The Droid Life Show: Episode 130 – Hey, CES Happened

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re taking some time to recap CES 2017. I know, CES wrapped last week, but we haven’t had a chance to share our experience that is almost always worth sharing. We’ll talk about our favorites of the show (SHIELD, Spot, AirTV, Chromebooks, etc.), some random stuff (an Android bike), and any other stories from the week in Vegas.

Join us live at 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern) for the fun.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

CES Event: Watch Xiaomi Reveal a New Mi Product at 11AM

Press day is over at CES 2017 and the show floor is now open, but there are still companies holding stand-alone press events. One of those is Xiaomi, who says it has a new Mi product to unveil here at the show. Will it be a phone for the US or something else? We don’t know, but are on hand to find out.

You can watch the event live streamed through the YouTube embed above. The festivities kick off at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern).

#TBT: Saygus Announced the V-Squared 2 Years Ago at CES, Still Hasn’t Shipped a Single Phone

Almost exactly 2 years ago to the day, a company named Saygus introduced a phone called the V-Squared at CES that was billed as the ultimate power user package. It had dual everything, tech supposedly never seen before in a phone, “Fractal Antenna Technology,” Harmon Kardon speakers, IPX7 waterproofing, and more. The price was attractive, the company was based in the US, and a good many of us thought it was worth picking up. Thankfully, most of us gave up on it pretty quickly, because they still haven’t shipped a single phone it appears.  (more…)

Misfit Announces the Vapor, the Wearable Company’s First Touchscreen Smartwatch

Misfit today announced the Vapor Smartwatch, its first touchscreen enabled fitness watch that offers an impressive list of features and a pretty reasonable price. The Vapor is scheduled to arrive later this year.

With the Vapor smartwatch from Misfit, you are getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 powered watch with a 1.39″ full round AMOLED display (326ppi), gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor, GPS, microphones, 4GB storage, and 2-day battery life. All of that tech is housed within a 44mm watch case made of hand-polished stainless steel that hits your wrist with interchangeable watch straps. The device charges via cradle.  (more…)

NVIDIA Spot Extends Your Home Google Assistant Functionality From Room to Room

During this evening’s CES opening keynote, NVIDIA tossed out a handful of major announcements surrounding Android TV, Google Assistant, and their SHIELD platform. Not only did NVIDIA tell us about their high-powered and feature-packed new SHIELD TV unit, they also introduced the NVIDIA Spot, a Google Assistant extender that brings you voice control over your home from room to room.

If that doesn’t make much sense, let me try to explain.  (more…)