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This Caffeine Bracelet Will Cure Your Craving For Your Next Cup Of Coffee

February 5th, 2016 by Tech Staff

Starbucks better watch out!  Have you heard of the latest innovation in wearable technology? A new caffeine bracelet called Joule aims to help coffee-drinkers avoid the spike and crash. It contains FDA-approved patches that deliver caffeine through the skin. The body absorbs each patch (the equivalent of a cup of coffee) over the course of four hours — giving wearers long-lasting alertness without the jitteriness.

 

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The company just launched an Indiegogo campaign, and has currently raised $6,448 out of $15,000 needed.  There’s no question with the amount of national print and tv press the Joule caffeine bracelet has received, this thing will be in full production sooner than later.  What makes the Joule caffeine bracelet so amazing? The FDA-approved patch dispatches caffeine immediately — faster than drinking coffee — and has the same amount of caffeine as a medium cup of joe.

 

 

 

So just how much with the caffeine patch and bracelet cost you? The Joule caffeine bracelet will cost you $29 via the Indiegogo campaign. It comes with 30 caffeine patches, and you can always buy more separately when you run out. For you timepiece connoisseurs, there’s another option available as well, The Joule Time model costs $99 on the Indiegogo page.  Keep in mind, while you’re searching for your next jolt of caffeine, the Joule caffeine bracelet and Joule time model is not kid-friendly and you need to be 18 or over to use.

 

Are  you interested in changing your caffeine intake with the Joule caffeine bracelet?  Would you use it?  Share your thoughts below!

 

Skintastic! This Wearable Turns Your Skin into a Touchscreen

January 13th, 2015 by Tech Staff

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If you’ve ever been a fan of futuristic wearables in movies like Iron Man, where Robert Downey Jr. maneuvers a Google Glass-look-alike and makes a touchscreen appear out of thin air. Now there’s a company that is bringing that touchscreen even closer… skin close! This new wearable – Cicret, could have you saying good-bye to your smartphones for good.

 

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All users have to do is slip on this bracelet to transform their skin into a working touchscreen. The revolutionary wearable projects a smartphone screen on the surface of your arm, along with eight long-range proximity sensors and an app. Each tap on your skin alerts a sensor, which then sends information back to the bracelet and then to your smartphone via Bluetooth. How crazy is that?

 

 

The bracelet comes in two sizes and 10 colors. Once clad in this wearable, you can do whatever the smartphone does — read emails, check the weather, play your favorite games and even answer your calls. The bracelet is completely waterproof, so you can respond to important emails or just read your latest e-book straight from your tub.

 

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The developers are currently crowdsourcing their funding, and plan to release Cicret by next June. While Cicret only supports Android devices, with extra funding, they might get Apple users covered too. If you’d like to help support this crazy tech wearable, you can make a donation to the Cicret team.

What do you think of this new wearable bracelet? Would you wear it IRL? Tell us in the comments below!

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Watches, Bracelets, Pendants and More – Wearables For The Entire Family Gift Guide

November 24th, 2014 by Christen

Are you looking for a trendy tech gift that is as stylish as it is useful for the entire family? As more and more wearables make their way onto retail shelves this season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking for the right wearable for that special person on your list.  From smart watches, to fitness bands and even fashionable accessories like pendants and rings – you can find almost every type of wearable device on the internet these days, but lucky for you, we did the work so you don’t have to.  Discover the best in watches, pendants (even onesies) and more wearable gifts for the entire family below!

 

 

Kid-friendly Wearables

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Mimo Smart Onsies (babies)

The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor is designed for today’s new parents. It connects with your smart devices, it’s accessible from anywhere in the world, it’s shareable, it’s interactable, it’s safe for your baby, and it’s easy to use.  The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor sends your baby’s sleep, body position, and breathing data in real-time to your smartphone or tablet. Sensors on the kimono pick up your baby’s breathing patterns, and the snap-on Turtle senses movement, body position, and skin temperature. Earlier this year, I got the chance to check it out in action – check out my experience here.

 

[Must Read:  The Tech Best Bets At CES 2014: (Wearables) Mimo Baby Monitor]

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LeapFrog LeapBand (Kids)

Discover the only activity tracker made for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with 50 fun challenges and a free Petathlon Games™ app. Available in Pink, Blue and Green, this Discover the only activity tracker allows kids to have a good time getting active with a customizable pet pal as they play games and complete challenges together. Children can earn points and unlock rewards for being active, caring for a pet pal and completing challenges. It’s fit made fun-just for kids!

 

HereO Smartwatch for Kids

The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time connected GPS tracking device, created specifically for children three years and up. For the first time, tracking technology has been miniaturized to fit in a trendy kids watch.  Check out the video and pre-order today at hereofamily.com

 

 

Wearables For Women

 

 

TB2Tory Birch Fit Bit Pendant Necklace

The Tory Burch for FitBit collection adds a little style and flair to the normally bland fitness band.  In case wearing the bracelet on your wrist isn’t your thing, Tory Burch has options for you!  You can also transform your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with the Fret Pendant Necklace.  Check out more from the designer collection collection here.

 

[Must Read:  Bringing Style To Your Fitness Band – Meet ToryBurch For FitBit]

 

Tory Birch Fit Bit Bracelet

The Tory Burch for FitBit collaboration is one step closer to bring fashionable fitness integration to women everywhere.  The exclusive collaboration between Tory Burch and Fitbit transforms your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with a designer Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of the Tory Burch design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back.

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Mica Luxe Smart Cuff

 

Opening Ceremony and Intel debuted the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) earlier this year as the first bracelet to fuse luxury jewelry with wearable tech. Featuring semi-precious stones as well as a 1.6-inch sapphire touch screen, the eye-catching yet subtle piece is a world away from bulky, athletic-inspired wearables. MICA is connected by AT&T’s mobile broadband network and includes two years of wireless service with the device purchase.
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Ringly Smart Cocktail Ring for Women

The rings, made from semi precious stones set on gold-plated metal, look like something you might find in your great aunt’s box of custom jewelry. They’re clearly feminine, and stylish in a way that says the company is gunning for Barney’s, not Best Buy.  Forget cluncky plastic, this startup is bringing bling to wearables. Pre-Order yours today for $195 at Ringly.com.

 

 

Wearables For Men

 

 

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Dalys Smart Cufflinks

 

Dalys 1895 Sterling Silver Cufflinks with a 16 gigabyte USB drive inside. These beautiful cufflinks are hand made by Texan silversmiths and are ideal for having your man’s personal monogram engraved. Each pair of cufflinks has one cufflink that slides open with a 16 gigabyte USB flash drive inside ready to install in your computer.  The favorite man in your life can share everything from professional presentation on stage to personal photo albums along with his favorite music play list. Order today for $199 at Dalys1895.com.

 

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Ephiphany Eyewear

 

Designed with a modern take on the classic thick-framed style, Epiphany Eyewear are the only smart glasses with a design asthetic chosen to walk the runway at the highly exclusive  NY Fashion Week. The Epiphany design asthetic is current for today and timeless for the future. Capture interest and turn heads when you walk by wearing the most clean-lined, high-quality pair of smart-glasses on the market. The power of technology meets the refinement of stylish design with Epiphany Eyewear.

 

 

 

Discover more tech gifts and more for the entire by checking out other pages of our Big Holiday Gift Guide HERE.  Have you begun shopping for the people on your holiday lists this year?  What’s on your wish list? Share your holiday wish list hints below!

 

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Bringing Style To Your Fitness Band – Meet ToryBurch For FitBit

July 15th, 2014 by Christen

As previewed earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas, the Tory Burch for FitBit collaboration is one step closer to bring fashionable fitness integration to women everywhere.  The exclusive collaboration between? Tory Burch and Fitbit transforms your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with a designer Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of the Tory Burch design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back. 

 

 

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The Tory Birch for FitBit Metal Hinged Bracelet.

 

 

The Tory Burch for FitBit collection adds a little style and flair to the normally bland fitness band.  In case wearing the bracelet on your wrist isn’t your thing, Tory Burch has options for you!  You can also transform your tracker into a? super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with the Fret Pendant Necklace. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of our design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back. Suspended from a thin link chain, it looks polished while keeping the device comfortably close.

 

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Tory Birch for FitBit Fret Pendant Necklace.

 

Want to get in on Tory Burch For FitBit collection?  The Fitbit Flex® with tracker is sold separately, so be prepared to shell out $195 for this designer bracelet accessory or $175 for the pendant with preorders today.  No word yet if the accessory will be available in retail stores.   If gold isn’t your thing, there are pink and blue silicone printed designer options as well available on ToryBurch.com.

 

 

Do you own a fitness tracker by FitBit?  Would you add the Tory Burch for FitBit accessories to you daily style statement?  Share your thoughts on the price, design and idea of the Tory Burch for FitBit collection below.

Getting In Gear With The Samsung Gear Fit From WalMart

May 1st, 2014 by Christen

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Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

You local WalMart carries all the mobile electronics and accessories that you need.

 

Did you know that you can find top electronics from your neighborhood WalMart store? It’s True!  In addition to groceries, beauty products and your favorite mobile electronics and accessories, you can find the latest innovation from Samsung directly at WalMart and Walmart.com.  Just yesterday, I wandered inside my local (Long Island) WalMart store to find the new Samsung Gear Fit in-stock and available for purchase.  Just in time for my Spring fitness overhaul, I’m back on #TeamSamsung with the latest in fitness-wearable technology.

 

Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

After unboxing my new Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart, set up was easy!

 

Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

Simply download the Samsung Gear Fit Manager app, connect your Gear Fit and GO!

 

The Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart doesn’t miss a step when it comes to integrating into my super-busy lifestyle.  From early morning workouts, walking the dog to interviews and navigating the New York City streets – the Samsung Gear Fit, simply fits my lifestyle to a tee!

 

This wearable gadget isn’t just fun and for good looks either.  It helps me keep track of my fitness goals, and even listens to my heart.  That’s right, the Gear Fit includes a built-in heart rate monitor on its rear panel, allowing the fitness tracker to measure your beats per minute via its onboard app.

 

Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

Taking the dog for a walk, I was immediately able to keep tabs on my heart rate and daily step count with the built-in monitor.

 

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The Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart seamlessly and stylishly fits in to my accessory wardrobe.

 

It provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping me up to date with instant notifications from my Galaxy S4, such as incoming calls, emails, text messages, alarm, S-planner, and even 3rd party apps that I may need are on the move so I can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey is also available so that I can express my individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match my outfit or mood for anytime or any day.  The Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active and style conscious consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.

 

Samsung Gear Fit from Walmart

It feels so light and blends so easily into my lifestyle, I guess you can say it’s the PERFECT FIT!

 

This Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart even controls music, and…well, does all the basic things most people think of when they think of “smart watch” (it has all the components of a smart watch but on a fitness band budget!)  I’m loving my new Samsung Gear Fit and have been getting tons of compliments and inquiries about it all day long.  For $199 from WalMart, its definitely a great tech additive to suit my busy lifestyle.  What do you think?  Would you buy a Gear Fit to replace your current fitness tracking wristband?

 

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. Participation has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Wal-Mart. #cbias #CollectiveBias #SocialFabric.  To find more electronic products at your closest Wal-Mart, check out their store locator online and connect with @WalMart on Twitter and Facebook today.

 

Motorola’s New Moto 360 Smart Watch – Is It Worth Wearing?

March 19th, 2014 by Christen

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Watch out Samsung Gear, there’s a stylish new tech time piece coming to the market.  Motorola’s new Moto360 smart watch is the newest addition to Android’s step into wearables.  Driven by voice and easily glance able, this time piece takes a few notes from classic watches of old.

Motorola’s decision to go round is obviously smart, but it’s also bold. With most small, wearable components — including the screen — designed to fit in square bodies, the company was forced to, as its designers and engineers explain in the Moto 360’s reveal video, build a brand new set of components.

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While we still don’t know a lot about the Moto 360, Motorola has just announced a live Hangout with Jim Wicks the lead designer on the Moto 360 project. That Hangout will take place later today, March 19th at 2:00PM EST. You can sign up for the event by heading here.

Whatever Google and Motorola can do to make the Moto 360 and other Android-based smart watches as watch-like as possible works for me.  Style and technology should work hand in hand and one shouldn’t outshine the other.  This Moto 360 (in my opinion) looks like we’ve found the first step towards fashionable balance.  But don’t take my word for it, check out the Moto 360 smart watch for yourself below.

 

 

Did you notice that even when wearers are speaking to their Moto 360s, they’re not holding the watch close to their mouths, or to their ears to listen to its response.  Now that’s a watch worth an arm party!  What do you think?  Would you rock the Moto 360 or is Samsung Gear more your style?  Sound off below.

Raising The Fitness Bar With The Samsung Gear Fit

February 25th, 2014 by Christen

If you’re one of the many Fitbit Force users that have been affected by the recall and looking for an alternative device – move over Fitbit Force, there’s a new wearable in town – the Samsung Gear Fit.

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Yesterday we were introduced to the Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.

 

Gear Fit

 

The Gear family continues to expand with the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to live more fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go.  Whether used as a standalone or companion device, the Samsung Gear Fit puts people in charge of their personal and active lives while staying connected so they never miss a moment.
The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display. Gear FitIt provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping consumers up to date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, 3rd party apps while consumers are on the move so they can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey will let users express their individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match their outfit or mood for any type of activity.  Check out video below.

 

 

It’ll receive notifications, track your heart rate, control music, and…well, do all the basic things most people think of when they think of “smart watch.” Will the Gear fit usher in a whole new world of wearables for the future?  I sure hope so.  What do you think?  Would you buy a Gear Fit to replace your current fitness tracking wristband?

 

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