Have you ever got stunned when you came to know that a company also makes kind of products, that is totally out of their industry? For Instance, Samsung was first started out as exporters of food in Korea and shipped items like dried fish and flour to China before rolling out mobiles. Likely, big techies & branded firms across the world, do vend products that is odd one out from their major selling industrial legacy. Seven of them are listed out here.
BMW – Eye Glass
German luxury auto-maker, known for its brand & quality, BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) has been rolling out its vehicles and motorcycles for more than a century since 1917. If at all you ask people to name few luxury vehicles, the first brand that their mouth utters is this giant german maker, mostly.
BMW doesn’t stop to inspire people just with its vehicles. Lately this innovative designer has expanded its business to quality eyewear, too.
BMW’s eyewear depicts all the values of the brand itself, utilizing only materials of utmost quality to meet the firm’s fame of quality. The frames are constructed from aeronautical titanium – one of the best and lightest materials used in eyewear products. Attached to the frame are temples made from a combination of materials such as titanium and TR90 to ensure maximum durability and flexibility for the customer. The NXT lenses are manufactured from Trivex, a material originally developed for the US military.
The glasses are completely UV protected and comes with anti-reflective, hydrophobic and scratch resistant to match the needs of everyday life. Conjoining technology & high-quality material, the customer is ensured a satisfying experience.
Finally, there sits the world-renowned blue and white BMW logo, one in each side of the frame, as a sign of testimony and branding.
The breathtaking eyeglass collections of BMW can be comprised into Ambition, Fighter and Precise. While Ambition model is more of like sporty, curvy, energetic and gives masculine impression, Fighter has a semi-rimless shaded lenses paired with a bold double-bridge design that accentuates the brows of the wearer. The third model Precise, is for formal people rendering a classic square shaped frame. These glasses are perfect for those occasions when you want to give the right professional impression without compromising on style and effect.
Google – Drone Delivery
Google has become the company, that you can’t live without it. Starting from clearing out your doubts, finding you way, letting you to send emails, entertaining you, now it had begun to deliver goods with its drone technology.
Called as ‘Wing’, is an autonomous delivery drone service aiming to increase access to goods, reduce traffic congestions in cities. Wing is also developing an Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform that clears out the hurdle of navigating through manned aircrafts, other drones and on-way obstacles like buildings, trees and towers. Speeding up to 113km/hr, Wing can fly up in the air at 150 ft and is fully electric powered system with zero carbon emissions.
This reliable delivery service started long back at 2014, delivering goods to rural Queensland, Australia and expanded to U.S in 2016 and then to Finland, thus existing in 3 continents. Wing also is privileged to successfully carry out 100,000 flight deliveries in those three continents.
Amazon – Game Studios
The e-commerce giant, Amazon is bigger than you think. Providing cloud services, coping up with blue origin, rendering a platform for app-development, and develops games too, that harness the power of AWS to create bold, new game experiences.
Amazon Games (formerly Amazon Game Studios) is an American video game company and division of the online retailing company Amazon that focuses on publishing video games developed within the company’s development divisions.
Facebook – VR headsets
Through cutting-edge graphics, best-in-class hardware, and artistically rendered experiences, VR lets us explore new worlds, defy obstacles, and attempt the impossible. And thanks to the magic of presence — the feeling that you’re sharing the same space with others — we can do all of it together.
Virtual Reality has enormous potential to transform how we play, work, learn, communicate and experience the world around us. It’s already positively impacting the way companies do business and changing the face of education and professional training in healthcare and beyond.
Facebook operates five research facilities around the world to drive VR / AR technology into the future. VR headsets spans three different hardware categories – PC, All-in-one and mobile. Leveraging high-end graphic cards and the full computing power of a laptop or computer, VR headsets like Oculus Rift connects with it and display you the most immersive experience possible.
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Oculus Quest and Oculus Go headsets offer you a best-in-class optics, top-notch media and gaming content, all without a need of a PC/laptop, a standalone product.
Mobile VRs are lightweight, low cost and are upgraded versions of your smartphone display, as it screens the best out of your mobile. Mobile VRs of Oculus are compatible with Samsung phones mostly. In fact, Oculus powers the Samsung Gear VR.
Louis Vuitton – Luxury Bicycle
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly known as Louis Vuitton or by its initials LV, is a French fashion house and luxury goods company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. It sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end departmental stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.
Upping their game in the range of products this brand recently launched its bicycles. The brand has launched bicycles for both the genders. Louis Vuitton has kept its price very casual, only $ 28,900 that is Rs 21,12,363. The price has left the internet users in shock.
The bicycle that Louis Vuitton launched come among the line of their premium products. These red, blue, black and yellow Louis Vuitton Bikes are already available on the online store of this brand.
Can we imagine to ride a bike that is this expensive? Most probably not.
Microsoft – HoloLens
Microsoft, the one known for Windows, without which 73% PCs & laptops won’t function, has stepped into HoloLens technology – a mixed reality product, specially designed for working people. Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained holographic computer to run Windows 10. More than explaining the stuffs about HoloLens, I think it’s better to let you watch this video.
The Price of HoloLens 2 goes for $3,500 (₹2,62,960).
Rolls Royce – Nuclear Reactor
Luxury Car beast – Rolls Royce has been ruling the industry for decades since its first launch in 2003 – Rolls-Royce Phantom. Since then, the company has expanded its product line to include extended wheelbase, two-door coupe and convertible versions of the Phantom Sedan and more. Now, the company legged into the fields of nuclear power reactors and power systems, to expel its worth and quality in those fields too. The best out of it is that – nuclear reactor could be built on Moon or even Mars.
Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia have agreed to study the potential impacts of small modular nuclear reactor deployment in Estonia.
Rolls-Royce is reportedly developing technology designed to power mining work on planets far away from the Earth, including the Moon!
According to The Mail on Sunday, the company is working on a nuclear reactor that could even be built even on Mars, to provide energy for drilling, processing and storage.
Although companies being committed to their sole product lineup, most techies & fortune firms never fail to witness the growing technology. Apple attempting for Apple Cars by 2024 could be the best example. If any tech emerges, bang! Any of these companies would be there…