Las Vegas may be used to seeing stars, but what it saw in the past few days was something else altogether; the biggies of the world of consumer technology like Intel, Samsung, Nikon, Panasonic, HTC, Razer, etc. graced the ‘City of Lights’ from 6th-9th January in a bid to show the world the best that they have to offer this year. Since we can’t cover all the remarkable gadgets and electronics that were displayed, we bring you a brief on some of the products that amazed the audience…
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Taking virtual reality to show level, this extremely high-tech system promises to take you on adventures that you have only dreamed of. Be it a game, or a movie, or simply meeting your friends in the virtual world, the Oculus Rift will add such dimensions to your sense, that you will be left mesmerized by what you are experiencing. This is a best gift a tech geek could get; the Rift starts shipping this March, priced at £499.
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Lenovo is known for its simplicity in design and that’s why nobody will blame you if you mistook the Lenovo LINK for a simple 32GB flash drive. However, on a closer look, you realize that it’s so much more! There is a USB 3.0 port opposite the USB plug which connects to your computer. You can turn the computer into a remote desktop and use it to work on your smartphone. All you need to do is install the Lenovo LINK app on your Android 5.0 Smartphone and its companion software on your Windows 7 or later and voila! You now have remote access to the contents of your Smartphone! You can use the apps, send emails, and do anything that you want from your computer!
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Another virtual reality headset comes from the House of HTC. Meant for intensive gaming, this device will be available starting April. The headset has been designed to sit more comfortably on the user’s head. The integrated front- facing camera allows the user to experience the physical surroundings while gaming.
LeTV Le Max Pro
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The internet was rife with rumours that Samsung will be the launch pad of the latest Snapdragon 820 chip set. However, Qualcomm unveiled the Chinese brand LeTV’s new Smartphone as the first one to incorporate the new chipset. The phone comes with a massive 4 GB of RAM, has a brilliant 21 MP primary camera, and uses the latest Android Marshmallow as its OS of choice.
Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear Outdoor Smartwatch
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For the outdoorsy folk, this rugged looking Smartwatch is certified to US military standards, thanks to its shockproof, waterproof, and vibration proof status. It incorporates a sensor that measures the altitude. There is a dedicated button which brings up your current direction, sunrise & sunset times. It is even compatible with the ViewRanger GPS app for trekking routes! Now that’s one sporty watch!
Alcatel OneTouch Xess
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The ‘Xess’ in the name is an understatement. This massive tablet measures 17″, and runs on Android. Apart from the super large screen, the tablet is quite ordinary in terms of its specs; the tablet has 2 GB of RAM and is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek processor. You could use it as mini TV set for all we care! Alcatel has surely made the world think if we really do need such a huge tablet.
You may want to take a break from all this tech madness, until CES’ next year’s edition to be held from 5th-8th January, when you can get ready for your jaw to be dropped again!