In a new feature we are calling Fresh Goods Friday (shamelessly borrowed from Singletrackworld) we plan to post an update of all the latest goodies we have in the office waiting for review.
Each Friday we plan to update you all with the latest products we have received for review, this way you all get a to know what to expect in the coming week (and I can finally get a little more organised).
This week’s fresh goods are as follows:
Vivo X6 Plus A
I already mentioned earlier on in the week that Vivo had been very kind to give us their new Vivo X6 Plus for review, but what I got wrong were the specifications. Vivo actually gave me the Vivo X6 Plus A, so instead of the Mediatek MT6752 the phone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset with 4GB RAM (sorry for the mix up).
Other features are a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display, 64GB memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front, and rear fingerprint scanner.
So far I have been really impressed with the battery life on this phone with it giving me 2 days of heavy usage during MWC (while my OPX game up by the afternoon). Hands on video later today, and full review next week (promise).
Gizcam Professional HD Super Wide Angle Lens
No, we haven’t started are own accessory brand (although that’s not a bad idea). The Gizcam wide-angle lens clips over your phones existing rear camera to give you a super wide 238° view.
The lens is constructed of thick glass with a metal body and come with a lens cap, microfiber cloth, small carry bag and plastic clip with rubber foot to prevent scratches on your screen. The design of the clip will limit which phones you can use the lens to those with the camera near to the very top of the phone e.g Vivo X6 Plus, iPhone, Xiaomi Mi5, Mi4, Mi Note etc, it won’t fit on the OnePlus 2 and I don’t think it would work on a Meizu either.
Here’s a sample photo with the lens attached to the Vivo X6 Plus A.
Gizcam 3-in-1 lens kit
Another simple clip on kit by Gizcam this time comprising of a fish eye lens, macro lens and wide-angle lens (110°). This time you get 2 clips (1 for each lens). The fish eye lens has just the fish eye feature, but removing the outer lens on the smaller wide-angle unit converts it to a macro lens. The kit also comes with a cloth and bag too.
Gizcam Redfox 3 axis hand-held gyro
Gizcam has also sent over their hand-held gyro. There are 2 versions of this steady cam ours is the model for action cameras, but there is another that can be used for smartphones.
The stabilizer comes with a built-in battery that powers the motors in the gyro and can also power your action camera, I’ve only quickly tested it with a GoPro, but it will also work with Xiao Yi cameras too.
Anker Powercore 10050 mAh battery with quick charge 2.0
Anker had a range of great battery packs and chargers on show at MWC and they were kind enough to supply us with their 10050mAh battery back with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
The battery back is made with an alloy main body, features a button with 10 LED notification lights, and a single USB. Anker also make a range of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 batteries and chargers too.
So those are the goodies we have in store for next week, keep posted for reivews on each.