Casio’s Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but [...]
The Moto 360 is no doubt a success. As the first round smartwatch to hit the very young wearable tech industry, Motorola had an advantage over those other square-faced smartwatches from other manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, and Huawei. With all the price changes the Moto 360 have been getting lately, we speculated the smartwatch will finally have a sibling.
A new survey on smartphone usage says that 80% of the respondents have in one way or another damaged their mobile device in the last five years. They either cracked or shattered the display or dented the body of their gadget. Less than half have dropped their smartphone or accidentally immersed it in water.
Chinese manufacturer Oppo has just unveiled its latest mid-size device, the R5s, an update of last year's R5. The new version features the same impressive design and minimal thickness, but with an increase in memory from 2GB to 3GB of RAM. The R5s has been announced for Europe so far, with orders now being accepted on Oppo's website Along with the gracious increase in RAM, the R5s features a 5.
This weeks is a Windows Phone and selfie week. Just a while ago, we saw Samsung unveil the selfie-friendly mid-range Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 , both with front LED flash. Also this week, we saw the Microsoft Lumia 640 and the 640 XL appear in Cricket and AT&T, respectively.
The release of the Microsoft Band 2 was announced on October 6. It is a Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) activity tracker that has continuous heart rate monitoring to track your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep.
Skullcandy has just introduced new audio accessories: the XTfree wireless and the XTplyo in-ear sports buds. The new pairs of wirelessand in-ear sportsearbuds have been designed for sports enthusiasts and athletes who need music to keep them going and all ready to finish those trainings and sessions.
I’ve done a couple of Bluetooth speaker reviews in my short time with The Gadgeteer and have had the good fortune to review some really nice speakers. Despite that, I keep volunteering to review speakers because I really love listening to music. Reviewing these speakers gives me an excuse to blast some music and get some work done around the house.
Lenovo is most vocal about its laptops, but the company has more than a few all-in-one systems, some of which we've seen in the past. Latest to join them is the Lenovo C40, which recently launched and brings with it -- with this particular model, at least -- AMD hardware.
The ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will soon be available in the United States. Samsung has just offered the product for up pre-order from some carriers and retailers in the country. Tablets will be available starting September 3, Thursday next week, all ready in its lightest and thinnest form.
Listening to music while driving is one of the best things about being on the road. You get to belt out your favorite tunes or headbang through your go-to high energy songs, all while keeping your eyes firmly on the road and not getting distracted.
I’m always on the hunt for decent Bluetooth headphones that are good to use while running, or sitting at my desk at work. I have enough cords and wires working in a NOC (Network Operations Center), so wireless always seems like a good idea! I recently got the chance to check out the iLuv AirFit Active Air wireless Bluetooth earphones (say that five times fast!), so let’s take a look.
The era of smartwatches has finally begun. Development may be a bit slow but this year, we've seen more and more companies joining the bandwagon. It's not just phone makers and electronics manufacturers coming up with their own models. Even the top watch brands are getting into the game. Tag Heuer already announced a luxury smartwatch which will come with a hefty price tag later this year.
The 2013 Nexus 5 wasn't the phone you'd expect to build a loyal fanbase. Its plastic construction and unassuming design spoke more of engineering side-project than Google flagship, the epitome of hardware taking a back-seat while the latest version of Android - then 4.4 KitKat - held the spotlight.
The next version of the Ricoh GR camera, the aptly named Ricoh GR II, has surfaced ahead of its official launch. An alleged picture of the camera has surfaced in a leak, and if it is the real deal it seems the maker will be offering a second model that looks very similar the first iteration (though there are some subtle differences).
When you can do so much with your smartphone, it's easy to assume that your smartwatch needs to be equally capable in order to make it worthwhile on your wrist. Problem is, all those talents can turn the wearable experience into a confusing morass of tapping, swiping, scrolling, and swearing. Samsung may just have come up with the answer in the Gear S2 , however, and all it took was a big wheel.
Sharp has two new models in store for us. Softbank is scheduled to release one next month, running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The latest AQUOS phones--AQUOS Xx2 and AQUOS Xx2 mini--are expected to show off Sharp's IGZO display technology. The 5.3-inch and 4.7-inch mobile devices will both offer fast processing, longer battery life, and impressive cameras.
If you’re the type of person who has to change their smartphone every few months or so because you keep dropping it in the water when you’re paddle boarding or jet skiing or taking a bath, then you better pay attention as the world’s first buoyant phone is coming soon to a store near you.
Now that wearables and smartwatches are becoming the norm, it was only a matter of time before traditional watchmakers entered this burgeoning market. Fossil, a company that’s been making watches for over 30 years, recently announced a lineup of wearables and smartwatches. Fossil teamed up with Intel to create a series of devices that will work with both Android and iPhone via Bluetooth.