The Y Geek Squad takes a peek into the wide world of viewing devices to round up the best from the rest.
The advent of new display technology means the line between a good desktop monitor and a great one is quite small – until you throw into the mix an LG 38GL950G UltraGear gaming monitor. This beast takes viewing to the next level – quite literally! With the sharpest clarity you’ll ever get from a monitor, a 21:9 ultra-wide Nano-IPS display, and a 1ms response time, the monitor allows you to experience content like never before. Add to that a 144Hz screen with 175Hz overclock ability, the 38-inch screen with a resolution of 3840×1600 (which in layman’s terms is QHD+) is as close to reality as you’ll ever get. Buy this from the LG store at Oman Avenues Mall for RO768.
Sitting in the lineup as one of the largest home TVs ever made, the Hisense 4K Laser TV adds in plenty of fun in showing off a large screen – 100-inch – TV but dials out the cost of owning and maintaining one. Sure, it’s a few bags of baisas away from being termed ‘cost-effective’, but at RO3,844, we’d say it’s a steal. The television itself benefits from a laser projector that can reproduce 4K footage at 100-inches and a viewing angle of 180-degrees. You’ll also receive 3,000 Lumens worth of brightness (so you don’t have to dim the lights in your room to watch TV), a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a 20,000+ hour rating on the laser projector. Sound is taken care of by a 110-Watt Harman Kardon system. Buy it from amazon.com.
The joys of car travel can often be short-lived. Travelling in a confined space for hours requires some form of recreation (for passengers) to take your mind off the miles at hand. That’s where the Pumpkin Headrest Car DVD Player comes in. This device fits straight into your car’s front headrests and effectively turns it into rear-screen DVD systems. As the name suggests, you can load DVDs or CDs into the head unit, or alternatively, use an SD card or flash drive to stream movies. You can also sync up the system to another unit and display content for two passengers on the go. The 10.1-inch screen maxes out at 1024×600 resolution, which is underwhelming by today’s standards, but it’s still bright in the sunlight and offers great viewing angles. Buy it from amazon.com for RO48.2.
Big things can indeed come in small packages. That’s exactly the case with the Blackview Max 1. This large smartphone comes packing all the essentials – a 6-inch AMOLED screen, Sony-sourced 16MP rear camera and a 16MP + 0.3MP dual front camera, 6GB of RAM, and a fingerprint sensor. But it comes with a standout feature: a projector. And, not only is this projector fully operable through the smartphone, it will also display picture at about 45-inches (which is larger than most televisions) in 720p resolution. The projector can display anything that can be seen on the screen and be used in dark environments for about five hours before it runs out of juice. It’s the perfect tag-along for a night out in the wadis or mountains, or when you just don’t feel like picking up your laptop. It’s all yours for RO111 from aliexpress.com.