Work Life / January 2016 Tech Gadgets Roundup

January 2016 Tech Gadgets Roundup

Work Life Jan 10, 2016

Here are some cool gadgets that are sure to blow you away this January.


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Price: $106 CDN

Features: The smartphone will run on the latest version of Android and should weigh 145 g. It also includes a 5-inch HD IPS display, 2 GB RAM and another 1 GB in storage. The cameras are a 13 MP primary camera with an additional 5 MP front camera. The phone will also include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-core processor and a dual SIM that comes equipped with a card expansion slot. Lastly, the phone will have a sizable 4,100 mAh battery.

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Price: $159-$399 CDN

Features: This is a revamp of the Intel Compute Stick showcased last year. The stick allows users to connect the device to their HDTV and it essentially acts like a desktop. The new versions are powered by Windows 10 and there is a compute stick that uses Atom CPU, and another compute stick that uses the brand new Intel’s Core M Skylake processor. The Atom Compute Stick will include 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. Plus, it comes with all the expected amenities like Wi-fi and Bluetooth. This compute stick will be sold for $159 CDN. On the other hand, the compute stick that runs on the Intel Core M Skylake processor includes some additional amenities like 3 USB ports instead of 2. However, this version will be more expensive and is currently priced at $399 CDN.


Price: $279-$599 CDN

Features: This is a line of stoves that run completely on solar power. The stoves come in a variety of sizes and are designed to guide sunlight towards a cylinder which produces temperatures that can reach up to 550 degrees within 10 to 20 minutes. All food within the stoves cooks extremely well and the stoves can be used all year round in any climate.



Price: $299-$399 CDN

Features: This device is designed to banish motion sickness. It is a VR headset that works with a smartphone. The device contains technology called MotionSync, which controls the user’s motion when wearing the device and thereby prevents motions sickness. 

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