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Indiegogo: $28 LY Android phone, buy directly from Factory

Posted by – July 2, 2015

Launched now on Indiegogo at http://igg.me/at/ly and http://igg.me/at/ly3

The idea is to sell the world's cheapest phones in bulk to anyone directly from the factory in Shenzhen China. Anyone can be a small distributor and make money reselling everywhere.

LY is a new Smartphones brand from Shenzhen China. The cheapest model is LY3 sold at $28 (for 25 pieces) with a 3.5"HVGA display on Spreadtrum SC7715 Single-core ARM Cortex-A5.

LY1 sells at $119 (for 25 pieces) with a 5"HD display and with better-than Android One specs using the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

LY2 sells at $53 (for 25 pieces) with a 4"WVGA display on a MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7.

The idea of LY is that people buying more than 1 unit get these discounts which is also the profits they can make if they resell them at the suggested price:
1 = Full price
5 = 15% discount
10 = 20% discount
25 = 30% discount

LY Price Features table

Check the campaigns at http://igg.me/at/ly and http://igg.me/at/ly3 for the prices, specs, design features and etc.

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015

Posted by – June 28, 2015

Maker Faire is in Shenzhen, the world capital of hardware creation, making it probably more relevant than the Maker Faires previously held in San Mateo, New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Newcastle, Tokyo and elsewhere.

MakerFaire Shenzhen 2015 is organized by Chaihuo Maker Space, a subsidiary of Seeed Studio, which is one of the leading companies in Shenzhen providing hardware components for Makers in Shenzhen and around the world.

Sponsored by the Shenzhen Government, Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015 has grown 10 times compared with 2014 with over 300 exhibitors attending, including ARM, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Freescale, Atmel, pch, intel and etc; design houses like hackaday, seeed studio, Makeblock, 40% of the makers attending come from outside of China. Products include any creative hardware, from development boards, modules, robots, prosthetic hands to an electronically enhanced pure hand-made wooden chair. For more information you can visit: http://makerfaireshenzhen.com/

$69 Unuiga S812 4K Android 5.1 TV Box 2G/16G, gbit Ethernet, 2T2R dual band WiFi, DRM

Posted by – June 26, 2015

Unuiga S812 Box using Amlogic S812 Quad Core ARM Cortex A9, Mali 450 GPU, 2G DDR 3/16G Flash. Based on Android 5.1 lollipop, 2T2R 802.11 a/c/b/g/n dual band WiFi, 1000M Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1. It supports 4K H.265 decoding and hardware 3D graphics acceleration, supports HDMI CEC and DRM such as Verimatrix, Widewine. They can make a DVB-T2/DVB-S2 and HDMI-IN version also. With 2 different new private tooling, mass production i ready from this month.

You can order it at $69 each for 1K, you can contact Unuiga here:
Steven Ching
Managing Director
Skype: stevenching1976
Tel/Fax: +86-755-86110143
Mobile/WhatsApp: +8618038133940
steven@unuiga.com
http://www.unuiga.com http://www.unuiga.com.cn

Makeblock Maker Open Final Day, finished projects, Winner Announced

Posted by – June 22, 2015

This is the final day of the Shenzhen Maker Open 2015, where all the projects are presented and where the winner is announced. Maker Open is a 48-hour international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 team from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c 96Boards 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 development board

Posted by – June 22, 2015

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c is a credit card sized 96Boards compliant development board based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, with I/O like USB device, 1080P HDMI, micro USB port, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, support Android, linux, planned to support windows 10 in the near future. The DragonBoard 410c is designed to support rapid software development, education and prototyping, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles, and much more. At Maker Fair Shenzhen, Qualcomm is showing off how easy it is to get going with development using their new DragonBoard 410c, being released now, it will start shipping in the next weeks through Arrow Electronics.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Unuiga Smart WiFi Camera on Hisilicon 3518E

Posted by – June 16, 2015

Unuiga presents their latest IP Smart Camera, for home Security, shop security, records and streams 720p video at 30fps on the Hisilicon 3518E SoC it can be controlled by the Android/iOS Smartphone app.

You can contact Unuiga here (please only contact if you're a distributor):
Steven Ching
Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86 755 86110143
Fax: +86 755 86330445
Cell: +86 18038133940
Web : http://www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

$149 Haier Chromebook 11 on RK3288, ready for OEM brands worldwide

Posted by – June 11, 2015

Haier presents their Haier Chromebook 11 on Rockchip RK3288 selling at $149 now at http://amzn.to/1yrxBY2 they are also the only manufacturer who can provide this as the OEM Chromebook for any brand who wants to make a big order. Before the end of this year, Haier will also make a 13.3" Chromebook. This is the product that I have been waiting for for 10 years since OLPC was launched. This is potentially the $100 Laptop for Education realized. It's $149 now in retail, but it could be $100 maybe if subsidized when providing for the children in developing areas of the world. Google needs to invest in a lower power sunlight readable LCD display, HTML5 offline apps and content needs to work better, the Android apps integration in Chrome OS needs to be fully supported. If Haier, Google, Rockchip, Governments and others do this right, they can sell 100 million of these.

You can contact the Haier OEM brand representative if you are a member below:

Logged-in Members ($50/year) can see exclusive picture of direct business card to contact this company here. Join Now!

nevo watch, Swiss Smartwatch with LEDs, vibrate, BT, 5 months battery life

Posted by – June 9, 2015

nevo watch is a beautiful classical style minimalist connected smartwatch on a Swiss Timekeeping movement from Swatch Group for showing the time, French design, integrates activity tracking, phone notifications as beautiful LED lights, 11 white lights that light up behind each hour indicator, 6 of them programmable in 6 different beautiful colors, nevo also vibrates awesomely on notifications and the alarm. nevo comes with an Android and iOS app to pair with a smartphone over Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Amazingly the battery lilfe is 3-5 years for the time and 3-5 months for the connected Smartwatch with LED and vibrate feature. Changing the standard cell battery is easy. I am hoping they can support vibrate and color combinations customized by contact in each app, for example I should feel when a specific person is contacting through a specific app.

Right now they sell nevo watch at $329 for basic and $449 for perpetual solar charging version on http://www.nevowatch.com, consider this is a Swiss watch movement inside, not cheap stuff. Though I do think if they could price it at $99 basic and $149 solar charger version, or perhaps $149 and $199, that would make it easier to sell many. And if they sell many, it's more worthwhile for them to upgrade the app functionality with patterns in vibrate and color LEDs for specific in-app notification behavior, for example I'd like it to light and vibrate differently for my mom, girlfriend, boss or other contacting me in each app. And also sync pattern of LED and vibrate with Android alarms and Google calendar. Check back for my review of the nevo watch!

Nevo Watch is available now at http://www.nevowatch.com

You can contact Nevo here:
joseph@nevowatch.com

Emie P100 Power Blade, 5.2mm ultra-thin 8000mAh power bank

Posted by – June 9, 2015

Emie has designed an extremely thin 5.2mm 8000mAh external battery pack, with binder holes to fit inside notebook binder for students and professionals who use binder notebooks and who need to often recharge their smartphone. This special power bank design won a Red Dot design award, with retractable dual USB ports with 2.1A output for fast charge.