In the UK there once was a mobile carrier called Orange. They partnered up with an innovative electronics company called LG (maybe you’ve heard of them). Together they are about to release some crazy tech in the UK next month.
It’s the LG GD910 Watch Phone. The gadget blogs are all aflutter with this news. Some dissing it by calling it “cool but impractical”, but most embracing it despite the rumored cost of near £1000 (about $1600 US). This is definitely an awesome gadget and the inner nerd in all of us techies seriously desires it, mostly because it’s cool and futuristic giving us an actual excuse to act like super spies or intergalactic heroes (as if we needed another reason).
But just the fact that they are getting there with this technology is exciting to me.
Here is a quick overview of the features done by T3.com at the CES2009:
Another less well known company has come out with their own watch phone. It is also pretty cool with a nice touch screen AND a keypad on the side (though some people might think this detracts from it’s aesthetics a bit).
The company is called Phenom, and the model pictured is called “Special Ops”.
I like the more industrial design of this watch phone. And I like the price a whole lot more (between $200 and $300).
Both watch phones include bluetooth, touch screen, video conferencing and MP3 capabilities, and a micro SD slot. The LG also offers “high speed browsing” while that is not on the included list of features for the Phenom.
I can’t wait to start seeing people with these things on, but so far it looks like this Phenomenon will be limited to the UK, for the time being.
Did this guy holding a Shoe Phone picture give you a quick laugh? The Shoe Phone gives convergence to a new “low”. It was invented by Aussie inventor Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen. There are supposedly usage of medical potential here. It can theoretically read a patient’s vital stats such as blood pressure to a bluetooth device. The information can then by sent to the doctor remotely.
It seems that science fiction and action movies have paved the way for the phone watch by LG. This watch is a touch screen that premiered at CES 2009. The phone includes a built-in camera for video telephony. It also features 7.2Mbps HSDPA network support and Bluetooth connectivity. The screen on the phone watch is a more 1.43 inch touchscreen. It is also water resistant for you water fanatics. Music folks, you won’t be disappointed. It can play MP3 through the built in small speakers.
Unless you have 3 arms, you might want to check out the iFlyz Media Stand to help you juggle your entertainment and business needs simulatenously.
It’s very convenient for in-flight use. It can be adjusted to the perfect angle and has a clamp specially designed to attach to the pull-down table in-flight. It uses a suction cup to attach to your phone. It doesn’t mention if it will work with other devices, but since it’s just a suction cup, it should. At the very least, it should work with an iPod Touch or iPod with Video. It should also work with iPhone 3G even with the phone’s curved edges. You’ll have to wait about a month before you can get your hands on one though. These won’t be out until February of this year, but they are available to be pre-ordered. If you’re within the US it will cost you $29.99 with shipping and those of you outside the States it doesn’t cost much more.