MEL Science Launches Daydream VR App for Chemistry Education

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MEL Science wants to bring together chemistry kits and VR
  • It wants students to explore the inside of atoms to understand reactions
  • It’s starting with Google Daydream, with Cardboard and Gear VR next

Virtual reality is slowly gaining steam, and although gaming takes up the lion’s share of attention, many experts believe that areas like education will be powerful drivers for growth when it comes to VR. This is steadily becoming reality, according to Vassili Philippov, Founder and CEO of MEL Science. In an emailed conversation with Gadgets 360, Philippov talks about why he believes virtual reality is going to become extremely important in the education sector, and gave us an early look at the company’s Chemistry VR application, which releases on Tuesday.

MEL Science is a London-based company that is building a technology-enabled approach to science education. It’s using educational videos, virtual reality explanations for the underlying science, and combining that with hands-on experiments using real chemistry kits.

MEL Science Launches Daydream VR App for Chemistry Education

Philippov says that the new VR application is being released as a subscription service – with the first six VR classes free – and each month, consumers will get two new chemistry sets to do experiments with their kids at home, alongside the VR and video experiences. Philippov says the chemistry sets are important, because he does not believe that VR alone can replace a chemistry set.

MEL build atom MEL

“Virtual reality can be used to simulate a real lab. So instead of using real chemicals, test tubes, and burners you will use virtual ones,” he writes. “Indeed, real hands-on experiments are more engaging for kids. Every time I do experiments with kids, I see their eyes light up. We do not want to take it away from our kids by replacing real hands-on experiments with a VR lab.”

VR is perfect for explaining how the science behind the experiments works, according to Philippov. “VR is perfect to place kids inside a chemical reaction where molecules fly all around them, where they see how these molecules interact with each other,” he writes. “We can let them play with atomic orbitals. We can encourage kids to touch them, build their own atoms and molecules and see what happens.”

“You can explain to kids what happens inside a chemical reaction or inside a cell,” Philippov continues. “You can also explain why. And you can show pictures. Imagine how much more they would understand if they were to find themselves inside a chemical reaction.”

The idea behind the MEL VR application is that it becomes easier for children to understand basic concepts by enabling them to visualise things that happen at a micro level in a very interactive manner. The free lessons that MEL will be releasing cover atoms in solids, atoms in gases, atoms in structure, electron orbitals, and create your own atom. This will enable children to learn about the structure of the atom, and the differences between the elements.

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Starting with Google Daydream
One of the challenges with virtual reality is that there are too many platforms out there, which is a problem for those developing new applications. In the high-end VR space, we’ve got three systems: the Playstation VR, which is a closed system that only works with the PS4; and the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, which are both powered by high-end PCs. Software for the latter two has some degree of interoperability, with a raft of caveats.

Then there’s a whole range of mobile VR headsets as well – starting with Google Cardboard, the Samsung Gear VR developed wth Oculus, and most recently, Google’s Daydream.

MEL Chemistry VR is being launched for Google Daydream – coincidentally, just one day after the Daydream Viewer headset was launched in India on Monday – which is supported on only a handful of phones. As of now, Daydream is limited to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Moto Z, and it is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ soon. On the other hand, you can use Cardboard with almost every phone, including Apple’s iPhone.

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However, Philippov writes that MEL Science wanted to focus on Daydream first because it offers much more functionality than its cheaper, and more widespread cousin, Cardboard. That said, the company will release a Cardboard build, and then a Gear VR build as well, he adds. “Gear VR is a great platform, although most schools use Cardboard as it is much cheaper,” he writes.

On the other hand, Philippov is of the opinion that high-end PC VR setups are not likely to find much use in education, at least not at the school level. “We believe mobile based VR will be the way to go in schools,” he continues.

A concern we raised is whether it would be safe to use a VR headset for extended periods, particularly for children whose bodies are still developing. Philippov admits that there’s no data yet on this space, but he points out that Google has already been using VR for education, with some success.

“Google did quite large scale pilot program with Google Expedition in schools,” he writes. “More than one million students have tried this VR experience. I have not seen the official papers but what I heard that no big concerns were identified to use of VR in schools. It is still early days for VR technology, but I am sure that it will be a great tool in science education.”

Sennheiser HD 2.10 Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sennheiser HD 2.10 is priced at Rs. 3,990
  • The ear cups fold inwards for better portability
  • Headphones need good amplification to be driven properly

Having recently reviewed the HD 4.30G, it’s now time to take a closer look at a more portable option called the HD 2.10. Unlike the HD 4.30G, these headphones aren’t designed specifically to be used with smartphones as they lack an in-line controls but they do fold, just like the other HD 2 and HD 4 series headphones that the company launched this year.

In India, the HD 2.10 is still on the expensive side retailing at Rs. 3,990, compared to other countries where it’s a lot less. Let’s see what you get after paying this premium.

Sennheiser HD 2.10 design and features
The headphones are packaged well and only ship with an instruction leaflet. There’s no carry pouch included in the box. It’s built entirely of plastic which makes them very light and just like the HD 4.30G, the headphones fold inwards so they’re easy to carry about. The oval shaped ear cups have foam padding without any recesses so they sit on your ear. There’s leatherette covering for the ear cups along with a circular cut out for a cloth insert to let the sound through. They can also swivel and pivot to a small degree so you can adjust the fit for your head.

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However, it took us a while to figure out which one is left and right as the ‘L’ and ‘R’ markings are placed at the tip of the headband, inwards, which seems like a poor design choice. A quicker way to know the right way of wearing them is to look at angle of the ear cups, as they should be at a slant, with the top portion tipping towards the back. The height of the headband can be adjusted by sliding the ear cups upwards or downwards. The headband itself has good flex with a rubber lining underneath for your head, although it lacks proper cushioning.

The HD 2.10 has dual-sided 1.4m symmetrical cable that terminates into a standard, L-shaped 3.5mm headphone jack. The flattened cables feel durable and they don’t tangle easily. In terms of specifications, Sennheiser doesn’t talk about the size of the drivers but we do know it has an Impedance of 26 Ohms and frequency response of 18Hz to 18,000Hz. The Impedance rating is a bit on the higher side (compared to 18 Ohms on the HD 4.30G), which might prove to be challenging for portable devices to drive these headphones properly.

Sennheiser HD 2.10 performance
The HD 2.10s cling snugly to your ear and don’t move about too much even when you’re on the run. We also didn’t encounter any major fatigue while wearing them for hours on end. They manage to cut out some ambient noise but not so much which is both a good and bad thing. The good part is that you don’t have to take your headphones off to know what’s happening around you which is useful when commuting, but on the flip side, the volume needs to be boosted quite a bit in order to drown out the outside noise. Thankfully, the Sennheiser HD 2.10 doesn’t leak too much sound.

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We tested the headphones on the HTC 10 and the Asus Xonar U7 DAC connected to a PC. We also used the headphones with other devices like an iPad and the iPhone 7. Focus tracks included Fast Car (feat. Dakota) by Jonas Blue, In the Blood by John Mayer, and Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

When using a smartphone, the HD 2.10s sound very flat with emphasis on mostly the treble, with weak mid-range and mostly non-existent bass. The volume also had to be raised quite a bit for the audio to be clearly audible over ambient noise, which just makes them sound even brighter. With HTC’s BoomSound turned on, volume levels were a lot better with a warmer tone to the sound. Bass improves a bit not by much however, the mid-range and higher frequencies tend to normalise thereby diluting the otherwise flat sonic signature of the headphones. We had a similar experience on an iPhone 7 too. Essentially, if you’re smartphone doesn’t have a good headphone DAC then the HD 2.10s won’t sound very good.

When used with a DAC, the headphones perform a lot better with nicely detailed highs and a smooth mid-range, however it still struggles with lower frequencies without an equaliser to help out. Vocal heavy tracks like John Mayer’s In the Blood really shine. We like that headphones don’t colour the sound too much so low bi-rate audio files sound quite bad, despite the amplification while properly amplified FLAC files sound very good. The HD 2.10s aren’t really designed to deliver deep bass as despite our efforts, we weren’t able to get them to perform to our tastes.

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Verdict
The Sennheiser HD 2.10 costs Rs. 3,990, which is a lot of money considering you can fetch the much better Denon AH-D510R or even the Audio Technica ATH-M30X at a similar price. The trouble with the HD 2.10 is that they need good amplification in order to sound balanced, else be prepared for a very flat sonic signature. They also fail to produce rich bass no matter the source material or amplification, which could be down to the drivers more than anything else. Also, we would have liked to see a carry pouch in the bundle considering the headphones’ theme. The Sennheiser HD 2.10 comes with two years of warranty.

Overall, given the headphones build and performance, it would have made sense if it was priced closer to Rs. 2,000, but at its current price, it’s a bit too expensive to consider.

Price (MRP): Rs. 3,990

Pros

  • Foldable design
  • Comfortable for extended use
  • Sound isn’t too coloured


Cons

  • Requires good amplification to sound good
  • No carry pouch bundled
  • Cannot deliver deep bass
  • Expensive

Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Design: 3.5
  • Performance: 3.5
  • Value for Money: 2.5
  • Overall: 3

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WWDC 2017: Apple Unveils HomePod, Its Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apple unveiled its Siri-powered home speaker called HomePod
  • HomePod is designed to work with Apple Music
  • It will also be able to send messages, get news updates and more

WWDC 2017: Apple Unveils HomePod, Its Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker

One of the most anticipated announcements expected from Apple was its Siri-powered home speaker, which the Cupertino-based giant finally unveiled towards the final moments of its WWDC 2017 keynote address. Apple’s newest product is called HomePod, which the company says will “reinvent music in the home”.

The Apple HomePod is a wireless speaker that promises to deliver amazing audio quality. The speaker uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjusts the audio output. The HomePod is designed to work along with Apple Music, so it essentially requires one to have a subscription to music streaming service, which will give access to over 40 million songs. Apple says “the HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.”

The cylindrical-shaped HomePod is roughly 7-inches in height and features a large, Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, an array of seven beam-forming tweeters for pure high frequency acoustics with directional control. The HomePod is powered by Apple’s A8 chip and will be available from December in Australia, the UK, and the US, which will be getting the initial batch of speakers in White and Space Grey at $349 (roughly Rs. 22,500).

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“Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a beautiful speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home.”

The HomePod features six microphones for users to interact with across the room. Siri will be able to handle advanced searches within the music library. For example, you can say “Hey Siri, who’s the drummer in this?” And Siri will be able to give you an answer. Siri will also be able to create a shared Up Next queue with everyone in the home.

The HomePod is Apple’s answer to Google Home and Amazon Echo. So apart from its well-rounded music ecosystem, the speaker will also be able to send messages, get updates on news, sports and weather, or control smart home (read HomeKit-enabled) devices by simply asking Siri to turn on the lights, close the shades or activate a scene. It can also provide remote access and home automation through the Home app on the iPhone or iPad. Setting up the HomePod is as easy as setting up the AirPods. Simply hold your iPhone next to the speaker and it will pair with the device.

 

10 podcasts you should be listening to

  1. Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People Comedian Chris Gethard opens the phone lines to one anonymous caller, and vows to never hang up first. Every caller tells a story, ranging from shocking confessions to sad tales of failed artists, and the comedian helps get to the source of their emotions. You’ll get sucked into the raw, honest conversations.
  2. Code Switch Listen as a team of journalists (Kat Chow, Gene Demby, Leah Donnella, Adrian Florido, Karen Grigsby Bates, Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, and Shereen Marisol Meraji) discuss race, ethnicity and culture.
  3. AWAYE! Tap into Aboriginal art and culture from all over Australia. You’ll get a chance to hear from a variety of Aboriginal people, as well as touch on topics such as constitutional recognition, and their representation in politics. It’s a must-listen for every Australian.
  4. The Hilarious World of Depression A beautiful podcast that faces the dreary world of depression head on. Host John Moe, who has battled depression throughout his life, interviews comedians about their mental health issues. The show draws listeners in by being extremely relatable, even for listeners without a mental health illness.Image result for PODCASTS
  1. HomecomingGimlet Media brings listeners a scripted political thriller with an all-star cast including David Schwimmer (Friends), Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, Amy Sedaris, and David Cross. The show, which is in talks to become a TV series, focuses on a caseworker at a government facility. Close your eyes and let the sounds paint the scene; you’re in for great acting.
  2. Never Before with Janet Mock Janet Mock, a transgender rights activist and author, teams up with actress Lena Dunham to bring listeners a brand new podcast that features in depth conversations with some of the most influential celebrities of this generation. Her first episode starts with one of the most famous matriarchs in the world, Beyonc??’s mother, Tina Knowles.
  3. RevealSome of the best investigative journalists in the world come together to tell compelling stories on everything from crime to politics. Hosted by Al Letson, this podcast touches on many relevant issues in today’s world.
  4. Sleeptalker This is a podcast surrounding the topic of sleep, specifically what happens when we sleep. The show also digs deeper into sleeping disorders and anxiety, but is told as a captivating story that is sure to hook the listener.
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  6. InvisibiliaCo-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, the podcast goes in depth on the invisible forces that control human behaviour.

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Microsoft earlier said it will ship development kits in March
  • The new VR controllers will not work with HoloLens
  • The new controllers don’t require any external sensors

In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to have changed its mind later as it didn’t happen. Now the Redmond-based company has finally started taking pre-orders for the mixed reality development kits from HP and Acer. Microsoft also announced its own motion controllers for Windows 10 VR at its Build conference.

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

Notably, Microsoft has still not announced the release dates for these development kits but interested users can now pre-order the development kits from the company’s website. While the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition has been priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 19,200), the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition is available for pre-orders at $329 (roughly Rs. 21,200). The option for pre-orders is currently available for users in the US and Canada.

Both HP and Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets come with some common features including two high-resolution liquid crystal displays with a 1440×1440 pixels resolution, front hinged displays, 95-degree horizontal field-of-view, display refresh rate up to 90Hz (native), built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack, single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity, and inside-out tracking. Additionally, the HP headset comes with double-padded headband and easy adjustment knob, as per Microsoft.

Microsoft has further provided the list of recommended system specifications for developers on its blog. Needless to say, you will need a powerful configuration to support the mixed reality development kit from the company.

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Moving to the motion controllers for Windows 10 VR, Microsoft says “a customer who pairs a Windows Mixed Reality headset with motion controllers will have a rich and immersive experience across creativity tools, productivity, games, and entertainment.”

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers don’t require any external sensors and offer “precise and responsive” movement tracking, as per company’s claims. The company says that it plans to market and sell these controllers on retail shelves this holiday. The company has confirmed that these controllers will not work with HoloLens headset, as per a report by CNET.

Microsoft announced that Acer will sell its Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controller bundle priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,700) this holiday season.

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Goes Up for Pre-Orders at Rs. 899

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The headset is already out-of-stock on the website
  • Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset supports Bluetooth 4.1
  • Only Black colour variant is available in India

While Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 India launch is just around the corner, the company has now made its Mi Bluetooth Headset available for pre-orders in the country at Rs. 899. The new headset from Xiaomi weighs just 6.5 grams and has been made available in only Black colour for the country. The headset will be shipped within 5 days of pre-order as per company’s website. Notably, the product seems to have gone out of stock already but might be made available again by the company soon.

Xiaomi’s Mi Bluetooth Headset allows users to accept or end phone calls, reject calls, redial phone numbers, transfer calls, make three-way calls, play or pause music, play next/previous song, and adjust volume. The headset comes with a ceramic antenna, rounded sound cavity, a Bluetooth chip, magnetised moving coil speaker, and a noise-cancelling silicone microphone. “To optimise sound quality for calls and music, we kept the speaker output structure at a narrow 3mm, so that detail in the mid and high frequencies are preserved and noise is significantly reduced,” the Xiaomi says on its website.

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset Goes Up for Pre-Orders at Rs. 899

The Mi Bluetooth Headset offers noise reduction and supports Bluetooth 4.1, which as per the company’s claims, reduces 4G network interferences and in turn improves device compatibility, stability, and functionality across the board. Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth headset provides 3-4 hours of battery life with regular usage and 100 hours in standby mode, as per the company. Notably, the headset is capable of pairing with two devices simultaneously.

The new Bluetooth headset from Xiaomi comes with silicone earbuds in three different sizes. Let us know in comment section down below if you are interested in buying Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Headset or have your eyes set on some other headset

 

Asus to Reportedly Kill Its ZenWatch Android Wear Lineup Due to Poor Sales

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asus has shipped an average of 5,000-6,000 ZenWatches per month
  • Huawei and LG have also slowed down their smartwatch efforts
  • Asus’ last major Android Wear smartwatch was the ZenWatch 3

Asus to Reportedly Kill Its ZenWatch Android Wear Lineup Due to Poor Sales

Asus may just kill its ZenWatch lineup of Android Wear smartwatches soon, according to some reports that have recently surfaced. It seems that Asus is having a tough time selling its smartwatches and the low sales may just push the company to pull the plug on the smartwatch.

The Taiwanese company, according to a report from Digitimes, has been shipping an average of 5,000 to 6,000 ZenWatches per month, which is not a good sign when compared to the likes of Apple, Xiaomi and Fitbit who have shipped their respective smartwatches in millions in the past quarter.

Asus is not the only one who has given up on its Android Wear smartwatch. Lenovo brand Moto in December also put a hold on its smartwatch efforts, deciding not to launch a new wearable with the latest Android Wear 2.0. However, the company has not decided to kill its lineup just yet. Meanwhile, Huawei and LG have also slowed down their production citing a lack of interest in the market.

 

Notably, companies like Misfit, LG, Verizon and Tag Heuer have launched smartwatches running on the latest Android Wear 2.0. The new operating system was unveiled in February and brings a number of improvements over the first version including improved interface, customised watch faces, Google Assistant and Android Pay Support, among other things.

Asus’ last major Android Wear smartwatch was the ZenWatch 3, which was launched in India back in December starting at Rs. 17,599. The smartwatch sports a 1.39-inch Amoled display with a 400×400 pixel resolution (287ppi pixel density). It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage.

Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR Announced at Bethesda E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Doom VR is announced as Doom VFR
  • Fallout 4 VR will be out in October
  • No release date for Doom VFR has been given

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Doom is getting a VR version. Called Doom VFR it was announced by Bethesda at its E3 2017 conference. In addition to this, the company also revealed Fallout 4 in VR, dubbed as the first open-world game completely made in VR.

Doom VFR will be available on PS VR and HTC Vive. Fallout 4 VR will be available for HTC Vive in October. No date for Doom VFR has been given just yet.

This marks Bethesda first attempt at bringing its IPs to VR. With Fallout and Doom, it seems that VR will get a shot in the arm it so drastically needs.

For what its worth we found Doom to be one of the better games of 2016. Bethesda had the right idea in mind when it brought back Wolfenstein, and reviving Doom back after a prolonged spell in development hell is just as welcome. The game offers more than enough for fans to sink their teeth into, while it injects some purely-optional new ideas to keep in-step with modern games.

How Fallout 4’s dystopia translates to VR would be interesting. With an immersive world, open-ended gameplay options, and so much to do, Fallout 4 is well worth the price of entry. Chances are, you’ll be spending a lot of time in Boston. We know we have and will be in the months to come.

Google Daydream View VR Headset Launched in India at Rs. 6,499

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daydream View VR headset available for Rs. 6,499
  • Apps include YouTube VR, Street View, Play Movies and more
  • Daydream supported phones include Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Moto Z

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  • The headset is being offered on Flipkart with 5 percent off for Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards and Rs. 300 cash back on payment through PhonePe. EMI options are also available and each pair of headset comes with 1 year of warranty. First 30 customers to buy Google Daydream View VR via Flipkart will also receive Google Chromecast for free, while the first 50 customers will receive a Google Play Store Credit worth Rs. 500.

    The Daydream View VR headset functions along the lines of Samsung’s Gear VR and you will need Daydream-supported smartphones for the headset to work. As of now, the list of phones that support Daydream is small with the likes of Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Moto Z, to name a few and will also come to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ soon. So, for those considering to buy the headset in India may want to check they have a Daydream-ready smartphone first.

  • google daydream vr googleThe Daydream View VR headset is made up of a lightweight fabric for a comfortable feel. The controller lets you interact with the virtual world, letting you take various actions with help of motion and gesture sensors and physical buttons. The Daydream app that houses a collection of apps and games for Daydream-ready phones. The YouTube VR app will let you watch 3D or standard 360-degree videos with the Daydream View headset. The Street View app lets you tour over 150 popular real-world places, while Play Movies offers some VR-ready movies. Third-party developers too provide Daydream-ready content via their apps.

    “Daydream View promises users a mesmerising experience. Swim with a pod of dolphins, stand at the edge of a volcano and even visit Pluto with Daydream View. Users can teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere. Our aim is to make the VR experience mobile so that customers can easily carry it anywhere with them. We at Google are also working with developers, smartphone companies, and content creators to make VR accessible to all,” said Clay Bavor, Vice President of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Google.

iBall Slide Elan 4G2 Tablet With 7000mAh Battery, 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 13,999

HIGHLIGHTS
The iBall Slide Elan 4G2 is priced at Rs. 13,999
The tablet features a 7000mAh battery
Include support for nine Indian Regional System languages
iBall has just announced a new mid-ranged tablet in India, called iBall Slide Elan 4G2, priced at Rs. 13,999. The tablet highlights a massive 7000mAh battery along with 4G VoLTE support. The company has not detailed the exact date of availability, but has mentioned that it will be available in retail stores across India soon.

The company also highlights a striking design language for the iBall Slide Elan 4G2, which features a 10.1-inch IPS HD (800X1280) display, measures 10.4mm in thickness and weighs 575 grams. The tablet runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage stands at 16GB, which is expandable via MicroSD card (up to 32GB).

For optics, the iBall Slide Elan 4G2 houses a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera with pre-loaded features like multi angle, face detection, among other things.

 

Connectivity options for the tablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG Function, Micro-USB Port, Bluetooth Tethering, USB tethering, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It also supports 4G VoLTE for faster browsing and downloading. As mentioned earlier, the iBall Slide Elan 4G2 highlights a 7000mAh battery pack along with an intelligent Power management that promises to get you through the entire day.

Some India-specific features include system-wide support for nine Indian regional languages and keyboards for 21 Indian regional languages. You also get a ‘Cast Screen’ feature, which as the name suggests, lets you mirror your tablet’s display to the TV or Monitor. The iBall Slide Elan 4G2 also gets pre-loaded Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint ‘stub apps’.

iBall Slide Elan 4G2 Tablet With 7000mAh Battery, 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 13,999

iBall Slide Elan 4G2

iBall Slide Elan 4G2

  • KEY SPECS
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Display

10.10-inch

Processor

1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2MB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

7000mAh

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