Madcatz Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard

Posted: 19 Aug 2012 09:19 PM PDT

For $299.99, you get this 5-piece mechanical keyboard from MadCatz — the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7. The keyboard concept looks like it was completely taken from the Transformers movie.

The Madcatz Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 comes with a full metal chassis, assembled from five interlocking hardware modules — the main keyboard, palm rest, numeric keypad, a “function strip” and a “V.E.N.O.M.” touchscreen.

Check out the video below and see how it works:

This is the most complicated mechanical gaming keyboard we’ve ever seen. The Madcatz Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 was released and ready for shipment (they got an online store) for a price tag of $299.99.

YugaTech-WidgetCity X-Mini Giveaway

Posted: 19 Aug 2012 08:22 PM PDT

Many of you might be familiar with our giveaway sponsor this week, Widget City. We’ve bought a number of items from them and also regularly borrow units to review. They’re also very kind to send us stuff to give away to readers.

So we got three (3) X-Mini speakers to give away to readers. Just scroll down below and follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget.

We start accepting entries today and end it on Saturday next week.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Widget City for these free stuff to our readers.

Sony Xperia SL becomes official, gets 200Mhz bump

Posted: 19 Aug 2012 05:23 AM PDT

Sony has a slightly new handset as a successor to the Xperia S. The Sony Xperia SL is basically the Xperia S with a 200MHz bump in processor speed.

This introduction reminds us of the time when the then Sony-Ericsson also introduced the Xperia Arc S with a faster processor compared to the similarly-design Xperia Arc.

So that’s a bump from a dual-core 1.5GHz to a dual-core 1.7GHz.

Sony Xperia SL specs:
4.3-inch HD Reality Display @ 1280×720 pixels, 342ppi
Mobile Bravia Engine
Qualcomm S3 MSM8260
Snapdragon 1.7GHz dual-core processor
1.5GB built-in storage
32GB external storage (non-removable)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth 2.1
NFC support
GPS w/ aGPS support
12.1MP Exmor R rear camera
1080p video recording
1.3MP front facing camera
720p video recording
micro-HDMI out
Li-Ion 1750mAh battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The changes might not be that much but it seems coincidental that Google has also announced it is supporting the Xperia S under the AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

Meaning, the Xperia S will be getting some special treatment from Google the same way the Nexus line gets first dibs on the lastest Android updates.

Winner: Huawei E355 WiFi Stick

Posted: 19 Aug 2012 05:02 AM PDT

Thanks to all those who joined our Huawei E355 WiFi stick giveaway. We had over 1,200 participants this time and we have one lucky winner.

Congrats to Michelle Ledesma! You may claim your prize anytime, just send me an email for instructions.

To the rest, keep on joining. We have another giveaway for tomorrow from another sponsor.


Huawei Ascend G300 arriving next week at around Php7k

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 11:02 PM PDT

We just got word from Huawei Philippines that a new handset will be released next week. While they did not give the suggested retail price, the Huawei Ascend G300 is selling for $160 elsewhere.

That puts the price of the handset in the vicinity of Php7,000. Considering they have the Ascend Y200 that retails for Php5,490, then the Ascend G300 might sell somewhere in between Php6,990 to Php7,490.

Huawei Ascend G300 (U8815) specs:
4.0″ IPS LCD @ 800×480 pixels, 233ppi
Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon 1.0GHz Cortex A5
Adreno 200 GPU
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
5MP rear camera with LED flash
FM radio tuner
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
1350mAh Li-Ion battery
122.5 x 63 x 10.5mm (dimensions)
140grams (weight)

The Ascend G300, with its current configuration, will probably perform close to that of the old Galaxy S. We’ll update this post once Huawei gives us the exact retail price.

Updated: We just got word from Huawei that the suggested retail price of the Ascend G300 is Php9,490.