After Mutawa Alkazi got stripped from Honda franchise which was given to Alghanim they recently bought a new car brand. The SUV above at Mutawa Alkazi showroom was manufactured by GAC, they’re a Chinese automaker that also manufactures vehicle parts for Fiat, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, and Toyota. Might grab one to review soon.
Since XCite’s website wasn’t optimized for mobile devices (theme isn’t responsive) it was a good idea to launch a shopping dedicated app on Google Play and App Store. It’s pretty much like having Amazon app except this one is from XCite. As you can see it’s pretty vibrant with a Windows metro looking theme to it.
The two features I like are the ability to see the daily deals and the store locator. What’s handy is you can always open the app wherever you are and see what’s the closest showroom from where you are. I had to no idea they had this many showrooms to begin with, the biggest one being at Safat Alghanim.
Something I didn’t like on their website is also on their app, the faulty search results. They’re sometimes super inaccurate and I have no idea how their algorithm functions. I was searching from Jawbone’s fitness wrist sensor called UP and all I got were a bunch of HP laser mice.
I ended up getting something I’ve been wanting to get for a while now, the Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones. I’ve been hearing so much positive feedback on them. I’ll likely review the headphone and discuss whether it really is noise-cancelling. They’re great for when you just want some silence.
I passed by Alghanim’s event a few days back for a ghabga and an introduction the new Chevrolet Impala 2014. First thing I liked was the logo, some might confuse the car model as a caprice upgrade, they’re two pretty different cars. The place was packed and it unexpectedly started with a sand art show.
There was a Spanish sand artist that did some pretty cool designs, including Kuwait towers and the impala. The sand painting kinda looked like they were showcasing the history of Chevrolet, where they were and where they stand now.
The Cheverolete Impala 2014 price ranges from KD 7,500 – KD 10,000 depending on the options you pick. For details on the specs of the car click [here]. You can request a test drive by clicking [here]. I like the looks and the front grill but I don’t know if it has enough horse power to satisfy everyone.
The Crosstour is a crossover car that’s kind of in the middle of the CRV and the Accord. It’s the kind of car you would want and need if you have a family and need a lot of space for people and stuff, but you still want a car but not a truck or an SUV.
The exterior of the car is not very different from earlier models which started back in 2009, but it’s been modified and had a revised exterior with more aerodynamics added to it. The front has more chrome than before and the headlights are as sharp and elegant as ever.
I must say that the exterior is not a beautiful one in my opinion, but it’s looks very modern and it sure is practical in terms of storing and room space.
Hopping into the inside of the car, the Crosstour gives you a very luxurious, German car feel, with it’s fine leather seats and wooden dashboards and all the high-tech that was use in it. The car has a Push To Start button in it, 6-speed Automatic Transmission, and manual shift ability via the pedal shifters on the steering wheel.
Well it doesn’t get any more official than this, a photo of the first Honda Accord with Alghanim’s logo embedded on it. For those that haven’t been been following Honda’s news, the official distributor became Alghanim Automotive recently. Here’s to hoping they bring the NSX to Kuwait soon.
Yes, these do exist. I bought one this big to use as a Time Machine back up for my Macbook Pro. It’s good enough to back up system files along with important data I need. Very convenient to keep in your wallet. Bought it from Amazon for about KD 45 (now KD 35) while it’s being sold at X-Cite for KD 120. A 256GB SD card by lexar is well on its way.
I got to pass by the new X-Cite in avenues to have a tour of the total revamp they have made. A small portion of the place use to be technology related while the rest was furniture. They’ve removed all the furniture and it’s now like a supermarket for electronic devices. My favourite part was the gaming zone expansion, they really put PC gamers in mind.
They now have a full section for Alienware products including desktops for the very first time. They don’t offer desktop customization like in Hawalli yet but they have some really decent Alienware laptops for gamers with 16GB of DRR3 RAM. That’s more than what I have on my gaming desktop, might go for an upgrade soon.
Designated rooms are available for those that want to get a feel on what it’s like having a full surround system and a big screen. Each room has different brands so you can compare the quality of sound. You now control everything on your iPad instead of a remote.
Consoles have their own section too, there are 3 wide tv screens you can test out the motion controllers with. One with a Wii Remote Control, one with Xbox Connect and the last screen with PlayStation Move. Ironically I found a hardcore gaming headset for the PS3 that costs more than the Playstation itself (shown in gallery).
A cool section in X-Cite is the customization booth. You can custom make any sticker you want for either your laptop or your mobile phone. They also offer engraving, not sure how long it takes though to engrave. I think extra space is for the better because it use to be crowded during weekends. The cinema section is still under construction, looking forward to seeing what it will be like.