Best Gadgets from CES 2018

Welcome to our CES 2018 central station! This is the place where you’ll find information on all new gadgets and other announcements from CES 2018, pertaining to mobile technology.

Sony

Xperia XA2 | Hands-on – A 5.2

” mid-range Xperia with a decent, Snapdragon 630 processor. Launching in February, the XA2 will probably cost around $300, and come in a choice of 4 colors: Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink.

Xperia XA2 Ultra | Hands-on – The XA2 Ultra bumps the screen size to the majestic 6.0 in but sticks with the same processor. It does come with a bonus selfie digital digital camera though. While each XA2 models share a wide-angle selfie snapper, the XA2 Ultra’s 2nd high-resolution selfie digital camera with OIS will focus on bringing out the best of your superior face characteristics not the surrounding landscape.

Xperia L2 – Sony will be launching the L2 in the US this February, but price information is not currently revealed. The Xperia L2, however, is a budget smartphone with a 5.5″

display MediaTek processor, and surprise, surprise: a fingerprint scanner!

Asus

ZenFone Max Plus (M1) – The news here is that Asus’ Max Plus is on its way to the US! When it gets available in February, it’ll cost just $229. For this modest amount, you’ll get a 5.7″ 2:1 FHD display and a generous, 4130 mAh battery.

Audio & Headphone

Jabra Elite 65t & Jabra Elite Active 65t – Going for $170 and $190, respectively, these new Jabra true wireless earteleteletelephones will give you 5 hrs worth of playback, as well as integration with all smart assistants out there (Siri, Google, Alexa). The Active version comes with a built-in accelerator for activity stats, and it also has a tad better water, sweat and dust resistance than the regular 65t.

JBL Reflect Mini 2 and Reflect Contour 2 – Both wireless headphone models will be retailing for $100 starting this spring. The Reflect Mini 2 is smaller sized and somewhat more stylish, while the Contour 2 functions a bigger over-the-ear connect design for a more secure fit. Both ought to over around 10 hrs of battery life and basic sweat proofing.

JBL GO 2 – This is a compact, $40 portable Bluetooth speaker with water resistance.

JBL Xtreme 2 – A bigger $300 wireless speaker of supposedly superb high quality and strength.

Harman Kardon Allure Portable – A compact Alexa-powered smart speaker with potentially very fine seem high quality. It’ll be available this spring for $199.

Anker Zolo Liberty+ – New true wireless headphones powered by Bluetooth 5 and offering around 3.5 hrs of continuous playback – admittedly, not a great result in our books. The Zolo Liberty+ by Anker will cost $150, which doesn’t position them very aggressively towards the competition.

Sennheiser CX 6.0BT – The $100 CX 6.0BT is a pair of Bluetooh headphones of the ‘at the rear of-the-neck’ style. While this is not the sexiest form factor around, at least they partially make up for it with 6-hour battery life and quick charging capabilities.

Qualcomm QCC5100 – A new low-power Bluetooth chip by Qualcomm, producer of the Snapdragon series of processors powering most Android teleteletelephones. The new chip will allegedly allow for truly wireless headteleteletelephones with considerably better battery life (up to three times), or ones with reduced size and roughly the same battery life as what we have now. Earbuds powered by this new chip are expected to appear sometime in the 2nd half of the year.

Wearables

Garmin Forerunner 645

Inommdle Lab Sgnl – A bizarre fitness tracker / view band that utilizes body conduction technology to transmit call seem through your hand, all the way to your fingertip. The idea is you’ll be able to take private teleteletelephone calls… using your fingertip as a phone earpiece… We warned you, it’s rather bizarre, or ought to we say – bzrr.

Garmin Forerunner 645 – A GPS-enabled smartview with — as is typical for the organization — a bunch of sports-centric functions, but that’s not all there is to it. The Forerunner 645 come in music and non-music variations with previous having enough storage for around 500 tunes. Once upon a time, you could keep a thousand tunes in your pocket, now you can have 500 tunes on your wrist. Is this progress? You tell us!

Vuzix Blade – Smart eyeglasses that feature on-board digital digital camera microphone, and even a touchpad, to let you interact with the mastermind at the rear of it all: Amazon Alexa. The Vuzix Blade actually look like they’ve been designed by actual Earthlings, in contrast to the ill-fated Google Glass from a few years back. With all of that stated one question remains: is Alexa an actual Amazon?

Omron HeartGuide – Omron, producers of blood pressure monitors, have created what may end up being the very first fitness tracker capable of medical-grade blood pressure monitoring. It’s currently undergoing clinical tests and when and if it reaches the market, it’s projected to cost concerning $350.

Others

Planet Computers Gemini

Vivo phone with in-screen fingerprint scanner demonstrated – Whoever gets there very very first wins?

Planet Computers Gemini – A peculiar, Android-powered, ultra-portable laptop/clamshell thingy. Use it in the near future to hack surveillance towers of the oppressive world government.