Friday, September 16, 2016

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The iPhone 7, as launched in the recent Apple event, brings a lot of improvements from its previous iPhone models such as its advanced camera features, increased battery life, more powerful processor, brighter display, splash and water resistance, better speakers and sleeker design.

Available in colors, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and an additional finish which is Jet Black, the new iPhone 7 is splash and water resistant. It is constructed with strong 7000 Series aluminum.

The new Home button is responsive and pressure sensitive. It works together with the Taptic Engine for precise tactile feedback when you press it. Running iOS 10, this iPhone model also has Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor, that offer ease and security.

The iPhone 7 boasts its improved camera features. Its 12MP rear camera comes with optical image stabilization that lessens blur due to handshake and motion. It also has a sensor that provides up to 3x longer exposure compared to iPhone 6s and with a ƒ/1.8 aperture, it can take excellent low-light photos. It also has four smart LEDs that flashes 50% brighter than the iPhone 6s.

The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, has 12MP two cameras: one wide angle and one telephoto camera. Its cameras have an optical zoom at 2x and digital zoom at 10x. With this dual camera system, it can produce DSLR-quality photos.

Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have Retina HD display with wide color gamut and 3D Touch. It is 25% brighter and can display cinema‑standard colors.

The A10 Fusion chip powering both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has two high‑performance cores and two high‑efficiency cores that can run at up to 2x the speed of iPhone 6. Aside from a powerful processor, these iPhones have longer battery life than its previous models.

In terms of audio, it now comes with a speaker system which is 2x louder than the iPhone 6s. It also has earpods with a lightning connector and AirPods, the new wireless headphones.

The iPhone 7 offers 3x faster LTE connection than the iPhone 6 up to 25 bands and speed up to 450Mbps. With this feature, you can enjoy worldwide roaming. It also supports  Wi-Fi connections.

Here's a quick look on the features and some specs:

Watch this video of the iPhone 7/7 Plus introduction:

So, did the features mentioned above convince you to buy the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Shop at MetroSix!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

iPhone 7/7 Plus Specs, Features and Design Rumors

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement, as part of the big Apple event to be held on Sep. 7, 2016, is a much anticipated event for iOS phone lovers.

According to TechRadar, it’s going to be slimmer than the iPhone 6s with improved water resistance and no antenna bands. The screen sizes would be 4.7 inch  for the iPhone 7 and 5.5 inch for the iPhone 7 Plus. CNET and MacRumors mentioned that there’s going to be 5 colors available: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold and the new addition, Space or Gloss Black.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will also have two higher-quality camera lenses and extra LED flashes in Engadget’s article. It will also be powered by an A10 chip. It will run iOS 10 as it is also expected to be launched on the same day, says TheVerge.

In Forbes’s and MacWorld’s article, the storage capacities would be 32GB to 256GB with 2GB of RAM. Battery capacity will also be increased. There will be no more 3.5mm audio jack for wired headphones but according to IBTimes there’s going to be a wireless bluetooth earphones, “AirPods”, developed by Apple. There will also be a lightning cable port for charging.

There’s also a possibility of an iPhone 7 Pro release according to Digital Trends.

For quick look, here’s a list:

Available Colors:
Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
and Gloss Black (others call it Space Black)
Screen Sizes:
4.7” and 5.5”
Storage Capacity:
32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB
2GB and 3GB
A10 Chip
iOS 10
Dual lense camera for 5.5”, 12MP rear and 5MP front
Wireless Bluetooth (EarPods or AirPods)
Lightning port for charging
Other Features:
Touch ID, improved water resistance, improved speakers, additional LED flashes, improved battery capacity

Here's CNET’s video on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Top 5 updated rumors:

We will soon find out if these rumors or leaked information are true.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Makeblock Robot Kits

Makeblock robot kits are gaining popularity among robot enthusiasts wanting to share their passion for building and programming robots to their children. These are highly-recommended toys that improve children’s intellectual and logical abilities, as well as creativity. The robot kits also promote quality bonding time with their parents while finishing the projects. Adults can also enjoy these impressive devices.

The mBot is an all-in-one educational robot designed to help kids learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) during assembly. Kids can enjoy hands-on experience about programming, electronics, and robotics.

The kit contains 38 assembly parts, color-coded RJ25 ports for wiring, tools, an instruction manual and a follower map. The kit is very easy to assemble. you can even do it in 10 minutes!


Easily program your mBot using the drag-and-drop software mBlock. It is based on Scratch 2.0 that lets children learn programming, control the robot and discover different functions from the robot. This robot kit comes with different basic pre-assembled options like obstacle-avoidance car, line-following vehicle and remote control car. It can also be used in some games.

The mBot offers infinite extensibility as it is compatible with other Makeblock and most of Lego parts. Its electronic parts were designed and developed based on the Arduino open source ecosystem. This is definitely not just a toy!

Here are some downloadable tools for your mBot:
  1. mBot User Manual: although already included in the kit, you can still download the manual anytime.

  1. mBlock: a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2 which is an open source code that makes it easy to program robot kits.

  1. mBlock Kids maker rocks with robots: a 12-chapter guide for programming mBot; it has game scenes for learning graphic programming, electronics, robotics.

  1. Scratch 2.0 The Adventures of Mike: a 9-chapter guide for Scratch 2.0 with interactive stories, games and animation.

  1. mBot App: free app specifically designed for the mBot robot; lets you pair your mBot with a cellphone via bluetooth. This app is available in Apple App store and Google Play; compatible with iOS 7.1 or above and with iPhones 5 or above, iPads, iPod touch, Android 2.2 and higher.

  1. mBlockly: free app that lets you control your mBlock using iOS system; available to download at Apple store; requires iOS 7.1 or above. Compatible with iPads except iPad 1 and iPad 2.

The Starter Robot Kit is an excellent choice for those that are starting the robot assembly hobby. It has beginner-friendly step-by-step easy to follow instructions. Easily learn electronics, graphic programming (Scratch) and Arduino programming. This kit can be assembled as a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car. It is available in 3 versions: Bluetooth version, IR version, and No Electronic version.


The kit comes complete with assembly parts such as mechanical parts, sensors and electronic modules, tools and an instruction manual. There's no need to solder as it features easy wiring.

The Starter Robot Kit is also compatible with mBlock and works on Scratch 2.0. You can program your robot by simply dragging and dropping function blocks.

Get these Makeblock Robot Kits at MetroSix at discounted prices.