Thursday, September 4, 2014

IFA 2014 - Random gadgets (updated)

Samsung - Android powered Smart MultiExpress Office Printers 





Samsung has launched  a new family of office printers powered by Android . The new MultiExpress printers offer a Android touchscreen , NFC and the ability to print using NFC offering a Wireless , PC free printing experience if you are in the market for such a device .


Via -Samsung "The new Samsung Smart MultiXpress series of MFPs each feature a 10.1-inch full touchscreen panel that enables users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other types of content – without the need to connect to a PC or server. The touchscreen also offers the ability to preview documents, as well as editing and annotating capabilities."


Sony QX1 



Sony also launched a new interchangeable lens mount for smartphones called the QX1, like the previous models , the QX1 will mount to your smartphone and pair via NFC/WIFI . The new lens  features a 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor , Bionz X image processor and it supports 1080p recording at 16MP . The price of this is said to be $399 (excluding the other accessories like the mount )


Sony Walkman NWZ-A17


Launched along side the new Xperia's the new Sony mediaplayer brings back walkman before it was cool . The $300 player joins the ranks of other Sony media players , which , in this day and age remain mostly unsold . The player has 64GB of onboard storage + supports another 64 via Micro SD card slot . The  walkman A17 , like the iPod classic , offers a touch sensitive click wheel for navigation , and the A17 brings a whooping 50 hours of music playback , and 30 hours of Video playback . The player supports FM radio and has a built in S-Master HX digital amplifier and bluetooth .

Meta M1 smartwatch

The Meta M1 smartwatch reminds us a lot about the smartwatches of the by-gone era . The pebble like design and the black and white display is a long way off from the mainstream Tizen ,Android smartwatches of today , but the watch still has a charm as it boasts of some premium build quality .The watch features a 0.9mm 128x128 resolution black and white LCD display .The watch features dust and water resistance upto 3ATM (pressure) which is a long way ahead of the splash resistance offered by modern smartwatches . The M1 features Bluetooth 4.0 to pair with your iPhone , and it is said to offer 5-7 days of battery life . The watch is available in many different versions so you can pick your own choice  according to your liking . The watch will cost $200 and it can run upto $499 for the special bespoke options .

Intel MICA wearable 


Intel has launched a new smart bracelet for ladies . The smart bracelet , which strangely comes with premium materials is called "MICA" -My Intelligent communication accessory .The bracelet features support for sms, email alerts and possibly health sensors . The bracelet features a curved sapphire display , a option of having either a bracelet made out of black watersnake skin , Chinese pearls and lapis stones from Africa. or option two which features one made out of white watersnake skin , a tigers eye and Russian obsidian . The wearable will officially be unveiled next year

Smartphones 

Caterpillar CAT - S50 










Military standard devices are few in the consumer market , although you can buy a nearly indestructible laptop , a smartphone  with similar standards is virtually non existent - until now . Presenting the CAT S50 , this , unlike other phones from companies like JCB , is quite upto date . The phone , designed to MIL -810G standard offers protection from salts ,dirt,water ,solar radiation,thermal and transport shock and impact as well as vibration and humidity ,the phone also certifies to the well known IP rating and it has a IP67 certification . The phone is expected to cost $500 unlocked

Display - 4.7" 1280x720p LCD display , Shaterproof display panel +Gorilla glass 3

OS - Android 4.4 Kitkat +Sense 6 UI with Blinkfeed + 1000 free apps from CAT Appstore 

Design - Military standard smartphone , metal + hard plastic coating offers IP67 water and dust resistance + MIL -810G standard which protects the phone from corrosive salts , humidity , dust , solar radiation ,thermal and impact shock , vibrations .

Connectivity - QuadBand GSM ,QuadBand LTE ,WIFI , Bluetooth 4.0 , GPS+GLonass

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quadcore  1.2Ghz 

GPU - Adreno 305 

Ram - 1GB 

Storage - 8GB + MicroSD card slot upto 64GB 

Camera(s) - 8 MP with LED Flash , 1080p Recording 
                  front - unknown 

Battery - listed to give 16 hours talk time ,non removable 

Other - 

Price - $500 , to be shipped internationally 

Huawei Ascend G7 




Display - 5.5" IPS LCD 1280x720p (267 ppi) 

OS - Android 4.4 Kitkat +Sense 6 UI with Blinkfeed +Emotion UI 3.0 

Design - Unibody smartphone , metal construction, 153.5 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm ,165g

Connectivity - Micro Sim ,Quad Band LTE ,LTE cat 4 speed , Quad Band GSM , Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot ,Bluetooth 4.0 , GPS+Glonass 

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quadcore 64bit 

GPU - 

Ram - 2GB

Storage - 16GB + MicroSD card upto 32GB 

Camera(s) - 13MP with LED Flash , 1080p Recording  ,LED Flash
            5 mp front facing camera 

Battery - 3000 mAh - non removable 

Other - 

Price - EUR 299 

ZTE Kis 3 Max 





Display - 4.5" TFT LCD  , 480x854 

OS - Android 4.4.2 Kitkat 

Design -  standard smartphone construction , removable battery 

Connectivity - Micro Sim , Tri Band GSM ,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot,Bluetooth 3.0 , A- GPS 

Processor - Mediatek MTK6572 Dual -Core , 1.3Ghz Cortex A7 

GPU - Mali 400 MP4

Ram - 512MB

Storage - 4GB +MicroSD card upto 32GB 

Camera(s) - 5MP with LED Flash ,720p Recording  ,LED flash
            2 mp front facing camera 

Battery - 1850 mAh removable 

Other -  


Price - EUR 100












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