Tesla is making their cars more accessible, Nintendo launching new mobile consoles next month and Oppo announces the R1C. This and more past the break.
Tesla cars are freaking awesome, but most of us can’t really afford them right now. These high-end electric cars are way too pricey, something Elon Musk is looking to change with the next Tesla Model. It’s currently known as the Tesla Model 3, and Musk says it will be priced at only $35,000 before any tax breaks.
That puts the next Tesla vehicle right up against the Chevy Bolt, which can offer a 200-mile range at $30,000 after tax incentives. Estimations reveal the Tesla Model 3 would cost about 27,500 after current federal incentives.
Opinion: A $35,000 price point will really change the game of electric vehicles. Of course, you can’t expect tog et all the luxuries current Tesla vehicles offer, but it will be nice to have an option. The Chevy Bolt is not really for everyone, right?
Nintendo is ready to bring its updated mobile consoles to market. The 3DS and 3DS XL will be launching in the USA and Europe come February 13th. Don’t go getting excited just yet, though. It seems the smaller 3DS will not be hitting the USA that same day.
Other details are scarce, but the new consoles should have better performance, faster browsing, quicker downloads, better controls, head-tracking technology, more comfortable 3D viewing and an overall better design. By the way, the design can be easily customized via interchangeable cover plates.
Opinion: I am loving the customizable cover plates, but all the other improvements seem great. Is it enough of an upgrade to justify an upgrade, though? You tell us.
The veils have been taken off the Oppo R1C, a $400 smartphone that is meant to bring you performance, a great design and a value that is hard to match. Is it really all that, though? It seems like it is!
Specs include a 5-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 2420 mah battery. All powered by Android 4.4 KitKat.
Opinion: This is really not a bad phone for 2499 RMB, which translates to about $400 USD. It also happens to look gorgeous, sporting a sapphire rear panel.