Many lesser-known tech companies are making their presence felt in the market through their range of innovative products. Not only have these unique products created a lot of buzz in the tech world, they are also finding their way into many households. From the latest in mobile phones to artificial intelligence, we review what’s new in the tech space.

OnePlus 3t – A day’s charge in an hour

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Photo credit: theverge.com

Are you looking for a phone with top-notch features but at the same time don’t want to create a dent in your finances? OnePlus 3t is the latest addition in the smartphone market which is not going to disappoint you. This Chinese manufactured phone costs just $439 and competes with the latest flagships such as Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google’s Pixel. And it’s not just the low price that makes it appealing. Sporting an aluminium unibody, OnePlus 3t rocks a 6 GB of ram with snapdragon 821 processors. The front and rear cameras are both 16 MP and can take high definition photos and videos. Its most unique feature is the proprietary dash charging which means you can charge the phone to full in just seventy minutes. This makes it one of the fastest charging phones in the world.

Priced at: $439 (AED 439)

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Amazon Echo – Your very own personal assistant

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Photo credit: amazon.com

Just like Iron Man who has his very own personal assistant Jarvis, you too can get your very own assistant to do things for you. Amazon’s Echo is one of a kind voice-activated intelligent personal assistant that understands your commands and can control much of your household. Now you can talk to your house as you enter, set alarms and wake up to latest news and traffic updates. Using Echo you can call your Uber ride, play music, control your home devices, set a to-do list or reminders of upcoming events and much more. It’s designed to recognise your voice from a distance, even when the device is playing music, which is a major advancement in the voice recognition area.

Priced at: $179.99 (AED 661)

TrackR – Never lose a thing

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Photo credit: trackr.com

Do you often misplace things in your house or want to track down where your car is parked? Now it is possible. This little tracking device called the TrackR makes it easy to find lost things. All you need is the app installed on your phone and the device attached to your important things, both paired via Bluetooth. The app will display the distance between you and your lost item and the device will start beeping, making it easier for you to trace it. This also works other way around, if you lose your phone and you have TrackR with you, simply tap it and your phone will ring (even on silent mode). Its compact design allows it to be placed in wallets, key rings or even on your pet’s collar. You are never going to lose a thing anymore.

Priced at: $29 (AED 106)

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