look at those curves! But all joking aside This thing just feels good in your hand. And finally, Samsung figured out that when the phone is plugged in, I still want to use it! Now, the USB port is located on the bottom of the phone, so I can actually type while it is charging.

Let’s get back to the display. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S2 has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. With this technology, Samsung has improved the viewing experience indoors and out. Indoors, it is very easy to see the bright, vivid colors which almost pop out at you if your watching a movie or even just reading a book. However, if you are outside, it can become a bit difficult to see what is on the screen. This is a problem with all smart-phones, and this will not ruin the user-experience whatsoever. I recommend turning the brightness up or using a light-colored wallpaper.

Another feature I would have liked to see is a  higher resolution display. Samsung is still using a 800×480, which doesn’t quite make sense when there are already qHD displays that display in 960×540. This is a minor flaw that will not ruin the experience.

The Galaxy S2 has great all quality, and the contacts and dialer applications are both very simple and very functional. The web browser is very fast and easy to use, however, with the Galaxy S2’s comparatively low screen resolution, there is a better web browsing experience to be had with a higher resolution device. That’s not to say that colors aren’t vibrant and it isn’t easy to read small text. Quite the contrary.

This phone is a perfect choice for someone that wants a speedy phone that is also extremely powerful. I would have to recommend this smartphone to anyone that seeks an enjoyable Android experience.

Music Bullet Mini-Speaker Review

Today, I am reviewing the Music Bullet Mini-Speaker, and amplifier for your MP3 player. Please enjoy the video!
If you want to pick one of these up, they are 35 bucks on amazon. It’s worth it.

I will have my hands on an ASUS Transformer Prime within a few weeks, so stay tuned for a review of this tablet!

Kindle Fire Review

It’s here. It’s cheap. And it’s pretty cool

The Kindle Fire is a great tablet for reading, watching and playing. It’s sturdy and powerful, yet light and exquisite. And for a mere 200 bucks, why not?

This thing reads books, plays games, surfs the web (with Amazon’s fast Silk web browser) and everything in between. And with the dual-core, 1GHz application processor, everything you do will be fast and easy. It has a 7-inch, 1024×600 touch-screen IPS display and 8GB of flash memory (I think that’s a couple books). All of this, plus a generous 512MB of RAM, is squeezed into this little tablet. There are no cameras, but this is an e-reader, not a DSLR.
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But let’s talk about it’s purpose. Reading.

The integrated Kindle application is great. It lets you adjust settings to your liking, it ties directly to Amazon’s Kindle book store, it is speedy, responsive and easy to use, and, unlike the Kindle app on the Android Market, it was made exclusively for the Kindle Fire. Also, the app has a brightness function built in, so you can read no matter how bright your surroundings are.

What about watching videos?

Even with it’s small (for a tablet) 7-inch screen, the Kindle Fire is excellent for watching moves, videos, etc. And Amazon’s Instant Video store has a great selection of movies and TV shows. You can stream the videos directly to your Fire for instant viewing, or you can download them and watch them later. Either way, if you want a tablet for watching movies, the Kindle Fire is as capable as any.

But what if you want music?

Amazon did a pretty good job on the music store. It’s simple, easy to use and navigate, and has a huge selection of music.    Now, obviously your not going to jog with the Fire wrapped around your arm, but if you are reading a book or browsing the web, you might want to listen to some tunes, and you can.

Why is the web browser called Silk?

Because it is. The web browser is extremely fast. It loads your favorite websites within seconds, and is even faster than the iPad 2‘s Safari web browser. It does this by pre-caching web pages in the cloud and delivering these pages more efficiently. And they did a phenomenal job.

And finally, apps and games. 

Just like most Android tablets, you can go and download apps. But unlike most tablets, you don’t get the Android Market experience. You see, Amazon decided to replace the Market with their own app store. Yes, there is a good number of apps and games to choose from, but it really doesn’t compare to the Market. There are ways to exploit the software, and install the Market onto the Fire, but that is a hassle, and it doesn’t work very well. If you want a tablet that has a huge selection of 3D games and apps for your every need, that you may want to keep looking. Of course, this isn’t a HUGE flaw. Amazon DID take some of the most popular apps and put them on their app store, but these only make up  a small fraction of your choices when using the Android Market.

The Kindle Fire

By now you know that the Fire is one of the cheapest tablets out there, and it packs a huge punch relative to the price. If you are looking for a powerful e-reader, than the Fire is definitely up your alley. If you are looking for a laptop replacement, you may find yourself a bit disappointed. All-in-all, there is a great experience to be had with the Fire.