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Poductivity is all about speed and achieving more in the shortest time possible. We are living in a fast-paced society, everything needs to be done chop chop and that includes unlocking your door. These gadgets from CES 2016 can help you speed up your productivity, and yes, some of them are already shipping or will be available really soon.

1. Huawei Mate 8


The Huawei Mate 8 boasts a large 6-inch full HD display within a metallic unibody design with slimmer dimensions and a larger screen-to-body ratio than before. The redesigned fingerprint sensor mounted on its back lets you log into the phone without having to fumble with cumbersome PIN codes.

What is most impressive perhaps, is just how fast the phone is due to Huawei’s Octa-core Kirin 950 chipset under the hood. Considering how much we use our smartphones, this means a lot less waiting for apps to launch. According to information on their Facebook page, the Huawei Mate 8 will launch in Singapore around the mid of March.

More about Huawei Mate 8.

2. Kwikset 2nd Gen Kevo Smart Lock


Using physical keys to unlock your door at home is so old-fashioned, while the usual digital locks look so clunky. The Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock looks sleek and even allows you to unlock your door via Bluetooth with a “digital key” stored on your Android or iOS smartphone. The 2nd generation Kevo unveiled at CES 2016 improves on the tried-and-tested design, and now comes with superior resistance against forced entry techniques, lock picking and lock bumping. And yes, it also works with Android Wear and popular IoT devices such as the Ring Video Doorbell.

More about Kevo Smart Lock.

3. Fitbit Blaze


Obesity isn’t good for your wallet, and if you haven’t got the Fitbit Surge yet, then you may soon be able to purchase the Fitbit Blaze, a new fitness tracker with a colour touch screen. Similar to the Surge, the Blaze will track your activity, sleep and heart rate. The new smartwatch is thinner and lighter, and comes with improved interface and heart rate readings. In addition, the wristband can be easily swapped out, with the option of leather and stain steel wristbands.

More about Fitbit Blaze.

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet


For the workaholics among us, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a business-centric 12-inch tablet with an integrated kickstand and detachable keyboard. The tablet itself features impressive 2160x1440 screen resolution. What sets it apart is the ability to attach various hardware modules to it.

Optional modules include a pico projector that can throw out a 60-inch display, an extended battery pack for an incredible 15 hours of total battery life, and one that comes with Intel’s RealSense camera. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet was announced last week as being available in March, though pricing and availability has not been announced.

More about Lenovo Think X1 Tablet.

5. TarDisk Pear


So you are a Mac user who may be on a laptop with dwindling storage space. Buying a new Mac now doesn’t seem like a good decision, considering that new MacBook Pro laptops are expected to be unveiled soon. Well, the TarDisk Pear – currently available – may just be what the doc ordered.

The TarDisk Pear installs into your MacBook’s SD card slot, boosting an additional 128GB or 256GB worth of storage. After a quick setup, the additional storage is merged with the local storage volume on your Mac – similar to how Apple’s Fusion drive work. The Pear is available for the MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air.

More about TarDisk Pear.

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