Tag Archive: wearable


LG’s new TONE Platinum SE wearable earbuds go on sale at Verizon for $199.99

Unveiled last month during IFA 2018, LG new TONE Platinum SE and TONE Ultra SE wearable wireless audio products are coming to the US.

You can already purchase the TONE Platinum SE from Verizon Wireless for $ 199.99. The device will also become available at Best Buy and AT&T later this month.

As for the LG TONE Ultra SE, it will go on sale at Verizon later this month. Customers will also be able to get it from AT&T or  [Read More…]

The Nubia Alpha is the weirdest wearable at IFA 2018

You’ve seen smartphones; you’ve seen smartwatches; but today at IFA 2018 I got to see … well, something in between.

The Nubia Alpha (or nubia-α if you wanna be proper about it) comes to us from the same folks who made the Red Magic smartphone that’s capturing the eyeballs of the gaming crowd. Nubia was spun off from parent company ZTE back in 2014, and besides making gaming phones it’s apparently busied itself building products straight out  [Read More…]

PSA: Don’t update to Android Pie if you have a Samsung Gear wearable

Even after numerous developer previews, Pie still doesn’t support Gear accessories.

As of this past Monday, Android 9 Pie officially began rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and the Essential Phone. We’ve been having a blast with Google’s latest flavor of Android, but according to numerous reports from users, the new software isn’t so hot if you’re using a Samsung Gear product.

Take a quick visit to the r/Android subreddit, and you’ll find  [Read More…]

Cool Kickstarter projects: Embr Wave is a wearable thermostat for your body

Wearables have been around for a few years, and yet they have failed to find true utility. For example, there’s not much you can do on your smartwatch than you can’t do on a smartphone. Well a new startup founded at MIT has created a wearable that actually solves a real problem. If you’re human, […]

Bose SoundWear Review: MrMobile’s first wearable speaker

When CrackBerry Kevin first suggested I try out the Bose SoundWear, I thought it looked an awful lot like a toilet seat. But it’s not, nor is it an airline pillow, horseshoe, or boomerang. The Bose SoundWear is actually a wearable speaker, and while it’ll never replace your headphones, it does complement them in a way that’s more useful than I ever expected.

If you’re at all like me, with a lifestyle that’s got you running around so much  [Read More…]

Wearable payment stickers by VISA could soon be a thing

Back in March, we told you VISA was testing a new way of making payments with a pair of NFC-enabled sunglasses. Well in its latest effort to eliminate passwords, VISA is now experimenting with another form of payment. This time it involves a payment sticker, one which is placed on the user’s exposed skin (in […]

Samsung now only trails Apple in wearable market share, but it’s not close

A new report claims that Samsung has moved into second-place when it comes to global wearable market share for Q1 2017, displacing Fitbit but still trailing the likes of Apple.

This wearable claims to be able to alleviate stress in 30 seconds

Stress is an everyday fact of life that we must all deal with. It comes in many shapes and sizes and spares none of us. The unfortunate reality is that stress is a common symptom of our modern lifestyle which leaves us feeling drained, tired or defeated and can over time lead to some serious […]

Google Glass on the comeback? The wearable gets its first update in three years

In 2014 we were on the verge of a hardware revolution! Wearables were the hot new thing and everyone was convinced that this new technology would completely change how we lived our lives. Then we actually got to play with them and interest fizzled. People are still wearing smartwatches, but all of those sweet headsets […]

Spotify hiring to launch self-branded hardware, potentially a wearable

You can listen to Spotify pretty much anywhere, but apparently that’s not good enough.

Spotify is looking to add new members to its ranks with a goal of launching its own hardware, according to job listings the streaming music company has posted. As pointed out by Zatznotfunny, the two listings are pretty clear: the positions are to “deliver hardware directly from Spotify to existing and new customers” and “execution of Spotify’s voice efforts beyond our core apps.”

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