Since the advent of wearable technology, the issue of style remains one of the biggest reasons many eschew the new industry -- not everyone wants to walk around sporting bright plastic or an ostentatious display of tech. Such is where jewelry-styled wearables have come into play, the latest among them being a gold ring from maker Ringly.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, believed to be a higher-resolution version of Samsung's existing flagship smartphone, could have just crossed through Bluetooth certification, supporting rumors of an imminent release. The Prime title of the Galaxy S5 variant isn't given, only its SM-G906L model code, though the root SM-G906 code itself has previously been connected with the S5 Prime.
Qualcomm’s Gimbal, which operate using iBeacon technology, has been found to give Android fits. While the actual iBeacon tech is iOS only, those with Android devices around Qualcomm’s Gimbal beacon hardware are being pinged to the point of device death. In the video below, you see a Gimbal trying to contact an Android device so much it actually kills Bluetooth, forcing a factory reset.
Smartwatches are arguably the fastest growing wearable, and while their future is increasingly promising (particularly in light of Android Wear), their appeal isn't necessarily strong enough to convince many to ditch their stylish mechanical watches. Modillian aims to offer a middle-ground solution for those watch-bearers: a Bluetooth buckle that makes any watch a little bit smarter.
Vertu, maker of all manner of high-end mobile devices, have just had their Bluetooth speaker pass the FCC. The SP-1V, as it’s currently known, is a sharply designed Bluetooth aptX capable travel speaker. While we’re not familiar with pricing yet, getting the FCC’s blessing is likely the final stage before production can begin.
Spring is (supposedly) upon us, and with it comes weeks of sniffles and coughs for those afflicted with allergies. Honeywell wants to make the season a little more bearable, doing so with the power of the Internet and Bluetooth connectivity, the combination of which it uses to monitor allergy reports.
This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled a collection of features that’ll be running on NVIDIA SHIELD in the near future, one of them allowing you to be a living room-bound high-end gamer wirelessly. While we’ve seen Console Mode before, it was always up to the wireless gaming controller (think XYAB) to make use of it. Today you can return to the combo that best suits you - the mouse and keyboard.
Oral-B has been taking the toothbrush high tech for a while now. Way back in 2007 we talked about a toothbrush from Oral-B that had a monitor to help you know when your teeth were clean. The company is now set to launch a new toothbrush this summer that features even more tech crammed inside.
If you are in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone or tablet, Bem Wireless has a new product that has hit pre-order you might want to look at. The device is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that allows you to listen to your music without resorting to headphones. It has a unique design though.
The speaker-friendly group known as Bose has revealed the third in their line of SoundLink audio blasters, namely the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III. This device is what the company calls their "best-performing" Bluetooth speaker yet, bringing on longer battery life than in previous iterations with a new aesthetic to boot. This speaker comes in five colors as well: gray, blue, orange, pink, and green.