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I am not impressed

The I’m watch reeks of ‘Lets make an iphone for the wrist’. It’s a watch that allows you to make phone calls, listen to music and do everything you would imagine a mini iphone watch should do including having its own app store. The watch is currently set to have apps like Skype, Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. There is no word about battery life and the watch borrows its visual language heavily from the iphone when it could’ve clearly avoided it thus making it feel like a glorified ipod nano knockoff. The product is still very much a concept stage…

Futuristic Watch Phone

The wrist is prime science fiction real estate and the concept rollerphone by Alexey Chugunikov makes good use of it – its a bracelet that tells the time, is a phone had as a transparent screen that projects on to your fingertips. related links Chugi via Design your Trust

Casio Bluetooth Watch

Casio plays it safe and simple with its first next gen bluetooth watch at Baselworld. Since this is their first bluetooth product, the watch only does one function while communicating with smart phones – it automatically synchronizes with the time in smart phones so if your gps enabled smart phone automatically corrects its time zone based on where you are, your watch will too. related links Casio Fossil VP on the Connecting Fabric

The Connecting Fabric

My earlier post on the Tik tok/Luna tik straps for the Apple Nano got a retweet by Bill Geiser who is a Vice President at Fossil: @billg: RT @wristfashion: Why the race for the next gen watch will be won by something that is not a watch http://ow.ly/3cqNI @wristfashion: @billg thanks for the retweet. I just saw your profile. you seem like you’re working on something very interesting. @billg: @wristfashion time will tell….no pun intended :^) @wristfashion: @billg honestly, i expected fossil to have been all over the next-gen watch category ages ago. @billg: @wristfashion it’s all about market timing….the…

Apple’s unofficial wristwatch

The Tiktok standard strap kit By now you may already be aware of the Ipod multi-touch nano is Apple’s unofficial wristwatch – every day on the internet, companies are churning their own version of a strap kit for the device. The most recent and the best one proposed is by Scott Wilson which also happens to be the first one by someone who has previously worked in the wristwatch industry. I’ve three things to say on this: The Luna Tik strap kit 1. The wrist is prime next generation personal technology real estate. The technology to create that said next…

The Future belongs to Personal Sensory Devices

During a recent interview with Xconomy, Intel’s Global Research Head, Andrew Chien, shared his vision of how one of the direction technology was taking was towards personal sensory devices: “We call it Essential Computing. About two and a half years ago, when I started at Intel, we took a hard look at where computing is going. The big change is that computing is moving from work-oriented tasks to social and communication-oriented applications, including health and well-being. The effort rests on two main pillars or technological thrusts. The first is new functionality that will allow computing devices to sense and be…