After I wrote about IKEA’s plans to sell wireless charging furniture next month, I also got in touch with IKEA through an agency, wanted to know when this will be available in Kuwait. Must say I’m disappointed they will be releasing it next year (likely April 2016). There’s also a small chance it will be October this year but I wouldn’t bet on it.
According to leaked documents the Samaung Galaxy S6 will start at KD 210 for the 32GB and KD 235 for the 64GB, unfortunately it appears they won’t be officially releasing the 128GB version in Kuwait. While the Samsung Galaxy Edge will go for KD 250 for 32GB and KD 275 for 64GB. I feel both are overpriced.
When the Galaxy S3 was released in Kuwait it was for KD 189, while the Galaxy S4 was for KD 202. Two hundred Kuwaiti Dinars would be the max I would pay for an Android phone, while the Edge is selling for KD 275. It’s also worth considering Samsung has been losing market share drastically and the prices aren’t helping them gain anything back.
The company behind the battery card that fits your wallet I wrote about is back with a better one, the pro version as they call it. It has three times the battery capacity making it able to fully charge most phones for twice the thickness. They also added an additional USB port and is considered to be the fastest power bank charger in the market.
I haven’t got my hands on one but I will very soon. I’m excited because even though this one doesn’t fit my wallet, it will easily fit my pocket and should be able to fully charge my phone once (3,000 mAh battery). Phones with a smaller battery like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S5 should get up to one and a half charges before needing to recharge the Lithium Card Pro.[Source]
It should be available in Kuwait soon.
I can’t wait to see the day where I buy a couch from IKEA that charges my phone wirelessly, sounds futuristic but isn’t too far from reality. Starting from April this year IKEA will start offering tables, lamps and desks with wireless charging capabilities. I wonder when will we start seeing these in Kuwait though, hopefully not years from now.
I’m not going to go into too much details about the specs because most people already know them and they’re not that fancy, phones released 6 months ago had similar specs (for full specs of the phone click here). What I’m going to focus on is the additional features that come with the phone.
I’m both surprised and happy they released a 5.1 inch screen. I was expecting at least a 5.5 inch screen, I mentioned on a previous post that the maximum screen size I feel comfortable holding in my hand was 5.2 inch screen or less, so the Samsung unlike most new phones is a potential buyer for me, even though I don’t like Samsung.
I am disappointed that the battery is only 2,550 mAh, compared to my current phone the LG G3 it’s 450 mAh of battery juice less. On the positive side I did read they removed a lot of their TouchWiz software to have smoother performance and more battery life which I’m happy about.
It does come with wireless charging and Samsung claims charging the phone for 10 minutes will give you upto 4 hours of battery life. This is similar to Google’s Nexus 6 turbo charging but even better. A quick charge would give you 4 – 6 hours of battery life and I’ll be really happy if that did turn out to be true.
Samsung released two models, this one has an edge and I’m not sure how much value will it bring me as a user. It has an edge, so what? According to Samsung, “Galaxy S6 edge gives you a new way to quickly check and respond to calls, messages and emails.” I’m still not sure how that works but looking forward to it.
Do you guys like it?
People don’t believe me when I tell them my phone’s battery life is around 3 days. iPhone users only have such a battery life when there dreaming and Android users have their phone lasting a full day at max. I gave Hyperion’s extended LG G3 battery a try and the results were really impressive. Total capacity was 6,000 mAh.
I disconnected my phone Thursday morning, went to a café and used my phone’s hotspot for 4 hours. That drained the battery from 100% to 89%. Thursday passed, Friday passed and I ended up charging my phone Saturday night. What’s even better is the battery capacity is so large it needs at least 8 hours of charge, so I plug it in before I go to sleep.
As impressive as this sounds, I know there are going to be a lot of people complaining regardless. Specially since ever since the start of the new year, internet has been very unstable. Kuwait ranked 2nd from 166 countries according to the 2014 information society report by ITU. First place was Macao, China and the 3rd place went to Singapore.
I love Google Maps and I use it a lot, but at times it picks a terrible route. This happened to me yesterday, instead of telling me to turn right on the round about and reach my destination, it instead gave me an additional completely useless 2 minute drive, only realized when I was half way through.