One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPhone is the inability to pay for things via mobile. There’s no NFC capabilities in iOS, and it’s not clear if that’s on the way or not (though some believe it is). A new report suggests Apple is working with various credit card companies to hammer out a mobile payment option for future devices, and it could be the most secure method available.
Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds.
As far as wearables go, the ability to tell barometric pressure hasn’t exactly been high up on the priority list for many companies as of yet. StormTag is aiming to change that with an extremely simple setup and connection to your phone, all with a smart device that can hang from your key ring.
Even when you go camping, you take your smartphone. For the drive up, or back down — maybe even for the compass app — a smartphone is still good out in the middle of nowhere. What it’s still poor at, however, is communicating. That’s where goTenna comes in.
Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out whether or not this one is a winner or not.
One massive amount of odd accessories are available in the wild today - so many that a company like the one making GOkey’s biggest goal is to reduce the amount of devices you need. GOkey is an accessory that has several functions, all inside a package that’s small enough to fit on your keychain.
A phrase like "small but terrible" comes to mind when looking at the Jabra Stealth. While this Bluetooth headset looks small and frail, the audio equipment maker promises that it can blast your eardrums just as well as larger and more obnoxious ones in the market, including its own older brothers.