1. Apple SE
Apple in April 2020 reviled a new cost efficient iPhone, the iPhone SE, which is a followed to the 2016 iPhone SE of the same name. Like 2016s iPhone, the 2020 iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable iPhone, range starting at $399.Unlike the 2016 iPhone SE, which resembled an iPhone 5, the 2020 iPhone SE is similar to the iPhone 8 when it comes to design. It has a 4.7-inch LCD Retina HD display with True Tone to match the lighting in a room, Dolby Vision, Wide color, and HDR10.
Available in white, black and RED, the iPhone SE is built with a glass front and back with a aluminum band. Wireless charging is supported and it features IP67 water and dust resistance so it can hold up to splashes and even brief submersions in water. The top bezel houses the microphone and 7-megapixel front-facing camera while the bottom bezel includes a Touch ID Home button for fingerprint-based biometric authentication. The 2020 iPhone SE is the only iPhone in Apple’s current lineup that continues to feature Touch ID over Face ID. There’s a single-lens 12-megapixel rear camera in the 2020 SE with an optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and support for Portrait Lighting and Portrait Mode.
2. Microsoft surface duo
Microsoft was rumored to be working on a Surface Phone – since at least 2016. Microsoft Surface Duo is that device. It’s a dual-screen, foldable Android smartphone-tablet hybrid. Microsoft unveiled the device at Microsoft’s October 2019 Surface launch, but with the warning that it wouldn’t be on sale for another year. You can use it to play with apps and make calls, and it can even fit in your pocket. However, the company doesn’t view the new Surface Duo as a smartphone despite its ability to be used for calls.
The features include two 5.6-inch screens and can rotate on a 360-degree hinge so that it works as an 8.3-inch tablet. The device can open up so that both screens can be simultaneously used or fold together to protect the screens. You can even have the device closed with one screen facing, like a phone. Each screen can run two different apps at the same time. You can even use one of the displays as a keyboard or game controller. The Surface Duo prototype featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, it will use the newer Snapdragon 865 in the final version. Other specs have since leaked such as 6GB of memory and dual 64/256GB storage sizes, It’s also reported to have a sizeable 3,640mAh battery, While there will be a SIM-card slot (reportedly for 4G, though we reckon it’ll be 5G), It’s reported there will be a fingerprint reader though. Charging and data connectivity will be via USB-C.
3. Sony PlayStation 5
The Sony PlayStation 5 features an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU paired with a custom Radeon GPU, giving it 4K rendering capabilities and ray-tracing. The CPU also features a 3D audio unit that will support directional audio similar to Dolby Atmos (or Sony’s own 360 Reality Audio), letting games generate sound in front, behind, to the sides, and even above the player (assuming the right speakers/headphones are being used). This will all run through 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
Instead of a hard drive, the PS5 will feature an 825GB SSD. This means games will load much faster than on previous consoles, and support some new features like suspending multiple games at once and what Sony’s lead designer Mark Cerny describes instant game startup. The Sony PlayStation 5 will have an optical drive, though a disc-less PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will also be available. The optical-drive-equipped PS5 will specifically have an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive that will be able to play UHD Blu-ray movies in 4K, a feature the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro lack. The Dual Sense gamepad adds a few tricks as well, starting with a built-in microphone to let you use voice chat without a headset. Sony hasn’t revealed the pricing for the PlayStation 5, but the console costs Sony $450 to manufacture.
4. Dyson Hair Straightener
After a blow-dryer, curling iron, and a hot brush, the straightener was a natural progression for Dyson. The Corrale is also cordless, which is also a nice feature among hair products, especially for traveling. A charged battery will last around 30 minutes. If it takes longer than that to finish your hair you can use it while it’s plugged in—no need to wait. The Corrale features the same Intelligent Heat Control technology as the Supersonic hair dryer and Airwrap, which means the temperature is measured 100 times a second via platinum sensor and makes sure it never goes above or below where you’ve set it. The Corrale has three settings: 330 degrees, 365 degrees, and 410 degrees. Almost every flat iron company claims its product causes less harm to your hair than the others; Dyson’s flexing plates and temperature settings should result in fewer passes and fewer passes means less damage.
5. LG indoor gardening appliance
The LG Electronics will launch an indoor gardening appliance at CES® 2020, its first step into the booming indoor gardening movement. The revolutionary built-in column-type LG indoor gardening appliance employs advanced light, temperature and water control, convenient all-in-one seed packages and a growth-monitoring app to help users cultivate nutrient-rich and flavorful greens inside their own homes.
Designed for the millions of consumers of the world who want the peace of mind of knowing where it comes from and what exactly is in their food, the innovative indoor gardening appliance cultivate crisp, fresh herbs and vegetables all year-round, perfect for urban dwellers or anyone interested in pursuing a healthier, greener lifestyle. forced air circulation, LED lights and wick-based water management allow the seeds to transform quickly into ingredients for delicious dishes and recipes. A key component of the automated gardening solution is LG’s non-circulating water supply technology, which evenly distributes the exact amount of water that plant packages require. This core technology prevents algae growth and inhibits unpleasant odors for a clean and hygienic environment where safe, natural herbs and leaf vegetables can grow.
6. Xbox Series X
The next Xbox, known as Xbox Project Scarlett, is Xbox Series X, and Microsoft is calling it the “future of gaming”. Built around powerful new hardware from AMD, including its new Navi graphics architecture and a Zen 2 CPU, the Series X is designed to minimize load times and get you into games as quickly as possible. The Xbox Series X is the most powerful console ever, powered by AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. It delivers “four times the processing power of an Xbox One”, and enables developers to leverage 12 teraflops of GPU processing, aided by variable rate shading (VRS) technology, which should result in more stable frame rates and higher resolutions for games.
There is support for DirectX raytracing, which will mean your games are imbued with “true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real time”. 4K resolution at 60FPS is another welcome addition, with the potential for 120FPS in certain games. That’ll result in a smoother, more detailed experience than we’ve ever had on a console before.
7. Apple Glasses
Apple Glass, Apple’s elusive AR lenses project, the Apple AR Glasses will bring information from your phone to your face. Mainly, the eyewear “are suppose to synchronize with a wearer’s iPhone to display things such as emails, texts, games and maps over the user’s field of vision.” Apple also has plans for third-party apps, and is considering a dedicated app store, similar to how you get apps for the Apple TV and Apple Watch. Furthermore, a patent granted to Apple has further fuelled the rumor that Apple Glass won’t need prescription lenses as the smartglasses will automatically adjust for people with poor eyesight using an “optical subassembley”. However, this patent could be for a standalone smartphone-powered VR headset or a second-generation pair of Apple smartglasses.
The Apple Glasses are currently priced at $499, plus prescription fees. Being an accessory to wear by the user the iPhone will definitely has implications on the Apple Glass design. Though the glasses are not expected to be lightweight as Ray-Ban aviators, they could be comfortable enough and light enough to work as everyday glasses.
8. The Realme Band
The Realme Band has a sleek, clean design. Its body is made of plastic and has subtle curves, which allow it to fit nicely on your wrist. The smartband comes with detachable straps made of TPU, that are 16mm wide and have an adjustable length of 152-227mm. The TPU straps are soft and feel comfortable. At 20 grams, the Realme Band is very lightweight and it’s easy to forget that you are wearing it. Removing the strap from the top reveals the USB-A connector on the main module, which comes in a single gray color. But you get three options for the straps – Black, Green, and Yellow. The main module has a PPG optical heart rate sensor on its back and there’s a circular capacitive button below the display that lets you operate the Realme Band.
A single tap on the button lets you navigate through the menu, which includes heart rate monitor, alarm, daily step count, regulatory details about the Realme Band as well as three of the nine sports modes set by default – Yoga, Cricket and Run. A long-press on the button for two seconds lets you check your daily step count data, manually measure heart rate, turn on the sports modes, and enable/disable alarms. The Realme Band sports a 0.96″ TFT screen of 160×80 pixel resolution, which is capable of displaying 65,000 colors and up to 64 letters on one page. The Realme Band relies on the Realme Link app which is currently only available for Android devices. To control the Realme Band using the app, you need to create an account first. You can sign up either with your mobile phone number or email address.
9. SoulCycle X Varies
The normal bike market just got a little bigger. SoulCycle—the fitness community and indoor cycling studio chain is launching its own at-home stationary bike, complete with a streamable and high-res display screen, on-demand classes. The new bike will likely compete with the one offered by Peloton, which has largely dominated the fitness bike market. The company, which is owned by Equinox, will partner with Equinox Media to roll out Variis, a streaming platform for the classes. SoulCycle’s at-home bike customers will have early access to the Variis app, on which customers can stream content from other Equinox Group brands, including Equinox, Pure Yoga, Precision Run, Myodetox, and HeadStrong.
There will also be a feature in the app called SoulBeat, which shows a post-ride analysis of the rider’s ability to “connect to the music during class” as well as their power and distance measurements. The SoulCycle at-home bike will cost $2,500, plus tax, which includes handling and shipping and five SoulCycle classes. By comparison, Peloton’s at-home bike starts at $2,245 for the “basics package,” with the on-demand class subscription costing $39 a month.
By – Shalini Grace Soreng