Smart LTE Plan 3500 confirmed!

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 07:41 PM PDT

Smart has just confirmed the pricing of their new 42Mbps Smart LTE service. Their sign-up page outlines the details — 42Mbps, 10GB, at Php3,500 a month.

The postpaid Plan 3500 comes with a free LTE dongle (worth Php8k). MSF is Php3,500.

There’s are no more details of the plan except those stated above. What seems to be missing are:

● What are the exact locations of the coverage?
● What happens after you consumed the 10GB cap?
● Will they allow you to buy more bandwidth or just shut you down?
● Will they throttle you down when you reach the allocation?
● Will they switch you to HSPA+, HSPA or 3G if there are no LTE signal?

We’ll just have to wait ’til August 25 during the official public launch to find out.

CM10 Nightlies to start rolling out

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 06:27 PM PDT

Android users who love to tinker with their device's OS have a reason to rejoice as the CyanogenMod folks will be releasing the first wave of Jelly Bean custom ROMs for a handful of devices starting today.

The first few devices that'll get the said update are as follow:
• The US SGS3 variants
• The Galaxy Nexus variants
• The Nexus S varaints
• The Nexus 7
• The Transformer and Transformer Prime
• The SGS1 variants
• The SGS2 i9100g
• P3 and P5 tablets

There's no reason to fret if you're device didn't make the list. Rest assured that the team is still doing their best to port their own version of Jelly bean on other devices. A bit of a setback for CM9 users because the CM team mentioned that updates for that project will only be done on a weekly basis as they shift their focus on CM10 releases.

Razer outs Deathstalker ultimate gaming keyboard

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 04:33 AM PDT

Just weeks after Razer announced the Ouroboros gaming mouse, they unveiled an equally awesome gaming keyboard in the form of Deathstalker to accompany the mouse in giving gamers the complete gaming experience.

We've seen and used a lot of gadgets and accessories in our time, but once in a while we bump in to a gadget that makes us want to say WTF?! When we saw the Razer Deathstalker Ultimate, those were the exact same words that came out.

Although the keyboard packs a lot of minor aesthetic features like Chiclet keys, tri-color backlit keys (Green, Red and Purple) and fixed wrist rest, the Deathstalker Ultimate's main strength lies on the technological advancements it possess.

This gaming keyboard is imbued with Razer's Synapse 2.0 which is a cloud-based storage for saving custom keyboard settings, downloading driver and firmware updates. Another feature of the Deathstalker Ultimate is its dedicated gaming mode which disables some of the unused and commonly wrong pressed keys like Windows key. It also makes use of Anti-Ghosting technology for a more accurate key presses and supports up to 10 simultaneous key presses.

The Razer Deathstalker Ultimate still has an ace up its sleeve and it's undoubtedly its best feature. This gaming keyboard has a multi-functional and multi-touch 4.05" LCD panel that can act as trackpad, numpad, and can be assigned to display in-game information such as cooldowns or a gamer's SNS feed which makes it easier for anyone to brag the spoils without switching windows.

Above the LCD panel are 10 dynamic, tactile keys which is also customizable and complete with the app's icons. These keys can be used to bind in-game commands, macros, skills and spell or shortcut to other apps like SNS and email. These functionalities are made possible through Razer's Switchable User Interface which was first introduced in the company's gaming laptop and Synapse 2.0.

Awesome can't even put justice to how innovative and good-looking the Deathstalker Ultimate is. Though designed for in-game commands, we liked how the LCD panel and the ten tactile keys can also be assigned for other non-game controls. If only I had enough cash to blow, $249.99 to be exact (coming this September), I would definitely add this to my gaming machine, and it'll be a great addition indeed especially when paired with the Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse.