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CES 2014: Razer Nabu Smartwatch is Also a Fitness Tracker

Nabu Smart Fitness Band

 

There seems to be a huge influx of wearable tech on CES this year. The latest of these is Razer’s Nabu, which is a smartwatch-slash-fitness band that gives you the best of both worlds. As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explains, the Nabu is a “cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band,” adding that its “a wearable device focused on helping [people] live smarter.”

The Nabu comes with two displays: one which displays a watch face, and another which displays notifications from your smartphone, such as calls or messages. The latter display also shows fitness stats and wellness-related data, such as the number of steps walked and distance traveled.

Razer’s Nabu is currently available to developers for only $49. No word yet on the official release of the device for consumers.

VIA [ Tweaktown ]

CES 2014: Eye Candy? ChefJet 3D Prints 3D Confectionery

ChefJet

3D printing has come a long way since its advent. Food printers are something that a lot of people have been working on (given the high demand and interest in these devices), as are candy printers. For the latter, 3D Systems is all too happy to introduce the ChefJet Pro, which they unveiled at CES 2014.

Two different models were announced: the ChefJet Pro (under $10,000), which will be able to print colorful 3D confectionery, and the ChefJet 3D (under $5,000), which can only print monochrome treats.

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CES 2014: The iSense is a 3D Scanner for the iPad

iSense

 

Now you can do more with your iPad with the iSense. It’s a 3D scanner for the iPad by 3D Systems which will be launching later this year. It was designed with convenience in mind, as users simply have to snap the device onto their iPads and it’ll be good to go. The iSense will be compatible with apps that are made for Occipital’s Structure Sensor and is ideal for applications in physical photography.

Rajeev Kulkarni of Consumer Products explains: “iSense has the most diversity in its class for scan size and can capture everything from a delicious cupcake to a full body selfie, processing in seconds to a 3D printable, and comes with powerful, intuitive software that lets the user crop and enhance with easy and automated tools.”

On usage, he adds: “Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a photorealistic copy of the real thing. iSense is powered by the same software as 3DS’ popular Sense scanner.”

The 3D Systems iSense will be priced at $500.

VIA [ Engadget ]

CES 2014: Movea G-Series Fitness Tracker

Movea G-Series

If you still haven’t made up your mind on the fitness trackers that are currently available in the market, then you might want to check out the latest offering from Movea. The G-Series is a sleek and minimalist wristband that monitors the distance and number of steps you’ve walked or run, as well as the calories you’ve burned for a particular workout. Unlike most trackers, though, it also takes note of your vitals during “non-activities” like when you’re sitting or sleeping.

Movea boasts that the G-Series has the lowest error rates when it comes to counting steps of 1.7%, which is substantially lower than the error rates of competing devices. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t provided any details on its pricing or availability yet.

VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

CES 2014: Wellograph Fitness Watch is Perfect For Fitness Buffs

Wellograph

Wellograph takes fitness to a totally different level with their new fitness watch. Called the Wellograph, it’s an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and running watch in one. It’s got a built-in accelerometer and sensor on the underside that does all the tracking while you’ve got it on. It looks fancy and better than most other smart watches, so you’ll actually want to wear it all the time (which is good, because you’ll be able to get the most out of it if you keep it on 24/7).

When you want to check out how you’re doing, the Wellograph brings up your stats and displays them in easy-to-process graphs on its 1.26-inch monochrome display.

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CES 2014: Cat B100 Phone is Tough As Nails

Cat B100

 

Rugged and outdoorsy types, this is the phone for you. Many phones that are geared for people with active lifestyles have been released by various manufacturers over the past few years, but none are quite like the Cat B100 by Caterpillar. The brand takes “rugged” to an entirely new level, as the B100 is IP67 certified and provides MIL 810G protection. That’s coded speak for dust-proof and water-proof, and it can be immersed up to three feet deep. It’s also shock-proof and will keep on working even after it’s subjected to extreme temperature changes.

The Cat B100 features a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 resolution display and is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera. That might not be much compared to most other phones, but you have to keep in mind that this probably wasn’t meant for people who take a gazillion and one selfies or food shots a day.

VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

CES 2014: HP Pro x2 410 is a Laptop and Tablet In One

HP Pro x2 410

 

HP is turning heads at CES 2014 with all of their new releases, this time, with the HP Pro x2 410 and the HP 350 G1. The Pro x2 410 lives up to its name as it’s actually a laptop and a tablet in one. It’s a “true” tablet in the sense that the keyboard can actually be detached so the screen portion can be used as a tablet. The device will be made available with several options, including a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor. Users can choose from either a 64, 128, or 256GB solid state disk for file storage.

The Pro x2 410 also comes equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 4200 integrated GPU and HDMI 1.4a. The laptop-tablet hybrid is available now at $899.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Panasonic Unveils 20-inch 4K Tablet at CES

Panasonic Tablet

The major reveals at CES 2013 just keep on coming. This time around, the spotlight is on Panasonic and on their new 20-inch 4K tablet. As expected, the display looks impressive, and the specs reveal why. The LCD has a pixel density of 230 ppi and an aspect ratio of 15:10. You could press your nose up to to the tablet and not spot the individual pixels on the display.

Twenty inches is a bit huge for a tablet, which is probably why some people consider it more like an entire PC in one neat package. Despite that, Panasonic is still marketing their newest baby as a tablet. Going back to the specs, the tablet is powered by Intel Core i5-3427U central processing units with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. It will also come with a microSDXC memory card slot, a USB 2.0 port, and a 720p front-facing camera. The 4K tablet lets users stay connected as well via WiFi and Bluetooth.

No release dates or pricing information have been released yet, although you can expect them to come soon.

VIA [ Softpedia ]

They Finally Did It: Kingston to Release 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drives This Year

Terabyte Drive

If you’ve ever wished for a 1-terabyte flash drive, then your wish is Kingston’s command. The company is known for the solid line of USB drives that they’ve released throughout the years, but now they’re cementing their status as the King of USBs by unveiling their new flash drives called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator with 512GB and 1TB capacities. That’s a whole lot of memory for such a teeny, tiny drive that can easily fit into your pocket.

Aside from its massive capacity, Kingston’s 3.0 USB flash drive is also built for speed: it can read data at 240MB/s, while its write speeds are at 160MB/s. The company hasn’t announced pricing information yet, although they’re currently selling the 512GB version for $1,750. Estimates place the price somewhere around the $3,000 range, but hopefully we’re wrong because even while we love the goods, that’s still one hefty price tag.

VIA [ Dvice ]