Unboxing

Android TV ADT-1 Unboxing

Google has decided to give the market of set top boxes another try with their latests release of devices in the Nexus family. Among these devices Google has announced the Nexus Player. During my time at Google I/O 2014, I was able to get my hands on their early device named Android TV ADT-1. With this new device comes the Gamepad controller for the Nexus Player. The ADT-1 is running the Developer Preview of Android L – now known as Lollipop. The ADT-1 offers a great user interface, solid build quality and bring the competition to set top boxes to a whole new level.

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Unlike other set top boxes, the ADT-1 comes with a gamepad controller which allows users to play their Android games with a new experience. Along with the Gamepad controller comes with the voice search remote (not included with ADT-1, but is in the Nexus Player). This allows users to search for their favorite content with voice activated search using Google Now. For those who do not have the remote, you can still download the Android TV Remote application on the play store. Since this device is just a developer preview to what Google had in store for set top boxes, the Android TV ADT-1 helps us understand what to expect with the upcoming Nexus Player.

 

Android TV ADT-1 Technical Specifications:

  • Tegra 4 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 2×2 MIMO dual-channel WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ethernet Port
  • HDMI Port
  • Android L Developer Preview (Lollipop)

By: Andrew Pritykin

Motorola Moto 360 Unboxing

The first format when the average person thinks of when it comes to a watch is round. The Motorola Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device that is round and personally “watch-like”. Many of the other smart watches out in the market today tend to navigate to a more square approach, as for the Moto 360 its the first Android Wear device that adapts to the round interface.

With a first look at the Moto 360, right away you can tell that the team at Motorola have put lots of time and effort into perfecting what they feel a smart watch should look and feel like. Starting off with the leather band, its soft and does not feel cheap. Sitting on the leather band is the beautiful 46mm face that is the Moto 360. In this video I unbox the grey/silver Moto 360 as it also comes in a black/black variant (and soon with bracelets).

Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android Wear
  • Screen – 1.56″ 320×290 205ppi
  • Weight – 49g
  • Processor – TIOMAP 3
  • Memory – 4GB storage with 512MB RAM
  • Battery– 320mAh (All day mixed)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

Whats in the box:

  • Moto 360
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Charing Dock

By: Andrew Pritykin

LG G Watch Unboxing

This year at Google I/O the official release of Android Wear was announced. Along with this announcement the reveal of three Android Wear devices out on display for attendees to check out were the Samsung Gear Live, Motorola 360 and the LG G Watch. Those who attended I/O will be getting the Moto 360 (upon release later summer 14′) and a choice of either the LG or Samsung.

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The LG G Watch is a watch that gives you useful information when you need it without getting in the way of allowing you to continue to get stuff done. Currently the LG G Watch is only compatible with Android devices running 4.3 and up.

Currently the watch comes in two different colors; Black Titan and White Gold. Regardless of the color of the watch it has a standard band size which allows consumers to replace the sporty rubber band with any band of choice.

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Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android Wear
  • Screen – 280 x 280 IPS LCD
  • Dimensions – 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight – 63g
  • Battery – 400mAh
  • Processor – 1.2GHz
  • Memory – 4GB internal storage with 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)
  • Connectors – USB (Pogo Pin)
  • Sensors – 9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)

Whats in the box:

  • LG G Watch
  • Charging cradle
  • Travel adapter
  • Data USB Cable
  • Quick Start and Safety guides

With Android Wear officially on the market for consumers to purchase, it is very exciting to see how the new addition of Android Wear will further impact the world of wearables.

By: Andrew Pritykin