The Pixel and Pixel XL are flagship quality smartphones made by Google. This means they’ll be among the first Android phones to get OS updates because it’s directly from Google. They feature a unique new two-toned design made of both glass and aluminum on the back. The regular Pixel has a 5 inch FHD AMOLED screen at 441ppi, while the larger Pixel XL has a 5.5 inch QHD AMOLED screen at 534ppi.
According to a leak over the weekend, we may see a premium Chromebook Pro from Samsung very soon. It reportedly will feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, it will have a 360-degree hinge, and come with a stylus that Samsung simply calls the "Pen." It's made of aluminum, is just 13.9mm thin, and has a slot to store the pen as well.
The Chromebook Pro has a 2GHz hexa-core processor, 32GB of onboard storage, and 4GB of RAM. Samsung has claimed the battery can last up to 10 hours on a full charge. It has two USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack, and an SD card slot.
Sony's PlayStation VR headset goes on sale this week, which adds virtual reality to the PlayStation 4 console. This makes it the easiest and most affordable way to get into virtual reality for those who already have a PlayStation 4. Other than the console itself, you'll just need the camera, Move controllers, and VR headset to play games in virtual reality.
Virtual Reality capable games include Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission, Batman Arkham VR, Farpoint, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, and more.
Amazon recently released its second generation Echo Dot. This is a smaller version of the Echo, allowing for external speakers to be connected. It's a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazon's Alexa assistant to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, set alarms, answer questions, and much more.
Amazon's Echo Dot can connect to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or the 3.5mm headphone jack. It can then play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and can play audiobooks.
Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have new cameras, better performance and battery life, a new home button, and are now water resistant. Apple has also changed the antenna lines, making the back of the phone look more seamless. There's also two new colors -- jet black, which has a glossy appearance, and black, which has more of a matte look.
The Yoga Book from Lenovo is a new 2-in-1 tablet that runs Windows or Android. It comes with the 'Real Pen' stylus with real ink so you can write on actual paper, and your notes will be digitized into the Yoga Book. You can also use the Lenovo NoteSaver application and use the Yoga Book surface to write on.
Lenovo's Yoga Book features an on-demand Halo Keyboard with Haptic Feedback. This means the keyboard shows up only when you need it. The haptic feedback gives it more of a real keyboard feel, and it uses auto-complete and auto-correct for improved accuracy.
The Axon 7 is a new phone from ZTE that is inexpensive and has no compromises. It has a full metal unibody design, with dual-front facing speakers and a fingerprint reader on the back. It features a Super AMOLED Quad HD screen with 528 pixels per inch.
Ever since Pokémon Go was released, the popularity of external batteries has risen. Joby's answer to this is the PowerBand portable charger for smartphone batteries. This is a slim, and lightweight external battery that attaches to your phone using a stretchable silicone band. It includes a built-in charging cable -- either MFi Certified Lightning for Apple devices or micro USB for Android. The Joby PowerBand has 3500 mAh of power, which is enough to charge most phones once or twice.
Pokémon Go is the latest craze to take over the mobile gaming world. It uses Augmented Reality to discover over a hundred species of Pokémon in the real world. Once you've encountered a Pokémon, you'll need to take aim with your smartphone and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. When you catch Pokémon, you'll earn more points and level up. As you raise your level, you'll gain the ability to catch more powerful Pokémon and have access to more powerful items.
OnePlus 3 is an Android phone with a metal unibody that was carved from a single slab of aluminum, which allows for an ultra-thin, 7.3mm design and it has a 5.5" Optic AMOLED display. It has more options to control alerts too, with a slider to toggle between three settings: all notifications, priority notifications, or silent.