CES stands for Cool Eons of Stuff. Actually it’s the Consumer Electronics Show but it feels like an endless electronics aisle of stuff you wish you had (and probably will soon). The biggest names in the tech world (minus Apple) are on-hand to reveal their new shiny toys. Here at Kay’s Technology we keep a close eye on all gadgets as we are always looking for ways to create new accessory solutions. So without further ado, here’s what caught our eye at the 2015 CES.
It’s something that’s been discussed for decades, but never quite implemented correctly. 2015 seems to be the year that it’s ready to take off and big companies like Sony, Oculus, and Samsung were on-hand to display. All companies brought something different to the table, but they all had the common goal to make VR headsets into the next mainstream generation of gaming. TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington was able to test out Oculus’ Crescent Bay headset and described it as a “different class of experience that truly transports you.” Oculus is branding this headset as the first VR headset that won’t induce nausea, which means it’s finally almost becoming a reality that people will buy into.
More power in smaller packages
One of the most eye-turning reveals at CES was from Intel’s Compute Stick. Intel has never been known to create its own PC until now. Only, it doesn’t look like a full PC. The Compute Stick is the size of an Amazon Fire TV HDMI stick, but contains a full blown PC inside with Windows 8.1. It’s powered by a Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail quad-core processor which rivals most standard PC’s on the market today. An alternate model also comes with Linux pre-loaded. Both come with a microSD card slot to add more storage space, and both also sport a full-size USB port, micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Prices at only $149, this tiny stick will surely garner interest among those seeking a new PC.
The Internet Connected To All & Everything
Sure, we’re used to the internet now on all of our phones, tablets, and even TV’s. But if there’s one thing proved at CES 2015, it’s that we should expect every appliance to offer connectivity. It’s made clear by every new gadget demo; the processing systems and infrastructure is in place. Now it is up to developers to apply new and innovative ways to use the internet to improve daily life. Open the fridge, and see you’re out of orange juice? Order some more right from your fridge. As long as consumers are enticed by the idea and assured that their data security is not in jeopardy, the wave of the future is a world where everything is connected to one another.
There’s too many cool gadgets to list them all but here’s a few that sparked interest at Kay’s Technology:
An Android TV Box has been done before, but never has the emphasis been on gaming like with Razer’s Forge TV. This will let you play Android games on your TV with up to four controllers connected at one. It also allows you to stream from your desktop PC to also play games Steam, Orgin, and UPlay right on your TV.
The THYNC Mood Changer
We’ve seen mood-changing bracelets in the past that claim to adjust your mood, but none that actually felt like a significant step. The THYNC Mood Changer makes wearables to the next level. The company describes its process as it uses electronic or ultrasonic waveforms to signal neural pathways in the brain. When specific pathways are stimulated, they trigger a shift in your state of mind or energy level. It uses a bluetooth pad to connect your smartphone, in which you can control your different mood settings.
The LG Twin Wash
Washing seperate loads for clashing colors has always been a chore, but the LG Twin Wash looks to simplify the process with a seperate compartment underneath the stardard washer. The Mini Washer itself pulls out from its housing like a drawer, to reveal its own separate controls and top-loading door. Users can then load in clothes and detergent, set it to the desired temperature and cycle, then leave it to wash while the main washer operates independently.
Pre-portion your ingredients, and the mighty robotic arms from Cooki will do the rest. It’s arms are positioned above a cooking pot that sits on top of an induction cooktop. You can connect via bluetooth to your iOS or Android device and select whichever tasty recipes you’re in the mood for. The Cooki automatically sets time, temperature, and does all the manual labor for you. A friendly notification is sent to your device when it’s time to eat.
The Mercedes F 015
The F-015 is a collage of futuristic technological concepts. Mercedes has put all its focus on the lounge-style cabin as the seats swivel around to face one another. This, in turn, means the car does not require human driving responsibilities. If the lounge-style seats is too much human contact for you, the digital arena of 6 HD displays integrated into the vehicle can get passengers lost in the world of cyber-entertainment.
What will the future hold for the rest of 2015? Keep it locked here at Kay’s Technology for more updates on everything Technology!
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10. Our glamour gold case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the most stylish way to keep Samsung’s finest protected. A robust, glittery gold design is sure to turn a few heads wherever you take your phone (also available for the iPhone 6).
9. The Google Nexus 9 is a beast of a tablet with the most advanced Android processing system and a sophisticated exterior. This KAYSCASE soft gel case retains the tablets already soft grip and subtle curves, for a sleek and slim profile that’s easy to take anywhere. Available in frost clear, blue, or black.
8. The HTC One M8 is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated looking phones on the market. So why would you want to hide that with a case? Now you don’t have to with our crystal clear hard shell case. Let the beauty of your HTC One shine through while still having the peace of mind of having protection.
7. Our third generation Nexus ArmorBox has been re-enforced to be tougher than ever. And it’s much needed as the 5.9 inch behemoth of a phone needs all the protection it can get. Lay back and enjoy a movie on your giant screen supported by the kickstand of the KAYSCASE ArmorBox. Available in black, blue, green, red, or pink.
6. Apple may have discontinued the iPod, but that doesn’t mean we’re discontinuing our protection of the iconic device. This slim soft gel case is easy to install and remove and adds no bulk to your device. The raised lip helps protect the screen from front-facing drops to keep your rare commodity in tip-top shape. Available in frost clear and black.
5. The iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest iPhone ever created. With that size, you’re gonna want to keep it as close as possible at all times. The KaysCase ArmorHolster connects you at the hip with your iPhone 6 Plus for easy access to your device at all times. This three piece case combines the flexibility of a soft gel case and the protection of a hard shell case to form the ultimate protection for the ultimate iPhone. Available in black, blue, pink, green, and red.
4. With a better camera than ever before, you always want to keep your iPhone 6 close by. The ArmorHolster lets you do that with the protection you’ve come to trust from KAYSCASE. This multi-functional case also doubles as a kickstand for watching videos! Available in black, blue, red, pink, and green.
3. The KAYSCASE iPhone 6 soft gel case uses flexible, transparent, tetra-polyurethane (TPU) to allow the appearance of your iPhone 6 to shine through. Using the same material as our iPad Air 2 soft gel case, the grip is smooth and easy on the hands without being too slippery to avoid careless drops. Available in frost clear, black, green, and red.
2. The iPad Air 2 Flipstand is the ultimate case for the sophisticated business class of iPad users. The case’s magnetic front cover will automatically put your device to sleep after closing it, conserving precious battery life. The case also doubles as a stand to prop up your iPad Air 2 and enjoy its glorious 9.7inch retina display. It also comes with a free stylus and stylus holder for precision control. Available in black, blue, pink, and purple.
1. Specifically engineered for the iPad Air 2 and its slick curves, this case is the apex in slim, fit, and functionality. Designed for use with the Apple Smart Cover, this case has a smooth texture to make it inviting in any pair of hands. The matte finish limits fingerprints and leaves your iPad looking fresh at all times. Available in frost clear, blue, pink, and smoked.
Thank you all for making 2014 a special year for KAYSCASE. We look forward to creating new tablet and smartphone solutions for you in 2015!
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So much has been made about this year’s 2 premiere smartphones, the htc m8 and the galaxy S5, but which provides the best bang for your buck? We dissect each down to the guts to see which ranks higher, and which reigns supreme as the 2014 smartphone champ.
The HTC One (M8) – 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 441ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and 430ppi.
The numbers add up to the fact that the Galaxy has the larger screen by a hair (.1 inches), the M8 has the higher pixel desity. That means the Samsung Galaxy S5 has slightly larger display but a slightly lower pixel density. The Samsung’s AMOLED display offers more vibrant colors and deeper blacks, the HTC One (M8) is more realistic in its presentation of these colors.
The bottom line is you won’t go wrong with either’s display but we give the slight edge in realism to the M8.
The HTC One (M8) – 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and has 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor as well as 2GB of RAM.
The specs will give the slight edge to the S5 but real world app times will take the same. The TouchWiz on the S5 has been known to cause slow down from time-to-time compared to the HTC sense so take that into account. So while the specs favor the S5 by 0,2GHz, the HTC’s operating system gives it the edge in everyday tasks.
The HTC One (M8) – 16GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot capable of up to 128GB, and 65GB of free Google Drive space.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 16GB and 32GB on-board storage variants, with microSD support for cards up to 128GB, and 50GB of free cloud storage through Dropbox for 2 years.
HTC m7 users clamored for microSD support last year and it’s finally been added. Samsung meanwhile has featured this for years. The S5 gets the edge overall since it has a bigger storage model doubling the 16gb model offered by htc.
The HTC One (M8) – 2600mAh battery (40% more efficient than the first HTC One)
HTC has added aggressive power saver options in evert nook and cranny of the OP so it’s definitely self-aware of the importance of the issue.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 2800mAh battery. It also offers power saving features to match those of HTC.
Overall, Samsung has the edge here as not only is the battery more powerful but you can also remove the battery and swap it for whatever you please.
The HTC One (M8) – UltraPixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture)
-Duo Camera for depth perception only,
-5-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 16-megapixel sensor with fast 0.3 second capture speed.
-Ultra HD video
– range of smart functions, including “selective focus” which produces similar to HTC’s Ufocus without the additional lens.
No question here if you’re talking about the main camera. The S5’s camera is a beast and the selective options it offers are wonderful. If selfies are your main concern, then go to the htc for the excellent front camera, but overall the S5 gets the edge.
The HTC One (M8) – a machined aluminium body that wraps around the sides making for a 90% metal finish. There will be three colours available: gunmetal grey, arctic silver and amber gold.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is mainly plastic
-more tactile back for better grip.
-dustproof and resistant in liquid down to a metre in depth (grade IP67),
-available in a range of colours (shimmery white, charcoal black, copper gold and electric blue).
No doubt, in hand, the htc one feels like the more sophisticated, high quality phone.
The S5’s main selling points this year are the built in heart rate sensor and its fingerprint scanner. The attention to detail on the overall phone is undoubtedly evident in the htc one. If you’re ready to branch out into a more unique and sophisticated phone, the htc one m8 feels like the right option.
Whichever you choose, you’re gonna get one mean machine in the palm of your hands. And if you don’t trust those palms of yours, that’s okay because we’ve got each device covered with our selection of Lifetime Warranty cases. If anything goes wrong for the duration of your product’s use, we’ll mail you a replacement, no questions asked. Please check out collection here and tell us what you think!:
Samsung Galaxy S5 KaysCases
Armorbox for S5
Available in Blue, Black, Orange, Pink, Red
HardShell Case For S5
Available In: Gold, Black, Blue, Clear, Pink
Soft Gel Case for S5
HTC One M8 KaysCases
ArmorBox for HTC One M8
Available in: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Pink
HardShell Case for htc one M8
Available in: Clear, Black, White, Burgundy, Indigo
Soft Gel Case for htc one M8
Available in: Black, Frost Clear, Blue, Smoked
This year Samsung went a low-key, less-Brodway route at an event much more to the point to unveil their new Galaxy S5 smartphone. It had been rumored for months and on February 24, 2014 Samsung inc. unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Barcelona, Spain at the 2014 MWC. This was a vast contrast between the 2013 unveiling of the Galaxy S4 which had Samsung unveil a sex-driven package at Radio City Hall in New York. Would a overhauled marketing approach mean a completely overhauled phone?
Early rumors had Samsung going the metal route for the back frame of the phone, but they stuck to the S4 formula and unveiled 4 plastic grip models (Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, Shimmery White and Copper Gold). With that said the plastic is much more conspicuous than the S4. It’s much more grip-able and feels a lot, lot natural in the hand. There’s no painted silver around the edges of the back and they’ve implemented grip dimples that offer a new texture and grip never seen on a Galaxy phone.
Inside, oh, just a ho-hum 2.5 GHZ quad-core processor. This blazing fast speed of a course a new record for Samsung mobile (outperforms the Note 3). The screen is largely unchanged adding .1 inches to the alright mighty 50inches Full HD Super AMOLED with eye-detection capabilities. Inside, you’ll be toying with the Android operating system you’ve come to know (4.4.2 Kitkat) with a Samsung TouchWiz interface.
The camera is beefed up offering 16megapixes on the back and 2 on the front. It also shoots at a stunning 4K at 30fps with video stabilization. The LED has also been upgraded into what Samsung has labeled “reflector-integrated flash LED.” This basically means a wider field of view, better daylight as well as nighttime pictures.
This is a smartphone with presence, an added fingerprint scanner, and a longer battery life of 21 hours (talk time) in a lighter, better gripped mold. So how are you gonna protect that bad boy? We’re proud to unveil our S5 line of case (all of which come with a money-back guarantee):
Available: Black, Orange, Pink, Red, and Blue
KAYSCASE Slim Hard Shell
Available In: Black, Blue, Clear, Pink, Glamour Gold
KAYSCASE Slim Soft Gel
Available In: Black, Blue, Pink, Purple, Frost Clear
The annual CES convention in Las Vegas is the apex of enlightenment in the tech world. The concept is to beam out massive amounts of knowledge from mad scientists from all over the world in an enormous tug-of-war for the public’s attention. And that’s just it. There’s so much to see that anything that exhibits ideas from 2013 or prior is now viewed as obsolete. With giant gatherings submerged around 4k TV’s and 3d printers, the tablet and smartphone booths were left mainly to eat their lunches in solitude. Ironic that we can’t seem to look away from our smartphones and yet we already seem tired of them. Perhaps the latest iterations of iPhones and Galaxys have set the bar so high that we’re left wondering where else they can go? Samsung had a very strong presence at CES but did not reveal any information regarding the Galaxy S5. Apple, meanwhile, is so big that they skip the annual convention all together.
While smartphones might currently feel “maxed out”, there was a time when HD TV was introduced that the same could be said about TV picture quality. Enter 4K and 8K TV’s where the picture is crystal clear that you might mistake it for looking out a window. No amount of pictures of a next-gen TV will do it justice until you see one in person. The picture is so clear, it made me question if I really want to see every pore on a person’s face as I’m watching a newscast. It’s still early in the game, but expect the next 15 months to be a big transition period for TV studios to make the switch. And as more programming becomes available, it’ll soon become the new must-have for every tech-savvy home. Just hope they finally increase the number HDMI ports (or do away with them all together) so we can comfortably connect our entire entertainment center at once.
The buzz of the week might’ve been centered on the new generation of TV’s for some, but for me it was the amazing advancement of 3D printers. The concept is really mind-blowing when you think of the possibilities this introduces even for a tech-savvy person like myself. Need a new coffee mug? Print one out. New toys for your kids? Sure, make a whole family of toys. Need a prosthetic leg? Sure why not (this was actually on display). The possibilities with this kind of technology readily available is limitless! We, at KaysCase, have discussed investing in one as a means to make custom cases right in the comfort of our office. If you haven’t seen the amazing 3D printed artwork on display at this year’s CES, please do yourself a favor and check them out here:
A simple checklist of dos and don’ts to enjoy your CES experience as much as possible:
This event is huge (and only becomes bigger and bigger every year). On average, I did about 3 miles of walking for each day. Be prepared for that (ladies, I’m looking at you) unless you’re satisfied with remaining stationary at your booth all weekend.
-Make yourself accessible
Be ready to engage with people from all over the world. Every corner you turn, somebody will want to talk to you, and it might get overwhelming to the point that you just want to put your headphones in and jam out to your Beyonce album. But don’t! There is knowledge and opportunity at every corner, so keep your ears open at all times!
-Stand out! (for booths)
With so much to see, if your company’s booth looks generic, chances are most people will glance right past. Be sure to have enough staff equipped to engage and answer questions, a look that sets yourself apart from the competition, and perhaps some free goodies for your audience. Seriously, who doesn’t love free stuff?
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Hope to see ya’ll at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas!
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Apple has scheduled a media event on Tuesday, September 10th to announce the release of two new iPhones. We here at KaysCase have been working extremely hard to gear up for the event and are very excited to introduce our case catalog for both iPhones.
The iPhone 5S is the successor to the iPhone 5 which came out in 2012. While similar in appearance to the iPhone 5, the 5S will boost several new features that will surely make tech-junkies salivate.
The most anticipated new feature is likely the new built-in fingerprint scanner which will be integrated into the home button. While Apple will mostly use the feature as a staple of authentication for the user’s iPhone, app developers will likely use their own creativity to present unique twists into their respective apps. Also, Apple may use the finger print scanner to verify payments as an added form of security.
As always, Apple will also upgrade the rear camera system. This is rumored include a wider f/2.0 aperture and a move to a dual-LED flash. The video system will also feature a new mode titled “mogul mode.” This will allow iPhone users to create smooth slow motion video for the first time and will feature a fast frame rate of 120 frames per second!
Also, as they did with the 4S, Apple expected up the ante on the maximum storage offered in their models by including a 128GB model in addition to the standard, 16, 32, and 64GB models.
The Apple iPhone 5S will be announced September 10th and should be available to the public on September 20th. The 5S will feature the standard black and white models, and boast two new colors as a gold and a champagne colored iPhone are expected to debut.
In addition to the 5S, Apple is expected to announce the release of the long-awaited “budget” iPhone titled “5C”. In previous years, Apple would drop the price of previous models when a new model came out. The new iPhone 5C will presumably shake up that strategy and fall in the middle of Apple’s lineup for people who want the newest gadget without breaking the bank.
But if you’re worried about Apple’s cheaper iPhone not being up-to-date on the latest hardware, fear not as it will essentially be an iPhone 5 wrapped in a plastic shell. So the same features we’re used to should be included like the A6 chip, 4-inch Retina display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and and the 1.2-megapixel front camera.
The iPhone 5C is a fraction of a millimeter larger than the iPhone 5/5S in all dimensions in order to account for the thicker plastic shell. The main selling point of the 5C will be the variety of bright and vivid colors it will be available in. Yellow, blue, green, red, and white 5C models have been confirmed with possibly more coming soon!
So if you’re wondering how you’re going to protect your new precious device, we at KaysCase are proud to introduce our protective line for iPhone 5S and 5C. In addition to the customer support and money-back guarantee you’ve come to expect from KaysCase, we will feature exciting deals that will surely fit your budget and style.
The ArmorBox (iPhone 5C)
Designed specifically for New 2013 Apple new iPhone 5C case and we used cutting edge technology to create the mold that perfectly fits the new iPhone. The slim case provides minimum protection needed while showcases the beauty of the phone.
Available in: Black, Red, Green, Blue, White, Pink, and Yellow
The Glamour Hard Shell Case (iPhone 5C)
Snap your Apple new iPhone 5C into this amazing KAYSCASE Slim Glamour cover case and your phone will stand out from the crowd. The thin layer of glittering back adds a glorious look to your phone. This case features full body protection in a slim, bulk-free fashionably-aware package that enhances your device’s aesthetics. Delivering everyday protection against impact, scratches, dirt, dust, and everyday hazards. Full access to all controls and a simple way to give your device minimum bulkiness and balanced protection.
Available in: Gold and Silver
Slim Soft Gel Case (iPhone 5S and 5C)
Designed specifically for New 2013 Apple new iPhone 5C case and we used cutting edge technology to create the mold that perfectly fits the new iPhone. The slim case provides minimum protection needed while showcases the beauty of the phone.
Available in: Black, Red, Green, Blue, White, Pink, Yellow, Clear, Smoked, and Purple
Bumper Edge Case (iPhone 5S and 5C)
Minimalist design with custom molded protection around the edges of the iPhone 5S and 5C.
Available in: Black, Red, Green, Blue, White, Pink, Yellow, White, and Purple
The TurtleBox Heavy-Duty Case (iPhone 5S and 5C)
Install your Apple new iPhone into this amazing KaysCase TurtleBox case and instantly experience the elegantly added protection. This case features full body protection that enhances your device’s aesthetics. Delivering everyday protection against impact, scratches, dirt, dust, and everyday hazards. Full access to all controls and a simple way to give your device minimum bulkiness and balanced protection.
Available in: Black, Blue, Red, Pink, White, and Orange
The Slim Hard Shell (5C and 5S)
Let the beauty of your phone shine through with the clear model, or switch it up with a variety of colors!
Available in: Clear, Blade Silver, Blade Black, Black, Red, Green, Blue, White, Pink, Yellow, White, and Purple
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our full catalog of new iPhone cases here!