LG Patent Reveals Smartwatch/Stylus Combo

LG Patent Reveals Smartwatch/Stylus ComboWe’re not sure how many of you guys actually remember this, but back in the day, there were these toys/accessories that kids would wear. It was a strap that when you slapped onto your wrist, it would immediately curl up and form a bracelet. It was a pretty fun thing to do back then although we’re not sure if kids these days might appreciate it. That being said, perhaps LG might be interested in bringing it back to the modern day, thanks to a recent patent which revealed a possible plan for LG’s smartwatch.

Typically smartwatches look like normal watches but have a little bit more functionality to it apart from the ability to only tell the time. Chances are some of them might come with a touchscreen display as well. However in this LG patent, it describes a smartwatch that can wrap itself around your wrist, looking more like a bracelet than a watch (as pictured above). Alternatively it seems that this smartwatch can be fully extended which in turn can be used as a stylus as well, so it’s a win-win situation! Of course there’s no telling if LG will ever embrace this concept but what we do know is that LG has a smartwatch in the works. How it looks like and what functions it has remains unknown, but it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on. In the meantime what do you guys make of this concept?

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    NYPD Google Glass Beta Testing Said To Be Underway

    NYPD Google Glass Beta Testing Said To Be Underway

    The possibilities are limitless with Google Glass, doctors have demonstrated uses in surgeries and firefighters find it to be useful when up against a fiery blaze. Law enforcement agencies can also find a way to make Google Glass worth their while and that’s reportedly what the New York City Police Department is doing. NYPD’s intelligence and analytics unit is said to be conducting Google Glass beta testing, claims VentureBeat, apparently the unit has received “several pairs” of Google Glass for this purpose.

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    iWatch Battery Will Reportedly Use LG Technology

    iWatch Battery Will Reportedly Use LG Technology

    Rumors about the iWatch keep coming in, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t so much as hinted if it is going to jump on the wearable device bandwagon in 2014. Last week it was rumored that perhaps iWatch will come with solar charging capabilities, it was also claimed that perhaps the battery would be charged by harnessing energy produced by the users’ swinging arm. According to new reports coming out of Korea, apparently the company isn’t going for any of this, instead its relying on more traditional lithium-ion battery.

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    Razer Nabu Received A Lot Of Interest From Developers

    Razer Nabu Received A Lot Of Interest From DevelopersDuring CES 2014, we were treated to a new wearables device from gaming peripheral manufacturer, Razer, in the form of the Razer Nabu. The device has been designed to be similar to other wearable devices in the sense that some of the functionality is the same, such as the ability to receive notifications, but has been designed to be much slimmer as the company felt that smartwatches in general tend to be bulky and have a pretty bad battery life, which is why the smaller form factor should allow for the device to run 7-10 days before requiring a recharge. (more…)

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    Apple iWatch Using Solar And Kinetic Charging?

    Apple iWatch Using Solar And Kinetic Charging?

    According to a New York Times article, Apple could very well come out with alternative energy sources for their smart watch (aka iWatch) in the form of solar energy or kinetic (motion) energy. It is just about certain that Apple worries about two main issues with smart watches: battery life and bulky designs. The good news is that design constraints will get better over time as long as smart watches remain a companion device instead of a full-blown computer in a speed arms race. (more…)

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    Limited Edition Toq Smartwatch Launches In White

    qualcommBack in 2013, Qualcomm announced their Toq smartwatch. The watch was never intended to be released as a commercial product, but rather produced a reference design in which Qualcomm expected other companies to use in order to manufacturer smartwatches of their own. However it seems that interest in the device proved to be pretty high which led to Qualcomm selling the device themselves. Now the good news for those who might be a bit more fashion conscious is that if you thought black was rather boring, you might be pleased to learn that Qualcomm has announced that they will be offering a white color version of the Toq smartwatch which customers can go ahead and purchase via their website.

    Apart from the new coat of paint, the internals of the Toq smartwatch remain the same as its black counterpart, although we should note that according to Qualcomm’s website, the white version of the Toq smartwatch is a limited edition model, so you might want to hurry if you don’t want to miss out on it! The Toq smartwatch is priced at $349.99 and will feature a 1.55-ich Mirasol display, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, Android smartphone compatibility as long as the device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, and a 240mAh battery which Qualcomm boasts will last a few days before requiring a charge.

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