Nokia returns to the hardware world with the N1, a 7.9-inch tablet powered by the Android operating system. With a design similar to Apple’s iPad mini, the N1 is also built in partnership with Foxconn and includes a 2.4Ghz quad core processor with 32GB of internal memory. The tablet comes in at a very reasonable $250 (USD) and comes equipped with an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Nokia claims the N1 tablet will be the first of many devices released under the Nokia name, so we may be seeing an Android smartphone in the near future.
Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, a new wearable powered by Android Wear. The new Gear Live features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display for incredible color and screen clarity. It also offers easy customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access. The Gear Live meets IP67, protecting the device against the effects of dust and water immersion and comes with a standard 22mm band, so users can customize their band. Additionally, the sleek watch allows users to better manage their health and fitness with a built-in heart rate monitor that works seamlessly with multiple fitness apps. Offered in black and wine red with interchangeable strap options, the Samsung Gear Live is now available to pre-order from the Google Play Store for $199 USD.
To promote its Moto X smartphone, Motorola has created the world’s first interactive print ad to be featured in select copies of WIRED‘s upcoming January issue. The interactive ad allows readers to start customizing the Moto X right from the page, with multiple color options on hand. Check out the video above to see how some simple circuitry allowed Motorola and WIRED to present the world’s first interactive print ad. To see if it in person, pick up a copy of WIRED‘s January issue at select newsstand’s and stores.
From the Pebble to the Toq, multi-tasking sports watches have recently gained popularity among the techie set. Among athletes, they’ve been used for over a decade. At their most basic functionality, athletic smart watches measure pace and distance, though most also have an optional heart rate monitor and offer enough technological bells and whistles to make Siri swoon. We got our hands on the TomTom Multisport GPS ($200 USD), an intuitive little offering that provides metrics for running, cycling and swimming. [Read More]
Sure, you can get your iPhone 5S in Apple's own gold finish, but so can just about anyone else with a few hundred dollars to throw around. If you really want to stand out from the crowd of folks poking at their devices all day, you need the Apple Solid Gold iPhone 5S ($3,300 USD). Instead of the typical gold finish, this one comes in solid, 24-karat gold covering the edges, top, bottom, and back. You can also choose the platinum or rose gold additions — and if you're really feeling like showing off, go ahead and upgrade it with Swarovski style embellishments on the logo, bezel, and more.
It seems like everywhere you look, someone is sporting some sort of Beats device — whether it's a pair of headphones, earbuds, or portable speakers — but none of them look quite like the Beats by Alexander Wang Collection ($150-$450 USD). This very limited edition takes three of these devices and coats them in matte black with pale gold accents, making them truly stand out. They include the Beats Pill portable speakers, Ur Beats ear buds, and Beats Studio headphones, and each comes in an Alexander Wang embossed glossy stingray case with a zipper and clip. Each one is available in limited amounts in a pre-sale event, but won't be for long.
Having made its debut in the summer months, OUYA — an Android-powered game console designed by Yves Béhar and funded by Kickstarter — presents its 2013 Limited Holiday White Edition. With a crisp, white design at its core, the holiday edition shares similar attributes to the standard black version, boasting a NVDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU processor, 1GB memory, 16GB internal flash storage and 1080p HD video output. The built-in Bluetooth connectivity allows for a carefree, wireless gaming experience. Priced at $130 USD, the console can be pre-ordered now at the OUYA shop.
In the past Dre's Beats Headphones have been derided for their somewhat juvenile appearance, and for being the sort best meant for music with a lot of bass — and perhaps fairly so. The Beats Studio Wireless Headphones ($380 USD) are an answer to that criticism, ditching the childish aesthetic for a more subtle matte look, and balancing out the sound for a more discerning audience. While their professional sound carries a heftier price tag, it's the result of a re-engineered acoustic engine and improved software meant to recreate music as the artist intended. Noise-canceling technology, a battery that lasts up to twelve hours, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity with a 30-foot range are really just icing on the cake.
If you're in the market for a fitness tracker, but aren't wild about the idea of a cheap-looking piece of plastic adorning your wrist at all times, you're in luck. The first in its limited edition series of metallic colorways, the Nike+ FuelBand SE Rose Gold ($170 USD), is made for those who are both style- and fitness-conscious. The clasp, bezel, and screws are made from 316 series stainless steel, hand polished, and finished in durable PVD coating. It has all the same features as the typical Nike+ FuelBand SE, without all the bright neon. If gold isn't quite your look, just wait, more finishes are set to be released in the coming months.
Comprised of consumer electronics experts, designers, software engineers and a former NASA engineer, the Coin team has a passion for building products that simplify, improve and fit seamlessly into your life. Coin is a connected device that contains all your credit, debit, gift, loyalty and membership cards in one place. Instead of carrying all those cards in your wallet, you can just carry your Coin. Coin works anywhere those cards are accepted, you can pre-order Coin for $100 USD.