Special Story

Best of CES 2016


Like  every year, the entire personal technology industry assembles to show off the their latest ground breaking products in CES. Its is one of the places where companies showcased their latest and greatest. Everything  from smartphones, laptops, cars,  headphones and televisions is on display here in huge numbers. We  at Mobility India tries to feature some of the best and talked about products of CES 2016 which are showcased in this week long Tech Carnival.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
samsung30-1-16With the new Galaxy TabPro S, Samsung is throwing itself into the Windows 2-in-1 game ruled by the Surface series. This device comes with the magnetic keyboard dock which uses metal contacts instead of Bluetooth. There’s a 12.5in screen, 10 and a half hour battery life and an Intel Core M processor meaning a fan-less design.

Casio WSD-F10
casio30-1-16Android Wear is no longer just for tech brands. Mechanical and digital watch-making companies are using the operating system to muscle their way into the smartwatch world.Well-known watch maker Casio has gone down the smartwatch route with the oddly named WSD-F10. This is a circular screen device running Android Wear with a robust design aimed at those who love the outdoors. It doesn’t have GPS but it is waterproof to 50m and can measure atmospheric pressure.

LG gram 15
lg30-1-16LG hasn’t always been known for its laptops but it’s made some major headway in the states bringing forth two lightweight 13- and 14-inch models. Now with the Gram 15, LG says it has introduced the world’s lightest 15.6-inch laptop and with the Gram 15 Weighing in at 0.98kg (2.16 pounds) – the same as its 14-inch notebook – LG is pretty much on the money. Inside is a Core i5 or i7 processor and up to 512GB SSD.

Dell UltraSharp InfinityEdge
dell30-1-16Dell unveiled a slew of new UltraSharp monitors, which is its branding for its high-end pro-level color accurate displays. The star of the new lineup is the UP3017Q UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor, the first Ultrasharp to use this kind of panel technology.  The InfinityEdge monitors come with tiny 5.3- or 7.3mm borders respectively, 99 percent sRGB accuracy and four USB 3.0 ports. You can get a 23.8in model with a Full HD resolution or jump to 27in with QHD.

HP EliteBook Folio
hp30-1-16At 12.4mm, the EliteBook Folio is touted as the world’s thinnest and lightest business class notebook. Similar to the LG gram, it weighs less than a kilogram and offers a battery life up to 10 hours. There’s also USB-C and a 12.5in 4K display on board which can flip 180 degrees. The laptop is under 0.5 inches thick and is supposed to weigh less than 2.2 pounds. Physically, you’ll likely be reminded more of Dell’s XPS 13 than anything by Apple.

Fitbit Blaze
fitbit30-1-16Fitbit played an instrumental part in defining the wearables category, but now, it has to answer to the popular efforts from companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Pebble.It’s doing just that with the Fitbit Blaze, the company’s bold attempt at blurring the line between fitness tracker and smartwatch.

Although it looks like it, Fitbit maintains that the new Blaze is a tracker like its other products. However, it can connect to your phone over Bluetooth to provide notifications for things like calls and text messages. Either way, the Blaze is customisable with a range of straps and features a ‘PurePulse’ heart rate sensor but no built-in GPS.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
lenovo30-1-16Lenovo going all suit and tie with its tablet doesn’t sound exciting but the ThinkPad Z1 Tablet offers a modular design. You can bump the battery life to 15 hours, clip on a pico projector and HDMI port or add an Intel RealSense camera. It’s a rival to the Surface with a keyboard dock, Core-M processor, up to 1TB of storage and a 2560x 1440 IPS touchscreen.

Huawei Mate 8
huawei30-1-16Huawei is all set to go more premium with its new Mate 8 all  metal body. Inside the custom interface runs on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Mate 8 packs a new Kirin 950 chipset,  an impressive Sony-made 16-megapixel camera and an enormous 4,000mAh. And Huawei packed this  into a slim, attractive package that makes its 6-inch screen very premium.

Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook
razer30-1-16Razer is known for its thin and light gaming notebooks, and the new 12.5-inch Blade Stealth is no exception. But in addition to being compact, it works with an external dock, granting gamers access to a desktop-class GPU along with amenities like Ethernet and four USB ports. Though Razer isn’t the first to attempt this sort of setup, the Blade Stealth is notable for eschewing proprietary connectors; instead, it uses Thunderbolt 3, a common standard that allows the dock to work with a wider range of PCs.