CES Recap: Bendable TVs, Sony Unveils Compact Xperia Z1


David Becker/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Consumer Electronics Show continued in Las Vegas on Tuesday, with Sony getting a chance to take center stage.

The Japanese company used the limelight to unveil a compact version of its water-resistant Xperia Z1 flagship smartphone.  It also announced that in addition to Playstation Now — a new streaming service for gamers — it’s also been working on a cloud-based streaming video service, which is expected to be rolled out later this year.

So far at CES, there’s been a lot of talk about 4K and curved-screen TVs. But what about bendable screens? 

According to Engadget’s Dana Wollman, the concept is kind of a head-scratcher.

“It’s sort of hard to imagine a use-case for a bendable TV, but I might just not be creative enough.  I can get on board with the idea of a curved TV because the viewing angles are sort of interesting and it gives more people a good seat in the house,” she says.

When it comes to fitness trackers — another popular item at CES — Wollman says that Intel is looking to make them a little more fashionable.

“They’re not always the best looking products…and so it is interesting that Intel is partnering with Barney’s among other organizations in the fashion industry to come up with something that even a Barney’s customer would want to wear.  Something that you would covet…something that’s beautiful, has a premium feel but that still has the same technology that tracks your activity,” she notes.

Also at CES Tuesday, Mophie unveiled its next generation smartphone case. The Space Pack purportedly doubles your iPhone’s battery life while also increasing its storage capacity.

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