"Solve all your kitchen storage hassles with the Ovela deluxe rubberwood top kitchen storage trolley and workbench. Keep everything within easy reach using this stylish ceramic-top trolley. Fill the storage compartments with ingredients, utensils or your favourite recipe books. The trolley can move wherever you do which is particularly handy for preparing food outside."
"With its built-in stereo speakers and storage space for six drinks, the Kogan insulated cooler bag with stereo speakers is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy a barbecue, picnic or beach party with the greatest of ease. The bag is equipped with a standard 3.5mm audio input plug that will connect to iPhones, most iPods, Android mobile phones, smartphones and MP3 players.
"A stylish slab of aluminium, the Kogan power bank has a massive 20,000 mAh capacity. While it does handle USB charging (though only has a single USB port), it can also output 12V,16V and 19V to run a variety of devices. Juicing up a laptop is the obvious choice, but the Kogan could also run a modern during a blackout (for 24+ hours)."
"This phone is the kind of thing that keeps every major Android vendor—Samsung, HTC, LG—up at night. It's much cheaper than their high-end offerings, and much better than all their low-end offerings. It does basically everything that anyone would expect their smartphone to do, and it does it reasonably quickly and reasonably well."
"it's an incredible bargain. This is quite a competent Android phone, but for well under AU$200, it's hard to beat for people with a budget. We're hard pressed to imagine anyone finding a better phone for such a competitive price."
"All in all, the Agora provides you with incredible bang for buck. Again. Kogan has redefined the yardstick for cheap, powerful Android hardware with this one. It’s a phone with the power to compete with the Galaxy S4 mini’s of the world at a price that won’t break the bank. Why wouldn’t you buy this is the real question?"
"This smartphone has more than you might expect. in addition to a 1.2GHz quadcore chip and I GB RAM, there are spaces for two SIM cards in this phone, making it ideal for travellers. It also sports a 5-inch, 1280x720-pixel screen that is reasonable, if not super sharp, an 8-megapixel camera, and Jelly Bean software (v4.2) without trimmings."
"EVEN budget smartphones aren't usually this cheap. Australian online retailer Kogan has made another phone this time releasing the Kogan Agora Quad-Core Smartphone. As its name suggests, this Google Android handset features a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, as well as 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, 5-inch screen and space for two SIM cards."
"Even budget smartphones aren't usually this cheap. Australian online retailer Kogan has made another phone. This time releasing the Kogan Agora Quad-Core Smartphone. As its name suggests, this Google Android handset features a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, as well as 1GB RAM, an 8 -megapixel camera, 5·inch screen and space for two SIM cards."
"With the Kogan Bluetooth Smart Bangle you never have to worry about missing a call again. The bangle vibrates when your phone rings and an LCD screen lights up with caller ID. You’ll know when your phone is ringing, even if it’s buried and inaudible at the bottom of your bag, and you can conveniently screen the caller. Don’t want to talk? Simply press the call reject button on the side of your bangle. A security feature alerts you when you step more than 10 metres from your phone, ensuring it will never be
left behind again. Clever."
"Without any doubt this is a compelling option for anyone looking to buy a phone outright and get all the features of modern smartphones today, the design is good, quality is good, and performance too is good. Put the Agora Quad-core up against some other low-cost smartphones and you’ll probably find it’s your best option in a very crowded market. 4.1/5"
"The Agora's biggest feature is its price. It looks good, feels well made, I was pleased to see standard Android with no Touchwiz-style skin, and the dual-SIM option will be a welcome addition for some users. 6/10"
"Previous tablet entries have proven the adage “you get what you pay for”, but the Agora Mini 8 starts to break the mould…Straight out of the gate the faster processor and extra RAM make this a far more interesting device than its predecessors... it’s most definitely better than any tablet display I’ve used in its price range…Thanks to being an IPS panel, viewing angles are good, and the display doesn’t invert colours when looked at from even wide angles…During several weeks with the Agora Mini 8, I haven’t experienced any more jerky screens or crashes than any other Android device I’ve tested."
"Maverick entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan has come up with another low price-point gadget for the Australian market. 'We are big believers in functional, affordable hardware, backed by open source technology. That's why we've bet the house on Android for our range of tablets and smartphones.'"
We've just got our hands on Kogan's latest low-cost Android smartphone, the dual-SIM Agora. With a price of just $149 it's a very good value proposition on paper but how does it stack up in the hand? Let's take a look!
For a $149 smartphone the Kogan Agora really performs above its class...Navigating the device is pretty zippy and it’s fast to scroll between screens and in and out of apps.
In terms of value there isn't a smartphone on the market that can compare pound for pound to the Kogan Agora.
With the popularity of the value of mobile SIM only plans, including Kogan’s very own pre-paid plans, that require users to bring their own smartphone to the table, the Agora only adds to the overall value proposition.
The addition of being able to run two SIM cards on the device is just an added bonus to the cheap but impressive device.
The Agora smartphone will only set you back $149 for a device laden with specs that normally would see you pay several hundred dollars more for, and it packs not one, but two SIM slots to make travelling a lot more conducive to those needing to stay connected.
You have to hand it to Kogan…very few can delivery decent technology products as cheaply. The Agora 5-inch phone is perhaps the best surprise yet. If you are looking to maintain two phone accounts simultaneously though, only the Agora can satisfy this request. Having two SIM slots gives the Agora an advantage nearly no other brand-name phone can match.
Our Gizmodo colleagues have just finished reviewing the Kogan Agora Smartphone; a 5in ‘phablet’ Android device that costs just $149. Read the review to find out why it’s the best bang-for-buck Android on the market.
I have a confession: I really didn’t want to like the Kogan Agora smartphone. As soon as I was handed the device and told the price, I immediately relegated it to the cheap and nasty corner. ‘Nothing good can come out of a $150 device,’ I thought to myself at the time. Well readers, I’m here to tell you that I was wrong.
The best thing about the Agora is the value proposition. For $149, you get a hell of a lot. When comparing the Agora to the rest of the phones that play around that price, it leaves its competition for dead.
On top of the awesome value, the Agora is packing two SIM slots, making it a rare beast in the Australian telco landscape...
The 2000mAh battery strapped to this moderately specced Android phone means you’ll easily get two days worth of use out of the Agora before you go scrambling for your charger.
Should You Buy It?
Sure, it’s no Galaxy Note IV or iPhone 6, but as far as I’m concerned, the Kogan Agora is the mobile embodiment of cheap and cheerful. So should you buy it if you’re in the market for a cheap Android smartphone? For $149, you’re goddamn right you should.
At $149, the Agora would make a tempting proposition to most Google-loving scrooges. It's the same price as some old-school, flip phones and, as Kogan points out, about 20 per cent as costly as a leading smartphone...Perhaps the most impressive feature, though, is the addition of two SIM card slots. Users can slip two full-sized SIMs into this phone, side-by-side, and choose which service they would rather use from the drop-down menu. It's a traveller's dream and one you're unlikely to see from carrier-issued handsets.
The Kogan Agora is a worthwhile addition to Google's phone library. It delivers a dual-SIM option for the price of a basic MP3 player and, for that reason alone is a sure bet to find fans.
Want a smartphone on the cheap? Usually that means going the subsidized route, signing up for a two-year contract that'll cost you a small fortune by the time you're done. The Kogan Agora is an unlocked Android 4.0 smartphone priced at $149 (plus shipping). Due to arrive in the U.S. next month, it'll support no-contract, pay-as-you-go plans from AT&T and T-Mobile. Oh, and it has a 5-inch screen.
"Kogan used the annual CES trade show to make a bit of noise last week, arriving in Sin City to drop his latest smartphone offering: the Kogan Agora. At £119, this thing is probably the best deal you’re likely to get on any Android smartphone for some time."
Kogan used the annual CES trade show to make a bit of noise last week, arriving in Sin City to drop his latest smartphone offering: the Kogan Agora. At $149, this thing is probably the best deal you’re likely to get on an Android smartphone for some time.
It’s cheap as chips at $149 despite boasting some pretty high-end specifications. But can the Kogan Agora kick it with the big boys? Read on to find out.
With the 2012 Agora, it looks like Kogan’s onto a winner.
This is a model which looks like it will offer at least 90 percent of the performance of smartphones which cost four times as much. At $149 the Agora is almost an impulse buy, but it looks as though it has the guts to come close to being a heavyweight.
Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone was voted one of the top five phones of CES 2013.
"Kogan is a a budget Android smartphone priced to make the Nexus 4 look like a bit of a rip-off. It’s a fairly modest piece of hardware, packing in a 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. But boy is it cheap — at £119, this is the best deal you’re likely to get on an Android smartphone in the near future."
"From our hands-on, we left deeply impressed"
Take a trip with Agora the explorer. The Kogan Agora is a new Android phone that costs just £119, with two SIM card slots to save you money when travelling.
We salute Kogan's different approach and wallet-friendly pricing.
There's been a virtual stampede of five-inch smartphones unleashed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, but a new device launched by Australian Kogan sets itself apart with dual-SIM capabilities and a particularly compelling price.
Priced at just A$149, or about US$158, the Agora Android phone will begin shipping in mid-February.
Online electrical retailer Kogan, just weeks after launching a mobile service, has unveiled a dual sim 5-inch smartphone which will be available early February [$149].
One of the standout features of the device is the fact it can run two SIM cards simultaneously.
"Up until now, full feature smartphones have only been for the rich. We want to make technology more affordable for everyone,” says Kogan founder and CEO Ruslan Kogan.
"Before today, a decent smartphone would set you back over $500. For most people, that's more than a week's salary.
Australian electronics manufacturer Kogan has announced a 5-inch phone-cum-tablet, otherwise known as a 'phablet', which will be one of the cheapest devices in the category when it arrives in the UK [among 11 countries] later in the year.
"Kogan has launched a new Android smartphone, the Kogan Agora which features a 5 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and processing is provided by a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor."
"Considering the handsets price of £119 SIM free, it seems pretty good."
Kogan has unveiled what it calls “the best value smartphone in the world” at CES 2013. The phone, called the Agora, is already available in the UK on preorder for £119 excluding delivery.
The biggest surprise though is how affordable it is. At £119 and available unlocked, it costs the same as one of our favourite phones, the Sony Xperia U, but get an additional SD card slot and SIM slot.
Kogan has released a budget-friendly netbook (back when netbooks existed), laptop and tablet, and now its got a new product to show us here at CES -- the Agora smartphone.
The build quality is solid. The square handset looks alright, too. We liked the dimpled back panel and prominent metal Kogan logo, as well as the shiny dark grey rim holding it all together.
Budget Android tablets, while maybe not the most sought after devices, do have a place. And even more so when those already budget prices get even lower. That happens to be the case with the Kogan Agora 10, which has recently been given a price cut.
And lastly, the Kogan Agora tablets are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and come with full access to the Google Play Store. All said and done, not a bad deal if you happen to be shopping for a 10-inch tablet and happen to be on a strict budget.
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