Although this design is just a concept, it's brilliant nonetheless. The iWatch, brought to you by ADR design studio, would allow you to connect your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth, get your RSS feeds, connect to WiFi, and store up to 16GB of data on your wrist. Not only that, but the integrated projector lets you share your pics with more people. It's pretty much the ultimate phone watch — a product that I'm already a big fan of, so combine that with my Apple affection, and I'm sold.
I love the idea, and maybe someday soon we'll see Steve Jobs head out on the WWDC stage with a new watch on.
I'm all about finding new, eco-friendly ways to power my gadgets. We all need to do our part, right? And although there are a few exciting options in the wild now, I think I may have just found something that satisfies my urge to be green, as well as the need for it to be esthetically pleasing. In short, my dream charger. Shown off yesterday at the 1.618 Sustainable Luxury Fair in Paris, France, the Electree is outfitted with a number of small, photovoltaic panels that harnesses the power of the sun to charge your gadgets and gizmos. Not only is the Electree a perfectly green way to juice up, but it's absolutely stunning as well, and would make a beautiful addition to any room. No need to hide this baby!
I know you're drooling now, but don't count on getting one for yourself just yet — the Electree is being released as a limited edition, and there will only be 1,000 units produced — which translates to: "too rich for my blood" for the rest of us. I say we start a Facebook page begging for more to be made available. It worked for Betty White and SNL! Anyone in?
Gadgets make our life easier, but there sure are some strange-looking gizmos on the market — sometimes it's hard to tell what exactly all those items are for. Can you tell what these gadgets are for?
I thought having a Facebook app on my smartphone was enough to keep me connected to my friends, but who wants to live their lives with a phone in their face? A company called Electrofoxy is here with a solution — they are working on an electronically-enhanced line of clothing, including the Ping hoodie (seen here) that will take technology and fashion to another level, and do away with the need to check your favorite social network on your cell.
By integrating sensors into the garment, you can send status message updates to your Facebook page with just a few gestures — lifting up or lowering the hood, tying a bow, or zipping up, among others. Plus, you can program what each gesture says with an accompanying Facebook application, and even get alerted to incoming messages with a "tap" on the shoulder from the jacket. They say:
Clothing is a core part of our expression and offers ways for us to communicate who we are and the context in which we live. Technology enables a richer connection with people and our environment and offers a new platform for communication and expression.
Seems like Marty McFly's auto-drying and shrink-to-fit jacket from Back to the Future II isn't that far off after all!