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Jan

TCL adds new phones, AR glasses, its first detachable Windows laptop, and more to its mobile roster at CES


TCL may be more widely known for its range of affordable televisions, but the company also has an active mobile division. This year, it decided to show off three new smartphones, two tablets, a detachable laptop, two smart glasses, a new pair of true wireless headphones, and a new VR headset.SmartphonesTCL announced the TCL 40 R 5G, TCL 40 SE, and TCL 408 smartphones at CES 2023. Each device uses TCL’s NXTVISION display technology, AI-powered cameras, and a long-lasting battery.Currently, the phones are available for purchase in Asia and Europe, but US availability is said to come in the future. Here’s a quick rundown of each model.TCL 408Display: 6.6-inch 20:9 1612 x 720CPU: MT6762RAM: 4GBStorage: 64GBRear camera: 50MP f/1.8Front camera: 2MP f/2.4Battery: 5000mAhOS: Android 12Additional: 3.5mm headphone jackTCL 40 SEDisplay: 6.75-inch 20:9 1600 x 720 90HzCPU: MediaTek Helio G37RAM: 4GB or 6GBStorage: 128GB or 256GBRear camera: 50MP f/1.8; 2MP f/2.4 depth camera; 2MP f/2.4 macroFront camera: 8MP f/2.0Battery: 5010mAhOS: Android 13Additional: Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, MicroSD card slotTCL 40 R 5GDisplay: 6.6-inch 20:9 1612 x 720 90HzCPU: MTK6833, Dimensity 700RAM: 4GBStorage: 64GBRear camera: 50MP f/1.8; 2MP f/2.4 depth camera; 2MP f/2.4 macroFront camera: 8MP f/2.0Battery: 5000mAhOS: Android 12Additional: Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, MicroSD card slotTabletsFirst up is TCL’s budget tablet the TCL TAB 8 LE sporting an 8-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, LTE connectivity, and 4080mAh battery. While the storage is extremely low on this tablet, thankfully, TCL has included a microSD card slot that supports up to 512GB of additional storage.That should be plenty of space to load it up with videos to enjoy with the TAB 8 LE’s stereo speakers. There’s also a 5MP front and rear camera on the TAB 8 LE in case you need to snap any photos or want to jump on a video call.The TCL TAB 8 LE will be available in late January with a starting price of $159.The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro is a massive upgrade from the company’s budget offering. For starters, the NXTPAPER 12 Pro features a 12.2-inch 3:2 display with a 2160 x 1440 resolution. It’s powered by the MT8771 CPU and 8GB of RAM, with 256GB of storage and has a microSD card slot for expansion.The 8000mAh battery will keep it running through the day with support for 18W charging. Plus, there’s an E-pen and optional detachable keyboard for added productivity.Finally, there is an 8MP camera on the front and rear of the NXTPAPER 12 Pro and it runs Android 12 out of the box. It is currently available for purchase starting at $499.The TCL BOOK X 12 Go is the company’s first detachable 2-in-1 laptop. It runs Windows 11 and is powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen2 CPU from Qualcomm and 4GB or 8GB of RAM. For storage, you’re looking at 256GB onboard with a microSD card slot if you need to add more.The BOOK X 12 Go shares the same 12.2-inch 3:2 display on the NXTPAPER 12 Pro and offers a 2160 x 1440 resolution at 60Hz. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera for video calls and a rear 8MP camera for snapping pictures with the 2-in-1 tablet. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.HeadphonesThe TCL MOVEAUDIO Air are the brand’s latest pair of true wireless earbuds. The MOVEAUDIO Air uses Bluetooth 5.2 and provides three different EQ modes, bass,  balanced, and podcast. The 50mAh battery is good for up to 9 hours of consecutive playback and 32 total hours when using the charging case.Fast charging promises two hours of playback with only a 15-minute charge, and there are four mics using DNN AI ENC for crystal-clear calls. The MOVEAUDIO Air earbuds are available now in the US for $40.Smart glassesTCL showed off two pairs of smart glasses this year at CES. The most interesting of the two has to be the RayNeo X2. This pair of augmented reality glasses makes use of binocular full-color holographic optical waveguide Micro-LED displays, an industry first. TCL says they are intended to provide a heads-up display for tasks such as smart navigation, automatic translation, photography, and playing music. They are expected to be available for developers sometime in 2023.The TCL NXTWEAR S is the company’s next pair of smart glasses which places the equivalent of a 130-inch HD display on your face using dual 1080p Micro OLED displays. The NXTWEAR S is slated for release in the first quarter of 2023 starting at $399.Virtual RealityLast, but not least, is the TCL NXTWEAR V, the concept virtual reality headset with a 108-degree field of view and a 1512ppi pixel density. Details on the lightweight NXTWEAR V are scarce at the moment, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for additional info.
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6
Jan

XGIMI unveils MoGo 2 Pro projector with upgraded auto focus and keystone correction


XGIMI has more than just a projector to show off this year at CES 2023. Sure, the company brought along its latest MoGo 2 Pro projector, winner of the German Design Award, but what’s more impressive than the svelte compact design is the technology behind it.The MoGo 2 Pro features an upgraded version of XGIMI’s Intelligent Screen Adaptation technology, or ISA for short. With ISA 2.0, XGIMI’s MoGo Pro 2 is able to quickly and accurately, auto-focus and automatically keystone correct within a few seconds.Combined with the built-in 3D ToF and CMOS sensor, ISA 2.0 is able to send signals to the wall and measure the distance, as well as the angle, and auto-correct for any variations within seconds. What that means for you, is that no matter where you move the MoGo 2 Pro, the picture will always be sharp and straight.As someone who has set up a few projectors, this is a feature that is invaluable, especially if it’s a portable projector like the MoGo Pro 2. There’s nothing worse than setting up the projector for movie night and wasting time correcting for focus and a warped image.Besides quick auto focus and keystone correction, ISA 2.0 can also avoid objects on the wall such as outlets or pictures by resizing the video area automatically. Furthermore, it can automatically detect a screen and align the video with it and the intelligent eye protection feature will dim the light if a presence is detected in front of the projector preventing damaging your eyes.All of this is quite impressive for an entry-level projector. Here’s what else we know about the XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro. It uses an FHD resolution of 1080p with support for HDR 10, has a maximum brightness of 350 ANSI lumens, and is capable of projecting a screen of 200 inches.We can assume it also runs Android TV like the previous MoGo Pro, with support for Chromecast, Bluetooth, USB, and HDMI connections. Plus, it should still include sound by Harman Kardon.Not too bad for a projector that only stands 6.54-inches tall and weighs in at 2.2 pounds.
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6
Jan

Kuo: Apple No Longer Planning to Launch iPhone SE 4 Next Year


Apple has informed suppliers that it has canceled plans to release a fourth-generation iPhone SE in 2024, according to analyst
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6
Jan

Visible’s is offering wireless service for $15 a month with its latest promo


If saving money on your wireless plan was one of your New Year’s resolutions, then Visible has a fantastic deal for you. Starting January 4, 2023, Visible is offering $15 off of its $30 and $45 plans for 12 months with the code 15OFF12.That will get you service for an entire year for as little as $15 a month if you choose the base Visible plan with unlimited minutes, texts, and 5G data nationwide. It also includes unlimited mobile hotspot data, spam protection, and unlimited calls and texts to Mexico and Canada.The 15OFF12 code also works with the Visible+ Plan dropping the price from $45 a month to $30. The Visible+ Plan includes all of the previous features as the base plan, such as unlimited minutes, texts, and 5G data nationwide. The biggest difference is that you’ll have 50GB of premium 5G data each month.The Visible+ Plan also includes unlimited mobile hotspot data, spam protection, and unlimited calls and texts to Mexico and Canada. Additionally, Visible+ Plan subscribers will get access to unlimited minutes, texts, and data while roaming in Mexico and Canada, as well as international calling from the US to 30+ countries and international texting from the US to over 200 countries.Both plans run on the Verizon network with no annual contract with taxes and fees included with no credit check required. Once the 12 months is up, you can choose to continue using Visible at full price, or if auto-pay is enabled, you will be automatically charged $30 or $45 depending on your plan.This offer is available for new customers only, and will require you to bring your own device and port in your old number. Since Visible uses the Verizon network, you’ll need to make sure your phone runs on its network first by using the compatibility checker. It would also be wise to take a look at the coverage map to ensure you’ll get coverage where you need before switching over.
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6
Jan

Kuo: Apple’s Mixed-Reality Headset Likely to Debut at Spring Media Event or WWDC


Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet thread today that ongoing delays with development of Apple’s mixed-reality headset have likely
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