Category: first look

CES 2020: The Hyper GaN 100W USB Type-C & Type-A Charger

GaN technology is poised to change the face of the mobile power accessory market, and Hyper is at the forefront with the release of its GaN 100W USB Charger. Originally a Kickstarter campaign, Hyper’s GaN charger is now spreading into the wider retail market. This compact charger features two USB Type-C and two USB Type-A ports to charge up to four devices simultaneously.

The combination of a compact form factor and massive 100W output is thanks to GaN, which stands for gallium nitride, a semiconductor material replacement for traditional silicon. It conducts more energy than silicon, and at faster speeds. This allowed Hyper to deliver a massive amount of power while keeping the charger portable.

With 100W of total power, you can charge a laptop, tablet, and two smartphones at maximum—simultaneously. Whether at home or on the go, that means fewer bricks and cables cluttering countertops and hogging outlets. Power Delivery-compatible USB Type-C devices can take advantage of the full 100W, while USB Type-A devices fast charge with Quick Charge 3.0 technology at a maximum of 18W.

Hyper’s GaN charger is ideal for traveling, which is why it was designed with a flip-down Type-A AC plug and includes a Type G and Type C adapter for near-worldwide compatibility. Regardless of where you use it, built-in circuitry monitors the charging process to keep everything safe. The charger provides over-current, over-voltage, over-heating, and short-circuit protection. With the GaN 100W USB Charger, the future is right around the corner, and you can pre-order yours right now at B&H.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Unveiling

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Fold is their most significant leap forward, completely reinventing the shape of mobile with the first-ever foldable 7.3 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-Flex Display.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Unveiling

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Fold is their most significant leap forward, completely reinventing the shape of mobile with the first-ever foldable 7.3 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-Flex Display.

First Look: Google Maps

Global Localization

Google Maps new “Global Localization” is a form of augmented reality that combines street view data with GPS position and your phone’s camera to determine exactly where you are and what direction you are facing. It’s only pilot program for now, but it gets around phone’s notoriously bad compass orientation, and can give you super accurate turn-by-turn directions when you’re on foot in a new city.

First Look: Google Maps

Global Localization

Google Maps new “Global Localization” is a form of augmented reality that combines street view data with GPS position and your phone’s camera to determine exactly where you are and what direction you are facing. It’s only pilot program for now, but it gets around phone’s notoriously bad compass orientation, and can give you super accurate turn-by-turn directions when you’re on foot in a new city.

First Look: The New Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled the latest addition to its super mid-range family, the Xperia XA1 Plus.It features a 23MP camera, 5.5” Full HD display and immersive audio performance with Sony technologies. Bringing a vibrant choice of three colors to express your individual style, Xperia XA1 Plus features a rounded, sleek design with narrow borders and intuitive fingerprint sensor on the power button. All this is powered with all day battery (3430mAh) with power efficient performance to keep everything running smoothly and quickly with its Mediatek helio P20 octa-core processor.

Camera expertise are taken from Sony’s digital camera division to deliver a leading rear camera that offers 23MP high resolution with a large ½.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor.  It features a bright F2.0 lens to offer stunning high resolution images even in low-light. You’re guaranteed a superfast journey from launch to capture in 0.6s and incredibly fast and accurate Hybrid Autofocus, so even the most spontaneous moments are always in focus.

Xperia XA1 Plus also features an 8MP 23mm wide-angle lens front camera to give you high quality images that capture all the action, even in a group selfie.

First Look: The New Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled the latest addition to its super mid-range family, the Xperia XA1 Plus.It features a 23MP camera, 5.5” Full HD display and immersive audio performance with Sony technologies. Bringing a vibrant choice of three colors to express your individual style, Xperia XA1 Plus features a rounded, sleek design with narrow borders and intuitive fingerprint sensor on the power button. All this is powered with all day battery (3430mAh) with power efficient performance to keep everything running smoothly and quickly with its Mediatek helio P20 octa-core processor.

Camera expertise are taken from Sony’s digital camera division to deliver a leading rear camera that offers 23MP high resolution with a large ½.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor.  It features a bright F2.0 lens to offer stunning high resolution images even in low-light. You’re guaranteed a superfast journey from launch to capture in 0.6s and incredibly fast and accurate Hybrid Autofocus, so even the most spontaneous moments are always in focus.

Xperia XA1 Plus also features an 8MP 23mm wide-angle lens front camera to give you high quality images that capture all the action, even in a group selfie.

The New Nokia 3310 Vs Original Nokia 3310

It’s one of the most popular mobiles of all time, remembered for its near-indestructible build, long-lasting battery and legendary Snake (Snake II if we’re being accurate) game, and Nokia has jumped at the chance to reignite the love for a brand which was once the leader in the mobile market. 

Enter the new Nokia 3310, a homage with a helping of modern-day upgrades.