Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Wearable Electronics

Prototype of I Am Cardboard's XG VR, a consumer-grade VR headset built on the company's ex...

Virtual reality headsets are becoming a lot like smartwatches: anyone and everyone who can possibly make one is trying to get a piece of the pie before they go mainstream. I Am Cardboard, one of the most popular assemblers of Google Cardboard headsets, is now asking for crowdfunding dollars to make a consumer-grade headset that builds on the foundations of Google's cheap developer kit.  Read More

The Smartbag is fully wired for gadget charging

Backpacks with integrated chargers – take the Timbuk2 Power Commute and TYLT Energi+ – aren't new, but start-up AMPL Labs believes it's taken the next step in what it's calling the world's smartest backpack. Not only does the Smartbag include an integrated charging port in every pocket, it lets you monitor and control the process from your smartphone.  Read More

The headset offers local audio playback and fitness tracking for just $16

Eamey’s Primo 3 is a headset that combines activity tracking and audio playback, while doing away with wires. The low-cost accessory offers local audio storage alongside a built-in FM radio, and is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign.  Read More

Gizmag looks at some ways that the Oculus Rift and virtual reality could change our world ...

Gamers have been buzzing about the Oculus Rift for a couple of years already, and they're going to be the headset's core audience at launch. But in the long run, we believe the product has the potential to transcend gaming. Let's take a look at eight future uses for the best virtual reality headset.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on (for a second time) with the Avegant Glyph, which is like a head-worn...

Though some have described the Avegant Glyph as a virtual reality headset, we think that's way off the mark. And having demoed the Oculus Rift just a few hours before test-driving the Glyph, we can attest that the two are completely different products. Read on, for Gizmag's second pre-release look at Avegant's portable movie theater.  Read More

Thync is a product that promises to change your mood – and it actually works (Photo: Will ...

After spending a week walking the showroom floors of CES, a wearable claiming to change your mood is probably going to activate your BS sensors. But today our demo of the Thync wearable was the rare CES meeting that's everything it's pretending to be – possibly more. Your neighborhood drug dealer might want to start looking for a new line of work.  Read More

Gizmag met with Oculus VR at CES 2015, and saw a company on the up-and-up (Photo: Will Sha...

When you visit with enough companies at CES, you start to develop a sixth sense. All of them are ambitious, and some have promising – or even very good – products. But when something is really special, you can just tell. Oculus VR is one of those companies. We're hardly the first to say this, but the Oculus Rift is the future – and, with all due respect, none of the other companies trying to hop aboard the VR gravy train are anywhere close.  Read More

Magellan's new fitness wearable hides some significant functionality in a colorful shell (...

The Echo Fit is one of the more colourful fitness wearables on show at CES this year, but there’s some reasonable functionality hidden away behind that monochrome display. The device is compatible with third-party fitness apps, and boasts the ability to show alerts from a connected smartphone.  Read More

The iON SnapCam wearable camera and video recorder

Sometimes, when a photo or video opportunity presents itself, it can be gone by the time you've pulled your smartphone out to capture it. A small wearable camera and video recorder named SnapCam from iON is designed to help make sure you don't miss those moments.  Read More

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