Gadgets

Microsoft Band is the latest to jump into the fitness tracker craze

Microsoft Band Fitness TrackerJust a couple of days after Fitbit showed off their latest three gadgets, Microsoft has thrown themselves into the ring with their own. The Microsoft Brand is a fitness tracker/smart watch style combo that the company is calling a “smartband”.

Not only is this a fitness band and watch, but it is also connected to a new service called Microsoft Health. Together, they make up a new attempt by the company to push their way into the ever increasing fitness niche that has become a core part of consumer electronics in the past couple of years.

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Fitbit brings us a new series of fitness trackers: Charge, Charge HR and Surge

  • 27/10/2014 at 23:10 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge Fitbit released a new blog post today showing off three new fitness and sleep trackers, the Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR, and Fitbit Surge. The Charge is available to purchase now, with the other two following in early 2015.

As far as fitness tracers go, Fitbit is one of the most popular on the market for a reason. The brand has offered several features that others do not, such as the Flex being waterproof. But it has been awhile since they had a really solid product release, and with smartwatches now being manufactured by several companies, they have some catching up to do.

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Crowdfunding: Bluesmart gives us the first Bluetooth connected luggage

  • 26/10/2014 at 23:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Bluesmart Carry-On Blueetooth LuggageA new IndieGoGo campaign has already made leaps and bounds over its initial goal, attracting both domestic and international travelers, alike. The Bluesmart suitcase is a sophisticated piece of luggage that works by connecting to your smartphone, and offering a central charging hub for your electronic devices.

Bluesmart works by connecting through a sensor to your Bluetooth in your smartphone. Through its associated app it can give give you information on its whereabouts it lost, tell you the weight of the suitcase and what is inside, automatically lock when it senses that you are more than a couple of inches away, and charge your smartphone, tablet or even laptop through an internal battery.

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Apple event brings us the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new iMac

Apple iPad Air 2 iPad Mini 3Apple held their event this week and three new long awaited products have been announced: the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, and a new iMac that boasts a Retina 5K display.

While the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have managed to gain a whole lot of attention both before and after their release, there was plenty of speculation to go around about the California based Apple Event this week. Most of us managed to guess what was on the agenda for a release, but now we know for sure.

The iPad Air 2 is probably the biggest news, making it the most important tablet release from Apple for awhile. A close second is the iPad Mini 3, followed by the new Retina update of the iMac’s display.

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AMPY Kickstarter promises green energy alternative to mobile device charging

AMPY Green Mobile ChargerA new Kickstarter product called AMPY is bringing a method of charging your smartphone through green energy right into the hands of consumers. It is a small, wearable device that charges smartphones, wearables and more by harnessing the power of your movement.

In the three minute video introducing AMPY, the creators claim that those who live in cities, and so walk more, could get up to three hours of charge from those movements. It is even more if you workout, hike, run, ride a bike, dance, due martial arts, or anything else.

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Meet the new Motorola Moto X Smartphone and Moto 360 SmartWatch

Motorola Moto X 2014In a week, where IFA 2014 was the main topic, Motorola went further and decided to surprise everybody with the release of the new Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 SmartWatch and a very cool wireless earbud called Moto Hint.

First stop, Moto X (2014). Motorola decided to continue with the same Moto X name and also the same feel and look, but with a bigger size and some cool improvements. If last year the Moto X version was cool and introduced the concept of design your own smartphone, now they even added leather or metal design variants. In terms of features the new Moto X smartphone comes with a higher resolution screen, a 4K capable camera and faster processor, but that’s not all.

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Samsung shows off new Gear S smartwatch

  • 28/08/2014 at 23:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Samsung Gear S SmartWatchSamsung has once again released a gadget in their smartwatch Gear S series. This time, they have gone for a design that looks more like an actual timepiece.

In the past incarnations, Samsung went with a high tech display version of their Gear series. However, when that failed to entice consumers, they decided to go with something a little more classic.

The Samsung Gear S brings 3G connectivity to the product line, but gets rid of the old design. Now, it looks a bit more like a traditional watch, with a wide, square and curved display and old school clock face.

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