Light effects mix

Pro-update mix for strange tablets, the start of sales of the new iPad in Russia, the "new" Blackberry, three good speakers, burning cables and paramilitary goggles.

About update for Sony Tablet

Both Sony tablets, both S and P, should receive a firmware update to Android 4.0 in the near future (from May 24), I'm still not going to finish the second part of the Tablet P review, well, there will be a reason.

There are rumors that Sony will show an update for S in the fall, the tablet will be thinner, the display diagonal will be the same. But P, ​​most likely, will remain in one copy, I, except for a toy, can’t call this thing in any way. Yes, Sonystyle lovers light up their eyes, but how many of them, lovers?

About the launch of iPad sales

Official sales of the new iPad begin in Russia, this time the delay was a couple of months. Let me remind you that I experienced for myself what it is like to stand in line and buy an Apple device one of the first, I don’t want to repeat the experience, but it was cool.

Here I would like to say a few things. Rumor has it that the first batch is about 30,000 tablets. And about the prices. Here is a note from Vedomosti, everything is written here as it should be:

“Official sales of Apple’s new tablet computer model, the iPad 3, will start in Russia on May 25,” several retailers announced at once, also naming the price of the novelty. Euroset will sell the iPad 3 in the minimum configuration (WiFi 16Gb) for 20,490 rubles, in the maximum configuration (WiFi 4G 64Gb) - for 35,490 rubles. The announced prices of other retailers are almost the same: re:Store intends to sell the iPad 3 for 20,990 and 35,990 rubles. respectively, and M.video for 20,000 and 35,490 rubles.

M.video has announced that it will reduce the price of the iPad 2 as soon as the new model goes on sale. “With the release of the new model, prices for the iPad 2 are reduced by an average of 5,000 rubles,” the trading network said in a statement. Now the cheapest iPad 2 on the M.video website is offered for 14,990 rubles, the most expensive - for 21,990 rubles.

Apple began to encourage discounts on obsolete gadget models in Russia only last year, with the previous iPad generation change. As in the rest of the world, Russian retailers reduced prices for all iPad models with the release of iPad 2 by $100, or 3,000 rubles, which amounted to 9-15% of the selling price. At the same time, Apple ideologically does not support simultaneous sales of devices of different generations.

The only thing to consider here is that Apple may not ideologically support anything, but Russia (mother) has its own pride, and most consumers cannot distinguish the iPhone 4 from the 4S, and the iPad 2 from the new iPad. For many, the joy of owning an “iPhone” or “iPad” is more important, and what generations are there, this is a second question. Accordingly, sellers can be advised not to be in a hurry with discounts, and so everything will diverge.

On the gray market, you can now buy the top-end version (64 Gb + 4G) for about thirty thousand rubles, and the price tag settled a month ago, when large batches of devices imported bypassing customs in suitcases and in other ways went to Russia. I can assume that already now in Moscow alone there are more new iPads than in the officially imported batch - let me remind you, this is thirty thousand. Many "experts" on Facebook and Twitter write something from the series "but who needs official ones, because EVERYONE has already bought it." In fact, there is always a shortage of official Apple devices for the Russian Federation, and this is especially true for tablets and smartphones. There is a large stratum of consumers who want to buy a gadget for our market, and over time this trend does not change.

It seems to me that if you are sick of buying something in obscure stores, then you can easily overpay five thousand for the top version, not so much.

This time I won’t even cry about markups, it must be taken into account that it is unlikely that the gap between the start of sales can be reduced to reasonable limits, as long as the gap of a couple of months remains, the comrades responsible for the “gray” retail will work actively . And no one remembers yet that in addition to the iPad and iPhone, it's great to trade American and European Apple laptops, you can also earn some money.

I am often asked about the review of the new iPad, I will prepare it in June, I will write about the applications that I use, how much has changed, whether it is worth changing, what the next tablet of the company could be. If you have any suggestions - write, I will gladly supplement the material.

About Gunnar Optiks MW3

After reviewing the glasses for the computer, I received many letters, and the discussion on the forum was such that the eye rejoices in the truest sense of the word. Dear readers discussed the characteristics of the product and poured such terms that my humanitarian brain immediately crept up, shriveled up and disappeared into the silence of the night. This cannot but rejoice. In the meantime, another model of Gunnar Optiks fell into my hands, these are computer glasses dedicated to my favorite series of games, we are talking about Call of Duty, this version is addressed to Modern Warfare 3. As a rule, if we are talking about some limited product, then there is a high probability of encountering something familiar, only decorated with a new logo. Like HTC smartphones, created in collaboration with Monster, they are, of course, not a limited edition, but you could come up with something more interesting, except for a different color, different headphones in the kit and an incomprehensible program inside.

If we talk about glasses, then everything is fine here, I had been looking at the model for a long time and knew roughly what to expect. High-quality packaging, a very good cover is included, leatherette outside, soft material inside. There is also a soft cover that can also be used as a cleaning cloth. The glasses themselves are massive, I would recommend trying them on before buying, although the type of frame here is such that it is suitable for most face types. In fact, these are slightly modernized "aviation" glasses, only without the characteristic rounding. Like all other Gunnars, the finish and workmanship is excellent, the frame is made of metal, aluminum is used, the rough texture is preserved on the front. There are slots on the jumper, the hinges are very well made, in general, the accessory in my heart causes extremely positive emotions and vibrations. There are rubber inserts on the back of the temples, as you can see, they can deviate slightly to the sides for a better fit. On the lower part, you can see the places where the frame is fastened, the heads of the screws are visible - there is no glue here. In general, everything is very good, it rarely happens that the desired thing brings so much joy when it falls into the hands.

Линзы - характерные для Gunnar Optiks, они смягчают изображение на мониторе, хотите - верьте, хотите - нет, но глаза и правда не устают даже после нескольких часов работы за каким-нибудь ярким экраном типа Apple Cinema Display 27. Впрочем, я тут снова вас отошлю к обзору модели Phenom, все мои впечатления совпадают и в случае с рассматриваемыми очками.

В фирменном американском интернет-магазине очки стоят около $99, у нас почти в два раза дороже, так что решайте сами, где покупать, если захотите стать владельцем. Мне модель понравилась, буду использовать - хотя MW3 мне понравилась гораздо меньше прошлой «серии» и уж точно меньше Black Ops. Отмечу также, что для CoD очень любопытные продукты - тут и очки, и особая версия Jeep, и аксессуары для приставок.

The author would like to thank Gunnarshop.ru for the provided glasses.

About official BB 9900

Not even a year has passed since the announcement in Russia of the "new" BlackBerry device took place (I quote the release with abbreviations):

Moscow, Russia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 smartphone is now available to Russian corporate customers. The new smartphone will be distributed by Russian mobile operators VimpelCom and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest smartphone in the current BlackBerry lineup. This model is the first to implement a combination of a comfortable keyboard and touch screen, while the designers have retained the classic BlackBerry Bold design. This model supports high-speed data transmission over WiFi® networks of cellular operators. With an industry-leading keyboard, high-resolution touchscreen, and high-performance browser, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone delivers traditional mobile communications with advanced and integrated phone, email, instant messaging, and social apps that the owner of a smartphone can work productively and stay connected throughout the day.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first smartphone in the BlackBerry lineup to have NFC (Near Field Communications) built-in, a new technology that opens up a wide range of possibilities: from communicating with accessories to reading SmartPoster tags by simply touching them with a smartphone.

“Together with our partners, MTS and VimpelCom, we are pleased to present the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Russia,” said Paul Lucier, Research In Motion Managing Director for Northern Europe, Russia and the CIS. – Model Bold 9900 runs on the operating system of the new generation BlackBerry 7, thanks to which smartphone owners will have at their disposal the widest range of communication tools, a convenient web browser and multimedia support. In turn, IT leaders will be able to enjoy the updated set of enterprise features that BlackBerry products are famous for.

Let me remind you that the BB 9900 has been on sale all over the world for almost a year now, and now sales are finally starting here. Prices will probably be set without regard to the beautiful Russian gray market, where there are already a lot of offers, the average price is about 20,000 rubles. The situation with RIM is now difficult, and it is strange that these devices will get into Russia at all. Will there be buyers? As they say, even the worst book will have two hundred readers, so here - someone will surely be seduced by the "novelty".

About columns

Monster has one good speaker called Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Beatbox, review is on the website. And it is still one of the best devices in its class.

Recently, another device has appeared, this is the Beatbox Portable. It costs $449 on the official website, as the name implies, this is a smaller column. There is a battery compartment inside, so the little "monster" can work for about 15 hours without being plugged into an outlet. There is a cradle for iPhone / iPod, you can use the 3.5 mm jack to connect additional devices - any phones and players. I like the design, there are some kind of carrying handles, metal, velvety plastic and very good sound. A friend of mine bought the column, he also told me about the model, I myself missed the update. I'll get my hands on it soon, then I'll tell you in detail.

I’ll complain once again, I was very dissatisfied with the Monster wireless headset, after the review they wrote to me, saying that I just didn’t understand its charm or something else, but in fact there is really terrifying sound, strange build quality and others « charms”, I will not say anything about the price.

If Monster made a small Beatbox, then Aliph made a big Jambox, that's what it's called, Big Jambox. We increased the miniature device several times, but at the same time retained the ability to use the gadget as a speakerphone, which is very good. The design is just as interesting, and the price is good, we will have a large Jambox in the summer, it will probably cost a little more than ten thousand rubles.

A last word about Bowers&Wilkins Zeppelin Air. I have been asked for a long time to talk about this device, but I still can’t bring myself to bring a huge box home, so I decided to shoot a video right on the spot. I don’t know if I will write a separate article or not. In fact, this is the best large-sized speaker for Apple technology, you can put even an iPad or an iPhone in the cradle, a very good remote control, and one cannot but note the unique design of the system, it looks very cool, a real decoration of your home.The price bites, about 25,000 rubles, but the sound quality justifies the investment, captures, goosebumps, and all that. I have a friend, so after listening in the store he bought it and drags it around the apartment to different rooms - he listens either in the living room or in the bedroom. Changes periodically. The difference between the version with the word Air is also that it is easy to transfer sound from iTunes to the device, you can not rearrange it, but buy another Zeppelin and choose where exactly the stream will go in the program.

Thanks to Dream-store.ru for the column, if you think it makes sense to write a separate review of B&W Zeppelin Air, then tell me, I'll bring it then, I'll take it off and tell you more.

About burning cables

I'm not familiar with Dexim products, I had a charger, honestly worked for a year and was given to someone I knew in a fit of kindness and positive vibrations. In general, kindness sometimes does strange things to people. But I'm not talking about that. I don’t like all kinds of indicators burning beyond measure, stickers about x-bass and “parasonic” and other things that attract the eye. That is why I choose black in clothes and a raincoat in the summer (and a sweater for warmth). That is why a small inconspicuous car of an indefinite color and other options. When I was asked to write something about illuminated cables, at first I grinned wryly and was about to refuse, but then I saw Dexim and decided to try my luck. But what if. As it turned out, not in vain.

The cable is thick, there is another one between the two wires, the plug is massive, and this is a minus, when connected to a MacBook Pro, sometimes it makes it difficult to plug something else into the connector next to it. Yes, and look at what plug is included in the iPhone, also hefty. The cable bends badly, but I won’t judge whether it’s a minus or a plus. I was given a kit for a car, with a small adapter for a cigarette lighter, there are still versions where there is just a cable in the box, a cable with a network charger (both Russian and American plugs), a backlit microUSB cable. The show begins when the plugs are in the devices. A treadmill appears in the center of the cable, like neon signs. When your device is half discharged, the lights run quickly, and it looks beautiful - even for me, a lover of ringing emptiness, darkness and robots. Over time, the running of the lights slows down, when a full charge is reached, they go out completely. It looks great in a dark room, well, or in a car at night. Plus, you can always find the device, at least while charging is in progress. I even made a short video about the accessory. Surprisingly, even from an ordinary cable you can make something special, the Visible Green accessory is called, I haven’t seen anything like it before, well, I’ll leave the cable for myself, I’ll just use it in the car, maybe a UFO will fly in and take away HP ProBook Matte Grey already. The accessory costs about forty dollars on the official website, our prices, of course, are slightly different, much higher, although you can find something like that.

Light effects mix

Pro-update mix for strange tablets, the start of sales of the new iPad in Russia, the "new" Blackberry, three good speakers, burning cables and paramilitary goggles.

About update for Sony Tablet

Both Sony tablets, both S and P, should receive a firmware update to Android 4.0 in the near future (from May 24), I'm still not going to finish the second part of the Tablet P review, well, there will be a reason.

There are rumors that Sony will show an update for S in the fall, the tablet will be thinner, the display diagonal will be the same. But P, ​​most likely, will remain in one copy, I, except for a toy, can’t call this thing in any way. Yes, Sonystyle lovers light up their eyes, but how many of them, lovers?

About the launch of iPad sales

Official sales of the new iPad begin in Russia, this time the delay was a couple of months. Let me remind you that I experienced for myself what it is like to stand in line and buy an Apple device one of the first, I don’t want to repeat the experience, but it was cool.

Here I would like to say a few things. Rumor has it that the first batch is about 30,000 tablets. And about the prices. Here is a note from Vedomosti, everything is written here as it should be:

“Official sales of Apple’s new tablet computer model, the iPad 3, will start in Russia on May 25,” several retailers announced at once, also naming the price of the novelty. Euroset will sell the iPad 3 in the minimum configuration (WiFi 16Gb) for 20,490 rubles, in the maximum configuration (WiFi 4G 64Gb) - for 35,490 rubles. The announced prices of other retailers are almost the same: re:Store intends to sell the iPad 3 for 20,990 and 35,990 rubles. respectively, and M.video for 20,000 and 35,490 rubles.

M.video has announced that it will reduce the price of the iPad 2 as soon as the new model goes on sale. “With the release of the new model, prices for the iPad 2 are reduced by an average of 5,000 rubles,” the trading network said in a statement. Now the cheapest iPad 2 on the M.video website is offered for 14,990 rubles, the most expensive - for 21,990 rubles.

Apple began to encourage discounts on obsolete gadget models in Russia only last year, with the previous iPad generation change. As in the rest of the world, Russian retailers reduced prices for all iPad models with the release of iPad 2 by $100, or 3,000 rubles, which amounted to 9-15% of the selling price. At the same time, Apple ideologically does not support simultaneous sales of devices of different generations.

The only thing to consider here is that Apple may not ideologically support anything, but Russia (mother) has its own pride, and most consumers cannot distinguish the iPhone 4 from the 4S, and the iPad 2 from the new iPad. For many, the joy of owning an “iPhone” or “iPad” is more important, and what generations are there, this is a second question. Accordingly, sellers can be advised not to be in a hurry with discounts, and so everything will diverge.

On the gray market, you can now buy the top-end version (64 Gb + 4G) for about thirty thousand rubles, and the price tag settled a month ago, when large batches of devices imported bypassing customs in suitcases and in other ways went to Russia. I can assume that already now in Moscow alone there are more new iPads than in the officially imported batch - let me remind you, this is thirty thousand. Many "experts" on Facebook and Twitter write something from the series "but who needs official ones, because EVERYONE has already bought it." In fact, there is always a shortage of official Apple devices for the Russian Federation, and this is especially true for tablets and smartphones. There is a large stratum of consumers who want to buy a gadget for our market, and over time this trend does not change.

It seems to me that if you are sick of buying something in obscure stores, then you can easily overpay five thousand for the top version, not so much.

This time I won’t even cry about markups, it must be taken into account that it is unlikely that the gap between the start of sales can be reduced to reasonable limits, as long as the gap of a couple of months remains, the comrades responsible for the “gray” retail will work actively . And no one remembers yet that in addition to the iPad and iPhone, it's great to trade American and European Apple laptops, you can also earn some money.

I am often asked about the review of the new iPad, I will prepare it in June, I will write about the applications that I use, how much has changed, whether it is worth changing, what the next tablet of the company could be. If you have any suggestions - write, I will gladly supplement the material.

About Gunnar Optiks MW3

After reviewing the glasses for the computer, I received many letters, and the discussion on the forum was such that the eye rejoices in the truest sense of the word. Dear readers discussed the characteristics of the product and poured such terms that my humanitarian brain immediately crept up, shriveled up and disappeared into the silence of the night. This cannot but rejoice. In the meantime, another model of Gunnar Optiks fell into my hands, these are computer glasses dedicated to my favorite series of games, we are talking about Call of Duty, this version is addressed to Modern Warfare 3. As a rule, if we are talking about some limited product, then there is a high probability of encountering something familiar, only decorated with a new logo. Like HTC smartphones, created in collaboration with Monster, they are, of course, not a limited edition, but you could come up with something more interesting, except for a different color, different headphones in the kit and an incomprehensible program inside.

If we talk about glasses, then everything is fine here, I had been looking at the model for a long time and knew roughly what to expect. High-quality packaging, a very good cover is included, leatherette outside, soft material inside. There is also a soft cover that can also be used as a cleaning cloth. The glasses themselves are massive, I would recommend trying them on before buying, although the type of frame here is such that it is suitable for most face types. In fact, these are slightly modernized "aviation" glasses, only without the characteristic rounding. Like all other Gunnars, the finish and workmanship is excellent, the frame is made of metal, aluminum is used, the rough texture is preserved on the front. There are slots on the jumper, the hinges are very well made, in general, the accessory in my heart causes extremely positive emotions and vibrations. There are rubber inserts on the back of the temples, as you can see, they can deviate slightly to the sides for a better fit. On the lower part, you can see the places where the frame is fastened, the heads of the screws are visible - there is no glue here. In general, everything is very good, it rarely happens that the desired thing brings so much joy when it falls into the hands.

Линзы - характерные для Gunnar Optiks, они смягчают изображение на мониторе, хотите - верьте, хотите - нет, но глаза и правда не устают даже после нескольких часов работы за каким-нибудь ярким экраном типа Apple Cinema Display 27. Впрочем, я тут снова вас отошлю к обзору модели Phenom, все мои впечатления совпадают и в случае с рассматриваемыми очками.

В фирменном американском интернет-магазине очки стоят около $99, у нас почти в два раза дороже, так что решайте сами, где покупать, если захотите стать владельцем. Мне модель понравилась, буду использовать - хотя MW3 мне понравилась гораздо меньше прошлой «серии» и уж точно меньше Black Ops. Отмечу также, что для CoD очень любопытные продукты - тут и очки, и особая версия Jeep, и аксессуары для приставок.

The author would like to thank Gunnarshop.ru for the provided glasses.

About official BB 9900

Not even a year has passed since the announcement in Russia of the "new" BlackBerry device took place (I quote the release with abbreviations):

Moscow, Russia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 smartphone is now available to Russian corporate customers. The new smartphone will be distributed by Russian mobile operators VimpelCom and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest smartphone in the current BlackBerry lineup. This model is the first to implement a combination of a comfortable keyboard and touch screen, while the designers have retained the classic BlackBerry Bold design. This model supports high-speed data transmission over WiFi® networks of cellular operators. With an industry-leading keyboard, high-resolution touchscreen, and high-performance browser, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone delivers traditional mobile communications with advanced and integrated phone, email, instant messaging, and social apps that the owner of a smartphone can work productively and stay connected throughout the day.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first smartphone in the BlackBerry lineup to have NFC (Near Field Communications) built-in, a new technology that opens up a wide range of possibilities: from communicating with accessories to reading SmartPoster tags by simply touching them with a smartphone.

“Together with our partners, MTS and VimpelCom, we are pleased to present the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Russia,” said Paul Lucier, Research In Motion Managing Director for Northern Europe, Russia and the CIS. – Model Bold 9900 runs on the operating system of the new generation BlackBerry 7, thanks to which smartphone owners will have at their disposal the widest range of communication tools, a convenient web browser and multimedia support. In turn, IT leaders will be able to enjoy the updated set of enterprise features that BlackBerry products are famous for.

Let me remind you that the BB 9900 has been on sale all over the world for almost a year now, and now sales are finally starting here. Prices will probably be set without regard to the beautiful Russian gray market, where there are already a lot of offers, the average price is about 20,000 rubles. The situation with RIM is now difficult, and it is strange that these devices will get into Russia at all. Will there be buyers? As they say, even the worst book will have two hundred readers, so here - someone will surely be seduced by the "novelty".

About columns

Monster has one good speaker called Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Beatbox, review is on the website. And it is still one of the best devices in its class.

Recently, another device has appeared, this is the Beatbox Portable. It costs $449 on the official website, as the name implies, this is a smaller column. There is a battery compartment inside, so the little "monster" can work for about 15 hours without being plugged into an outlet. There is a cradle for iPhone / iPod, you can use the 3.5 mm jack to connect additional devices - any phones and players. I like the design, there are some kind of carrying handles, metal, velvety plastic and very good sound. A friend of mine bought the column, he also told me about the model, I myself missed the update. I'll get my hands on it soon, then I'll tell you in detail.

I’ll complain once again, I was very dissatisfied with the Monster wireless headset, after the review they wrote to me, saying that I just didn’t understand its charm or something else, but in fact there is really terrifying sound, strange build quality and others « charms”, I will not say anything about the price.

If Monster made a small Beatbox, then Aliph made a big Jambox, that's what it's called, Big Jambox. We increased the miniature device several times, but at the same time retained the ability to use the gadget as a speakerphone, which is very good. The design is just as interesting, and the price is good, we will have a large Jambox in the summer, it will probably cost a little more than ten thousand rubles.

A last word about Bowers&Wilkins Zeppelin Air. I have been asked for a long time to talk about this device, but I still can’t bring myself to bring a huge box home, so I decided to shoot a video right on the spot. I don’t know if I will write a separate article or not. In fact, this is the best large-sized speaker for Apple technology, you can put even an iPad or an iPhone in the cradle, a very good remote control, and one cannot but note the unique design of the system, it looks very cool, a real decoration of your home.The price bites, about 25,000 rubles, but the sound quality justifies the investment, captures, goosebumps, and all that. I have a friend, so after listening in the store he bought it and drags it around the apartment to different rooms - he listens either in the living room or in the bedroom. Changes periodically. The difference between the version with the word Air is also that it is easy to transfer sound from iTunes to the device, you can not rearrange it, but buy another Zeppelin and choose where exactly the stream will go in the program.

Thanks to Dream-store.ru for the column, if you think it makes sense to write a separate review of B&W Zeppelin Air, then tell me, I'll bring it then, I'll take it off and tell you more.

About burning cables

I'm not familiar with Dexim products, I had a charger, honestly worked for a year and was given to someone I knew in a fit of kindness and positive vibrations. In general, kindness sometimes does strange things to people. But I'm not talking about that. I don’t like all kinds of indicators burning beyond measure, stickers about x-bass and “parasonic” and other things that attract the eye. That is why I choose black in clothes and a raincoat in the summer (and a sweater for warmth). That is why a small inconspicuous car of an indefinite color and other options. When I was asked to write something about illuminated cables, at first I grinned wryly and was about to refuse, but then I saw Dexim and decided to try my luck. But what if. As it turned out, not in vain.

The cable is thick, there is another one between the two wires, the plug is massive, and this is a minus, when connected to a MacBook Pro, sometimes it makes it difficult to plug something else into the connector next to it. Yes, and look at what plug is included in the iPhone, also hefty. The cable bends badly, but I won’t judge whether it’s a minus or a plus. I was given a kit for a car, with a small adapter for a cigarette lighter, there are still versions where there is just a cable in the box, a cable with a network charger (both Russian and American plugs), a backlit microUSB cable. The show begins when the plugs are in the devices. A treadmill appears in the center of the cable, like neon signs. When your device is half discharged, the lights run quickly, and it looks beautiful - even for me, a lover of ringing emptiness, darkness and robots. Over time, the running of the lights slows down, when a full charge is reached, they go out completely. It looks great in a dark room, or in a car at night. Plus, you can always find the device, at least while charging is in progress. I even made a short video about the accessory. Surprisingly, even from an ordinary cable you can make something special, the Visible Green accessory is called, I haven’t seen anything like it before, well, I’ll leave the cable for myself, I’ll just use it in the car, maybe a UFO will fly in and take away HP ProBook Matte Grey already. The accessory costs about forty dollars on the official website, our prices, of course, are slightly different, much higher, although you can find something like that.

Light effects mix

Pro-update mix for strange tablets, the start of sales of the new iPad in Russia, the "new" Blackberry, three good speakers, burning cables and paramilitary goggles.

About update for Sony Tablet

Both Sony tablets, both S and P, should receive a firmware update to Android 4.0 in the near future (from May 24), I'm still not going to finish the second part of the Tablet P review, well, there will be a reason.

There are rumors that Sony will show an update for S in the fall, the tablet will be thinner, the display diagonal will be the same. But P, ​​most likely, will remain in one copy, I, except for a toy, can’t call this thing in any way. Yes, Sonystyle lovers light up their eyes, but how many of them, lovers?

About the launch of iPad sales

Official sales of the new iPad begin in Russia, this time the delay was a couple of months. Let me remind you that I experienced for myself what it is like to stand in line and buy an Apple device one of the first, I don’t want to repeat the experience, but it was cool.

Here I would like to say a few things. Rumor has it that the first batch is about 30,000 tablets. And about the prices. Here is a note from Vedomosti, everything is written here as it should be:

“Official sales of Apple's new tablet computer model, the iPad 3, will start in Russia on May 25,” several retailers announced at once, also naming the price of the novelty. Euroset will sell the iPad 3 in the minimum configuration (WiFi 16Gb) for 20,490 rubles, in the maximum configuration (WiFi 4G 64Gb) - for 35,490 rubles. The announced prices of other retailers are almost the same: re:Store intends to sell the iPad 3 for 20,990 and 35,990 rubles. respectively, and M.video for 20,000 and 35,490 rubles.

M.video announced that it will reduce the price of the iPad 2 with the start of sales of the new model. “With the release of the new model, prices for the iPad 2 are reduced by an average of 5,000 rubles,” the trading network said in a statement. Now the cheapest iPad 2 on the M.video website is offered for 14,990 rubles, the most expensive - for 21,990 rubles.

Apple began to encourage discounts on obsolete gadget models in Russia only last year, during the previous iPad generation change. Like all over the world, Russian retailers reduced prices for all iPad models with the release of iPad 2 by $100, or 3,000 rubles, which amounted to 9-15% of the selling price. At the same time, Apple ideologically does not support simultaneous sales of devices of different generations.

The only thing to consider here is that Apple may not ideologically support anything, but Russia (mother) has its own pride, and most consumers cannot distinguish the iPhone 4 from the 4S, and the iPad 2 from the new iPad. For many, the joy of owning an “iPhone” or “iPad” is more important, and what generations are there, this is a second question. Accordingly, sellers can be advised not to be in a hurry with discounts, and so everything will diverge.

On the gray market, you can now buy the top-end version (64 Gb + 4G) for about thirty thousand rubles, and the price tag settled a month ago, when large batches of devices imported bypassing customs in suitcases and in other ways went to Russia. I can assume that already now in Moscow alone there are more new iPads than in the officially imported batch - let me remind you, this is thirty thousand. Many "experts" on Facebook and Twitter write something from the series "but who needs official ones, because EVERYONE has already bought it." In fact, there is always a shortage of official Apple devices for the Russian Federation, and this is especially true for tablets and smartphones. There is a large stratum of consumers who want to buy a gadget for our market, and over time this trend does not change.

It seems to me that if you are sick of buying something in obscure stores, then you can easily overpay five thousand for the top version, not so much.

This time I won’t even cry about markups, it must be taken into account that it is unlikely that the gap between the start of sales will be reduced to reasonable limits, as long as the gap of a couple of months remains, the comrades responsible for the “gray” retail will work actively . And no one remembers yet that in addition to the iPad and iPhone, it's great to trade American and European Apple laptops, you can also earn some money.

I am often asked about the review of the new iPad, I will prepare it in June, I will write about the applications that I use, how much has changed, whether it is worth changing, what the next tablet of the company could be. If you have any suggestions - write, I will gladly supplement the material.

About Gunnar Optiks MW3

After reviewing the glasses for the computer, I received many letters, and the discussion on the forum was such that the eye rejoices in the truest sense of the word. Dear readers discussed the characteristics of the product and poured such terms that my humanitarian brain immediately crept up, shrank and disappeared into the silence of the night. This cannot but rejoice. In the meantime, another model of Gunnar Optiks fell into my hands, these are computer glasses dedicated to my favorite series of games, we are talking about Call of Duty, this version is addressed to Modern Warfare 3. As a rule, if we are talking about some limited product, then there is a high probability of encountering something familiar, only decorated with a new logo. Like HTC smartphones, created in collaboration with Monster, they are, of course, not a limited edition, but you could come up with something more interesting, except for a different color, different headphones in the kit and an incomprehensible program inside.

If we talk about glasses, then everything is fine here, I had been looking at the model for a long time and knew roughly what to expect. High-quality packaging, a very good cover is included, leatherette outside, soft material inside. There is also a soft cover that can also be used as a cleaning cloth. The glasses themselves are massive, I would recommend trying them on before buying, although the type of frame here is such that it is suitable for most face types. In fact, these are slightly modernized "aviation" glasses, only without the characteristic rounding. Like all other Gunnars, the finish and workmanship is excellent, the frame is made of metal, aluminum is used, the rough texture is preserved on the front. There are slots on the jumper, the hinges are very well made, in general, the accessory in my heart causes extremely positive emotions and vibrations. There are rubber inserts on the back of the temples, as you can see, they can deviate slightly to the sides for a better fit. On the lower part, you can see the places where the frame is fastened, the heads of the screws are visible - there is no glue here. In general, everything is very good, it rarely happens that the desired thing brings so much joy when it falls into the hands.

Линзы - характерные для Gunnar Optiks, они смягчают изображение на мониторе, хотите - верьте, хотите - нет, но глаза и правда не устают даже после нескольких часов работы за каким-нибудь ярким экраном типа Apple Cinema Display 27. Впрочем, я тут снова вас отошлю к обзору модели Phenom, все мои впечатления совпадают и в случае с рассматриваемыми очками.

В фирменном американском интернет-магазине очки стоят около $99, у нас почти в два раза дороже, так что решайте сами, где покупать, если захотите стать владельцем. Мне модель понравилась, буду использовать - хотя MW3 мне понравилась гораздо меньше прошлой «серии» и уж точно меньше Black Ops. Отмечу также, что для CoD очень любопытные продукты - тут и очки, и особая версия Jeep, и аксессуары для приставок.

The author would like to thank Gunnarshop.ru for the provided glasses.

About official BB 9900

Not even a year has passed since the announcement in Russia of the "new" BlackBerry device took place (I quote the release with abbreviations):

Moscow, Russia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 smartphone is now available to Russian corporate customers. The new smartphone will be distributed by Russian mobile operators VimpelCom and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest smartphone in the current BlackBerry lineup. This model is the first to implement a combination of a comfortable keyboard and touch screen, while the designers have retained the classic BlackBerry Bold design. This model supports high-speed data transmission over WiFi® networks of cellular operators. With an industry-leading keyboard, high-resolution touchscreen, and high-performance browser, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone delivers traditional mobile communications with advanced and integrated phone, email, instant messaging, and social apps that the owner of a smartphone can work productively and stay connected throughout the day.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first smartphone in the BlackBerry lineup to have NFC (Near Field Communications) built-in, a new technology that opens up a wide range of possibilities: from communicating with accessories to reading SmartPoster tags by simply touching them with a smartphone.

“Together with our partners, MTS and VimpelCom, we are pleased to present the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Russia,” said Paul Lucier, Research In Motion Managing Director for Northern Europe, Russia and the CIS. – Model Bold 9900 runs on the operating system of the new generation BlackBerry 7, thanks to which smartphone owners will have at their disposal the widest range of communication tools, a convenient web browser and multimedia support. In turn, IT leaders will be able to enjoy the updated set of enterprise features that BlackBerry products are famous for.

Let me remind you that the BB 9900 has been on sale all over the world for almost a year now, and now sales are finally starting here. Prices will probably be set without regard to the beautiful Russian gray market, where there are already a lot of offers, the average price is about 20,000 rubles. The situation with RIM is now difficult, and it is strange that these devices will get into Russia at all. Will there be buyers? As they say, even the worst book will have two hundred readers, so here - someone will surely be seduced by the "novelty".

About columns

Monster has one good speaker called Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Beatbox, review is on the website. And it is still one of the best devices in its class.

Recently, another device has appeared, this is the Beatbox Portable. It costs $449 on the official website, as the name implies, this is a smaller column. There is a battery compartment inside, so the little "monster" can work for about 15 hours without being plugged into an outlet. There is a cradle for iPhone / iPod, you can use the 3.5 mm jack to connect additional devices - any phones and players. I like the design, there are some kind of carrying handles, metal, velvety plastic and very good sound. A friend of mine bought the column, he also told me about the model, I myself missed the update. I'll get my hands on it soon, then I'll tell you in detail.

I’ll complain once again, I was very dissatisfied with the Monster wireless headset, after the review they wrote to me, saying that I just didn’t understand its charm or something else, but in fact there is really terrifying sound, strange build quality and others « charms”, I will not say anything about the price.

If Monster made a small Beatbox, then Aliph made a big Jambox, that's what it's called, Big Jambox. We increased the miniature device several times, but at the same time retained the ability to use the gadget as a speakerphone, which is very good. The design is just as interesting, and the price is good, we will have a large Jambox in the summer, it will probably cost a little more than ten thousand rubles.

A last word about Bowers&Wilkins Zeppelin Air. I have been asked for a long time to talk about this device, but I still can’t bring myself to bring a huge box home, so I decided to shoot a video right on the spot. I don’t know if I will write a separate article or not. In fact, this is the best large-sized speaker for Apple technology, you can put even an iPad or an iPhone in the cradle, a very good remote control, and one cannot but note the unique design of the system, it looks very cool, a real decoration of your home.The price bites, about 25,000 rubles, but the sound quality justifies the investment, captures, goosebumps, and all that. I have a friend, so after listening in the store he bought it and drags it around the apartment to different rooms - he listens either in the living room or in the bedroom. Changes periodically. The difference between the version with the word Air is also that it is easy to transfer sound from iTunes to the device, you can not rearrange it, but buy another Zeppelin and choose where exactly the stream will go in the program.

Thanks to Dream-store.ru for the column, if you think it makes sense to write a separate review of B&W Zeppelin Air, then tell me, I'll bring it then, I'll take it off and tell you more.

About burning cables

I'm not familiar with Dexim products, I had a charger, honestly worked for a year and was given to someone I knew in a fit of kindness and positive vibrations. In general, kindness sometimes does strange things to people. But I'm not talking about that. I don’t like all kinds of indicators burning beyond measure, stickers about x-bass and “parasonic” and other things that attract the eye. That is why I choose black in clothes and a raincoat in the summer (and a sweater for warmth). That is why a small inconspicuous car of an indefinite color and other options. When I was asked to write something about illuminated cables, at first I grinned wryly and was about to refuse, but then I saw Dexim and decided to try my luck. But what if. As it turned out, not in vain.

The cable is thick, there is another one between the two wires, the plug is massive, and this is a minus, when connected to a MacBook Pro, sometimes it makes it difficult to plug something else into the connector next to it. Yes, and look at what plug is included in the iPhone, also hefty. The cable bends badly, but I won’t judge whether it’s a minus or a plus. I was given a kit for a car, with a small adapter for a cigarette lighter, there are still versions where there is just a cable in the box, a cable with a network charger (both Russian and American plugs), a backlit microUSB cable. The show begins when the plugs are in the devices. A treadmill appears in the center of the cable, like neon signs. When your device is half discharged, the lights run quickly, and it looks beautiful - even for me, a lover of ringing emptiness, darkness and robots. Over time, the running of the lights slows down, when a full charge is reached, they go out completely. It looks great in a dark room, or in a car at night. Plus, you can always find the device, at least while charging is in progress. I even made a short video about the accessory. Surprisingly, even from an ordinary cable you can make something special, the Visible Green accessory is called, I haven’t seen anything like it before, well, I’ll leave the cable for myself, I’ll just use it in the car, maybe a UFO will fly in and take away HP ProBook Matte Grey already. The accessory costs about forty dollars on the official website, our prices, of course, are slightly different, much higher, although you can find something like that.

Light effects mix

Pro-update mix for strange tablets, the start of sales of the new iPad in Russia, the "new" Blackberry, three good speakers, burning cables and paramilitary goggles.

About update for Sony Tablet

Both Sony tablets, both S and P, should receive a firmware update to Android 4.0 in the near future (from May 24), I'm still not going to finish the second part of the Tablet P review, well, there will be a reason.

There are rumors that Sony will show an update for S in the fall, the tablet will be thinner, the display diagonal will be the same. But P, ​​most likely, will remain in one copy, I, except for a toy, can’t call this thing in any way. Yes, Sonystyle lovers light up their eyes, but how many of them, lovers?

About the launch of iPad sales

Official sales of the new iPad begin in Russia, this time the delay was a couple of months. Let me remind you that I experienced for myself what it is like to stand in line and buy an Apple device one of the first, I don’t want to repeat the experience, but it was cool.

Here I would like to say a few things. Rumor has it that the first batch is about 30,000 tablets. And about the prices. Here is a note from Vedomosti, everything is written here as it should be:

“Official sales of Apple’s new tablet computer model, the iPad 3, will start in Russia on May 25,” several retailers announced at once, also naming the price of the novelty. Euroset will sell the iPad 3 in the minimum configuration (WiFi 16Gb) for 20,490 rubles, in the maximum configuration (WiFi 4G 64Gb) - for 35,490 rubles. The announced prices of other retailers are almost the same: re:Store intends to sell the iPad 3 for 20,990 and 35,990 rubles. respectively, and M.video for 20,000 and 35,490 rubles.

M.video has announced that it will reduce the price of the iPad 2 as soon as the new model goes on sale. “With the release of the new model, prices for the iPad 2 are reduced by an average of 5,000 rubles,” the trading network said in a statement. Now the cheapest iPad 2 on the M.video website is offered for 14,990 rubles, the most expensive - for 21,990 rubles.

Apple began to encourage discounts on obsolete gadget models in Russia only last year, with the previous iPad generation change. As in the rest of the world, Russian retailers reduced prices for all iPad models with the release of iPad 2 by $100, or 3,000 rubles, which amounted to 9-15% of the selling price. At the same time, Apple ideologically does not support simultaneous sales of devices of different generations.

The only thing to consider here is that Apple may not ideologically support anything, but Russia (mother) has its own pride, and most consumers cannot distinguish the iPhone 4 from the 4S, and the iPad 2 from the new iPad. For many, the joy of owning an “iPhone” or “iPad” is more important, and what generations are there, this is a second question. Accordingly, sellers can be advised not to be in a hurry with discounts, and so everything will diverge.

On the gray market, you can now buy the top-end version (64 Gb + 4G) for about thirty thousand rubles, and the price tag settled a month ago, when large batches of devices imported bypassing customs in suitcases and in other ways went to Russia. I can assume that now in Moscow alone there are more new iPads than in the officially imported batch - let me remind you, this is thirty thousand. Many "experts" on Facebook and Twitter write something from the series "but who needs official ones, because EVERYONE has already bought it." In fact, there is always a shortage of official Apple devices for the Russian Federation, and this is especially true for tablets and smartphones. There is a large stratum of consumers who want to buy a gadget for our market, and over time this trend does not change.

It seems to me that if you are sick of buying something in obscure stores, then you can easily overpay five thousand for the top version, not so much.

This time I won’t even cry about markups, it must be taken into account that it is unlikely that the gap between the start of sales will be reduced to reasonable limits, as long as the gap of a couple of months remains, the comrades responsible for the “gray” retail will work actively . And no one remembers yet that in addition to the iPad and iPhone, it's great to trade American and European Apple laptops, you can also earn some money.

I am often asked about the review of the new iPad, I will prepare it in June, I will write about the applications that I use, how much has changed, whether it is worth changing, what the next tablet of the company could be. If you have any suggestions - write, I will gladly supplement the material.

About Gunnar Optiks MW3

After reviewing the glasses for the computer, I received many letters, and the discussion on the forum was such that the eye rejoices in the truest sense of the word. Dear readers discussed the characteristics of the product and poured such terms that my humanitarian brain immediately crept up, shrank and disappeared into the silence of the night. This cannot but rejoice. In the meantime, another model of Gunnar Optiks fell into my hands, these are computer glasses dedicated to my favorite series of games, we are talking about Call of Duty, this version is addressed to Modern Warfare 3. As a rule, if we are talking about some limited product, then there is a high probability of encountering something familiar, only decorated with a new logo. Like HTC smartphones, created in collaboration with Monster, they are, of course, not a limited edition, but you could come up with something more interesting, except for a different color, different headphones in the kit and an incomprehensible program inside.

If we talk about glasses, then everything is fine here, I had been looking at the model for a long time and knew roughly what to expect. High-quality packaging, a very good cover is included, leatherette outside, soft material inside. There is also a soft cover that can also be used as a cleaning cloth. The glasses themselves are massive, I would recommend trying them on before buying, although the type of frame here is such that it is suitable for most face types. In fact, these are slightly modernized "aviation" glasses, only without the characteristic rounding. Like all other Gunnars, the finish and workmanship is excellent, the frame is made of metal, aluminum is used, the rough texture is preserved on the front. There are slots on the jumper, the hinges are very well made, in general, the accessory in my heart causes extremely positive emotions and vibrations. There are rubber inserts on the back of the temples, as you can see, they can deviate slightly to the sides for a better fit. On the lower part, you can see the places where the frame is fastened, the heads of the screws are visible - there is no glue here. In general, everything is very good, it rarely happens that the desired thing brings so much joy when it falls into the hands.

The lenses are typical for Gunnar Optiks, they soften the image on the monitor, believe it or not, but the eyes really do not get tired even after several hours of working at some bright screen like the Apple Cinema Display 27. However, I here again I will refer you to the review of the Phenom model, all my impressions are the same in the case of the glasses in question.

The goggles cost about $99 in the branded American online store, we have almost twice as much, so decide for yourself where to buy if you want to become an owner. I liked the model, I will use it - although I liked MW3 much less than the previous "series" and certainly less than Black Ops. I also note that there are very interesting products for CoD - here are glasses, and a special version of Jeep, and accessories for consoles.

The author would like to thank Gunnarshop.ru for the provided glasses.

About official BB 9900

Not even a year has passed since the announcement in Russia of the "new" BlackBerry device took place (I quote the release with abbreviations):

Moscow, Russia - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 smartphone is now available to Russian corporate customers. The new smartphone will be distributed by Russian mobile operators VimpelCom and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest smartphone in the current BlackBerry lineup. This model is the first to implement a combination of a comfortable keyboard and touch screen, while the designers have retained the classic BlackBerry Bold design. This model supports high-speed data transmission over WiFi® networks of cellular operators. With an industry-leading keyboard, high-resolution touchscreen, and high-performance browser, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone delivers traditional mobile communications with advanced and integrated phone, email, instant messaging, and social apps that the owner of a smartphone can work productively and stay connected throughout the day.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature NFC (Near Field Communications) built-in, a new technology that opens up a wide range of possibilities, from communicating with accessories to reading SmartPoster tags by simply tapping your smartphone on them.

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“Together with our partners, MTS and VimpelCom, we are pleased to present the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Russia,” said Paul Lucier, Research In Motion Managing Director for Northern Europe, Russia and the CIS. – Model Bold 9900 runs on the operating system of the new generation BlackBerry 7, thanks to which smartphone owners will have at their disposal the widest range of communication tools, a convenient web browser and multimedia support. In turn, IT leaders will be able to enjoy the updated set of enterprise features that BlackBerry products are famous for.

Let me remind you that the BB 9900 has been on sale all over the world for almost a year now, and now sales are finally starting here. Prices will probably be set without regard to the beautiful Russian gray market, where there are already a lot of offers, the average price is about 20,000 rubles. The situation with RIM is now difficult, and it is strange that these devices will get into Russia at all. Will there be buyers? As they say, even the worst book will have two hundred readers, so here - someone will surely be seduced by the "novelty".

About columns

Monster has one good speaker called Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Beatbox, review is on the website. And it is still one of the best devices in its class.

Recently, another device has appeared, this is the Beatbox Portable. It costs $449 on the official website, as the name implies, this is a smaller column. There is a battery compartment inside, so the little "monster" can work for about 15 hours without being plugged into an outlet. There is a cradle for iPhone / iPod, you can use the 3.5 mm jack to connect additional devices - any phones and players. I like the design, there are some kind of carrying handles, metal, velvety plastic and very good sound. A friend of mine bought the column, he also told me about the model, I myself missed the update. I'll get my hands on it soon, then I'll tell you in detail.

I’ll complain once again, I was very dissatisfied with the Monster wireless headset, after the review they wrote to me, saying that I just didn’t understand its charm or something else, but in fact there is really terrifying sound, strange build quality and others « charms”, I will not say anything about the price.

If Monster made a small Beatbox, then Aliph made a big Jambox, that's what it's called, Big Jambox. We increased the miniature device several times, but at the same time retained the ability to use the gadget as a speakerphone, which is very good. The design is just as interesting, and the price is good, we will have a large Jambox in the summer, it will probably cost a little more than ten thousand rubles.

A last word about Bowers&Wilkins Zeppelin Air. I have been asked for a long time to talk about this device, but I still can’t bring myself to bring a huge box home, so I decided to shoot a video right on the spot. I don’t know if I will write a separate article or not. In fact, this is the best large-sized speaker for Apple technology, you can put even an iPad or an iPhone in the cradle, a very good remote control, and one cannot but note the unique design of the system, it looks very cool, a real decoration of your home. The price bites, about 25,000 rubles, but the sound quality justifies the investment, captures, goosebumps, and all that. I have a friend, so after listening in the store he bought it and drags it around the apartment to different rooms - he listens either in the living room or in the bedroom. Changes periodically. The difference between the version with the word Air is also that it is easy to transfer sound from iTunes to the device, you can not rearrange it, but buy another Zeppelin and choose where exactly the stream will go in the program.

Thanks to Dream-store.ru for the column, if you think it makes sense to write a separate review of B&W Zeppelin Air, then tell me, I'll bring it then, I'll take it off and tell you more.

About burning cables

I'm not familiar with Dexim products, I had a charger, honestly worked for a year and was given to someone I knew in a fit of kindness and positive vibrations. In general, kindness sometimes does strange things to people. But I'm not talking about that. I don’t like all kinds of indicators burning beyond measure, stickers about x-bass and “parasonic” and other things that attract the eye. That is why I choose black in clothes and a raincoat in the summer (and a sweater for warmth). That is why a small inconspicuous car of an indefinite color and other options. When I was asked to write something about illuminated cables, at first I grinned wryly and was about to refuse, but then I saw Dexim and decided to try my luck. But what if. As it turned out, not in vain.

The cable is thick, there is another one between the two wires, the plug is massive, and this is a minus, when connected to a MacBook Pro, sometimes it makes it difficult to plug something else into the connector next to it. Yes, and look at what plug is included in the iPhone, also hefty. The cable bends badly, but I won’t judge whether it’s a minus or a plus. I was given a kit for a car, with a small adapter for a cigarette lighter, there are still versions where there is just a cable in the box, a cable with a network charger (both Russian and American plugs), a backlit microUSB cable. The show begins when the plugs are in the devices. A treadmill appears in the center of the cable, like neon signs.When your device is half discharged, the lights run quickly, and it looks beautiful - even for me, a lover of ringing emptiness, darkness and robots. Over time, the running of the lights slows down, when a full charge is reached, they go out completely. It looks great in a dark room, well, or in a car at night. Plus, you can always find the device, at least while charging is in progress. I even made a short video about the accessory. Surprisingly, even from an ordinary cable you can make something special, it’s called the Visible Green accessory, I haven’t seen anything like it before, well, I’ll leave the cable for myself, I’ll just use it in the car, maybe a UFO will fly in and pick up the HP ProBook Matte Gray already. The accessory costs about forty dollars on the official website, our prices, of course, are slightly different, much higher, although you can find something like that.

The cable is thick, there is another one between the two wires, the plug is massive, and this is a minus, when connected to the MacBook Pro, it sometimes makes it difficult to plug something else into the connector next to it. Yes, and look at what plug is included in the iPhone, also hefty. The cable bends badly, but I won’t judge whether it’s a minus or a plus. I was given a kit for a car, with a small adapter for a cigarette lighter, there are still versions where there is just a cable in the box, a cable with a network charger (both Russian and American plugs), a backlit microUSB cable. The show begins when the plugs are in the devices. A treadmill appears in the center of the cable, like neon signs. When your device is half discharged, the lights run quickly, and it looks beautiful - even for me, a lover of ringing emptiness, darkness and robots. Over time, the running of the lights slows down, when a full charge is reached, they go out completely. It looks great in a dark room, or in a car at night. Plus, you can always find the device, at least while charging is in progress. I even made a short video about the accessory. Surprisingly, even from an ordinary cable you can make something special, it’s called the Visible Green accessory, I haven’t seen anything like it before, well, I’ll leave the cable for myself, I’ll just use it in the car, maybe a UFO will fly in and pick it up HP ProBook Matte Grey HP ProBook Matte Gray already. The accessory costs about forty dollars on the official website, our prices, of course, are slightly different, much higher, although you can find something like there.