Nov 20, 2017

With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.

[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]

I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.

[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]

If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Gets Official Gameplay Video and Release Date

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be launching on September 17th for Xbox 360 and PS3, there’s no word yet on whether or not it will come to PC, Xbox One, or PS4. There are tons of things to do in the open world and a number of different ways to approach heists. I’ve never been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series but this game sure does look promising. For now, enjoy the video below of some Grand Theft Auto 5 gameplay.

Industrial Design Behind The Xbox One [Video]

WIRED has gotten an exclusive first-look and behind the scenes of the new Xbox One from prototypes to final design as well as the game controller and new Kinect. Check out the video above and gallery below.

Source: WIRED (Video) WIRED (Images)

Close-Up Pictures of The Xbox One Console, New Controller and Kinect

Xbox One Console

Xbox One Controller

Xbox One Kinect

Source: Wired

Xbox One specs: 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray Drive, 500GB hard drive and more

Today Microsoft revealed the next generation Xbox and with it some games but, what will the Xbox One be packed with?

  • Processor and graphics: Customized AMD chip with an eight-core CPU, a GPU tailored for DirectX 11.1 graphics, and 32MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM memory.’
  • System memory: 8GB of RAM (DDR3)
  • Audio and video: 1080p and 4K; 7.1 surround sound.
  • Kinect: Bundled with Xbox One. Will contain 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor as well as a 1080p camera.
  • Storage and media: 500GB Hard Drive. Games on a disc will be ripped to the HDD automatically.
  • Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 output and passthrough, USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and three separate 802.11n radios which allow the console to communicate with its controller and other devices without losing its connection to the internet.

Price has yet to be confirmed as well as an exact release date but Microsoft said that the Xbox One will ship around the world later this year. Both the PS4 and Xbox One are very similar in terms of specs but only time will tell which one is better.

Xbox One Unveiled: Microsoft’s Next Generation Console

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, a console which acts like an all-in-one entertainment set-top box. The next gen console is going to focus on different types of content, and use new tech, like cloud interfacing and streaming. It’s really aiming to become an all-in-one home entertainment system.

The system itself is all black with a two-tone matte and gloss finish and sports a slot-loading Blu-ray optical drive which confirms the rumors. The game controller has been re-designed and every console will come with a Kinect in the box. Xbox One will be launched around the world later this year and more information will be given at E3.

Check out more Xbox One coverage- SpecsClose-Up Pictures, Industrial Design

Next Generation Xbox might be announced on May 21st

We are a little over two months away from E3 and all of the major gaming announcements of the year and since Sony has already teased us with the PS4 it is Microsofts turn. Paul Thurrott recently revealed that Microsoft is planning an event on May 21st to announce the next generation Xbox console.

The event was originally scheduled for April 24th but was moved to a later date. In the event Microsoft might reveal all of the new consoles details and features or it could pull a PlayStation and keep some details secret until E3 in June.


Xbox SmartGlass Now Available For iOS

Microsoft has finally brought the SmartGlass app to iOS and is currently available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touches running iOS 5.0 or later. The app allows your iOS device to serve as a remote and keypad for your Xbox 360, it is pretty much the same as the Android version which was released a while back. Go download it and try it out here!


Source: iTunes

My Xbox Live update brings direct remote control for iPhone & iPod Touch, Comes to Android

A while back Microsoft released My Xbox Live app on iOS which didn’t give users the ability of controlling your xbox media but instead it only let you manage your avatar, friends, and messages. The 1.5 update gives iPhone and iPod touch owners the ability to access both the Quickplay content browsing like in Windows Phone and button-for-button remote. Along with todays update the app was released for Android but for now is limited to checking their Xbox Live profiles, friend statuses, and messages. Hopefully the ability to navigate your Xbox on iPad and Android will come in the near future but in the meantime if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone then go check it out!

Source: App Store, Google Play

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