Saturday coffee №178

The week was not the most interesting for news. So, Netflix launched a gaming direction, now not only films and TV shows, but also games are available in the service for a single subscription.

In the state of Tennessee, USA, they began to assemble a new Nissan Pathfinder for the Russian market. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for early 2022.

It became known that Huawei intends to sell part of the business related to the production of servers.

Apple Fitness+ service has become available in Russia.

And Microsoft introduced the Mesh metaverse, a system for virtual collaboration within the Microsoft Teams platform.

Yes, regarding Huawei, this week we released a review of the company's smartwatches on Harmony OS and with eSIM:

Huawei Watch 3 Pro brings music to your wrist

Huawei's most advanced smartwatch: titanium and ceramic, eSIM support, streaming music to TWS headphones...

Table of Contents

  • New items from realme in Russia
  • Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?
  • LG new products
  • New "electric train" from Volkswagen
  • A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods
  • …and dessert

New items from realme in Russia

The Chinese company realme has announced its entry into the Russian notebook market, presenting the realme Book model, which it positions for work, creativity and entertainment. The light and thin device received an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 2K screen. Also, the laptop is equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port and Wi-Fi 6 support. realme Book will be available in gray and blue colors at a price of 79,990 rubles exclusively in the Citilink store chain. At the start of sales, a promotional price of 59,990 rubles will apply.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The company also introduced its new realme 8i smartphone in Russia, which it positions as one of the first devices in its price category equipped with a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, realme 8i has the first powerful Helio G96 processor in the Russian market, developed by MediaTek together with realme, and supports virtual RAM technology. The smartphone also received a 5,000 mAh battery, 18-watt charging, a 50 MP triple camera and a side fingerprint scanner. The realme 8i smartphone will be available in black and purple colors with memory modifications of 4+64 GB and 6+128 GB at a price of 18,990 and 20,990 rubles, respectively, and from November 2 to December 5, the promo price will be valid: 15,990 and 17,990 rubles for the same models.

The laptop looks interesting for 60,000 rubles, but at the full price list, questions immediately arise for it. Of course, we still need to see the model live, but in general, it seems that is not so bad. The realme 8i smartphone is quite interesting for its price range plus will surely attract users with a 120Hz refresh rate.

We haven't published any materials on the company's products yet, but there have been several materials about Google, including the latest Pixel 6.

The Google Store in Chelsea, New York. Impressions and reflections

Google's pointless store, or how the Internet giant copied the Apple Store, but did everything crookedly. Bad sellers, bad store.

Blind testing. Compare Google Pixel 6/6 Pro and Samsung S21 Ultra

In blind testing, we are trying to find out together with you which smartphones you like the most - Google Pixel 6/6 Pro vs Samsung S21 Ultra.

Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 6 Pro: which one to choose?

Five reasons in favor of each of the devices - for those who cannot imagine life without the exotic, do not like apples and Koreans, or maybe just want to dream about a potential acquisition ...

Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave his take on the iPhone 13 this week. Wozniak says he is unimpressed with the latest iPhone and sees it as virtually indistinguishable from previous models. "I got a new iPhone and really don't see the difference," he said.

I have already said more than once that, indeed, this year, if iPhone 12 users switch to a new model, then they should choose iPhone 13 Pro, since it brings more innovations than the usual thirteenth model, even if it costs more. You can also upgrade the iPhone 12 mini to 13 mini, as the battery life has significantly increased in the latter.

It doesn't make much sense to change 12 to 13, last year's iPhone still has enough power, the battery life, in my opinion, is almost comparable for the devices, although the manufacturer says that it has increased. In the novelty, the peak brightness of the screen is higher, but slightly, and this is only visible when compared in bright sunlight. Yes, the iPhone 13 received new cameras from last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, especially the main module with matrix stabilization. But when comparing head-on, the difference in terms of shooting is not particularly visible, perhaps Apple has not yet managed to finish the post-processing algorithms in the new iPhone and the quality will improve with updates.

The smaller fringe catches the eye only if you put two devices side by side, but in the process of use you stop noticing it, and the updated fringe does not carry any payload.

If anyone can recommend switching to the iPhone 13, it is for users of the iPhone 11 and older models of the company, here the difference will already be noticeable.

LG new products

Recently, LG held a Russian presentation, where it introduced its new devices from the home appliances section. Particularly noteworthy are gadgets from the LG Objet Collection, which are offered in very calm, but varied and relevant colors. And, for example, for LG Objet Collection refrigerators, you can combine the door color for one device, thereby making the product more individual. Also in these refrigerators came a solution from the premium sub-brand of LG SIGNATURE in the form of a tinted glass window, tapping on which makes it transparent and allows you to view the contents of the compartment without having to open the door. Of course, the company's new devices are also smart, they already have a Wi-Fi module installed that allows them to connect to your home network, and you can remotely access the devices from your smartphone.

The company also showed a new vertical cordless vacuum cleaner, I myself use the previous model at home. The novelty has received all the best from its predecessor - two batteries, a long battery life, a waste compaction system in a container and decent power. In addition, the new vacuum cleaner has got a special base station, which contains a garbage bag, now the gadget itself dumps dust and dirt from the container after cleaning, and you do not need to clean it.

In addition, LG introduced the second generation of its electronic protective mask, the most relevant gadget in the era of the pandemic. The mask has become smaller and lighter, HEPA filters are now hidden inside the case, and microphones are built in for free conversation that amplify your voice through an external speaker. The second generation of the protective mask from LG should go on sale in Russia in December this year.

New electric train from Volkswagen

Volkswagen has unveiled a new ID.5 electric crossover. The model received part of the main components and assemblies from the already produced ID.4 crossover. The car has a more stylish look due to the use of a coupe-shaped body, which also made it possible to reduce drag. The model will be offered to customers in three versions - Pro, Pro Performance and GTX. The Pro variant is equipped with a single engine that drives the rear axle, the engine power is 174 hp. The Pro Performance variant has a 204 hp engine, which allows the car to accelerate to hundreds in 8.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 160 km/h in both versions of the Pro version. It is stated that the power reserve of the car will reach 520 km. The sports version of the GTX is equipped with two engines, one for each axle, which provides the car with a total power of 300 hp. and provides acceleration to hundreds in 6.2 seconds. The top speed of this version is 180 km/h and the range is 480 km. Sales of new items will begin in Europe in 2022.

It is not yet clear whether an electric crossover will appear on our market. The representative office brought the ID.4 model to Russia from Germany for a short time, perhaps to assess the demand, but they did not voice any specific information about sales plans. By the way, just a couple of issues ago, he complained that even in Moscow there was stagnation with the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles, but then again, in the city they began to install special charging panels with 22 W charging and make dedicated places for electric vehicles. Moreover, charging stations began to be installed not only in the city center, but also in residential areas, I already had at least two such chargers near my house. Let's hope that the matter will not be limited to this and the infrastructure for electric transport in the city will continue to develop.

On the topic of electric transport, we published the following material this week:

The electric car boom in America — Lucid and Indi One

Luxury electric car Lucid, competitor to Tesla and start-up with an affordable electric car for the mass market Indi One. New names from America.

A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods

In October 2021, five years after the release of the first model of AirPods, Apple showed their third generation. The first version of AirPods was released in 2016, and it is thanks to it that Apple has become the largest supplier of TWS headphones in the world.

Saturday coffee №178

The week was not the most interesting for news. So, Netflix launched a gaming direction, now not only films and TV shows, but also games are available in the service for a single subscription.

In the state of Tennessee, USA, they began to assemble a new Nissan Pathfinder for the Russian market. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for early 2022.

It became known that Huawei intends to sell part of the business related to the production of servers.

Apple Fitness+ service has become available in Russia.

And Microsoft introduced the Mesh metaverse, a system for virtual collaboration within the Microsoft Teams platform.

Yes, regarding Huawei, this week we released a review of the company's smartwatches on Harmony OS and with eSIM:

Huawei Watch 3 Pro brings music to your wrist

Huawei's most advanced smartwatch: titanium and ceramic, eSIM support, streaming music to TWS headphones...

Table of Contents

  • New items from realme in Russia
  • Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?
  • LG new products
  • New "electric train" from Volkswagen
  • A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods
  • …and dessert

New items from realme in Russia

The Chinese company realme has announced its entry into the Russian notebook market, presenting the realme Book model, which it positions for work, creativity and entertainment. The light and thin device received an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 2K screen. Also, the laptop is equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port and Wi-Fi 6 support. realme Book will be available in gray and blue colors at a price of 79,990 rubles exclusively in the Citilink store chain. At the start of sales, a promotional price of 59,990 rubles will apply.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The company also introduced its new realme 8i smartphone in Russia, which it positions as one of the first devices in its price category equipped with a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, realme 8i has the first powerful Helio G96 processor in the Russian market, developed by MediaTek together with realme, and supports virtual RAM technology. Also, the smartphone received a 5,000 mAh battery, 18-watt charging, a triple camera with a resolution of 50 MP and a side fingerprint scanner. The realme 8i smartphone will be available in black and purple colors with memory modifications of 4+64 GB and 6+128 GB at a price of 18,990 and 20,990 rubles, respectively, and from November 2 to December 5, the promo price will be valid: 15,990 and 17,990 rubles for the same models.

The laptop looks interesting for 60,000 rubles, but at the full price list, questions immediately arise for it. Of course, we still need to see the model live, but in general, it seems that is not so bad. The realme 8i smartphone is quite interesting for its price range plus will surely attract users with a 120Hz refresh rate.

We haven't published any materials on the company's products yet, but there have been several materials about Google, including the latest Pixel 6.

The Google Store in Chelsea, New York. Impressions and reflections

Google's pointless store, or how the Internet giant copied the Apple Store, but did everything crookedly. Bad sellers, bad store.

Blind testing. Compare Google Pixel 6/6 Pro and Samsung S21 Ultra

In blind testing, we are trying to find out together with you which smartphones you like the most - Google Pixel 6/6 Pro vs Samsung S21 Ultra.

Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 6 Pro: which one to choose?

Five reasons in favor of each of the devices - for those who cannot imagine life without the exotic, do not like apples and Koreans, or maybe just want to dream about a potential acquisition ...

Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave his take on the iPhone 13 this week. Wozniak says he is unimpressed with the latest iPhone and sees it as virtually indistinguishable from previous models. "I got a new iPhone and really don't see the difference," he said.

I have already said more than once that, indeed, this year, if iPhone 12 users switch to a new model, then they should choose iPhone 13 Pro, since it brings more innovations than the usual thirteenth model, even if it costs more. You can also upgrade the iPhone 12 mini to 13 mini, as the battery life has significantly increased in the latter.

It doesn't make much sense to change 12 to 13, last year's iPhone still has enough power, the battery life, in my opinion, is almost comparable for the devices, although the manufacturer says that it has increased. In the novelty, the peak brightness of the screen is higher, but slightly, and this is visible only when compared in bright sunlight. Yes, the iPhone 13 received new cameras from last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, especially the main module with matrix stabilization. But when comparing head-on, the difference in terms of shooting is not particularly visible, perhaps Apple has not yet managed to finish the post-processing algorithms in the new iPhone and the quality will improve with updates.

The smaller fringe catches the eye only if you put two devices side by side, but in the process of use you stop noticing it, and the updated fringe does not carry any payload.

If anyone can recommend switching to the iPhone 13, it is for users of the iPhone 11 and older models of the company, here the difference will already be noticeable.

LG new products

Recently, LG held a Russian presentation, where it introduced its new devices from the home appliances section. Particularly noteworthy are gadgets from the LG Objet Collection, which are offered in very calm, but varied and relevant colors. And, for example, for LG Objet Collection refrigerators, you can combine the door color for one device, thereby making the product more individual. Also in these refrigerators came a solution from the premium sub-brand of LG SIGNATURE in the form of a tinted glass window, tapping on which makes it transparent and allows you to view the contents of the compartment without having to open the door. Of course, the company's new devices are also smart, they already have a Wi-Fi module installed that allows them to connect to your home network, and you can remotely access the devices from your smartphone.

The company also showed a new vertical cordless vacuum cleaner, I myself use the previous model at home. The novelty has received all the best from its predecessor - two batteries, a long battery life, a waste compaction system in a container and decent power. In addition, the new vacuum cleaner has got a special base station, which contains a garbage bag, now the gadget itself dumps dust and dirt from the container after cleaning, and you do not need to clean it.

In addition, LG introduced the second generation of its electronic protective mask, the most relevant gadget in the era of the pandemic. The mask has become smaller and lighter, HEPA filters are now hidden inside the case, and microphones are built in for free conversation that amplify your voice through an external speaker. The second generation of the protective mask from LG should go on sale in Russia in December this year.

New electric train from Volkswagen

Volkswagen has unveiled a new ID.5 electric crossover. The model received part of the main components and assemblies from the already produced ID.4 crossover. The car has a more stylish look due to the use of a coupe-shaped body, which also made it possible to reduce drag. The model will be offered to customers in three versions - Pro, Pro Performance and GTX. The Pro variant is equipped with a single engine that drives the rear axle, the engine power is 174 hp. The Pro Performance variant has a 204 hp engine, which allows the car to accelerate to hundreds in 8.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 160 km/h in both versions of the Pro version. It is stated that the power reserve of the car will reach 520 km. The sports version of the GTX is equipped with two engines, one for each axle, which provides the car with a total power of 300 hp. and provides acceleration to hundreds in 6.2 seconds. The top speed of this version is 180 km/h and the range is 480 km. Sales of new items will begin in Europe in 2022.

It is not yet clear whether an electric crossover will appear on our market. The representative office brought the ID.4 model to Russia from Germany for a short time, perhaps to assess the demand, but they did not voice any specific information about sales plans. By the way, just a couple of issues ago, he complained that even in Moscow there was stagnation with the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles, but then again, in the city they began to install special charging panels with 22 W charging and make dedicated places for electric vehicles. Moreover, charging stations began to be installed not only in the city center, but also in residential areas, I already had at least two such chargers near my house. Let's hope that the matter will not be limited to this and the infrastructure for electric transport in the city will continue to develop.

On the topic of electric transport, we published the following material this week:

The electric car boom in America — Lucid and Indi One

Luxury electric car Lucid, competitor to Tesla and start-up with an affordable electric car for the mass market Indi One. New names from America.

A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods

In October 2021, five years after the release of the first model of AirPods, Apple showed their third generation. The first version of AirPods was released in 2016, and it is thanks to it that Apple has become the largest supplier of TWS headphones in the world.

Saturday coffee №178

The week was not the most interesting for news. So, Netflix launched a gaming direction, now not only films and TV shows, but also games are available in the service for a single subscription.

In the state of Tennessee, USA, they began to assemble a new Nissan Pathfinder for the Russian market. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for early 2022.

It became known that Huawei intends to sell part of the business related to the production of servers.

Apple Fitness+ service has become available in Russia.

And Microsoft introduced the Mesh metaverse, a system for virtual collaboration within the Microsoft Teams platform.

Yes, regarding Huawei, this week we released a review of the company's smartwatches on Harmony OS and with eSIM:

Huawei Watch 3 Pro brings music to your wrist

Huawei's most advanced smartwatch: titanium and ceramic, eSIM support, streaming music to TWS headphones...

Table of Contents

  • New items from realme in Russia
  • Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?
  • LG new products
  • New "electric train" from Volkswagen
  • A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods
  • …and dessert

New items from realme in Russia

The Chinese company realme has announced its entry into the Russian notebook market, presenting the realme Book model, which it positions for work, creativity and entertainment. The light and thin device received an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 2K screen. Also, the laptop is equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port and Wi-Fi 6 support. realme Book will be available in gray and blue colors at a price of 79,990 rubles exclusively in the Citilink store chain. At the start of sales, a promotional price of 59,990 rubles will apply.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The company also introduced its new realme 8i smartphone in Russia, which it positions as one of the first devices in its price category equipped with a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, realme 8i has the first powerful Helio G96 processor in the Russian market, developed by MediaTek together with realme, and supports virtual RAM technology. Also, the smartphone received a 5,000 mAh battery, 18-watt charging, a triple camera with a resolution of 50 MP and a side fingerprint scanner. The realme 8i smartphone will be available in black and purple colors with memory modifications of 4+64 GB and 6+128 GB at a price of 18,990 and 20,990 rubles, respectively, and from November 2 to December 5, the promo price will be valid: 15,990 and 17,990 rubles for the same models.

The laptop looks interesting for 60,000 rubles, but at the full price list, questions immediately arise for it. Of course, we still need to see the model live, but in general, it seems that is not so bad. The realme 8i smartphone is quite interesting for its price range plus will surely attract users with a 120Hz refresh rate.

We haven't published any materials on the company's products yet, but there have been several materials about Google, including the latest Pixel 6.

The Google Store in Chelsea, New York. Impressions and reflections

Google's pointless store, or how the Internet giant copied the Apple Store, but did everything crookedly. Bad sellers, bad store.

Blind testing. Compare Google Pixel 6/6 Pro and Samsung S21 Ultra

In blind testing, we are trying to find out together with you which smartphones you like the most - Google Pixel 6/6 Pro vs Samsung S21 Ultra.

Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 6 Pro: which one to choose?

Five reasons in favor of each of the devices - for those who cannot imagine life without the exotic, do not like apples and Koreans, or maybe just want to dream about a potential acquisition ...

Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave his take on the iPhone 13 this week. Wozniak says he is unimpressed with the latest iPhone and sees it as virtually indistinguishable from previous models. "I got a new iPhone and really don't see the difference," he said.

I have already said more than once that, indeed, this year, if iPhone 12 users switch to a new model, then they should choose iPhone 13 Pro, since it brings more innovations than the usual thirteenth model, even if it costs more. You can also upgrade the iPhone 12 mini to 13 mini, as the battery life has significantly increased in the latter.

It doesn't make much sense to change 12 to 13, last year's iPhone still has enough power, the battery life, in my opinion, is almost comparable for the devices, although the manufacturer says that it has increased. In the novelty, the peak brightness of the screen is higher, but slightly, and this is only visible when compared in bright sunlight. Yes, the iPhone 13 received new cameras from last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, especially the main module with matrix stabilization. But when comparing head-on, the difference in terms of shooting is not particularly visible, perhaps Apple has not yet managed to finish the post-processing algorithms in the new iPhone and the quality will improve with updates.

The smaller fringe catches the eye only if you put two devices side by side, but in the process of use you stop noticing it, and the updated fringe does not carry any payload.

If anyone can recommend switching to the iPhone 13, it is for users of the iPhone 11 and older models of the company, here the difference will already be noticeable.

LG new products

Recently, LG held a Russian presentation, where it introduced its new devices from the home appliances section. Particularly noteworthy are gadgets from the LG Objet Collection, which are offered in very calm, but varied and relevant colors. And, for example, for LG Objet Collection refrigerators, you can combine the color of the doors for one device, thereby making the product more individual. Also in these refrigerators came a solution from the premium sub-brand of LG SIGNATURE in the form of a tinted glass window, tapping on which makes it transparent and allows you to view the contents of the compartment without having to open the door. Of course, the company's new devices are also smart, they already have a Wi-Fi module installed that allows them to connect to your home network, and you can remotely access the devices from your smartphone.

New electric train from Volkswagen

Volkswagen has unveiled a new ID.5 electric crossover. The model received part of the main components and assemblies from the already produced ID.4 crossover. The car has a more stylish look due to the use of a coupe-like body, which also made it possible to reduce drag. The model will be offered to customers in three versions - Pro, Pro Performance and GTX. The Pro variant is equipped with a single engine that drives the rear axle, the engine power is 174 hp. The Pro Performance variant has a 204 hp engine, which allows the car to accelerate to hundreds in 8.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 160 km/h in both versions of the Pro version. It is stated that the power reserve of the car will reach 520 km. The sports version of the GTX is equipped with two engines, one for each axle, which provides the car with a total power of 300 hp. and provides acceleration to hundreds in 6.2 seconds. The top speed of this version is 180 km/h and the range is 480 km. Sales of new items will begin in Europe in 2022.

It is not yet clear whether an electric crossover will appear on our market. The representative office brought the ID.4 model to Russia from Germany for a short time, perhaps to assess the demand, but they did not voice any specific information about sales plans. By the way, just a couple of issues ago, he complained that even in Moscow there was stagnation with the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles, but then again, in the city they began to install special charging panels with 22 W charging and make dedicated places for electric vehicles. Moreover, charging stations began to be installed not only in the city center, but also in residential areas, I already had at least two such chargers near my house. Let's hope that the matter will not be limited to this and the infrastructure for electric transport in the city will continue to develop.

On the topic of electric transport, we published the following material this week:

The electric car boom in America — Lucid and Indi One

Luxury electric car Lucid, competitor to Tesla and start-up with an affordable electric car for the mass market Indi One. New names from America.

A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods

In October 2021, five years after the release of the first model of AirPods, Apple showed their third generation. The first version of AirPods was released in 2016, and it is thanks to it that Apple has become the largest supplier of TWS headphones in the world.

Saturday coffee №178

The week was not the most interesting for news. So, Netflix launched a gaming direction, now not only films and TV shows, but also games are available in the service for a single subscription.

In the state of Tennessee, USA, they began to assemble a new Nissan Pathfinder for the Russian market. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for early 2022.

It became known that Huawei intends to sell part of the business related to the production of servers.

Apple Fitness+ service has become available in Russia.

And Microsoft introduced the Mesh metaverse, a system for virtual collaboration within the Microsoft Teams platform.

Yes, regarding Huawei, this week we have a review of the company's smartwatches on Harmony OS and with eSIM:

Huawei Watch 3 Pro brings music to your wrist

Huawei's most advanced smartwatch: titanium and ceramic, eSIM support, streaming music to TWS headphones...

Table of Contents

  • New items from realme in Russia
  • Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?
  • LG new products
  • New "electric train" from Volkswagen
  • A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods
  • …and dessert

New items from realme in Russia

The Chinese company realme has announced its entry into the Russian notebook market, presenting the realme Book model, which it positions for work, creativity and entertainment. The light and thin device received an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 2K screen. Also, the laptop is equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt 4 port and Wi-Fi 6 support. realme Book will be available in gray and blue colors at a price of 79,990 rubles exclusively in the Citilink store chain. At the start of sales, a promotional price of 59,990 rubles will apply.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The company also introduced its new realme 8i smartphone in Russia, which it positions as one of the first devices in its price category equipped with a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, realme 8i has the first powerful Helio G96 processor in the Russian market, developed by MediaTek together with realme, and supports virtual RAM technology. The smartphone also received a 5,000 mAh battery, 18-watt charging, a 50 MP triple camera and a side fingerprint scanner. The realme 8i smartphone will be available in black and purple colors with memory modifications of 4+64 GB and 6+128 GB at a price of 18,990 and 20,990 rubles, respectively, and from November 2 to December 5, the promo price will be valid: 15,990 and 17,990 rubles for the same models.

The laptop looks interesting for 60,000 rubles, but at the full price list, questions immediately arise for it. Of course, you still need to see the model live, but in general, it seems, it’s not so bad. The realme 8i smartphone is quite interesting for its price range plus will surely attract users with a 120Hz refresh rate.

The laptop looks interesting for 60,000 rubles, but at the full price list, questions immediately arise for it. Of course, we still need to see the model live, but in general, it seems, and not so bad. The realme 8i smartphone is quite interesting for its price range plus will surely attract users with a 120Hz refresh rate.

We haven't published any materials on the company's products yet, but there have been several materials about Google, including the latest Pixel 6.

The Google Store in Chelsea, New York. Impressions and reflections

Google's pointless store, or how the Internet giant copied the Apple Store, but did everything crookedly. Bad sellers, bad store.

Blind testing. Compare Google Pixel 6/6 Pro and Samsung S21 Ultra

In blind testing, we are trying to find out together with you which smartphones you like the most - Google Pixel 6/6 Pro vs Samsung S21 Ultra.

Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 6 Pro: which one to choose?

Five reasons in favor of each of the devices - for those who cannot imagine life without the exotic, do not like apples and Koreans, or maybe just want to dream about a potential acquisition ...

Should I upgrade to iPhone 13?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave his take on the iPhone 13 this week. Wozniak says he is unimpressed with the latest iPhone and sees it as virtually indistinguishable from previous models. "I got a new iPhone and really don't see the difference," he said.

I have already said more than once that, indeed, this year, if iPhone 12 users switch to a new model, then they should choose iPhone 13 Pro, since it brings more innovations than the usual thirteenth model, even if it costs more. You can also upgrade the iPhone 12 mini to 13 mini, as the battery life has significantly increased in the latter.

It doesn't make much sense to change 12 to 13, last year's iPhone still has enough power, the battery life, in my opinion, is almost comparable for the devices, although the manufacturer says that it has increased. In the novelty, the peak brightness of the screen is higher, but slightly, and this is only visible when compared in bright sunlight. Yes, the iPhone 13 received new cameras from last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, especially the main module with matrix stabilization. But when comparing head-on, the difference in terms of shooting is not particularly visible, perhaps Apple has not yet managed to finish the post-processing algorithms in the new iPhone and the quality will improve with updates.

The smaller fringe catches the eye only if you put two devices side by side, but in the process of use you stop noticing it, and the updated fringe does not carry any payload.

If anyone can recommend switching to the iPhone 13, it is for users of the iPhone 11 and older models of the company, here the difference will already be noticeable.

LG new products

Recently, LG held a Russian presentation, where it introduced its new devices from the home appliances section. Particularly noteworthy are gadgets from the LG Objet Collection, which are offered in very calm, but varied and relevant colors. And, for example, for LG Objet Collection refrigerators, you can combine the color of the doors for one device, thereby making the product more individual. Also in these refrigerators came a solution from the premium sub-brand of LG SIGNATURE in the form of a tinted glass window, tapping on which makes it transparent and allows you to view the contents of the compartment without having to open the door. Of course, the company's new devices are also smart, they already have a Wi-Fi module installed that allows them to connect to your home network, and you can remotely access the devices from your smartphone.

The company also showed a new vertical cordless vacuum cleaner, I myself use the previous model at home. The novelty has received all the best from its predecessor - two batteries, a long battery life, a waste compaction system in a container and decent power. In addition, the new vacuum cleaner has got a special base station, which contains a garbage bag, now the gadget itself dumps dust and dirt from the container after cleaning, and you do not need to clean it.

In addition, LG introduced the second generation of its electronic protective mask, the most relevant gadget in the era of the pandemic. The mask has become smaller and lighter, HEPA filters are now hidden inside the case, and microphones are built in for free conversation that amplify your voice through an external speaker. The second generation of the protective mask from LG should go on sale in Russia in December this year.

New electric train from Volkswagen

Volkswagen has unveiled a new ID.5 electric crossover. The model received part of the main components and assemblies from the already produced ID.4 crossover. The car has a more stylish look due to the use of a coupe-shaped body, which also made it possible to reduce drag. The model will be offered to customers in three versions - Pro, Pro Performance and GTX. The Pro variant is equipped with a single engine that drives the rear axle, the engine power is 174 hp. The Pro Performance variant has a 204 hp engine, which allows the car to accelerate to hundreds in 8.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 160 km/h in both versions of the Pro version. It is stated that the power reserve of the car will reach 520 km. The sports version of the GTX is equipped with two engines, one for each axle, which provides the car with a total power of 300 hp. and provides acceleration to hundreds in 6.2 seconds. The top speed of this version is 180 km/h and the range is 480 km. Sales of new items will begin in Europe in 2022.

It is not yet clear whether an electric crossover will appear on our market. The representative office brought the ID.4 model to Russia from Germany for a short time, perhaps to assess the demand, but they did not voice any specific information about sales plans. By the way, just a couple of issues ago, he complained that even in Moscow there was stagnation with the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles, but then again, in the city they began to install special charging panels with 22 W charging and make dedicated places for electric vehicles. Moreover, charging stations began to be installed not only in the city center, but also in residential areas, I already had at least two such chargers near my house. Let's hope that the matter will not be limited to this and the infrastructure for electric transport in the city will continue to develop.

On the topic of electric transport, we published the following material this week:

The electric car boom in America — Lucid and Indi One

Luxury electric car Lucid, competitor to Tesla and start-up with an affordable electric car for the mass market Indi One. New names from America.

A week with 3rd generation Apple AirPods

In October 2021, five years after the release of the first model of AirPods, Apple showed their third generation. The first version of AirPods was released in 2016, and it is thanks to it that Apple has become the largest supplier of TWS headphones in the world.