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Tech Talk: Top Tech of the Mobile World Congress 2015

Top Tech of the Mobile World Congress 2015

Steve Susanibar

Presently the biggest mobile-focused show in the world each year, more than 90,000 people poured into Barcelona to see the latest and greatest gadgets. We’ll show you a few of the best tech seen at the show and tell you why it stood out in our eyes.

HTC Vive Virtual Reality

Developed in partnership with Valve Software, HTC’s Vive is the most immersive, transformative virtual-reality experience I’ve ever had. Oculus Rift doesn’t even compare. While most VR products are just Oculus rift duplicates, the Vive truly places you inside the game.

With the Vive, you wear a VR headset and physically walk around approximately an 8 x 8 space with your legs in the real world, but the entire setting is replaced with whatever game or app you’re using. From users’ testimonies, the system does an amazing job of tracking you movements approximately that you feel as though you’re in another reality. It’s so realistic that one user even mentioned his depth perception was deceived into thinking he was actually standing over a cliff and his fear of heights kicked in.

Kristall Liquid Sreen Protector

Ever hate how screen protectors come out when you place one on a phone yourself? You spend over half an hour smoothing out the surface to get all bubbles that the package claims will go away and it never comes out just right. Even the special machines made to help position them correctly rarely helps alleviate the frustration.

With Kristall and its liquid screen protector, the company claims it’s a simple application. Once applied, it levels out distortions and gives the display an imperceptible coating that has the same 9H hardness level as sapphire. The process takes only a few minutes, there’s a kit for phones and tables, and once it’s on, you’ll never know it’s there.

LG Watch Urbane LTE

Though LG is hedging its bets by continuing to support Android Wear, the Watch Urbane LTE runs on a totally new and arguably better operating system based on WebOS. The watch uses WebOS to create a working apps menu and a smartwatch that doesn’t require a phone to use.

It’s designed to connect directly to your wireless carrier’s network by itself, take calls, make calls and texts, and do other basic functions. The app selection isn’t great, but neither are the ones on other smartwatches. As great as the watch sounds, unfortunately we’re not sure if the Urbane LTE will come to the United State any time soon.

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