On this week’s episode of the Gadget Lab show, the gang checks out the HTC One S, a wireless speaker called the Soundfreaq Sound Kick, and a handful of really, really cheap gadgets.
First up, reviews editor Michael Calore and staff writer Nathan Olivarez-Giles provide a hands-on look at the HTC One S, a $200 Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich. The One S, the mid-range model in HTC’s One collection, will become T-Mobile’s flagship smartphone when it launches April 25. It’s got a 4.3-inch qHD resolution screen, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Next, staff writer Roberto Baldwin joins Michael to talk about a few gadgets you can still afford even if your 2011 tax bill was back-breaking. One is a $4 watch you can get on Amazon. Another, a $10 MP3 player you can find at your local Walmart. Roberto also found a nifty mini digital camera that fits on your keychain (it’s more of a fun novelty than an actual camera solution, though).
Roberto and Michael also announce who the winners of last week’s iPad case giveaway were, so tune in to see if it was you!
To finish this week’s show, Roberto and Michael take a look at the Soundfreaq Sound Kick speaker. It’s a Bluetooth wireless speaker whose battery is designed to last around eight hours. It’s bigger than a Jawbone Jambox, the current leader in the space, it’s half the price of the Jambox at $100, and it has better audio quality.