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OPPO Zero-Power Tag – NO MORE BATTERIES – MWC23 Report

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No more batteries! Why aren’t more people talking about this? OPPO’s Zero-Power Tag is a massive step towards a future where sensors and trackers will not require batteries.

Think Apple AirTags without the button battery. Safer for kids too.

In this video I got hands-on with the prototype at MWC Barcelona.

OPPO says it works by, “leveraging a variety of technologies including energy harvesting, backscatter, and low-power computing, the battery-free OPPO Zero-Power Tag could be powered by ambient energy such as radio waves, light or heat. Tags can be used to identify different items, pinpoint their location or even transmit useful environmental information including temperature.”

Thanks to BELKIN for supporting our trip to Mobile World Congress.

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Professional Virtual Studio with LED Walls is Affordable: HTC VIVE Mars CamTrack – MWC23 Report

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Join me on the set as I test HTC VIVE Mars CamTrack with LED Walls.

This ‘affordable’ setup can be used with a green screen but it’s far more impressive with an LED Wall.

Small production houses can use this rig for a newsroom set, corporate presentation or live action shoot. So green screen or LED Wall? What would you choose?

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Green screen is obviously cheaper but the ‘real’ interaction with light, reflection and the ‘feeling’ LED Walls provide is superior.

If you’re a presenter, you’ll really enjoy the support LED Walls give you by adding realism to the scene you’re in.

The setup in the video was located in the HTC booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“The Vive Mars Cam Track takes the best elements of the HTC Vive tracking system and delivers virtual production to the next level,” Thomas Dexmier, HTC Vive ANZ – Country Manager, told Image Matrix Tech.

Thomas Dexmier, HTC Vive ANZ – Country Manager

“Compact, affordable, easy to deploy, it’s the perfect solution for indie content creators and studios to get to the next level in terms of content creation for the metaverse, for a TV set, for a newsroom, you name it.”

I think this is a great solution for TV news. If you permanent set isn’t viable, it’s far better to have a presenter standing on, and in front of, an LED Wall than a green screen.

Setup does take some work. It also takes a bit of understanding about how tracking works.

Here’s a great video demo below.

When it comes to pricing, A$8,499 will get you started with the Mars CamTrack system. You’ll need to spend more for the rest.

Thanks to BELKIN for supporting our trip to Mobile World Congress.

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Tough and Slim – IIIF150 Ultra Thin Rugged Phone – MWC23 Report

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If you’re in the market for a military grade tough phone without the bulk, then check out the latest  IIIF150  Ultra Thin Rugged Phones.

In this video I got hands on with several models checking out the toughness and water resistance capabilities.

They are impressively thin considering how tough they are in and out of the water.

Thanks to BELKIN for supporting our trip to Mobile World Congress.

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Is this it? OPPO AIR GLASS 2 – MWC23 Report

Is this it? Could the OPPO AIR GLASS 2 become the smart glasses we’ve been waiting for? In this video I get hands-on with the latest prototype at MWC Barcelona.

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Is this it? Could the OPPO AIR GLASS 2 become the smart glasses we’ve been waiting for? In this video I get hands-on with the latest prototype at MWC Barcelona.

Weighing just 38 grams with a monochromatic display, the AIR GLASS 2 look to be making the right compromises. They really ‘feel’ close to completion but they are still considered; work-in-progress.

So many smart AR glasses are big and bulky but the OPPO AIR GLASS 2 give me hope that light and responsive models aren’t far away.

Thanks to BELKIN for supporting our trip to Mobile World Congress.

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