Back in 2013, Microsoft teamed up with HTC to build an Xbox Watch, but unfortunately, things never panned out. Many engineers on Microsoft's side previously worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor. This prototype included a 1.5-inch display, removable, a GPS unit, and workout apps. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Leatherman Tread Tempo combines 30 hard-working tools with a precision Leatherman-designed, Swiss-made timepiece. It effortlessly fuses utility and style for quick fixes at home or across the globe. The Tread Tempo has the following features: 200m water resistance, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, precision Swiss made Ronda 715 movement, adjustable clasp to 1/8" and date/time functions with 3 luminescent hands. 5-year battery. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.
Manabu Kosaka, an artist based in Saitama, Japan, takes Kent paper, and can transform it into any wristwatch model out there. That's right, no 3D printers are used, as he first draws the design on a sheet of Kent paper, then starts using basic tools - such as glue, dremels, an Xacto knife - to cut tiny characters as small as 1 mm in size, and finally, takes tweezers to place them in their proper spots. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Elago's W3 Stand transforms your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh computer, and it's being offered for just $7.99, today only, originally $14.99. View your Apple Watch display through a blast from the past. The display lines up perfectly to seem as though it is the display of an old Apple monitor. It's made from scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your Apple Watch and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Why bother with smartwatches, when you could just wear FlexEnable's OLCD (organic liquid crystal display)? This early prototype was encased in a stiff metal frame, and could be incorporated into future mobile devices. Unfortunately, the technology has not yet progressed to the point where the displays can be flexed freely, but on the bright side, flexible OLED displays could be on smartphones as early as next year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Waymo's fully self-driving cars in-action.
Android Wear smartwatches have always sported round designs, but that hasn't been the case with Apple's offering. Industrial designer Ruguan Liu aims to change that with the Apple Watch X by showing that iOS works just as well as its square-faced counterpart, starting with an edge-to-edge OLED display and a dial that can be used to scroll through apps. Continue reading for more pictures.
Apple unveiled its updated Apple Watch Series 3 today, and it will offer an LTE cellular connection, making it a standalone device. That's right, users will be able to make calls and send texts from the accessory, even without an iPhone in range. The Series 3 is also 50% more power efficient for both Bluetooth and Wifi, while enabling you to stream 40 million songs to your wrist through Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio. Expect to pay $399 for the cellular version, $329 for the one without. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Porsche Design is known for their high-end fashion accessories (backpacks, jackets, etc.), but they've been dabbling in the tech world recently, starting with a sleek laptop, and now this dual display smartwatch. From the looks of the user interface, it may connect with infotainment centers on future Porsche vehicles, letting users control certain functions and / or play music. Continue reading for more pictures.
MB&F's 'HM6 Alien Nation' may sound like an unidentified flying object, but it's actually one of the coolest looking watches ever. Limited to 6-units worldwide, each one is individually hand-sculpted in white gold by Olivier Kuhn over 34-hours. It consists of 496 finely-finished components, driven by twin hour and minute domes that rotate perpendicularly to the movement. The watch also sports a 60-second flying tourbillon with a retractable shield. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Huawei Watch Black AndroidWear Smartwatch is the perfect companion to any smartphone, and it's being offered for just $219.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. It offers a 1.4" full circle AMOLED display with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a stainless steel body, and a variety of pre-installed watch faces and easily swappable bands for your own unique style. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.