With each new iteration, wearables are becoming more integrating into our daily lives, and while for some this feels invasive, for others wearables have the potential to serve as a support system, holding them accountable. This is what makes sets tech like Appleâ€™s iWatch – different from the Apple Watch – apart from other products. The iWatch is expected to monitor health factors like blood glucose and calorie consumption – but why stop there? For the functional addict or alcoholic this kind of monitor could be just the support they need to remain on the path to recovery. [Read more…]
Christmas is just a few days away. The malls are crowded, the stores are out of stock, and you still havenâ€™t bought a gift for your special someone.Â If he or she happens to be an avid Apple user, then youâ€™re in luck. There are lots of gadgets and gizmos that you can get within hours of ordering. These are the perfect last-minute gifts! [Read more…]
I consider myself a very capable touch typist. I can type at a fast clip without having to look at the keyboard. But my typing speed drastically suffers whenever I use a tablet. They say that there is a learning curve for getting proficient when typing on a tablet. I believe them but even if I do spend a lot of time practicing Iâ€™m still no nearer to achieving a decent typing speed on tablets.
I really think that to be truly productive with tablets you need to use a keyboard. The problem is there are not a lot of good options out there. A lot of them are bulky or just not comfortable to use. Fortunately, Verbatim has released what could be one of the most ideal mobile keyboards in the market today. The Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard is an extremely portable keyboard. [Read more…]
Any mention of digital watches and the first thing that comes to mind is Casio. The company is a powerhouse when it comes to digital timepieces and for good reason, it has led the way in developing various new technologies and features to digital watches without compromising style and looks. [Read more…]
In this day and age, claims of being the first in anything is getting harder and harder. There are just so many things happening in the last decade or so that true innovations are getting fewer. Imagine someone saying that theyâ€™ve got something that is supposed to be the first of its kind in the world. Youâ€™d be doubtful at the very least. [Read more…]
I love listening to music wherever I go. I especially love it when Iâ€™m walking around either at the mall or even inside my house. I feel like Iâ€™m walking to my own private music score and you know it makes you feel good whenever you do that. But sometimes itâ€™s a hassle to walk around with headphones or earphones mainly because of the wires that snake between your buds and your music player. I often find myself trying to keep the wires away from me or sometimes the phones fall off because it gets snagged on something as I turn my head. Itâ€™s enough to really put a damper on how you enjoy your music. [Read more…]
There hasnâ€™t been a lot of ground breaking innovations in the field of printing in the last few years. The printers that are coming out from various manufacturers have only made very minimal improvements, if at all. Most of the improvements have really concentrated on connectivity than anything else â€“ putting in Bluetooth or wifi for wireless printing or attaching a card reader and screen so that you wonâ€™t have to open your PC just to print something. But with regards to actual printing tech, we havenâ€™t seen anything yetâ€¦ until now. [Read more…]
Smart phones have been the rave for a long time now, and practically everyone has one. But did you ever think about having another device that has a similar function to a smart phone and yet is much smaller and fits on your wrist?
Yup, one of those futuristic wristwatches have been developed, and they look very promising. Dubbed i’mWatch, the device is Android-based and offers a host of features that is enough to make any gadget enthusiast very excited. No one can deny that Android is a powerful platform, and this is perhaps the first time that it has been installed on a device such as a watch.
Having Android installed on i’mWatch opens up so many doors. Think apps, apps, and more apps. The watch comes with a bundled set of apps, so you really don’t have to use another gadget if you don’t want to. The watch has a tiny screen – a mere 1.54-inch TFT display, but it should serve its purpose when you are on the go or you just need to do a quick check. Call, send and receive text messages, check e-mail, go on Facebook, go on Twitter, and so on.
Oh, and it has Bluetooth connectivity so that your enabled devices can communicated with each other. Tiny as this watch may be, it does have decent specs for its size and purpose: Freescale ARM9 IMX233 CPU, 64 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage. It will definitely not be your main device, but for some who does not wear a watch, I would gladly change my habits for this baby!
There are two varieties of the i’mWatch: the i’m Color and the i’m Jewel. The former offers several cool colors – red, blue, green, black, white, orange, and pink. The latter is for those who want something classier – yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and diamonds, titanium, black gold, and special.
The watches are already catching on, in spite of the fact that they are not available as of yet. You can preorder from the i’mWatch web site, for 249 euros for the i’m Color watches. After June 30, though, the preorder prices for i’m Color watches go up to 299 euros, so I suggest sending in your preorder NOW! For the i’m Jewel watches, prices range from 599 euros to 11,999 euros.
Okay, one of the things I really, really hate about netbooks -especially the early ones- is that their keyboards are probably the worst things on them. Currently, the new ones have almost full-sized keyboards that’ll more or less accommodate large touch-typing hands. Heh, with my Eee PC 701, I’ve been reduced to hunting and pecking for the correct keys. Don’t even get me started on mobile phones and PDAs. Even QWERTY mobile phone keypads are a pain to use long-term. Nothing beats a 100% full-sized keyboard.
Speaking of which, a new keyboard that just passed the FCC guidelines is making a minor buzz right now. Bluetooth keyboards aren’t really something new, and rubberized and roll-up keyboards aren’t something to write home about either. But combine them both and we’d get something pretty neat.
The Bluetooth roll-up keyboard from Chin Fai is probably the first keyboard we’ve seen that combines rubberized roll-up portability with Bluetooth awesomeness. We don’t have much details yet, but I’m sure we can use this on other Blurtooth enabled devices like notebooks, PDAs and some mobile phones. It also charges via USB, which is a nice feature.
From Brad of Liliputing:
Thereâ€™s no word on price or a launch date yet, but the rubberized keyboard will be available in red or pink. Thanks to the roll-up design, you can essentially carry a full sized keyboard in your pocket. And because of the Bluetooth support, youâ€™re not limited to using the keyboard with computers that have USB connections. In other words, you should be able to use it with some Bluetooth capable mobile phones.
There’s no pricing as of yet, but I’d love to get my hands on one of these babies.
Following on from the HD 238 headphones comes two new pairs of luxury headphones from Sennheiser.
Both the MM 400 and MM 450 Travel feature the latest Bluetooth technology so you’re free to listen to your music without getting tied up in wires. Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP guarantees optimized hi-fi quality stereo sound. There’s also a removable cable and airline adapter, for times when you want to hook up to a standard or airplane audio output, plus a built-in microphone for use with mobile phones.