Most of the major announcements from CES are out of the way, but there were still some notable reveals and novel products dotted around the show floor. Here are the main takeaways from day two of CES 2015.
Thought the Samsung Galaxy Edge was novel with its screen that dropped over one side of the device? A prototype LG phone outshines it thanks to its screen that spills over both edges. It features a 6-inch HD plastic OLED display with a 720p resolution with the curved edges acting as secondary screens. These provide notifications at a glance and can display shortcuts to frequently used apps. Currently, the unnamed phone is only a concept, but LG claims that it’s ready for mass production.
Typo announces redesigned iPhone keyboard
Typo unveiled a new version of its detachable keyboard case for iPhone devices. This case gives users a physical keyboard and the feeling of pressing buttons that goes with it. The company announced versions for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5 or 5s, as well as larger scale versions for the iPad mini and iPad Air. Typo may have changed the design, but it still looks quite similar to BlackBerry’s keypad despite the latter suing them early last year.
Strone cuts roaming costs
Roaming costs can rack up quickly when travelling, but a device called the Strone may eliminate these completely. It connects to the internet and holds you SIM card when you are travelling. Then, the device will automatically forward your calls to any Internet-connected mobile device anywhere in the world. There are some practicalities that you will have to consider when travelling if you are planning to leave your SIM card at home, but you could save yourself a small fortune.
Saygus V2 packs a whopping 320GB storage space
Internal memory can run out pretty quickly if you’re taking snaps, working on files, and downloading games, movies and apps to your smartphone. That’s seemingly why the Saygus V2 can offer up to 320GB storage space. It provides 64GB on-board storage by default, which can be expanded by using two microSD cards of up to 128GB each. The 5-inch device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, has a 1080p display, is waterproof up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes, and runs Android 4.4.4.