The Mi Note is an amalgam of the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Note 4, with a little bit of Xiaomi originality mixed in. That’s not a knock — it's the best phone you can't have (at least if you live in the US).
Motorola's new Moto E has LTE and a bigger screen for just $149. Like the original Moto E, it keeps Motorola's design philosophy and great ergonomics intact, and feels a lot better than most other entry-level smartphones.
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Sony's SmartWatch 3 is a study in how to make unremarkable #gadgets. It's a small puck of a screen that you can slot into a rubberized band (there's a metal version too), and it seems meant to be as inoffensive as possible. The end result is more sportwatch than smartwatch.
Last week our own @345triangle used two film cameras — the Nikon F80 and the Fujifilm Natura Classica — to photograph CP+, Japan's biggest #photo event. Here, he's inside Sony's elaborate garden with one of the models hired to walk around holding expensive cameras.
This prototype accessory is kind of awesome. It's a transparent plastic shell shaped like an #Olympus PEN camera, complete with optical viewfinder and Rube Goldberg-esque contraption that triggers the shutter on the lens mount; simply slot your Air into the body and it's almost like having a real camera.