The Galaxy VR Innovator Edition with Oculus technology is already available for purchase globally for $199. The headset is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, but Samsung and Oculus will be launching a Galaxy S6-compatible edition as well.
The Galaxy S6-comaptible Gear VR Innovator Edition will hit the shelves in April in time for the Galaxy S6 release. VR content is available to download in the Oculus Store and it is constantly growing.
If you ever doubted Samsung's seriousness in going with wireless charging support for its flagship family, think again! The company has introduced the SE370 monitor that comes with built-in wireless charger. Available in 23.6-inches and 27-inches, all a user needs to charge his/her mobile device is to place it on the charging area of the monitor stand. Samsung says the monitor supports Qi wireless charging standard.
If picture quality is what matters you the most in addition to the wireless charging support, the monitor uses a Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) panel that gives a 178-degree viewing angle along with a brightness of up to 300 cd/m2.
Moreover, the SE370 supports Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, AMD's FreeSync technology for lesser screen tearing while gaming with an AMD graphics card and comes with other features like Eco Saving Plus, Magic Upscale, Magic Bright, Eye Saver Mode and lots more.
Samsung has introduced a new SSD today. It's called 950 Pro, and it's insanely fast. The drive is the first one to bring vertical NAND technology to the consumer space. It's a Non-Volatile Memory Express M.2 SSD, in the M.2 2280 size.
It will be offered in two capacities 256GB for $199.99 and 512GB for $349.99. Thanks to its support for the PCIe Gen.3 x4 interface, it delivers speeds that SATA-using drives can only dream of.
The 512GB Samsung 950 Pro reaches sequential read speeds of 2.5GB/s and sequential writes speed of 1.5GB/s. In terms of random access, it delivers 300,000 read IOPS and 110,000 write IOPS.
The 950 Pro can withstand shocks of up to 1500G/0.5ms and 20G vibrations. Warranty-wise you're looking at five years of coverage for both capacities, with the 256GB model getting that up to 200 terabytes written, and the 512GB unit up to 400 terabytes written. The drive will be in stores in October.
Last Monday, As a surprise Acer has announced a new product accessories that brings the selfie tech to a ridiculous new level. The company introduced a never-seen-before "Selfie Hat".
This latest weird development in selfie tech is basically a giant sombrero and holds an Iconia A-1 840 tablet held by the hat's fold-down flap. The tablet is located on the hat in such a way that allows the wearer to slide it around the brim for the ideal selfie.
Even more alarming, there was actual thought put into the "couture" aesthetic of it. It was designed in collaboration with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis and Acer UK.
For those interested in purchasing a hat well, you may be out of luck unless you're in the London area. It'll be on display today at the Christian Cowan-Sanluis fashion presentation at London Fashion Week.
Wireless charging is pretty awesome but Unfortunately, it is slow and already starting to lag behind the latest wired charging speeds. Freescale wants to help bring things back closer to parity with new hardware that could allow you to wirelessly charge devices up to 3x faster.
The basic idea behind the speed increase is the same as with newer USB chargers, which can feed a higher voltage to your device, pushing about 14 watts of power instead of the traditional 5 watts. Freescale has developed new hardware that can push 15 watts of power wirelessly. The downside is that right now, it requires new hardware in both your smartphone and charging pad. So, you can't just get this going.
It should be noted that the Qi standard does actually support up to 120 watt charging, if the hardware can handle it. Freescale says that it will have chips and reference designs ready for Q1 2015. so, it seems likely that we'll be seeing fast wireless charging hardware sooner rather than later.
SD cards Technology is improving year after year. Toshiba has just unveiled that it will be releasing a New SD card with built-in Wireless connectivity during this year (2015). These new SD cards is named FlashAir III, and will be available in WiFi and NFC variants both with multiple sizes each.
The first SD card model is an NFC-enable SD Card, apparently it's been added so you can see up to 16 picture thumbnails from the card on your Android smartphone with just a tap. Also, you'll also find out how much storage space is left on the card.
The Toshiba FlashAir III model creates its own Wi-Fi network, which you can connect to in order to copy and share what's on it. It apparently comes with "enhanced photo sharing and management features". The card has a neat pass-through feature that lets you access its contents and the Internet (through a Wi-Fi router) at the same time. This SD card will be out in March. If you want 16GB of storage, you'll need to pay $79.99, while double that amount could be yours for $99.99.
The Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card will be available for purchase in March,2015 at various retailers and on Toshiba US website for $79.99 for 16GB and $99.99 for 32GB.
LG recently announced a new smartphone called LG velvet that is unlikely with the company releasing its devices with alphanumeric names. According to the company, they decided to use it in favor of familiar and expressive names that will help the consumer capture the essence of the device best suited for his or her personality. LG has released flagship phones over the past of couple years with names like G7, V40, the G8, the V50, the G8X, or the V60. The company appears to change a few things for an upcoming device and a completely new design language. LG describes this design language as a node to the natural world with a visual factor that differs from the industry trend.
The device will have a raindrop camera device with smaller lenses and an LED flash below the primary camera, a departure from the current trend among smartphones to have big camera bumps. LG is using a new 3D Arc Design with curves on the front and back of the phone, though it's not quite clear how or whether that would be different. Companies like Samsung and Xiaomi have also made similar claims before and raised expectations of the consumers before the launch of the phone that proved to be the wrong marketing strategy later on.
As per the Korean news portal, LG will be launching its new phone on May 15 with a brand new design. The phone use Qualcomm's mid-range smartphone 765 with integrated network support for 5G and target a more affordable price tag. Unlike the bulky camera bumps that usually appear on the back of the smartphone, the LG velvet features a series of descending lenses, which take less space. The three lenses start in the upper left corner of the LG velvet and descend by size - an effect that LG describes as a natural representation of evoking falling raindrops.