Mobvoi launches TicPods 2 and TicPods 2 Pro

Mobvoi is a company we covered quite a bit on this site, and for good reason. They offer interesting products with good features at affordable prices. Their smartwatches are really good, and among the cheapest with WearOS, and the TicPods managed to attract many buyers. The later ones needed a remake since the audio marked changed a lot in the past years, with more and player entering the truly wireless earbuds field. Well, Mobvoi was active and they just launched…

Xiaomi and NReal join forces to bring mix-reality to the masses

A few months ago I wrote about an interesting new company called NReal that is developing a pair of smart glasses that focus on mix-reality, gaming, and advanced interactions. Something that Google tried in the past but eventually abandoned the project, at least for general consumers. After that article (which I strongly recommend you read since it is really interesting), there was almost complete silence…until today. Black Shark just announced that they are partnering with NReal to bring mix-reality to…

How to handle shipping delays: Roidmi vs Umidigi

Almost a month ago I wrote about Roidmi and how their IndieGoGo campaign, despite having huge commercial success, ended in disaster. Back then, almost no backers from Europe got their vacuums even though the deadline was two months passed, and other regions saw big delays as well. After that article Roidmi started to respond (after more than a month of complete silence) and saying that shipping will be done soon. Another company, Umidigi, had a similar situation and they handled…

JoyUI 11 update delayed until January

A few months ago, Black Shark promised that they will update the Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 2 Pro smartphones to JoyUI 11, a version that is based on the new MIUI 11 interface from Xiaomi. Initially, this update was scheduled to reach consumers (at least those in China) this December, however, there were some problems in merging the gaming features from JoyUI into MIUI 11, so the update will be postponed until January 20. Black Shark did not…

Umidigi Uwatch 3 fitness watch launched for €26.99

Umidigi launched a new fitness tracker and despite the affordable price, the Umidigi UWatch 3 has good fitness and activity tracking capabilities, promises great battery life and even has water resistance. Now, I would not say it is a smartwatch since it does not have ann app store nor can it run applications besides the ones pre-installed, but if you are looking for a simple fitness tracker that also doubles as a watch and notifications reminder, the Uwatch 3 may…

ZTE unveils the first 5G Snapdragon 865 smartphone

In a surprise move, ZTE just unveiled the first smartphone that is equipped with the new Snapdragon 865 chipset. Named ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G, the phone comes with 5G connectivity, the latest chipset from Qualcomm and top specs, but most other specifications are not yet revealed. Price is not yet known either and there is no official release date, but we know that it will hit the market in the first half of next year. If all this looks…

Pablo Escobar’s brother launches…a folding smartphone?

Yesterday, a new smartphone hit the market and it came from a very surprising and controversial source. The phone is named Escobar Fold 1…Yes, that Escobar. Escobar Inc is the company established in 1984 by Pablo Escobar as a means of funneling large sums of cash outside of Colombia. To try and control the Pablo Escobar brand and name, in 2014 it was reincorporated by Pablo’s brother, Roberto Escobar. Now, they are launching a smartphone with a flexible screen it…

Umidigi A3S is the cheapest smartphone with Android 10

Umidigi announced today a new entry-level smartphone. Called the Umidigi A3S, the device has low-end specifications but also a low price, at just $60. Don’t expect to push this smartphone too much, but for basic web browsing and social networks. It also has a rather outdated design, with both top and bottom bezels. On the bright side, it has good connectivity options, making it suitable for emerging markets and for people who don’t want to spend too much on a…

Xiaomi disappoints customer by failing to deliver promised vacuums to hundreds of backers

Roidmi, a subsidiary of Xiaomi that focuses on household items, had a few months ago an IndieGoGo campaign for a new cordless vacuum, the Roidmi NEX. Obviously, Xiaomi does not need the money to develop it, instead, it was more a publicity stunt and a way for people outside of China to pre-order the device. It looked like a sure deal with little risk, considering the company that is behind it. Shipping was due for September, however, most of the…

Xiaomi launches the Mi Band 3i in India

Today Xiaomi revealed a new wearable, but don’t expect anything fancy. They launched the new Mi Band 3i, which is almost identical to the older Mi band 3 smart bracelet, with one major difference: it lacks the heart rate sensor. It has all the other features that don’t require it and is quite cheap, at just Rs. 1,299, so I am sure that there will be a market for it. So, what will you be getting for approximately $18? The…