Mobile World Congress is now over. New smartphones have been revealed. Slick new smartwatches have made us salivate. Suitcases have…gotten smarter. (We’ll get to it) To conclude a week of technological greatness, we’re compiling our top five gadgets from Mobile Word Congress. Lets get started!
Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge
Of course this was going to make our top 5 favorite gadgets list. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was arguably the most anticipated smartphone at Mobile World Congress. It was expected that Samsung would make some big changes to the design of their flagship smartphone, but many did not expect Samsung to deviate as dramatically as they did. Samsung did away with their classic plastic body and went with a slick all metal and glass design. For some, these design changes were exciting, but they did come at a cost. Samsung has done away with the ability to expand storage through a micro SD card and remove your battery. We have heard some love these changes and others despise them. The question is, which group are you in?
ZTE SPro 2 Smart Projector
This year ZTE unveiled their second generation Android smart projector. The SPro 2 was named the ‘Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronic Device’ at Mobile World Congress. This incredible smart projector allows you to stream content from a USB stick and HDMI cable, but also allows you to stream content over WiFi from your mobile devices. The SPro 2 provides up to three hours of continuous media streaming, projects HD images up to 120 inches, supports up to eight devices through 4G LTE networks, and has a resolution display of 1280×720. If you’re not excited about this, you’re probably a hermit.
Bluesmart is the world’s first smart suitcase. Now what is a suitcase doing at Mobile World Congress, you might ask? This smart suitcase will help settle some of our greatest fears when traveling. The smart suitcase comes with a SIM card which allows you to track the location of the suitcase anywhere in the world. Now you can legitimately go postal when you arrive at your destination and see you luggage in Indonesia! Travelers can also take advantage of its remote locking, and self weighing features. The remote locking feature allows users to lock and unlock their bag on their smartphone through a Bluetooth enabled remote lock. Do you think suitcases can get any smarter than this?
The HTC Vive was a virtual reality surprise that turned quite a few heads at Mobile World Congress. Not because of its slick design, but due to how real and immersive the VR headset seemed when using it. What the HTC Vive does that other VR headsets (like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR) don’t, is improved ability to track your body. Through positional tracking and the two controllers that you hold in your hand, the HTC Vive provides an experience that is as close to reality as possible. Carlos Rebato of Gizmodo says that the Vive is “a sense that you’re not just seeing a different world, but that your actual body is being transported there. Strap on the Vive and you are somewhere else.” The future of Virtual Reality looks incredible!
The Huawei Watch was probably the sexiest smartwatch announced at Mobile World Congress. It comes in silver, black, and gold; and runs on Android Wear. The smartwatch has a AMOLED display, and is built with a Sapphire crystal display. What we really love about the Huawei Watch is its customization interface. With over 40 watch faces, you can practically wear a new watch every day of the month. Mark our words, this smartwatch will give Apple a run for its money!
There were a number of gadgets that came close to making the list. We know you might have a different opinion on some of this tech, so what were your 5 favorite gadgets at Mobile World Congress? Let us know in the comment section below.