Gadgets you can wear are all the rage right now – here’s the best of the rest
In case you haven’t noticed, wearable technology is everywhere. From Best Buy to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, you’ll find store after store selling gadgets and gizmos that you can wear front and center with your regular get-up.
Here are some of the coolest wearable gadgets available on the market today.
Nike+ Fuel Band
If you’re a fitness buff – or are trying to find a gift for someone who is – then this is the perfect piece of wearable tech for them. The band monitors the user’s health and fitness goals during workouts, and calculates total calories burned and effectiveness of exercise routines. It’s also hooked up to all of the social media channels, so sharing cleared benchmarks is quick and easy.
For those concerned about protecting their cash and credit, the iWallet is like a mini safe. It’s equipped with Bluetooth technology and opens using biometric access. In terms of physical security, the wallet is outfitted with aluminum and carbon fibers. If and when it’s ever on the move, it will notify the user if it is ever more than 15 away from the person’s smartphone; if it can’t be located (e.g. it’s stolen), the user can announce its location with a super loud-ass alarm.
For the rock star in your family, there’s the electronic rock t-shirt and electronic drum machine shirts. Both have the image of an instrument emblazoned across the front, and it can be played with simple pokes and strums.
Vuzix Smart Glasses
Since we’re all still waiting for Google Glass to hit the shelves, picking up Vuzix’s smart glasses meanwhile will help pass the time. They’re comparable to Google’s already popular product, are compatible with Android and iOS devices, and use Bluetooth connectivity. They’re Wi-Fi equipped, offer 4GB of storage, and include a GPS system too. Basically, everything Google Glass is promising, only it can be bought now.
I mean, how could we not include this awesome piece of sound technology on our list? Not only is the Rex one of the most affordable high quality Bluetooth speakers on the market, it’s ridiculously rugged, projects awesome sound, offers a work day’s worth of battery life, and can be clipped to everything from your shirt collar to your belt buckle, backpack, and more. It makes a great gift for a child, friend, or older family member . . . just so long as they like to listen to music
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