It's another week of new Android gadgets and we're bringing you some hot picks that are available now, up for pre-order, and on Kickstarter including the GoPro HERO4 Session, Spro 2 Smart Projector, Grandstream GVC3200 Video Conferencing System, Micro-Flip reversible Micro USB, and the WearWise camera. Dive in as we visit each gadget in more detail.
1. GoPro HERO4 Session
If the full line of GoPro cameras weren't quite small enough to fit your needs, fear not because the answer is here. GoPro's Hero4 Session is their smallest device to date, but still packs quite a punch. The $399 camera captures 1080p video, along with 8MP still photos (complete with time lapse) through various short and long button press combinations. There's no display on the camera itself, but you can use the GoPro App or Smart Remote to take control as well. Plus it's waterproof and can connect to nearly anything you want, letting you grab some awesome action shots.
2. ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector
The Verizon-connected Spro 2 Smart Projector from ZTE is multi-purpose Android-powered accessory that is not only a mobile projector, but a high-speed hotspot as well. Priced at $599, the Spro 2 is running Android 4.4 and features a 5-inch HD touch display, with 16GB of storage that can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. It projects up to 120" in size at 200 lumens of brightness with auto focus and auto keystone up to 720p. For all of your mobile hotspot needs, the Spro 2 lets you connect up to 10 devices on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
3. Micro-Flip Reversible Micro USB
It's the plug we all wished was implemented years ago. The Micro-Flip is a reversible Micro USB cable that works with all our current devices, eliminating the first-time-fail aggravation we've all come to accept. Of course, with USB Type-C being added to future devices this cable may be a little late to the game. Still, it will be some time before we see Micro USB become as obsolete as Mini USB is now. The cable is made of a braided nylon that's tangle-free and will be available in 1 and 2-meter lengths. Unfortunately, it's not Quick Charge 2.0 compliant, since the Micro-Flip utilizes a 5-pin design. With a minimum $12 pledge you can score a 1M Micro-Flip cable if you're ready to make the switch.
4. WearWise Camera
If GoPro's newest camera isn't quite small enough to fit your needs, there's a new wearable camera on the way that may be better suited for you. Recently launched on Kickstarter is WearWise, a small 1.6 inch x1.6 inch x0.8 inch camera that you can wear nearly anywhere to capture video and photos. WearWise features an 8MP camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens, and takes 1080p videos at 30fps. The "multi-purpose" back lets you stick it do damn near anything, and it's all controlled over Bluetooth from your phone.
5. Grandstream GVC3200 Full HD Video Conferencing System
Ready to take your video conferences to the next level? Grandstream's GVC3200 is an Android-based video conferencing system that provides 1080p Full-HD video that works with popular Android apps including Skype and Google Hangouts. With the unit's powerful hardware you can have up to 9-way video conferences with support for 3 monitors through 3 HDMI outputs on the back. The PTZ camera features a 12X zoom that can be controlled along with the GVC3200's other features using the included Bluetooth remote. There's also a remote app for Android devices that can be used via Bluetooth, great for sharing control with more than one person. It's easy to install using Grandstream's IPVideo Talk Pro video conferencing service for a quick plug and play setup. You can pre-order the GVC3200 right now for a hefty $3,995.
Your favorite gadgets this week
Do any of the gadgets we've selected this week interest you? Or, maybe there are others you have in mind for your Android device. Either way, drop a line in the comments below and let us know!