CES 2016 DAY 2: Now you can “TRACK” your smartphone and carry you TV around!by Rajshree Faria January 11, 2016
It is amazing how more than a lakh people can come together at Las Vegas, not for the casinos or jazz but to meet some new gadgets, devices, appliances, and high-end tech. Tech nerds like so many others congregated in Las Vegas, preferred the world’s biggest tech exhibitions happening in the same city over the casinos! Yes, we are talking about Day 2 of the Consumer Electronics Show International held in “The Silver City” on January 7th. Read on to find out which electronics stood out amongst the hundreds on display…
1. LG’s Rollable OLED TV
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Taking portability to another level is LG’s latest OLED TV which can be… wait for it…rolled all the way! With a “thinness” of only 0.18 mm, the 18”OLED display can be tightly rolled to resemble a rolled newspaper, although we wouldn’t suggest that you use it to swap flies like you do with the paper! The current resolution on this display is 810 x 1200 p, with LG suggesting work on a bigger screen with a better resolution. Thanks to this innovation, we could very soon be carrying around a TV instead of a newspaper!
2. BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL
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A CES without the launch of new smartphones is like a garden without butterflies: incomplete. Day 2 of the CES saw BLU, an American brand (you thought it would be Chinese, didn’t you?) launched two very, very inexpensive smartphones, namely, Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Both the smartphones sport a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen, Octa-core MediaTek chipsets, and a beautiful metal unibody design. Both run on Android Lollipop. However, its specs aren’t the best thing about the smartphones, it’s their pricing: the Vivo 5 is set at a price of $199, while the Blu Vivo XL comes with a price tag of $149. Both smartphones will hit the market in the next couple of weeks.
3. Haier HLC1700AXW
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Taking the utility of consumer electronics to a “higher” level is Haier, a Chinese brand that has impressed home dwellers since decades. It revealed its latest washing machine, which includes a dryer at the CES, stirring the interest of those looking for small home appliances. Priced at $1,050, the washing machine is a good choice for those with smaller apartments and no love for using public laundry rooms.
4. TrackR Bravo
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You needn’t be a Red Indian to be good at tracking anymore! Thanks to the TrackR Bravo, you can locate your missing items with ease now. Priced at only $29 and measuring just 3.5mm, this little device can be attached to anything you often misplace… like your phone, keys, wallet, keycard, etc. It uses an Android or iOS app to help you locate the attached item in case you lose it. Quite a handy tool for the forgetful, don’t you think? Maybe you can attach one TrackR to the rest of your TrackR Bravos in case you misplace them too!
5. Huawei… and some more Huawei
Responsible for producing the latest Nexus 6P, Huawei showed the world the Gold coloured variant of the 6P at the CES. It also announced the Huawei Mate8, a massive 6” Smartphone with a whopping 4,000mAh battery that will last you for about 2 days with mixed to heavy usage. It comes with a 16 MP primary and 8 MP front camera. Huawei’s own Kirin 950 Octa-core processor finds a place in this $643 smartphone, 32 GB variant.
With two more days to go for the tech fiesta to end, you can be rest assured that you will be introduced to the latest in the world of technology right here…