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Top eight consumer innovation technology at CES 2017
After a fantastic few days, CES 2017 (Consumers Electronics show) has come to an end. CES has been the show case of consumer technology innovation since 1967 and 50 years on its still no different. Here are eight technology devices, that have so far caught our eye:
Everything we need in an ultraportable PC can be found in the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. This latest version has maintained the refined style like the previous XPS 13, which was the best Windows laptop for both 2015 and 2016. XPS 13 2-in-1 can be folded to look like a tablet and due to Intel’s latest CPUs, it is more powerful than similar machines. It could cost approximately £1,350.
Razers latest idea would be any gamers dream. The Razer laptop otherwise known as project Valerie, has a built-in mechanical keyboard, not one but three 17.3inch monitors, and it will be powered by an Intel Kaby Lake processor. The extra monitors would automatically slide out of the main screen for easy storage. For now, it will still be a gamer’s dream but watch this space.
Asus ZenFone AR is the first phone which will double down on the future, promising both virtual reality and augmented reality (Google Daydream platform and Tango Technology). No other smartphone does both. ZenFone AR features 8GB of RAM, three camera sensors and Qualcomms Snapdragon 821 processor. The ZenFone is stylish, thin and light, this could cost approximately £1,100.
Intel first introduced the Compute Stick a few years ago, it was small enough to fit into something about the size of a Chromecast. Now Intel has designed something smaller and potentially more useful. The Compute Card is the size and thickness of a stack of few credit cards. You will also get WI-FI, storage, memory and a Kaby Lake Processor. This Compute Card could be released mid-2017 and the cost is still to be decided.
Project Ariana is Razer’s conceptual gaming projector which promises to deliver VR-like experience without needing to have a VR headset. When you the projector is pointing at the screen, Project Ariana’s depth-sensing cameras will be able to expand the edges of your TV onto the wall which will make you gaming world more immersive. It will also be able to work with other lighting products in the room. We may not see Project Ariana at very LEAST until later on in the year and the cost is still to be decided.
Osterhout Design Group (ODG) unveiled their first consumer AR/VR glasses, they are the first to be built on a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip. R-8 and R-9 are two models of virtual reality and augmented reality smart glasses which are aimed at a wider range of consumers and light business users. R-9 will be released around the Q2 of this year. It could cost approximately £1,480.
While you are out with your friends, you could check your blood alcohol content with a breathalyser and it might just be a party trick. Although if you did really want to know whether you should or shouldn’t have another, pulling out a breathalyser might make things a little awkward. Well have no fear, as Milo Sensors have built a wearable device which can detect range of chemicals in your body based on the perspiration from your skin with this wristband, Proof. We may see Proof in the market sometime this year and it could cost approximately between £83 and £124.
Recently in the market we have started to see many fitness wristbands however one company has taken a different approach. My Motiv designed Motiv Ring after a lot of research. Their approach about designing a fitness tracker was to build a ring that you never wanted to take off. The titanium ring is a device that will track your sleep and fitness including steps, distance and calories. It will also manage to pack in an optical heart rate sensor and a battery life of three to five days on one charge. The Motiv Ring is currently unavailable in UK, but watch this space.