Dell exploring possible smart watch, wearable devices
Dell may be looking towards moving into wearable computing, as the company continues to struggle against receding computer shipment figures. Global vice president of personal computing Sam Burd said that the PC producer is "exploring areas in that space," which could see Dell go against other major manufacturers in an emerging product market.
Wearable computer records 720p video, runs Android 4.0
Vuzix has revealed its upcoming wearable computer. Competing with the similar-in-appearance Project Glass from Google, the Smart Glasses M100 seems to offer most of the usability of a smartphone in a wearable format. Connectable to an Android or iOS smartphone over BlueTooth and Wi-Fi, the M100 allows wearers to take calls, read text messages and e-mail, along with other standard tasks.
Wearable tech suitable for engineers, uses hands-free gestures
Motorola Solutions has revealed its new headset-based mobile computer. Appearing at first glance to be a version of Google's Project Glass for engineers, the HC1 Headset Computer uses voice recognition, head gestures and video streaming to navigate applications, and allows the wearer to see various schematics and documents relevant to the task at hand.
GoPro unveils the Hero3, a tiny, 4K-capable sports camera
GoPro has taken the wraps of its Wi-Fi-enabled Hero3sports camera. As the promotional video embedded highlights, depending on model, the new wearable device supports video resolutions up to 4K, or 4 times the resolution of 1080p. The Hero3 is also 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the model it replaces.
Autographer puts a new spin on the wearable camera concept
OMG Life has unveiled a new twist on the concept of a wearable camera. The Autographer aims to automatically capture photos from varying angles and at different rates triggered either by movement, but is also manually adjustable based on user settings. The makers claim that the series of photos that the camera can produce over the course of a day will offer a distinct and unique perspective on wearer’s activities.
Display detachable for other eyewear
Vuzix has announced that its Tac-Eye LT, a rugged monocular display mounted on Oakley's SI Ballistic M-Frame 2.0 protective glasses, is now available for customers in Europe. The system integrates a small AMOLED display with 852x600 resolution, enabling users to view content from a wearable computer or other video sources.
Wearable's AirStash uses wireless, microSD
Wearable on Monday teased a rare new storage add-on for the iPhone and iPod touch. The AirStash behaves much like a USB flash drive with a removable SD card for its storage but has a wireless connection that lets it share its data with one of Apple's devices, even when not plugged into a computer. The approach is pitched as a way of storing documents and especially media away from the limited storage of the iPhone or iPod itself without losing access.