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Gadget Review: Samsung WiFi Oven

We’ve heard of smartphone-controlled TVs, fridges and other kinds of appliances — and now we have the oven. The Samsung WiFi Oven. It comes in two models: NE9000 (electric) and the NX9000 (gas range).

You know what? Judging from the video alone, being able to remotely control the oven is cool but this could also mean ‘leaving’ your oven always plugged. For how could you make your oven work for you when you’re gardening or coming from the office if there’s ‘no power’ in the oven?

So, doesn’t it sound a little risky?

Being multilayered, it’s a little common. Timers, the same. Flexi-door, not so amazing. Ability to preheat remotely, that’s nice; so you won’t waste time while doing something else or when coming from afar. Then again, the risks.

Short circuits? It’s most likely been addressed, just like ‘overloading’. Other possible oven issues? This one may have even been overlooked. Better check it again. But what concerns us more are the things around the oven. Especially combustible ones and kids.

You can’t just tell ’em don’t play with fire when an inviting ‘fire’ is already in front of ’em! So??

Gadget Review: Sway Lithium PLUS

What was first a concept back in around 2011, the Sway Electric Bike has now even completed its 2015 production for its second model –the Sway Lithium PLUS electric three-wheeler, an urban creative capable of reaching speeds of up to 60-70 mph.

Funded by Shark Tank, this creation by Joe Wilcox makes you feel like you’re skiing more than riding a motorbike as it allows riders to lean into turns, yup, just like a motorbike but with — I say — ‘lesser’ risk of falling. Check out one of its earliest videos in 2011..

Hmm… if a 79-year-old did ride without issues or even a girl who never rode a motorbike before felt at ease with this one then we could ride without fear as well. But I say, be cautious and try to get used to the handles first before being more adventurous..

Okay, although the trike has stability since it’s three-wheeled, its ‘control’ is a little concern. Yes, it’s agile but since you could turn while leaning as well as swerving the handles, doesn’t it make the handles a bit ‘slippery’ otherwise kinda hard? Know what I mean?

Sway Electric Bike

See, regular motorbikes do turn on leaning but it’s normally done on high speed — unlike the Sway Lithium which makes our imagination a little more active. Just look at how it was on snow and perhaps on slippery or wet roads too. Braking would be quite like ‘horse playing’ even if it has 50% more braking capacity.

Oh, in case you were wondering what’s the difference between the Sway Lithium and the Sway Lithium PLUS.. the PLUS has a 50% more battery capacity for highway speeds and longer range.

In the end, it would boil down to affordability. The first model costs $7,999 while the second one costs $10,999. Yeah, it’s worth more than some models of Harley Davidson but it has its PLUSes.

Consumer Video: Russian Tesla

You must have already heard of Tesla cars; yet if you haven’t, these are those cars that run on ‘rechargeable batteries’. Yup, just like our cellphones, tablets and laptops — but of course, this time, we’re talking about ‘cars’. Right.

Well, let’s then see the Russian version of the Tesla..

So.. what are your main concerns with this? Speed? Was the car a bit too slow for you? It must be quite understandable since it’s battery operated but theory-wise, it gives up to around 100 kV power.

Still, there’s always something positive about this.

For one, it’s generally safer since it’s slower. Hey, they didn’t even put a seat belt on or show an ‘air bag’ inside the car — but nothing to worry though, this is still sort of a prototype. But obviously, it’s also low maintenance. You no longer have to spend on ‘expensive’ gasoline, not to mention it’s eco-friendly. Yet if only for speed and capability, surely it would be improved as time goes by — yes, just like our gadgets.

Besides, they were even driving on ‘rough’ terrain. Hah! Nice!