Over at Mobile World Congress this year, the folks over at Huawei have managed to roll out the Huawei MateBook, which happens to be a 2-in-1 device that has been specially designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users. Huawei has had a pretty decent track record in offering beautiful and powerful high-end mobile consumer devices, where their latest outing, the Huawei MateBook, defines itself as a mobile productivity tool which will be able to seamlessly integrate mobility, high efficiency, work and entertainment in a single device.
I am quite sure that we are now familiar with the following phrase – every saga has a beginning….before one cues in the Star Wars music and opening crawl. Well, to every beginning, there needs to be an ending as well, but as to whether the ending is a happy one or not remains to be seen. With the Jolla tablet, a device that started off with so much promise. it looks to end in nothing but tears – not only for the company, but also for those who have had the faith to back it up in a crowdsourcing project, only to see it fail to materialize – at least for most of the backers. As a consolation, at least there is closure to the entire situation.
In this day and age, where we are flooded by so many different kinds of mobile devices in our “road warrior arsenal”, it makes perfect sense that we should get organized – any by that, we mean being able to know just which particular device should go with which charger, and on a moment’s notice, we can pack up our bags and bring the respective chargers around when we travel without mixing them up. Back home, however, it is a very different proposition, and having a dedicated charging dock that juices up multiple devices simultaneously is more than welcome. Griffin is no stranger when it comes to charging stations, and this time around, they have revealed the PowerDock Pro. The PowerDock Pro happens to be a five-bay charging system that powers up to five iOS or Android – doing so all at once in order to save time, now how about that? Just in case the PowerDock Pro seems to sound rather familiar to you, that is because it is an update to Griffin’s popularPowerDock 5, where the PowerDock Pro has been redesigned with a sleek new look and enhanced features.
When it comes to smartphones, there are so many different kinds of models out there in the market, so much so that it can be rather difficult to pick and choose if you would like to enjoy a new model from time to time. What if you feel that a smartphone is a bit too small for your use, and yet a tablet is something that you are not too comfortable to use? Perhaps meeting both needs in the middle ground has led to a boom in the phablet industry, and yet another phablet that is ready to hit the market would be the verykool Cyprus LTE phablet, where it will also be known by its model number SL6010.
Panasonic is no stranger when it comes to rolling out notebooks as well as tablets that are of the tough variety, especially when we are talking about the Toughpad. We have come across various Toughpads in the past, and boy, were they ever able to live up to their reputation. In fact, the most recent member of the Toughpad family of enterprise-grade ruggedized tablet devices was announced not too long ago, where it will be powered by an Intel processor with Windows 8.1 Pro as the operating system of choice, as the device bears the name Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q1.
Every manufacturer should always look for different ways to turn things around, as in enhancing their current line up with new models from time to time in order to make them appealing and relevant to the fast changing market, or perhaps to roll out something that is totally new and evolutionary – there are many different ways to go about a particular issue. E Fun might not be as famous as other tablet manufacturers, but this does not stop them from trying at all, and they have decided to expand their Flexx family of products even further this time around, with the introduction of three new models at the upcoming CES 2016.
E Fun might not have the kind of sales volume as Apple does with their fair share of iPads in terms of tablets moved across the counter, but this does not mean that they are not going to roll out any kind of hardware and just give up in the face of the competition. No sir, in fact, E Fun intends to make a splash at the upcoming CES by expanding their range of Nextbook Ares Android tablets by introducing a brand new 2-in-1 model. This particular model will be the 11.6″ Ares 11A, where it boasts of Android 5.1 Lollipop as the operating system of choice, and will be powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor that has 2GB of RAM in order to deliver a pretty smooth performance right from the get go. Expect the Nextbook Ares 11A to hit the market some time in the second quarter of next year as it is accompanied by a recommended sticker price tag of $219.99 a pop.
When it comes to rolling out some rather unique accessories for mobile devices these days, Native Union has certainly done its bit in alleviating the standard of industrial design. Case in point would be the DOCK for Apple Watch, but now here we are with award-winning design studio Native Union introducing DOCK for smartphone and tablet as part of its ever growing charging dock range. The DOCK will be able to sit elegantly on your desk, nightstand, or any flat surface, as it boasts of a sleek and stable base that will let you juice up your mobile device. This is definitely a work of art no matter which angle you look at it front, as it is made from a striking slice of aircraft grade aluminum and weighted silicone base in order to offer support for your smartphone or tablet so that you can use it comfortably as it recharges.
It is all about being productive no matter where one is these days, and this is one of the reasons why mobile computing is such a big thing. After all, our smartphones and tablets have seen a massive increase in their hardware performance over the years, so much so that you can more or less handle the rudimentary word processing, spreadsheet and email work while you are on the move without having to sit behind the shackles of a cubicle-based desktop. Fujitsu has long delivered notebooks to free one from being stuck at the office, and in more recent times their Stylistic range has added more portable options, but the latest Fujitsu Tablet Stylistic R726 takes the cake by being a hybrid 2-in-1 business tablet and business notebook.
When you love to bring your camera everywhere you go but don’t always want it out in the open, you need a way to safely store it without the chance of breaking anything. At the same time, you want a bag that is also going to be multi-purpose, and can change to suit your needs. Of course, you also don’t want something that screams “I’m holding expensive equipment, please steal me!”.