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gimmicks

Review

Samsung UNHU9000

The Samsung HU9000 has straight-up great picture quality, design and features, but the gratuitous curved screen adds very little to the viewing experience and way too much to the price.

Jul. 3, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jul. 3, 2014
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Samsung UNHU9000: Curved TV a flat-out gimmick

Although it does help reduce reflections somewhat, the curved shape of Samsung's UNHU9000 4K TV does nothing else to improve image quality, and in some subtle ways actually impairs it. And it costs a whole lot more than a flat TV.

By Jul. 3, 2014

Editors' Take

Samsung Galaxy Round

Banish all skeptical apprehension about the Samsung Galaxy's round curved screen and back; the arched shape is an unexpected improvement.

Dec. 5, 2013

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Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

About to enter a brutally competitive field, the online retailer needs to be aggressive on price if it hopes to win consumers.

By Apr. 12, 2014

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Kazam's James Atkins: 'Consumers don't want smartphone gimmicks'

Kazam is a tiny British company taking on the might of Samsung and HTC. Chief Marketing Officer James Atkins tells us what it's like to lead an insurgency.

By Feb. 26, 2014

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Galaxy S5 will have fewer gimmicks than S4, source says

Samsung is planning a more low key launch for the Galaxy S5, according to a source, with fewer gimmicky features.

By Feb. 9, 2014

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Are curved TVs a gimmick?

For the first time since the death of the CRT, numerous nonflat televisions will make it onto store shelves. But has the drive to differentiate and turn a profit bent these boob tubes far beyond beneficial?

By Jan. 10, 2014

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Are gimmicks the future of phones, asks Podcast 367

As smart phones take over the world, YotaPhone leads a pack of quirky new phones trying to stand out from the crowd.

By Dec. 6, 2013

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Samsung's curved display is no gimmick, says researcher

The Galaxy Round's curved display has an appreciable impact on display quality, says DisplayMate Technologies.

By Oct. 29, 2013