CES 2013 Hot Stuff Award winners announced
Sony Xperia Z
With its gorgeous 5in 1080p display, blistering quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and waterproof construction, the Xperia Z has all the makings of a true Android king. Little touches like the ability to shut off data to extend battery up to five days and a really effective camera interface are just the icing on the already achingly tempting cake.
NVIDIA Project Shield
It might look like just a controller, but this is a full-on Tegra 4-toting console that can stream your Steam catalogue from a PC to your TV at home with Android games to be played on the 5in 720p screen when out and about. Smells like gaming perfection to us.
An app that listens in on your phone conversations might sound creepy – but Expect Labs’ Mindmeld for iPad will be a welcome eavesdropper. Using Nuance voice recognition software it listens out for key words in our chat and brings up pertinent information – mention a restaurant and you’ll have its details on your tablet instantly as you talk. Precognition is the goal – and we can see great things in this app's future.
Cycling with headphones on is a risky business – so ditch the buds and rock out to this bottle of tunes. This Bluetooth speaker syncs up with your mobile and slips into your bottle holder – letting you blast out tunes for up to ten hours, if you can cycle for that long. The rugged water-resistant case and high visibility colour options mean that come rain or darkness you’ll be seen as well as heard.
It might look like another simple activity-tracking wristband, but the Fitbit Flex is a lot more. For a start it tracks your inactivity, or sleep to be specific. In fact, the Flex monitors your every move, and syncs constantly with your phone via power-sipping Bluetooth 4.0. The tiny sensor can even be removed from the wristband when you want to track yourself in less conspicuous fashion.
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