Shanghai Tianxun displays their metal detectors here, meant to be used as family entertainment. Costing about US$10 each, the detectors have non-rechargeable batteries meaning they will need to be substituted with fresh ones after a full discharge. The battery life is rated for about 22hours and the detectors sell at about 10,000 pieces per month.
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A GPS tracker for pets, a portable video-streaming walkie-talkie (running on 2.4GHz frequency between the two devices), a range of wireless security products, and a GPS watch for children to track their activity – all of this is on display by K&K, a company based in Dongguan. The pet tracker’s battery is expected to last for two days and costs US$28, while the GPS watch for children costs US$34.
Shenzhen Pinda Technologies Ltd. Has put on display their baby temperature sensor. It resembles a watch and is meant to be strapped to the baby’s arm. The supporting app on the mobile device shows a host of functions such as temperature readouts, alarm settings in case of temperature variations, and so on. They also manufacture Bluetooth speakers and wireless chargers.
Shenzhen XinLi Technology Co., Limited, registered as Eswing, is a ShenZhen-based manufacturer of electric mobility products. On display here are their electric scooters that use Samsung batteries and provide a range as high as 50km. The cost for one ranges from US$300 to US$1300. The company is more than five years old, has reported massive market size increases (over 2000% for one of their scooters) and sells about 3000 units a month.
This is the official keynote video by George Grey, CEO of Linaro welcoming attendees to the conference and giving an update on the latest projects taking place at Linaro. You can check Linaro's official YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/linaroorg for videos of all the keynotes and sessions at the Linaro Connect Las VEgas 2016 which is happening right now September 26-30th 2016.
Meccano has displayed their new robots here dubbed Meccano G16, and the Meccanoid G16-KS (Kid-sized). Programming is possible through the app or voice recognition. Programming can be done to sing, talk and dance. The smallest model is expected to retail for US$40, US$140 for the medium size model, and US$400 for the biggest model.
BenQ demonstrates their smart window concept that allows a transparent pane to turn opaque on passing a current through it. The display room shown here also demonstrates their H.A.D.E.S. system, a network of devices that allows one to control window opacity, ceiling light intensity (lit by LEDs), and a privacy window that blocks light from outside but allows users from inside to see out. Power consumption for the prototype is 10mW/m^2.
Air Button is an NFC patch that can be stuck on to the NFC region on one’s smartphone. The only requirement is that the phone itself have NFC; here we see the Button demonstrated on a Sony Xperia Z1, being used to launch the camera application as well as take a picture with the same button. It uses its own app and can launch any installed phone app, audio file, or even a sequence of actions. The company is founded in Hong Kong, and has successfully completed their crowdfunding attempt on Kickstarter.
The primary scooter shown here is the Airboard, product of a company from Norway. This scooter is meant to be intuitive to use; the only way of controlling it is to lean forward or backward depending on the direction on wants to travel in. There are some bugs with the scooter but they are easy to sort out. The company, Motor Norway, also manufactures dirtbikes, ATVs, electric bicycles and scooters in addition to the AirBoard. It is not fit for outdoor/winter use, though. We also see a few other manufacturers such as FreeGoChina displaying their personal mobility products.
CarDroid is a solution used to gather data in real time from a running car, and log this data onto the microSD card that can be mounted inside. Featuring 4GB of internal memory, microSIM card slot, GPS for positioning, two WiFi modules in case there is no WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth and a standard OBD-II port for connecting to the car’s diagnostic features, the CarDroid costs US$150 and is meant to track car location, detect theft and break-ins, in addition to displaying real time data such as speed. It uses an ARM Cortex-M3 CPU.