Raven H and Raven R are pocket marvels

raven-hChina used to be derided for churning out cheap, low quality products that tend to be unreliable. However, over the past two decades, things have changed dramatically in that part of the world. High quality and yet still extremely affordable pricing are hallmarks of Chinese-made goods. In fact, Apple’s move to have their iPhones manufactured in China have certainly paid off handsome dividends, allowing them to rake in billions of dollars in profit along the way. Enter the Raven H and Raven R, extremely small devices which are pretty difficult to describe, being pieces of portable computing marvel that is curious to look at.

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EZVIZ reveals the Lookout Smart Door Viewer

ezviz-lookoutWant to make your home a little bit smarter? Sure, there might be a smart doorbell in place already, so why not go the extra mile and throw in a smart door viewer? EZVIZ has just the thing right up your alley in the form of the EZVIZ Lookout Smart Door Viewer. Basically, the Lookout Smart Door Viewer will be able to transform any front entrance into a connected and protected smart door. Of course, no hardware these days will work well without a corresponding app, which is why the Lookout Smart Door Viewer will be complemented by an EZVIZ app. Not only that, it can be integrated to work alongside other kinds of third-party voice services like Amazon Alexa, making it an extremely interesting proposition.

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OleaVision in-Vehicle Life Presence Detector

olea-sensorThere has been many reports of an absent minded parent or caretaker leaving a pet or child behind in a car, totally forgetting about the whole situation until returning later only to find that tragedy has struck. This can be one of the most traumatic things to have happened in one’s life, and the guilt of doing so might prove unbearable for many. Since prevention is always better than cure, Olea Sensor Networks figured out that there has to be a better method to ensure that tragedy does not even strike in the first place, hence the release of the OleaVision in-Vehicle Life Presence Detector.

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Vuzix reveals Blade AR smart sunglasses with Alexa capabilities

vuzix-blade-arVuzix has come up with some pretty interesting smart glasses in the past, but this does not mean that they should rest on their laurels. In fact, Vuzix has figured out that the next big step in the world of smart glasses would be the incorporation of Amazon Alexa capabilities. Taking advantage of Vuzix’s intellectual property patent portfolio and leadership position when it concerns the area of optics, head mounted displays and smart glasses, making this the world’s smallest and sleekest pair of AR smart glasses to roll off their production lines. Tipping the scales at less than 3 ounces, the Vuzix Blade AR is tipped to ship commercially some time early this year.

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Wacom introduces the all new Bamboo Tip

wacom-bamboo-tipAs smartphones have grown in size over the years, so has its functionality. Note-taking used to be done on paper, while in electronic form, it took the personal digital assistant (PDA) craze to see things move forward. The modern day smartphones come with ever larger displays, making them double up as a decent digital note taker, which makes a stylus far more useful than it would have been on a 3.5” screen. Wacom’s expertise with styli for such devices continues in the form of the Wacom Bamboo Tip, but with a very interesting caveat. The Bamboo Tip is an all-new fine-tip stylus that will cater for both Android and iOS-powered devices, now how about that for inter-platform compatibility?

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AIcorrect Translator makes communication a snap

aicorrectIf there was one particular superpower that I would love to have, it would be the ability to be able to decipher and understand all languages. It makes communication far easier, and it will certainly be a bridge among different people groups and tribes. While the science fiction utopia of having a form of AI (Artificial Intelligence) handle all of our different languages and dialect nuances remains just that, the AIcorrect Translator might be on to something with its debut at the recently concluded CES 2018.

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ILIFE reveals the A8 robotic vacuum

ILIFE_A8When it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of a home or office, there is plenty of work to be done. In fact, if the amount of space in the area is huge, it can feel as though the task has amplified. ILIFE figured out that homemakers and virtually anyone else who is too busy to clean the home can always receive a little bit of additional assistance in the form of the A8 robotic vacuum cleaner. This is a flagship model from the manufacturer, where the all-new A8 robot vacuum will arrive equipped with a 360 degree live-vision camera navigation system.

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Nautiz X9 rugged PDA is one tough nut

nautiz-x9Nautiz X9 is an Android-powered PDA (personal digital assistant) that is more or less capable taking just about any kind of punishment that you throw in its direction, shrugging off knocks, drops, and even submersion without missing a beat. This enterprise handheld was specially built to function in areas of fieldwork that occur in the most challenging outdoor or industrial environments, while offering a performance that would not seem out of place for a high-powered mobile computer. This is definitely an improvement over its predecessor, the Nautiz X8.

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BoomBottle MM wireless speaker

boombottle-mmWhen it comes to waterproof speakers, there are many different kinds of models that are available in the market. However, Scosche has had a pretty decent track record in the past with its offerings, and recently lifted the veil up from the all-new BoomBottle MM. The BoomBottle MM continues from the ideology of its predecessor, with a portable and cylindrical design being the base design, while offering sought after features and arriving in a refined shape. Not only that, Scosche has thrown in additional functionality and exceptional sound quality, offering an alternative option to active lifestyle consumers where Bluetooth speakers are concerned.

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Phyn Plus smart water assistant

Phyn_PlusIf you are going to kit out your house to turn it into some sort of smart home, why not go the whole nine yards and make sure it ends up with a smart kitchen as well? I am quite sure that there is a fair number of electrical appliances in the kitchen that are capable of working alongside Alexa, the digital voice assistant, so why not add another member into the mix with the Phyn Plus smart water assistant?

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