It’s a Wrap!
It’s been exactly a week since CES 2014 came to a close, and our notebooks are overflowing!
We initially planned to write of bunch of blog posts to cover every new device and announcement. But we quickly realized that dozens of great media companies were shooting demo videos all over this year’s event. So many were being shot that we quickly changed our strategy to curating the best coverage we could find, rather than writing even more redundant posts. You can thank us for shortening Google’s search results.
So let’s get to it.
Razer Nabu demoed their Smart Band, a wrist device for gaming and fitness. With a 7-day battery, a cool two-screen design for public/private displays, intelligent gestures and more. Available Q1 2014.
Qualcomm Toq Gets a Pebble Fan’s Approval
The Toq is a bit of a conundrum. With their Mirasol display, Qualcomm has nailed the battery life + color touchscreen combo, but their apps and UI need a bit of work. Nevertheless, this Pebble fan fell madly in love with it.
Pebble Moves Upscale
Everyone – and I mean EVERYONE – wrote a piece on the new Pebble Steel. Which is sort of overkill for what is basically a steel-boxed Pebble. That said, it does look sweet.
Archos Goes For Three
Archos demonstrated pre-release versions of three new smart watch companions that seem to offer similar functionality as the Pebble, at a very competitive price of $50-$120.
Burg’s Wrist Phone Makes Its US Debut
The Dutch company, Burg, formally introduced their new smart phone watch to America at CES. Like the Neptune Pine, it can be used as a standalone phone – but with a much smaller screen, the Burg’s battery lasts 4 days. But it can’t do anything for bad hair (watch the video).
As anyone who’s read their Kickstart page knows, the list of features for the new Neptune Pine goes on for miles. These demos prove they are backing up their promise with some serious hardware. But man, is it big.
LG LifeBand Touch
LG announced a new series of wearable tech devices will be coming this year, starting with their new fitness tracker, the LifeBand Touch.
Hot Smart Watch
Kreyos Meteor Targets Pebble
In the real world, of course, a meteor would win this battle hands-down. But this is CES, folks. Kreyos has improved the simpler-is-better approach of Pebble by marrying a low-power display with Siri integration and tethering to both iOS and Android phones.