From Big to Slim, Small & Thinner: The New Fad In Tech
Technically speaking, it’s fair to remark that we’ve surely come a long way. Right from the time when computers and other gadgets were massive all the way to a time when smaller, thinner and slimmer seems to be the way to go. In fact, this year’s CES was enough proof that this is the new fad, a rising trend in tech that seems to stop at nothing.
Speaking of smaller gadgets, companies like Intel and LG have created computers that are as small as a credit card and screens that can blend into your wall just like a wallpaper. No doubt Intel’s computer card is the future of computers. It has all the capabilities of a state of the art laptop or desktop.
LG’s OLED screen TV weighs just 27 pounds (77-inch version) and 18 pounds (65-inch version) and is super thin and light. They achieved this razor thin frame by separating the screen from the Dolby Atmos sound bar that houses all the other parts of the TV.
Another biggest winner in the fight against the bulge (technologically speaking) is the cell phone. Smartphones nowadays come thinner and sleeker than their predecessors, the plain old mobile phone. The best thing about it is that manufacturers, in their bid to make phones smaller, have not compromised on quality and functionality.
For example, the Vivo X5 Max has quickly become legendary for its small fit (4.75mm) yet high-end performance. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor that gives it a powerful performance. The 2GB RAM memory and 16GB storage allow it to hold a large number of media files.
Other companies like Apple have also created small fit options that keep them relevant in the world of mobile phones and tablets. Sony has also created small digital cameras like the WX350 compact camera.
Another exciting industry that has made great strides using the Nanotechnology is the drone industry. From the federal government to droning enthusiasts, Nano drone technology has apparently taken the industry by storm. During CES 2017, drones were among the most talked about and sought after products at the conference. According to Bloomberg, it’s estimated that by 2020, the drone industry will be worth $127.
Nanotechnology has boosted drone capabilities by improving battery performance to enable drones to have longer flight times. Even the best drones have in the past been plagued by poor flight times. The best-expected flight times have been an average of 8–10 minutes only. However, Nano Nouvelle, a startup company in Australia is using Nanotechnology to come up with complex 3D surfaces made of a workable membrane that pushes the electrodes of the battery to achieve a high-end performance. These trials are setting the scene for a generation of batteries that can keep drones in the air for long periods.
But even we await that to break through, the drone industry has not been forgotten in the craze of small sized gadgets. We now have Small Nano Quadcopter Drones that are not only small but just as powerful as the bigger drones.
Drones like the Cheerson CX 10C and Estes 4609 Syncro X are small, compact and fit neatly in your palm. When they combine their size and a long lasting battery, we can predict a fantastic dronning experience.