GizBot is back from Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona. MWC doesn't begin and end with big launches such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, and Sony Xperia X. Well, there are thousands of companies hidden away across eight massive halls at Fira Barcelona.
There are some amazing things beyond smartphones and mobile technologies. I have seen a bunch of cool and weird gadget from a smart toothbrush to a cool looking home monitoring robot.
We found them interesting and here is a look at the products that we are most excited about. Have a look at the slider below.
Oral-B Smart Toothbrush
A toothbrush connected with your smartphone
Oral-B has unveiled a smart toothbrush at the MWC 2016, which poised to offer optimum cleaning experience of the tooth. It features Position Detection technology that uses a motion sensor and the smartphone's camera for recognition to track the areas being brushed. Here are our first impressions on the Oral-B Smart Toothbrush.
Sigfox Networked Trash Can
A Smart Trash Can
Sigfox Networked Trash Can that uses Sigfox wireless network that reports when they are getting full. Around 200 trash cans were installed in Barcelona, this helped to empty them sooner and not have to send collectors out to check trash cans.
LG Rolling Bot
A Smart Home Surveillance Camera
LG says this Rolling Bot is a home surveillance camera, an entertainer for your pets and can be controlled using a smartphone. It is built with plastic material and has two domed wheels bolted onto a central circular control unit. Here are our first impressions.
Starship Technologies local delivery robot
A Robot For Grocery Delivery
Starship Technologies, which aims to fundamentally improve local delivery of goods and groceries, making it almost free. This six-wheeled robot is capable of carrying the equivalent of two grocery bags, the robots can complete local deliveries within 5-30 minutes from a retail outlet.
FlexEnable Flexible Bracelet
A Flexible Bracelet Prototype
At MWC 2016, I saw yet another prototype display from a UK-based company called FlexEnable. The flexible bracelet prototype uses plastic transistors to get the flexibility screen. This can be wrapped around pretty much on anything.
Interactive Paper Toy
A Robot For Learning
An interactive robot by Kamibot is aimed at children as young as eight-year-old to help them learn while playing. The company uses an open-source programming interface and can be the robot using an app. It can also be customize using paper-made skins.
Epson Moverio BT-300
The Lightest Smart Glasses Ever Made
The Epson Moverio BT-300 is the third generation augmented reality smart glasses from Epson. The smart glasses are aimed at enterprise sector. The Moverio BT-300 is the lightest smart glasses ever made. It features a 0.43-inch Silicon OLED HD display and a 5-megapixel camera. It is powered by Intel Atom X5 processor and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Here are our first impressions.
ZTE Spro Plus Smart-Projector
An 8.4-Inch Android Tab With Projector
The ZTE Spro Plus is a unique device which I found at MWC 2016. As the name suggests, it is a smart projector tablet that projects a 300-inch sized picture onto a surface. It uses a Laser technology in place of LED to project. It sports an 8.4-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android operating system. Here is our first impressions.
Sony Xperia Ear
A Wireless Earpiece That Responds To Your Commands
Sony debuted many new smartphones this year at MWC 2016, but the interesting one is the company's range of new accessories such as the Xperia Ear. It is a wireless earpiece that responds to your commands by voice alone. Here is our first impressions.
Sony Xperia Projector
A Smart Projector Concept
In addition to the smartphones and accessories, Sony has showcased a concept device called Xperia Projector Concept, a connected sensor-plus-projector system designed to serve as a digital hub for your home.