Vertu is easily the world’s most premium mobile device maker, with prices ranging into thousands of US dollars for a simple phone. Its most recent device, a mobile phone made in conjunction with Bentley, is the ultimate expression of form over function. Which is especially important if you want your electronics to match the aesthetic of your really expensive Bentley.
Gunnar Optiks, a company that specialises in making eyewear that protects against computer induced eye strain, has teamed up with Razer to introduce a new line of gaming eyewear. Called the RPG and Cerebus, these gaming glasses are designed to allow gamers to stare at their screens longer without incurring any fatigue.
The Microsoft Asia Innovation Tour gave us the opportunity to look at what the Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D in Beijing had to offer. We saw several interesting facilities in the campus, and while we did not manage to get our hands on the highly-anticipated Microsoft HoloLens (we’re as disappointed as you are) it was definitely an interesting experience. Here are some of the highlights – in pictures, of course – of the Microsoft Asia Innovation Tour.
Nokia was apparently working on a top secret smartwatch to be released alongside the Lumia 930 smartphone. Unfortunately, this was also around the same time that the company was being acquired by Microsoft. It turns out that Redmond would rather focus on its own Microsoft Band, and killed the awesome-looking Moonraker smartwatch.
Like every other trade show, one of the undeniable attractions of Computex is with the bevy of beauties tending the booths of the show floors. These ladies aren’t just there to smile for the camera and attendees, but they are trained to understand the products they are promoting – in some ways, they serve as product specialists throughout the five-day event.
Of course, it’s a rather subjective matter whether gaining brand visibility via such traditional methods is still socially acceptable these days, but in a male-driven industry it appears this trend will not be ending anytime soon – at least not at Computex. Without further ado, here are some of the best shots we’ve curated of the booth babes of Computex 2015.
popSLATE has a new phone casing for the iPhone 6 which adds an e-Ink display to the back of the device. The Popslate for iPhone 6 acts as a second screen for the device in which it can display various content from images, to text and even apps – all on the back of the user’s phone. How it works is that the display connects with the device via Bluetooth to retrieve images to be displayed. For example, favourite pictures, a to-do list, or even a web page.