Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Wearable Electronics

The Xoo Belt is charged via a microUSB port contained within the buckle

Nifty, a British company which successfully crowdfunded the MiniDrive, is back with a new product. The Xoo Belt is a belt which hides flexible batteries capable of charging your smartphone on the go. Thankfully, as you would expect from a belt, it also holds your trousers up.  Read More

Gizmag reviews one of the best blends of tech and style yet, the Android Wear-running Asus...

Apart from the Nexus 7, Asus isn't exactly a household name in mobile. But if the company's new Android Wear smartwatch, the Asus ZenWatch, is any indiciation, it could make a name for itself in wearables. Read on, for Gizmag's review of the most pleasant smartwatch surprise of the year.  Read More

The Ora Unica is an ordinary watch made extraordinary by its unusual face

The Ora Unico from Nava Design may just be an analog watch, but it's an analog watch that looks like no other on the market. The stainless steel case and leather strap are nothing out of the ordinary, but the face is truly unique. So much so that those who don't know its secret may not be able to read the time.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick look at the radically different approaches we're seeing in the smartw...

If smartwatches, and wearables in general, ever go mainstream, will they look more like designer watches or tiny smartphones? Let's take a quick look at the best examples of those two extremes – the fashionable Pebble Steel and futuristic Samsung Gear S – to compare the two approaches.  Read More

The Burg lets users place calls, send messages and more, right from their wrist

The Burg 12 smartwatch from lifestyle designer Hermen van den Burg allows users to make phone calls, send messages and more, without the need to connect the device to a smartphone. It’s not the best looking wearable we’ve seen, but it offers significant standalone functionality.  Read More

The wearable tracks heart rate by monitoring blood flow in the skin, using an LED and meas...

Though the majority of recent wearables take the form of watches or smart bands, Canadian company BioSensive Technologies is taking a different approach, creating the world’s first smart earring. The Ear-o-Smart may have the look of traditional earlobe jewelry, but is designed to function as a fitness tracker.  Read More

The Ashkelon Visor is a budget HUD screen that leverages the power of your smartphone

Augmented reality and heads-up displays are popping up all over the place lately with a seemingly endless trail of companies trying to find ways to put more information in front of us in ever more situations. Most of these technologies are complicated and expensive, but here's one that'll cost just 20 bucks.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Samsung's (almost) standalone smartwatch, the Gear S (Photo: Will Shanklin/...

Samsung has released so many smartwatches in the last year that it's easy to start tuning them out. But no matter what you think of the Gear S, it certainly isn't forgettable. Read on, as Gizmag reviews the most forward-thinking smartwatch you can buy.  Read More

Gizmag shares some early thoughts on the Gear S (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

Samsung's Gear S isn't the first cellular-enabled smartwatch, but it is the first from a big name brand. We have an AT&T Gear S in house, and, before running our full review, have some early thoughts.  Read More

The Microsoft-developed technology aims to provide those with blindness with a greater deg...

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft has developed a headset that uses bone-conducting audio, creating a 3D soundscape to safely guide users to their destinations.  Read More

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