Top Tech: Alcatel Idol 4 and more Picks!

Alcatel Idol 4

Alcatel has focused on packaging as a cool point of differentiation; the new Alcatel Idol 4 comes in a box that becomes a VR headset! They say 2016 will be the year for VR to make a smooth entry into our everyday experiences, and Alcatel has innovated with panache, offering the headset for free when you buy the phone.

The Idol 4 is a 5.2-inch smartphone comes with a full HD screen, an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel selfie cam, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of memory and a 2,610mAh battery.  A variation is the Idol 4S which is larger and is packed with more memory.

 

ONEPLUS 2

ONEPLUS 2

OnePlus 2 is a high-performance smart phone that is selling for a low price. It carries powerful hardware specs including a superfast 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa core 1.8GHz processor, 4GB RAM and 5.5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD Display.

 

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

Another contender in the low cost smartphone category is the HTC One ME. It is powered by MediaTek Helio X10 Octa core 2.2GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Memory and a microSD card slot which supports up to 2TB card. Both smartphones can be purchased from souq.com.

 

 Vector WatchVector: The Watch to Watch

In 1991 the Casio F-91W was the first digital watch that delivered the goods: it was sleek, affordable and… had a battery of seven years! – something that none of today’s new-fangled smart watches come anywhere close to. Even though today’s parade of smart watches have overtaken the Swiss watch market, even Apple and Samsung as top producers have battery lives that are no longer than a day. But now comes a new entrant in the digital phone market called the Vector watch, which has a simple compelling marketing message: ‘The smartwatch with a thirty-day battery life’. This British product is also compatible with Android, iOS and Windows.

 

Swagway Hoverboards

Swagway Hoverboards

Swagway, a leading hoverboard brand, is asking its customers to stop using their product. This follows the US government’s announcement that the hoverboards being sold currently are combustible. Although this is not an all-out recall, Swagway say their announcement is in compliance with the government’s ruling.

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