CES 2015 is drawing to a close, bringing an end to the yearly showcase of tech trends and emerging devices for the twelve months to come. And it’s been another exciting year, including plenty of entries into the smartphone and wearable space.
Here’s our round up of the biggest news from the event – which are you most looking forward to getting your hands on in 2015?
LG G Flex 2
LG came out strong at CES 2015 with arguably the most impressive phone launch of the entire event. The G Flex 2 is the sequel to their 2013 handset, which was the first to feature a flexible body and a pleasing curve. This time, the screen is a little smaller (at 5.5 inches) and the specs are top of the range (Snapdragon 810 chip, 13 MP camera). And it’s just a genuinely great-looking phone.
HTC Desire 826
HTC had some new handsets in the mix as well, including the extremely affordable Desire 320 and the more mid-range Desire 826. It may not be the most expensive handset around when it launches later in the year but you wouldn’t know it from the specs, including a massive 5.5 inch screen at full HD 1080p. Boomsound speakers grace the front, as well as a great UltraPixel selfie cam and the rear boasts a full 13 MP snapper. Definitely a phone to watch.
Bragi Dash Headphones
These wireless headphones look like something right out of Tron, which would be reason enough to recommend them but they’re also seriously smart. Fresh from a massive Kickstarter campaign The Dash has touch controls, on board storage, and a whole lot more – including a heart-rate monitor and other fitness tracking sensors. It can even be used as a smart trainer, giving you audio cues when it’s time to pick up the pace. A truly smart wearable.
Withings Activité Pop
Wearables come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they forget is a sense of style. Not so the latest offering from Withings. The Activité Pop looks exactly like a sleek wristwatch, with a lightweight design and a classy analogue dial on the front. There’s also a smaller dial which tracks whatever you like – including sleeping, running and more – as chosen via the smartphone app. It’s subtle, keenly priced and very nice to look at.
Sony SmartWatch 3
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is already out in the wild, with the Android Wear powered device arriving in 2014, but there’s a significant new refresh on the way, thanks to a steel body upgrade. It really adds a premium feel to the wearable, which is one of the best-liked Android devices currently on the market. It looks like an expensive wristwatch and feels great but best of all if you already have the SmartWatch 3 you can just buy the steel surrounds and you’re ready to go.