Wearing technology well
Introduced by Google’s Glass, but quickly followed by everything from fitness gadgets to T-shirts, the buzz phrase of 2014 is definitely ‘wearable tech’. Following the first-ever Wearable Technology Show in London, we went along to find the pick of the best kit
Kiroco smartwear – from £16.50 see kiroco.com
Locked inside the chips at the centre of all the jewellery designs are messages (or videos or photos) that you design and send via your phone. These are then unlocked when the recipient opens your gift, downloads the app and activates your message. Really inspiring inventiveness from this Yorkshire based outfit.
Orsto X3 – £249, from orsto.com
We’ve seen a few wrist-based pieces these past months, but this British made contender has more than enough style and substance to take them all on. From the 8.0 megapixel camera that makes video calls a breeze, to the built-in GPS and WiFi, to the Bluetooth connectivity for hooking up a handset or connecting online to grab an app, it’s a feature rich piece of kit. The heart rate monitor will also come in handy for eyeing your BPM when everyone starts their admiring glances.
Autographer – £299.99, from maplin.co.uk
This Bluetooth enabled device is to be hung around the neck, or clipped on a pocket, before the spontaneous snapping commences. Armed with five on-board sensors, the Autographer takes imagery of your day, at its own will, whenever it decides something has altered in your environment, like changes in light, motion, direction, temperature and even magnetic fields. Storage inside for up to 2,000 images – yup, it’s a clever camera this one.
Can you see your self wearing any of these?
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