Asus funky looking entertainment box is what you might call a triple threat. Not only does the Qube serve up Google TV, but also comes laced with voice command and motion control features. Media enthusiasts can now shout out any one of the several 100,000 movies and shows available on the system, or run a manual search with the Qube’s accompanying QWERTY-equipped remote. Users also gain access to Google Chrome and up to 50GB of web storage on the manufacturer’s servers. Sweet deal.
Sony Xperia Z
We anticipated Sony’s new flagship smartphone would leave a huge impression at this year’s show. And with its biggest competitors (Samsung, HTC, and Motorola) all MIA, the Japanese electronics giant picked the perfect time to show off its new Android powerhouse. The Xperia Z carries the next-gen specs necessary to compete on the mobile scene: with a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, and new 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera sensor at the forefront. But it’s the phone’s other innovative features that steal the spotlight such as its ability to kill background processing and apps when the screen is asleep. It’s also water-resistant and can go as far as one meter deep in aqua. Let’s see if the Xperia Z helps Sony gain some ground on the smartphone front later this year.