Star A5000 Android phone

14. July 2011 20:24 by Ron in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

Last phone I bought was the Star A3000 from China, the phone works great but does not look that fancy and it has a resistive screen.

Time to get myself a better looking phone with a capacitive screen.

I like Android, works smooth, lots of free software, easy to use etc..
So it had to have android again..


  The Star A5000 is the newer version of the Star phones from China with some additional features the A3000 does not have
  but mostly it is similar. You can order it with a resistive or capacitive screen, I got the capacitive one.

  As you can see the phone looks much better than the A3000, it looks like the HTC desire Z (but without the hardware keyboard).
  Something that is better than the old one is that the battery gives more power and lasts a bit longer, I guess the screen uses a
  bit more power than the resistive one.




+ Looks
+ Battery lifetime
+ Capacitive Screen
+ Dual SIM

- Top button hard to press.

I would definitely recommend this phone

Openbox S10 satellite receiver

14. July 2011 20:10 by Ron in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

Ok, I know.. It has been some time ago that I posted something..
It has also been some time ago that I bought something from China..Smile


Some time ago I bought a Dreambox DM500 clone, that works fine but does not receive High Definition channels, I needed something that understands HD television..

I bought an Openbox S10, it is a cheap HD receiver, small and also capable of using cardsharing services like the Dreambox does.
The Openbox is less used and it is less open than the name would suggests.

This box also is PVR capable, just insert an USB stick and done..


The Openbox is also very small and looks even better than the Dreambox does.

The cardslot is behind the right side of the front panel, there is even place for another common interface module.



+ Cheap
+ High Definition
+ Looks
+ Internal power supply
+ No fans (no sound)

- Not as open as the Dreambox

I would recommend this receiver.