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Tag Archives: Wearable

Jins Meme Sensory Glasses Alerts You When You’re Too Tired to Drive

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Most wearable tech focuses on the external and social aspect of things. For instance, Google Glass comes with an impressive facial recognition system that could let you identify and look people up while you’re literally looking at them. And that’s fine, if you want to spend most of your time wearing smart glasses that let you do more with what you’re seeing.

But if you want to start looking within, then you might want to check out the Jins Meme sensory glasses. These smart specs make use of electro oculography, which is the process of sensing electrical potentials vie eye movement, thanks to its six-axis acceleration sensor. It also has three additional sensors on the frame on the touch points of the wearer’s face in order to detect and monitor changes in body physics.

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Carbon Solar Watch Can Charge Your Battery On the Go

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Power banks come in handy when you need to recharge your device and are nowhere near a power outlet. Phone cases with built-in battery packs are another option, but they’re limited in availability to certain models only. An alternative to these is the Carbon solar watch by Energy Bionics.

Aside from being a classic-looking timepiece, it also functions as a backup power source for your smartphone or mobile devices that charge via a microUSB port.Continue Reading

Cefaly Electric Headband Zaps Away Your Migraines

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Headaches are a pain, both literally and figuratively. Much as you’d like to work, exercise, or even just watch a TV show, oftentimes a headache will compel you to either rest or sleep because it makes doing whatever become a huge challenge. But how awesome would it be to have an instant cure to headaches without having to pop any pills?

That’s what Cefaly is here for. It was recently approved by the FDA and it’s basically a battery-powered plastic headband that sends electric pulses to one of your nerves (specifically, the trigeminal nerve). A randomized study reported that participants experienced fewer headaches with such electrical stimulation–about 71%, which is an impressive figure.

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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 ]

Wearable ParaShoot Camera Records Snippets of Your Everyday Life

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The ParaShoot isn’t the first camera of its kind that was ever made and I’m fairly certain it won’t be the last. It’s a tiny camera that you’re supposed to wear around you neck, where it will record random moments of your life from your perspective, day in and day out. The amulet camera works in conjunction with your smartphone, which can be used as a remote control and viewfinder, so you won’t have to use your smartphone’s shooter or digital camera anymore when you want to take a picture or record a clip of whatever is in front of you.

ParaShoot provides a hands-free recording experience for your convenience and ease of use. The device is slightly bigger than a memory card and is designed to sport customizable cover plates so it’ll look more like a fashion accessory or pendant than a mini camera.

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Universal Wrist Charger

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By Evan Ackerman

I’ll be honest… I usually carry around three (yes, three) different mobile charging apparatuses when I know I’m going to be out with my gadgets all day: one of these, one of these, and this. Is it overkill? Probably. But being a ::cough:: professional journalist, running out of batteries is simply not an option. Even I, however, would not wear a universal wrist charger. It’s just too dorky, and I’m really more of a geek. Or I like to think so, anyway.

If you just look at the numbers, this universal wrist charger is actually pretty decent: it has a 1500 mAh battery, weighs 82 grams, and will charge anything that only needs 5 volts (same as a USB port). Since most of your gadgets are probably hand-held, it’s a convenient way to be using something and charging it at the same time. Problem is, there’s really no getting around the utter dorkiness of this thing. If it also had a little LCD on it or something, you could at least pretend that it was some kind of ridiculously fancy watch, but as it is, it just has 4 little lights to indicate what level of charge it has. Wait a sec… Random lights? Weird design? I’ve got it! Just tell everyone that you’re sporting the latest and greatest from Tokyo Flash, and wear the universal wrist charger in anonymous pride. Problem solved!

The universal wrist charger is available now from ThinkGeek for $35.

[ ThinkGeek ] VIA [ Craziest Gadgets ]

TMT Tactical Wallet Is More Wallet Than You’ll Ever, Ever Need

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By Evan Ackerman

Wallets are for storing your cash and credit cards and USB keys and stuff, and such a simple and straightforward use implies a simple and straightforward design. Apparently, some of you have expressed enough of a desire to also use your wallet for other things, like, I don’t know, killing people, that TMT Wallets felt that they could introduce a “tactical wallet” that would be commercially viable.

The TMT Tactical wallet assumes that if you buy it, you are professional super spy who is likely to be captured by the enemy on one of your top secret missions. Therefore, it has been specifically designed to assist you in the following scenarios: enduring water torture (o-rings make it waterproof), keeping your secrets secret (it has two hidden compartments and is impervious to RFID), beating your guards senseless (it’s made of 6061-T6 aluminum), breaking out of prison (it has a carbide glass breaking point), removing shards of broken glass from your flesh (it has tweezers), finding your way back to the good guys (it has a compass), and then enjoying a nice meal when you get home (it’s got a toothpick). Oh, and if course it has a built-in pen that you can use to write a screenplay about your adventures. When you consider all of these advantages, who cares that it’s gigantic and heavy and uncomfortable and $125? As a professional super spy, you need one.

[ TMT Wallets ] VIA [ The Gadgeteer ]

[CES 2010] Peregrine Glove Lets You Get Handsy With Your Games

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By Evan Ackerman

Professional gamers know: optimizing control inputs means maximizing damage, and maximizing damage is the most important thing that there is in life. The Peregrine gaming glove contains an array of touch sensors on the thumb, fingers, and palm, and lets you control your game with simple touches instead of using the keyboard. The point? It’s faster, more intuitive, and more convenient, and pro gamers say (or at least this one told us) that it makes a huge difference:

The glove is attached to your computer by a break-away cable, and as far as your computer is concerned, the glove is just a keyboard. So, you basically just have to bind motions to keys or combinations of keys using the included software, which makes the glove potentially useful for anything you want, not just gaming. It only comes in left handed at the moment, and is thankfully washable.

Obviously, the Peregrine isn’t going to work that well if you’re playing a lot of FPS games, in which case those left-handed WASD keys are in use just about all the time. But for games where precise and continuous movement is less important than being able to execute different tasks quickly, the Peregrine glove could give you the edge you need to be awesome. Or to just not totally suck.

You can preorder the Peregrine for $130 on their website, and you should get it sometime early this year.

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Immerz KOR-fx Earphones For Your Chest

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Part of the reason that I like playing games is that my character can get beat up in a million different ways and die over and over and I get to just sit here and drink Mountain Dew and eat Cheetos and push buttons. But I guess some people want a more immersive experience, and want to be able to feel more than an ego sting when their character takes a shotgun blast in the chest. We’re familiar with one gadget that tries to make the gaming experience a bit more realistic, the 3rd Space Vest, and the Immerz KOR-fx, uh, chestphones aim to do the same kind of thing, except with sound instead of air pressure.

The way the KOR-fx works is through the magical mystery of “acousto-haptic technology.” Really, all it seems to be is some bass amplifiers that rest on your chest and pump low frequency sound directly into your body cavity, letting you feel the bass effects without having to turn your speakers way up, since headphones don’t produce that same visceral low-end effect. It means you can game quietly without feeling like it’s quiet. Sounds like a great accessory, right? Well, it would be, if it wasn’t supposed to cost $250 or more. I mean, for that amount of money I’d rather just turn my speakers up and make my neighbors suffer… If they want to buy me a set of these, that’s up to them.

[ Immerz ] VIA [ CNET ]