[CES 2014] CES is back and roaring, and the folks over at ZTE have decided to introduce a new sequel to the ZTE Grand S that was introduced last year, where it is known as the ZTE Grand S II – how obvious. Its predecessor, the ZTE Grand S did look pretty decent at first glance, not to mention the fact that it was extremely thin, but it came with a 1,780 mAh battery, which isn’t too much at all considering this would mean it offers relatively little battery life, and would be best serving our interests as a featurephone. As for the ZTE Grand S II, it does seem to fare a whole lot better, boasting of a 3,000 mAh battery that pretty much places it on par with majority of the decent performers in the existing generation of smartphones.
Other hardware specifications of the ZTE Grand S II include a 5.5” 1080p Full HD touchscreen display, a 13MP shooter at the back, a 2MP camera in front, a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 16GB of internal memory. Android will be the operating system of choice here, and it also comes with its own voice recognition software. No idea on pricing details though, so stay tuned!
[CES 2014] We’ve seen accessories and gadgets in the past that have been designed to improve the abilities of athletes in their sports, such as golf and basketball, just to name a few, and for the avid tennis player, Sony has something in store for you with the prototype tennis sensor that the company had recently unveiled at CES 2014 during their live press event. For those wondering what it is, it’s basically a small sensor that attaches to the base of the tennis racket which then pairs with a device via Bluetooth.
Through the sensor, it will be able to pick up a variety of information, such as to the type of swing that you’re performing, how hard you’re hitting the ball, and will also be able to tell where on the racket the ball is hitting, so tennis players will be able to get an idea of which part of their play style that they might need to work on. The information picked up by the sensor will then be relayed to a nearby device, whether it be a tablet or a smartphone through Bluetooth in which the player can then review their game.
It sounds like a fun device but unfortunately according to Sony, this is a prototype at the moment and exists more as a proof-of-concept rather than an actual product that you can go out and purchase, but who knows, if the demand is there, perhaps Sony might make it a reality.