At the Lenovo Tech World event in Beijing, the Chinese manufacturer unveiled a series of new products, including a streaming device, a dual-display smartwatch concept and a phone with a built-in projector.
Lenovo is taking on the Google Chromecast with its first media streaming device, the Lenovo Cast. Shaped like a hockey puck, Lenovo's streaming solution offers more connectivity options than the Chromecast, including dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA and Miracast streaming in addition to Google Cast and 1080p playback.
Lenovo Magic View
Lenovo showcased a smartwatch concept with dual displays. The Magic View smartwatch features a main circular display, and a secondary screen between the watch face and the strap. Through a technology called Virtual Interactive Display, the secondary display will allow users to view content that is up to 20 times the size of the watch face.
Lenovo Smart Cast
The Chinese manufacturer showed off a smartphone with a built-in pico projector. The rotating projector allows users to project content, such as TV shows, movies or games onto a wall, or keyboards and any other control system onto a surface. There's no word on when we'll see a consumer-oriented version of the concept, but it will be interesting to see where Lenovo takes this technology.
Lenovo Smart Shoes
Lenovo is also dabbling in the IoT segment with the Smart Shoes concept. The shoe has built-in LEDs that project a wearer's mood, and comes with sensors that track heart rate and caloric intake. Navigation assistance is also included.
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