MWC 2014 Unplugged: Top 10 Wacky Gadgets Revealed So Far

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The ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event, thus far, has introduced us to some really high-end technology that look set to offer a new benchmark for all the devices that will be unveiled in the near future.

However, to the surprise of a few, this year's event hasn't been only about smartphones and tablets, but a lot more with a host of different technological advancements that have been planned for the year for so long.

MWC 2014 Unplugged: Top 10 Wacky Gadgets Revealed So Far

Sure we have seen a host of different handsets and tablets being revealed at this year's event - headed by the likes of Samsung, Nokia and Sony with their Galaxy S5, Android-based X series phones and the Xperia Z2, respectively - but that's definitely not all that have been revealed at the event.

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So, keeping in the mind all the smartphones and the tablets that were officially announced until now, let's also take a look at everything else, which spells tech, that were announced or revealed at the event.

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Here are the top 10 among them

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The Plantronics Voyager Edge

The Plantronics Voyager Edge is basically a Bluetooth earpiece and is said to offer brilliant support in terms of language detection, noise cancellation and more, apart from a few more communication features.

While Plantronics has been designing headsets for quite some time now, the new one in the range comes with a refreshed design which includes smart sensors for replying to calls via voice activation (or by even placing the device in your ear. And as mentioned earlier, the device also offers noise cancellation and a portable charging case, all that being available in as many as three different color variants.

Upp hydrogen fuelcell

Here's one technology that might not capture people's attention since it isn't that mainstream, but those who indeed take a note of it will know exactly how critical it can be for our future and for the future of the planet.

The Upp hydrogen fuelcell is basically the perfect alternative to a world that's soon to be filled up by giant turbines (if not nuclear reactors), and can be essential in saving the planet. The device is special since it's a portable recharger that gets itself juiced up via hydrogen and can offer about 25 watt hours of recharging.

However, the technology might not come that cheap on release.

Opera Max Data Saving App

Launched at this year's Mobile World Congress event, Opera Max is a new, free data saving app. The utility of this app is that it compresses data across all applications like video, images and text on the user's mobile device so as to make full use of the data plan.

The company also says that a data plan's life can be extended by up to 50 percent. The beta version of the app is currently available.

Oral B iPhone-Compatible Smart Toothbrush

Among all the unique devices that have been shown off at the MWC this far, the Oral B iPhone-compatible smart toothbrush is certainly one of the tech that will create some noise.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 (as it's known) will connect to the Oral Blue iPhone app using Bluetooth 4.0 and allow the app to offer real-time guidelines on brushing habits. The smart toothbrush will record brushing activity on a chart which can then be shared with dentists for personalized takes on how to brush. Also, the app can program the toothbrush since the connectivity option works both ways.

Smart Bracelet for Elders

This one is a smart wearable device that has been designed specifically for elders. Fitted with near-field communication (NFC), this new smart bracelet could help senior citizens find their way home.

The wearable device is fitted with NFC technology for users to swipe it over an NFC-enabled smartphone to send out alerts including their GPS co-ordinates. Taiwan Mobile is currently planning to hand out 4,000 of these bracelets in Taipei and New Taipei City, which will be done in partnership with the Foundation for the Welfare of the Elderly, and the Bjorgaas Social Welfare Foundation.

Huawei MiFi E5786

Huawei E5786 is a MiFi device that can offer download speeds up to 300Mbps using LTE connectivity. The device, boasting a 3,000mAh battery with nearly 10 hours of use at hand, can connect to LTE networks, prroviding download speeds of 300Mbps.

Apart from that, Upload speeds will be offered at 100Mbps, with the MiFi also supporting Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11ac. The device can also connect up to 10 devices to the carrier LTE network via Wi-Fi.

HP Pavilion x360

The HP Pavilion x360 is a sort of hybrid notebook that comes with a 360-degree hinge so as to allow users to fold the display into a secondary tablet mode.

Having a hinge that allows 360 degree movement of the device, it offers a range of viewing angles for the device's 11.6-inch screen. This includes a certain "tent" mode where the display is completely folded down, alongside a tablet mode with attached keyboard underneath.

The Pavilion x360 offers up to 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage.

iPro Lens System

The iPro Lens System is a product of Schneider Optics that are basically interchangeable lenses compatible with a massive list of devices. These interchangeable lenses (Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye, and Telephoto) are now available for iPhone 5, 5S, 4, 4S, Samsung Galaxy S4, and host of current iPad models.


Blackphone is the world's first smartphone which places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users. Thus if you are aware of the security threats and hackings you shouldn't be tensed if you are using this particular device.

Inspired by the heroics of Edward Snowden, the Blackphone includes a unique combination of operating system and application tools which offer unparalleled security and privacy to information workers, executives, public figures, and anyone else unwilling to cede ownership of their privacy to other authorities


Yezz Andy AZ4.5

Built specially for old folks who are not much intrigued by the advancement in the smartphone field, the Yezz Andy AZ4.5's best feature is its SOS button located at the back of the handset for emergency use.

This SOS feature can be changed within the phone's settings to call a contact listed for emergency purposes or send out text messages if pressed. The device is best for providing the call and text options directly without much problems.


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