Klipsch X7i (White) In-ear Headphones Review, Giveaway, Promote Codes

Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones package
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones package
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones package

Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones is part of Klipsch X-series premium range of earphones with hand polished ceramic design and patented oval ear tips. Does Klipsch X7i worth your investment for better music listening experience?

This review is made possible by Tat Chuan Acoustic (TCA), Klipsch authorized resellers in Southeast Asia. The company is also generously giveaway the review unit.

Learn how you can WIN Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones worth SGD$329 (~RM835) in this article! You will also find the free promo code for Klipsch and Sonos products on Klipsch-SEA online store.

Now, please continue with my product review below, then enter giveaway contest, and shop online!

Design

Klipsch X7i is nicely packaged in a way to display the beautiful shinny hand polished ceramic in-ear headphones.

However, the packaging is so complicated – you can never pack it back – that I took 5 minutes to unbox it without using a knife. It comes with 2-year warranty, just in case.

Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones package
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones package

The thick paper box at the bottom contains another 4 different-sized ear tips, a clothing clip, airplane adaptor (surprise!), a earphones pouch (sweet!), product information (piece of card), and safety information.

Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones

Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones ceramic design is sleek and elegance. It should be more durable because of the material used. I like the clicking sound when the headphones bump together.

Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones 3-button remote
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones 3-button remote

Designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod, X7i has a 3-button remote for music and voice controls. The protrusion buttons are easy to reach and press down.

The headphone cable is longer than ordinary headphones. It uses flat cable design that do not easily get tangled.

Performance

In-ear headphones is not my personal choice – I do not feel comfortable to have something stuck in my earholes.

However, I do not have problem with Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones. Thanks to its patented oval comfort fit ear tips. It is comfortable to wear for a long period of time.

Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones oval ear tips
Klipsch X71 white in-ear headphones oval ear tips

There are a total of 5 ear tips in different sizes and shapes to suit your ears. Changing ear tips is as easy as pulling and plugging.

Klipsch X7i sound quality is GREAT! I tested it with different genre music: pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock… The mids and treble are crisp and clear. Voices is so real that it feels like the singer is singing beside you!

However, X7i has relatively weak bass, not to mention bass bomb. If you are a heavy-bass person then you may want to look for other headphones.

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Specs & Price

Here’s Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones specs:

  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 19kHz
  • Sensitivity: 110 db
  • Nominal impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Drive components: Full Range KG 623X7
  • Noise isolation: (–29db)
  • Input connections: 3.5mm
  • Weight: 16 grams

Price: SGD$329 (~RM835)

Conclusion

Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones is high-end headphones with thoughtful package – clothing clip, airplane adaptor, long flat cable, oval ear tip.

The ceramic design is very beautiful and durable at the same time. The sound quality is one of the best I tried.

Unless you love heavy bass, Klipsch X7i in-ear headphones is worth to invest in for better music listening experience.

The Good

  • beautiful design
  • Attentive package
  • great music and voice quality

The Bad

  • not enough bass
  • piggybank breaker

Klipsch & Sonos free promo codes

Here are the free promo codes you can use to get discount for Klipsch and Sonos products on Klipsch SEA Online Store.

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Klipsch X7i free giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of Tat Chuan Acoustic company, you – LiewCF readers – could win Klipsch X7i review unit worth SGD$329 (~RM835)!

Enter the giveaway widget below and answer a simple question to WIN!

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The more entries you have, the higher chance you will win!

The giveaway contest ends on 12:00am, 19 November 2013 (UTC+8). One(1) winner with correct answer will be draw randomly by computer and contacted by email for prize delivery.

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Understanding Intel Bay Trail Processor Family for 2-in-1, Tablets, Notebooks and Desktops

San Francisco Bay Trail in Hayward Regional Shoreline
San Francisco Bay Trail in Hayward Regional Shoreline
San Francisco Bay Trail in Hayward Regional Shoreline (Image credit: Wikipedia)

When you read “Bay Trail” on tech sites or magazines, they are not talking about the San Francisco Bay Trail nor the Bay Trail in Melbourne.

Tech editors are referring to the Intel’s latest system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor family, codenamed “Bay Trail”.

Bay Trail is Intel’s most powerful processor to date for tablets and other mobile devices that provide balance of performance, features and battery life.

Bay Trail has 3 variants targeting different product segments: Bay Trail-T, Bay Traiy-M, Bay Trail-D.

You will learn about the features of each Bay Trail variant in this article.

Bay Trail-T: Intel Atom Z3000 series

Bay Trail-T is now know as the Intel Atom Processor Z3000 Series (Z3770, Z3740). It is Intel’s most capable, high-performance SoC to-date for tablets and 2-in–1 device.

Build on 22nm microarchitecture, Intel Atom Z3000 is high performance yet low power consumption, up to 10 hours battery life. The SoC includes Intel Burst Technology 2.0 with 4 cores 4 threads and 2MB L2 cache.

Build-in Intel HD Graphics support resolution up to 2560×1600, dual displays, and Intel Wireless Display. DirectX 11 is supported for your gaming experience.

The highlight? Intel Atom Z3000 series (Bay Trail-T) supports both Windows 8 and Android operating systems – First in mobile platform solution.

Don’t be surprise when you see a slim and light Windows+Android device!

Bay Trail-M: Intel Pentium and Celeron for Mobile

Bay Trail-M line available in 4 SKU: Intel Pentium N3510, Intel Celeron N2910, N2810, and N2805 processors.

Bay Trail-M ability to power detachable & convertible devices, touch-enabled notebooks at lower price range. Starting from USD$199 for clamshell device (notebook), USD$250 for touch-enabled notebook and USD$349 for 2-in–1 device.

Comparing to previous Pentium and Celeron processors, Intel claims that Bay Trail-M has up to 3x faster performance in productivity applications and up to 3x graphic improvement. The battery life is up to 8 hours.

Bay Trail-D: Intel Pentium and Celeron for Desktops

Bay Trail-D available in 3 SKU: Intel Pentium J2850, Intel Celeron J1850, and Intel Celeron J1750.

They are Intel’s smallest-ever package for desktop processors. It is up to 3x faster performance than previous processors.

The ability to support fanless designs, make it ideal for small form factor entry-level desktop computer and intelligent digital displays.

System running on Bay Trail D will start at USD$199.

Intel Bay Trail family in a glance

Now you know the different Bay Trail family members (T, M, D):

Intel Bay Trail family
Intel Bay Trail family
  • Bay Trail-T (Intel Atom Z) has best performance, used in 2-in–1 and tablets. Support Windows and Android.
  • Bay Trail-M (Pentium & Celeron N) is for entry-level notebook.
  • Bay Trail-D (Pentium & Celeron J) is for entry-level small form factor and desktop.

Any questions? Please ask in comment below.

Giveaway!

I would like to giveaway an Intel USB flash drive (4GB) to you. Don’t worry, it has been formatted so that you do not see my private photos inside. :P

Please follow the giveaway widget below to win:

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The giveaway contest ends at 12am 5 November 2013 (UTC+8). One winner will be drawn by computer and contact by email for shipping.

Review & Giveaway: STM Small Alley 13″ Laptop Shoulder Bag

STM Small Alley 13" Laptop Shoulder Bag
STM Small Alley 13" Laptop Shoulder Bag
STM Small Alley 13″ Laptop Shoulder Bag

STM Small Alley 13″ MacBook bag is a compact and slim shoulder laptop bag, which can carry two laptops, iPad, and many pockets for accessories. Read on for my review and giveaway.

Review

I know STM Small Alley is, well, small but its compact size still surprised me when I unbox it. Its thickness is only like a pizza box!

The laptop bag is light and the material is high-density nylon and polyester webbing for water resistant.

The padded shoulder pad is comfortable to wear and it is easily removable. The handle is also foam padded, make you comfortable to carry the bag around.

STM Small Alley has two laptop spaces in 1 bag. The official description says it fits 11“ and 13” MacBook Air. I managed to fit in a 14“ laptop (not ulrabook) and a 11.6” Samsung Chromebook.

STM Small Alley 13" Laptop Shoulder Bag
STM Small Alley 13″ Laptop Shoulder Bag – fit in A4 file folder, Chromebook, and 14″ laptop

There is a big front padded slip pocket which can fit A4 size documents or your tablet computer.

STM Small Alley shoulder bag has a total of 3 zip pockets: at the bag cover, at the bag’s back, on top of slip pocket.

There’s still a small pocket to keep your pens and small notes.

STM Small Alley 13" Laptop Shoulder Bag
STM Small Alley 13″ Laptop Shoulder Bag with many pockets

With so many pockets and compartments, STM Small Alley shoulder bag gives you loads of space for your stationery, cables, adapters, power bank, documents, etc – yet, still keep a slim, compact, stylish look.

I am 179 cm tall and the picture below demo STM Small Alley bag size when I carry it.

LiewCF demo STM Small Alley 13" laptop shoulder bag
LiewCF demo STM Small Alley 13″ laptop shoulder bag

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LiewCF’s Buying Advice

I am not fan of small laptop bag but I like STM Small Alley 13″ laptop shoulder bag. I would use it when I want to travel light and comfort.

It definitely looks good whether you are going to school or work.

Pro: compact and stylish, good quality, two laptop spaces.

Con: I would like it to carry a water bottle, too. (greedy!)

Rate: 5 out of 5

Unfortunately, this bag is discontinued on GearZap online store, but you can also check out other 13″ cases at GearZap.

Free Giveaway!

I received this bag from GearZap for review and they let me keep it (thanks!). Since I already have several laptop bags, isn’t it nice if I giveaway STM Small Alley laptop bag to you? :)

Follow the giveaway widget below to stand a chance to win the STM Small Alley 13″ laptop shoulder bag!

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The giveaway contest will end at 12am, 29th October 2013. The winner will be picked randomly by computer and contact by email for prize shipment.

You don’t want to missed any future giveaways, deals and freebies. Make sure you follow LiewCF via the following channels:

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Free Office 365 Home Premium Giveaway (5 Copies) [ENDED]

Office 365 Home Premium giveaway
Office 365 Home Premium giveaway
Office 365 Home Premium giveaway

One day Microsoft Malaysia contacted me and say “we would like to work with you to give away our new Office 365 Home Premium to your readers!”. That’s great! I love to host giveaway contests!

Here you are. I have 5 copies of Office 365 Home Premium licenses (1-year subscription, worth RM250) to giveaway. Read on to find out how to win!

Office 365 Home Premium

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is your complete Office in the cloud. The subscription-based office suite includes every Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publishers, Access), 20GB SkyDrive, and free Skype call minutes. Plus, 1 license can install Office 365 Home Premium on up to 5 PC.

SEE ALSO: Understanding New Microsoft Office for Home Users: Office 365 vs Office 2013

How to win giveaway?

Please enter the Office 365 giveaway via the following widget. You will be asked to answer a question, follow facebook pages, twitter accounts, and send a tweet. You will earn an extra entry for each action. Winners will be randomly selected, and must have a creative answer in comment.

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The giveaway will end on 12 June 2013. Five (5) winners will be selected. Office 365 Home Premium license codes will be sent by email to the winners. They need to download Office 365 Home Premium online.

You don’t want to missed any future giveaways, deals and freebies. Make sure you follow LiewCF via the following channels:

I would like to thank Microsoft Malaysia for giving the Office 365 Home Premium licenses. Interested in sponsoring? I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with me.

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CollageIt Pro Photo Collage Maker Review and License Codes Giveaway

CollageIt Pro collage output sample
CollageIt Pro collage output sample
sample of CollageIt Pro collage export – food I ate in Nanning (click to enlarge)

Have you ever want to create photo collage to showcase your photos of a vacation, wedding, special events and print them as photo album and poster?

To make a photo collage using an image editor, you need to add photos, then rotate and crop the photos. You may also want to add photo border, shadow, and background too. Not everyone can master the skills!

CollageIt Pro is an easy-to-use photo collage maker for Mac and Windows which help you to create beautiful picture collages with just a few clicks. The software cost you $19.90 but LiewCF has 20 license codes (Windows & Mac) to give away!

CollageIt Pro review

Free CollageIt can download at here but the free version has some limitations such as: adds non-removable CollageIt watermark, cannot crop image, cannot export large size collage. The CollageIt Pro (USD$19.90) unlock the limitations.

I have 20x CollageIt Pro license codes to give away at the end of this article!

At launch, CollageIt Pro display a template chooser where you can select the basic template you want for your collage.

CollageIt Pro templates
CollageIt Pro templates

After select template, the main windows is where you create your collage image.

The left-hand side column is photo list where you can add photos to be used in the collage, either click Add button or drag-and-drop photos into it. The center shows the live collage preview as soon as photos are added.

CollageIt Pro screenshot
CollageIt Pro screenshot (click to enlarge)

Right-hand side column are the settings for layout and photo. You can set the collage space and margin, rotation and sparse can be auto or manual. You can also add photo frame and shadow for images in the collage.

You can crop particular image in the collage (CollageIt Pro only) but you cannot reposition the image in its frame.

CollageIt Pro does not allow image editing, such as adjust image brightness, contrast, levels, etc. Also, as you may noticed in header image of this article above that some images are upside down, CollageIt Pro cannot rotate images to correct the orientation.

At the bottom of the main window, you get buttons for template chooser, page setup, background setting, random layout, photo shuffle, and collage export.

CollageIt Pro can export picture collages into different formats: JPG, BMP, TIF, PNG, PDF, PSD. It can also upload collages to Flickr and Facebook, send as email or set as wallpaper.

CollageIt Pro export options
CollageIt Pro export options

Watch the CollageIt Pro introduction video below:

Giveaway: CollageIt Pro license code

Free CollageIt is free but with limitations. CollageIt Pro (USD$19.90) unlock the following features:

  • remove watermark
  • crop image
  • export large size collage (more than 2000×2000 pixels)

PearlMountain Technology generously giveaway 20 CollageIt Pro serial keys (12 for Windows, 8 for Mac) each worth USD$19.90 to LiewCF Tech Blog readers.

Simply choose one key for your operating system (Windows or Mac) to register your copy of CollageIt Pro. If the key is invalid, means that the key has been registered. Please try another key.

Grab your FREE CollageIt PRO license code at below:

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12 License Codes for Windows:
CLGIT-0E3B1-04277-09905-13A3F
CLGIT-0D890-0A65E-0A426-0D658
CLGIT-12C5A-11276-0505C-06A40
CLGIT-16305-0FEEA-019B1-07DCC
CLGIT-05AD9-15D9D-121DD-01F19
CLGIT-0B71D-045C3-0C599-136F3
CLGIT-0C52D-0ED6A-0B789-08F4C
CLGIT-0E3C2-07F0D-098F4-0FDA9
CLGIT-05DA3-07493-11F13-10823
CLGIT-0EAD5-0FC0D-091E1-080A9
CLGIT-16715-0BF9A-015A1-0BD1C
CLGIT-0EFDB-065AC-08CDB-1170A

8 License Codes for Mac:
CLGT2-07992-0E435-03CC3-12104
CLGT2-12259-03B6E-0F442-06985
CLGT2-08CB2-0D115-00FD6-14DF1
CLGT2-12227-03BA0-15253-00B74
CLGT2-045EB-117DC-14DB6-01011
CLGT2-132D4-02AF3-04CFD-110CA
CLGT2-00E58-14F6F-0EDFF-06FC8
CLGT2-1473A-0168D-01957-14470

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I would like to thank PearlMountain Technology for giving the CollageIt Pro license codes. Interesting in sponsoring? I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with me.