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Samsung’s Version of the “Apple AirPods”

Apple released their new wireless earbuds mid December 2016. Samsung, being Apple’s leading competitor, then released an updated version of their wireless earbuds, the IconX version 2’s. These wireless earbuds are preferred by many runners and jogger as, unlike AirPods, they have different sized gels that fit into almost any ear. They also come in pink, black or grey.

 

Specifications:

  • Storage capacity: 3.4GB for up to 1,000 songs
  • Sensors: Accelerometer and proximity
  • Mics: Two mics per earbud with ambient sound option
  • Water resistance: IP67
  • Battery life: 7 hours of stand alone music playback or up to 5 hours of Bluetooth streaming from your watch or phone.
  • Battery Complicity: 82 mAh for each earbud & the battery case has a 340 mAh battery.
  • Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2
  • Earbud dimensions: 21.8 x 18.9 x 22.8 mm and 8 grams

What’s in the package?

  • Two earbuds, left and right
  • A charging case with integrated battery and USB Type-C port
  • USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A dongle
  • Small/medium/large silicone earbud tips and wings

 

Key Features:

When closed, there are indicator lights on the front of the case to let you know if it’s charging or not and there is a lid release button between them. At the back you will find a USB Type-C port centred on the case for charging. On the right of that is the Bluetooth pairing button that will be used to setup connections with Android or iOS devices. Around the outside of the earbuds are touch sensitive sensors. With a variety of taps, swipes, and other actions to carry out various functions. For example, a single tap plays or pauses a track, a double tap plays the next track or answers/ends an active call, a triple tap action plays the previous track, a touch and hold will launch the menu readout where you can choose to start a workout right from the headset, and swipes up or down control the volume.

 

Price and Competition:

The 2018 Samsung Gear IconX goes for $134.99 CAD while Apple’s AirPods go for $219.00 CAD.

Other competing truly wireless earbuds include the Bragi Dash Pro that has 4GB of storage and automatic activity trackings. These are priced at a rather high $329. The Jabra Elite Sport headset is priced at $249.99 and can also be found for sale down to $199.99 at times.

Samsung Galaxy S10 | Everything you need?

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced on February 20th, 2019. This phone comes packed with everything ‘new’ you could ask for here in 2019. Samsung hasn’t been a fan of the ‘notch’ design trend and can now say they never were part of it. The s10 comes with a 93:1 screen to body ratio, with a camera cut out on the top. Its finger print sensor, *cough cough Apple*, is indebted into the screen. Did I mention it has a total of 4 cameras?

Samsung’s camera game is through the roof, with 3 rear cameras and 1 for the selfie. Many people wonder why smartphones are getting more cameras side by side. The answer is that it allows for more depth when taking a photo. Having those cameras will not only give better perspective and picture quality, it will also give you that background blur that shows up like you’re shooting with a professional DSLR.

 

 

 

Smartphone manufactures have been pulling they’re hair trying to figure out where to put the fingerprint sensor. Some have removed it completely and opted for face unlocking techniques. Others have thrown it on the power button, making it more chunky, or even stuck it on the back making annoyingly hard to reach. Finally, we’ve found a solution. A display built in finger print reader, that takes up the whole display! Although other phones have similar tech, using light from the display to read the fingerprint. Samsung is the first company to use an ultrasonic sensor. This sensor uses small vibrations to determine the small groves on your fingers. Quite impressive right.  This also means the display doesn’t have to be on to unlock it and it could still read your finger if they’re wet.

Manufactures are clearly running out of ideas. Some are just releasing the same phone but with a newer name and a slightly faster processor. Everything is a boring slab of metal with nothing exciting. Samsung changed that and is definitely gonna be waking up to more profit.

Samsung’s New Eye Lens

Have you ever wanted to become a cyborg that shoots lasers from your eyes? Well, that’s never going to happen. Not yet at least, with technology advancing each year, more and more of your Sci-Fi gadgets and gizmo wishes might come true, and now Samsung has a lens that is currently in the works that you can put on top of your eye just like contacts.

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According by SamMobile, the smart lens was inspired by the Google Glass, and is meant to project right into the person’s eyes and seem more invisible. The smart lens can be controlled through blinking and can be picked up by sensors. These images can will also be seen by who ever is wearing the lens and can also be transferred to a smartphone via antenna in the lens. Samsung has just recently been granted the patent, but it hasn’t been fully proven yet if the company will release a consumer product of it. Companies usually file for patents for technology that are prototypes and that may never actually be completed, but we all can dream about very advanced technology actually happening right?

Samsung isn’t the only one with the idea of creating smart contact lens, Google own two patents that are for smart contact lenses that can read a person’s blood sugar level through tears. To do so, it uses flexible electronics that read the chemicals in the tear.

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Patent diagrams for Samsung’s smart contact lenses.