A diminutive Nigerian kid, Samuel Owoeye, is giving the smart watch technology a new dimension for Nigerian phone users, with a new brand of wearable phone called stoms.
This device takes a step away from the popular smart watches available to Nigerian today as an attachment to specific smartphones. Such smart watches come alive only when activated via Bluetooth with the parent phone.
But with the Stoms, the watch is the phone. At first sight the device appears like a wacky wrist watch but in actual fact, it works as a wrist watch and a phone altogether.
Specifically produced to suit the African rugged weather, Stoms has a provision for memory card which means that users can store music, photographs and other data.Sporting a coloured gorilla touch screen, Stoms makes calls, sends text messages records audio and video clips, browses the net and performs all functions of a mobile phone.
There is also a USB port provision on the side of the product giving the user opportunity to download data or other recorded information onto other devices.Owoeye, who is also the Marketing Executive of SamTrendy Lifestyles Ltd, said that there are different brands and categories of the Stoms device with some of the top brands spotting compass and maps for navigation, FM stations, 2gigabyte, 4 gigabyte and 8 gigabyte memory spaces respectively.
The user of Stoms makes use of a concealed ear piece hands free, rolled over the sleeve and this also means that with the device secret calls may go on undetected.The device uses normal SIM cards and may serve as ready tool for security workers, investigative journalists and private individuals.
The 27-year old Nigerian youth said that with the distribution partnership of the Stoms smart watches, his SamTrendy lifestyles ltd in collaboration with Omydees Nig ltd, have landed their age long dream of giving Nigerian phone users a wacky technology customized specially for their own use SamTrendy promised an after sales service that would see users getting a new one in place of a damaged one in the cases that the damaged ones could no longer be repaired.
Owoeye said his company targets partnership of major telecom companies in Nigeria who may wish to brand the device for use in promotions or circulate to phone loving Nigerians through their sales outlets.
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The LG CURVED OLED TV was unveiled at the Showroom of MB Automobiles, major distributor of Mercedes Benz Cars, located in Lekki, Lagos General Manager, Home Entertainment division, LG Electronics West Africa operations Mr Steve Ryun described the TV as new generation TV, bringing next generation technologies to the Nigerian market. “The next-generation display technology and the advanced ultra-thin depth of 4.3mm comes with a unique curved design represents a new era in home entertainment” he boasted.
Featuring a gently curved screen and LG’s own WRGB OLED technology, the curved OLED TV offers fine picture quality and an immersive viewing experience. The TV has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best honor and is recognized by respected international product testing and certification bodies TÜV Rheinland, Intertek and VDE.