LG has launched a new model of robot cleaner – Turbo+. Competing solutions from Roomba and Dyson the new product has a number of technological bells and whistles.
“Killer-feature” of the new LG Turbo+ is the augmented reality feature Home-Joy, for which you want to install the companion mobile app. Just hover your smartphone camera over the area of the floor that you want to remove, and Turbo+ almost immediately takes the job, freeing the user from boring drawing the route. Three cameras fitted to the device, and function Home-View can monitor the service processor even when the owner is away from home. But what’s even more interesting is that Turbo+ can be used as mobile CCTV cameras. When it detects the slightest movement the robot takes a picture and sends it to the smartphone of the owner. Similar functions already prefigured in various security systems for the smart home, but among the robot cleaner such feature may meets for the first time. LG will show Turbo+ at the upcoming CES 2016.
According to the preliminary results of the quarterly report of Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), in the third quarter of 2015, producers have shipped in total of 355.2 million smartphones worldwide (3Q15), which is 6.8 % more than in the third quarter of last year.
Smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2015 was slightly below the forecast of IDC in 363,8 million, mainly due to lower-than-expected iPhone shipments, as well as presenting flagship Android smartphone at a price that is out of the comfort zone of consumers.