From selfie stickers to new smart devices, these are the tech innovations to look out for this month
The HTC U Ultra Sapphire Glass Edition sports a durable yet stunning screen that is engineered to protect it from nearly all scratches. It also comes with 128GB of internal storage, double the amount of regular models – allowing for long uses without the worry of having to manage your storage. Other features include a liquid surface design, HTC Sense Companion, 12MP UltraPixel 2.0 camera and unique Dual Display system.
Fun & Funky
Looking for a more eye-catching mouse? Logitech’s wireless M238 now offers four distinct designs: Lightbulb, Sneakerhead, Skateburger and Triple Scoop. Each is powered by a single AA battery (reportedly enough to provide up to one year’s worth of usage), and has a range of 10m. The mouse even has a dedicated storage area to keep its nano-receiver safe!
Keeping It Real
If you enjoy livestreaming your travels, the Asus ZenFone Live will be perfect for you. According to the maker, the smartphone has two MEMS microphones to eliminate background noise and enhance voice pickup, plus a real-time beautification feature. A 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing shooter will make shooting travelogues a breeze as well.
Performance Made Personal
Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is said to contain the industry’s thinnest LCD touch module. The 13.5-inch PixelSense display runs at a 2256 x 1504 resolution, along with support for the Surface Pen and touch. In addition to the fabric-covered backlit keyboard, the device also comes with omnisonic speakers that are enhanced by Dolby Audio Premium features.
Freedom Of Expression
Google Allo now lets you turn your selfies into a virtual sticker pack. Simply take a snapshot, and the smart messaging app will automatically generate an illustrated version of you. If you don’t like it, you can customise the sticker to help you personalise it even further. You can give yourself a funky hairstyle, funny expression or even beard or moustache.
Peak Of Time
The Montblanc Summit smartwatch combines a timeless aesthetic and cutting-edge technology. The Android Wear-powered gadget is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 4GB flash storage, as well as an integrated Google Assistant. Other handy features include a heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and light sensor.